Saturday, March 26, 2011

Spring is Coming!

... but not to Calgary, Alberta! It's been snowing here, and is still snowing. It's going to be a late spring! But for My Sheri Crafts challenge this week, I made a spring LO and a new idea to share.

The LO:

I'm beginning to try to use my stash in more creative ways, and so many of my LOs have my old alpha stickers on them and the Jolee embellishments. I still like using them, but haven't bought any in years! Time to use them up!

I love sewing on LOs:

Paper: SEI Poppy Paper pad
Embellishment: Ladybug by Jolee's by You
Alpha Stickers: Me & My Big Ideas "mambi minis"; Martha Stewart "Holly Alphabet"
Journal tag: Deja Views "Love journal sticker tablet"

And a quick tutorial:

I got these MS felt alphas after Christmas for super-cheap at Michael's, but I couldn't really think of how to use them. There's not enough to make a big title, and they seem pretty limiting. But, after a close look, I realized that I could probably slice the holly off them!

Using a sharp exacto knife, slide it under the holly and gently slice through the top layer of the underlying felt:

Here it is, next to an unchanged letter. Looks like it never had anything there!

And the completed title. I've very happy with the outcome! And, happy to use those letters in a different way!


  1. Very Cute layout - also from Canada (Ontario) - still got a bit of snow - but spring is coming - I'm a new follower - love to follow my fellow Canadian crafters.
    ~ Jacqueline
    Made by Jacqueline
    ps. I have a blog hop starting on Fri on my blog with tons of prizes - would love it if you hopped along.

  2. You always make beautiful layouts... LOVE your work! Miss working with you as well...

    I left you an award at my blog. Please come pick it up at the link below:

    The Versatile Blogger

  3. Love the layout. What a great idea modifying the title letters to go with your layout. TFS