Happy 1st day of April! It must be warm somewhere, right? When we woke up this morning our youngest DS said he thought Mother Nature was playing an April Fool's joke on us--we woke up to a blanket of snow!! I am beginning to wonder if it will ever warm up!Since it's cold outside I thought I would make a little something to bring Spring to the inside. Recently Sandy Redburn, owner of Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage released one of her NEW Products called Creative Scraps. Creative Scraps are colorful and very beautiful images printed on a sheet of cardstock measuring 8'' x 19'' and they come in six different themes. For today's project I used the Seasonal Calendar Creative Scraps to make a calendar for April. The Seasonal Calendar months will work for April to Dec 2009, or Jan to Dec 2010.To start out I cut out the calendar, month, and a couple of images (bunnies and little girl with flower) from the Seasonal Calendar Creative Scraps. For the month, calendar and the bunny image I lightly inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink from Ranger. On the little girl image I distressed the edges and then used the same ink to ink the edges of the image. Using my Wizard and Labels Three S4-189 die template from Spellbinders along with a piece of designer paper from My Minds Eye, I made a diecut and then embossed it. Before I removed the diecut from the template I used it as a stencil and inked around the inside edges of the die cut using the Vintage Photo ink. I used form tape on the month and the calendar to add some dimension. I also added some stickers from the Crafty Secrets Spring Joy Heartwarming Vintage Sticker Sheet. I added some ribbon and lace to the center and some buttons, dew drops and a prima flower for embellishments. I also stamped a flourish vine stamp from Crafty Secrets Mini Memories stamp set using the Vintage Photo ink and the background paper was also misted with Iridescent Gold and Old Lace Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels.Supplies~
Paper~Cryogen White, My Minds Eye Designer Paper-BellaBella "French Flea Market"
Stamps~Crafty Secrets-Mini Memories
Ink~Ranger-Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Other~Crafty Secrets-Seasonal Calendar Creative Scraps, Spring Joys Sticker Sheet, Spellbinders-Wizard, Labels Three S4-189 die template, Tattered Angels-Glimmer Mist Iridescent Gold and Old Lace, Ribbon, Lace, Prima Flower, Stickles, Buttons, Dew Drops, Foam Tape, Cotton Balls
I want to say a warm welcome to Melissa Phillips and Michelle Van Etten, both of these very talented ladies have joined the Crafty Secrets Design Team. Please be sure to check out there blogs and see the beautiful creations they have made. Also, I have all of the Crafty Secrets Design Team Members blogs listed in my side bar, so be sure to check them out too!
Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a Wonderful Day!