Monday, November 28, 2016

Home Decor with Julie Nutting, Petaloo and Maja Design

Embroidery Hoop Home Decor
I created this seasonal holiday piece using a few of my favorite products centered around a 10inch embroidery hoop - Petaloo flowers, Prima's Julie Nutting doll stamps, and Maja Design's gorgeous new Christmas collection, "I Wish".  

I added some natural colored burlap to the back of the hoop as my canvas and planned around that framework.   The big wooden snowflake is from Michaels.  

The doll stamp I chose is one of the newest releases from Julie Nutting's collection.  This is Valentina and I used her companion die from Prima as well to cut the doll shape.  

Valentina is holding a darling little Christmas bouquet from Petaloo flowers.  She's holding Petaloo Vintage Velvet Holly Leaves  and Petaloo  Flowers - Darjeeling Mini Poinsettias

This photo shows how dimensional I made Valentina's skirt.  I like to create the clothing using layers to show movement.  
Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate your time. 

Products Used:
Prima -Julie Nutting - Valentina Metal Die - 911584
Prima Julie Nutting - Valentina stamp 910778
Petaloo Flowers - Pine Pick w/Cones and Berries - RS1146-000/6
Petaloo Vintage Velvet Holly Leaves RS1164-001/6 
Petaloo  Flowers - Darjeeling Mini Poinsettias in Red RS1143-002/6
Maja design - "I Wish" paper collection 12x12
Wooden Embroidery Hoop 10"
JustRite - Inside and Outside Christmas Clear Stamps - CR05097
JustRite Hello Oval Decorative Frame Die DIE05064
Wooden Snowflake 8 inches

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Lemoncraft - Christmas Pages with Non-TraditionalPaper

Start to the Christmas Season -  Day Two
Hello. I set out this season to create Christmas with some everyday collections to show how easy it is to turn something nontraditional into Christmas delight.  A little imagination and it's actually pretty easy since the focal point is usually imagery and not necessarily color choice. 

 This  layout uses the delicate and graceful Lemoncraft collection called 'Everyday Spring' along with a sheet from 'Neverending Summer'.    I showcased a Christmas layout recently using Lemoncraft's  gorgeous reprinted 'Heart Painted' collection.  You can see that piece on my blog here and you will find the original post on Lemoncraft's blog right here

This Christmas layout combines two collections -  the top layer that looks like wood is from 'Neverending Summer' and it goes so perfectly with the other papers from 'Everyday Spring' collection.   I kept the layout fun and cheery with layers embellished with chipboard pieces and paper punches.  
I have to give a giant shoutout to the embellishments I used becuase they perfoirmed the monumental task of creating the imagery to tramsport you to a snowy frosty Chrismtas morning.  

The first honor rollcall goes to the chipboard pieces from 2Crafty.  The circle page frame is : 2Crafty Chipboard - Whispy Christmas Page Frame 120080
and the darling holiday shapes are 

The holiday shapes were painted with acrylic paints and then gussied up with wires, crystal gems  and the tree has some Stickles glitter glue for extra shimmer.  The gingerbread cookie has gems for buttons and eyes.   The candycane has some striped bakers twine wrapped around it.  

The next important roll call goes to the Petaloo flowers I selected.  While very simple, they really make a giant soft statement.   These are Petaloo's - Mulberry - New Camelia In the Pink. I stuck in some white generic floral berries and twig pine punches to fill out the cluster.  

Keep watching for the newest release to be available soon.  You will need to add it to your Christmas wish list along with Lemoncraft's other gorgeous collections.  

I hope you are also having fun with all the beautiful LemonCraft collections.  
Thank you for stopping by! 

Jennifer Snyder

Lemoncraft -Everyday Spring 12x12 Basics collection
Lemoncraft Neverending Summer 12x12 sheet
Petaloo Flowers - Mulberry - New Camelia In the Pink - 155-320
2Crafty Xmas Assortment Chipboard CAR035
2Crafty Chipboard - Whispy Christmas Page Frame 120080
Acrylic paint - white, green, brown
Prima Die -Crochet Doily 584054
White Pearl dots
Floral Berries
Pink and Green JewelryWire
Stickles Glitter Glue - Icicle

Friday, November 18, 2016

Lemoncraft -Christmas Season with Heart Painted Collection

Start to the Christmas Season
Hello. I'm here to share some Christmas joy using Lemoncraft's re-released Heart Painted collection.   These are not Christmas papers, but I would like to show how to transform these to work nicely for Christmas. You can see the original post on the Lemoncraft blog right here

The gorgeous reprinted 'Heart Painted' collection has such soft pinks and greens - untraditional Christmas colors and yet I love pink and green for Christmas. 
I accented the page with some chipboard from 2Crafty -  2 Crafty Chipboard - Card Word Circles - Christmas  that have been painted white and backed  with the Lemoncraft paper to make them pop. 
They have been embellished with die cut greens from Tim Holtz and rolled flower buds.  

I want to point out the rose button on the "No Peeking" Lemoncraft's Heart Painted collection as well.  
The tree below is also from 2 Crafty Chipboard - Whimsical Christmas Tree and has been treated just as the Word Circle chipboard pieces...painted white and backed with Lemoncraft paper.   The tree was topped with blush pink pearls.  

The beautiful pink and green flowers are from Petaloo.  What a perfect match!
 2 Crafty Chipboard - Whimsical Christmas Tree
 2 Crafty Chipboard - Card Word Circles - Christmas

Keep watching for the newest release to be available soon.  You will need to add it to your Christmas wish list along with Lemoncraft's other gorgeous collections.  

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Petaloo Blog Hop - Christmas Home Decor with Graphic 45 and Xyron

Petaloo blog hop with special guests, Graphic 45 and Xyron

 I'm Jennifer Snyder - welcome to my blog.  This is a special blog hop with Graphic 45, Xyron and Petaloo and spans several days so make sure you catch all the art on display.  A great place to start is at the Petaloo blog, found here.  

 As you scroll through this post, I'm sure you'll be able to see the fun and creative joy I had with all these wonderful manufacturers.  

I made a matching wooden box/card gift set.  My inspiration for the set was taken from the Graphic 45, St Nicholas collection - the traditional Christmas colors and imagery but with a marvelous twist. I found the bits of black in the paper and matching embellishments so alluring.  I had a black wooden cigar box in my stash and it finally needed to be used.  A divine pairing I must say!

 Here's a look at the Graphic 45 "St Nicholas" collection so you can get a feel for those traditional colors and imagery...just with Graphic 45's world famous twist.  

This is a close look at the box.  The front is adorned with Petaloo  Flowers - Darjeeling Mini Poinsettias in Red   nestled in the Petaloo Vintage Velvet Holly Leaves - surrounding Graphic45 - St Nicholas collection's chipboard.  

Below is the top view of the box - my "helicopter view" as I like to call it.  My gold accent choices really make that red and black of the paper and Petaloo flowers pop.  

Once again a Graphic 45 chipboard piece is used as a wreath adorned with Petaloo florals -Petaloo Flowers - Regal Velvet Poinsettia in Red  and Petaloo's Pine Pick w/Cones and Berries .

This is the card that I created to go with the gift box.  I used similar elements from the box to create cohesiveness - like the Graphic45 - St Nicholas chipboard, Petaloo Holly Leaves and the Poinsettia.   I used the berries from the Petaloo Pinecone Pick.  

I used the Xyron Tape Runner to help assemble the layers of the card.  the tape runner glides along the paper with super ease.  
Now for the inside of the gussied-up cigar box.  I grabbed Xyron's 3" Disposable Sticker Maker to adhere the Graphic 45 Die Cuts.  This was a fun process as well.

And one last look at the gift set from the inside.  

Thanks for being a part of this blog hop between Petaloo 
Graphic 45 and Xyron.   

Petaloo Products
Petaloo  Flowers - Darjeeling Mini Poinsettias in Red RS1143-002/6
Petaloo Flowers - Regal Velvet Poinsettia - Red - RS5009-002/4
Petaloo Flowers - Pine Pick w/Cones and Berries - RS1146-000/6
Petaloo Vintage Velvet Holly Leaves RS1164-001/6 

Graphic 45 "St Nicholas" collection
Graphic45 - St Nicholas collection - Die Cuts #2 - 4501413
Graphic45 - St Nicholas collection - Chipboard 4501416
Xyron Adhesive Products: 
Xyron 3" Disposable Sticker Maker
Xyron Tape Runner

Graphic45 - St Nicholas collection - 12x12 Pad 4501412
Graphic45 - St Nicholas collection -- St Nicholas sheet paper 4501397
Graphic45 - St Nicholas collection - - Be Jolly sheet paper 4501401
Graphic45 - St Nicholas collection - - Starry Night sheet paper  4501403
Graphic45 - St Nicholas collection - - Seasons Greetings  sheet paper 4501407
Graphic45 - St Nicholas collection - - Holly Daze sheet paper 4501408

Rub-N-Buff Gold Leaf
Prima Mechanicals Metal Stars 961169
Prima Paper Doilies - Gold  -585006
Gold Ribbon