Sunday, April 27, 2008

Envelope Challenge

Hero Arts had a recent challenge to design a card with an unused envelope or envelope pieces. I decided to use my new "ticket" stamps and make some mock raffle tickets and stuff them inside a mini envelope. I had a hard time coming up with a sentiment so I decided to leave it off altogether. I used Webster Pages paper for the background paper, some velvet and satin ribbon and a little bling. The butterfly is a Hero Arts stamp as well. Hope you had a great weekend.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Dream a Little Dream

Today I spent twelve hours celebrating the anniversary of Live.Love.Scrap and their two years in business. Since teaching there, I have had the opportunity to create some fun and unique projects and learn from others as well. We had a great time gabbing and scrapping and trying to get some projects done. Though, I think we did more gabbing than creating. But...I sure had fun in the process. Today I'm posting a word book that I created using the wooden book from Kaiser Crafts. I stamped and embossed some of the damask patterns and the paper on the other pages are from Paper Salon - Karen Nueburgers line. Since she designs pajamas normally, I thought it was fitting that this dream book carry her papers. I think it's got a real lyrically feel to it and I am pleased with the end results. Thanks for stopping by today.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Daisy D's Challenge

A recent challenge on Daisy D's site prompted me to create with their new Bambino sock monkey line of papers. The challenge was to create a non traditional project using their newest papers. I've had the sock monkey fabric from Moda for years and I knew their was a reason I was holding on to it for so long. I visited a newly-opened IKEA recently and purchased the child's chair for $15..not bad. I played with the fun designs on the seat cutting out various circles, stars and moons. Carefully cut each monkey out and paraded them across the seat top. I used papers, brads and stamps all from Daisy D's, lots of mod podge and stazon ink for a fun project that will be around for years. I'll let you know the results of the challenge winners. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Hanging Collage

This week has been a productive one for me. I've been able to tie up some loose ends with projects that have needed little things done here and there. Each month, I take a class at my LSS where we are given a project, papers or supplies to use for any project we choose. This month we were given four 6 x 6 squares of the latest papers from My Mind's Eye and a few little embellishments (the butterfly). Our challenge is to use these papers/embellishments and create. Here is what I created. The cotton scraps are from Crafty Secrets, the metal edges are from 7 Gypsys. A little paint, a little stamping and lots of mod podge later...this is the end result. A great way to welcome spring. Hope you all had a great weekend.

Friday, April 11, 2008

For the Birds

Oh I am such a terrible blogger. It's not that I'm not working furiously at creating one of a kind projects...its just that I often fail to photograph the projects. Then, to top it off, I leave my camera back in my studio and don't have it at my side when I visit other blogs. You would think I live in this huge mansion and the camera is soooo far away...but no, just a ranch style home and the camera is merely down the hall. Okay,'s really that I'm too lazy to go get it. Ouch - that hurts...the truth usually does. Anyway, here is the latest project I'm offering at Live Love Scrap as a class. I used Scenic Route papers, some acrylic paint and my fun Inkadinkado Stamps plus Inque stamps to produce this adorable bird house book from Maya Road. Hope you enjoy it.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Raspberry Truffle Blog Candy

Hi Friends,

As I posted last week, Terri Conrad Designs is hosting a blog candy contest of her fabulous papers from Webster Pages. I was just awarded the beautiful Feather Your Nest papers and I can't wait to receive these beauties so that I can continue to create and embellish my world.