I'm a little crazy and excited about posting over on EyeConnect's blog today! So go check it out. I'm also a little silly because I'm posting about Mother's Day and it is only March and not May (but I generally start thinking about things early and planning because I'm one of those people). Though I feel like more and more, no one reads my blog and so really I'm just writing this like notes to myself because I won't remember in a year or two or three...or however long it takes. So if I post somewhat regularly at least I will have some documentation that I can remember and I have the scrapbook pages I have made. I should journal more too. Note to self: Journal more.
Well here is a little peek at what I posted over on EyeConnect's blog:
At the beginning of February I found out that I was going to be joining a new Design Team for EyeConnect Crafts! I'm so excited for this new opportunity! Click on the company's name to go check out their website.
Sunday night we came home from our weekend getaway and I found a box of goodies on my doorstep! One of the first items I wanted to play with was this birdcage.
I popped it out of its home and decided to paint it. Painting is an awesome way to cover these cute little pieces of chipboard like material. They soak up the paint so quickly that it dries super quick. I did two coats of paints in a few minutes.
Next up, I laced it up by doubling up white embroidery floss. My embroidery floss was a little wonky from being stored, so I added a little bit of white glue to it, which helped some of the kinks to come out and for it to adhere to itself and be a bit more stiff.
I decided to ink up the birdcage on the edges to match the paper and then I added some liquid pearls to the top and bottom. I propped the cage up with foam tape and added some flowers and pearl centers. I decided it needed a little bird and so I freehand drew one and cut it out. I love the dimension the birdcage adds to my card!
I made this last September for the Breast Awareness Month of October and then I didn't post it. For a couple of reasons I didn't post. One, the photos just don't do it justice. It looks so much cooler in real life. Two, I was being lazy. It happens.
So here it is:
So I used a tag from off a one of my kid's piece of clothing. It was super thick which makes it a great base! I used some random metal pieces that I had: a pull chain from a fan, a little frame, a square paperclip, a ribbon slide, a brad with a tiny tag attached. I added flowers and gems and paint and glitter and more. It was so fun creating!
So I'm still working on a double page layout a month with my friend's challenge. For the month of January, the challenge it was to make a border for your layout. I had grabbed a small kit that I had put together myself. Essentially I found some paper I liked and some embellishments to go with it and had stored it all together. I made the border by layering paper and ribbon and a brad. I chose to go with a clean simple look and am happy with how it turned out. I journaled along the edge of the gray paper, so it is hard to see.
I'm on a roll!! I was so happy with the double page spread that I wanted to keep on going. So I had previously printed out a sketch and I have no idea where I got it from (I printed it out years ago.) Anyways, I decided to play along with Lasting Memories Scrapbook challenge #421 to use watercolors, paints or misting. I used misting on the back, though I technically splattered it. I punched circles out with my 1" circle punch, and used my sewing machine to attach the little circles together. It was a great way to use up some scraps with the circles and the strips on the side. I'm still going to add some journaling to the bottom right corner. Thanks for stopping by!
I made this double page layout for my friend's scrapbook challenge she started. The challenge for the the month of November was Typography (or essentially that she wanted lots of words). This layout has way more words on it than I normally do and I tried to do some big and some small, some differing fonts. The paper and stickers are Echo Park's line called A Walk in the Park. I had so much fun putting this together and LOVE the big colorful circles bordering it. It's just so fun and happy colors and the memories from this trip are happy too. I also did this since we will be going to Utah this month and I'm excited to visit again.