Home Sweet Home – Lost & Found 2

August 25th, 2011

So I finally got a hold of all my new My Mind’s Eye releases. I actually laid everything out and took a bunch of photos, but that’s a whole other post! Just looking and touching it made me really really want to play with it. So I rearranged some stuff and made some time to just get my hands dirty. First I had to unpack all my craft supplies. As I was doing that I found these three 5×6 pieces of foam core board and it got me thinking of what I could do with them.

I knew I wanted to play with all my pink goodies… if you could see how gorgeous they are, you would want to play with them too!

To make my Home Sweet Home wall hanging, I used pretty much all of the Lost & Found 2 Blush set not including the titles, and definitely including the 6×6 paper pack. I did cut some of the 6×6 papers on my cricut. For the Home Sweet Home lettering I used the Freak Show font (with SCAL) to cut it on my cricut. For the Bracket shape, I made a quick .SVG File that you can download for free.

The first thing I did was cut and mount this glittered dance paper on my foam core:

Then I used this Creamy Brown chalk ink to make the edges look a little edged.

So then I just played around with all the supplies and made these cute rectangles:

To get the striped ribbon to have those pleats, I just cut a strip of card stock a little more narrow than the ribbon, and ran the glue runner over it. Then I adhered the ribbon, and toward the end, I just made 3 loops. Then I ran the whole thing through my sewing machine – looped side first with a contrasting ribbon.

Then to put the brad on, I just took my crop-a-dile and punched a hole through the whole thing and dropped in the brad.

The other fun thing I did with this rectangle was use the coordinating stamps to stamp that cute but still subtle banner.

With this crocheted ribbon, I gathered it with my sewing machine with my very technical method of shoving it through the sewing machine quicker than it can feed itself.

One of the fun things I did with this rectangle was take the pearl swirls and cut them up to fit the bottom of the rectangle instead of using them as a full set. It worked so well and was a super easy way of customizing the pearls.

When all that was done, I glued the rectangles to a wide ribbon and looped it at the top, and hung it in my guest room (which so does not look like a guest room at all!). Yay for baby steps to decorate the house.

5 responses to “Home Sweet Home – Lost & Found 2”

  1. Amanda M. says:

    Awesome job! I have recently seen MME stuff all over blogland, but have not seen it in any stores by me. Can stuff be ordered online for them do you know?

  2. Jen Allyson says:

    I think Two Peas in a Bucket has most of Lost & Found 2 in stock at their online store. I’m sure there are other online shops that also carry it, I just know that Two Peas is a big customer of MME.

  3. Chantal says:

    I am just as in love with lost and found as I was with the first line. I am absolutely stalking the South African online shops to see how will get their stock first!

  4. Doreen says:

    Hi, My daughter forwarded your blogpost to me, as she knew I would really like your three piece artwork. And I do! It is similar to a three-piece canvas set I made but .with a coffee theme. I hope you will come by and see it at http://altered-artworks.blogspot.com/2011/05/three-cups-of-coffee.html

  5. Hi Jen, I remember getting hooked on Holly Jolly and then simply loving everything you design from there on out. I also got a chance to play with Lost and Found Two and the Christmas line to make examples for a vendor at the CK and Scrapbook Expo conventions….I would love it if you would take a peek. http://fromtheowlsnest.wordpress.com/2011/09/21/ckc-and-scrapbook-expo-example-layouts/
    Thanks for all the inspiration.

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