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!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I love poinsettias!

It's time to decorate for Christmas and I always love to have poinsettias around! I do like to give them a bit of a makeover though, so check out the Basically Bare blog today to see how I gave them a festive "upgrade"! Here's a little sneaky peek:

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

December Tidbitz sneak peeks!

Here are some sneak peek pics of projects I made with the upcoming December Tidbitz In Time kit! This kit is packed full of goodies and I had fun with it!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Tis' the season for wooden sled ornaments...

I love sleds. I often find wooden sled ornaments in craft stores during this time of year. I got my hands on EIGHT of them three weeks ago! (Found them at Michael's if you're wondering..) I have decorated them with several different designs and can share six of them now:

I will have two more to share soon. I am working with my December Tidbitz In Time kit and it is just perfect for my remaining sleds! So tell me, are you making any ornaments this year? If so, what??

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Epiphany Crafts and Tattered Angels make beautiful music together!

I love my Epiphany Crafts tools and pairing them up with Tattered Angels makes for some beautiful projects! This week you need to keep your eye on the Epiphany Crafts blog for some fabulous inspiration and incredible giveaways. There is also a tutorial for the wish and hope bottles shown above. They're very easy to do!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Make Christmas shine with Easy Canvas Prints!

Yes, I know what you are about to say to me, I really do! "Rebecca, it isn't even Thanksgiving yet, what are you doing making a Christmas post!" Well, I have a great reason! You see, I have already figured out what I'm giving folks on my list this year. I know something perfect, not just for my family but yours as well. Something easy, timeless, and sure to be a treasured family keepsake. No one will be regifting these beauties! Are you interested? Of course you are!

Look, we all need a little help this time of year. Whether you are getting gifts for ten people or a hundred, there is always that one person so difficult to buy for. Either they say they "have all they need already," or they tell you to "surprise them." I know people like this, and while they surely don't mean to, they kind of add to my holiday stress, LOL. From now on that stress will be no more because I have discovered Easy Canvas Prints!

Easy Canvas Prints will turn your favorite photos to canvas. Their website is very easy to navigate, and you can set up your canvases in mere minutes. They offer four set sizes and the option of customizing your own size if you need to. You also select the border style and width to fit your needs. Shipping is fast and customer service is wonderful should you need it! I set up an 8 x 10 canvas and am amazed at the quality of the piece. It's just the perfect gift, have a look:

So now I think you might understand why I'm posting this early. Get your lists out, cross "who's been naughty" off, and send everyone "who's been nice" a canvas from Easy Canvas Prints! They are happy to help you this holiday and offer discounts and deals on their Facebook page. In fact, if you "Like" Easy Canvas Prints on Facebook right now you'll automatically receive 50% off of your next order, and free shipping as well!

Hey, go do it! You will thank me, I'm telling ya!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

November Tidbitz In Time sneak peek!

The November kit from Tidbitz In Time landed on my doorstep yesterday, and I loved it so much I dove right in! Have a look at some sneak peek shots..

Tidbitz In Time kits are revealed on the thirtieth of each month, check them out HERE!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Spooky layout!

Just sharing a fun page featuring a picture I snapped last weekend while at the pumpkin patch. Our family LOVES pumpkin picking, and my daughter was happy to pose with the pumpkins we picked. This layout features papers from the Pink Paislee Phantom collection...

Care to share your pumpkin patch pictures or layouts? Link me up in the comments section and I'll drop by to give you some love!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Little pumpkin monsters!

Check out the Basically Bare blog today and learn how I made these creepy cute little mini pumpkin monsters.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

October Tidbitz In Time reveal!

It's time for the October kit from Tibitz In Time! This month's kit is full of vintage goodness and the deliciously rich color combination of navy, mustard, and cream. It features The Vintage Blue line from Glitz Design. Check out "Midnight Stories":

I have to say I am absolutely in love with the Adirondack Color Wash included in this kit. The color explosion from this bottle is off the charts! Have a look at what I did with the kit:

Want to get your hands on this kit? Head over to Tidbitz In Time today!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Super simple pumpkins for fall and Halloween!!

I love all things fall. The pumpkins, the orange and red leaves, the smells, sights and sounds.. It's no wonder that when it comes to craft making, this season is a standout, beaten only by Christmas. Just think about your home. You want to decorate for your family, friends, and all those trick-or-treaters too! Thing is, if you aren't that crafty, decorating can get really expensive between now and the new year. How to cut costs, you wonder? Well wonder no more, I've got an answer for you!

Have you heard of Pinterest? It's an amazing site, where eye candy runs rampant, recipes flaunt themselves, and tutorials bask in the sun. Seriously, if you have never heard of it, check it out RIGHT NOW! There you will find so many fabulous fall and Halloween crafts. Today I am sharing my take on these adorable pumpkins from Jenn at Clean & Scentsible..

She shared a tutorial for toilet paper pumpkins, covered by fabric. SO COOL! I knew I had to give these babies a try. I did one with a toilet paper roll, and one with a paper towel roll. Newspaper is necessary to give the pumpkins a good girth. My fabric of choice was orange burlap. Why? Well... I think it's no secret I love burlap! The texture of burlap simply screeches "fall." (Remember that when decorating!) Have a look at my pumpkins, which I turned into jack-o-lanterns, with some black cardstock and Basically Bare buttons..

Aren't they FAB! HUGE thanks to you Jenn, for the idea! I love these so much. Not only do they look great, but they were really so easy to do. I swear, so simple even a caveman can do it!! ;)

If you have Pinterest, what fall crafts top your to-do list this year? Will you give Jenn's toilet paper pumpkins a try now? And if you have great ideas, either from Pinterest or your own, link a gal up! I'd love to see what you're interested in!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

September Tidbitz In Time reveal!

The new kit for September is ready to go at Tidbitz In Time! This is for those who love to travel, and the color combo is gorgeous! Please say hello to "Follow Me"...

And here are a few pages I did with it..

If you want to get your hands on this kit, go here today!