Monday, May 31, 2010

Little Yellow Bicycle/Free Spirit

Acrylic cards!!! Paper by Little Yellow Bicycle, Free Spirit line. I used hemp to tie at the bottom - reminds me of the 70's. Such a fun time-I would know I was there!!!!This is a double layout of my niece and her "honey" at his "guy" shower!!!
I used the peace die cut and sliced it in half bringing attention to the center of the double layout. I don't do to many doubles anymore but It was fun to shake it up a bit!!!

I'm still looking for blog followers and comments-love those comments. I will draw for a "Rak" the end of this week. have a great day and be "crafty"!!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Altered "beer" Carrier

This was a carrier left behind in my pantry. I threw it in the trash and then I had that "light bulb moment"-you know the one, hey I can alter that and make a cool organizer for my favorite buttons!!! I used Star Buck Coffee jars for my containers. I used Glossy Accents to adhere the Jenni Bowlin milk caps to the lids!!
Here is a side view so you can see the "cool" dimension on the front. I put a bunch of vintage "goodies" on the front to decorate. The paper is Jenni Bowlin-most of this is Jenni Bowlin!!!

The finished piece!! Looks great on my scrappy table and love that my buttons are so close. Leave me a comment or become a follower and I will send a Jenni Bowlin "goody" to some lucky winner!!! I will draw at the end of next week. If you link me to your blog I will put you in twice!!! Make sure to leave me a way to contact you. Whoo hoo - lets get "crafty" ladies!!! Have a great day!!!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

"Escape to Paradise" Class

This is the class I will teaching at Craft Crossing this Saturday!! We will "Escape to Paradise" and have tons of fun along the way. We will do a single , a double and a bonus, with some super cute Bo Bunny paper!!! If you have any water related pic's-bring them, if not what ever you have. Go check out Craft Crossing's Blog and sign up!!! Hope to see you there. Have a great "crafty" day!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mama hen love....

Yesterday I went out to the chicken coop and started taking some really cute photos of mama hen taking care and teaching her two-two day old chicks how to eat and catch bugs. She is so protective of them. I was so happy with the pictures I chose this one for my Week 7 layout with Nic Howard over at Big Picture Scrapbooking I am enjoying this class so much and learning "sew" many things. Yes, that is this week topic - sewing on your layouts. Thanks for popping in and have a "crafty" day!!!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Blog HOP Winner!!!!

The winner of the Tim Holtz shapes/swirls grunge board set is Sharla. Thanks everyone for stopping by and be looking for the next give-away soon!!!! So go be "crafty" and have a great day doing it!!!
Please get me your address!!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Spring into Summer Blog Hop

Hi everyone - a few of my crafty friends and I decided to have a blog hop-so welcome!!!!! Each one of us will have something special for you. I will be offering a drawing for some"crafty goodies"- so leave me a comment or better yet become a BLOG FOLLOWER and your name goes in for the drawing!!! If you do both you go in "twice"!!!

I have done a tutorial on"Stealing the middle out of your paper"-so here we go!!

Stealing the middle out of your 12x12 patterned paper

1. Line your paper up on your trimmer leaving a 1" margin all around the paper.

2. Set your blade at 1" and set it down and pull blade down the side of the paper
and stop at 11".

3. Turn paper and repeat process until all 4 sides are cut.

4. The middle will fall out.

notes: Your trimmer blade will have cross bars on it so it will line up straight. Your cuts will always start at 1" to 11"-that gives you an 1" margin. and you will have a nice frame for your layout.

Your next stop is Lisa at My Kreative Pursuits. Be sure and leave me a comment or become a blog follower or both to be entered for the "Crafty Goody"!!!! Have a great day and do something CRAFTY!!!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Texas Wild Flowers!

Here's a fun one!! I used stamps to make the back ground on the kraft cardstock and the frame around the Texas Blue Bonnet picture is made with a round stamp that says, "Made in Texas" . The layout says it all-"Only in Texas will you find this"!!! Have a good one and do something crafty.
Come back Friday ( the 14th) I'm in a blog hop - those are always fun!!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Dimensional Details/Week 6

We are almost half way through this course!! I can't believe it-this class is going by quickly!!!!!! This week more fun techniques that I would have never thought to do in a million years. The use of ink, water and flowers in new ways!!! Go check out Big Picture Scrapbooking they offer so many neat and fun classes and the best part is - it is self-paced!!!! That means you get behind you get caught up when you can-no pressure!!! I love that!!
And before I go - do something "crafty" today!!!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Zutter hang-ups!

Remember a few weeks back when I won the Zutter hang up-will this is what a did with them!!! This is a post card kit I bought at CraftCrossing.
The kit comes with vintage art and the chipboard. You can either make the post cards, which are so cute, or do a wall hanging.

I added some Kaiser pearls, Primas ( also from CraftCrossing), inked up the edges and then put the hang - ups on! Not hard at all!!!

You get six vintage post cards in each kit-so I was able to make two wall hangings and then the "vintage " magnets from one kit!! CraftCrossings has six different kits to choose from. I think I need them all!!!! I can just see these on a Christmas tree. So pretty!!!

Go take a look at her web-site and tell her I sent you. Have a great day and Congrats to our blog follower winners!!! More prizes to come!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Winners announced!!!!

Whoo Hooo!!! Winners announced today!!!! I used and without further ado the winners of the four stamp sets are..
1). Michelle P.
2.) Tammy Cleckler
3,) John (Vicky R.)
4.) Gail C.
Please PM with your addresses!! Congratulations and Thank You to all of you for following my blog!!! Stay tuned I will have more give-a-ways!!!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Dimensional Details/Week5

I'm having a great time learning all these "way cool" techniques!!! This is my layout for week five. I learned some really cool stuff!! Check out the classes over at Big Picture Scrapbooking they are the greatest!! Can't wait for Thursday to come around-it will be time to go to class again. Have a great day!! Still looking for blog followers - just click the white button to follow!!! Drawing is Friday!!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

more Top Shelf Memories

The last of my work I did for Top Shelf Memories this month. This is the mini kit #2 My Minds Eye/Little Boy Blue. In total I did four layouts and three pocket cards. Not bad!!!!

This is the last of the mini kit #1 My Minds Eye/Little Miss Muffet. In total I did four layouts and five tags from the kit!! You get lots of product!!!
Go check Top Shelf Memories out and be "crafty". Have a great day. Will draw for the four stamp sets at the end of the week. still looking for Followers. To become a follower just click on the white follow button on the right side of the blog!!!