Friday, February 22, 2013

I'm a Scrap Chick!

I'm so excited to reveal to you that I was chosen to be a Scrap Chick at Birds of a Feather! I can't wait to get my hands on the first kit and start creating!!! I'm also hosting my first challenge there for the Lovebirds Crop happening this weekend.

For my challenge I chose this older Pagemaps sketch.
I scrapped these photos of my 2 loves and Valentines, my husband and son!

I just LOVE this cute mailbox! I stamped the lettering behind it on the "love" note.

Thanks for dropping by and sharing in my wonderful news!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Garden of Grandchildren

   Remember a couple of posts back I mentioned going through and scanning some of my Grandma's old photos? Well this is one of them. I scrapped this photo of my Great Grandma Dale with my Dad and his siblings when they were kids. I love the colors in this photo and thought they'd go well with these beautiful Prima papers (Firefly Collection)!
I made this for the Four Categories Challenge at for category 3 to use misting or painting with masking for the twist. I started by masking a Prima floral frame that I sprayed with Glimmer Mists (Blarney, Cranberry Zing, and Black Cherry). I made the leaves with my Cricut (Life is a beach) cartridge. The pink and gold button on the bottom flower I inherited from my Great Grandma, and had to put it on here. It's one of my favorites!
Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 15, 2013

I love a good mystery~The Paper Mixing Bowl

It's our new reveal day at the Paper Mixing Bowl, and we have a brand new challenge and recipe for February. Here's my take on red velvet cake.
Here's a look at the recipe and how I used it.
*I used layers
*Frosting ( I used gesso on the cream Bo bunny pp)
*2 is better than 1 (I used more than 2 flowers and puzzle pieces)
*Spill something ( I have a coffee stain on my background paper, but I think it's hidden now. )
*Hearts and flowers ( I have a chipboard heart in my title and used 4 different flowers)
*Multi-photo ( I used 11 photos of some of my favorite books)

I used love (my heart)  in my title as a journaling prompt.I'm also using this for the Four Categories Challenge at  for category 4 with the theme I love ..... and the twist to use a heart. I made a bookmark for my journaling.
I started this page by making a book, which is stamped and painted.It's hard to tell from the photo, but I painted the sides of it gold, and made the cover to look like red leather.  I also stitched a line down the center. I made the magnifying glass out of gold paper, ribbon, and Glossy Accents. It was fun to make!
The white flowers were a RAK from Funtoolas which I covered with red paint. I made the cream and brown flowers using this tutorial for Sugarplum Flowers  by Vicky Alberto.
Thanks for stopping by and for all the sweet comments!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Sew Crafty

   Happy Valentine's Day!!!I just came across this old photo of myself while going through my Grandma's old photos. I lucked out and found all kinds of neat pictures, which I already scanned and saved on my computer. Among other things I was most excited about getting my Grandma's button collection, to add to the other vintage buttons that I inherited from my other Grandma and my Great Grandma. I had to use them right away and thought this photo and new line from Basic Grey (Lucille) would work well together.
I'm entering this into the 4 Categories Challenge at for category 1 to use buttons and to stitch them down for the twist. Here's a close-up of some of the buttons and these cute little patterns that I've had for awhile now.
I used a Prima mask and gesso on the background. The flowers were all handmade and leftovers I had from other projects. The pink ones were made using my Tattered and Torn Flower Tutorial. The blue roses were made using Gabrielle Pollaco's 3D Rose tutorial. I also got the white lace trim from my Grandma. I machine stitched the blue background paper and hand-stitched the red zig zag on the photo.
Thanks so much for looking!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Once upon a time

Sorry I haven't posted in awhile. I've had a lot going on, and have been working on things that I can't post yet. But I just finished this wedding page I did of me and my husband from 11 1/2 years ago. Our love has only gotten stronger since then and I'm so happy to have him in my life!
This was based on this month's sketch at Once upon a sketch, with love for the theme.

For the journaling I used the front of a wedding card that we received from my parents, and cut it into strips.

I also saved the silk flowers which I used here from our wedding day. I made the bling flourishes using liquid pearls (baby blue).

This is my example for the sewing challenge that I host at with the XOXO twist to stitch a circle and X's.  I hand-stitched the circle with black embroidery thread, and a baby blue for my X's. I'm also entering this into the Four Categories Challenge at for category 2 to use black and white with one other color, and the twist to use flowers. Thanks for looking!!