I Said I Wouldn't Do This!

Ok, I was talked into creating a blog to showcase my creativity. I have been resisting this for far too long, but now is the time to finally get the ball rolling.

So here goes. Come with me on my journey into creativity.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Halloween Card - Curler Lady

On my SOC website group, we had did an image exchange of African American images.  As you know, and if you don't, you know now.... there aren't a lot of African American images in production.  Trying to find them can be quite challenging.  I've been thinking hard about having my son design new ones for me to have made up.

This past wkend, there was a challenge to take this one image and have everyone make a card from it.   Ok..... I take that back... it was 2 wkends ago.  LOL!  So, I wanted to do something different and out of the ordinary from me.  I had found the MS Halloween paper at Big Lots a while back and taken it with me, not with the intent to do this card, but to work on some Halloween cards.  Needless to say,  it was the only thing that I completed that night in 3 hrs.  Yes, I said 3 hrs.  I got there late and then I was so wound up that I spent most of the night talking to friends and shopping at the garage sale (sale of merchandise you no longer need in your stash).  Ohhhh, the things that I bought and yes.... I needed also.  But thats a story for another time.

So... here's the card.  I laugh when I look at this.

MS Halloween Paper (double sided)
Gemstones Orange Cardstock
Ribbon (from girlfriends stash)
Cuttlebug embossing folder - SpiderWeb
Stamped Image - Curler Lady
MS Border Punch
Copic coloring

Re-Tweet T-shirt

I'm so far behind in posting and I guess that has to do with the fact that I've not done much this month.  I'm in the midst of moving my mom in with me and having to do a major downsize at my house.... which means, clearing out the spare bedroom for all of her stuff.  I'm also having to pack up her apartment and really downsize a lot of her stuff because there is no where for it to go at my place.  So needless to say, packing two places has been a chore in itself.  I've had a little help with her bedroom from a dear friend.  She's been getting mom to give away a lot of unnecessary items as we go thru her belongings.  I've not had the patience it takes to do it with her, and this friend has been a God send indeed.

So without further ado.... I had already saved up and paid for a weekend scrapbook retreat with my local monthly scrapbook group.  This is going to be 55 non-stop hours of scrapbooking with friends at one of the hotels here.  I am oh so ready for this weekend.  I invited a friend from Northern AZ to join me in this madness.  She knows who she is and I'm so grateful to have a maniac friend like her to come down and spend some time with me.

My group is called the Scrapbook Chicks.  So the retreat is called the Scrapbook Chicks Re-Tweet.  How stinkin' cute is that.  LOL!   I found this most fitting material at Joann Fabrics and Crafts to make up our special t-shirts for the event.  It was Debbie Mumm material... and it couldn't have been more perfect if I had designed it myself.

Then I threw in this little surprise on the back.

Don't ya just love it!!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Wall Hangings

So I decided to try my hand out at putting images on Canvas .  I think they turned out nicely.   I have some friends with little ones and thought I needed to do something special for their bedrooms.
I had gotten some images from Mo's Digital Pencil and went to work.  I enlarged them to an 8.5 x 11 inches and then cut them done to fit the canvas.  I picked up the canvas from Big Lots.  Painted the canvas with paints (  Making Memory brand) .... and then applied the copic colored pictures to that.  I mod podged the entire image and canvas so that the little ones can actually put their fingers on the prints.  I didn't embellish them a lot because I didn't want little things to get in the mouths of the babes.

Sorry for the glare of the images... but I forgot to retake them before they were given away.  The Gymnast..... for some reason I can't find what I did with the image for that completed canvas.  It's pissing me off.  LOL!
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