Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Canvas & more shares :)

Good tuesday morning! How about a little "show-n-tell"?

Meet "Betty".

I started this canvas a few weeks ago on my girls scrapping weekend and finished it up last night. I really like how it came together and it'll go *perfect* in my scrap room!

(My scrap room is quite the dungeon! My sweet scrapping dungeon! But I have to bring all my projects to the light of day! Just imagine this hanging on a wall, ok?!)

I took vintage paper from an old sewing book and stitched them together. Drew the sewing machine on a piece of scrap chipboard and painted it. Chose this color because it is the same color of my first sewing machine given to me by my grandma, Betty :)...who apparently couldn't sew a stitch!

I paper pieced some of my favorite scraps...and sewed on them a bit too. Created the spool of "thread" out of a piece of toliet paper tube! Blinged the needle, which really is "threaded" and there you have it! A one of a kind piece of scrappy art!

This layout was fun--because I was sharing bits and pieces of me I thought using of bits and pieces of scraps lying around was perfect!

Piece of a scanned old bingo card, lots of sewing and butterflies, heart punched from vintage text book page...

and a flower made from an old sewing pattern.

The journaling reads:Married to my high school sweetheart 10 years this October, 2 precious & healthy active boys, being able to be a stay at home momma, crafting and creating with a hobby I love, thrift store shopping, born again believer, sweet & caring friends-yes, life is good.

Our family is definitely "outdoorsy"! Lots of layers and textures to replicate that "fall" feeling.

I tore the front off a 12x12 piece of cardboard and painted 2 different colors then sprayed on some ink. Sewed a bit of vintage ribbon, added a vintage button and pop dotted some pieces of Sassafrass Lass and Cosmo Cricket. A perfect background for a pumpkin picking picture :)

And you would think I'm done, but not yet :)

Posted this yesterday, but just wanted to add what I did: Cut the "sun" and sewed it down. And then EMBELLISH!! Lots of hues of yellow because IT'S SUMMER! Yeah! Buttons, brads, brads in buttons, paper punched, buttons...you get the idea :)

Freehand sewed the "hello"--that was tricky, but FUN! Used my Slice to cut the "summer" from patterned paper, used cardboard to really help the rays "pop" and sewed some orangey yellow beads to a few of them. Glimmer misted a bit of the layout...it a subtle sparkly "pineapple" color--doesn't show up well in photos, but adds a cool, sunshiney sheen :)

So that's one picture heavy post :)

And now a sneak of some scrappiness I'm playing with:

Believe it or not I have even MORE things to share..but nobody wants to be that kid that takes FOREVER with his "show-n-tell" time :)
Thanks for my 5 minutes-
Maybe I'll share more tomorrow :)



  1. WOW... these are all SUCH COOL IDEAS! Very un Technique and ideas :)
    Love that Sewing Machine :)LOVE IT!

  2. Lex,
    Can't wait to see your latest creation!! Thanks for the sneak peak!

  3. Hey Lexi!! Very cute. I love the layout you did about yourself and the outdoorsy one fits your family perfectly!


  4. Love your blog! (especially the title, b/c I'm totally a late night scrapper!) You're super talented! Gonna add you to my blogroll. G'night!

  5. wow...LOVE your stuff!!!!
    that sewing machine is absolutely brilliant!!


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