Saturday, November 16, 2013


I have a new layout I've done with Bo Bunny's Ambrosia line and a Thanksgiving Day card.  Love how they came.


This is a pic of my daughter Sophia at 20 months old holding my newborn granddaughter Aelyn. The flowers are a combo that I had in my stash.  The purple and coral colored ones I enhanced with Lindy sprays and doubling them up then hitting with some stickles.  The chipboard chain is from Blue Fern chipboard.  I love their pieces.  I gesso'd it then inked it and used Lindy's embossing powder and hot glued micro beads in some spots.  I cut the leaves with my cricut and embossed them as well.  The frame was cut with my cricut from the Home Decor cart.  I had the stickers for the title in my stash and glossy accented over them for some dimension.

Products used -
Bo Bunny Ambrosia
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays
Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder
Blue Fern Chipboard
Various Flowers
Distress Ink
Martha Stewart Punch
Wilton Doily


So, this card was inspired by Limor Webber.  I saw her tutorial back in July and just flew by the seat of my pants here technique wise without re-watching the video and found out I did it ALL wrong! LOL!!!  It still came out ok, but when I watched it again this morning I made sure to commit to memory just what she did and I will check it again if I'm not sure.  I used my embossing folder  for the wood texture and glazing liquid mixed with Lumin Arte Silks acrylic glaze.   That in itself was probably pretty darn redundant, but hey I'm lucky I even know my own name some days :)  Distress inks for the woody color and printed out the words in different fonts and colors then distress inked it.  Cricut cut leaves and Blue Fern chipboard piece in the corner done up with gesso, then Lindy embossing powders andstarburst  sprays.  I tied a bow at the bottom of the leaves to tie it all together.  I like it :)

Products used -

Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays
Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder
Blue Fern Chipboard
Distress inks
Lumin Arte silks acrylic glaze 

Hope you like them :) have a great rest of the weekend.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Deck The Halls

Hi everyone :)  Wednesday is just about done and another school week is almost down.  I'm stoked for Saturday my LSS is having their annual Christmas Wrap It Up, different projects to make, new products to see and I can't wait! I've also been trying to go through some of my stash creating projects.  I have so many DCWV stacks and I really need to use them.  They are all way to nice to just stay piled in the closet!

This is a layout I did using DCWV Heirloom Christmas stack.  This one is really so pretty.  Bought it last year from Joann's and first used it in this layout of my collection of Christmas decor.  This pic is of just a very small vignette on my buffet.  I used texture paste tinted with my Lumin Arte Silks  in apricot nectar and sunflower along with my Prima Finnabair 6x6 doily mask for the pretty doily behind the circles.  I used smaller circles cut from the paper and doilies which I sprayed with Lindy's mist in California Poppy Gold on top of the larger circle. I cut poinsettias with my cricut and sprayed them gold too.  Little red beads make the center.  I also embossed flourishes on the bottom left with Lindys embossing powder in oakleaf olive from the Industrial Chic collection.  On the bottom right next to the small paper circles, I embossed a couple of circles with candy cane red. Of course the distressing of my papers for accenting and cut the title with my cricut.  Hope you like it :)

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Happy Haunting Treat Bags

I made two treat bags for my granddaughters Halloween goodies this year. I used the Happy Haunting line from Graphic 45. This line is really so adorable! I did some fussy cutting and pop-up squares for some dimension.  They came so cute!  I started out with white bags and distressed them with black soot, then misted with Lindy's VaVaVa Voom Violet and Glimmermist Graphite.  Then I cut the papers down to fit the bags and just worked on them like I was doing a layout then glued them to the bags when they were finished!  The two little black tickets on the pumpkin bag was from a printout I found on Pinterest. Love em :)  Here are the pics -

I love G45!

Turning the clocks back tonight!  Yay!  I'm always messed up till I get this stinking hour back, the only time I'm ok is during summer break, but man I hate waking up in the dark so I am a happy happy girl!  Truly I wish they'd ditch daylight savings time.  The dark at night doesn't bother me at all, it's the dark in the morning that does.  Ok, I'm done complaining :)  Have a great week.


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Holiday Banners

Hi everyone! Hope all had a great weekend. They go way to fast, but really, time itself is moving way to fast! Halloween is Thursday, wow! So this week I pumped out to really neat Holiday banners that I donated to Santino's school for their annual Fall Festival for raffling off.  One was a Thanksgiving theme the other was for Christmas.  For both I used my DCWV stacks, Autumn Melody and Arctic Wishes.  I gotta say, I am really happy with how they came, and didn't wanna give the Thanksgiving one after I had hung it on my door for pics!

Here's they are -

I used my cricut of course for the letters and the chipboard, which are tags flipped upside down!  I matted the print paper onto solid paper which is glued to the chipboard tags. Lots of Lindy misting, distress inking, stickling and such going on. As you can see, I have this going in a vertical orientation which seems to have been a big hit :)

Now Christmas -

For this I cut the pennants with my cricut out of chipboard, the letters from the Blackletter cart, matted two different papers from the Arctic Wishes stack.  The flowers I made by hand after cutting a poinsettia flower from one of the Christmas carts, sprayed them with various Lindy mists, then dipped them in melted Utee, shaped and put some tiny beads in the middle.  I added some glossy accents to the end of petals and sprinkled some glitter to look like snow.  You can see I made some dangling bead charms, dyed seam binding and tinsel to tie the pennants together.  Peace and Joy were cut out of foil blue, misted doilies behind at the bottom.  Music pattern paper cut and placed on the top and little sparkly fuzz balls on the point of each pennant bottom.  I used my new Sizzix Bigz medallion die from Brenda Walton for the medallions, I love that die! I just got it from the Scrapbook Expo two weeks ago :)

All in all I love them both.  Tough for me to choose one.  I love the Autumn colors and the up down style, but this Brooklyn Italian girl SO loves glitter and sparkles, so a tough choice :D

Hope you like, see you soon,

Monday, October 14, 2013

OUAS October Challenge

So here we are in October already.  And the second week no less.  I need to get up into the garage storage space and pull out all the Halloween goodies, the kids like the house decorated :)

Anyway, this month over at OUAS the prompt was Journey.   Please click on their name to go to their site :) My lay out is very special and dear to me.  It's about my sis-in-law Angela who lost her brave battle with cancer this past May.   This gal fought cancer for 31 years on and off.  In 82 she was diagnosed with Hodgkin's, in the mid nineties she battled breast cancer.  In 2012, even though she had had a double mastectomy a lump was found in her lymph node under her arm.  Turns out is was also in her lungs.  This girl fought and was declared clean in June of 12 only to have it back 5 months later at Christmas.  Sadly it was now in her brain as well as her lungs.   We always knew this monster was going to get her, she did too.  Angela was a nurse at City of Hope Cancer Hospital for 23 years, as a survivor she wanted to be where she was always watched so she never was unrealistic about her mortality.  Just like everyone always does, we thought we had a few more years with her.  I miss her, my children miss her, we all miss her.  My 3 older daughters were with her just a couple of hours before she passed and they were devastated.  She was so happy they were there and no sooner did they get home that the call came and we were all shocked.  Now comes the rough patch, holiday time.  We are always all together, she does Thanksgiving, cleaning up won't be the same, none of it.  We laugh and joke as we clean.   We're all so close, birthdays together, dinners out.  Life hurts sometimes.  When I was 16 she came in the labor room with me and held this scared 16 year old's hand while I was in labor with my oldest.  We laughed and talked about silly things and it's something I will never forget.  A brave beautiful woman who loved her husband and two boys very much.  Luckily she got to see them both get into UCLA, and one graduate and get an excellent job.  It's those who are left behind that are sad, she is free now.

In honor of breast cancer awareness I did a mostly pink lay out.  First the sketch -

The journaling is right next to the title, Raise Your Glass  to a life well lived.  It's been five months since you left us and it isn't easy. You fought with courage and dignity and now you're on your final journey.

Products used -

Prima Lyric Recital
Bazzil Passionate
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray Alpine Ice Rose
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray Cotton Candy Pink
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray My Mojito Green
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray Frolic In The Forrest Black
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray Va VA Va Voom Violet
Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder Stardust Candy Rose
Glimmermist Suede
Glimmermist Graphite
Silks Acrylic Glaze Sunflower
Distress Ink Black Soot
Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Blue Fern Chipboard Gabrielle Butterfly set
Martha Stewart Border Punch doily lace
Rubbernecker Stamp, Stop Watches
Wilton Doilies, small

I also used some pink micro beads on the butterflies as well as pink beads in the pin that I stuck in the lace.  The lace was white and I sprayed it pink.  I stamped the watch image on the left side next to the lace and the flower.  I don't think I can do a layout without flowers or butterflies!  I cut the flowers on my cricut and sprayed, glazed, then used a brown marker to vein them.  Cut and misted the leaves as well.  The title was cut with my cricut, I welded the phrase and then cut on chipboard. I'm happy with it, pink was one of her favorite colors.

Till next time, have a great week :)


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