Saturday, July 26, 2014

Simply Joys

Hi Friends! Today I'll be showing you how I freshened up one of my older projects using the canvas pieces from Linnie Blooms .

This is how it looked before...

This is a mini canvas I made around 7 years ago...I liked it then but I wanted to freshen it up a bit and give it a new look. I have a short video that shows you the project up close along with the Linnie Blooms products I used...


I used one of the tree canvas pieces as one of my background elements. I gave it some texture by using a script background stamp and used the Green Tea Gelato....

We were at a local amusement park called The Enchanted Forest, so I thought adding the canvas tree would be fun & fitting.

To have the photo "pop" off the canvas I used one of the Mixed Stitch Canvas pieces as my background for the photo. To add some color, I used more of my Gelatos in Lemon and Bubble Gum.

I think it turned out pretty cute : )



Using the Linnie Bloom Mixed Stitch and canvas pieces is a great way to update one of your older projects or to just simply mix it up a bit. 

Thanks for stopping by the Linnie Blooms blog today and for checking out another ScrappinAbby project. 

Happy Crafting : )


Thursday, July 17, 2014

May Arts 2014-15 DT Final Round Projects~Journal & Note Card Box

Hi Friends! Today's post is all about my projects for the May Arts 2014-15 Final Round DT Call. I am beyond excited and nervous all at the same time BUT I am really excited to share my projects with you that I created using the yummy May Arts Ribbons & Trims. 

My original idea that I submitted to Bethney was to create a journal from some vintage paper and chipboard...I ended making not only that but also a note card box that coordinates with the journal. 

I also have a video tutorial that shows you how I created the cover of the journal using the Cotton Blend Burlap in Neutral along with a few other elements...

Here are some photos of the completed projects....
I LOVE how the cover looks with the Cotton/Burlap ribbon. 

I made a simple but cute bookmark along with some mini tags that can also be used to mark special places within the journal...
For the back cover, I wanted to use the Velvet & Crochet trim as it has such a nice feel to it and I like to feel the texture when I'm holding my journals...
 
I wanted to create an additional item to go along with this project so I altered a small box and turned it into a note card box that has a stack of the left over pieces of the vintage paper I used in the journal...
I created two flowers using the Lace/Pearl center ribbon and some of purple crochet lace trim...
I wrapped some of the Twisted Burlap Ribbon around the box to give it a rustic sort of feel and look...
And I tied it around the stack of vintage paper on the inside....
I love how these two projects turned out and how well they go together by simply tying in the same ribbons and trims....

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and for checking out another ScrappinAbby project. I hope I was able to inspire you to use your MA Ribbons/Trims in some fun and different ways for your projects.

I want to give a HUGE thanks to Bethney aka The Ribbon Lady for allowing me the privilege to participate in the Final Round for her DT Call. I had so much fun creating these two projects and you all know how much I LOVE May Arts ribbons and trims so getting to play with them AND be in the final round is beyond amazing. Being on the May Arts Design Team and being a Ribbonista would be such an honor, so keep your fingers and toes crossed for me : )

Happy Crafting!!



Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sunshine~3 Girl JAM Style!!

Hi Friends! I have a super summer fun themed project to share with all of you today. I created a mini canvas that I'm displaying in my home and it's covered with 3GJ yumminess!!!

I also have a short video that shows you the project up close along with the 3GJ Crinkle Ribbons I used...


Here are the ribbons used on this project....




I thought it would be fun to cover a mini canvas with the yummy ribbons above and create some "sunshine" in my home...

This is just another fun way to use your 3GJ crinkle ribbons. Be sure to stop by the 3GJ Store and pick up some of these yummy ribbons for yourself. While you're there...be sure to use Discount Code:AH10 to get 10% off your total order. 

Thanks for stopping by the 3GJ Blog today and for checking out another ScrappinAbby project. 

Happy Crafting!!






Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Nature~Share The Beauty

Hi Friends! Today I have a quick tag project to share with all of you using one of the fabulous feather canvas pieces from Linnie Blooms.

I wanted to add some texture to the canvas feather so I grabbed some Matte Medium and an old dress pattern...

I put a thin coat of the Matte Medium over the canvas feather...



To give it some added texture I scrunched the dress pattern paper when I placed it on top of the feather...

I used my craft knife to cut the paper away from the feather. You can use scissors or even tear it if you wish....

I used my distress tool to add some extra fraying and texture to the edge of the feather...


I wanted to play with some of my alcohol inks and sprays so the next few photos show you how I "painted" my feather once the dress pattern paper was dry....


The last photo above was taken while the feather was drying. I love how it turned out once it was all dry. The inks and sprays crept into the wrinkles on the dress pattern and soaked into the canvas feather and it looks so cool. 

This was my first time to play with the canvas feathers and I'm hooked. There are so many ways you can alter the canvas pieces and this is just one example of how you can use your inks and sprays and even some dress patterns to create textures and layers. You can find the feather canvas pieces in the Flutter Canvas Shapes at the Linnie Blooms store.


Thanks for stopping by my blog today and for checking out another ScrappinAbby project. You can also see this post over at the Linnie Blooms blog.


Have a great day and Happy Crafting!!









Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Sorry For Your Loss

Hi Friends! Today I have a project to share with all of you that's on a personal level for me this week. My brother-in-law's mom passed away this past weekend. I have known her for over half of my life and it's been a real loss to the family to be sure. 

I created a sympathy card that I'm giving to my sister and her husband this week. 

I also created a short video that shows you the card up close...


Here are the 3GJ Crinkle Ribbons I used on this card... 







I think combining the two Crinkle Ribbons from the two different bundles really made this card look elegant despite the sad reason for it's purpose. 

Please be sure to stop by the 3 Girl JAM store and pick up some of the fab 3GJ goodies for yourself. Don't forget to use Discount Code: AH10 to get 10% off your entire order. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and for checking out another ScrappinAbby project.

Happy Crafting!!