Friday, April 24, 2015

I simply remember my favorite things…

Some days are so busy all I can do is pass longingly by my scrapbook studio sanctuary and gaze longingly at my favorite things…

So if I can’t create…I’ll blog about it…seems logical, right?

Alrighty then…

I’m a patterned paper girl…I love paper, especially patterned paper. I tend to favor certain manufactures in spurts…These days, it’s Echo Park, Bella Blvd and Pink Paislee.


And plain old white cardstock…followed closely by kraft. (and right now I'm in love with the MME cardstock!)




I love spray INK…LOVE it…my favorite used to be Mister Huey’s from Studio Calico…but these days, I’m diggin’ Heidi Swapp Color Shine…the colors are amazing and the Gold is the best I’ve ever seen.



My favorite adhesive “trick” is Scotch Mounting Tape. I use this stuff for all kinds of dimensional projects…I learned at a workshop taught by Angela Moen from The Button Farm to put it on the back of stickers, die cuts, and even chipboard.



One of my favorite tools is a little Close to My Heart edge distressor…I won it at a crop and it has been the best “win” of all, I think.



My final cool favorite is Perfect Paper Adhesive. May Flaum introduced me to this stuff while I was taking a workshop of hers on multi-media. It’s the greatest stuff. Matte finish, dries clear and holds fast very quickly..perfect for embellishments. 



There you have it...my favorite supplies of the moment. (actually...probably of all time...they are pretty universal).

Now...to find some time to hide out in that blessed craft room!!!

Peace, ya'll!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

These Hands

Hello, scrappy crafty friends!!!

I'm sharing another project from the gorgeous Soft and Strong Kit from Inside Out...this one MIGHT be my favorite!  





Its just that I so vividly remember my grandmothers hands...I want them to be somewhere in my books. They have been so important...

Head on over to the Inside Out Blog and get the rest of the story!


Peace, ya'll!



Monday, April 20, 2015

Crazy Town USA...

Since January, I've sort of felt like I've been living in crazy town..

There was the very cold winter, coupled with a kitchen/living room remodel. and while we are IN the two new rooms, we haven't gotten all the displaced stuff OUT of the other rooms yet. I did, at last, donate our kitchen table, chairs, coffee table sofa and chaise lounge to various charities.  But my garage still has no room for the second car becuase..well...stuff....

There were a couple of crazy work months...I haven't traveled for work so far this year, but even so, when critical projects deploy, there are some wild work hours and a constantly ringing cell phone.

There was the flu...yes, my friends...I was a lucky recipient of the flu a while back...and my husband was in Las Vegas at the time.  For some reason, I've had difficulty getting back into the swing of things since...just about the time I get my energy back, my littles bring home a new, fun version of the stuffy nose.

There has been the great strides my husband has made in his own business. Which probably doesn't mean anything to you all, but it does mean that household chores that he used to do may not be done by him any longer...

and so on and so forth...

Translation...i'm just not getting my projects done! ACK!

I have, however, been cataloging inspiration and things I so totally want to try...

There is a major shift this time of year toward projects that have that washed out summer feel. I'm totally in love with the sun-shiney, over-exposed look...like this one from Studio Mirabeel



I'm somewhat in a tizzy over Mel Blackburn's work these days. Even tho her projects are smaller than I typically create, I'm quite in love with how she handles layering and details...especially these:



I have become somewhat obsessed with globes and maps over the last couple of years...so far, my obsession has only included pinning...but I saw this on etsy and thought it was amazing and wonderful. Is it worthy to be my collection starter?


Oh, and I've also been etsy obsessed with a little shop called A Flair For Buttons. WONDERFUL shop...and yes, I'm enabling you...Coolest thing? You can get them backed one of three ways so that you can do what YOU want with them. These are some of my faves:




I pinned this lovely little thing to my Gift Goodness board from Bonkers About Buttons...it would make a great tag for a crafter, wouldn't it?


I added these Tim Holtz Robot Blueprint stamps to my Wish List...I am CERTAIN I can find a ton of use for them...

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So there you have it...my random creative wanderings...at least I can dream about my projects!

Peace, ya'll!


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Love Me

Happy Thursday, everyone! I'm super excited to share my second Soft and Strong project with you today over on the Inside Out Blog.






While it is certainly true that my body is more Leave It To Beaver than How I Met Your Mother, more traditional than modern, I am perfectly ok with that. I have grown to love how I'm made. 


Peace, ya'll!

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Speak Softly

Hello, amazing artists!!! I'm sharing my first project from Inside Out's Soft and Strong Kit over on their blog today.


The juxtaposition of Soft and Strong brought all sorts of things to my mind...but first and foremost, I thought about my mouth. 

Come and check out the rest of the Story Behind the Art.

Peace, ya'll!



Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Soft and Strong

I'm SO late in posting this, but it doesn't change how beautiful it is!!

The new Soft and Strong kit is UP at Inside Out...



I don't normally scrap with the beautiful colors in this kit...I had such a blast with it!

Here are the luscious contents:

Paper:
Pebbles cottage living tweed  
Pebbles cottage living petals   
Pebbles cottage living lovely lace          
Pebbles cottage living let's visit        
My Mind's Eye on trend awesome mini dots          
My Mind's Eye on trend part gems           
My Mind's Eye on trend party confetti   
My Mind's Eye on trend happy happy    

Embellishments:
American Crafts Thickers Jen Hadfield Pebbles Cottage Living Imprint White and Gold
American Crafts dear lizzy serendipity gold foil mini alpha stickers         
My Mind's Eye on trend awesome mixed bag die cuts, 12 pcs.
Pebbles home + made kraft pocket tags, 2 pcs.
Pebbles home + made project life mini kit dazzle, 12-13 cards
Queen and Co bubbles green   
Queen and Co rhinestones just peachy        
We R Memory Keepers Bling Sequin Stickers Gold     
      
Cardstock: 
My Mind's Eye snowbound canvas        
My Mind's Eye Aquatint Canvas              
My Mind's Eye coral rose canvas             
My Mind's Eye cloak grey canvas            

Technique:
The Crafters Workshop Tech RP Fragments simple feather tag         

Color:
Faber Castell Gelato double scoop Guava 
Head on over and take a look at the beautiful pics and inspiration.  

Peace, ya'll!!

Exciting opportunity!!

Have ya'll seen this???



If you have questions, go HERE and ask away!!

Sunday, April 05, 2015

He Is Risen!

He is risen...

for you and for me...

For any who will accept the gift of life.

Praise Jesus, the Risen One!