Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Mixed Media Musing

When I saw the new Prima Mixed Media Doll Stamps from Julie Nutting at A Cherry on Top, I instantly fell in love!  These stamps are so fun!  This is my first completed project using them.  I have a couple more projects in the works and will post them later.  

I got the idea for this wall hanging from  LiveLoveScrap (aka Bona) on a YouTube video.  You can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRj4O5Fyq9I   Her videos are awesome!  Be sure to subscribe!

I am entering this wall hanging in the "Anything Goes" challenge over at Simon Says Stamp.

Next up are a couple of  tags.  I made these while I was anxiously awaiting my shipment of Prima Doll Stamps. :)  I love how they turned out and can't wait to give them to someone! :)

I am entering these tags into the Southern Girls Challenge - Leaves

Thank for stopping by and checking out what I have been up to!  Have a great and creative week!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Happy Campers

I created this layout several days ago for the Sketch to Scrapbook challenge on Shimelle's blog.  These are my daughters on a recent camping trip...being silly, as ususal!  Love these two so much! :)

Here is Shimelle's sketch:

Totally Tags...

I have been feeling uninspired.  I haven't wanted to do much of anything.  So... instead of wallowing in it, I just made myself do something creative.  I found a package of tags and a bowl full of embossed raw chipboard elements that I have had forever.  I forced myself get the paint and spray inks out. I told myself I would just mess around and see what happens.  I really figured whatever I made would end up in the trash can.  Negative, I know.  HOWEVER, it freed me in a way.  It took away the expectations to make something "good" or "pretty".  It was okay if whatever I made sucked rocks.  It didn't matter.  I was just going through the motions to see if something sparked.  Well, it did... eventually.  Inspiration struck and a day later I ended up with six tags.  I really enjoyed the process and now I am on a creative roll.  :)

During this time I was surfing the net and saw Simon Says Stamps new Kraft challenge and decided to pull out my sheet of corrugated Kraft cardstock and some kraft labels and stickers... and see if I could somehow incorporate these items.  Here is what I came up with:

So, the moral of the story is:  If you feel uninspired, sometimes just forcing yourself to DO SOMETHING creative with no expectations for the outcome, is just the thing you need to get over that hump!  

Monday, June 10, 2013

Button Love

My grand-baby's favorite thing to do when she is at Mimi's house is to play with my collection of buttons.  At first she would just keep them in my office, sorting and moving them into piles.  Then she decided it would be a lot of fun to spread them through out the house.  LOL!  I am still finding buttons in odd little corners and crevices, from her last visit.  Every time I find one it makes me smile.  I think she is a scrapbooking, crafty, artsy girl in the making. 

Speaking of buttons... there is a challenge over at Simon Says Stamp using... you guessed it... BUTTONS! :)  The winner will receive a very generous $50.00 gift voucher!   Stop by and check out all the amazing projects using buttons!  Prepare to get inspired!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest layout!  Now that school is out for the summer, I am hoping to be able to post a little more often! :)  Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Lots of layouts to share!

Here are several layouts I have completed over the last couple of weeks.  This first layout was inspired by a Sketch challenge from Shimelle's blog

  I used some new product from Studio Calico and some old product from Sassafrass Lass.  I have officialy hit the bottom of my stash of Sassafrass Foldie Florals!  Eeekkk!  I love these flowers, but I guess all good things must come to an end. :(

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Spring Break 2013 - Whoot! Whoot!

I am officially in  Spring Break mode!   I slept in late,  snuggled with my sweetie, ate a leisurely breakfast, and now I am sitting at my computer roaming the internet for inspiration and eye candy!  Knowing that I don't have to go to work for an entire week and can scrapbook/create to my hearts content makes me ridiculously happy! :)   Don't get me wrong... I love my job and my kiddos, but I seriously needed a brain break.

I have managed to get some scrapbooking done amidst all my lounging around.  I am linking up with Ashli over at  The Purple Mailbox for this month's Layout Linky Love.   Stop by and check it out  for a dose of inspiration!

Okay... now back to my scrap desk to use up all of these wonderful scrappy supplies I have been collecting! :)  Happy Sunday!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Valentine's Bouquet

Keith sent me the MOST beautiful bouquet to work for Valentine's Day.  I adore flowers, but mostly I adore my sweet guy!  This combo of roses and lilies were especially beautiful and so fragrant!  They still  look lush and fresh 9 days later!  I put them on my dining room table, so I see/smell them every time I walk in the front door.  Which gives me a little burst of happy every time I walk in the front door.  :)

This layout was inspired by Wilna Furstenberg's style (lots of tone on tone white, with splashed of color) and also Mercy Tiara's clever use of thread.

Speaking of Wilna Furstenberg's style... I JUST signed up for her Art Class at Two Peas in A Bucket about 30 minutes ago!  I am so excited to get started.  I LOVE her creative style and her teaching style.  So, with that being said, I am off to listen, learn, and create!

Happy Weekend!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Very Loud Noises!

I got an I-Phone for Christmas and love how convenient it is to take photos.  My Rebel T3 has been lonely, lately.  It seems I am catching more personality with my Iphone, because it is always close to hand.  The quality of the photo is not always perfect, but I am okay with that. 

It has been so fun documenting my little "Tenacious E's" (aka my grandbaby, Emery) personality as it develops.  She is a sweet little spit-fire... to say the least.  So, my i-phone has been great to capture her antics.   I have some great photos of this little girl with my Rebel, but I have captured more of her personality with my iphone. You have to be quick and ready with this little one! 

Lately, she has decided that being VERY LOUD, is what it is all about.  She speaks a few words (more everyday), but mostly she just likes to make VERY LOUD NOISES to make sure she is heard and noticed.  I captured one of these LOUD moments on my iphone and had to scrap it!  Of course!
This layout is based on this Starting Point by Shimelle.  So glad she is doing these again!  I love to see how different everyone's layouts turn out!

I am using the Farm House Paper Company's new Fair Skies collection.  Loving this collection!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a relaxing, peaceful Sunday!