Saturday, August 18, 2012

Altered box, book mark and card

Hello Crafters!!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.  I am!!  I didn't have to work this Saturday so it's like a long weekend for me.  I'll take it!  Gives me time to play catch up with my crafts.  But enough of me.  Today I wanted to share with you my project for a swap at MyScrapRoom.  The challenge is to altered a box.   I used the Ladies Diary paper by Graphic 45.  Flowers are from I am Roses and Wild Orchids.  I love the oval frame from Melissa Frances.  I cut a piece of the paper with the lady, inserted it and added some glossy accent.  Lots of bling and yes, that's because I'm also entering this for challenge #36 at Latinas en America.  The challenge is adding pearls and bling.  So I did. I added a  few pears and of course a cameo.  I thought the ornate plate with a phrase from the paper line was a great touch also.  Gave it some legs and Ta-da!

I then made my partner a bookmark.  Everyone needs a book mark.  Right?  Made it with the same paper line.  I used a recollection flower, trim and lace.

But wait!  There is more.  One of my daughters called me this morning and said "Hi mom! I need a baby shower card.  Can you make me one"  I say "yes, of course.  When do you need it by."  "Today!! I'll be there in an hour, is that ok?"  
So I run to my craft room and a little more then an hour this is what I came up with.....  Mom to the rescue, again!!!!!

I used Graphic 45 paper.  Little Darling.  Gosh I love those cute images!

Thank you all so much for stopping by.
I would love to hear from you.


Sunday, August 12, 2012



I hope you are all having a great weekend.  I have been very busy with work and grand babies.  Which is good because it makes my week go by fast.  So today I wanted to share with you a canvas I made.  It's my first one ever!!  Hubby printed this picture for me and it inspired me.  This is a special picture because our daughter surprised him on his 53rd birthday with tickets to the ball game.  Just the two of them and they had a great time.  The best he's had in a long time.

I colored the canvas with acrylic paint.  First black, then some brick red and two shades of blue.  I also used a lot of Tim Holtz embellishments, grungeboard, including the numbers and two sheets of his paper.  The beer caps and burlap were given to me in a swap.  I also used snow-tex to give it a rough texture.   I know it looks white in the picture but it's more of a sky blue.

I hope you like it.  Now I have to find a place to hang it up.  LOL  I am entering this for challenge #35 with Latinas de America.  The challenge is to use paint.  So I used 4 shades of paint.  :-)  Let me know what you think. 


Thursday, August 2, 2012

A pocket full of love


I am so super excited.  So, as many of you know I'm a member at  Every week Gina has a challenge.  And let me tell you, this week she has an amazing challenge.  You have to use a jean pocket.  That's right!! We all have old jeans we don't wear right?  With your pocket you must add the following:
  • LACE
For a split second I thought I was in "Craft Wars".    It's like she gave us the materials and said go!!!
LOL  So here is my project:

For my pattern paper I used two pieces and a stamp of the Graphic 45 "Little Darlings".
Oh yes and the butterfly is also from the collection.
My pink is in the flowers.   I have a mix of flowers from "I am Roses' and from "wild orchid".
Of course I had to use a Cherub Angel for the charm to go with my little baby.

I think I'll either glue this to a gift bag or to a lay out.  What would you do?

Thanks for looking!!

I am also entering this for challenge #34 at Latinas en America