Monday, November 2, 2009

Im inching back

Typed in my blog addy on wordle and got this
Wordle: blog words
It makes me happy

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Just for Lorrie

hi! Im busy be back eventually........

Monday, August 10, 2009

I'm an aunt!!!!

-- Post From My iPhone

This would be why i havent been on recently...... My baby sister had her baby on tues at 11 pm his name is Vincent Dante He was 6 lbs 3 oz and 19 1/2 in long. I wish him the best life has to offer! I cant wait to watch him grow up( so i can scrap the moments)

Create what makes YOU happy

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Painted background

Having fun with paint and sewing!!! Off to scrap some more )

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Sassafras lass dog lo

Hey guys!!! Trying to stay dry in the rainy weather were having here...... Yucky :( This is the first page i have scrapbooked of Genghis. The picture makes me laugh. He was sitting there watching a bird in the neighbours tree. The layout was put together with some scraps i had laying next to my paper trimmer. I just sewed them on all messy! This is another simple lo. I have seriously been scrapping up a storm! I have also done some painting..... Inspired by Lorrie who is a seriously talented artist :) More on that soon( if i ever finish)
till next time.................CREATE WHAT MAKES U HAPPY!!!

Friday, July 31, 2009

be messy and go your own way! Prima and glimmer mist

Playing with color combos.....Messy and simple. I love this blurry photo!!!! Nephew is in town so i havent had much time to blog.....more soon!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Hambly green and yellow goodness!

This page literally took me 5 min. I like the simplicity and the focus on the pic. I might be going in a more simple direction??? U never know!!! Hope everyone had a great weekend mine starts today!!!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Color combos on my mind

This pic has been sitting on my desk taunting me for a while. It was taken when I was the skinniest i have ever been. It was hard for me to equate the pic with the happy time it represents, cus all it reminded me of is how much weight i have gained since i got married. I have lost 15 lbs this year so im def back on track but this pic still haunts me :( SO instead of feeling bad constantly i just scrapped how it made me feel and put it in my album. Sorta turned the page on those thoughts LITERALLY!!! Color combo came from my shirt, and inspired me to make 2 more pages with the same colors. I think i might really like this combo lol. I didnt use alot of demntional embelishments on this page like i usually do because i really just wanted it to be focused on my thoughts and feelings and not how much stuff is on the page. I feel better just getting all of this off my chest!

Supply list:
Paper: Hand made black glitter paper from india, Creative imaginations green dot, bazzil card stock, hambly frame, and lined paper by sandy lion
Stickers: Luxe tag, Thickers, mini alphas
other: Slate glimmer mist, hole punch, staples, thread
Create what makes u happy!!!!!!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Graphic 45 communique

Heres the Graphic 45 page I made for KPS. Its my two babies.....My husband and my dog lol. They make me happy and so does this paper!!! I distressed it up with all things Tim Holtz.

Supply List: Paper: graphic 45 classy correspondence, communique, photogenic and kraft card stock tools: Heidi swapp edge distressor, ranger ink blending tool, glue dots, atg gun, Cuttlebug Ink: Glimmer mist slate, Ranger distress ink in vintage photo, tea dye, walnut stain, black soot, and fired brick Other: Harlequin grungeboard letters, staples, Tim holtz ideology sprockets and gears, and game spinners, tim holtz adage tickets, Making memories vintage findings metal flowers, Sizzix flower die, making memories tiny alphas, vintage trim

Friday, July 24, 2009

Top favs right now.....

Haven't done a u should buy this post in a while :) so here's what im slightly obsessed with right now......
  1. Spray ink......glimmer mist, maya mist and ranger color wash
  2. Stencils Stencils and more stencils
  3. Graphic 45 paper......lo with this to come!!!!
  4. Random etsy searches......Doilies(to spray paint through) Vintage grab bags, ephemera
  5. Small studio Productions--- I ordered a bunch of stencils from here! Love them and i super love the prices :)
  6. Making memories vintage findings- Found this stuff at Michael's today and I bought half the line
  7. Tim holtz new stamps- I want them all!
  8. Two peas- Theyre my #1 online retailer......their clearance section couldnt rock any more or i would die
ok guys......READY.......SET..........SHOP!!! Ps im not affiliated with anyone of these companies I just love to shop

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Kps Dt lo from June

Heres My husband and his new leaf blower lol. Fun page to make!!! I sanded the thickers and it looked like wind....that made me happy. Off to scrap some more Have a great day guys :)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Back on track and spray painting away!!!!

Ok Im kinda back on track!!! Finally right :) My studio is 90% done THANK GOD! I can finally get some things finished...... Right now im taking a few online classes. First Im taking Stencilry from Mary Ann Moss . This is a wonderful class using spray paint and stencils. I believe she is having another class soon so check it out! The first picture shows my spray paint background I made using her techniques. I love how it turned out. The colors make me happy :) I have always liked stencils but now i LOVE THEM. And spray painting through lace makes me giddy!!!!! I can see my self using these techniques over and over in art journaling, scrapbooking and mini books.
This pic shows my completed art journal page. I used my stencil background as the base and added a picture of myself that I made using the techniques I learned in Dina Wakely's Art journaling 201 class. This class has been super amazing and its still available for you to take in an archive form! Sign up for it.........u wont regret it. Get ready for a ton of posts....i have been making a ton of stuff and im finally ready to show it :)

Monday, July 6, 2009

So life is slightly nuts

This is a picture of my 3rd bedroom that is currently housing all of my art stuff. I'm remodeling my studio and everything is complete chaos. I can't find anything :( this is the third time I've painted that room lol. Third times the charm right? I'm thinking when I'm done painting I'll be happier in there. The dark teal made me feel kinda anxious. So I picked this awesome peachy salmon color that I'm gonna accent with a bright teal!!!!! Here's a progress picture it looks orange cus of bad light oh well.

So this blogpost is from my new Iphone so it's really just a test post. Im praying this will help me post more! Have a great day everyone!
-- Post From My iPhone
Create what makes YOU happy

Friday, June 19, 2009

Bo bunny card- messy style!!!

When I opened my kps box i got so excited about all the awesome stuff! The only thing that scared me was the bo bunny. I dont usually use theme paper so its way out of my comfort zone. There was a bunch of different paper in the box so i could have bypassed this line all together but i decided to challenge myself to make this paper work for ME. Paint it, sew it, and grunge it up! I like the way it turned out in the end and im happy i stretched myself. Lesson learned: any paper will work if you make it your own!!!!
Go use some paper u dont usually use and make it your own.......
I just thought I would mention that this is my third post in a row!!!! Im so proud of myself :)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Basic grey wisteria layout for KPS dt

This is the layout I made for the kps Design team. I had some much fun with the paint and gesso!!! When this paper came out i didnt really think I liked it, but come to find out I LOVE IT!!! The picture was edited using actions from Coffee and tea photo shop actions blog. Her actions are awesome and FREE. Check out her tutorials too they helped me a bunch. Sorry for the wonky picture. Some day ill be patient enough to get my layouts to photograph straight :) Have an awesome day guys!!!! 2 days till my birthday!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Cardboard layout Prima Products and glimmer mist

I have been soooooooooo busy. The past 2 weeks have been nonstop working and mayhem. I finally got in the remodeling groove again! I decided to tackle our half bath downstairs. This bathroom has been a mess since day one. For the past 4 months its had a concrete floor. This is the bathroom company uses btw. Yuck. heres before:
Heres the during: Heres the almost finished after: The only thing missing is the vanity, mirror and new light hopefully we'll get those in the next few weeks!I am so happy to see it coming together. I had some sort of remodel revelation. I decided to think about the rooms like scrapbook pages. Make the colors work, the layout work, add embellishments and bam its done! I feel good about it all. Im not a carpenter but i can do this crap :)

Enough of that lets get to the scrapping!!!!! I photographed a tutorial for the background. Its super fun and easy to make.....It will be up on monday :) Almost everything is prima. I also used glimmer mist, crackle paint by ranger, a heidi swapp thingy, Basic grey rubons, a paper doily thing, gesso, mm mini letters, and some cardboard. Heres a close up of the glimmer misted flowers.....Dont forget to check back monday for the tutorial!!!

Friday, June 5, 2009

GASC Arlington with

Today on 4 hours of sleep(insomnia is running ramped in this house) I worked for here in Arlington. Exhausting but totally worth it. These ladies were so awesome and fun to work for!!! Check them out at Great American scrapbook convention or on their web site. Almost everything's a dollar HELLO?????
So......... I got to the convention an hour before my shift started to power shop!!! I found some really awesome stuff that Ill be posting prob on sun. The hands down best find was this hand made paper from India for 35 cents. These deals, im telling u, are beyond wonderful!!! I cant stop touching the paper. It feels like heaven and the texture is to die for. I have about 50 projects envisioned for it so ill prob be forced to get some more :) Hubs and I are going again in the morning so I can spend his money(its my birthday month and I deserve it) I'm sleepy so till next time.........

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Layer love

Im totally loving this class!!!! I worked on this till 6 am cus I couldnt sleep. The colors make me happy!!! JULIE called hers old man in the sea I call to thee..... Can u see why? I journaled on mine to finish it up. Sorry this post is so quick and choppy im on my way out the door. I have a couple more of these to show this week.....

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

hey me so i have your addy!!!

4 am bullets again

  • Finished my custom album......145 pages in 3 days GO ME!!!
  • Frantically working on stuff for the craft fair sat....details on that tomorrow
  • Playing with my kps box o goodies.....Hopefully ill be done with that tomorrow too
  • Taking the most awesome class ever.....Layer love by Julie prichard maybe ill get pics of my trials up tomorrow. The class is closed though sorry
  • Realizing that i have alot of stuff to do tomorrow
  • Praying im off wed so i can finish the over flow then :)
  • Big news happened today....cant share till its official but its big VERY BIG
  • No im not pregnant
  • Dick Blick rocks my world :) I will be anxiously awaiting my package!!!!!
  • Next Month I plan on taking this class by my fav mixed media artist Suzi Blu
  • No mini tutorial monday cus im crazy busy and im waiting for this stuff to come in the mail(long story)
  • I havent made anything for myself since my last post and that sucks big time
  • I might go crank something out real quick :)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Wax and art journal page

I got super bored with my custom album work last night so i thought i would play in my studio some. Art journaling brings out some strange introspection for me. This one is called outsider. I wasnt going to post this since i usually put up happy happy joy joy stuff, but this is a blog about me and my life through art. The quote says "Shake off this sadness and come out of yourself a little". Its from a vintage version of Heidi I found. The picture is from a Free People catalogue On a completely other note I made this tiny canvas with wax. It was a trial run of a few techniques i saw on youtube. Stamping in wax and painting over it with acrylic paint then melting it to get this crackle effect. The little frame is from House of 3!I made the whole thing, looked at all of its imperfections and aptly titled it beauty. I love it and plan on hanging it in my bathroom to remind myself that imperfection is beauty :) Im off to finish my album so i can deliver it tomorrow.....Hoepfully ill get some time to mess around in the studio some more!!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

seriously 4 am and im doin POTD

I have a mountain of work to i decided to blog lol. Not really im totally done for the day my brain isnt working and its almost 4 am ;)
Potd still going strong
I have big plans for these album......cover and back with just the pics inside.....jump rings and ZERO embellishments........GASP........I want to see my life for what it is. crazy pics capturing simple things with one liners that make me smile. If i ever make it to the photo printing place Ill post off too bed

Monday, May 18, 2009

Wax tutorial part 1

I love researching new techniques and teaching myself how to do them!! I thought I would start sharing some fun tutorials on mondays. First up is a crayon encaustic technique. This is super fun and easy. I bought a few things last night and started playing right away. This is part 1- The basics :)
Supplies needed:
A heating source- I used a electric skillet, but i have see people use an electric griddle and even a pan on the stove
paint brushes- natural bristled cheap ones
a muffin tin(the cheap kind)
A quilting iron- I got mine at Joanns made by clover you can also use a low heat iron(not one u use on clothes though k!)
Step 1
Heat your electric skillet to 200 degrees put a little water in the bottom so you dont scorch your muffin tinStep 2
Break your crayons into pieces. Take the paper off and drop them into the tinStep 3
When its melted you can brush it on with a paint brush. You can let the wax dry on the brushes so you can use them later! No clean up :) Just set the brush in the tin and when it heats up the wax will be read to use again and again!!! Same thing goes with the wax when it hardens you can take it out to reuse laterStep 4
If you have lumpy parts you want to smooth out. heat up the quilting iron and run it over the dried wax to remelt it. U can use the iron to make designs in the wax too.Another cool thing you can make with the crayons is wax cakes. Drop a few crayons into the tin and let them melt. Put the tin into the freezer to harden, then pop the cake out. Press the cake to the quilting iron to make drips on your paper. The drips come out swirly which is super cool!!!!Heres my semi finished piece! Hope you liked the tutorial. Part 2 next monday!!!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

TGIF even though thats when my week begins

I love bullets :)
  • Theres no fence separating my yard from my neighbors right now
  • Hopefully there will be by Sunday??
  • If my dog chews through the new fence im gonna scream
  • I have the best husband ever!!!
  • I went to buy canvases from Kelly Rae and when i hit check out all of them were sold out :(
  • Laundry sucks big time
  • Taking a whole lot more pictures lately!!!
  • Happy about working and making money!!!
  • Finished some art journaling!!!
  • I think im gonna rename my art journal motivations to me :)
  • I used water color crayons on this and although I like the effect my paper hated the beaded up pretty bad :(
  • Guess i should go get ready since i need to leave in 30 min lol

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


My intro is up on KPS if u guys wanna check it out.....She said such nice things about me I almost cried :)

Happy Tuesday

Back on my normal sleep schedule thank God!!! The canvas above is really small.... 5 x 5 i think. Super quick and easy to make. Its now one of the first things u see when u walk into my house. Im gonna make some more this week using wax on top. Im messing around with ideas for a craft fair im doing here at the end of the month. The background is one we did in a mini class with Rebbecca Grawl and the house idea kinda came from jen Stewart's class. I was inspired lol. I made 3 more of these last night too all in about an hour. Will post more later.
Wanna see my Photos of the day????