February 27, 2012

Monogram Plaque

Hi again. It's been a while since I created a project for Bitten By The Bug2. Finally feel like I'm  getting back into the swing of things. This week's challenge is Donna's choice, and she asked to use any cartridge with a monogram. I chose the Sophisticated cartridge for the letter, and Lacy Labels for the background. The scallop frame was cut from pale yellow cardstock and blue polka dot cardstock at 9 inches. I inked the edges with blue ink. I cut the inner frame from dark gray cardstock. The letter is cut from Sophisticated was cut at 6 inches from pale yellow cardstock with a dark gray cardstock shadow. The letter was spritzed with gold Glimmer Mist to add a little pizazz.  The letter was attached to the frame with foam dots. I embellished the scallops with rhinestones and the frame is embellished with white flowers, foil flowers and rhinestones. Please check out the other designers' projects at BBTB2 to see some fabulous creations!  Have a great week!

Miles of Smiles,

February 26, 2012

A Rose Is A Rose

This is another Gecko Galz project for the design team using Neverland digi paper pack and A Rose is a Rose collage sheet; teal cardstock; pink patterned paper; black mesh; 3Dpaper rose; border punch; teal ink; foam dots; and Stickles glitter glue. Create a card base from teal cardstock. Border punch three edges of the pink patterned paper and adhere to card. Edge the Neverland paper with teal ink and adhere to the left side of the card. Adhere a rectangle of black mesh to the right side of the card overlapping the Neverland and pink patterned papers. Overlap the collage image onto the mesh and the Neverland paper. Assemble the rose with foam dots and adhere to card. Use the title from the rose collage sheet, edge with teal ink, and adhere to card with foam dots. Add glitter glue to the edges of the rose and to the collage image. 

Miles of Smiles,

Ahoy Sailor

 Here's another Gecko Galz project. I used Gecko Galz Wild About Retro digi stamp (sailor girl); red cardstock; submarine patterned paper; red/blue polka dot paper; red mesh; adhesive rhinestones; water splash stickers; kraft tape; foam dots; colored pencils; gel pens; alphabet stickers; and a blue ink pad. Create the card base from red cardstock. Cover card with submarine print paper. Color sailor girl digi image with colored pencils, gel pens, and blue ink pad. Affix alphabet stickers to the image. Mat the image with red/blue polka dot paper. Adhere to card front. Affix kraft tape strips to the left corners of the image. Irregularly trim red mesh and adhere to bottom of card. Cut out submarine and anchor from submarine paper and adhere over the sailor girl image with foam dots. Add blue rhinestones to the card and water splash stickers to the digi image.

Miles of Smiles,

Babe In A Bottle

Here is a recent project for the Gecko Galz design team. I used Gecko Galz Darling Dancer2 collage sheet; bottle with cork; rhinestones; stick pin; baker's twine and beads. Roll the Darling Dancer image and insert into the bottle. Add cylinder beads around the outside of the image. Add rhinestones to the front of the bottle, and around the base of the bottle. Wrap red/white baker's twine around the wire handle, tying off each end. Add glass beads to the stick pin and insert into the cork.

Miles of Smiles,

February 7, 2012

Baby Bench

This is a little bench I made for a friend's daughter on her first birthday. I painted the bench yellow, edged the top with purple, stamped purple swirls along the top, then accented the base with purple splatter paint. I dry brushed pink in each area where the images would go. I decoupaged all the butterflies/dragonflies. The words are foam stamps that I double stamped, first with pink paint, then with periwinkle paint. I added the letter stickers and glitter bubbles; and I hand wrote my message on the bottom of the bench. I then sealed it all with several coats of decoupage sealer.  I think it's the perfect size for a one year old.  It can be a bench, a stepstool, or even a little table for tea parties! I hope it is something she will keep for a long time.  :)

Miles of Smiles,

Christmas Cards 2011



Miles of Smiles,