May 30, 2012

Floral Bird Nest

Hi.  Over the weekend I brought two baskets from the Dollar Tree.  I got them because I wanted to use the little birds that I had purchased on ebay.  I thought the oval shaped baskets would make the perfect bird nest.
I painted and distressed the baskets then I added scrapbook paper to cover the background.  I also cut out messages for the background from the Ciao Bella Paper Stack put out by DCVW.  I also make little bird nests to sit underneath the little birds.  I used twine and dark beige yarn mixed together for this.  Then I finished out the project with lace, ribbon, and a few paper and fabric roses.  This would be a great gift and it can also be personalized with the person name on the background. 

Items that I used:

Ciao Bella Paper Stack by DCWV
Prima Flowers
Fabric Rosettes
Pink, blue, and beige Lace from my stash
Dollar Tree Baskets
White spray paint
Blue Spray paint
Antique White Paint for distressing Apple Barrel by Plaid

May 24, 2012

Envelope Mini Scrapbook Album Fancy

Hi.  Here's another scrapbook that I did this last week.  I was inspired by a video made by ArtSongandSoul on YouTube.  In her video "BB Country Album - Mini Album" she used cardboard and envelopes for her scrapbook.
What I liked the most about her video was the fact she exposed part of the corrugated part of the cardboard on the front of her cover.  I thought that was a very creative thing to do.  I did the same thing for my scrapbook.  This is a very inexpensive way to make a mini album.  In fact, I didn't have to spend anything to make it because I already had everything around the house. 

Items that I used in my scrapbook:

Cardboard box
Pink Cardstock paper
White Cardstock Paper
JoAnn Craft Essentials Glitter Glue Pink
White Paint Liquitex Titanium White
Pink Paint Folk Art Baby Pink 633
Pink Nylon Butterflies
Martha Stewart Matriarch Butterfly Punch
Scrap Lace and Ribbon I had around the house
Prima Marketing Fancy Flora Paper Stack
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Rubber Stamps

May 12, 2012

May 7, 2012

Wedding Craft Ideas

Recently, someone asked me to do a video about Wedding Crafts.  Here are a few things that I made. I used the color pink, but you can make the same items in any color that you like.
You can have a lovely wedding without breaking the bank.

Here is a list of the items I used to create the wedding crafts that I made.

Paper Roses by IamRoses
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tattered Rose
Lace from Joanns
Pink and Cream Ribbon from Ebay
Scrapbook Paper by DCWV "The Spring Fling"
White Glitter Glue by Darice