Saturday, March 24, 2012

Tropical Travelogue Altered Frame

Hi guys!  I have a tropically project to share with you today for I Am Roses.  My parents went to Maui a few weeks ago and I loved this picture of my Mom staring out at the ocean, so I decided to create an altered frame for her.  I used the "Tropical Travelogue" collection by Graphic 45, so beachy and fun!

I painted the frame with a coat of gesso and "Calypso Blue" acrylic paint by Americana and then sprayed it with LSG Buccaneer Bay Blue Moon Shadow Mist and Desert Moon Cactus Gold Glitz Spritz.  I ♥ how it turned out.

The flowers above were created using these I Am Roses products.

Yellow Flower:
Big White Puffy Daisies (sprayed with LSG Grab a Guy Gold)
White Stamen (sprayed with LSG Cajun Carnelian Red)

Red Flower
Big White Puffy Daisies (sprayed with LSG Cajun Carnelian Red)
White Stamen (sprayed with LSG Red Hot Poker Orange)

Blue Flower:
White Paper Flowers (sprayed with LSG Tainted Love Teal & Desert Moon Cactus Gold)
White Stamen (sprayed with LSG Grab a Guy Gold)

Green Grape Leaves (sprayed with LSG Gator Gumbo Olive) 

I fussy-cut these images out of the paper collection, this collection is gorgeous!  I sprayed the 2" Rose with LSG Red Hot Poker Orange and added some Green Grape Leaves (sprayed with LSG Gator Gumbo Olive).

I added a bit of the patterned DP at the bottom of the frame along with some trims from Karlas001. 

Check out a detailed video of my altered frame HERE.  I hope everyone has a wonderful weekened!  HUGS ♥♥

Friday, March 23, 2012

Camera "Be You" Mini-Album

Happy Friday everyone!  My Spring Break is quickly coming to an end.... :(  I do, however, have an adorable project to share with you today for Karlas001.  I created this adorable Camera "Be You" Mini-Album for a sweet friend.  She loves to take pictures of her baby girl and updates her blog with such cute pictures.  I am always stalking her blog to see what her little dolly is up to.  My friend loves crafts, but isn't much of a "scrapbooker."  So...I thought I would take some of the photos she has taken and create a small mini-album for her.  My friend is an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G photographer and her daughter is uber cute, so I had a very hard time picking out 10 photos. Hehe :)

Here it is...

I cut up Cynthialoowhos Blingy-looking Black Mesh into strips and used it as borders throughout the mini.  ♥ that B-L-I-N-G!

I stuck one of the Clear Mini-Tulip Flowers into a crocheted sweet!

I added a touch of the Tim Holtz Film Strip Ribbon to go with the camera theme.

My friend and her family live on a farm, so I though the title of this book was so appropriate! 

See what I she not an amazing photographer?  ♥ her photos!

I left blank spots on the back of each page for her to journal a bit about that particular photo.   

I CANNOT wait to give this mini-album to my friend, I hope she enjoys it as much as I enjoyed making it.  I am in ♥ with the way this turned out, did I mention that already? Hehe :)

Karlas001 Products used:

Other products used not listed above:
"Behind the Camera Die and Stamp Set" by MFT
"Flat Bottom Cloud" Die-Namic by MFT
"Be You" 6x6 Paper Pad by Fancy Pants Designs
"Be You" Chipboard Pieces by Fancy Pants Designs
"Be You" Element Stickers by Fancy Pants Designs
Black Jump Ring by 7Gypsies
White Small Crochet Flowers by I Am Roses
Black Sultan Flower Center by Prima
"Blue Skies" Felt by MFT

Click HERE to watch a video of this sweet little mini.  I hope everyone has a weekend that is filled with Love & Whimsy, and crafting of course! HUGS 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

"You Rock My World" Card

Hi everyone! I'm here today to share a project with you that I created for the Color Me Copic Club DT.  This is my 1st project as part of the DT.  I created a card for my hubby using the "Chelsea" stamp from The Greeting Farm. I stamp all of images onto heavyweight cardstock. I prefer "Perfect Panels" by MFT; however, they have recently stopped carrying them. So, when I run out I will be on the hunt for a new favorite. Hehe :) I stamp my images using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. 

Here's my finished image...

Copic Markers Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E11, E21, R20
Hair - Y21, Y23, YR21, YR24
iPod & Shoes - V93, V95
Background - BG000

...and here's my finished card.

I cut the image out and matted her using my Nestabilities by Spellbinders. The card measures 5.5" x 5.5" and the paper collection is "Springtime" by Echo Park. I cut out the banner using the "First Place Award Ribbon" Die-Namic by MFT and the sentiment is from the "ALM Rock Star" stamp set by MFT. I added a touch of flowers below the sentiment.

I kept the inside simple, so I could write a message to hubbs!

You can check out a video of my card in the making HERE. I hope you enjoyed today's project and I hope the rest of your week is filled with Love & Whimsy! HUGS ♥

Antique Paperie Birthday Card

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I have a fun birthday card to share with you today for Creating is Fun.  I used one of my current favorite collections, "Antique Paperie" by Colorbok.

I love the vintage, feminine feel of this paper collection.  Plus, it's super cute for Spring.

I used some gorgeous crochet lace and some brown grosgrain ribbon from Martha's shop.  I ♥ how these layer so well together!

Here's a peek at the inside...

Other products used not listed above:
"Iceberg" Paper Blooms by KaiserCraft (blue flower)
"Love Letter Roses Peridot" flower by Prima (yellow flower)
Off-White Cherry Blossom by I Am Roses (S3-153)
"Card Chatter-Birthday" stamp set by CTMH
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Cocoa Ink by CTMH
"Labels 15" by Spellbinders
Bling Flourish by Recollections

I hope you enjoyed today's project.  Stop by Creating is Fun and check out all of the luscious trim, lace, and ribbon that Martha has available!  Hope the rest of your week is filled with Love & Whimsy.  HUGS ♥♥

Saturday, March 17, 2012

"Spring" Altered Canvas

Hi everyone! I have another project to share with you today for Karlas001. I created a spring altered canvas.  I used a bunch of goodies from Karlas001 and a perfectly springy paper collection by Colorbok, Antique Paperie.

Here's how it turned out...

I created this banner by fussy-cutting some banners out of one of the 12 x 12 papers.  

This flower cluster features some of Karlas001's Yellow/Orange Wheat Leaves and some
Jo's Clear Shabby Crystals.  I ♥ how they add something special to accent your projects!

I also used some 4mm Bronze Pearl Trim and some of the gorgeous Vintage White Lace from Karlas001.

Other products used not listed above:
"Spa Blue" acrylic paint by Americana
LSG "Gossamer Gold" Moon Shadow Mist
LSG "Desert Moon Cactus Gold" Glitz Spritz
LSG "Creme Brulee Cream" Starburst Spray
Brown Black Cherry Blossoms by I Am Roses (S3 - 578)
Big White Gardenia by I Am Roses (Special 2) 
Ivory 2" Roses by I Am Roses (R40)

Check out a detailed video of my canvas HERE.  I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! HUGS

Monday, March 12, 2012

Creating is Fun Spring Blog Hop

Hi guys!  Today, the Creating is Fun DT gals and I are hosting a Spring Blog Hop.  Each DT member has created a project using some goodies from Creating is Fun and an {ippity} stamp.  

One winner will be selected at random to receive a wonderful prize package, which will consist of a $25.oo gift certificate to Creating is Fun and some {ippity} be sure to hop along and leave a comment on each DT's blog post to increase your chances of winning!

Now on to what I created.

I created a 5.5" x 5.5" card.  I used the "Madeline" 6x6 paper stack by Prima.  Such rich colors, but springy at the same time. ♥ that!

I used one of the White Doilies from Martha's shop and colored it up using my "Tainted Love Teal" Starburst Spray by Lindy's Stamp Gang.  These doilies are so versatile and you can alter them up to match your projects perfectly.  I layered on some gorgeous Lace and some Brown Grosgrain Ribbon and tied it in a bow.  The {ippity} stamp that I used is from the "Now & Always" stamp set.  I embossed it using "Midnight Bronze Obsidian Moon Glow Two-Toned Embossing Powder" by Lindy's Stamp Gang.  So cute!

Here's a peek inside... 

Check out my video HERE for more details on how I created today's project.

Other products used not listed above:
"Pure Innocence Out on a Limb" stamp set by MFT
Circle Nestabilities by Spellbinders
Walnut Stain Distress Ink by Tim Holtz
"First Place Award Ribbon Die-Namic" by MFT
Opaque Adhesive Rhinestones by CTMH

Next up is Shemaine.  I'm sure she has something gorgeous to share with you!  In case you get lost along the way, here's a list of the DT member's participating in today's blog hop.

Andrea (you are here!) 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope everyone has a wonderful week. HUGS ♥♥

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Altered Paper Mache Initial

Hi everyone!  I have a project to share with you today for I Am Roses.  

I painted this paper mache letter with "Spa Blue" acrylic paint and then sprayed it with 
LSG "Opal Sea Oats" Starburst Spray.  I used some gorgeous IAR flowers on today's project, the links are listed below.  I am in ♥ with the "Antique Paperie" Collection by Colorbok.  It's soft and subtle and perfect for spring!

Here's how my project turned out...

I created the banner by fussy cutting some of the DP and stamping the word "dream."

In ♥ with this gorgeous cluster of I Am Roses flowers!

I Am Roses Flowers used:
3" Big White (sprayed with LSG Scintillating Silver)
2" Roses (sprayed with LSG Gossamer Gold & LSG Desert Moon Cactus Gold)

Other products used not listed above:
Ribbon Buckle
Cream Flat Back Pearl
Gray Seam Binding
Adhesive Rhinestone Flourish by Recollections
Brown Vellum Butterfly by Jenni Bowlin
Porcelain Ribbon Center Flowers
Clear Wheat Leaves
"Typewriter Alphabet" Stamp Set by MFT

Thanks for stopping by today.  Check out a video of my project HERE.  I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!  HUGS ♥

Friday, March 9, 2012

"Charming, Adorable and Ever So Sweet" Altered Wood Frame

Hi guys!  I have another project to share with you for Karlas001.  I altered this wood frame that I picked up at Hobby Lobby.  It turned out so cute, I just ♥ it!

It started out as a 5x7 wood frame that I painted with a coat of gesso and then some khaki acrylic paint by Americana.  I sprayed the frame with LSG "Opal Sea Oats" Starburst Spray, such gorgeous shimmer!

I used the"Lost & Found: Union Square" 6x6 Paper Pad by My Mind's Eye, so sweet and vintage looking.  I fussy-cut out some adorable embellishments from the paper collection and distressed and inked them up with TH Walnut Stain.  I stamped the chandeliers using my Versamark Stamp Pad and then embossed it with LSG "Midnight Pewter Obsidian" Moon Glow Two-Toned Embossing Powder.  The stamps are also from the "Lost & Found: Union Square" collection by MME.  Along the bottom, I layered some gorgeous trims from Karlas001. I used the Loopy Black Trim and some of the 6mm Black Pearl Trim.

♥ how this cluster came out.  I used some I Am Roses flowers and leaves and stuck a Beige Pearl Spray behind.  I also used some more of the 6mm Black Pearl Trim and created 2 loops and tucked them behind the rose.

Other products used not listed above:
 White Puffy Semi Rose Bud (T25-152)
1.5" Black Rose (R21-274)
3" White Rose (R50-17) sprayed with LSG "Bucket o' Blood Red" Moon Shadow Mist
Black Skeleton Leaves (K1-275)

Check out a video of my altered frame HERE.  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Check out Karlas001 for all of the products above and so many more gorgeous embellishments to accent all of your crafty projects.  HUGS! ♥

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Pink Rosette Spring Brooch

Hi everyone!  I created an adorable Pink Rosette Spring Brooch for Karlas001 that I want to share with you today.  I am still amazed at how easy this was to create and how adorable it turned out.

I used some of the gorgeous 4" Pink Rosette Trim to cut out the flower using my TH "Tattered Florals" Alterations Die.  I just hot glued all of the flowers together staggering the different petals and added a Pink Butterflykisses Crystal Flower in the center.  I then hot glued a pin back to the back of the flower and....viola, the brooch is finished!  ♥ when something looks so cute, but took so little time.

Here's some close-ups...

Check out a video of my brooch HERE.  You can find all of the products I used from Karlas001 by clicking on the links above.  Thanks for stopping by.  Hope your Sunday is filled with Love & Whimsy!  HUGS 

Saturday, March 3, 2012

"Fairytale" Anniversary Card

Hi everyone!  I'm here to share a project I created for Karlas001.  My parents are celebrating their 33rd Wedding Anniversary this month, so I wanted to create a special card for them.  The card measures 5.5" x 5.5".  The DP is from the Madeline collection, by Prima.  I am loving this paper stack lately.  It reminds me of Spring! :)  I created the sketch that I used for this card quite a few months ago and I go back to it again and again.  I ♥ it.

Here's a pic...

I am in ♥ with this Medium Pearl Spray (pink sold out, but white is available)!  I also used some of the Pink Flat Back Pearl Trim...luscious! :)

And here's a peek inside...

Other products used not listed above:
Kraft cardstock by Paper Trey Ink
Hot Fudge cardstock by MFT
"Madeline Cardstock Stickers" by Prima
Silk flower from "The Roosevelt Collection" by Prima
"Clearly Sentimental About Romance" stamp set by MFT
"Pink Sparkles" adhesive rhinestones by CTMH
Small Green Rose Leaves (ZQ L0-0) by I Am Roses
Raspberry Grosgrain Ribbon
Corner Chomper

Check out a video of this card HERE.  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Head on over to  Karlas001 to see all of the yummy goodies she has available, you will not believe your eyes! Hehe :)  I hope everyone has a weekend that is filled with Love & Whimsy!  HUGS ♥

Friday, March 2, 2012

Kraft Card

Hi everyone!  It's almost the weekend and I'm super excited about that. :)  I'm here with a project for Creating is Fun.  I picked up this sweet 6x6 paper pad by My Mind's Eye.  It's from their "Kraft Funday Everyday Fun" Collection.

Here's my card...

I used some adorable products from Creating is Fun.  I used some luscious black trim along the bottom and added a silk flower I had in my stash.  I ♥ the neutrals on this card!

I just love the white doilies.  I sprayed this doily with LSG Moon Shadow Mist in "Burnished Brass."  So vintage!

Other products used not listed above:
Kraft cardstock by PaperTrey Ink
Black cardstock
Brown silk flower by Recollections 
Circle nestabilities by Spellbinders 
Opaques licorice adhesive gems by CTMH

Stop by Creating is Fun to pick up some gorgeous trims, laces, and a bunch of others items to use on all of your crafty projects! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. HUGS ♥