Tuesday, June 30, 2015

DIY Rope Nautical Wreath and My Summer Mantel

I had fun creating this DIY Rope Nautical Wreath for my summer mantel. 

I shared how I put this wreath together on my YouTube channel below. 

My inspiration for this wreath came from How To Nest For Less and her blog post here

Here are the supplies that I picked up from Michael's and Hobby Lobby. 

I originally bought 100 feet of this natural sisal rope from Hobby Lobby. I had to go back and get another 50 feet to complete the wreath. 

I just hot glued on my starting piece of rope to the straw wreath form (leave on the plastic wrap to the wreath form). I wrapped the rope around the wreath until completely covered. 

The starfish came from Michael's. It was a 4 pack and you can find these in the section with seashells, sand, etc. I simply hot glued on the starfish down the right side of the wreath. 

The unfinished wood anchor also came from Michael's. 

I decided to cover the anchor with a piece of map scrapbook paper from October Afternoon. 

I traced the anchor the paper and then cut it out. 

Before gluing the paper, I painted the sides of the anchor with a vanilla acrylic paint. 

I used some of the remaining rope to wrap around the anchor and then hot glued the anchor to the lower left corner of the wreath. 

I love my new summer wreath!

This is how my summer mantel turned out for 2015. 

I made the wooden arrow beach sign as well.

The arrow is also from the unfinished wooden section at Michael's. 

The boat oar I bought at Academy Sports a couple of years ago and just painted it red with some fun stripes. 

The seashells are from past various trips to beaches. The sailboat and lighthouse are from Hobby Lobby a couple of years ago. 

I am so happy with how my beach themed mantel turned out for 2015. 

Thank you for looking!

Hugs, Shelly

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Card and Layout Share

Hi there, I have a card and 12x12 layout to share with you today. 

Let's start with the card first. 

I always make my daughter an end-of-school year card. 

I had fun making this card for her!

Here are the supplies that I pulled to make this card. 

I used a stamp from Stampers Anonymous called Large Collage, watercolor paper, VersaMark ink, and Ranger clear embossing powder. 

After I heat embossed the stamp on the watercolor paper, I pulled out my watercolors and Aqua pen. I used a different color to watercolor each square of the stamp. 

I cut the stamp patterned into the individual squares to make a grid pattern. 

Once I adhered the squares, I cut this Love You sentiment from my Silhouette Cameo using American Crafts White card stock. I used my watercolors and Aqua pen to color the die cut. 

I covered a piece of scrap paper with this stripe washi tap and then adhered it to the back of the you die cut. 

I love how the stripes peek through the die cut. I used pop dots to adhere the die cut to the card for added dimension 

The last thing that I did was adhere some sequins, jewels, and enamel dots to some of the squares. 

I used a Hero Arts sentiment for the inside of the card. 

I had so much fun making this card and our daughter loved it!

Next is my 12x12 scrapbook layout titled Beautiful Darling, you are my fave. 

The middle layer of this layout with the picture was made to fit into my vintage sign holder. 

You can see how I made that on the video here

Once I was done displaying the sign, I decided to create a 12x12 layout with it. 

I used My Mind's Eye and Crate Paper Notes and Things collections to create this layout. 

I cut these triangles from the Crate Paper Notes and Things paper and added them to the top right corner as embellishments. 

I used scrap paper as added layers and some stickers and cut-out's from the Notes and Things paper as added embellishments. 

I had fun creating both the card and layout. 

If you would like to see these projects in detail, you can watch my video attached below. 

Thank you so much for visiting my post today. 

Hugs, Shelly

Monday, June 1, 2015

March 2015 Project Life Layout

Hi there! I have my March 2015 Project Life Layouts to share with you today. 

You can also watch me flip through the layouts on the following YouTube video.

Here are the layouts. (Photo heavy. I had a lot to cover in March)

I challenged myself to only use scrap paper and ephemera to embellish the pictures. 

I also used die cuts and stamps. 

In March, Emily and I traveled to New York for a school trip. 

It was our first time in New York. 

I came home with a lot of stuff (tickets, brochures, etc) so I used this luggage tag to embellish and add in to the album for fun. 

This is the front side. I just added some patterned paper and a die cut from my Silhouette Cameo and some twine. 

This is the backside of the tag. 

This was a fun way to add in something from the trip without adding to much bulk to my album. 

I also added in a We R Memory Keepers page protector full of picture collages to document the trip. 

I had fun creating this layout!

These 2x12 strips in these page protectors are perfect for a title. 

I cut the New York City on my cameo. I also added a fun clothing tag from a shirt that Emily bought while in New York. I also added some washi tape to the spine of the protector for added color. 

I used some Ali Edwards digital brushes to add to this photo from Liberty Island. 

This is also a Simple Stories flip photo pocket. 

Here is the layout with the flip pocket open. 

I used another digital brush on the picture of Emily and the viewfinder. You can't see it very well. It says find beauty in moments. 

This was such a memorable moment getting to see the Statue of Liberty for the first time with Emily. 

Here is the backside of the New York layout. 

The collages were created in Picasa. 

Here is a close up of the 2x12 pocket. I cut the NYC and city scape from my cameo. 

Ok, back to my regular project life layouts for March. 

In March, we also redecorated Emily's room, Emily started track meets for athletics, and Andy took a work trip. 

Here is a smaller page protector insert that I have been using each month to fill with fun pictures from the month that don't need journaling or a date.

I just want to include these in the album for fun. 

Here is the last layout for my March pages. 

Here are some close up pictures of some of the pockets. 

Lots of pictures, but lots of wonderful memories captured!

Thanks for sticking it out to the end of this blog. 

I hope you that you will subscribe for future posts. 

Hugs, Shelly
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