Saturday, February 27, 2010

Scrapbooking Fun!

Hello friends! Today I wanted to share a scrapbook layout that I created this week.

I could not wait for this line of paper to come in at the scrapbook store where I work. It's called Material Girl and it's by Cosmo Cricket.

A gorgeous vintage sewing/crafting themed line! I am having so much fun with it!

I knew when I saw this paper that I had to create a layout about my Mom and I, using our profile picture.

This line was so fun and easy to play with! I added hand stitched accents to the page and even a real needle!

I was inspired by Elizabeth of Creative Breathing to use the manufacturer's strip in my layout. I loved how perfect it matched my layout.

If you get the chance, I would highly recommend this cute line of paper!!

Hope you've had a lovely weekend, Lindsey

Friday, February 26, 2010

Friendly Greetings

Hello Friends!
Today we are sharing a couple of sweet vintage cards with you to inspire your spring crafting!

These cards bring lovely thoughts of bunnies and skipping rope on beautiful Spring days.

We hope you enjoy them!

Lindsey and Twyla

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Barbie Wednesday

Hello friends! I am excited to share with you some of my favorites from Mattel's Fall line preview!

I think Mattel has out done themselves this year and I am excited to add these lovelies to my collection!
The new American Girl reproduction gift set is a must have for both my Mom and I as the American Girl was Mom's first doll, and a favorite doll for me!

Also the beautiful Fashion Queen Barbie was one of the first vintage dolls that I added to my collection and I am super excited to add this reproduction doll to my collection too!

I squeeled in delight when I saw these next 3 dolls!Vintage styled Wizard Of Oz dolls!!!!

The changes that Mattel has made to these Wizard Of Oz dolls makes them a must have in my collection!!

The Wicked Witch is my favorite!!!!! I think she is so inspiring!!! WOW! I love the lace boots!!!

And of course if any of you are as big a Johnny Depp fans as we are then you know how fun this doll will be to have! The upcoming movie sounds exciting and we can't wait to see Johnny again!!!

I hope you are having a wonderful week, Lindsey

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Crochet Baby Blankets

Hello Ladies!  Isn't this a cute little face?!

It's a Knickerbocker toy that I found at a flea market last week.  I couldn't resist it!

Well, you know what a crazed crocheter I've been lately. 
I had an urge to make baby blankets and just couldn't stop myself!

I've made four in various colors in Red Heart yarn.  Really durable for babies.
Not too big to be used for doll blankets, too.

My plan is to put them in our etsy shop.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing what I've been working on. 
Wishing you much happiness!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Girlfriend Collage Tutorial

Hello friends,
It's time for another tutorial! This one features a cute sewing pattern!

Here is a look at the finished collage.

This collage was created mostly using this beautiful 8 x 8 paper pad. It's called Report Card and it's by October Afternoon.

I started by taking the striped 8 x 8 sheet and cutting around the edges with my pinking shears. I then used an Aqua ink pad to go around the edges of the paper.

I then took a 12 x 12 sheet of patterned paper by Cosmo Cricket that looked good with this paper line. I cut it down to 10 1/2 inches and used a Martha Stewart edge punch to go around the edges of the paper.
I then cut a 12 x 12 sheet of white cardstock 10 1/2 inches and glued the patterned paper to the center.

Print and cut out the pattern at the beginning of this post.

Here is a close up look at the punched edge on the green patterned paper.

Then I added a strip of crepe paper along one side of the striped patterned paper. I started by turning the paper over and placing a strip of double stick tape along one side. 

Next, I took the crepe paper and slowly pleated it up one side. I get a nice clean edge using the double sided tape because I can line the crepe paper along the edge of the tape.

Here is how it should look once you have finished pleating. I have NOT yet glued the striped paper to the collage yet.

I then added a touch of red ink along the white crepe paper to distress it.

I took an 8 x 8 sheet of blue checked paper and cut it to be 6 3/4 x 8. I then glued the paper along the upper right side of the collage. I then cut from an 8 x8 sheet of patterned paper a 4 x 5 rectangle that featured this cute aqua and black alphabet. Glue the striped paper to the center of the collage. From the blue check paper I cut a 3/4 x 8 inch strip and glued it across the striped paper.
I then added 3 buttons along the top and a scalloped photo corner to the collage.

Here is another look at the collage so far. I added the title of my collage "Girlfriend" which is from a crafty Secrets stamp set.

I then took an 8 x 8 sheet of blue star patterned paper and cut a 6 inch circle, then glued it to the center of the collage.

Add your pattern image to the center of the collage.

Next, I added yellow flowers to the bottom left corner.

And a blue flower to the right side.

Punch a hole at both top corners and thread ribbon through to finish the collage!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! I had fun creating it! The paper was so bright and cheery!

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, Lindsey