This was a quick and easy little project. I took my boring old brown clipboard and painted it to give it a pretty little makeover. I used a sample paint color from Lowe's and my Tattered Angel's High Impact paint in black and added some fun stripes.
The butterflies are stamped and heat embossed with some gold embossing powder. I have never tried heat embossing on anything other than paper, so it was pretty cool that this actually worked! The only thing about embossing on this surface, though, is that it takes a little longer for it to heat up enough to melt the powder. Since I had to hold my heat tool in one spot longer it did make some of the paint bubble.
Im ok with how it turned out though, because it sure beats what it looked like before!
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!
I've had a few canvases in my possession for quite a while now. I think we got them all in a bundle at an auction years ago.
These canvases have been many different colors and themes in my house over the years. More recently I had painted them black, hoping to achieve a chalkboard look. I ended up not liking it and sticking them back in storage.
Well, I decided to attempt another makeover and this is what I came up with! I love the lighter birchwood feel. I have these three canvases hanging up in my hallway now. They go great next to my window that has a grapevine wreath on it- it carries over that simple, rustic look.
I love how they turned out! The best thing is these canvases are also very light, so I have them hanging up with just a push pin. No big holes in the wall!!
Check out the video I put together if you are interested in learning how to do your own birchwood background.
My canvases were also featured on the Canvas Corp Brands Blog!
Here's a few products I used:
I just love the combination of stripes and florals! This card I created using an embossing folder from We R Memory Keepers. After I embossed it by running it through my Sizzix, I used several different Distress Ink colors to give the background a little color.
I popped the whole embossed panel up on some kids craft foam and adhered it off to the right side. On the card base below, I stamped a striped border down the side using a striped background stamp from CCB's "Be Beautiful" stamp set.
So that's the card for today! Thanks for stopping by and go ahead and watch the process video if you want to see how it all came together!
It has been a while since I just sat down and played with my supplies to create something fun and simple. I've been working on several bigger projects lately (that I hope Ill be able to show you soon!) but last night I sat down to create this fun card.
I was cleaning up my craft area and found this little camera already stamped and colored on a piece of scratch paper. I took it and created a card with it, and then liked it so much I decided to make another one so I could catch the process on video.
I have also been playing around with different ways to photograph my projects. A lot of the time I just lay them down flat on some kind of background and then photograph them that way, but I've been trying to get the hang of "staging" them a little bit. Feel free to comment and let me know which way you like this card photographed! I'd love your input!
Do you like the card better standing up, or laying flat? I can't decide!
Anyway, Id love for you to watch the process video to see how it was made. Enjoy!
This card was really fun to do. I used all Canvas Corp products so if you'd like, you can head over to their store and put together this card for yourself! Check out the Canvas Corp Blog post HERE.
I did some stamping with the Grateful Stamp set and a little painting on the background. Then, I layered on some burlap, heart tags, and added some fun canvas ruffles. It's all very simple but comes together easily!
Watch the video I put together to see the whole process in detail!
Here's some fun products I used:
This was such a fun project to do!
I teamed up with a few of my Creative Crew members to do a video collaboration showcasing Canvas Corp Brands' products. Our theme was "rainbow", and this is what I came up with!
My colors are more of a pastel rainbow since those were the paints I had on hand. I started by taking a dirty, old paintbrush that was past its painting days (which was my fault for not properly cleaning it after I stained a piece of furniture!). I applied a coat of Mankato Decor and DIY paint to the handle of it. Then, I wrapped a paper doily over the front, and some jute twine around just over the bristles.
For the embellishments, I dug through my stash and found several flowers that I liked. They werent the colors I wanted but a little Tattered Angels' paints fixed that! I used Black Orchid and Violet Rose Chalkboard mists.
After the flowers were misted I added some Ivory High Impact paint just to the tips of the petals. I felt like this helped define the petals so they would stand out and not get too lost.
When I figured out how I wanted them arranged I glued them down. I also added some metal gears from Lollibeads and some Doodlebug sequins.
After I recorded the whole video I went back and added some tiny glass beads here and there because I thought it added a little more bling to the piece. I hope you'll take the time to watch the process video and to stop by some of the other Creative Crew member's channels!
Here are the links to ALL the Creative Crew's Collaboration videos!
Linda Svendsen: https://youtu.be/LPIBXUyCcp84
Yasmina TINSANG: https://youtu.be/uofyfS0cH6o
Lena Holmström: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCFft...
Erin Reed: https://youtu.be/TsygKOXXmTs
Gina Knuppenberg: https://youtu.be/VBjvMf28-Nk
Shel Forart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9O-_...
Marie Heiderscheit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg8KY...
Tracy Sagriff: https://youtu.be/bq6aYsWaGP8
Here are a few products I used:
For today's card I used the Attwell collection by Fancy Pants Designs. I absolutely love this collection. It's so colorful and fun!
I used their woodgrain paper as the background, and then layered their yellow stripes on top along with a paper doily.
Then, I took one of their black tags and embossed the birthday sentiment with a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.
I used a few of the Attwell puffy stickers and some blue sequins by Doodlebug Designs to finish embellishing this card.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Check out a few of the products I used!
Happy National Scrapbook Day! Tombow has teamed up with some amazing companies like Graphic 45, May Arts Ribbon, Stampendous!, Fancy Pants Designs, Art Impressions, and Simple Stories to celebrate this fun day. They sent me a box stuffed full of goodies to play with and share with you!
I have been slowly filling up my Recollections Mixed Media Journal that I titled, "Things I Love". This is the third layout in my journal. Here is how I did the COVER and then my WEDDING THEMED page.
For the page I am sharing with you today, I used the Attwell collection from Fancy Pants Designs to create a page dedicated to my two sons, Isaac and Hayden.
Let me tell you a little bit about our first son, Isaac. We were thrilled when we found out we were expecting him, but at our very first ultrasound we discovered that he had serious complications that would not allow him to live past childbirth. In fact, we didn't even know if we would make it to full term.
We went ahead with the pregnancy because we believe all life is precious, and we wanted to give Isaac the best shot at life we could. God was gracious, and allowed him to grow to 34 weeks and 4 days. Our short time with him was precious, and I treasure the few photos we have of him.
If you want to hear his whole story in detail, CLICK HERE,
About 8 months after we lost Isaac, Hayden's story began! The colorful theme of this layout really fits since Hayden is our rainbow baby.
We treasure each day we have with Hayden. Losing a child brought on a lot of different emotions, and I sometimes still have days where I feel all those emotions. But going through that pain also helps me put into perspective how precious Hayden- and EVERY child- is.
So thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, hear a little bit of our story, and (hopefully) appreciate how scrapbooking can help preserve your precious memories.
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Check out some fun products I used!
National Scrapbook Day 2016 is just a few more days away! I also have a few more fun projects to show you!
Today Im showing this mini file folder album featuring Simple Stories papers. I have the travel themed papers and they are so much fun. I put together this cute little travel journal/album using the papers and some mini file folders from Canvas Corp Brands. All I had to do was punch holes in the sides of the files and then bind them together using some 1" album rings from The Paper Studio.
I've put together a video walk-through of the album, and Ill post some photos as well.
I wanted to include lots of pockets, journal notes and tags so it would be quick and easy to collect and store vacation trinkets, memories, and photos.
I also did a little misting using TCW's Mini Chicken Wire stencil and Tattered Angel's Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist on a few pages.
Go ahead and check out the video for the "official" album tour and more info on how I put this together. Also, THANKS to Tombow for teaming up with Simple Stories and helping to get these amazing products out there!
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Happy National Scrapbook Day!
Graphic 45 sent me some of their new Enchanted Forest products. I received their 12x12 paper pad, stickers, and chipboard pieces. These papers are GORGEOUS! It's a medieval theme, so lots of princesses, knights in shining armour, a few dragons, and some amazing patterns!
I thought the theme was perfect for a little princess so it immediately made me think of my niece. She loves dress-up, and I used a photo of her "crowning" her grandpa.
I was inspired by the shields in the papers. I wanted to make a larger shield to display the photo and some embellishments on, so I cut a shield shape from a cardboard box and covered it with some of the patterned paper. Over the paper on the shield I added some Tattered Angels Java Glaze and some glimmer mist in the color of Tattered Leather. It achieved the aged look I was going for. Then, I also added a touch of Tattered Angel's Pewter glaze, as well. That really gave a metallic look in a few areas.
I also used a few embellishments I had on hand. These white roses are from Michael's dollar bin. I adhered them using Tombow's Mono Multi Liquid Glue, and then painted on some gold with some Camel Glimmer Glam. The gears I found on Amazon.
I also added a key from Michael's, and one of the chipboard pieces from the Enchanted Forest collection.
For the background I took a piece of the patterned paper and tore it, and then placed it behind the shield. Then, off to the right side of the shield, I attached some fabric to make it look like a curtain. I sewed just the top of the curtain down using my sewing machine.
I made a process video of this layout. I hope it gives you more detail into how I put this together. Some of these last minute touches I did off camera, but most of the process is there in the video.
Thank you so much for your interest in this layout!
Also, don't forget to check out Graphic 45 on their Facebook and Instagram accounts!
Here's a few of the products I used:
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