Saturday, May 29, 2010


I had this glaring white shadow box frame...fortunately, I also had Tim Holtz products....I think I used all of them....just kidding. First I used ginger alcohol ink to change the color of the plastic like frame...then I grudgingly dipped into my new paper... I am a hoarder.... using paper from the lost and found pad I covered the back with music paper, cut out a clock and mounted it grunge board and added a game spinner. found an image I liked of a boy playing the fife....everything was inked with vintage photo and wild favorites...... I popped them out with doubled sided tape from the home improvement store at different levels sure made nice depth and shadows. A coffee filter sprayed with distress ink and perfect pearl mixture made the very delicate rose for the corner. The font I used for "play on" was tilez. Glossy accents hold the box feet in place on the bottom, I decided to grab my alcohol ink pen and knock back the color a bit on the feet. Digging back into my new papers, this time the retro grunge, cuttlebuged a scalloped hexagon and fan folded a top accent with a bead from an old necklace for the center.



Monday, May 10, 2010

The craft-a-Poloza has come to a close....darn, it was fun. Especially sitting back listening to the chatter between the girls. Catching up is always fun but getting the info on Kristin and Jim's up coming wedding was wonderful.
Chrissy and Kristin have turned on the music and grabbed a beverage ....I think we may be able to start crafting now......of course I have worked my poor old fingers to the bone, I gathered all the supplies and prepared snacks..............Oh well, a mothers work is never done. Thank goodness I am here for those two....
as if they would have even missed me
Kristin the "bride-to be" was busy making the flowers out of paper....Looks like it would have been easier if she just had one more hand.....but when it came to a touch of glitter......she turned into missy crafty girl......there is just something about glitter that brings out the creativity.... How much fun were the paper flowers made from the Tim Holtz new tattered floral sizzix die ? I think they turned out wonderful. Placed on the paper cones that will hang on chairs to hold flower petals, they should be stunning. Scott and Kristin were looking kinda hungry waiting for their food at the Normandy Inn, probably famished from all that intense crafting.........but they was such a wonderful weekend....too darn bad it only happens once in a blue moon.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Well, I am ready for the weekend "craft-a-polooza" My niece is coming from Chicago to craft all weekend for her upcoming wedding. Now everyone knows I love to craft and really mess up the house with inks, paints, and most of all glitter.....but this is different Chrissy and I also get to spend time with Kristin.....and we usually don't get to see her. YIPPEE !

I also need to say, although I begged participants of the tussie mussie swap to send me pictures of their creations to post here............they did not. BAD GIRLS. Only one sent a picture and here it is smart....she used a gardening hat. Barb Mariol, you amazed me with the idea, I am sure Bonnie Foit loved it.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

I am back...had a wonderful lunch with the hubby at Donnas Deli...we never need an excuse to go there, but today I had a mission. Maura Arter had drawn Donnas name in the tussie Mussie swap so I had the pleasure of delivering it to her.....It was so gorgeous.....This sweet lady has a definite talent.
Yesterday four of us had a girlfriend day at the bluebird tearoom here in Carrollton. The day could not have been more perfect, warm, sunny and here we were nestled in the trees on the patio. It really is the most charming place, a real must visit.
My new friend Joy Meadows joined us. She had drawn my daughter, Chrissys name, so again I am the person who is delivering this beautiful tussie mussie....I feel like santa. the paper she used was fabulous and the flower is cut with Tim Holtz tattered floral sizzix die.

I, too made a few things for my "girlfriends" Maura sews, and makes the greatest dolls so I themed hers on sewing....ribbons buttons....I also made a dress form and a pin cushion

For Joy I did make a cone and decorated it, even added paper flowers attached to colored pencil "stems"and then since she is an avid stamper, I rounded up some interesting ephemera for her future projects.

Stella .....ooooo Stella...remember when we were in the Tim Holtz class and I was grousing about colors I was not comfortable with and you said....."think outa the box" well, I sure did, certainly not my colors. This scrapbook purse is totally not my usual style but I have to say I had fun doing it ......and I guess you may be right....stepping outa that box can be exciting and it was for my dearest friend.....EVER

I hope the whole swap went as smoothly as the one we had at lunch. Happy May day everyone.

Wow, this was the tussie mussie I received from Stella Ford.....look and all the little details of things I love. the flowers are real, the candle lights, and the photo on the little book is wonderful and it is all in a charming tin cup. I love this.....those sweet flowers are going in my window box outside my "peek at the world" window beside my favorite chair.

There is a dragonfly cut out of paper and look at those wonderful tiny postcards ( my favorite things in the world) Stella certainly read me right on this one.
more later.....going out to lunch with my honey.