Monday, March 26, 2012

Easter Crafts

So, there was a video on youtube that I watched that was demonstrating the rolled flowers you can make from the Art Philosophy cartridge that Close to My Heart sells. And she showed a lovely wreath she made using these rolled flowers. Well you know me I figured how hard could that be. So last weekend I went and picked up some of the empty wreaths and some pastel paper 12x12 paper. Then started to cut out the flowers on my cricut. I think the longest part of the process, which this youtuber didn't mention was the inking of the flowers and waiting for the glue to dry. Now of course I could have used hot glue to make the flowers but didn't think they needed to be that secure. Rosie was looking for stuff to do and always likes to help me when I am up to my elbows in a  large crafting project, so I let her ink the edges of the flowers. Then as she was done them I  rolled and glued them. We both ended up with coloured fingers, lol. Once they were dry I was able to hot glue them to the wreath ring. Now I am not very good at doing the random placement of things, so I did find this a little out of my comfort zone cause it did worry me to make sure I didn't have too many clumps of the same flower touching. But as you can see below I didn't do too badly of a job to keep them spread out. I hope you enjoyed your weekend and I really appreciate you stopping by and checking in on me. Presently I am making a wreath for my sister and will post how that one turns out tooo.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Crafty Night

Well it is great when the crafty mood takes you over and you just have to rush into your craftroom and create something wonderful. I have not been inspired to make any Easter cards yet, but was searching online for some and came across a really nice St Patty's Day card. I knew I had the stamp set from CTMH, but didn't have the embossing folder they used. It inspired so much that Monday evening I ran, not walked to my craft room and made my own version of it.  Funny cause I knew if my husband posted them on the next morning that they would reach the recipients in time for St Patty's Day on Saturday. I hope you enjoy and thanks for looking.

P.S. I apologize for the bad lighting, I was using my cell phone camera and was in our family room!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Looky what I did this weekend!

I know the weekend is not over yet, but I just didn't want to wait to show off these few cards I had made. Plus I have not posted for awhile do to a cold that I have been fighting. Really do think that getting into my crafting room has helped a little with this cold with the exception that I did get on a roll and went to bed later than I should have. So each of these cards I was using my copics for the coloring, the paper is a combination of Michaels Recollections and Stampin Up. I did use some of my spellbinders to cut the shapes as well as the sixxiz dies I had. Two of the cards have a technique called recessed images that I learned how to do on the Stamp Tv youtube site. The other card is just a typical image cut with an oval die and a scalloped die to mat. The little girl in purple I have also blinged up with some liquid pearls around the scallop and the two little friends in the flowers I did also bling up with my stickles for the center of the flowers in case you can't tell from the picture. I hope you enjoy looking as much as I enjoyed creating. Guess my next project will have to be for Easter. Have a good rest of the weekend and thanks for checking in on me.

Friday, March 02, 2012

Another Crafy Post

Well I have to say it is just down right crappy out there today!! The snow is falling not even pretty like, and the winding is whipping around the house. It makes me happy that we don't really have to go out much today, except to pick up a kindergartener at the bus stop. Which means as long as no unexpected disasters happen today I will be able to get into my craft room. Now that I have said that I have probably jinxed it but I hope not. Anyways I do have another two page layout that I have completed in the last couple of days that I wanted to show. Again this from a few years ago but I am not a chronological scrapbooker, more a grab the time and motivation as it comes. This was Thanksgiving at my sisters a few years ago. Of course I was there but was holding the camera but I am not sure why I don't have one of my Dad there or even of us around the table. But I have to say I am pleased with the way it came out. I believe the pattern paper is from a Recollections stack of fall papers, and some recollections cardstock. The journaling is on a stampin up top note die. The borders and images were all from the Recollections stack as well. Hope you enjoy and thanks for checking in.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Our Little Star

Actually she would be very upset to hear me calling her our little star since she really isn't little anymore at almost 11 years old. Wow how fast it goes. Katie has never been much of a sports fan, we could not get her interested in playing soccer or softball or even really a proper game of basketball. But as we said to her this fall she needed to do some sort of an extra-curricular activity and so she choose volleyball. So since Oct we have been getting up Saturday mornings or her to go and learn and play volleyball with a group of girls her age. Well one day she came home and said about trying out for the school team. I was very pleased because I enjoyed volleyball when I was younger too. Now I was like her not much of a sports person but volleyball was one of my favorites when I had to do it in gym. Anyways to make a short story long Katie's grade 4/5 split team won silver last week. She was disappointed that they had not won gold but is more motivated to try out again next year and do better. The cutest part is that she wears her medal around the house quite often. It is nice to see her so proud of herself and have a little more self confidence too. Lucky enough for us Chris was able to take some time off of work to see her play a little so this week I will print off the pictures and scrapbook that into an album too. Not sure if it is going in the 2012 album or if it will just go in her school album. All I know for sure is that I am happy I picked up some volleyball paper when I was at Hobby Lobby, lol, must have known they were going to win, LOL. Hope everyone is having a good day and here is a picture of our star! We love her!
Thanks for checking in.