Monday, November 26, 2012

Tis the Season for Gift Giving!!!

Hi peeps.....the Black Friday Frenzy is over
and I'm not sure that I am happy to say I was a part of it!!
WAY too many people.....
stores that looked like a BOMB had gone off....
long lines with GRUMPY people! 
This year....I think my gifts will consist more of
"Gifts from the Heart"!!
Something handmade....something personal....
something to Cherish!!
With this thought in mind....I created this project.

The basis for my project was an embroidery hoop.
I cut a piece of Canvas Corp Burlap a bit
bigger than the hoop.
then colored the wooden hoop.

I pulled out a couple packages of Petaloo ~ Holiday Darjeelings
and Color Me Crazy flowers and leaves
to accent my "hoop"!
I did get a little "artsy fartsy"
with the image transfer of the Victorian Lady
and a bit of Molding Paste.

Also a bit of Silk ~ Acrylic Glaze
and Luminarte Radiant Rain in the mix!!

In the end.....a FABBY wall hanging!!
Petaloo Products Used:
Holiday Darjeeling Collection
Mini Mix
Feathers ~ Cream
Mini Pearl Daisies
Beaded Hat Pin
He is a wise man
who does not grieve for the things
which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Shimmery, Grungy....

The WONDERFUL family day of Thanksgiving has passed. With the AWESOME smells....GREAT food....and a time to reflect on how BLESSED  we truly are!!!

Now....we have moved onto Black Friday.....
CRAZY crowds...pushing people looking for FABBY deals and a WANT lists.

I want to take one more day to reflect on HOW AMAZING my life is. How BLESSED I am to have  two FANTABULOUS children who have been through "more than the average bear" and are still thoughtful, kind and THANKFUL!!

A sister who is my HERO!! She has a HUGE giving heart and best of all....she CRACKS ME UP!!

My niece who is just my PRIDE and JOY....and my nephew who is quiet but I LOVE HIM TO PIECES!!

My mom.....who started this WHOLE family thing!!! 

Now....that it's fair game to play Christmas Caroles and bring out the Christmas Decorations
to don the house and yard!!

I pulled out LOTS OF Canvas Corp goodies and made a Christmas Card!!!

I began with a piece of Canvas Corp ~ Gold and Kraft ~ Stripe Paper.
I spritzed, front and back, a piece of the paper
with Luminarte ~ Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist ~ Persimmon
mixed with Golden Bamboo Primary Elements.
Using the Tattered Poinsettia Die....
I cut 3 flowers,
crumpled them and finished it off with a vintage button.

I cut the base card from the Gold and Kraft Stripe Paper
ran the edges through the Distrezz it All
and then dipped the edges into puddles of my custom mist.
I tore a piece of Canvas Corp Kraft ~ E Flute,
crumpled it in my hand,
then dipped the edges in
puddles of my custom mist.
How 'bout the flourish....
cut from Canvas Corp ~ Handmade Paper
and doned with
Luminarte ~ Silk Acrylic Glaze ~ Emperor's Gold.

I then dipped the Kaiser ~ Magic ~ Just Believe paper in the left over puddles.
And there you have it......a shimmmery....grungy
Christmas Card!!!

Be thankful for what you have; 
you'll end up having more. 
If you concentrate on what you don't have, 
you will never, ever have enough.
-- Oprah Winfrey

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Chunky ATC!!

I have to say....I had LOADS of fun creating this gift to give!!
It's a CHUNKY ATC. Chunky ATC you say....well yes!
Don't let the name scare you.
It is a 2x4 cut into 2.5" pieces and covered. 

I began by using a Gold Champagne Gelato on the edges of the wood
(areas that would be exposed)
I then spritzed the Gelato with
Pearl Gold Luminarte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist to blend.

I then cut pieces of paper from the 6x6 Rejoice Paper pad.
I inked up my stamp with a Red Cherry Gelato and spritzed with water
and stamped onto my cut pieces. I also, stamped Silk Acrylic Glaze.
Then I distressed the edges.I adhered the paper pieces on
the wood with a Xyron Mega Tape Roller!!

The focal point of my ChunkyATC is the Poinsettia
cut from Canvas and Kraft Corrugated ATC.
I colored the pieces with a Red Cherry Gelato,
Gold Champagne Gelato and Silk Acrylic Glaze.
The Leaves were cut from Birch Wood ATC and colored
using Olive Vine Silk Acrylic Glaze.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Playin' with Gelatos!!!

Good Saturday Morning to y'all!!!

and I am excited to share with you
what I've been makin'
with the Gelatos
from this month Technique Kit
Hope you enjoy it!

Swirlydoos ~ Imagination  Lab Tutorial!!

The focus of this weeks tutorial
 is how I created the backgrounds to my creations!!!

and this one........

So are you ready for some CREATIN'???

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

More Christmas Goodness!!

All week long Petaloo and Graphic45 are having a blog hop.
Make sure to check out both blogs everyday this week....
there are FABBY Prizes!!!

I was blessed to be part of day number two......
here is my post.........
What do you get when you combine Petaloo Darjeeling flowersand Graphic45 Nutcracker Sweet Collection????
.....a B~E~A~U~T~I~F~U~L Christmas Wreath!!!
I created Christmas Floral picks with the
amazing Holiday Darjeeling flowers.
I used a Darjeeling Dahlia for the center.
Added a Darjeeling Mini and Petite flower,
tucked in a Darjeeling Medium Leaf,
for added effect I added a Glass Ornament Pin.
A jute Loopy bow and a flourish
cut from G45 ~ Land of Sweets.
The centerpiece of the wreath is a big scrunchy flower
created from the Land of Sweets accented with Silks~ Acrylic Glaze.

Monday, November 12, 2012


Welcome to Swirlydoos'
November Kit Reveal Blog Hop Block Party!!

If you came here from Petaloo's blog, then you are on the right track. 
If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there. 
We have some amazing projects for you to see today
Also, as an extra special twist, 1 of our designers 
is hiding secret prize on their blog!!!!! 
Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! 
Check out Swirlydoos on Facebook and Like Us!!!

I have to say...this months Technique Kit is A~MAZING...
I had SOOOO much fun glooopin' and glooobin'
spritzing and a sprayin'!
I made a mini album with my Kit.

I colored the beautiful Petaloo flowers with the Gelatoos!!

I did change up the cover in my video a bit.....all good!

Here is how I made my little LOVER~LY!!

You have until midnight, eastern time, 
on Wednesday, 11/14 to complete the hop. 
Winners will be announced on the 
Swirlydoos Blog on Thursday 11/15.  
In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:

1: Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment on each.
This way we know you were there.
Become a follower if you're not already. 
Take your time.
There are REALLY beautiful things to see along the way.

2: Before you leave each blog, 
look for the “special” words and write it down. 
Once you have visited all the blogs and 
collected all the special words, they will create a sentence. 
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and
leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had,
tell us the sentence that was created with all of
the special words you collected.    
Can't wait to hear from you!
My special word is : MORE
The party continues over at ANGELICA's blog.  Have fun!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Poinsettia Wreath

Howdy folks......
So happy to be sharing with you
one of my all time favorite creations....
my paper poinsettias!!
The moment I saw the Rejoice papers by IOD....
I knew I wanted to make a wreath.
I pulled out the Rejoice ~ Paper Pad...
a few dies...
Tattered Leaves and Tattered Pinecone
and got to creating!! 
I wrapped the base with torn canvas.
Then I created 5 poinsettias
and 12 pinecones
along with a sundry sprigs.
Tied a large loopy bow....
and voila!

Rejoice ~ Paper Pad
Silks Acrylic Glaze ~ Emperors Gold
Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist ~ Pearl Gold 

Tattered Pinecone
Tattered Leaves
If you are interested in how I made the poinsettias
I created a short tutorial to show you how....

Monday, November 5, 2012

.....more 'TOVERS!!!

I am excited to share with you
'Tover Technique Tag!!!!

Hope you enjoy it!

Swirlydoos ~ Imagination  Lab Tutorial!!

I have been having SOOOO much fun playing with the October Technique Kit....
the Luminarte ~ Primary Elements.....
the Luminarte ~ Silk Acrylic Glaze.....

Here are a few picts of the tag....

......the richness of the colors!!!

......oh look at the Ice Resin Key.....
I said I use it some day!!!

ok.....enough jibber jabber.....