Friday, October 17, 2014

Annual Witch Hat 2014

So I began making a witch hat or two every year for the past few years. This will be my 5th hat.
I love doing these hats. So no more talk about it here it is.

I used DCWV's Eek A Boo Stack, Printed burlap stack and Fall & Halloween Cork 6x6 stack.
Tools used were a hot glue gun, Scissors, spray bottle with water and shimmer medium , a Fiskars boarder punch and Martha Stewart score board. And of course the Premade Paper mache witch hat from Michaels

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

DCWV September Stack A Holic Challenge

Ok just  quick post on my submissions on DCWV Challenge.... here they are.

Not too happy with the way they came out...I know I am my worst critic but they could have been

My two page layout used the New DCWV EeK a Boo Stack

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

August DCWV Stack-a-holic Challenge

Here is my newest entry into the 

DCWV Stack-a-holic Challenge

I enter just about every month because i am a Stack-a-holic.

 I love DCWV Stacks. And every month DCWV has a sketch challenge, with a page layout and a card.
Here is this month's page sketch and my entry. Hope you like it. Please comment and share.

I used the DCWV Spiced Cider Stack
& some of my hoarding embellishments.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Get to know Me Blog Hop!

Sorry for the delay on this post. My laptop is not happy right now. Some people may remember that a couple years or so ago now, I used to have a brand spanking new computer I loved, long story short girls spilled water in it, now i have a really expensive paper weight and I was forced to use my old laptop.

So on with the Blog Hop.
So I was invited by the wonderful Lisa Pizzirusso to participate in this on-going blog hop where you "Get to Know Me" just a bit more. Please visit Lisa's blog which she shares with Christina and check out their wonderful work.

So basically from here I will introduce you to a little to what I do and how I do it, why I do it and so on.
When your all done looking at that I will have three other wonderful bloggie's to take a look at.

So I have four questions to answer....

First, Why do I create what I create? Oh my gosh because it is so much fun, it's a release from the day to day. I simply love it. I craft/make art. I love that what I do I can share through teaching and spend time with my family and friends by making things together. And if you have not had a chance to look around yet, I love paper crafts, scrapbooking, card making, art journal, canvas mixed media creations and so much more.
I also sew, decorate, re-purpose and re-furbish furniture. I love making all my own decorations for parties.


Next was that too much,  How does your work differ from others of its genre?
I have a quirky do what I want try everything style I guess, I think though everyone is a little different from others. But I don't think I am that different from lots of people. I do love more styles that most I can go sophisticated to crazy, warm and fuzzy to edgy.

Question #3 How does your writing/creating process work?

Process....mmm.....process, gosh no real process. Well I guess it depends on what I am working on. If I need to do an assignment for a blog, contest or as a designer or to teach I get a bit more in a work mode, what I mean is I usually have to follow specific directions or have to match a style, so I try to come as close to what is required as possible. But mostly for just about everything I do I look for inspiration on Pinterest, in magazines, ezines, online, Instagram, everyday life and everything all around me and translate it through my eyes.

Final question: What am i working on now?
Flowers, because I just love making flowers. I love making paper flowers. Sometime I do quick and easy ones others take quite a bit of time.
Here is a little photo tutorial on how I get the center on this flower.
Here is what you need to make a glass bead flower center.
Seed beads and other assorted small glass beads.
Alcohol inks, a Mixing cup or two and Glossy Accents.
Oh and something to stir with.

 Next you add some beads to a mixing cup, I used mini souffle cups. Next a couple drops of Alcohol Ink in and stir if using two colors repeat again in another cup. Mix till the beads are nicely coated and getting less stuck together from drying. Next put them in a paper towel or rag to help dry them off completely.

 Next mix the two colors of beads you just dyed. grab your flower and Glossy accents. Cover the center of the flower just a little bit off from the edges of the center with glossy accents (sorry forgot to take a picture of that) next pour on the beads and give them a little push down to get into the glossy accents.

 After you push on the beads try and move them toward the center as desired then put a top coat of glossy accents on the top of the beads. Glossy accents is great because it dries completely clear. I use a chop stick to center and push up the beads even more to create a nice high dome.

The finished results are so pretty.

I also will be working on my brothers wedding center pieces and favors over the next month so stay tuned for that. Here is a little taste of what the materials are for the wedding.
The flowers are actually really dark purple they came out blueish here.

Remember you can always catch me on my blog, On Instagram and Facebook.

Now to keep this Hop going please visit some of my friends fabulous blogs below.

They will be posting there Get to Know Me posts Next Monday, August 25th.

Daisy Collins -Tsunami Rose (digital paper designs)

Anne Mangahas (educator, artist, music, photography & design)
(She is moving her blog but will be up by next Monday)

Monday, August 11, 2014

DCWV Stack-a-holic Challenge Obsession

If you follow my blog you may know I love the DCWV Stack-a-holic Challenge. I try and enter every month. It's a fun monthly sketch challenge. That includes a page sketch and a card sketch. You can enter both or just one sketch. It's always fun using a new stack by DCWV to play with.
I have been away from my blog for a bit since summer approached but still been on Instagram & Facebook

So anyhow I decided to share my entries over the past few months.

(and as I write this post I am saddened to here that Robin Williams was just found dead sorry for this sad part But I am actually a little choked up at the moment.)

Click on each image to take you to the DCWV Chanlleges.

April 2014
Card made top 10

May 2014
Never got a chance to enter.
Had family health issues.

Both the card and the layout were made using the Coral and Navy Stack by DCWV