Saturday, June 30, 2012

Come home soon!!!

   Showing you a card today made for a challenge from one of my Favoritist stamp companies - My Favorite Things.
   This sketch was for their current Guest Design Team challenge so if I win I would get to play with all the crazy talented ladies of the My Favorite Things Design Team for a month - not to mention the lovely stash of goodies too!!!
  I just got this set from MFT recently - called 'Godspeed' I had the idea to layer him onto some DP with flags on it but would you believe in all my stash I had none!!!!
      So I stamped him and colored him with copics and then made the stripes by hand behind him, and then edged that layer with gold mettalic pen.
  I layered the main piece to a texture patterned blue and then to the red card base - I had origionally envisioned some big gold stars down the left side but alas, another thing lacking in my stash (at least where I could get to them.....can you say thrift store/garage sale addict with found treasure stacked in front of 2 sets of drawers.....)Sooooo - I used a texture folder of bricks for the base cardstock and then sponged on a bit of walnut stained ink to show off the texture a bit more.
On to my banner - again my stash is lacking - the banner dies from MFT are on my wish list but I seem to always have a long list of stamps I want first.....BUT  I did have some postage stamps with flags on them and found some brads shaped like stars (which were copper so I used a gold mettalic pen on them) and I think it made a rather cool banner!!!
  Last but not least I used a phrase from the same set, and 2 more stars. My kiddos would always tell my hubby to come home soon so when I saw that phrase it made me smile :)
   Alrighty I had best take myself away from the computer now and get a nap in before heading off to work tonight.
   Have  great weekend!!!!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Heart and Home

   A quick post this evening - I have a 4 am wake up in the morning to take my daughter to the airport (she is going to an ROTC type camp at a college in Vermont)
   I did this card for the current  challenge over at Mo's which is for something from the heart.
  I used this sweet image from Mo's and colored it with copics.
  The phrase is from Flourishes.
  Check out the challenge here -
 All for today - Have a great weekend!!!!

My morning walk....

   Beware - tons of pics!!!!
   I took my camera and went out for a long morning walk along the route that I usually go - it was fairly cool this am (by florida in the summer standards anyhow...)
  Lots of grweat things to look at and towards the end is a cool building that someday when I win the lottery will be my studio :)
   All for this am - should be back this evening with an crafty post :)
   Take Care

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Lace and Pearls

   Well today was a busy day - I got up early and did my stretches and got on the excersise bike, then spent a couple hours hanging out with some of my stamping buddies and then ran some errands.
  After my errands I was near to one of my favorite thrift shops so I popped in to see if they had anything good - and came away with a nice pile of stamps for pretty cheep , and the inevitable several picture frames....
   I did these 2 cards for the current challenge over at Cornish Heritage Farms -
The challenge is for 'lace and pearls'
I found 2 differnt lace look DP's and decided to use them for the base and stamped the lacey mediallion from the Beauty set in memento brown - then I added some 'pearls ' with a viva decor pen.
  Both stamps are from CHF.
  All for today - Take Care

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Favorite Flourishes

   The current chllenge over at Flourishes for their Tuesday challenge is to use your favorties - favorite stamp, favorite technique, embellishments....
   Now seriously a FAVORITE Flourishes stamp - well just ALL of them!!! But I guess this one is one of my new favorites as it is from one of my newer sets.
  I colored it with copics - another favorite, used my Spellbinders - love them!!! I used some of my very favoritest lace ribbons and some viva decor pen in bronze for accents - all of them favs!!!
   This chair just makes me want to go out to the patio and sit for awhile and read!!!
     Check out the challenge here -
    All for today - Take Care

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Ballet Birdhouse

   Just a quick post this am before I head off to sleep!!!
   I finished this birdhouse off yesterday after I managed to get my house cleaned (I was such a good girl - now I don't have to clean house the rest of the week!!!! :) - well one or 2 small projects like reorganize one of my kitchen closets ....)
  No stamping on this sweet little birdhouse but it was a fun project. I used an old children's book and a bit of scrapbook paper, foam core, ribbon and a cute little stuffed pink bird and a little wood mouse.
   The cover of the book I used as the roof and then the rest of the birdhouse is foam core covered with pages from the book and a bit of DP.
  I used ribbon for the hanger of the birdhouse and covered the perch for the birdie with pink ribbon too.
  The one side of the book cover had a pouch in it that was empty, so I inserted some pink rhinestones and backed it with a small picture from the pages of the book.
  The birdhouse is about 11 inches tall and about 8 inches wide at the eaves, 6 at the base but thanks to the foam core it is very light. It is definatly an indoor decoration. It is going to the Etsy shop this evening!!!
   Have a great day!!!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Mom's Chair

  Well a nice and WINDY day today here in NW Florida but not as much rain as I had expected, most of that seems to have stayed to the easy of us.
  Showing you a little projest that I finished off this weekend to send to a friend of mine who lost her Mom this spring.
  I found the phrase from Serendipity just a month or so ago and just loved it. I had 2 friends lose their Mom's this spring so all the more reason to add this atmp to my collection!!!
  The rose in the backround are from Stampin Up - colored with copics.
   The chair is from Flourishes - also colored with copics and cut out with Spellbinders dies (scalloped layer is a pretty purple although it doesn't show up well in the photo.
   The phrase was embossed onto vellum.
   I found this old frame at one of my favorite thrift stores and loved the old fashioned look to it and the gold color!
 Well all for me today - headed off to work tonight.
   Take Care

Friday, June 22, 2012


  Friday am and I am off for the weekend!!!
   And my DD gets home tomorrow :) - translation - I have to drive to Tallahassee to get her in the wee hours of the morning and drive back - 5 plus hours on the road.....several hours of  'quality' Mom and daughter time (she will probably sleep most of the way after we stop at Starbucks :)
  This mornings card is for the current Tuesday challenge over at Flourishes - the challenge being 'from your desk' made from stuff on your desk. Well this image was already colored and on my desk and so was the bit of ribbon.
  I colored the image with prismacolor pencils onto neenah desert storm and cut it out (and the next layer) with Spellbinders dies.The phrase is also from Flourishes- the hydrangea set. Lastly I accented the corners and phrase with a bronze viva decor pen.
Check out the challenge here -
  All for now - sleepy time.....
   Take Care

Thursday, June 21, 2012


   I am pre-posting for today as with any kind of luck, I am sleeping today after working last night and working again tonight!!!
   I did this card for the new challenge over at the Impression Obsession blog which was for 'red,white and blue' - check out the challenge here -
   I used  H1857 Rocking Chair and colored it with copics.
  I kept the layout simple so to show off the image, even if the backround DP is a bit busy, but I liked the colors.....
  I used a sticker and some blue flat-backed pearls for accents.
   All for today - Take Care

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A walk in the park

   Just a quick post this afternoon as I need to get myself a nap before work tonight. I didn't get as much done around the house as I wanted today but got a few things done and some time int he craft room.
  I did this card for the current challenge over at Mo's which was for ' at the park' Check out the challenge here -
  I had this sweet image colored for some time just waiting to be used - it is colored with prismacolor pencils onto kraft paper. I then layered it to some gray toned wood grained DP and used a frame made from a Cheery Lynn die that I cut out the center from.
  The phrase is a rub on put onto a scrap of the same DP and cut with a Spellbinders tag.
  Lastly I added some purple pearl drops via tulip fabric paint .
  All for me today - Take Care

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Pirate Mermaid

   Just a quick post today as I planned to be in the pool an hour ago and already back inside finishing off some chores.....alas I got trapped in computer land....My DD is at Girls State and they posted pics on a web site so I spent a bit of time looking at pics of all the girls trying to pick out my DD.....
  This stamp is from Sweet Pea Stamps and I have colored her with copics. I did her for 2 different challenges - first is for the current challenge over at Sweet Pea Stampers which was to use a frame - check it out here -
   The second challenge is from over at the Sweet Pea Design Team blog and is a color challenge to use green, blue and yellow - check out the challenge here -
  I used a Cheery Lynn die cut and cut out the center to shpow my image better and then added a bit of glitter around the inside edge of the frame and one simple embellishement in the skull with a couple rhinstones on it. It really doesn't take much embellishment when you have such a pretty stamp to show off!!!!
    All for today - Take Care

Monday, June 18, 2012

Little Bear Birdhouse

  I am showing you a fun little project that I did this week.  I had seen this idea some time ago but can't remember where, most recently I saw the idea again in a book I bought called "The repurposed library" by Lisa Occhipinti.
  The birdhouse is made from an old book - in this case and old children's book. I used the cover for the roof and pages from the book to cover the sides (along with some blue DP).
  I used foam core for the sides and bottom and first covered them with several blue patterned papers- then I added some of the book pages and used decopage glue over each side. I glued the sides, bottom and top together with a hot glue gun and then hot glued a thin rope-like twine around the edges and around the 'hole' for the bird. The perch is a popsicle stick covered in the twine.
  I have a big bag of birds that I found at a thrift shop and used a pretty green and yellow one here - along with a mouse for the rooftop that was also in the bag with the birds.
    I was happy with how this one turned out - especially for a first try. I have a few more I want to do so you will probably see more of these!!!
   All for today - Take Care