Wednesday, July 27, 2016

One Little Word May, June, and July Prompts

For the blog post today, I am sharing my May, June, and July prompts for One Little Word. 

You can find more information here about the One Little Word class by Ali Edwards. 

For the May prompt, we were to look through the lens of our camera and connect with our word. 

I chose some pictures from the month of May and created a 5x7 collage in PicMonkey. 

I then created an 8.5x11 layout using my collage. I started with the Photography Word Art digital stamp set from Ali Edwards and printed some of the sayings onto my Rustic Cream Card stock by Papertrey Ink. Next I layered some embellishments pieces from the My Mind's Eye collection called My Story. 

I kept it simple, but love the completed layout!

The June prompt was to fill out a progress report about our word using a list of question from Ali. 

I added on some Thickers spelling the month of June to the top of the page. 

I also added on a selfie from the month of June along with some motivational quotes from Pinterest. 

The prompt for July was so much fun. 

We were to create a manifesto and encouragement cards for the month. 

I had fun using paint, stencils, stamps, and inks from my stash. 

I used a Simple Stories 6x8 page protector for this prompt. 

I printed the July manifesto card provided by Ali. 

For my other cards, I cut a piece of watercolor paper into 3x4 and 4x6 cards. 

I used paint and stencils first to create the background of my cards. 

The "love this life" was cut from my Silhouette Cameo and painted with medium magenta Liquitex paint. I also stamped the card with sayings from the Ali Edwards Story Stamp called Get Real. 

Here is the backside of the page protector. 

I had so much fun with this prompt and I am enjoying the journey of my word, "change," for 2016. 

I filmed a video if you would like to see everything in detail. 

Thank you so much for joining me today on my blog. 

Hugs, Shelly

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Scrapbook Layout - Gone to the Beach

Hi there! I have a 12x12 scrapbook layout to share with you today.

I am creating a layout for a pretty ocean view picture that my daughter took while vacation in South Padre Island, TX last month. 

For the title, I used a Gone to the Beach, Silhouette die cut. 

I added an Ali Edwards digital stamp to my picture before printing. 

I pulled various supplies from my stash, but the majority of the paper and embellishments are from the Crate Paper Poolside collection. 

If you would like to see all of the supplies used and the layout in detail, please watch the YouTube video below. 

Thank you so much for looking. 

Hugs, Shelly

Sunday, July 17, 2016

New Craft Desk from Ikea

As of 24 hours ago, this was the current view of my craft room. 

Now, one trip to Ikea later, and this is the current view of my craft room. 

I watched this video by Crafty Jen Schow on YouTube and saw her corner desks and just knew that was what I wanted for my space too. 

I've always felt like the corner by my window was wasted space, but I never was able to find a desk that fit just right. 

Well, I finally found it.  The corner desk and coordinating tables are called the Linnmon Series at Ikea. 

I took measurements based on the information online at Ikea and knew that the corner desk would fit my space perfectly. 

Here is a closer look at the desk. 

I bought the corner desk and the smaller coordinating desk beside it along with the 5 drawer Alex unit that is under the desk. 

I kept the desktop decor simple as to save room for crafting and scrapbooking. 

I also bought the Flintan black swivel chair at Ikea as well. 

You can see it all come together in the following video. 

I love my new space!!

Thank you for looking and I will see you on the next post. 

Hugs, Shelly

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Gone to the Beach Summer Home Decor Sign

Happy Summer! I have a fun, easy, and inexpensive summer home decor sign to share with you today!

This wooden sign came from the Target Dollar Spot and I only paid around $3 bucks for it!!

I snatched it up and knew that I wanted to paint a saying on it for my summer decor. 

Here are the supplies that I used.

 My wooden sign, white acrylic paint, a paint brush, my "gone the beach" die cut from my Silhouette Cameo, and a pencil. 

I lightly traced my die cut onto the sign. 

Not sure how well you can see my tracing, but I did it lightly so that I could just paint over it and not have to erase it. 

I used a thin paint brush to paint in the tracing with some white acrylic paint. 

I went over the wording twice with my paint. 

Next, I used a nail file to lightly sand the wording for a more weathered look to my sign. 

Here is my completed sign. Super easy! I did this in about less than an hour and it was so much fun. 

I have this hanging on my craft room door, but placed it on my summer mantel so that you can get an idea just how cute it looks with other summer, beach decor. 

I made the rope nautical wreath last year. 

I found the sand metal sign this summer at World Market. 

If you find the inexpensive wooden signs at Target, snatch them up, and have fun creating with them. 

I hope you enjoyed this post. 

See you next time. 

Hugs, Shelly

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