Thursday, March 31, 2016

Two - 12x12 Scrapbook Layouts Plus a Process Video

I created two- 12x12 scrapbook layouts today to help document a recent trip to Barnes & Noble. 
I filmed a process video plus a short vlog of our trip. 


My first layout is title, Get lost in the adventures of a great book!

This is a picture of the books that Emily purchased. 

She had them stacked neatly in her room, so I grabbed a picture. 


I am using the Open Book collection from Maggie Holmes/Crate Paper for both layouts. 



The Thickers for my title are a mix of American Crafts and Amy Tan letters.




My second layout is titled, She's.....



I found the quote card here on Pinterest and knew that it was perfect for this layout of Emily shopping at Barnes & Noble. 



This quote card inspired my title and journaling. 


I hope you enjoyed seeing my two layouts today. 

Thanks for looking!

Hugs, Shelly




Thursday, March 10, 2016

Easter Bunny Canvas Including a Process Video


I have another spring decor DIY to share with you today. I made this cute and fun Easter Bunny Canvas. 




I filmed a process video if you would like to see how this came together. 




This was my inspiration piece for this project. 

Here are the supplies that I used to create this project. 



I had everything on hand, except for the canvas. I bought this two pack of 12x12 canvas' from Michael's. 


To make this canvas, I used the following die cuts from the Silhouette Online store:

Bunny Back
Grass Border
Echo Park Pennant Banner
Lori Whitlock 3 Easter Eggs

I cut the bunny from white card stock and all other shapes from patterned paper. 

I used paper from the Dear Lizzy Neopolitan collection from my stash. 



I used the decoupage to adhere the paper and die-cuts to the canvas. 

I used the brayer/roller to help adhere the paper and remove any bubbles that like to form when using decoupage. I used my heat gun to help dry the glue. 





For the banner, I used some light pink and white twine from my stash. 

I just draped it across the top right corner of the canvas and used the decoupage to adhere it. 






I used my glue gun to adhere the yarn pom pom as the bunny tail. 





Here is a look at the pom pom, grass, and Easter eggs. 

I did not glue down the top part of the grass so that it would be dimensional. 



For more color, I inked the edges of the canvas with Stampin' Up Strawberry Slush ink. 



This was so much fun to create!




I can't wait to decorate my home with this new Easter home decor. 


Thank you so much for looking. 

Hugs, Shelly












Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Spring Easter Decor - Block Shapes and a Pom Pom Banner


I have some simple, but pretty spring Easter decor to share with you today. 

I found these cute wooden shapes from Michael's for Easter. 

I also picked up the yarn since it was on sale. The color is called Holland, #142821. 

The scrapbook paper is from my stash and it is called Happy Go Lucky by Pebbles. 



Here are the tools that I pulled from my stash. 

I used some white acrylic paint, Decou-Page, a couple of sponge brushes, a pencil, and some scissors. I also used my glue gun (not shown).



I totally forgot to take process pictures, but for the wooden shapes I just traced the shapes onto my scrapbook paper. I cut the shape out and then used the Decou-Page to glue it down onto the wooden shape.

I then painted the sides with the white acrylic paint. 

If you have any paper that overhangs the shape, just use your scissors, craft knife, or a file to take it off. I like to sand the sides of the shape with a file and then outline the shape with some white acrylic paint.  I think it gives the look that the paper is meant to be on the shape, versus that "glued on" look. I hope that makes sense! I also put a coat of Decou-Page on top of the paper to seal it. 



Next, I took the yarn and made pom pom's. These are so much fun to make. 

If you need a tutorial, you can see how to make these on this video. 






Once I used up the entire roll of yarn making pom pom's, I pulled out my jute to make a pom pom banner. 




I just hot glued on the pom pom's about every 5 inches or so on the jute. Leave as much room as you need on each end for hanging the banner. 

The leftover pom pom's will be cute in a bowl as spring decor. 





I had one little pom pom that was the last piece of the yarn, so I hot glued it onto the bunny as a tail. 


I created these easy, but cute Easter decor pieces in one evening. 

I plan on using them on my spring mantel, so stay tuned for that post soon. 


Thank you for looking and visiting my blog. 

Hugs, Shelly

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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Spring Paper Wreath plus a Process Video


Hi there! I am ready to begin putting out my spring decor. 
I wanted a new wreath, so I have a spring paper wreath to share with you today. 


I have a process video linked below if you would like to see how this was made. 



My inspiration for this wreath came from Amy at The Happy Scraps.

Amy made a really pretty paper Easter wreath and I was inspired to make my spring paper wreath 

Here are the supplies that I used. I pulled an older paper collection from my stash called Flights of Fancy by Prima. I purchased the 15.8 inch foam wreath form from Hobby Lobby. 


The roll of ribbon is from Michael's and the My Garden Friends nest is from Hobby Lobby. 



The tools that you will need are a paper trimmer and glue gun with extra glue sticks. 




Start out by cutting your paper into 1 inch by 12 inch strips. 



From there, cut each 12 inch strips at 4 inches. You will get three pieces of paper from each 12 inch strip. 

Next you will take the 4 inch strips and apply a thin line of glue to one end of the paper and carefully fold over the paper to form a loop. 




Once you are done, you will have a fun pile of pretty loops 



Now you will begin glueing each loop to the wreath form. 



I did four loops in a row and then just began layering the paper around the wreath form. 



To add on the ribbon, I made a loop and glued it on to the back of the wreath form. Leave enough of a strip of ribbon to glue on the nest. 

I ran another strip of ribbon through the loop and tied a bow so that I could hang it on my front door. 


Here is my completed wreath.

It looks so pretty on my front door. 


So soft and pretty. 


I am leaving it up all spring. 


I hope you like my new spring paper wreath too!

Thanks for looking!

Hugs, Shelly

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Scrapbook Layout Share and Process Video


I have a 12x12 scrapbook layout  and process video to share with you today. 

You can see how this layout came together on the following process video. 




I had so much fun putting this layout together. 

I started with my title, " I just want to spend the rest of my life laughing with you."

I found this saying on Pinterest and knew that it would work perfectly for my picture. 




I cut the title on my Silhouette Cameo using the font Lemondrop

I used the negative portion of the title versus the letters. 



I cut a piece of watercolor paper to fit behind my title. 

I pulled my watercolors and aqua pen and painted sections of squares of pink, aqua, yellow, and green. 



Here is how the watercolor behind the title turned out. I love it so much!!




The rest of my layout came together quickly. 

I used paper from the Amy Tangerine Plus One collection.


I cut a doily in half and water colored it too. I used it for embellishments along with some ephemera from Amy Tangerine. 

I also water colored a wood camera and added it to the corner of my picture. 


My picture is a 4x6 sized photo collage that I created in PicMonkey. 

On Valentine's Day we were trying to take a family selfie. Emily and Andy kept making me laugh. 

When I went back to look at the pictures, I knew that I needed to make a layout. 




I cut the other half of my colored doily in half and used it for a photo corner along with some other embellishment pieces. 


I love this layout so much! 

I love the story and memories that it captures. 

I love the title because it fits my feelings exactly!



Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. 


Hugs, Shelly














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