Friday, May 22, 2015

"Adore" Mixed Media

Another piece from me but MY OH MY did it start out HORRIBLY WRONG!   WHAT?!!  WELLLLLLL I thought I would try some brighter colors but it did NOT WORK OUT!  So...out comes the black!!!  ha ha ha  So there you go.  We don't always succeed right from the get go!  Go ahead and laugh your butt off.  I did.  HA HA HA HA!!

I'm really enjoying these things but I can't wait to go to Finnibair's classes in July.  At least I know I can do the composition part anyway.  

I've had this ADORE metal embellishment for years and finally a great reason to use it!!  The bird is a Prima resin piece just perfect atop the SRTC bird cage.  

Just a whole lot of trinkets from Prima and some Junkyard Findings, probably more.  hee hee

I used some gorgeous pieces from SRTC and some are new releases.  
GAR-602, PAT-607, MISC-567

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Vintage Wedding

Hubby's side of the family has 2 weddings within a month of each other.  It's kind of funny because the family hasn't seen a wedding since 2007 and it was my husband and I!  Now there are 2!!  So I made these cards very similar because they won't be attending each other's weddings since both are out of country.  Took a little work out of it but they still took awhile to create!!  So I made up 3 sets, which I will be sharing with you over the next short while.

A little while ago a friend of a friend mentioned that a local lady had cleaned out her crafting room and had a bagful of lace for sale.  I HIT THE MOTHERLOAD!!  LOL!  One of the pieces was the gorgeous pearl beaded lace I used on this card.  Seemed very appropriate given the 20s vintage image on here.  Maybe 30s?  The ruffled lace was from Live and Love Crafts.  I LOVE this stuff!  

I've used papers called "Coral Chic" from Michele R Designs for both cards but of course you can't seem them after my embellishment drawer threw up on them.  HA HA HA HA!  If you haven't seen her online store you must check it out.  She has both digi and paper sets and all are GORGEOUS.  I keep using that word but it's so true and describes her papers perfectly!

Another pretty bouquet of flowers using Wild Orchid Craft flowers and those pretty LLC chrysanthemums.  I added a bow tied hemp string and intertwined a strand of pearls.

Again pieces from LLC - the bark heart and LOVE paperclip.

And here's the second card and really only laces are different and a few odds and ends.

I also like using these clay hearts from LLC.  You can even add Stampendous Frantage embossing powder on them.  

I added some a shabby ribbon bow behind the roses too on this one.

Again this pretty shabby pink/peach colored ribbon and yummy lace again both from LLC.

So there you have it!   My first set of cards for the new wedding couples.  I'll be back with more!  
Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Mermaid and dolphin

Good morning!  Well, here anyway.  LOL!  This weekend there's a huge party going on over at Kit and Clowder celebrating 6,000 members!  WOW congrats Alyce!!  So she's giving back by doing a fundraiser and you should see all the amazing prizes going out along with some fun competitions.  

This image is one of the challenges so check out all the details over at K&C.  

More info:

Hope to see you stop by and have a great weekend!


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B93, 95, 97, 99, 100
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C00, 0, 1, 3, 5, 7
BG11, 34, 13, 49

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Sew Shabby and Berry Sweet

I have wanted to color up this image from Tiddly Inks "Berry Sweet" for awhile now and just decided to put everything else aside and go for it.  Sometimes you just need to create for no other reason than you want to.

I used some WONDERFUL pieces from Noor! Design UK - the doily die that is just barely peeking out at both ends, the new mushroom and gorgeous leaf dies.  I also used one of their many gorgeous templates "Shape Art Ornate".  It's a little extra fussy cutting but I LOVE it as I was getting tired of my square cards.  

DON'T YOU JUST LOVE THESE STRAWBERRIES?!!  I bought this die from Magnolia some time ago.  See?  So long I don't even remember!!  LOL!  They're a little finicky but they sure look cute when they're done!!  The grass die is also from Magnolia.

I've used the new set of papers from Michele R Designs called "Sew Shabby".  Lovin those greens let me tell you!  And they are sold in a 12" x 12" so I could use my new shaped templates from Noor!  No, I don't have a 12" x 12" printer but I still could printed larger than the 6" x 6" so I was a very happy camper!  I love the extra's these sets come with and again I went to the postcard and ticket pieces.  Also, my usual bouquet from Wild Orchid Crafts that you can purchase from Live and Love Crafts.

And here she is again - I did have trouble with my mushrooms on the first go around and they were red so I had to recolor, cut and paste but it seems to have worked out just fine!  LOL!

I even managed to build this around a couple of challenges so here we go:

Thanks for stopping by and 
have a great week!


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Monday, April 20, 2015

Love Mixed Media Canvas

Good morning!!

Just thought I would share a picture of what I was up to on the weekend.  Me and 3 other ladies decided to travel 3 hours (one way) to take a class for this mixed media piece.  I was so happy to figured out how people do these and buy some new supplies for myself.  Yikes that was a bill but whatever.  LOL!!  

Thanks to Clipper Street Scrapbook Company for the awesome lesson.  Stay tuned for my white piece I created yesterday.  These are just FUN and take just as long as a card does.  My next piece will be a 12" x 12" so looking forward to that.  

Have a great week!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Chipboard - Quick Tutorial

I've just done up a quick tutorial and I say quick because it's quick and easy.  Takes a few minutes of drying time but I let mine set on the windowsill when it's sunny and carry on to other parts of my card.  

I used INS-560 - pretty little butterflies from SRTC aren't they?

I first start out with the TH distress paint and dab all over the chipboard thoroughly.  In this case I've used 3 layers.  Sometimes you can get away with 2 layers, depending on what you're 3rd one might be.

Since I've decided to use some Stardust stickles, I knew I had to have 3 layers but I really wanted it white white.  I made the photo nice and big so you could actually see the sparkle.  Pretty isn't it?

And here's a look at what I used it on.  Just a tiny little thing can take a card to another level.  

Have a wonderful week!

Monday, April 6, 2015

April K&C Challenge

I am just a few days late with this but thankfully it goes all month!!  Woo hoo!  So the ncxt challenge at Kit and Clowder is soooooo easy!!


Really?!  C'mon now easy peasy!!  This month our sponsor is Ppinky Doll Stamps and I'm not sure what it is about them but I think they are sooooos super cute!!!  Seems like there is something for everyone!!  This image is called "How Beautiful".

Also, I have paired my image up once again with the amazing papers from Michele R Design papers.  I'm not sure what it is but it seems like every month I always put the K&C challenge together with Michele's papers.  Love them!!

I've added some gorgeous flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, chrysanthemums and Prima butterfly from Live and Love Crafts and my pretty glittered butterfly from Southern Ridge Trading Company.  I've done a tutorial at SRTC if you'd like to check it out.  

One day I'll have time to learn more about brightening my photo's ... oooooo or when I build my new craft room, build an actual photo booth!!  Ya!  This cute little bow is also from M R Designs.  The paper pack is called "In The Garden" and the blow is part of the Elements I pack.   What a cute touch don't ya think?

This post card is also from MR Designs in another packed called Elements 2.  The little "love" heart is from LLC and I think they are one of my most favorite pieces to add.

There we go!!  Now you're off to make a card aren't you?  LOL!!  Ok maybe later but don't forget the challenge at K&C.  It's so easy and we all add flowers to our cards don't we?  Have a great week!

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C00, 0, 1, 3, 5

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Octavia Moonfly Wistful

A few weeks ago I colored this gorgeous little creature up from Polkadoodles called "Octavia Moonfly Wistful".  Isn't she adorable?  I finally made her into a card using some gorgeous papers from Maja Design, which I bought from LLC, for my SIN's birthday card.  

Isn't that ladybug border so super cute?!!  I got that from Noor! Design UK along with the leaf and circle die.

My pretty spring bouquet is filled with some gorgeous flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and the springs are from Magnolia.  You can buy the WO flowers from Live and Love Crafts and she has a gorgeous shabby/chic vintage colored selection there.  

Isn't this twig heart just the cutest too?  I made it.  NO!!  HA HA HA!!  I'm kidding but I should try it!!  I bought a few packages from a friend so they're just stash.  The mushroom is from Prima - how cute is that?  Everything is cute today!  hee hee  The lovely laces are all from Live and Love Crafts, who by the way, is having a 15% off sale!!  Just thought I'd pass that along.  hee hee

So HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my SIN who turned the big 4-0 on April 1st!!  I know wouldn't that suck?  Poor girl.  But instead of always remembering it's April fool's we just always think about her birthday instead.  

I'm entering my card into a couple of challenges this time:

Noor! Design UK - Anything Goes
Live and Love Crafts - Signs of Spring

Have a great Easter weekend all!!  


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G21, 24, 28
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015


This week on the Kit and Clowder FB group we are playing with Polkadoodle images.  I love Octavia and she's a challenge to color so lots of fun for me.  The mushroom spots were made using whipped spackle by Faber-Castell and I added some pink shavings from my gelatos.  You can see it but I also added glitter overtop the spots.  I like using the whipped spackle because it's so light and airy it doesn't weigh a card down.

So my post on FB was this and you can play along too if you like:

This week we are showcasing Polkadoodle images and this one can be found here:

There are a few contests going on right now:

or you can learn how to color Octavia and her owl friend in the animal class here:

Eventually I will make her into a card so stay tuned!


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R81, 83, 85, 89
E000, 00, 11, 21, 04, R20

Friday, March 13, 2015

March Challenge

This month's March challenge at Kit and Clowder is a little more well....CHALLENGING!!  LOL!  

Pick your favorite movie and create a card!!  This month we are being sponsored by "Art By Mi Ran" so I chose Flapper 1920s.  In my world, hee hee, this is Daisy from "The Great Gatsby" sending along a birthday wish to Leo DiCaprio.  HA HA HA HA!!

Again I've use gorgeous papers from Michele R Designs and this particular set is called Cottage Garden.  You can even buy these now in a paper pad.  COOL HUH?!  The post card is part of the elements collection and you can even buy inserts and much more!  OMG AND THE BUTTERFLIES!  They are cutouts from her papers too!

The chipboard heart pieces are from Southern Ridge Trading Company (HRT-474) under "Hearts, Love and Weddings".  I've covered it with pink Tim Holtz crackle paint then Tim Holtz distress stickles "Clear Rock Candy".   There's a second small heart piece under the pink puffy thing, that my cat loves chewing on so much.  (Jeeps!)

The white spiral stem is from Wild Orchid along with some flowers (Live and Love Crafts) and the grass blades were from Magnolia.  The white rose trim and lace are also from LLC.

I've added some die cuts from Noor! Design UK (the chandelier and the circle corner/die) but I also used their Art Flower with 4 petals shape and loved making a shaped card!  What a fun change!

So I hope you can join us this month at K&C for the monthly challenge and have a great week!  Thanks for stopping by!

I'm going to enter my card in the Noor! Design UK challenge, which is a sketch and to use their flower template. That was a little tricky but I think I managed.  LOL!



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W1, 3, 5, 7, 9
V09, 12, 15, 17
R81, 83, 85, 89

Thursday, February 26, 2015


This project was fun but for some reason it took me 2 days!  Ok, I must confess I was at a crop with a lot of friends so they MAY have distracted me and I was busy distracting myself.  LOL!  

Here's the finishing project but I'll show you more as we go along.  

The first thing I did was cover the LOVE piece with white acrylic paint, then Crackle and then white paint again.  When you add the 3rd layer, that's when the cracking starts.  

I chose to use white under my first layer because I was going for a shabby chic look but if you wanted a more vintage look, you could paint the bottom color a brown or anything you wanted and it'll show through. 

My next step was to distress all the edges with Momento cocoa ink.  I also distressed the bottom of the V and E quite high because it does end up sliding in the base of the LOVE piece. 

The next thing I did was fit my picture into this sweet heart frame.  Yup it was a bit finicky but it worked.  I then painted the heart border with pink acrylic paint and sprayed with Prima's new color bloom "Cotton Candy" then "Worn Leather" and let it dry. 

Here I covered the picture with Versamark called "Frost" and then loaded it up with UTEE 3 or 4 times to get this effect.  Cracked very easy all on it's own at this point.

My next step was to add some more dimension so I mixed up some molding paste and colored it using a brown colored gelato.  At first I thought it was too dark but after all the embellishments were added it didn't too bad.  **Don't forget to do your base as well.

Just bare chipboard to a beautiful piece by adding some gold embossing powder. 

My finished hearts with a few Wild Orchid Crafts flowers (which Karen happens to sell at crops) and finished it off with a simple piece of lace.

For the top piece I covered with some chunky shabby white Stampendous embossing powder and then added the gold to the ends as well.  The piece underneath is just the raw chipboard with Versamark "Frost" and UTEE.  It's gorgeous this way as well!

Finished piece under a gorgeous Prima flower.  

The Cupid is covered with pink chunky Stampendous embossing powder.  So cute!  

Now everything starts to come together.  One thing I didn't take a picture of but you can see here is that I ended up adding some shabby chunky Stampendous white and gold embossing powder to different area's.  Wahoo ready for embellishements now!!  I always lie down my lace or ribbon first because I like building over top.  

So again, here is the completed product.  I also went around and touched with some gesso for a finishing touch . From Prima there are flowers, butterflies and the "US" bulb, Wild Orchid Craft flowers and some gorgeous resin pieces.  

All of these pieces are available from Southern Ridge Trading Company separately but for your convenience Karen has put together a package of all 4 pieces of chipboard and the wooden LOVE piece.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Happy Bday FIL

We celebrated my FIL's 65th on Feb. 8th and alllllllll the men in this family love the outdoors.  It gets harder and harder every year so instead of coloring I decided to just play with a bunch of chipboard from Southern Ridge Trading Company.  I didn't realize it but before I gave away the card, apparently I took some very fuzzy pictures.  Oops!  But you get the idea.  

This elk piece is ANI-391 and you get 3 various sizes in the package.  I covered the piece with Frost Versamark and then covered with UTEE 3 times ... I think.  And isn't it special that I just happen to get a piece of white chunky embossing powder in there too?  OH I was so mad but ... whaddya do?  LOL!

Both of these trees are also available from SRTC and this package (NAT-382) comes with 3 trees.  First I painted both using Tim Holtz dabbers and different colors.  Then on the smaller one, I added some flower soft and then some Tim Holtz crackled paint on the bigger tree.

I just love these little clouds!!  I  bought a cloud stencil and just dabbed some structure paste and built it up so it's very puffy looking.  That's my newest thing lately.  OH and  I did he same for the bark looking papers behind too.  I colored some paste with Gelatos and used a Tim Holtz stencil and filled that in.  I love how that turned out.

Well!  That's it for me for now!!  Pretty basic man card for anyone on your list.  

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!