Monday, April 29, 2013

Handmade Lalaloopsy Jewel Sparkles Doll Paper Piecing

There's something about these new "ragdolls" that at first made me furrow my brow, then intrigued me.  I don't have a daughter but decided to take some scraps of paper from previous creations and see what I could do with my first Lalaloopsy paper piecing ... now I feel slightly addicted!  I went to their website where I found darling games for children and finally can see why so many little ones are blissfully happy holding their own, button - eyed  LaLaLoopsy dolls.
She's about 5 inches tall.

I can feel a future Lalaloopsy mini album on the way :D

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Jeep Chunky Charm Dangle Key Chain with Industrial Chic and Art-i-Cake

Remember your first car? How you took care of it? Loved it? That sense of becoming more of an adult the first time you had "YOUR OWN KEYS" ??  One of my awesome nieces (Alley)  sent me a photo of her first car!! A Jeep! and I remembered I had a Jeep mixed media charm by Susan Lenart Kazmer ( Industrial Chic ).  Since Alley loves the colors black and lime green mixed -- and I also had a glass black pendant charm from Amy Labbe ( Art-i-Cake ) -- it was pull out the pliers time!!!

I put in a few extra links for reinforcement in case she uses it as a key chain. 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Graphic 45 Secret Garden Opening Tag and Chunky Charm Dangle

Making handmade flowers causes me to feel more like a paper artist than anything I create.  I just love the way the creases and folds make each flower look unique.  Here's the tag that goes with the dangle I posted earlier.  It's very simple on the inside, just some paint and cut outs from Graphic 45's gorgeous Secret Garden line.  The papers used to make the flowers are Bazzill and the die cuts of the fence and tag are from Tim Holtz' dies.
Each opening tag has 2 tags that are removable, one from behind the "fence" on the front and one out of the back pocket.

Oops I forgot to get the hot glue strings off  :) glad I took a close up to remind me!
The little leaves dies are a Sizzix sizzlet and the smaller branch of leaves is a Stampin'Up die. The "tulip" design on the back is also a Stampin' Up die.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

G45 Secret Garden Stick Pins and Chunky Charm Dangle

Just in time for spring .... wish I could get to all my scrapbooking stuff but right now there's just too many boxes of stuff! But I grabbed a few sheets of Graphic 45 's darling Secret Garden line and made a few things with beads and baubles ... (the display tag for the dangle will be added after I finish it)