Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Perspective through the lens

We have a bumper crop of strawberries this year, I have a big turquoise colander that we put them in. I love the contrast of the red strawberries against the turquoise and I was playing around taking pictures of them. I wanted to see if my little point and shoot digital camera would take a picture through one of the holes in the colander and it worked, really neat!
I'm going to be making a scrapbook page with these pictures as soon as I get the right paper.

Try taking a picture from an unexpected angle or through something you normally wouldn't think of.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

My mom at Christmas

For Christmas I made my mom a pink flamingo Mardi Gras mask. She lives down in Biloxi MS and goes to Mardi Gras every year. She also loves pink flamingos. This week she posted pics on facebook from Christmas morning.

Monday, May 10, 2010

A Berry awesome assortment! Win some Prima!

I'm so loving this selection of Prima products. I have several of these and they are so gorgeous up close. This is a giveaway at the Prima blog. Simply post about it and leave a link in their comments section here...

I love Prima!

Friday, May 7, 2010

A Mini Card - Cute and Quick!

I made this little card in about 10 minutes last night.
1. Cut a piece of recycled cardboard down to 3 1/2" x 5"
2. tear off outer layer of paper and fold in half
3. add white paint to edges and randomly over ridges
4. ink edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink and curl by rolling edge between fingers
5. ink edges of 2 white tags with Tim Holtz Distress Ink and stamp sentiment
6. add layered Prima flowers and Say it in Crystals
7. add solid card stock to inside

Simple fast easy and cute mini card...
Check out the vintage fan that I found at the flea market this week. $10 score! I love the dusty turquoise color. It's going in my studio after I get it cleaned up. I'm taking it apart today and oiling etc so it will last for many more years to come.

Hope you have a happy day!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Pretty cute acrylic Spring Thank you card

Here is a little card I made out of an acrylic page left over from an acrylic album kit. Sassafras Lass paper behind, the edges of the acrylic page are inked with Stazon permanent ink. 
I put a little ribbon through the hole in the acrylic page where the o-ring would have gone.

Thank you for visiting! I hope your day is full of color!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Thanks a Bunch Card

 A little card I put together yesterday. I think I'll enter it into the Paper Crafts Gallery Idol Contest. Uses Prima flowers, paper by American Crafts, sequin trim, brads by the Paper Studio, and Moxie die cut letters.

 I hope you have a wonderful day! And Thanks a Bunch for visiting!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

So happy to be a MOM

I love my children so much! I made this layout a few years ago, it was on of the first pages I did while experimenting with different stitching. It was a fun page to do, I even got to use a little bit of my vintage ribbon stash, check out that groovy "love" seam binding, how cool is that!
Hope you are all having an excellent day!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Junk Mail = Free Projects! Woo-Hoo!

A few months ago I got some awesome junk mail! It was a thick envelope with a file folder style pull out that was advertising some kind of flu medicine. (must not have been very good advertising as I couldn't tell you what kind of medicine it was) But I instantly said "this would be perfect for scrapbooking" and "filed" it away till later. I found this wonderful collection of BoBunny scrapbook paper and decided it would be perfect for my junk mail folder.
Open the cover with a velcro tap that it came with!
Inside is this folding file booklet perfect for holding holiday pictures.
 Pull that booklet out and this is the cover.

Finished project minus holiday photos that still need to be printed out.

I won & you can too... Spreading the Graphic 45 Love!

Graphic 45 papers had a paper giveaway on National Scrapbooking Day and I won! Woo-Hoo!
Their papers are so awesome, I love all that vintage goodness. Can't wait to see which patterns come in the mail.

Now on to the part where you can win too...
Become a fan of G45 papers on Facebook, they are giving away papers to their new fans.
If you are already a fan you can go leave a comment on their blog to win.

There isn't much time left... so you better hurry!

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