Flowerloom ❃

A while back i bought a flowerloom, because i wanted to make vintage flowers. The instructions that i found in the box, weren't great :( So i thought i would surch on the internet, but couldn't really find a great instruction their either (except pictures from pretty flowers that we're made with the flowerloom). Finally a few days ago i found this great video over at Martha Stuarts blog and i could start making flowers. If you like to watch that video click HERE. This is the flowerloom that i have:
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ta da... and these are my first three!!
Once you get started it's really addictive ;)

The flowerloom is cheap and so so cute!
Just a perfect gift for yourself or for the
upcoming holidays ;)

Have fun!!

XO. Vera

A cupcake parade!

A cupcake parade!!

Last winter I taught a class about color mixing using frosting...I made up red, yellow and blue frosting for each student and let them mix the colors on a plate and then spread the frosting on to wafer cookies. It was super fun!!

When I got home I had a bunch of left over frosting so I decided to make some cupcakes. And then I had a fun photo shoot!!

Wouldn't these be great for a party?







Here are a few that I added text using Picnik. Feel free to print them on cardstock for a quick and easy card!






Hope you have a great week!
Nellie

DIY -mini fall scrapbook-

Fall is one of my favorite seasons and i've been wanting to make a mini scrapbook for a while now and i finally did and i thought it would be great to share it with you :)

DIY -mini fall scrapbook-
Everyone has his own favorite scrapbook supplies,
here are some of mine:
-crop-a-dile
-japanese tape
-feathers
-polaroids
-felt
-cute ribbons

I choose to make this mini scrapbook in a leaf shape. I wanted to be sure that my polaroid peeks would fit, so i placed one polaroid on the paper and drew a leaf around that.


Cut out the shape you like and use the first one as a model (this way all your pages will be all the same size). I used red, white and orange paper and drew the leafs with a marker. Cut all the leafs out of your paper.

Here are all the leafs and i made one from felt. This one is going to be used as front page!
Make one hole in the top of al your leafs with your crop-a-dile.

I used a cute fall decoration and stappled it with a brown piece of ribbon on to the front. I also added the month and date on the leaf! Now it's time to fill your leafs with: photos, fall decorations, favorite things to do during the fall, favorite fall recipes etc Here are a few of my pages...







When your done with your pages you can easily bind the leafs together with a cute ribbon and you are done!


Have fun making your own fall mini scrapbook!
XO. Vera

Stop Motion Love

I just love stop motion animation movies.

Recently I decided to go on a quest to find an app for my computer that would allow me to make little videos for my blog.

I came across a free download called FrameByFrame. It is super fun!!

I want to go back and add some music to this little movie, but it is fun like this....



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If you have a webcam and a computer, this is a really easy little movie to make! TRY IT!!

If you decide to make a movie, leave a link in the comments, I would love to see it!

DIY Sunday: Happy thoughts journal

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Happy Sunday!

I loooove journaling lately – and this is my special way of journaling!
It’s a happy thoughts journal where you can store your happy memories….

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What you'll need:

A journal

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I chose a mini album with a “window” at the front side

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and blank white pages inside!
But you choose your kind of journal.
You will also need some cute fabric and decoration material (like ribbons etc), things that make you happy (photos….)!

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First, lay your journal on the fabric and trace the outlines.

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I decided to only use fabric to cover the front side of my journal.

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The tricky thing about my journal was the “window” – I traced the outlines of it too and then cut an X from one side to the other.

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I used glue to fix the fabric to the inside of the front page.

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See?

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Now that the fabric is fixed to the inside of the “window”, use glue again to fix the overlaying fabric to the inside.

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You need to fold the right side of the fabric so the spiral binding can still be used.

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Start decorating the outside of your pretty journal <3

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I used a cute leather-flower-decoration ribbon

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and Alphabet stickers.

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It says HAPPY :D

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I thought, some decoration on the window would be pretty.

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So I printed out a pretty picture and glued it to the window

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Then, I glued the first page of the journal to it.

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Isn’t that pretty?! :)

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Now, onto the pages….Start making this journal your own and add some pretty decoation and pictures and colourful paper!

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Have fun crafting this cue cute CUTE journal! Make it your own, get creative <3


Love yous,

Katja