I love a good stencil, so I've been adding a few Stencil Girl ones to my collection with their monthly kits. (disclaimer: I'm just a happy customer, they didn't pay me to write this blog post.) I used the 9" x 12" peacock stencil from the January 2014 kit for these postcards I made for a postcard swap.
(disclaimer: I'm just a happy customer, they didn't pay me to write this blog post.)
Here's a close-up of it...
For the swap we needed to have a 6 word sentence that's a life memoir on it, so this was mine.
I used my ScanNCut to create the cards...to create it I just took the heart shape, duplicated it, and then overlapped them slightly where the card's spine would be. Next I scanned in my gelli printed paper so that I could line up the cards and the painted part of the paper I wanted to use.
Here's how it looked when it was cut out... Next, I just added some embellishments... Quick and Easy AND cute! So easy that kids could even do it!
Disclosure: I am a paid consultant for Brother International Corporation and have received a ScanNCut from Brother to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely my own and based on my use of the product.
Ahhhh. It's that time of year again...the time when all the arts and craft manufactures unveil all their new products for the year at the Craft and Hobby Association trade show.
This year I'm working in the Brother booth (#663) demoing the ScanNCut machine...stop by and say hi if you're there or for those of you at home who want to see the machine in action, check out my YouTube videos or some of my ScanNCut projects blogged about so far...and as always, if you have any questions about the machine, CHA, or crafty things feel free to ask!
2014! Can you believe it!!! It seems like yesterday was Y2K, LOL, and yet here we are. Well, with the start of the new year comes about a million different crafty, scrapbooking, or mixed media ideas and classes and I've heard a lot of great things about The Documented Life project, and I love all the things I've seen people do so far, but the "problem" with it for me is that I already scrapbook Project Life and I keep my calendars and to-do lists digitally so, for me, it doesn't really have a place. BUT, like any great idea, I've altered it! I decided to grab a big 8.5" x 11"ish calendar book instead of a moleskin and use that. And instead of recording my to-do's, schedule, and appointments I'm recording my gratitude, blessings, and notes from my quiet time with God.
In the monthly calendar section I'll record my daily gratitude.
And add some doodling and artsy stuff as the month goes on. Here's just a start of what I have...
Each month has a "notes" section that I'll journal something in. Here's this month's...
My One Little Word for this year is "joy"...joy in the good and the bad through my relationship with Jesus.
I will post photos of how this project/my life is going through out the year. I think I'll label them "soul journal" so you can click over ---------> there in the categories and find it if you need to.
Let me start off by thanking our military men and women, past and present, for the sacrifices they make along with their families. I have friends who's husbands serve and I see how hard it is on their wives and children and how strong all of them are while at home...frankly, I'm amazed at them all and I SO appreciate them for doing it. Thank you!!
Some of the Imaginisce Design Team have created Veteran's Day cards and we're sharing them today...check them all out HERE.
Here's my card. I think it's good for other occasions too...especially since I don't have anyone to give it to in my immediate family that is currently serving in the military. :)
I made the card using my Silhouette, and all the patterned papers are by Imaginisce. The base of the card was made with the shape "miss you like crazy card," and the stars with the "patriotic star three" shape. The stars cut out in three parts and I made them 3-D by using Imaginisce's colored foam adhesive in the center of the first and second layer of the stars.
Also I used part of an Imaginisce stamp to stamp onto the center white stars with gray ink...and then I used a ZIG pen to add some faux stitching to the edges of the stars as well.
Since the text cuts out attached to the card, I thought it might be a little fragile to stay like that so I backed it with some patterned paper leaving a little bit of a margin around it.
Can you even tell this came from a scrapbook line that's geared for camping? Just wait until you see another project I did with it! I can't wait to show it with you.
I used one of my favorite stamp sets...the Studio AE May 2011 "Real Life" and Imaginisce's "Happy Camper" papers and bike die-cut. I had fun using my Silhouette to make the paper bow (shape: 3d ribbon bow) and the triangle boarder (shape: diamond circle border set).
I love a good mixed media project and I miss doing them!!
For this 4" x 4" canvas I took some paper from by Kaiser Craft that I tore and used Mod Podge to adhere it to the canvas. After it dried I painted it and then added the embellishments. The stamps says "I will sing the Lord's praise, for He has been good to me" and is from Unity Stamps.
For those strips of music notes I just cut them out, scrunched them up, covered them with Mod Podge, attached them to the canvas with a bit more Mod Podge and then let them dry.
To make the nest I just took two pieces of burlap and twisted them up to make a nest-ish shape and then glued it to the canvas. The sprigs coming out of the nest are from Prima and the lace trim is from Maya Road.
If you'd like to take a look at it in real life, it's over at Remember When.
Sponsors: Mod Podge, Remember When, Imaginisce, Tattered Angles
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