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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Fairy Day Blog Hop - Day 2

Welcome to my part of the Fairy Day Blog Hop for Day 2.  You should have started at Creations By Gill M and come here from there!

I made two similar projects for today.

For both of my projects I used SVG Cuts Spring Birdhouse set with the gourd birdhouse.The paper on the first one is K & Company's Que Sera Sera.  The fairy is cut from a page out of the Once Upon A Time stack.

This second fairy house is my favorite by far.  The cute little fairy is actually a photo of my now 13-year-old daughter when she was 3!  I had to scan it in because I couldn't find the disc (imagine not being able to fine a disc after 10 years and a move!), so I lost some of the picture quality.  The "for lease" sign is from the same photo.  I did put a little "pixie dust" in the form of some Martha Stewart Sugar Cube iridescent glitter on her wings.  The butterfly is from The Graphics Fairy.  I printed it out twice and glittered the top layer with Martha's Orange Sorbet iridescent glitter.


I'd like to think this sweet little fairy outgrew her home and was "showing" it to the butterfly.  The paper for the gourd birdhouse is from the Once Upon a Time stack and the leaves and vines are from K & Co's Que Sera Sera.

Don't forget to collect your hidden letters along the hop and unscramble them for a chance to win some candy from Gill.

Thanks for stopping by to have a look at my projects.  Next on the hop is Jalisa.  I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Fairy Day Blog Hop Day 1

Happy Fairy Day and welcome to my part of the Fairy Day blog hop.  The hop starts at Creations by Gill M.  If you didn't start there, please go back and do so.  You should have hopped here from Leslie Rahye

This is a hop with a difference as along the hop there are letters to find in the postings - not all blogs have the letters but if you gather all the letters then at the end of the hop on day 2 assemble them to create a fairy related word. If you then return to Creations by Gill M and enter the Mr Linky at the bottom of the post (do not reveal the secret word yet). After the hop she will contact someone at random and ask them to email her with the word - if correct they win some lovely candy.

Now, for my Day 1 project.  For those of you that participated in the Vacation Blog Hop, you'll recognize the flowers I made for this project.



They're made of crepe paper!  This time I used white, canary yellow, and light pink.  Once the white ones were rolled up I spritzed them with Turquoise Perfect Pearls Mists by Ranger.  They do have a little glimmer to them, but its very subtle.  The pink flowers I highlighted with pink Stickles.  It doesn't show up in my picture at all.

My sister, Jeanne Davis, provided the inspiration for this project with her picture of a just hatched baby robin.  Jeanne takes some of the most incredible pictures!  I thought it fitting the newly hatched baby and its soon to hatch siblings be watched over by a fairy.


I found this pretty fairy silhouette on the internet, converted her into a cut file and cut her out on the Cricut using Make The Cut.  I used white cardstock, coated it with Martha Stewart Glitter Glue and covered her in Recollections Frost glitter. 

I hope you enjoyed my Fairy Day wreath.  Next on the hop is  Amanda.  Have a great day and don't forget to check back tomorrow to see what my next Fairy Creation will be!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Officially Summer Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of The Scrapoholic's Officially Summer Blog Hop.  You should have come to my blog from Sarah.  Hope everyone had a great first day of summer yesterday.  We got a little relief from the relentless heat we've been having here in Oklahoma, thank goodness! 

I love reading the comments you all are posting.  I'm always flattered when someone wants to "scraplift" an idea from me.  Please feel free to do so anytime.  If you're a Facebook junkie like me, "like" SVG Cuts page and check out the great projects posted from their cut files.  They are absolutely incredible.  The pieces on the dimensional projects go together so easily.

I had computer issues yesterday and had to take the one I usually work on to get fixed.  My project for today is a quickie. 


A pinwheel for the Fourth of July.  Once again, the cut file came from SVGCuts.com.  This one is actually a freebie from the blog there.  I just love the instructional videos they make.  I'm a visual person and don't think I'd ever figure out how to put some of these projects together without actually seeing someone do it first.  I guess I was being too picky because after three stores, I didn't find any double-sided Patriotic paper I liked.  I cut the pieces on white cardstock and then used a set of clear stamps I bought from Oriental Trading a few years ago.  The ink is Staz On in Azure and Blazing Red.  Once I get my computer back, I think I'll work on creating my own digital version of Patriotic paper and try another pinwheel.  I got a new Epson wide format printer that arrived last Friday and I haven't had the chance to use it yet. 

I hope everyone has a great day today.  Thanks for stopping by to see  my project.  Next on the blog hop is Abby.  Enjoy the rest of the hop!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Officially Summer

Happy first day of Summer!  Thanks for stopping by to see my first creation for the The Scrapoholic's Officially Summer blog hop. You should have come here from Sarah.

I had so much fun creating this Surf Shack.  I've been thinking about it for almost a month now and finally did it.  It took me a couple of days to get it finished.  About halfway through, my thirteen-year-old daughter told me it was "too symmetrical".  I tried to make it a little more off kilter just for her! 



The file is from SVG Cuts and is the Peony Cottage.  I also used Beach Bum I and Beach Bum II to complete the Surf Shack look. The only cut I really altered is the front door.  It is the bottom piece of the surfboard from Beach Bum II.  I made it shorter and wider than a regular surfboard.  I used just plain cardstock for all of the cuts.



The roof is paper raffia found in the gift wrap aisle at Michael's.  I did try to rough it up a bit to give it more of a weathered look.  The paper for the shack is plain craft paper-style cardstock.  I did run the accent pieces through the cuttlebug with Tim Holz' woodgrain embossing folder and then chalked them up to emphasize the woodgrain.



Please leave a comment and let me know what you think of my Surf Shack and be sure to come have a look tomorrow to see what I've cooked up for Day Two of the Officially Summer blog hop.  Next on the hop is Abby.