Saturday, August 30, 2014


Hi guys!!
I have been organizing again .  I have seen several of these online, people painting
 them ~ kinda caught my eye:)

$18.99 at Harbor Freight 
So I started putting it together

4 trays and a bag of screws, washers and bolts ~ I can do this!!!

Thought I was almost done~ UMMM, there is still 4 parts left!!
These are wrong~ took me about 45 minutes to fix them right :)
almost done:)

Didn't spray paint it, but I will as soon as I get some paint!!
Wasn't so bad after all:)
Cleaned up my desk more too!
Have a great weekend ~ won't be back until Tuesday!!!!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Blogging for Bella Crafts Quarterly~

Hi guys!!!
I had a blast blogging for Bella Crafts Quarterly yesterday~
If you missed it, here is a sneak!!!
Take a look and see what I came up with using these goodies :)

You just never know, do you~
 Let me know what you think:):)

Thanks for stopping by~

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Clear Scraps and Imagine Crafts~ perfect together!

Hi guys!!!
Clear Scraps and Imagine Crafts are showcasing projects all this week and I just 
happened in on all the fun~ 

My project is a Mini Tab Key Chain album.  I shaded the outside pages with the black StazOn ink and used the Film Strip Border for embellishments, on the inside pages.  I used irRESISTible Colored Texture Spray by Imagine Crafts.  I wanted to see and feel the texture! 

I loved how it covered and  it was easy. It does leave a rougher surface and it looks like air
 bubbles on the Film Strip. I let it air dry for 30 minutes.  I then cut the Film Strip border into 
three sections and used them in the mini album.
Inside pages~

Robot strip is by Darkroom Door.

Here is sneak of the other project I have up on Clear Scraps~
using the same Film Strip Border, but with StazOn Ink.

*******and did you see this *******
Please be sure to "like" or "twitter" the button to help promto us!
Thank you so much for all your support!
Martha Stewart

Thanks for stopping by~
see ya soon~

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Try It Tuesday~ The Curtsey Boutique & Darkroom Door, Muslin Bag!

Hi guys!!
Thanks for stopping by for Try It Tuesday :)
I have a project using those super cute muslin bags, you know the ones, they come in 
all different sizes and have a draw string ~ I stamped one!
Take a look~
The embellishments are from The Curtsey Boutique and the stamp I used is from Darkroom Door.
I used Archival ink by Ranger.  I stamped straight on the bag.  

The seam binding trim was dyed with Dylusions Ink Spray/Lemon Zest.

I thought this worked so well with the Burlap Butterfly from The Curtsey Boutique.
I added some homemade soap and had a beautiful ,handmade gift.
These are easy to make and really add to the gift by using this as the gift bag.
Tomorrow, a showcase of projects with Clear Scraps and Imagine Crafts.  You can join in on all the fun on Clear Scraps Blog :)
See ya soon~

Monday, August 25, 2014

Darkroom Door ~ a layout with all three ladies!

Hi guys!!!
We had a  very fun weekend~
A wedding (the son of a very good friend), went to the Fair in a neighboring town and
 saw the daughter of a friend and had tons of fun with two of the grands and their parents:)
Came home tired~and that's OK too!!!
I have another project for you using the Art Line /Ladies from Darkroom Door.

 The two girl grands are face timing with each other.  The Art Line girls were perfect
 for the focal  point on this page.  They are stamped on white cardstock with Ranger ink.
  The paper is by Jenni Bowlin Studio.

 I also used:
Darkroom Door: Frame~ Polaroid.
Darkroom Door: Texture ~ Weathered Stripes
Darkroom Door: Background ~ World Map
See ya tomorrow for ~


Friday, August 22, 2014

Epiphany Crafts~ custom embellishments!

Hi guys!!
I had the opportunity to Guest Design for Epiphany Crafts in August. 
 I so, enjoyed working with the Studio Tools. 
I loved making my own custom epoxy embellishments.

I started making button cards, but there is more than meets the eye~
take a look~

#1  ~ EC  Butterfly 25 bubble cap ~ embellishments for cards and scrapbook pages or use the button card as the embellishment.
#2 ~ EC Round 14 bubble cap and the Vintage Settings/Tea Room ~ embellishments for any project.
#3 ~ EC Round 25 bubble cap ~ embellishment card with pearls added to center of bubble caps.
#4 ~ EC Round 14 bubble cap and Vintage Settings/Clubhouse ~ embellishment card with enamel dots added to center of bubble caps.
#5 ~ EC Star 25 bubble cap ~ stick pins!  The Star is glued to a pin to make a beautiful embellishment.
#6 ~ EC Round 14 bubble cap and Vintage Settings/Clubhouse ~ magnets!  Glue a magnet to the back of the Vintage Setting.
#7 ~ EC Scalloped Circle 25 bubble cap ~ Glue the bubble cap to the top of a paper clip.  Cover the back with a small piece of felt.
#8 ~ EC Heart 25 bubble cap ~ hair pins!  Glue the bubble cap to the top of the hair pin.  Cover the back with a small piece of felt.
#9 EC Star 25 bubble cap ~ Thumb Tacks!  Glue to the top of a thumb tack, for a decorative push pin.
All of  these projects were glued with hot glue.  The button cards are by October Afternoon.
Have a great weekend and I'll see you soon~
Linked at ~ Paper Issues

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Mini Heart Key Ring with Clear Scraps~

Hi guys!!!
 I have a heart key ring made with the acrylic heart shapes by Clear Scraps.
  There is a full tutorial up on Clear Scraps.

Clear Scraps has so many of these cute little mini album's, that will make really neat gifts, 
 and the kids could get in on the creating also.  Cupcake, tree, heart, flower just to name a few.

The album comes with five pages and really easy to add some picture to and
 create a special key ring.
Thanks for stopping by~
See ya soon!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Try It Tuesday~The Curtsey Boutique and Bingo!!!

Hi guys!!
Thanks for stopping by for Try It Tuesday!! My favorite time of the week.
I took some old, vintage  Bingo cards and made a little notebook.  It is really cool to take things like that and bind them into a book~
The Bind-It-All comes in real handy for this:)

 The cover embellishments are handmade by The Curtsey Boutique ( remember I told you that I would tell you when they are opened ~ they are opened:)) ****yeah****
Check out the Burlap Butterflies~my favorite:)

 Also on the cover is a vintage slide mount.  I love the deep blue color around the edges.  The blue matched with the Bingo card perfect.

I'm also Linking this up at~
(vintage bingo card, vintage slide mount and Burlap Butterfly.
See ya soon~

Monday, August 18, 2014

Darkroom Door~ Line Art Flower Lady

Hi guys!!
I had some fun working with the Line Art stamps by Darkroom Door. 
 The line consist of six ladies and each one of them is fabulous in her own way:). 
This one is called Flower Lady~

I used chalks to color her and sprayed her with a Fixatif by Krylon.  It keeps the chalk in place.
The papers are out of my scrap bin so I'm not sure who made the beige polka dot paper~sorry!
I did two other projects that I will be posting soon but if you would like to see the projects now~ go to Darkroom Door's Blog

You can find the other ladies in the Darkroom Door Store.
Thanks for stopping by~
See you tomorrow for 

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Perfect Gift~

I thought this deserved  the spotlight alone. The chippy bird photo clip was my birthday present from my mom, but what she clipped to it was awesome.
My dad's military dog tag.   It is on my work table and I look at it everyday~
yes, he is with me always.
I love you mom~perfect gift:)
Have a great weekend!!!
See ya soon~

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Curtsey Boutique and Bubba~

Hi guys!!!
I have a scrapbooking page for you today, done with beautiful, handmade
 embellishments from The Curtsey Boutique.

I'm pretty sure that the paper is Authentique ( gave this away as a gift) so I can't check.
I used a spray mist to add color to the background .  The date sticker was sprayed also, for color.  I love the splattered look!!!

The Etsy shop for The Curtsey Boutique has not re-opened, hoping it will be soon.  I want 
to order some more handmade goodies:):)
#6 hasn't arrived yet (I can't wait much longer)
Have a good one~
see ya soon!!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Try It Tuesday~ Stamp Carving!

Hi guys!!
This past weekend all I did was carve stamps.  I did five of them, even made a sore spot on my finger.  I guess it was the way I was holding the Lino cutter, not sure.  It was still so worth it~
I thought I would share my process of coming up with something to carve.
I doodle in my sketch book first
 (sorry, no pic on that) then I go straight to the rubber~

 I then starting carving. Many classes out there on "how to" ~ 

 and here is the card I made with these four.   The camera was kinda of tight to carve. I would like to try that one again or make it a little bigger. The circles around the lens were tough:)  The feather, I'll show later after I work up a card or use it some way.

After I stamped the card, I used a FT marker and outlined the images.
~make the most of every day~
Just  to share ~ 
the pin cushion baby shoe was a **winner***
a " feature"
These are both great places to play along with the fun challenges!
Thanks for stopping by for Try It Tuesday!!!
See ya soon~