Saturday, October 31, 2009

once upon a time
Another from my part of the May Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen gallery:

I wanted to make a page remembering this time of so much excitement with joining the Dirty Dozen, and the Build-a-Fairytale seemed like the fitting thing to do :)

I created my base with my usual layering, distressing and sewing. Then I added the green "grassy" part by ruffling up the scalloped cardstock in strips. Then I layered the different die-cut pieces and attached them with different foam squares and such for different depths. Then I added some bling and the journaling, and that was pretty much it :)

Stamps: SU Once Upon a Time
Paper: SU Build-a-Fairytale die-cuts; SU Chocolate Chip DSP; Creative Memories cardstock
Ink: Staz-on Black
Accessories: Ranger Stickles; Doodlebug and Kaisercraft rhinestones; misc. trims and lace

I know it's probably tiresome to see all of these from past months, but I hope you'll be patient as I add my favorites from my Dirty Dozen galleries :)

Thanks for visiting, and Happy Halloween!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

tcb's (get your craft on!}

Today is Get Your Craft On! day at Today's Creative Blog!!
A totally fun day to ooh and ahh over crafty goodness :)

Here's my crafty goodness for, hopefully, oohing and ahhing:
A Marie Antoinette paper cone, from my part of the May Dirty Dozen gallery at Splitcoaststampers.

Easy enough instructions:

1.  Twist pretty paper like this one from Prima and secure with some super-sticky redline tape.  (No template required, but don't expect perfection.  The imperfection in the cone here is actually charming.)
2.  Embellish with pretty ribbons or lace like this Prima lime.
3.  Adhere some pretty bling (like this from Prima or some from Zva).
3. Pin a pretty flower (yup, from Prima!).
4.  Cut out a pretty stamped image like this one of Marie from Oxford Impressions and attach with a sticky foam dot.
5.  Add some lace and a pretty chandelier crystal to the bottom.
6.  Use a hole punch to tie a pretty ribbon on top.
7.  I also added a pretty little pom-pom to the bottom, and another stamped image with another pretty chandelier crystal to the top.

And it's kinda pretty, dontcha think?  :)
I'm making these for Christmas gifts this year.  But shhhh, don't tell my family.
Thanks for visiting :)

edited to add:
It's also DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land!!
Even more crafty goodness!!