Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year's Eve!!!! :)

Hi everyone!!!! :)

I hope everyone has a VERY safe and happy New Year's!!!! :)

Today I am sharing the last of my projects I made with the December Artful Delight kit!! :) 

I couldn't share these BEFORE Christmas ... cause some of them were for Christmas gifts! LOL :)

First up ... some Christmas gift tags :) 


And now for the gifts I made for Christmas :) 

I took some clothespins, magnets and jingle bells ... along with the Artful Delight December kit and made some clip magnets for people for Christmas :) 


 I hope you all have a wonderful NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Forever :)

Hi everyone! :) 

As I shared on my last post , I made a lot of Christmas gifts this year :) 

Today I wanted to share 3 mini albums that I made for Brian's cousins! :) 

The first one I made with DCWV papers and some bling I had in my scrappy stash :)  This one is for Brian's cousin and his wife (they got married in October) -- I designed it in their wedding colors for them to add wedding photos to :)

Another one of Brian's cousin is having a baby boy in March - so I made her a mini album to add photos to after he is born :) 

I used some GCS Studios papers on this one :) 


And the next one I made for the parents (soon to be grandparents!) of the cousin that is having the baby!! :) 

 Again on this one, I used GCD Studios papers :) 


And the last thing I want to share today is an altered notebook I made for my boss at work .... she loves to take notes ALL the time :)  -- so I thought this would be perfect for her :) 

I used Farmhouse papers on this one :) 

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

Friday, December 27, 2013

Seriously... what was I thinking?? :)

Hi all! :) 

So I mentioned before that I was making a lot of gifts this year for Christmas ... well, when it came to what I am sharing today ... I think I was WAY over my head!! LOL!! :)

So my brother is a Superman FANATIC... like CRAZY fanatic!! LOL!! And I know that my BFF Jason and his son Garrison are comic book fanatics!! 

I got this crazy idea (really .. it was an INSANE idea!! LOL!!) ... there is a local artist in Phoenix, that takes old comic books and tears them into tiny pieces and then makes HUGE canvasses with them -- he takes the comic book pieces and makes faces of Superheroes!!! I thought ... ok, I can make something on a smaller scale -- not Superhero faces ... but maybe their symbols on their outfits!! Easy... right?? LOL ... not so much!!! :)

I knew my brother was the Superman "S" on his chest ... check, check! Then I asked my BFF Jason what his and his son's fave superheroes were ... their answers?? SPIDERMAN and WOLVERINE .... hmmm ok, Spiderman has the Spider on his chest ... should be easy ... but WOLVERINE?? Yikes!! There is NOTHING on his chest!! No symbol..... nothing!!!!! YIKES!!!!

 But I ventured on and bought 4 comic books from the antique store .... hmmmm this was a lot harder than I thought ... as  COLORFUL as the COVERS are of comic books .... the insides don't have a lot of colors in them! LOL!!

So I started tearing and cutting and shaping and moving etc etc etc comic book collage pieces to make them "look" like the superheroes I was making ... oy! What a task this was! :) 

 After I had each one done, I added them to 11x14 canvasses that I painted beforehand for my Brother, my BFF and his son ... 

and here they are :) 

Superman :) 


Wolverine :) 

And Spiderman :)

Even those these were REALLY HARD to create ... in the end it was ALL worth it!! All the boys loved their canvasses!!  :)

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

Thursday, December 26, 2013

These are a few of my favorite things :)

Hi everyone!! :) 

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!! :) We did ... and I will be sharing some of our photos in my December Daily post soon :) 

I made a couple of layouts for challenges that I wanted to share :) 

The first one is for Frosted Designs :)  Their challenge was to use at least THREE words from the song, "These are a few of my Favorite Things" ... well, this challenge just screamed at me to play along ... for those that remember, I used to run a challenge blog called -- "These are a few of my Favorite Things" ... and I one of my DT member Jess told me about this stamp that was sold by a company that isn't around anymore that had the lyrics to this song on it!! So I HAD to BUY it!!! LOL!!! :)

So I used this stamp as the center of my layout that I made -- and that means I used ALL the words to the song :) 

I used Lily Bee goodies on my layout :) 

And the next challenge I played along with is Let's Get Sketchy's latest sketch :) 

Here is their sketch --


And here is my take on it ... again using Lily Bee goodies on my layout :) 

Look at little Adam :) 

And I also wanted to share a couple last minute Christmas goodies I made ... that I am linking to Diana's Christmas challenge :)

For one of Adam's classes ... he is an assistant at the school office and one of the school employees gave him this little reindeer container filled with gum :)

So you know my little photo bomber had to invade my photo shoot!!! lol! :)

So I had Adam pop off the reindeer and I adhered it to a SRM stickers tube :)

And then I added some oatmeal to it and a little tag ... a bam! you have some Reindeer Food for Christmas Eve :)

Then the next project I have is a match box I altered to hold a gift card for Adam for Christmas :)  He is a huge NASCAR fan ... so I took one of his little NASCAR cars added a little tree to the top, some batting for "snow" and bam! instant gift card holder :)

For both the reindeer food container and the match box ... I used Gudrun's papers! :)

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