Monday, January 13, 2014

So excited!!

Scrapbook Generation located in Springfield MO, has been my scrapping inspiration since 2008. They are constantly doing new and wonderful things to make the art of scrapbooking fun, easy and beautiful. Well, they have done it again by creating their very own digital scrapbook magazine titled 'Create'. It is 223 pages of wonderfulness and it just so happens that I was lucky enough to be chosen to have a few pieces of my work published inside!! I am beyond thrilled! I submitted 3 different projects; a card, a 2 page LO and a 1 page LO. The card and 2 page LO were chosen. I will show you all three and then please go check out the magazine, it has some amazing things inside!

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Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Crafty gifts!

So just for the fun of it I will post the latest gifts I made! The first is an Autumn wreath for my Aunts new home. It came together really easy and the letter is covered with DCWV scrapbook paper.

Here is the next gift I made for my Aunt and her new home! I got the 'A' from Hobby Lobby and covered it with MME Christmas paper and silver glitter thread. I found the decorations in the loose floral/decor arrangement section of Hobby Lobby and just cut off their stems.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Upcycle crafting

Whoa...long time no post! I have been in quite a crafting funk for the last year or more...slowly I am creeping out of it, I hope!

Here are my latest creations. I used my daughters old and unused door signs and repurposed them to make seasonal decorations. The toughest part was sizing and cutting the paper to fit the contours.

I started by sanding them down a little to create a rougher surface for glue to adhere to. Then I went to work piecing the paper on and adding embellishments. Voila!

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Monday, August 27, 2012

good ideas from a 6 year old…

Here are a couple more crafts I have finished. The first is my very first canvas! I made it for a girlfriend who has worked very hard for a very long time and finally got her bachelors degree, even graduating with honors! I love this quote from Thoreau and I thought it was fitting for the occasion. I painted the canvas then used stamps to do the lettering (next time, I'll use my cricut!)

The next project started with two orange crates. I spray painted them white and added scrapbook paper from TPC Studio to the inside. I WAS going to just use them as shelves for nick knacks but then my daughter saw them and said "they would look really nice with a picture inside" and the lightbulb went off in my head! I added these beach pictures of my daughters plus some of the shells and rocks we found at the beach this year! They are now hanging on the wall in my downstairs bathroom! I love having crafty children!

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Finally some craftiness!!

Hi! It's been a while since I've crafted in any way. I've been so busy with summer fun and trying to survive the work on my house. I am now in decorator mode though so I've been cranking out some home decor projects. I have lots more unfinished so those will come in later posts.

I found this rusty old star at a yard sale. I've wanted one forever but could never see spending so much money on them. This one was super cheap!! All this stuff I got for $10!!! 3 of these things are getting altered, but I only have two to show you today!

Here is the new Star, it is going to hang in my scrap/craft room!

I outlined it in stickles but kept it unembellished

Here is the metal tub. I gave it a couple coats of spray paint and then used one of my all time favorite MME lines on it, Bloom & Grow, plus a couple other embellishments. This will hold all the kits I have stashed in various places so they are visible and easy to grab!

This is a birthday card I made for my mother recently

That's it for today! Thanks for visiting!
 Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

A sad day...

As I've talked about before I lived in Missouri for 4 years and only just recently moved back to New England. While I was in MO I met some amazing scrapbookers, of course my amazing friends Alicia and Janette, but also the ladies of Scrapbook Generation; Debbie, Karen, Stacey and Allison. They do amazing things for the scrapbook community there and it was such an amazing experience to get to be a part of it! (that is a LOT of amazings!)
Today I learned that Allison, for the foreseeable future, will not be updating her inspiring Sketch Support site. It was a great inspiration to me when it started but I was a fan long before she began that endeavor and will continue to be so. She has a great talent and so in honor of her and the ladies at Scrap Gen (as I call it) I am going to post a few (or 10) of my favorite LO's/cards made from or inspired by their sketches. I don't have sketch numbers listed so unfortunately I can't tell you which they are but if you check out their website you can buy their wonderful sketch books and kits and get some for yourself!

Thank you ladies, you have really helped make me the scrapper I am today! Best of luck to you Allison!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A congratulatory gift!

I have a friend that just recently had her first child, a little girl named Emma. I made her this gift a while ago but didn't want to give it to her until I could personalize it with Emmas' birth info. Well, it is all set to now send on to the proud parents. I will be mailing it out tomorrow but wanted to post it here first for everyone (haha) to see. I used the amazing Nikki Sivils Audrey line for this entire frame. First I painted it white and then spritzed it with glimmer mist. Nikki's paper worked so perfectly for this project I think! I hope you enjoy it!
(This picture was taken BEFORE I added the birth info)
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Happy Crafting!!