Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter layout design team project for Mbtreasurista

Hi everyone it's Kelly here and I have a new design team project to share with you.  It is an Easter layout I created as a gift for my mom & dad; and so it's a picture of my daughter and my sister.  The Mbtreasurista products I used were:
Rosette trim in turquoise
Mini rose flowers in vintage sage
White flat back pearl in center of flower
Black satin & pearl flower
White venice lace
White Pearl & gem bead spray
Silver Mesh bling on butterfly
Video here 
   by ~Kelly Walkelmol

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

TPND Easter cardlift tutorial from Papercrafts Magazine

Hi everyone it's Kelly and I am coming to you with an Easter card Image from The Paper Nest Dolls  and a tutorial on how to make this card.

You will need:
card base
a few ribbon bows made for card
a few circles matching those above
your image
a few flowers/embellishments to garnish

Monday, March 25, 2013

Teach me Tuesday by Mbtreasurista Easter frame card

Hi everyone it's Kelly coming to you from the Mbtreasurista Design team Teach me Tuesday tutorial today of an Easter frame card that I made using a sizzix die.  I have not seen this technique done but if it has already I am sorry for repeating it but I finagled the idea around a bit until I got it perfectly the way I wanted it and I have the cards to show you in the beginning and end of the video.  I did have one fail but then after tweaking it a bit, came up with a really swift way to create a beautiful scallop frame around the entire card, trifold frame and to put it together for a nice Easter treat for my family! 

You will need:
Some sort of square or rectangle die
6 x 12 piece of cardstock/paper
3 pcs of cardstock for frames
lace for outside embellishment and flowers for garnish

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

12 things Happy People do DIFFERENTLY

Click on the picture to enlarge it and read it better. 
#8 is my favorite; Increase flow of experiences that feel like time stand still!  This is why I craft!

1.  EXPRESS GRATITUDE:  When you appreciate what you have, what you have appreciates in value.  If we aren't thankful for what we already have, we will have a hard time every being happy.
2.   CULTIVATE OPTIMISM:  People who think optimistically see the world packed full of endless opportunities, especially in trying times.
3.  AVOID OVERTHINKING AND SOCIAL COMPARISON:  Comparing yourself to someone else can be poisonous, the only person you should compare to is yourself before now.
4.  PRACTICE ACTS OF KINDNESS:  Selflessly helping someone else is a super great way to make yourself feel good inside.
5.  NURTURE SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS:  The happiest people on the planet are ones who have deep, meaningful relationships.
6.  DEVELOP STRATEGIES FOR COPING:  It helps to have healthy strategies for coping pre-rehearsed, on call and in your arsenal ready for coping at a minutes notice.  
7.  LEARN TO FORGIVE:  Harboring feelings of unforgiveness is horrible for your well-being.
8.  INCREASE FLOW EXPERIENCES:  Flow is a state in which it feels like time stands still.  It's when you are focused on what you are doing, you become one with the task.  Nothing is distracting you or competing with your focus. (My personal fav)
9.     SAVOR LIFE'S JOYS:  Deep happiness cannot exist without slowing down to enjoy the joy.
10.  COMMIT TO YOUR GOALS:  Magical things start happening when we commit ourselves to doing whatever it takes to get somewhere.  
11.  PRACTICE SPIRITUALITY:  When we practice spirituality or religion, we recognize that life is about something much bigger than us.  We surrender the silly idea that we are the mightiest thing ever. 
12.  TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY:  Taking care of your body is crucial to being the happiest person you can be. 

Party Time Tuesdays Paper Nest Dolls project

Here is my project for Party time Tuesdays (link here) for The Paper Nest Dolls.  You can find this image on etsy right here and she is called Best Friends and Sisters .  I have made a wall hanging for my daughters' friends sister for her birthday and I used a corrugated cardboard base for the canvas, then I added torn paper and a beautiful white doily and a banner with a big butterfly and some rosettes at the side with the image copic colored in the middle and Our Story written at the bottom.  I then added a pink & brown ribbon to hang it with at the top that matched the paper collection which was a random paper pack that I was given for my birthday from a friend, thanks Jen! 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Mbtreasurista Dt project for blog hop using Prima doll stamp

I love using these Prima doll stamps and have made quite a few things so I had to use them to make a cute little tag for my Dt project for the blog hop.

The Mbtreasurista store goodies I used are listed below, and if you want to check out the store click the link at the beginning. 

Products used were:
NEW size #8 tags (I painted mine black and then used an embossing folder on it)
NEW Rosette trim flower in black
NEW Large size flat back pearl in a mint green color
NEW mini venice lace trim
NEW green/white two-toned wheat spray
Mini paper flowers
Green ruffled satin trim
Green mesh bling
Clear acrylic flower
White curly paper flower

Thanks for looking!  


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

March Prima BAP Sketch Romance Novel Disney

This is my entry for the March Prima Build-a-Page sketch.    I had a Disney photo of my daughter with Aurora that I decided to scrap.  I used a Prima 12 x 12 ledger page and added  Romance Novel page behind the photo matted with black.  I then added the Aurora sticker in the corner along with sprayed doily and a Sleeping Beauty title then tons of Prima flowers.  I sprayed it with a mixture of my own glimmermist, Lindys and Tattered Angels and I used some of the new canvas resist embellishments in the bottom left corner, and I added the mickey heads along the page instead of doing a mask.  A little bit of crochet thread below the picture and a few splotches of paint and the layout is done.

Party time Tuesdays Rainy Day Avery in GREEN

Here we are again at the  Party Time Tuesday Challenge and I have another project I want to share with you for the theme this week is GREEN.  I used the Rainy Day Avery image again from The Paper Nest Dolls but this time I changed it up a bit, I printed her out at 25% of the exact size and put her on these little tiny atc cards and she was just so much fun and adorable to color. The links are underlined if you click on them above it will take to the websites.  Thanks for looking!  ~Kelly

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Lindys stamp gang contest entry for Art to the Extreme Tiffany's inspired shabby chic nest with altered eggs

This is a project I am entering over at Lindy's Stamp Gang altered egg challenge blog

Materials used were:

Lindy's Stamp Gang
Golden lump of coal starburst spray
Ghostly Gargoyle White

Cardboard cylinder
newspaper roll
White fur piece
Plastic easter eggs
turquoise paint
hot glue
mod podge
 Ribbon bling buckles goodies used were:  
Lace trim in turquoise & light blue
Pearl bed sparys
cherry blossoms
Mesh bling
flat back pearls 

I explain how I made this here on my youtube video uploading now available soon.


Shabby Chic altered journal Mbtreasurista DT project

Mbtreasurista DT Project 

♥ Purchase MBT goodies here ♥
This journal for sale on etsy right here ♥

Products used were:  

Petaloo Canterbury roses
Daisy pearl trim
Rosette flower from trim
Resin dove bird
Cherry blossoms
Mesh bling
Pearl bead spray
White satin box pleated trim
Crochet lace trim
Paper roses
Clear acrylic flowers
Gardenia flowers from Petaloo

Monday, March 4, 2013

Party Time Tuesdays Diecut challenge layout

This is my layout for the Party Time Tuesday project Diecuts challenge! 

I dont' do layouts like this very often and never do I scrap without using flowers so this has been a challenge for me but oh my gosh oh so rewarding, I dove right into the world of flowerless layouts and it didn't hurt me too badly, lol!

I used Rainy Day Avery on this project and she is from The Paper Nest Dolls over on etsy and I also have the blog listing below as well.  They have amazing digis and have now entered the world of the rubber stamps so if you like this image you can purchase it over there.  Hope you like it; I had a lot of fun creating this page, the flowers in the photos are from my gram's old homestead so it holds lots of sentimental value to my heart and that is what I wanted to capture with this layout.

Party time tuesday blog click here!

Rainy day Avery stamp here on etsy!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Mbtreasurista Color me Easter color challenge

Hi everyone it's Kelly and it's been a while since we have had a blog hop for Mbtreasurista and I am so happy to bring you some amazing new goodies from the store in my layout as well as the other ladies goodies in their creations for the hop as well.

Here are the colors:  

  • Must use color pallet and be easter themed
  • Not required but HIGHLY recommended to use MB's Treasurista products
  • Unlimited Entry submission per contestant
  • Follow the MBT blog
  • 1 Winner will be selected based on "Like" votes
  • Projects must be uploaded by March 23rd 11:59pm 

My project is a 12 x 12 Graphic 45 layout for Easter made with A Place in time papers from Mb's store, as well as G45 Springtime collection.
Other products used were:
New cabochans - small yellow flower
Pink flat back pearl beads
Banner lace in ivory
Petaloo flowers in light blue and light pink
Resin cameo accents on tags
White cherry blossoms
Petaloo gardenia flowers and rose flower in white with yellow accent 
Green mulberry paper leaves
Brown mulberry paper leaves copic colored green

I fussy cut all the little Easter bunny embellishments from the paper and I added a Tim Holtz sizzie diecut bird with leaves at the top.  I left room for a photo which I do not have printed yet, and added a small birds nest from Recollections or Prima.

8x8 Secret Garden Paper Pack with matching MBT embellishment kit!

The lineup is  below you won't want to miss what the other designers have created:
Deb -

Are you ready? Just select the blue “Click Here to Enter” button below the thumbnails and follow the steps to join the party!