Scrap With Me – Mixed Media Monthly – January 2015 Edition

Written by The Lilypad. Posted in Blog, Journal Pad, M3, Mixed Media Monthly

Hey there, it’s Heather Greenwood aka heathergw. Did you see the new Mixed Media Monthly release this weekend yet? I say this every month but this one is my FAVE! I love maps and vintage ephemera and might be a little addicted to anything travel related. I had fun playing with the subscription kit and wanted to share with you how I created this art journal page.

see how to create this digital art journal page using the Mixed Media Monthly January 2015 kit at The Lilypad

Watch me put together this page:

Isn’t this kit great? You can tell a few times in the video I was totally hesitating on what to use. I wanted to use it all, it’s so GORGEOUS!

Did you know that you get so much more when you subscribe? We have tutorials and challenges every month and I will be sharing tutorials on some fun techniques you can do including some of the ones I did in the video above. I can’t wait to share with you guys some fun things you can do with the Mixed Media Monthly kits, and not just art journaling pages.

I also will be hosting a monthly technique challenge and can’t wait to share those techniques with you each month. The designers also host a 3 word challenge with goes with the theme of the kit. I think this is a favorite challenge for everyone because the words fit so perfectly with the theme of the kit which makes it easy!

We would really love to have you join us in the private subscribers forum and join in the fun. Hope to see you there!

Mixed Media Monthly January 2015 Subscription Information

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Personalizing Dishtowels

Written by The Lilypad. Posted in Blog, The Lighter Side of Life

Good Morning Lovely Scrappers,

Polly Liana here with a quick tutorial about personalizing dishtowels.  I have a dear friend who, because of a large family and lots of action in her kitchen, has considerable distress about cross-contamination of her dishtowels.  Her kids use both towels to wipe their hands and dry the dishes and it makes her a little crazy.  So she asked me if I would make her a simple set of towels with visuals that would help inform the user about which towel was which.  I love any chance to create personalized anything for my friends so I jumped at the idea.  Thought I’d take you along on the ride, too!  Here we go…

First, I purchased a set of white flour sack dishtowels from Target.  They come in sets of four and I like them because they don’t leave any fuzz on my dishes, they dry quickly and they are cotton so they can take a beating.  In this case, they’re also ideal because I decided to use iron-on vinyl and it does best on a smooth surface.  I ironed two of the towels, folded them in thirds and then in half and ironed again.  I then measured the resulting surface so I would know the size of the canvas with which I was working.

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I then created a canvas in the Cricut Design Space that was the same size as the folded face of my towel.  I found two simple images of a hand and a dish and used the font “KB Planet Earth” to label them.

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Because it’s iron-on vinyl, I flipped the image and sent it to my Cricut for cutting.  I decided to make the images teal and the words black.

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When they had been cut, I peeled off the excess vinyl (called “weeding”) and prepared the surface to accept the transfer.

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After ironing the front and back, I carefully peeled off the plastic transfer film to reveal the finished towels.

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I hope these help her keep her cross-contamination to a minimum!

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Hey, have you been playing along with our Month of Challenges?  It’s more than halfway finished and we’ve got a huge amount of scrappers doing a fabulous job keeping up with them!  Hang in there– you’ll be done before you know it.  That $20 Lilypad gift card will be yours and so will a chance to become a permanent Polly or have a month long guest spot!  Good luck, all!