Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
So Sweet by Lisa Dickinson: patterned paper (Jillibean Soup) + embellishments (Creative Charms) + letters (American Crafts) + font (Traveling Typewriter)
I simply cut a large heart from kraft cardstock and stitched it to my background. Then I sprinkled it with the embellishments, some brads, and a few circles of patterned paper.
So if you're craving a sweet treat on a hot summer afternoon, grab the Deal of the Month and make a page about it! The best part? These yummy treats are calorie-free! :)
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
The train made a fun little accent for the bottom of the page.
And I used punched circles to add some "pop" to a couple of the brads.
I also made a fun little card to share this month:
Blooming Garden, added a blue Gradient Gem Brad to the center of my flower/sentiment, three Gradient Gem Stickers along the bottom scallop, and some blue Polka Dot ribbon. I love how quickly these fun embellishments made this card come together!
Sunday, June 20, 2010
This first one is a sketch challenge on the SVG Cuts site. The challenge is to do a page about yourself.
This second page features two cousins. Love the felt butterfly and flowers. I added some hand-stitching and layered some patterned paper for this one.
Enjoy your Summer!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Since the 4th of July is rapidly approaching I feel it's now time to pay homage to the wonderful land-of-the-free that we call America! Our home bursts at the seams with all things Americana and I love how proud it makes me feel, so I decided to add yet another piece of patriotic glory to my decor and this is a banner that will stay right where I photographed it, on my shelf by our front door. I made this by first painting 3 wooden stars with white acrylic paint, then sanding them to distress them a little. I then decopaged papers from Webster's Pages to the fronts of the stars, then added a border of distressed linen stickles for some sparkle. Then I created 3 paper rosettes, adhere silver tinsel underneath and added glitter to the edges of those as well before glueing them down on the stars. I then painted 3 wooden letters white, sprayed them with adhesive and added glitter to the front, then adhered those sweet little gems from Creative Charms, to the tops of the letters. For the wooden spools, I painted them first, decopaged papers around them, and added gems to those as well, for a little bling. When all the pieces were finished, I had my hubby drill some tiny holes in the corners so I could thread some wire through to connect them. I hope you enjoy as much as I enjoyed making this. :)
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Best Friends card.
Vintage Poppies with Pearl Brads - PURPLE, Vintage Brads - PURPLE, Netted Flower.
Have a great day!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Happy Thursday! This is Diane (aka Capadia) from the Design Team and I am having so much fun with my Cricut and the Creative Charms "Deal of the Month" for June. These embellishments are perfect for all sorts of Cricut projects. Here are just a few...
For this friendship card, I used one of the red jumbo polka dot brads and the red & white fancy polka dot ribbon. I sized the flower cuts from the Sweet Treats cartridge to make the center the same size as the brad.
Two of the second darkest shade of red gradient gem stickers accent the dots on the "i"s in "missing" on the Cricut cut from the Stamping cartridge.
This tasty card features one of the yummy cakes in the sweet tooth felt sticker and epoxy brad set. The Cricut cuts are from the Sweet Treats cartridge.
The cake is sitting on a scalloped circle of pink glitter cardstock and is raised with foam squares.
This simple project uses a $1 visor from the craft store and the spring bouquet felt garden medley from the June Deal of the Month. The word "sweet" is cut from the Paisley Cricut Cartridge in red vinyl to adhere easily to the foam.
There are so many items in the June deal - I'll be busy making Cricut projects with them for the rest of the month!
Details on the Cricut cuts and some helpful tips for making these projects can be found on my blog, Capadia Designs, at THIS POST.
*paper - American Crafts, Martha Stewart, Core'dinations, Creative Memories, DCWV, Making Memories, Luxe Designs
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
With this kit, I did a layout about my daughter. I went ahead and scrapped the not so perfect photos. She still looks adorable! (if I do say so myself)
Here's a close up:
Here, in the close up, I combined the pink flared flowers with a hot pink gem brad. It was easy to do. Just take a craft knife and position it in the middle of the flower, and poke through. Make sure you are poking through on a craft mat or similar surface. Slip the brad through the opening and you have a completely different look! I also bent the petals to give it more dimension. Such a fun way to use the two together.
I also used the gorgeous sequined flowers to go with the "cluster". I created another cluster in the corner with the pink sequined flowers. I love creating clusters!
I also used the pink gem brads on the butterflies. Using a die cut machine or punch, cut a butterfly out of cardstock, then embellish it with the brad. To add even more sparkle, I added a bit of glitter glue around the butterfly edges.
The final fun little detail I added was using one of my favorite Creative Charms products, the gradient gems. I think I use them on every layout I make! They come in a variety of sizes and colors, so I always have the perfect one!
Here I used it as an accent for the "dot" on the letter "i". Instead of just using the dot, I used the asterisk mark, then added the pink gradient gem to make it look like a little flower.
I hope you enjoyed seeing how I used these pink products on my layout.
*(paper: My Minds Eye Quite Contrary. Bazzill cardstock.)
Sunday, June 6, 2010
cardstock (Bazzill Basics) + letter stickers (Jenni Bowlin Studio) + stamp (Studio Calico) + felt, jewels, brads (Creative Charms)
I used three cardstock circles as a "home" for each cluster of accents: the vibrant felt butterfly, strawberry, and flowers, the rhinestone gems & brads, and those lovely red polka dot brads (my very favorite item in this kit!).
So enjoy your summer and don't forget to squeeze in a bit of time for scrapping, ok?
Friday, June 4, 2010
I made two projects with this little embellishment kit... first, a jeweled heart love frame.
I used the pink gradient gem stickers on the chipboard heart that I had at home. Simply cover your favorite chipboard shape with the little gems and adhere to the outside of the frame. Place patterned paper on the inside of the small frame. Add a rubon if desired.
Next, I used this special set to make a card.
I used the light pink gem brads, a pink 3d butterfly brad and a few radiant sequin flowers.
One of my favorite things to do with the radiant sequin flowers is to layer them with other flowers, as you can see on this card. Also, the gem stickers from the kit make a fun little flight path for the butterfly.
Have a happy day!, Charity
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
These cards were pretty simple, but when I put the cute little embellies on them, I really didn't feel like they needed anything else.
Thanks for looking!