Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Want2Scrap & Me!

I have some very exciting news that I can finally share. 
I have been invited to join the Want2Scrap Design Team!

 I am a huge fan of all of their products - chipboard, mini-albums, stencils and Bling!  So many wonderful products to create with!  
I am thrilled to be working with all of the Want2Scrap Designers. Thank you so much to Michele Parrish and the team at Want2Scrap for the warm welcome and this amazing opportunity! 

How would you like a chance to win some Want2Scrap goodies?
Be sure to check out the Want2Scrap blog for details!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Born to Run Layout

Here's a quick and easy layout using Moxxie's new Go the Distance collection. 
This layout came together very quickly. It uses 2 sheets of paper, Finish Line and Marathon, and the Die Cut sheet.

I decided to add a little visual interest and texture to the layout with modeling paste. There are subtle gray dots sprinkled along the edges of the striped side of the Marathon paper.
I simply used punchinella as a stencil to mimic that dot pattern.  I am leaving the journaling area blank as this is a gift for my sister.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play!  Susie

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Color Me Happy with Moxxie's Homespun Easter

Here's a quick and simple layout using Moxxie's Homespun Easter and...  
surprise is not an Easter layout!
I used a craft knife to carefully cut around the bunny so I could slip the picture behind him.  I tied DMC floss in the buttons before attaching them with The Best Glue Ever by ScraPerfect. The tiles are Thickers from American Crafts, designed by Amy Tangerine - love them!

I am leaving the journaling blank because this is a gift for my niece!

Be sure to check the Moxxie Blog for the winner of the Homespun Easter Collection!

I hope you find some time to play!   Susie

Friday, March 1, 2013

Moxxie Homespun Easter Blog Hop!

Welcome to Moxxie's March Muse-A-Palooza Blog Hop!

This month we are featuring and you could win the entire "Homespun Easter" collection, which is wonderfully fresh and packed with cross stitched charm! It evokes a comforting palette in shades of cream, yellow, green and blue. This collection is absolutely perfect for your Easter and Spring themed projects.

To have a chance to win, you need to: 
  • Follow the hop through all eleven participating blogs, check out the beautiful work of the Moxxie Muses, and leave a comment for each of them. 
  • Comments will close at midnight CST on Tuesday, March 5th. 
  • Winner will be announced the next day on the Moxxie blog
  • International fans are welcomed to play along if they agree to pay shipping in the event of their win.

My project this month was definitely influenced by the stitchery theme in this collection. 
 I cut a piece of Bloomin paper to an 11" square. On the back side I drew (2) lines, 1/4" and 1/2" from edge on all 4 sides.  Using a paper piercer and ruler, I punctured the paper every 1/4" on both lines. Using 3 strands of pink DMC floss, I created a channel on the front side of the paper, using a diagonal stitch. I slipped 1/8" strips of dark brown quilling paper under the threads, creating a frame.
The chipboard word "Cherish" is from Want2Scrap and I left it pretty plain, just darkening it a bit with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

The Homespun Easter die cuts comes with an Easter Basket which I decided to alter into a flower basket. I cut small slits on each side and threaded brown ribbon through, taping it on the back to hold it in place, then glued a bow in the center.

I used The Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect to glue tiny Want2Scrap pearls into the centers of my punched flowers.

I created the blossom in the lower right of the layout using the Tattered Flowers Die by Tim Holtz to cut coffee filters. A mix of Victorian Velvet, Tattered Rose, and Tea Dye Distress Inks gave me the right color, then I stacked 3 blooms and attached them with a pearl brad.
 The frame behind the bloom is filled with a piece of burlap, then popped up to create a pocket for hidden journaling. The buttons (also from Moxxie!) down the center of the layout fill the openings in a trimmed down border strip from the Homespun Easter die cuts!

Ready to hop?!!  Here is your hop sequence...  on your mark, get set --- GO!



Thanks so much for stopping on over today!