Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Question for all you scrappy crafty people

I have dabbled in altered art. I have done just a few things to try my hand at it, given inspiration from many many many blogs and some of my scrappy friends on line. I am mainly a lay out girl to be quite honest with you, but there is so much out there now in the scrap book community that is more then just lay outs. All of this altered art popping up all over the place. Altering cigar boxes, or bird cages, lamp shades, anything that someone can get their hands on and get their creative juices flowing to alter I have seen on line. There are wonderful pieces of art out there but my question is.........what do you do with it when you are finished?
That is my problem. I have done a couple of canvas's just for the fun of it. I have altered a dress form, and I have altered a box. Everything that I have altered now sits in my room either in a drawer or on a shelf collecting dust.
I have decided that I am not going to waste my time dabbling in altered art anymore because I dont do anything with the pieces that I create, so why create them?
What do you do with your work? Do you display it on a shelf, do you give it away as gifts, do you sell them at crafts shows? I dont have the room to continue to make sure that sits around. The good thing about scrapbooking is that I do a lay out and it goes in an album.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Hop on over to The Hens Den

The Hens Den is having a sale, 20% off your entire order now through the end of July! So go check it out, lots of cute stuff in the store...................

Thursday, June 23, 2011

LSS Blog Candy

Head on over to Hannah's, they have a pretty cool blog candy give away, so go check it out HERE

This is my local scrap book store...............they are being very generous with this blog candy, so good luck to ME and YOU! LOL

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

So we had some storms last night

and they were pretty much done and over with by the time I went to bed around 10:30. But out of the blue there was a tree in the back yard of mine and my neighbors house (I live in a duplex with a fense seperating our yards) this huge tree smack dab in the middle decided that it didnt want to stand anymore, and just cracked right at the base and fell to the side of my neighbors house landing on her roof.
What amazes me is that this was right in my small back yard, where my bedroom window faces and I had my window open but dont remember hearing this crack or feeling it hit the house. My son who has his room downstairs said that he felt the house shake.
I was woken up by both of my dogs barking and my neighbor pounding on my door. Scared the beeeeeegeeeeegiiiizzzz out of me at midnight.
So, our fence that seperates our yards it down, the tree is suspended still in the air because the top part of the tree landed on her side of the roof, and is also being supported by her wire trellis thing that she has in her yard.

Monday, June 20, 2011

She's spreading her wings

And leaving the nest...........
My baby girl, Mariah will be 20 in September has decided to leave the nest. Im sad about this today and having a hard time dealing with it. She's not moving far, but it's the whole concept of her actually moving out and being independent and not needing me anymore that has me sad. When did she grow up on me? It just seems like yesterday that she was this little girl that I dressed up in frilly dresses and hair bows.
Adorable right?

And now she is this woman, like she grew up right before my eyes and I didnt see it coming. When did she get so grown up and independent? It's like it happened over night. I didn't think that this day would be here so soon. with her going to college close to home, I just assumed that she would live with me for several more years yet. But an apportunity came up to move in with some friends and the rent is pretty cheap, so she decided that she wants to take that LEAP in life and become even more independent.

Here she is all grown up.
I know I posted this lay out about a month ago or so, but its the most recent layout/picture that I have of her.

On the flip site my son who will be 18 in August is super excited that his sister is moving out because he gets to move his bedroom down stairs. And now that he will be downstairs I actually have the option of taking his bedroom and making it into a scrap room, but...........the mothering side of me says not to jump right in there because what if she needs to move back home? So we will leave the room alone for now......because you never know.
Anyways.........thanks for listening..............Im just a bit SAD today. :(

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Good Luck

This is a lay out that I have put into a shadow box for a co worker. The picture is of our team. We have all worked together for many years and she is getting ready to move. So we thought it would be fun to take a group photo and have me do a page and put it into a shadow box for her to take with her.
Just random PP's uses, Prima and I am Roses flowers, perfect pearls, some random K & Co butterfly stickers, some trim a tag with some glimmer mist and fiber and a touch of colored feathers.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Hen's Den DT work

So I wanted to share with you some of the DT work over at the Hens Den (CLICK HERE) to check out their store.
I am so thrilled to be on the Design Team here and to work with some of the Hens Den's product that they carry. Can't wait to share what I'm working on but that will have to wait for a bit as Im just getting started...........

Anyways, Cheri Piles made this cute card with the Echo Park "For the Record" line.

Isn't this just adorable? And what do you know, I have actually recently created a lay out using this line myself, so why not share what I created using the Ecko Park "For the Record" line?

And here is a super cute lay out by CHARILE using the Pink Paisley Soriee line.............

The Hens Den has a blog, I would love it if you would come follow us (HERE)

We also have a facebook page we would love it if you would come follow us (HERE)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Graduation is in the air

With alot of my blogger and on line friends...............I'm seeing alot of posts about graduation, cards that are being made, parties that are being planned, events that are taking place, colleges that are being visited and the list goes on. Brought back sweet memories for me when my daughter Mariah graduated from High school in 2010! I was so proud of her that day!
And now she has 1 year of college under her belt and walked away her first year with all A's and B's in all of her classes. Now that is really something to be a proud mamma about.
She still really does not know what she wants to do, but has started taking some criminal justice classes because that is something that she is interested in. So with that being said, here is her graduation picture the day she walked across the stage in her cap and gown!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Crackle Flower Technique

So over at Bella Creations we are always surfing the internet and sharing techniques that we find that we like and sometimes we try them and sometimes we save them and think we will try them later. Well there was one that I just had to try. CRACKLE MEDIUM.
I know alot of you probably have TH crackle paint, I do, but I can't afford all the colors. Now, I have a ton of different colors of acrylic paints, they are cheap enough at HL. And the crackle medium was pretty cheap too also using a 40% off coupon.

So here is a tut that we found.

And here is the flower that I made with the TH Tattered flower die and chip board.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Older Lay outs

So I just wanted to make a new POST today just for the heck of it. I was browsing one of my older galleries looking at older lay outs that I have done, and amazed at how much my style has changed in scrap booking over the course of the years. I mean I knew that it had changed but to actually look at some of your older lay outs and compare them to current ones it's a little funny.
So here are a couple back in the day when I was obsessed with RUB ON's. LOL When I started scrapping years ago it was all about stickers and I was obessed with those too. Then rub on's became an obsession and I was using them on every page I did.

Here are just a couple. And I appologize for the bad photos too, that was also back in the day when I didn't have a good camera and was scanning all my lay outs. They look aweful!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sassy Lil Sketches Dt Reveal

Today is the 7th right? Well on the 7th, you know what that means, Sassy Lil Sketches
Dt reveal on our sketch lay outs..............WHOO HOO!

So hop on over to the blog and check out the sketch and all the DT work that was done. Fabulous lay outs girls......they are all super cute!

Here is mine:
I cut out squares and adhered them to the paper, I then took some glimmer mist and sprayed it over the squares. I also took the sprayer off of the glimmer mist bottle and let drops drop onto the page. I had seen this technique and wanted to give it a try.

And this is the sketch by our fabulous Cheri.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Bella Creations Blog Hop winner

SANDI SMITH SAID "love your gorgeous tags...so pretty!"

You are the winner of the envelope and tag made with the Bealla Creations kit, along with a few other little goodies that I will surprise you with!
Plese send me your address so that I can get this in the mail to you!

I have some exciting news to share!

I have been asked to become a DT member for The Hen's Den!
I'm so excited that they have chosen me to help them show their products to all of you wonderful creative crafters. The Hens Dens is an awesome on line store that you must check out (HERE)

They have some of the newest product out there and some awesome lines. Tim Holtz product, G 45, Bo Bunny, Prima, Pink Paislee, Teresa Collins, 7 Gypsy, and this is just naming a few.

And can I tell you that its going to be so awesome to work with this team. They are pre-designing mini album kits that will be packed full of everything that you need to make the album, including step by step instructions to put the album together.
I would love it if you became a follower of their blog as well (HERE)

So thanks Charlie for picking me, and can't wait to work with you girls!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Reveal day!!!!

Bella Creations finally gets to reveal the first ever Bella Creations kit.

If you want to purchase this kit you need to go to the Bella Blog (HERE)
And hit the buy it now button.

Now.....I get to reveal the work that I did using this kit...yippee....been waiting for this.

This is a lay out that I did using the kit, and it was inspired by a sketch that our very own Heather created for our challenges.

This is a card that I did for our Bella Muse challenge.

This is an altered box that I created using the kit. The flower on top was also one of our specifics in our challenges that is for a technique, making a flower out of wired ribbon.

And then last but not least is an envelope and tag that I made and one lucky winner from the blog hop will get this along with a few other goodies.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Dont miss out.......

The Bella Creations blog hop is still going strong. You have until tomorrow at midnight to do the hop and send in the secret sentance for your chance to win the awesome mini kit that is up for grabs.
See the post below for all the info.......HURRY time is running out!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Bella Creations Blog Hop June 3rd, 4th and 5th

Are you ready for the First ever Blog hop for Bella Creations?
Well we are ready, the DT and our fearless leader Lacee have been brainstorming on how to make this blog hop fun, with some great prizes and.........................

Our reveal on Bella Creations first kit…………………

Lacee has done a fabulous job since she opened Bella Creations with the goal being to start her own kits. Well the time has come. Starting in JUNE you will be able to purchase your very own Bella Creations Kit designed by Lacee.

So lets get started:

Here is what you need to do.
Blog hop starts at LACEES BLOG:
Lacee's blog is the first stop and you need to follow in the blog hop order to get your sentance.

Lacee will reveal her “SECRET WORD” so make sure you write it down and follow to the next blog to get the next word.
You will hop from blog to blog to collect all the words that you need to make a sentence. So TAKE A RIDE TO THE NEXT BLOG ON THE WINGS OF A BUTTERFLY, YOU WILL FIND A PIECE OF HEAVEN IN OUR FIRST BELLA CREATIONS KIT.

My SECRET word is "A"

You will end at the Bella Creations blog to collect your last word. And this is where the kit will be revealed and up for purchase. Once you have collected the full sentence you then must go to the Bella Creations web site at : BELLA CREATIONS and become a member if you already aren’t.

Once you are a member, under the forum tab there will be a discussion with the kit reveal called : HEAVENLY. In this discussion is where you will find Lacee’s email address to email her with your full sentence from all the words that you collected throughout the blog hop.

Lacee will pick a random winner to receive a mini album kit that she has designed.
Isn't this fabulous?

Also, if you become a follower of the DT’s blogs and leave a comment during the blog hop, all of the DT members also have a prize that we will be randomly drawing names for. Lots of goodies to possibly win!

Here is a cute tag and envelope that you can get from me, along with a FEW other small goodies that you will be heaveanly surprised about!

Your next stop is here (Helenes Blog)
Here is the order of the blog hop.

You will start here:









And then you need to go to the site: BELLA CREATIONS Remember to become a member, look in the forum for the JUNE kit reveal called Heavenly. This is where you will find the email address to email Lacee the sentence that you collected throughout the hop for a chance to win one of her fabulous mini kits!

The Dt members will announce their winner for their RAKS on their blogs sometime the evening of the 6th, and the winner of the Bella Creations Mini kit will be announed also the evening of the 6th on the Bella Creations blog.

Attention all BLOGGERS!

It's the day before the Bella Creations Heavenly Blog hop, and I just wanted to give everyone a reminder that our hop starts tomorrow 6-3 and ends 6-5!
You are not going to want to miss out on this hop, not only does each DT member have a small little prize that they will be sending to one lucky winner but.................you have a chance to win a really really cute mini album kit...................and you get to see the premier of the FIRST EVER BELLA CREATIONS kit for June!
So make sure you come back tomorrow and check it out. For those of you that are reading this and want to prepare yourself, here is where the blog hop will START

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


It's the first of the month at Bella Creations and with that comes a super exciting time!!! The reveal of the month's Limited Edition Mini album kits.

This month I have taken inspiration from one of my Dt gals,Starr Timmons, who told me she loved flowers, and I have channeled that inspiration into every aspect of this kit. There are tons of flowers, "IAM ROSES" and "Primas" as well as a few others, heck even the papers have flowers on them. A charming vintage rose garden inspired kit that you wont want to miss!! Hurry fast as this kit is super limited and will be sold only while supplies last!!!

To order the kit, go to the Bella Creations Blog and look on the sidebar for the Buy it Now button. CLICK HERE