Monday, February 7, 2011

Valentine's Ruffly Wreath

I saw a wreath like this on my friend Brittany's Blog so I had to find out how cuz how cute it that! So in my search I found the tutorial on how to make "kristen’s ruffly felt wreath"
In my quest for information I has a chat with Brittany about her experience making this wreath and the only draw back I saw was cutting out 100+ 3" circles out of felt! That is alot of circles to cut. Not only would my hands be sore the circles would inevitably not be perfectly round. Another friend mentioned that I could cut felt on my Cricut Machine...well it didn't work out so well for me, not sure what the trick it but it made for more stress then it was worth. SO when Stampin' Up's Occasions Mini came out and they had a 3- inch circle Sizzix die I knew I had to have it! With the die cut in hand I was able to cut 3 circles at a time and I cut all my circles in about a half hour! That might be the best $18 dollars I ever spent!
With all the circles cut I was on my way...folding and pining on the felt. Super Bowl on the the background I was in the zone. And then it happened...I ran out of felt! Dang it...I was 3/4 the way around the wreath and I was out of the awesome pink felt. But in the end even though there was a delay in finishing it I really enjoyed this project and it gives me ideas for even more projects I can create.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Dude! Sweet Valentine

We are knee deep in Valentine season and I have so many projects to work on. First up is valentines for my little dude! Okay so he is 10 but I just couldn't see sending him to school with pink and red hearts. So I came up with a neutral valentine. I stamped on these little brown bags that I had in my stash...pretty sure I got them on a spectacular sale knowing that one day I would have THE PERFECT use for them...well her it is! No lovey dovey sentiment no ruffles no frills but the little bag is just the right size for a heart lollipop! hehe it is still for Valentines you know.
I simply stamped these bags with craft ink and a silver ink no big tricks...I had 36 to do so no frills is the name of the game!
Stay tuned for the valentines the girls and I are making and a Valentine Wreath that is in the works.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tote-ally Inspired

This darling scripture tote is for my daughter. It has been a long time in coming poor girl! but I think now that it is all finished she will be thrilled. I love using interior design fabrics for these projects the plaid fabric has a great texture to it and the lining is soft and silky to cradle the precious books inside. The flap closes over a small bias cut front pocket with an invisable magnetic snap. What a great simple gift!