Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Repurpose the Old and Make it New Again

Hi, today my Home Décor project is being featured at the Helmar blog, please go on over and see what the design team is up to.

For this project, I knew I was making a gift for my neighbor's grandchild.  My assignment was to take something old and make it new again.  I had a K and Company frame for a couple of years and I thought it would make a great gift.  The style and color of the old frame was not what I was looking for but it was easy to change it with a little paint.

I changed the original base matt to a baby motif with with dark and light shades of grey.  I also liked the original border around the photo of the old K&Co. matt.  It was easy to fussy cut the border, change the color and adhere it to the new matt.

I chose this cute cloud pattern and added the adorable 3D elephant to match the baby's room.  Lastly I decorated the outside corner of the frame with lots of pretty flowers and buttons.

Thank you for stopping by my little corner of the web.  Happy Scrapping ...

Helmar Product Used:

Other Product Used:
K&Co., Prima Marketing, Petaloo, Paper Studio, Finnabair Art Ingredients Mica, Art Anthology, Pro Art Gesso, Button Galore,

Friday, July 29, 2016

Doggie Tags and Helmar Adhesives

Hi, today I my tags are being featured over at Helmar.  Please go on by and take a look at what all the designers have lined up for you.

I am one of those crafters that has my hands in many different genres/medias.  I paint, sketch, scrapbook, cross stitch, sew ... you name it.  One of the reasons is probably because my mom taught my twin sisters and I how to do all those things including knitting, but that didn't take with me.  Knitting takes too long and I didn't have the patience. 

So like my love of all things having to do with creativity and handmade I also have several "styles."  One of styles is whimsical art or in this case paper piecing.

I made these cute "Back to School" tags for my design team project.  I love these doggies, they are so dang cute.

For these projects I used Helmar's 450 Quick Dry and also Helmars 3D Zap Dots.  If you want a project NOT to come apart a couple of years from now, then definitely have to use Helmar's liquid glue.

One trick for making your paper piecings "come alive" is to use 3D layers.  Also using dry and wet chalk for shadows and of course a high light pen.

Thank you for stopping by today - and happy scrapping

Helmar Product Used:

Other Product Used:
Bazzill, Little Yellow Bicycle, May Arts, Pentel, Sharpie, Buttons Galore, Creative Impressions, Tim Holtz, 7 Gypsies

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Fun Layout Using Helmar Adhesives

Hi, I just posted this cute layout over at the Helmar blog - we have a new design team so go on over and see what the other team members have created.

Today I wanted to use my BoBunny 6x6 mini pad.  As you know their pads of papers have so many pages and I get a thrill of using every last piece.  Whether it is on albums, layout or cards I have an obsession to not waste my beautiful papers.  So for this project I have some left over pre-made pages that came in my pad. 

Below are some photos of my process.  I was able to use the premade pages by fussy cutting around them and making this 12x12 layout.

I used the Helmar Scrap Dots for my 3D effect and adhered the papers with Helmar Permanent runner.

I also used the matching BoBunny embellishments that went with my paper pad and embellished with the same ribbon, flowers and brads that were in the paper design.

Thank you for stopping by today, wishing you a happy scrapping day!

Helmar Products Used:

Other Product Used:
Collection Used:  BoBunny - Annasophia; Paper 6x6 premade pad, ribbon, brads.  BoBunny Precious Petals (Gypsy Lily); Cardstock Stickers: BoBunny (friend)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Helmar Adhesives - Making Birthday Cards

It's my turn over at the Helmar blog today.  These cards are being featured along with the process of supplies, instructions and tips to make these cards.  So please go on over to the Helmar blog today.

These two cards were made with the same design in mind.  I slightly altered the second "Happy Birthday" card with size and added more pennants. 

To follow the instructions to make these cards please go to the Helmar card I went through the process for the smaller "Celebrate" card.  For this yellow "Happy Birthday" card I used yellow Bazzill cardstock and changed the color and pattern of the ribbons.

I also changed the Sizzix embossed folder pattern to dots.  I added some patterned paper and made this card 5x7.

I used three Helmar Adhesives.  One of my favorites is the 450 Quick Dry Adhesive

I also used the Helmar Scrap Dots to adhere my ribbon bow to my card

Lastly, I used the Helmar Zap Dots 3D white round

Here is the small white "Celebrate" card which I made first

Hope you enjoyed my card making today.  When making cards and you already have all your supplies out, you might as well make several.  It takes just as much effort to make one card than it does to make two or three.  Use the same design for all so as not to reinvent the wheel.  All you need to do is alter your cards with size, color or added embellishments.

Thank you for stopping by ...

Helmar Product Used:

Other Product Used:
Paper: Bazzill, American Crafts, Colorbok; Ribbon: May Arts; Stickers: Me & My Big Ideas; Tools: Sizzix emboss folders, Big Kick, Cuttlebug

Friday, May 20, 2016

Inspired by Finnabair Prima Marketing Clock

Hi, I have been seeing this clock all over FB and have been wanting to make one of these for my daughter for sometime.  Finally my girl friends and I got together and I was able to make this clock.

Have to tell you I am loving Anna Dabrowska's Art Basics products and also the paint and mica powders line.  I have been a fan of Finnabair and Prima Marketing for years.

Hope you enjoy my Anna Dabrowska inspired clock.

My daughter's living room has blue and green as her color scheme so I made this for her as a house warming present since she just moved.

Thank you for stopping by, happy scrapping ...

Product List:

Prima Marketing Inc:  Clock, Flowers, Leaves, Metals;  Finnabair:  Mica Powders; Art Basics:  Modeling Paste, Texture Paste, Black Gesso; Sandra Evertson - Relics and Artifacts; Viva Décor (green yellow) Paint; Misc Embellishments: Tim Holtz, K&Co., Magenta, Kaiser Crafts (clocks), Tools:  Art Basics brushes, Princeton Catalyst spatula

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Happy Mother's Day

Hope all the mom's out there have a very Happy Mother's Day

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Bookmark with Helmar

Hi Everyone, today my Mother's Day Gift (Bookmark) is being featured over at the Helmar Blog so please go on over for more photos and process.

My family and I are avid readers so I wanted to make a cute bookmark for my daughter.   This particular bookmark is for my daughter's Midori Bullet journals.

I used Helmar's Fabric glue on the felt, beads and buttons knowing that it's great for adhering.  I also used the Helmar Silicon Sealant for gluing the felt flower arrangement to my 7 Gypsies rubber band.

This was an easy and fun project and I plan on making more bookmarks.  You can also go to a fabric store and buy some elastic instead of using a rubber band.

Thank you for stopping by and please go by the Helmar blog and check out my featured Mother's Day Gift Bookmark.

Happy Scrapping ...

Helmar Product Used:    

Other Product Used:
7 Gypsies, Kaiser Craft, Felt, Buttons, Floss
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