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Hello, everyone! I'm so excited to be sharing this sweet "A Christmas Carol" Mini Album. I love everything Scrooge, Tiny Tim and Father Christmas, so this collection by Graphic 45 was an absolute blast for me to craft with! And of course, Petaloo velvet, glittered flowers and embellishments simply go... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2015 at Petaloo
DAY 2 DIY Holiday Hop ~ Canvas Corp brands We are so excited to be creating Christmas "DO IT YOURSELF" handmade projects! We will be creating with burlap, canvas, paint, flowers, embellishments and more from... Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels and Petaloo We have sent both design teams lots of fun... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2015 at Petaloo
Welcome to DAY 2 ... we are "Blog Hopping" with Simple Stories for a Christmas Inspiration Week! All this week ...we will be creating Christmas inspired" projects with the "Claus & Co" Collection from Simple Stories! What a gorgeous mix of RETRO reds and greens for Christmas. This paper collection... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2015 at Petaloo
Hi, everyone! Shellye here today with a cutely frightful Halloween door hanger or wall decor. For the base, I used the Pumpkin Album Die by Top Dog Dies and covered them in paper from Authentique. I used a scroll shaped die for the center and it also acted as a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2015 at Petaloo
With a little craft glue, an assortment of Dahlias and a pre-cut wooden letter, your child can create this fun monogram project to hang in their room or to give as a gift! I purchased the letter "S" from Michael's. It measures 6"W X 8"H. To begin, I arranged the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2015 at Petaloo
Hello! Shellye here today to share a quick and easy addition to a rustic wedding theme. Living in Texas, we love our rustic themed weddings filled with mason jars, galvanized buckets and burlap! These gorgeous "Daisy Burlap and Canvas" flowers were the perfect embellishment. I grabbed this cute idea from... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at Petaloo
Hello! Shellye with you today as we enter in to what is commonly known as "the wedding month". I love the idea of having an album compiled of handwritten sentiments of well wishes and advice for the new couple, so the inner pages are blank for guests to write on!... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at Petaloo
We are excited to announce... it's DAY FOUR of our DADS & GRADS WEEK with Marion Smith! This entire week we will be creating Dads & Grads projects with the beautiful "Junque Gypsy" papers from Marion Smith & "Botanica" flowers from Petaloo! There will be lots of fun ideas plus...... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at Petaloo
Hello, Shellye with you today! I have a handsome Father's Day card made with a few papers and chipboard pieces from Quick Quotes and Petaloo Darjeelings. I started with a combination of papers from the "Joy Ride" "Catalina Island" and "Gypsy Road" Collections. I die-cut letters to spell out "dad"... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at Petaloo
DAY TWO ~ Mother's Day HOP Let's continue with a Mother's Day creation from DT member Shellye McDaniel... 4 WAYS TO WIN a prize read here Make sure to HOP over to Quick Quotes see and peek at their Mother's Day creations too! ~ ~ ~ Hello! Shellye here to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at Petaloo
DAY TWO ...Marion Smith Designs WEEK Let's start off with a beautiful Mother's Day project from Petaloo DT member Shellye McDaniel... WANT TO WIN a prize? read here ~ ~ ~ I had fun designing this little art journal from various cut-outs like pockets, post cards and folders from the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at Petaloo
Hey, y'all! Shellye here to share with you today :) I had so much fun crafting these projects...and believe it or not, they were really quick and easy to put together. First up I have just the sweetest little hanger using "A Charmed Life" and a few goods from my stash: I started with a heavyweight chipboard semi circle that I covered with Happy Times Paper. Next, I matted the cute Insta Square with a swatch of the Happy Times (Side B) Paper and then attached it to the center of the semi-circle with foam adhesive. I embellished the top... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2014 at Simple Stories
Hello, Simple Stories friends! You have Shellye here with you today with two projects from the Homespun Collection; one of my very favorites of the new releases! It reminds me so much of the handmade quilts and dolls that my grandmother used to make using calico prints, ginghams and plaids. And the colors are so vibrant and's hard not to smile as you thumb through the papers and sweet embellishments! First up is a mason jar mini album that I put together. You can find the steel rule die on-line OR you can order the chipboard pre-cut, along with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2014 at Simple Stories
A happy Monday-before-Christmas! Shellye here today with a gift idea for giving your handmade treats in. If you have a large-shaped die or cutting system, then this is super easy to put together! I've used a jar die, but certainly any shape would work, as long as it's large enough :) To begin, I created a 4X4X4 box from one of the December Documented papers. You can find templates online or cover a premade box with the patterned paper of your choice. Next, I cut the jar shape from two different patterned papers twice. I then cut two of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2013 at Simple Stories
Happy Friday to you all! Shellye here to share with you today :) I'm changing up the focus of this week's spotlight with Spellbinders to bring a 12 Days of Christmas Tag-Style Mini Album using SN@P! and a bit of December Documented. For the base of the album, I started with Spellbinder's Wonky Rectangles Nestabilities and used the largest (3.25" X 4.25") die. I first cut the shape from a thin weight chipboard and then various papers from the 6X6 December Documented Paper Pad. Although using smaller dies from the same set would also look just as sweet, I decided... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2013 at Simple Stories
Happy Thursday and Happy Halloween! Shellye here to share a layout using the brand new collection from Simple Stories, "Daily Grind". The colors and design of this collection are perfect for both boy and girl projects...and you'll be introduced to a new element called "Bits & Pieces". "Daily Grind" is loaded with chevron patterns. For my layout I chose a couple of different colors and cut apart the red one to create a fun border! I then layered on dot patterned paper and a 6X8 speech bubble journal card. I used different areas of the speech bubbles as a background... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2013 at Simple Stories
Hello! Shellye along with you on this Friday with a couple of projects from the new "December Documented" Collection. I wanted to try something a little different in the home decor arena and came up with this sweet 3-D shadowbox of a winter wonderland scene. I started with an 8 X 8 matchbook box that I painted a pretty bright green. I cut a panel from one of the December Documented papers and placed it over the opening on front of the box. Next, I worked on the 3-D scene on the inside of the box. I layered a variety... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2013 at Simple Stories
We are super excited to welcome Shellye McDaniel as our newest designer team member at Petaloo. You are goning to love Shellye's work as much as we do. We asked Shellye to share a little information about herself and here is what she said: Along with my hubby of 20+... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2013 at Petaloo
Hi there, Simple Stories friends! Shellye sharing a few "Back To School" ideas with the new Smarty Pants Collection. While perusing the 'decorate-your-locker' aisle with my daughter, she stated how much she wanted a couple of magnetic organziers to hang thought immediately went to Smarty Pants and how I could adapt her ideas into things I could make at home! First up is a very simple steno-styled notebook. I made this using a sheet of medium weight chipboard that I cut into two 4" X 6" strips. Next, I cut four pieces of patterned paper to the same size... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2013 at Simple Stories
Hello, Simple Stories friends! Shellye here today... I'm glad to be back with you and kick off the month of July with some I HEART SUMMER goodies! I love all of the different shapes of chipboard that you can find these days. While browsing my local scrapbook store I picked up several pieces, two of which were a 'flower' and 'pennant' shape...the two came together to make the cutest ice cream cone! Putting this together was as easy as tracing the shapes onto selected I Heart Summer papers and then cutting out. I did machine stitch around the edges after... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2013 at Simple Stories
Hello, I'm Shellye McDaniel and I am delighted to be the June Guest Designer with Petaloo! I've had several team-up opportunities between Petaloo and other companies and each experience reminded me how much I truly love working with Petaloo products. I was equally excited to learn that Petaloo would be... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2013 at Petaloo
Welcome to Day 6 of the Simple Stories & Thermo Web Product Swap! We’re so excited to team up with Thermo Web and use their amazing line of adhesives to share some inspiring projects with you this week. Thermo Web is also posting projects using Simple Stories products this week, so be sure to head over to their blog and check it out! Shellye along with you this Saturday! I love Therm O Web's products and use some sort of their adhesives almost daily! I'm a dimensional girl, so I especially love the Foam Squares and Thick Zots...but recently I've... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2013 at Simple Stories
A happy weekend to all of you! Shellye along on this Saturday. I grabbed three of the newer collections and set out to make a trio of fun cards for today's blog post :) First we'll start with a "HELLO" And who wouldn't smile after seeing a bright and cheery Hello from SN@P! I was so happy that I got to use some of the new Flair Buttons and Chipboard pieces. Simple Stories has hit it out of the park with the addition of these new embellishments! I love using the Pockets even if there isn't anything 'in' the pocket... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2013 at Simple Stories
Greetings! Shellye along today with a mix of Urban Traveler and SN@P to share! We took the kids on a Spring Break cruise and I got a lot of great pictures that I wanted to scrap with Urban Traveler. I made a collage of four photos into a single 4x6 print by using an app by I lined up the photo with one of the artistic journaling cards and went from there in matting with a patterned paper. The blue 'wavy' piece at the bottom was traced from a template by Kiwi Lane Designs. Along with a few die-cuts... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2013 at Simple Stories
Monday Greetings, Simple Stories friends! Shellye with you today to share a layout and card using one of my most-favorite collections, Vintage Bliss. I know you all cannot wait to see it in person and get your hands on it :) As with all Simple Stories Collections, you have areas of patterned papers that are pretty well designed for you...all you need is a photo or photos, a few cute embellishments and you're done. I love that this particular 6x12 Page Element has all ready created my title for me! I needed a little something horizontal to keep up with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2013 at Simple Stories