Monday, March 28, 2011

March Crate Paper Sketch

Hello friends!
I played along with Crate Paper's March Sketch Challenge this month and here was my take on the sketch:

I used Crate's new Emma's Shoppe line and Bazzill cardstock.
The photo is of my grandmother.

Here was the sketch that I used. I made a few slight changes.
You can visit Crate Paper's blog here to see a few other entries and the winner of the challenge. 

Wishing you a lovely day, Lindsey

Thursday, March 24, 2011

In My Creative Space

Hello friends!
This week in my creative space I have been scrapbooking!
 I created this layout using sweet photos of my Mom when she was 2 years old. Wasn't she cute? I love her little polka dot dress!

I am using Emma's Shoppe paper line by Crate Paper. This was my first time using Crate Paper and I was very impressed! I knew when I saw the beautiful vintage patterns and colors that I had to have this line!

I knew as soon as I saw this line that it would be perfect for my families black and white photos.
 I always enjoy working with black and white photos so that I can use what ever paper I want with out having to make sure the colors match! 

This line is brand new and will probably sell out quickly. You can ask your local scrapbook store or you can find the line here on amazon.

Wishing you a creative Day, Lindsey

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Remember Layout

Hello friends!
Here is what I have been working on this week. A layout featuring a photo of my Grandmother when she was younger.

I had so much fun with this! I loved this paper!
 It's called Hazel from the Stella and Rose collection by My Mind's Eye.
The Iron Gate design along the side is from a Sizzix die by Tim Holtz.

Velvet flowers and swirled jewels were by Prima.
The Vintage Button Card stamp is by Papertrey Ink.

Come back tomorrow for a tutorial on how I create dyed seam binding!

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Lindsey

Yo Yo Fun!

Hello friends!
Today I am sharing a few more yo yo tags.
 I love buying vintage reproduction fabric even though I have no sewing machine skills, so I started making yo yos.
They are super easy to make and I always knew that someday I would find a way to incorporate them into my paper crafting.
 Now I have!

I also love creating tags!
I use 3 x 6 tags or #8 size. 
They are fun little works of art!

I always start each tag by coloring the background with Distress Ink.
I then add stamps or patterned paper.

I recently purchased 3 stamp sets from My Mind's Eye,
 because they had great vintage designs. When I got home I was amazed!
 They are the best quality clear stamps I have ever used! And I have tried a lot! I always get a great clean image. They also aren't sticky, which I don't like with some of my others.

The 3 sets I bought are from My Mind's Eye's new Stella and Rose collection.
You can find one of the sets here on amazon. You should also be able to find or request them at your local scrapbook store.

These tags are all listed here in my etsy shop!

Wishing you all a lovely day, Lindsey

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Bunny Tags!

With Spring coming in a few weeks,
I have been thinking of flowers and bunnies!
Spring is one of the most inspiring times of year for crafting, so many bright colors!

I created these 2 bunny tags to start getting in the mood for Spring crafting.
The bunnies are chipboard from the Togetherness line by Cosmo Cricket.
 The scrapbook paper is October Afternoon.

So what do you do to get inspired?

These tags are now in the etsy shop!

Wishing you a happy day, Lindsey

Monday, March 7, 2011

Vintage Style Yo Yo Tags

Hello friends!
Do you like my idea for yo yo tags?
 I am having so much fun creating these!

I love to buy the Moda charm packs of vintage style fabrics
 at our local quilt shop and make yo yos with them.

The vintage style fabric works so cute
with the Modern Homemaker paper line by October Afternoon.
Seam binding by Hug Snug, dyed in matching colors using Distress Inks
are the perfect finish for these tags!

You can find these tags here in our etsy shop!

Wishing you a day of fun, Lindsey