Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Kitsky Kitchen Layout...

The wonderful aroma of cupcakes, the smiles on my beautiful kids faces, the precious moments we spent together after a hard day of was all captured by a few photographs. On this layout I choose to only use three pictures. I made this layout some weeks ago but since everything is so crazy around here I will share it with you tonight. For this layout I used the What's Cooking Good Looking kit from Divine Design Kits. I made the big red flower using Tim Holtz die cut and Tattered Angels glimmer mist. Layers of yummy Dusty Attic chipboard painted and distressed add interest to this layout along with Melissa Frances cardstock stickers and rub ons...

As always thank you for your comments they mean so much...

Monday, November 29, 2010

Karola Witczak- Divine Design Kits Guest Designer

Hi ladies, today I would like to invite you to Divine Design Kits an online kit club store. All their products are brand new, this month's guest designer is super talented she designs for Prima Marketing, Webster's Pages, Melissa Frances and Dusty Attic among many others. To visit Divine Design Kits please click on the Shop button above...

Thanks and have a great day!

Monday, November 15, 2010

I'm Thankful for...The Shabby Tea Room Challenge!

Sometimes I forget to thank God for all the things that make me happy, for the things that make me stronger, for the things that make me who I am...sometimes I forget to take a moment to look at the sky and enjoy the beautiful blue and white skies...sometimes I forget to thank God for my family, my friends, my work, my parents, for what I have and for the things I'm working for...but today I remembered to look up, I remembered to give thanks, to tell my children how much I love them, I was on time for work...

Today, is the day to Thank God!

This week's challenge at The Shabby Tea room is to create a card or project based on this delicious picture.

I altered a metal birdhouse I found at Michael's dollar bin.

I made the rosettes using Bazzil cardstock, Tattered Angels glimmer mist, Tim Holtz Tattered die cut and distressing inks. I also used the technique I'm going to share...I found this video on you tube and I will share it with you so you can learn how to make this beautiful roses. The process is time consuming but the end result is spectacular.

 I took this technique a little bit further and used the same technique for the leaves. I also inked the flower petals with Tim Holtz ink and sprayed T.A glimmer mist. I hung a canvas bird inside the birdhouse with fishing string to give it some movement. Enjoy the video that was created by Janna.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Fabric House Mini Album- Tutorial

Hi ladies, did you have a nice Halloween? I sure did, we started celebrating since Thursday and it's nice to finally be able to put away all the Halloween decorations and costumes. Now that I finally have sometime to sit down I'm going to share how to make this beautiful mini.
I do apologize for not having pictures for this tutorial, but if you have any questions please contact me and I will help you.

Step One:
Cut 2- 6x6 pieces of chipboard or thick cardstock
Cut 2- 6x8 pieces of chipboard or thick cardstock
Draw a horizontal line two inches from the top of your 6X8. (You should end up with a square of 6x6. Next draw a ^ on top of your 6x6 square. The mid point should be at three inches.

Step Two:
Using your fabric, rotary cutter and ruler cut 8- 6.5x 6.5 squares. Also cut 4- 6.5x 2.5 rectangles for the front and back of the house. Now using a fabric marker mark on the wrong side of your fabric your square after you centered (this will give you a guide line when you sew your sleeve).  For the square with the triangle on top do the same thing.  Pin one of your 6.5x6.5 square to one of the rectangles right sides together. Then sew only the top horizontal edges that you pinned.  Next pin two squares right sides together, pin two square with the sewn triangle-right sides together etc.  You should now have two sets of squares and two sets of the square with the sewn triangled pinned right sides together.

Step Three:
Sew all your sleeves, leave the bottom part open.  Trim as much as you can off the edges and tips.  Iron all pieces.  Insert your chipboard pieces and sew the bottoms shut.  To make this look more professional making a running stich on all four sides of each pannel. Punch out three circles in each pannel.

Step Four:
 Paint all your chipboards, resins, wood pieces everything you want to use for this mini.  Also, print the picture you are using on printing fabric.  Set them aside.

Step Five:
Make a window by punching out 4 squares then glue a piece of lace and adhere it to the pannel.  Make a planter by cutting a 1/2 x 2 an inch strip of wooden paper. Then add two small pieces of the same paper for the sides.  Using your hot glue fill up most of the planter with hot glue, then add moss and tiny flowers.  Adhere with a glue gun.  Using a punch make a border and adhere.  Then glimmer mist a lace applique and adhere after it's dry.  Cut a Welcome sign with your Cricut, then glam it up with some Martha Stewart Glitter.  Adhere.  Add some Melissa Frances pearls for dimension.

Step Six:
Free draw a door (you can do it), adhere lace around it.  Apply chipboard heart and cut out girl from Melissa Frances paper, or print one out from your computer.  Create and adhere a paper border, apply a piece of lace.  Cut out another image or use a sticker for the wreath.  Glue it to the top of your roof.  Adhere pear strand and a single pearl as a knob.

Step Seven:
Cut and apply a piece of lace to the top, then add your picture.  Cut some flowers from the Madeline K& Co paper.  Adhere the flowers and the chipboard, then add a small piece of lace on the left side of your photograph.  Glue on the large scroll chipboard, then add a paper small flower and pearls from Melissa Frances.  The chipboard scroll and dress form are from The Dusty Attic

Step Eight:
Cut a small Doilie in half, then place behind a picture.  Add a scroll shape after you glitter it.  Also, apply some lace under the photo and add some Prima Marketing flowers and a Tim Holtz ticket.  Make a bow out of vintage seam binding adhere to a Dusty Attic Vintage Key and apply to the top of your photo.

Step Nine:
Cut and glitter a scroll shape.  Apply it to the other half of the doillie, then add some pearls to the scroll and a small paper flower.  Adhere then adhere the picture.  Apply some lace and a cut out image .  Add some painted Tim Holtz scrolls a bow made with pearl strand.  Embelish a Prima Flower with coarse glitter and glass shavings.  Adhere. 

Step Ten:
Cut one of your pictures in a circle and adhere.  Cut flowers from Madelline paper and surround the picture.  Add lace around the picture and around the top of the triangle.  Adhere your scroll on the top, I used Dusty Attic scroll (love them!) .  Also, add a small paper rose to the center of your scroll.

Step Eleven:

Cut some ribbon pieces and thread them thru the holes.  Tie them together and that's it, easy!

I really hope you can understand this tutorial and create a beautiful house.  Thank you for your wonderful comments; they really do mean a lot!

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