Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Vintage Inspired Baby Shower



Happy Tuesday! It's the second week of the new school year for us and I am still trying to get the hang of our new schedule. My craft projects this last week or so have consisted of finishing up custom orders. I enjoy creating the detailed design work that comes with custom work. 

This is a vintage inspired baby boy banner for a baby shower. 

It was created with layers of blue, hand-dyed ribbon, cream accents, and pops of red. 

 
This one piece uses ten different trims!  I know. I'm excessive. :)


 
Zipper trim and a little blue rub-on - It has so many tiny details. :)

Super sweet and blue! :) Thanks for looking! 

DeeDee 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Envelope Album - Front Porch Kit

I am a little late sharing this reveal, but we had the elementary orientation today and the day seemed to get away from me. Summer is coming to a close too soon! *why alarm clock why?* Ahem..

I have another project to share from the Little Blue House Front Porch Kit - this is my take on the whole hidden hinge album scene I have been seeing pop up everywhere.  I know, a little late to the party.. ;)

 So I created the base out of black cardstock. The binding is covered in embossed metal that I aged and distressed. Then I used some paper strips and embellishments from the kit to layer up the cover. Lurv. :)
 I stamped across the Polaroid cutout and added a little paper strip. I was going to title the album on the yellow strip, but hadn't decided what to call it yet. Something like summer 2013 or Our Summer Together?
 On each little adventure I took the kids on this summer I tried to take a selfie of us. They're not great quality pics, but I am happy to have documented we were together. We were happy. They were loved.
 This close up is so you can see the envelope pages. Each page has an insert with more pictures and journaling.
 I loved all the fun colors of this kit that worked well with black and white photos. Helps when my picture taking skills need improvement. HA!
 Another insert with a picture from my friend BellaJewelPhotography.
 I used one of the cutouts to create a page flap. There is a pictures and journaling under there.
 Loved these chipboard diecuts included in the kit. I outlined the heart with Stickles because I LOVE glitter.
 *happy sigh*
 This pic is shows off my summer adventure beginning to make flower crowns. I have 6 in the works right now to fill 3 orders. Yay!
 This is the back cover made to mirror the front. So many more pages and inserts I could show you. Check it out at The Little Blue House on display. :)
 
Now hop over to thelittlebluehouseonline.com to order a kit.
You can also see the Designer inspiration
galley HERE.
I have more projects to share over the next few days so I hope you'll stop back! 
Thanks for looking. DeeDee

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Front Porch Kit - Altered Alice Layout

I started to write happy Tuesday, and then I realized ... it's Wednesday! This week is flying by! I am a day behind somewhere. So um, happy Wednesday no time for small talk. ;) Here's another project reveal -



When I first opened this kit box I was a little um.. shocked. I was not expecting dark colors and a game theme. I am more a PINK and shabby type of girl. I wasn't sure if I was up to the challenge. Then about twenty seconds later my brain was all Alice in Wonderland, find a picture of your moody child, and run with it honey. And I did.
This is our little red queen. "All ways are MY way." That's our bossy baby, but isn't she beautiful? I had to stamp that across the picture using some Maya Road alpha stamps. I used the scrabble tiles and alpha stickers from the kit and outlined them in white to create this layered title.

The picture was taken by my friend BellaJewelPhotography.

Closer peek - I had so many ideas for the scrabble tiles. Happy they came in a giant bag so I can play with them MORE.
 There was also a full deck of cards so I had to create these little guards for my queen. Their hats are made from wooden pieces that come in a pack. Someone painted theirs red! Very naughty..
I used green felt and this beautiful thick leafy patterned paper to create grass and hills. A little stitching to hold all the dimension down.

 I used inky corrugated paper to make wonky trees, and then I layered in the poker chips, buttons, flair, wood buttons, and felt leaves to make the foliage.
 I stitched circles of paper and fabric behind the picture for a bit of whimsy.

 The painted clouds are made from this great blue corrugated cardboard, and there are bits of doodling all around. 

Here's the full layout. Me loves! Isn't the checkerboard paper fabulous?
ALL of the supplies used for this project came from the kit.
(Okay, not the paint, ink, and thread..)
Now hop over to thelittlebluehouseonline.com to order a kit, 

and leave a comment HERE for your chance to win one. 
You can also see the Designer inspiration galley HERE.
I have more projects to share over the next few days so I hope you'll stop back! 
Thanks for looking. DeeDee

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Game On Front Porch Kit Release Day

It's finally the reveal day for the "Game On" Front Porch Kit for The Little Blue House. Yay! I am too impatient for sneak peeks (and traffic, and cooking, and anything that involves waiting..) Haha. 

By the way, this is the first kit I've seen from The Little Blue House and it was packed to.the.brim. I was surprised by how much came in it- way more than other kit groups I've joined. It made me very happy not to have to ration paper or embellishments. :) "Yes, I do think I'll use fifteen embellishments on a layout. Thanks." Anyway, ..

 This was my favorite part of the kit - a mini clipboard! I LOVE to alter things so my mind was instantly spinning with ideas on what to do with it. I am hostessing a clipboard swap inspired by this kit on the Artsy Fartsy FB group.  :)
My clipboard is going to hang on the kitchen wall to show off papers the kids bring home from school. I titled it SHINE so they can show off their shining work or even their behavior charts. See now I think I will need one for each kid.. (Second kit?) For now it has the super sweet mini-album with pictures of my daughter from July in it.
   
I used VerDay paints to age the metal on the clipboard and bring out that beautiful patina. Then I added the chalkboard paper to the background and stamped, chalked, and colored in the designs. Then I added the scrabble tiles, poker chip, and bingo tile. Love. I am definitely a huge FAN of the chalkboard craze. This kit had several fun ways to get my feet wet trying it out. 

 The cover is layered with corrugated paper, patterned paper and cardstock, a Polaroid cut-out, a punched out heart and tab, a turquoise button, and polka-dotted ribbon layered over the top.

 The binding is simple red twine included in the kit.
 I kept the pages super simple so I can keep up with creating one mini each month for my kids of snapshots of the daily life. <3
All these gorgeous pics are from my friend Jeanine at Bella Jewel Photography.
ALL of the supplies used for this project came from the kit. Though I was tempted to add a paper clip.. ;)
Now hop over to thelittlebluehouseonline.com to order a kit, 

and leave a comment HERE for your chance to win one. 

You can also see the Designer inspiration galley HERE.

I have more projects to share over the next few days so I hope you'll stop back! 
Thanks for looking. DeeDee


Monday, August 12, 2013

Game On Front Porch Kit - Sneak Peek 3

Happy Monday everyone! It's been a busy morning, and soon I will be diving into the craft room.
First, I want to share my last sneak peek from the "Game On" Front Porch Kit for The Little Blue House. 


 This is a sneak peek of a little mini-pocket album. I've been seeing this craze everywhere and I had to toss my hat in the ring. ;)

Here's a little peek of a double layout I put together. I am so glad this kit forced me to work on some layouts for our family scrapbooks. I can't wait to show you the rest. :)
I will show the rest of these projects later this week. Tomorrow starts the full reveal! :)
If you visit the LBH blog and post a comment on any of the three Sneak Peek dates, you'll be entered into a drawing for a FREE Game On Kit. The winner will be announced Tuesday. The kit can be purchased HERE.

Thanks for looking! DeeDee

The Thistle Sticks - Autumn Flowers

Almost before summer began this year I have been longing for the cripsy crackly colors of Fall. This wreath was inspired by the blazing hot summer sun, the harvest, and a longing to take nature walks with my family in cooler temperatures.


 I just love the inky orange blossom mixed with the linen textures. It's like the last spiking heat of summer is rushing forward about to spill out into Autumn.

This headpiece can be found in my new Etsy store - TheThistleSticks. Thanks for stopping by! DeeDee

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Game On Front Porch Kit - Sneak Peek 2

Yesterday was such a slow peaceful Saturday. I finally had energy to clean up the major mess in my scrapbook room which had exploded with dozens of projects. I also made time to address the mountain of laundry that was giving me guilt trips..

Onto more fun things, I have a new sneak peek to share from the "Game On" Front Porch Kit for The Little Blue House. 



As soon as I opened my kit I knew I wanted to create this layout of my daughter. I can't wait to show you the rest. :)


I went a little crazy using the kit embellishments on this one layout - bingo numbers, buttons, wood cuts, playing cards, scrabble tiles - so much to come! :)
I will show the rest of this project Tuesday and share a new sneak peek tomorrow!

If you visit the LBH blog and post a comment on any of the three Sneak Peek dates, you'll  be entered into a drawing for a FREE Game On Kit. The winner will be announced Tuesday. The kit can be purchased HERE.

Thanks for looking! DeeDee


Hair Accessories

Like many of my crafty friends, I tend to hobby jump. I see something pretty, sparkly, or interesting and I find myself picking up new skills and hobbies. Although that didn't work out with knitting. I just couldn't embrace the imperfections..

After I created the wedding veil and hair clip for my friend this Spring I decided to try my hand at making a head wreath from something more durable than paper.


 This is a soft romantic piece I created.


This arrangement of flowers sits on a braided vine crown trimmed with blossoms in Powder Blush, Pink Innocence, Thicket, and Moonbeam.
 The vintage flowers are repurposed from a 1960's bridal bouquet. I've woven in vintage golden and cream beads.






Happy hobby hopping! :) DeeDee




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