Monday, February 20, 2012

Page's Challenge! We're getting all "Misty" over here!

Hello!  Happy President's Day!

I hope that everyone is enjoying their l-o-n-g weekend! 

We're starting off the week with our Page's Challenge!  I hope that you participate, it's a fun one - and remember, if you create a project and email it to me, you'll be entered to win a goody bag full of product from Page's!  The Challenge for this month is to create ANYTHING, as long as it uses color mister's!  The type, color, technique is up to you!  Misting is such a popular trend in papercrafting, we wanted to play with it too! 

Let me share what our Design Team Member's created!

Becky made a super cute layout...

Supply List
Doodlebug Colorwheel Paper - Fancy Florals and Cute Cuts
Doodlebug Petite Prints Paper - Lilac Dot-Grid, Bumblebee Dot-Grid
Doodlebug Colorwheel Stickers
Doodlebug Jack & Jill Bubblegum Alphabet Stickers
Doodlebug Jack & Jill Bubblegum Alphabet Rub-Ons
My Little Shoebox Mini Alphabet Stickers in Lilac
Black and White Cardstock
Epiphany Crafts Round 25 Punch and Epoxies

Lollipop Flower:
Sprinklers Color Mist in All Aboard
Used Fabric Softener Dryer Sheet

I made this layout using a sketch by Allison Davis. The pictures are from last summer when my friends and I had tea at the Huntington Memorial Library. The fun, bright colors of Doodlebug's Colorwheel collection were perfect for matching a girl's day out.

For the mist challenge I used the Sprinklers Color Mist in All Aboard that I purchased at Pages From the Heart. I started with a used fabric softener dryer sheet that I painted with the color mist. Once it had dried (I used a heat gun to help it along) I cut three circles, making sure that each was a little smaller that the previous one. I stapled the three together and then stapled it onto my paper (glue dots will work but a staple is sturdier). To add some shine, I outlined each circle with Stickles. I finished my flower by adding an Epiphany Crafts epoxy to the center to cover up the staple.

Isn't that flower cute!  And what a great way to reuse something that you'd normally throw away!

Here's what Debbie did for her misting project...

I sanded and then painted a $1 frame from Michaels with white paint. I placed four large stickers in the bottom right corner and then misted the entire frame with Sprinklers mist in the color Miss Mary Mack from the October Afternoon Sidewalk collection. When the mist dried, I removed the stickers to reveal XOXO in the white base color. I placed diamond bling around the heart picture opening and made three flowers by cutting, folding and gluing 1" hearts and 1/2" circles onto circle bases to form a flower shape. I used a small scrap of Silent Night I had hoarded from the Figgy Pudding collection by Basic Grey for the flowers but the mist could have been used to change any patterned paper into a complementary accent. A sheer white ribbon was woven through the flowers.

If you feel like participating, please email me a picture of your project at and in the subject line put "February Challenge".  The deadline for this challenge is February 29th!  I can't wait to see what everyone submits! 

See you all soon!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

We're back with Michelle!

Sorry for the breif pause in our DT posts!  As you can see, Page's is undergoing a little facelift with thier blog!  I love the banner on the headline now - so cute!

Anyways, today we're back to share Michelle's 2nd banner project with us!  Yay!  So cute!  If you read the post from Monday, Michelle's original banner project had to be pulled because it's going to be published in the July issue of CREATE Magazine!  If you haven't see CREATE yet, it's a sister magazine to the Cricut Magazine, Scrapbook Trends Magazine, CARDS Magazine and Beads Magazine.  You'll definitely want to grab July's edition and see Michelle's beautiful banner.

Onto the project!  Take a look!

Baby Clothesline Banner Wall Hanging

I had the pleasure of working with Authentique's "Miracle Girl" kit which is a collection designed for baby girl projects. The collection is filled with beautiful patterned papers, stickers and die cuts. This is actually the fourth project I've made from the same kit, so you can get a lot of use out of one handy dandy pack. To see the first three projects, stay tuned for next month's reveals
Featured Collection: Authentique's "Miracle Girl"

Patterned Papers: Authentique
Die Cuts: Authentique
Stickers: Authentique
Mist: Tattered Angels
Jewels: Making Memories
Ink: ColorBox, Ranger
Twine: The Twinery
Liquid Adhesive: Fabric-tac by Beacon
Clothespins: Lowe Cornell
Other: buttons, string, frame

Since our project this month is to make a banner, I thought that a clothesline looked like a banner. I also starting imagining cute baby clothes being hung on the line with clothespins so I just went with that idea.

I anchored my three photos of my new niece unto tags I hand cut. I decorated the tags with twine, buttons, die cuts and stickers. I had previously purchased some wooden clothespins from a craft store, so I used that to hang the tags onto a piece of brown string. To fill in the space in between the tags, and to bring in more of a banner feel, I hand cut some little flags, glued on a few buttons and attached that to the string.

For the frame, I went to a thrift store and purchased a framed wall art which was actually still new in package for a very reasonable price. I was actually looking for something more cute or elegant instead of rustic, but I had to work with whatever was available. I took out the central art piece which was a pineapple print and cut out part of the central mat so I would have a bigger space to work with. The large mat was an unappealing beige color, so I simply took my Tim Holtz Distress Ink and rubbed it over the mat to create a woodgrain look which matched the rustic charm of the frame. I also sprayed a bit of glimmer mist onto the mat to add a bit of shimmer and femininity. So just be creative and work with what you have. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Let's "Hang" Around with Debbie today!

Today we'll be sharing Debbie's banner - which is perfect for Valentine's Day!

Materials Used:

WE R Memory Keepers "Love Struck" collection
Bazzill red, blue and green cardstock
pink/white twine
pink/white/fushia tulle
pink satin and green plaid ribbon
large daisy eyelets
12" heart hanger

The "My Valentine" sheet of We R Memory Keeper's new Valentine collection was the inspiration for my banner. I wanted to use the wrought iron heart hanger I had found online and the multiple borders on this single sheet of patterned paper provided enough designs for almost all the vertical hanging flags and embellishments.

I framed each panel with a scalloped border or a mat - or both. I hand-cut the banner and tag elements from the "My Valentine" sheet and popped them up with pop-dots. Origami hearts,fan-folded bejeweled circles, hand-cut love birds and a coordinating tag hang on twine from each flag. A bit of tulle tied with a ribbon and a hanging tag finish off the Valentine hanger.

Thanks so much, Debbie!  This banner is super sweet - And I love how you can use 1 piece of paper to create an entire banner!

Hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 13, 2012

February's DT Projects - Banners

Hello!  Happy Monday!

This weeks starts our DT February Project reveals and the February Challenges. February's assignment was to create a banner - any type of banner - and our team did not disappoint!

Michelle's February project is going to be published in July's CREATE Magazine!  Yay, Michelle! It is a chandelier inspired framed wall hanging in the style of a banner.

Framed Chandelier Wall Hanging

Today Becky will be sharing her banner - so take it away, Becky!

Supply List:
Doodlebug Classic Collection - Elegance Paper
Doodlebug Classic Collection - Cascading Floral Paper
Black and White Cardstock
Doodlebug Colorwheel Cardstock Stickers
Purple and Black Ribbon
Black Glitter
We R Memory Keepers Sew Ribbon Tool
Cricut "Sophisticated" Cartridge

Since the new year, I have seen several pictures of people's craft rooms, giving examples of how to organize just as Pages did last month. Amongst all of the great tips, I also noticed how nicely people had decorated their crafty space. So for my banner project I decided to make a "CREATE" banner to eventually hang above my scrap desk.

I started by cutting white 4 1/2" x 6" inch rectangles and 4 1/4" x 5 3/4" rectangles from the patterned paper. I then cut triangles from the bottom of the rectangles to form my flags. I used my Sew Ribbon to cut notches to be able to thread the flags together. Using my Cricut, I cut my title and circles to mat the letters. Usually I am not a fan of using glitter but I wanted an elegant, blingy look so I glittered my title with black glitter. I finished my banner by embellishing with the Doodlebug Cardstock Stickers, which provided the perfect pops of color!

Thanks, Becky!  I love the way the black and white patterned paper looks clean while the embellishments really pop off the page!
We'll be back tomorrow with a banner from Debbie!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Iris Folding Cards

Iris Folding Cards - Iris Folding is a Dutch art,  layering different colored folded paper strips by number in a  a spiral pattern to create a design.  This month's cards lean towards the masculine which are sometimes hard to find and will be a welcome addition to your "card stash"!

Teacher – Bessie Cost $28.00

Sunday, February 26th    12:30pm – 3:30pm