Friday, November 30, 2007

Christmas Star Book

A good day. Delivered a store sample to LSS (got that new term from Wendy's blog), gave Wendy her Christmas card and birthday presents, had a little lunch, did a little shopping, bought a new pair of shoes, and everything is right with the world. What more can a girl ask for?!?!?! I can finally put up the star. This is Wendy's Christmas card, we do tend to go a little over the top. But I didn't want to post the picture until I GAVE it to her. It's what started all the Melissa Frances books that have been so much fun. The paper is Cosmo Cricket and the snowflakes are Imaginisce. I used antique rick-rack I found for a dime! Stickers are layered up and from DaisyD's. Of course a project could not be complete without Tim's Distress Inks and various stamps from Printworks.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Christmas Wine Box

Got back from a very impromptu trip to Branson to see a couple of Christmas shows. DH just decided we needed to get away for a few days. Got to FINALLY visit with Sharon and Chris at the RED LEAD shop in St. Louis!!!! What a wonderfully inspiring pair of sisters! WOW...neat shop, neat people, and really cool stuff. Also stopped into the Branson shop and picked up several stamps there. Good trip. Now to put some things together for a few gifts before the snow flies.
You know, sometimes it takes longer to take the darn picture than it does to make the entire project. Here I made a wine box for one of the friends we travel with. These things are really great for adding papers. The box is the Bare Elements line by Creative Imaginations. Again, papers and ribbons and inks, oh my. I had fun, but I'm so easily amused. Still have got to get going and make another book. Supplies just came in, so I'll probably be up working while my DH gets his beauty sleep. I'm a nightowl and he's not.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Puzzle Swap

Ok Girls! Got my 4 puzzle pieces done. Hope they meet the requirements for all of you. They were sure fun to work with. I had no idea what to expect. For some reason I thought they would be a lot smaller, but very glad they were not! We used Urban Couture by Basic Grey. Vintage children were the theme. Here, of course, I used Collections vintage pics.The sheet of paper I used had the big beautiful flowers that I used as my background and Gaby had the great idea to paint over them for backgrounds. It worked out well since the puzzle is very thick. I used some of the Crackle Paint from Tim Holtz for the leaves. (I know leaves aren't really blue, but I had to work that into the color scheme.) . Thanks for the invite to this swap, and I'll try to figure out how to mail them next week.....too much food and family shopping right now!
Have a great weekend!!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Christmas Book

This didn't photograph very well. Glitter doesn't show up as it really is. But, this Melissa Frances "open up album" was fun to decorate with Basic Grey's Figgy Pudding. The black trim is by Creative Cafe.Very nice to work with. This is a shop sample for the Peoria store. Now I just need to find time to get it there!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Distress Crackle Paint




Here is my attempt at Tim's new Crackle Paint. It took me a bit to get it on the little letters...no fault of the paint...and you must put it on thick. One other thing...let it dry!!!! Coming from one who does not WAIT well, that's asking a lot, but it's well worth it. Great stuff!!! Hope you can see all the little cracks in the small picture. I used Aged Mahogony and Peeled Paint.

Friday, November 16, 2007

FINALLY...the class in Row Houses!


OK, we finally got a class figured out for the Row Houses. Two places, one in Bloomington at Scrapbook Friendz (date not finalized yet)and one in Peoria at Scrapadoodle the end of January. I heard from a couple of you out there who asked about it, so here is the class sample. If you're around, come and join us. It will definitely be FUN!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Who are these "Little Darlings?"






Here's a picture of the store sample I made for Scrapbook Frienz in Bloomington. It's using Dream Street Papers and their cool albums with sticky papers all ready to attach! FUN! And easy to put together. The rub ons are 7Gypsies. Other stamps by Autumn Leaves, Collections and Hero Arts.And yes, those are my two little "friends in ART", Erin and Emma in their new robes from Aunt Micki and Uncle Carlo!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Happy Birthday Bill


I know
every one has already done great things with the Bind-It-All. But what can I say. I'm a late bloomer and this is the first project I did with mine. (Finally making time to take it out of the box does wonders!) Today is my DH 's birthday so here is the little card I made for him...front and back. The inside has many personal promises...no just kidding. But I didn't want to bore you. The rub ons on the front are from Ten Seconds Studio, thanks to Cheryl. Of course there are Distressables from Tim Holtz, stamps from the lovely Julie vanOosten Collections, Stampers Anonymous and Stamping Sensations...I LOVE her blue rubber! I cut apart a Creative Imaginations book, papered it, and bound it together.
Wonderful fun!

Happy Birthday, Honey! You're the best!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Happy Birthday Erin!


Well, Erin won 1st place of $30 for best costume. However, at the end of the night she found she had gotten a hole in her candy bag and all her candy had fallen out when running in the dark. Hence the sad look. Even money doesn't make up for lost candy when you're 6 years old. Maybe tomorrow when she's 7 things will be different!
What do you think?

Heeeere's Emma!




Here is one of the "little darlings" that stayed with us for 5 days! It was a trip, needless to say. We had a great time and made lots of "Art Pwodjects." They just LOVE my pens....how can you get a little one to NOT press sooooo hard with a pen?!?!?! And of course they always want your BEST ones! They do have good taste.....gotta love 'em.
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