Wednesday, March 31

I am

I am taking a journaling typography class.   It teaches how to journal and take pieces of the journaling and create typography for projects.  We make a scrap page for each day’s journaling.     This one is all about me…

Here are the list of question with my answers.   Go ahead.. Give it a try and start journaling.
1. I am proud of my -   ability to create.
2. I am amazed by -  God’s love.
3. I am blessed with -  a loving Family.
4. I am a sucker for – a good clearance sale.
5. I am calmed by -  peace and quiet.
6. I am always  up for  - an outdoor adventure.
7. I am ready to -  Simplify.
8. I am excited by -  other peoples enthusiasm.
9. I am listening to -   Air 1 – The positive alternative.
10.I am intrigued by -  other cultures.
11.I am challenged by – learning new things.
12.I am honored by – teaching.
13. I am amused by – old Family stories.
14. I am impatient with -  stupid drivers.
15. I am scared of – Government control.
16.I am proudest of – My Children.
17. I am unsure of -  the future.
18. I am guilty of -  not going to the gym enough.
19. I am oblivious of – Hollywood stars.
20. I am distracted by  - art projects.
21. I am embarrassed by – belly fat.
22. I am awed by – Nature.
23. I am tired of -  Getting no sleep.
24. I am a bit of  a – Clean freak.
25. I am shy about – meeting new people.
26. I am lost without -  a notebook and pencil.

Enjoy! Create! Simplify!

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Tuesday, March 30

“ And I Quote”

Another project for Scissorbella's wedding ….   This one called for the power tools.  

I sketched a “Quote” bubble on some of my 1/4”  sheet  birch plywood and cut it out with my scroll saw.  I used my belt sander to smooth out the edges then finished it off with my palm sander. 
I then stained with some walnut stain…   and grabbed my new bottle of Chalkboard paint.  Let me tell you…  This stuff ain’t cheap!

Yea!   Finished project.

I tried to get My Handyman to pose holding it..  but he was afraid that I would post a picture of him on my blog, on facebook and other random sites,  and that he would be so famous he would never be able to go out in public again.    So.. the dog will have to do..

I can’t tell you exactly what it will be used for… but it will be during the reception and will be fun and goofy.
Enjoy! Create! Simplify!

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Monday, March 29

The Words of My Mouth

I love a good challenge.   I’ve been trying to do more card challenges because it helps get the creativity flowing…  This one is for the Tuesday Trigger challenge over at Moxie Fab World.
I love the colors she chose… Don’t they just scream SPRING!?
It’s funs to see what other Card Artists come up with on the challenges.  Click the link above and go check them out.

Products used:   CTMH -  White Daisy, Baby pink, Sweet leaf, Breeze, Petal, Smoky plum. Vellum. My Minds Eye. Verve – Meditations. Embosslit. Stickles. Distress ink – Antique Linen. Nestabilities. Twine. Buttons. SU punch. Velvet ribbon. Crystals.

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Sunday, March 28

Beautiful You

I created this card for a couple of challenges.    Mojo Monday….  and   Moxie Fab World’s  Picking up the Pieces.     I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to do..  The Mojo Monday sketch is perfect for the pieces  at Moxie but what stamp would I use?    I decided to doodle  some little flowers using my black pigma pen.   I colored them with twinkling H20’s then cut each little flower out.

I stitched 4 layers of cardstock together which happened to all be from my stash of scraps.    Notice I even doodled around the 3 pieces of white in the center?   I cut out little strips from the green pattern paper for stems of each flower, then added a little more embellishing. OH! and check out the pretty poppy.  I purchased them from the Etsy shop JUJU Crafts.    Sentiment is from Verve.

Products used:   CTMH –  Vanilla cream, Autumn terra cotta, Colonial white. My Minds Eye. Poppy. Nestabilities. Pigma pen. Verve – Celebrating You. Twinkling H20. Stickles. Ribbon.

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Saturday, March 27

Forty Something

My friend Kim turns 40 today!  OH NO!  A new decade!  Now she’s  the same as me !     She is a Fabulous person! I just got  my first House Mouse stamps.  They’re adorable…   and to make matters worse,  they sent me their catalog to drool over!  Oh MY!  

Doesn’t this look like pure bliss? Happy birthday Kim!  Here’s to 40 more! 

Products used:  House Mouse – Birthday Cupcake.  Basic Grey – Kioshi Paper. Ribbon. Large brad. String. Nestabilities. Stickles. Twinkling H20’s. Buttons. SU punch. Embosslit. Tim Holz – Distress Ink - Antique Linen.

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Friday, March 26


Remember what Shrek said about layers?  About how we are all made up of layers..  kind of like an onion..   Crazy Green Ogre.   More like my cards.   I seem to use lots of layers.   I made this card a few days ago for Maria’s Scrap pile Saturday.  I'm finally getting a few minutes to blog a little. I used Scraps of paper and a stamp that I’ve never used before.   Go visit her HERE. She makes the pretties cards and paper projects.
This card has several layers.   I’ve really been loving using the Maya Road chipboard.   You can paint and or decorate it to your hearts content.

Products used:    Maya Road – chipboard.  Adirondack paint dauber – Pool.  Ippity – Where You Should Be.   CTMH – Cocoa, Olive.  Shimmerz – Tickle Me Turquoise.  Stickles – Candy Cane, Ice cycles, Lime Green, Ribbon, buttons, twine, nestabilities.

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Tuesday, March 23

Spring Fever

Here are a few more photo’s from Saturday of My son and his family.     My Grandson was so funny…   There were dozens of Geese in the park and Carter was having a blast chasing them..  I’m surprised they didn’t chase after him… 
He is quite the chatterbox..   and dramatic.   He had me laughing the whole time  and he sure knows how to say cheese when it’s picture time.    Even if he’s not looking at the camera…  Cheese!

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Monday, March 22

Snap! Spring!

Saturday I took my Son and his family to the park to take Family Photo’s.    I was invited to a Digital Scrapbook challenge over at Pernickity Prints; so I decided to use a few of the photo’s to create a page.   Great Prizes are available for the winner!   Click HERE to vote for me..   I’m #23.   Register  then click on the start to rate it to vote for mwah!    You have until March 29th to vote.  

Products used:    Shabby Miss Jenn – Snap Spring.  Designer Digitals – Memorable Month spots.  Sweet Shoppe - Traci Reed – Edgy.  Z Pearn – Flirty Flourishes. Font – Kingthings typewriter.

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Sunday, March 21

Everyday Ordinary Moment

Music is her life…

Products used:  Oscraps – Everyday Ordinary.  Brushes:  Digichick – Doodle Stamps.   Gypsy Chick. Font – Remington.
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Saturday, March 20

Celebrate Color

Guess what I read about over at Moxi Fab World?    Texture + Color = Fun!!    I created a fairly quick and simple card for their Tuesday Trigger challenge. It’s colorful! 

I embossed the Kraft CS with an embossing folder that I bought at Archivers.   Sorry I’m not sure the brand…  I know it’s not Provo Craft.  I rubbed white craft ink over the embossing to make it pop a little then added some Holiday Red ink.

products used:   CTMH Holiday Red, Clover meadow, Kraft, Breeze, Daisy White.  B1345 – Forever In Love.  Emboss folder. Buttons. Twine. Prismacolor pencils. Nestabilities. Tim Holz – Antique photo. Ribbon. Staple.

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Friday, March 19

All about ME

Since it’s my Birthday week, (Thanks to my Family and Friends for all of the Birthday wishes!)  and It’s all about ME, I’m going to post a few more things that I love.     Who am I kidding?  It’s always about ME!  Isn’t that what our blogs are?  We post about things that we love or hate and that are important to us…
These are all things around my house, that I love, collect or have created.   I Scrapbook, I make cards, I paint, I collect, I create, I take pictures. I have stuff..  probably too much stuff…  I’m pretty good about getting rid of most of the old stuff.  I don’t like too much clutter..     It’s all just STUFF!   For some reason… we love our STUFF!    Don’t sweat the small stuff..



By the way…  did you notice that I have an Etsy shop?   I’m not sure how it will do…  I listed a couple of things and hope to sell some of my cards in the future..    Link is at the top right.   I bought a 500 ct package of these paper bags.  I finally sewed a bunch of them, created a pattern and I’m now selling them.

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