Thursday, January 29, 2015

Tag Tuesday Done On Thursday!

Hi everyone!  Just posting my the tag I created for Tag Tuesday.  The theme this week was feathers.  I didn't want to use real feathers, unless it was a feather I found on one of my walks, so I decided to find a vintage photo of a lady wearing a hat adorned with feathers.  These fashionable ladies wore some really beautiful hats, but if it wasn't for some wise minded ornithologists we'd probably only see birds like egrets and peafowl in natural history books.  Anyway, here is my tag for the theme feathers.  Ignore the green owl the tag is leaning on, I was losing daylight quick and I just wanted to take a quick picture!  Thanks for looking!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Grow Your Blog

Hello everyone and welcome to the 2015 Grow Your Blog event hosted by Vicki at 2 Bags Full.  This is a blog event to bring more readers and followers to your blog.  Most importantly, it's to make new friends from around the world!
2 Bags Full
My name is Kelly Deal and I've been married to Ed for almost fourteen years and have a little fur child named Dexter.  I live in the Chicagoland area, about 30 minutes southwest of Chicago.  I started blogging, in 2010 and I love it, yet sometimes I can get into that blogging rut and it feels like I have nothing to blog about, but I get over it eventually!  I'm a Youth Job Coach who worked hard for my Masters Degree in School Guidance and Counseling.  I love to travel and create.  My hobbies include reading, walking among nature, bird watching, gardening, scrapbooking/card making and creating just about everything!   Below is what my work table looks like right now, it's in total shambles.  I tend to work on more than one thing at once!  Not good!!!  I love vintage, glitter, paint, lace, fabric, patterned paper, markers, paper and fabric flowers, vintage images, rubber stamps, buttons and found bits and bobs that can be used in my creative process!

I'm trying to complete an album of the gorgeous Elizabethan Gardens located on Roanoke Island in the Outer Banks North Carolina, but I'm also in the midst of creating lovely things for Valentine's Day!  Oh I wish I could be home all day and just create!  There is never enough time in the day to do what you love!  The next creative endeavor I would love to try out would be Project Life.  I'm not sure when I'll start that, because I made a vow to complete a 2014 December Daily and that never happened!  Oh well, we can only do so much!  I've learned to enjoy the creative process, not be in a rush to see how many scrapbook pages I can complete in a month!  My favorite quote is from Vivien Leigh from the movie Gone with the Wind, "after all tomorrow is another day."

Ok, enough about me!  Here is the fun part!  I'm having a Grow Your Blog giveaway, because I want to!  It's NOT a requirement to become a follower of my blog, but it would be kind of cool if you did!  Anyone can enter and anyone can win, even if you do live outside of the United States.  Just leave your name and contact information in the comment section of this post!  The winner will be announced on my blog on February 15th, so you have until midnight February 14th to enter.  You will win both pretties below, a je t'aime sign and a tulle heart, both made by me and ready for hanging.  I know my giveaway looks like Valentine's Day, but if you like Shabby Chic and or the romantic look, what's wrong with keeping these two beauties up all year right?  Good Luck!!!!

Last, but not least, thank you for coming over to say hi and I hope we become life-long friends!  I can't wait to meet everyone else!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Tag Tuesday And A Birthday Card

Hi everyone!  Here is my tag for Tag Tuesday.  The theme this week is Texture Tuesday!  The tag is cardboard, which I peeled in some places.  I put the tag through my Big Shot using an embossing folder.  I painted the peeled cardboard areas and then I stamped the corners and embossed with Distress embossing powder.  I stamped some French script and used a pretty Memory Box die to make some pretty aqua and gold flowers.  Last I added some glitter, seam binding, white trim, plastic gold bee and a gorgeous Edwardian woman!  

I love the Tim Holtz Diagram Stamps and his Distress Markers!  I'm normally not a stamper, but I wanted to try both out.  This is a birthday card I made my MIL.  

I linking up this post with Stephanie's Roses of Inspiration Link-Up Party.  So much inspiration for mind, spirit, creative fun and your tummy!

Friday, January 16, 2015

The Friday Flea Market Place

Hi, it's Friday and it's time to do some shopping therapy at the Friday Flea Market Place.
50% off your entire order in my shop!  Use coupon code SHOP15
Have a great weekend everyone!
Below are some Valentine's Day creations that I have listed in my shop.
Handmade Valentine's Day Keepsake Box.  ECS
Valentine Hanging Heart Decoration. ECS
French Je Taime Wood Sign.  Decoration.  Valentine's Day, Wedding.  ECS.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

This and That

Hi!  I just wanted to share a couple of things I've been working on this week.

I'm also linking up with Stephanie at The Enchanting Rose/Roses of Inspiration Link Party #2.  Check out all of the lovely inspiration!

This is the tag I created for Tag Tuesday.  The theme this week is "Diva".  I love how my tag turned out!

My poor Mother-In-Law has a bad case of the flu, so I thought I would make her a card to cheer her up!

Last, but not least is a heart decoration that I created for the door at work.  One of my co-workers already special ordered one to be made.  Anyone else interested, hint hint!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Tag Tuesday (Winter Wonderland)

Hi all!  I don't know what the weather is in the rest of the world, but this week's Tag Tuesday theme "Winter Wonderland" is perfect!  It is cold, snowy and windy in Chicago.  Ick!  I hate Illinois winters.  I sure wish we would have moved to Raleigh, NC in 2006!  Wahhhhhhhh!  Anyway, here is my tag.  I embossed the tag with a Tim Holtz embossing folder and sprayed with Moonlight by Tattered Angels.  As for the snow at the bottom, I brushed on Golden Soft Gel and sprinkled with white sparkly embossing powder.  I finished the tag up with some cute stickers.  Thanks for taking a peek and stay STAY WARM my friends!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Tag Tuesday (Three)

Good morning!  This is my first post regarding Tag Tuesday.  The December 30th theme is "three."  Anything goes just as long as the tag has a group of three somewhere.  Below are the tags that I created.  Have a wonderful week!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Etsy Shop Clearance

Hi!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!  I'm trying to clear away what I currently have for sale in my Etsy shop, so I'm offering a 50% off your entire order.  Coupon code is SHOP15.  Thank you!