Saturday, August 4, 2018

Hugs Birthday Card

Hello Everybody!

Let me show the birthday card I made for my friend-and then I can tell you about it! :)

I was looking for things that my friend likes-and I didn't have much (in the way of farm animals and cowgirlish type things).  And as I was looking for something else (isn't that always the way?) it occurred to me that I am giving the card so it was ok if it was more a me card than a her card.

I like to make cards for people based on the people-I know many of us here in blogland do-that's part of the fun of make cards for our friends and family.  But I saw this old Stampin' Up stamp which reminded me of my spazzy self.  I used a Spell Binder die to make the cool scalloped circle. I saw the background that I had created for a different project but didn't work for that project.  (which is a stencil and distress oxides)  And then everything else came together.  I used Thickers foam letters to spell out Hugs because it was fun and we are always hugging. :)  LOL.

The cut little butterfly is from Queen and Company and the sparkly flower sequins are from Pink and Main.  I colored my spazzy "self" with Copic markers. :)  I used Nuovo Embellishment Mousse around the edges of the card to give them a little sparkle.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

{Pin}spirational Challenge #221:  The photo inspiration:
Here pink dress-definitely an inspiration to this card.  But I hope she doesn't sit up to fast-the top doesn't look that secure.  And she's going to need hugs if she falls off of that bike with those shoes.  (LOL I'm teasing I'm sure this is a photo shoot sort of thing and she's a model.)

Cute Card Thursday: #541 Anything Goes

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge: #182 "Anything Goes with a Feminine Twist

Friday, August 3, 2018

Beach Day Layout

Hello Everybody!

Today I am sharing a layout I created that were inspired by a theme challenge and a sketch challenge.  

First-Here is my layout:

The sketch is from Sketches In Thyme.  I used Echo Park paper and some scraps.  I also found some brads in my stash-and I don't know about you but when I use up stuff I have had for a very long time-I am very happy! 

This is sketch #335

The theme of this layout was inspired by Challenge YOUrself.  The theme was to have a picture of myself at the beach.  And since I just went-I thought Yay!  Time to scrap a recent picture :)

Thank you for stopping by today!  Until next time my friends..."Beach Hair-Don't Care!"

Thursday, July 26, 2018

2018 Layout

Hello Everybody!

I love when inspiration hits all at once.  I have been looking at all of the wonderful sketches over at Stick It Down and thinking this is the month that I make one of these sketches come to life.

And then that month passes and I create a few things-but not according to one of the sketches.  Well-for the month of July that changes!  Yay!  I was looking through my animal paper and came across this cute paw background paper.  And with the 2018 on the sketch-I knew I had to make a cute page about our dog.

So here it is!

I made the little charms at the top using a file from the Silhouette Design store along with the 2018.  The papers are old stampin up cardstock-chocolate chip and regal rose.  And then the trim is a golden color from a pack of on sale trims from Hobby Lobby!

Our sweet puppy isn't this little anymore-LOL!

Here is the sketch that inspired:

There is still time to play at Stick It Down.  

Thank you for stopping by today!  It was great to see you!  Until next time my friends...keep being crafty! :)

Saturday, March 31, 2018

That was Awesome Layout

Hello Everybody!

It feels like forever since I have made a 2 page scrapbook layout.  Probably because it has been forever.  LOL!  So I am very happy I was able to make this layout using the sketch from Stick It Down and the theme from Use Your Stuff.

This is from a trip I took last year with my sister to San Juan.  It was a business trip but they had fun built in.  We were able to take a tour of the Bacardi factory.  It was awesome! :)  On the bottom right is my bracelet "ticket."  We learned how to make three drinks-mojito being my favorite.  

Here is a closeup of the cluster on the top.  I used some washi tape and chipboard pieces my friend Amber gave me.  (thanks! the paper too!)  The pom pom flowers are Queen and Company, and I just love them!

For the background I used Wendy Vecchi's translucent embossing paste and a diamond stencil.  I wanted to add something so there wouldn't be quite so much white (or in this case pink) space.  I love the clear embossing paste because it seems to add just a little something without it being too much.  :)

Thank you for stopping by today!  

Here are the challenges that I am submitting this layout too:

Stick It Down-Double page sketch

Until next time my friends...let the adventures begin!  Edit-I was highlighted!  Thank you Use Your Stuff! :)

Monday, February 26, 2018

Vintage Ladies Birthday Card

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A good friend of mine just had a birthday, and I was of course late getting her a card.  It's because I like to think of my friend would like.  So I think and think and time just passes me up!

So finally I thought of this print collaged background.  So of the pages came from an old law text book so there was some highlighting.  At first I was unsure-I'm not gonna lie.  But when I put the paper together I liked the way the pink sort of peaked through.  And I have the distress medium but I first put a layer of gesso over the collage.

The I put the two ladies down.  And then I remember the pack of snippets ephemera that the same friend bought me for my birthday.  She isn't into crafting as much as I am but she knows who Tim Holtz is! :)

I covered and glued on everything with the vintage medium.  The happy birthday is a gold sticker from Paper Studio (hobby lobby).  

I am so happy this card came out good.  LOL!  I don't want to give my friend an ugly card!  I am also quite happy that I was able to use my Tim Holtz stuff!  

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...stay vintage!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Atlered Paintbrush

Hello Everybody!

I am so excited to share my project with you all today!  There are two parts to how this project materialized.  So get comfortable while I tell you my story! ;)

I follow Finnibair on Instagram.  They create the most beautiful projects.  Somewhere along the way I saw them alter a paintbrush.  If you look up altered paintbrush on Pinterest-a myriad of ideas will fill your screen.  So the next time I was at the Dollar Tree, I bought a paintbrush.  

Fast forward a couple of months and the said paintbrush has not been touched.  So as Ash Wednesday was coming closer my church was talking about members bringing in projects that they create over Lent.  Things like canvases, or if you sew/knit, or whatever artsy or crafty thing you have.  

So my paintbrush idea came back into my head.  I looked up Pinterest and Finnibair looking for ideas.  I got out my pastel color paints and although I was tired (lol) I was able to create.  Which is quite the feat sometimes.  

Thank you for reading my story.  Here is my Jesus inspired paintbrush...

This is how it started...

I covered it in gesso.  Even the bristles were painted with gesso.

Then I got out different findings.  I had tried a different set of wings and then remembered these.  They were a goodwill find. :)

I hot glued the wings and the lace.  I put modeling paste on the metal part.  Once it was smooth enough (which was not an easy task for me lol) I wrote in it.  

What is nice is the first time I didn't like the way it looked.  As a matter of fact I kept trying to write Blessed but it didn't fit.  Then the 2nd time I wrote Jesus-I loved it. 

Yay!  It's not perfectly centered.  But that is ok.  This was the first time writing in modeling paste.  (Some where I saw canvases made this way.)  I am always happy when I can incorporate a new technique. :)

So here is the placement of my found items.  The stars and butterfly and heart are wood.  The flowers are Prima paper flowers.  And the key and Believe are metal pieces.  Believe is Tim Holtz but I don't know the origin of the key.  I also used one of Tim Holtz's small dots stencils and modeling paste on the handle.  I also glued micros beads in the bristles to give more texture.

Here are the paints that I used to paint over all of the findings and lace.  I used the silver paint for Jesus.  The Art Anthology paint has little bits of sparkle.  The teal Art Anthology is called Pixie and the purple one is Wisteria.  I love these two colors together.  I wasn't expecting to use picked raspberries (the bright pink) but it really worked out on accenting the found pieces.

Here is a close up of the handle and flowers.  

Here is the whole paint brush again.  

Here is a different angle on the paintbrush.  You can see the sparkles in the wings as well.  :)

I would like to enter my Jesus Paintbrush into the following challenges:

Use Your Stuff:  #300 Twinkle Twinkle-use something sparkly: The wings are sparkly and the purple and teal paint have little sparkles.

The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge: Photo inspiration: Love.  I believe Jesus is love and there is also a heart. :)

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my the light :)

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Catching Up Post

Hello Eveybody!

It's so crazy to think that this is the end of the month, isn't it?  December just flew by!  I just posted a card with a cute bus and reindeer--but before that I haven't posted since like November.  And before that there was a post in October. 

I promise that I have been crafting-but things have been so busy (I'm sure you understand) that I am doing good to take a picture and then I am onto the next thing.

So I wanted to show you guys what I have been making.  My pictures aren't fancy-I couldn't get many of my crafty projects into the photo box before they needed to be given out.  So you will see my Ranger mat-LOL  (Side note-Dear Ranger have you thought of making mats in different colors? Love ya!)

So let's start with Halloween.  This year I was in charge of my church's Trunk Or Treat.  This is one of my favorite events of the year.  People sign up and decorate their trunks and give out candy.  I wanted to make sure each trunk was recognized by the organizer of the event.  I wanted to be sure I thanked each person.  So I made these Halloween ribbons:

I made 30 of these ribbons-using my silhouette I made the circles and using my score pad I made rosettes.  That is a time consuming project-LOL  I love the ribbon part-glittery goodness that I bought at Hobby Lobby.  Those little halloween images are sequins.  And the thank you is cut out of paper from my Silhouette also.

I also made some cards that I barely was able to take pictures of before it was time to send them off-

This card was for my sweet friend who gave me these cool shape stamps and owl stamps from Close to My Heart.

This card was for a friend of our that had been involved in a horrible car accident.  It's a blessing she is still with us today.  I love this card because of the transparent paste and the TH paper doll.  The sentiment is also a Tim Holtz stamp-and I love that set of sentiments.

This was for my friend Danielle-her families dog passed away due to age.  No matter how old-it's never easy.  I am happy to say that they now have a new puppy.  :)

This card was for someone my husband works with who was retiring.  He asked if I could put an RV on the card.  Super cute die cuts from Silhouette!  I love how this turned out.  I love it when I can make a little scene on a card.  :) 

My friend Danielle also needed some Christmas teacher gifts.  I don't do a ton of vinyl projects but I made these for her per her request.  It was Pinterest inspired. 

Another friend of mine and I came up with a fun thing to do with our friends at church.  We had a tag making party.  We each made 6 tag designs-set up tables and had a great spread of food.  We couldn't have thrown such an awesome event without my friend Danielle and another friend of ours.  :)  My hubby helped put out food too-so it was a great group effort.  Here are my tags:

This tag was cut from the silhouette, has washi tape and the snowflake is silhouette.  I spritzed it with liquid Silver Pearls by Ranger to make it sparkly.

This was Pinterest inspired and Silhouette created.  People at the event glued the pieces on and punched a hole to put the twine through.  I had different colored "cups" to add variety.

Good ol' Silhouette.  To make the hats more original-I brought my Cuttlebug and taught people how to emboss.  There is a white hat base that everything glued onto.

Silhouette!  and then I used Red Stickles on the noses so our guests wouldn't have to worry about glitter glue drying.  They also assembled the parts using glue sticks.

The base of these tags and the singing kids are from Silhouette.  The background was this awesome tissue paper from Hobby Lobby.  You adhere the tissue paper on top of the tag and cut of the extra.  Then I had different sequins and gems so people could personalize their tags.

The tag cut out was Silhouette, the stamp is from Stampin Up and then I put gold ink around the sides with a Cat's Eye ink.  

Anytime I prepare something like this (which is not often) I always have a greater appreciation for people who develop classes and have to prep kits.  LOL-sometimes when you take a class you don't think about someone having to make or distribute pieces to so many kits.  

And we didn't get paid for this.  We donated the materials, food, and time.  It was a great time of fellowship.  And thanks be to God for giving us the idea and having it turn out great.  (I'm not gonna lie, we both were like what were we thinking?  But nothing to worry about when you give it to God.)  :)

Whew!  That's a lot--and I probably left a few things out.  Right now I'm working on a December Daily-just starting it actually.  LOL  Yeah I know what today's date is.  

Thank you for stopping by!  If you made it to the end of this crazy long post-please know you are much appreciated.  :)  Happy Crafting!  Happy New Year!  Happy Day! :)

Until next time my friends...stay crafty!