Monday, January 31, 2011

Who Knew

Loved the color combo this week from You'll find me there almost every week it's such an inspiring place.

So our challenge this week was to use, yellow, aqua, black and white for the base colors, then add metal, flowers and lace.

I had used an SEI line for this pen & pencil holder and thought it was perfect for this weeks challenge. I painted a 9" Damask in white for base layer, then paper scraps from October Afternoon, SEI, MME, for subsequent layers. Then added paper lace from Basic Grey, doilie and chipboard butterfly from LYB, which I glimmermisted with Patina, Royal Blue and Meadow Green.
This project used an empty (and washed) veggie can. I made this one for my mom and another one for my sister. My sister loved it so much, she made 12 for Christmas gifts for co-workers. It's an easy project that takes about 30 minutes, and the Crop A Dile makes holes super easy to thread ribbon, brads or jump rings through. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Every Day Sweet

Everyday Sweet describes my Granny Mattie to a tee! She went home to be with Jesus in September and this is my first layout about her since then. This is taken from the current color challenge at THE COLOR ROOM . Challenges change every Friday so hurry on over to see the great projects for this week,, one of my fave places to hang.

This project features scraps of SEI, Dotted Swiss from Bazzill, Doily, chipboard word tag, and bird accent all LYB. I used a Very, very old bird bath sticker from Colorbok, cut in 3 pieces so I could pop the base and top. Thanks so much for looking!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


This is one of my fave photos of Grace as a kitten! She looks so demure and sweet! I based this project off of Sketch #202 at Trisha posts new sketches every Sunday and I love them because they are simple enough to be a real spring board for creativity. I used a mix of Basic Grey papers, a left over trimmed circle from a Moxxie paper, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch and some Liquid Pearls, ribbon and some really old fiber and it's done. Loved working on this one!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

This is based on Sketch #149 at Sketch Inspiration. Love the circular elements, mix of papers (new from SEI) , and a tag, which I hadn't used for ages. Add a quick quote card from MME , a little bling from Prima and you're set. The circular Chipboard piece I've had in my stash for at least four years, so whoopee on cleaning out an old item.
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goodbye 2010

There are years to celebrate and some years to let go..... 2010 is one of those to let go. I won't bore you with details but I haven't been able to scrapbook for about 6 months, emotionally too hard, but I believe my mojo has returned and I'll be posting some brand new layouts in the next two hours!

I'm so glad to be back and look forward to checking in on all my girlfriends who I've missed in the last months! A BIG FAT WELCOME to 2011 and the promise of brighter days! God Bless!