Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Recycle it

Hello my sweet friend

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you all had a great Memorial weekend.  I was on 
vacation last week and had a great time.  Visiting Williamsburg VA and it's
history was very exciting.  So enough about me, this week my DT project for 
Whimsical Designs is "Recycle it."  Our challenge was to 
create any project and use something you would normally throw out.
So I decided to make a smash book and use a cereal box for my front and back
cover.  I also recycled old composition paper I found in my daughter's closet
from when she was in High School.  LOL  she's 23 now!!

My smash book / Junk journal is 6 X 9.  I used Mod Podge to adhere the paper to the
cereal box.  I then cut the composition paper to the same size.  The inner inserts were
old scrap paper I had in my stash.  I added a chain and some charms, including the keys
which are from Micheal's dollar bin.  Both sentiments are from Whimsical Fun Vol. 1

My YT video for this project is HERE.
Lets see what you have to recycle. 

Our Sponsor this week is: Inky Impressions - $10 gift certificate

I hope you enjoyed my Smash books / Junk journals.
Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

"Mix it up"

Happy Wednesday!!

How is everyone?  Great I hope :-)  As you know, it's time for another
Whimsical Designs  challenge.  Today the challenge is "Mix it up".
We had to create a project using some type of mixed media.
Here is my project....

I first glued down some canvas paper to my tag using Mod Podge.
I then sprayed some of Lindys spray.  Ocean Breeze blue, Plumeria Pink
and Aloha Avocado.  I also used some stencils with molding paste.
Flowers are IAM and Wild Orchids.  I cut the chair with my Cricut using the
Heritage cartridge, which I then sprayed with Sugar Plum Fairy Glimmer Mist.
The sentiment is from Whimsical fun Vol.1.  The image I've had for a while
 so I don't remember where I got it from.  And then to finish it off some lace at
the bottom, and trim on top.  I gave it to my mom along with her Mother's Day
present and she loved it.  Yay!

Our sponsor this week is Tabitha's Shop.  2 digi paper stacks of winner's choice.

Take care my friends and I can't wait to see what type of mix media you will
be creating.  I will be looking.  Don't for get to tell me what you think of mine.
hugs my friends,

Monday, May 13, 2013

Graphicat Sketch #26

Hello my friends

I hope every one had a fun weekend and a great Mother's Day.
My weekend was wonderful.  I spent it with my beautiful family.  And now it's
a new week.  Yay!  So... we are starting it off with a new sketch from

This is the sketch we had to follow...

And this is my card following the sketch....

The paper I used is from the 6 x 6 paper pad from Basic Grey and it's call
"Konnichiwa".  The middle flower is from IAR and the other two my sister gave 
to me in a RAK.  The metal embellishment you see, I purchased from Monica
at the scrap yard on YT.

That's about it.  I hope you liked my sentiment.  It's from Graphicat.
Take care and don't forget to have fun!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Alter it

Happy Wednesday!

How is everyone?  Good I hope.  Yay!  Half the week is over.  Just a little
more to go.  Well you also know what Wednesday is right?  Yes another
Whimsical Wednesday challenge.  This week we were challenged to alter
something.  I got this clip in a RAK once.  I think it was from my friend
Friday.  I've been wanting to alter it for a while, and this is what I did.

I used the "Fairy Rymes"  6 x 6 paper from Prima.  Just beautiful paper.
The flower was from my stash, and the birdies are from Recollection.
And that's it.  A very simple but cute project.

Our Sponsor this week is V's Sweet Ideas.
The prize is a $10 gift certificate
Well I hope you all have a great rest of the week.
See you soon.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Bike Ride Sophie and Lucky

Happy Monday Everyone

I hope you all started the week with a big smile.  If you didn't then this should 
make you smile.  My DT project this month with Sweet Nothing Stamp Co.
is one of our new images that was just release this month.  I used Bike Ride
Sophie and Lucky.  How cute!!!  

I needed to make a Mother's Day card for my Mother in Law, and at the same
time I had to make something for my project.  Well these guys look like hubby and
I and so I though it was perfect.  She lives in Florida, so inside I wrote that
we biked all the way to Florida to wish her a happy Mother's Day.  She loves my
cards so I though she would love that.

I used the Romance Novel paper from Prima.   All flowers are from IAM.
The gold one you see is a button, and I believe it's from Joann's.  Then of course
my little birdie from Recollection.  Oh let's not forget the lace from my stash.

I hope she likes it.  Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful Mother's out there.
Big hugs

Saturday, May 4, 2013

A Box for Mommy

Hello my precious bloggers

This is my 3rd post in one week.  Roarrrrrr!!  I've been multi tasking like
crazy.  Working, helping with the grand kids and pouncing in my Den
creating and altering.  Life is good.  

You should be coming to me from Sherain's Blog.  If you didn't then you 
want to make sure you started with Elsa.

Well today my cubbie friends and I at the Den with Just a few designs have 
been very busy.  Our Mama Cub Elsa has challenged us once again.  
This month she challenge us to create a box for Mother's Day.
We are calling it "A Box for Mommy".
Any box, any size, what ever we wanted.  
I decided to altered this box which is 7 1/2 by 5 3/4.

As you can see I used the Graphic 45 paper "A Ladies Diary."  I think as soon as 
I heard the word box, I knew what paper I was going to use right away.
All the flowers are from IAM.  I added a little feather to match the feather in
the ladies hat.  The corner medal and the key are from Monica, over at the 
Scrap Yard on FB.  The lace was given to me but I can't remember who.  
Sorry.  Than a little bling from Recollection.  Oh yes, I also added some
legs to it to give it a lift.  The legs and edges are painted with
Acrylic paint call "Metallic 14 karat gold."

I will be giving this to my daughter from her daughters for Mother's Day.
Which is why I placed their picture in the middle of the box.
I hope she likes it.  Here is my You Tube video on this project.

Well friends, I am the last one in the line up so I hope you all had fun pouncing
into all the Dens.  And I hope we inspired you to create a gift box
for someone special this Mother's Day or any day.  Once again in behave
of our Den we thank you for hopping along.
Below is the line up in case you need it.  
Take care my friend.


Thursday, May 2, 2013

SNSC Focus Challenge

Hello there

Hope all is well on your side of the world.  Here in VA it's all good.
Today I have for you my project with Sweet Nothins Stamp Co.
It is our focus Challenge for this month using "Handyman Lucky."  Now you
know you have to go check out SNSC's to see what the other 
team members have created using the same image.

Here is my card...

Is he handsome or what?  I made it as a Birthday card for my son-in-law.  
He thought it was great.   I used the 6 x 6 paper call "Hey Boy" by
Basic Grey.  Every thing I used was from my stash.

I hope you enjoyed my card and go check out SNSC.  We also have 
a new release of new digis that you must check out.  

Have a great day!!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Hello Beautiful Bloogers

It's Wednesday!! The middle of the week!  To me it means,  just a 
couple more days for the weekend.  Humm do I sound excited?  I have 
no idea why because I do have to work on Saturday, but I don't mind it
at all.  I like it and it's still "the weekend!!"  Wooo Hooo!

So for today's project with Whimsical Designs, our theme is "Bling."
That's an easy one, right?  I made this birthday card for my grand daughters
to give to their Mom for Mommy's Birthday.  They loved it and so
did my daughter.

And here it is.....

The paper that I used is from the 12 x 12 stack "The Neapolitan Collection"
by Recollections.  The banner is from the paper also which I stamped the letters
using my wooden stamps.   Flowers are from Michael's, turtle from Jolee's Boutique.
The little strawberries are eye lets. 
BLING! yes,  I added bling in 3 different places.  Even a little one on her bow.

The image I used is from our Sponsor this week.  Her name is
Strawberry Emma.  They let us pick one.  OMG, There were so many
 to pick from but I loved this one.  Soooo cute!!

Sponsor: The Paper Nest Dolls - 3 copics of winner's choice, 
5 if they use a Paper Nest Dolls image

That's right!  Copic Markers!!!!

So go on over and add your project.
Have a beautiful day.