Thursday, August 25, 2016

ABS August Challenge

This painting served as this
months inspiration.
"Park Near Lu"
by Paul Klee, 1938
I have these beautiful lamp work beads
by Grace Beads.
It is a bit of a stretch for this months challenge.
But I think they work.
Just using the two colors and the graphic
elements for this bracelet and earrings.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Earrings Everyday August Challenge

Campfires is the theme for 
this this months challenge.
Photo by :: Wil Stuart :: Unsplash
I liked this image the most for my inspiration.
Serendipity strikes 
for this months challenge.
I was given a broken bracelet and 
asked to make it into a pair of earrings.
Spot on for this months Challenge.
I used Antique copper findings with
her orange and amber Bi-cone 
Swarovski beads and 
Antique brass metal spacers.
Done and Done!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Mojo Monday 459

Verve and Gina Marie dies, 
CC Designs Mermaid,
Old K&Co. paper, Gold stickers and 
Pearl embellishments.
Cool layout, Julee.
I was gifted this stamped image.
Great opportunity to use up some
 of these old items but make it new 
with current Verve dies!

MFT Color Challenge

This is what I wanted to play with today
for the color challenge.
My Favorite things Die-Namics fence die.
along with...
Memory Box flowers and clouds, 
Paper Smooches stitched hill , 
Ebay bicycle dies
SU! and Authentic papers.
Papertrey ink Stamp.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

MFT Color Challenge 48

So many nice things to do on our blogs.
One of my favorites is
 to participate in challenges.
This will be my first time 
participating in
My Favorite things Color Challenge.
My Art Friend,  Deb Abel has
 the Die-namics - Take the Stage.
Thanks Deb for letting me use it.

I had the Pure innocence stamp - 
Being Cute is What I Do. 
Used some K&Co., DCWV 
and SU! papers.
Marianne design punches
Memory box and Spellbinders dies,
and Misc. flower punches.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Mojo Monday Sketch 454

Dies used are from 
Mama Elephant, Gina Marie, Spellbinders.
MFT stamp and misc. embellishments.

Thanks Julee for another terrific card sketch!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

A Tea Baby Shower and A Wedding

 My friend Genelle  held a Baby shower Tea party
for our friend Twylah's second baby.
A small intimate affair at the Holly Hotel.
So I got busy making some favors for the guests
and presents for the baby.
 I made 16 tea cups using the Sizzix die
Stamped them with various Verve sentiments.
And 16 place cards , 
Genelle had the pleasure of writing
 the names of the guests on them.
 Made 16 pairs of earrings. Loaded them with mint
M&Ms and mini pink Chocolate balls.
And an organic green tea bag.
This is how they looked liked with  the table setting. 
A gift card box was made from a photo keeper box.
 Had fun making my first card in a box card.
 Made a banner with the babies name
I also decorated a mirror frame with
 big sis and little sis's 
initials on it with  a place to insert photos 
of the girls.

So I have been a little busy 
and I wasn't able to join 
in some of the challenges
 I normally like to.
But it's all good just as long as I am creating.

I also had a friend get married on the same day
as the Baby shower. She already knew I couldn't come.
While I was sharing what I had been doing..
she saw the card box and mentioned
 she still needed one.
This is what I made for her.
The metal ribbon slide  says "together".
I also was given the privileged of making
jewelry to go with the dress she was wearing.
Then I gifted her with a bracelet and earrings.
She was very pleased.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

ABS June Challenge

"Literary Poster for the Century Magazine"
by John Louis Rhead

Pendant from Erin of Tresori Trovati.
Glass button flowers, Lucite leave
 and misc. antique SP beads and chain.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Earrings Everyday Challenge

 Yummy Strawberries are this months inspiration.
I went for a very literal interpretation 
and this is what I came up with:
Big Juicy Strawberries
 Baby Strawberries
 Who knew I had these charms?
Originally antique silver..
just added a bit of Alcohol inks.

The complete strawberry collection.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Mojo Monday Sketch 452

I've been crazy busy... will post about it later.
But I managed to squeeze in some time to make
 a card for this weeks
Mojo Monday! 
Fun Fun Fun!
Thanks Julee for another terrific card layout!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Mojo Monday Sketch 451

Graphic 45 paper,
 Cuttlebug embossing folder,
Misc. dies, Tech. Tuesday stamp,
Martha Stewart punch, a brad and ribbon.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Mojo Monday Sketch 450

Used a variety of companies products for this card.
Especially Verve's Sprightly Sprigs die.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Mojo Monday Sketch 447

I really need make this type of 
Card for a friend. 
Who is in need of some down time.
My approach to creating this card  was different
 this time from my norm 
of coloring to match the paper.
I went ahead and colored her ahead of time
along with some other 
stamped images on Saturday.
To be used for Mojo Mondays and what not.
So now to dig for papers
 to go with the little MFT girl.
I had fun pulling it all together.
Retired Papers..must be at least 
10 years old.
What am I hoarding them for, just use them!
SU! Paper and Stamps.
Impression obsession stamp,
Stampotique sentiment 
and Bo Bunny Stamp.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Mojo Monday 446

Sit back and relax with your
 favorite beverage.
Spring may have officially arrived but 
Summer is coming next. 
Verve dies and Stamps, Spellbinder dies,
Basic Grey stamps, Prima and Bazzil papers, 
Sizzix embossing folder, and a
 few embellishments.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Mojo Monday 445

I went with the Square and did a Square Pop up card.
Using, Verve dies and Spell binder dies,
 Zutter corner rounder.  Bo Bunny Butterfly,
 Poppy Stamps and Cuttlebug bow dies.
Martha Stewart Punch.
 Ribbon and pearls embellishments
Thank You Julee for another terrific layout!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Viva La Verve Sketch 2 for April

Old  pretty papers, Greeting Farm stamp, 
Verve stamp and Die
misc embellishments.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Mojo Monday 444

Last nights creation for this week's 
Mojo Monday Sketch.
After a good night's sleep
I decided it need a few  embellishments.
Verve stamp, Spellbinders die, Glitz Papers.
And I flipped the banner strips.
That's what I get for trying to memorize
 the sketch with the few brain cells I have left.
So do you like the before or after?