Showing posts from February, 2013

Project Sandbox

I opened up my blog to create a new post and it very nearly did not recognize me!   I have been sick and on medication that really messes with the mojo.  My granddaughter is very sick as well.  So my life has been full of things other than my paper art.  I hope to be back on track next week.

This Saturday is Little's 2nd birthday!  My husband (with a bit of help from Mimi) is creating a small sandbox table for Little to play in this spring.  Two requirements:  it must be a table and it must have a lid.

I googled and found this link, Moms by heart . net, that has a wonderful tutorial for a Water Table or Sandbox.  Jim took the tutorial and stepped it up a notch.

The following photos are of the sandbox in process.  We have a few more days and of course it will be done at midnight on morning of her birthday!  LOL

Papa working hard on Little's present.
Instead of cedar Jim picked out a very beautiful popular pine.  It is smooth and much more sturdy.  The cedar lumber was very roug…

Clicking My Heels..."I Wish It Was Spring!"

I'm ready for spring colors.  Soft pastels, green grass, cute colorful clothes, and making memories.  Ahh, I dream. 

I created this spring-ish layout for the sketchy challenge at Canadian ScrapbookerI could not resist using these photos and paper because they just melt my heart that is wishing for Spring.

Ingredients:Prima Angelique Paper Collection; flowers; Idea-ology Alpha Parts; Ranger Distress Ink Worn Lipstick, Antiquities Verdigris embossing powder, Glossy Accents; Technique Tuesday canvas butterfly; Twinklets diamond Dust; Delta Soy Paint Mushroom; Stampers Anonymous stamp from the Tim Holtz collection; Recollections Boutique Fleur floral Embellishments (antennae to the butterfly)

I'm going to tell on myself.  I've been sick with sinus infection and all that comes with it.  One of the medications I'm taking makes me a bit light headed.  When I was cutting the pink piece of paper I thought I had cut it the right width.  Nope.  Then I figured I could piece it t…

Feathers? A Scrapbook Page

The "cleansing" of the craft studio is all but over.  No one can believe how much product I had in my studio.  Incredible.  There will be a scrapbook yard sale in the near future!

With the room cleaned I was finally able to do a bit of creating. 

A trend I was noticed before Winter CHA was the use of feathers on scrapbook layout.  In the mist of the cleaning I found a small bag of feathers.  So I thought I would incorporate the feather's into my layout of my grand-girl, Little. 

Ingredients:  Prima paper and Pearls; Core'dinations paper; Technique Tuesday chipboard hearts; Maya Road words; K&Co. pink bird; Recollections bird and charms; Inkadinkado stamp; Ranger embossing ink, embossing powder, Distress Ink peacock and antique linen; Fiskars x-large heat squeeze punch, button, FEATHERS.  The heart border design was lifted from Lydia Jackson (via Facebook).

I placed two of the heart shapes together, stamped with embossing ink and added embossing powder...what I d…

Scrapbook Hoarding plus a Winner!

Okay, first the winner of the 24 count of Faber-Castell Soft Pastels.   Per ...
Greta said...
just signed up to follow your blog. Your page is sooo cute. Love the fade idea for the embossing. Thanks for sharing! Congratulations Greta.  Send you snail mail address to me at and I'll get that out to you ASAP!  

There are jokes that abound in the scrapbooking community about how much product we have in our scrapbook studio, closet, room, etc.  I will be celebrating my 10th year in modern scrapbooking next month.  As I was looking around at my "stash" I found products I had "hoarded" because it was too cute and wanted to save it until I found the perfect event or photo.  Or product I had purchased so much of because as you know in the scrapbooking industry something new comes out and the older fades into the background.  "I don't want to run out of ________."  You fill in the blank.  Any of this sound familiar?

Well, I …

Can You Guess Which One ... Mixed Media Layout / Giveaway

Image my granddaughter?  LOL  Is this not the cutest photo!  The photo was taken by Tabitha Safdi Photography and is totally awe-inspiring.

I couldn't help but to create a layout with a bit of creativity of my own.

Ingredients:  kraft paper Prism (now with Bazzill); Wilton, doilies; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist; Ranger reinkers, Tea Dye, embossing ink, embossing powder red, Paint Dabber, Snow Cap; TCW Mini Art Is stencil; Prima bling; Kaisercraft wooden element; antique buttons and lace; Bo Bunny embellishments; Basic Grey letter; MME newest CHA Winter release paper; JBS journaling cards; Tim Holtz Distress Ink, vintage photo, tiny words; Fiskars corner punch

My favorite technique: 
Lay the stencil on the paperWith a sponge ink the stencil with the embossing ink (I wanted a faded out look on either side so I did not place ink all the way to the edges.  If you accidentally go further than you wanted to ... after you sprinkle on the embossing powder ... after the next step ... use a sm…

12 Months! A Layout

Little Honey will soon be 2 years old.  Honesty, it seem like yesterday.  My idea was 12 photos on one layout starting from last March until this February of Little's journey.

Several layouts hit the internet that captured 12 months of 2012.  I saw one by Celeste Fallon Smith that was irresistible.  I asked for the dimension of the photos which she wonderfully sent and this is the results of my celebration of Little Honey's 12 months of being one. 

Ingredients:  Photoshop 11; MME and Graphic 45 paper, Cosmo Cricket tiny letters, American Crafts Thickers, Recollections Washi Tape; poem (no author noted) from the internet; odds and ends buttons; EK Success scalloped border punch

Lettering on the photos was done with Photoshop 11 with Old Rubber Stamp font.

Another week or so of some fun time adjustments and I'll be back to blogging and playing on my favorite blogs and message boards. 

Have a Crafty Arsty Day!

Art Journals Are Not For Sissies!

I thought creating an Art Journal would be just fun putting medium on top of medium.  If you are just journaling a class or techniques I would suppose that is easier ... FYI: for me it wasn't. 

For me, using words is so much easier to journal, documenting a journey in my life than trying to put down the experiences of your day or your thoughts onto paper in the form of symbols, a few words, and colors, and more.

Here is the the great part ... you think and you feel and the results reflect your "inside thoughts" that maybe are to hard to put out there to read or to be read. 

I know I'm being too philosophical on a Friday.  LOL  Here are my two first attempts of an Art Journal that are documenting me.

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Ingredients: acrylic paints; color box mixed media ink, vintage; tattered angels glimmer mist; inkadinkado letter stamps; plaid stencil; graphic 45 ladies diary stamp; tim holtz distress markers vintage photo, bird stamp; faber-castell india ink pen sepia; gesso;