Monday, August 31, 2009

the Glimmer of it all!!

So....I have spent the last two days.... creating.... using ONE bottle of Copper Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels.

I purchased it...seems like eons ago. I've carried it around in my tote for just about that long.... I decided to bring it out, dust if off.... BUT.... what can a person create with just ONE bottle?

Well.... let me tell you.... a card, a layout and a sampler frame.... THAT'S WHAT ONE CAN CREATE.... and I have a few sprays left.....

I had absolutely NO IDEA how amazing the products from Tattered Angels ARE!!! All the colors, the chip tiles, the screens.......OH THE CREATIVITY OF IT ALL!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! is the card....

I used my border punch...Treading Water by Fiskars...and punched the edge of the card.

I then, punched another piece of paper. I placed it on the Tortilla Bazzill, starting right to left and sprayed the Copper Glimmer Mist. I moved the Treading Water "stencil" to the left and sprayed again....repeating the process several times.

I then laid a piece of lace to the left of the layered sprays and spritzed again.

I then sprayed my craft mat with the Copper Glimmer mist. I dabbed the white lace into the spray. Getting a mix of white and copper. I dried the lace and basted it to create the ruffle. I adhered another piece of lace on top.

I punched a flower out of handmade paper, spritzed with the Glimmer mist....squinched it in my hand....dried the flower.

I sprayed a piece of Maya Road chipboard to achieve a base color....then I spritzed my Craft Mat with some more Glimmer mist...ran my fingers through it to create puddles goodness.... then dabbed the chipboard into the puddles to create blobs of color on the chipboard!

I used my new Hero Arts stamp - Special Moments..... LUV that saying.... then put it all together. Added a vintage button, a flower I had crocheted and a bow tied from twine.

the oohhlaliciousness of it all!!!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Kissed the ground...

So...I have to share this layout with you....I created for a Design Team Call with Upsy Daisy Designs ....I so love their paper....AMAZING collections to work with...the papers I used in this layout are from the Man About Town II collection...

The journaling reads...Walt's first time on Ang's 4 wheeler. When he arrived back at the house, he climbed off the machine and KISSED THE GROUND!

This layout out was soooo much fun to make and my DH is such a trooper to let me share it with ya'll!!!

Friday, August 28, 2009


So yesterday started out in not the best of ways.....I woke up late, hence did the kids, which put us all in Hurry Up Mode!!! I hate it when my day starts that way!!!

I settled in and headed to work...When I got there I had newly arrived product to receive, process and put out....YUMMILICOUS stuff!! I decided to check my email....and there it was...

You've been Published in Stampers' Sampler!

I couldn't believe my eyes!!! Me!?!?!

I opened the email and saw this....

You are entitled to a free copy of The Stampers’ Sampler!
We’re using your submitted artwork(s) in the October/November 2009 issue.

I could hardly believe it!!! One of my favorite magazines!!! and I am going to be in it!!! I called my husband and cried!!

So....three very amazing things have happened career wise.....

getting accepted to be a part of an elite group to attend Ranger University and become a
Ranger Certified Educator

being chosen to be a
Design Team member of DreamGirlsChallengeBlog

and now being
published in Stampers' Sampler!

I can't wait to see what the future holds!!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

My Girl...

16 years ago today my lovely DD was born....I remember being scared to death when my water broke...not knowing what had just happened and knowing soon our daughter would be born!!

To my are a beautiful young lady with an amazing life ahead of you! You are so full of life and love for everyone. Everyday I am more and more proud of you as you overcome life's obstacles with grace! Stay sweet, kind and loving and you can do or be anything you set your mind to.....Have a wonderful day my girl.....I LOVE YOU!!


Sunday, August 16, 2009

My favorite challenge yet!!!

So...when I got accepted at DREAMGIRLSCHALLENGEBLOG....I got to go behind the scenes and see the upcoming challenges....I COULDN'T wait to participate in this challenge even though it wasn't for my Team A....

The name of this challenge is WHITE IT OUT....

Prompt: Create a monochromatic challenge using all white, or cream Technique: Stitching

Product: Lace

So....put your thinking caps on and join in on this challenge!!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

FingerPainting.... for this month at the Arts Gallery....the theme is "Outside the Box"! Only my favorite saying! We are to create something outside of your juried style.

Sooooo......I created this fingerpainting piece for the show. It was so much fun. I had paint everywhere. Sometimes it's good to create something different. To look at things differently....try different mediums.....create something totally OUTSIDE THE BOX!

Lately I have found all my layouts were looking the I created this layout using stamps, rubons and inchies.....not the norm for me.....and WOW!!! The paper I used is from Upsy Daisy awesome paper company out of Canada...way to go! The paper collection is called "Unwritten"! Great stuff!!

So I encourage you to try something different....go through your drawers of "STUFF" and create something "OUTSIDE THE BOX!"

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Challenge 33

Challenge 33: On the wings of love

Prompt: Wings on your project

Technique: Paint

Product: Glitter

Now paint, glitter no prob but I'm not much of a wings person...but here is my end product!! And the flower tutorial....I did...this is the end product.

Check out the amazing kit that IAAS owner, Lynn, has put together! Featuring products by Sassafrass Lass, My Little Yellow Bicycle, Basic Grey & Prima, it's packed with lots of goodies.

Soooooo...create a layout, upload it to the Dreamgirls Flickr and you could win this amazing kit...