Friday, October 24, 2014

Archway Angel - Breast Cancer Awareness - new Sweet Pea Stampers challenge

   Just a quick post today - I am on a - sort of - vacation from work this week - am attending a Nursing conference (learning and getting in some education hours needed for a couple of my certifications....)
   The new challenge over at Sweet Pea Stampers is for Breast Cancer Awareness month. I used Karen Middleton's 'Archway Angel' and did her up in pinks :)
   My Mom is a Breast Cancer survivor - 7 years now.
  My Dad's Mom also had Breast Cancer - she passed away more than 30 years ago now.
   I colored this little Angel with my copics and added a few pink rhinestones to her wings and on the card too, along with some beaded trim and an old pink flowered ribbon.
   Have a great weekend everyone!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Purses and shoes

   Just a quick post this afternoon - pups took me for a long walk this am after the DH headed out of town (he is going up to Talladega to spend the weekend immersed in Nascar and I am for the most part going to be involved in some crafty stuff!!!)
   Had to run to the bank and get groceries and by the time I got the groceries put away I sat down for awhile in my little massage chair and took about a 45 minute semi snooze - my hips and knees have just been really mean to me lately...
   I started some soup in the crock pot and now will quickly finish up dishes......then I need to start pulling out all the stuff I intend to take to my craft fair on Saturday and a few things to exchange out at 'Stone Soup' where I have a few things here in town too....
   After that I will work on finishing up a few projects that are in the works - hopefully in time for Saturday.....

   The pictures I am showing you today are from my 3D box and card class with CLL from yesterday - we did purse and shoe boxes. The purses are really simple and the shoes not so simple but both very cute and lots of fun. Here's what the ladies came up with.
   All for now - back to work...
     Take Care

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Butterflies and Angel

   Just got back from taking my pups for a walk after working all night and now I start 2 whole weeks off!!!! Yiiipppeeeee!!!!!!!
   I have to finish up the craft class I am teaching later today this am and so won't get a nap today... well maybe after class.....also have a ton of little craft stuff that I want to get done before Saturday which is my craft fair at a local church - its the only one I do because its really hard to schedule them when I work every other weekend......
  Todays project is from Sweet Pea Stamps - the artist is Rebecca Sinz and its called 'Wither'
   I colored her with prismacolor pencils onto Neenah desert storm paper and added some glitter to her wings. I cut some butterflies out to layer over from the background paper and added a couple paper flowers and lastly some gold sticker corners.
   All for today - time for comfy clothes, a cup of tea and the craft room - so beautiful nice and cool here this am!!!!
  Take care

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sweet Cakes

   Talk about a 'no-bake' cake :)
Showing you pictures from last Wednesdays 3D box and card class - we used a cupcake stand designed by my friend Vicki - for Accu Cut - and then  we also used 2 of the cake dies from Accu Cut also - the small and medium sized ones.
  I tell ya, I wanted some real cake by the time we were done :)
   All for today - worked last night and tonight so sleeping most of the day today and then after tonight I have 2 weeks off (craft fair and a 3 day Nursing Conference and a few days to play :)
  Take Care

Monday, October 13, 2014

Tangled in black

  Well while I was pulling out bottles and jars for my Halloween creations I found this little jar and thought it would look good with some tangles on it.
  I spray painted him black and then tangled him using a superfine white sharpie paint pen - I think I will be doing a few more of these jars - they are fun!!!
 Last but not least I finished off a set of shelves to use at the craft fair - from the leftover pieces of the shelves I made for the booth in Panama City....I will put shelves on the front and I put pegboard on back to hhang pictures on...
  All for this am - crafting, house cleaning and lunch with my Chief Enabler :) and then working tonight.....
   Take Care

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Spooky bottles

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  Another set of bottles for you - well these 2 are more like a vase but close enough...
  No stamping on these 2 just some cool stickers I found in the sale bin. I stuck them on and then used some acrylic sealer to make sure they stay stuck :)
  Those rats are glittered black in case it doesn't show in the pics....
  I put some tissue paper in then along with a small battery operated tea light candle.
  That's all to show you today - trying to get a few things finished off for my craft fair next weekend - built some shelves yesterday - will have to get pictures of those....
   All for now - Take Care

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Sweet Pea witches brew

  Ahhhh  love Saturday mornings - especially when I didn't have to work the night before......
  Finished off a few Halloween style bottles this week - I have a TON of bottles in my stash -  I love bottles and any time I find ones I think I can use at the thrift store or a garage sale I pick them up....
  I started these out by spray painting them black. I found the printed Halloween labels in the sale bin at A.C.Moore and then added this sweet little witch image from Sweet Pea Stamps.
  The cute little witch image is called Melowyn and is by Maigan Lynn over at Sweet Pea Stamps.
  I colored them with prismacolor pencils and then glued them to the bottles. Then I added ribbons and a few rhinestones.....
   I cant decide which witch I like better but kinda like the green one better :)
    All for today - Take Care

Friday, October 10, 2014

Batty Kitty's

  Another Sweet Pea Stampers challenge week for you today - this week we are doing up Halloween and there are a ton of great images over at Sweet Pea Stamps for Halloween.
  I am using 'Pumpkin Pixie' by Ching Chou Kuik and I colored her with prismacolor pencils.
  I have tons of great Halloween paper and added some orange and black ribbons and some cute charms that I have been hoarding :)
  Lastly I added some black pearl drops using a tulip fabric paint pen. I think she is soooo cute!!!!
  I have 3 days off now and a tons of projects and such planned for the weekend. I need to finish building shelves from the left over fencing that I stained and did up for my craft booth in Panama City - at RTA Designs in downtown PC. And of course there are always more projects I could finish off to stock my booths with :)
  I also have 2 classes today with CLL.....and oh ya the house could use some cleaning too :)
   All for today - Take Care

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Tangles and tangles :)

Quilt tangle - black

Quilt tangle - white
  Just poppin in after work this am to show you some more tangled panels I have done recently.
  The first 2 panels use the same patterns in the same order and I was kinda thinking of crazy quilt squares when I started them....
  The black one was done with a superfine sharpie paint pen and the white with my usual 0.5 micron pen - which has a finer tip than the paint pen.
  The last one I used a bunch of 'steampunk' style looking patterns and I can see me copying this and using it in some future project.....
   All for now - got the pups a short walk and now that they have chilled just a bit its time for sleep - hopefully the pups will sleep too :) or at least be quiet :)
    Take Care

Mountain tangle

Steampunk tangle

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Catching up

   Trying to get caught up on everything here - 2 pieces of news that I hadn't shared yet here - first is that I got published in the newest issue of 'Just Steampunk' Magazine - not only one item but 3 and 2 of the items are featured full pages to boot!!! Such fun.  The image I used for all 3 projects is the same one only colored differently each time.
  The first picture shows the cover - maybe next time :)
  The second picture shows the necklace I made hanging over a blue bottle - I used a big pendant for the image an sealed it with crystal lacquer and imbedded tiny seed beads around the edges...the drop charm is made from an old earring which I covered with some distress embossing powder and added a couple tiny gears.
  The third picture shows the keepsake box I made - and the last one is the Journal - both made up with distressed travel paper, distress crackle paint and pretty charms and gears.
   The last 2 photos are of the newest addition to our now off to college and no kids around household :)
  This sweet boy was very much in need of a good home - his first home defiantly wasn't.....but other than being underweight, some fairly easy to treat worms, and starved for attention (believe me he is a lovey dovey attention hog :) he is in very good shape and will end up to be a very big boy. Both his parents are over 80 pounds and this little boy will easily be that - I mean really, look at those ears in the first picture :)
  His name is 'DUKE' - the hubby named him. the hubby wanted to name him 'DOG' - because in the old John Wayne movies whenever he had a dog he called it 'DOG" but I said no so he became  Duke instead.
  All for today - need to get some errands done and have 2 classes today - one to take and one to teach....
  Take Care

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tangled pumpkin

   Well another beautiful cool day here in NW Florida and I am loving it!!!! Long walk with the pups and some blog time and now I am off to the craft room!!!
  I finished this off the other day - it is a black artificial pumpkin - the hard surface foam kind that you can carve and I used a Sharpie superfine tip white paint pen to tangle mine up a bit - such fun to do!!!!
   You will defiantly be seeing more tangled pumpkins soon :)
   All for this am...
      Take Care

Monday, October 6, 2014


  Another card project for you today using this great die designed by my friend Vicki - you can find her here - and you can find this die here -
  I am also using some more Sweet Pea Stamps - this one is called Mia by Valarie Wade for Sweet Pea Stamps and you can find it here -
  I colored her with copics and fussy cut her out - added some pretty papers and sticker flowers and a butterfly cut using a die from  'EllenTina signature dies - I got it at the stamp convention I went to a few weeks ago and its cut from a soda can....
  All for the morning - got off work and took the pups for a walk and now I need a nap - Did I mention that I have a new puppy!!! I will try to get pics up later today or tomorrow and tell his story :)
  Take Care

Sunday, October 5, 2014


   Just a bit of computer time this am before I head off to sleep - after tonight I only have 5 more nights to work (not in a row!!) and then I have 2 weeks off!!! Yipppeee.
 I will be having a booth at a local craft fair on the 18th and then the next weekend I have a Nursing conference for 3 days....
  Todays project uses a digital image from Sweet Pea Stamps called 'Will-O and the wisps' she is by Norma J Burnell and is also available in rubber form.
  I colored her with prismacolor pencils and added her to this great 3-D Portrait frame designed by my friend Vicki -  The die is available through Accucut -
  I added a bunch of fun embellishments and a rub-on for the phrase.
  We are finally getting some nice fall weather here in NW Florida - 60 degrees yesterday am and today - perfect for me!!!
   All for today - Have a great weekend!!!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

CLL 3-D box/card class - baby style

  Showing you the third class of my 3-D box and card class with our local CLL.
  CLL = Center for Lifelong Learning is an all volunteer organization that holds 2 sessions a year of interesting classes for folks to take for a small fee. We have everything from religion, politics, history, literature, computers, photography, nature, arts and crafts such as knitting, weaving, card making and even a skeet shooting class.
  This time I am teaching a class where we make different 3-D boxes or cards in each class. This week was this cute baby buggy. I got the pattern from Technique Junkies and it can be found on their 'Great Gifts' CD along with a ton of other great patterns with easy to follow instructions - check it out here -
   I love seeing what everyone comes up with  - I had ready for them paper cut and scored and a bunch of cute embellishments and they did the rest.