Monday, October 29, 2012

Pinned Up Monday!

Good Afternoon!

Thanks for visiting me today!

Today I'm sharing a banner that I created for the Page's From the Heart Die Cut Club project this month!  If you've seen any of my past projects, you know that I LOVE to take box dies and make them more scrapper/card maker friendly... and this months project is no exception!

Here's what I was originally inspired by in Pinterest...

So, I was going to go down this road and wanted to use the following dies...
Pie Box                                                       Feathers Die                      Nesting Turkey
But I also knew that I had to use this die...
{Leaf Punch}

 So I cut out the pie box first and put it together.  I cut another one out, hoping that it would fit as a lid to my original box... it didn't.  Hmmm - what to do, what to do!  I know, turn the pie box into a banner!

So, I cut out and assembled 6 pie boxes from tan cardstock.
 I then traced the triangle of my metal die onto patterned paper- the one that is the floor for the box. I traced inside of the cutting edges so that my triangle would fit inside the box.  I cut each one out and glued them to the inside of my box.

I then used my Diesel Font and die cut "Eat Pie" and used dimensional tape to adhere them to the inside of the pie boxes.

I stringed the pie boxes together so that they would hang.  I then tied on different lengths of bakers twine and hung the different "fall" elements from it that I'd die cut, like the feathers, turkeys, leaves...

And there you go!  A single and cute fall banner... I'm thinking that this would be perfect next to the kids table! 

And just remember, think outside the pie box!
Have a great day!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Queen Bee Market!

Good Morning!

Thanks for visiting me today! 

I've been busy this week preparing for the Queen Bee Market down in Aliso Viejo and working on new papercrafting samples... anyone interested in Christmas cards?  A December Daily album?  What about a Simple Stories Christmas album?  Well, if you are, please keep visiting me for sneak peaks!

Today I wanted to share the happenings with the Queen Bee Market!

The Queen Bee will have tons of fabulous vendors... some of which I've had the pleasure of meeting and now calling friend!  Here's just a few of the many!



(Ron Swanson- Parks and Rec -Pot Holders are going to come home with me!)


I'll be debating the NEW Pouf, NEW Reversible Table Runners perfect for Fall and Christmas along with new Pillow Covers fabric patterns and I'm hoping to have the NEW Cross Body Chevy Bag!  Phew!  I'd better get off the computer and get to work!

Hope to see you here!  And NO, it's no longer 1 month away, try 2 DAYS away!
Have a great day and I hope to see you there!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Monster Mash Banner with Lifestyle Crafts QuicKutz Dies!

Good Morning!

Thank you for stopping by this morning!

Today I'm sharing a fun, Halloween banner that is super kid friendly... they would probably enjoy creating it with you!

I made this banner for Pages From the Heart Die Cut clue using Lifestyle Crafts QuicKutz dies!  Here's what I used...

{QuicKutz Doily Rosette}
{QuicKutz Diesel Alphabet}
{QuicKutz Build-A-Monster 4x4 Die}
I wanted to make a fun banner with the silly face elements, so I cut them out of different colors and tried to find something that they would fit on and look good...  I was looking through and my stash and found the rosette die, which seemed like a great face backdrop!  Here's what I came up with ...

A fun little banner!  I cut 5 of the rosettes from the black paper and then glued the green circles on all of them.


I then started making my silly, monster faces on 2 of the faces.  There are endless possibilities with the build-a-monster die!

I die cut "BOO" from Diesel and glued those letters onto the remaining green circles.  I then glued black bakers twine onto the back of the rosettes to attach them all and hang.  My only suggestion is to string the twine through the holes in the rosettes, your banner will hang better!

Hope you enjoyed this fun little banner.  My little boy has been asking to make one with just the monster faces!  Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

New Products!

Good Morning!

Thanks for taking the time to visit today!

Today I'm sharing some fun, new products that I've been working on!  I've shared them at the Penelope Lane Boutique and the Sew Funky Handmade Market - and I just cannot get enough of them! 

Here's the NEW Chevy Bags!

{Brown Chevron with Rust Accents}
Each bag is fully lined with coordinating fabric - there are 2 pockets inside, the corners are reinforced.  I LOVE these bags and have to constantly remind myself NOT to keep them for myself!
{Navy Chevron with Teal Blue Accents}
{Navy Blue with Currant Accents}
{Village Grey Blue with Teal Blue Accents}
{Yellow Chevron with Navy Accents}
{Navy Blue Chevron with Mustard Accents - at Sew Funky!}
I have a few other color combinations, I did a fun Grey Chevron with Mustard Accents, a Brown Chevron with Green Accents and more!  I love figuring out the different color combos for these!
And, if you're still wanting more Chevron, why not introduce it into your child's room or baby's nursery?  Chevy Bears!
{Girly Blue Chevy Bear with a NEW Typograph Sign - Family Routine}
{Black Chevy Bear with NEW Charcoal Grey Ikat Cover}
{Red Chevy Bear with the NEW Chalkboard Globe!}
I also have new table runners... they're waiting to be photographed, but they're so fun!  They're double sided so you can get more than one pattern/occasion from each runner!  I also ordered more fabric (can we say "ruffles!") to create more fun pillows and runners with!  Oh, and I'm working on a new pattern for floor pillows and Poufs (cross between a pillow/seat/ottoman), so stay tuned for more products!
Check out the shop for more products!
Have a great Wednesday!


Monday, October 15, 2012

Pinned Up Mondays... Keep Calm

Good Morning!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I appreciate the visit!

Today I'm sharing a fun, cute project that I created for Halloween - I'm sure you've seen the "Keep Calm and..." signs - now my sister credited me with this, but I'm pretty sure that I was one of the many on this bandwagon - that are everywhere!  Here's a few from Pinterest...

{Yes, I get my nerd on}
So I made a Halloween one for our home...
Now, I used the same techniques that I use for my subway art - I painted the board white, then I created a chevron pattern with painters tape (for my boards I typically just use vinyl) and left a square in the middle.  I painted a few coats of orange and then heavily distressed it after peeling off the used tape.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to create my saying and pumpkin, I was being lazy wise with my time and I cut my saying from black vinyl and transferred it onto the sign.  I have black and white houndstooth fabric cut into strips and stapled to the back, waiting for me to hang it... and decorate for Halloween in general! 
Anyways - I LOVE this sign, can't wait to use more chevron patterns for EVERYTHING!
And speaking of love, today is my Dad's birthday!  Yay!  Happy birthday to an amazing father, friend, husband, son, brother.  You are so many things to so many people, but to me you'll always be the best, most amazing, smart, fun, honest Dad in the world.  The AAa's love you so much and feel blessed to have you as a role model.  We love you, Dad/Papa!
Happy Monday!  Go pin something!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A Post-worth of "Chilling" fun!

Good Morning!

Thanks for visiting...

It's been a flu/cold filled week in our home.  Yesterday was (hopefully) the worst, I'm hoping for less and less snot every day from now on!  It seems that as soon as school starts we get sick back to back to back - I've been assured that the first 2 years of school are the worst, I'm hoping that's accurate!

I am a huge fan of Halloween!  When I was little my Mom, brother and I would decorate the house with the traditional spookiness from homemade headstones to cheesecloth ghosts.  We'd always have spooky music playing from one of the open windows and a stuffed ghoul lurking around the front entrance.

I'm looking forward to creating the same fun, spooky memories with Adam... so what better way to display those than in a "boo"tiful mini-album?

Here's my Mr. Chillinsworth Mini...

I used my QK mini-album dies to create the pages and cover and Echo Parks Mr. Chillingsworth paperline to make my album spooktacular!

This page is my favorite, I used spanish moss on the page, which gave it a very ghoulish edge!


I imagine this fine gentleman to be Mr. Chillingsworth... due to his fancy top hat, he gives off an air of distinction!

I'll be teaching this class at both Collective Journey (909)792-8556 and Page's from the Heart (626)358-5334.  Please call for class dates and times. 

Hope you have a great Wednesday!