Sunday, March 31, 2013

CCL Monthly Theme - Lace & Trim!

Spring appears to FINALLY be stabilizing here in SW Ohio... and I couldn't be happier! This flippy-floppy weather has had me headache-induced for weeks, depressed, and just plain cranky a lot of the time. One of the things that is keeping me smiling these days is my crafting. If you read my recent post, you'll remember I've started to dabble in the world of mixed media, and I'm going to share my SECOND mixed media project as this month's challenge inspiration:

This month at Creating the Crafty Life our theme is LACE & TRIM. You really can't get more fun than that! Trims and lace can be used for so many things; you can use them to dress up ANY project! I have used it in four separate places just on this one tag!  For the tie at the top, I used a piece of purple crochet trim that I cut in half down the center. I used the other half of it as a tie around the little glass bottle. There is lace folded  and used as a shadow backing for the sentiment, and I used some of Webster's bloomers to decorate the bottom of the tag. There are so many ways to incorporate lace & trim into your crafts!

Be sure to head over to CCL this month and submit your lace & trim project for this month's challenge!! Can't wait to see all the ways you guys use it!  (And, if you're having trouble finding that "perfect" trim, Misty has some of the most awesome options in her store here -------> MB's Treasurista )

'Til then,

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Welcome to Creating the Crafty Life's Spring Fever Blog Hop! If you're coming from Mariam's blog, then you're right on track. If not, then be sure to start at the beginning at Misty's blog, as she is our hostess!  :)

For my SPRING FEVER project, I decided to create my first ever mixed media layout. I had never played with modeling paste, so I'm sure I still have a lot to learn, but I had tons of fun getting messy and trying out this new (to me) technique. I sure do LOVE the spring colors, and I hope my layout puts you  in a cheery spring mood!

There is a lot of hidden blog candy along the way, so be sure to follow all the blogs on the hop, leaving comments on each one as well! The hop will run March 24th - March 30th.

This blog hop is sponsored by MB's Treasurista and here is the AWESOME grand prize:

To be eligible for the grand prize, don't forget to:

~Follow and comment on ALL the blogs on the hop!
~"Like" the MBT Facebook page here: MbsTreasurista !

Here is the blog lineup:

Carli   <---- YOU ARE HERE!
Milissa  <---- GO HERE NEXT!