Thursday, February 28, 2013

Avocado Arts~book sack!!!

Hi guys~this is my second project working with the Spring Medley set by Avocado Arts!!! I had such a creative time with these stamps.  The book bag is made from burlap.  All you need to do is cut the burlap the size you want to fit the book or other "treat".  I hot glued mine together on two sides but would have sewed if my machine had been working right:):)

I decorated a manilla tag using the awesome Spring Medley set.  This set has flowers that can be stacked, leaves that can be stacked and the "peeps"!!! Love those!!!  I added a button with a lapel pin on the back and some green spring twine!!!  For more inspiration check out the Pit Crew girls~
See ya soon~

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Avocado Arts~Spring Medley!!

Hi guys~this is my first blog post for Avocado Arts and what fun I have had using the March release called Spring Medley!!!  I decided to make a lapel pin using the big rabbit in the set.  I stamped the rabbit on sticky back canvas and used water colors to color in the image.

I then cut the rabbit out and stuck it to the back of some pretty "springy" paper and then cut it all.
The flower cluster is done the same way.  I hot glued it all together and added a charm to dangle.

Here is how the back looks with the pin~

This is a fun set and all kinds of "pretties" can be made !! Stay tuned for tomorrow~ another idea coming your way!!!! 
You want more, check out the Pit Crew~
See ya soon~ 

Sydney and Bright Blossoms are for Scrapbooking too!!!

Hi everyone~I'm so excited to show you my work using the paper goods from the Sydney Collection by Darkroom Door!!!
I used the Montage sheet, Wordstrips and the Filmstrips.  The Filmstrips give the layout such a fabulous, unique look all its own!!!

Like I said~stand alone beauty!!! My next project is using the Bright Blossoms paper goods!!! Get ready these are bright and colorful!!!! and gorgeous, did I say that:):)

I used the Photochips sheet, Filmstrips and the Wordstrips!!  Here is a closeup~

These products are perfect for adding a little trim with and clustering around the photo!!! Gives the layout color and added FUN!!!!  Check out the store HERE!!! For a list of USA stockists go HERE!! Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day!!!! Check out my post on Darkroom Door!!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Try It Tuesday~re-purpose with JBS!!!

Hi guys~aren't these fruit labels gorgeous?  I love the colors and the graphic design~so proper!!

And this vintage album page~what in the world am I to do with this? 
I created a layout using these two items and some other bits and pieces from the JBS Mercantile
Here is a sneak~

 I do hope you go see the completed layout HERE and check out the ephemera section in the Mercantile~way cool stuff!!!! Check out the 1929 Montgomery Wards catalog ~ pretty cool, so much more to see!!!!
I'll see ya everyday this week:):):)~can't wait!!!!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Vintage Street Market ~ February's work!!

Hi guys~I'm up over on Vintage Street Market's blog today.  I did this layout using the Family Fun paper, Bingo Craft cards, Twirly Twine, Tinted Tape and ephemera!! All of these products can be found HERE. The cardstock is stamped using a  stencil.  The ephemera ( a page out of a children's work book) was cut in strips and layered on the cardstock, creating the background.

Here is a sneak of the second one. I used the same supplies!!! You can go HERE to see the completed layout.  Check out the weekly vintage deal ~ super cool!  Lots of vintage goodies all in a  kit, ready to create with and at a great price too!!
I'm also up over on JBS today!! Big reveal day:):):) At the end of this week I will have my first post for Avocado Arts and Darkroom Door~excited about that!! Have a great Monday and I hope you can visit these sites !!! Try It Tuesday tomorrow!!! whoop!!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Gone junkin'~

Hi guys~what a find in these Dennison labels ( all in a baggy for $3).
When I use these I will back them with cardstock and cut them out.  Some of them are stained but remove those and brand new pretty labels underneath!!!

The printer's block was $12. **gasp** I know way too much but if you want it you better get it.  Thinking of the perfect thing to do with this.  The large safety pin ( locker pin) was $5. and the small oil can I had found many years ago and my dad wanted it so I gave it to him and when I was home this last time, mom gave it back.  Isn't it the cutest. 

I'm guessing here~but I think this was some kind of mail sorter for a desk.  I paid $15 and thought it would look fabulous on my work table~sorting my photos and keeping them in order.

I think I'm getting really picky because I just haven't had much junkin' luck the last few times I've gone.  I'll have to work on that.
Vintage Street Market has their weekly deal going!!! You can see it HERE!!! 

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

Thursday, February 21, 2013

New lady in town~

Found her at Hobby Lobby~isn't she a beauty!!!  I have her all loaded up with my mists and inks,  She sits on my painting table ~so perfect!!!!

Love the green paint and distressing!!! She was $79 but I got her 50% off, but truth be known~I would have paid the $79:):):) Yep, just tellin' it like I see it!

Plenty of room for more paints and inks too!!!
Must name her~any suggestions?

 Just wanted to share her with you!!!! Tomorrow junkin' finds!!!
Craft Crossing class this Saturday @ 10:00am.
JBS has a new game on the forum. Check it out HERE.
Darkroom Door has launched their new product. Check it out HERE.
Next week a bunch of my work will be posting for JBS, Darkroom Door, Avocado Arts and Vintage Street Market!!! 
Have a good one~see ya soon!!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Try it Tuesday~hymnal make over!

Hi guys~this post is all about the"hymnals"!  My dad's hymnal collection~
This could easily  be a Remember This post but it is Tuesday after all:):):)  This is some vintage twine or heavy thread ~loved the look on the hymnal!!

I needed a base to hold my embellishments because I do not want to mess up the front cover of the hymnal.  The cover is gorgeous "plain" to me.  I cut the Prima card in half and that is what will hold my embellishments.

I weaved the card, in and out, under the thread ~ secured it to the hymnal with two large glue dots (on the spine)~so no damage to the cover.

Started layering embellishments ( most is hot glued on). Title: "His Eye is On the Sparrow". Typed it out and then used the label stamp by Jenni Bowlin to complete the look. The heart is by Avocado Arts.
I wrote a note and put it inside the Maya Road envelope and glued it to the Prima card.

Finished~it will look great on my coffee table!!!
You may see some more hymnal make-overs~I have several more!!! Thanks for stopping by and see ya soon!!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Craft Crossing Class ~this Satuurday!!!

Hi guys~ my class at Craft Crossing is this coming Saturday at 10:00am.  These are the two layouts we will be making.  We will also be stamping and creating our embellishments.

We will be using stamps sets by Darkroom Door Jenni Bowlin Studio and Wendy Vecchi!
The paper is by Authenitique.  It is one of the new lines called Renew!!

Call and save your space ~I only have six kits:(:( !!!!! Looking forward to seeing you all Saturday!!!
Went junkin' while I was at mom's.  Found some cool stuff!!!! Stay tuned~

Friday, February 15, 2013

A little of this & that~

Hi guys~I'm back from my visit to my mom's!! Had a great time running around with mom and sis.  We even hit a couple of junk stores ** swoon**. Found some "cool" stuff which I'll be showing you soon!!!!!!   In the mean time this is another layout I did for submission and was not picked up.

The paper is by Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby brand)  ~ I actually love how it came together and I love that girl!!!!

I have a re-purpose on these hymnals that were my dads. I just need to take pictures, so next week I will show you the finished work !!! Have a great Friday and enjoy your weekend. 
 I had happy mail when I came back so I'm ready to get to craftin'!!! See ya soon!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Happy Valentine's Day!!!!!
These  are some "sweet" little tags for 2 of my "sweeties"!!!
I used the fabulous JBS typewriter stamp to hold my "heart"!!!!

Isn't this the sweetest box!!! Going to put some treats in it for my "Valentine"!!
Enjoy your day!!!! See ya soon~

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Try It Tuesday~re-purpose!!!!

Isn't this the cutest glass divided box!! It was to hold  two desks of playing cards in!!! I just got to looking at it and wondered if maybe, just maybe the Jenni Bowlin mini decks would fit in it~

and that would be a YES!!!! I have them all, right at my finger tips in a vintage glass box!!!  All I need to do is fill it up and that is easy:):)

I love using vintage pieces in my studio for organizing and storage~just makes me happy!!!

The new and fabulous Modern Mercantile papers came in at Craft Crossing and I have a set in my hot little hands!!! It is even better in real life!!!! The colors are gorgeous together!!!!! To see more of Jenni Bowlin's new products go to the Craft Crossing blog HERE.

See ya soon!!!

Monday, February 11, 2013

I "heart" cookie cutters ~ many junkin' trips!!!

I have been collecting for as long as I can remember.  This is my vintage cookie cutters.  I have used them for all sorts of decorating but the way I like them the best is in an old enamelware pan, all together!!! The ones with the homespun material tied on have been on my Christmas tree.  I have even put a photo in one and made into a frame. You can see that HERE~

These are some heart "cutter" sets.  The brown lid set I bought when my boys were small. the date is still on the price tag~1984 :):) makes me smile!!!!
I wanted to share with a new weekly "vintage " deal over on Vintage Street Market's blog~

This "deal" is over Feb. 15th (starts today)  and it also includes a FREE package of soot tape.  If you "heart" vintage ~checkout these sweet deals out HERE!!!
See ya tomorrow for Try It Tuesday!!!!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Remember this~junkin' post!!!!

 Hi guys~I've had Internet problems of the worst kind~hopefully it is fixed!!!!
I picked these pieces up in different places and at different times. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do but I did want to make a cloche.  Not sure if the glass dome is a candle holder but I turned it upside down and glued ( Helmar's Craft Glue) a vintage drawer pull to the top~making it a cloche!!

The pottery dish I found in Indiana at a resale shop. Love the blue floral pattern.  The pool ball showcasing my favorite number "5" is sitting on a small birds nest I found blowing around in our yard.  It fit perfect in the bottom of the pottery bowl!

See ya soon!! Spurs are playing tonight ~whoop!!! Go Spurs Go!!!!