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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Happy Family

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving..we had a quiet day at home and of course hubby cooked a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner...ya have to love a man that can cook!
I just wanted to share my latest layout, I used the sketch from My creative sketches....



I used a picture of my oldest daughter Sam and my Nephew John...they are just two weeks apart...
thanks for coming to take a peek...

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Wishing for the day

I just wanted to share my latest layout...I used the sketch from Scrap and music the song this time is  If I Could (Change the World) by Eric Clapton


 I used the phrase Wishing for the day as my title...





Thanks for coming to take a peek!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

My Guy

So I saw an interesting challenge over at the That's just so cute blog...they wanted to see some imaginative backgrounds.....Be creative use something other than a pattern paper or card stock. ...of course your allowed to use cardboard as a base, but then you have to cover the whole thing with something other than scrap stuff before scrapping it

I thought about this some...at first I was going to reuse a shipping envelope...you know the ones with the bubble wrap inside ...well that didn't wok out so well...the paint wouldn't stick to it and either would the texture paste LOL so I went with plan B... I tend to reuse lots of things in my crafting so I have a pile of shipping box's and a stack of brown paper bags...So I put them to good use...I cut a 12x12 piece of cardboard then tore up the brown paper bag and adhered it to the cardboard to create my background...I used some ink around the edge to make it look aged and used some texture paste...I used some heart doilies I had gotten at the thrift store and a page from an old book...the only card stock I used was to Matte my picture and cut my tile...ok enough babbling here is what I made....



  Thank you for coming to take a peek!

Cutie

Good morning my scrappy friends...I wanted to share a layout I finished last night...I kind of combined a couple challenges so bare with me...first I used all the ingredients from the A2ZScapplets challenge-
The ingredients are-the colour red-material or felt-sewing, (machine, hand, or faux)-more than 1 photo
-paint or mist -an A2Z scraplet (Chipboard). Then I used a bottle cap for the challenge over at Scrap for Help.....finally I used the tic tac toe board from 123 get scrappy... here is what I came up with...

 Not so much a real smile just a smirk!

 I used a circle stencil for my texture paste and a smaller circle stencil with ink....the chipboard piece is in the upper rt hand corner..I used a pearl painter dabber and red paint I used my heat gun to make it bubble ..love that effect!


Don't you just love the butterflies...I am proud to say I did those LOL I actually made those for a crafty game on one of the FB groups I belong to and I had no idea what I was going to do with them after since I made them on a piece of scrap canvas....I thought they went pretty well with this page so I stitched them right to the layout!

thanks for coming to take a peek......

Monday, November 18, 2013

Lets Explore

I wanted to share a sweet layout I just finished, I used the sketch from C'est Magnifique and the criteria from Scrap Africa (challenge is "White with a pinch of" and is about creating a project that is 90% white and 10% any other colors.) and created this page of my wonderful furbaby Nova....she was out back exploring chasing the leaves as they fell from the trees....

 Lots of white and just a bit of other colors! I truly love how this page turned out!



 thanks for coming to take a peek!

Lets Get Sketchy Design team A reveal

Happy Monday scrapper...Its kind of cold and wet here so its the perfect time to get some scrapping done..but first I would like to share my layout for this weeks reveal over at Lets Get Sketchy!
Since the weather is getting colder and we have already had some snow I thought I would do a winter page of my furbaby Nova..she just loves the snow!

I even managed to tuck some journaling in on the side...that tag slips out!








Love these itty bitty snow flakes!
I hope to see your layout using this weeks sketch over at Lets Get Sketchy!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Look and see the beauty

Love the new sketch over at Skissedilla and I thought these pictures were just perfect for it so of course I had to play along!





Thank you for coming to take a peek!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

By the Sea

When I first saw the challenge over at Archi-scraps I had this really cool idea based on the inspiration picture...then I saw the added criteria....hmmm back to thinking LOL there was no way to combine my idea and the sea it just wouldn't work .I had two separate ideas...one from the image and one from the criteria ..So I sat for awhile staring at the inspiration picture....I really loved the lattice work/diamond shape..so I used that as a masking and part of the background...then sprayed it with copper shimmer spritz ...it looks like sand I also used the blue from the inspiration image....I finally found away to combine my ideas...
the picture is from the last time I was at the ocean...I love sea shells and me and the girls spent the afternoon looking for pretty shells...I have quite a few in my memory box but they were all too heavy to put on a layout so I made a few with my Silhouette and you can't not have seagulls...they are a must have!


  
added criteria is The Sea


just a close up of my shells....Thanks for coming to take a peek!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Best day ever

Just wanted to share a layout I did using the sketch from Scrap Africa...I turn it just a but and use a not so perfect picture...but I love how it turned out!

 I just couldn't throw this picture away... we has just bought our very first house with a huge beautiful backyard...this was the very first time my daughter Sam was able to play in her very own yard on her own swings... it was wonderful to see! I did a bit of journaling...its tucked under the sides under the lace!


thanks for taking a peek!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

A gift...

with the holidays coming and so many special occasions I thought it would be nice to make a couple things to hold gift cards...this just happens to go along with the challenge over at frosted designs - asking everyone to play along with my "gifted" challenge. It is wide open: create a card that holds a gift or gift card, a gift tag, bag, box, a layout about a gift!

here are a couple example of what I made.... this one I just finished...I have three other just like it for christmas
 this one I can add a gift card and small items

 and this one I made for my best friend...since she put up with me and Hubby for a whole week,she deserves something special...the way to her heart is a coffee gift card LOL

thanks for coming to take a peek!

My Happy Place

Hmmm where is your happy place? This month at Once Upon A  Sketch the journaling is about your Happy Place...I didn't even have to think about it....it was a close toss up between family dinners( which we don't have anymore lol everyone has other places to be) or the lake....the lake won...It truly funny that no matter where we have live there was a lake and it was always my favorite place to be...okay that's kind of a fib...when I lived in Connecticut I loved the ocean but everywhere else its been a lake and here is no exception...I used a picture from my favorite spot at Devils lake, we caught the sun setting...I could take a book and sit there for hours....

 I did a lot of journaling some is showing but the rest is tucked away....




thanks for coming to take a peek!

SATW layout

Good day scrappers....I know I've been slacking the last couple of weeks,I've been busy behind the scenes and not posting to much to my blog. Now its time to play catch up...Most of my followers know I started scrapping after the loss of my youngest daughter Stephanie in September 2012... I wanted to do a memorial album,which as it turns out has been very therapeutic and its also helped remember some of best days we had with her...I go into this now because Nov 2 was her 15th birthday and friends and family gathered to do a balloon release in her honor! I did a page that was bright and up lifting because that's just how I want to remember her! The Mood board from Scrap Around the world  was just perfect for my balloon picture and just set the mood for the whole page!



 I used the rainbow colors and the heart as inspiration...I loved the background until I added the hearts...then not so much LOL But I worked with it until I liked it again!

Scrap Around the World..........thanks for coming to take a peek!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Faber-Castell's Take the challenge

Over at the Faber-Castell Blog they have what they call Take the challenge on the first Monday of the month they give you a challenge ...this one is easy peasy...show us any art project that you are currently working on.

So this is what I am working on.....

about a week ago I made this really pretty water color card.....my mistake was giving it to a friends LOL now she asked me to make a couple more...she is gonna use them as party invites...Here is one done and a couple in progress...

Monday, November 4, 2013

Hello Gorgeous - Lets Get Sketchy reveal

Good morning Scrapers, I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend...I wanted to share  my layout for Lets Get Sketchy and some very exciting......



Now for the exciting news.....

I am SO excited.  Let's Get Sketchy launched its brand new magazine today which features its Design Team along with many other talented ladies.  PLEASE go check it out!


Read Issue 1 Here

They are also taking submissions for their upcoming Christmas and February publications so please get those entries in.  You can find more info on this HERE !

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Christmas Love Campaign

I was very excited about whats happening over at My sweet Earth----->(With the start of the Christmas Love Campaign, from November 2 –November 16, I am thrilled to announce that that Susan K. Weckesser Inc. has partnered up will some incredible companies to have a wonderful Handmade Christmas! Designers will be showing wonderful gift ideas during that time using the products from these companies. These will be fun and easy gift ideas that you can have fun creating and crafting at home! so I sure hope that you can join us, get creative, and help spread some LOVE! To find out more information about the Christmas Love Campaign you can go HERE.)

I wanted to play along....I've never done Iris folding before but I had heard about it on a FB group and I really wanted to give it a try...So I did Iris folding of an ornament then altered a frame...it make the cutest little Christmas present!



 I also wanted to share a Christmas card I made for the challenge over at Get Creative!


thank you for coming to take a peek!

Friday, November 1, 2013

catching up after Vacation

I just realized I never posted before I went away last week...how sad is that....anyway I went on a little trip to New Hampshire and Maine, we had a fabulous time other then the 22 hr car ride! I spent a full week away from home and all my crafty things...I think I went through withdraws LOL

here is the view from my best friends living room window: so happy I didn't miss all the fall colors!


Now onto a couple projects.....the first is a card for that's just so cute  Be inspired bye the word;
Rainbow
 
 
I used watercolors to create the background for my card....I love how this turned out and plan on making another one...maybe change the colors a bit!

this one is a wall hanging I made for a challenge in a FB group I belong to....

my first attempt at doing origami butterflies...they look cool up close but the colors blend too much from far away!

and finally the dressform/dress I made for the flying Unicorn challenge



thank you so much for coming to take a peek!
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