Saturday, May 3, 2014

Just finishing up some projects and will post pictures soon.

I have an ATC Challenge Swap going on over at the Cricut message board. Everyone had to pick a theme and 2 materials from a list I supplied. Once everyone did that, I switched them all around and we all ended up making someone else's choices. Should be interesting to see how everyone did. The due date is next week so I will be back to post these for you to see.

I have also been working on completing my Nashville scrapbook pages. I have about 10 layouts to do and I am about half way done. I have some ready to glue down and others still need their papers. I used my book of sketches by Becky Higgins for all of them and it made it so much easier.  Here is a completed one. I printed the  sheet music on 12X12 cream colored paper and then used black mats . I added red to the title and that is it!!!!! No embellishments needed. I didn't think anyway.
  Hope you come back again to see more.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Here are the winners of the RAK I posted on the Cricut MB.

The names were chosen Sunday night and posted on the thread. 



Thursday, April 17, 2014

I have been going thru some of my crafting supplies and realized that I have over 120 Cricut cartridges!!!!! It also looks like I haven't used about 35 of them!!!! So I am going to give away 5 of them.
They will all have the booklet, the cartridge and the overlay included. Not sure if I have the boxes for them anymore.
This is how it will work. I will have 1 post which will have the  picture of the cartridge that will be given away.
All you have to do is take a look thru my blog and then leave a comment about one of my projects under the picture of the cartridge you would like to have.
 One person will be picked for each cartridge. You cannot win more than 1.  If you all ready have the particular cartridge, please pass and let someone else have a chance.
Sorry that some of the pics are sideways. GOOD LUCK!




On to my TH swap challenge. We had a bunch of directives to follow and we were to use Tim Holtz products and techniques. It was a learning experience for a lot of us that joined in the swap.
I made some mini tags using his Tiny Treaasures stamps which I colored with Distress markers.

I also made a layered canvas frame using stencils, paints, sprays, plastic letters and adornments.
I also made a small binder using TH Worn covers and binder . I love how this came out! I used G45 papers, chunky embossing powders, die cuts, grunge board and filled it with tags and some bookmarks!!!

Now for some layouts. 1st one is that river boat ride in Costa Rica that I mentioned earlier and the 2nd one is of some birds we saw at the resort.

The next 2 layouts are from pictures I took in Nashville
 Rascal Flatts at the Ryman Auditorium
ICE-Frosty the Snowman at  the Opryland Hotel

Here are a few cards that I have made recently. If anyone would like to know how I made them, feel free to ask. I love how the TH blueprint stamp ones came out!!!

I have been busy crafting away but I have also been on vacation so my blog has suffered!!!

I will add a few pictures from Costa Rica and Aruba for those of you that are stuck in winter!!!! The beach and sunset pics are from Aruba and the wildlife shots were from our river boat trip.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

My latest projects were for a Christmas swap on the Cricut message board. We had to make a bunch of different items following some directives. I really enjoyed making all of these and tried to do something different for each. Let me start with my snowflakes. They were made using clock hands and a small circle token. Super easy!!!
Then I made a canvas. I used various TH stencils, paints, glitter, etc. I added a poinsettia that I die cut and added glitter to. I found a saying that I liked and added it on using different types of media.
I then made some note cards using black & white glossy cardstock, Judikins mica gloss paint and a stamp. You put a drop of a few different colors of the paint on white glossy cardstock. Then take another piece of white cardstock and lay it on top. Smooch them around a bit to blend in the colors. Take of the top piece and use these as your paint pallet. Press your stamp into the paint and then onto the black cardstock. I love this filigree type stamp!!!!
I am not the greatest at making mini albums bit I really liked this vertical  paper bag one. I made a Beach themed one and though that Christmas would be a great one also. It has about 80 spots for photos, journaling or whatever you want. I added more pockets, tags, and spots to use. There are lots of steps and it is very time consuming but I love how they both came out!!!! Here is a picture of the outside and another of the inside showing all of the pages.

I made a couple tags also. One is using an embossing folder with  Distress paint, inks and heat embossing. The other is using fragments. Both are using Tim Holtz ideas and materials.

Okay, 1 more and I am done for today!!!! This is one of my all time favorite projects. It is right up there with Silas. LOL
  I decide to do a shadowbox. The theme for this was snowman. I had to really think about it because my partner lives in Florida and I know they don't have snowmen there.  So I decide to go with "things that people do in winter." I had such a great time figuring out what I wanted to do for each little box. First I covered all the boxes with paper and tied them together with tissue tape. (I learned this at a Tim Holtz class I went to). Starting at the top left. I added skis, a sled and ice skates.  Next is a tree and a deer(winter to lots of people) Top right is a glass dome filled with Aruba shells and sand( for her home state of Florida). Next is a basket filled with greens and berries next to a bottle of snow. Of course I had to have a snowman!!! The box to the right is games. who doesn't play games in the winter. I added dice, domino,  puzzle piece, monopoly house and bingo things(10-5 for her birthday) Bottom left is for Christmas with a wreath, bulb and decorations. Center box has 2 red birds on tree branches. (Reminds me of winter) The last box is for New Years with a bottle and a fancy drink!!!!! I added feet and a few snowflakes and then added a small amount of spray snow to finish it off.
Hope you enjoyed my projects and I was going to say I will post more often but I can't promise that will happen!!!!!!


I really was going to keep up with my blog but I just seem to forget all about it. I was in a few swaps around the holidays, we went to Nashville in early Dec, Costa Rica in Jan and all this snow is driving me nuts!!!! DH and I have been on a puzzle kick recently also. I think we have done 8 of them in the last month.
First I will post a few pictures of Nashville and Costa Rica and then show you a few things I have  crafting.
We saw Rascal Flatts at the Ryman Auditorium, went Honkey Tonkin on Broadway, saw the King and Queen of Country music at the Hall of Fame and they even had Kelley Pickler's dress she wore when she won  the Mirrorball trophy on Dancing with the Stars. A great time for sure. we will return someday.

We went on our January group trip to Costa Rica. I ended up sick for 4 days but we made the best of it. We managed to get off the resort and go on a riverboat ride where we saw iguanas. crocodiles and monkeys. The view from our room was beautiful!!!!!