Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Crop in Ozark, Ar

yes, there is more to living in Arkansas
then Hillbillies & Moonshine!
Some of us also Scrapbook
This past weekend, my girlfriends & I
traveled to Ozark
which is only a little over an hour
down the Pig Trail
and even though I got car sick & embarrassed myself royally
I thought I'd share my favorite creations of the day

this was for UmWow Studio's August Sketch
but I missed the deadline for entering my post :-(
oh well, I had a wonderful time playing with it!
UmWow Studio Products - Frame & Flair
Stamps - Unity Stamp Co. {Layers of Life} Trees of Gratitude
Inks - Tim Holtz
Printed Paper - Making Memories
and some Rock Candy Crackle just for fun

next up is the second page to go with
the UmWow Studio's July Sketch
I used 7 Dots Studios Printed papers 
{designed by my amazing friend, DeeDee)
 and just a tiny bit of Waxy Flax fro CloseToMyHeart

last is the group photo from my annual
Murder Mystery birthday bash
{2014 edition}
where we played Salem Witch Trials
and while we've had better mysteries
we had a great time
Felt Crow - CloseToMyHeart
envelope with was seal - my own creation
flowers & torches - some very old (dare I say vintage) UmWow Studio
ribbon, paper & alpha stickers - Making Memories

Friday, August 29, 2014

your own kind of beaurtiful

This sketch was so simple
but I think that made it hard for me
but I considered it a challenge &
I wanted to take it!



Printed Papers - Authentique Peaceful
Sentimant - Unity Stamp Co KOM 1/14 Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful
Ink - CloseToMyHeart Topiary
Image - Unity Stamp Co. KOM 9/13 Happiness Has No Limit
Ink - CloseToMyHeart Sweet Leaf, Crystal Blue & Lagoon
Flower - Making Memories

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

a little witchiness

tonight I just wanted to make a card
anything would do
and I didn't really feel like coloring a whole bunch
so this sketch from
was perfect for using a bunch of Washi 


Stamp Set - Unity Stamp Co. You Witch
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black colored with Copic Markers
and just a tiny bit of Clear Star from Sakura (just on the stars)
Liquid Pearls in Majestic Purple

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96,570

Going UP!

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Celebrating Fall

oh Fall... so much beauty wherever you look!
of course {for me} because I live in the woods so it's completely amazing when the leaves start to turn, then when they fall and cover the drive and roads and the floor of the woods... ahhhh.
Then once they've fallen, I can once again see the sunrise from my bedroom window!

Well, if you came here from the Mountain Plains Crafters blog,

you've already seen this first creation
Pinecone - Tim Holtz Tattered Pinecone Die using misc brown cardstocks, then blinged using CloseToMyHeart Glitz in Bronze

Leaves - misc stash paper

Ribbon - CloseToMyHeart Burlap

Liquid Pearls in Dark Chocolate

Sentiment - Unity Stamp Co. ...Grateful Hearts






Branches - UmWow Studio

Fine Twine - May Arts

Leaves - misc stsash

and just a touch of CTMH Glitz in Bronze

Sentiment Stamp - Unity Stamp Co. 
{Layers of Life} Trees of Gratitude

Brads - The Paper Studio



Background Info: Gelli Plate & regular Acrylic paint
first I used UmWow Studio Hexagon Mask,
next I stamped using CloseToMyHeart Nature's Vein,
then i used Quick Stampz Triplets (the swirl one)
last I used the very detailed leaf from Making Memories Autumn Splendor
Give it a little time to all dry before I started layering on the pretties.

I hope you like my Fall Cards!  Now show us what you've got & make something,
linking it up on the Mountain Plains Crafters blog!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

to thine own self be true

Shakespeare knew what he was talking about with that one
Take this morning, my 16 yo isn't feel well & running a temp
and while I know we would much rather be at church,
the two of us opted to stay home while the hubby & 13 yo went without us.
Right this second, my big boy is snoring on the sofa.
Poor Guy!

I used both the Photo Inspiration & the Sketch
for my inspiration on this one,
but didn't take either very seriously
more like a loose guideline


Image Stamp - Unity Stamp Co. {Layers of Life} Spring Inspired
using Acrylic Paints & Coarse Texture Gel
Sentiment Stamp - Unity Stamp Co. Donna Downey Imperfection is Beauty
Ink - CloseToMyHeart Cocoa
misc cardstocks
Liquid Pearls in Dark Chocolate
Ribbon - American Crafts


100,000 Page View Giveaway!

Yep, that is coming up fairly soon
I currently have 96,201
96,202
96,203.....
ok you get it.
 I am having a BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY
for when I hit that magical 100,000 Views!


The prize WILL contain stuff from:
UmWow Studio,  Unity Stamp Co., Stamper's Best, Fancy Pants, Farmhouse, Stampology,
Pink Paislee, WeR Memory Keepers, Inkadinkado, Basic Grey, Doodlebug Design,
Pebbles, Making Memories, Studio 112, CloseToMyHeart, The Twinery
and more that isn't shown!

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