Sunday, June 26, 2016

LSH Pocket Letter Swap

Another swap with alilscrapofheaven.  A pocket letter you say?  Yep!  I'm not sure why I signed up for it because those things intimidate me so much.  Every time I do one, I am just a nervous wreck.  Why!?  I look for background paper and put out a few things to put on them like flowers or lace or washi.  Then I have to figure out what to put in the back of the pockets.  Of course, I have to get some inspiration from Pinterest but sometimes I feel like I should be all original.  Oh well, it is what it is I guess.

I think it turned out okay.  The themes were either shabby chic, vintage or clean and simple (I think).  She wanted a combination of all if I could.  However, I just made it sorta shabby I guess.  I hope she likes it though.

Here is a video so you can see it closer.  If you are viewing this in an email, the video may not show up so please click on the title of the post to see the video.

Let me know what you guys think. I am still trying to perfect the Pocket Letter. Not sure I will ever do it though.  Hugs!

~Karen Sue

Friday, June 24, 2016

LSH Father's Day Tag Swap

Another swap I did through alilscrapofheaven is one for a Father's Day Tag.  I knew that I wanted to put burlap on it somewhere but really was not sure what to do about the rest.  So I went to Pinterest for help. I found a project someone had done that used burlap and they placed an image on top.  But as I was going through my stash to figure out if I had anything to use, I found some wooden deer heads which was perfect.  

I had a stamp set that had meadow and field-type backgrounds so I used it at the bottom.  I also made a little pocket on the back with a piece of cardstock so a note can be written on it.  The background paper came from a Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby) stack called Etc. which has a bunch of textures in wood, metal, peeling paint and that sort.

I also did a video which is below so you can see it better and maybe get more details regarding the tag.  If you are viewing this in an email, the video may not show up.  You can click here to go to the video.

Let me know what you think.  Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, June 20, 2016

LSH Flower Swap

I signed up for a few swaps with alilscrapofheaven and the first one was the flower swap.  We had to make 12 handmade flowers to send to your partner.  I had the most fun making these.  I think they turned out really nice.  And my partner really liked them.  So glad!

Here is a video so you can see them up close.  I explain a little bit about them.  I tried to make them all different.  On a few were similar.

Let me know what you think.  Hugs!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Paper Clip Art

Ok so this is a new thing for me.  I kept seeing other peeps making embellishments for their projects and putting paper clips on them. So I thought I would see what I could come up with.  I also started following a Paper Clip Art facebook group and there are all kinds of inspiration on there. 

Here are some of the embellies I made.  Let me know what you think about them.

Here is a closer look at them.

I also made some plain embellies without the paper clips.

Here is a video explaining how I did some of them.  Enjoy.