Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

"For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him."  John 3:17.

Happy Easter!
Wishing everyone a day filled joy and peace.

xo's ~ Heidi

Thursday, April 21, 2011

You had me at vintage laces

 While visiting one of my bloggerette sisters, Kimberly, I discovered she was hosting a vintage laces ATC swap.  Do I even I have to tell you that it was a swap I could not pass up, lol?
I did not realize the swap was closed but Kimberly was so sweet to squeeze me in anyway. ;)
You meet some of the sweetest gals in blogland ~ it's true.

Any opportunity to play with one of my favorite mediums is a joy.
I used tone on tone colors and added some champagne beads, baby buttons and a heart with key charm.
This one I aptly named "My Dearest Love" - not only for the feel of it but laces are one of my dearest loves so it seemed to be a perfect fit.

Here is a close up of the chippy frame {a Stampin' Up hardware frame painted with white picket fence crackle paint and sealed with some Ultimate glue - which I highly recommend by the way}, "LOVE" lace and the darling heart with key charm.

Instead of using brads to adhere the frame I just covered the holes with vintage baby buttons and adhered everything the Ultimate glue.

If you love making ATC's, Kimberly hosts some great swaps weekly so check her out!

Thanks Kimberly, making this was a blast!

I am also linking this to Common Ground's Vintage Inspiration Friday

Hope you are having some fun getting your art out sugahs!
xo's ~ Heidi

More Easter fun

Here is another Easter postcard for you to use.

I love the purple background on this one  -- it would make a beautiful tag for an Easter basket.

A little flocking on the chicks and clear glitter on the buds would be so cute!

xo's ~ Heidi

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Beach cottage Juliette

Hi sweet friends!  I just wanted to pop in and share one of the projects I have been working on lately.
Joy at Snazzie Drawers sells some beautiful patterns for rosettes and clothing for little girl couture.
This is the rosette I made from her Juliette pattern.  I was in a beachy mood and paired a nubby linen style fabric with an aqua floral.  Clipped to either my pool bag, beach bag or hat, I will enjoy its sweet charm this summer!

I was digging through some old postcards I have collected over the years in search of some Easter theme ones I that I would like to use to decorate with.
Here is one you are welcome to right click and use for your Easter crafting projects.

For a quick Easter tree ornament:

Punch a hole in the corners, set the holes with eyelets, add a ribbon hanger and maybe some millinery, glitter or other goodies.  Voila! You have instant ornaments!

Have a wonderful week sugahs!
xxoo ~ Heidi

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I brake for spring

Spring break could not come at a better time.  All of the hustle and bustle of school activities and life in general had me longing for a little respite from the normal routine.  With plumes of pollen and suddenly summer temps, spring has arrived in Georgia.  At least we have the awesome thunderstorms to keep the pollen tamped down a bit.

How have you been enjoying spring?  Any favorite spring inspired projects?

I have a few things to share from the past few weeks.

As part of a swap and after much trepidation, I created an ATC (I have only made one before).
The small space ATCs require really makes me conflicted over what to use {silly really}.  I guess the more
ATCs I make, the more I will warm up to it.

"Queen of Spring"
I loved using Tim Holtz's tissue tape.  It accepts distress inks and embossing beautifully.
{of course, it would not be complete for me without a little sparkle ;)  }

Projects in process . . .  shhhh

In an old sewing box, I found this incredible glass {yes, glass!} perscription bottle filled with tiny black snaps.
I wish I could say I came up with this idea myself.  This is as I found it.  It is amazing the inspiration we get from the generations before us. 

"FLY" card.
The little birdies are wild around the bird feeder here at our house.
I was definitely in a "Henry David Thoreau" mood.
My challenge was to use wire.  Wire? Wait a minute . . . what?
I am not fond of wire, really. {challenges are meant to be challenging . . . pressing on, I worked it out with the wire}

 A little close up of the wire bird nest.
Here is a tag I made while having an art night with the girls.  Such fun to prop the feet up a bit, share laughs and get my art out.
It was the silhouette and designer paper that inspired me.
I loved layering some vintage bits with icy glittered blooms a faded trims.

I can't get enough of those polka dot guinea feathers!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit my sweet sugahs!
Have a great week!  xxoo ~ Heidi

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