Saturday, April 30, 2011

Mommom loves her sweet girl!

This is my sweet Quinn on Easter. She is 17 months old.
I just got this set of Close To My Heart stamps that are doilies -, they are absolutely amazing. The detail is unbelievable and they come out so crisp and clean. (The one at the top is a little fuzzy - totally my fault as I didn't have enough ink on it and had to stamp it again. The one on the right could have used more ink also - totally a learning curve problem on my part! The one at the bottom came out perfectly, be sure to click on the close up of it to see how awesome these stamps work)

I used this beautiful sketch by Becky Fleck and entered her Page Maps contest

Here are some close-ups

Product list:
beautiful Quinn: Joel and Sandy
base paper: BoBunny "Coral Dot"
all other paper: Echo Park "For the Record" 6x6
gathered ribbon: Making Memories Wedding Trims
letters: American Crafts Thickers "Salutations"
flowers: Offray
distress ink: Tim Holtz "brushed corduroy"
pearl flourishes: Prima
brown pearls: Recollections
doily stamps: Close To My Heart "Simple Memories"
ink: Staz-On "jet black"
border punches: Fiskars and EK Success

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Monday, April 25, 2011

One Fine Spring Day

Here is my precious grand daughter Quinn. After her mommy put a flower behind her ear, she wanted to put one behind everybody's - including the bird and the dog!
All paper is by Crate Paper from their Pink Plum collection.
Letters are by various manufacturer's from my stash.
Sketch is by Jess aka Scrapbaby! for Memory Lane PA
Also entered in the challenge at The Paper Variety to use a number on your layout.

You can click on the images to enlarge them.
Thanks for looking, I appreciate your comments!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

pretty excited!

I've been asked to join the design team 
at Practical Scrappers!

They have a fun site with lots of inspiration and different types of challenges going on - something different almost every day! 
(i.e. cards, sketches, element, technique) 
Plus, they have an ongoing list of project topics they are looking for - so, you can e-mail them a project and may get featured on their site or their facebook page!

Here is the current project list:
We are looking for projects featuring or about:
Birthday Layouts
Birthday Cards
Rain, puddles, umbrellas
Nikki Sivils
Little Girls
Lots of Pink
Moms & Kids together
Mothers Day Cards
Graduation Layouts
Graduation Cards
Layouts with our current sketches
Projects can be sent to:
-Please include a blog link when possible.
-Please only include one topic per email, but multiple projects on one topic are great!
-Please make sure your pictures are top quality...cropped tightly on layouts, clear, straight, etc. The picture quality should be as good as the work. 
Come play with us!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Swingin' with my Bestie!

Here are my grandbabies swinging together at Bryan and Robin's new home. We were all there for Bryan's birthday and it was just nice enough out that if we bundled up we could go play on the playset!
This layout is entered in the Polka Dot challenge at The Paper Variety.

Here is the sketch I used for the challenge at
Memory Lane PA on Facebook.
(I condensed it on to one page)

The sketch is by Jess aka Scrapbaby!
All product is Fancy Pants Designs
"Hot Chocolate" line
Mini alpha is Cosmo Cricket
Distress Ink is Tim Holtz
Pen is Pilot Permaball
Shaped die cut is Spellbinders

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Another fund raiser girl!

One of the students in the Christy Tomlinson She-Art Workshop I am taking has asked that we donate one of our canvases to a fund raiser she is working on. It turns out that the organization is near and dear to Christy's heart too! The organization is the Idaho Health Care Association -

"The IHCA is a non profit foundation that provides educational support for  caregivers of those working in long term care facilities, hospice programs, assisted living, and intermediate care facilities.  The Foundation Holds training and workshops for these caregivers and also awards scholarships to individuals pursing higher education."

Their theme this year is "Rising to New Heights". Here is the canvas I made for them:

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Art Canvas - Jessica

This was my third "girl" but couldn't post it till I gave her to Jess today! Jess does amazing 3D art on her scrapbooks so I thought this phrase was appropriate for her. (Check out her blog here.) Red and black is one of Jess's favorite color combos, the purple boots were just meant to be!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Cessna Girl

This mixed media art piece is being donated to The International Cessna 170 Association for their fund raising auction at the 2011 convention. The background is an airport sectional and the silhouette is a Cessna 170. The piece is 8x10 on canvas.

I love how the name of one of the places on the map is "Field of Dreams"!
(click picture to enlarge)

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