Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Christmas in July--------

Christmas in July is still running crazy in my house! Love making the cards and I love that I can use up scrap ribbon and pieces of paper. Too bad I am just making scraps and not using them up yet! Look at the fun corner brad, I was so pleased when I found that item I love finding the perfect item in my stash.  I am still stuck on the old vintagy feel. Sorry but I just LOVE it, love the colors the look and how it takes more effort to make it look like that. I do have to complain that my inker is out of ink and my paper distresser is not working tops anymore. Anyone have any idea for paper distressing so I do not have to buy a new one?

Entering into the following! (Please notice the background tree and star paper. Its letting me enter into challenges but its subtle and I hope not over looked!


http://desertislandcraftschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/07/challenge-33-july-1.html 2 (christmas trees),  6, 9 Winner :)

http://anyoneforanya.blogspot.com/ Inspired to do something with the corner like the DT did in a few.------------
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.com/2012/07/bingo.html Green, stars, ribbon-------







http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com/2012/07/t-for-two.html two charms, two papers (Front and back of each one shown though so it looks like 4 :)   )---------


Monday, July 16, 2012

Justin Fishing Trip--------

Last year my husband went on a fishing trip with a few of guys from work and his father. Justin ended up bringing back 5 or so sides of fish and, well they were fishy tastin! It took us a while to eat them all because at the same time my father who fishes too was also dropping fish onto our laps! Never say no to free meals though!! I used what I seen to be beachy colors and a grid paper that turned out to be a sandish look, or kind of like an old treasure map. I cannot believe how much better this layout looks in person, in a photo I find it boring and ...and..ugly! The colors do not match real life colors and you cannot see the layers or 3-d parts.

In spiration photo

http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.com/2012/07/challenge-67-photo-inspiration.html --------
http://scrapfit.blogspot.ca/ color challenge------

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Woooo Hoooo! I adore my christmas card, I love MME too! I think I am starting an unhealthy addiction to their 6x6 paper pads.  Can you tell on the inside I accidently cut off the corner of my "Happy holidays" thinking it was the paper for the out side corners.  This card was to be an easel card however I messed up, again, cutting paper and had to improvise. I added the paper tabs at the top which explains why the brads show through on the back. They were "oh shoot" at work!

Had a lot of troubles with this card but all in all I think it came out very well. Used up the odd reddish, brownish and what not cheese cloth I had left over and found this image I colored ages ago. Go figure, I feel it works great with the card colors. I wish I had centered her now that things are all said and done, but oooo well.  Its really hot here so I am heading off to go get some more water and clean my craft space. 

 http://justmagnolia.blogspot.com/2012/07/week-164all-bs.html All B’s (Bling, blocks, bell, bow…Beautiful? LOL)-----------

http://www.drsdesignsblog.blogspot.com/ Christmas IN July----------

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Mr and Mrs----------

My husbands and I first anniversary was on the 4th of July and here is a page I put together, late because of so many materials ordered online taking forever. It, none the less is together and thats what matters.  There are so many things I wish I had done. Like double layer the black background and major distress the edges, space the words on the side more evenly and of course just made sure I was 100% happy with things before the nonforgiving glue came out. But really.....3 items on this page took over a month to arrive, I am so peed off that it took these items this long and that I had to set back making this page.   

First, right off the bat I have to say that I scrap lifted this look. Its not my idea to corset a page, though I wish I had thought of it. It is another blogger over at "Oh, Scrapulous!!"  I did not take it 100%, I had to change things to make it my own, but I am paying my dues to that fabby crafter!

Entering into the following challenges:

http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.com/2012/07/its-challenge-time-dt-call.html Anything goes + yellow from stash. My “mr and mrs” topper.----------
http://totallystampalicious.blogspot.com/2012/07/challenge-winner-and-fave-embellie.html its a tie with rhinestones and ribbon….and glitter--------
http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/2012/07/challenge-layered.html Layers---------

Lastly a photo of my cat Callie. I never seen a kitty who loved to sleep on her back as much as she does.  The one below shows the results of me getting up to post on facebook. She stole my warm couch seat and my blanket!
Photo: My kitty stole my seat while I posted on facebook!