Monday, February 20, 2012

Pages From the Heart February Challenge

The Challenge for this month is to create ANYTHING, as long as it uses color misters!   The type, color, technique is up to you!  The prize is a goody bag full of product from Pages.  To participate, email a picture of your project to and in the subject line put "February Challenge". The deadline for this challenge is February 29th!  

Here's what I did for my 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, available at Pages From the Heart.  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.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day Banner

Here's my February project for the Pages From the Heart Design Team:

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

Friday, February 10, 2012

Katie, Nick and Lucy the dog

I don't have too many photo opportunities any more since I am not following Katie and Nick around with my camera.....