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Friday, April 29, 2011

Buttefly Notes

Well, it's Friday again already and my day at The Beary Scrap Design Team Challenge Blog. This is my third and my last "Things with Wings" project-- this time with an insect-- and I am back to butterflies again because I just can't get enough of them! My project this week is an altered tin "Notes" holder, the perfect little container for storing handmade cards all ready to be sent out .

I attached the paper to the front of my tin with good old Glue Dots (I prefer Zots by ThermoWeb but I also use the Glue Dots brand a lot). I have tried many different types of adhesives for putting paper on tin and found that the best thing is still glue dots.

To embellish the front of my tin, I created my own banner spelling "Notes" and then also made some felt flowers by cutting a small circle from felt, then starting at the outside and cutting in a spiral until I reached the middle. Then I put a large bit of hot glue in the spot I wanted and starting from the outside edge in, wound the felt round and round to create a flower, finishing off with a pearl for the center. I added felt leaves and some pearl floral centers to my flowers as well.

Here are some 3-D views of the top of the tin to show how the butterfly and flowers pop up:

And also a quick look at the inside cards-- they are just simple, without any sentiments, that way they can be used for whatever!

Check out our current Beary Scrap Challenge-- Things with Wings-- by clicking here and enter your own project. Thanks for looking!

Friday, April 22, 2011

More Things with Wings

Happy Friday to you! It's Week 2 of our Things with Wings challenge-- keep up the entries, you have until April 30 at 11:59 EST to enter for your chance to win a voucher to The Beary Scrap.

Here is my second creation for Things with Wings -- this time adding a feather!

I cut around the scrolls of this paper then distressed it with my Zutter Distress-it-All and added Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut Stain. Then I just had a blast adding all those fun embellishments-- mulberry paper roses, hand crocheted flower, rhinestones, lace, net and sequin trim and, of course, feathers!

I used this sketch from Card Patterns to create my card:

Have a lovely weekend and take some time to create something beautiful!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Things with Wings at The Beary Scrap

We have a brand new Beary Sweet Challenge and I am the first DT up again and absolutely thrilled to show you my layout of "Things with Wings." Two weeks ago, we had a "girls" trip to Las Vegas, Nevada (about 10 hours from where I live). My youngest sister and her family live there and so my other sister and I took our daughters, along with my mom, to visit for Spring Break. We had a fabulous time, soaking up some much needed sun by the pool and visiting some Vegas sights (I do have a picture of daughter with some Elvis impersonators-- I'll save that for another week!).

One of the highlights was lunch at Serendipity 3- a really fun restaurant near Caesar's Palace (check out our frozen hot chocolate, yum!)- and visiting the Bellagio Conservatory which was planted with tulips, poppies and even butterflies! These were the perfect pictures for my layout this week--

I based my layout on this great two page sketch from Sketchy Thursdays:

I had so much fun making this layout and using lots of fun new goodies from the store including Pink Paislee's Butterfly Garden papers (absolutely gorgeous!) and charms.

Other great stuff I used includes seam binding-- new for me but oh so much fun! I spritzed with water and crinkled it up then sprayed with Pearl Gimmer Mist and adhered to my layout with glue lines. Seam binding in many colors will be in stock soon so check the store website! I also used lace and some handmade crocheted flowers-- I must still be on that vintage kick that seems to be going on at The Beary Scrap.

Thanks for looking and have a lovely weekend! Take some time to create your own project that has "Things with Wings" and enter it in our challenge for a chance to win a voucher to The Beary Scrap.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Take Note: A Beary Sweet Sketch

Happy Friday-- I hope a small bit of Spring weather is finding you out there! I am excited to show you my 2nd version of our current Beary Sweet sketch-- for my project this week I have embellished a box for keeping greeting cards and I hope you can see the sketch in there somewhere (I promise it's there on the front :):))!

I have used the For the Record collection by Echo Park and I love these papers-- a little bit bright, a little bit vintage, with black accents, it's perfect! I used several of the sticker accents on the front, along with some lace and Prima trellis roses. My roses were originally white but I sprayed them with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Brick to match the paper.

Inside I created dividers with different categories of greeting cards. Now it's all ready to fill up and organize some great handmade cards.

Now, it's your turn-- let's see how you interpret this sketch and enter it in our current Beary Sweet Challenge before April 14 11:59 EST. I can't wait to see your beautiful creations!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Card Sketch + Mothers' Day

Spring is here and that means a flood of holidays are just around the corner-- Easter, Mother's Day, Fathers' Day, and graduation. Here is my version of a Mothers' Day card--

made using this great sketch from Card Patterns Weekly Sketch Blog:

Monday, April 4, 2011

Blog Candy Winner!

Thanks to all who entered my Blog Candy and especially to those of you who played along with us at The Beary Scrap in our Birthday challenges during all of March. There were 31 entries total (Remember, duplicates or deleted comments were not counted in the final total) -- And now. . . . drumroll. . . the lucky winner of my blog candy is comment #6 -- Aly's Mom!
Please leave a comment with your email on this post and I'll contact you to get mailing information. Congratulations!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Thank You!

A Big Thanks to all of You who entered my Blog Candy! You are wonderful! I will have the winner posted on Monday morning (April 4th). Good Luck!

Our New Challenge Sketch

Welcome to a brand new challenge at The Beary Scrap-- I am so excited to be the first DT to show off our new sketch! Here is the sketch:

And here is my take, using some fun pictures from when my daughter lost a tooth paired with these gorgeous papers from Graphic 45. I cut some of the papers apart and then used foam tabs to pop up some of the flowers and a fairy.

A close up of my 3D embellishments, complete with lots of Stickles!

I am also entering my layout in the following challenges:

Pile it On-- #13 Cutie Patootie
Tuesday Throwdown-- Florals
The Kraft Journal-- Flowers
ABC Challenges-- R is for Flowers

We want to see your take on this sketch too, whether it be for a layout, a card or any other project you can dream up! Enter your project at our DT blog between now and April 14th at 11:59 EST for a chance to win a Beary Scrap voucher.