Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
i stenciled and misted and sewed the fun star background... (which, being tone-on-tone-on-tone, doesn't show up as well as i'd like in the photo, but is quite cool irl) ...then i paper-pieced and hand-embroidered the cupcake... and then i WENT NUTS with the fabulous sassafras flag banner stickers in the kit! well, you get an entire 12x12 sheet of 'em, so i could afford to go crazy; i used a few on maddie's gift bag, as well, and i still have two-thirds of the sheet leftover!
Friday, June 24, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
i used blue cardstock and blue-misted pink paislee patterned paper to capture the cerulean in the photo; i've got a gorgeous glitz design rub-on frame serving as a "window" and loads of grunged and layered diecut flowers spilling out from it; the frame and a bunch of free-form machine stitched swirls are standing in for the wrought-iron flourish; and a vintage greyish monotone photo is standing in for the concrete cherub in the style board. i confess to "sneaking in" the pink sticky-back pearls from my own stash. because flowers NEED centers, and cards need texture, and grungy flowers need elegant pearls, imo! :)
Saturday, June 18, 2011
you can see right away there are gorgeous "posh" teresa collins papers and trimmings, pebbles' felt roses, whimsical feathers, glamorous crystal stick-pins, awesome heidi swapp acrylic embellishments and some divine crinkly signature pixie seambinding. there's actually loads more, as well, but those are some of my favorites this month and i've managed to work most of them into one sliiiiiiiiiightly heavy card!
Friday, June 17, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
YES! that *IS* a strip of denim that i snipped and tore from the leg of an old pair of jeans i saved to use for sewing essperiments. i LOVE how it looks and seriously it took like 3 seconds to do! expect to see denim popping up again at some point... i think i may be starting a new obsession... ♥♥♥
*secretly, although my f-i-l LIKES ice cream, when we visit, i believe he mostly *pretends* to have the massive craving that is my default state, just to be gallant, so that we can go to the local dairy he knows that i love. which kind of gives you an idea whence lovely husband jeff's loveliness comes, doesn't it?! :)
Saturday, June 11, 2011
sometimes people wonder at the thought of making such a fancy bag, seeing as it'll only be used once. well, for one thing, i really do *LOVE* making them; but also, i have a little secret i am happy to reveal to my fellow crafty types... it's on the pixie blog today... check it out if you have a minute! :) :) :)
Friday, June 10, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
the idea for these came partially from this clever card that the lovely june made last month... with a little bit of a lauren twist... and ingredients from this month's awesome pixie dust paperie kit, SUMMER OF LOVE, which looks like this:
you can read more about the making of these cards, see additional photos--including the "insides" of the cups, learn more about our kits, and even enter a fabulous giveaway... ALL on the pixie blog, of course. check it out, darlings! ♥
Sunday, June 5, 2011
with all that inspiration, how could i possibly go wrong??!
it's not often i start out with a sheet of nekkid white cardstock, but i was in the mood to play, so i got out my watercolors, made a couple of quick die-cut heart masks, a text stamp (from a cool set that june gave me & i don't use enough!) and some distress inks and just fiddled around for a bit and this whole card just sort of materialized surprisingly quickly!
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
when i had all the bases put together it was time to embellish: i used varying sizes of circle punch for wheels, with brads and epoxies for hubcabs.
i used some old basic grey chipboard monograms to spell carlos' name; each has had a couple of quick coats of black acrylic craft paint with glossy sealer on top.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
there are more details and pics on the pixie blog today, i hope you'll enjoy seeing them as well as the full list of fabulous supplies and goodies in the cool new kit!