Monday, May 28, 2012

Get Your Decoupage on With Helmar

Hello! Today I want to share my altered wooden farmhouse with you. I found this little house at my local craft store. It was yelling at me from the shelf to take it home and cover it using Helmar Decoupage and Craft Paste. I obeyed and did just that.

To begin my project, I painted all of the edges of my barn a grey and allowed it to dry.I chose to use the new Storyteller collection from Crate Paper to cover my barn. After I measured and got all of my paper sizes right, I brushed on the Helmar Decoupage Paste with a large paintbrush right onto the barn. I then applied each paper onto the barn and painted another coat of Decoupage over it. I love the firm, shiny coat that it gave my project.
To add a little more detail I decorated the barn with cut out paper grass, brass brads, Spanish moss and a feathered flower. Those were all attached using Helmar Craft & Hobby PVA Glue.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Humorous LOs with Practical Scrappers

Hey there! This week on Practical Scrappers we are featuring humorous cards and layouts. After all, Charlie Chaplin said it best when he said, "A day without laughter is a day wasted."
My kids make me laugh SEVERAL times a day. They have the best personalities. Especially my youngest. He walked down from his room dressed in an orange wig, a mask and Home Depot apron....why? I have no idea. He must have decided to get creative with his outfit that morning.

Check out more humorous projects on the Practical Scrappers blog.

Have a great day!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Treat Containers with Helmar

Today I got to make my first DT post on the Helmar blog. I have been using Helmar adhesives for a while now and I'll never use another brand. The simple truth just works!
The end of the school year is upon us and my kids' teachers have gone above and beyond to teach them and help them have a successful school year.
I found these cute little treat containers on Pinterest that I thought would be cute to make for their teachers. I'll show you what I learned.

1. Cut a piece of patterned paper to 6x8 inches. Run your Helmar Permanent Adhesive Runner onto two adjacent edges.

2. Roll the sheet till it resembles a tube shape. Press firmly to seal the edges together.

3. Now press together the top which has the adhesive already on it.

Fill your container with whatever treat you want. My daughter's teacher loves Hershey's Kisses so I filled mine with those. Seal the open side shut so everything is shut inside. Chocolate Kisses are heavy so I reinforced the top and bottom with Helmar Craft & Hobby PVA glue.
Cut the edges with decorative scissors, if desired, and decorate the package. Finish it off by spraying it with Helmar Crystal Kote Matt spray.
There you have it. Pretty and pretty easy, right?

Thanks for stopping by today.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Hello there, scrappy friends! Thank you to all who helped "like" the Helmar Facebook page. I didn't win the little contest among my fellow Helmar DT members but it was close. Helmar really is a company to like. I look forward to showing you ways to use these awesome adhesives. In the meantime please check out the Helmar blog for plenty of great ideas.

My husband randomly chose a winner from the comments list and the winner is....
Congrats Sarah, email me your mailing address and I'll send you your pack of embellies.

I am out of town this week so enjoy yours!


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Win some My Little Shoebox goodies!

Thank you to all who has liked the Helmar Fecebook page so far. There is still time to be a fan and possibly win a great embellishment prize by saying that Liz sent you. See the post BELOW for details.

You all like winning something, right? This week if you leave a comment on the Canadian Scrapbooker website by May 19th, you could win this Keepsake collection from My Little Shoebox. Pretty easy and this collection is one of my favorites. :)

Have a great weekend!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Easy Peasy Contest with a PRIZE!

Hi again. We're having a little contest among the Helmar Design Team. We need more followers and "likers" on the Helmar Facebook page. So please, go HERE, like the page and tell them that Liz sent you.

Let me know when you did here in the comments and one will receive this prize pack from me!

Everyone needs more embellies and bling, right?


Cropping at Memorable Seasons

Hey there! I hope many of you got some scrapping done during National Scrapbook Day on Saturday.  Memorable Seasons is celebrating with a crop this week. I've got a few projects done so far that I'd like to share. I used the fabulous My Little Shoebox brand on just about everything below.

My 13 year old is all about the accessories.  She's got a great sense of style.

I have been wanting to use large banners on a LO. I love the impact that it makes.
The sheet of 3D flowers from MLS always come in handy.
Papers used: My Little Shoebox Up In Trees and Happy Go Lucky collections.

Next I have this one of me and my youngest. He is my last child and we are so close. He's my special little guy.

I pulled out my large collection of flower dies and got to cutting.
Papers used: My Little Shoebox Up In Trees collection

And finally we have this sleepy little man. He stopped napping at the age of one. He's just one of those kids who don't demand a lot of sleep (though I would love a little quiet time myself). So when he actually falls asleep while everyone is awake, it is worth documenting.

Papers used: My Little Shoebox Up in Trees and Lovely Day collections.

I should also mention that every single piece was glued down with the fabulously sticky Helmar glue. Love this stuff!

Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A Sketch Inspiration sketch

Hello and happy Wednesday! I just wanted to let you know that I created a sketch for this week's sketch challenge at Sketch Inspiration. There is a great prize to be won so make sure you participate!

It's a pretty simple sketch but you can easily personalize it to fit your style. Have fun with it!


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Pretty Girls With My Little Shoebox

Hello! Today is my first day to post on the My Little Shoebox blog.
This month I am working with the adorable Aiko collection. The Aiko collection is so beautiful with whimsical prints and the prettiest color combinations.
First off, I have a layout that I made of my sweet niece in her Easter dress. She is just a doll!
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Supplies: Aiko Happy Notes, Sky, Blue Sky, 3D Roll-Up Flowers, Cardstock Stickers

Next, I want to share this layout of my daughter.
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I really had a good time playing with the variety of roll-up flowers. I added glitter to each of them for some added sparkle.
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Supplies: Aiko March, Happy Notes, Sage, Lipstick, Festival, Blue Sky, Carstock Stickers, Roll-Up Flowers

I made the cute little oriental girls the center of attention on these two cards.
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I used a border punch to add layers to the bottom of the card.
Supplies: Aiko Happy Notes, Kiss, Bouquet, Whoopie Pie Sprinkle Glaze Alphabet Stickers, Quicksand Mini Alphabet Stickers

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Supplies: Aiko March, Happy Notes, Sage, Blue Sky, Cardstock Sticker, Roll-Up Flower

The individual flowers on the sticker sheet looked great with a vine die cut that I have. I cut out the sentiment from the Happy Notes sheet and adhered it to the bottom.

That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, May 5, 2012

Sketch challenge with a prize

Hello and happy National Scrapbook Day! Isn't it fun that our crafty passion is recognized and celebrated all over the country? How cool is that!
Well, My Little Shoebox is going to get your creative juices flowing with a sketch challenge. This sketch was made by yours truly. :)

I created an example for the sketch using the My Little Shoebox's Up In Trees collection.

Check out the My Little Shoebox blog for more ideas using the sketch from the fabulous design team.

Now its your turn! Post a layout using this sketch to the My Little Shoebox Facebook page by Monday, May 7th at midnight Pacific time. We'll randomly choose one lucky scrapper to win a prize and announce the winner Tuesday on the MLS blog!


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Sweet Girl on White

Hello and happy Wednesday!
I don't use white cardstock for a background often but after we were challenged to do just that on Practical Scrappers, I think I will find myself using it more. I love the outcome, it makes all of the patterned papers and embellies pop, giving it a nice clean look.

I used a sketch from Sketchabilities for my inspiration. I am really loving their sketches lately. You should check them out!

I used My Little Shoebox's 'Up In Trees' collection here. Check out how pretty these papers are!

Notice the pretty paper flowers? With each collection you can get a sheet of the 3D Roll Up Flowers. They are so fun and easy to use.

Check out the Practical Scrappers blog for more fabulous ideas using a white base from the DT.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Get Wordy

Hello! Can you believe it's May already? Summer is coming soon but for now I am loving the Spring weather we're having.
This week's 'Challenge Me Tuesday' challenge at Practical Scrappers is to get wordy using games such as Bingo, crosswords or Scrabble as inspiration. I remembered I had this cute crosswords paper from Crate in my stash that fit the call perfectly.

Again, I used the adorable Neapolitan collection from Jillibean . Looove it!!!

Practical Scrappers has extended this call for another week so you have time to challenge yourself with the "get wordy" assignment. Send us a link to your project at practicalscrappers(at)gmail(dot)com  and we will feature your project there on the blog.