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!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

March 22, 2016

Everyday Goddess {Nani Ke Ola}


There is an old express train that runs from Grapevine, Texas to the Ft. Worth Stockyard.  So for my birthday one year hubby treated me to a day in the past.  It was magical.  But now my time here with you has come to an end.  I wish to thank Jennifer of Nani ke Ola and all the wonderful and talented team mates for a fantastic time.  It was an honor to work along side of them. 

 I used the Tea Time collection paper for the base of this layout and fussy cut elements from Marion Smith-Junque Gypsy-Shangri La. 
After spreading a very light coat of gesso I came back and spritzed the paper with teal and pink paints.  Next I used a stencil and modeling paste around the outskirts of the layout.

I used embossing powders on the clock and hands.
Flowers, cheese clothe, butterflies and pearls complete the project.

I hope you enjoyed what you have seen here today and that it lets your own creativity take flight. Thank you for stopping by and do check out the Nani Ke Ola store to see what is new and to stock up for the spring!
Supplies used:
Marion Smith-Junque Gypsy-Shangri La

Words & Paintery
The theme for this layout is from this month's challenge.


Monday, March 14, 2016

March 14, 2016

Happy Day {Helmar Glue}

 Everyone is Irish if only for one day!  Kathleen here sharing a mixed media layout featuring Helmar Zapdots!

Hi everyone!  This is a picture I took of my oh so Irish grandson in his Irish gersey.  We took him to Williamsburg shortly before Halloween.  Just look at those red curly locks!  For this layout I used my favorite Helmar black 1/2" round Zapdots to elevate the picture and Helmar Acid Free glued to secure all the elements in place.

After marking the center point of my composition I  sprayed on some Tattered Angels Valencia (orange).  Next I applied Shimmerz Texturz Mari-Gold-Digger paste with a dotted stencil in a "t" pattern.  Then  I enhanced the design with a few stamps.

The picture is double matted and set in place with Helmar black 1/2" Zapdots.  I also used them to elevate the butterfly and leaves to add a bit of dimension.

The chipboard frame and shamrocks were sprayed green with Lindy Stamp Gang Ponderosa Pines Olive and glued in place with Helmar Acid free glue.  Finishing the piece by scattering a few flowers and lace and securing them in place with Helmar Acid Free Glue.

 I hope you have enjoyed what you have seen here today.  Don't forget to let your own creativity take flight with a little help from Helmar Glues!
More than Words use gesso and the inspiration word is "bliss"
I first used gesso to temper the layout I then used it again to splatter around the layout.  My little man is my bliss!