Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Cocoa Dasiy

I did a challenge over at Cocoa Daisy using the January and the February kit. Since I will be heading to the SDV in just 2 short days (insert hoots and hollers here), it seemed fitting to finally scrap these pics.

I did get a little carried away with the blue mist but had fun making it! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Crazy 4 Coffee

LOAD Day 9.  I did a layout based on a challenge over at the KITCHEN . Janet's Kitchen sink challenge was to use all of these things:

Hot or Cold 

It's winter here but I know it's not the same season for everyone. It's can also be a really long season if your in the snow and cold. 
For this challenge I want you to create a layout that showcases your favorite drink- hot or cold is fine. 
Then a countdown about it- 
5 embellishments
4- patterned papers
3- word title
2- circles ( can be buttons or brads)
1- photo 

Here's what I came up with

It was so fun to make this page! And I used some mist. I'd been itching to use that! 

Hope you like it! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Loving LOAD

So I have been doing LOAD again. Layout-a-day. So far, so good. I figured out this is my fourth go around with the process and yesterday I realized that it has changed the way I scrapbooked.

While I still scrapbook important events......I also delve into the everyday moments. Since completing Project Life last year and always having the camera around, I captured much of our everyday that I now can turn into a page.

 Yesterday's prompt was to scrap something about....."I always thought"......... Originally, I went looking for a photo of my siblings  since I have lost 2 sisters and always thought they'd be around. I couldn't find the photo I had in my head but kept thinking about the picture I took last month when I heard that Waldbaum's was closing. I knew I wanted to do a page about how a piece of my history was going away. The picture printed kinda wonky but it was fine, really.

So here's what I came up with. TFL!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Winter Yarn Wreath

I needed something for my front door and was inspired to make a winter yarn wreath after seeing a bunch of examples on Pinterest. They are pretty quick and very easy to create.

Step 1-- Gather supplies. I purchased 2 contrasting colors of yarn because originally I thought I might make some stripes. In the end, I just went with the gray because I liked the way it looked in just one color. The yarn I used was a nice thick strand. It goes faster to wind it around when it's thicker.

I had the idea to string some pretty beads and wind those around my wreath so I purchased beads and some beading wire plus a wreath form.

 I used this straw wreath form but I left the plastic packaging attached. I have unwrapped one before and it was a huge mess. Also, it was easier to attach  the yarn to the plastic when getting started.

Step 2---- I simply taped the yarn end to the plastic and started to wind the yarn around until it was covered. I used a dab of hot glue to attach the other end. It took me about an hour to fully cover my wreath. Here's how it looked at this stage. It doesn't bother me that it isn't perfect. It is handmade!


Step 3----I knotted a long length of beading wire and started stringing some pretty beads.

 After I had a section that I liked, I knotted that off and attached it to my wreath with some hot glue.

I did this until I had the design of the wreath the way I wanted it.


Step 4---I added some nice ribbon and hung it on my front door. I love the way my wreath came out. I hope you give it a try!


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