Saturday, August 25, 2012

All that glitters IS gold in my scrappy world!!

Hello friends and Happy Saturday! The last few days I have been busy playing and experimenting with making my own shimmery mists and making my own flowers. It was an interesting experiment for sure and I am happy to report that it is totally possible and totally cheaper than buying it at almost $7 a bottle! If you know me, you know that I have a limited scrap budget due to my medical situation. I adore scrapping and I adore scrapping in a shabby romantic style, which requires tons of flowers ! I could literally use one months worth of flowers on a single project! So I am determined to learn to do some of this myself. Here are some of  my first ones.. they are rustic but I am gonna keep at it!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Flying Unicorn Pink Challenge

We were asked to make a background ourselves, and had to use only pink brown and white for colors. The reason I chose to use these fun photo;s wth such a soft LO was becase it is the only picture I have of myself as a child, and because my mother took me with her on a trip  I laugh as i write tht because as I write it, I am exacly the same age as my Momma was when we made that trip LOL She left my Dad and moved to California the next year. I did not feel as close to her as I did on that trip until the weeks and months before she passed away. But that is a story for another day!  I just bought a set of McGill flower making tools and the mat, so with the exception of the very tiny buds I made the flowers for this LO. The roses are a bit clumsy yet, but it is the best I have ever been able to do before! The tools and the  mat are amazing and make it so easy!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

beautiful Minnie

I did this f0r the sketch challenge #222  at Creative Scrapper this month. I am very new at sketch challenges even tho I have been scrapping a long time. I am hoping that this will help me define my style and improve my work as I go along.
I did this one slightly tilted, it just looked better that way to me.  I adore her sweet smile here and the life shining ih her eyes. She is my Great Neice and we share a special bond. so this was more than a challenge, it was a labor of love! 
this is a little side step card that I did tonight for a challenge at the Flying Unicorn

Saturday, August 18, 2012

My Very First mixed media Canvas

 I started by applying gesso. and then misting with several colors, once dried I stamped with my gorgeous script stamp; and then using some rubons. I applied an heirloom gold mist over everything once I had finshed my flower cluster, trinkets and bling.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

These are a set of 3x3 notecards I did for  my gift closet. I got the file from sil store. I  made the teal flower on top .
this is a little card I did for a challenge at the flying Unicorn this month.

Friday, August 10, 2012

This was done for the challenge at C'est Magnifique sketch challenge for August.

A Mountain of Prima Giveaway!

To celebrate her new blog design Ingvild Bolme is giving away this incredibly generous mountain of Prima products! Everyone is free to enter, so hop on over to her blog to enter

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Challenge for the Paper Mixing Bowl

I adore this picture of my nephew and my great neice, such a tender expression!

Monday, August 6, 2012

this was done for the challenge at Flying Unicorn and Once Upon A Sketch.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

this is what I havve spent my Saturday on! I am just over the moon for this collection!

this was done for a challenge at the Flying Unicorn, the challenge was to use a handwritten verse from mother goose, create 2 handnade embellies, and to use an image you colored by hand.
This is a banner I made for my challenge over at the Flying Unicorn. The challenge is to make a patriotic themed LO or altered project. I made it for my great nephew's birthday and also as a welcome gift for his new room, I used Athentiques's Glory, I adore it! The papers are amazing to work with!