Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Craft Tuesday - Ruffled Paper Wall Hanging

Hello What's Scrapping. It's Crafty Tuesday and I wanted to share this adorable Wall Hanging. My hubby is going to put it in his office.

This wall hanging was made with chipboard 10x7 inches. First I covered the chipboard with the Paris paper. Then I folded a strip of coordinating paper 3x12 inch accordian style. I placed a strip of double sided adhesive down then put the ruffled paper onto the adhesive. For the second strip, I folded the same but before gluing it down, I did a simple stitch with the sewing machine. Then I lgued it down to the paper, right above the first ruffle. Next I used a small piece of lace to decorate the top of the ruffles. I cut out my daughter out of the picture and glued it down in the center. I added buttons and stickers to embellish the hanging. I also glued a butterfly as wings to her picture. Finally, I punched holes on the top of the hanging and thread ribbon through (any length that you desire). And that’s it, a cute decoration for your home or office. Thank you for letting me share, you can view my store at http://www.simplycreatedesigns.etsy.com/. Denise

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sunday's Wall Art 5/29/11

Good afternoon What's Scrapping!

Today I'd like to share some wall art that I made for my niece.

For this project, I used some canvases that I bought at Michael's, Mod Podge and paper and embellishments from the Sassafras Lass Nerdy Bird line.
For the background of each canvas, I cut out four different patterned papers and attached them to the canvases with Mod Podge, when they were dry, I sanded them all down. Then for the first canvas I did some fussy cutting from one of the papers and attached with Mod Podge, I added a couple of star stickers and the 1, 2, 3 stickers. On the 2nd canvas, I Mod Podged 3 of paper whimsy flowers together, I attached the largest flower to the canvas with Mod Podge and used some of my AC dimensional dots to attach the 3 to the large flower. For the 3rd canvas, I attached the smile embellishment sticker to my canvas with my Mod Podge, and I used some more of my AC dimensional dots to attach the teal cloud sticker. For the last canvas, I did some fussy cutting for the 3 flowers, I attached to cloud sticker to the canvas, and I used some AC dimensional dots to attach the sun. I applied Mod Podge to all four canvases to seal and finish them and when they were all dry, I painted the sides of the canvases with a teal acrylic paint (I did 2 coats of paint on the sides).

Thanks for letting me share with you today!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Satuday's Sketch! 5/28/11

Happy Memorial Weekend! 

I hope that you all have a most wonderful holiday weekend!  It's so warm here in CT and certainly is beginning to feel like Summer!  Yay!!!

This week's sketch is:
And here is inspiration for you all from our Rockstars!

and Anna's:

Hope your Memorial weekend is a blast!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

wednesday's cards

here is todays card sketch




Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Crafty Tuesday Sewing Pattern Mini Book

This book was inspired by mini vintage sewing patterns.
I created this mini book with corrugated cardboard for the front and back covers. They are 3 x 3.5”. The inner pages are slightly smaller and distressed with the Zutter Distrezz-It-All machine. I inked all the pages including the covers with Color Box Chalk ink. I embellished the cover and inside pages with the sewing pattern cards, buttons, vintage looking trims and flowers. It was bound with the zutter bind it all machine and metal wires. This adorable book can be given as a gift or used to hold wallets sized photos. You can view more photos of this mini kit at http://www.simplycreatedesigns.etsy.com/ Thank you so much for letting me share!! Denise

Monday, May 23, 2011

monday's bright with color

welcome to another colorful monday!
todays color combo is again from my new
favorite color inspiration site color lovers




Sunday, May 22, 2011

Wall Art 5/22/11

Good morning What's Scrapping!

Today I'd like to share a project on canvas that I've made for a friend of mine, she loves Hawaii so here's what I made for her using my "Surf's Up" kit from Scraptastic Club.

First I applied Mod Podge to the canvas and my background paper. When it was all dry I sanded down all of the edges.

Next I did some fussy cutting from one of the patterned papers to get the waves on the bottom. I applied Mod Podge to the canvas, the trees and the waves and attached them to the canvas. I sanded the edges once it was all dry.

Next, I used my Cricut Mickey Mouse font cartridge to cut out the letters for Hawaii. I used the Cricut Oceans of Words cartridge to cut out the two layers of my sun. I aaplied the Mod Podge to the canvas and then attached the letters and the sun. I added an orange button from my stash to be the center of the sun.

Last, I added some "stitching" to the sun's rays with a red sharpie. I Mod Podged the banner and the surf board to the canvas. When it was all dry, I applied Mod Podge to the whole canvas to seal it. I left the middle part of the canvas open so that she can add some of her favorite photos from Hawaii to the canvas.

Thanks for letting me share with you today!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Satuday's Sketch! 5/21/11

Happy Saturday!!

Hope that you are having a wonderful start to your weekend. It has been quite wet here in CT this past week. I know we need rain but...

This week's sketch is:
Here's my take:

And Ange's:



Hope you have a FAB weekend!! :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thursday Ad Challenge

Hi Ladies I am back from Florida nice break much needed!! I would like to say thank you Julie for taking over the last 2 weeks while I was in away on vacation xoxo appreciate it much! I am still trying to get back on track with scrapping hoping I can get some stuff done this week! so I saw this add and loved the colors pink/white/rose(ish) color love the clustering look of all the products...
Happy Scrapping ladies!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

wednesday's cards

juliann's take

jessica's take
ange's take

anna's take

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Princess Album Home Decoration

I love this accordion style album by Close to My Heart. It is perfect to decorate your mantel or table.
The My Creations Showcase album is chose is 9x9”. It has white papered covered chipboard covers and 6 white pages inside. First I misted it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Gold and Dewberry. Because I will be covering it with paper, it only misted the edges of the album (to use less glimmer mist). I let it dry for a couple hours before continuing. I cut Bazzill paper 8 ½ x 8 ½” in coordinating colors and covered each page of the album. Die Cuts with a view makes a beautiful paper pack Once Upon a Time, in 8x8 inches. This was the inspiration for the album. I used butterflies, jewels and flowers to decorate the pages. The paper is very decorative that so it doesn’t really need much embellishing. Now, place it in the perfect spot in your home Thank you for letting me share! Denise from Simply Create Designs.

Monday, May 16, 2011

monday's bright with color

happy monday scrappers!!!

welcome to our new mondays here at what's scrapping!

every monday we will have a new color combo inspiration
for you.

this weeks is from this fun website.

and here is my take...


laura's take

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Wall Art 5-15-11

Good morning What's Scrapping!
It's Sunday, which means it's time for some new wall art.......
"there's no place like home"

For this one I used a frame that I found at Tuesday Morning on clearance. I cut out and inked my PP to fit around the frame, I used Tim Holtz Walnut Distress Ink, to look like my "yellow brick road". For the house and the clouds I used my Cricut "April Showers" and "Hopscotch" cartridges. My alphas are Cosmo Cricket Red Tiny Type and AC Red Felt Thickers.

Thanks for letting me share with you today!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

saturday sketch, what's scrapping

amy is having computer issues today.
funny how fickle these machines that we totally rely on are!!

as soon as she can she will post her sketch and other dt examples.

here is my take on her sketch!

here is ange's

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

card sketch wednesday!

ok i am totally not a card maker. i make them when i have to, but just don't love doing it.

this time of year between birthdays, grad's, teacher gifts, etc... i have to make a ton!!!

i came up with this quick easy, and total
scrap user-upper card sketch!

here is ange's take...

and my take...

i hope to see some of your examples for this one!


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Craft Tuesday Ni Hao Kai Lan Album

A fun, girly album decorated in a children's Kai Lan theme. I used it to scrap pictures from my daughters 3rd birthday party. You can create one in any theme to match your party with this fun album.

I love this album, Fine and Dandy Tinkled Pink, by My Minds Eye. It has 6 chipboard pages, each one in a different shape and size. The two ring album is also pre printed, which makes is so fast and easy to complete in no time. However, for this particular theme, I covered a couple of the pages with Asian themed paper. All you need to do is add adhesive to the chipboard and lay your paper down, smooth it out for any air bubbles or wrinkles, after it is completely dry, use your craft knife to cut around the edges. I then sanded and inked the edges which helps cover any imperfections. I added lots of character stickers from Ni Hao Kai Lan throughout the album. I also used ribbon trim from prima marketing, bling swirl stickers and Jenni Bowlin journal cards to decorate the pages. You can view more Kai Lan themed products at http://www.simplycreatedesigns.etsy.com/ . Thank you!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Good morning What's Scrapping!
I'd like to wish a Happy Mother's Day to all the fabulous moms out there. I hope that you all have a great day planned.....I know that mine will be filled with hanging out with the kids and scrapping!

On to the wall art......I decided to make a wall hanging for my daughter......and here's what I made......

Isn't it cute? OK, so here's how I made it. I picked up the plaque and the letters at Michaels. I picked out some EP papers from Summertime and A Walk in the Park, I traced each letter on the backside of the PP then cut them out........

I pulled out my Mod Podge and attached all of the letters (make sure that you let them dry for at least 15-20 minutes), then I used my exact o knife to trim away the excess. Once that was done I sanded all of the edges of the letters until they were flush and smooth. After all of the letters were sanded, I put a finishing coat of Mod Podge on them. When the Mod Podge was dry, I painted all of the sides of the letters pink (of course you don't have to do pink) and then I did 2 coats of the same pink on the plaque. Once all of the paint was dry, I attached the letters to the plaque with some Mod Podge.
Thanks for letting me share my wall art with you today! And again, have a very Happy Mother's Day!