Saturday, August 4, 2012

Tile Coasters for Brandy

Last year Brandy starting taking ballet and I loved that she was doing something completely for herself that she loved.  When I saw the Aspire stamp from CTMH, I knew I had to use it to make something for her.  So, thanks to my wonderfully creative and talented up line, Joy..who I first saw make theses...a made her a set of Tile Coasters.  Here's a pic of one:

They were soooo simple to make.  I picked up a pack of tiles from Home Depot, stamped the images with StazOn ink and then sprayed with a clear sealer.  Waala!  Done. They were so fast and easy, I made a set for me and a set for her. 

Until next time,



I wanted to share a couple of projects I completed this weekend.  These cute little spring birdhouses. 

Shabby Chic.  I am using this for my pens at my desk.

I used primary colors for this one.  Love the little bird with glasses.  I may use this for a little gift for Noah before school starts.  :)

I loved, loved, working on these projects!  I downloaded the file from SVG Cuts.  It is their Spring Birdhouse set.  I used my paper stash and cut the shapes using my Eclips Machine.  I am having so much fun with it!  I literally use it every time I create.  So much fun.  Sorry the pics aren't great but I think you get the idea.

Until next time,

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Decorating Birthday Hats

As promised, another post. 

I thought I would share with you a few pics of everyone decorating thier own birthday hats for Brandy's party.  It's kind of corny but Brandy actually called my on her way home and said that she had a really good time doing that.  That's all I needed to know.

I downloaded the file from SVG Cuts, it is included in thier Happy Birthday To You Set.  I cut the shape using my Eclips and white cardstock.  I put a few crafty items out and let everyone go.  It was interesting what everyone came up with. 

Everyone busy punching shapes and using the shape scissors to cut.  Yes, crafters you can still use your shape scissors!

Even my 85 year old father in law was getting into the fun!

Ella with her hat! She made it all by herself!

Brandy made mine :)

Savannah's beautiful hat.

All the grandkids with thier hats.  Even Josh was a sport wearing his.  :) 

Until next time,


Sunday, July 29, 2012

A Lever Card for Brandy

It has literally been 4 months since my last post!  wow!  although I haven't posted in my blog please don't think I haven't been creating.  Just the opposite, I have been spending lots of time in "my room" creating.  I just haven't been sharing much.  But these last few creations warrant a blog post so here goes.  And to get my post numbers up a bit I am scheduling a few post over the next few days... or maybe weeks.  We'll see how it goes. 

The first thing I wanted to share was this cute card I made for my daughters b-day.  It's actually a lever card.  Sorry, I didn't get a pick on the inside.  I downloaded the template from SVG Cuts in thier HappyB-DayToYou set. Enjoy.
Lever Card -SVG Cuts

Until next time,


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Saturday, February 4, 2012

I just realized this week how neglectful I have been to post on my blog!  There's just not enough time in the day to create much less post it on my blog...but I have been creating!  And having lots of fun too. 

Here is my latest She Art Journal Girl..

I used paints, stencils and stamps to create the background and pattern paper to create the January Girls dress.  The only thing I lack to have this piece finished is the she art phrase...I not set on that yet. 

I'm also taking another online workshop...I love the convenience of taking these.  In this workshop I am learning how to make "pretty faces".  You can check it out here.  Here's a sample of what I've made with my own twist on it...

Ok, I know what you're thinking..."I thought you said pretty face"  and I totally agree with you...this is one of my first and the proportions are wayyyyyy off.  But, I turned it into a piece of art in my journal.  That's one thing I love about my journal...there are not mistakes.  In a later post I will show you a "pretty face" that I'm proud of.  I can hardly believe I drew it myself. 

I have not left the scrapbook world.  I've also been working on a Christmas mini.  Here's a sampling of that. 

So you can see, I have not left the creative world.  Just haven't shared much.
I hope you've enjoyed looking and I hope you have a wonderfully creative day.  My grands are coming over today, so I know I'll have a blast!

Happy Scrappin'


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Art Journal Doodles

I completed this page in my art journal today.  It's a page that I worked on as I hung out watching the tube with hubby.  I just doodles lots of vines and flowers and a few random designs.  Today I filled it with color using distress inks and alcohol markers.   I hope you enjoy looking at it and I'd love to read your comments. 

this is what it look like when you open the book...a double page spread

On this page i doodled a variety of flower designs.  i was just experimenting to see what I could come up with.

The arches on this page were actually my starting point.  At first I thought I would fill the whole page with the arch design but I was unhappy with how they were coming out.  I then left the arch and began the flowers and swirls.  I really like the completed page.