Sunday, July 31, 2011

Ready, Set, Create August issue is ready~

Hi everyone~hope you enjoy looking at the amazing flowers on these two layouts!! They are made by Um Wow Studio out of soda cans~super cool!!! I did these for Ready, Set, Create magazine.  I used Basic Grey pattern paper and Bazzill cardstock along with some Prima "bling".  The embellishments are by Jenni Bowlin.  I wish you could see the flowers in real life ~ they are just beautiful!!!

Here is another one~check out those flowers!!! Just beautiful~
I used Prima pattern paper, some twine and some extra goodies on this one.  The new Issue of Ready, Set, Create comes out tomorrow.  You can get your issue here ~
Have a great Monday and I'll see ya soon!!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Weekend full of hodge podge fun~

Hi everyone~it has been a crazy week. I have two of my grands and we have been busy doing "kid crafts".  I'm so glad they enjoy working with their hands.  The weekend before they came I had a crafting afternoon when I got home from church.  I thought I would share with you what I made~

This is a picture frame painted with acrylic paint and then crackled with Helmar's crackle medium.  I then made a thin paint wash and brushed it over the frame and then wiped it off, leaving the fabulous crackled finish.  I used Helmar 450 quick dry on the inside of the frame and stuffed the vintage material in the frame opening leaving a pocket to stuff ~ making the cushion for the pins.  The spoon was a last minute add on.  I sewed it on making a perfect place for extra buttons to land.

This is another version of a pin cushion. I used vintage tart tins I had come across junk'n.  I ran a line of glue { Helmar 450 quick dry} on one side and adhered the fabric with a clip ~ holding the fabric in place, then I did the other side.  The ends were the last to be glued on to the tin, leaving one open so I could put the stuffing inside ~ making the pin cushion.  Then I decorated with trims and buttons and adhered using Helmar 450 quick dry.  These were fun to make!!!

And last were these magnets made out of dominoes.  I inked them with Ranger alcohol ink and then stamped my image on with Stazon ink.  I backed them with felt and glued a magnet on with Helmar 450 quick dry.  I love crafting, it is in me!!! I will be on vacation next week but drop by I will be posting~ have a great day and see ya soon

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Try it Tuesday~ Christmas in July!

Hi everyone~ I have my grands {three of them} for a few days and we have been crafting up a storm. They made t-shirts and all kinds of "kid art".  I even had them help me make an art apron ~ I'll be showing it soon~didn't get it photographed in time for this week.  So I decided to share a couple of layouts I did of last years Christmas.  I used Basic Grey /Figgy Pudding { one of my favorite} Christmas papers ever!! I used Helmar 450 quick Dry to glue the embellishments on.  Love how it came out and I love these pic's !!!

More Figgy Pudding and super cute pictures!!!  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see ya soon!!

Friday, July 22, 2011

two more CHA projects for Epiphany Crafts~

OK ~ here we go , these are the last two of my projects that went to CHA {Craft and Hobby Association} with Epiphany Crafts.  This one is using the EC square bubble cap.   The paper is by October Afternoon.  Very cool making your own embellishments to match your layout!!

On this one, I used the EC square to make a mini banner across the journal spot. I used Cosmo Cricket / Mister Campy an older line but a favorite! The embellishments were glued on with Helmar 450 Quick Dry~ added some trim and some Jenni Bowlin and one last thing~

vintage milk caps!! After all, to do boy poses, you need your milk to get strong:)  Thank you Epiphany Crafts~ never in my wildest dreams would I have thought, this time last year, my creations would be in your booth at CHA!! You made my week~ See ya soon!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

more CHA projects for Epiphany Crafts

Hi everyone ~ continuing on with my projects for Epiphany Crafts that are at CHA this week.  I used October Afternoon/5 & Dime on this, I thought it was perfect in every way!! Don't you love the head hug ** so sweet**  I used Epiphany Craft's bubble cap 25 round and the fabulous 25 oval bubble cap. The buttons were adhered with Helmar 450 Quick Dry.  The sketch, I used,  is by Shimelle.

On this one my focus was the handmade button cards using EC button studio 14 round.  The pockets are by Maya Road.  We have five "grands" and so I put one pocket for each "grand".  The layout was embellished with Primas and different trims.  I adhered with Helmar 450 Quick Dry. The pattern paper is by Crate Paper!  Here is another view with pictures peeking out of the pockets~

I have two more projects that went to Chicago with Epiphany Crafts ~ so stop back on Friday! Have a great Thursday and  See ya soon!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Try it Tuesday ~ Epiphany Crafts at CHA

Hi everyone~this week is CHA { Craft and Hobby Association} in Chicago ***sigh*** ~wish I was there BUT some of my work will be there and that is what I will be sharing with you this week!!

I used Cosmo Cricket pattern paper for the flowers. The big flowers were perfect~
The centers are from Epiphany Crafts round 14 round bubble cap. The crazy,cute oval is also Epiphany Crafts ~ looks kinda of shabby chic~don't you think?

This a vintage enamel lid ~ minus the pot.  The flowers are hand cut with detail scissors. I glued them on and used Helmar's Zapdots for dimension. The 14 round bubble cap is set inside the vintage setting Clubhouse.

Super cute project and enjoyed using Epiphany Crafts button studio for my custom, one of a kind, button.

This is a happy birthday card using the Epiphany Crafts Frayed Flowers and the 14 round buttons.  I cut the flowers in half  to make them look like watermelons~super cute!!!  The paper is Jillibean Soup.  It was glued down with Helmar's 450 Quick Dry!!


Here is a close~up of the jar of watermelon juice!!  Stick around this week for the rest of the Epiphany Crafts ~CHA projects.  Hope to see you!!
Saturday I participated in a  Color Combo Blog Hop ~ I really appreciate those of you that stopped by and my blog followers.  The winner of the goodies is~

*****Sue Althouse *******
Email me your snail mail and I will get this out to you!!

See ys soon!!!

Junk'n finds~

I went on a mini junk'n trip.  Visited a store I hadn't been in. Thought you might be interested in what I found ~if not scrappy stuff will be up tomorrow:)! I got four of these old fans~they fold out and I love the images on them. So sweet~

Dominoes~gotta love those!!! These need a good cleaning but other than that they are in good shape!! The little muffin tin is a great find~I have plans for it!!

and this dictionary price $1 ~really ! That is what I said.  Great buy! I have a few things I'm looking for so I will be going out again next week. Have a wonderful Monday ~ and I'll see ya soon!!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Color Combo Blog Hop~with a RAK!!!!

Welcome to the Color Combo Blog Hop!!!
If you arrived from  you are in the right place! If you are here and didn’t come from the previous blog, I am listing the hop below my post so you can go start back at the beginning if you wish! Glad you are here!!!!

These were our colors to work with this month and to be honest ~ I did lots of head scratching~tough one for me.  My colors are a little off but pretty close to the color palette I had to work with. I did a double layout and used a sketch by the fabulous Shimelle~

I used Fancy Pants/Hot Chocolate pattern paper, Bazzill cardstock, October Afternoon {bingo card} and American Crafts in the title.  I made the rosette's with the Tim Holtz die {love that}!!! The centers are made using Epiphany Craft's button studio ~ this one is the 25 round bubble cap.  I glued them in the center of the rosette's with Helmar 450 Quick Dry

the first page~

2nd page~

The butterflies are stamped using the Butterfly set by Darkroom Door!! This set comes with butterflies of all sizes and I like that.  Just what you need!!
Next up is~   **** you are here****

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying the blog hop~ I have a goodie bag already to go to give to some lucky blog hopper ~ leave me a comment, be a follower and I will post a winner on Tuesday for Try it Tuesday~so check back in!!! Next Stop is ~    Michelle     See ya soon!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Announcing~The Paper Bakery

Hi everyone~I have some GREAT news to share.  I have been asked to join the design team for The Paper Bakery ~ it is a super cute kit club!!!

The July kit is up on the blog and it is adorable!! Love that you get so much product and Sarah {the owner}also has an add on kit that compliments the monthly kit.  I can't wait to get started!!!  Here is a look at the July kit that available at this time. 

This is what comes in the kit~
1-Basically Bare 4”x8 ½” Mixed Media Album, 1-Authentique Blissful “Felicity” Paper, 1-Authentique Blissful “Pleasant” Paper, 1-Authentique Blissful “Prosperity” Paper, 1-Authentique Uncommon “Gifted” Paper, 1-Authentique Uncommon “Special” Paper, 1-Authentique Uncommon “Unique” Paper, 1-Strip 1”x12” Cardstock, 1-Authentique Blissful Icons, 1-Authentique Yellow Petite Type Letters, 1-Tim Holtz dress form grungeboard diecut, 1-Small swatch yellow floral fabric, 1-Small swatch red floral fabric, 1-Large strip red floral fabric, 1-Handmade “Call Me” tag, 2-Paper Clips, 3-Websters Pages Sparklers various sizes, 1-Kraft tab diecut, 1-Red stick pin, 1-Tim Holtz memo pin, 2-Tim Holtz Kraft sentiment tickets, 4-Diecut hearts, 1-Websters Pages Florette, 1 foot red/cream striped ribbon, 2 feet yellow/white twine, 1-Detailed Instructions to Complete Kit
Love the album!!!!  Hope you take a look!! See ya soon!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Driving takes practice~

Hi everyone~happy to start sharing with you the work I did for CHA {Craft and Hobby Association}using Epiphany Craft's fabulous button studio's!!   This one of my projects that will displayed in Epiphany Craft's booth. The paper I used on this is from Cosmo Cricket.  I was lucky enough to use the Epiphany Craft's oval on this one.  It is one of my favorite shapes that they make. I used Helmar's 450 Quick Dry to adhere buttons to the page.

This is my granddaughter's first driving lesson~so cute!! We only hit one tree!! In the above picture she has her foot on top of Grandy's foot, thinking she is giving it the gas, but everything is not as it seems! LOL!

Here is a good look at those ovals!  You will be seeing more of the ovals and my beautiful family!! Have a wonderful weekend ~ I will be in a blog hop Saturday{with a RAK} hope you stop in.  See ya soon!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Helmar and PSA Essentials~

Hi everyone~glad you are here!!!  This week Helmar is partnering with PSA Essentials.  I had such a good time working with their amazing stamping system.  Such a clever, crafty tool!!! 
This is the layout I did using PSA Essentials and their stamps for my round embellishments.

I used Pink Paislee pattern paper along with American Crafts and Making Memories for the title work. The adorable little yellow heart button is by Epiphany Crafts ~ super cute!!
What a great system this is for invitations and card making, as well as scrapbooking.  

I glued with Helmar's 450 Quick Dry and used Helmar's Zapdots for dimension. I hope you will visit Helmar and PSA Essentials blogs this week.  Tons of inspiration!!! Have a great week and see ya soon!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Try it Tuesday~how about a wreath~

Hi guys!! Glad your here for Try it Tuesday!!! This wreath project has been in my head for sometime and ended up driving me CRAZY!!! It just never seemed right~ so I'm looking forward to seeing what you have to say~ so here we go ~ the original wreath

I used Helmar's 450 Quick Dry {no wires~all glue}~worked awesome!!! The chipboard houses are no name from my stash.  I painted one with Jenni Bowlin {stick candy green}, covered one with old dictionary paper and the other old music paper.  Then the magic began ~ I used Helmar's Crackle Medium ~ all I can say is ~awesome!!!

This is a close~up of the one I covered in old dictionary paper and then added buttons on using Helmar's Acrylic Sealer ~I glued the buttons with this too!! Super cool stuff!!!
The funky zipper flowers are by Maya Road~the canvas ones too!  I used Glubers by Cosmo Cricket to make the zipper flowers!! Out of one pack of zippers I made these three flowers.  If I had rolled tighter, I would have gotten another one!!!

I did a couple of changes on this ~still not happy!!! and another change.....

This is how I left it~but I think I like the original the best!!! Crazy after all the million photos, I went back to my first creation.  If you would like to see more of the original wreath, head on over the Helmar's blog and you'll will see my blog post.  Thanks for staying with me on this and I look forward to your comments on this!!! *** Breaking news***  I will be creating for a new kit club called  The Paper Bakery ~ stop by and say hi to Sarah  and my very first post is up over at ScrapStreet Blog ~ would love for you to stop in.  Have a great day and i'll  see ya soon!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

10 things~

Every month on the 10th I will be joining a blogging event called 10 Things~If you are familar with my blog ~ you know I love all things vintage~so that will be what I focus my 10 things on. This month I have taken 10 photos, from my studio, showing you some "vintage flair"~enjoy!
pure goodness
more where these came from~
didn't know there was so many types of milk~

a friend gave this to me ~super cool find!

love those BIG safety pins~

my storage boxes~thinking of you grandpa!!

just way cool~

another gift~favorite!!

love these {wish I knew about them}~
cute and useful~

I hope you enjoyed my studio tour~If you would like to follow more blogs~head over to Shimelle's and pick up more blogs to visit. Thanks for stopping by and I will see ya soon!!