Thursday, September 29, 2011

Altered Frame~

Good morning~I have been happily creating for the past few days and have enjoyed every minute!!! It is great to have the creativity flowing~
This is a frame I did for Ready, Set, Create.  I used mostly Jenni Bowlin, Tim Holtz, Maya Road, Talking Trim and Twine, Helmar crackle and American Crafts!  This was an old frame I had and altered it~

The saying is from Restoration Class with Melody Ross~works for me!!  This Saturday I'm in the Fisk-a-teer Orange Blog Hop ~ hope you come hop with us!!! Today I'm up over on Helmar's blog ~would love the support. Remember Scrap Street and Ready, Set, Create October e-zine will be out October 1st!! I know, lots of scrappy news!!!! See ya soon!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Eight photos~

I finished my 4X6 Photo Love (Shimelle's class at 2 Pea's) over the weekend.  I used eight 4X6 photos.  It was kinda of tricky........ but what a treat to get it done!

This the first page a 8X12.  I used 3 Bugs in a Rug pattern paper.  The cardstock is Bazzill/Kraft.  I cut images out of the paper as my embellishments.  I wanted to just use the what came with this set.  I had stickers and the pattern paper.  If you are interested in this sketch you can find it here on Shimelle's blog

I used some Helmar Zapdots also.  Look to the left and you will see that the page protectors are sewed together.  The first one you cut the size of your layout.  In my case that would be a 8X12.  The second is a 12X12.  That keeps the event all together.  Brillant!!!  I even added his scavenger hunt map !!!

The title is on the second layout but it looks like it is on the first page~the 8X12. 

It is not to late to join in on this free class sponsored by 2 Peas in a Bucket.   Next month it will be nine 4X6 photos.  I can hardly wait~before the class is over we will do twelve 4X6 photos!!! Hope you enjoyed this and if you are around this Saturday ~meet me here for the 2nd Annual Fisk-a-teer's Orange Blog HopSee ya soon!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

My Studio is working~

I'm showing you my work space so you will see I have been busy~so when I tell you Try It Tuesday is going to be great, you'll be around~ I hope you will be back Tuesday!!! 

I am preparing for a 2nd annual Fisk-a-teer blog hop that will be this Saturday Oct.2 & 3.  Hope you will hop with us~I'm sure there will be some scrappy goodies to be won also.  See ya soon!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Ready, Set, Create Oct/Nov issue almost here~

Hi everyone ~ this little cutie turns 7 tomorrow.  Hard for me to believe~the time is going way to fast!!!
See you tomorrow sweetie!!!!

This layout is from a soon to be  past issue of  Ready, Set, Create.  I used the fabulous October Afternoon/5 & Dime set for this. I  love how it came out!!!!  The chipboard piece is by Talking twine and trim an Etsy shop.  The colors are just perfect for this and the pictures tell the cutest story!!!

The October/November issue of  Ready, Set, Create will  be out on October 1st~you can get it here!!
The magazine is full of inspiration and examples of cards, tags, scrapbooking layouts, altered projects and digital projects~something for every interest!!! Have a great weekend and I'll see ya soon!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

It's a Beautiful Day~

Hi everyone ~ this is a quick post!  I did this card for consideratiion  for Epiphany Crafts to use on the September 29 HSN segment.  It was not chosen ~ so I get to share it with you.  I used the new square shape studio by Epiphany Crafts and made it look like a kite!! The stamps, pattern paper and chipborad button are by Jenni Bowlin.  I sprizted with some smooch by Clearsnap. The chipboard was glued down with Helmar 450.

Thanks for stopping by today and I'll see ya soon!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Try It Tuesday~making tear drops into snowflakes!

Hi peeps. I had the best time creating this layout with two of my favorite gals!!! The fabulous Robins Nest products were perfect for this project!! I started out with three pictures, that honestly aren't that great but I loved the way the girls were enjoying each other ~ so I wanted to remember them laughing and ready to open presents.

I used Helmar Gemstone glue to adhere the Tear Drops, over the snow flakes on the pattern paper. I used the tear drop shaped and placed the points in the center making it look like a snow flake!! The trim was adhered with Helmar 450 Quick dry { my favorite glue} just so you know, and I used the Helmar Zapdots to raise the acrylic doves {by: Tattered Angels} up off the paper!

This was such a fun project to create and using Helmar and The Robins Nest products they partnered well together.  One more thing~ I got these goodies in the mail the other day from Darkroom Door~not bragging , just sharing some of the products you will be seeing soon on my blog!!!!

Have a fabulous day and i'll
See ya soon!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Junk'n finds~

The weekend came and went way to fast!! Had a wonderful time with friends and family~ got in a little junk'in time too!!  They like to do that too!  This is what I found~ the blocks with mine and hubby's initials. Super cool find and the brass lock** Made In America** USA ~so love to see that.  A must have~

Hard to walk by this stuff~awesome pretties, for sure!

Old flash cards ~telling time.  I have a box full and will share with the first two people that email me with their snail mail {email is in side bar} ~ let's see who reads and who looks at the pic's.  I look at pic's {hanging my head~I'm very visual}

and these cuties~love the graphic design on these and the red and yellow together!!!
Thanks for stopping by and see ya tomorrow for Try It Tuesday!! See ya soon!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Epiphany Crafts~welcome to Texas!!!

Welcome to Texas Epiphany Crafts!!!  CKC is in San Marcos, Texas  for fun scrappy fun!!! I was so excited to meet Cathi and Cindy ~ Cathi is with Epiphany Crafts and Cindy is on the Creative Team with me for Ready, Set, Create Online Magazine.  I got to see all the new tools and they are so cool!!! I will have to have the star, that's for sure and the scallop was so cool~well loved it all!!!

Me and Cindy

Fun day !! See ya tomorrow!!!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Paper Bakery~

Hi everyone it is time for The Paper Bakery ~ September kit!!! The kits reveal on the 15th of each month. Doesn't it look fabulous!!  This is the project kit~ there is also an add on kit.

You can go here and find out about subscriptions and the price of the kits.  Be sure and check this out because there is all kinds of options on the subscriptions . It really is the way to go~guarantees you a kit!
The kits are sent out within three days after the 15th~pretty fast shipping.  It will be on your doorstep in no time at all.  This is what I did with the add on kit~

I used some Spritz by Clearsnap to the layout and the title is by American Crafts.

The days of the week stickers are by Jillibean Soup

On this one I made a little mini out of the journal sheet, that is in the kit.  The flowers are made using the Rossette die by Tim Holtz.

Super cute~

and the last layout ~

I love this one. The pictures are crazy and look so fun!!  This is a sketch by Shimelle.
This also opens and holds seven pictures.

I hope you will visit The Paper Bakery on Face Book and "like" the fan page~
I enjoyed working with these products and was thrilled I got three layouts from the kit. Thanks for stopping by and I'll see ya soon!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Helmar's Glue Caddy Deluxe ~

I'm so excited to share with you my Helmar's glue caddy.  It is so sweet to have all your glue, that you work with, in one place and at my finger tips and did I say "ready to go".  It just doesn't get any better than that.

I gave it a coat of acrylic paint and used Helmar Acid Free to attach my paper ~ I then used Helmar Crackle medium to give it that old distressed look.  This stuff is really fabulous!!

My next step was antiquing it with ink or brown acrylic paint.  Rub it on, a small space at a time, then wipe it off. It will go into the cracks and give that old distressed look.

I painted a thin coat of Helmar's Acrlic Sealer over the glue caddy to protect it from the elements of using it on a day to day basis!!  Just want it to stay pretty!!!

This is my completed glue caddy and I do luv my glue!  A special thank you to Tracy's dad affectionately know as glue daddy  ~ you do fabulous work.  If you would like to order a Glue Caddy Deluxe here is the link to Tracy's Esty shop.  Thanks for stopping by today and I will see ya soon!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Try It Tuesday~Darkroom Door's Photo Chips!!!

Hi everyone~this is going to be a short Try It Tuesday but a super cute one!!!  I had one pack of the Darkroom Door Photo Chips packs and they are the perfect size to make these quick and easy book marks which equals to quick  and easy gift!!
All you do is find the center point and fold in to make a point and that point is what stays on the corner of the book page~marking the page..

Local peeps Craft Crossing carries Darkroom Door products and they have some of the photo chips in stock.
Here is another project using the photo chips ~  go here.  Many uses and they are awesome for cards and scrapbooking!!
The winners for the goodies from "10 things" blog hop

S said..
Very cute indeed. I especially love those button holders.
Juel said...
I love repurposing things to make them new. I found a old wooden wine crate used to hold one or two bottles of wine for gift giving, it now holds my ephemera for my art journals and canvas. I tore up some old sheet music and mod podged it on the top with a group of girls dancing. Like new!

Ladies email me your snail mail and I will mail out your goodies and thanks to everyone~wish I had a gift for all of you!!!
See ya soon!!!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

10 things I re-purposed~

Time for 10-things on the tenth of the month.  You can start the blog hop at Shimelle's blog ~ hope you enjoy!! I am showing you ten things that I re-purposed and had fun doing it!!! So here we go~

an old book~

old lunch box ~ holds some of my crafty supplies.

This wreath has some old numbers my hubby took off of old salvaged telephone poles on our property.

This is a fave of mine~old dishes made into a three tier cutie, to hold scrappy stuff, buttons etc. The top tier is a jello mold from long ago.

Orginal tart pans from Sweeden and very old material ~ made into pin cushions.

Another fave a Chandlier crystal  wrapped with silver wire to make a pendant for a necklace!!

Orginal book cover that had lost it's insides~so I made a journal out of it. The name of the book is "Polly Anna" ~

The cutest little "silver" spoon sewed on this pin cushion to hold extra buttons.

Old enamel lid used to hold a pair of scissors.

The little dish on the bottom is old and adorable. I also used old empty wooden thread spools.
I'm glad you stopped in today~I have such a fun time doing this blog hop with Shimelle. I have some "goodies" to give away {and they are good "goodies"}leave me a comment and follow my blog and your in.  I will pick a winner or two and announce  on Tuesday's {Try It Tuesday} blog post.  I would love to hear what you think of re-purposing old things to make them useful, so you can enjoy things from our past!! See ya soon!!