Wednesday, April 27, 2011


I made this layout using the April Sweet Peach kit and also a sketch over at Citrus Tree Studio. I love the film strip look and loved using the whole Studio Calico rubons on one layout. I also made the scalloped pleats.

Here is the rubons.

Here is a close up of the Jillibean flower and pleats.

Here is a close up of the flowers and buttons.

Have a great day!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Doodle time

Good Morning! I wanted to share a layout I did using the April Sweet Kit over at Sweet Peach. I have never doodled on a layout and wanted to try it and I was really happy with the results. So I posted a challenge over at Sweet Peach's blog to doodle on your layout. Hope you'll give it a try. If you do link your layout over there to be entered to win a $10 GC.

I hope everyone has a great Easter weekend and remember why we have Easter ;)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Painted Jars

Today I want to show you how to "paint" the inside of a jar. It is really fun. You don't have to use a jar you can use a vase or any glass container. Here is mine using the April Sweet Kit from Sweet Peach.

Here are a close up of the flowers I made to put in the jar. I used craft sticks and wrapped green cardstock around them. Then I tied ribbon to them and made lollipop flowers to go on top.

First grab you glass item ( I used a mason jar) and a bottle of paint. You don’t need to use your expensive paint just a cheap bottle from Walmart will do.

Next you will dump about half the bottle of paint in.

Then you shake it all around till the whole inside is covered in paint. (Sorry not picture of shaking it) Then you dump it upside down on a paper towel or wax sheet and move it about every 5 min. This gets the extra paint out and moves the paint to the top. Shake whenever needed to fill in spots. Also if your thrify you can scrap up the extra paint in put back in the bottle. (I did ;))

YOU NEED TO LET THIS DRY A WHOLE DAY!! I didn’t and kept getting finger marks. It didn’t help my curious son decided to put his hand in too. LOL

Then you can decorate the outside of leave it plain. Here is my outside:

Have fun and would love to see what you create. Stop by Sweet Peach's blog to see all the fun challenges.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Freehand Scraps

Happy Monday! I'm so exctied to be the Guest Desinger over at Freehand Scraps. The owner Elaine, puts some of the best embellishments in her kits. They are fun and not always ordinary which is what I like about them. Another thing I loved about this kit is love colors! I really love "primary" colors!

Here is a layout I did using the "lucky" tag that came in the kit.

Here is another layout I did using a film srtipe look. I really love the Sassafras Lass Foldies. The are so easy!

This layout is Noah at the age of 2. I love the denim ribbon that is included in this kit and the Jillibean congurrated shapes.

This is a card I made using the corkboard heart and a gluber. I have a tutorial on their blog about this flower. Check it out.

And lastly, here is a cute charm braclett I made for my daughter. I used the wooden spools and the little charms that are4 included in the kit.

See what I mean, I really fun kit!