Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Magnetic Memo Boards

I'm so excited to share these. Not because I think they are something spectacular but because they were so simple and inexpensive that I hope everyone will give them a try! I found some steel baking sheets (it has to be steel so that the magnets will work- no aluminum) at my local dollar store. The round ones are 12" pizza pans and I also bought a couple of 9"x13" cookie sheets.

I used Mod Podge to adhere down some patterned paper that I cut to fit in the pans, then I embellished each one. I cut out the word "enjoy" on my Cricut in cream card stock, then sprayed it with sugared maple and a little pomegranate Glimmer Mist. I added a couple of Prima leaves too.

On this one I used Prima lace trim that I dyed with sugared maple Glimmer Mist and hot glued it around the edge.

The note holders are some regular clothes pins that I glued magnets to the back of, then I used some hot glue to adhere velvet ribbon on them. I made little grape clusters with some grape dew drops and a Prima rose leaf.

This one has a bit of a glare from the camera flash because the word is covered in glossy accents.

I painted these clothes pins black before I glued the ribbon on and added white Prima roses.

More Prima flowers and pearls accent this one.

I used Mod Podge to decopage the same patterned paper onto the clothespin magnets then added some Prima flowers and the Prima pearls.

I used Prima pearls and roses swirls to accent the swirls of the patterned paper.

You can cut the swirls apart very easily to get more out of a package!

This last one isn't finished yet, but I wanted to show you one of the rectangle sheets I've been working on. Since it is 13" long I had to use 2 sheets of paper. I used two different coordinating patterns and then covered the seam with some ribbon. I also used that ribbon on the clothes pins. But I've still got some more embellishing to do :)
I hope you've been inspired to give these a try!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Another Post it Holder

So I'm back at it with the Post-it notepads. This time note stands.
I got the idea from HERE and it seemed so simple and easy I had to give them a try.

I made these two using some patterned paper from my stash of scraps! Then to dress them up, I glued some layered Prima flowers and a little button center to the acrylic stand.
Easy peasy, right? I also made matching pens too!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Another Digi for Sketchy Thursdays

I just got some new digital scrapping software and had to try it out. I find the best and easiest way to work in a digital layout is by following a sketch. So of course I turn to my favorite sketch site, Sketchy Thursdays, for their latest sketch.

Now, I will NEVER trade my traditional paper and scrappy supplies in and go completely digital, but every now and then I just like to play around on my computer and get caught up on the overwhelming amount of photos I need to get scrapped. Plus there are a lot of good freebie design kits out there that are just so fun to play with and you could even do a little hybrid scrapping with them if you like.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Post- it Note Pads

I have been making Post-it note holders lately. Once you start it kinda becomes an obsession. There are just so many wonderful patterned papers to use I just want to make more.
Here are a couple I've made but trust me, there are even more that I haven't photographed!

On this one I used the Prima hydrangea as my inspiration for the colors.

I found the instructions HERE. It's really quite simple, cut a piece of cardstock 3 1/4" x 7 3/8" and you score at 3 1/8, 3 1/2 and 3 7/8 fold on the scores and then snip a little piece out of the middle to make the pen spot. Then decorate the front piece and ta da!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Ghouls Just Want To Have Fun

I participated in the monthly card swap over at Paper Crafting Mania. The theme was Halloween or fall. I went with the Halloween theme because I just love all the Studio g Halloween stamps I have and need to use them as much as I can before the season is over.
The sentiment on this card is actually two of those stamps, one is the spider frame and the other is the words "Ghouls Just Want To Have Fun" I crack up at punny stamps ;)
So keeping with the spider theme I used DCWV patterned paper (released a few years ago) and layered it on some bright purplish pink card stock and I FINALLY used my MS Drippy Goo punch that I've had since last year (but never opened til now) to edge the lime/neon green card stock.
The adorable spider (at least the cutest I've ever seen) was cut on my Cricut using my paper Dolls cartridge, then I covered her (yes, she's a girl, didn't you see her flower?) in black diamond Stickles and added a couple of Prima sweet n sassy flowers with a tiny little rhinestone, cuz ghouls are all about the glamor!

I made a matching envelope in the same shocking green along with little miss spider's cousin on the flap.

Hope you're having a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by.