Here is the page that I created with the sketch above. As you can see the journaling and title block have a sheer overlay to help the text to pop off the page. There are different ways to interpret the sketch so I can’t wait to see what you all create with this one. I have a few more that I will be sharing with you over the next few weeks. I hope that you all enjoy working with this sketch. Let me know what you think. The paper that is used for this page is from the Happy Go Lucky kit from the Shabby Princess.
Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
I have really enjoyed this book. The patterns are very well written with easy to follow directions. The book is organized by skill level and this really makes it easy to pick up the book and find something on any skill level. I do think that you need to know how to read a pattern and have basic sewing skills.
If you want to learn how to sew then you need to find a beginner’s book. I really like this book because I wanted to find a book that included full size patterns that I did not have to enlarge and that late at night when I got home from the bookstore I could start making the bags and not have to find a late night copy shop to make enlargements.
The images throughout this book make you want to keep flipping the pages and keep looking to see what you can find in the pages. You can see influences from ready-to-wear in the pages of this book also. I love how they really play well together, and they mix great and show how each bag can fit well into your wardrobe.
This is a very beautifully photographed book and would make a great coffee table book if it was just a book of images. I love the way the images make you want to make each and every project out of this book. I am the type of person that when I by a how-to book I at least have to make one project as soon as I get home or at least within a day of purchase.
I love that these patterns are almost instant gratification. I did not have to purchase too much extra things for the projects that I didn’t already have in my stash. I only had to purchase the interfacing and I knew that I could use any of the fabrics in my stash.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
I have been busy crafting. I have made some headbands with fabric scraps, and inexpensive Dollar Store elastic headbands. Add in a little hot glue and small paper pieces for the foundation and you have a collection of headbands. Tutorial after the jump.
I used a large circle punch to punch the base out of cardstock. Then I covered each circle with matching fabric. I then made the rolled fabric flowers using a tutorial from Allison Burke and then used a hot glue gun to adhere the flower to the base.
On the blue one I added 3 pearl buttons just to add a little something extra. On the third one I used ribbon scraps from my ribbon jar to finish off this one.I love the way it turned out with the look of leaves, Next time I think I will use various colors of green to make a more realistic leaf. The last one is made out of multi-color polka dot fabric that has a white background, It really created a different effect with the green, blue, and pink colors popping off the white background.
These were very easy to create. After I ran out of headbands I made a few more flowers and now I just need a few more headbands to finish them off. I might turn them into pins because they are larger than the ones that I made for these headbands. My youngest daughter really loved these and then she asked me if I was going to make her some more in other colors so that she could have one for every outfit. I had to laugh because she is such a girly girl and loves to dress up and my oldest daughter laughed when I said that I would make her one for every outfit too, (she would rather not dress up and be casual every day).
Monday, December 27, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
I have been taking so many pictures that I had a lot left over and so I decided to use the templates from PhotoScape to created a few 12 x 12 pages with just the leftover pics. I thought I would share what I have finished. These were fun to make because I only had to add the pictures. They were very quick.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Font is Santa’s Sleigh and the paper and embellishments are from Designer Digitals.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
This day has been hard for the past 3 years. We have been
coming to the Cemetery to release balloons on Joe's birthday.
We will always miss him and this time of the year is very hard
on us all. Dinner followed at O'Charlie's and everyone was
there except for Josh and Sarah because they were with
their dad for the holidays. You can see the balloons are in
the top picture you just have to look very closely.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Day 11 was a full day that include decorating my church and filling bags for the homeless. We made Blessed to Bless bags and I also decorated our yard. We had a very fun and eventful day.
Day 12 turned out to be a surprise snow day. We were thrilled to see the snow after church, When we arrived home after eating dinner we were greeted with a snow covered roof. The girls were having a fit thinking that they would get a snow day out of school on Monday. But no such luck for us we had to go to school any how with very blistering winds.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Sometimes I feel so overwhelmed with life and all its trappings. I was listening to my youngest daughter talk tonight and she was telling me how she did not feel like she fits in at her school. I listened quietly as she was talking and then she started to cry about how she was so different from the rest of her friends because she believed in Jesus and they didn’t and she was very upset by this thought that they believed in “Santa” but not Jesus, and it hit me that it can take a child to make us see what we have. I told her that God did not make us to “fit in” he made us to led by example and to standout and be different and to show the world that there is something more to life and we can have a better life with Jesus in it. We are to be a light in the world and to let God shine through us. We need to have so much of God in us that the light can not be missed. Our light can shine on everyone no matter what we are going though if we give God the opportunity to work through us. We need to let God use us to be a witness to the people around us where ever we go we are his ambassadors.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Ali Edwards about not worrying about perfect pictures, if they really tell the story.
Digital paper from Designer Digitals (recolored to match)
Digital Alphabet from Designer Digitals (recolored to match)
Stitching element from Designer Digitals
White Snowflakes (stamp from the PhotoScape library)
Merry Christmas (stamp from the PhotoScape library)
Font (My Computer)
Supplies: Digital Paper Freebe from Designer Digital. I recolored it to match the colors of the papers that are in my completed base pages. The Frames are also freebes from Designer Digitals. The date circle is from Designer Digitals also I recolored it to match my page and then added the day and year. I cannot remember the font name I will try to find it and repost. It came standard on my computer. I used PhotoScape to create the page.