Friday, August 30, 2013

IAR - Altered Balsa Box

Thanks for stopping by! Today I'm sharing a dt project I created for I Am Roses.

For today's project I altered a small wooden balsa box. I went for more of a shabby look, which isn't my usual style. Sometimes I like to shake it up a bit plus is gives me the opportunity to use up some of my supplies I don't usually get a chance to play with.

I covered my balsa box with papers from Webster's Pages, not sure which collections as I got them in a warehouse box about a year ago. I loved the soft floral look of the papers I chose along with a pink/cream check for the accent pattern. I cut images from the paper and used them as embellishments on my box. I love getting double duty out of my papers that way!

I Am Roses flowers I used include:

Don't forget to stop by to find all the beautiful flowers I used on my altered box along with many more flowers to choose from.
Be sure to check out the iamroses blog for monthly challenges, a new challenge is posted at the beginning of each month. A prize of flowers is always reward to the challenge winner.

Happy Scrapping!

Friday, August 23, 2013

KLD Weekend Whimsy - Altered Bird Houses

Thanks for stopping by and checking out today's Weekend Whimsy! I had so much fun using my Kiwi Lane templates and the adorable paper collection "Sweet Tart" by Jinger Adams! I love the fun bright colors Sweet Tart has to offer that I've already creating various scrapbook layouts with this collection. For todays Weekend Whimsy I altered 3 wooden bird houses. 

I started out painting the bird houses with a few coats of Vintage White acrylic paint. I then decided on which Kiwi Lane templates and Sweet Tart papers I wanted to use on each of the bird houses.

Here's a look at the painted bird houses.

Here's a look at all 3 completed bird houses using Kiwi Lane templates and the Sweet Tart paper collection. 
I'm so thrilled with the way all 3 bird houses turned out! The Sweet Tart paper collection was perfect for altering these bird houses!!! I can't wait to display them around my house!

Kiwi Lane templates used to decorate these birdhouses include: Rings 1, Rings 2, 
Wildflower 1T,2T, 3T, Spook Alley 1A,  and Tiny Tags 1T

I wanted to create a fun ruffled skirt on the tall bird house so I used Spook Alley 1A  and I accordion folded and glued each fold to create a ruffle skirt.

I also created some fun rolled flowers as embellishments on the base of the tall bird house using Rings 2.

Look at how adorable this bird house looks with the fun ruffled skirt and the colorful rolled flowers!

To add a bit of whimsy to the smaller bird houses I used Wildflower 3T and Wildflower 1T to create the decorative panels on the roof of the bird houses.

To dress up all 3 of the bird houses I used some of the Sweet Tart Glitter Die-Cut Icons to add that bit of whimsy and sparkle. 

I had so much fun creating these colorful bird houses and I hope I have inspired you today to think out the box and to alter something fun and colorful for your home.

Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

19 Years and he...

...still gives me butterflies!

Today I celebrate 19 years with the most amazing man! I can't imagine my life with anyone else! He's my rock, my best friend, and the best dad ever! I love you and can't wait to spend many more years of creating memories with you! -Happy Anniversary Ty, Love you forever



Friday, August 2, 2013

KLD Blog Hop

Welcome crafty friends!

I'm excited to have you joining me on this super fun Kiwi Lane Designs Blog Hop! If you are looking for the IAR blog Challenge, Click here. If you ended up here by chance be sure to go back and finish up the hop from the Kiwi Lane Blog.
How does winning a $25 dollar certificate to the Kiwi Lane Shop sound? What a silly question!  One random winner from one of 10 blogs including the Kiwi Lane blog will win. Make sure you are leaving comments on all 10 blogs to be entered. You have until Aug. 4th, 11:59 mst to comment. The winner will be announced on the Kiwi blog Aug 8th and don't forget to become a follower of mine here on my blog.

I'm having so much fun being apart of the Kiwi Lane Design team! I am in love with all their  Designer templates! If you haven't tried any of the templates be sure to pick yourself up a set or two and give them a try. I promise you won't be disappointed!  I can't imagine not having them as a part of my arsenal of scrapbook supplies! 

For this hop I create a Camera mini album! I love creating mini albums because they allow me to scrap one theme all at once.

I wanted to do something different for this hop, so I created a video tutorial with pictures to share how I created my adorable camera mini. So go grab yourself something to drink, sit back and enjoy. 

* To view larger, just double click on the video.

Kiwi Lane templates used include: Journey 2, & 3, Shapes 3T, and Bracket 1T and 3T

Thanks for joining me, next stop on the hop is the talented Kristy Lee

Just incase you hopped out of order, here is the hop line up.

1.   Kiwi Lane

Thanks for hopping by.
Happy scrapping! - Leslie

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Aug. IAR Challenge

It's that time again! Are you ready for another IAR challenge? I had so much fun creating this months inspiration project for this Challenge. Don't forget to stop by the IAR blog for all the details on how you can enter this months challenge.

I guess you could say I have an obsession with treat bags! I love creating projects with them and I even use them on scrapbook layouts to hid my journaling. The theme of this months challenge is international friendship day, so I decided to create an altered treat bag. I've altered treat bags before so this time I wanted to do something different. I stamped out an adorable image of a little girl and decided to color her with my watercolor paints. I love how soft and simple she looks. I wanted to back my treat bag with some colored corrugated paper to add another touch of color and some texture. I really loved the look of the corrugated paper but I took it a step further and added a large paper doily to the back of it.

 I love how the white doily pops all the I Am Roses flowers right off of the treat bag! I used several flowers from I Am Roses to create my flower cluster.

Be sure to stop by the IAR blog for all the details on how you can enter this months challenge and don't forget to check out all the beautiful flowers and butterflies IAR has to offer.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Scrapping!