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?

**click on image to enlarge **
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!