Monday, September 19, 2011

A Challenge for you all!

Hi Guys,
And welcome September! The months seem to fly by now, and it will get even worse now back to school is upon us. Between lunch making, cab driving(lol), and life seems to be flying past so fast! about we all slow down and have a little Upsy Daisy Challenge!

For this Challenge, I'm going to give you a recipe to follow, I made this little Love Plaque using the following recipe, so lets see what kind of scrappy genius you ladies can create!
1)Include a butterfly
2)Include the colour PINK!
3)Include Bling of some kind.
4)No regular 12x12 or 81/2x11 LO'\s aloud. I want to see a card, a altered project or an unusually sized LO(Think 6x6 etc).

Monday, August 29, 2011

Let your creativity flow!

The summer is almost ending here at my side of the world, the days are getting colder and there is cold and chilly nights.

To keep me warm and to feel the summer warmth again, I scrap all the great pictures I have had the possibilitie to take this summer.

And today I am going to show you a video that shows how I work with my UDD papers and brads :) The LO is for the Qoute challenge the daisies got as august assignments.

Materials used in this film:

Home sweet home- #HSH013, #HSH014, #HSH015, #HSH016

brads; #BRD313

other: Mist, gesso, chipboard, twine

Have a great day!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Hello everyone, this is Kim here with you today showing you a mix and match layout using older and newer lines from Upsy Daisy Designs.

I love how fantastic all of their older lines mix with the newer ones and you just wouldn't know which one is the older stash it if I didn't point it out.

I have made the concious decision that this year I was not going to buy any new stuff unless I would be working away some of my older stash - it is amazing not only how much money you save but also how creative you can get with paperlines older than three/four years.

Wanna see what I am talking about?

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The background paper is from the Fantastic Freeway collection which dates back to 2006!
I just love the burlap/texture look of this paper, which works perfectly with the Tweet line from 2007 and Vogue from 2009.

Not too bad, hu?
So, what about you - do you like to mix and match the old with the new?

Monday, August 15, 2011

Off the Page Challenge!!!

Hello everyone!

It is Jacquelin here today with a challenge to get you off the page and onto your desk!  The Upsy Daisy challenge this week is to create an off the page project for yourself!  I have put together this quick little note holder for my desk at work - it does double duty as a photo of my family and a place to store post it notes.

(#VO011. Catwalk; #VO012. Chic; #VO014. Fashionista; #VO016. Strike a Pose)

I used the fabulous Vogue line -

the flowers were perfect for fussy cutting!  This is an easy project - I used a clear acrylic photo frame as my base and then just had fun with a photo and these fun papers to decorate the frame.  A little holder for post its completes this off the page project!

I would love to see what YOU come up with to get off the page!  Join the challenge and be sure to leave a link with your creation in the comments!!!  Have fun creating!

Happy Day everyone!


Monday, August 8, 2011

Step by Step - Handmade Stick Pins

Hello everyone, Marielle here today to share a quick and easy step by step tutorial on how to make your very own decorative stick pins using some of your favorite Upsy Daisy supplies !

Start by assembling your supplies ,you will need:

Quilting pins
Hot glue gun
Wire cutters
Various UDD decorative brads
Small images on your favorite UDD papers and Rub ons.

Step 1- Add a dab of hot glue to back of decorative brad, add pin and fold the attachment part of the brad as shown.

Step 2-Using wire cutters, cut off the attachment portion of a plain brad . 
Step 3- Glue to the middle of your flower. You can also add some of your favorite gems.

You can also fussy cut small images like these cute little cupcakes. You'll just need to glue them on to one of your pins (to note that I took off the little "ball" part of the pins for these ones.)

A close up of some flower pins from a card I had made a while back.

The "dream" image is a rub on.

Here are those little cupcakes. I could go on and on with ideas for these pins. I hope you'll give them a try on your next project.They are a super easy way to add a little something special to your layout or card. :)

Our House
I also created this layout for this month's challenge of creating a project with a quote in the title or journaling. Mine was easy because I just cut out a small card from the Home Sweet Home collection that says " Home is where the heart is" So true!!!

For fun , I cut out a few of the small houses and made pins for my layout!!
Thanks so much for dropping by the Upsy Daisy blog today !!
Have a great week and happy crafting !!

Monday, August 1, 2011

What a card!

Hello bloggers and HELLO August!
Hope your summer is going smoothly and you're enjoying the hot summer sun! This week I decided I wanted to get some cards done, who doesn't like having a stockpile of cards for all occasions on hand? I know I do, and it's sooo super easy with Upsy Daisy because they have thos handy dandy sheets with all the sentiments already on there. I decided to do just that using the Vogue papers and here's what I came up with!

 So what kind of cards do you like to stockpile up on? Birthday? Christmas? Thank you? For me, it's always birthay! It always seems like someone is asking me for a birthday card...between the 5 of us, it's always someone's birthday!

Monday, July 18, 2011


Hi everyone!!! I have a super easy challenge to those who want to play along with us this month - - make a project (can be layout, card or altered project) with these must-have ingredients: RICRACS and BRADS!!!

To make my embellishments, I layered my cutout stamped image using the circle stamp from #UDD209. Girl friends Clear Stamp Set, my layered ricracs (#RIB403. Vogue Ribbon and #RIB401. Blossom Ribbon), cutout images from the Cupcake Collection (#UDD0134. Delicious and #UDD0132. Icing on Top papers), and brads (#BRD311. Blossom).

Hope you can play along with us!!! Just link your creations to this post so we can view your projects!!!

Have fun creating!!!


Monday, July 11, 2011

Paper flowers + how to

Happy Monday to everyone. Grace here to share with you a project I made using the "A New Day" paper line. I decided to go with these papers because of the Independence day we are celebrating this month.

want to make one yourself? here's the easy instructions to make this project....

1. Gather your supplies. I used a bit of each of the papers in the "A New Day" line, some pipe cleaners; small thin wire, buttons, die cut machine with a flower cartridg, chipboard star, rubon from the Oh Happy Day pack, border punch, adhesive of your choice, some rice and a recycled jar.

2. Next I worked on cutting my flowers from the pattern paper. I made sure I cut them in different sizes which the largest at 3" and the smallest at 1 1/2".

3. Then I layered them together. I put together about 4-5 layers for each flower. I also used my finger to curl up the edges to give the flowers more dimension.

4. Repeat the process to make as many flowers as you'll need for your vase.

5. With a paper piercer, poke two holes through a button and all the layers of your paper flowers.

6. Thread the wire through the holes and secure at the back.

7. Tie the wire around a pipe clearner. Repeat steps 5-7 for all of your other flowers.

8. Cut a strip from pattern paper and add a decorative border punch on both long edges.

9. With some heavy duty adhesive, wrap the paper around the jar. Trim off excess paper.

10. When I was placing the flowers in the vase/jar, it seems like it was wobbly so I poured some rice in there to keep the flowers upright. I use this technique all the time when I put together my own flower arrangements. Dried beans and rice are perfect in my opinion because you already have them on hand and when you don't need them for your flower arrangements anymore, you can still cook 'em.

11. I transferred the circle rubon from the Oh Happy Day rubon sheet onto the white pattern paper and then trimmed it to size.

12. I wanted to use a chipboard star to compliment my theme but because the star didn't match my color scheme, I covered it up with paper.

13. Trim off excess paper from the edges of the chipboard star.

14. Sand the edges for a cleaner look.

15. Adhere the star onto the rubon circle and add a red button with baker's twine threaded through it. This completed my red, white and blue color scheme!

16. Adhere the circle rubon to the center of the jar with a foam adhesive.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope I was able to give you some inspiration today.

Till next time,


Saturday, July 9, 2011


....well, I am truly sorry to our regular blog readers but I have totally and utterly messed up this weeks posting.

I have no excuse for being late other that I had to prepare myself to get into hospital for a day surgery and somehow, crafting took a back-seat.

But I have been able to create two cards previously and if you do not mind, I would like to share them with you now.

Again, apologies for the delay - I am such a putz!

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Gratitude Card

Thank You Card
Papers: #ED015. Regal

Monday, June 27, 2011

Strike a "SOCCER" Pose!

One thing about having a boy, sometimes when I want to use papers, I feel I am a little at a disadvantage. It's easy to find papers for girls, super duper easy...and it's even super easy to find papers for little boys, but to find papers to use for a tween boy, it can be a challenge.
So...when I went to get down to business this month for my blog post, I thought I would choose a typically girl line and shake it up a bit and do a real boy page. I mean how girly can a line called "Vogue" be?  with names like, Fashionista, Strike a Pose & Diva, I had my doubts. Well, it turns out, it's much more versitle that it sounds!
Vogue is a gorgeous line, I love the deep green and navy blue contrast and the patterns are to die for! Check out these papers...
 Absolutely stunning, and the page with sayings, journal spots etc is just the icing on the cake. I was able to find a great quote that totally fit in with my page!

So there you have it, not all papers are what they seem, try something new, out of the box and you'll be surprised with what you come up with...