Saturday, September 24, 2011

Drama Queen

Anna Lift 9/23/11
My daughters friend getting ready to do a skit, in this picture she was portraying satan.

Everything Anna Aspnes
Artplay Palette Barren Sunrise Paper6
Artplay Thanksgiving Edge overlay
Artplay Poppy Brush2
Edge Overlay

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Autumn Splendor

Autumn Splendorby Raspberry Road Designs

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Autumn Colors

I had loads of fun playing with gradients, my new thing I learned....
Amiable Autumn By Rosey Posey available at Scrapbookgraphics

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Day 1

I have to tell a little story about this route, when I was walking it a few weeks ago I used my pedimeter to record the distance. Well according to my pedi I was going a little over 3 miles in 30 min. I thought I was doing great until I decided to drive it by car and make sure it was 3 miles.....NOT!!!!!!! I was so disappointed! Anyway I downloaded a new app for my phone and just love it. Working up to that 3 mile goal in 30 min.
Sampler 1 by Anna Aspnes available at Oscraps; FotoBlendz 7 by Anna Aspnes available at Oscraps ; Fonts: MomsTypewriter,Marlboro

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

May the Force be With You

An out of focus, I mean waaaay out of focus of my grandson playing with his star war laser sword he got for his 6th birthday....
Cosmic Artprint Paperie
ArtPlay Palette Poppies
ArtPlay Palette Barren Sunrise
Junk Trunk Brush set by Brandy Murray
A Pixie's Playground (yellow boca) by CryztalRain

Friday, September 9, 2011

Crafts, a daughters perspective

My daughter just started blogging in a semi private blog called Beads and Bobbins. On it she shares her everyday life in Morocco as well as thoughts for the day. I have so enjoyed reading it and get a kick out of seeing her perspective of things she felt or saw as a child growing up. This is one of the stories she shared and I wanted to scrap it.

Ever since I can remember my mom ALWAYS had a craft project she was working on. She crocheted, drew, embroidered, and I’m sure much more things that are not coming to mind right now, but my favorite, and in my opinion, most talented artsy thing my mom did was paint. I remember her dragging me to Frony’s (a craft store in Visalia) every so often to get supplies or take a painting class, gosh I hated going there… it was soooo boring where 5 minutes felt like 5 hours! But isn’t it like that for all kiddos at that age, if you’re not in Toys R Us, then it’s not fun.

I would just sit at the dinner table and watch my mom paint and paint for hours. All the bottles of paint scattered about, her clay pot holding all her precious paint brushes at attention just begging for her to use them, and lets not forget the dish where she swooshed and swooshed her brush around to clean off the colorful paint, all of this fascinated me. I do have to admit on occasion I was envious of my mother when she washed off her paint brushes. Swooshing just looked like so much fun. She did however let me swoosh every now and then. Thanks Mom!

Once in a while I would get a impulse to be creative with my mom. She would find a simple project for us to do together and she would teach me how to paint. Mostly I would just do the base coat of something and she would do all the details. I remember one year for Christmas, my mom and I made Christmas Bear ornaments for all my Aunts. My attention span didn’t last very long, but at least part of it was from me. *smile*

I have two hobbies I enjoy, well, three, but I don’t think watching movies would be well categorized under “Beads and Bobbins”.

Beads, beads, beads… I make jewelry. I love assembling them together and accessorizing to make something dull and boring turn into something pretty and sparkly.

The latest craft I’ve come to fully enjoy is sewing. My first project was a lap quilt which I would consider a success since it hasn’t come apart… yet. My sewing skills are still VERY basic and have mountains to learn, but I have a yearning to one day learn to sew handbags. We’ll see. In the craft world, there are endless possibilities! I LOVE CRAFTING!!!

Handmade kit by Dawn
Jumpstart template #16
Sandy Alpha by Rosey Posey....(makes a great glitter alpha too)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

An Apple a Day

I have an apple everyday during my afternoon break.  It's quite refreshing and keeps me from overeating at dinner time.....

Raspberry Roads has a new kit out that is just filled with delicious apple stuff.   Go check it out HERE.

Here is the layout I did using it.....
Autumn Apples Element Set
Autumn Apples Add-on
Autumn Apples Paper Set

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Art of Italy

My vacation in Italy this year I was able to take some photographs of the art of the Masters, what an inspiring time that was for me. It amazed me to think about the statues they created with just the simple hand tools they had and made them so life like.

One of the sketches I took a picture of I blended into one of Christina's background papers, making a unique background to start my work of art. The other is a picture of the virgin Mary holding Jesus, this was taken at St. Peters Cathedral in Vatican City, Rome, Italy.

Authentic Artistry III, Entire Collection by Christina Renee available at Scrapbookgraphics
Authentic Artistry by Christina Renee available at Scrapbookgraphics
12 X 12 ShowCase FotoBlendz Layered Template No. 2 by Anna Aspens available at Oscraps
Brushed Alpha by Birgit Kerr (Retired)
Fonts: JellykaSaint-AndrewsQueen,TempusSansITC

Give Us This Day

Discovery the Third the Collections by Rosey Posey
available at Scrapbookgraphics

Thursday, September 1, 2011

September Just Say'n Challenge

It's time for the September "Just Say'n" Challenge at Scrapbook Graphics. Anyone that knows me knows I LOVE Angels. So this month your challenge is to use this line "Angels watching over me" somewhere on your layout. I've created some wordart that you may use if you want, but it is not required.

Check out the challenge HERE and get your FREE wordart....

Here's an example of a layout I did using the wordart:
Hope you come join us for some fun challenges this month at Scrapbookgraphics....see you there.