Thursday, October 1, 2015

Dashing Thru the Snow ...

Hey Ya's!  Happy October 1st!  Wowwww .. can you believe it?  Another month has flown by and we are getting closer and closer to another new year .. eeeeek!

I've made my first Christmas card .. yup .. I am so ready for the Winter months as it is so hot here still.  I am tired of the heat so if any of you can send some cold weather this way .. I'd be truly grateful.  ;)

Okay, so I've seen shaker cards around for awhile as all of you lovely crafters have already done them .. I think I may be the only one who has not done one until now.  ;)  I thought they'd be difficult .. but it is actually quite fun and easier than I imagined!  

This wooden sled was from Michaels that I purchased last year .. I painted it with gesso, then covered it with lots of glitter (which of course is not visible in the photos .. grrrrrr!).  I put some seed beeds and sequins in the shaker .. so much fun I want to make more!  haha.

I'd like to enter this into the I am Roses Challenge .. "Anything Goes"

I really want to thank you for stopping by to visit me .. I appreciate it so much!

Wishing you a most beautiful day and hope to see you again soon!


Monday, September 28, 2015

Just For You ...

Hey Ya's!  Hope you all had a beautiful weekend and did something enjoyable!

I finished this card the other week .. and had lots of fun with it.  :)

Thank you so much for visiting me and hope to see you again soon!

Wishing you a most wonderful day!


Friday, September 18, 2015

A Little Gift Basket ...

Hey Ya's!  Hope you are all doing well!

Has it been cooling down where you live?  We have had beautiful weather the past couple of days ... it's been in the 80's .. but forecast says we'll be back up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit this weekend.  omg .. I'm so ready to get rid of the heat.  lol.

Well, I haven't made this stickpin basket for quite a few years now .. and remembered this while thinking of something to gift a lovely lady.  I bought these little wood baskets from my local craft store Michaels about 5 years ago.  I give it a coat of white paint, then coat it with some clear crackle paint too .. also distress the corners with Tim Holtz distress ink.  Made a little pillow to fit inside the basket .. then embellish away!  :) 

Thank you so very much for visiting me and hope to see you again soon!  

Wishing you a beautiful day and weekend!


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

My Sunshine ...

Hey Ya's!  Hope you are all doing very well!

I've been going through my stash and looking through a lot of my "older" stamps that I have .. and I have to say that I love each and every one of them.  They all bring back a lot of different memories .. of different times .. all very sentimental.

So, when I came across this precious image, I immediately knew I wanted to colour her up once again.  I got her when I was with the Belles 'n Whistles DT .. and she is called "Sushine and Apples" .. which sadly is no longer available.  :(

Papers:  Graphic 45
Mediums:  Distress Inks, Watercolors and Twinkling H2O's

Twinkling H2O's and pretty seed beads were gifted to me by a special friend .. thank you so much dear!

Thank you so very much for visiting me and I wish you a wonderful day!  Hope to see you again soon!


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Wedding Bells ...

Hey Ya's!  Happy September 1st!  Hope you are all doing well and enjoying your days!

I made a wedding card back in July for a very special friend's son who just got married.  I draped a lovebird charm connected to a chain over the resin frame and added a wedding dress applique to the card as well.  

Thank you so very much for visiting me and I wish you a beautiful day!  Hope to see you again soon!

Big Hugs,

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Life is About Creating Yourself...

Hey Ya's!  It's been quite some time .. and I hope you are all doing very well and had a beautiful Summer!  I can't believe that our 3 months of summer holiday has passed in a blink of an eye.

My Bodhi has started school yesterday .. and gosh .. I missed him terribly.  I'm so used to having him with me all those days over the 3 months .. that it feels a bit lonely and empty without him here.  He came home saying he had a good first day of school .. which of course was a huge relief for me.  So hopefully he'll have another fabulous year at his school.  ;)

I made this card a few weeks ago .. image is Floral Masquerade from Aurora Wings.  I truly enjoyed colouring her and hope you will like her too  :)

I would also like to enter this into the I am Roses Challenge .. "Anything Goes".

Wishing you all a most wonderful day and thank you SO much for visiting me!  Hope I'll see you again soon!


Friday, July 31, 2015

Sea Star ...

Hey Ya's!  Hope you are all doing very well!

Can you believe August is a day away?  sigh .. I certainly can't.  Time really does fly away from us doesn't it?

I made a beach card the other week with some Graphic 45 papers ...

The cut outs are from K & Company which I found at my local JoAnn's store.

I hope you all are enjoying your summer days so far .. before you know it .. we'll be heading right into Autumn.

Thank you so much for visiting me and I'll see you again soon!


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Magic Happens ...

Hey Ya's!  Are you all enjoying you Summer so far?  I hope so!

In the midst of all the hot temperatures .. we had a thunderstorm and hail to bring in some cooler temperatures last week.  Oh what a nice relief that was!  But that was short lived .. as we are now in the 100's once again.  blaugh .. ;)

I finally made a card using a beautiful image called "Flower Ballerina" by Aurora Wings.  Aren't ballerina dancers so graceful?  sigh .. when they dance .. it's like magic right?  Seems like they just float on air .. I love them ..

Thank you so much for visiting me .. I truly appreciate it and I wish you a most wonderful day!


Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Toy Shop ...

Hey Ya's!  Hope you are all having a lovely week!

Well, I am surprisingly back for another post .. whaaaat?!  Yup!  I know right?!  hehe!  Well, this is kind of a cheater .. I started working on this a couple months ago, and put it to the side until I was a bit more motivated.  I finally dug it back out and completed it last week .. and here it is .. a 12 x 12 layout.

Seriously, even as adults .. don't you still love going into toy stores?  :)  I sure do .. and I swear I have just as much fun as my little Bodhi looking at everything!  hehe!

I hope you're all enjoying your Summer days and having fun!  Thank you so much for visiting me .. I so appreciate it!  And I'll see you again soon!


Monday, June 29, 2015

To the Beach ...

Hey Ya's!  Hope you all are doing very well and enjoying your days!

It is so hot here .. we've already reached up to 114 degrees Fahrenheit .. ugh!  And it's times like these that I wish we had a pool in our own back yard or wish we were back home in Hawaii for a visit!  ;)

A couple months or so ago, I fell in love with Graphic 45 things.  I mean, I've ALWAYS loved G45, but this time I fell hard.  Like .. super hard where I felt like I wanted every single piece of product that they have.  LOL!  What's new about being a crafter right?!  

So one of the papers that I bought was the "By the Sea" collection and here's a couple things I played with for the very first time with Graphic 45:

My very first was this tag which I had fun making:

And then this card:

I have grown to love fussy cutting .. thank you ladies for inspiring me!

There's just something about G45 that makes everything feel so ..... beautifully vintage.  I know this is not my "normal" style .. but gosh ..  thank you so much to the lovely and talented girls Arlene and Tanya for having me fall in love with G45!!!

And thank YOU for visiting my blog ... I wish you a most wonderful day!!