Wednesday, April 23, 2014

New look for an old bear

From this...

To this...

Now that the warmer weather is here, garage sales will be sprouting just like the flowers!! It's fun to look for items that can be given a new look, like this wooden bear. I used lovely patterned papers from Moxxie's "Family Forever" collection to cover the bear and to make the flowers. Check out the Speedy Scrappers blog to see full directions on creating her.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

New projects to share

Today I have three cards and a Smash book page to share.

First up is a card I made for Gecko Galz. This month the design team is partnering with Day for Daisies, a digital stamp company. I used a mother and baby stamp, which I colored with chalks, added to a Gecko tag, and then layered it onto a card. The background paper is from Gecko Galz. The rest of the products are from my stash.

My next card uses papers and a bird image from Gecko Galz.

The third card features Crate Paper's "Party Day" collection. I made this card for Speedy Scrappers. I added three Moo cards across the bottom of the birthday card. Details on how I made the card are on the Speedy Scrappers blog.

My final project is a page in my Smash book. The challenge this month at Life in Details is "Firsts". My page is about my nephew, Liam, and his first day at the barber shop. Check out the LID blog; if you enter a page in a Smash type book, you may be the winner and get to be the guest designer next month!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Our Little Easter Bunny

This page features my great-niece, Aria. I used papers from KaiserCraft's "Tea Break" collection. The papers are feminine with lots of roses, perfect for a little girl with the middle name Rose!

I fussy cut the roses and leaves and then inked them with brown chalk ink. The flower bunches were die cut using coordinating papers from the Tea Break collection.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Teacups and Tiaras

Unruly Paper Arts does a Readers Art Quest (challenge) each month. April's challenge is "Teacups and Tiaras". You can play along with the Unruly DT!! Check it out at April Reader Art Quest.

My RAQ piece is a baby in a teacup. She is from a sheet of images at Altered Pages. I sized her in Photoshop, cut her out and then chalked her hair, dress and face. She is sitting in a teacup I purchased at Home Goods. I filled the cup with excelsior, flowers and then added wings and a tiara to the baby. The tiara is from a Jolee's sticker sheet.

My teacup baby was fun to make! Check out the other projects from the Unruly design team and the Altered Pages dt at the link above.

There is a great prize offered to this month's winner!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Exciting News to Share!!

I am a new columnist at Unruly Paper Arts blogozine!!!!! I am just sooo excited to join this wonderful group - I will be writing a column about Art Journaling.

Friday, March 28, 2014

A Small Spring Collage

I am having so much fun using my Character Construction stamps by Catherine Moore! This girl is from the Timekeeper's Garden set.

I stamped the girl onto patterned script paper and fussy cut her out. Her legs, sleeve and pocket were stamped on light teal colored paper and then glued onto her body. The rest of her was chalked.

The collage was attached to a springy green piece of patterned paper (from my stash). The pink flowers (Jolee's), banner pieces (Stampin' Up punch), words (Splash of Color), flower, epoxy heart and butterfly wings were added to complete the collage.

I placed an order for more CC stamps - there are lots of different sets to choose from. I can hardly wait to make more collages!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Spring and a Happy Birthday card

Is it Spring? The calendar says so, but.... we had snow last night! It did melt today and the robins are out, so maybe this cold, snowy winter is almost over. Weatherman says it will be 60+ degrees on Monday - perfect timing for March to "go out like a lamb".

I'd like to share my Smashbook page for the Life in Details blog. We were to do a page about Spring or Fall, depending on which part of the world we live in.

Next up is a birthday card I made with the Party Day kit from Crate Paper. This is for the Speedy Scrappers store. I am a new design team member for Speedy Scrappers. Not only do they have an actual brick and mortar store in Troy, Illinois, but they have a wonderful online store too. Check out all the great paper kits and more!