Monday, March 31, 2014

Our puzzle piece swap~Craft Crossing girls!

Hi guys!!
Some of the girls at Craft Crossing (friends, customers, special peeps, teachers) got together and did a puzzle piece swap.  It was organized by Christy  Gilbreath (Collins Group Representative)
 for our area.
Here is the puzzle with all of the pieces done by me~this was my design:):) for everyone.  So each person got one of these~
The sayings are stickers by Cosmo Cricket.  I tried to match those up to the person I was making the puzzle piece for.  I even tried to match up the vintage ladies (by Darkroom Door) ~ Here is the puzzle with the pieces done for me, by the girls in the swap:):)
In case I forgot to tell you girls~I loved the puzzle pieces you did, with me in mind~

We will have to do it again~
Starting L-R 1st row~ me, Pam Sivage and Christy Gilbreath.
2nd row~Janice Nutt, Kristi
3rd row~Penci Petty, Pam Malatek, Sindee Glenn
See ya soon~

Friday, March 28, 2014

Enamel ware re-purpose~ junkin' find!

Hi guys!!!
How about a quick and easy and super cute re-purpose (junkin')!!!
I found this for $3 and couldn't walk away. I have a pretty large collection of enamel ware but nothing like this~
I wanted to use it, not just stack it up with my collection:).
 So this is what I did with it~

I put my crafting tweezers in the candle space and my used sponges (that I can still use)
on the dish.  If it get dirty, it will be easy to clean.
Have a great weekend and go junkin', it is good for the soul.
  It takes you back~
See ya soon~

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Curtsey Boutique~A Ballerina!

Hi guys!!!
I have a layout I did using the awesome, handcrafted goodies from The Curtsey Boutique.
To see all of the supplies I used, just visit the blog, for my blog post.
The paper is some old, but still perfect,  Little Yellow Bicycle . Most of the embellishments are handcrafted and guys, they are gorgeous!!!

Go, run to visit the Etsy shop where all of these embellishments are for sale.  The library cards and card holder, this is where I get them:):.
Junkin' tomorrow~
See ya soon~

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Try It Tuesday ~A Baseball Album with Clear Scraps!

Hi guys!!!
I have a super cute baseball album using a mini acrylic cutout by Clear Scraps (tutorial on the blog)!!!  And........
I just so happen to have a little"grand" that plays T-ball, so perfect!!!!

I can't wait to put his pictures in it:):)
I used Bo Bunny paper along with  the acrylic baseball album from Clear Scraps.
I left the protective cover on the acrylic and sprayed red ink mist for the red stitching.  I used the cover like a stencil, to get the red stitching lines for the baseball.

See, all I need is some cute pictures.  
Thanks for stopping by~
See ya soon~
This is linked to Paper Issues Challenge , A World is a Circle.
Featured on Paper Issues .

Monday, March 24, 2014

Darkroom Door ~ coffee stain!!

Hi guys~ just messing around with some really cool stamps this Sunday afternoon.
  I love the new coffee stain  stamp by
Darkroom Door.  I find myself always reaching for it.  I used the Dylusions ink spray 
 by Ranger to build the background.

I also used Gazette by Darkroom Door on the bakground.   The Butterflies are from
 the Wings set by Darkroom Door
Love the results!!!Thanks for stopping by!!Tomorrow ~

and Clear Scraps!!!!!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Stamp Carving~My Garden Set

Hi guys~
Now that you know my "happy" news, I have a Garden Set to share with you.   We went for a ride around the ranch today and Bluebonnets and Indian Paint are showing their color. Even purple Verbena.

 I guess you can tell I really love to carve.  I used to paint these kind of bird houses on old enamel pans, doors, old ironing boards and what ever else I could find, so these are in my head to stay.  Back then you could say it was my signature style:):)

I used Ranger Archival Ink and my Stampin' Up Markers to add the color to The Garden Set.
I need to get back to Lesson 6, is what I need to do:):) and I will. I'm coming Julie.............
See ya soon~

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Five will turn into six~soon!!!!

Hi guys~
Remember how much I love five's, 5, 5 :):):)  ~
plus one!!!!
Got this amazingly cute  "6" in the mail yesterday and got the meaning immediately!!!
Loved the creative way we were told that a new baby is on the way!!!!
We are so thrilled!!!!!
*****Love all my peeps so much*****
Just had to share~

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Craft Crossing Class~Modern Mercantile mini album!

Hi guys~
My class at Craft Crossing is this Saturday at 10:00am.  It is an accordion album ( 6 X 6) using the Modern Mercantile by Jenni Bowlin Studio.  It has four pocket pages and will hold up to 18 photo's.
A great mini to keep memorabilia in also.

A couple of the inside page pockets.
Give Pam a call to save your seat~
Hope to see you there!!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Try It Tuesday~Beauty is in the eye of the beholder:):)

Hi guys!
For Try It Tuesday I thought I would show you how to decorate with the bird nests using vintage containers.  I have found five in the last couple of months and have added little eggs and placed them in my home.
I make sure they are clean and no bugs~always!!!

I spy the bed spring:):), a vintage coffee can and a vintage pottery  dish. 
 Love, love the look.
The eggs are easy to find, any craft store.  These also look really sweet at the holidays with festive items in them.
Remember this~
I still have it out~
One more, all four of them on a vintage bread board.

Tried to take a picture of them on the table and it was really dark and hard to fix,
 so I took it outside to photograph.
To me this is another form of art and it makes me happy and reminds me of my many, many blessings (that sometime I forget).
and~these were in the yard, blowing around.
Thanks for stopping by for~


Monday, March 17, 2014

Clear Scraps~acrylic rocks!!!

Hi guys!! Hope you had a great weekend~
I did another stamp carving set, I'll show you later this week, 
 but for today I have some Clear Scraps to share!!
 I used the large Oval Frame and the  wire mixer both as a stencil and an embellishment
 on my page.  One of those, two for one products:):)
On the left, top corner I dabbed paint and then used it in the center, with my title.

I love how the large oval frame showcases the picture.  Love the look!!!
 The paper is by Little Yellow Bicycle
Stop by Clear Scraps and take a look at the new products~they really do rock!!!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Stamp Carving~Lesson 4 ~5!

Hi guys!
Here is what I did with lesson 4 & 5~
The lesson was on sets, to make one:):)
The first one is chevrons~

My sketch book page~
so cool, almost a quilting star.

and in my vintage Dictionary~love the blue and green inks together (Ranger/Wendy Vecchi).
Yep, and here is where I made another set~bird houses:):)

and then another set~
ivy and a label:)

My granddaughter is stamp carving too.  I'll show you her's next.
She did some original drawings and I carved them for her then she wanted to carve so...............
Love it !!
I will be sharing these fun crafts with my other (Indiana grands) very soon.  They love art too!!
Have a great weekend, see ya soon~

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Stamp Carving~first three lessons!

Hi guys~
I have been having fun with my Stamp Carving Class with Julie Balzer.  
I'm on lesson 5 and have kinda gone out on my own:):).  It is so easy to do that, because all I want to do is carve~
So here is some of my stamps, from the begining~
Very first stamp~the heart and then I wanted to try a flower~
 Stamped in my Vintage Dictionary~
and the flower.  The ink bleeds on the thin dictionary pages, but
 I continued to stamp:)
 I call these lines but they are actually stamps that can be stamped together (making a design).
A chevron pattern.  My first large stamp.

These are my stamps through lesson 3.  
I used Ranger ink/Wendy Vecchi when I stamped on the dictionary pages.
Stay tuned for lesson 4 & 5.  Yes, I left the lessons and went out on my own.
I'm going back:):)
and I found this junkin'
A stamp carving tool~$6.
***love the wooden handle***
see ya soon~