Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Base & Bling Bird & Believe Necklace

For my mom's "half-birthday" I made her a "bird and believe" themed necklace using the Close To My Heart Base & Bling chain and square pendant (page 80 of the Spring/Summer Idea Book).

In addition to the rhinestone gem, I added the Believe and the little wren birdhouse charm (both from from Hobby Lobby). Mom loves to feed and watch the birds and hear them sing in their yard. Her favorite is the little brown wren who sings so pretty. She loves blue too -- the bird under the square glass cover is from the Skylark CTMH paper packet.

Using the Skylark paper, I covered a dollar-store jewelry box to coordinate with the necklace. I paper pieced the dragonfly and "wings" to add to the top of the box.

The finished necklace! With many thanks to my DH for attaching the charms with his micro-pliers!

Tip: If you paper-piece something into your square or circle pendant under the window, use the Base & Bling Adhesive dots (cut to fit). Don't use Liquid Glass on the paper--it will ruin it. Liquid Glass works well if you use the Base & Bling Style Sheet stickers since they're sturdier material. On this necklace, I used small glue dots in each corner, which happen to show more in the photos than they do in real life.

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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Easter Journaling with PML Cards

 When I began to design this two-page layout of our granddaughters,
I wanted to hide my journaling
so that someday each of them could read my thoughts
about this very special Easter Day in 2011
when they were 3 1/2 and 1 1/2 years old.

I decided to use two cards from the Picture My Life Chantilly Scrapbook Program
to serve as the hidden journaling cards behind their photos.

A loop of shimmer tape provides a pull for each card.

I'll write on the pullout cards in my printing for Ella and Beatrice.
I think it's special to showcase our handwriting, don't you?

Here's a closer view:

I used CTMH products (except for the background papers, from my stash.
I chose them because the floral and chevron colors coordinated so well
with the Easter photos):

Dimensional elements banner shapes
Irresistables Letters inked in Pear Ink
Pink Sequins
Chantilly paper packet pink paper
CTMH ribbon

Other:  PaperStudio background papers

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

A Lollydoodle Birthday Layout

One of CTMH's new Spring/Summer paper packets is "Lollydoodle"
and it's full of pretty pink, teal, pear green, and gray designs.

Because birthday girl B had yellow in her dress,
I added the sunshine yellow-inked die cut arrows
to help coordinate papers with her fourth birthday photos.

Other CTMH items I used include:
Base pages--White Cardstock
Lollydoodle Complements (NEW!)
Irresistable Alphabet (not inked)
Sequins (NEW!)
Shimmer Tape (NEW!)
Grey Colored Pencil for journaling

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Paper Art from StudioJane

Samples of my created paper art ...

Clear Acrylic Cards

Greeting Cards

Mix 'n' Mingle Album

Gift Albums

Memory Keeper Boxes

Art Keeper Boxes

Thank You Note Cards

Custom Gifts

Christmas Greeting Cards

Pregnancy Journals--Display Albums

For Baby

Floral Photo Note Cards