Monday, June 30, 2014

Avocado Arts~ June mini sets!

Hi guys!!!
Avocado Arts has come out with some super cute mini sets and I had the opportunity
 to create with them:):)  Here's what I came up with~

I used my scraps to make these small gift cards.  My idea was to add them to a gift bag~
but you could tie them on also!

The paper is October Afternoon, the ink is by Ranger.  The cards are about a 
3" x 4", give or take:):)
See ya tomorrow for 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Avocado Arts~ Life's a Beach, June set!

Hi guys!!!
I had the opportunity to work with the June set , called  Life's a Beach , by Avocado Arts. Adorable set!!!  It's a favorite of mine:):)

I love how the button card turned out especially:):).  I'm told they look like real buttons.  I used the anchor stamp and cut them out.  Added a small navy button and popped them on the button card.  The paper is by October Afternoon.  Ink is by Ranger/Wendy Vecchi.  Love the colors!!!

Darkroom Door /Art Journey Blog Hop  HERE.
See ya soon~

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Art Journey/Darkroom Door Blog Hop~ Day 3

Hi everyone!
Welcome to the Art Journey/Darkroom Door blog hop!!
Art Journey shared with us some fabulous stamps, to use right along side our fabulous Darkroom Door stamps.  I think you will agree after viewing all the inspiration from both teams.
Art Journey sent me the baby set and that was perfect!!! Number #6 grand is on the way.

"Welcome to the Art Journey and Darkroom Door blog hop! All 23 members of the Darkroom Door and Art Journey design teams have joined together to bring you a 5 day creative extravaganza! Each artist will inspire you with a project using stamps from both of these fabulous companies."

I loved that the baby images fit perfectly into the blank photo strip by Darkroom Door. 
Stamps used on this page are~
Darkroom Door~ Numbers, Photography, Texture/Plaid, Background/Grid.
Art Journey~ Baby Set
Ink is by Ranger/Wendy Vecchi.

My second project is a sweet card!!  The more I look at this card, I think it would be great on a scrapbooking page.

The card is a simple design, using the same supplies left over from the page layout.

The scrapbooking page~

I have one more~
A Baby Boy Banner!!!

The Supplies used on this banner are~
Art Journey~ Baby Set
Darkroom Door~ Numbers
Clear Scraps~ acrylic banner, acrylic stars
Authentique~ paper
Ink ~ Ranger/Wendy Vecchi
"Giveaway!! Darkroom Door and Art Journey will be giving away a few prize packs, with winners randomly chosen from ALL of the blog hop comments received by Sunday, June 29th. Lots of chances to win some goodies, just leave a comment on this post to enter!
Your next stop on the blog hop is ( Willy Duit  )

Remember, if you find a link that doesn't work, you can always hop back to the Darkroom Door blog ( for a complete list to all the blogs in the hop!"

Thanks for joining us ~

Try It Tuesday~re-purposed cow bell!

Hi guys!!!
I have been visiting my mom last week and came home with some family treasures. 
My mom said the cow bell was mine in high school, so I'm taking her word on that!!!!
For football games:):)
Here it is before~

 and here it is after I added a few special, touches to it~

The new Dinner Bell for the Mercer grands!!  The Bell will be used for Ice Pop's too!!!!
I used acrylic paint and a number stencil on the cow bell.

The seam binding is a vintage find from way back.  I sprayed it down with water and added
 some distress ink to it and let it dry, all scrunched up.  Then tied to the handle on the cow bell., um~ I mean Dinner Bell:):):)
I will have two posts run today, next one is 
 at 6:00 pm central time.  Fantastic creativity!!!!!!!!

See ya soon~

Monday, June 23, 2014

Darkroom Door~ Scroll Frame Card.

Hi guys!!!
I have a card for you, using the Scroll Frame Stamp by Darkroom Door.
Very cool stamp!!!!!!   I love how it frames out the small photo's while acting like a mat.

I stamped on Kraft Glassine paper by Tim Holtz and  Acrhival /Black ink by Ranger.
The paper came out of my scrap pile, but I'm pretty sure it is by 7gypsies .  The photos are by Darkroom Door called Photo Booth.  I love using them, so vintage!
The sentiment is stamped on using All Occasions by Darkroom Door.


Starts Today~
Check it out, full of prizes and awesome inspiration!!!!!
 I will post on Tuesday evening, hope you stop in to visit. Thanks for stopping by today:):)
See ya soon~

Saturday, June 21, 2014 ~ guest spot with a sketch!

Hi Guys!!!
I'm happy to share with you a sneak peek of what is over on  today.
She has a bunch of challenges going on and it looks like a ton of fun!!!
I had the opportunity of doing some work for her last October 2013, so I'm thrilled it is showing today.

The sketch I used is below~

The papers and embellishments are by Jenni Bowlin Studio. The small red letters by October Afternoon.
Take a look~

Friday, June 20, 2014

Clear Scraps~The littlest Dude!

Hi guys!!
I have a scrapbooking layout to show you, using the Diamonds stencil, small rectangle Deco frame and the Stars Border from Clear Scraps.  This little boy is 6 years old and I'm just getting some of these pictures on pages~shame on me:)!!!!!

I used modeling paste with  the stencil and really loved the look and texture it gave the layout.
  I'll be doing that again.  The Star border was cut apart and used  as embellishments.
The small Deco frame is darling and was prefect for the baby poem:)

To adhere the embellishments I used Zip Dry by Beacon.  This works so good with the acrylic, but
 really any embellishment.
Linked at:
Paper Issues:  In The Navy
Have a wonderful weekend and 
I'll see ya soon~

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Floral Texture and Patchwork Butterfly card~ Darkroom Door!!!!

Hi guys!!
I have a card to share with you , using the Patchwork Butterfly, the Floral Texture stamp
 and the All Occasions stamp set by Darkroom Door.

     1. The images were stamped on a sheet of watercolor paper that had a wash of light brown color on it.

     2. The images were stamped with Ranger Archival Ink (Fern Green, Potting Soil).

     3. The Butterfly was colored in with LuminArte' H2O's.

     4. The edges of the watercolor paper were torn to make a rectangle.

     5. The rectangle was matted on cardstock and then to the front of the card.

     6. Seam binding ribbon was added along with the sentiment.  The ribbon was colored with the H2O's (teal)

     7. Acrylic white paint was splashed on the front with a toothbrush (thin out the paint).
Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Love Birds Stamp Set (sentiment)
Darkroom Door Floral Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Patchwork Butterfly Collage Stamp
Ranger Archival Ink (Wendy Vecchi)
LuminArte' H2O's
Ranger Acrylic Paint Dabber
                                                           Thanks for stopping by!
                                                                  See ya soon~

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Try It Tuesday~ the medicine cabinet!

Hi guys!!!!
Remember this old medicine cabinet from last year~ my mother in law bought it for$2 at a yard sale in her neighborhood~I finally got it re-purposed.  ( It has been hard, with the Spurs playing such great basketball ***wink****~NBA Champions 2014 !!!!)

The back of the cabinet was really damaged, so that was discarded and my work focused on the mirror frame part.
I also used these glass drawer pulls from other junkin' trips:):)

I plan to hang this in my bathroom for jewelry or scarves!!  I'll post when I get it hung ( hubby does these type of things for me:):), so might be awhile:)
Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door: chicken wire background stamp
Ranger: ink, paint
Trim: May Arts
Other: vintage knobs, rusty old key, original hinges
Thanks for stopping by for 

See ya soon~

Friday, June 13, 2014

Gone Junkin' Friday~local antique show!

Hi guys!!
I'm running a little late but wanted to share with you some really cool finds!!!  Not the typical place I usually go, but found some neat stuff!!!
An Antique Show (one you had to pay to get into ).
Didn't think I would find a a thing, but I did!!!

 A bunch of smalls, the keys $1 each, the doll cloth hanger is made made $2.  It will make a great display piece for a card or tag!  The large pin~these are so hard to find and when I do find them, the price is higher then the last one I bought. $6.  The clip board was $2.  

 This was a great find $6.  It is all numbers.  A great random piece for scrapbooking
 or mix media project.

I must say, I loved this.  $20. It is large and such a statement piece. The thread is light brown.  I was told that it came from a textile factory in our area,  news to me.  Love that when I get information on the item I'm buying.
Have a great weekend with those Dad's~
I will be thinking of mine:):)
See ya soon~

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Curtsey Boutique~stacking boxes!!!

Hi guys!!!
I did this for The Curtsey Boutique with the gift boxes they carry in the Etsy Shop.
The come in 4X4, 3X3 and 2X2.  So perfect  for nesting in each other or a tower by stacking them on each other.
This is how I started:

1. Cut 7 coordinating  papers in all three sizes.  You will end up with one for each side, top and bottom and one for the inside bottom. Take 1/4" off of each paper cut and center it in each side square.  
2. Ink around all corners and edges.  This will take a few minutes:):)

3. Adhere to side, top/bottom and inside of all three boxes.

4. Decorate the front of the large box (4X4) and the other two, if you like.  Keep embellishments flat, if you want the boxes to fit inside each other.

5.  Adhere embellishments on with a strong glue.

6. The boxes are ready to fill with treats or small toys and placed inside each other.

Supplies Used:
Boxes: The Curtsy Boutique
Paper: Graphic45
Ink: Ranger/Wendy Vecchi
Embellishments: Graphic45, The Curtsey Boutique
Trim: The Curtsey Boutique
Glue: Beacon
Hope you enjoy this!!
Thanks for stopping by~