Monday, August 17, 2015

Picture This...

I am not really what sure what to say about the fact that  it has been three years since I have last posted anything...ANYTHING! Life happens I suppose, my card making is nearly non existent, I do scrap and create altered items thanks be to the county fair and my love contributing to it. Speaking of loves, books photography and my children are on my tops (after my hubby of course!). There are so many fun pictures I want to display in a special way and I have more books that I will not reread again so I thought why not create a frame from a book, this book.

Really not to appealing to look at without the fun cover I admit so I got out my stash and got to work. I glued all the outer pages together along with the back cover to create stability. I splattered, stamped ( Close To Heart Stamp Sets),  scraped on and off layers and layers of acrylic paints til I was satisfied. Cutting out the window was no easy feat but I got it done and used layers of ribbon to cover up mishaps from the blade and to give dimension to this normally flat surfaced object. Like all of you, I have a huge stash of embellishments just waiting patiently to find that perfect placement. I even came upon some alphabet 
rubons to my delight. Here is the end result:

My daughter used to come home with huge bouquets of dandelions, it was the sweetest gesture ever. Sadly my little girl is no longer little but she still makes me bouquets at 14 of my prized flowers but I love the gesture all the same. She also passionately reads books which makes my heart even happier...

Here is a side detail of the book newly titled "MY GIRL".

 Finally here is the back of my new frame, I am really happy with this project.
Thanks for stopping bye! 

I thought I might due some challenge searching so I popped over to Paper Playful her are a few challenges I found:

Altered Eclectics has an altered objects challenge but no cards or Atcs
The Artistic Stamper anything goes with rubber stamping
Rhedd's Creative Spirit anything goes mixed media
Words 2 Scrap By Calling all book lovers
Frosted Designs Metal/ metallic
We Love To Create Anything MixedMedia/Creative/Inky

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

Friday, November 25, 2011

Pink Cat Studio Release!

For the next 3 days we are offering 
At the checkout just enter the code "MegaSale" 
and your order total will be cut in half.
Today we are releasing a bunch of 
adorable digi stamps! They are Christmas,
 Winter and Hanukkah themed.

Aren't these adorable?!!!?
I fell in love with
and decided to make a treat box
to put a few pouches of
Hot Cocoa Mix in.

The template Boxed Lunch is from
 My Time Made Easy
and though this is cute...easy it was not!
Of Course I had to cut all the pieces out 
by hand so that was half the battle.
It is with a sad heart I must share
this is my last dt posting with 
I have taken on a  role
in life that allows little time
for me to create.
 I know I will find time it
is just going to take some time
to figure it out.
Have a great day and 
happy shopping!


4 Crafty Chicks  snowflakes
Aud Sentiments  Winter holiday sentiments
Digi Doodles  Animals
Paper Craft Journey  Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon  Christmas
My Mum's Craft Shop  Things with Wings
Creative Craft  Free For All
Lady Bug Crafts  Winter Blues
Lollipop Crafts  Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Desert Island Crafters Challenge # 20

So did you survive your first day of the work week?
If it was a tough pill to swallow, well
you've only got 4 more to go!
Let's talk about something more palatable
shall we?
We have a new itinerary at
 comes from our very own Jenn Borjeson:
1 wings
2 ribbons
3 buttons
4 black and white
5 clouds
6 trees
7 3 or more pattern papers
8 polka dots
9 embossing
10 fussy cutting
I loved this itinerary!!!
Here is my card
from YNS.
(Click for sharper image)
I used 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.
(inside of card)

Well there you have it, 
so why don't you go get yourself stranded.
We can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hooked On Crafts  Die cuts
Lexi's Creations  No Straight Edges
The Pink Elephant  Embossing
Birthday Sundaes  Use a Tree
Dutch Dare  Punches and Dies

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Paper Sundaes Digi Challenge...

Happy Sunday!
Pink Cat Studio is sponsoring
Paper Sundaes and the prize is 5 digis !!!!
For challenge # 95 they want to see digis used
easy-peasy right?
I made another gift bag
adapted from  a Mel Stampz
template found here
using this sassy image called
Lilly Loves to Shop
(click for larger image)
(detail of beaded feet and trim)
(Detail of handle)
I love these darling beads from the
Timeline series by the Bead Treasury!
I added itty bitty sliver brads as the center
and throughout the creation.
(glitter detail)
Oh I wish you could see the lovely sparkle
detail from the Clear Star Gelly Roll pen!
Thanks for stopping by!

2 Sisters  Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges  Triple treat
Cardmadfairy's  Digi Days  Texture
Crafty Catz  Digi image
Crafty Ribbons  No Cards
Rainbow Lady  Pink and Green
Divas By Design  Metal
Truly Scrumptious  Bingo  Glitter / Glimmer, Die cuts, Ribbon
Digital Tuesdays  Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday  Bling It On
Crafts and Me  Birthdays

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Gobble Gobble Gobble!

The title post translates into sale sale sale!
Yes sir for the next three days you can stock up 
on all the amazing digi's! That includes the newest releases
for Thanksgiving!
Oh aren't these just great!
If you love them all now is the time to pick these 
up because the value pack is 24.99 but don't forget
for the next three days it's half of that...
I wanted to try something different and created 
a decorative sleeve for a champagne glass.
Wouldn't it be fun to do up a whole table like this?
Of course if no alcohol is at your table 
then napkin rings would work too.
is wonderful.
As a special gift to all of our digi stamping friends
 we are giving away a free digital stamp!
 No purchase necessary.
 Just visit this link and you can download this cute stamp.
 It comes in both black & white and in color.

How cute is that, I think she's pushing
pies to help us forget about
Roasted Duck with Apple Dressing.
Thanks For Stopping bye!

Cooking It up with Kate  Anything But A Card
Fresh Brewed  Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks  Die Cuts
Dutch Dare   Give Thanks or Thanksgiving
Paper Crafting Journey  use a Digi
Bearly Mine  Anything But A Card
Papertake Weekly  Anything Goes + a bit of bling
Bows and Berries  CAS

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

We have a winner!!!!

Hi all thanks for your patience! I am pleased to announce my Blog Candy winner is:

Scrapalajen said...

Beth, I'm a new follower and thank you for the awesome candy. I've posted it on my sidebar.

Please email me at so I can mail of you candy!!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Desert Island Crafters Challenge # 19

So, are you suffering from
any sort of a candy hangover today?
We have 3 giant bags of candy in
the house and I am scared!
We have a great itinerary for this weeks
1) Fall theme
2) Lace
3) Leafs
4) Glitter
5) Stitching (Real or Faux)
6) Bling
7) Punches
8) Kraft card stock
9) Pumpking
10) Distressed
With all these options I created a 
Happy Birthday gift bag using the 
My Time Made Easy template
Carry Clutch:
I used options 4,5,6,7,8 & 10
Here is a close up of the glittered button.
This is a pretty good sized bag,
I am certain you could fit 3 of those
smaller sized lotions and sorts from
Bath and Body Works.
Now all I need is a Birthday!
Have a great day!
PS I am going over my Candy Participants and will 
announce the winner soon!

Craft Your Passion  Bingo (flowers, Free Spot/glitter, Bling)
Heart Song Inspiration  Embossing and 3 or more layers
OLLCB  Stitching
The Pink Elephant  Distressing
Come and Get It   Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can  Halloween and or Anything but a Card
Gingerloft Challenges  Bingo (Buttons, Decorative Paper,Glitter)
Basic Grey  Anything Goes
Raise the Bar  Stitching
Totally Papercrafts  Glitter It
More Than Favors  Anything Goes
Creatalicious  Distress the Edges

Saturday, October 29, 2011

It's Day 9...

Happy Saturday!
You hopefully noticed the blinkie on my side bar 
in reference to the 
14 Days of YNS Holiday Fun. 
If you have missed any of the days
you will be giving yourself 
a big treat by going back to day one!
Karen has done a fantastic job with
these new releases. She asked me to help out this month
because her release is huge!
I am lucky enough to share
Isn't she great?
I don't follow Hockey with exception to a single
match every few years. My kids however
love these Bey Blades I used as props
so I pulled out a tiny metal lunch box
distressed the heck out of it
and altered it. 
What do you think of the
brown Corduroy?
I recycled it from a pair of my 
kids hole-in-the-knee pants.
I Mod Podged the back of the fabric
to stiffen it up and used my 
rectangular spellbinders as the die.
Now they can keep all there metal tips
in one place with style.
By the way 
Anything But A Card
Is the YNS Challenge right now
so you can bet I'll be entering this.
Thanks for stopping by!

Simon Says Stamps  Anything Goes
More than Favors Wacky Wed  Anything Goes
Paper Shelter  Anything Goes
Ruby's Rainbow  Metal
Crafty Sentiments  No Designer Paper
Party Time Tuesday  Anything Goes

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Do you like being scared?

Well I sure do!

Welcome all to our fantastically 
Haunty Halloween  Hop!
Whether you prefer seriously spooky or
cutie I know you find all of
these creations amazing!!!!
If you came from Tanya Johnson's blog
you are at the right place if not you will miss
out big time if you don't start from the
beginning which is Cyndi Bundy's blog 
The Scrappy Chick.
I'd like to give Cyndi Bundy a huge
thanks for all her organizational efforts
you are the best! 
In case you get lost along the way 
here is the entire hop list:
We have TONS of fabulous Halloween prizes from our wonderful sponsors!
Stampendous! ( 5 winners... 1 Halloween bg cling stamp each winner..Crowscape, Graveyard, Beware Gate, Castle Gate, Pumpkin Fence)

Karber Digital Designs...2 digis to one winner

Skipping Stones Design...Halloweenie set

Smeared Ink  (5 single digis...1 each to 5 winners? or 5 to 1 winner?)

Strange Skin...1 set of choice (except Zombies)

Jens Digi Stamp...(5 images to one winner)

Simply Betty Stamps...($10 Gift Certificate)

La-La Land Crafts ($10 Gift Certificate)

Dreamweavers Stencils: 3 prizes: each is 4 stencils, 2 brushes,  with 3 technique sheets each!
Be sure to leave comments along the entire hop
because these prizes are hidden along the way,
you have until Wed October 26th 8 PM EST.
Are you ready to see my creation?
(click for sharper image)
 (close up)
Now you can chose to believe me or not
but I swear I made 80 of these
for my kiddo's class treats this year.
They are all packed up and ready to go!
I used Thurston The Vampire
A Sweet November Stamp
by Amy Young.
As a time saver I did a black and white
of this dapper vampire.
Seriously, can you imagine coloring every one of these?
OK enough about me I am
really excited for your next stop
Mary Collins, she is sure
to inspire.
Have a great hop!

Paper Play  Use black
Delightful Challenges  Halloween
Crafting For All Seasons  Halloween
Decorate To Celebrate  Halloween Decorations
Divas By Design  Something Spooky
I Brake For Challenges  Halloween
Party Time Tuesday  Totally Spooky
Sweet Stamps  Lots of layers
Crafty Boots  Halloween or Autumn
Hooked On Crafts  Something Spooky
Make It Monday With Kraft  Spooky Stuff
My Craft Spot  3D creation
The Crazy Challenge  Halloween
Corrosive Challenges  Flying Things
Addicted To Stamps  Halloween
Gingerloft  Halloween or Fall
Paper Sundaes  Fall or Halloween