Friday, November 13, 2015

I always want to remember: A Just Nick DT Page

Good Friday morning, blog friends!  I've got a house full of sick kiddos to take care of, but I wanted to pop on here quickly to share a page that went live on the Just Nick blog today. 

All week long the designers have been sharing pages focused on the theme of 'Remember'.  That theme had me all mushy gushy and walking down memory lane through photos of my kids from years back.  It was a fun excuse to scrapbook these treasured photos I ran across and memories of them being little, that I never want to forget!

Supplies used: Just Nick - Word Tabs and Positives 3 Background cut files; Pink Paislee patterned paper and glitter stickers; Chickaniddy Crafts patternend paper; DCWV patterned paper (woodgrain); Heidi Swap chipboard frames; American Crafts thickers; Simple Stories sticker labels; Crate Paper chipboard frame; Studio Calico sequins; Kerri Bradford Studios stamped sentiment; Other: machine stitiching, computer font, foam adhesive, vellum.
I went for the obvious choice for my title.  Lucky for me, Nicole has all sorts of options for the word 'remember' in the cut file store.  I used the Word Tabs file.  I used the tabbed portion at the bottom to add my subtitle to the page.

I couldn't resist adding those sweet glittery bow stickers to my title.  They reminded me of a string you might tie to your finger to remember something.  Pretty perfect, huh?!

I snuck in some more Just Nick cut files, among the white space on my page.  The Positive Background 3 cut file was a subtle way to fill in those empty spaces and pull in some more plus signs, that appear in other places throughout the page.

Thanks so much for visiting me today!  I hope you sneak in some crafty time this weekend - that's definitely on my to do list!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

DCWV & May Arts blog hop

Good afternoon, friends!  If you are visiting from the DCWV/May Arts blog hop and this is your first time here - welcome, I'm so happy to have you!

Admittedly, I haven't yet taken down my Halloween decorations yet (yikes!) but that didn't stop me from getting a head start on some of my Christmas crafting.  I couldn't help it - when I received the new DCWV holiday stacks and an array of gorgeous ribbons from May Arts, I was itching to create.

With that being said, I am certainly in no hurry for Christmas to get here.  I haven't even begun my shopping, after all!  So the first idea that popped into my mind was to create a Christmas countdown.  Now I'll have a fun and sparkly way to remind me how many shopping days are left until Santa's arrival!

Supplies used: DCWV - patterned paper, glittered tags and diecuts, gems; May Arts - grosgrain and sparkle ribbon and twine; American Crafts - glitter clothespin, Kerri Bradford - cut file; Provo Craft - wood plank, Other: hot glue, mono liquid glue, computer font.
I started off with a wooden plaque that measures about 7.5" by 5.5". I had this particular one from Provo Craft, in my stash from long ago, but you could easily find a similar unfinished piece at your local craft store and paint it to your liking

A bit of hot glue and a glittery clothespin make this piece functional as a countdown.  With an array of gorgeous wintery ribbons, I couldn't stop there.  I layered May Arts sparkly blue ribbon atop a navy grosgrain to create a dimensional bow that would accent my clip.  Again, a bit of hot glue does the trick to secure everything into place.

The DIY Project Stack Favor boxes - holiday version, was the perfect companion to my project.  Not only does it have a coordinating color palette and sparkly finish, but the diecut tags included in the stack, were perfectly made for a project of this type!  In addition, the glittery stars and snowflakes were precut and simply punched out from the stack.  A little bit of liquid glue was the right adhesive to give these a smooth and secure hold.

I couldn't stop there with the sparkle and trim.  May Arts makes this beautiful bakers twine that is accented with a silver strand.  It was just the right thickness and size to tie at the top of each of my numbered tags.

Here's a closer look at those tags.  Aren't they pretty?!  They have the most gorgeous sparkly finish that doesn't shed a bit!  The best part is, the hard work is all done for you - the tags are numbered, glittered and diecut.  All you do is simply punch them from the page, tie on some trim and they are ready to be added to your countdown.

Thanks for stopping over to take a closer look at my project.  I hope you'll stop by again soon!