Monday, April 16, 2012

The One with Hambly April Projects

These are my three monthly projects for Hambly for April: the blog project, the sketch, and the "extra":

Blog project - the post with photo step-by-steps can be found HERE:

Journaling says: As soon as a cabinet or drawer or closet is opened you can bet that a few seconds later you'll hear the pitter-patter of Fox's feet coming to investigate. He'll whip through like a tornado and make a huge mess. Luckily he's pretty good about helping me clean up his disasters.

How to: Cut varying width 12" long strips from patterned papers/transparencies then weave them across a dark gray cardstock background. Photo tutorial can be found HERE on the Hambly blog. Trim away the strips from the bottom left corner. Mat a photo onto white grid paper and adhere it in the empty space. Make a title on a label sticker and add it with pop dots. Write journaling on a green paper banner and add it to the bottom of the photo using aqua woodgrain washi tape.

Supplies: Patterned paper, patterned transparencies, washi tape: Hambly; Cardstock, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Stickers: Basic Grey (chipboard letters), Hambly (border, label), October Afternoon (mini alphabet)
April sketch: 
 And my card based on the sketch:

How to: Apply three purple patchwork rub ons to white cardstock, trim them out, then adhere them across a white cardstock base using foam squares. Punch out three butterflies from patterned paper, add a round sticker on each one, then adhere them to the rub on squares using foam dots. Cut a round journaling spot sticker in half and tuck one under the bottom left and the other under the top right edges of the squares. Add additional flower and butterfly stickers around the half stickers. Place "thanks" aqua mini alphabet stickers on the top left side. Trim a flourish sticker from a journaling spot and add it to the front. Embellish with two lines of pearls and a few different colors jewels as shown.

 Supplies: Patterned paper, stickers (butterfly, circles, flourishes, flower, journaling spot), patchwork rub ons: Hambly; Cardstock, adhesive: American Crafts; Alphabet stickers: Pebbles; Pearls, jewels: Mark Richards; Butterfly punch: Martha Stewart Crafts
Extra project:

 Journaling says: One of the places we like to take all the people who visit us is Galco's Old World Grocery. They've got every kind of soda and beverage under the sun and then some! We like to each pick out two or three drinks and then have a tasting party back at home where we each pour our drinks of choice into little cups and share. It's a fun way to try lots of flavors fast!

 How to: Punch and cut out lots of circles and scalloped circles of various sizes from a bunch of patterned papers and transparencies. Layer the circles in rows according to size. Replace a row with photos punched into circles and adhere them with foam squares. Add three white circles to three large scalloped circles and on them create a title and write journaling. Stitch "x"s across three of the circles and drop brown spray mist over three areas to create visual triangles. Apply stitching rub ons to three places.

 Supplies: Patterned paper, patterned transparencies, stitching rub ons: Hambly; Cardstock, letter stickers, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Spray mist: Studio Calico; Circle cutter: Martha Stewart Crafts; Punches: Fiskars (small circles, small scalloped circle), Marvy Uchida (large circles, large scalloped circle); Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark
Sadly, I've had to drop my position on the Hambly team :( I am trying to de-stress my life as much as possible in order to not risk going into early labor and to make these nasty headaches that I've been having so frequently hopefully go away. I have one more Hambly project to share next month and of course any others that I make in the future, but no set absolute schedule. It was so fun while it lasted and I wish Allison and all the Hambly girls the best :)


Diana Waite said...

wow Paige these are GORGEOUS to look at! :) GREAT job!!

Emily said...

I love love love both of these!!! So great! Sorry that you had to drop the team, and I hope the headaches disappear soon!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I LOOOOOOOOVE everything in this post! Esp that Thanks card! LOOOOOOVE your talent and creativity!

jbonomo said...

Thank you for the inspiration! i recently purchased a Hambly kit of papers and now have some ideas. Glad that you are taking care of yourself and your baby to be. love your posts.

Just Sweet Love said...

amazing colors!

leah said...

Oh wow! Layers on layers! Fabulous as always!

Hope you're doing well! ^_^

Rebecca said...

I love the weaved strips and the gorgeous card but wow the layout with all the circles is fantastic. i love the circular photos too!

Stef said...

Hi, i realy like the way your are using colors... kisses from France