Monday, August 15, 2011

Midnight Rooster August project reveal - part 2

Happy Monday, All!  I hope that each of you had a great weekend with your families.  I traveled back to my hometown for our annual Meehan family reunion.  It was so good to see everyone, but it never seems like it's quite long enough!

I wanted to share two more of my August projects for Midnight Rooster.  For this first project, I purchased the wooden letter from the dollar section at Target and sanded the edges to give it a distressed look.  Then I took a strip of the fabric and wrapped it around the letter.  I covered one of the Maya Road butterflies with the Echo Park paper and inked the edges, pushed the pin through the middle, then adhered two of the flowers to make the butterfly's body.  To add a little more dimension, I lightly inked the flowers, too.    

For this card, I covered one of the Maya Road butterflies with the Studio Calico paper and inked the edges.  Then I took the Studio Calico Fabrips, tore a strip, inked the edges, and then twisted it, making a rosette.  I cut strips of the My Mind's Eye and Crate papers and inked the edges.  I cut strips of the kraft cardstock, used a border punch to scallop the edges and then inked them. 

Hope you have a great week!


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Midnight Rooster August project reveal - part 1

As promised, here are pictures of the mini album that I created using this month's kit, Summer Shandy

The handmade flowers, butterflies, and pins are amazing!  And, I love the wooden alphabet by Studio Calico.  The letters are so versatile.  I chose to ink and sand mine, but they are just as lovely "as is." Click here to see how fellow designer, Emily Spahn, altered hers.  How will you use yours?

Happy scrapping!


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

August Midnight Rooster kit reveal and project sneak peek

Now, don't tell my parents, but they were right.  Time really does seem to pass by more quickly as you get older.  I can't believe that it has already been a month since Midnight Rooster's last kit was released!  Here is a picture of the kit.  Isn't it beautiful?!  I probably say this a lot, but I think that it is one of my faves so far!

For one of my projects this month, I created a mini album.  This isn't something that I do often, but I think that there might be more of these in my future!  Earlier this summer, one of my friends asked me if I would be willing to make an small album for a young lady who has been a special friend to her family.  Of course, I said "Yes!"  I was super excited - and a little nervous.  (It's always a little different when you're making something for someone to give to another person as a gift versus making a gift for someone.)  Well, this special young lady has no idea that my friend is gifting her this album tonight.  And, just in case she should happen to chance across my blog before this evening, I'm only going to post some sneaks for now.  I'll post the whole reveal later this evening.

Have a great day!


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

Hello, All!

The summer heat has been making me crazy for ice cream.  So, I thought that I would share some of our local ice cream shops with you.
The Chief
Urban Swirl
Let's Spoon
The Chocolate Cafe
Bonnie Doon

I *love* The Chief's peanut butter.  Urban Swirl has the best toppings bar.  The last time I was there, I got red velvet/cake batter swirled and topped it with mini yogurt and chocolate chips and red raspberries.  So, what's your favorite flavor?