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I am wife to my wonderful husband, mother to two adult children and Nana to one special granddaughter. I also share my heart and my home with several furbabies. Being creative doesn't come easily to me, but I love to try.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

~A little Spring in the Fall

So what do you do when the vibrant colors of fall are starting to depress you?  When everything around you is turning brown?  I'll tell ya what.  You do a SPRING project!  I actually started this canvas back in the early summer and then life got busy and then you know.  LOL  But I dug it back out to finish because my SAD is starting to kick in and I recently lost my beloved canine companion of 11 years and needed something bright and cheery to boost my mood.

I used Folk Art Festival for the birdhouse, Live Simply for the birds, flowers and bunny, and Library Font for the sentiment.  The tiny rolled roses were made using Elegant Edges (and taught to me by my friend Paulette!) with the leaves made from Heritage.

Add some TH distress inks, Folk Art Acrylics, some modeling paste, a stick, some floral wire and various rub-ons and you get a pretty little canvas like this to make you smile.  Thanks for stopping by!

And a few close ups.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

~Circle weekend challenge - Get sketchy!

This weekend's challenge on the Circle message board is to follow this sketch.  Cards or layouts, doesn't matter.  Since I'm still in a Halloween mood but don't have any pictures to scrap yet, I chose a loose interpretation of the sketch to come up with the following card.

The papers for the card are from the Recollections Haunted Manor and DCWV Timeless Textures stacks.  The moon was cut once from cream Bazzill cardstock and once from a silver card blank at 3" from Celebrate with Flourish and layered.  The witch was also cut at 3" from A Child's Year.  I wrapped the broom in orange baker's twine and pop dotted her off the card.  I curled and inked the border banner edges for a little extra dimension.  Now I just have to decide who to send it to.  Thanks for stopping by!

~Pumpkin witch and purple hands

Let me start off by saying that Dylusions spray ink is neither water nor solvent soluable.  ;-(

Tacoah and I set out to make a witches hat for the outdoor plastic light up Pumpkin that I got her at Walmart.  The Cricut Design Team creates and makes available for free from time to time some pretty cool projects.  I downloaded this one last week that creates a witches hat using images from Baby Shower (cone) and Cricut Craft Room Basics (stars, hat buckle).

I had recently bought some Colorbok glitter paper (really glittery) and thought this might be the perfect time to use it.  There were other elements in the project (like a mask) that we really didn't need, so we just created the hat.  I wanted to use purple ribbon around the brim but didn't have anything wide enough to cover the base of the wires holding the starts, so I decided to use white tulle and dye it with purple spray ink.  This is where the purple hands come in.  Let's just say I should have used gloves.  But, it's slowly wearing off.  Oh, and I burnt my middle finger on my hot glue gun too. ;-(

The finished project (and my purple hands after 3 washings).  Thanks for stopping by!

~Halloween Canvas

I haven't done a canvas in awhile and recently got a very cool Recollections Halloween stack that I wanted to use.  The base of the canvas is perhaps my favorite page in the stack.  I dressed it up a little with some black stickles on some of the birds and owls.  The banner across the top came from the same stack.  There are jeweled brads and paint and ink and rub-ons on here too.  I added the purple fiber yarn with a few beads down the side just because I LOVE purple and orange together.  The pumpkins were cut from Stretch Your Imagination at 2.5" and Autumn at 4".  I had some left overs that were cut too small, so I also made the card to use those up.  Thanks for stopping by!

I used the leftover pumpkins that I cut too small and the banner strip from the same stack to make this card.  The base papers were from my new 6x6 DCWV stack called Pumpkin Patch.  I didn't have a Halloween stamp, so I broke out my cricut gel pens and added the Happy Halloween in purple ink (at .875) using Tags Bags, Boxes and More 2.  Finally, I added a little stitching down the side for the finishing touch.  

~Paper pumpkin

This was an easy one since the Cricut Design Team did all the work.  All I had to do was pick out some paper.  And I just happen to have some really cool Recollections Halloween paper.  The CCR file for this is in the project center.   You will need Tags Bags Boxes & More 2 and Autumn Celebrations to complete this.  I also added a stem and some leaves to the original design.
Super simple Halloween decorations!  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

~Follow your dreams

A very sweet friend of mine is getting ready to move back to Atlanta, GA.  It was a tough decision for her as she has many friends here, but the pull of her family, especially her niece and nephew were pretty strong.  I will miss her tremendously.  This is the "going-away" card that I made for her using A Child's Year, cut at 4" for the fairy and the banner, cut at 4.5 inches wide for the sentiment.  I used royal blue and cream DCWV shimmer paper for the base and MME Simply Cut patterned paper.  I also tucked  a little gift inside.  ;-)  She is a big Mumford and Sons fan, so I cut her a 6" wide mustache from vinyl for her car.  Hopefully she will think of me everytime she sees it.  Thanks for stopping by!