Monday, January 28, 2013

Music To My Ears Layout

It's the end of January and with that means that the scrapbook club at Craft Warehouse starts meeting again.  I look forward to this every month, you get to see new product, learn a new technique, see some friendly faces and get a new page challenge.  At the last meeting we weren't given a specific challenge, so we weren't required to use anything specific on our layout.  This worked out well this month as I recently joined a facebook group called the Bossy Scrapper.  This group is given a specific list of items that need to be included on your layout in some way.  I'm glad I found this group when I did as it provdided me with the inspiration to create this layout.

The requirements from Bossy Scrapper were -
1. metal element
3. chevron
4. matted photo
5. the color yellow
6. popped embellishment
7. four patterened papers
8. stitching

I managed to include it all.  For the first time I actually used a sewing machine on my layout.  I love how it turned out.  The paper is from Bo Bunny's Love letters line.  All the paper is distressed with an edge distresser, though it's hard to see, then inked all the sides.  You're Music to My Ears and the fussy cut heart are "popped" up with pop up adhesive.

Thanks for looking ~ Michelle

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Love Letter Box

I recently came across a fun new line of paper by Bo Bunny called Love Letters.  Bo Bunny is one of my favorite paper manufacture's so I wasn't surpised, though I dont' really buy "Valentine" like papers, I just had to buy this collection.  I've started working on a few projects using this paper and I wanted to share the first one I completed.  I picked up this little unfinished box at Craft Warehouse a while back and I was waiting for the perfect paper to use with it. 

I love unfinished wood because the potential is endless, however, I'm not a big fan of painting them first.  A great, but messy, alternative is using Tim Holtz distress stains in a color that coordinates with your paper.  Fortunately I had a color that worked on hand and was able to stain the box first and then cover with paper. 

For the sides I cut a 12" long strip slightly smaller than the width of the side.  I then cut them in half and met them in the middle.  I did this with this paper so it wouldn't end up upside down on one side. 

The envelope and "LOVE LETTERS" are stickers, attached with pop up adhesive, and the LOVE forever yours portion is fussy cut from a scrap piece that I was able to salvage a portion of.

The hearts are all fussy cut from one of the sheets of patterned paper and I distressed with a little red ink and adhered them alternating between glue dots and pop up adhesive.

Thanks for looking ~ Michelle

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Guest Designer for Home and Garden Welcome

Hey everyone, today I want to share with you the projects I created as the guest designer for Home and Garden Welcome. You can check out the post here on the Home and Garden Welcome blog.  I was supplied a box of goodies to create one or more projects with.  I was so excited when my box arrived.  I received some supplies that I had not used before and got to try out some new techniques.  So go check out the Home and Garden Welcome blog to see all my projects as well as step by step tutorials on how to create each one.

Thanks for looking,