Monday, August 22, 2011

My New Craft.....Quilling

Many years ago I discovered the craft of quilling, and I have been wanting to give it a try ever since. Thanks to the many videos on YouTube and websites about this craft, I finally gave it a try. I bought a quilling tool last week, and I tried using it. At first it was a bit awkward, but after some practice, I am feeling a lot more comfortable. I still need to get a quilling board so I can keep my pieces more uniform, so maybe that will be my next purchase. I also need to buy some already precut quilling papers, but I cut some strips from my own paper to practice with. I used a low weight paper, because all the experts are saying that regular cardstock doesn't work too well for this wonderful craft.

Here is my lst 2 creations that I felt I could share on my blog. haha

Not all of my flower petals are quite uniform, but I don't think they are too bad since I made them without the benefit of a quilling board. :=) The pink flower I made with the teardrop shape, and I added a flatback pearl for the center. The yellow flower I made with the marquis shape, and I added a small white quilled circle for the flower center. I had some fun experimenting and practicing, but not everything I came up with was blog worthy. haha 

Anyway....I hope you like my 2 small creations, and I hope to use them on a card or scrapbook layout soon. I might have to make some more first though. Try it if you haven't already. I had fun with it, and I think I will continue to enjoy this craft too. It's really amazing what so many creative quillers have created with this craft. Just amazing!

Thanks for stopping by and visiting me. Please leave me a comment.

Happy Scrappin and Dollie Playing!


More Layouts of my SWEET COCO!

I can't seem to help myself. I just keep creating layouts of my sweet dog.....Coco. She really does brighten my day and is a very loyal loving companion to both myself and my hubby. The two layouts I'm sharing today are of when we first brought her into our lives. I had already done one layout awhile back, but I just wasn't in love with it. So.....I recreated it, and now I'm much happier.

This picture was taken just a short time after we got our girl, and we made a stop at a local chain pet store. We had to pick up a few things to help us take care of our new adorable puppy. I took this picture with my camera phone, and that is why it's so small. That's okay, because I create all of her layouts in an 8 x 8 size. My hubby is holding her, and she is still a bit scared. That soon went away when she saw what a good loving home she now has.

This is the layout I created after being unhappy with the first one I made of Coco the day we brought her home. I didn't care for the background in the original picture, so I cute her completely out. I always go around the edges of my cut outs with a scrapbooking marker so the white edges don't show. The journaling spot I took off the original offensive layout and used it on this one. I cut the grass out with my Cricut. I'm sorry....I don't know the one I used off the top of my head. I should write these things down as I'm creating. The background paper is a piece of cloud paper I bought many years ago, and I have no clue who manufactured it. The doghouse sticker is a sort of plastic sticker that I backed with cardstock and then cut around it. I made it more dimensional with foam tape and added the doggie sticker. I added the flowers(sorry....I don't have the packaging to share who they are by). I used a small butterfly punches in 2 sizes for the butterflies. I love the colorful sticker title.

I hope you like the two layouts I created. Please leave a comment.  Thanks for stopping by to visit me.

Happy Scrappin and Dollie Playing!


Saturday, August 6, 2011

Target Exclusive Red Basics 2011

I haven't posted anything dollie related lately, so I thought I would share something today. I just recently visited Target where the new 2011 Target exclusive Red Basics are showing up on their shelves. I am very thrilled to see these girls, because I think they by far outdo the lst set of these Red Basic dolls by a mile. Here is the girl I bought along with a pic that I cut from the back of the box of the rest of them. There are three in total along with a new accessory pak. Sorry.....I don't have a picture of that to share.

Here a couple of closeups of the gorgeous 2011 Red Basic I purchased. She has the Steffie face, and I love her coloring. She is stunning with her dark hair, blue eyes, and beautiful facial screening.

I hope you love her as much as I do. Thanks so much for stopping by. Please leave a comment.

Happy dollie playing and scrappin.