Saturday, March 31, 2012

Did YOU leave this comment on my tea pot Blog Hop for Paper Crafters Sampler?????

Anonymous said... how you got your sure succeeded! And your embellishments really compliment your teapot. Thanks for entering me into your drawing...

If you did........YOU WON the March Issue of Paper Crafters Sampler!!!
Melanie already has your information and will contact you for your issue - I would LOVE to see what you do with your tea pot template or any other project from the issue -

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

PCS High Tea Blog Hop

*NOTE – High Tea blog hop officially starts March 28th so if you’re here a little early, be sure to come back and see all of the projects the PCS design team has created for you.

Welcome to the Paper Crafters Sampler “High Tea” blog hop featuring our 3D teapot template from the March issue of the Paper Crafters Sampler entitled, “Orange Blossom Tearoom”.

With the current trend of tea images in the paper crafting world, it only seemed appropriate to offer a tea-related template, and that is our newest “High Tea” 3D, teapot.

Now-a-days, teapot come in so many sizes and shapes, it was easy to select one for my inspiration. What did you think of what I’ve created ?

I took my inspiration from pictures of Vintage French Enamelware Coffee Pots - I think they look more like modern day tea pots ;)  Here is my inspiration photo:

I did a fun little technique to get mine spotty and shiney :)  I first cut out the template and then went to town.  This template was very easy to put together and super fun!!  Here are some shots of it:

The lid even comes OFF!!!  And there is an opening in the spout to pour treats out of!

I had SO much fun embellishing this beauty!  Here is a close up of the flowers and hopefully a better picture of the finish of the tea pot :

There sure are some AWESOME tea pots on this tour - make sure to make your complete round through the tour.  If you started here, you can make the full round and end up here.

Make sure you visit all the design team members' blogs for fabulous ideas! As a "thank you", each design team member will randomly pick a winner to receive the Orange Blossom Tearoom issue for FREE! To enter, leave a comment on our hop posts by Friday. And join in the fun of making your own teapot!

Now, feel free to go back and take another at  Tiffany Bauer's teapot images or select the “Click Here” button before and hop on over to Karen Squire's  blog.  
I would love to know what you think of my tea pot - have a wonderful tour!


Monday, March 26, 2012

Have I told You Lately........

.....that I love this designer series paper???

I can't believe that it is available for such a short time - Sale a Bration Rocked!!  Only a few more days left.

I decided to do something a little different with the ribbon that is in the Everyday Enchantment collection.  We curled it like curly ribbon in club last month, I heated it with my heat tool wrapped around a pencil for the Limoge Trinket box a post or two earlier.  Wonder what I did with today's post????  Hmmmm.....

Well I have a scrapbook layout to share today.  I have VERY few pictures of my daughter and I together because I am the one always behind the lense......but one day I handed my camera to the hubby and he clicked a few pictures for me.  So I had to scrap it, right?  lol  Wanna see?

I just swoon over this pack of paper - {{sigh}}

Take a closer look at the flowers.  I used the mixed bunch punch and various flower dies in my big shot.

Did you see it??  Did you?
What I did with the ribbon???

Go back up and look again - now do you see?

Yes - I pierced circles on my layout and used the sale a bration ribbon to stitch on the layout.  cute?  right?

Well, thanks for checking in on me today - now to getr the little one out to the bus stop :)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Will you put it with a Fox?

Or will you put it in this box?

Sorry {blush} - could't resist.  :)

I bet you are really wondering where I am going with this........I know I sure would be.....LOL

Well - I have still been tinkering with the templates from Paper Crafters Sampler Library and I had to try one of the Limoge Trinket Boxes from 2011 Christmas Issue.  I mean -I had to - how could you not want to try one of these awesome boxes?

So - You wanna see my version of the Limoge Trinket Box?  I would love to share it with you.

I am really  - I mean REALLY - gonna miss the Sale A Bration designer series paper, Everyday Enchantment.  It is just so beautiful!

And not to mention that there is a coordinating pack of brads and organza ribbon that you can also get for FREE!  Here is a closer shot of the flower on top. 

Did you see that curled up ribbon?  I took the ribbon and taped the end to a pencil (it was closest - looking for a round dowel rod was out of the question - lol!) and spiralled (is that a word?) it around the pencil and taped the other end to the pencil.  Then I pulled out my trusty Heat tool and heated it up.  Let it cool and took off pencil - PERFECT - cool curled ribbon.  {{luv}}

I would love your thoughts on this cutie -

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Let the Light......

......Seed In!!!

LOL - did I get you there?  I bet you sang "Let the light shine in........"

Wonder where I am coming from with the light-seed talk?  Really?  I sure would be if I were you......I would maybe even think I have lost it........if I ever had "it" to lose - LOL!!!  Hehe!!!

Ok - I will explain......

I have another project to share with you from a template from the Paper Crafters Library.  I pulled out the Garden Lantern template from the April 2010 issue.  Want to see what I did?

I can't hear you.......let's try that again......


Alright - that's better ;)

I looked at the lantern and my mind went straight to bird feeder.  Yours did too, right?

I used window sheets for the lantern windows and even poked a little hole to put a stick (from my yard - I am SO in touch with nature - lol!) as a feeder spot - not sure if you can see that in the picture or not....but it is there ;)
I then did a patina technique on the roof part and let my birdies at it.  They look happy with it, don't they?

I would love to hear what you think about it.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Beacon of GUM!


Sometimes these silly titles just come to me - and sometimes I have to "work" on them - lol.  Today's just came to me.  {{giggle}}

I have still been playing with the templates from the Paper Crafters Sampler Library - and today I have a fun twist to share with you.  Wanna see?

This is the Lighthouse Template from the July 2011 issue.  I looked at it and immediately thought - gumball machine.  You saw that too, right???  lol

Head on over to Paper Crafters Sampler Library and check it out - make sure to tell Melanie that Regina sent you.  Use the code PCSRC if you decide to join up with us.

Monday, March 12, 2012

At the Sock Hop

HI All!!

Guess what???? 

No......that's not it........

Guess again -

No..........not that either!

Ok - I guess I will just tell you - ;)   lol!

I have been playing with some templates from the Paper Crafters Sampler Library and I couldn't resist.......

You know how sometimes I will come to you saying I have been playing with a challenge and something gets in my head and I just can't get it I just need to do it?    Well......that happened again - lol

I was playing around with the baby bootie template from the June 2011 Issue....and I could have just made soem booties right?  you know - pink ones, blue ones??  But all I could think about was waaayyyyy back to my daughter's first halloween at camp and I made her a fifties costume with a gray poodle skirt......Do  you have any idea where I am going with this?  {{giggle giggle}}

I HAD to make saddle shoes - I had to do it - wanna see?

Head on over to The Paper Crafters Library - this is the June 2011 issue.  If you decide to join up - be sure to tell Melanie that Regina sent you and use the code PCSRC.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Paper Crafters Sampler Now Available

Hi All!!

It is time for another sneak peek for the March issue of Paper Crafters Sampler!!  This month the designers focused on Orange Blossom Tea Room - Doesn't that title just make you feel relaxed??  {{sigh}}

Want to see a bit of what I created this month?  Do ya? Do ya?   Ok - :)

Oh this was F.U.N.!!!
Head over to Paper Crafters Sampler and be sure to use the code PCSRC when you sign up - tell Melanie that Regina sent you ;)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A little eye candy for you!!

Hi All!!!

Today - I am going to share a few sample pictures I took a couple of weeks ago while I was in Columbus for Stampin' UP!'s Regional event.  It was so much fun and there was A LOT of inspiration there - here are a few pictures for your enjoyment ;)

Now if that doesn't give a little inspiration - ;)

Have a wonderful day!!