Friday, February 24, 2012

Princess Petals Tutorial - Your Memories Here

Today I'm sharing a quick tutorial on how to make your own Princess Petal flowers for Your Memories Here.  I love flowers and the Webster's Pages Princess Petals are some of my all time favorites.  The soft layers of fabric are so romantic and the flower centers have the perfect touch of bling with just a single pearl or rhinestone.  I've had a package of Webster's Pages Netting in my stash for some time and thought I'd try to make my own Princess Petals.

Here is a photo of my inspiration piece.

These flowers are quick and easy to create with some basic supplies.

Webster's Pages Netting
Prima E-line Pearls and Crystals
Needle and Thread

Step 1: Cut several different sizes of circles from the netting and tulle.  Note: I used 10 circles for each flower.

Step 2: Using a lighter, carefully melt the edges of each circle.  Note: This step will help smooth any uneven edges and also seal the fabric to prevent it from fraying.  It is not necessary to touch the fabric to the flame to melt the edges of each petal.  Be careful not to burn the edges of the fabric or your fingers!

Step 3: Stack the layers of fabric from large to small and stitch the petals together using a needle and thread.

Step 4: Finish the flower by adding a rhinestone or pearl to the center.

I'll be using my new flowers soon!  You can stock up on lace, rhinestones and crystals by visiting the Your Memories Here Store.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Here In My Heart - Scrap It With A Song

Paper: Basic Grey
Rub-On: Basic Grey
Tag: Basic Grey
Grungeboard Heart: Tim Holtz
Stamps: Studio G
Crackle Paint: Ranger
Ink: Tsukineko
Mist, Glimmer Glam: Tattered Angels
Inspiration Piece: Cherished by Katherine Bley

It's Oscar month, and Scrap It With a Song is celebrating with a month of challenges inspired by Oscar-winning songs! The current song on the play list is "My Heart Will Go On" from the film Titanic. I chose to use some of the song lyrics for the title on this page. The Rock Chicks would love to see how you interpret this song! Link up your project by the end of the month to be eligible for the prize draw!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Picture Perfect - Your Memories Here

Paper: Webster's Pages
Letter Stickers: Wester's Pages
Flowers: Webster's Pages
Sparklers: Webster's Pages
Stickers: Webster's Pages
Stickles: Ranger
Paint: Tulip
Photo Credit: Rhonda  C. Schaefer

I'm loving the new Clean & Simple Webster's Pages Collections.  I have not yet purchased any of the new Clean & Simple collections, but I achieved a similar look by using the B-sides of the Webster's Pages papers that I currently have in my stash.  I love the bright colors and fun patterns that are present on the B-sides of the Sweet Season Collection.  Another bonus of using the B-sides of the patterned paper is that they are less themed, perfect for capturing everyday memories.

I added a touch of shimmer to a cupcake with some Distress Stickles in Spun Sugar.

I used Helmar Zapdots to adhere the embellishments to my page, adding some dimension.

I hope I helped brighten your day!  Be sure to stop by the YMH Store and check out the Webster's Pages Section.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Waiting For Santa - Scrap Your Crap

Paper: Webster's Pages
Letter Stickers: Webster's Pages
Flowers: Webster's Pages, Prima, Petaloo
Ribbon: Webster's Pages
Stamps: The Girls' Paperie, Pink Paislee, Cavallini Papers & Co.
Ink: Clearsnap, Ranger

For Challenge #62 at Scrap Your Crap we would like to see some stamps. You can use digital or wood/clear mount stamps on your projects, but we would like to see at least THREE different stamps. I used a sheet music stamp, butterfly stamps and I also stamped the month and year onto my page.  This challenge has me wanting to use my stamps more! We cannot wait to see what ideas you come up with!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Photo Box - Momenta D-Lite

Momenta Supplies:
Family Forever Paper Pad  PA-2240
Family Forever Cardstock Mats PA-2358
Family Forever Puffy Messages ST-4791
Family Forever Layered Stickers ST-4838

Other Supplies:
Box: Cosmo Cricket
Paper Tape: Pink Paislee
Other: Paper Clip Tabs

One of my scrappy resolutions for this year is to organize my scrap space.  My photo storage needed help in a big way and this altered photo holder was the perfect solution.  Here's what my photo storage looked like before this project, a jumble of envelopes and a stack of loose photos.

Now my photos are organized by category in a pretty box, which is not only more pleasing to the eye, but makes finding the photo I want much easier!  I made category dividers from patterned paper and labeled them with small paper clip tabs that are easy to slide around and relabel for future use.

Thanks for stopping by today!  If you want a chance to win some Momenta goodies, stop by the Momenta Blog and participate in the Momenta/Twinery Blog Hop!

I also wanted to share a photo of one of my mini albums in the Momenta Booth at Winter CHA!  This album is my first project to be featured at CHA.  Thanks for sharing my album Momenta!  To view more photos of my mini album, see my blog post HERE.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Happy - Creative Scrapper eBook Giveaway!

Paper: Sassafras Lass
Rub-ons: Dream Street Papers, Scenic Route Paper Co.
Flowers: Prima
Rox: Queen & Company
Mist: Tattered Angels
Ink: Ranger
Pen: Martha Stewart, Sharpie
Other: Doily (Mask)

I'm thrilled to share my layout that is in the Creative Scrappers Creating With Sketches eBook! The eBook version, a PDF file (13MB), is available now! You can download it or print your own copy and use it as you wish! The published book is currently in the graphic stages and getting ready for printing. This publication has 100 plus 1 sketches, 50 international designers, and no ads! That's 50 fabulous pages of inspiration!

If you'd like to purchase this eBook you can find all the details HERE.  If you want the chance to win this eBook, just leave me a comment and I'll pick a random winner soon!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

May Arts Sentimental Journey Vintage Valentine Challenge

Muslin: Creative Cuts
Ribbon: May Arts

When I read about the Sentimental Journey Vintage Valentine Challenge on the May Arts Blog, I jumped at the chance to participate.  Bethney sent me a fabulous assortment of May Arts ribbons to work with.  I made a small tote bag from muslin fabric and May Arts ribbon. I stitched pieces of ribbon into small folds of muslin fabric and then sewed my embellished fabric into a small tote bag. I just love the romantic ribbon ruffles!

I'm using this tote to hold a gift for a Valentine's Day present of vintage romance novels and chocolate.

I also made a card to go along with my gifts using a vintage BINGO card and some May Arts ribbon.

You can view all the other fabulous challenge entries on the May Arts BlogComment on the challenge post and mention your favorite entry for your chance to win a spool of May Arts ribbon!  If you like my project the most, I'd love to have your vote!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Bee Mine - Your Memories Here

Cardstock: Recollections
Paper: Cosmo Cricket
Letter Stickers: Cosmo Cricket
Button: Fancy Pants
Ink, Stickles: Ranger
Other: Twine

TGIF!  I'm sharing a quick and simple Valentine's Day card using the Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety Collection for Your Memories Here.  I just love the selection of red patterned papers in this package and thought they would make a great not-too-feminine card for my husband.  I added some Ranger Distress Ink in Vintage Photo to the edges of my papers, as well as some Ranger Distress Stickles in Barn Door.  For a little dimension I attached the bee to my card using a Helmar Zapdot.  I finished the card with a button and some twine.

There is a wonderful selection of affordable Cosmo Cricket papers in the YMH Store that are perfect for a variety of special occasions or capturing those everyday moments!  Thanks for stopping by today.  Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

In Love - Scrap It With A Song

Paper: Glitz Design
Whatnots: Glitz Design
Flowers, Branch: Petaloo
Leaves: Prima
Butterflies: Webster's Pages
Ink: Ranger
Stamps: Studio G

It's Oscar month, and Scrap It With a Song is celebrating with a month of challenges inspired by Oscar-winning songs! The current song on the play list is "Que Sera Sera" from the film The Man Who Knew Too Much.  I chose to use some of the song lyrics for the title and journaling on this page, "when I was young I feel in love," perfect for this photo of my sister-in-law and her fiance. The Rock Chicks would love to see how you interpret this song! Link up your project by the end of the month to be eligible for the prize draw!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Soul's Kisses - Scrap Jacked

Paper: 7 Dots
Stickers: Little Yellow Bicycle
Flowers: Petaloo, Webster's Pages
Leaves: Prima, Webster's Pages
Branches: Petaloo
Butterfly: Prima
Lace, Ribbon: Webster's Pages
Ink: Ranger
Sketch: Nadia Cannizzo
Photo Credit: Rosie Highers

It's time for another round of inspiration from the fabulous Scrap Jacked Team! Each month the Scrap Jacked Team will showcase their fabulous creations. We want to see how you are inspired by them! In simple terms,we want to see your Scraplifts! Scraplift ONE DT layout and create either a card, layout or off-the-page project. You can enter as many times as you like using ONE DT layout for inspiration for each entry. Most importantly we would like you to have fun and we hope that we can help keep those creative juices flowing! "Jacks" will be posted on the 5th of every month and are due by midnight on the last day of the month. Winners & grinners will be announced on the 4th of the month. International players are most welcome to play along with us. This challenge is open to everyone all around the world! This is a team effort and winners are judged by the entire Design Team, not by just one individual.

You can check out the February Design Team creations HERE. Happy scrapping!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Peace, Love, Happy Birthday - Momenta D-Lite

Momenta Supplies:
FTBM 12x12 Super Paper Pad - PA-2263

Other Supplies:
Ribbon: Details
Twine: Jillibean Soup
Miscellaneous: Button

My girls were invited to a Hip Hoop Birthday Party!  Hula hooping is super fun and not just for kids.  I'm looking forward to bringing my hoop to the party to have a good time along with my girls!  I made this card for the birthday girl.  The Momenta Super Paper Pad helped me assemble my card in record time, as the patterned paper, embossed cardstock and letter stickers all came together in the same paper pad!

I love mini letter stickers and this pad comes with an entire 12x12 sheet of multi-colored letter stickers! Needless to say, I'm not going to be running out any time soon!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Peace!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Cherry Arch - Your Memories Here

Notecards: Webster's Pages
Rub-On: 7 Gypsies
Pearls: Prima
Ink, Stickles: Ranger
Glaze: JudiKins
Other: Lace, Trim, Rhinestone
Image Credit: The Graphics Fairy

I'm excited to share my first project for Your Memories Here!  I'm a big Webster's Pages fan.  I just love the detailed designs featured in the Webster's Pages Collections.  They're perfect for cutting and layering on projects.  There are times when I want to create something small and fun, so rather than cutting into a full sheet of patterned paper, I use notecards or journaling cards.  The Webster's Pages Notecards come printed with the same wonderful patterns as the patterned papers, only smaller, which makes them the perfect base for small projects such as cards, arches and ATCs. 

I used one notecard for the base of my arch and cut the cherries, leaves and bird from another notecard. I folded and curled the leaves and flower petals to help add dimension to my arch.  I also added some glaze to the cherries, which really helps the red color pop, and some Ranger Stickles to the flower centers.

I finished my arch with some lace and trim, Prima pearls and Ranger Distress Ink around the edges.  If you haven't created arches, I hope I have inspired you to try something new!