Sunday, March 8, 2009

This little blog...

Just received a special honor. I'm feeling all warm and fuzzy :)
Thank you to you lovely ladies for coming back showing support and sending some cyber hugs my way. I really thought this little blog would just die out but somehow, it is still alive, the creativity keeps flowing so I keep on posting. And making new friends along the way is always a happy smile on my face see ---- > :)


So let's celebrate shall we? Here's a project I've been holding onto for a while. It was for a challenge blog but it never made it last year. So it's time to share and teach you how to make this clear layout pouch.

YES! Clear. Layout. AND pouch.
How you might ask?
Easy peasy sweetie. This project uses something you already throw out. Yep. The clear pouch is simply using the cellophane that most of our scrap supplies already come packaged in. I hope this doesn't sound too crazy LOL!

besame (detail)

Here's pretty much how I put mine together:
- I printed my picture & journaling on transparency sheet. (follow instructions on your package)
- Add paint and rub-ons to the back side of the transparency. (Remember to print and cut your picture to fit inside the cellophane pouch.)
- Then add in a couple of things you love: chipboard heart, sequins & glitter. Close the package either using the adhesive on the cellophane pouch or double sided tape to close the contents safely inside.
- For added coolness I sewed the transparency sheet edges of the pouch.
-I added the little hanger with a brad to hang as decorative home decor in my studio.
And there you go. Have fun adding lots of things that make you happy. I love looking at mine. And it pretty much is something you can easily display anywhere or whip one up in no time to give as a gift.

from me

Seeking expression

ps: Creative Therapy is rockin' this week with new design team members. Be sure to check the girls out. Here is my work for this week. I've been working on this shell stitch blanket for over 2 and a half weeks. 6 skeins later and it's done : ) It first started off as a scarf for my mom, but when I took it to my class to show my teacher, she said it would be best as a blanket (because of the stitch) so now my new project is a scarf for my mom. And now I have something to snuggle under *sigh*. It feels good to see this complete. cool cool. And the embroidery, well, just fiddling around. Still waiting to see if we have a house, waiting is SO not a thing I do patiently. LOL. Wedding plans continue, and so does the chaos. For now, enjoy your week one day at a time.
< love >


Mixed Media Martyr said...

Debee, thankyou so much for the little tutorial! You make it sound so easy... but I know that it won't be easy when I try it!!!! Your art is always so beautiful and uplifting!!

Brooke Ann Dove said...

Super Fun Thanks!

Anna/Augusti_73 said...

And how cute is that? SUPERcute!!

Diane B. said...

Congrats on your blog award! How exciting and well-deserved!

Louise said...

I for one am thankful you keep posting!!! I cant get by, without a little DC creativity 'fix'


Unknown said...

Love the layout! Was that big bubble wrap you used!!!!

Kim Strother said...

This is just too cute. Beautiful really!! Thank you for sharing the tutorial. I see so many things done with a sewing machine. I guess I really have to get my mom's out and try and play with it.
It intimidates me a little. But this project is just too good to not try!

dani said...

you are too inspiring missy!

Phoebe said...

How FABULOUS is that?!?! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful, creative mind with us!! I am definitely going to give this a try!! Thanks for the tutorial!! Love it!! Mmwwaaah!! :)