Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I wish I could take credit

for what I am about to share with you
but alas it just isn't so!
Several weeks back I was scoping out some new blogs and there was this beautiful butterfly pendant that I fell in love with. The coolest thing was it was created from aluminum cans, die cuts and alcohol inks. It just so happens I have most of the things needed to create this.
 I affixed the butterfly to a piece of slate that I had previously stamped
with flourishes and the word dream.
 I forgot about these watch bits and bobs, so glad I found them as
 it sort of adds some Steampunk flair
 It's rather large so I decided to wear it in my hair as well as my daughter.
My darling daughter just also happens to be wearing a funky skirt I made out of old
 ties. It used to be mine about 20 years so I've altered it several times to ensure she could keep wearing it.
So I just want to say THANK YOU to who ever that  amazing blog that was!
Have a great Thursday
Simon Says Stamp and Show  No Rules anything goes
Allsorts  Heavy Metal
Addicted To Stamps  Recycle Something
The Crafty Pad  Dies and Punches
Little Red Wagon  Upcycle
Creative Inspiration Paint  Anything But a Card
Divas By Design  Anything Goes
The Cheerful Stamp Pad   Steampunk
Dream Valley Challenges  Steampunk
No Matter Which Challenge  Anything Goes

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Trying something new

Happy Monday!
I have a zany project to share today, I guess you could call it a sculptural painting.
This years county fair them is "Go Green", so I pulled out aluminum cans, cardboard and a used aluminum cookie sheet to create this little ditty.
I snuck some hardware from the hubby too but that's a secret! (wink-wink)
 There's about 10+ coats of acrylic paint on 
this 8x20 inch canvas to give it 
a futuristic yet rustic look.
Scrounging through my old supplies, I found 
Making Memories booklet of "Mixed Font" that I used for the wording.
I love this look & hope you do to!

Crafty Pad  Metal
Pile it On  Add Metal
FabNFunky  No Cards
Frosted Designs  Color Challenge
Craft Your Passion  Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks  Distressing
Inspire Me Fridays Anything to inspire

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

That boys got brains

Well good afternoon to you! Thank you for all the thoughtful welcome back gestures you are just too kind! Life is so fun right now, I forgot how great it feels to craft your time away...
I'd like to share this layout of Oscar, he is obsessed with tuning everything into a hat of some sorts and this baseball Easter basket was no exception.
After taking a deep breath, I pulled out my Bam Pop papers. It's really hard to use the papers because they are so fun and crazy I just hoard (Use It Tuesdays) them instead.  This dp has cute little ninguins(Ninja Penguins?) all over it. Pam pop also created a great stamp set of these little guys so I pulled out some black card stock and stamped them in white to create my own dp.(Papertake Weekly) So what do you think of Washi Tape? (Catered Crop) This another item rarely used but there three strips of green spotted (Love to Create)tape on every corner of this layout. Well I hope you like it thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Is there anybody out there?

Hello hello hello hello hello...
Yes that is the sound of me
 talking into an empty cave
 of my blogging buddies.
 It has been nearly 7 months
 since my last posting!
With only 3 weeks until
school starts back up,
I felt it was now or never!
So what exactly have I been 
doing you ask?
Bowling, swimming, biking 
gardening, watching movies
yelling screaming shouting 
you name it!
Just no paper crafting until now.
Here is a card for my nieces'
upcoming birthday.
I used a Tiddly Ink Digi
that was colored well over
 a year ago...seriously!
(click for larger image)
 (inside of card)

So there you have it in the future
I hope to share more layouts than cards.
  I am years behind with
all three of my kiddos photos.
Yesterday they we all really
engrossed in their scrapbooks
reading all the captions to each other.
They asked me when I was going
 to make more books so my goal
 is to make more books!
Thanks for stopping bye!

Allsorts  Distressing
Poodles Parlor  Use Digi
Bloggers Challenge  Die Cuts
The Perfect Sentiment  Anything Goes