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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Seriously Beautiful

Happy  Sunday,

This weeks share is a scrapbook layout I made. It's the first page of the new year. A goal this year is to continue to try and use up the supplies I have. So mixed matched papers and embellishments will be something I continue to do through out the year. 



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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Color Pages

Happy Sunday,

My share this week is coloring pages. Like a lot of you out there I have jumped in on this big coloring craze and have tons of coloring books. But what do you do with all the color pages once you color them in? I decided to up-cycle mine.

Here is a color page that I colored using my Koh-I-Noor Hardmuth Tri-Tone pencils. I decided to cut out a few flowers and add them to my Fauzbonichi page for today. I also have a few of the flowers cut from another page that I added some stickles and glitter to make embellishments for scrapbooking pages. For my Fauxbonchi I keep everything as flat as possible so I didn't want to add anything that would bulk up the flowers.

Hope you will use this tip and up-cycle some of your coloring pages.



 
 



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Monday, January 4, 2016

Thank You Card

Happy Monday,

This week I am sharing a Thank You card I made for a co-worker who sent me a beautiful gift box filled with chocolate.

I started with stamping the flower image on watercolor paper and used water color pencils to color it in. Then I just tore the edges. I added the butterfly brads and the dot brads. Layered cardstock and added the watercolor paper, thanks tag,  ribbon strip and then some perfect pearl drops. Finished the edges with stickles.




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Sunday, December 27, 2015

ATC JAM

Happy Sunday,

This week I wanted to share an ATC JAM I worked on with two others. I thought it came out super cute.

Laura from MA did the back ground, and inked the edges.
Brandi from LA did the fabric border, red star and green snowflake.
I finished the card off by adding the gingerbread girl & boy, North Pole brad, stamped the elf and colored him in and added the white dew drop. Now I will send Laura and Brandi one of the cards to complete the cycle.

 
 
JAMs are so much fun. You never know who will be sending you one to work on or what direction it will take once you pass it along (unless you are the one completing it).
 
 


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Sunday, December 20, 2015

My Ornament the "JAMMIN SISTER ORNAMENT EXCHANGE"

Happy Sunday,

A few weeks back I posted the ornament I made for the "JAMMIN SISTER ORNAMENT EXCHANGE" and now I wanted to share the ornament that I received from Susan M.

I love it. Thanks Sue!





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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Cloudy Sky

Happy Sunday,

Today I'm sharing a layout I made from pictures I took while sitting at my desk. I just thought the sky was so pretty with the clouds and the sun coming through the orange leaves.




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Sunday, December 6, 2015

Who Loves Ephemera Give-a-way

Happy Sunday,

The past few weeks have been very busy and I really have not spent much time crafting, however, I did make sure all my swap obligations were done and mailed.  With that said... I do not have a crafty project to share this week.

BUT>>>

I did put together a random bunch of ephemera to give-a-way. The mesh bag is 8" x 6" x 2" and jam packed with all kinds of stuff.

Here's a sneak peak...



 
 
To enter do the following two things...
 
1. Leave a comment stating what odd ball thing you hope to find in this bag.
2. Pick a number from 1 to 1000.
 
I will use random.org (on Sunday December 13th) to pick a winning number. The winner will be the person who comes closest to the winning number without going over.
 
If more than one person has the winning number the person who left the comment first will win.
 
Good Luck
 
CONTEST WILL CLOSE at 9:00am EST ON 12/13/15
 
9:16am I used random.org to pick the winning number...
 
 
And the winner is...
 
Yippee!! Hope there might be something beachy in there. My guess is 427
 
Congratulation Robin!!!!
 
 
 
 



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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Ornament Swap

Happy Sunday,

This week I wanted to share an ornament I decorated for an ornament swap.

I purchased the wood cutout and started adding my touches. First I put some bling at the tip of the branches and at the end of each scroll. Then I added a few dew drops, charms and flowers. The flowers were white and I sprayed them with dylusions ink spray. I used stickles for the glittery spots and finished it off with a some bells and a ribbon. It's decorated on both sides just in case it sways around while it's hanging on the tree. I hope my swap partner likes it.



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Sunday, November 22, 2015

SweatShirt

Happy Sunday,

This week I want to share a shirt I just purchased. It hasn't come in yet but I'm really excited to get it. I bought mine as a sweatshirt in lime green but the saying is the same. I thought with the holidays coming up this might make a cute gift for one of your crafty friends or if you have a retreat coming up your group can each get a shirt. There are many different crafty saying on t-shirts to hoodies. I have attached the link to the website below in case you are interested.


 
 

I am not affiliated with this company and I do not receive anything for promoting them. I just like the idea of their crafty saying shirts.

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Sunflower

Happy Sunday,

This week I wanted to play with my watercolor pencils. I drew the picture with a light brown and colored it in with the water color pencils. Then I used a water brush to color over an activate the pencil coloring. Added the quote from a stamp I had. I still think this looks more like a colored page than a water color page. Not sure what I did wrong, any ideas? Let me know if you have some tips to use water color pencils with a water brush.



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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Captain Cave Man

Happy Sunday,

I was cleaning and decluttering my craft room and came across this photo. I guess when I printed it years ago I was planning on doing something with it and never did. So I just quickly added it to a page rather than throw it out. Apparently my husband and the guys he works with likes to play jokes on each other. My husband went to his truck to come home from work and this was drawn on the window. To this day he still does not know who did it. I'm gonna guess it the guy who my hubby nailed his work bucket to the floor so he couldn't lift it up or it could have been the guy who my hubby put all kinds of pink girly stickers and kiddy puffy stickers on his work cart. Imagine pulling your cart around on a construction site and not knowing the stickers are there and getting all these looks from the other tradesman. Sometime I wish I could be a fly on the wall at these jobs.



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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Another Year Completed

Happy Sunday,

I'm really excited to share my post this week. I started a 12x12 album of my granddaughter that holds a 2.5 x 3.5 layout for each month. She was born on November 17, 2013 so I have the first two pages completed and I'm ready to start the third page and that will begin with her birthday picture. I try to get a picture that was taken as close to the 17th of each month as possible. It's fun to see all the changes in her over the last two years.

November 2013 - October 2014


November 2014 - October 2015


November 2015 - October 2016




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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Beautiful Sunny Day

Happy Sunday,

Today I am sharing a double page layout I did of some pictures I took in VT while on a little scrapbook getaway. My friend and I took a drive hoping to get some really good foliage pictures. Our pictures came out great but the foliage was just starting to change so we did not get it at peak. I still think the scenery is beautiful. This layout was done just using some papers from my stash and a few embellishments. I cut some of the pictures down and set them on top of other pictures. I had ten photos I wanted to fit on this two page layout and that was the best way I found to do it.



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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Everything Mary

Happy Sunday,

This week I had to share my new journal bag by Everything Mary. I can't believe after trying several different bags I finally found one that holds all my journaling supplies and is super easy to access the supples.

There are several styles of bags and are very reasonably priced. Wish I knew of this line before I purchased all of my other bags. I got mine from Amazon.







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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Lobster Bake


Happy Sunday,

Today I have another layout to share. This was our annual lobster bake. The crowd was a bit smaller this year but we had a great time anyway. The lobsters and steaks were delicious. I made cooler corn on the cob, baked potatoes, cole slaw, and I cheated with the clam chowder. I picked the clam chowder up at Stew Leonard's put it in the crock pot and everyone thought I made it. I did tell them where I got it. All their soups and chili's are very good. To end the meal we had apple pie with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. Later that night we sat by the fire and had a few hot dogs. What a fire without hotdogs???? Our last guests left around 11:30pm. It was starting to get pretty chilly even with the fire going.

For this page I just lined the base paper with 4 6x6 patterned paper on an angle matted my photos and put them down. I had a lot of photos to fit on these two pages. I did some journaling on a journal card, and made the sign for the fire, The camp fire was made by cutting 3 identical cut out in the 3 colors and then off set them and pulled some of the flames forward to mix them up. I cut the logs out of patterned paper that was wood boards, glued them to the back and front of the flames. Then I added a bit of yellow around the edges of the flames to deepen the color just a bit. Filled in the empty space with washi tape. It's the washi with all different cameras. You can't really tell from the picture.





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