Summer Frame DIY

Hi friends! Hope you are all having a fabulous day I know I am! I just wanted to share a little project with you that I whipped up the other day! It's super fun and simple and will look fantabulous in anyone's home!
 I had this cute frame I bought from Michael's ages ago and finally decided to put it to use! The first thing I did was paint it teal (a favorite color in our house!) I then found some cute Jar stamps and found some of my favorite paper!

 I stamped all the papers with my cute Mason Jar stamp also found at Michael's! I cut all 12 of the jars and and simply stung them with some yellow twine! I added some cute letters and a few flowers and voila! So simple and easy and the best part is that I can take the jars off and put a new banner up there at any time!
Well I hope you enjoyed my little project! Are you making anything fun for the summer? Feel free to share below! Have a great day friends!

Gelli Print Pillow Box

Hi friends! I hope you all are having a great day and a happy holiday season! Today I am bringing you a super simple (but super cute) tutorial on how to make a pillow box for little gifts and treats! Lets get started!

Things you will need:
An empty toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll cut in half)
Gesso or white paint
Paint of your choosing
Gelli Arts Gel Plate
Fun things like ribbons and anything else you might want to decorate your box with!

I started out by sanding off as much of the left over tissue and then applied two coats of gesso

Now starts the fun! I got out my Gelli Arts gel printing plate and used hot pink first

Next I decided to do some fun green polka dots!

Then I added some teal, after the teal I added a coat of Pearl glazing medium just to add a bit of shimmer!

Fold the two ends into each other and your ready to decorate!
I added a doily, some seam binding and tulle to tie it all together and thats it! Super simple and now you have a cute box to give a small gift in! You would never even guess it was a toilet paper roll! Well I hope you all enjoyed my tutorial have a great day friends!

Fun with Acrylic Skins

 So I have been reading up on Acrylic skins and I have really been wanting to try it out so I thought I would document my little experiment and share it with you! (Let me just say I have made two more of these! Its a bit addicting!) Alright lets get started

Things you need

  • a Transparency (I used a 12x12 sheet protector)
  • Acrylic Paint (I used my high flow acrylics by Golden)
  • Liquitex Glazing Medium
  • Any other fun things you can throw in there! (glitter, puffy paint stamps maybe?)

 First spread out some of the glazing medium onto your surface (whether it be a transparency etc.) Don't worry about it being perfectly even it will settle overnight!

Now add drops of color into your glazing medium! Keep going til its just about full of color! I then just swirled some of the paint together with a toothpick! Then let it dry overnight!

 After it dries overnight it will be clear, I let mine dry two days just to be safe but that's all up to you! It will pull up really easily and feel almost like a taffy so be careful it will stick together!

 I used some black puffy paint to write all over mine and  then cut a heart out of it and put it in my journal! I love that its transparent! So many possibilities! Let me know if you try it out and I will see you soon! Happy Arting!

365 Crafting Time Challenge

Hi friends! Happy Monday! Over on Instagram some wonderful crafters are getting together for a new challenge! Its the 365 Crafting Time Challenge! Well I decided to jump right in and it's been a week and I am so so happy I did! Even if its something simple like punching hearts out of paper to make confetti or just doodling, it's getting something done! I love getting up every morning and dreaming up what I might make or do that day! Here is a little sneak of what I have done so far in a little over a week!

I have done just about everything from make a cute wreath to painting to making a glass fused plate! To find out more about the challenge head over to Sabine's Blog and search #365craftingtime on Instagram!

Scrapook Sunday

So it has been awhile, I know but life has been a bit on the crazy side for these last few months! I got a new job , the ceiling caved in on our house and right  now we are in the middle of moving! This summer has been anything but relaxing but I have been very crafty and creative! Here are some scrapbook pages and some other paper crafting projects I've done in the last month. The first is a altered embroidery hoop that I made for a swap and I really like how it turned out but was so sad to give it away!

Well there ya go, my favorite is the altered dress form and well sadly it was also for a swap and I hope she loves it as much as I did! The two layouts I did for a challenge on Two Peas in Bucket and also for a scrapbooking site called Let's Scrap. I also had a lot of fun making the altered dominoes, they are super fun and easy! I also did those for a swap but I definitely want to make more! Alright that is all for me today but I will be back very soon! I hope you all have a great Sunday!

Scraobook Sunday mini album style!

Hi friends I  hope everyone had a good weekend! Sorry this is coming in so late but I had SO many technical difficulties that caused me to almost give up! Well two hours later here I am with a fun mini album I made for a swap! I really love how it turned out and was SO sad to give it away! I don't have a picture of every page but you get the idea!

Alright that is it for me today, talk to you soon!

Scrappin Sunday!

So I have been bit by the scrapbooking bug again (it comes and goes) but right now I am addicted to making mini albums! So here is one I made earlier this week, I am thinking it might be fun for a Mothers Day gift!

It comes in this cute little box!

The whole album is made out of file folders!

love this page!

Almost all of the flip pages and pockets are made out of the extra pieces of file folder!

This mini album is really really easy to make, you could even make this into a travel journal of some sort, lots of possibilities! Here is the tutorial for the book,mine is tweaked a bit to my liking (I have one more page then she does for instance) Let me know if you guys make one, its a lot of fun! Have a great Sunday, see you soon!

Smashbook Sunday with a fun tutorial!

Hi friends! I am here with another quick tutorial for making your own sticker paper with stamps! I took like five minutes to do and I made a few tags and heart stickers out of it!

So here is what you need-
  • Sticker paper
  • Stamps
  • Die cut machine or stencils
  • Your favorite stamp pad

Start stamping randomly, working your way around the paper freely

Once you are happy with your paper, you can run it through your favorite die cutting machine, or use  a stencil!

Here is what I cut out, plus I have some leftover too!

Here is my finished page, I painted my hearts teal and viola cute stickers for your smashbook!

 Try doodling a full sticker page and you can cut those into fun shapes as well!
To make 3-D stickers you could layer stickers with foam dot adhesives!
Most of all have fun!

Have a great week and I will see you soon!

Smashing Sunday! (and free printables)

Hi friends how are you on this fine Super Bowl Sunday? Since I am not the biggest football fan, I have been spending my day making fun Valentines day goodies! I really want to get back into blogging but life has been crazy ie; a trip to Colorado and lots of other fun things! But here we are reading for some Smashing fun!

Here are the first few pages in my Smash book for 2013

Ok now for the fun, I have a TON of cool freebies I found on the net that you can print out and use in your SMASHbook! Most were found through Pinterest and are also used for Project Life. Here are a few I printed out

Now on to the links!
Some fun Envelopes and Labels
128 Free (not to mention cute) Printables!
Journaling Tags Galore!
Fun Printable Tickets
Even more cute labels!
Great for Valentine's Day!
Some more cute labels!!!
Adorable Camera Printables!
Every Occaison Pritables
Super Cute!

Well there you go! Have fun with these, whether in your journal, scrapbooking, smashbooking or project life album! Have a great Sunday!