Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Lunagirl Challenge and Tag Tuesday

Hello!  I just wanted to share a few things with everyone.  First is the Creative Challenge Theme at Lunagirl Moonbeams.  The challenge is "Flappers."  The flapper image I used below is from a Lunagirl collage sheet called "Flapper Glam."  I decided to make another mixed media piece.  I painted a wood frame with silver paint and covered the paint with a ton of silver glass glitter.  I then added a piece of scrapbook paper, washi tape, flowers and old brooches.  I painted around the photo and smeared some antique white paint on the photo as well.

This week's theme over at Tag Tuesday is "Dreams."  I love this photo of Maude Fealy.  It does look like she's dreaming about something doesn't it?  Hmmmmmm, what could she be dreaming about?

Thanks for coming over and taking a peek and leaving your wonderful comments!  I'm linking my post up at Stephanie's blog The Enchanting Rose, Roses of Inspiration Linkup #12.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Lunagirl Challenge and a Easter/Spring Swap

 Good morning!!!!  Tomorrow is the first day of spring!!!!!  I don't think I've ever been this happy to see Spring Begins on a calendar!    Anyway, I just wanted to share a few things that I created over the last few days. 
Below is a mixed media piece I created for a Lunagirl Craft Challenge.  The theme was "Fruit and Flowers."  I chose an image from a Lunagirl collage sheet called Birthday Card Flowers & Birds.  I love ferns and roses, so I thought this would be the perfect image to use.  I was going to make this a wall hanging, but I think it looks nice on the little, wood easel.  I believe the cabinet card frame is a 7 Gypsies book cover to make a mini album.  I sprayed the cover with some Tim Holtz spray ink, stamped the corners with my absolutely favorite doodle stamp,  glued little pieces of paper from an old French gardening book, painted and added the wood piece at the top, sprinkled some silver glass glitter and embellished with a fairy, flowers and a butterfly.

The box below was created for an Easter/Spring swap at Viv's blog Viv's Whimsy.  I loved creating this box full of Easter/Spring goodies for my partner Catie.  I used the Graphic 45 paper line called Botanical Tea and just added everything else.  The woman at the UPS store told me to wrap cardboard around the bird, so I'm praying that the bird and everything else stays intact.  I worry so much about a package making it to someone in one piece!

This little round frame was originally a glossy white, but I decided to paint it with yellow chalk paint.  I added the silver glass glitter, purple flower and cute bunny image.  This was included in the box of goodies above.

I've been having so much fun creating cards lately!  This Easter card is for my swap partner Catie and is also included in the box above.  Don't you just love that sweet image with that precious lamb?


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Tag Tuesday and A Card

Hello everyone!  Just a quick post.  Below is the tag I created for Tag Tuesday.  This week's theme is "Spring Is In the Air."  I loaded this tag up with flowers as you can tell.  I'm so ready for spring!

Below is an any occasion card I created with some extra stuff that was on my work table.

I'm linking my post with Stephanie's blog The Enchanting Rose Roses of Inspiration Linkup #11.  Have a wonderful rest of the week my friends!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tag Tuesday and Swap Returns

Hi!  This week's theme over at Tag Tuesday was "Frame It."  You had to use some kind of a frame on your tag.  Since it's so close to St. Patrick's Day, I chose to go green with a pretty Irish lass as the focal point.

Below are the gorgeous atc's I received back from Kimberly's "Parisian Beauties" atc swap.  Kimberly hosts some wonderful atc swaps so please check out her blog Art Joy Stuff.  From left to right are:  Cathee (catartnsoul)Gayle (Pinterest) and Michele (nookcrannygifts).  Beautiful atc's ladies!

I also received these wonderful goodies from Michele (nookcrannygifts).  She sent these pretties with her atc's.  Thanks Michele!

Our wonderful hostess, Kimberly (Art Joy Stuff) included these lovely, handmade earrings that I've practically worn everyday since I received them.  They go with everything!  Thanks again Kimberly for being a wonderful hostess!

I'm linking my post to Stephanie's Roses of Inspiration Linkup # 10.  Please go check out the wonderful inspiration.  I also wanted to thank Stephanie for featuring one of my cards.  I'm very flattered!  Have a wonderful rest of the week my friends!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tag Tuesday and Other Pretty Things

Good evening!  I have a few things to share.  Below is the tag I created for Tag Tuesday.  The theme this week is "Anything But Paper."  I created a fabric tag.

The card below is for a swap hostess.

I created the card below for Mom & Dad Deal's wedding anniversary.

Parisian Beauty ATC swap that Kimberly hosted.

Fairy Garden ATC swap that Kimberly hosted.  I'm only going to show one atc, because I took the photos individually.

Thanks everyone for taking a peek at my creations!  I'm also linking up to Stephanie's Roses of Inspiration Linkup #9 at her blog The Enchanting Rose.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tag Tuesday, The Enchanting Rose Tea Cup Exchange and Letters to Gracie

Hi!  Just a few things to share.

This week's Tag Tuesday theme is "in the style of."  My "in the style of" inspiration was Tim Holtz.  Below is a Tim Holtz style tag I created.

I participated in my first ever tea cup exchange.  Stephanie at The Enchanting Rose  hosted this super fun event!  Thanks Stephanie, I had a lot of fun!  Below is what I sent to Pam at Virginia Retro.  Keeping my fingers crossed she likes everything!

Tea Cup

Card I sent with the tea cup

Fabric flower to add to the box of tea goodies

Below is the pretty, vintage tea cup and tea time goodies I received from Christy Stapf (no blog).  Thanks Christy!  Tomorrow night I'm going to enjoy a cup of green tea and some Lorna Doone cookies!

I also made a card for Gracie, who is a sick, little girl and cousin to sweet Stephanie who hosted the tea cup exchange above.  You can read about Gracie here.

I'm linking this post up at Roses of Inspiration Linkup # 8.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Tag Tuesday and Some Other Stuff!

Hello!  I'm a day late posting my tag for Tag Tuesday.  This week's theme is "Text."

I also did some other crafty stuff this week.

A co-worker asked if  I could make a custom St. Patrick's Day heart for her sister.

The card below is for Tete, who won my 2015 Grow Your Blog Giveaway.  I love the prairie vibe the  young lady in the photo gives.

I have a ton of Kerr and Ball jars, so I felt like decorating a few so here is one of them.  I painted the jar a chalky lavender, glued ribbon around the neck and attached the cute pin that I found at Hobby Lobby.  I found the fake floral arrangement in the spring decorating box that I was rummaging through in the basement.  That's about it from freezing cold IL.  Stay warm my friends!

I'm also linking my post up at Stephanie's blog The Enchanting Rose Roses of Inspiration linkup #7.  Please go and check out all of the beautiful inspiration!