I’d have never thought that I would become such a fan for Studio Calico Wood Veneer Shapes! Seriously, I never would have thought that. I’m not really that big into expensive Embellishments. I prefer to keep my creations inexpensive and make the most out of my beloved paper.
Now, if you are thinking the same way as I do (and don’t have a huge old budget to spend on your scrapbooking items…) then I can only say “Go get yourself some SC wood veneer shapes ” They are really awesome. So versatile, so fun to use and nope, I’m so not getting paid to tell you all this hee
On this BlueMoon Card I’ve been using the Camera Set – so so so amazing
And since we’re already talking about cool stuff that I fan for…. Check out my new baby I’ve been wanting this for like ever and have been saving up for this. Business bank account is empty, but I’m in love hee
Hello Friends! It has been a while since I created an actual photo tutorial, huh Well, today I got one to share with you. In fact, I have to direct you over to the Crate Paper Blog for you to see what I’ve tutorialized (I know, the word is totally made up )
Here’s a little tiny sneak
Now, throughout the summer you will see more of this project of mine. It’s a mini album all about Summer 2012 and I am planning on adding pages every once in a while I’m for sure super excited about capturing our favorite memories that way
The size is 8×6″
Here the first 3 pages…
Above: The Title Page. I want to keep them similar by using a handful of colors and techniques. My colors are: Yellow, Aqua, Pink, Peach and White. The techniques: Title Cut-Outs (with Silhuette), Glitter Splatters, Boarders, Sewing and Washi Tape
Below: In the Tutorial you can see how I created the background for the CA State Cut Out
Below: Here I created a glitter boarder on the bottom of the page. Simply use your brush with watered down glue to ‘paint’ the boarder and then add the glitter and let dry Simple as 1 2 3
Hope you’re enjoying the tutorial
And now I’d love to hear from you: Are you capturing your summer months as well and how??
For my Birthday Adrian took me to IKEA! I loooove IKEA and if I could only choose one store to shop at until the end of my days, it would be IKEA! (see, I told you that I loved IKEA )
We got THESE kitchen towels and yesterday I felt like doing some home decorating. Even though the towels were meant to be actual kitchen towels for wet hands or dishes, well, I couldn’t resist to make them into cute little pillowcases I used some fabric I had laying around for the back. If you are planning on doing this, you might as well buy a second set of towels
My sewing machine has 7 different button hole programs and I have always been very intimidated to try it out. Well, as the towels were a teeny bit short for my pillows I decided it was about time I learned that button business! I googled some instructions and about 10min later I had my first button hole made on a piece of scrap fabric
I decided to go with some reeeeaally cute buttons and instead of using normal white buttons I used some by Crate Paper. They are wooden and match perfectly with the beachy feel of my new (oh so pretty) pillows
Hope that inspires you to do something fun this weekend And let me tell you, button holes are easy and pillow cases don’t have to be sewn perfectly straight hee
Yesterday’s Video was all about Birthday Wishes and I shared a fun Chalkboard Paint Technique – today we’re going to look deeper into making Envelopes REAL cute
I love to receive actual letters in the mail (excluding bills and advertisement ) and a few years ago, my cousin and then-BFF were writing each other letters at least once a week. As we were both into scrapbooking we would go NUTS decorating the envelopes up to a point where our postman told my mom that we should take it down a notch (there were sewing pins on an envelope and he had poked himself on it….. ) The good old times!
In this video I’ve been using the Happy Mail Stamps Set
When you want to stamp on Washi Tape, use StazOn Ink or something similar or it might smear.
UPDATE: So I just got a comment from someone telling me, that Latex Paint can be flammable. We gave our toaster a quick test run and it seems fine (obviously that doesn’t prove anything!). Just wanted to let you all know!! Maybe it wasn’t the bestest idea I’ve ever had I didn’t delete this post because of the tutorial itself. Before you paint something ask yourself this question: could this go up in flames?? So paint boxes, jars, furniture, but maybe not toasters
Yesterday I got the Chalkboard Bug… And that meant, that I just couldn’t resist to paint our ugly red Toaster with that AMAZING paint
When we first got married, I decided in a whim to have ALL our kitchen appliances in red. Thank goodness they didn’t have my KitchenAid Stand Mixer in red that day!! (even though, then I had at least a good reason to turn that into a chalkboard as well )
Ready for a little Tutorial on this subject??
Pretty simple, right? Here a few pics of the process…
This is how it looked after the first layer of paint. Let it dry completely (doesn’t take long at all, maybe 20, 30 minutes) and then add a second and possibly a third layer.
I used a foam brush and a cheap normal brush for the more delicate areas. Make sure you rinse them when you don’t use them.
Now, I haven’t used the toaster yet (we’re out of bagels…) and I can’t tell you how it will hold up over time. So don’t blame me