Friday, November 28, 2014

CynthiaLooWho DT project for November- blocks

hi all.

for my 1st project for Nov for CynthiaLooWHo template designs,
i used the Blocks template.

these blocks are so versatile.
i sized them to be 2' on each side.
i used Teresa Collins Christmas paper and the brads from the same collection.
red lace, red tinsel trim, bling trim, and red glitter Thickers spell
out JOY on the front.

the sides and tops are covered w/ paper.

the backs as well. only the bottoms were not covered.
this will make a cute lil display for the holidays.


hugs, L

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

TRD- altered food gift bag

for my project this month ive altered a food gift bag,
using Tsunami Rose Designs newest digital journal kit....Charmed Fragments.

i used 2 pages from the the journal kit for the front and the back,
to decorate a food grade gift bag. 
i used 1 sentiment on the front, cut from the sentiment element sheet.
i used a tiny trim to border the top and bottom of the sentiment.

i also included 2 cream colored buttons a big blue flower w/ a stick pin in it. 

sides i left plain.

the back.

i plan on using this lil gift bag to deliver some homemade cookies or cake pops to a dear friend this Christmas.

hugs, L.

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  • Saturday, November 1, 2014

    Oct DT project #2 for CYnthiaLooWho

    hi all.
    for my 2nd DT project for Cynthia LooWho
    i created another banner.

    using the "dress" from the Baby Banner template only.

    this one is all girl and all pink, lol.

    my daughter LOVED the Baby Banner i did a couple weeks ago, 
    and wanted me to make one for her room

    she picked out all the papers (from my stash), the flowers,
    the laces/trims, the bling, and the letters.
    i wanted her to have the creative choice on her banner.
    i just put it all together nicely for her.
    hung on pink lace

    she pick out all the papers, lace, trims, bling, flowers.

    each letter is popped on pop dots, 
    and has cheesecloth underneath.

    all the sleeves and the bottoms are a trimmed.

    most have some Prima pearl bling.

    they all have flowers.

    and or flower bling.

    i LOVE how this came out and my daughter will LOVE it in her room.


    hugs  <3 p="">

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    Monday, October 20, 2014

    last project for FSS FB group- angel package

    i was an angel for a sweet friend in the Free Spirit FB group.
    we found out months later that she didn't receive a swap package from someone.
    to i decided to do her angel package.

    the theme was "love is in the details"
    we were to create a BOX or trims, and alter a
    muffin tin, and a 6x6 LO.

    i had sooo much fun creating for her.

    i used paper from Karen Foster, was a love/Valentine theme.
    one end, pink and white lace trim, 
    Prima flowers, Prima pearl bling, and Prima resin.

    opposite end, similar embellishments

    side of box.

    inside of box, also lined w/ the same papers.
    altered dividers w/ laces wrapped around.

    altered 6x6 LO

    altered muffin tin, filled w/ embellishments.

    thanks for looking.  


    Friday, October 17, 2014

    Art journal page entries for Shirley

    these are the altered journal pages
    i created for Shirley.

    the theme was Shabby Chic Paris.

    i did lots of layering on both pages.
    1st i use some tissue paper w/ gold foil on it.
    some shabby chic paper, torn, and applied w/ mod podge.
    gesso, stamping, ephemera, flower, and some Prima bling.

    same here, but also added a heart doily and some flower
    lace trim.

    i think they came out nice. lots of layers and texture.

    thanks for looking  :)

    Thursday, October 16, 2014

    Oct DT project #1 for Cynthialoowho

    hi all.
    well i did it.. i made it onto an awesome DT team...
    i now design for Cynthialoowho.  

    i LOVE her templates, they are so easy to do and soo much fun to put together.

    so, for my 1st DT project i made a baby banner for a friend of mine
    that just had a baby girl.
    she's not a crafter so i had to keep it simple.

    i used the Baby Banner templet, and i think it came out soo CUTE.

    the baby room's colors are yellow and gray.

    i used each of the shapes from the template...dress, bib
    onsie, and stroller.

    the paper i used is MME Moments.
    thickers for the letters, scallop circle punch,
    gray lace, gray pearl trim, and Prima bling.
    i also made a dangle charm w/ gray beads and a charm,
    hung on the bottom.

    same paper pad, yellow lace and yellow bead trim.
    also added a yellow butterfly charm.

    same paper.
    gray pearl trim, gray Prima bling, gray flat backed pearls
    for the bottom snaps.
    i also made a dangle charm w/ gray beads and a charm,
    hung on the bottom. 

    same paper pad, yellow lace and yellow crystal flowers.
    yellow flower rosette trim for the wheels, Prim bling.
    also added a yellow butterfly charm on the
    dangle charm w/ gray beads and a charm. 

    same paper pad.
    gray lace, gray pearl trim, and Prima bling.
    i also made a dangle charm w/ gray beads and a charm,
    hung on the bottom.
    i then used silver eyelets and yellow lace to string up the banner.

    thanks for looking  :)

    * hugs *

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    Tuesday, September 23, 2014

    B-day Card using Stephanie Barnards' Flip It Card Die

    B-day card i made for my brother.
    i kept it simple b/c he doesn't like cards usually, lol.
    BUT this one comes w/ a gift card, so i think he'll like it !

    i used a Stephanie Barnard Flip its Card die...

    LOVE LOVE these dies.
    found some pretty dark blue pattern paper
    by MME, and i used the Stampin Up stamp set
    Something to Say.

    made the card. 
    layered it. LOVE how these dies have the
    insert dies to cut out the side panels too.

    made an extra pocket to hold the gift card :)

    thanks for stopping by.


    ~ lydia

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

    my 1st Project Life Swap cards !

    hi all.
    so i have decided to try this whole Project Life thing...
    i have gotten the page protectors, the albums, and 
    even a Core Kit.
    have i started, nope. not yet.
    i need to print photos and get cracking, these albums won't fill

    i also joined a few FB groups for inspiration and swaps.
    i joined my 1st swap this past month, and have just mailed out
    my handmade PL cards :)

    the 1st grp is "vintage tea"
    i LOVE tea and have a few tea theme pics to
    do, so this swap was perfect.
    these are 4x6 cards, rounded. the paper is from
    Recollects, and is glittered.
    they have a paper doily on one side, 
    w/a teapot stamped and popped up, 
    and some bling. the TEA is a
    foam alpha sticker.
    on the back i used a white mini bag stamped w/
    an image and inside is my card.

    the 2nd grp is "fairies"
    i don't really have pics for these.....but i love fairies, so 
    i was in, lol.
    these are 4x6, rounded as well.
    the paper is Graphic 45 Once Upon a SpringTime...
    one of my faves.
    the die cut was done using the Stampin Up Top Note Bigz Die
    which has the stitching around the border, which i LOVE.
    the fairy was fussy cut from the paper as well.
    i then just stamped a nice quote, and added some bling.
    the back is the same as the 1st card.
    white mini bag w/ my card.



    Friday, July 25, 2014

    FSS recent projects made

    some recent projects i made for a swap group on FB
    called Free Spirit Cigar Box Swappers.
    we swap about every other month w/ a different theme.

    the theme was "how does your garden grow"
    altered project : flower pot.
    6x6 LO
    altered Cigar box w/ Prima resin pieces, Prima flowers
     brick design w/ texture paste and distress inking.

    inside of box w/ rosette flowers and pink bow trim.

    another altered Cigar box w/ Prima resin pieces,
    Prima flowers, brick texture paste, and distress inking.

    6x6 LO using Prima Fairy garden, w/Prima pearl
    bling, lace trim, and a handmade flower.

    the back of the 6x6 LO, w/ bead trim, Prima pearl
    bling, handmade flower, and a tag.

    6x6 LO using Prima fairy garden paper, 
    Prima bling, handmade flower and lace trim.

    back of this 6x6 LO w/ bead trim, Prima pearl 
    bling, and handmade flower.

    altered flower pot w/ handmade flowers.

    another altered flower pot w/ handmade flowers.



    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    TRD- altered clear gift box w/ tags

    this week i altered a clear gift box.
    using some of Tsunami Rose Designs digital papers,
    and ephemera/tags.
    i added paper on top, along w/ some
    black toole, a charm, metal keyand some red lace w/ bling trim.
    i punched some sentiments and paper into little mason jar tags,
    using my mason jar punch from EK success.
    then backed them onto manilla mason jar tags.
    i also included some plain manilla mason jar tags,
    and some vintage tags backed on manilla.
    they are all tied w/ some bakers twine to hold them together.

    this will make a great gift for a special friend.

    hugs, L

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  • Wednesday, June 11, 2014

    TRD: card - simple vintage b-Day card

    this week i created a card using some vintage papers 

    i layered one paper on the card, then made a 
    library pocket and layered another paper on it.
    on top of the pocket i put the sentiment and some Prima bling.
    all the edges were also lightly inked 
    w/ Tim Holtz Vintage Photo
    Distress ink.

    i added a beautiful flower and some black lace.

    in the pocket are some tags from an ephemera page, topped 
    with some red/white bakers twine.

    this is a very simple card. but in the style that the recipient loves.

    pls check out the other DT projects :)



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  • Wednesday, May 28, 2014

    TRD- retiring papers- 8x8 card

    this week a created an 8x8 card using
    some papers that will be retiring from

    using an 8x8 card base i layered 2 of the
    retiring papers. book print on the bottom, 
    and this gorgeous couple print on the top.
    this is such a bright/happy image and i actually
    like the happy yellow and blue colors.
    i was able to use some yellow doilys i had
    in my stash, which i put in between the papers.

    on top of the blue lace,
    i added a pretty blue flower, w/ a metal heart 
    embellishment as the center. 

    this card came out soo pretty and happy.
    can't wait to send it to someone, just to put
    a smile on their face.




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