Monday, January 31, 2011

February DT Reveal

This month I got to work with some great BoBunny products for the TSF Design Team.

Some blissful fun in Florida last Christmas. I added trim, crochet flower and Scenic Route chipboard letters.

Another layout of last Christmas, this time on a canal lights cruise. So beautiful! I added Prima flowers, Doodlebug mini alpha rub ons, Maya Road kraft tags, floss for stitching.

A few shots from Singapore, our Asian adventure in August 2009. I love the "merlion" the mythical creature mascot for Singapore. I added the large doilie, BoBunny fabric blossom, the BG chipboard letters.

Be sure to head over to the TSF Gallery to check out what the other talented DT ladies crafted this month!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Spring Planting

A while back Christa issued a DT challenge on the TSF forum to make a layout showing a new years resolution. This year I am really trying to not sweat the small stuff and be sure to "stop and smell the roses." This layout of our spring planting last year really showcases that resolution! And what a great memory on a snowy January day. I used pp by K & Co., plus Doodlebug and MLS alpha stickers and a cute Sassafrass feltie. Thanks Christa for another great challenge. Check out the TSF Forum for this and other great challenges!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Fun with Sentiment Stamps!

It is my turn over at Two Scrapbook Friends to post a card challenge. I used these Stampin Up stentiment stamps in a fun way. I stamped then embossed them and then punched circles to form the base for these flowers!

It's a fun way to get an embellishment and a sentiment all in one! Thanks for peeking!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Great things at the Two Scrapbook Friends Forum

What's new at the Two Scrapbook Friends Forum? I'm glad you asked!

Monthly 5 for 5 challenges… where each month a DT member will launch a challenge where the first 5 people to sign up get 5 scrappy items in the mail to create from! Find this under Challenges, Contests and Prizes.

Monthly Sketch Challenge – A sketch a month with prizes at the end! Find this under Sketches!

Here's January's sketch...check out the Forum for more details!

Online Crops – First of which is the weekend of Feb 4th – 6th! We are working on the challenges now and boy are they fun. Did I mention prizes yet?? Also we have another planned in March!

What’s your Recipe Challenge – You will have to tune in to learn what this is all about!

Guest DT Members – By invitation only so you are going to want to show your work here!

Blog Hops - with prizes.

National Scrapbook Day Challenge – with prizes.

A Scrapbook Rewards Program!

Are you sensing a pattern here?

Head on over to the TSF Forum to get involved, be inspired to get some of your projeccts completed, and maybe even win a prize!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Kobo Kozy!

I haven't had a chance to sew much lately. But when Santa brought this Kobo for us for Christmas I knew that I would make a cosy for it out of leftover red felt I had from making Christmas stockings.

I am really loving my new Kobo. Can't wait to take it travelling with all those books in one small package!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Birthday Card Challenge

Over on the TSF forum, Dee challenged us to create a birthday card. You always need them right? I made this one from the BoBunny scraps from a recent TSF kit and also used a cupcake diecut left over from my 2011 BG calendar. I also found that white square metal tag in my stash. Perfect!

Check out the forum for other great challenges!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sketch Challenge

Happy Monday! It is my turn over at Two Scrapbook Friends to post a layout or sketch challenge. I chose this PageMaps sketch that I have used many times. I just love its versatility!

Here's my take on it with a slight rotation to fit my photo. I used some pp by K&Co. What nice memories of planting in our garden!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Friendzy Friday-- felt garland

I hope you are not sick of the holidays yet! I know I was sad to see them end. I wanted to share a fun garland made from felt that I crafted for the miniature tree I brought to Florida for the holidays. Regan made something similar back in the fall and she inspired me! I wanted to have something that would easily get through airport security. I figured felt was the least threatening holiday decoration around!

I started with some heavy duty cutting dies. They are great for felt. The only other supplies needed is some twine to string the decorations, eyelets, and some embellishments. I used ric rac and buttons.

I cut out all kinds of shapes from the felt: stars, mittens, and Christmas ornaments.

Then I punched each and set an eyelet for ease of stringing.

Then I decorated each one with some contrasting ric rac or buttons. And then I strung them all on some twine.

Here is my cute mini tree!

And a detail shot too. Maybe an idea to file away for next year?

Thanks for looking!