Friday, May 31, 2013

This month's Canvas

I won Gelatos from Faber Castell but was kind of afraid to open them. I needed a break from scrapping yesterday so I got out a canvas. After checking Pinterest and Youtube, I was ready to try the Gelatos!! I stamped on scrapbook papers and then colored over them. I stamped the birds, flowers and text on tissue paper which I modge podged to the background. i went over the tissue with the Gelatos so it blended in. This is the end result

Thursday, May 30, 2013


It has been a busy month at Pagemaps and I have enjoyed playing with the sketches

Here is my take on this

Rob has been on the move! He got  a new job then decided he wants to change apartments which means being home for a few months!

Shape it up

Made a card for the Pagemaps Shape IT Up Challenge

Here is my card

What is on your craft table!

Inquiring minds wanted to know what is on my craft table! Good thing they also did not include the floor, the bed, etc.

I just finished Modge podging a new canvas. So the desk has ink pads, Modge Podge, wet wipes, scissors, pens, piant brushes, some doilies, a container with dried flowers from my sister, adhesive and my box of photos. There is probably more hidden under the canvas:)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

LYB Sketch

LYB had a sketch for NSD

Here is my take on it using lots of the Naturals I won from them on NSD!

Sunday, May 26, 2013












CREATING KEEPSAKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Excited - just a little!!!! I had a layout selected for the Nov/Dec issue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


My daughter loves to create pottery at As You Wish.
Here is an inspirational plate she finished/ 
Super cool idea!!

Chance to win!

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for a chance to win!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Gelatos in the House!!!

In March I won a prize pack of Gelatos from Faber Castell on Northridge Publishing Creat's blog!
Look what finally arrived on my doorstep!!!!

I have two different packs of Gelatos, as well as tool kits, Gesso, Glaze and Gel Medium!

 Let the crafting begin!!

On the Faber Castell blog   - Designmemorycraft - I saw an Ombre card. I tried something like that for my fist project which is a Thank you card to Faber Castell. It  is going in the mail today!

I will be stalking their  blog for more videos, ideas and inspiration!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

New job

So proud of our son and his new job. He started work at a small company almost 2 yeas ago after graduating from college. Now he has moved on to a job at the Local community College!

Pagemaps sketch

My take
I had a lot of fun with this!!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

May Challenge

It is time for the Monday Mixed Media Group May Challenge . Titled Dear Me the challenge was to write a letter to yourself and praise yourself for how you have done.


So my twin sister, the artistic one, called last week to tell me about this you tube video she watched where they applied layers of tissue paper to make texture on a canvas. Then they added a multitude of 3 dimensional objects.

She told me I should try this! So I watched the videos and here is my attempt. I had this brilliant idea to  make a heart so modge podged twisted pieces and sheets of tissue paper into the shape. Finally I wrote my letter on tissue and also glued that into the shape. The words were showing until I misted it. I added flowers, lace, etc. And here it is!!!

I keep going back and playing and changing - adding and taking away. I think I need to leave it alone for a few days:)

Monday, May 20, 2013

Monday Challenge

 Monday inspiration challenge at Paper Crafter's Corner

Loved the red, white and black. Used some typed paper strips I had to make a little congrats card

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Flat Stanley

A twopeas Poster asked for volunteers to do a Flat Stanley for her class. I told her I would so today Flat Stanley toured my town. I compiled the pics into an album and added some info about where Stanley visited.  Here is his tour:

Friday, May 17, 2013

Color Challenge

There is a color challenge at Life Paper Scrapbook. I found this old photo in an album when I was looking for something else. It made me laugh. I have no idea why the kids were in the laundry baskets but it looks like they were having fun!!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Fancy Pants

Loving the sketch at Fancy Pants

I was lucky enough to win Trendsetter which was perfect for this layout

A couple of weeks ago Jen donated over a foot of hair to Locks of Love! This is the third time she has done this!!I am so proud of her! These papers, stickers and banners were just perfect!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Gift Challenge - Moxie Fab world

I saw a call at Moxie Fab World for a paper crafting gift. Just finished making these for a friend! Why not personalize some wine charms using paper scraps, inks, stamps, etc.  I had some old winter themed charmed and I just covered those up. These can be personalized with names or dates or a theme. Quick and easy too!

A Mother's Love

Given that it was just Mother's day, I thought this would be a perfect theme for this layout.

I was drawn to this Pagemaps sketch. Here is my take

I have a photo of my grandmother, my mom and me. I found a wonderful poem about mothers and their love.

This is also for Frosted Design's black, white and 1 challenge. I used black, white and pink.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Frosted Designs Winner

The DT over at Frosted Designs loved this layout as much as I did and it was the winner of the Doilies and Sketch contest!!!

Thank you so much! 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Robin Hood

When the kids were little we attended a Renaissance Festival. While the girls got flower garland head bands, Rob got a Robin Hood hat. He looked so cute!

Still LOVING Fancy Pants Down by the Shore!!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Our Summer Vacation

I am LOVING Fancy Pants Down by the Shore which was my kits this month from Memorable Seasons. LOVE the colors and also the banners/pennants.

I dug out an OLD photo. I knew Jen had a bathing suit with polka dots so hunted this down! Journaling in on the tag under the photo.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Color Challenge


 Life paper Scrapbook has a color challenge. Here is my layout for this.

Back in second grade my son wrote and illustrated a story. We submitted it to a Reading Rainbow contest on Public TV and he came in second place of all second graders. This was him with his prize.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Card Challenge

So much going on for NSD. This is for a challenge over at Craft Steals to use washi, blue and a punch.

Frosted Designs

There is a challenge at Frosted Designs to use this sketch and doilies

Here is my layout
I found this paper in my stash with the jars and immediately thought of my grandmother. I remember her canning which lead to more memories of both my grandparents. So i bottled those memories:)

Pagemaps May Sketch

I love Pagemaps sketches and this one was no exception

Last week we celebrated Rob;s new job with a toast! He had bought  us a bottle of a sparkling apple wine and this was just the occasion for it!

Loving the new Fancy Pants Trendsetter!!

Thursday, May 2, 2013


Time for another Monday inspiration at Papercrafterscorner

Here is the magazine

Here is my card

Used paint chip samples and made a flower out of fabric.

I am Back but will be Leaving:):)