Thursday, January 31, 2013

hodge podge day~

Hi guys~ a couple of crafty projects today~I added Prima flowers, Tim Holtz buttons, odds and ends to make this Canvas Corp flower brooch pin. These look great on sweater jackets or purses!!!

On these I used the Jenni Bowlin composition note book stamp to make these way cute journal cards!!  I made these as gifts for my last class!!!
I have some very special peeps visiting so I'm gonna keep it short~my crafty news should be announced tomorrow!!!!!! See ya soon!!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Try It Tuesday~cards, Darkroom Door style!!!

Hi guys~I have been playing with  Darkroom Door stamps *** sigh***!! The top two are done with the "Vintage Automobiles Set" and the "Journey Word Block" stamp.  I loved working with both of  these. I thought of my dad the whole time.  He loved "old" cars!!!

On these cards I though I would make hubby a Valentine card {to be sweet} because I think I should make the card and be sweet!!!  I used the "Love Bird Set" by Darkroom Door~one of my favorite sets!!!  Gorgeous images!!!!

I call this simple stamping { I do lots of simple stamping}~great way to make embellishments for scrapbooking layouts too.

The paper is out of my scrap bin, so not sure of the manufacture.  I used "French Script" by Darkroom Door as my background stamp~love it!!!!
Thanks for stopping by and I'll see ya soon!!!!

Monday, January 28, 2013

My birthday LO~

Hi guys !!! This is a layout I did for Hobby Lobby and it was requested for publication!!! I was so excited and then so let down when I got my magazine and this layout was not in there!! Ugh~
The layout is pretty simple but I loved how I used the card hubby gave me, in the design, and was able to hide the journaling on the back of the tags that held the photos { he made dinner, too} XOXOXO

I'm so not deserving but loved the special attention!!!  The paper is by Paper Studio !!!
One more thing~do you see the roses, yes roses too!!!
Exciting news coming I'll share as soon as I get the thumbs up!! Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you for Try It Tuesday!!!!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Vintage Street Market~Family Fun!

Hi guys~I'm up over on Vintage Street Market today!!! I used a couple of the papers in the Family Fun Collection and paired it with some ephemera, that the VSM store has.  I love the look of the coloring page on the layout!!  

Also used are the Twirly Twine and Craft Bingo cards~all of these are in the VSM store!!!

On this one I added some cardstock and used some Craft Bingo cards and the Jenni Bowlin cards to layer behind the small photo.The Twirly Twine is curled up along the side of the cluster!!

If you haven't been over to Vintage Street Market in a while ~go take a look. Super cute vintage fusion kits, a new one for each month.  They are loaded with "goodies"!!!
Yesterday turned out to be a great "crafty" day~new crafty news coming soon!!!!
See ya soon~


Thursday, January 24, 2013

more scrapbooking pages~cute ones!!!!

Hi guys {we decided I could call you guys cause it sounds way cooler, right) :):):)
So silly~these are a couple of layouts that I submitted and were not picked up. I used Paper Studio, 7gypsies, American Crafts, Bazzill and Kaiser.  {I removed the layout as it was requested after all, sorry about that}
I really loved the photos~I didn't take them myself I just begged to use them.  Just adorable!!!

This one has the same products and some K & Co.   I didn't take these pictures either (that's me in the blue shirt) last 4th of July with a couple really cute grands:):)

and the close up!!!
Craft Crossing's FB fan page is at 94 ~thanks to all of you who have liked the page.  When we hit 100 likes I will have a drawing for some "crafty goodies:.  You can find the fan page HERE ~ just leave me a comment that you liked it and your in for the prize!!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Try It Tuesday~make a gift!!!!

Hi everyone~ yesterday was such a fun day, celebrating with Craft Crossing!!  It was a busy day with many folks stopping by shopping and  paying their congrats to being in business for three years!!!! The fork is stamped using a vintage set of metal stamps { got them from JBS Mercantile}

The paper is Wren { my favorite set at the moment }!!!!

The gift ~ Congrats !!!!
I want to thank you girls that went and liked Craft Crossing's FB fan page.  She is at 84 likes ~ I would love to pull her over 100.  As soon as it reaches 100 ~ I will do a drawing for some "crafty goodies"!!
Let me know in the comments if you liked the fan page.  You can find it HERE!!!
Only16 more!!!  Thanks so much!!! See ya soon~

Monday, January 21, 2013

Budding Artist~with October Afternoon!!

Hi guys { I really mean gals} but just doesn't sound right~KWIM? Today is Craft Crossing's 3rd year Anniversary celebration, so I'm off to celebrate with them!!  This is another layout I did for our budding artist~I used October Afternoon/Woodland.

I love the embellishments that October Afternoon offer with their collections, so retro vintage!! Just plain FUN!!!!  The bottom yellow word strip is by Bella Blvd and loved that it fit in the layout perfect!

And last but not least my two newest 5's~I was so excited to get them from my kids in Indiana!!!So, so cool!!!
As a surprise for Pam (boss:):):) at Craft Crossing~she is so close to 100 fans on her FB fan page {she has 79} would love for you to like her page and get her over the hump!!! Let me know{in the comments} if you do and I will have a prize drawing:):):)  You can find her page HERE.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Ballerina dancing in the Snow by A. Mercer

 Hi everyone, I've been under the weather and continue to have some computer issues, so hang in there with me!!  This is a layout I did a few days ago of one of my "grands" getting her art work in the local Electricity Company's calendar.  She made getting published look easy.  So proud of her!!! and needless to say ~her picture of a ballerina dancing in the snow is so perfect for the January cover.

I used October Afternoon on this~loving the feather paper!!  and of course the green tones, right up my alley!!!  I'm gonna try really hard to have a good day~wishing you a good day too!!!
See ya soon~

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Award Badges with JBS!!!!

Hi, Connie here with a hybrid layout and a gift idea, for the vintage lover in your life.  First the hybrid layout~I used the Classic Round Label and the Tickets Stars & Stats digital files {you can find them HERE} and printed them out.  The paper is the Black & Red Collection Label Sheet and  Stencil Paper.

The award badge is made with paper scraps and the digital printable files.  I just checked all these goodies are in the JBS store:):):)!!!!!!!!

 I came up with an idea to use the vintage coffee bag as a gift bag {because it is just way cool} the way it is.  It is perfect in its original state!!

The award badge is made with scraps of papers ~ Haven, Magpie and the new Coffee Label from this months kit release. I love the teal and red together.  I hot glued a cloths pin to the back of the coffee award badge, so it could clip on the bag{again not wanting to damage the vintage bag}:):) The coffee clip can also be used to keep the coffee bag closed {Starbucks} or you could also glue a magnet on the back of the cloths pin for little peeps refrigerator art!!!  
This is my post for Jenni Bowlin this month!!
I hope you enjoyed these projects!!!!!
See ya soon~

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Try It Tuesday~ is back!!!

Hi everyone~I have been busy scrapbooking when ever I can fit it in!!! This is a layout I did using some Bella  Blvd.paper documenting our Spurs game we  went to.  This was a first for these two grands.  They were chanting defense, defense ...... and the little guy saying "Timmy"  {player for the Spurs} Yep, his daddy taught him that!!!!

I saved the tickets  and added them also~

This one is using Echo Park { this paper line is a few years old} but it was perfect for these pic's!!! Doing stuff this boy likes to do~puzzles!!!!

and here is a little re-purposing idea~

The top  paper piercer is by Making Memories ~ I use it a lot and have had it for years.
Then I picked this ice pick up for one dollar~thought it was cute and would make a bigger hole in projects.  Works great!! The end is a wine cork{so no one gets poked}:):):)

Great for chipboard and all the same things you would use a paper piercer for!!!
Thanks for stopping by and I'll see ya soon~

Monday, January 14, 2013

Farm House mini album class at Craft Crossing~

Hi everyone~wanted to share with you my up and coming class at Craft Crossing.
It is a little mini album by Farm House.  Super cute and full of chunky chipboard!!  It has envelopes in it also to hold memorabilia.

This is a bonus~you will have enough left over product to make this layout on your  own time at home.

and this is a flair badge for your scrapbooking bag or your apron!!!  Just some extra pieces left over~you know me  I'm gonna use it all!!!
The class is January 20 @ 1:00 { Sunday } at the shop. Give Pam a call and save your spot 
see ya soon!!!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

eff-em-er-a , I did it!!!!!

Here I am talking about this again~
I wanted to share a very cool comment that was left on my blog the other day!!! Made me smaile and I learned how to say ephemera.  So this is for all the people they say "old stuff" instead of ephemera ~ you can do this!!
Hi Connie, great briefcase and put to good use too.

I could never say THAT word (ephemera), so I asked an Antique Dealer to sound it out for me, so I will try to tell you how it goes.

You start with the "e" sounding the same as you sound the "e" when you say 'egg'. Then the "ph" has the same sound as you say "ff" (like a puff of breath). Then; the "em" is the same as you would say 'emma" and the "era" has the same sound as you would say in the word 'error' except you put an emphasis on the "a" rather than on "or".

In a nutshell the sounds are;


I find it easier to say the "eff" first then hesitate just a tiny bit to get the mouth turned back the other way to add the "emera".

After a while you can say it quite quickly.

Many Blessings
From Judith in Australia
Go check out Judith's Blog~she makes very pretty art!!!!  Tell her you came from
 crafty goodies:):):)
see ya soon~

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Mixing it up ~with Darkroom Door!!!

Hi everyone, Connie here and I must say I'm glad to be here. 
When I stamp I usually stay with one set and not mix other stamps in , but not today.  I have been stamping with five different Darkroom Door sets and guess what ~It worked!!!!

  I used Photography, Love Birds { my all time fave} and my newest set, Stamper.
I love using stamps as the embellishments on my layouts!!!  and these are looking good!!

 On this layout I used Tags, Big Numbers and Stamper. 
I love the way brown ink adds a bit of vintage to the images.


We have sure come along ways in the stamping world and I'm so glad!!!!! Love all the different images we have to choose from~Check out the Darkroom Door Store HERE.   For local peeps Craft Crossing has an awesome selection of Darkroom Door stamp sets and singles.
See ya soon~

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Avocado Arts ~ more, more, more!!!

Hi everyone ~ I have playing with Perfect Blend by Avocado Arts.   I used some JBS paper and made a coffee clip.  The Avocado Arts stamp set is so perfect for this project. What a  great gift this would make!!!!!! 

Just clip it to your favorite coffee and your gift is ready to give.

Here is the back view~

And here is a layout showing how easy these stamps are to use for scrapbooking.  I had such a fun time using them!!  They stamp beautifully!!!!

Thanks for stopping by today and I invite you to take a look at the Avocado Arts
store.  See ya soon~

Monday, January 7, 2013

My hands are full~

Hi everyone ~ my hands are full!!  January {the first seven days} have been  VERY good to me:):) and I'm so thankful!!!!  I  have done lots of projects and yet I can't share with you yet!!

I will be over on Avocado Arts blog tomorrow and today on Darkroom Door!!!
I have had a BLAST creating up a storm and can't wait to share it with you all~
but in the mean time~
my hands are full~

and I wouldn't have it any other way!!!  Thank you all for stopping by to see my handwork~
see ya soon!!!!!