Tuesday, February 10, 2015

DIY Tea Bag Gift Set!

As an avid tea drinker, especially in the cold weather months, I have always wanted to make my own homemade tea bags. With my sister's birthday just around the corner, I thought she would love a homemade tea bag gift set created with the gorgeous Bella Rouge collection! The feminine color palette and floral accents make this collection perfect for tea party! So grab your tea cups, ladies, and join me in today's fun post! 
The Bella Rouge Ephemera Pack is amazing and jam-packed with goodies like this tag and pretty butterfly! I finished it off with coordinating chipboard circles and a couple glittery puffy stickers!
And a little sneak peek at the inside!

Be sure to hop on over to my Pink Paislee blog post for detailed instructions on how to make this gift booklet and tea bags using the fabulous Bella Rouge collection!
Thanks for letting me share my latest DIY craft with you! I hope I have inspired you to craft your own tea bag gift set with the beautiful Bella Rouge collection! And if you do, please let me know, I will be right over with my tea cup! (wink, wink)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

How Do I Love Thee?

Good day everyone! Now that the holiday decorations are long forgotten about and the stores are stocking their shelves with Valentine's goodies, I am in the mood for a love inspired layout! I immediately reached for the romantic and lovely Words of Love collection by Carta Bella Paper! It has the perfect love inspired color palette of deep red, black, and lovely pink! Swoon!

I also couldn't resist the Carta Bella Because I Love You Designer Die & Stamp Set! I knew right away that I wanted to make a handful of my own butterfly embellishments with this set! I love the way they turned out and they were so easy to make! I first stamped a number of butterfly images onto light pink cardstock with Hero Arts Shadow Ink. Here I used Charcoal mid-tone.
I then used some extra washi tape I had on hand to tape my stamped cardstock pieces to the cutting pad to keep them in place. I then placed my butterfly die over the stamped image and ran it through my die cut machine. Tip: You can also tape the die into place if you are having trouble keeping the die right above the stamped image.
Once I had my butterflies cut out, I added a pinkish red button to the middle of each butterfly and secured it in place with white embroidery floss. I love that the die and stamp set allows me to custom make my own embellishments over and over again! I want to put these little butterflies on all of my projects now!
Once I had created the page design with the butterflies and adhered them in place, I added a little bit of black Stickles (glitter glue) to the wings.
I created the LOVE portion of my title with the coordinating Designer Die & Stamp Set too! I adore the red polka dot patterned paper in this collection and used it for the rest of my title. I used my Silhouette Cameo and the Brush Script MT font.
Words of Love is such a wonderful collection of beautiful patterned papers and cute stickers! You will definitely want to grab some of this great collection for documenting the people and things that you love too!
Thanks for stopping in today!



Friday, January 2, 2015

Fun with chevron!

Good day everyone! I am sharing a fun layout that I made awhile back using the gorgeous Pink Paislee Bella Rouge collection! I just realized it never made it to a blog post. And since this layout is one of my new faves, I just had to share it! Here I documented how my dog lays on the back of the couch every single day... Hence the title! Birthday parties and big events are great to document, but it's important to also document the everyday life things that might get overlooked.
I thought it would be a good idea to use a repetition of photos to further convey the idea that Pixie is always on the back of the couch. Yes, there just might be a permanent dip in the cushion where she lays! I am IN LOVE with this acrylic patterned alphabet from the Bella rouge collection! Amazing I tell you!
I wanted to try something new with the shaped photos and chevron pattern to add visual interest to the layout. I think I like it!  And the Bella Rouge collection offers SO MANY delicious patterns it was hard choosing which to use for my chevron design! 
Head on over to the Pink Paislee blog for more detailed instructions on how you too can make this layout!  Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Countdown 2 Christmas part 2!

Yes, I know that Christmas is over, but part of me doesn't want to let it go! I am sharing this second Countdown 2 Christmas spread for those out there that are still wrapping up their December mini albums. This pocket page spread features Pink Paislee's festive Merry & Bright collection, which I love! You just can't beat the traditional red and green colors with a trendy pop of black- just perfect! Here I documented my new favorite mugs that I had picked up at WalMart this year!
On this layout, I filled the left two pocket pages with red patterned paper and adhered my journaling banner over the top of the page using Zip Dry liquid adhesive. 
I love how easy the 4 x 4 journaling cards are to make a cool Countdown 2 Christmas album! Here I picked the black and white striped one for my day 19. I then added a glittered die cut from the ephemera pack - and instant Christmas cuteness!
The black glittered word stickers are one of my favorite embellishments from this collection. Notice here I used it as the very last word of my journaling. Yes, hot chocolate is pure...JOY!
Just a close up of my new favorite mugs and me by the tree!
I finished off this second page with adorable patterned paper, a glittered die cut ephemera piece, and some metallic number stickers! And then I topped it off with a cute matching fabric bow from the collection!
If you need lots of inspiration to get that December pocket page album complete, head over to the Pink Paislee blog for all 25 days of their Countdown 2 Christmas featuring the Merry & Bright collection!
Have a great day!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Countdown 2 Christmas!

Do you sometimes feel like the holiday season is a runaway train and you end up finishing your December mini album afterwards?  I sure do! And if you're in the same boat, this post is perfect for you! I am sharing my Countdown 2 Christmas spread featuring the cool and festive Pink Paislee Merry & Bright collection!  For my first spread (Day 1), I documented my favorite decorations and decorating the tree. I used the Pink Paislee 8 x 8 mini album that features the awesome silver sequin star on the cover. Oh the possibilities!  Here I embellished my cover with bits from the ephemera pack and the metallic numbers!
The Merry & Bright collection made putting my album together so easy! The colors are classic, yet trendy so they match almost any holiday photo! 
I had fun photographing my favorite Christmas decoration, this elf I got from Michael's a couple years back.  See how perfectly Merry & Bright matches my photos?!
The 4 x 4 Countdown Cards are so easy and so perfect for a Countdown to Christmas album! I simply added a couple ephemera bits and a couple of gems - and instant Christmas cuteness!
I love the addition of black to this collection!
And I am so happy that Pink Paislee included some awesome canvas pages in the album as well! I loved making this mini layout for my album!
Showing off the sweet bow, metallic number sticker, and glittered snowflake ephemera bit!  All from the Merry & Bright collection! Did I mention I seriously love this page?!?
I just can not get enough of the black glittered word stickers!  Fabulous Fabulous Fabulous!
Thanks for joining me today!  I hope I have inspired you to finish up that Countdown 2 Christmas album!  And if you already have it done, I tip my hat to you! Well done! 
Have a great day!
Tegan  :)

Friday, December 19, 2014

Warm & Cozy!

Is everyone staying warm out there? Our weather here seems to have taken an arctic turn!  But I guess that is OK, because I need to get some more cold weather photos!  Carta Bella's Warm & Cozy is perfect for documenting winter activities or just a fun little snowy shot like I show here!  I love Warm & Cozy's rustic and fair isle tone. And I am so  in love with this tweed looking patterned paper that I just had to use it as my background!
The collection reminded me of a fair isle sweater, so I wanted to recreate the look on my layout! I immediately pulled a handful of Carta Bella Silhouette cut files to use and I love the way it turned out! I used the deer of course, the heart part of the necklacea damask, and a banner. I love that this layout reminds me of a cozy sweater!  Don't you love this wintery plaid?
I thought it would be easiest to cut my pattern out of cream cardstock and back the openings with different patterned papers.  I decided what size I wanted my cream cardstock piece to be and designed my pattern.  
Once I thought I had made a great fair isle pattern, I took the grid off so I could see exactly how it would look once cut.  It did take me a few tries of moving sections up and down and back and forth. But at last, we have a winner!!!
Be sure to grab some of Carta Bella's Warm & Cozy for your cold weather photos!
Thanks for stopping in today - I appreciate it!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A Perfect Autumn!

Today I am sharing a layout that features the oh-so-perfect-for-fall collection by Carta Bella called A Perfect Autumn! As you can see, the color palette of this collection was perfect for my fall photo. And the colors are beautifully rich in person too!  I am loving the mix of burgundy, gold, green, and orange- all of the colors you see in nature in the fall! And who can resist that little deer? 
I used the "Autumn" and little leaf dies from the Carta Bella Designer Dies Autumn Frames die set as embellishments along my page.  The die cuts are very cute themselves, but they really pop with the addition of a little embroidery floss stitching don't you think? The little owls in the collection are super cute too!
Yes, it was a perfect fall day! I added some cute chipboard pieces, brads, and stickers from the collection to finish off the top of my page. Did you notice the one little brown stitched leaf die cut? Cute right?
Thanks for stopping in today! I hope I have inspired you to add a little bit of A Perfect Autumn to your scrapbook collection!