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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Shabby Chic Vacation Smash Book

I put together this smash book with scraps and odds and ends. I can't wait to fill it with all our vacation memories! This is a easy project and a really great way to use all those scraps that I know you all are hoarding lol.....I am guilty of that too! I can't bare to throw away even the tiniest scrap of pretty paper! There are a lot of pictures so keep strolling....you can watch the video by following this link    http://youtu.be/cz4OzCUgezw






























Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Bright Poppy pocket card

 Hi Friends! I made this pocket card today and wanted to share it with you! I also want to share the beautiful image as well! Use the image in your cards and scrapbooks, mini albums and altered art.

 This color pallet is way out of my comfort zone lol...but I like it! I think the aqua seam binding and mat
I love these little pocket cards! You can write a sentiment on the back and the recipient can use the "tag" as a bookmark if they want...so it's kind of a card and gift combo. I embellished the pocket with some seam binding, plastic trim and organza butterfly. The tag is made out of a little Victorian mat and the pretty poppy image. I matted the image with an aqua colored card stock to bring out the little bit of blue in the image. I used a vintage garment pin to hold on the metal butterfly charm.









Enjoy this pretty image! I've cleaned it up and removed the sentiment so you can use it for any occasion.  Thanks for stopping by! Misty

Monday, June 11, 2012

Too busy for a project....sooooo....here's another free image!

 It's been crazy busy around here the last couple of weeks, so I haven't been very creative. Just no time! I'm sure you all know I mean....kids are home, there are vactions to plan, kids to run all over the place and a messier than normal home! (Do you have any idea how many dishes 2 teenage boys go through in a day?!)
 So, instead of a project, i probaly will be throwing up a couple of free images for the next couple of days. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you're having a crazy, busy, super fun summer too!

This is a beautiful old botanical...love the variegation in the leaves! Enjoy!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Free image Friday

Hi Friends! I wanted to share this image with you all. It's vintage seed packet that I've cleaned up and it's ready to use. Feel free to use it in your scrapbook and craft projects. Enjoy!
 If you're not a follower, I'd appreciate it  if you become one! I hope to list a new free image every Friday. Thanks!

Monday, June 4, 2012

 This was a pretty quick little project...I had a lot of fun doing it......it's nice to be able to sit down and actually finish something! lol

 I love these little alterable boxes! The frame stands up like an easel and the drawer slides open to reveal your goodies! I made a little keychain mini and tucked it into my box, it fits perfectly....although I was dangerously close to making it to chunky lol. I did a crackle paint treatment on the whole box which is very easy. I just painted the box brown, then painted it with the crackle medium, then with the white, then with a clear satin varnish. It sounds very time consuming, but it actually goes very quickly. I used a foam brush (well, 4 of them actuallY) and my heat gun to speed the drying.....be careful if you use the heat gun on the crackle medium...you can bubble it if you heat it too much.   then, I just embellished it with some Prima flowers and a little organza butterfly. The image is from one of my collage sheets.


Here's the drawer and the cute little drawer pull.


I papered the part under the frame. Love the way the frame props up like an easle.

Side view. The frame stays up bu propping against little notches in the base.

To My Dear Friend is the little hidden message....this can't be seen when the frame is propped up, or laying flat. It's a perfect little place for private sentiments.



Open up the drawer and find the mini!




The cover is very simple, just a Shabby Chic vintage image, punched butterfly and Prima rose. All the edges were inked with Vintage Photo distress ink.

I covered a chipboard dress form with design paper and made a skirt out of some of my new trim. This is just a single trim, I didn't embellish it in any way. I glued the dress form on 2 sides to make a little pocket for my vintage image. Journaling or a picture can be added to the back of the image.


The little "pocket" is 2 different trims. The sequin flowers were cut from a seperate trims and glued to the Venice lace. I just tacked the lace down on the sides to form the pocket that holds the images.






simple page with paper doily (Justpeeking out under the Prima flower)

I love this little oval shape! The flower is from I am roses and the pretty little teardrop trim is new in my shop

I layered the Pretty Prima hydrangeas on to a lacy organza flower cut from a pretty trim. The blue peeking out from the sides is some of my colored seam binding


This pocket is made from a pretty sequined applique. The applique was too pig, so i cut it down. i can use the other part on another project. it holds the images perfectly. The top has a flower and a row of flat pearls

Collage sheet:



Love this bright image on the back!
                               Collage sheet:  http://www.zibbet.com/shabbybeautiful/artwork?artworkId=883679

 Thanks for stopping by! You can peek at my youtube video if you'r bored lol!