Maya Road Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Greetings, everyone! Today we're hopping along with some of the designers at Maya Road for a fun and inspirational journey. If you haven't hopped here from Stacy Koo's blog please start out at the Maya Road Design Team blog to see the complete list!

Spring is nearrrrrrrly here and I am totally ready to bring out the fun spring decor. I don't typically design cutesy crafts but if you can't make fluffy little chicks in the spring when can you!?

I created the body of the chick with a Jumbo Bottle Cap and many layers of Saffron Satin Scallop Edge Trim. I cut the chipboard wings in half, painted and glazed them, and adhered them to the sides of the chick.

The feet and beak are painted and glazed pieces from the Mini Chipboard Heart Confetti Set. I added button eyes.

I added a pink felt flower for color and sweetness! I also made it hang-able with a loop of Preppy Stripe Trim.

Thanks for visiting today... please continue hopping with us to Jocelyn Olson's blog

And of course there's a giveaway! Comment to win a Sweet Nothings Card Kit from Maya Road.

Winner for the giveaway will be chosen randomly from all the comments on all the blogs in the hop. You have until 9am EST Tuesday, March 8th to leave comments. Winner will be announced on the Maya Road Design Team Blog Thursday, March 10th. Please leave only one comment per blog.

A Sweet Altered Bird

It had been a long time since I had done a straight-up altered project when I busted out this cute little wooden bird from the craft store.  I got really into it! I had forgotten how fun and creative it can be to start with something basic and make it my own. 

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Maya Road products are always perfect for projects like these.  They have flowers of every shape and color and a bazillion small embellishments to tuck away. 

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I layered chipboard, kraft doilies, and trim to form a wing.

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I added flowers, fussy cut papers, and other small embellishments around the belly and tufted the tail feathers with a bit of tulle trim and a couple of stick pins. 

She’s just so pretty!

Dream. Explore. Discover.

Have you seen the latest Fancy Pants Designs summer lines?  Making Waves and Summer Sun are bright, fun collections that can be mixed and matched for a ton of great summer looks. 

Here’s my favorite little guy being a beach bum!

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I focused on using the Fancy Pants silver foil papers and embellishments with foil details. 

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I used a Silhouette cut file for the orange background and backed it with silver foil so the silver peeked through the negative space.

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Stay cool, everyone!