Saturday, April 5, 2014

Super simple Spring Wreath

Hey there!  Today I have a quick tutorial on a "cutesy" spring wreath.
And I say cutesy because that bunny and bow can't be described any other way!  Lol!  This is my first Spring wreath and with Easter just around the corner I thought I'd let Mr. Bunny make an appearance.  ;)

Here's a quick tutorial on how I created this wreath.
 You will also need: a hot glue gun, wire cutters, and double sided tape.

Adhere the burlap anywhere on the foam wreath with tape or a push pin.

Wrap some of the double sided tape around the entire foam wreath and begin wrapping the burlap around.

Wrap around to where the burlap began, adhering the end of the burlap with double-sided tape.

Place one last strip of tape and adhere the edge.  I used Scor-Tape, which is super strong and works wonders!  :)

Here is the foam wreath completely wrapped in burlap.

Using wire cutters, snip the heads of the silk hydrangea flowers.  I used about nine of them.

I'm always so torn with the possibilities when I create.  I placed just one hydrangea off to the side with a couple of the leaves and I thought it looked great. :)  I'm kinda a sucker for clean, classic, simple looks. 

 BUT, I was wanting a fuller wreath for Spring and Easter, so I added the rest of the hydrangeas using hot glue, and added the frou frou green bow I made using the Bow- E Z, and of course, Mr. Bunny.  ;)

I've never owned a decorative bunny in my life and I'm still on the fence about it but, my little girl loves seeing him when we come through the door, so he will stay for now. :)

Mr. Bunny.  ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Janice :)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Scor-Pal "More than one score" Monthly Challenge - Monochromatic

Hey there!  Today I have a really clean and simple card to go along with the April "More Than One Score" Scor-Pal challenge.  Go HERE to find out more about it and to play along!

This month the theme is to make a monochromatic project.  

Now, that is pretty simple, right?!  ;)

I simply scored at the 1/2" line then every inch after that as shown below.  Then cut/adhered the strips in between each scored line.  SO simple!

Stamps: Fun Stampers Journey "Little Big Greetings"
\Paper: Cosmo Cricket "Summer Love"

Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure to play along with us this month!
Janice :)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Beach Layout

Hey, y'all!  I'm up on the Spellbinder's blog today with a short tutorial on a beach themed scrapbook layout.  :)  

Head on over it you want to see a few of the techniques I used on it!

Have a blessed day!
Janice :)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Scor-Pal: Quick and Easy Easter Card

Ok, so when I say quick and easy, I mean a quick and easy BACKGROUND using your Scor-Pal!  Lol!  Head on over to the Scor-Pal blog to check out how to make this fun background on a card.  :)

If you love this flower, stay tuned!  I will be doing a tutorial on this beauty soon!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Janice :)

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Scraps and Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

I was playing around the other day, trying to come up with a clean and simple yet modern/trendy project when I came up with this.  I don't know if this necessarily fits that bill but I kinda liked it in a weird way.  Lol.
 I only picked from my scraps stash to put this together.  The three layers of pink were part of a large butterfly wing that I ended up not suing and the butterfly die cut was an extra from another project I made earlier this month.  

I really like the gray and the pink together and the over all design, I feel, is interesting.  

I say all of that because lately, I've been thinking a lot about "beauty is in the eye of the beholder."  Someone might look at this piece and totally dig it, while someone else might look at it and completely hate it.  Many times we want to create things that other people will like and we get disappointed when what we've created and what we think is beautiful doesn't get the reaction we were expecting.  Of course, that is perfectly human but I want to strive towards being happy with what I think is beautiful, regardless of others' opinion--because they are so varied and not one person's opinion is "right."  

I love that we all have different thoughts on beauty, though! I'm going to keep striving to be content with my eye for beauty and try to appreciate the differing opinions of others.  :)

Ok, just some personal thoughts on that matter!  LOL!  Thanks for "listening" and let me know what your thoughts are on "beauty is in the eye of the beholder."

Blessings to you!
Janice :)

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Scor-Pal March Monthly Challenge

Hi, everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card I made to go along with Scor-Pal's monthly challenge for March: More than one Score: Christmas in March and use your Dies.

Make sure you play along with us this month for a chance at some yummy Scor-pal goodies as a prize!  Go HERE to play along and get all the details.

Spellbinders dies:
Layers of Color stamps
Paper: Simple Stories: December Documented

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Janice :)

Monday, February 17, 2014

Bezel Birds Tutorial

Hi, everyone!  Today Linda Peterson is featuring my Bezel Birds on the Spellbinder's Mixed Media Monday video!  I'm thrilled to have my birdies being featured by Linda!  During our booth creation week, Linda challenged us to create some pieces for her Mixed Media side of the booth.  I came up with the idea to make cute little birdies by joining different shaped bezels together and adding some wire to make the feet.


Here Linda and I are posing by the birds in her Mixed Media room at CHA.  :)

Check out her video!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  
Janice :)