Friday, April 29, 2011

My Sunshine

I designed this sweet summery album using the "Mix and Mend" collection by Sassafras Lass. These papers are so detailed and delish! 


I wanted the colors to look like sand, the sun, and the ocean. Here's a few sneak peeks. 


I did some masking, and paper piecing. 


I filled it with pictures of my kids at the zoo last summer. 


This is my daughter playing near the penguins, her favorite animal. 


I tucked in a few scraps from our trips into this little pocket. 

Don't you love it? I am going to be teaching it as a class at The Crafty Scrapper May 28th at 2:30 pm. Call the store to sign up if you're interested. :)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Spring Butterfly Banner

 "The earth laughs in flowers." I read this recently and I found it so renewing. Here's a sweet Spring butterfly banner I put together using that title and Maya Road chipboard.




 It uses a lot of my favorite things. :)


Ruffled Ribbon


Layered Vellum Wings
Delicate Fabric Flowers


Scalloped edges


Antique German Glass Glitter


Crate Paper Buttons


Printed Paper Flowers

Thanks for looking and happy scrapping! Dee Dee

Monday, April 11, 2011

Fairytale Jewelry Box

I recently designed this shabby fairytale jewelry box for The Crafty Scrapper. It is my favorite project to date as the blueberry and plum colors are so fitting for my girl. 


This is the top shelf with a removable photo tag. The picture is of Sofie on her second birthday. Her curls were so perfect that day. :) I added lots of roses, and Maya Road chipboard. 


The drawers to which I added buttons and resin flowers. 


Hand-dyed seam binding and crepe paper tie on these sweet metal charms. 


The hand-cut fairy is holding a removable wand that I painted gold and adorned with flowers, buttons, and ribbons. 


 I added sweet scalloped shingles to the roof when my friend Brook told me to go all out. :)


The back side of the tag has another picture of Sofie on her second birthday. New dress, and different expression. ;)



I painted the insides of the drawers a rich purple, and added a few flowers in as well. I just love the whole thing. :) I might teach it as a class in May. Hope you like. 

Creativity belongs to all of us! 

Dee Dee


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Spring Maya Road ATC Shadowbox

I want to share one of my favorite projects I created recently. I created this shadowbox I really love the bright Spring colors.

It's an ATC holder with 6 boxes. 



This is my favorite box. I found this broken acrylic wing in my stash, and used it to represent the disease and healing process I have been going through. 


I created a little banner to layer over this box on the end with distress inks, buttons, a flower, and Maya Road chipboard. For the ATC I layered collaged patterned paper, Stickles, and trinkets in sweet spring colors.


I used green embroidery floss to stitch the fluttering paths of the butterflies.


This slot took a lot of work: stamping, painting over with Rock Candy Distress paint, stitching the heart, misting over the top with Maya Road turquoise, adding in punches, etc. Definitely worth the final look. 


I used sewing paper to create mini curtains for this box. 

Creativity Belongs to all of us! Happy scrapping.
Dee Dee


Thursday, April 7, 2011

You're My Baby Doll

I have been wanting to put this shadowbox together for a while. I pulled bits and bobs from my stash, and some of my favorite photos of her from when she was a newborn to fill in the slots. 



Her favorite color is plum purple, but when she was tiny I decorated for her in bright summery yellow and punch pink. Since the shadowbox is for me (of her) I decided to go back to those colors. 


When I saw the long slots I knew right away I wanted to use it to put Sofie's hospital bands from when she was born. Then when I got them out I realized they were super tiny so I filled in one of the smaller slots with one of them. 


I decided to make the sugar jar much smaller than the spice jar cuz' that's my girl. ;)



Every night (since she was born) when I put her to bed I tell her "you're the tiny love of my life." 


I love this paper-doll cut out from Crate Paper. So sweet. 


I love this photo of her. She was so cute in the red gingham outfit. I loved it because it came with that big floppy hat. 

I think I might make one for Blue next. :)

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