Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Help Wanted Card

Ok it is time to start clearing the scraps waiting for CHA new releases. I had pre-colored this image from the Hope & Grace Luandry collection from The Greeting Farm. She is stamped on Cryogen paper. I thought she was beautifully colored to match the paper scraps from a Flamingo 5 Dear Lizzy Paper that I did last year. I used the back side of the patterned paper to cut the loopy oval frame around the image.

From Flamingo Scraps: Seam Binding, Glimmer Mist, Patterned Paper: Dear Lizzy, Lace.
Other: Pearls, Spellbinders Loopy oval die cut, The Greeting Farm: Hope & Grace Laundry, Copics, Cardstock, EK Success Label Punch

After I fussy cut her out, I used one of my EK Success Label punches with the scraps of the cryogen paper (love the sparkles in this paper), and cut it in half length wise to make a tab/sign. Then I hand drew the "Help Wanted". I used my glimmer mists to add color to the little clothes pin. Then I finished off the card, by taking apart a mulberry flower to create 3 separate flowers. I then used buttons with seam bind scraps as flower centers.

This entire card was made from little scraps on my desk. LOVE IT!

Thanks for stopping in today,

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Weekend Whimsy -- I Flunk Video Making!!!!!

I tried -- over and over and over, and I tried again -- the picture was great, but I can't get sound!!  I think I am going to have to get Tonya Gibbs to come show me how to do a video!!

So here is the project I wanted to show you, and I know the pics are not very good, but they were a last resort about 10pm!

This is a mini album I made for a long time (since 1st grade!!) friend whose daughter recently got married.  (Audrey, if you see this, it is already mailed!!!)  The color scheme was red and black, so that is what I used for the album.  I used a Maya Road acrylic album -- I LOVE Maya Road Minis -- there are always lots of holes and nooks and crannies for ribbon, lace, and trinkets.  The book is REALLY chunky, but I love embellishments and I think Audrey will like it as well!!

Whole Mini -- CHUNKY!!!!!


Detail of Binder Rings

Pages 1 & 2

Ashley carried red roses with one pink rose with a ladybug on it in memory of her grandmother, Audrey's mother, who I knew growing up.  Her nickname was Ladybug and her favorite flower was the pink rose.   I wanted to remember this sweet gesture in the album.
Pages 3 & 4

Pages 5 & 6

Detail of dress form tag, this page is for pictures and journaling about her dress, she wore her Mom's.

Detail of tag.

Pages 7 & 8

Keepsake vial charm.

Memorabilia box

Back Cover

Made with Love stamp.

Detail of Binder Rings with trim and trinkets.

I really had fun making this -- it was good to have some mojo back!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Bits and Pieces -- Eclectic Goodness at Flamingo Scraps!!!

Though not specifically CHA releases, these little bits of fun were selected to coordinate with the new collections.  Included are bingo cards (Jenni Bowlin), high quality laces and trims, charms (Fabscraps), and cameos. 

You KNOW I fell in LOVE with these and HAD to order them!!!!  I am not at all sure I will be able to put any in the store!

Flamingo Cameo Large
Flamingo Cameo Small

Pink Rose Cameo

Blue Rose Cameo

Green Rose Cameo
Black & White Woman With Cherub Cameo

Black & Ivory Flower Cameo

Antiqued Brown Woman With Bird Cameo

Carnelian Three Ladies Cameo

Carnelian Greek Cameo

I have always loved Jenni Bowlin's bingo cards, so I jumped at the chance to order these and hope you will like them as well!  The Pastel Collection is just in time for Easter and the first warmer days of Spring.   The Sentiment Set is perfect for cards, tags, and more!

Pastel Bingo Cards by Jenni Bowlin

Sentiment Bingo Cards by Jenni Bowlin

Decorative tapes of all sorts are THE new way to adhere things to your projects!  So HOT, their name is Trendy Tapes, Bella Blvd. rides high on the crest of the Washi Tape wave sweeping CHAW2012! 

Polka dots are everywhere you look these days and BB uses them to advantage in black, green, bold pink, and purple!
Black Trendy Tape

Green Trendy Tape

Bold Pink Trendy Tape

Purple Trendy Tape

Chevrons are the new stripes -- ZigZag Magic is designed to coordinate with your projects about the Happiest Place on Earth!

ZigZag Magic Trendy Tape

And the regular old stripes are pretty cool too, in red and blue!

Red Trendy Tape

Blue Trendy Tape

We found these fabulous charms in brass and silver at (appropriately) Fabscraps.   Perfect for mini albums, layouts, and altered projects! 
Charms Brass

Charms Silver Tone

And lastly, but not leastly -- we have replenished our stash of high quality laces and trims!

Flat White Cluny Lace 7/8"

Beaded Trim White & Iridescent 7/8"

Sequin Stretch Braid Opal

Ruffled Lace With Ribbon White 1 1/2"

Ruffled Lace With Ribbon Ivory 2 1/4"

Venice Daisy Trim White 1"

Venice Lace Daisies White 2"
Venice Lace - Flowers & Swirls - White 2 3/4"

Venice Lace - Bows & Flowers - White 1 1/2"

Return of a Favorite!!
White Cotton Braid 13/16"

Seam Binding Chalk White 1/2"
Look for these items at Flamingo Scraps next week!!!
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