Thursday, April 17, 2014

Earth Day

PCC has an earth day challenge. The idea was to use something that would be otherwise thrown away. Bonus entries for including a world, the word peace and photo  instructions for your project.

I had been hoarding a  wood clementine box for some time now. This seemed like the perfect time to alter it!

I painted it black
Then I began decorating! I painted, stenciled, glued on shapes from paper scraps, old books, etc. I used old packaging from scrap embellies and even the hobby lobby plastic bag was cut apart to make flowers! The best flower of all if one made from the fabric from my bridesmaid dresses which is 39 years old!

Here are my flowers. I used a running stitch to gather the fabric into a circle.  
 I cut the plastic bag into a strip and then starting in the center glued it onto a circle shape then misted it.
The tags tied to the box are recycled from clothes and scrap products. I even have a feather from the yard.

I found a perfect quote for the inside of this box which I now think I use to store paints!

I have the word peace written on a side, I had the earth stenciled on and I have photos of the process!

Here is the finished box

Thanks for checking this out!

Check me Out

I am up over at the Frosted Designs Blog today!!

Lisa created this wonderful sketch

and in the video I share some ideas on how you can change up a sketch.

Have you seen this month's kit at Frosted Designs??

It is filled with such wonderful goodies!! I think I used almost everything on my album cover!

Here is the photo album cover I made from the sketch and my kit!

I hope you will join the Challenge over at Frosted Design and grab one of these kits!

Monday, April 14, 2014


Playing along with Drill 29 Bingo at SWAT.

I had Brads, Stamps, 3 pics, number and Die cuts

Friday, April 11, 2014


Case 118 is live over at CSI. Here is the file
And here is my layout

Jen got these two coats for an amazing price!! And she wears them a lot including for the engagement photos!!


Playing with paint for the One little word challenge  at rondapalazzari

Beauty of Nature Kit

This month's kit from Frosted Designs is called Beauty of nature and it has some of the prettiest papers, paints, and embellies!

I think you are going to want both the clean and messy kit! 

I was drawn to the 7 Dots paper which looks like barnwood with paint splatters. For some reason my mind went right to the old photos of my twin sister and I. These are original photos from 1954 complete with ragged edges and my mom's handwriting!

I added more splatters and blotches to the background page. Using the Magicals I painted the chipboard swirls and the butterfly. I used the Distress Markers on the edges of the die cuts to make them stand out. I grabbed a couple of punches to make the flowers. I had so much fun with this and can't wait to use more of the kit!

PLEASE stop over at the Frosted Designs Store for this kit or  for your other scrapping needs.

This week the new Heidi Swapp Mini Stencils are 20 % off!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Magazine Monday

It is time for another magazine Monday inspiration over at PCC. Here is the inspiration
And here is my card

As soon as I saw the inspiration, I knew what I was going to do. I have this Thank you stamp which I adore and it was just perfect for adding red to some of the lettering. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A quick Weekend Together

I love it when both my kids are here! Jennifer and her fiance came home for a quick trip to do wedding planning, engagement photos, food tasting, etc. I decided we should celebrate Easter early and her brother and his fiance came over for all the fun. I love seeing Jen and Rob catching up and sharing. They are both working great jobs, each owns a house and each is engaged. I love knowing that they touch base and chat as needed. I got this picture at the end of the weekend.

This is for thee Black challenge over at Crafty Scrappers.

Thank you

One of things I like to do when I win a prize is to send a thank you note. I had some gelli print paper that I had made, so I used that to make a flower for this card,. I saw this great sketch on Sketchnscrap

Here is my card

It was fun using up some of those prints from my plate!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Creating on Vacation - Faber Castell Challenge

I got a gelli plate and took it up north for my mom and sisters to play with! What fun being outside in the sun and playing with paint!