Thursday, December 29, 2011

You knew this was coming, right??

Well, you should have, LOL! If I already made a bed for my daughter's Lalaloopsy dolls, you can certainly bet I would get a layout done ASAP! She asked me to and I was more than happy to oblige, so here is my first layout showcasing our new "girls".

And did you see the heart locket? That's right, it's the Lovely Locket Set I designed for Basically Bare! I think it works fabulously on this page!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Lalaloopsy bed!

I missed getting a chance to post right before Christmas, things were busy busy around here! I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! Did you get the goodies you asked for?

Here at our house, we had a wonderful holiday. Everyone, especially my daughter Rylie, was very happy with Santa. She wanted a Lalaloopsy doll, SO BAD, and she hit the jackpot by getting two of them on Christmas morning! We happily welcomed Pillow Featherbed and Mittens Fluff N' Stuff into our home. That first night, as Rylie went to bed, she faced quite the dilemma. She had to choose one doll to sleep with, and place the other on the headboard with a piece of my fabric draped over it as a makeshift blanket. That made her sad, and I set out to fix that problem.

I decided the adorable little Lallallopsy dolls really did deserve their own bed. Rylie liked that idea very much, she didn't want them to be cold or scared on their own. So, I set to work. I used an empty boot box (one of my gifts this year!), my fabric stash, a few flowers and trims, an assortment of buttons, and my go-to adhesive Fabri-Tac. It took a few days, but I was able to make a sweet little bed, complete with a mattress, two sleeping bags, and two pillows.

The result of all that hard work? My baby girl is VERY happy. She loves the bed and I am told that Mittens Fluff N' Stuff and Pillow Featherbed absolutely adore it. That is why I do what I do!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Some cards to share!

Today is my parents' 45th wedding Anniversary! 45 YEARS together is an amazing milestone and calls for a special card! Sapphire is the traditional gift, so I used it's rich color to enhance what is meant to be not just any other card, but a display piece. (And I know my mom will definitely be displaying it!)

I made a bouquet from scraps of fabric and sweet little tea roses. The golden wedding bands were cut from gold glittered cardstock and I added some of my grandmother's old sheet music as well. I love this card, hope they will too!

Next, I want to share a few Christmas cards I made with the awesome chipboard birds from Basically Bare. I used both silver and gold powders to emboss them. Cute, right?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Spruced up stockings!

Today I'm sharing a quick way to decorate your stockings for Christmas! Just use a banner shape and simple embellishments and the results are amazing!