Saturday, August 23, 2014

My Mom in Pictures






I made this scrapbook page using pictures of my mom from many many (okay I will stop now) years ago. The paper is a older stack from DCWV called  Bella Boutique. I had a black and white stack that I thought about using but thought this looked so much better with the photos. I am entering this into the anything goes challenge at Simon Says and dig deep into your stash challenge from Crafty Creations

Friday, July 11, 2014

Double page for Sparrow and Silas

Challenges:
Charisma Cardz-anything goes
Creative Card Crew-masculine
Stuck Sketches-July 1st sketch
Crafty Sentiments-anything goes
Penny's Paper-anything goes
Cute Card Thursday-pretty papers
Frosted Designs-sketch and die cut or punch
Catch the Bug-anything goes

I used the Stuck sketch to do a double page spread for my two grandsons Silas and Sparrow. There are no pictures because I dont have them printed yet. I punched out several crowns and glued them together to make a bigger embellishment. I stamped several boy and baby things out onto watercolor paper. My favorite embellishment are the canvas stars. 







Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Dancing in Bubbles

I took this great set of pictures of my niece Jordan when she was four years old and made a scrapbook page. She is wearing her favorite watermelon dress. For two years every picture I got of her she was wearing this dress lol. My brother said she wore it till it was just a long shirt on her.


I did three layers for the background paper. Its been my goal to use some of my stickers or get rid of them. I did give away a ton of them, but I have used some on my last three projects. Here I used some word stickers I have had for around 8 years. I added a cute little watermelon fabric sticker in homage to her watermelon dress. I added some little bubbles that came with some puffy fish stickers. The circle paper that is the middle layer and the back layer of the title and journal are both glitter paper. I have been seeing Jennifer McGuire use a lot lately and got me inspired to use some. 





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Monday, June 30, 2014

My Sketch Saturday card for my mom



I followed the Sketch Saturday sketch to make a card for my mom. She is in a nursing home for a few months for intense physical therapy and she has been working so hard. Also she has lost a lot of weight and shes so proud when she calls to tell me how much shes lost that week. So this is my encouragement card for her. Love you mom. 

Friday, June 27, 2014

What I have been up too lately!

I have three projects to show you today. This first one is a vase that is an unglazed porcelain vase. It was white with red ribbon and roses and white pearls. I didnt care for it so I pulled everything except the bottom pearls off of it and painted it all peach. I didnt have peach paint so I just mixed some light pink with yellow. I even painted over the pearls around the bottom. I added some cream lace and then some rosette trim in peach that I have been hoarding for while.  I added some peach and cream roses and crystal sprays and peachy pink leaves. I had this squishy foam that some brads came in, I cut some off and stuffed it down inside the top and it gave me a place to stick some of my stickpins.
Challenges:
Crafty Calendar-petals and pearls
 Crafty Catz-anything goes





My next project is a wooden fan that my brother got me from a chinese restaurant. I painted it white with streaks of blue and cream. I added brown rosette trim and tons of pearls and flowers. Including this big blue acrylic flower I have been hoarding for awhile. I added a silver and pearl tassel I have been saving for something special. (special thank you to my darling hubby for holding it up for me)
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My third project was inspired by the extremely talented xannero1. She made a Graphic 45 Typography desk and in it she made little books and they are so darling and easy as all get out to make. I linked to the tutorial. So I just had to make a couple for myself. I used white paper on the inside because I am going to add some quotes or journaling. They measure 2inches and 2 1/4 inches tall. They are made with one strip of 1 3/4 x 12 inch cardstock, three pieces of chipboard, (from the back of a paper pack), washi tape to hold pieces together and then a couple of tiny piece of paper to decorate the outside. I think I will make some tiny bookmarks to go in them. 
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Thursday, June 26, 2014

My grandsons

I havent been on in awhile, thanks to everyone for sticking around. We just moved from Florida to Tennessee last month. We finally have our own place, and I have been spending a lot of time getting my craft room set up. Also we have a new member of our family. My 3 and a half week old grandson Sparrow Sebastion. My other grandson Silas is two and a half and he is such a sweet little character. Here are a couple of pictures if you would like to see them.
Sparrow Sebastion

Silas Daniel Lee

Saturday, April 19, 2014

My tag has the blues

Challenges:
Crafty Calendar-things with wings
Delightful Challenges-bloom
Crafty Ribbons-anything with ribbon
Simply Create Too-no digis or stamped images
Crafty Catz-B is for (blue, butterflies)
Totally PaperCrafts-tag it

I did a tag in the same way I did my canvas the other day. I cut a tag from some packaging, think it was from my husbands miniatures he paints. I started with the letters, I used Tim Holtz letterpress letters. I used the letters without the squares last time, but this time I them they way he intended. I love the way it makes them look. I added some dimensional chipboard sticker butterflies and flowers. Then I added some gems to be the leaves. I had this row of stars, I cut it in two to be a trail from the butterflies. I painted everything with gesso, then sprayed with Pastel blue from Recollections. To keep up the stars, I added this star ribbon and a small piece of dotted sheer ribbon to tie it. 


Tim Holtz Grunge Block-tip I got this at Tuesday Morning for 2.99







Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spring Fawn Card

Challenges:
Sketch Saturday-sketch
Simon Wednesday Challenge-animal antics
Catch the Bug-springtime
Penny's Paper-Crafty-ice cream colors  (mint chocolate with sprinkles)
Fab'n'Funky-flower power
The ABC Challenge-j is for just as you like it
Loves Rubberstamps-spring
Incy Wincy Designs-clean and simple
A Gem of a Challenge-spring is in the air
Creative Card Crew-spring
This sweet little fawn is from Recollections. I used Alla-Prima papers. I got the rosette from Lavish Laces on Etsy. The letter stickers are from Love Elsie Riley collection. I used a spellbinders die for the circle. 

Pink on Canvas

Challenges:
Simon Monday Challenges-winged things
Bunny Zoe's Crafts-monochrome
Crafty Calendar Challenge-things with wings
Crafty Cardmakers-handmade flowers

I love watching Fiona Jennings on youtube. And she has done these fabulous canvases and tags where she adds a bunch of things to them and then paints over everything with one color. I loved the concept but was a little hesitant to do it myself. Well yesterday I decided what the heck, if I dont like it I wont show anyone lol. So this is my version of Fi's work. I love it. 
I used a lot of things that I dont particularly care for because of color, I like the shape, but like the big butterfly, it was gold and glittery, ick lol. The two big flowers, the bottom and middle parts are cardboard. I ran some through my cuttlebug with a Tim Holtz die, then I layered an acrylic flower on top then some ugly dark blue bling. The heart next to the word art is one of those gray Martha Stewart plastic charm hearts. 

I hot glued everything down, then covered the fairy picture. I covered everything with gesso, then sprayed it pink with Recollections Pastels spray. That is sort of a hit and miss color, I like the colors but they kind of go to one spot then you have to spread them around. I used a paper towel to spread them around. Then I added a slightly darker pink paint in spots, then in a few spots a cranberry paint. 







Saturday, April 5, 2014

Owl boy birthday card

Challenges:
Simon Wednesday-Happy Birthday
Cute Card Thursday-all boy
The Crafting Cafe-one for the boys
Crafty Calendar-things with wings
Sketch Saturday-sketch

I made this sweet little owl card as a boy birthday card. I even put him on an action wobble, yeah this is my first one. I got three action wobbles for a dollar at Walmart. Along with these really cool arrow brads for a dollar also. 



Hello Spring card

Challenges:
Simon Monday-anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles-spring is coming
Charisma Cardz-anything goes
Catch the Bug-anything goes
Crafty Catz-springtime
Totally PaperCrafts-pastels
Sassy Studio-sketch
Frosted Designs-transparent

I made a springtime card for my niece to give to her grammy. They love passing cards back and forth. I make the outside and Jordan decorates the envelopes. I used vellum for the flowers. On two of them I stamped a flower then cut them out, the other two I just punched flowers from a Martha Stewart anywhere punch. 



Thursday, April 3, 2014

I love you Birdie

I just adore this little birdie. I stamped him in different blue distress inks, then stamped and colored him with Bic Mark-its. I cut him out and pop dotted him up on one of the birds. The sentiment is from the same stamp set, and so is the I love you I stamped in the middle. This is a 4 1/4 by 4 1/4 card. 


Challenges:
Loves Rubberstamps-anything goes
Papertake Weekly-anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty-feathered friends
Delightful Challenges-hip to be square