Thursday, May 28, 2015

Some odd girl, paper piecing and spray inks

I have been getting inky! 
Yep, I pulled out the spray inks yesterday and went to town.
I tried to make this fun bokeh background,
And it seems to have been a success. 
I stamped the some odd girl owl on a scrap of paper, built a little background for it, and finished it all off with a little hi stamp and some vintage buttons! 
Here are a couple more views. 
Here you can rely see the fun background. 
If you have any some odd girl stamps hop on over and join in the community crop they ar having at their Facebook page.

I also want to share this birthday owl card. 
The background is again sprayed with my delusions, 
But see where I added a bit of a grid pattern at the bottom?
Then this owl is paper pieced, a fun technique that I remember being scared of at one time.
 Finally the happy birth day is stamped in two different fonts.
I hope you are getting some crafty time. 
Thanks some odd girl for the community crop, it's been fun to play along. 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

I wheelie like you

Just sharing a quick card featuring a lawn fawn stamp. I think my husband is in need of some loving lately, so I hope he loves this little hamster. Its a bit of a running joke between us. Linking up with the lawnscaper challenge here . And I tried a new technique of the bokeh style. I think I need a little refining but its a good first attempt.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

My mini-challenge at Anything But a Card

Happy Sunday!
This will be the shortest post ever!! I promise!!!
I am hosting a mini-challenge over at Anything But a Card
Hop over there to check out a Throwback picture of me when I was about 3!!!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Another memory board

A few weeks back I shared a memory board I had done for a friend with you all.
And now I am sharing another one. 
I have a whole stack of Scrabble boards left over from our wedding 
(we used the letters but not the boards)
So I figured this was the perfect time to re-purpose those boards. 
My friend also said that her dad was into hiking, fishing, the outdoors and coffee.  
He was also was a sheriff, so I incorporated all of these things into the board. 
I do have to say that this section of the board is by far my favorite. 
I asked my husband if he had any fishing things I could have.
He was able to give me the hooks, the AWESOME bobber, and the weights.  
I just love these all! 
I was even able to add this slice of wood to the board, 
and I re-purposed some of those scrabble letters. 
I do hope you have enjoyed today's post.
These boards have been a lot of fun to create, and a real labor of love for my friends going through the loss of a parent. 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Round robin collage

I recently got to be part of a round robin with a few friends.
We each brought an item for the others to work on, and we took turns of 7 minutes each to work on each others projects. 
Below is a progression of the piece.
It began it's life as a blank 8 x 10 canvas, 
First the finished canvas, then all the steps!

At the end I added some journaling around the flower, and on the LOVE (that's not pictured here)
I just love how each girl put their touch on the piece, and now I have a fun collage canvas! 

Entering this into: 
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge: May Flowers
Mixed Media Mojo: tic tac toe used (gesso, stencil and chipboard)
Mixed Media World: Use Bright Colors

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Just makin a tshirt

Yep, I'm a child of the 80's and 90's 
So when my girlfriends wanted to go see new kids on the block I had to say yes too!
However I didn't haveanynew kids shirts,
So I made one! 
After all, these times were all about bright colors and even some spray paint.

This was super easy project.
I started with a plain white shirt.
I then hand drew and cut out the NKOTB
I used grunge letters for"right stuff" and the new sizzix dies for the "the" 
I put a large sheet of watercolor paper inside the shirt
(To keep it from bleeding to the back side)
Then I mixed my tulip brand spray tie dye paints.
The fabulous part is the spray nozzle! 
It's perfect for this sort of application!
Then I just went to town spray spray spraying!
You do want to make sure your letters don't shift.
In my case I had to chase the kitty away from the table I was using!

Then you just remove the letters and let the shirt dry!
Voila, a fun and easy t shirt! 
I'm thinking of making fun different shirts out of all 4 that were in the package I bought. 

So if you're looking for a quick shirt this product is fabulous! 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Bright and cheerful thank you notes

Today I have some thank you cards to share with you all. 

In my every day life I'm a 911 operator. 
Yep, I'm that voice of calm on the other end of the line when you are in an emergency.
I wanted to make thank you cards for our supervisors at work,
 (for National Telecommuters Week (in April))
and I wanted needed them to be quick. 
I inked up some regular heavy cardstock with bright distress inks
 (including the new mermaid lagoon)
and then I ran the paper through an embossing folder,
ran a black ink pad across the raised areas, and stamped the thank you. 
Then I finished it off with a bit of black and white bakers twine. 
Not too bad for a quickie card!

Hope you are having a fabulous Monday Morning!!!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Create atc

Happy Mothers Day to all the amazing mothers out there!
I'm a mom to 6 furbabies, and I'm pretty sure they won't be making me dinner or bringing me flowers, but I will get hugs and kisses from them I'm sure!

Today I have a fun ATC to share with you all.  
I have recently been wanting to get back into some of the challenges that I used to participate in quite often, so I thought what better place to start than with an ATC.

There are a couple of challenges that I'll be entering this into.
I created this ATC by white embossing polka dots to the background,
then splattering some Lindys Stamp Gang Rudolphs Nose Red
Then I stamped the "Ruler," and the letters which are part of Viva Las Vegas's 
Finally I stamped the butterfly with Create onto a bit of vintage dictionary page.

I got my inspiration from this photo 
Which is the inspiration photo for may from viva las vegas stamps. 
I'll be entering into their challenge found here.
Also entering into the challenge at Wicked Wednesday Challenge here 
Just us girls: Embossing

Thanks for wandering by, I hope you are having a creative weekend! 

Sunday, May 3, 2015


WARNING:picture heavy blog post ahead!!!

I am very excited to share this post with you all! 
First there is a brand new challenge over at Anything But a Card
its to be inspired by "The Masters"
For quite a while I have had a Dali print hanging in my living room,
I love his quirkiness, and the way that he bends and moves items around.
I did not do that!  
I know that's maybe a let down for you all,
I was however inspired by this painting by him

At first I wanted to try to do one of those books where all the pages are folded to make it look like some sort of word or animal.
That didn't quite pan out, but I'd like to try that again sometime.  

What I decided on was a small canvas that included a butterfly.
I also (for the first time ever) got some Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays.
Wow they are fun!  If you don't have any, check them out! 
So I guess I'll just leave you with all these yummy yummy pictures. 

I used the color palate from Lindys Stamp Gang May challenges, 
here is the picture they have to use as an inspiration
I'm hoping my colors are close to the inspiration.
 I will of course be joining in their challenge, you can find that challenge here.
I used Merry go round green, pop rock purple, raspberry lemonade, tilt a wheel teal, tibetan poppy magical powder (it really is magical and WOW do I love it!!)
and lastly tibetan poppy teal spray as well.  

Again, if you've never used this product it is hands down one of the best I've ever used, and I am so so so so so in love with the results!!! 

also entering into Simon Daya stamp monday Challenge: Anything Goes