Monday, August 27, 2012

bad pictures

 I was in a rush as usual. and took the pictures, mailed off the cards and didn't check the pictures. BLAH! OMG they are awful:( So I am gonna just have to deal with it and show them anyway.  Even though the pictures do not show how pretty these cards are they are going to special ladies who deserve a smile.
 This is a tag that I created to hold a charm as a thank you gift.
 It was something fun I haven't done in a while. I love the fabscraps paper in the back ground. Using what I have lately instead of hoarding has been very freeing and totally fun.
 Next is a card I copic colored with a magnolia image.
again fabscraps paper, the butterflies were cut out with my stamping up die and the rose and sentiment are MFT! Super cute blues and browns. A bit of fiber I haven't used in forever for the accent on the flower.
 the inside is the same beige stripe and a sentiment banner. Simple. I wish my pictures would have turned out! Just not my day today I guess.
The second one is also the little stamp I gave Tracy for her birthday. I couldn't wait to color this one. Hello, little butterfly is the name. Super cute isn't she? I did this one is blues with the same papers from the fabscraps collections. Love this paper.
I also added some bo bunny paper and some MME to this backdrop as well as some cheese cloth. The flowers are WOC sweet little ones. Got the layout for this from a sketch. I really liked the end result. The inside is pretty much the same as the one above.
Just the papers are polka dot and the sentiment is the same.
 Now for another tag and a piece of jewelry I made for someone sweet.
the tag is meant to hold the necklace. I got the kit a while ago as a gift. I put all the charms and a few more along with extra chain on the kit. I think it turned out great.
 Fabscraps paper and a flower.
 So that is it for now. I will have way more to show tomorrow. Gotta redo a video I took today. My computer says it doesn't have enough memory left to hold the file? Don't know about that but gonna have to figure a bunch of stuff out. Not what I like to do- technical stuff.
 Have a great day

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

From the bottom of the Barrel

 I love to pull from the bottom of the barrel. It is such a challenge sometimes. As you can see by my room I have a LOT of stuff to play with. I have hoarded little things all my life. I have vowed that will no longer be the case. I will use anything and everything that works for my projects.
 So far I have been true to my statement. The card and box are perfect examples of this. I made these for one of my you tube supporters and a new sweet friend.
Most everything you see here my friend Theresa~ from sent to me. here is the list of supplies
4 x 4 paper mache box
 Enchantments-Mini mulberry roses in black and white,
Recollections-burlap & bling swirls
Creative Imaginations paper-I.O.D
Karla001- Rina bling
Tim Holtz- spinners, brads,film strip & walnut distress ink
Making Memories- letter brad(U) and key hole, stamp- friend
Simple Stories- graceful card
Maya Road- game number piece
Michael's- the chipboard butterfly- 1.50 bin

 I love how the box turned out, My favorite part is the film strip over the word graceful. I hope she likes it too.
Now for the card
4.5 x 5 inch card
Card base is Recollections-kraft, Burlap,bling flourishes, letter, number stickers and small black lace trim
Creative Imaginations-I.O.D. papers
Joann's ETC- black trim on left, muslin for bow
Enchantmentsscrapbooking,com- mini red roses
Vintage buttons, vellum saying
 Tim Holtz, spinner, corner piece, metal leaf and brads
Prima, locket from Vintage trinkets by Marion Smith
 KaiserCraft- number stamp on bow

 Inside the card it says You're the best. Cut from the paper.

Thank you for stopping by, see you with more projects soon

Monday, August 13, 2012

room tour

 Just a very short picture only video of my craft studio. I love it. This is technically the before as there are changes going on. #1 change, the pink is going bye bye. I don't really care for pink but pale, pale pink and this does not suit me at all. My mom gave the me the rose pillow and towel to cover my seat- kitty  has claws. But it just doesn't feel right so out it goes. I want to take somethings out and add a few new ones. the layout will probably for the most part stay. Just a few changes. Hope by Christmas it will be done. LOL

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

More gifts

 I am wayyyyyyyyyyyyy behind on thank you, birthday, etc gifts. I have been creating like a mad woman but still have a long list. It is getting there.
 Here is the card that I created. Used my G45 Le romantic paper finally! LOL Well 2 sheets anyway.
a bit of burlap, a recollections bird charm, new and love it. and 2 Spellbinders dies. A wee bit of rina bling and MFT corner die and recollections paper. Lace and spray from wreath I have had 10 yrs. yes, using lots of stuff I have had. It feels so good too.
 Here is the inside

The spellbinders die again and I don't remember who that stamp is from? Drats.
 I also made another baby canvas tile.
 My favorite shot here. I used burlap and painted it with gesso. Then cut out with Tim Holtz mini die.
of course added the baby staples and the body is chain MY FAVORITE! I love that idea.
 another view peeking through with another view
a Michaels dollar bin stamp under that pretty paper. a Tim Holtz ticket, old sheet music and a punched out part from stamping up punch. Martha stewart crackle paint for texture.
more chain held by recollections brads, sticker letters by ATD had forever. Tim Holtz charm and Bazzil boarder cut sprayed with lindy stamp gang crows nest copper.
 So that is my latest project. Off to edit video. Have a great weekend

Thursday, August 2, 2012

A new funky tag

 I have been creating lots, but mainly kinda funky mixed media stuff lately. It can be so much fun. Remember when you were a kid and you were told to color outside the lines? No care was needed? I loved those days of art when you could just create what your heart and soul decided to create. This is what I have been doing lately.
Not fussy, not clean by any means just plain use what ever and lay it down. So freeing. The out come isn't always my favorite but ya know it is teaching me a lot about myself in the process. I am okay using colors that I have never cared for in combination with colors I do love. I have a lot of supplies and am going to use what I have to create with. So lots of projects. Just play. Some thought out carefully and some just going with the flow.

 I made a tutorial of this tag but really having issues loading it. I have to speed it up have been so busy I need to do more research to be able to do this. It is very time consuming. I haven't had much time lately. Mom and doctors have kept me away from my studio and my home. Good thing I don't have a job outside of the home. I would never sleep. LOL

here is another view of this tag
 I think I am gonna just relax this evening. I am so very tired and my brain is mush. Lots to do tomorrow.
 Have a great week