Thursday, August 15, 2013

Julie Nutting Doll Stamps

So I bought six of the Julie Nutting doll stamps and I finally got the chance to play with them, well not all of them but one of them. They're all so cute and it's like playing cut out dolls again like I did as a kid. My sisters and I had Rock Hudson and Rosemary Clooney  cut out dolls, we'd play with them for hours! 

Anyway I cut out my doll that I stamped and then cut out her dress and hair band and got them all glued on. I wanted to make a tag with the doll but all of a sudden my mojo decided to take a vacation....I think I may have left it at the campsite my friend and I stayed at last weekend, lol. My mojo still isn't totally back but at least I can say I did finish the tag last night...finally! So here's the finished project, it's not perfect but I do like it, lol. Thanks for stopping by and having a peek. I hope you ave a great weekend!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Vintage Altered Spool

Altered Spool

I’ve been seeing a lot of these altered spools on the internet and they all looked so pretty and I thought I must try making one of these spools. I made my spool using a toilet paper roll and 4 circles of chipboard (or in this case cereal box chipboard) cut out with my Cricut machine at 4” in size. For the top and bottom of the spool I glued 2 pieces of the chipboard together for each end. I used the Blue Paradise papers for my spool, so before gluing the spool together I cut 4 circles at 4” on my Cricut again and glued one of these circles to both the top of each circle and the under side of the circle. I then cut a piece of the Blue Paradise paper to wrap around the toilet paper roll. Once all of the pieces were covered with the paper I was then able to glue the spool together.

The glass knob on the top of the spool I picked up at a local recycling store for $1.00, I love finding bargains like that at these types of stores! Once I got that glued onto the top of the spool I took some white lace and glued that all around the top circle of the spool. I then took a string of pearls and wrapped them around the bottom of the center piece a couple of times; using some hot glue in spots to hold them in place, then loosely draped the pearl string up the center and brought it onto the top of the spool using some hot glue to glue it down on the top. In my stash I found this small dangly bracelet that I had picked up at the dollar store one day and decided it would look pretty dangling off the top of the spool.

For my flowers I took one of the French White Open Paper roses and sprayed it with some purple glimmer mist. I had also taken a small piece of the same lace and used it to make a lace flower which I dipped into the glimmer mist that was on my craft mat from spraying the white rose, never waste anything I always say lol. I glued the purple rose, one of the pretty white meadow flowers and a small purple rose bud, which I made, onto the top along with this cute little bird I found in my stash. I then glued my lace flower and another flower from my stash onto the bottom and I was done and quite pleased at how it turned out. I hope this inspires you for Meg's Vintage challenge! TFL!

Products from Meg’s Garden
Blue Paradise paper P6215
White Lace L2895
French White Open Paper Rose
White Meadows flower

Other Products
White pearl string
$ Store bracelet
Prima flower
Glass drawer knob
Small craft bird

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Vintage Challenge - Prizes to be Won!!

Hello Bloggers

Meg's Garden is having a
"Vintage Challenge" this  month and we'd love you all to play along with us! It's so easy!!

All you have to do is create a layout, project or card using any Meg's Garden images or papers in a "Vintage" style.

Challenge Rules

1. Join Meg's Garden Blog
2. Join and "Like" Meg's Garden Facebook page

3. Please upload your Vintage entry to any online gallery
 of your choice, or in a blog post.Once done link your project entry into the comments section at Meg's Garden blog
 below the post for this challenge. It's that Easy!!

Entries close at midnight September 30th, 2013
(AEST Australia Time)

Entries are open to everyone.

The Design Team will then vote and there will be 3 prizes!

1st Prize
A $50.00 coupon (shipping free) to spend at

2nd Prize
A $30.00 coupon (shipping free) to spend at

3rd Prize
A $15.00 coupon (shipping free) to spend at   

We can't wait to see what you come up with...
Have fun!!