Monday, February 14, 2011

Dear Spring, Please Hurry Up!

Spring could come any day now and I would be a happy girl!  But since it's still a winter wonderland here, I thought I would share this layout I created for Lucky Lark Designs last month.

 I was inspired by a fun Thanksgiving layout where Cindy Tobey cut up bingo cards to create a border on her page.  I loved the idea and thought I would try it out.  I found the cutest digital crossword puzzles and bingo cards here!  Check them out!

 Have I ever mentioned how much I *love* Glimmer Mist?  Well I do...a lot!!  I sprayed the entire background with "Frost."  I think it's the perfect color. 

I also love the crepe paper craze that's so popular right now and decided to create my own ribbon.  I just made a few pleats, then added gingham ribbon at the top.

While on the search for digital bingo cards, I found this tutorial for a darling hybrid mini album.  The pages are made from the same printable crossword puzzles I used on my winter layout.  Check it out here!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Rolled Felt Flower Tutorial--Super Easy!

To continue on with my flower craze, here is a super easy way to create a felt flower for cards, layouts, headbands or other fashion accessories. 

1.  Start by cutting a circle from felt.  Mine is almost 4" in diameter.

2.  Then cut into a spiral.  This doesn't have to be perfect.  The wider your cuts are, the taller the flower will be.

3.  Roll from the outer edge to the inner.
4.  Hot glue the end underneath the flower. 
Easy Peasy!

I used 3 rolled felt flowers on this layout.  I accented them with some crumpled paper leaves and Maya Road stick pins.

Supplies:  Bazzill Cardstock; Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye; Chipboard Bird:  Scenic Route; Dies:  QuicKutz; Stick Pins:  Maya Road; Stitching Stamp:  See D's; Ink:  ColorBox; Other:  Baker's Twine, Buttons, Lace, Floss.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Cutest Valentine Mailbox Ever!

I remember as a child having mailbox decorating contests at school for Valentine's Day.  Everyone would vote for their favorite one and then we would all exchange valentines. 

Now that I'm older, I still have a tiny obsession with cute little mailboxes.  Take a look at this one from Mouse Paper Lovely.  It's ready for you in an easy-to-print format for only $2.49 here.  It is made to fit the darling little mailboxes from the Target dollar spot.

Don't you just love it?  Super cute!