26 February, 2009

Time Flies

I'd like to introduce you to my latest idea! The Bead Girlz (and a dog, that looks like a lion but it is a dog because I made them up and I can have it be a dog if I want.) I love these. And these are just the beginning, I see big things in these girlz future. Like more. More animals and some fairies of course. I have one more on my drawing board right now and another dog that I need to finish for Claudette. They got the first two. The rest will be up for grabs soon. These Girlz are made of beads, buttons, wire and paper. Even paper Beads.

The girlz don't stand up on their own but they do rather well at sitting. I didn't want to loose that stringy bead necklace feel.

Check out these hairdos. They are layers of paper flowers plastic and wire.

What can I say, You gotta love a girl and her dog, especially when they are all pretty and pink.

Mine, the first
KayLynns, the second

and Claudettes, the third.

I bought this paper a while back and I'm just getting around to using it. I found this image of a very young Elizabeth Taylor and the sketch is by Julie at 52 Sketches 52 Weeks. All the elements just came together. The paper is by Creative Imaginations. The mirrors are wrapped with eyelash ribbon and the one on top is framed by a piece of covered chipboard. The trim at the top and about 2/3rds of the way down are IOD tape. The swirls I used a piece of grungboard and traced the image and then filled it in with puff paint and sprinkled it with black glitter. Cool.

This is this weeks Challenge for 52 Sketches 52 Weeks. I love these photos of the girls.

My new daisy die. I cut Bazil Metallic Paper, pattern paper, acrylic and paper towel that I painted, layered them and added a flower I cut from the pattern paper and topped it off with a rhinestone.

This is a sketch for 52 sketches 52 weeks also. I've been doing a lot of these of late. I came across these photos of Taylor and Tolouse when they were just babies. I think she was two and he was just a month or two. She just turned 14 the first of the month. He unfortunately is gone now. Man time flys

Recgonize that face? How about this one? Yes I really was that close to him! Mr. Lance Armstrong rides again and he just happened to come out of retirement and ride in the Amgen Tour Of Californis, which started in my town. Yea! After I got these photos I found Ali and we went home to watch the rest of the race on TV. That was the best place to auctually see the race.

I also got close enough to get this shot of Paul and Phil. I love those two. I never did find Bob Rowe. or Role, whatever his name is. It was a wonderful day. You just can't beat the energy that takes over. It was really cold that day but the rain did hold off until the next day. Lucky for us unlucky for everyone else all week because I think the weather was nasty all week.
This is a Layout that I made for the day. I still have the stuff to make one more page over there on my desk that I need to do.

Here are a bunch of cards that I have made for one challenge or another the past few weeks. The first two were for Viva La Verve Feb Challenges with a twist over at SCS. I used Basic Grey Bittersweet paper for these two. The first ones twist was to use acrylic on the card somewhere. I used packaging acrylic ont the background of the flower area and ran it through a swirl embossing envelope then used alcohol ink to do the color. The acrylic part of the flower was stamped using red craft ink and clear embossing powder. If the packaging is thick enough and you are very careful you can heat embosst this stuff. I got the new Sizzix Daisy Die from SU. Woo Hoo guess whos happy now.

The twist for this sketch was to use embossing on the card somewhere. I ran a piece of white paper through the swiss dot embossing envelope for the oval and another piece through the swirl folder and then I used ink on a felt applicator to add pink to the raised design.

I used faux stitching around the oval with a pink gel pen. Yesterday I finally got some Nestables. I'm so excited. I started out with the scalloped ovals. I can't wait to use them.

This is a very cool cupcake paper piecing pattern that I found on Scrapbooks.com I used Basic Grey Bittersweet papers for this. I crimped the cupcake paper and I used stickels and puff paint for the frosting.

One of my Magnolia creations. I love those little kids.

A card for A Cafe Mocha sponsor challenge. It had to be pink, white, purple, grey and use a crown. I think I got it all in there.

This was a Layout for 52sketches52weeks. Julie comes up with the best sketches every week and there usually is a great prize that you are entered into a drawing for when you post a layout. These photos were taken back at Thanksgiving. Man that girl has great curls. I just love the metal words. They are adhesive backed and you get 3 in a pack for...you guessed it, a dollar. Michaels. The beads that I attached around the outside of the circle were the perfect color and they came from ...The Dollar Store.

I just love all the buttons I used on this and of course the paper is fantastic. It is Little Yellow Bicycle. The flowers were cut with Sizzix dies and then I put a coat of glitter mod podge on each layer.

I love Valentines Cards and wouldn't you know it I made a bunch and didn't give one out. I'm such a dork. Okay I think I found this technique on SCS. The envelope is decorated as nicely as the inside. I just love that bow made out of pull ribbon. It is one of my favorite things these days. Pull ribbbon. On the flower above I ran a piece of packaging material through my Big Shot and cut a flower and then I ran it through a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The flower on the card below is made by layering corrugated cardboard, brown card stock with little dots of Stickels. and then a piece of pattern paper and some foam hearts and rhinestones. I used a clear stamp that I think is Inkadinkado for the butterflies and then added a couple of sequin butterflies and some puff paint.I also made use of a paper doilie. It just wouldn't be Valentines without Doilies.

This was made from one of the card kits that you get in the dollar bins at Target. There's that doilie again and some foam hearts.

This is a pull out tag card that I did for my Tuesday Night Technique class. I used papers and flowers that I got in the dollar bins at Michaels for this. I love the new dollar stuff they have. We used SU Garden Whimsy to do the images on the tags and we ran a piece of ribbon between the black background and the print paper.

Last but not least there is this darling card using Queen Kat Shrooms stamp and then I printed a very small KayLynn and a chicken. I used colored pencils and shimmers w/c's to paint the shrooms.

Have A Great Weekend

12 February, 2009

Two Days In A Row WOW!

This is just a quick post tonight. I wanted to get this posted for a Challenge at Tag Your It http://weekendtaggers.blogspot.com/ I like their site, check it out. Okay, so I made this tag from the sketch they posted this week. It is of Logan in his Texas clothes. This is the way it's done there, A longhorn t-shirt, a bullet belt holding up his diaper, in his dads cowboy boots, holding a rifle. Lord help me. The paper is from a pack of Deja Views that I bought a year ago and I also had some great embellishments that went with it. I keep finding all this great stuff in my stash. I bought this postcard album years ago at a really neat store we have here called Ivy House. I have had post cards in it at one time but now their not. God only knows where I put them but anyway I have been thinking I should use this for something. How about a place to showcase tags and postcards that I make, and recipie card size pieces.
The way the pages in the album are set up there are 4 different sizes of postcards that you could put in each spot using the slots that are cut in it. You really could so a 6" X 9" or 6" X 11" size if you wanted. This will be fun to experiment with. Like I need more to do. LOL.

Have a Great Week Everyone.

11 February, 2009

A Bunch Of Stuff

I still have a lot more to post but for right now I'm just going to post a couple of birthday LO's of KayLynn, a Me LO and some Vintage Image Lay Outs I've done lately. The paper on this one is K&Co. that I've had for almost a year now and I came across it in my stach the other day. I've also had this image in my photo folder for a month or two just waiting for the right paper. Ta Da Magic!
I stamped some flo9wer images with SU Doodle This stamp set and layered them with book paper pieces and rhinestones. A pull ribbon bow and one of the flowers.

Ooh la La! I used my smoosh and pat technique to make the background papers on these two layouts. Smoosh ink pad ink onto a piece of freezer paper, spray with water then lay the paper face down on it and lift, repeate until you have what you like. Add more ink and water if you need. I used the elements that I got in the scrapbook kit from Costco. I also used sequins and beads around the circle. I used IOD tape to attach the vellum with the image printed on it to the background paper.

These wonderful acrylic tags came with the set also.

I made the flowers with pieces that I punched out and some that came in the set and layered them together. The tag here I made by stamping the frame and then using a flower stamp and extending the flower stems to write on.

I love the eyelash ribbon that you can seee here towards the right.

This one uses Basic grey Bittersweet papers as well as pearls, puff paint glitter paint, rhinestones, paper hearts and flowers.

The Scarlet's Letter; paper by Basic Grey again. I love Basic Grey paper and embelishments and buttons and all the goodies that go with their stuff.

This is a Lay Out I did for my application for Serindipity Scrapbooks. I didn't get the position but it was a good experience getting everything ready for it. Since I am so much about Stuff that is what I based this on. My Favorite things. Embelishments: Buttons, beads, rhinestones, little frames and always Flowers.

Of course I got these in backwards, but it has been so long that I posted here I forgot the order. These were two LO's that I did at the end of Jan. I discovered a digi site and printed out some neat hearts and butterfliesto use on these pages. I used SU Rasberry Tart paper on these.

Aren't these flowers great? I have been using my dry embossing stylus and a foam pad to get dimension in the flower petals.

I printed some of the digital images on photo paper and some on card stock.

Everyone have a good week.