Saturday, July 9, 2011

On a Roll...

with my posts! I feel like I may just be getting my bloggin' groove back.....giggle......

I have more projects to share from past issues of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine. I feel like I could probably post like 6 projects a day for the next year and still not be caught up.....I need an Oh My! face here.....laugh..... so I hope you enjoy another hodge podge post of projects..... smile.....

A Tinkerers Dream

I have to see this will probable forever be a favorite LO of mine. I worked really hard on this and am so elated with how it turned out. I made this LO for a Steampunk call and it was inspired by the work of Finnabair. She has a very distinct style and I'm drawn to the way she uses unusual items on her pages and blends them in to the whole. I'm looking forward to experimenting with this in a brighter more whimsical fashion..... suits my style better..... wink......

Now I know I said yesterday I wasn't going to do this..... you know post a ton of extra pictures......sigh.... I couldn't control myself on this one.....LOL.....

I used a lot of heavy gel and Lumiere paint to create all the texture on the background, which BTW is cardboard. Then I dug through a jar I had full of nuts, bolts, and others odd items. These were embellished and added to the LO along with the papers from G45's Steampunk collection.

The idea for this LO was in my head and idea notebook for so long. Really shows my son's daydreamer side. And believe me this is exactly the type of stuff he envisions. He truly is a tinkerer.

I Love Lucy Inchies

Some funky inchies made on muslin sharing my love for Lucy...... the woman makes me laugh and I adore watching reruns.
I did an image transfer onto the muslin and then added paper bits all along the edges. I used a wtaer/lue mixture to adhere the bits onto the fabric. I added some machine stitching....aww, yeah that's right....I taught myself how to sew!!..... go me..... I don't use it a lot, but I'm just glad I can say I can do it now and use it if I want to..... wink.... To finish them off I added the text with a paint marker, added jump rings with beads along the bottom, and coated with gel so I could sprinkle some Diamond Dust on them.

How 'bout a card to finish off with for today:

Welcome Baby

Love this sweet lil' baby bootie. This is a card I've made for commissioned baby shower invites as well as for the baby cards call at SNR.

Have a super day and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Projects to Share

I love being a part of the Scrapbook News and Review staff. I have been pushed creatively and love every minute of it. I create like a lunatic each month and have so many wonderful projects I'm always dying to share here and before I can I'm all caught up in creating I thought I'd try and get some of those posted today to share. I'm not going to do detail shots, but if you'd like to know more about any of the projects I share feel free to email me. I'm going to add a contact link on my sidebar. I think this will help me feel like I can share more because I won't be going back to old projects and trying to edit out new pictures. So let me know what you think. Do you want to see deet shots and bit of explanation here or would you rather just see some projects and ask questions if they pop up?

Phew, chatty today aren't I?! On to the creative business at hand.


This is a wordless LO I created for a one word title call. It's made on sticky back canvas and basically the only things I used to create this were: paint, buttons, UTEE (the letters), glitter, and a few rhinestones.

Fly Away

This is an ATC created for he Strut Your Stuff call. This was such a fun project to work on. The background is molding paste I carved into with a chopstick I believe. The sprinkled some glass glitter on it and let it dry. Once it was dry I painted over certain areas and added the butterfly with some heavy gel.


This card was created for a sketch call. I think by the time I was done, my card may not have looked much like the sketch any longer, but the basic design is there. I wish the pictures of this card could show all the additional mediums that were used to change up the papers and add texture and glitz. I used pearl ex on the papers to highlight certain areas, my own glitter glue mixture for the wings, embossing powder, and Sakura glaze pen for the crow. It's really gorgeous in person.

And how about a set of inchies to end with. They're so cute and fun to do!

Birds and Bees

These were done for a fabric background call. I used felt and stamped on it with a stamp I carved myself along with paint. Then I outlined the squares with faux stitching using a puff paint. The flower is made with yarn on a cardstock circle base. Add a few birds and bees along with a button and called it a day for these. I think they're totally adorable.

Alright, well there you go. Some new projects to check out. Hope you enjoy looking at them, let me know what you think. I'd love to hear from you. Be sure to head on over to SNR. There's a great forum to join in on, fabulous front page projects, and of course the magazine itself is off the chain!!! For real. If you don't have a subscription, I have no idea what you're waiting for!!!!

Have a great day!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

To all my American friends. Hope you've had a wonderful day with family and friends. We had a lovely day filled with a bit of relaxation, some grilled food along with salads, and of course fireworks! I still love them as much as I did when I was a kid.....laugh....

So anyhoo, thought I'd pop back and post some art journal pages I've done. These have all been shared over at Scrapbook News and Review on the front page, so if you're looking for any details on how these pages were put together, head on over there for some step x step instructions.

Be Happy

A Glance at My Week

Note to Self

Have you started an art journal? have you thought about it? What are you waiting for? It's such a great way to get in a little shot of creativity and to try out some new techniques. If you give it a try, please share a link where I can find your pages. I'd love to stop by.

Sunday, July 3, 2011


a post! WooHoo! My poor neglected blog. My intentions are always good, just not always seen through...wink.... So thank you for bearing with me and dropping by when you do. I have some exciting things planned ahead and I am hoping life will align to make it all happen so I can share with all of you! In the meantime, what I can share is my 2 creations for My Sketch World's July card and LO sketch.

First up the card sketch. Here it is:

Fun sketch, right? Here's my take on it (an ATC of course....cheesy grin):

Hug Your Kids

I really am diggin' these new papers (Odds and Ends) by Cosmo Cricket. My favorite are all the little girls and the words. The background for this ATC is a crinkled cardstock background with some Perfect Pearls dusted on. Love how the patterned paper picked up some of the texture, but not all. I put my Cuttlebug to work with some dies for the burlap and felt.
Here's a different angle:

Next up the LO sketch:

Another good one, huh? Miss Lucy rocks out the sketches that's for shiggity!

Here's my take on it:

No More Waiting

I rotated the sketch to the left and love, love, love how this turned out! I really think I have finally found my mixed media mojo when it come to adding it into my LOs. I had so much fun creating this it's insane! I used lots of different manufacturer's items to create this freestyle whimsical page.
Here are some close ups:

Lots of bellies both store bought and hand made. For the tree I created the leaves with a die and then added texture paste to the chipboard trunk. I used Shimmerz on the clouds and sewing paper, and love how the twine circle on the photo turned out.

My molding paste butterfly with some glass glitter. I used a Tattered Angels glimmer screen and spread the paste through. Thought this was a fun replacement for the circle on the sketch.
One more funky angle for ya':

Be sure to hop on over to MSW so you can play along with the sketch challenges and all the other challenges the DT have posted right now. Lots of great ones!

Until next time (which is hopefully sooner than this was), have a beautiful evening, hug your kids, hug your hubbie, and be blessed.