09 November 2008

An Shabby Autumn Recipe Book

This is DaisyD's paper, but I 'roughed' it up a bit. I made 5-6 Recipe/Memory cards that are interspersed through the album.

I thought this album would be a good gift for traditional family recipes, ones passed down through the generations so that pictures and memories of times together could be added to the recipes themselves.
It's 4x6 inches. And I used recycled cardboard from boxes, etc. I also got to use a lot of flowers and fun stuff like that.

25 October 2008

My New Obsession - Cupcake Piks!

I've seen some on etsy and thought - I need to do this! So I made a bunch for the craft show last week, Halloween, baby shower, retro Christmas.  I got an order for a wedding shower of 20 piks.  Yeah!
The colors were black, silver and ice blue.  Hmmm . . . So, this is what I came up with.  
I used square inchie and circle punches.  I found the stickers at Joann's.  Then I just used whatever ribbon, stamps and frou frou I could find. 
Can I just say - I love Stickles!
The dollar store is a great place to find stuff if you dig.
I freehanded the white hearts with black and blue pens.  

Upholstery - Ta Da!

Mom came to visit this week. I told her the one thing we were going to do was upholster the chair I got at the Springfield antique flea market last year. So this is it . . .
I've been sitting on it, springs only, for a year. Evan wouldn't sit on it. It's a pretty firm cushion since we put a piece of cardboard in between the springs and the batting, but it feels much better. But I think now that it's done, I think it looks pretty good. We used a brown, mossy velour that changes color depending on the light. I'm pretty pleased with the result. It doesn't look like this in person.
What I learned from this experience was that I am a visual person, but not a spatial person. Eh. After much discussion and many staples, you are now invited to our house and have a seat.

04 September 2008

New Kind of Album - 4x6 Photo Album - Black French Toile

I made these after an idea I saw in a scrapbook magazine. They had simply used their uncropped 4x6 photos in a regular photo album. Then added scrapbooked inserts. I thought, why not?

This is the first one I've posted on etsy. I love the glitter sticker flourishes.

And the brown craft paper. It looks antique, but with the black and white very elegant.

27 August 2008

Fall Drive II

I wanted to do a purple/green halloween book last year and found the perfect paper at BigLots. This is the first result - "Monster Mash!"

Here are some of the monsters locked inside . . . Dracula the Vampire . . . Frank-n-stein . . . and a Mummy.
I used glitter and popdots on practically every page, so it really isn't that scary, but I think it turned out pretty cute. I used the extra scraps from the pages for a couple witchy tag albums. 6 pages per album, these had a lot of glitter and pops too.
I think tag books would be great for grandma or auntie brag books. Or they could hold favorite and fun halloween recipes and notes.
These are currently posted on etsy, but if they haven't sold I'll have them at the craft shows in October and November.

Fall Drive I

This is my latest tag book project, "Apple Red Happiness" which had Evan unconsciously whistling the tune the other day. he he. The papers are from the Fall Stack DCDW(?), and I love the candy apple pinks, oranges and browns with the lime green.

I got the stickers a couple months ago and this went perfect. Hopefully I'll have enough tags to do 2 books. I've also added some apple quotes which help fill it out. Little Daisy Alt font.

I also posted some fall paper piecings on etsy last night. Here are the little acorns that are a part of the offering. Even though this has been a mild summer, I'm looking forward to autumn.

07 August 2008

Blue and Green all Over!

This paper came in a kit I got at Flower Factory for $2.95. I'm really happy with how this tag book turned out. The flowers didn't even come with it! They work perfectly though.

I cut the pieces out about a month or so ago and finally got around to putting it together. I've got a larger album that I've only got a few more pages to finish and we'll add that to the craft show inventory.

More Secret Llama

Signage "The Secret Llama"

I've been thinking about signage for my craft show booths and came up with this -- photocopied vintage fabric that I splayed around my llama pic. I'll hang "the secret llama" and then use the smaller signs for different things I'm selling. I'm thinking I'll attach some clothes pins to the back so that I can just clip it to whatever.

I love the font, Girls are Weird, which I got from dafont.com.

I thought it turned out pretty good all in all. So I made some notecards to go along with it. Added some buttons and viola! Now Evan's just got to figure out how to hang it.