Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Here are just a few shots from our trip.
We had a great trip & I just downloaded my 300+ pictures I took! Isn't that ridiculous?!? Of course I had to weed out the out of focus, goofy, bad ones! And out of that I have maybe 5-6 I want to scrap. Hmmm...Makes me glad I have a digital camera.
I've been trying to catch up on my email & message boards that I post on. At Scrapmuse we are doing a Q&A for the guest DT - me & Donna Salazar. I will be continuing at Scrapmuse next month as a guest DT!! I am excited! It will be really fun!
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
The other DT Members are:
This team will be so fun to work with! I already know quite a few of them from A Million Memories! Let's get started creating!
Sunday, April 20, 2008
I just finished this LO about my grandma with the kit from A Million Memories. They have had a fun challenge weekend going on called Scrapcation. This is for one of the challenges. It has been in my head for a while & I have wanted to use this picture for so long. The papers are by Websters papers & I love the vintage feel to them. I also copied the layered buttons from my friend Gayle who just used them beautifully on an altered plate from our group.
My grandma was a wonderful woman & I love her dearly. She always said that she thought she had seen this face before about me. She always thought I looked like her. I am also her namesake & her baby's baby. My journaling is the 10 things I love most about...my grandma:
1. She loved her family.
2. She loved nature & collected rocks.
3. She loved coffee.
4. She always wore a blouse with a collar. And skirts.
5. She loved to play cards.
6. She was kind.
7. She had beautiful green eyes. Like my daddy.
8. I was named after her.
9. She was my grandma.
10. She loved me.
I really miss her.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Living might mean taking chances but they're worth taking.
Loving might be a mistake but it's worth making...
Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance..
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance..
I hope you dance.
These other 2 LO's are some that I just haven't posted from at least a month ago. I love them but can see my style changing just from looking at them. They are some of my favorite pictures.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Then I made 3 Layouts with the kit.
On Posing - I stamped the camera stamp randomly on the green background with Versamark to make my own coordinating paper.
The little quote on the card is something Em repeats from one of her favorite shows right now. Max & Ruby. Whenever she is making a card she always wants the "bluebird of happiness sticker". Of course, I think she is too cute. But then I'm the mommy. :)
I was really challenged to use this kit but ended up loving it! I have noticed my work has changed just from pushing myself & not choosing what I think is the perfect paper, embellishment or letters. It has made me look at my work with new eyes and that alone is the best thing being on a DT has done for me.
Just finished this LO from the Bad Girls kit. I am trying to finish all of my projects from one kit at a time. I figure if I will buy the kit I need to make at least 2-3 LOs from it. I still have one more idea I am going to do.
I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (love this stuff) to mask on the background with the lace paper & then used it on top with the embellishments, too. This phot is an older one taken at Orange Beach last fall. It has been so fun to use this kit with the products & make it my own.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I used the April kit from Bad Girls for this & once again - using papers I wouldn't buy & colors I usually use - I made a LO I absolutely love. I was inspired my Allison Schubert's DT LO for this one, I didn't realize how much until I looked back at the DT gallery at BG.
Well I'm off today to take an incredible class at Scrappy Boutique in Orlando. They are offering a new Prima class with one of the Prima instructors. It is their new build a book - acrylic & they will be using the new Prima!!! I am so excited!! I'll show you the end result tomorrow.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
I put the link under ezine above. It is full of gorgeous LOs! I am excited to be chosen. The file is kind of big but it's worth downloading.
I added the Hambly transparency & painted under it. I actually really like it a lot. What do you think? Is it me, only brighter?
Also - Yeahhh!! My prize package from Basic Grey came in the mail yesterday!! I got the Cupcake line - I would have gotten Sultry or Sugared but I already bought them before I knew I won the fiber contest. Cupcake has some really cute papers, though & the rub on roller is so cool! It's like a pen with a large rolling ball on the end. It was helpful because you don't lift it & get the dreaded tearing of the rub on that I get so many times. It also came with the rub ons & fiber. So neat to get something for free!!
Monday, April 14, 2008
The results are always so different & I have used this to make backgrounds for assemblages, cards, book covers, and so many more things. I first read about this process in Mixed Media Exploration by Beryl Taylor. You know how much I love her work if you have been following my blog for a while.
These are the two pieces I made in the class time. They are approx 12x14 so a great size to cut up for other projects. If you would like to try it out just make sure you stamp with Stazon or else the ink will run in the glue. I also sprinkle some pigment powders in mine to give some sparkle. You can also add fabric, fibers, alngelina, glitter - just use your imagination. If you try it please send me a picture so I can see your results!
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
This is a mini album I made from brown paper bags for a class at Scrappy Papers last summer We originally started out as a Pinecone Press book club but later changed it to our own style. Now we meet monthly & share our projects based on either a theme or paper line. I is so much more creative & I love it.
So funny to look at these pictures again and see how much Em has grown. Time has flown by. Her first trip to the beach & she wouldn't put her feet in the sand & was scared of how loud the ocean was. The pool was a hit, though! What great memories & I am so glad I have preserved them. Em loves looking at my mini books, too.
Friday, April 11, 2008
The papers are from Fancy Pants new Simplicity line & I added lot so f extras from home. The edges are painted with crackle paint by Ranger & then I added gold leaf edging. My friend, Nan suggested that & that it would look like old china. She was so right! I think it finished it off perfectly.
A big thank you to everyone who has visited here & left a comment or just took the time to look around.
I love my crafty life!
Thursday, April 10, 2008