Wednesday, April 16, 2014

My Fairy Princess -- featuring Bella Blvd. :)

Hi everyone :) 

I wanted to share a layout I made tonight for the latest challenges at Let's Get Sketchy and Frosted Designs. :) 

Frosted Designs challenge is to use your handwriting (I used my handwriting on my journaling) and inks (I used Studio Calico Mr. Huey mist)  :) 

I used Bella Blvd.'s "Molly" collection that I got from Paper Issues  :) 

Brookie and I went to Disney on Ice this past Saturday -- so we went to the Disney Store before the show to get Brookie a Princess dress .... well, the Disney Store doesn't sell her size (she is a size 14 at age 7!! She is literally my BIG TALL GIRL! LOL!!)   -- so we improvised and got her a colorful sundress at The Children's Place store and then got her Fairy Wings at the Disney Store. :) 

So, we made up her costume -- and she was a great sport about it :) 

Then we got her a head band (the Fairy Wings came with one, but it was fit for little girls - and her head is too big ... so we got an adult one.) -- and she wore it like a 'pirate' headband - which is who the fairy wings are based on :) 

And here is Let's Get Sketchy's sketch for this week :) 


Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Peace & Love & Happiness -- featuring Simple Stories :)

Hi everyone :) 

Recently I got the Fab-U-lous collection from Simple Stories and I literally dug into and made some goodies with it :) 

A layout :) 

And a card :) 

And a mini album of all the wallet size pictures I have seemed to accumulated since Brookie was born! LOL :) 

And with the scraps I had leftover -- I made a little quote mini album that I am keeping on my desk to jot down quotes I find inspiring :) 

I literally almost used up the whole collection with these projects :) 

And PS ... I was so excited and honored to be featured in Bella Blvd's April Newsletter!! (I am on page 5!!)   :) 

Check it out HERE!!!!!! (And PS -- YOU REALLY want to check it out ... there's a giveaway in this month's issue!!!) 

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Do what you love - love what you do -- My Earth Day projects :)

Hi everyone :) 

As I mentioned in my last post -- my work is having a contest for Earth Day :)  Those that want to participate have to create a useful item out of recyclable/recycled items :)  

Those that know me will know I was all over this challenge :) 

This weekend, I made five items for the contest :) 

I am also entering these into 613 Avenue Creations challenge which is 'anything goes with recycle/reusable item'   and Paper Issues latest challenge 'Pitch Perfect' -- and one of the prompts that goes along with 'Pitch Perfect' is NOT to "pitch" your stuff in the trash -- but to turn it into something else :)

My first one was a glass bottle/drink that my friend Jenn gave me when she was done with it :)  

(because you can't throw anything away without asking Julie first you know... lol!!)  :)

And I turned it into vase for my roses that I dried after Brian gave them to me for Valentine's Day :) 

I used some Glitz Designs Paper from The Memory Nest and the butterflies are from Yvonne and the ribbon is from Michelle :) 

Next recycled project is a necklace holder :)  I was inspired by this :) 

I started off with some wine corks and a piece of Styrofoam :)

And I turned it into this :) 

These little hooks I have had FOREVER -- like since my first apartment back in 1989!!! LOL!! They were a mix of gold and silver, so I painted them all pink :) 


And the next upcycled project I made was a little metal tin I turned into a gift box with magnets in it (I made the magnets too!)  :)

Here is the metal tin :)

And here is what I made with it :)  I used Nikki Sivils' "Messages" collection :) 

The inside which holds the magnets I made :) 

The magnets :)

Showing the magnet side of one of them :) 

The next project I have to share is a little wall hanging I made :) 

I started with this :) 

A rusted out door knob cover and resin angel wings (they are HEAVY too!!) :) 

And here is what I made :) 

The blinged out circle is an antique cabinet knob :) 

And the last thing I made is a print :) 

I started out with this :) 

An old frame with no backing and some cardboard to use as my backing :)

I was inspired by these prints that were in a catalog I got in the mail last week -- I am too cheap to buy it from the catalog -- so I thought I would wing it (HA! It's an owl!! LOL!!) and make my own :) 

And here is MINE :) 

After I painted the frame -- I used a chevron stencil to add a little pattern around my frame :)

 I used Crate Papers and a stamp from Fresh Squeezed Stamp :)

Now to enter them in the contest at work  :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)