Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
I made a sketch from this LO for the newsletter. It was the first time I have tried that. What do you think?
And this project is one of my favorites- I wrote a newsletter article about recycling your packaging. It was the chipboard box from the kit! It was hard to get a good picture with the acetate on the front.
My eye is doing much better, now. Thanks for all of your sweet comments! Who knew that dancing around the room with your daughter could be so dangerous! Or maybe it's just me. My dad would always say ' You could tear up a crowbar in a sandbox'. (I was kind of accident prone as a kid.) And nothing has changed there! I could entertain you for hours with stories of my 'incidents'. Poor, Mark. lol
Sunday, May 18, 2008
On another note, Em scratched my cornea with her fingernail yesterday and I can barely see and have the pirate look going on! It has been so painful!! Hopefully it will feel better tomorrow. I can't hardly see to type so I will just keep this post brief.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
This post ended up kind of photo heavy with all of the pictures in my book. I made this book about a year ago & never had a chance to post it. These photos are from Emma's first Halloween - she was such a cute little fairy. I so love this little book. It was so fun to make & I just love this Basic Grey line. My friend, Gayle mades these beautiful handmade books and she gave me some pointers on this one, so it is far from perfect. But I love it anyway.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
I have been working on some challenge LOs and some altered stuff so maybe I'll have some more new stuff to show by the end of the week. This has been a weird week for me creatively. I feel like I am just plodding along when I like to race. lol -
Last night Gayle & Nan came over to work at the house. Em thought it was her night to glitter glue everything in sight! I was interrupted ever 30 sec. so I guess I got off my groove. She also kept asking to "borrow" my stamps. It was too funny. She thinks she is one of the adults, too. I think it is called only child syndrome. Hope you are all having a creative & productive week!
Monday, May 12, 2008
Scrapbooks.com Magazine Newsletter
It is thrilling to be recognised!!
I have had an awesome day today! I got home and found this wonderful surprise in my mailbox for my birthday - which was yesterday. Mother's Day & my birthday on the same day. I was actually born on Mother's Day.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
I have been doing lots of scrapbooking and my love for mixed media keeps pulling me to try new things. Just finished up my DT work projects for Scrapmuse & felt like working with something new. So here it is:
I started by using a new glimmer screen (which is like a detailed stencil) with glimmer mists sprayed over canvas & then removed the screen & lightly misted with a tea dye stain that I made from distress inks.
Then I stamped my image & colored in with chalks. I tore the edges & layered with a black torn layer with a gold leafed edge. I love this stamp by Christine Adolph.
I then began layering to quilt the front together with the following layers - bottom - cotton quilt batting, fabric, crumpled paper and the dyed canvas. I machine quilted the layers together aroung the edge of the canvas & then on the outside, too.
Then I mounted it on a foam core board and mitered the edges. The back has paper on it now & looks a lot neater.
I finished by adding some lace and of course flowers & some bling! The charm is a shrink art piece I had done useing the same stamp. I took this picture at night so you can't see it so well.
I think I will add some closeups tomorrow.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
On the one page LO I used some of the new Prima papers, hambly, making memories & Bam Pop. I just love this picture that my mom took of me & Em.
The two page LO is all digital from Sandy Kreiger. Emma was so funny trying to feed the lighted deer in our yard at Christmas time.
The card is made with American Crafts pp & an acrylic stamp from Autum Leaves.
The other ladies projects are awesome! I am so excited to be working with this creative team!
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
April & I took the girls to the park this morning & they had so much fun! Aren't they cute with the wind in their hair? I just gave Em a little trim last night so her hair looks extra curly!
On another note my blogging friend, Audrey sent my blog to Scrapbooking.com for their blog of the week & I will be featured in Monday's newsletter. I'll be sure to post a link so you can see. I was so excited they wanted to feature my little blog. It has been growing & has already become more than I imagined it would. The best part is the other artists I have gotten to know through blogging. It has been a wonderful experience.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
What little girl wouldn't dream of running through a field like this:
I have been busy working but nothing I can show yet! lol You'll just have to take my work on it.
Monday, May 5, 2008
I have been picking out some photos to work with these papers & drawing some sketches. This stage is so much fun to me. So many possibilities! I'll post some sneaks later this week.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Friday, May 2, 2008
I love teaching and sharing ideas.
In the class today I used some of the KI lace paper & glimmer mist to make a mask on the scalloped paper & layered the hand cut butterflies & elements.
This is the sample from 2 weeks ago. Gayle & I trade off Fridays so I am teaching a different LO every other week.
We had a lot of fun. At least I did!