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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Project Brooklyn 2015

Happy Sunday,

This week I have started year two of my Brooklyn project.

For those who have been following my posts this is how I started the year one of my Brooklyn project. I have listened to everyone's comments, it was great advice and decided to continue on with year two. The layout will start in November with Brooklyn's birthday picture. I will get a picture of Brooklyn as close to the 17th of each month as I can to make that months layout. 



I chose my background paper, made my 2.75 x 3.75 mats and stamped each one with the month. I wanted the mats and the months to match and then when I start doing the layouts they will still be somewhat uniform.

For those who have just stopped by,  this is the finished project of  year one.


 I added this post to Judy's Handmade Creations Link Up Party. If you would like to see all the great projects this week click on the link. Feel free to add your projects to linky party too. Just remember to link back to her site.

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Postage Stamp People

This weeks project was for another ATC Swap. The name of the swap is "Postage Stamp People". We were able to use and medium we wanted. This is what I came up with. This is also my first time doing Postage Stamp People.





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Sunday, November 23, 2014

More JAMs

I spent a great day in my craft room. Made some ATC's for JAM's.

ATC = Artist trading card (2.5" x 3.5") in size
JAM = Just add more ( three people work on a set of three ATCs)


On this set of flowers I am starting the JAM with a set of bases. I used an old dictionary with yellowing pages for the base (taped to a heavy duty cardstock) then I stamped the flowers using a black archival ink and colored with spectra noir colored pencils. When I was done coloring I inked the edges. Now these are ready to send to the second person who we call a middler.
 
 
On this set I was the middler. I received these cards with the black background, gold edges,the rooster tag with a brad. I then added my touch with the black and white ribbon, word friend and the black fibers. Now I'm ready to send this off to the third person who will complete the cards and send one back to the first person and one back to me and keep one for themselves.
 
 
This set I received as the third person. The first person did the background, and added the legs, the second person added the coloring to the background and the washi tape. For my part I added the poodles and the ooh la la. I made the ooh la la by using a punch for the base lable, colored some white letters and added crystal laquer. Now I will keep one for myself, send one to the first person and one to the second person.
 
 
So my friends, that how the JAMming process works.
 
The best part of a JAM is once you get the cards you can take them in any direction you want using any medium you wish to use. On one of the previous JAMs I received as the number two player was a stamped pumpkin image on a white background. Most people would think to use colors of fall and turn it into an autumn themed card. Well I went in a different direction and used red, white and blue I have not seen the finished card yet as it has not made it's way back home. It's still in the hands of the third person. I guess getting your JAM back home would be another best part of JAMming.
 
 
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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Fall Picnic

Good Morning,

Fall is my favorite time of the year and when I love to have picnics. The nights are chilly so everyone wants to gather around the fire pit to stay warm and you don't have to shoo away mosquitos. Instead of having just the normal picnic foods we also have soups and stews and things that are warm.

 


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Saturday, November 15, 2014

There's Something Something Magical About The Sky

Hello,

There's something magical about the sky. I see myself looking up quite often and never seem to get tired of it.

The day shots are taken from a plane so I am actually looking down on the clouds. They remind me of calving glaciers.

The night shots had so many colors coming through it was amazing. I did not capture the true colors in these pictures.

I used sand color cardstock because both pictures had some of that color in them. Then I stamped the words, quotes and added the clouds with cream metallic chalks (just for the record, I am not a fan of the cream chalks and will not purchase again). Then to finish it off I sprayed some perfect pearls for the shimmer. I did place a piece of paper over the pictures while I stamped, stenciled, and sprayed.





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Friday, November 14, 2014

Testing

This blog post is just a test to see if the scheduling a post works. I created this post on November 13 @ 6:15am and have it scheduled to post at 5:00am on November 14.

To make it interesting....I'm sharing this picture. A total blooper from the bread bag.


And it worked... I checked on November 14 at 5:29am and the post was posted. For once I figured something out on the first try.

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sticker Art ATC Swap

Happy Sunday,

I completed my ATCs for the Sticker Art ATC Swap over at ATCsForAll.com. Here's how they came out.


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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Glue Dot Holder

I just wanted to share a tip on how I am going to store my glue dots for easy access. I purchased a toilet paper holder and put the glue dots in order by size. Now I have easy access.



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Saturday, November 1, 2014

A Year In The Making

Greetings,

Today I would like to share a project that has been in the making since November 2013. I came across this layout on Pinterest a while back and loved the idea so I gave it a try.

My granddaughter Brooklyn was born on November 17th. Each of the pictures are taken closest to the 17th of each month that I was able to get.

I started with 12 (just shy of 3x4) mats that I stamped November through October on. Then each month I would decorate the mat and add it to the 12x12 cardstock background.

I'm very happy with the way this came out that I may want to continue doing this till she graduates high school. It shouldn't be that hard to continue to get a picture each month with all this technology we have these days.

The first mat being newborn so the next sheet would start her 1 year photos and so on.



Let me know what your thoughts are on continuing this project. Is it a good idea or a bad one?

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