Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter greetings~

Have a wonderful day and enjoy your Easter ~
I'll be back for Try It Tuesday with Darkroom Door!!!

Friday, March 29, 2013

another re-do~JBS!!!!

Remember this project I did for JBS~ I loved how it came together but doesn't fit in an album very good.  When I constructed it, I put it together using glue dots, they are strong but they will also pull apart easy.  I took the altered art piece apart and put it back together on some cardstock and JBS pattern paper from the boy meets girl set.

This is what I came up with~
I loved the feathers and they are so cool!!!!  I want them all:):)

Have a great Friday and enjoy your weekend!!
See ya soon!!!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

4th of July~red and black!!

This is a new take on 4th of July~using black and red instead of blue and red.  The paper is Paper Studio and was submitted to the Hobby Lobby magazine but was not picked up. The re-production ephemera is by 7gypsies.

 And last a  close-up of some super cute kids:):):)  ~ Have a great Holiday weekend.  We will be traveling but I will be around and hoping for some major junk'in !!!
 Wish me luck!!! 
See ya soon!!!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Try It Tuesday~remember this....

Remember this on my felt cover for my dictionary~it was laid on the cover for the photo but it just seemed like it didn't belong there.   I love the upholstery button, the doily embellishment from JBS and the shell button and last, the shank button ~all stacked together like that.  I thought it would make a beautiful center for a fabric flower pin.

The pieces I'm using are the left over  strips from the felt dictionary cover.  The strips are about 6" long and I had 4 of them.  I put a line of hot glue on the Tim Holtz mat and scrunched up the felt along the hot glue line, giving the felt piece a gathered look.  Then I used an extra large gluber by Cosmo Cricket and started , in a circular motion, covering the base of the gluber and leaving a space in the middle for the button.  I hot glued it all down and added a felt circle to the back, of the flower, and then my pin .

See ya soon~

Monday, March 25, 2013

Vintage Street Market~Easter and a hop!!!

Hi guys~hope you all had a fabulous weekend.  I have had sinus issues for days and ready for that to be gone:):):)  Today my work is up on Vintage Street Market . I'm loving all of the new Vintage Fusion kits plus  the new ticket and ephemera kits for sale.  

These projects are using that Vintage Fusion kits I keep talking about~mixing old with new or new with old :):)  For links to the product I used go to my post on VSM ~ here.
If you want a chance to win some Vintage ephemera and vintage goodies~ Check this out~

Here are the rules~easy peasy!!!
Go to the VSM site under "Giveaways" and list everyone's favorite Easter Candy. The team is listed so you will have everyone's blog to"hop" to !!!  All you have to do is, find all of our favorite candy and post it in the comments.
I have a "remember this" post for Try It Tuesday, see ya soon!!!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Dictionary Stamping=FUN!!!

Hi guys~this all started with a visit to Godelieve Tijsken's  blog {she is a member of the Darkroom Door's DT } she is very talented and very nice.  I asked her could I Dictionary Stamp with her~so that is why I'm posting this.  This dictionary is old ~copyright 1955. Some of the pages are torn but for the most part in good shape.  Here is a sampling of my first stampings~

If you noticed I also added tissue tape to mark where my stamping are and I repaired some of the torn pages with it, also.

I used two of my favorite Darkroom Door stamp sets to begin with.

I used black ink {Memento}and Archival Ink by Ranger .  I really can't say one was better than the other.  The designs I chose are not heavy in ink.  The airy design works best so you won't have bleed through to the back of the page being stamped.  I colored with H2O's by Lumin Arte.  I will also try chalks, mists and several of the Viva products.  I also decided to put a cover on my dictionary {you know how it is ~one thing leads to another}

I'm not sure about the big sofa buttons ~ it's just laying there!

This is how I made my cover ~ very simple.   I used felt and machine stitched.  The sides are whipped down by hand:):)
HERE is a link to one of Godelieve's Dictionary Stamping blog posts~ I know you will enjoy!!!
I have done some revisions on two of my pages at the top of my blog~ about me and gallery, all new pic's!!! Enjoy!!!!! 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Dearly Beloved~JBS!

Hi guys ~ it is my turn on the JBS Inspiration Blog.  I'm showing you a sneak peek hoping you will go check it out HERE I used a lot of the new products that were released at CHAW 2013.  The feather rub-ons are fabulous~ I also used one of the new Fiskars {Jenni's Label} punches. Go ahead take a look~tons of inspiration over there!!!!
I have some scrappy news {some of the best kind of news}~I will be a guest for the up and coming class called Organizing FUNdamentals with Aly Dosdall and Wendy Smedley over at Big Picture Classes. I will be sharing ideas on vintage storage and much more.  I will be on the blog April 26 and a text chat on April 27.

  I'm saving the best part for last~ JBS is sponsoring my segment!! Whoop!!!

So one lucky student will win a JBS shopping spree!!!
I have a special blog post for Friday.  I'll explain it all tomorrow with photos but I'll leave you with this~Dictionary Stamping .................
See ya soon~

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Try it Tuesday~Classic Motorcycles by Darkroom Door~

Hi everyone, Connie here with a couple of card ideas using Classic Motorcycles  by Darkroom Door.  This was a fun set to work with.  On these cards I used the 3D-Stempel Farbe by Viva Decor as my background  (sponged on glossy cardstock).  The motorcycles are embossed with black embossing powder on cardstock.   These cards are truly made for a  free spirited gal. 

I thought I needed to make something for  the guys, so I came up with some very easy gift tags.  These will look great tied on a special beverage or gift.  The trick on these is to stamp the handle bars (of motorcycle stamp) close to the fold.  When you cut out the image leave that part alone.  I stamped these on Kraft cardstock and used brown ink.  
Thanks for stopping by and check out the USA stockist HERE.

Monday, March 18, 2013

March mini album~

 Hi everyone~before I tell you about this super cute mini album kit {designed by Leah Farquharson for JBS} I want to thank all of you for the support you showed me on my guest blogger post for Shimelle .com
I hope you will make sure and tell me when you are guesting so I can pay it forward!!! Again I appreciated it so much:):):)

 This is the March mini album kit and it is full of lots of cute stuff.  It is designed to be used as a birthday mini album, but as you can see you can certainly put your own spin on it. Mine is used as a record of some of my junkin' finds.

You can find the kit HERE and check it out.  You can also check out the design team's gallery and see more inspiration:):)

 Have a great Monday and I'll see ya soon~

Friday, March 15, 2013

5 ways to use mini pattern papers~!!

My exciting news is out of the bag~I'm guesting over on ~

Would {{{{love}}}}} for you to stop in and see how I used mini pattern papers 5 different ways!!!!
So many creative ways these papers can be used!!!
Thanks for stopping by today~

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Avocado Arts ~ Spring Medley 3rd project!!!

Hi guys~I wanted to share with you my last project for the March release of "Spring Medley".  This set is full of Spring images and can be used along other Avocado Arts stamp sets.  I love making embellishments with the stamps , cutting them out, an adding foam dots to give them an extra pop!!!

Sweet images!!!!

You can go HERE to see this set along with all the other cute sets in the store. See ya in a couple weeks with the April release~it's a good one too!!!  For more inspiration check out the Avocado Art's "Pit Crew"
Tenia Nelson

See ya soon~

Vintage labels~

Hi guys~another quick project using the vintage labels that are in the JBS Mercantile March Antiquarian  kit.  To make the flower I used the pinwheel punch and the quilt punch, added some leaves and moss.  The green bottle is vintage and the brown one isn't but I think it looks vintage. I just checked and this kit is sold out.  You can go Here and see what is still in stock.

Friday is an exciting day~I hope you will be around. I will have two blog posts for the day, one early in the day and the other,  late in the evening.  If not you will see it Saturday!!  Always~ Thanks for stopping in today!!! See ya soon!!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tart Tins~ a quick tutorial!

Hi guys~A quick, fun little project using the tart tins by JBS.  These make great photo stands for kid art and recipes holders {just a few that come to mind}~ really anything you want to showcase!

This explains it pretty good but I might add on #2,  be sure to hammer on the block of wood {placed inside the tin} if not you will have a sunken place on top of the tin~ask me how I know that:):):)LOL.
On #5 I put hot glue over the wires and then they didn't move around.  I wanted a clean look so I punched a circle and covered up the wires on #6.

And what is super cool ~the tart tins are on sale this month in the JBS Mercantile. Take a look HERE~ and check out the pinwheel punch, my new favorite punch!!! 
  See ya soon~

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Try It Tuesday~ JBS Mercantile March kits, wow!!!!

Hey guys~I have had a busy  month so far.   It was my turn to guest for the JBS Mercantile March paper-crafting, mini album an antiquarian add-on kits.  The paper-crafting kit is sold out but the other two are still available.  I was able to get ten projects from these three kits.  I will be showing all the projects in the next few days.  If you want to see them now, you can go HERE~


I always love making the photo stands to showcase special pictures.  These are made with  goodies from the antiquarian add-on kit for March.  Thanks for stopping by today ~ I'll see ya soon!!!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Create: Vintage ~love it!!!

Hi guys!! This came out January 2013.  It is the first time two projects were picked up for the same publication:):):).  First time for everything~so this is a FIRST, hopefully not a LAST!!
and here is the picture I sent to Northridge~

and the second one~ I was very surprised about this one:):)

 and the one I sent in~ A friend gave me this book, found in an old barn being torn down.  I loved the cover~

Thanks for stopping in today and I'll see ya soon!
I have a vintage post up over on Vintage Street Market.  A couple of items from my personal collection of vintage goodies!!!!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Re-do with Vintage Street Market~

Hi guys~last year I did this project for Vintage Street Market and it has been hangin' out in my closet ever since.  You know muffin pans don't fit in albums very good so I removed everything from the pan and made a layout.  This is what I came up with~

I love how it came out and even gave it to my mom for some Easter cheer.  I will have another challenge~she does Creative Memories, so this  page will need to be cut down to fit her album.  I will take the cardstock off and trim the top and it will fit perfect but for now she has it displayed on an easel.

Have a great weekend and I'll see ya Monday!!!!