Friday, October 26, 2012

Thoughts On Cyber Bullying & A Card For You!

Hello Everyone...
Amazing how quickly time passes, isn’t it?  When I created my blog, I vowed to post my artwork and some quick little tutorials on a regular basis.  As much as I would love to create something everyday, Lupus & Scleroderma has stolen my ability to do so. Because of so many of you, I am able to continue my passion for scrapbooking while living vicariously through scrapbook videos, blogs & facebook groups.  I appreciate the time and effort that goes into every video.  I realize that some of you have recently become discouraged due to cruel & heartless cyber bullying.  While some of this may be attributed to petty jealousy and total lack of self control. There will always be a few who take great joy in negative attention. 
I want to thank every one of you for touching my life and thousands of others from all over the world.  Hugs!
Okay, time to share a cute little card I made just for you!  For a vintage look, craft paper was my choice for the base.  Simply can't get enough of Prima's Fairy Belle Paper Collection, by the very talented Jodie Lee!
How fun is it to use Glimmer Mist and Tim Holtz Distress Inks to dye your seam binding and other fabrics to match your paper, also perfect for those little butterfly paper punches!  Bet you'd never guess that the metal key and heart are from Marion Smith's Prima Trinket Collection???  For those of you who love to alter metals...Have you tried using Pearl Alcohol Inks, Gesso and your heat gun?  (For your safety, please place your items in a tin pie plate)...we don't want a fire.  The distressed rust color is the burned alcohol ink, isn't it awesome!!!  Once your metal has cooled down, it's a good idea to spray it with a sealant.  I can't tell you how much I love this look!  If you're into shabby chic, you will too!  The little frame is from Crafty Secrets, the dressform and tiny flowers are from Maya Road, the beautiful little vintage girl is from MadebyJanet on Etsy, the sentiment stamp is from Stampin Up and the trim is from JoAnn Fabrics!
Please remember to give your favorite you tube artist's a little extra love & hugs!  As always, thanks so much for stopping by! Would love to have you join my blog and leave a little comment! Hugs!!!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Vintage Glamour!

Sadly, several months ago my laptop which contained all of my digital art, died.  I wasn't too worried as I had Carbonite.  I knew I would be in for a lot of work transferring everything to a new computer but in the end, it would be okay...wouldn't it?  It wasn't the first laptop to die on me.  I had certainly been through this before.  Actually, I'd had two other laptops backed up with Carbonite.  What I didn't realize was... this was completely different.  I had the usual C drive but also had a G and an F drive, which was where I stored most of my digital stuff.  Carbonite backed up my C drive and that was about  it.  In the fine print, it says you should tell them exactly what you want backed up.  I'd known for a few weeks that my computer wasn't feeling well and had started making CD's of some of my digital art but believe me, it wasn't close to what I'd had.  May I just say, lesson learned!

I've been a Prima fan for a long time and absolutely love Jodie Lee's designs.  I've recently become aware of her digital designs which can be found on Facebook at Gypsy Chick Designs. In this layout I've used paper and brushes from the French Market Collection,Vintage Brush Club Collection and Vintage Photo Textures Collection. Also used were embellishments, paper and a frame from The Shabby Blanc Collection, designed by Brandy Murry and embellishments from Crafty Secrets Digital Designs.

This photo of my daughter, Jamie has such a vintage feel to it, I couldn't wait to design a layout around it!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Spooktacular Halloween Mini Album!

It's finally Fall!!!  My very favorite time of year!  I absolutely love sweatshirt weather, watching the leaves change into their gorgeous Fall colors, collecting apples and watching Husker Football.  I also love Halloween Scrapbooking.  The paper collections are absolutely gorgeous.  I find it impossible to work with just one collection.  I began working on an album last year, decided to put it away until this season and have finally finished it!  It is definitely an eclectic, over the top, tons of fun album!

Front and back cover- Graphic 45 Paper, Prima Flowers, Jolees Pumpkins, Tim Holtz Keyhole painted, 7 Gypsies Glass Knob and Cheese Cloth dyed with Glimmer Mist.
 Pg. 2&3 Paper- Recollections, Fancy Pants, Basic Gray, Cricut Happy Hauntings Cartridge, Stickles, Belinda Akers Embossed Foil Tags, Recollections Stickers, Rosette Trim- Hobby Lobby, Inkadinkado Stamps painted with Glimmer Mist, Brads- My Minds Eye, Martha Stewart Fence Border Punch, Iamroses Gardenias, Prima Leaves, Sizzix Corner Flourish Die, Fall Berries Garland By Ashland

Pg. 4&5 Paper- Recollections, Tim Holtz Halloween Stamp, On The Edge Die, Crafty Secrets Calendar, Making Memories Metal Charms, Tab Punch Stampin Up, Prima Flower & Bling Center, Sizzix Corner Punch, Spider Web Punch Martha Stewart
Pg. 6&7 Paper- Authentique, Skeleton Images from the Internet, Tim Holtz Grunge Board Book Plate, Inkadinkado Stamp, Spider Clothes Pin- Celebrate It, Skeleton Hand- Celebrate It, Burlap- Michaels, Elastic Organza Ruffle- Hobby Lobby, Cameo- Gabrielle Pollacco- Bo Bunny, Haunted Mansions- Cricut Cartridge, Mansion Images from Internet, handmade Lollipop Flower, Prima Flowers.
Pg. 8&9 Paper- Authentique, Glitz Design, Handmade Flower topped with Prima Flower, Cricut Cartridge- Chandelier, Half Backed Pearls- Recollections, Inkadinkado Stamp, Martha Stewart Punch.
Pg. 10&11 Paper- Recollections, Graphic 45, TPC Studios, Pinkpaislee, Fancy Pants, Moxxie,  Tim Holtz Ornate Die- Large & Small, Cuddlebug Embossing Folder, Sizzix Frame Die, Melissa Frances Resin Frame, Prima Trinket Blackbird, Bead Landing Clock Hand, Prima Junkyard Finding Gear, Prima's Marion Smith Metal Flowers hammered, painted & heated, Inkadinkado Stamp, Cricut Cartridge Frame & Coffin, Moxxie Skeleton Sticker, Canvas.
Pg. 12 Paper- Cover of Flip Album- Glitz Design, Seam Binding dyed with Glimmer Mist.
Flip Album Pages Stamped, Glimmer Misted and inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink. Designer Papers include- Authentique, We R Memory Keepers, Graphic 45, TPC Studios, Recollections.

Would love to see your Halloween creations!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Would love it if you'd leave a comment!

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