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Friday, January 30, 2015

Heart strings-May Arts

Welcome to the May Arts Valentine hop day 2.  Make sure you stop by and check out all of yesterdays amazing projects.  For my project I put my hearts in a jar:)
To be honest with you I have had this project half way done and sitting on my desk since last Valentines day.  I just wasn't sure how to decorate the top of the jar.  Recently I received these amazing Spellbinders dies that make beautiful flowers and I have been putting flowers on EVERYTHING lately, so they went on the top of the jar.
I am pleased with how it turned out even if it did take me a year to complete the project. :)

Here is a view from the top and the beautiful flowers.  Leave me a comment and you will be in the drawing for some beautiful May Arts ribbons.

May Arts Ribbons used:
A485-14-17 Adhesive scallop
FY31 Beads
419-14 small pom poms
SM09 Thread
BY31 Silver leaves
418-01 White leaves
SK01 Silk

Other Supplies used:
Smitten collection from Authentique
Spellbinders die

·         Virginia Fynes
·         Tracy McLennon
·         Rhea Weigand
·         Mary Brockway
·         Mallika Kejriwal
·         Lalo IK
·         Karen Hanson

·         Karen Baker
·         Jennifer Davey
·         Jenifer Cowles
·         Jen Shears
·         Gini Williams Cagle
·         Emily Lanham
·         Charlene Driggs

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Pattern Tips and Tricks

Hi this is Jenifer here with you today to share my tip with you.  Did you know that you could use your scraps of  StitchNSew sew in interfacing to make sturdier back ups of your paper patterns?  We all have our favorite patterns or at least the ones that we know we are going to use over and over again.  Well now you can trace them on to your scraps so that they last longer.

 After all of my pieces have been traced and cut out I have them in little zip lock baggies for quick and easy storage.
I then place all of the baggies and the original pattern in a larger baggie to keep everything conveniently together.

I hope you have enjoyed my little tip today and have found a use for those scrap pieces of sew in interfacing.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Mixed Media Heart- Wow

Hi there WOW fans, I am so excited to be showing you my canvas project today.  I absolutely love, love love how it turned out.
I just love all the different textures going on here and I can't wait to put it in a frame.

I had a canvas from another project that I just didn't like any more that was painted a light pink.  I sketched out a heart in the center.  Using a stencil and some spackle (spackle is used to patch walls and is found at the hardware store, it is very inexpensive).  Pour your embossing powder over the spackle and lightly tap off the extra and heat set.  Not only do you have a wonderful glittery effect but the spackle gives it more dimension like it is double embossed.  Give it a try the results are awesome.

Here is a close up of my flower cluster.

For the heart I tore small scraps of patterned paper and adhered them with Mod Podge, when I was satisfied with that I Mod Podged some white tissue paper over top to the patterned paper scraps, making sure it was nice and wrinkled giving my heart tons of texture.  While the Mod Podge is still wed I poured on the Neutral Shimmer glitter embossing powder and heat set it.  Now it really sparkles and shimmers.  Using gelatos I randomly colored over areas of the heart and using a wet brush lightly blended it in.  I used a pit pen around the edge of the heart and again went over it with a wet brush to blend it in.
Now you are ready to embellish.  I wrapped bakers twine around the canvas and a cluster of flowers and ribbons and tied it all up with a key.

WOW supplies used:
Metallic Platnum Sparkle
Neutral Shimmer Glitter

Other supplies used:
May Arts ribbons
Spellbinders Dies
Faber Castell Pit Pen and Gelatos
tissue paper
scraps of patterned paper
Mod Podge

Thank you so much for taking the time to view my project today I would love to see what you come up with if you try any of these techniques, leave me a link in the comment and I will come check it out.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Simple Love pillow with Deco Foil-Therm O Web

Hi there Therm-O-Web fans, this is Jenifer here with you today to share a quick Deco Foil valentines project.  I made a simple "Love" pillow.  Took about a half hour to make.

Love Deco Foil pillow: Designer Jenifer Cowles
Pillow Form

Cut out fabric 1/2" larger then the pillow form.  Cut out the letters from the iron on Transfer adhesive.

Iron the letters down on the fabric, I did them all one at a time.

Iron the Deco Foil shiny side up onto the fabric and peel back gently.  Repeat with the rest of the letters.  Sew front to back leaving an opening to insert the pillow form.  Insert pillow form and stitch up the opening.

Nice and easy, you could make a fun pillow for any occasion.  With all of the fun Deco Foil colors you can match any decor.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, check back often for more Deco Foil projects.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Beautiful Moment-Ruby Rock-It

Hi Ruby Rock-It fans this is Jenifer here with you again to share a layout with you using the new "Something Blue" collection.  I told you I just couldn't get enough of this line.  I love the nautical look of this line and I have always been weak for navy blue polka dots,so this Collection is an instant favorite.

This paper and the embellishments went perfectly to showcase this sunset we experienced when we went to the Oregon coast in October. The navy and the gold are a perfect combination.
Here is a close up of the fun tags and cards from the collection.

One thing that I like to do is to balance out my pages to to put a little flag at opposite corners.  I usually use some scraps from my project.  I angled the end and put some of the wonderful glitter hearts on top.

How fun are these dimensional die cut tags? I love them and I put some rope through the top to carry over my nautical theme.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I can't wait to see your creations with all of these beautiful new wedding lines, you won't be disappointed in any of them.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Nautical Insta Album-DCWV

Good Morning DCWV fans this is Jenifer here with you today to share some of the new Insta Albums that have just come out.  These little 4.5"x 4.5" accordion albums are the perfect little size.  They come together quickly and would be excellent gifts for grandparents or even nice just sitting on your desk at work.

 Here is the cover, a doily and a medallion cut from the glitter stack and an anchor from the Insta papers make everything come together easily.  All tied together with some May Arts Ribbons.
 A view from the top.  Just look at all those bits and bobs peeking out.
 Here is one side with some room for some journaling and some favorite photos.  I cut out another anchor to tie in with my nautical theme.
Here is the other side.  Room for some more pictures and a little bit more journaling.
Insta Album, insta paper pad in silver and glitter paper-DCWV
Canvas ribbon-May Arts
Rhinestones, doily

I hope you have enjoyed my Insta Album for today.  You have to give these a try, they are quick and easy and would make wonderful gifts.

Thanks for stopping by today and make sure you come back for more Insta projects from this wonderful team.

Friday, January 9, 2015

I Do Banner-Ruby Rock-It

Hi there Ruby Rock-It fans.  This is Jenifer here with you today to share this banner that I made using the new wedding line "Something Blue".  I can't even begin to tell you how much I love this line.  The blues are perfect and they have this shimmer to them that is just to die for.

Here is the entire banner with doilies and eyelets and flowers.

Here is a close up of the I and the vellum flower.  I just can't put together anything without using some of the awesome Vellum.

Here is a close up of the flower made with the silver polka dot vellum, resting on top of a doily.

For the letters I used some very old chipboard letters that I had in my stash, sanded them down and then just inked them silver to go with the papers and ribbons.

Thank you so much for stopping by today to look at my project.  I can't wait for you to get you hands on the "Something Blue" line, you are going to love it.

Ruby Rock-It Supplies used:
Something Blue paper line

Other Supplies used:
Ribbon-May Arts

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Ballerinas May Arts style

Good Morning May Arts fans, Hop on over to the May Arts Blog and check out my fun ballerinas all decked out in May Arts beautiful ribbons.

I used a Simplicity Pattern #1341, following the provided directions and then just decorated these cuties with May Arts ribbons.

May Arts Ribbons used:
471-5" Tulle 
465- Elastic
377- Metallic velvet
433- Crochet

May Arts Ribbon used:
471- 5" Tulle
426-Purple Scallop
465- Elastic
389- Velvet
392-Sheer Pleats
AH-Mesh Ribbon
424-Diagonal Stripe

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Page Maps/Ruby Rock-It

Hi there friends I thought I would jump on here real quick and share this double 12x12 spread that I did for Becky Fleck's Page Maps for January and the team up with Ruby Rock-It and their new Something Blue wedding line that just came out.

I stayed pretty true to the sketch and I love how it turned out.  Make sure you follow the link and check out everyone's layouts from these fantastic sketches.

Supplies used:
Ruby Rock-It Something Blue line
May Arts Ribbons