Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Another Chance to Win!!

Here's another link to win BIG! Check this post: http://lifeaslou.blogsome.com/ for the chance to win $150 worth of goodies from Cosmo Cricket! That Holiday Line of DP's was just so beautiful, I can't even imagine what I would do with even more of these great papers and goodies. Sure would like to find out though!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Rhonna Give-Away

If you're a fan of digi-scrapping, take a look at Rhonna Farrer's blog. She is giving away 209 digi-layouts in 2009. What an amazing artist and an amazing give-away. Check it out!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Cupcake Challenge

Once in a great while, I get the opportunity to create a card for Taylor's Cupcake Challenge. I was cleaning out my studio and trying to get a little more organized and spotted these beautiful Graphic 45 papers. I knew that these papers were the ones I wanted to use for this week's challenge. I stamped the image with an older Stampin Up image then colored it in with a combination of Copic markers, glitter gel pen, pearl-ex powders and glitter. I think it really makes the image sparkle. I used one of Ideology's fragment tags for the butterfly image then glued a second butterfly to the top of the fragment for a little dimension. I love the colors and how the card came together.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

Best wishes to all who stop by my blog for a wonderful, fun-filled holiday season.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Winter Dreams

What fun it is...to celebrate the winter season with a new project. This box is a spin-off of the wonderful boxes that Linda Albrecht does. I love the new papers from Basic Grey and the folk-art look to it. Using a styrofoam head and smashing it a bit, I covered it with gesso and made indentations for the eyes and mouth. The hat is a sock top from an orphan black sock I had. A little paint, a lot of styrofoam and some embellishments and the end result is this whimsical piece.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Oh What Fun...

Another quick post to show you my mini gift tags that I'll be teaching for my next class. I love the new Tonic punches that give a quick little punch to your projects. Lots of techniques from embossing to shrink plastic, this is another great way to play with papers and stamps. The other project is my first of twelve tags that Tim Holtz is showing on his blog. He is showing some great techniques and its a fun way to challenge yourself and see what you can do. Hope you enjoy the view.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Long Time No Blog

Yikes!!! I can't believe it's been over two months since I posted anything. I've been a little busy trying to learn all the ins and outs of my new job. So my creative time has had to take a little rest. I hate that! I've not really had the time to photograph my work but I'm hoping now that I can catch up on my posting and show some fun new projects I've been working on.

Tonight I finished some ATC cards that I'll be teaching in December. I love this format because it gives you small little snipits of techniques that you can try and move on to the next card.
The next project is a paper mache wreath that I covered with My Mind's Eyes holiday collection. added some tiny pearls and stamped some holly leaves. I love the little tree scene in the middle and I even remembered to add a ribbon to the back so I can hang it up for the holidays.

I hope you enjoy the view.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Part 2

More photos of the mini book from My Mind's Eye. By the way, if you haven't seen their new line of Christmas and Halloween papers...you must go out and and get some. If only I had enough time to design enough projects as I have papers for.

Weekend Workshop

Just finished a two day workshop with the fellows at My Mind's Eye. We made five greeting cards, a two page layout and a minibook. Although, the mini book was by no means "mini" but instead very labor intensive. The new Clothesline paper collection is very beautiful and lended to some eye catching projects. It was nice to hang out with fellow scrappers and do something fun for the weekend. I hope you enjoy these beauties.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Trick or Treat

Another tribute to Linda Albrecht. She posted similar boxes on her blog when she showed off the latest Pink Paislee papers. I had these great powder boxes that I had purchased at an estate sale and I thought they were perfect to showcase the Imaginesce halloween line of papers. I used crepe paper for his delicate collar and vintage sheet music for his festive hat. The beautiful ribbon is from May Arts and the crystal handle is from 7 Gypsies. Thanks again Linda for the inspiration. Now if only someone would fill them with candy.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Makes Me Hungry

Don't you just love to eat cupcakes? Me too... When I saw Linda Albrecht's blog and the beautiful paper cupcakes she made for Basic Grey's CHA display, I knew I just had to try my hand at making a few myself. Linda was nice enough to send me the pattern and a few hours later...this is the result. What fun I had. The sky was the limit when you add embellishments and glitter. I think they look good enough to eat.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Dora, Diego and Bob

Nice title eh??? I had a friend who requested some children's cards that focus on Dora the Explorer, Diego and Sponge Bob Square Pants. Here is what I came up with. Each card is done with my multitude of scraps. I bought some playing cards that had these great images on them and cut each out so I could make them pop off the page. I think they're adorable, hope you enjoy them.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Thank You Donna Downey

I'm finally posting pics from a project that I did a few months ago. We were handed papers from My Mind's Eye with reds, browns and greens. I didn't much care for the paper so I was stumped as to what to make with this stuff for our monthy challenge at LLS. So, after combing the internet for ideas and inspiration...I came across Donna Downey's website and saw her amazing fabric scrapbook that she made. That was the answer...turn this paper into fabric and sew, sew, sew. I used printer fabric and scanned the paper to print out the designer paper images. Add a few pictures and some felt cut words and voila...a beautiful family heirloom. Hope you enjoy it.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Make and Takes at CHA

Okay, as promised, I decided to photograph some of the make and takes I got to do at CHA. In no particular order I present to you...Claudine Hellmuth's adhesive-backed canvas painted with her wonderful acrylic paints and fabulous brushes making this adorable floral pin. Tim Holtz's Idea-ology findings make a great necklace; can't wait till I can purchase all these great little charms. Bind-it-All has teamed with Teresa Collins and is offering these great leather closures with seasonal fasteners. The little halloween book was a fun make and take and certainly worth doing again in another season. Then the Provo Craft booth had some great make and takes at their booth. The popular booth was the Sesame Street box...but I didn't want to wait all day so I made this adorable coloring book cover. The Elmo shape was cut on the Cricut and we made two of them donating one to a third world country as a completed coloring book. What a great idea. I made several cards but have not photographed them yet. Finally, I got in on the Pink Paislee make and take. They only offered 25 kits at the show...and I made sure to get there early enough so I could get in on the action. I finished it at home and it is such an adorable Halloween Owl book and I can't wait to do this one as a class. Thanks for visiting today.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

CHA Chicago

I'm so excited...I got to attend CHA this year. It was my first show and I was very pleased to see artist who I have only admired from afar...or rather by blog-stalking. I'm posting a few of my favorites. October Afternoon had adorable layouts and their new fall line is going to be so great. The monster papers, stamps and chipboard shapes are just adorable. I was excited to see Tim Holtz in person and see his work up close. Claudine Hellmuth is another collage artist whose work I have admired. Her new brush and paints are going to be so great to work with, so is her adhesive-backed canvas. I also loved the papers and projects at Melissa Frances's booth...so many beautiful works of art. Such great make and takes at Just Rite Stampers and Idea-o-logy as well as Pink Paislee. I'll be back again to share all the cool things I got to make.