Wednesday, November 14, 2018

A little Buzzed!

Hello all my crafty friends,
Hopefully this post will bring a little sunshine into a rather dreary time of the year.  These cute little Bumble Bee earrings were made with the bumble bee set from Southern Ridge Trading Company #southernridgetradingcompany.
I first painted the earrings with black and yellow.  Let them dry well and embossed each area with yellow and black embossing powder and let cool.
I dug out my trusty jewelry making supplies and got started. I added complimentary beads and silver finding to complete the sunny look.
I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween!

Hello all my scrappy friends,
This project is for Spooky Halloween.  I used the Halloween border and cut in half at the cat.  I then hinged them together with a piece of card stock.  I used black mist to cover the entire piece and dried with a heat gun.  I the applied several layer of colors and glitter to highlight the cutouts.
I cut a triangle piece of chipboard to make the piece stand to make a spooky tea light holder.
The short video is the piece lit up with a tea light in the spooky darkness!
Happy Halloween.
Thanks and go make some scrappy fun!

Monday, October 15, 2018

Southern Ridge Trading Company DT post

Good afternoon to all with my first project for Southern Ridge Trading Company.  I hope you enjoy my first piece and maybe take away a little bit of crafty fun!
My first project was inspired by a quote that I try to live by daily.  It often seems like all the tasks we take on feels overwhelming.  This quote makes me step back from myself, take a deep breath and go on.
Courage does not always roar.  Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow.  By Mary Radmacher
I decided the picture of a lioness depicts the quote best so I superimposed the quote onto the picture.  Them pulled from the yellow tones of the coat of the lioness and the regale quality of the silvers to pulled it all together.  I used several pieces of yellow with white, grey and silver. I like to mat my main page and picture.  I then inked all my edges with pewter ink.  I pulled several flowers, leaves and stems to make a cluster of flowers to bring the feminine edge to the page.  Arranged all thy papers to my liking. I then used the Southern Ridge Trading Company chipboard pieces “100%” and “Authentic” to bring home the words of the quote by first painting them silver then sprinkled with a small amount of silver glitter. I placed them in a prominent spot on the page to complete it.
Go take a look at their blog to find lots of inspiration for your next project!

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Good morning I'm heading back home after some long travels!  Found this photo of some tags and how I store them.  I found several cute antique drawers that were long and narrow and the fit beautifully!
Hope all of you are having a happy, crafty and safe weekend!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

New Design team

I am so excited to announce that I will be joining the Design team for Southern ?Ridge Trading Company.  To see the announcement go to the blog below.
Thanks for all the interest!
Happy crafting,

Monday, August 13, 2018

Fun new projects

I have been out of site for a while with some family and health issues but looks like I am now on the up hill ride again.  Here are a few projects I have done recently!  Enjoy

Monday, December 11, 2017

Hello all!
So thankful for all of you.  My life was turned upside down in March with many health issues and family deaths!
I finally feel like the happy spirit of Christmas is creeping back into my HEART.  I hope you all will still find inspiration here and share what crafty things you do.
With that said Merry Christmas and thank God for our lives!
Here are a few pics of some of the crafty things I have been up to!  Entered items in our local fair, mini books, teaching some painting classes, flower arrangements, mixed media, photo transfer art, jewelry, holiday table center piece, water color cards, hanging with some crafty friends and so much more.  The world needs more art!