Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Today's the Day!

As you can see by the date of this post, I had all intentions of being timely on announcing the winner of my blog candy. Then I got a little caught up with stuff going on, sorry about that. But, today is for sure the day! I know had a few (3 to be exact) friend's comments fall off when blogger went down. No worries, I know who you are. So without anymore lolly gaggin' the winner of my blog candy is.............

Comment #2 - Angele!!!!

Yay Angele! Please send me your info to so I can get this out to you!

A big HUGE thank you to all my friends who stopped by and left me some lovin' and became new followers. It really makes my day seeing comments from you. I am going to look forward to doing this more often as I have plenty of things I could be sharing.

On to some other stuff......

My delightful friend Bev, honored me with an award quite some time back. I am horribly embarrassed it's taken me this long to share.

Cool award, huh? Part of receiving this award is to share 7 things about myself with you, so here goes:

1. I am a faithful woman and put all my trust in God. Without His presence in my life I would not be the person I am.

2. I have a pet rooster....yes I said pet rooster, LOL! he follows me all around my yard all whenever I am outside and is quite the handsome fellow.

3. I have been a paper fiend for as long as I can remember. Although I had no idea what scrapbooking was a kidlet, I was throwing down with the paper and art supplies.

4. I love bacon! I mean who doesn't?! But I seriously could eat a pound of it by myself in a heartbeat.

5. I am loyal and would do anything for those I love.

6. One of my biggest desires is to go to Africa on a missions trip to teach in orphanages.

7. I would someday like to start an organization for inner city kids dealing with issues of abuse, neglect, self-esteem, etc.

There you go. 7 new tidbits about me. the other part of this award is to pass it on to 15 other blogs I love. I'll be working on that part of this today and posting those soon.

In the meantime I'll end with some Scrapbook News and Review stuff.

The latest issue is available and it is amazing! There are over 500 projects in it and you are sure to find something to inspire you. Not only that, but the second part of it will be coming in just a few short weeks and you absolutely won't want to miss it. It is all tutorial based and there are soo many learning opportunities in it! I have certainly picked up some new techniques from my fellow staffers in it.

Be sure to head on over to SNR's call area. There are just a few more days to submit your fabulous projects for potential publication.

How about a project to end for today? Sounds good to me!

Blended With Love

To create this project I used a mix of October Afternoon Modern Homemaker, Thrift Shop, and Cosmo Cricket Early Bird papers along with elements from October Afternoon, The Girls' Paperie, Maya Road, and Cosmo.

I love clustering and am super pleased I found a way to use these blenders, LOL! The fresh milk bellie was created by stamping my Maya Road milk cap stamp into some heavy gesso and then painting it after it dried. Stamping into goops is a totally cool way to create your own embellishments!

Here's my journaling. I feel really blessed to have a family blended with lots of love!

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope your day is blessed with all things wonderful!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Blog Candy Time!!!

YAY! First I want to say big huge thank you to everyone who has joined in following along with me on my scrappy adventures. I was so excited to see I had reached over 100 Followers I wanted to do a cartwheel! It was raining outside or I would have, LOL!!

To celebrate I want to give away some blog candy. As the days go by, I am going to add some more stuff, but here's what I have gathered to start with:

It's all about fun embellishments and bringing a bit of mixed media into your creations!

The Contents (so far):

Kraft Recycled Journal (inside pages are blank)
Hand Dipped UTEE Butterflies
Martha Stewart Doily Tags
Aleene's Tacky Glue Gluestick
Liquitex Coarse Texture Gel (mix it up with paint for awesome texture)
One Step Crackle Medium
Puffy Paint
ATC bases (some plain from 7Gypsies and some made by me with Sass Lass paper)
Specialty Papers (great for art journals, collage, tags, ATCs)
Carolee's AdornIt Mini Alphas
Vintage BINGO cards and markers (truly vintage)
Stick Pins

Like I said I plan on adding some more handmade items, papers, and other items as the week goes on, but this is what's going to start it off. Be on the lookout for new posts sharing some more goodies and projects too of course. ;0)

So what do you have to do for a chance at this? Just let me know you were here by leaving a comment. If you're not a follower, I would love for you to become one because the faster I get to 200 the faster I can do this again! But, I will say you don't have to become a follower to win. I want you here because you want to be here, KWIM? Share this with your friends. I'd love for more people to be able to have a chance to win...and I'll be honest I LOVE knowing people have come here to visit! If you share it, let me know and I'll enter your name twice. Easy peasy!

Let's see how about we end the entering a week from today on the 17th and I'll announce the winner on the 18th. Sound good? Sounds good.

Hope you all have lovely evenings!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Didn't Quite Happen

Okay, so yesterday I said I would have some blog candy gathered together and posted here today in celebration of having over 100 followers. Well.... like my post title says it didn't quite happen. I do have some of the things I'd like to give away gathered, but not everything. I am working at creating a Mixed Media kit filled with goops, papers, and bellies to get you started on an adventure in MM. WoHOO! In the meantime, I'll share a LO pubbed in Scrapbook News and Review Magazine's March issue. It features 2 of my favorite guys besides my DH and DS.


This LO was created on some Ranger Sticky Back canvas. I painted the background with some dabbers and used a bit of mist for some splotches. A few odds and ends of Crate Paper papers and some Hambly transparency and I was good to go.

The handsome guy on the left is my baby brother and the other handsome guy to my right is my cousin. I feel so blessed to have them in my life. I met my brother for the first time this past summer and my cousin at Thanksgiving. Just amazing. They are such sweet guys and crack me up. My kids adore them to pieces and so do I.

The lollipop flower was made out of some sticky back canvas that I stamped and misted. The mesh is some type of material you can get at the hardware store. I'm not sure what it is for exactly, all I know is it works great on LOs. LOL!

Alrighty, short and sweet post tonight because I am pooped and really want to go create something. It's been over a week since I have been in my space and that is just WAY too long!

Have great evenings and I promise to be back yet again tomorrow with some blog candy for you!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!!

Hope all of the mamas out there are having a terrific day. I feel really blessed this year for so many reasons. One of them being for the first time in my life I got to text my bio mom Happy Mother's Day. I am so thankful for having met her IRL last summer and since then so many family members, including my Grandma. This is the first time in my life I've had a real Grandma. It's an amazing feeling and I am elated my daughter gets to have a Great Grandma. How amazing is that?! Well, it might not be that amazing for some, but for me it surely is.

Today I have a LO to share that shows off my new family. It's 4 generations of girls, all biologically connected. That's still a surreal feeling for me.


This LO was published in the March issue of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine for a LO on a cardboard base call. I ripped away some of the cardboard to expose the corrugation. To do this add some water and soak the part you want to reveal before trying peel. It makes it oh so much easier. I laid down some patterned papers, my photo, and a photo frame mat then went to town with some goops and embellishments!

Clustering is one of my all time favorite things to do. I love mixing and matching a variety of embellishments to get the just right look I am going for. I made the two larger tissue paper flowers myself. Be on the lookout for a tutorial on those here soon. It's been awhile since I've shared any tuts, so I'm anxious to get crackin' with that. The butterfly was punched from a vintage check. I picked up a bag of these at an antique shop and I love using them. After I punched it I dipped it into UTEE to get a glass like finish. The other odds and ends are Maya Road chipboard flourish decked out with glitter. My new love for doing this is using spray adhesive. I don't know why I didn't think of it sooner, LOL! Some Prima flowers I've had for ages, a MM metal piece from a Noel Mignon kit, and some buttons.

Here's a better look at some of the texture I created. I used some ceramic stucco to achieve this. I applied it to my base with a palette knife and to achieve the peaks, I simply patted my palette on top of it pulling up slightly. Does that make sense? Hope so. Then I went to town with PearlEx and Lumiere paints to get it all sparkly and gorgeous. I wish that would come across in photos....sigh. the letter stickers are from My Mind's Eye. I applied them first and then strung the pearl string across the top.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed a peek at this project. It's one of my favs and was a blast to create for so many reasons. Be sure to check back tomorrow because I am going to be giving away some blog candy as a thank you for reaching over 100 followers!!!! WAHOO! Thanks so much to everyone who takes time to follow along with me!

Have a blessed rest of your day and I'll catch you all tomorrow. ~ Scarlett

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hodge Podge

Hey there! It was one of those days today where when it's all said and done, you just need a way to decompress. I thought and thought about what I could do and it struck me....I haven't blogged on way to I'll do that and then hit the hay.

I have a hodge podge of projects I have created for Scrapbook News and Review Magazine. Let's roll!



This ATC is among the first few I did where I really got messy and explored with a variety of mediums. I used gesso for the background to get a bit of texture going. Then I painted over it and adding some molding paste through a stencil. I sprayed the molding paste with some mists to give them color and to alter the color of the background some. The last step was adding a quote and some bling.


Isn't All That

This LO was created for a call about your little secrets. While it's no secret I'm a skinny minnie, the reason why isn't all that glamorous at all. I mixed and matched manufcaturers to my heart's content on this page. October Afternoon Thrift Shop, Crate Paper Restoration, Sassafras Lass Indie Girl, Maya Road goodies galore, a few Prima flowers, and a few other things from my stash.


What's not love about these fun little creations?!

The background for these is some dictionary paper covered with PearlEx paint I mixed up. The bird stamp is from Unity on October Afternoon Fly a Kite this line and am still using scraps of it here and there. The little button brads re Making Memories.

A Card

I must say this is one of my favorite cards I have created lately!

It's Owl Good

For this card I used some October Afternoon Campfire papers along with Crate paper's woodgrain from restoration. I used my Sissix Tim Holtz embossing folders to get texture for the tree. The chipboard is is October Afternoon and Basic Grey. My favorite part is the stamped owl and sentiment. They are Studio know from the dollar bin at Ms?! The owl is stamped on some sticky back canvas and then I used paints to highlight it.

Finally an art journal page

Right Now

A few posts back I posted the base for this page. To see all the knitty gritty details, you can head on over to the SNR front page, look under Mixed Media tags, and it'll be there.

Alrighty, this was a long post so thanks for hanging in there with me. I so appreciate each time you come to visit and love reading your comments.

God Bless you and yours.