Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Romance is in the air...

I just bought a great new paper stack from Ribbon Carousel and I am in HEAVEN. I haven't had this much fun with a new paper stack in forever.

I made this card with the Anything Goes with Party Time Tuesday challenge in mind. One can never have enough ribbon, lace, twine..etc.

Hope you enjoy my work! Have a lovely night!

  • Shabby Chic Stamp Company - Irish Luck
  • Prima - Almanac Collection Paper Stack
  • Fiskars Rotary Trimmer
  • Fiskars Kaleidoscope Border Punch
  • Fiskars Heart Punch
  • Martha Stewart Lace Pack
  • Sewing Machine
  • Self Adhesive Pearls
  • Fabri-Tac
  • Memento Ink Pad - Black
  • Button

Monday, March 26, 2012

30 Days of Fun - Card Rewind

I thought it would be fun to look back at some of the cards I made these last 30 days. :)

Here is my card rewind...

Day 30:

Day 28:


Day 24:

Day 21:

Day 19:

Day 16:

Day 15:

Day 14:

Day 11:

Day 10:

Day 8:

Day 6:

Day 5:

Day 2:

Day 1:

Thank you all for the support. It's been a fabulous adventure!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

No Sew Table Runner - Tutorial

I decided that today should be celebrated by sharing a tutorial. This is a super easy table runner and it looks great when completed.

First, check out the completed project:

Interested?! Perfect, let's begin!

Materials You'll Need:
  • Fiskars Scissors
  • One Yard of Burlap Fabric
  • Lace of your Choice
  • ModPodge
  • Paint Brush
  • Paper Towels

Have everything? Fabulous!

Step One:
Lay out your fabric. Then make a small cut in the burlap at your desired width. This will depend on the size of your table. I made mine 11 inches.

Step Two:
Begin to take one strand and slowly unravel it from the main piece of burlap. This will give you a good rule while cutting your table runner. Once you reach the other end. Cut your piece. (Typically it is best to start on a corner of the fabric but if preferred just repeat this step twice at your desired widths)

Step Three:
After cutting the burlap you will notice it wants to unravel. An easy way to avoid this is to go around the runner (all sides) using ModPodge. If you own a serger, you can sew the edges but for a more natural look, ModPodge is the way to go. ModPadge is so versatile, I use it in just about everything I make. Now, it won't dry immediately but once it dries, you will no longer have any unraveling. It is best to have a paper towel under your project during this step. But, be sure to lift the runner so it doesn't glue itself to the paper towel.

Step Four:
After the ModPodge dries, cut your lace to size and again use the ModPodge to glue on the lace. Repeat with the other side of your runner. Let sit until dry.

Step Five:
Admire your work.. You're done!

It's amazing what a little bit of lace, burlap, and ModPodge can accomplish.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Fiskateer Weekend Blog Hop - Plus Blog Candy (Day 30)

Welcome fellow Fiskateers!

Welcome to the Fiskateers Spring Blog Hop. You should have come from Kelly #6446!
If you are hopping into the middle of our hop and you are a Fiskateer, please start here www.fiskateers.com.
If you are thinking a “Fiskawhat?”, you should know that Fiskateers (www.fiskateers.com) is an online community of craftiness (paper crafts, sewing, gardening, etc.) all based around our love and appreciation of Fiskars (think orange-handled scissors to start). There is a blog, gallery, and message board led by four lovely Lead Fiskateers who along with the other Fiskateers are fabulous at getting creativity flowing via chats, challenges, on-line crops, and interviews with other crafty celebrities. If you would like to join in the inspiration of Fiskateers, or would like to learn more, you can CHECK OUT THE SITE. Then, join in the fun!!
We’ll be hopping all weekend , March 24th and 25th to welcome spring! The blog hop officially ends on Sunday March 25th at 11pm CST. Don't forget some Fiskateers are offering sur-prizes… So be sure to read all directions carefully to participate.

Now let's go ahead and have some fiska fun!

The hop order is as follows:

Kelly #6446 (Patty #2262)

Jennifer Ashley #6361 (You are here)

Courtney #8459 (Shelley #8456)

What is a hop without a little candy incentive?
In celebration of this hop and completion of my goal to make 30 cards in 30 days, one random hopper who comments on this post and follows my blog will win some fun Fiskars treats and the stamp set of their choice from Shabby Chic Stamp Co. Be sure to identify which stamp set you would like in your comment.

For my project, I used quite a few Fiskars' goodies. After all orange is the best and you can never have too many tools! I'm always searching for more!!

But right now my obsession is border punches.

Don't forget to head on over to Judy #5798 next!

Happy Hopping!!!

  • Fiskars Trimmer/Scissors
  • Fiskars Heart Punch
  • Fiakars Round n' Round Punch
  • Fiskars Scalloped Round Punch
  • Fiskars Border Punch Kaleidoscope
  • Paper Smooches - Word Salad Stamp Set
  • Derico Pearls
  • Twinery Twine
  • Martha Stewart Lace Pack
  • Dritz Pearlized Pins
  • Fabri-Tac
  • K & Company - Julianne Mat Pad
  • Button
  • Glue Stick
  • Tim Holtz Grunge-board