Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Lovely Smile

Lovely Smile


I am still scrapping pics of my children when they were small.  This is such a sweet picture of my youngest as she prepares to play in the sand box.

Have you visited the challenge blog "More than Words"? This month challenge was to use a sketch (I just love a sketch to make short work of putting a layout together)  and the word smile, who doesn't have one!.  Super easy.
Smile and the sketch

The next challenge I entered worked with sunlight.  I started by adding gesso to portions of my background then adding a stencil that can pass as sunburst.  Next I added various shades of yellow and pink then stippled it all in white. 
I decided to take this picture under the window so you could see how the colors blend in hues of the sun from bright white to golden with hints of pink.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Happy Memories

Happy Memories

Summer time means my time creating is limited.  I have been traveling lately visiting my children.  Next month my youngest daughter is taking me to China!  Hopefully in the fall I will have more time to devote to my craft with lots of lovely pics from my travels.

Lindy's Stamp Gang was the inspiration for the colors in this layout plus the earthy down home feel to it.  Since I am traveling so much this summer I only had time to use the colors on hand..
I used


 Here are some close up showing how I blended these colors to create flow and movement.

 I love how rustic the windmill and sign look.

I found this wonderful moodboard challenge at Off the Rails Scrapbooking.


 Micro beads were added for more texture.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.  Your lovely comments are always appreciated.


Sunday, June 5, 2016

Over the Moon

Over the Moon


I love the fresh and vibrant colors in this month's LGS color challenge.
Lindy's Stamp Gang
June challenge

This may just be one of the messy layouts I have ever created.  It was a lot of fun I must say. When you are little you imagine you can do anything like swinging up and over the moon.  This creation shows my daughter on a summer day looking below to a field of summer blooms and above the moon.  

 The title chipboard is from Creative Embellishments
From the inspiration photo I used the colors and the children playing.  Also the magical imagination of the scene.


Thank you for stopping by to take a peek.  As always you lovely comments are always appreciated.
Blue Fern Studio's Timeless collection was the perfect choice for this layout. 
BFS Flourish chipboard
BFS Timeless collection-Keepsake

Friday, May 27, 2016

Ragnhild Kleiven returns and has an awesome giveaway!

Ragnhild Kleiven 
is back at her design table!  She had an awesome giveaway to celebrate her return.  Stop by and check it out here.  Hurry, you until June 1!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

A Moment in Time

A Moment in Time

I was inspired this month with More than Words "Moments and Clocks" theme
Time passes all to quickly when you have children. When they are grown it is often difficult to have them all gathered at one time.

I used copper colored beads, flowers and metallic ornaments which were inspired by Berry 71 bleu's mood board this month.
A couple more close ups

The last challenge which has inspired me this month is from 13 arts Challenge #42 Everything spring.
Spring is fresh and bursting with colorful buds and butterflies with gentle breezes.  This picture of my children was taken in spring in my garden.  The cheese clothe is to give the illusion of a spring breeze.

Thank you for stopping by to have a peek.  I always enjoy your visit and kind words. 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

May 5, 2016

It's A Girl Thing

It's been awhile hasn't it since my last post!  Nani Ke Ola has welcome me back to do a guest designer spot! I just love her store where you can find up to date 7 Dots Studio collections and so much more.

Since I am cutting back on my scrapbooking I decided to  work on a 10x10 inch album I found tucked away in my cabinet.  It will be a book filled with all of my favorite things.  Here is the first page. 
Sister time is one of my favorite things!
I adore 7 Dots Studio paper collections.  This layout features their Hopefully collection.  In the store you will find another wonderful collection Verano Azul that has very similar colors to the Hopefully collection.
Above on my title I used a purple with white flecks embossing powder then dotted the area with these lovely blue and purple micro beads.
I love the stripes ,gingham plaids and circles on the papers.  They add so much excitement and fun when layered together!
Here is a close up of all the layers I used.  The colors are so soft and lovely.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.  I always cherish your visits and comments.   
I would like to enter the following challenges.
Canvas Corp challenge all about family
I am very close to my sister and chose her to represent family.
Love the bright cheerful colors of this moodboard plus we are from the 50's.  lol!
sketch challenge
Current Challenge

Monday, March 28, 2016

March 28, 2016

Masculine trinket box featuring Helmar glue!


For Christmas last year I gave my hubby a box of European liquor bon bons which came in a wooden box.  He was so enraptured with the sweets that I thought I would recreate the box so he could keep it on his desk as a lovely keepsake.

This will be my last project for Helmar Glue.  I have had a lovely time working side by side with such exceptionally talented ladies.  I would like to thank Kimberly Yvonne and Mark Ripper for inviting to this wonderful team and the exceptional Helmar products I was fortunate to play with for the past year.  I will miss my time with team.  Thank you all

First I gathered up all the items I wanted to created this trinket box.
Papers, Pearls, Chipboard corners, black marker

Helmar Decoupage glue, Helmare Acid Free glue, Helmar Gemstone Glue, Helmar Zapdots and Helmar Craft and Hobby glue

I used my black marker on all of the edges including inside the box.
I cut all my papers to size.
Using Helmar De'coupage glue I then glued down all of the strips of paper starting with the bottom of box then the sides.

I used Helmar 1/2" square Zapdots in-between the slats to keep the down strips from collapsing.

A close up inside the box.

I decided not to show the slats on top of the box instead using solid strips of paper.  The bead panels were secured with favorite  Helmar Craft and Hobby glue.

The chipboard corners where painted with Lindy's Stamp Gang Ponderosa Pine Olive.  One set is secured to the base of the box while the other ones lie on the top slats and secured with Helmar Craft and Hobby glueI used Helmar Zapdots  to elevate the center piece cut out.  Finally I applied a few gem dots with Helmar Gemstone Glue.

Thank you for stopping by I truly appreciate your visit.  Don't forget to stop by the store for all of your glue needs!