Saturday, August 31, 2013

Scrapbook Layout Snuggle Time

Hi Peeps :)

Well nothing like waiting to the last minute to upload my entry to Let's Get Sketchy Week 4 Challenge but my camera wouldn't connect with the computer!  UGH!!!  So my wonderful husband figured out the problem so I am just now adding my version of the sketch on the blog!!  Ok enough about my drama LOL.  I have to give credit to the DT team on this one because I was seriously checking there layouts out and I couldn't understand why mine were so boring and theirs were so gorgeous, well, I think I am on the right track the problem with my layouts is that I wasn't putting enough layers on them.  I still have a long way to go but I think I'm finally on my way.  Thanks DT!  Ok here is the awesome sketch


and here is mine

The paper line I used is Stampin Up.  I bought it so long ago I don't even remember the name.  The title was cut with my Cricut and the cartridge is Hello Kitty Font (love this one).  The bear is from DCWV Green Stack Chipboard and I've had that for a long time as well.  Everything else is from my stash.

So if you have the time please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

(((HUGS)))
Dawn

Friday, August 23, 2013

Mojo Monday Sketch #307 and Deconstructed Jen Sketch 115

Hello Fellow Crafters!!  :)

Today I have two cards that I just finished.  The first one is Mojo Monday's #307 Sketch.  I'm on a roll with using my hoarded papers LOL!  I used my Pink Paisley Butterfly Garden 6x6 pad for this card.  I've also just started using sequins and I think I'm hooked!  Here is the sketch that I followed:



and here is my card:



The next card I made from Deconstructed Jen Sketch 115.  I love the sketch but I just don't think I did it justice but here it is anyway.  Here is the sketch:

DS115
and here is my card:




I hope you like the cards and if you could leave a comment to let me know how I'm doing I would appreciate it. 

 I recommend you get on both of the websites email list so you can be challenged.  I love making cards and it is nice to have a bunch made for that last minute card.

Have an AWESOME DAY!!!

(((HUGS)))
Dawn

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Lets Get Sketchy Week Three Challenge

Hello Everyone!  :)

Today I finished a scrapbook layout for the Let's Get Sketchy Week Three Challenge.  The picture is of me and my two awesome grandchildren Tristan and Joshua.  I'm very behind in my scrapbooking this picture was taken in 2010!!!  I guess I need to do more challenges so I can get caught up LOL!!!  Ok here is the sketch:



And here is my interpretation of the sketch:

The paper pack I used is an old one called Coastal Venice by Me and My Big Ideas.  I've been hoarding this paper stack because I love it so much!!!  The butterflies are from Jenni Bowlin.  The lace pearls and doily are from my stash.

Well let me know what you think.  I love comments and it would make my day if you left one :)

Make it a beautiful day!

(((HUGS)))
Dawn

Monday, August 19, 2013

Sending Hugs Card

Hello Girls,

Today I made a card for a friend and I thought I would share it with you.  It came from a Mojo Monday sketch but it was for last week so I didn't add it to their site.


The 6x6 paper pack I used is Bo Bunny Isabella Collection.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamps and the stamp set is called Flower Friend.  The leaves that are underneath the flower also came from the stamp set, I just fussy cut them out.  The flowers and the rhinestones are from my stash.

Hope you are having a FABULOUS day.

(((HUGS)))
Dawn

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Julie Nutting Paper Dolls

Hi Everyone!

First I want to say thank you for stopping by my blog!  Today I finished working on my paper dolls.  I know I'm a little old to be playing with paper dolls but it was so much fun and I love how they turned out!  Supposedly there is to be a paper doll banner swap on Northern Lights Illuminations Facebook page.  But if it isn't going to happen I have something to hang on my wall!  LOL!!!


I cut the dolls out of chipboard using a stencil from Prima by Julie Nutting.  I then traced and cut book pages to place on top of the chipboard.  The 6x6 paper pad I used to cut their clothes, hairbands, bow and flowers is called the Madeline Collection from Prima.  To give the flowers interest other than laying flat I sprayed them with water and crinkled them up then dryed them with my heat gun.  The Friends banner I used my Spellbinders to cut the pennants and Sizzlits to cut the letters.  I just bought the sequins and thought they might brighten up the banner.

Well I hope you have a BEAUTIFUL day!!!

(((HUGS)))
   Dawn    

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Card I made with Tsunmai Rose 6x6 Paper

Hi Girls,

I made this card with Tsunami Rose Lucid Flowers 6x6 paper.  This paper is gorgeous and I had a hard time covering it up!  LOL!!  Pink is one of my favorite colors so I totally love the end results with this card. 

You can also join Daisy's Facebook page called I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose.  I highly suggest you head on over and take the challenges.  So without further ado here is the card I've made.


The sentiment is from Cardz TV stamp set called Heartfelt Wishes.  I used Spellbinders for the die cuts.  I also distressed the paper with Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.  The flower ribbon and buttons are from my stash.

I hope this card inspires you to go to Daisy's website and make a card today.

(((HUGS))
Dawn  

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Altered Composition Book

Hi All :)

Well I am so excited that I'm stretching my boundaries by doing different things.  I joined an altered composition book swap on one of my Facebook groups and I am so excited with how it turned out!  My partner said she liked Vintage/Romantic/Shabby Chic so I decided to use my Ladies Diary paper from Graphic 45 to make the covers.  I fussy cut the vintage lady so she would stand out.  The lace on the binding and the pearls are from my stash.  I actually found the lace in an Estate sale.  The flowers I bought on clearance from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Please leave me some love in the form of a comment and tell me what you think.




I hope everyone has a FABULOUS DAY!!!

(((HUGS)))
Dawn

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Flea Market and Thrift Store Finds

Hi Girls,

My AWESOME husband took me out yesterday to a Thrift Store and Flea Market to see if we could find some things for my crafting and boy did we!  Here are the pictures!







I found the doilies and eight of the milk bottles in the Thrift Store.  Everything was half price so I got both of them for $4.00 I was beyond excited!!!  There is one vendor at the Flea Market that had all the rest of the stuff!  It was a gold mine.  I will definitely be going back there.  I got a whole bag of music sheets.  There was a ton of pictures and envelopes with the mail still in them dated back to the 1920's!  I was trying to keep from doing back flips right there in the store I was so excited!!!!!!

Well I think I'm going to go on You Tube and find some video's on how to create altered bottles.  If any of you know of any good ones let me know in the comments below!  I also would like to find a group to do a swap with.

Well I'm going to go and play with my new toys. 

Have an AWESOME day

(((HUGS)))
Dawn

Friday, August 9, 2013

Paper Secrets August 7th Card Sketch

Hi Girls,

Today I made a card for the Paper Secrets Card Challenge.  I have to say this card gave me a FIT!!  I guess because my mind was on other things (like this Christmas matchbox swap I'm in.  I can't seem to make it look like I want it :( ).

This card is made with the My Minds Eye Lost and Found 6x6 paper pack (isn't it GORGEOUS!).  I used a Spellbinder for the die cuts.  The sentiment is a Stampin Up set called Thoughts & Prayers.  Well without further ado here is the sketch


and here is my card


Hope you like it!  Leave me some love in the form of a comment :)

((HUGS))
Dawn

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Tsunami Rose Design Challenge #27

Hi My Crafty Friends!!

Today's post is my DT project for Tsunami Rose.  She has a new line of papers out called Monochrome!  They are awesome to work with as you can add your favorite colors and embellishments to them! 

The challenge was to add Ribbons, Buttons and Lace to the page.  Here is my project.




The picture is of my Mother when she was 19 and my two cousins!  I wasn't even thought of yet LOL!

Well I hope you like my project.  Please head on over to Tsunami Rose Blog and enter the challenge yourself!



Tuesday, August 6, 2013

My First Mixed Media Canvas

Hi Everyone :)

Well if you have been reading my blog you will remember that I said I had bought some Modeling Paste, Gesso and Matte Medium and was going to break out of my box and try some mixed media.  WELL I did and this is what I made!  I'm so excited, pleased and yes surprised that it turned out and wasn't a hot mess!!!




Well what do you think?  The word inspire I cut with my Cricut using the Home Accents cartridge.  The two tags and the butterflies were cut from the Pink Paisley Butterfly Garden 12 x 12 pack that I've been hoarding!  The flowers are Recollection and the lace is from my stash.  I used a stencil from www.TheCraftersWorkshop.com Mini Bricks for the top.  I mixed the modeling paste with some violet paint to get the color.  Should you have any questions please let me know and I will answer them the best I can.

As this is my first steps into mixed media I would appreciate your comments on what you think!  Oh and be nice (hee hee)!

((HUGS))
Dawn

P.S. Thanks to my friend Laurie at Hip and Humble Paperworks for helping me out!  If you want to see some beautiful work you need to check out her blog and tell her I sent you!  Until next time have an AWESOME DAY!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Paper Secrets Scrapbook Sketch

How are all my crafty friends today? 
Leave a comment and tell me what you worked on today and leave your blog addy so I can go and check it out.  I worked on a scrapbook layout for Paper Secrets Challenge.   Here is a copy of the sketch


and here is my interpretation of the sketch




  The twist was use words/phrases as embellishments.  I missed the mark on that.  LOL! 

Well anyway hope you like it and leave a comment since I LOVE to read them.

Make it a AWESOME Day!!!

Dawn

Mojo Monday Challenge #304

Good Morning, Afternoon or Evening to you all,

Today I made a card for the Mojo Monday #304 challenge.
here is the sketch
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This is only the third card I've made that is square and I'm enjoying working with the bigger size.  I know it cost extra postage but aren't our friends and loved ones worth it!  This card is a 5 x 5 card.  The paper pack I used is Echo Park's 6x6 Paper Pad called Everyday Eclectic.  The ribbon and flowers are from my stash and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamps called Flower Friend.

So here is my card:



Leave a comment and let me know what you think!  I love comments :)

Have a FABULOUS DAY!!!
Dawn
 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Scrapbook Layout of my Grandson

Hi Girls,

Today is the perfect day to do crafting in my neck of the woods because it's raining!  I thought I would do another scrapbook layout.  The adorable little boy is my precious grandson Joshua! 

I used DCWV My Sunshine Stack for the paper.  The birds are from DCWV Green Stack Chipboard (aren't they adorable :)  I made the pin wheels with Tim Holtz Mini Paper Rosettes die.

Hope you get inspired to do some scrapbook layouts yourself today!




Have an AWESOME Day!

((HUGS))
Dawn