Thursday, February 23, 2017

This is my Happy Place.

Have you ever made a project for yourself that you just LOVE?

Of course you have (and so have I!) ...but you know what....I absolutely LOVE this project that i created for My Scrap Chick!

I usually don't make projects for myself...but you know what?  I think I'm going to keep this one!

Because....THIS is my Happy Place!  And i have the PERFECT place to hang this! My Scrapbook Room!

Isn't it pretty!

The entire project is made with only THREE different SVG files from My Scrap Chick.  The Pop Up Frames from My Scrap Chick include everything you need to create a Pop Up Frame.  Even an easel for the back.  My Frame actually has a LOT of pop dots between the layers so that each layer is truly set apart from the one underneath it. Also, Since i wanted the top three layers of my frame to be truly set apart from the base, i added a few layers of chipboard strips that are hidden around the frame on the underside.  This allowed me to add the gemstones and the Wordart to the frame and give it more of a Shadowbox feel.

I'll have a direct link to each SVG File at My Scrap Chick down below so that you can add them to your shopping cart easier!  But first, here are some up close photos!

Each flower consists of six layers, two of each petal size. They are super easy to cut out, ink and then stack.  I added a little bit of Diamond Glaze to the back of each to make them a little bit "stiffer" to mold.

 For the centers of each flower, the SVG files also contain a "dot" that resizes to fit your flower.  The larger you make the flower, the larger the center is cut out.  That's what i LOVE about SVG files...enlarge one part and it enlarges them all!  No guessing!  For my flowers i chose to use Black Stickles for the larger Bright Pink Flowers, and paper or the Smaller Light Pink Blossoms. 

The saying, "This is my Happy Place" just fits for my scrapbook room!  It most definitely IS my happy place...especially when it's clean, which isn't always the case. But even when it's messy I'm still happy.  This is the ONE room in the house that just makes everything all better! 

Here's another up close photo of the flowers.  For these i only layered four of the six petal layers because i wanted them to be smaller "blossoms". 

GOOD!  You've made it this far!

As promised!  Here are the direct links to each of the files that I used from My Scrap Chick

As always, Thank you for visiting my Blog!  I truly appreciate it!  

Now, it's time for me to finish another project.  Here's a hint of what it is....St. Patrick's Day! 

Until next time!  


Monday, February 06, 2017

Happy February Everyone!


The Second Month out of 12.

My Daughter's Birthday.

And....Valentines Day.

Valentines Day comes every year, and a lot of people dread it.  That used to be me!  But NOT this year!

I always say that I'm going to put up at least one Valentine Decoration.  Or I'm going to go buy myself a Valentine's Shirt to wear on the day.

But, I never do.

Until THIS year!

This year I have decorations. AND a shirt!

And I shall display and wear them proudly!

But first to share them with all of you!

 My Shirt!  I LOVE my shirt!  And it was super easy to make.  As a matter of fact, this was my very first Iron On Vinyl project ever.  I purchased the shirt from Academy ($8.99) and purchased some Iron On On Vinyl, and ironed it on my shirt.

Here's a link to the File I used: Love and Kisses

And I LOVE my little frames!  I made two little 4x7 frames to hold the SVG files that I purchased from My Scrap Chick.  One of the frames holds the word "Valentine" and the other is simply "XO".  I also added a little Heart Arrow underneath the "XO". I think the little frames are super cute little additions to my main project frame.

Here are the links to the three cutting files that i used on these two projects: XOHeart ArrowsValentine Wordart. (I used the XO from the Love and Kisses file on the one frame).

The main part of my project that everything goes around is my Black Glittered Wooden Frame.  I LOVE this frame, you can use it for anything!  (and you will most probably see this exact same frame in the future!) Each section of the frame is decorated with an SVG file from My Scrap Chick (except for one, the bottom middle).  Most of the cuts have been popped up with Pop Dots (everything looks better with Pop Dots!)

In the original file, the Cupid, is holding a heart arrow and a harp, but i decided to change that and gave him a banner that simply states "I Love You".

To make the "LOVE" letters, I simply used the 3D Alphabet Pop Up Letters and made them the size that i needed to fit in the space that i was allowed.  

A LOT of files were added into this frame, but i think each one fits together quite nicely!

Here's a list of each file that i used:

Heart and Arrows
Love and Kisses
3D Alphabet Pop Up Letters
Cupid Belly Treat Box
Fall Pennant
Mailbox and Postage Stamp Cards

And like i said you will "most" likely (okay, definitley) see this frame in another project.  You want to know why?  Well...because none of the paper bases are glued to the wood.  Each one is removeable so that you can create new "art" for other occasions!  (Which i will show you how to do in the future months...or sooner!)

I hope you've enjoyed my projects as much as i enjoyed creating them!


Friday, February 03, 2017

Opening doors....

Every once in awhile i think..."i should try out for another Design Team".  And then i think..."nope, not the right time". 

Most recently this happened last month. 

There was a Website that was having a Design Team Search.  I thought about it for about a week. I decided that i wasn't going to do it.  I put it into the back of my mind, and i didn't think about it.  I went to bed and while I was lying there i began to think.  "Why shouldn't i submit".  The next morning i turned in my application.  And guess what happened....