Thursday, January 22, 2015

One More Sneak Peak Before Saturday's Reveal

Here is the sneak peak of my project for Arnold Grummer's Papermaking that I promised you the other day.  You will be able to see the entire project this Saturday on the Arnold Grummer's Papermaking Blog and find out the story behind this project.  I'm excited to share it with you so be sure to stop by!

Happy Creating!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Wondering What I've Been Up To Today?

Here's a little hint with this picture. Look for another hint later this week. Then, join me on the Arnold Grummer's Papermaking Blog this Saturday to see the whole project. I know you'll love it.  
Happy Creating Everyone!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Wrapping Up The Holidays


As we finish up the holidays by taking down the trees and storing the decorations for another year, I wanted to share one last picture of some gifts that I made for family members.  Each of these had a special reason or inspiration behind their creation.  I was truly thrilled to give these gifts to our family because of those reasons.   

In 2015, there will be two new babies added to our family as my nephew and his girlfriend are expecting a little girl and my husband's nephew and his wife are also expecting a little one.  I created these little memento boxes for each couple to keep special remembrances of  this wonderful time in their lives.  They will make a great place to keep the hospital I.D. bracelets when the babies come home.

The top hat was inspired by this one done by a fellow Unruly PaperArts design team member and friend of mine, Toni.  I created this one for my parents who were thrilled with it.  Unfortunately, I was not able to find a cardinal in my area to add to the top as Toni did with hers so I dug into my Christmas decorations that I no longer use and found the poinsettia and holly pieces.  Since I had to make that change, I decided to not add the snow, as well. 

The little rose boxes I did for my sister and sister-in-law.  These little boxes can be used just as a decoration or to hold small things such as rings in them.  The roses are red to represent love.

That's the wrap up of my holiday gift giving this year.  I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday season and will join me here again soon to see what I will be up to next.  Remember to take time for yourself and enjoy some time to be creative this year!

Happy Creating Everyone!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

A Very Merry Steampunk Holiday Blog Hop


I love decorating the tree during the holidays and you know that I love Steampunk.  The idea of doing a tree from gears popped into my head back in October and I just had to see if I could do it. I used my gears die, which has become one of my favorite dies, to get the shape of the tree. Then, I used a pearlescent cardstock to stamp some of my favorite ornaments stamps onto and die cut them out to decorate it.  The silver color of that cardstock really makes the gears stand out, don't you think? 

I created this tree several months ago and recently found some fabulous gear letters that I am going to add to it.  I just haven't had time yet with the busy holiday season.  I've laid this piece aside until the letters are added and I decide if I want to put it into a frame or use it as the front cover for a journal.  What do you think I should do with it? 

Thanks for stopping by and hopping with all of us on the Leslierahye's Very Merry Steampunk Holiday Blog Hop.  Be sure to check out all of the fabulous creations on the hop by using the list below.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Holidays Are Here

The holidays are upon us and it's time for me to share one final project for this year over on the Arnold Grummer's Papermaking blog.  Please join me Monday to see the wonderful handmade paper project that I have created to celebrate them.  Also, don't miss the inspiration that has been created by the entire Arnold Grummer design team so be sure to take a look around the blog when you stop by.  See you on Monday!