Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Prima Altered Metal Frame

Recently my husband's cousin got married in Mexico so when they came back I wanted to create a keepsake for them.  I waited until I had one of their favorite pics and off I went with my Prima metal frame.  

I have a number of pieces from Southern Ridge Trading Company and this seahorse is the first one.  I just covered this pretty thing with some Glitter Ritz and voila!  Doesn't that look rich?!

Here's some more SRTC chipboard I used.  The starfish is covered with a Tim Holtz dauber and then ... dang... OMG I FORGET.  LOL!  I think it's pearl glass glitter from Finnibair.  ha ha ha so sorry!!  The bird was covered using Inka Gold.  Pretty huh?

Of course I loaded this frame up with tons of gorgeous flowers from Wild Orchid and Prima.  Would you expect any less from me?!

The resin hearts and birds nest are from Prima and the shells are from Live and Love Crafts.  

And this big resin piece is also from Prima.  This thing is decked right out with Prima huh?  hee hee  Yup I love me some Prima!!  Don't we all?!!

And last but not least the happy couple....Bryce and Larissa Treadway.  Congrats you two and welcome to the family Larissa!

Thanks for stopping by to visit my post friends!!

Monday, June 29, 2015


OK this page was FUN!!  I suppose it's cuz it's full of great subjects.  HA HA HA!!  Me and my twin!   hee hee  She's so awesome!!  Love that lil thing to BITS!!  I'm even trying to grow my hair out long again like hers.  

For this layout I used a set from an awesome store called Pickleberrypop.  Even the name is cute!  This designer is Vero and the collection is "Sherbert Inspiration (Collection)".  I quite like her designs and I'm sure I"ll buy more again.

If you click on the photo it should get bigger and you might even be able to read it but it doesn't say much.  I just had fun with rolling the text around the doily on the first page.  Oh and for those of you who don't know, I'm the one on the left page.

Ok I'm off!!  I like these pages because they don't need much explanation.  LOL!!

Thanks for looking!!  

Friday, June 19, 2015

Michele R Designs Introducing Shabby Spring

This post is JUST to show off the new papers at Michele R Designs.  I'm really loving just playing instead of adding a colored image, although I love those too.  Sometimes it's just nice to change it up a bit.  

For this card I used the new Shabby Spring collection and wow it is so pretty!  

I've used some Prima flowers and lace, flowers and the little birds nest charm from Live and Love Crafts.

I've even added some mixed media to my card using stencils from TCW Designs.  Instead of using a matte gel I used some Whipped Spackle by Faber-Castell.  What I liked about it is how freakin' light and fluffy it is so adds no weight to the card.  Also colored it with gelatos.  FUN!!

Of course you can get the papers but also the elements and inserts as well.  

I used another sketch from Cardabilities.  It does seem to make card making a little easier!
Hope you have a wonderful and creative weekend.  I will cuz hubby is going fishing for the weekend.  Woo hoo!  LOL!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Designs by Jill - Quiet Moments

I've discovered I have a few favorites who create digital scrapbooking kits and one of them is "Created by Jill".  Her new bundle called "Quiet Moments" is jammed full of amazing papers and embellishments just to name a few things.

Here is my entry into "White Space" Challenge.  Now as many of you know, I am NOT really good with white space so that's why it was definitely a challenge.  LOL!!  I don't think I did too bad!  

I really like that I can just look into my oodles of files of pictures and just pull something out from the vault.  Yup!  That's what I'll call it!  LOL!  Also, takes like 2 hours to create one of these instead of half a day.  Well...that's if I don't get too finicky.  LOL!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Digital Scrapbooking!! OH NO!

Soooooo I wanted to start digital scrapbooking for a specific reason but OMG I'M OUTTA CONTROL!!  I LOVE IT!  I think I love that it's not messy, I don't have to be IN my craft room to do it, I can actually finish layouts at night (unlike cards), it AND I DON'T NEED INTERNET!  Well I do if I want to download kits but that's just fine!!  

I've already done a few layouts, which I'll show you later because I love them but this one is of my furry Siberian, Rafferty.  Don't we all love our pets?  He's hypoallergenic so I don't have such severe reactions.  What a character!!  

Kit used by Jumpstart Designs - "Beyond Serenity"

The blueprint is one from Pixels2Pages an amazing scrapbooking forum, tutorial site and amazing resources.  I have learned SO MUCH!!  

Thanks so much stopping by!!  Don't worry, you'll still see cards too!!  I'm working on being super versatile!  LOL!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Grad 2015

A friend of mine asked me to make up a grad card for her daughter but at first when she said the colors were GOLD and BLACK I thought UGH!!  Then to top it off with blonde hair?!!  DOUBLE UGGGGGGH!!  Not my strong suit!!  HOWEVER!!  I met this challenge with a vengeance!!  I had a whole lot of fun making this card and it came together incredibly fast.  I was surprised.  So ya, instead of taking a whole day it only took half.  LOL!!  

I fretted about what image I was going to use until Krista from Saturated Canary put this cutie out this year.  Ahhhhh excellent timing!!  (Copic colors listed below)  Name of image "Grad Girl 2015".  The grad cap is a chipboard piece from Southern Ridge Trading Company and I painted it with Mod Podge then covered it with Tim Holtz distress glitter.  Looks sooooo cool IRL!!  

I used this gorgeous chipboard clock from SRTC as well.  (LOVE THESE THINGS!)  VIN-547  Added my usual big bouquet to top off the card!  LOL!

And I just love this book charm I found in my stash from Live and Love Crafts!!  PERFECT!!  

The blackberries and that gorgeous piece of white lace is also from LLC.  The little butterfly die and the star border are from Noor! Design.  

Ok so 1 more grad card to go for my stepson.  STEPSON FOLKS!  A GUY GRAD CARD!  OMG!  Sigh...I have to make it this weekend so we'll see how I make out with that.  Yikes!  I am clueless on this one.  

Thanks for stopping by!  I appreciate the comments!  XO


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Y21, 26, YR23, E25
W3, C00, 0, 01
Y00, 11, 15, YR23, 24
E000, 00, 11, 21, E4, R20

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Dunja's Birthday Blog Hop

Hi there!!  I sooooo welcome you to my blog today because it's getting pretty quiet around here lately.  LOL!!!  I'm here for a very special blog hop for an incredibly talented and wonderful birthday girl.  DUNJA DUCKER!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY FRIEND!  I was so honored when she asked me to be a part of this as there are some incredibly talented artists here.  I made something a little out of my norm but once in awhile you do get tired of coloring and just want to play with embellishments.  LOL!

DΓΌnja gave us this inspiration piece and the first thing I noticed was that wood panel and immediately thought "YAY I HAVE SOME" from Simple Stories so off on my search I went!  Woo hoo!!  I also liked the color palette so tried to stay as close to that as possible.
I even added another piece of inspiration from Cardabilities and used this sketch.  Wow they have some amazing sketches over there and an incredible DT!!  Very inspiring!!! 

I didn't actually have teal colored lace but had some white from Live and Love Crafts, so I used some Prima Spray - teal - and then dried with my heat gun.  I ALMOST burnt it.  HA HA HA HA!!  Ooops!  I had also pre-sprayed the teal flowers a few months back so was happy to have those handy.  

I used a Prima resin bird piece and Prima die behind the clock.   Speaking of that clock (VIN-547) it's a chipboard piece from Southern Ridge Trading Company.  Oooooo she has some great stuff and if you live in the US and her shop is in Canada, it's a great deal for you guys right now because our dollar sucks and yours is awesome!  ha ha ha!  So take advantage if you can.  :)  

These gorgeous branch pieces are also from Southern Ridge Trading Company (GAR-586) in the "New Releases" section.

So there is my project and now I'm sending you off to more amazing creations!!  Enjoy and hope to see you enter the challenge at the end.  More details there so I won't tell all!  Hee hee


I'd like to enter this card in to the Cardabilities sketch challenge #124.  Again awesome sketch!

Thank you!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

More Wedding Cards

Here's another set of cards I made for hubby's cousins that I can show now.  This is set #2!  I'm leading up to the best ones.  LOL!

They are very very similar but I can never do something exactly the same because I bore easily.  LOL!  These are Maja Design papers and that topper is from Lily Of The Valley.  LOVE THESE when you're making multiple cards but it doesn't look like they sell them anymore.  Dang!  That's ok! I'll find more!  ha ha ha!

Lots of the flowers are from Live and Love Crafts and Wild Orchid Crafts.  The lace is also from LLC and WOW does she have gorgeous pieces there!  
You should see the new stuff!  P-R-E-T-T-Y!!!

Well that's it for now just a quick post to share.  Have a great day and thanks for looking!

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
E000, 00, 11, 04, 21 R20
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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E00, 31, 33, 35, 57, R20, 21
E50, 53, 55, 57
YR21, 23, E15, 18
YG03, 63, 67, G99
E42, 44, 47, 49
W1, 3, 5, 7
B0000, 000, 00, 01

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!