Wednesday, December 13, 2017

You can go your own way

That Journal Card is a perfect title for this page.
If you peer real real close you can see I used a Tim Holtz
stencil and modeling paste to lay
down those crazy arrows.
I splatted about some mists and fussy cut
a couple of arrows out in black so they could actually
been seen.
 It was fun trying to catch up with favorite youngest son on the road
and this time it was a Love's in Mississippi.
 It was also fun checking out Shane's new truck.
He is now a proud owner/operator and I couldn't be 
more proud of him.
He works hard.
Those sticker strips are either Bella Blvd or Doodlebug.
I think.
Fun page that'll include some journaling on
the back since I didn't leave
enough room on the front - and I didn't want to
write over all those arrows.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Thanksgiving page

Love the papers from Studio Calico for this page.
The majority of the embellishments are from Bella Blvd
and Doodlebug. Really old stash.
 But the colors work really well together.
 Love the addition of the doily that grounds everything
and then I felt it needed a border but I wasn't
keen on a doodley one so I cut strips
from the Bazzill cardstock I used for the photo mats.
We were a small family gathering this year and
it was a lovely time hosted by my sister and brother in law.
Way too much delicious food as always.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Watercolor Christmas Cards

Everyone should have theirs now - if not
no peeking 🌲
Nothing like waiting until the "almost" last minute
before deciding what to make.
I have a slim to none freestyle artistic bent
so this was really what I consider a gutsy move for me.
(And shock upon shock I didn't have a tree stamp)
So the first tree always came out well,
the small middle tree isn't too bad but that third
tree - not sure if it was the angle or my
my hand was in a strange position, but it just came out goofy.
Every.single.time.
BUT bonus ding ding ding, all those flowers were leftover stash
that sat around forEVER and now
they aren't - they're tree toppers. 

Paper Studio flowers.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Christmas cards/ornaments

Broke out another Quikutz 4x4 die
(I'm so rockin' them this week)
Actually it's been over a couple weeks.
I had this flamingo.
Why?
Seriously, I can't answer that except it was
probably an impulse buy many
many many many many
years ago.
And I forgot it was Santa themed.
 So each one of the grandkidlets are getting one.
Their names are on them, and yes,
even the boys are getting pink - because
flamingos are pink.
 I put straws on them wanting to make an ornament type
so they can hang them on their trees if they wish
or just mess around with them. I ordered straws from Studio Calico
(they were on sale) but because
of all the black Friday happenings they shipped late.
So instead of green straws they are pink.
And these pink one's from M's came in 100 piece pack.
Anyone neeeed any pink straws??
Please?
It was actually a lot of fun to do.
Alot of die cutting.
I was also going to use cotton balls for 
Santa's hat but, where's the fun in that so I decided to roll
with stickles. 
Why do I not use stickles more often???

We are have decorated for Christmas - the big tree
needs to get set up.
All in All we are rolling really early this year
mostly because Shane was here and
he was the one to bring it all down from the attic.
How're your decorations coming?

 Bazzill Cardstock.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Last Little Bitty Mini Album

Got a bit carried away with the bows, but, I love it.
This little mini is another Quikutz  4x4 die
and it's 2.5x3.5 more or less.
 I used cardstock for the pages because it's
heavy and I think it'll take the wear and tear a bit longer.
 It's perfect for tiny pix, quotes and journaling.
 I kept the embellishments to a minimum for
"bigger" photos but I'm sure more could be added.
Also, the embellies are glued in such a way that things can
be slid underneath them.
 I'm pretty sure these mini's will be gifts.
 Used up a lot of bits and bobs decorating it.
 I may even add photos at a later date for the gift.
Love how it turned out and I'll probably do more.
I didn't even make a dent in the scrappy box with these
four mini's. 😐😐😐
These little mini's are perfect in getting the mojo
flowing and using up those scraps lolling
about in your scrappy box.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Third mini album and this one is my favorite

Okay, how adorable is this.
It's my favorite because its soooooo cute.
Anyhoo, still plowing through scraps and decided
to take a look at my die cuts because I remember a
little brag book I made for a friend a long time ago
and decided why not.
 It's a little less than 4x4 with tabs, except for the covers.
 Turns out I have 2 Quikutz die sets for mini albums.





It turned out adorable.
What to do, what to do. LOL!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Scrappy mini album #2 - Great Story

So, actually this one was done sort of simultaneously
with the album from yesterday.
 I just rolled with the flow.
 Used up a lot of embellishments that
were languishing in my box.


 Did a bit of mixed media on these 2 pages
because the paper was not double sided and it needed
something.




Another fun mini that neeeeeeds photos and journaling.
Any ideas???

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Mini album of scraps

I was feeling mojo-less - nothing worse --
so I decided that my scrap box was out of control
and what would the harm be if
I just assemble some mini album books.
Nothing big mind you and no pressure.
Well.
I have done 4 and 3 are completed in about a day.
Who knew?????
So up first is this one.
 Since I didn't get stressed over the papers in the book
I decided to roll with the same approach for
the embellishments.
 And it was really freeing.


 In hindsight though this piece of vellum may not
have been a good idea - I stitched the
book together and the vellum doesn't seem to
be holding up very well.

 No harm no foul if it falls out.

I love how it turned out and I'm not sure what kind of
photos I'll be putting in there but it'll be fun!!!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Back on Beale Street

This is the third time we have dined
at the Blues City Cafe.
Best ribs ever.
And this is the plate of ribs we devoured.
After we strolled down Beale Street and
found these guitars everywhere.
 That is a statue WC Handy in the background.
He is known as the "father of the blues."


Love the neon lights.
 And I happen to hit some button on my
iphone whilst snapping shots....
And I got this cool shot of the building
that has no roof.
Is that cool or what.



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