Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Metal Message Board

Hi everyone.

Glad that you are checking us out. Make sure that after reading this post you look into the post that was done the 26th you want to enter this fun RAK giveaway.

Also make sure that you you enter the K2R Kontest, the last day for entries is on Aug. 14th. YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS OUT ON WINNING A $250 PACKAGE OF K2R GOODIES!

Okay so my project this week is something that is a twist on one of Jessica's past kits. I know that many of you out there picked up the "Love Notes Metal Message Board." Maybe you wanted to but never got around to it or maybe it was not the colors of your house. When I was making stuff to sell for the fundraiser we did for Madalyn's church group a good friend of mine saw the love notes message board and loved the idea. The only problem was that she was looking for something for a friend of hers that was having a birthday and that friends kitchen was country theme. At the time we were selling gift bags as well and she said think that red and tan gingham but with red apples. So I sad no problem I am on it! So I just want to share with you how simple it is to take a great idea and make it your own....

Here is a photo of Jessica's original kit...



And here is what I did. I used the same products with was one 8x12 metal panel, four 2.5x3.5 metal panels, rub-ons in the Moments theme, stickles in Black Diamond, Tim Holtz Distressing Ink in Black soot, paint dabber in Red Pepper, K2R stamp #1-09, Stazon Ink in Jet Black, chipboard letter that were left over from a previous kit, some other red paint that I had, Glimmer Mist in Cinnamon, pop dots, Mod Podge, Red Apple paper by Paper Pizazz, red cardstock, black card stock and one gingham gift bag, so black flowers also left over from a kit, and flower brads I had.

I first started by painting the 8x12 panel with the red peper dabber, once dried I added my red paint because it wasn't red enough, then once that was dry I sprayed the Glimmer mist on the metal and allowed to dry. While that was drying I cut the two pieces of red cardstock, the black cradstock and the gingham gift bag in the desired sizes. I also cut the red apple paper by picking out the design I wanted and cutting along it. I did get two sheets on that paper so that I could pick on apple and cut it out of the second sheet, distress the edge a bit and pop it off the metal with pop dots. Once I had all the paper cut I mod podged the 8x12 panel and distressed the edges of the red cardstock and the gingham bag. When the mod podge was dry I added the red apple paper, the apple I cut out of the second sheet placing the pop dots behind it. Then I stamped on two of the 2.5x3.5 metal panels with the K2R stamp #1-09 and the stazon ink. Then I adhered the read cardstock, black cardstock mats, and the gingham paper bag. Once the stazon was dry I added two rub-ons to the metal panels that were stamped. For the chipboard letters I took the distressing ink and an applicator and distressed the letters, then added the stickles. Once that was dry I layered the letters using pop dots to give it dimension. After that I added the black photo mat to the 8x12 panel, the gingham mat that I had tied a red ribbon around, cut the holes to hang the pieces off with the crop-a-dile and the ribbon holes to hang it also with the crop-a-dile. Oh. I must not forget the flowers! All I did was put a brad though them and add a magnet to the black with a glue dot.



In a matter of 30 minutes I took Jessica's wonderfully cute and fun idea and transformed it into a design that would work for someone else. So my advise for you is don't EVER be afraid to expand on an idea we are sharing or a kit that you purchase, after all its yours!

Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget all the fun give aways happening!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

COUSINS

Hi everyone.

I have been very busy creating things for my niece Alexcis' 4th Birthday... which was yesterday. So for the last few weeks I have been gathering photos or taking photos of my other niece Bailey and my nephew Bryce just so I could whip something up for Alexcis' room. I even went a step further and contacted my BIL Sean's sister for a picture of her boys so that Alexcis can have a fun wall hanging with all of them together. Here is what I did...

I first started out by using the 6x6 acrylic panels (7 panels to be exact). I decided to add a little flare to them by adding AQUA acrylic paint dapper to the edges and setting them aside to dry. As for the papers I used... they were scraps that I had stashed away from a previous project or two. I just cut them down a bit and added Tim Hotlz Distress Ink in Black soot to the edges. I am a huge fan of distressing if you haven't picked that up yet! Once I had adhered the paper and photos I used the Bind-it-all to make my holes. I did do the top panel on the bottom as well as the top so I could lade the green ribbon through. Then I started binding the pieces together with silver wire. Now that I had that done I started placing the embellishments were I liked. I used silk flowers that I have had in my stash forever, bright paper flowers that were made by prima years ago, and the white paper flowers that are used with the glimmer mist. On the white flowers I decided to add a little sparkle and color by using stickles in Lime Green and Turquoise. I did only used the flowers on the girls panels because I KNOW for a fact that the boys would have been upset. Not that it should matter but you have to respect them too. So on the boys panels I used the MOMENTS pack of rub-ons and picked a few words that fit right in with the family theme. Now those adorable letters that spells out "cousins" well those came from Target. They are chipboard stickers and for the life of me I can remember who made them. But they fit the colors and designs with the dots and stripes. So I did get it finished and to Alexcis in time thanks to my parents shipping it off with the vinyl wall sayings I made and the gift my mom found for Alexcis. They funny thing is that my little sister Debbie wants it for herself! Sorry Deb!



Anyway. The inspiration in patterns and colors came right from the bedding that Grandma Sherri (Sean's mom) bought Alexcis. I was told bright and dots. The lines were just an added bonus for me. As we all know inspiration can come from anything! So get inspired and get crafting. Afterall the last day to inter the KONTEST is August 14th click here for details!

Here is a photo of Alexcis in her new big girl bed with her cute Daddy Doll my sister had made for her since my BIL is in Afganistan. Isn't she cute!


Happy scrapping.

Jenn

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

KITS2REMEMBER KONTEST AND MORE

Hi everyone.

So I am sure that many of you have heard about the great K2R Kontest that Jessica has planned to help celebrate K2R anniversary. If not here you go...

We’re looking for a few good scrappers! From now until August 14, Kits2Remember will be accepting emailed entries in to our Kits2Remember Anniversary Kontest. One lucky - and talented - winner will receive a $250 prize package featuring K2R products and more! There are five different categories you can enter your project in to: Acrylic, Metal, Mixed Media, Kits and Rubber Stamps. And the grand prize winner isn’t the only one getting some prizes! One finalist will be chosen from each of the five categories and receive a prize package worth $50. Log on to www.kits2remember.com/kontest for details!

You can also check it out on Jessica's blog.

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NOW for a project.

I know you have heard me say that I am a K2R junkie and I am not lying just ask my hubby! I have had every kit other then the more recent ones, which I will be adding because I believe that they are the best value and so adorable. So the other day I was thinking about my little sister Debbie in Hawaii awaiting her second little girl. I thought it would be fun to make her an album that she could put picture of Brianna in when she arrives. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do and then I remembered that I had some kits that would work perfectly. How many of you have Krew Kit #10 sitting in your stash and not being used? Well that was me, but not any more. These kits have sold out but there are many others that would be wonderful to have or maybe you are sitting on a bunch of K2R acrylic, chipboard or metal and need a little inspiration to get it out. I encourage you to do so and email your project to Jessica so you can be entered into the Kontest.

I did add a few things to the kit... brown mini brads, the 3-D butterflies that I picked up at Target the other day, stickles in blue and green, rub-ons Love words (brown and blue) and Flowers, and rub on letters that were left over from another kit. The paint is a pink paint dabber and the brown ink that I did ALL the edges of the paper with is Timber Brown Staz-on. Other then that all was in the kit and I have plenty leftovers for TWO 12x12 pages or even another book!

I started with a Heidi Swapp Bling Circle that came with the kit, removing some of the jewels so I could add the butterfly, using the ones I removed to add bling to it. The second page... it is a tabbed acrylic "BRIANNA NICHOLE." Once the book was tab, the glitter paper f0r a mat, paper paper, the leaf ribbon, flower and a butterfly with some bling that I cut off of one on the square frames in the kit. The backside would be done the same. panel that I rubbed the word "LOVE" on and stickled it back side. Then I cut out some flowers out of the 12x12 decorative paper. Making sure that I traced the flower cutout on another pattern paper and distressing the edges. The third panel is chipboard.... I covered both sides with the same paper, distressed the edges and added the brown polka dot ribbon. The back side of the chipboard would be the same other then the flower. The forth page... is another tabbed piece with the word "SWEET" and the stickles on there. The next panel is chipboard I covered it with the same pattern paper adding the ribbon and tieing it in a bow. On the back side I did the same cutting a small piece of ribbon and tying it to it as well. The next panel I cut a mat, added a flower, a butterfly, cut a few of the circle blings and added them to tthe corner. I also cut up a square photo bling frame and added it to the lower corner. I also addedthe "cherish" rub-on, flower rub-ons and only used half of the flower on one side and the other half on the other side and then added the stickles. The back panel has nothing on it. I decided to leave that up to my sister whether she wants a photo there or not. But it would be really neat to put a picture of her, her girls and my BIL Sean when we comes home from Afghanistan and meets his little baby for the first time.



I hope that this helps encourage you to take out those wonderful kits you have use them and enter them into the Kontest.

Hope you all help us make this 2 year anniversary something extra special. GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF THOSE WHO ENTER THE KONTEST!

Jenn

Sunday, July 12, 2009

I'm at it again

It feels so good to be in my office working on some type of craft project! Yesterday I did three wall saying and today I did the last one I need to do for my sister. Now I just need to get them to my mom so she can take them to Hawaii when she leaves on the 9th of August. She will be visiting with my sister until October, so that she can be there when ny niece Brianna makes her arrival. Then out there to help my sister adjust to being a mom with a newborn, 4 year old, and a husband in Afghanistan. Enough about that now about the projects right?

I made 4 wall sayings for her. One of them is for my 4 year old niece, she was a little on the jealous side when she saw what we did you Brianna back on the 1st of June. So to help easy that jealousy I made here this wall saying with my Sure Cuts Alot Program and my Cricut Expression...



The next one I made is for my sister's room...



The third one is for her to put above pictures in her house that is a family wall. I did design all of these to be cut apart and placed on the wall so that it will fit the area she wanted better.



The last one I LOVE! It was actually one that I wanted in my kitchen as well, but I haven't ever gotten around to making it.



If you are wondering I got all my vinyl at the Vinyl Outlet store online. The have the best prices and they sell them by the sheet. The sheets are 12x36 and they have a huge variety of colors! ! So it is just a steal.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Check this out

I have just discovered that The Cuttlebug Spot is having a contest - "The Journey to 1,000"! They are trying to reach 1,000 followers by the end of July and need your help. To enter all you have to do is go to their site, sign up as follower and complete a few easy steps and you could win a $1,000 gift certificate to Custom Crops (www.CustomCrops.com)! GO NOW and check it out at www.TheCuttlebugSpot.com

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Vinyl Wall Saying

I can not believe how long it has been since my last post. Things have been really crazy with fund raisers, kids, Madalyn's world quiz meet in Orlando and 4th of July weekend in Lake Havasu. I have had no time to do anything. But now that its all finished my life is slowing down and I am finding time after the kids go down at night to get some of my projects done. The one thing that I have been wanting to do for months is make a vinyl wall saying for my living room, so I did. Last night I spent two hours working on the size and the font. I did use my cricut expression with my Sure Cuts A lot Program that allows you to use the fonts on your computer. Great right? I love my cricut and my cartridges but now I can love it even more. This morning while the kids were playing so nicely together in their rooms I found time to put it on the wall. Lining it up was a little hard by myself, but I think it came out great. Now I need to start working on the 4 I need to make for my sister before my mom leaves on Aug. 8th to visit her in Hawaii. Anyway, here is mine!


I hope that life is treating you all well. Until next time happy creating.
Jenn