Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Photo Mask Freebie

Hi! Here is that photo mask freebie I mentioned a week or two ago! You can just click to enlarge, then right click save as, then collage away!

Here is a little example of a scrapbook layout I did using this mask. I wanted something that would work like the 6-up page protectors I sometimes use in paper scrapbooking.

So quick and easy! If your doing Project Life these masks really come in handy! You can also add your photos, and print out the collage to use on you paper scrapbook layouts or use it as a photo collage for your blog. I'd love to see what you come up with!!

Just a quickie post for me today, all my kiddos are sick with a nasty bug. It's been going since Saturday, so I'll have to share some of the fun from my scrapbook getaway later. Have a great day!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Pink Owl Paperie Preview!

Here are a few more goodies I've been working on for my shop. I'm getting close to reopening! I have a few sweet friends helping me with some "test runs" to make sure the downloading process goes smoothly and then I'll be ready for business! Yeah!

Have a great week/weekend! I'm off on a girls long weekend to the Scrapbook Expo in Utah. Hooray!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

More Easy Wall Art

I made a few more things to hang on the wall the other day. I messed around with a few vintage images I got online, printed them out, and glued em to canvases. So quick, so cheap, so easy!

I did some sea life images for my kiddos bathroom and some spring themes for the mantle. After I glued the images to the canvases, I inked the edges to make them look a little distressed. Now they are hanging on the walls, sitting in window ledges, or on the mantle. Maybe some day I'll fork out the dough to get them printed onto canvases, but for now this worked like a charm. Bonus: if I get tired of them I just pull the images from the canvas and start over!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Welcome To The Party!!!

Just in case you haven't heard of the wonderful, amazing, vintage paradise that is the Prairie Sister's Party I thought I'd tell ya all about it! In just a little over a month, April 28th to be precise, The Prairie Sister's will be throwing a huge party (aka a spectacular vintage/junk/antique show) at the Missoula Fairgrounds(Montana). The vendors are going to be AMAZING!!! I'm not kidding we met to look over the applications and we were DROOLING over the photos. Your going to have to come on down and check it out.

Here are a few pictures from the February Party in Kallispell just to tide you over...
Mmmmm... cute yummy cupcakes!

Look at that stinkin cute bike! This is the Station 8 booth. Colette is the sweetest gal if you are ever in the Columbia Falls, Montana area you have to go check out her shop!

Cute hankie banner decorating another booth... great idea for a laundry room decoration!

Happy shoppers!

Adorable old boots!

LOVE the spectacles rub-on on that front bottle! So clever!

It is an amazing show and you won't want to miss it!!! Be sure to head on over to The Prairie Sisters website to check out all the details and get updates on the show! See you there!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Shop Preview!

So I mentioned I'm going to be reopening my Etsy shop, Pink Owl Paperie, sometime soon and I thought I'd share a little preview of the goods I've been working on for it. The shop is going to be full of digital and printable scrapbook supplies.

I'm not sure exactly when I will reopen, but I'll keep you posted. For now I'm busy working on new journaling packs, converting some of my paper journaling cards to digital files, and finding a good method for the downloads. So... for now here's a little freebie. Just right click on the image below to save it then add it to your digital scrapbook pages or print it out and use it for all kinds of projects!

Have a great day!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Inexpensive Wall Decor

Happy Monday! (I really don't like Mondays that much but I thought I'd try to talk myself into some enthusiasm. ;)) I thought I'd share some easy and inexpensive artwork I made to hang above the landing at the top of my stairs. The wall was in desperate need of something besides the nails left in the wall from Christmas decorations in December. So a couple weeks ago I decided to just start tinkering around in the craft room and see what I could come up with using things I had or could make. Cheap and easy.

This is what I came up with: (please excuse the bad photos... there is just not a lot of great light in my stairway!)

I had some empty white picture frames to work with, so I made some goodies in photoshop with our names and year we were married, added a scripture, printed them out cut em up, and sewed em into a little banner. I strung the banners inside the empty frames.

Then, using some silhouette brushes I made of the kids a Christmas or two ago (I gave a link to the tutorial on this blog somewhere) I made a little piece of artwork. I printed the silhouette art out and mounted it to a canvas, added a little punched sheet music flower, a covered brad, and hung her on the wall.

I also printed a vintage bird cage image onto some old sheet music and hung it up with some lace ribbon and mini clothes pins. I had this cute little bird hook thingy that I had gotten for my birthday and it went up there too. Now I just need 1 more thing to go above the 2nd frame.... maybe something with an oval shape... hmmm... ideas anyone?

So there you have it some cheap and easy wall decor. I've been making some things for the kids bathroom and a few other places around the house so maybe I'll share some of those later.

Have a great Monday!!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Is there anybody out there?

Wheeew! It has been a long time since I posted anything on this little ole blog of mine. We finally got the Internet at our new house,and even though we aren't really in the middle of nowhere, I guess we might as well be for the amount of time it took. Anyhoo.... we are in our new house and loving it! Today I thought I'd just say hi and share some digi scrapbooking I've done. I also have plans to reopen my Etsy shop, Pink Owl Paperie, sometime in the near future. This time it will be all digital and printable scrapbook/papercraft supplies. Just think no shipping charges! ;)(more on that to come later)

I've been making some photo masks (they "trim" your photos into a collage) for quick layouts and I'll post one you can use soon. They work great for digital scrapbooking or just print them out as a photo collage. Have a great weekend!