Thursday, August 29, 2013

Halloween Clay

Hey everyone. It's another Clay Wednesday and I have the last of the Halloween crafts to share. I'm glad I'm finally done with everything. Now I just need to package everything up and ship it to my partner. Here are some snapshots of what I made.


Now that I'm done with everything for this swap, I'll take photos of everything and you'll see everything in October when my partner and I open everything. I'll post a photo of everything when I get it packaged up and then post my package when I get it. Super excited to start opening my presents when I get them. I'll be back tomorrow with Scrapbook Thursday. Until then, TTFN Ta ta for now.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

More Halloween

Hey everyone. I have some more swap stuff to share. I have been working for the past week on the Halloween swap so I have three more things to share hints for. Since I can't give away what they are yet, this may be very short. I'll just share the photos. I'll be sure to share photos of everything as my partner opens them. Here are the snapshots of everything.



That's it. I have two more things to make for this swap and then I can't work on my next big swap which is a Big Bang Theory themed swap. I'll be back tomorrow with some clay pieces. Until next then, TTFN Ta ta for now.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Kiddie and Pretty Cards

Hey everyone and welcome to another OWH Monday. I have another two cards to share with you. I have used this weeks OWH sketch for both cards so no sketch that I made this week. I did do a Midweek Throwdown card though so I will start with that one.

This weeks Midweek Throwdown is to make a card for kids. Here is mine:

For this card, I used red and blue cardstock for the background and the bottom rectangle. I also used DCWV's All About Boys mini stack for the strip and the top rectangle. I stamped Happy Birthday using my Bo Bunny stamp set and then tied navy blue ribbon around the cardstock. I thought there was too much space around the sentiment so I drew some wonky lines around it.

The second card I made is just using Sketch #187. Here it is:

This card is much prettier. I wanted to try making cards that are totally different using the same sketch. I used My Minds Eye's Moments 6x6 stack for the background, pink card stock for the top rectangle and white cardstock for the banner. I also used DCWV patterned paper for the bottom rectangle and tied some light pink ribbon around it. I used JustRite Clear stamps for the sentiment.
I hope you liked these two cards I made. I'll be back tomorrow with some swaps. I have most of the Halloween swap to show so I hope you'll come back tomorrow to see them. Until then, TTFN Ta ta for now.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Lily Dale!

Hey everyone and welcome to another Mini Book Friday. I'm going to share two more pages from my holiday art journal today along with some extra goodies. Onto the pages:

My first page is the page for my birthday. I think my birthday is a holiday. A few of the pages in my book are not actually holidays. They are sometimes pages about important events in my life so I of course had to add my birthday. I painted the background pink and added black stripes since my favorite color combo is pink and black. I stamped the Happy Birthday with my Bo Bunny stamps and wrote "To Me!" underneath it. I also used some bubble wrap to add some cool effects since I've wanted to try that for a while and this page is suppose to be about me so why not. I also used my glitter glues to add the dots (one of my favorite embellishments) and added some doodles around the glitter glue. Lastly is the date stamp above a doodle on the right page.

The next page is my new favorite page that I've made. It's to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. For the background, I Modge Podged some green tissue paper on the page. I also stamped and embossed two clover images using green glitter powder but they are really hard to see. I also stamped a quote using the only St. Patty's day stamp I have and then outlined it with some gold wire. I thought it would be cool to have a pot of gold on the page so I painted that and added some glitter glue to the gold to make it sparkle like real gold. And you can't find a pot of gold without a rainbow to lead you to it so I painted a rainbow coming out of the pot of gold. I also wanted to add a leprechaun to the page so I printed a digital stamp out, colored him in, added a clover to his hand (the stem of the clover is green twine), and made him look like he is doing a jig on the rainbow. My date stamp is along the bottom of the rainbow.
Now that I have shared my pages with you I can share my pictures from my trip today. I went to Lily Dale again today and took a few picture. I forgot to take picture during most of the trip so I took a few when we were close to leaving. Hopefully we go again and I remember to take more photos. Here are the photos that I took.

The first three are of a fountain right outside of where I ate.


 The other two photos I have are from the Sunflower Cafe, where I ate. They have the best onion rings ever!




That is all the photos and pages I have to share with you today. I hope you enjoyed everything. I'll be back on Monday with some more OWH cards. Until then, TTFN Ta ta for now.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Degu Love

Hey everyone. It's Scrapbook Thursday! I have a page to share with you today that I made of my twins. Here it is:

My twins are my degus. This page is one of my favorite pages I've ever made. It might be my actual favorite cause I just love the way it came out. The bottom layer of this page is actually the brown cardstock and I took a piece of DCWV patterned paper, ripped it to make it fit and then inked the rough edges with pink ink. I put a picture of them on the brown along with a strip of ribbon and some flowers held together with a brad. For the journaling, I printed off the definition of a degu (and inked it with pink ink) since people are always asking me what a degu is and then I also printed their names on brown cardstock. To finish it, I added a heart brad on the journaling and stamped some swirls in the corner (if you can see them).
I hope you liked this quick share. Since these shares are so quick, I may share two next week unless you like the short ones. Let me know in the comments which you would prefer.

Also, tomorrow my mom decided that she loved going to Lily Dale so much that we are going again. Yeah! I'm definitely going to the Sunflower Cafe again. Yummy! I'm sure I'll take a bunch of photos so I will share some tomorrow with my art journal pages.

As for school, it officially starts Monday but I don't have any physical classes until Friday. That class is a one time class for my internship. I do have another class that I thought was starting Monday but I realized today that it doesn't start until October. So I won't have any classes until then but I will have an internship still. Very nervous about this internship.

Well that's it for today. I'll be back with my book. I'm almost caught up with it. Just 4 more holidays and that's including one that is coming up very soon. Anyways, I'll be sharing two more pages from it tomorrow. TTFN Ta ta for now.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Early Halloween

Hey everyone. It's another Clay Update Wednesday and I have a few things to share today. I made some more things for a contest and some for the Halloween swap. I'll start with the contest charms.

The first charm I made is this Meeko cookie. Meeko is the raccoon from Pocahontas. The cookie is chocolate and I used TLS with white acrylic paint for the frosting. I painted on the facial features and the black in the ears.

The next charm I have is this cupcake of Abu, the monkey from Aladdin. Both the cupcake and the cookie look much better in real life.The cupcake has Abu's hat and tail. The liner is red since Abu wears a little red vest.

Now I'll move onto the the Halloween crafts I made. I have some clay pieces and then a none clay piece. I'm going to share only a hint of each just in case my partner in the swap sees this. I don't want to spoil the surprise.

This is the non-clay piece. Once the swap is all over I'll post more about this.

This is the clay pieces. You can see a little bit of the clay in this photo. The yellow background is actually the box I'm sending these in.
These are all the things I have to share with you today. Hope you enjoyed. Until next time, TTFN Ta ta for now.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Alphabet Pages

Hey everyone. It's Swap Update Tuesday and I have a couple swaps that I received and one that I made that I'll be sharing today. I'll start with the ones received.

The first swap is this Sally ATC. Sally is my favorite character from Nightmare Before Christmas and I love this ATC. It's so pretty and detailed. Love the ribbon as a frame.
The second swap I received was this Alphabet page. This for the letter W and my partner chose the theme of water. Love that she included a camel on the page. I love anything with a camel on it.
Now I will share the page that I made. I made the page for the letter V today and here it is.
For V, I chose Violet since my partners favorite color is purple. I made the background with tissue paper and then trimmed the page with washi tape. For embellishments, I took some white ribbon and purple ink and dyed the ribbon to make the flowers and bow. I made the V and the center of the bow using a thin purple ribbon. I also stamped the word "Violet" in the corner. Also, inside the flowers is purple glitter glue which you can't really see in this photo.
That's what I have to share this week. I hope you liked everything. I'll be back tomorrow with Clay Wednesday. Also, school starts on Monday and so far I'm thinking I only have one lecture course. The rest are online or internship. I'll talk more about school now on this blog since it will be a big part of my week now. Until then, TTFN Ta ta for now.