Friday, August 23, 2013

Practical Scrappers/Paper Secrets Blog Hop

Welcome to the Practical Scrappers/Paper Secrets Blog Hop!  We are so excited to have you here today!
For this blog hop we are featuring the Ten Things Team from Practical Scrappers and members from the Design Team at Paper Secrets. Our topic for this hop is a fun, trendy one that will definitely catch your attention: wood! We have a collection of wood goodies from Paper Secrets to give away and you can get all the details on that below!

My project is based around some adorable wooden sentiments from Jilly Bean Soup.  I found them when I was shopping at my favorite scrappy store The Scrapbooking Studio in Bloomington.

I have had a thing with Studio Calico's Sundrifter Collection so once again, I am using paper from that line.

The argyle was cut using my Cricut and the Wild Card cartridge.  The brads are by Paper Studio.  I finished with some brown faux stitching and silver embellishments.

I hope this has inspired you to be on the look out for cute wood embellishments to try on your next project!

If you are going in order, your next stop will be Kelli Fortier -

Blog Hop List
Leslii Wagner *you are here*

Here's what you can win from Paper Secrets!

You can do any or all of the following to get entered:
1) Be a follower here at Practical Scrappers
2) Be a follower at the Paper Secrets Blog
5) Leave us a comment here telling us which of those you did :)

You have until 11:59 PM CST on Sunday, August 25th to enter.  A winner will be announced early next week!

Thanks for stopping by!  

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

10 Things Eyelets

I know I have been kind of MIA lately, sorry about that.  There is so much end of Summer craziness around here between the kids ready for school, work, showing goats, and last minute trips, sometimes crafting unfortunately is put on the back burner.

This week though, I was asked to do a project for Practical Scrappers using eyelets.  I have used eyelets in the past but it had been a long time and I wanted to do something I had never done before.  

I have been loving altered projects the last few months so I decided to do another.  This week I worked on a recipe box using a premade box and paper from Studio Calico's Sundrifter Collection that I picked up at The Scrapbooking Studio, in Bloomington, IL.

I first cut a strip of paper to fit along the edge of the box and then added a border of silver eyelets.  I then Hodge Podged the paper to the box and followed by covering the rest of the box.

It turned out like this...

This box will soon be used on my kitchen counter.  I hope you are inspired to use eyelets in your next project!  Thanks for looking!


Friday, August 2, 2013

Premade Flowers

The 10 things challenge on Practical Scrappers this week was using premade flowers.  

I made an 8x10 sign for my friend who was married last year and recently moved into a new house.

I started with a blank 8" by 10" canvas and used two different shades of brown ink to distress the edges of both the canvas and the paper I would be attaching to the canvas.  

The paper background is an adorable paper from Studio Calico's Sun Drifter Collection. 

The letters were cut on my Cricut using the Type Candy Font cartridge.

And then, of course is the flower.  I chose a natural canvas flower.  I then frayed the edges a bit and used the chocolate ink to add some brown to the canvas.  The flower was still plain so I used a small premade tule flower and a chocolate brown button to add a little interest to the center.  

I am loving the small block letters that are popular right now so I used them to add the family name and established year to the sign.

I am happy with how it turned out and my friend and her husband really seemed to like it too - that is what mattered most to me!

Thanks for checking out my blog today!