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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Etegami Style ATCs'

Good Morning,

Today I want to share the ATCs I made for a swap at "The Art Colony". I signed up for this swap because I have never heard of Etegami painting before and thought I would like to take a shot at it. Etegami is a Japanese folk art consisting of simple hand-painted drawings accompanied by a few words and a signature/symbol stamp in a red/orange color. When painting in the Etegami style you hold the paint brush at the top of the brush with your thumb and index finger. The clumsier the  better. Etegami painting is a lot harder than I thought it would be. I had very little control of the brush  technique when holding the brush the proper way for Etegami painting, my fingers kept wanting to hold the brush the way I would normally so half of my concentration was holding the brush correctly. I used Daler-Rowney FW Acrylic Water Resistant Artist Ink and Crayola Water Paints. That's what I had on hand, not the traditional materials used with this type of painting but it worked. I made my signature stamp with a piece of linoleum left over from our camper floor. It worked pretty good. (I have a piece about 6ft x 2ft so I may be using it to make some more of my own stamps) So here's what I came up with.......


I was not very happy with the outcome when I had finished the paintings, but once they dried and I added the simple words and the signature symbol they grew on me. I may just have to give it another try. 


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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

My 1st ATC

Good Morning,

Hope everyone enjoyed their holiday. The best part is for me is spending time with family.

This morning I wanted to share my first ATC card that I have up for trade at atcforall.com. I used

Caran d'Ache Neocolor II Water Soluable Crayons to create this landscape. I had a lot of fun blending the colors. I think I'm going to start using these wather color crayons more often. I will be making tons of these ATCs. They are so cute and you get a finished project in a very short time.


Let me know what you think....


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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

We Can Make This Happen! Please Read To The End.

Hi everyone,

This morning while I was checking my Facebook account I came across the below post. It's so heartbreaking to see a sick child suffer. If we can make this little boys dream come true, wouldn't you like to help. 

Everyone, let's make a little boy's dream come true. His name is Dalton Dingus, age 9. He has stage 4 Cystic Fibrosis & has very little time left to live. His only wish before he dies is to get in the World Record book for receiving the most Christmas cards. Dalton's address is HC 62 Box 1249 Salyersville KY 41465
Send this little boy a Christmas Card!!please reshare this on your facebook and flood the internet with this so everyone can see and participate.

Photo: Everyone, let's make a little boy's dream come true. His name is Dalton Dingus, age 9. He has stage 4 Cystic Fibrosis. & has very little time left to live. His only wish before he dies is to get in the World Record book for receiving the mo
st Christmas cards. Dalton's address is HC 62 Box 1249 Salyersville KY 41465
Send this little boy a Christmas Card!!please reshare this on your facebook and flood the internet with this so everyone can see and participate

I googled Guiness Record for Christmas Cards and came accross this post listing information about Daltons Dream....

http://wtvr.com/2012/12/11/dalton-guiness-record/

This is just part of the above post....

News station WKYT reports that the current record is 35,000 and Dalton currently has 23,000 cards.Recently the Morehead State University softball team spent Friday afternoon collecting Christmas cards. No one has asked for money to be sent, just a Christmas card.

If each person who reads this passes it on to a few of their friends and those friends do the same we can make this happen for Dalton. What do you say. Will you help this little boy make his dream come true.

I would like to share the card I made for him.

This is the front of the card.


 This is the inside of the card.

Simple and sweet and one more card closer to his goal.

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Another Challenge

Good Morning,

Today I will be working on a project to enter in the challenge over at "The Craft Garden" http://thecraftgarden.blogspot.com/

The challenge is to take inspiration from this picture and create a project.
 

 I decided to make a  card and try to replicate the flower by quilling. I was going to use the flower all by itself in the center of the card It did not come out as I intended it to, so I just added other elements to collage the  the card. I used the green, white and yellow from the picture. Here's how my card came out.


What do you think? Can you see the inspiration?

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

My Kids Challenge

Hello,

The theme for this months challenge over at Cards Galore Scrapbook Challenge is "KIDS". I decided I would like to enter the challenge and I came up with this digital layout. I just love both these pictures and thought they would be the perfect pictures to use for this themed challenge.

If you would like to enter one of your layouts themed "KIDS" you can do so by going to
http://cardsgalorescrapbookchallenge.blogspot.ie/


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Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Mini x two

Good Eveing,

Tonight I wanted to share two mini albums I made for two sisters. I thought this might be cute for them to add some pictures of school friends and family. I left it pretty simple figuring the girls can add some more embellishments.








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Friday, November 30, 2012

Testing trying to post a test from my phone.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Paris Mini Album

Good Evening.

I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving with family and friends. I know I did. It's always a treat to have everyone gathered all together. I was able to get a long weekend off from work as well. I would like to share the project I was working on today. This is a birthday present for a co-worker who went to Paris this past summer. I hope she likes it.









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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thanksgiving Layout

Hey Everyone,

Hope you all had a great Wednesday. Tonight I wanted to share a double page layout I made for a few of my Thanksgiving photos once I take them.



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Friday, November 9, 2012

Goodies

Hi All,

A few posts back I had posted pictures of the cards I made for the Link Up For Pink event. Well two of my cards were chosen at random for the goodies that were being given away. I wanted to show you what I received. Are you ready........ Here goes.....




Can you believe how generous all the sponsors were for this event. When they said they had goodies to give away I never imagined that it would be so much.

THANK YOU *** THANK YOU ***THANK YOU!!!

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Tag Swap

Hope everyone is having a super Friday!
 I just completed 10 tags for a Winter/Christmas tag swap I signed up for being hosted by Lorrie Jonas. If your interested in joining you can check out her link for all the directions. https://www.facebook.com/messages/572559165

Here's what I did....
*Embossed the tags with some winter words ( you can hardly see it but the texture is there)
*Sprayed with Dylusions blue and Glimmer Mist Frost
*Made the snowflake using my Cricut cartridge Winter Lace and added a little water drop in the center
*Used a free coloring page and shrunk the size of the snowman and candy cane and just colored with pencils. Then used my scallop punch and punched them out. Added some orange stickles for the snowmans nose and red stickles for the berries on the candy cane.
* Added some glittery wavy ribbon
* Added a few stars
* Tied on some fancy fibers and a thin piece of ribbon
( I cut out the work winter from the Winter Frolic cartridge and was going to lay it diagonally in the left hand bottom corner but I wasn't sure I really like it so I left it off )


I can't wait to see what everyone else made.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Birthday Card for Maddy

Good Evening All My Blogging Buddies,

Tonight I made a birthday card for my niece Maddy. The background paper was made with shaving cream and food coloring. It's a really neat technique I learned from watching Youtube a few years ago. I wish I could remember who did the Youtube video :(
I used my Cricut to do the sentiment and gel pens to accent the bird. The cupcake was just a 3d sticker I had in my stash.


I entered this card in the Red Carpet Studio Challenge "The Birds" you can visit their Blog by clicking the following link.
://redcarpetstudiochallenge.blogspot.com/ .

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Card #5

Today is the last day to link up your cards with the LUFP  http://www.linkupforpink.com/ event. I wanted to see if I could get another one done before it was to late. Here is what I came up with.


Thanks to Ashley for visiting my blog and letting me know I can enter this same card in the challenge over at at http://redcarpetstudiochallenge.blogspot.com/
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Card # 4 for LUFP

Hi Again,

Here's my card #4 for the LUFP  http://www.linkupforpink.com/ event.




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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Card #3 For Link Up For Pink

Hope everyone is having a spectacular Sunday evening. I just returned from my weekend getaway and promised I would post another card when I returned today so here it is....card #3 for LINK UP FOR PINK  




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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Card #2 for "Link Up For Pink"

I'm back with my card second card made for 





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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Link Up For Pink

Join us and link your project......



http://www.linkupforpink.com/

Here's the project I made for the "Link up for Pink" event.



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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Fall Card

Here's a fall card I made. Not sure if I like the glittery green or not. I wanted to try out my new fence punch. The pumpkins are still wet with crackle accents.



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Office Breakroom

Hi,

Are office went through a remodel. Our kitchen needed to be painted because we relocated a door. So we had an idea to paint each wall a different color. We did one wall purple, one green, one orange and one blue. The colors were picked from posters that we planned to hang in there. Although the process was a bit slow the out come is great. In my opinion anyway : )

I took a lot of slack with people making fun of all the colors, they just couldn't envision what I did. I was asked if we were starting a daycare to this is going to look like a kindergarten romper room.  Let me know what you think......





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Wedding Mini

Hello,
I haven't posted much on my blog lately. The summer was pretty busy and things are just starting to slow down. I have about 8 projects started and seem to making some progress on finishing them.Today I wanted to post a project that I finished. It's a small wedding mini. My boss is getting married next month and I thought this was a cute gift.










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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Graduation Card

Here's a graduation card I made using the Happy Graduation Cricut cartridge.

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Link Up For Pink Challenge #3

Hello Everyone,
It's been a while since my last post. Blogger has been giving me some issues and rather than get all worked up over it I gave myself a little break. Hopefully all the kinks have been worked out so I can continue adding posts.

Now on to my post for today.....

I made this card for the Link Up For Pink Challenge #3 at http://www.linkupforpink.com/2012/06/lufp-challenge-no-3.html.



If you would like to participate and link your project just click the link above.


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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Art Journal Page

Hello,

I was just playing around in with my art journal tonight. For this journal page I used dylusions ink spray, acrylic paint, perfect pearls and smooch. I like the way the perfect pearls and smooch glide accross the acrylic paint and the ink sprays.




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