Friday, August 26, 2011

**Blog Award**

My first Blog Award!!!
A fellow blogger has chosen to give me a Blog Award! How cool is that?! Lisa W. from Lisa's Loft of Joy gave it to me!! Check out her sweet blog HERE. Thank you Lisa!! I was awarded with it back in July and really just found out before the kids started to school and my life got a little crazy for a bit.. Well in accepting this said award I have to tell 7 things about myself and choose 7 other bloggers to give it to..

1. My favorite movies are "Pretty Woman" and "Gone with the Wind".
2. I like to read when I'm not scrapping or watching a good movie..
3. I like to take a nap still..
4. My family thinks my iphone is a perment attachment to my body! LOL
5. My family and my friends are my world!
6. Been married to the love of my life for 18 yrs.
7. I paint, draw, crochet, make jewelry and have played with many many art mediums..

Now for the 7 bloggers which are also my dear sweet Swirly sisters and also way way awesome blogs to stalk!!! LOL..

1. Lisa G. What a beautiful mess 
2. Angelica F. AngelicaScrappenings
3. Irene T. Scrapperlicious
4. Lisa V. A random on purpose life
5. Camilla Camillas lilla sida
6. Beverly S. An Altered Spirit
7. Lisa  The Shabby Hourse Cafe

These ladies are very sweet inspiring and way cool gals.. Hope ya Have fun visiting their sites!!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

**Agree 2 Disagree**

 Got another challenge completed for the challenge that Rae is hosting over at Swirlydoos.. This challenge was over weaving. This one had me going for a bit. I know I was switching papers back and forth so many times that I almost gave up. But glad I didn't.. It turned out petty cool I think. I used our new kit for August and sooo loved the paper line from Kaisercraft. We got to differnet ones. One was "Gypsy Sisters Collection" and the other one is called "Chapter one Collection". I used "Chapter one Collection" with this LO. It was fresh and funky just perfect for teens. Here we go with the Pics..

The title came directly from the pic. I knew when I saw it what I was gonna name the LO it went on. They rarely get along, but this day it happened!! YAY! As all of you out there with mutiple children know they usually fuss and fight like cats and dogs. Well mine does any way and I usually get stuck refing the fight. The kids are after justice and wants to be announced the correct one over the fights.. Parents well we just want PEACE!! Which is really rare at times.. I thought this LO had a funky vibe to it.. The weaving and paper rolling worked in well with the whole LO. Ok here are some close ups..
The title is Alpha from Making memories. I had green that matched and also used black. The little detail below the title is flocked rubbons from Prima that I altered the color and changed to black. They came in brown which wasn't to hard to do. However getting the jokers to stick well now that is a whole other story!! I put mine on transparency first after the first experence with them.. The cool black ribbon is something else that came in the August kit. Next close up..
These little dandies are Prima collection called "Syphony Blend" this are sooo pretty the colors matched spot on. They have some sparkle to them as well! I will have to get me some more blue ones though cause I used almost everyone of them!! Haaha not hare to do at all! Next pic..
This butterfly I also used was Prima as well.. It also match sooo well that I just had to use it too!! The little tag is KaiserCraft. It also came in this months kit. I used some of the bits that I cut off of the PP that I used to kinda fill a void in the LO with out over whelming the LO. Well thats all the Pics for now. I will be doing some her soon of the New papers that I got in from CTMH. Got a whole bunch of goodies too!! As well as the most AWESOME cricut Cartridge ever from CTMH!! I sware it is the BOMB!! Can't wait to show you guys some of the cool things on it. It will take me forever to show it all because there are over 700 things on it!!!!! Sound a little excited? Wellll I am! LOL See you guys soon take care and God Bless!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

LO and Photo's

Hello everyone! Got a new LO to share with ya. This time over at Swirlydoos I got a little brave.. I hosted a challenge this month. I was so inspired by one of our DT (Irene Tan) members tute on you tube that I had to give it a try. Irene Tan aka Scrapperlicios is such a talented lady! I was actually looking for something else when I stumbled onto the video (for another challenge that I was working on) and saw this one here. As you see it was totally awesome so I just had to give it a try. Well here is my result.

I thought is was very fun!! So that lead to me doing a challenge.. Here are some close ups.
Pretty cool! I love how the gesso acts as a resist to the mists.. The lovely texture! Ok one more closeup..
Here is a closeup of the flower cluster that I also misted.. I used a Martha Stewart Punch for the out side of the LO and Pinkpaislee Butter fly garden for the little cards around the photo. I had a fence that I had cut out long ago with my cricut so I used it as well. The butterflies that is in the LO is Pinkpaislee as well. I altered a DA piece with CTMH inks and Clear Crackle paint from Ranger. The mists that I used was From Lindy's stamp gang.. Those was a blast to use!!

Now for my little photo shoot that I did with the kids today!! One of my co-workers had told me about this cute little park over at Bloomfield. She had shown me some pics that she had taken there. Well of course I couldn't wait to take the kids over there to do a photo shoot with them!! Finally mother nature gave us a break in the heat today so we went!! A little warm and humid but over all not to shabby at all. Here are some of the shots taken.. You know this will be scrappers for sure!!
This one was taken by a little building that simply reeked of texture!! Here is another one..
This one is my DS down by a little creek and they even had a cool little bridge that went over the creek.
This is my DD on the bridge.. Cool for taking photos!!
Ok this is the stucko chimney.. Ultra cool effects!!
Ok same spot as above but both are edited with Florabella! I soooo love Florabella! All of my photos gets to play with it!! Well got a few other things I'm working on but wanted to get this posted before time got away with me.. Be sure to check out the Swirlydoo forum under challenges to see what all the other wonderful talented ladys came up with! You are sure to get inspired!! My challenge is called Misting, Masking and Gesso.. Have a great weekend and until next time God Bless..