Posts Tagged ‘crafts’

{Joy}

February 7, 2010

I made this frame as a gift for my boss, Michele. I am her son’s nanny and because she does so much for me I wanted to make sure that I gave her a very special Christmas gift. This frame took me less than an hour to make and I made it out of things I just happened to have scattered around my scrap space. I hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I enjoyed making it.

What Goes Around Comes Around

February 5, 2010

{Yarn Wreath Love <3}

This past December I met up with my friend Kristel & to make yarn wreaths. I was itching to fit in some crafting time & I was so thankful that I finally did, because I think I may have found yet another craft that I could become absolutely obsessed with. Making yarn wreaths is incredibly easy & fun. Kristel found the directions online & we went from there. Although the steps are rather time consuming I personally enjoy using the time to think or to catch up on some TV, or in my case my favorite television series on DVD. Within that same week of making my first yarn wreath, I managed to make three more and get through Season 1 of Prison Break. A great combination by the way: criminals + yarn = an incredible evening <3. If you like what you see, let me know. I would love to see if I could possibly make some profit off of my hard work so let me know if you think someone, somewhere would buy a yarn wreath made specially by me.

{Bye Bye Birdie Yarn Wreath}

{Pom’s & Berries Yarn Wreath}

Polka-Dot-Pretty

November 11, 2009

A year ago I made these little chipboard frames that came with an orange and black Halloween wreath kit. Considering that Halloween is over and that I wanted to be able to use these little frames year round I switched them up and added some cute pink embellishment and voila! the finished product is this cute little Polka-Dot-Pretty. This project took me about 15 minutes to complete and it was super fun to make!

Hope it gives you some inspiration.

Polka-Dot-Pretty

P.S. – This would make a cute & simple Christmas gift for someone special.

Forever Yours

November 11, 2009
Forever Yours

Materials:

Tools:

  • Scissors
  • Glue Sticks (Archival Safe)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Black Inkpad
  • ZIG Writers Markers (Black)

Materials:

  • 8 ½ by 11 Black Cardstock
  • 8 ½ by 11 Pink Patterned Paper
  • 8 ½ by 11 Black & White Patterned Paper
  • Two Matte-Sized Black & White Patterned Paper
  • Scrap Sheet White Paper
  • Scrap Sheet Pink Paper
  • A favorite picture!

Embellishments:

  • Chipboard Letters
  • Butterfly Stamps, two sizes (K&Company)
  • Pink Gemstones

Directions:

  1. Cut off ¼ inch off the edge of the pink patterned paper, once horizontally and once vertically.
  2. Use black inkpad to ink the edges of the pink patterned paper (rub inkpad gently around edges of pink patterned paper to give it an antique look).
  3. Glue the pink patterned paper onto the solid black cardstock, centered.
  4. Cut 8 ½ x 11 black and white patterned paper in half, vertically.
  5. Glue black and white patterned paper half to the right-hand side.
  6. Choose one matte-sized paper and glue horizontally to bottom left-hand side of layout.
  7. Glue picture of your choosing on solid black matte.
  8. Glue matted picture to center of the layout.
  9. Pick chipboard letter and trace it unto scrap pink paper. Cut it out.
  10. Glue letter onto bottom left corner of photo.
  11. Use black ZIG Writer to color the rubber portion your butterfly stamp (both sized stamps)
  12. Stamp both of your scrap white & pink sheets of paper with both sized butterfly stamps.
  13. Cut out butterflies from paper.
  14. Large white & large Pink butterfly, hot-glue pink gemstone.
  15. Hot-glue all four butterflies wherever you want to put them.
  16. Admire Your Hard Work!

…i promise

November 11, 2009

...i promise

This is the actual demonstration that I worked on while at the October Connecting Point: Get Crafty!

Since I didn’t want to end up with two of the same exact layouts after my demonstration, I simply switched it up and did this layout horizontally, instead of diagonally like the first one. This is one of the two layouts that I gave to my hubby for our one year anniversary, which is why I chose to use pictures from our wedding.

This picture is of both his wedding band and his promise ring. Before I gave Lenny his promise ring I had something engraved inside, which reads “I will follow you.” I made this promise to him way before we were ever even engaged and I vowed to keep it until death do us part. I guess that’s why this layout means so much to me, because it’s a reminder of the promise I made to be a faithful, committed, and dutiful wife.

I love you Leonard. Nothing will ever keep us apart. I promise.

Get Crafty!

November 11, 2009

Get Crafty! Project Demonstration

As if I didn’t already have enough reasons to love my school, SEBTS just had to give me one more reason to be absolutely smitten with them.

Each month the Women’s Life Center holds a Connecting Point meeting for a time of fellowship and fun for all Southeastern ladies. Each meeting has a different theme and last months theme was called “Get Crafty”. For this meeting different ladies were asked to host a table where they would bring a craft to showcase for anyone who was interested. The showcased crafts varied from jewelry making to sewing, from cooking to….yes…of course SCRAPBOOKING!  And to my surprise I was asked to host this table and showcase one of my projects.

To say that I was excited is an understatement. It should be obvious from my lack of blog posts that I haven’t really had an opportunity to do anything crafty in a while, so when I was asked to do a scrapbook demonstration I pounced on the opportunity. Thankfully my one year anniversary was right around the corner so I was able to tie the two events together and create two nice little 8 1/2 x 11″ layouts for my hubby.

I was so blessed to have several ladies choose my craft out of all the ones being offered and I had a great time teaching them my project. Here are some pictures from the event, courtesy of Kristel.

A Space of My Own!

August 18, 2009

The time has come and I have decided that I will finally reveal my new and improved “Scrap Space”!

I have playfully dubbed it the “Diva Den” and I think the name fits perfectly considering that it is full of the colors hot pink, black, and white. I think it is very chic and sophisticated, but my opinion might be a little biased considering that I’m critiquing my own space.

Honestly though I think my scrap room was very well thought out. I used a lot of hand-me-downs, like my desk, two little round tables, two end tables, bookshelf, storage cabinet, and four drawer shelf. My parents completely restored all of the furniture; they made it all look brand new by cleaning and painting each and every piece.

A lot of the things I used were things I already had just sitting around the house or taken from my old house. I created new uses for most of my objects and used them for storage purposes. Considering that I am such a girly girl I already had a lot of pink things that were made useful in my new space, especially all of the Hello Kitty things I just couldn’t get rid of.

In the end I think I managed to make good use of the space I was given (especially considering the fact that I’m sharing half of the room with my husband; the room was split in two to accommodate both of us). Although I wish I had more materials to fill some areas of my room I am thankful that God has blessed me with the amazing space to begin with. For now I will enjoy all of the materials I already own and the incredible space that I have been blessed with.

I hope my Diva Den will be a source of inspiration and hope for all of you ladies out there who are starting to create a scrap space of your very own or for those of you looking to re-vamp an already decorated scrap space. Whichever the case….enjoy the pics and feel free to leave comments, questions, and/or suggestions. Happy scrapping!

Drumroll please for the big reveal…..Tuh-dah!

My New Scrap Room: The Diva Den

 

S&s

July 11, 2009

Ss Tag I couldn’t send Steph’s birthday frame alone so I made this tag to go with it (although my husband is convinced that it is merely a fancy bookmark). I used most of the same materials that I used to make the frame so that they would match.I am completely obsessed with the K&Company stamps my sister bought be for my birthday so I couldn’t resist using the butterfly stamps yet again on this tag. I made the butterflies 3D so that they popped off the page, to give it some added dimension.

There are so many little details that went into making this tag, but they are difficult to see in a measly photo (especially one taken with my iphone). But nonetheless I think it turned out to be rather beautiful, but then again I’m probably not my best critic. Please let me know what you think about this tag at the end of this post by completing a quick and easy poll.

From left to right: (Left) This is a picture of both the tag and the frame that were made as a birthday for my friend Stephanie. (Middle) This is a close-up picture of the butterflies I made in 3D to give the tag an extra “pop”. (Right) This was the finished product of Steph’s gift. I picked matching wrapping paper and a cute little flower embellishment to make it girly and cutesy!

du Jour!

July 8, 2009

I created this frame for one of my best friends birthdays. Although I was tempted to make it in my fav colors, I was able to control myself and complete it in the colors of her wedding.

When searching for the perfect wording to place on the frame I came across this sticker: “du Jour”. I knew the words waere obviously French, but I didn’t know what they meant so I called my husband and asked him to look it up for me and this is what he came up with: “made for a particular day”.

Although it doesn’t have any profound meaning this gift was indeed made for a particular day (Steph’s birthday) and it focuses on a very special day in her life (her wedding day). So I think it fits just fine, plus it looks really pretty, which is the real reason I ended up using it as the main focus. 

I hope you like it Mrs. Saavedra and HAPPY BIRTHDAY from your friends in Miami! 

du Jour! Detailed Close-Ups: 

du Jour! Detail 1

du Jour! Detail 2

Materials: wooden frame (Michael’s); patterned paper (K&Company); floral embellishment (Prima Marketing Inc.); sticker letters (American Crafts); swirl stamp (Autumn Leaves); butterfly stamps (K&Company); brad (Making Memories); ink (Jo-Ann Craft Essentials); paint (Apple Barrel); ribbon (Basic Basic);  

My husband says that this is his favorite frame that I have made thus far, but I get the feeling that his judgements are biased (considering that he’s totally in love with me and all). So you be the judge…what do you think?

A yummy treat for someone sweet!

January 8, 2009

Monday was my sister-in-laws birthday and to celebrate she had a small little get together at her house with friends and family. Since our budget is still very tight, I resorted to giving my favorite kind of birthday gifts: homemade ones! Here are a few pictures of the little treats I made for Nadia on her special day.

Nadia's Gifts

I baked some mint chocolate muffins and packaged them in pink tissue paper. I also managed to make a matching pink frame (seen below) in less than 30 minutes.

gifts-2

I didn’t make these cupcakes, but they were so cute that I couldn’t resist putting them on my blog. Nadia worked all day to make this cute cupcake tower and I thought it deserved some praise!

cupcakes

Happy Birthday Nadia!