Sunday, March 29, 2009

A new card and Candy Alert!

This is a card I did for a challenge on cafemom. I love the bunny image. I bought 3 bunny stamps for 4 dollars at a yard sale last year. I was so happy to finally make a card with one of them. I stamped on watercolor paper and used my watercolor pencils. The sentiment stamp is from K&Co. I wanted a Happy Easter sentiment, but I never got around to getting one. I used up some scraps that I've had forever and that makes me happy. :) Also, the lovely lady that hostessed this challenge, Pam, is giving away some yummy blog candy on her blog. Go check her out. If you are in a purchasing mood, Pam also has another blog where she gives you good deals on great stuff. Check it out :)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Man in a Uniform...

Here is a layout I did following this weeks 52 sketches 52 weeks. The sketch is really cute. I love the clean line look, but I can only get it when I follow a sketch and try really really really hard not to go overboard. Who, me? Overboard? The papers are from Sassafras Lass (who else?) and the submarine paper and the green circle is from K&Co's DayDreams collection. I used embroidery floss to stitch around the circle and some Weathered Wood Distress Ink to give some definition to the layering. The flowers are from Prima and the Glazed Brads are Basic Grey. I used some really really awful chipboard letters. I covered them in ink and diamond glaze to get a look that I liked :) Thanks for looking and have a super sweet day!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

little artist

Here is another layout I did with all Sassafrass Lass papers. I cut out all the little hedgehogs and doodlemajigers. I also FINALLY found a use for these Love, Elsie stamps that I bought on clearance and LOVED. I guess that was over 6 months ago. I never found the perfect page until now ;) The title is Bazzil naked Chipboard that I covered with Doodlebug glitter and Diamond Glaze. I try to do artistic things with my son every day. My Mom did creative stuff with me when I was little and I have some really great memories of that. This was his first time with the TaDoodles he got for Christmas. Yeah, SO not mess free! But they do wash up easily.

Friday, March 6, 2009

At The Orchard

Well, I finished my first layout with my new Sassafras papers. I really was happy with them. A lot of times when you get the paper in packs like that they are thin. The Sassafras papers though are a great cardstock weight and are great to work with.Everything on the page is Sass, except for the chipboard flower that I covered in sassafras and the little crocheted flower Thanks for looking and have a super sweet day!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Thinkin' Spring!

Well, we finally have a decent amount of snow on the ground. But with March here I am really in the mood for some daffodils and tulips! Before you know it winter will be behind us at long last! I can't wait, this has been a long winter. I'm so grateful though to live in a place that has distinct seasons. I think it makes me appreciate the weather and the feelings it evokes more since it is only temporary. So much for my deep thoughts of the day :) I'm playing around with the Sassafras Lass papers I got with some birthday money my grandmother gave me. They have the Sassafrass Lass papers at Michaels. There are two collections...Hog Wild and Wale of a Tale. So cute! They are $24.99, but with a 40% off coupon... I'll share my creations very soon, possibly even today! LOL

Monday, March 2, 2009

I Never Knew What Love is Until Ewe

Well, it's been a little while. I need to post more often, but this project took a crazy amount of time, I made this layout with the intention of selling it on ebay, or at least attempting too... But I probably won't post it on there until next weekend. Although it took forever to make I think it was worth it. And if it doesn't sell I have two beautiful nieces, so I'm sure the layout won't be 'wasted', LOL It's nice to do something girly for a change.

This is the two layouts together. I used Bazzil Bling for the backround. The photo mat on the far right has a pull out tag that is big enough for more pictures or journalling. I used Plantin Schoolbook to cut out the stars and hand stitched them.

I used a ton of Prima flowers and Say it in Crystals. I machine stitched all of the photo mats. I used inking and some chalking for a little more dimension. I used my cricut for the fences and grass (Paper Doll Dress Up) and the sheep (Animal Kingdom). The title is cut with the Calligraphy cartridge.

All of the ribbons are Making Memories and the little hearts are K&Co stickers.

I spent hours on these sheep to get them perfect. My son was unusually demanding last week and I was only able to scrap in bursts LOL, so these did take forever! I had so many mess ups! But I flocked all of the sheep twice to give them more texture. Then I added a little bit of chalk to make the texture really show up. This layout is full of little details like that. I think it makes it really unique.

So, if anyone was wondering what I've been up to... here she is! Thanks so much for reading. Have a super sweet day!