Sunday, July 31, 2011

Project overload...

I have a couple of projects to share today that were created with the new 'Baby Mine' collection from Fancy Pants.
First up is a Layout that has absolutely nothing to do with Babies which just shows that this range can be used for generic projects as well! I have mixed in a few elements from other collections as well.

Next are two cards also created with the 'Baby Mine' for a boy and one for a girl. They came together very easily...

As I have 'threatened' this post is filled with projects, so here are a couple of things created with American Crafts products...

I've really enjoyed making this little canvas...I love the colors, the papers and the sentiment. It's just me (yes yellow :))

This Layout is another favorite, really love the pics of my sons!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Some more Lily Bee...

Continuing the Focus On Colors Month on the Lily Bee blog, some designers were asked to use the color yellow. Lily Bee features yellow prominently, it's just such a nice infusion of happiness!
For my Layout I have used the Silhouette to cut out the Artisan shapes and popped some of them up to create dimension. The pics are of our very cute little new kitten:)
For all the other 'happy' projects go to the Lily Bee blog!

Lily Bee supplies:
Stationery: 'Butter' Cardstock
This &That: 'Teacup' paper
This & That: 'Brooch' paper
This & That: ABC Stickers
Happily Lost: 'Amazing Views' paper
Happily Lost: 'Sun Soaked' paper
Picket Fence: Acrylic Stamps

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Lily Bee Shadow Box

Hello from a very rainy and cold Sydney...
Today I'm showing you a project I had lots of fun doing. I've decorated a Tim Holtz Shadow Box for my daughters room with her favorite colors blue, yellow and pink.

First up I've painted all the compartments and outside of the box with crackle paint and after letting it dry (this can take a few hours) put some darker ink over it which will settle in the cracks and give it a bit of a rustic look. I've also painted the front frame with a coat of Glimmer Glaze (you can see bits peeking out from behind the ribbon).
Next all the sides of the compartments were covered with Lily Bee This & That 'Milk Bottle' paper.
The flower in the lower right corner was created by using a 12in strip of paper, cutting all along the strip in small intervals (make sure not to cut all the way through) and then rolling the strip around the end of a thin object (I used a brush but a quilling tool would be even better). Glue the ends together and start bending the little strips over to create your flower.
Here are some close ups of the project. I hope you enjoyed this!

Lily Bee Supplies:

This & That: 'Milk Bottle' paper
Happily Lost: 'Hammock' paper
Happily Lost: 'Sun Soaked' paper
Happily Lost: 'Good Book' paper
Happily Lost: Mixed Cardstock Stickers
Stationery: 'Oatmeal'cardstock

Saturday, July 16, 2011

More Sneaks...

This would have to be one of my favorite papers see the entire collection (available in October) go to the Lily Bee blog! I also LOVE the stamps and index cards that come with this range 'Head over Heels'!

Fancy Pants is also releasing some great new are my two favorites, 'Summer's End' and 'Saint Nick'! For the other two collections to be released go to the Fancy Pants Blog!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Sneak Peeks...

Well it's this time of year when Christmas comes early for every paper crafter as we get to see all the new releases from our favorite manufacturers.
Let's get started with this first collection: Memorandum! from Lily Bee! This is a collection with super fun vintage patterns on the front and awesome "Office Papers" on the back. Three more Stationery colors have been added to match the new lines - Grapefruit, Lemon, and Office Blue. You can never have too many basic papers to coordinate with the patterns!

To see the entire collection and have a chance of winning it go here and just leave a comment!