Friday, February 28, 2014

Mixed Media Spring Book Box

Hi everyone!  Today I wanted to share with you this little mixed media book box.  This time of year my Michaels has started to clear out the organizational tools and these little boxes were on sale...woo hoo!  As lovely as the cover was, you know I couldn't resist changing it up.

With a base layer of Prima Zephyr papers, lots of gorgeous mists from Lindy's Stamp Gang, gesso, and of course bunches of beautiful Prima Flowers I came up with this.  Oh, and don't you just love those ribbon roses?  those are KaiserCraft.  Many of these goodies can be found in the Your Memories Here store.

This little box is perfect for tucking away secret treasures and notes.  I can't wait to fill it.  Thanks for stopping by.



Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Sampler Card Set

Hi everyone!  Sorry I am a bit late, feeling a bit under the weather, a bit of a cold or something...and with the weather we are having today...

Well, anyway, today I wanted to share with you a set of cards I made using the February kit from the Sampler.  Love the colors in this kit and some of the embellishments were just too cute.

These cards were all so quick and simple to make using this gorgeous kit.  Be sure to check out what is coming next from the sampler.  I think you are going to love the project kits.


Monday, February 24, 2014

Fabulous - The Sampler

Hi everyone!  Hope you had a great weekend.  We had a great weekend here.  Today I want to share with you a project I made with the February kit from the Sampler.  Don't know if you have heard, but the Sampler is changing its direction next month and going to project based kits.  So, February is the last I will be working with them.  Not to worry though, I have some other great things in the works.  

Love when I have Brighton around.  After all these months, I still miss him so much.  He is such a sweet heart and always happy to pop into my selfies.
 Sorry about the terrible photo....The February kit came packed with tons of cute embellishments, and coupled with a few foam squares.....
It is going to be a busy day around here.  Have a great week!  


Friday, February 21, 2014

Something a Little Different - Knitting

Hi everyone!  Today I have something a little different to share with you.  Believe it or now, I actually do other things besides paper crafting and swim meets.  lol.....I knit!  Ok, I don't have much time to knit, but I do know how.

A friend of mines daughter is having her baby shower in a bit and I thought it would be nice to offer her a lovely handmade gift.  So, I whipped up this simple baby blanket...and yes, she knows it is a boy, so blue is perfect.  lol

Just a simple garter stitch with a border of stockinette.  Hope she likes it.

Do you do other crafts?


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Time - Mixed Media Canvas

Hi everyone!  Today I wanted to share with you a mixed media canvas I made using Multi-Purpose cloth from Roc-lon Fabrics.  This fabric was so easy to work with.  It has a nice weight and doesn't fray.  Well, enough about the fabric...

I  cut the fabric into an orchid shape, covered it in gesso and then went to work.  A few random letters...some beautiful Prima Metals , washi tape, chipboard, and letters, and then another layer of gesso to blend everything.  Gesso is definitely my friend when creating Mixed Media pieces.
Then the fun begins with different shades of mist from Lindsy's Stamp Gang.  Bits of Shabby Turbine Teal, Cape Cod Coral and Salt Water Taffy were my interpretation for the February color challenge on the Lindsy's Stamp Gang blog.
More embellishments, clock faces and hands from Prima as well as a few Prima page pebbles...and then more gesso.  lol
Oh, and I found this old ghost clock in my stash from Heidi Swapp.  And you know I had to add a few bits of Prima bling.  hee hee and a few blooms from my Hydrangea Hippo stash.
I always think...I would be so much better at...well, pretty much everything..if I only had more time.  So, this is a reminder for me to make time for the things I love.  I haven't figured out what I am going to do with it yet...maybe turn it into a pillow, or frame it?

Well, thanks for stopping by today.


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

We Love Brunch

Hi everyone!  I hope all of you in the US had a great holiday weekend.   Me?  I spent all three days at a swim meet with Mackenzie.  Not so bad as the meet was held at Brighton's university so I got to spend some time with him (amazing what offering to feed him will do.  lol)

Anyway, today I want to share with you a project I made using sketch 112 from Sketch Savvy

I used some Pan Pastels on the background a some older Basic Grey chipboard alphas that I painted with some Twinkling H2Os as well as bits of stitching.  The children are just so cute together.  Wish we had more time as a family.  Love my babies.  

Thanks for stopping by today.


Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day Candle

Hi everyone!  Happy Valentine's Day.  I hope you are enjoying this lovely Friday.  I have two things to share with you today.  The first thing I will share  Prima Giveaway.  And that is....

a Rafflecopter giveaway
The second thing I wanted to share was this quick tea light holder I made with a glass jar from Darice that I found at Joanns, some Lindsy's Gang Magicals and Mod Podge.  Oh...and a few odds and ends.  lol

This was so quick and easy to do.  To begin I placed a heart sticker on the glass jar, making sure it was firmly adhered.  Next, I mixed a bit of Peony Scarlett Red Magicals with some Mod Podge.  (You can see a tutorial of a similar technique on the Lindy's Stamp Gang You Tube here.)

And voila...

I embellished the little jar with some lace that I dyed using Shabby Tahitian Teal Mist and a few flowers and stick pins.  Such a quick and easy project.  I am entering this in the "for the love of..." challenge at Amazing Mold Putty.  Love me some flowers and lace.    And Love....

Happy Valentine's Day


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Life is Good - Prima Optimist

Hi everyone!  Hope you are having a great day.  Today I want to share a project I made using Prima Optimist from Your Memories Here.
I used lots of Lindy's Gang mists on the background to make it fun and grungy.  And of course lots of beautiful Prima Flowers and other embellishments.

Ainsley is always so happy to play for the camera and this day was no different.  I think I have a never ending supply of photos of her.  lol

Well, busy day.


Monday, February 10, 2014

Laugh - The Sampler

Hey everyone!  today I want to share with you a project I made using the February kit from the Sampler.  This kit is already sold out, but I wanted to be sure and share with you anyway.

 Sorry about the funky photos...we have been having some crazy weather and the lighting is just weird.  I think I really need to break out the light box.  It is that time.

I found a fun sketch over at Pagedrafts  and thought I would give it a go.  

Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, February 7, 2014

Another Prima Giveaway!

Hey Everyone!  Guess what time it is....Time for another giveaway!  Woot, Woot!  This time I have some of the leftovers from the classes at Prima Art'Venture.  You seriously will not believe how much stuff we walked away with.  you have seen the projects....

And here is what was leftover when these projects were complete.  Sorry about the length of the video, but there was so much stuff.  

So, onto the giveaway...the video is really long...sorry again.....but if you tell me what you really like, you may just find it in your goodies.  Here is the Rafflecopter.  Entries will close Thursday, February 13 at 12:01 AM and I will announce the winner on Valentines Day, February 14.  Thanks for playing.  Oh, and if you wouldn't mind sharing...hee hee.  The more the merrier.  


Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Sampler - Sneaks

Hey everyone!  It has been a busy week.  I was hoping to be able to share with you a project or two with the new kit from The Sampler .  Unfortunately, it is not yet up in the how about some sneaks.

This kit is so full of fun shapes and colors.  I just know you are going to love it.



Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Flipping Out with Sizzix

Hi everyone!  today I have a special card to share with you.  Back at CHA I attended a Blogger event with FaveCrafts and many different of which was Sizzix.  Well, Sizzix was kind enough to include this gorgeous Flip-Its die in our swag bag.  you know I  couldn't wait to play.

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This is the Triple Fancy Frame Flip-its Set.  So way fun to use.  There are dies for each of the pieces so no trying to piece together and figure out which dies you need.   I chose to embellish this card with some older embellishments and some Glitz Designs Cashmere Dame papers from Your Memories Here.
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Well, thanks for stopping by today, and be sure to ask Kristina about your favorite Sizzix dies and papers.