It's been a little while since our last post...those holidays just throw everyone for a loop!!
Did you guys know that Lil' Lamb's Boutique has a Facebook Page?? Make sure you friend us so you can keep up with all of the special sales Tammy is offering :0)
I wanted to post a few projects I've done with some of the amazing products Tammy has in store right now!
I LOVE this paper set by Webster's Pages "Home For The Holidays". Love, Love LOVE it!! I created this layout of my kiddo's...then used the scraps to create an ornament for our tree :0)
Here's something else using JustRite Stamps! Think of the tags you could create for gift tags, teachers gifts, make those bags of cookies for your neighbors EXTRA special with a custom gift tag!
Hope everyone in the States had a great Thanksgiving!
Monday, November 30, 2009 | | 0 Comments
It's time for a new challenge everyone. Today, we bring you the "Fall" Festival challenge. There are many of you that are currently picking up leaves, preparing for Thanksgiving and other general "fall-ish" things. Is this challenge for you? Absolutely. What about those of you that live in zones that have no Fall season or are in a completely different season right now. Is this challenge for you, too? Absolutely!
The challenge is to create a layout (any size), card or altered item that uses the word "Fall" in either a text or visual interpretation. Have photos of the kids jumping in the leaves that have "fallen?" Need to alter a wine carrier as a Thanksgiving present (using Autumn/Fall themes)? Have some Thanksgiving cards to make? Do you have that photo of you and your sweetie "falling" in love? Have photos of your new leg cast, because you had a "fall?" There are many ways to interpret "Fall."
Here are 2 samples from Cheryl, one of our designers. She used the Indian Summer Deluxe kit of the month to create both layouts about her daughters' first trip to the Pumpkin Patch and her love of the season, Fall.
It's a lovely late fall day here in North Carolina...one of those rare 70 degree November days. The last of the leaves remind me that it is still fall, with Christmas just around the corner! Here's a perfect little project full of Christmas JOY!
Tammy sent me THIS amazing Deluxe Kit by Webster's Pages "Home for the Holidays" to play with. Ok, OK...truth be told, I begged for the opportunity to work with this paper :0) So beautiful, very vintage Christmas...gives me the "warm and fuzzies" just looking at it! I love to cut apart Webster's Pages and use the lovely elements anywhere I please.
This project started with THIS Kaiser Craft Joy sign.
Here's how I did my project:
1. Paint the JOY sign cream.
2. Trace the letters onto one piece of paper, cut and adhere with Modge Podge.
3. Cut out my favorite elements from the paper and Modge Podge into place. I also used the fabric elements...but treated them the same as the paper.
4. Ink the edges.
5. Cover the piece with Rangers Distress Paint Rock Candy to age and crackle the entire piece...and while wet, lightly sprinkle glitter all over.
I have the perfect room to put this in! I love to decorate with deep red, and always have at least one small room in my house "Botticelli Red". This little sign will be so lovely in my 1/2 bath, just over the sink!
Have a great weekend!
This morning I offer you the Little Sprout paper kit collection in two very different ways. Fancy Pants created this adorable, double sided line that will work for either boys or girls. The Shoppe even has a Deluxe Kit of the Month featuring these cute papers.
First up, is the boys. Although this line has a lot of blues and greens, which I took full advantage of here, this can easily be turned into a girly layout as well. Instead of backing the lower half with the swirly green paper, you could back it with the coral polka dot paper instead. Add pastel blue and coral buttons and ink the edges in a coordinating color. There you have a fun, girly layout.
The blue paper with fancy flourish, just screamed Little Angel to me. So I grabbed this picture of my oldest at 3 months and went to work. Big patterns such as this one shouldn't intimidate you. Instead of trying to work around the big pattern, I used an exacto knife to cut around the lower part of the pattern and upper corner, and then slipped my photo into the middle of it. I moved the photo down into the slot enough so the upper part of the flourish could work as an anchor or photo corner for the top.
Our friend Melissa, the Quilling Queen, inspired me to try my hand at this renewed art. I attempted to quill this butterfly below and although it was not too difficult, I could certainly use a lot more practice for sure.
I also tried these little fringe flowers which turned out pretty cute, I think. In the next day or so, I'll be adding some how-to's for these little embellies on my blog.
Enjoy your Little Sprout collection!
Aside from the fact that the color combination is gorgeous in this Amber Road paper kit by Pink Paislee, look at the patterns and designs. I love the look of the red damask patterned paper, the shape of the die cut paper and incredible journaling cards. It has it all.
Before I used the vibrant, red flip side of the jouranling cards sheet, I made sure I cut out all the cards I would use first. After doing that, I didn't need to worry about how much of the red paper I used. Strip piecing on your layout gives you the ability to use many of the patterns in your paper kit, without using a lot of paper. More paper equals more layouts and that gives you a nice return for your dollar!
I frequently choose a lot of my embellishments straight from the patterned paper itself. The tree blossoms were easily cut out with my exacto knife (I highly recommend a Swivel Exacto Knife). I popped up about 3/4 of the flowers with pop dots to give nice dimension to my layout.
If you are not a fan of the one picture per layout style that is out right now, then add additional "sound bytes," as I call them. Choose several photographs and crop them into 2" squares. They are an easy addition to your layout without significantly changing your design.
I wanted to share a quick little project I did using my JustRite Stamps alphabet! These stamps come with three different sizes of letter, and for this I used the 95 pt size. It is sooooo great to have individual letter stamps this large!
As you can see if my picture, I have some lovely Flow Blue China that I inherited from my Great Grandmother. It's the real deal :0) So, it only makes an appearance a few times a year, Thanksgiving being one of them! I did not want to detract from my china, and I love the juxtaposition of the natural elements with the formal...so, using a Tall Gable Box cut from acetate, I created my Thanksgiving place cards.
To create my leaf, I die cut it from a Spellbinder die (using red card stock), drew lines and shadows with my Copics, then gave them two coats of Rock Candy by Ranger (I can't stop using this stuff!!!!). They actually look like real leaves with the crackle the Rock Candy created!
The kiddos and I gathered tons of acorns to fill our boxes (*note to self* always cook acorns on low heat in the oven to prevent them all from sprouting. ask me how I figured this out :0) ) I simply tied jute around the box, added my leaf, and stamped our initials onto a tag using my alphabet set from JustRite Stampers.
Are these not the most beautiful acorns?? Oh, how I do love fall!
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