Sunday, June 29, 2014

Choose One

I haven't been scrapping much lately, but when i saw the challenge at CSI, I knew what I wanted to scrap.

In March we had the food tasting for the wedding. We had tried so many entrees and were quite full when they presented this platter of cakes for us try! Yes, there were 10 pieces! Because of Shawn's nut allergy, Mike and I sampled anything with nuts. There were so many good choices but Jen and Shawn were able to narrow it down. I cannot reveal their choice yet!

From the evidence list I chose chevrons, silver metals, number, flower, stems. I documented about the cake tasting. 

I also used a sketch from Pagedrafts

I did flip it though. And i used a rectangle photo instead of round. 

The photo of the cakes did not do it justice!


Moxiefab World wants to see our work area ! Ok - here is mine!

I am making cork table number holders for my daughter's wedding in Sept. I also have a layout in progress and other half done projects on my table!

Saturday, June 28, 2014


Last year, at the end of the season, we bought  a  used pontoon boat. What turned out to be a good deal became a money pit as we could not get it to run properly. Finally we thought we had it fixed just before it was time to take it out for the season. A few weeks ago we put it in and took it out for a spin. It died in the middle of the lake. We got a tow to shore and luckily my husband figured out the gas hose clip was not in all the way. So it was just a minor problem and should now be fine. We went out for another spin and it was such a nice ride.

I used this sketch from SketchnScrap

And this inspiration from Creativeembellishments. This boat is so much fun to just putz along the lake. I love listening to the lapping water and sticking my hand in the spray. The water was my inspiration and the colors of the sky. 

And the Happy Feet challenge over at SWAT

I broke into my new Come Away with Me from G45!

Friday, June 27, 2014

PCC Magazine MOndays

It is week 56 and I had a few minutes to play! Here is the inspiration from PCC

And here is my  journal page

I used my Gelli plate to make the background paper for the birds. 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Flower Storage

I repurposed an old hanging  holder by adding clear containers with my flowers sorted by color. . Adding this to the 
Link It of Lump it party at Silhouette School.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

A Bad Thing and A Good Thing

My computer crashed the other day! Luckily we had already told our son to build us a new one for our anniversary present to each other. So I was without a computer for a day or two. What is a person to do! Well, the good this was this allowed me to catch up on my art journlaing. The top page is for a courage prompt and the second one from a traveling prompt. I enjoyed just playing using paints, stencils whatever I felt like grabbing. And, yes I hand wrote on them.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

 Virtual Blog Hop

Last week I received an email from Michelle O' Driscoll asking me to participate in a virtual blog tour. I thought it sounded fun and said yes.  The idea is to explore the creative process a bit more by answer four questions. So let's get started!

1. What are you working on?

I normally have several projects going at once. My Christmas album is in a basket about half done. That is what I pull out in between other projects. I have the photos laid out on papers so I just need to adhere them and add embellies and journalling.  My daughter is getting married in September so I am making table number holders out of corks and wire. I have those half completed and am just waiting for more corks. I just finished a couple of layouts and a canvas for  the Frosted Designs design team. I have enough papers left to complete another one or two projects with those.

2.Hoe does your work differ from others?

My work is as unique as I am. My math and science brain likes things linear and symmetrical. But lately I have been adding mixed media elements to my scrapping  for a whole new look! I love using modeling paste with stencils, ink and paint! My style has changed dramatically in the past few years. The Home layout is an example of an older work.

3. Why do I create?

This is a good question! I have a twin sister who was always the artistic one. I loved math and science. When I was in high school I maintained albums filled with memorabelia. Once I had kids, it was easy to save papers, birthday cards, etc. As my daughter ventured into sports and dance, I started albums just for those events. Then it morphed into school events, vacations, etc. I think now I am trying to record as many memories for them as I can. For example, we had a wedding shower this weekend for my daughter. I made an album for all the guests to leave wedding advice.

 I am also enjoying my creative time and learning to do so many new fun techniques which I never would have thought I could do which includes drawing and painting!

4. How does my process work?

To be honest it varies from day to day and project to project. I keep a list of projects to be completed and have bags of ticket stubs, programs, etc. I do not work in chronological order. Usually I start with a photo or a challenge. I build from there. I will go through my bins looking for just the right paper. Once I have my design figured out, then I look for flowers, buttons and other embellies. There is so much inspiration on line and I will spend time looking for product usage, sketch ideas and more. The problem is, I can spend more time doing that than crafting.

So there you have it! Now I  want to introduce you to one  VERY talented lady!

Sandee Setliff is an extraordinary artist! And works wonder with alphabets! Sandee is the host of Sundays With Sandee over at Frosted Designs! Each week she shares a project with focuses on a tool or technique! I have learned so much from her. Here is a little bit about her
Sandee A

Since childhood, I am happiest when I have paint and glue on my hands! Playing with new products and getting messy is time well spent in my book. I create a variety of mix media signs, cards, and altered art, and my creative style ranges from cute and fun to clean and simple which I sell in a local gallery called the Art MoB. My latest passion is art journaling, lettering, typography and collecting quotes. My grandest achievement so far, has been my being commissioned to paint a huge fiber glass bear which will be auctioned off for charity in the end of the 2014 summer. I also will be having my very first art show debuting on August 1st. When I am not crafting I am photographing wildlife and hiking through our lovely North Carolina mountains. I am 55 years old, single and deliriously happy checking off my bucket list as I go along in life. 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Let's Go Anywhere

I LOVE this month's kit at Frosted Deisgns

Capture the Moment was perfect for this photo from my daughter's engagement photo session

The flair, the ATC, the flowers all worked together perfectly!

I hope you stop by the store!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Capture the Moment

This month's kit at Frosted Designs is one of the prettiest I have seen!

I chose to scrap a very old photo of my family. I used the ATC cards to create a  border at the top.

I love the flowers and brads that come with this kit. They were just the perfect finishing touches!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Capture the Moment

I am so pleased to show you the June Frosted Designs kit. Titled CAPTURE THE MOMENT this kit is my all time fave!!

The papers are amazing! And the brads, buttons and flair are the perfect emebllies!

Here is a sneak at one of my projects

This is seriously one amazing kit!! Don't need a kit? That is ok, there is a summer sale going on with some of your fave scrapping products included!!

Barb has the best prices and service! 

If anyone is interested in this kit, please email me. I have a special discount I can share with one friend! So far no one has taken me up on it!

Holy Cow!

Holy cow!! Who would have thought!

My good friend Sandee, shoved, forced, directed me to Derwent Acadamy for a series of videos titled how to Draw! Obviously she knows me very well because I cannot draw a straight line with a ruler.

Lesson 1 was about shading. I got excited and completed two projects. The first was kind of hurried and sloppy but this one was better.

The academy has to approve your work before they release the next video to you. Lots of mail biting going on! I was so excited to get the email that I could see the next video.

This week's was on perspective which I have always had trouble with. But they did it using rulers! This is my kind of art! I jumped right in and was very pleased with the results

One point persepctive

Two point

3 point

I even drew the cow! 

This was so much fun! Now I just want to sit and draw cubes all day!!!!

I am Back but will be Leaving:):)