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Thanks to you all for playing along. Again, the entries just blew us away!
Winners will be announced tonight. Again, great work everyone! Watch for the next contest announced on Monday.
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DIY headband tutorial from marla:
Today it seems like hair accessories are all the rage. From flower clips to headbands, it's really easy to make your own. I'm going to show you how to make this sweet little floral headband using just a couple of products and a few minutes of your time.
First off you'll need a few things. Some cardstock (or heavy weight paper), a thin headband (practically any style can work), a package of "paper whimsies" and a package of "in-a-stitch" blossoms or "entwined blooms." You'll also need a stapler and glue (I used glue dots).
To get started, cut four circles from the cardstock - mine were 1.5" in diameter.
Arrange and layer the paper whimsies to create two flowers. Use the glue to adhere the layers together. Use one of the more detailed flower (in-a-stitch blossom or entwined bloom) for the top layer. Curl the flower edges to create some dimension.
At this point you can either glue a piece of felt or another circle to the back of the flowers to get protection from the staples (I've never had a problem leaving the staples). That's all there is to it! These are so easy to make that you can coordinate them to any outfit. Have fun!
Check back in later this morning for this weeks winner of the brand new Sunshine Broadcast release!
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We have two treats for your tuesday. A darling art project from Michelle Clement AND a peak at five new mini alpha stickers!
Hi there! It's Michelle, here with a little 'off the page' paper action, today!
It's fun to break out of the scrapbooking box and try a little something different, once in a while - I have a soft spot in my heart for fabric, and have been embroidering a lot lately, too, so I thought - why not combine these loves with some paper goodness?
The 'Paper Crush' line is so gorgeous that it definitely deserves to be displayed as art (it's one of my faves!) - and I was really inspired by the painted goodness on the 'Love' paper piece I found in the collection.
I went with the painted inspiration and ended up making a cute lil collage on some simple canvas fabric - I first painted the wooden embroidery hoop to coordinate with the paper I wanted to use (I gathered a few bits before I started), and then framed the blank canvas fabric in the hoop.
I added the paper collage on top of the fabric using glue dots (they're magical - but you could probably use a spray adhesive, instead, too).
I accented the mini collage, once the paper was stuck down, with a little hand-stitching, a cute brad, and some paint splatters, too - and then made sure the fabric was stretched in the hoop well (it got stretched a little bit while working on the collage and had to be tightened), and then I glued the back edges into the inside of the hoop using a hot glue gun to finish it off.
And, voila! A cute super-quick mini collage with a lot of dimension! And all you have to do to quickly and easily display it is hang the hoop over a nail in your wall or tack it to an inspiration board!
I hope you're inspired to take the paper off the page and onto some fabric, too. :)
When one season nears its end, and nature hints the next is on its way our internal radar tunes in. The rythmic beauty of seasons changing is so natural.... we crave it. Blossoms peaking from their winter hide out, the feel of the sun as it starts to burn brighter, the golden glow in the evening sky all tell our senses change is in the air. How does the creative spirit deep within us react to such change? We say... BRING IT ON! We say go ahead... INSPIRE ME... to have sparkling new ideas, try fresh techniques, to mix it up with a whole new look.
We say broadcast your sunshine..... I AM READY.... let it glow!
Are YOU ready for a new season of creating with SUNSHINE BROADCAST? Let us know if you are picking up the signal.
We will have a give away this Friday to one of our lucky readers. Leave a comment here AND check back tomorrow for a few more tid bits of NEW goodness.
Do you tend toward the same lines when scrapping, or do you prefer to mix it up? I know I am a "line" scrapper. It saves me a ton of time. But I am always so inspired by those who seem to effortlessly mix and match lines. Speaking of which, here are some examples from our team.
Emily mixed Starters, Ellie's Tale, and even a little Sweetly Smitten on this layout.
On this card Kimberly mixed Count Me In and Ellie's Tale Foldies!
Anna mixed Sweetly Smitten and some Ellie's Tale!
Megan mixed Sweetly Smitten, Ellie's Tale, and a little Paper Crush.
Are you a "line" scrapper, or do you mix things up?
Ellie's tale is just plain fun! The colors, the patterns . . .
And here are a few examples from the team!
Look at this adorable layout by Stephanie. Don't you love that bold background?
And from Gaelle, the softer side of Ellie's Tale!
From Kay, an "every day" sort of layout.
From Kyoko, don't you love those scalloped circles?
From Anna,I love how the bag adds texture and interest. Genius!
And Marcy, who rocks out white on layouts. Don't you love how Ellie's Tale stands out against the white?
Check out these sweet cards from Peg
Or how about a mini book?
From Marla, don't you love how she used the shaped paper?
What have you done with Ellie's Tale? We'd love to see it!