Friday, March 30, 2012

Lil Bees March Kit

Hello everyone!

 Yes, Lil Bees kit for March is out and there are lovely colors on it. Check them out!

Have you ever done back stitching?I have done it on real embroidery but not often on cards let alone layouts. So here is my first stitched layout. I didn't learn this by myself. I have to admit I got the inspirations from so many other bloggers and scrapbookers. Here is a link to a back stitching tutorial.

There is the Sew Easy you can buy it from Lil Bee's Boutique if you wish to give this a try but sometimes you don't have on hand such a big image as the one I sew on my layout. So I traced it myself and I loooove the results here are the images.

 I am loving the kits for this month. lovely colors and great quality products.

If you owned a sewing machine by all means use it for some cool stitches but I had fun creating this layout and stitching it by hand.

Are these colors cool or what?

 I used every single bit of paper I could, as you can see. I am having a lot of fun with Lil Bees Boutiques' kits!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Thank You "Vintage"

Hello everyone!

 I am feeling sort of rested in the last week and E went to bed early the other night and so I decided to get creative after putting a bit of order in my tiny little space.

This is what I have created: a thank you vintage card. I was thankful to somebody at work and got inspired by the action of this person.

Materials are still some of the October Afternoon paper pads I still have with me... these are actually leftovers from another card.

I used nothing else but paper, glue, dimensional and of course a bit of glossy accent. I learn how to use it from Lil Bee's Boutique and her great creations. Thanks for reading and I will be back with more from Lil Bees Boutique.

Monday, March 12, 2012


Hello everyone! 

 I am definitely lucky to have a wonderful friend at work who is a good listener, patient and willing to give advice.This is a card for her. Thank You!

 I also got the opportunity to use chipboard and cover it as you can see with an unusual material...felt. Crazy! but very simple and easy.

 Make sure that when you cover your chipboard piece it is a piece you can get your scissors in all the corners other wise it won't be as clean and smooth and your chipboard piece will end up in the trash. 

 I have used the Lil Bees Valentine's kit for the month f February. These were leftover from the designer paper from Western. Loved the colors of these.

Please give it a try (cover your chipboard) and let me know how it turns out.  

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Spring is Here

Hey everybody Spring is here and We are loving it!...well actually I am not sure Spring has started but it feels as if has.

Here is my entry for the fab Lil Bees blog  and this time I have focus on Chipboard. There are a number of thing you can do with Chipboard, from covering it with paper to cover with glossy accents. Here is my take of the Challenge.

For these cute boots I simply cover them with designer paper. I do not have the proper tools Like the basic grey ones to give the chipboard a proper finish in stead I used a regular file and carefully finished the small areas. 

 Chipboard letters are not hard to find. I have these for so long I have give them a good use. So here they are... the only thing I added to them was a green line with a thin green marker.

This was the easiest. This wheel barrel was inked, literally with Stazon jet black ink. Great matte finish. Love it! Probably my favorite. 

On these tools you can see shiny and matte effects. I used ink pad to color the handles red and I used embossing powder for the rest of the tool. Love it too. Now that I see all of them this way it is hard for me to decide which board technique I like. 

This is officially my fourth layout and I decided to use 8.5" x 11" size. for a few reasons. space reasons and also because I do not have a lot of my papers with me.

One last thing. I started to like doodling and the chevron design. There are a few designers out there using them and  I thought I would give them both a try and here are the results. I am glad that you were able to stop by and I hope you can find inspiration and new ideas of how to use chipboards. Thanks for stopping by.