Saturday, May 2, 2009

A Littlle Inspiration to Kick Off National Scrapbooking Day

With Mother's Day just around the corner and today being National Scrapbooking Day, I wanted to share with you these projects that will soon be featured in a video demo on Glue Arts’ website. I hope it will inspire you to do a little scrapbooking today.

This is a closeup view of the scrapbook page featuring some handcut paper flowers from the K&Company McKenna collection. These “Shabby Chic” layered circle flowers are so fun and easy to make! Using patterned papers and a series of circles you can make these distressed flowers in no time to enhance your layouts and projects. Below are some close up views of the flowers. And be sure to check out the folded ribbon - new sewing involved! I used Glue Arts micro adhesive squares and some gold mini brads to secure in place.

The matching trinket box, shown below, is so easy to make and no painting required! It showcases the new lace border punch from Stampin’ Up! available for purchase on my SU website as well as the button bouquet designer buttons.  I accented the buttons with gold embroidery thread or ribbons on these projects. Have fun creating your gift for mom!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Dipped in happiness

As I approach tomorrow's surgery, I tried to think of a project that fits my mindset at the moment and this “Dipped in Happiness” card seemed so appropriate. Come on now, my fellow perimenopausal sisters, who has the willpower to resist anything chocolate? Now, I am not fan of eating chocolate covered strawberries, but boy do they look and smell yummy. It is a sensory delight! 

This card sample, featuring the Tart & Tangy and Warm Words stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! along with Bella Rose Designer Papers & Crystal Effects, represents the mindset I have adopted for tomorrow. So as I slowly drift off into the la la land of anesthesia, I am going to imagine that I am dipped in happiness for all the wonderful things in my life, such as a wonderful, caring family, two talented and beautiful daughters, a hunky husband (even though the girls and I give him grief about his grey hair), so many amazing friendships, a lifetime filled with challenges, creative possibilities, countless, scrap-worthy memories and too many blessings to count. So maybe it is not what you would expect to hear from a gal facing surgery, but I have always approach life with a creative and  unique way of thinking. Hope your day is dipped in happiness, too!