Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Craft Show 2012

Hello Everyone!
I know I have been MIA again, story of my life any more LOL.
Hopefully all these pictures will make up for it.
So grab a cup of your favorite beverage and sit back and relax.
Today I want to share with you some pictures
 from the Craft Show I was part of here in N.E.Ohio,
thanks to Darlene aka Dar's Crafty Creations !!!
She told me a few years ago about this Craft Show and
that she was a vendor there, so I went each year and browsed
around and purchased items, never havng the nerve to try
to get in as a vendor. I finally got up nerve enough
 to try and I was accepted which surprised me
 since there is usually a waiting list. I had a
great day and sold over 30 items! WOW was I shocked!
 Another good friend of mine helped me that
day her name is Wendy and she was a fabulous helper!!

 THANK YOU Wendy, I couldn't have done it without you!
Without these two ladies I wouldn't have been able to do
 this so a BIG shout out to them both, thank you ladies!!!
Here is a picture of my table that Darlene took for me
since I was still half asleep when I left
home and I forgot my camera LOL!

Here is a picture of Darlene's table

Click here to go to Darlene's Blog for lots of great inspiration!
Here is a close up of the banner I made using words
 that Darlene thought up for me. For the life of me
I couldn't come up with  clever words to tell people
 that some of the items I had for sale were used and made into
 something new ! So once again I dialed 911 Darlene LOL
 really I emailed her LOL and she came up with the perfect
 words at the drop of a hat. Once again Dar to the rescue!!!
She is good I tell ya!!
So here is what I made using those words to
make my banner for my table display.
 Here are some before and after views
 of some of the treasures I re-did.
The button was mounted on a magnet
so it could be moved around or removed altogether. 


Oops some how I forgot to get a before picture of this one yikes,
 well it was a plain cream colored box with a place for a baby picture
and it's a music box.
Well that's more then enough for now LOL
 Hope I have made up for being MIA lately.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Wedding Card

Hi Everyone !
I sure hope your staying dry and warm. You
 can sure tell it's fall time here in Northeastern Ohio!
Today I want to share with you a very
unusual wedding card I made for a dear friends
daughter who is getting married this week.
They are having a very unique wedding. The theme
is Vintage with Vintage Airplanes !!!
Yep very unique and just up my alley!
I have been told the table decorations are going to be
FauxVintage books, real antique items and old family photos of
Grandparents and Great Grandparents. So in keeping with that
theme, I made this "book type" wedding card using photos
 of the happy couple on the day he proposed and
when she accepted. Hope you like it and as usual it's much
better looking in real life. I still haven't mastered
taking great photo's at all LOL!
Can you see the airplane label from the JustRite stamp set
has a hint of stickles around the frame to match
 the inside paper. I used Distress
 markers and ink to color the image with.
In this shot I folded back the ribbon I used as a book marker.
Hard to see but I frayed the end of the ribbon with the TH
scratcher tool to make it look old
Well there you have it my vintage "book" wedding card.
It sure was fun to make and the Happy Couple loved it !!!
 Made my day to hear they were pleased with it.
AND to top it off I had showed it to my group of church
ladies and one lady asked me to make another one only this one is to be
 a western theme but using the same inside papers hummmm time
 to put my thinking cap on!! LOL
Well again I hope I have inspired you to think
 outside the box, get inky and have fun.
God bless you all!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Flip Flop

Hello Everyone!
Hope your all having a wonderful day today.
I want to share with you a fabulous little project I did
using the new template I got  in Zoar, Ohio.
 It is the cutest template and so easy to make and the ideas are endless.
June Knaack the owner of store
 designed this and it's adorable you have to go to her site
and see all the ideas she has for it !! But before you do
 here is the project I made.

I made this card for my neighbor's little girl Lilly it was for
 her third birthday. She has a pair of flip flops and loves them
so I thought it would be a cute card for her . Her mother tells me
she is still carrying it around and playing with it
 all the time ahhhhh!!!

Here is another one I did as a little ballet slipper shoe

Well I hope this inspires you to get busy making some fun projects
 and to go to The Stamp Pad and check out all the GREAT
 stuff she has there to sell AND she teaches you how to use
 lots of great things! Tell her I sent ya !!!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Wedding Card

Happy Sunday Everyone!
I pray your having a wonderful relaxing day!
I am under the weather again but in time this too shall pass.
 I thought I would take a minute today and share
 a wedding card I made a while back for our
 neighbors, they are such a sweet young couple.
Her attedants wore charcoal gray dresses
and carried red and pink flowers all of which
I knew ahead of time so I tried to use that in my card.

The wedding was so beautiful !
 I pray they have a very long and happy marriage.
I have been married for forty years to my wonderful husband.
Some have asked how did you make it forty years
 my answer is, to keep God first,
 have a forgiving heart and a good sense of humor.
It's a "daily" decision you make to love someone and its hard work.
But its so worth it!
Well I hope I have inspired you to get inky.
Hugs and Blessings to you all!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Jewelry Box Challenge

Happy Friday Everyone!!

Well  my friend Darlene  aka "Dars Crafty Creations" and I
 are at it again and this time we have
another lady Nan G.  aka "Froggy Designs"
who joined us for our friendly little challenge. Welcome Nan G! 
This time we altered a jewelry box that we got at our 
local thrift store. Incase this is your first time visiting
 here I will explain that Darlene and I go shopping for
 treasures that we can alter and we get items that are
identical or as close as possible then we pick an item
 and alter it then tell each other when we are done
 then set a date to post it and excitedly wait to see what each has
 done with their item. It's so much fun to see how different
we each redo our item. We never know what the other
 person has done until we are finished.
This time we also stipulated ahead of time that we had
to use the Graphic 45 paper called "A Ladies Diary".

 So here now is my jewelry box before I did anything to it.

Now here is the finished piece,
 it has a battery flicker candle in it
to use as a nightlight.

top view
close up
view of the back
with flicker candle lite
(hard to photograph to show the light)

Well there you have it my repurposed jewelry box.
I hope you stop over to Darlene and Nan G blogs and see
what they have done with their jewelry boxes and please let us
each know what you think of our projects we would love to know!
 Thank you for taking the time to stop and visit !!
Hope you have a wonderful day May God bless you all.

P.S. If you have any questions about my project please feel free to ask.
I didn't use the lid I kept it for another project I hope
 to make in the near future.

 Submitting this to the following challenges
Sarah Hurley Challenge Alter something
Sugar Creek Hollow  Something old ( jewelry box)
 something new ( graphic 45 paper)
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge  Anything but a card
Craft Your Passion  Anything goes
LEJ Designs  Shabby Chic

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Hi Friends
I hope you are having a wonderful day.
Its in the 90's here today in NE Ohio
 phew very warm, so glad I have AC.

Well today I finally finished a project I have
 had in the works for almost two years YIKEES!!
 Did I just say two years LOL ?? Yep it's one I kept
putting back for another day. Ever have one of those
projects???? Well I decided the other day to just get r done!!
So here it is!

There you have it.
I took a card I had made
and added it to a 12 x 12 canvas that I covered in Graphics 45
scrapbook paper. I used lots of TH Distress inks and some Glimmer mist
 which doesn't show in the photo but in real life it shows quite well.
I would love to know what you think of my creation,
 so leave me a comment I would surely appreciate it .
Hugs and God bless you all!!

I am entering this in the following challenge:

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Clock Challenge

Hello Friends,

It's time for another Challenge reveal!
Darlene and I have been at it again , if your
new to my blog here is what we do.
My friend Darlene and I go shopping together
at Goodwill and get two of the same items or nearly
the same and then we challenge each other to
 repurpose it in some way, then we surprise each
other and reveal it on our blogs on the same day.
You can click on Darlene's name to go to her
 blog to see what she has done with her project.

Here is a before picture of my project, its an old plastic clock.

Here is what it looks like now!

If you look in the center the purple butterfly it is attached
 to the clock mechanism and moves around as if it is flying
granted its in circles but it is moving all the time
 just like the second hand of a clock.
Wow was that tricky to do!!! But it looks fabulous in real life
 as it's floating around! Way cool challenge again,
 Thank you Darlene it's been alot of fun !!!

 You should go check out Darlene's to see what she has done
with her clock, I am going there now to see for
 myself, the suspense is killing me LOL LOL.
 Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs and God bless you all.

                                                  Entering this in the following challenges:

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Bib Card

Hello everyone!!

Today I want to share a cute card I made.
 I made this card for my friend Judy she is going to be
 a Grandma for the first time. Some other friends and I 
wanted to celebrate this great event with her so we went
 out to lunch and held a "Grandma" shower giving her
gifts she would keep at her home to share with
the baby when she baby sits!!
So here is my card, I saw one online a while back
but changed it up in my own style, sorry
can't remember where it was.

(click on photo to enlarge it)
Sorry the photo isn't the best I was in a hurry to
 leave when I remembered I hadn't taken a picture.
Hope your all doing well and enjoying good weather!
Hugs and God bless

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Challenge Time Again

Hi Everyone!

So sorry I have not been posting lately!!!
But today I am back to share with you another challenge
 I am doing with my friend Darlene.
(Just click on her name to go to her blog to see her project.)
Darlene and I go shopping together at the local
Goodwill occasionally to find some great projects
to alter. We try to get matching items
 or as close to matching as possible then challenge each other
 to see what we make them into. We do not share what
 we are doing to them. So when you see them we do also. LOL
Its great fun!!!

Here is what the item looked like when we got it.
It's a yellow wooden frame with a mirror in the center of it.
We each got one and they were identical.

So on with the unveiling of my project.

Here is what I did with mine.
 I removed the mirror then
 turned it around and used the back side of it as the front.

Can you see in the background the musical notes
 and the image of Jesus. I stamped them very lightly
in gold pigment ink.

If you look real close you can see that
 I added a real feather to the wing

Its so hard to get the glimmer mist to show up
in the photos but it's there LOL
I used twigs that I painted and I made a small bird nest
out of twigs too. I misted almost everything
 with glimmer mist. I also used TH Distress inks.
The bow is seam binding I dyed. The flower is from Archiver's.
A sizzix die was used to finish off the corners.
 The following stamps were used:
Our Dailey Bread Designs
Heart & Soul

Well there you have it my altered mirror !!
I would love to hear what you think of it.
Now go check out Darlene's blog and see her mirror makeover.
 I can't wait to see it too, see you there!!!

I am also entering this into these other challenges:
365 Cards: Day 45 - I've Been Framed
Totally Paper Crafts - Things with Wings
Rainbow Lady's Challenge - A Touch of Vintage
Just Keep on Crafting - Anything Goes

P.S. I showed this project to a dear friend and she said "is
this piece for sale", I said yes and she bought it !!!!
I never got to show anyone else Wow LOL

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Valentine Card

Well Folks, I am back and
 today I can finally show you a card I made for my friend
 for Valentine's Day. She asked me to hold on to it until
she came to visit so that is why I am posting it so late.
Hey better late then never I guess LOL.

( you can click on the picture to be able to read it)

There you have it. She was really pleased with it
so it was worth the wait. I am having a few Internet
problems tonight off and on so I guess I had best quit
 while I am ahead and post this LOL
If you have any questions feel free to ask me.
Hugs to all

Friday, February 24, 2012

Craft Room Light

Hi Everyone!

Today I wanted to share with you a project
I did for my craft room. Since getting my Vegabond
and making the cabinet for it to sit on I found I needed lighting for
 it and I was not able to find the right item in the right price
 so I ended up making one LOL. Let me just say it didn't
turn out the best BUT it sure does do the job A okay!!
I thought that it would be so darn easy
 well it might have been for someone who knows carpentry
 but that is not me LOL Any ways here it is!

Here it is with the light on.
 Ahhhh I can finally see what I am doing LOL!

Hopefully soon I can get back to my paper crafting,
 IF my mojo will return that is LOL
 I sure do hate these dry creative times that I go through,
any ideas how to get it going again?


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Treasure Chest Challenge

Hi Everyone!
Hope your enjoying your day today.

My good friend Darlene aka Dars Crafty Creations and I
went shopping together a while back and bought items to
 alter and this is one of the items we both got and challenged
 each other to alter, then post on our blogs at the same time.

Here is a snippet of hers

You need to go see her fabulous treasure chest, she is so talented!!!
 Its so much fun wondering what the other one
 is doing with theirs LOL and its all so hush hush LOL.
You know Top Secret LOL
What fun we have doing this!!!! Hope you like our creations and
 that they inspire you to try something different!

Here is what mine turned out like.

It's hard to see but the flowers all have stickles and rhinestones
to make them sparkle like the paper I used to cover the
Chest on the outside has in it's flowers which again
doesn't show up in the photograph.
Well what do you think of my Treasure Chest?
I would love to hear from you!
 Remember to go see Darlenes too!
(click on the pink name to go there)
Here is a list of what I used:
DCWV Sweet Stack paper
Handle from local hardware store
Flowers from my stash
Feathers from Hobby Lobby
Sizzix die
Distress Ink
Gold Pilot Marker
Kids fun foam (I glued strips of left over paper to it
added the gold to match the outside and layed it
on the bottom of the inside. I did not glue it down
 incase whoever buys it decides they do not want it in there.

This sure was fun !!!
I am sending a big THANK YOU to Darlene
for being my partner in this fun filled secret adventure!!!
Hugs and blessings to all