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I would classify myself as an artist. It took me a while to finally accept that monicker, but that's what I am; AN ARTIST!!! I have a wonderful hubs that supports my "talents" in most all avenues, except maybe when the credit card bill comes in the mail...LOL And I have 4 great kids and 5 beautiful grandchildren that I love to pieces. Come on by and sit a spell and "STAMP 'TIL YA CRAMP!!! & "CROP 'TIL YA DROP!!!"

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Hello You....yeah YOU!!!!

Stampin' Up! has two NEW catalogs
 coming out soooooon!!!!
Keep your eyes open for them.

Can I get a WOOP WOOP!!!!

 Lots of dimension!!! See below to see how I did it.

Card deets:
Whisper white card stock
Blushing bride card stock
"Painted Petals" stamp set (In new catty)
"Hello you" thinlits (In new catty)
Smoky Slate ink pad

I cut the words "hello" & "you" 3 times each out of Blushing Bride card stock
and then glued two together using multipurpose liquid glue 
(which gives you a little play time in order to get them lined up perfectly). 
Let that layer dry for just a small amount of time and then add the third layer the same way. It makes an instant chip board look.  

Using the larger flower from the stamp set on the bottom of the whisper white piece and then using smaller flowers worked my way up to the top by second stamping to remove 
some of the ink to create a lighter look.
I masked off the smaller stamp of 3 tiny flowers to have just one showing and I stamped it just above the end of 'hello' then I added a basic pearl.

Check back later for details on when the new catalogs will be out.
Its withing the next week. 
If you want to order one from me....you can click on the 
pretty pink wheelbarrow over there ------>>>
and it will take you to my website so you can order both of them. 

Until later, youzzzz.....Gotta split......TFL!!!!

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Charlie Brown Christmas

I love my Explore and all my Cricut machines and products.  
I get so excited when I get time to play in my studio. 

The year 2015 will be a year of more playing!!!!

I wanted to share our mantle for this year.....

It was a winner.....according to my 5 grandbabies (aged 2 yrs to 12yrs).  
They all loved it!!!
They knew immediately that it was Charlie Brown themed. 

I created most of the items with my Explore. (teehee)
I painted a sign from a stencil I created using stencil material. 
 Vinyl lettering on Lucy's booth.
Paper wrap on the candles.  Piano and music notes 
(which I attached using a strip of acetate) for Schroeders piano. 
Skates are paper also. 
 I purchased a football dog toy. 
I ventured out in the woods and cut down a pine sapling to create the tree.  
Snoopy's house is a birdhouse I painted and bought the miniature lights from the doll house section of Hobby Lobby. 
Woodstock's house was a miniature wooden decor piece. 

Hope you enjoyed seeing it at much as my grands did.

Now.....I need to figure out how to create a Leg Lamp for next year.....!!!!

Until later, Chucks.......Gotta split.......TFL!!!!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Aluminum trees..... !!!!

I'm really showing my age with this post.  
When I was younger aluminum trees were all the rage; of course, 
my parents weren't the 
parents that went with all the trends, though. 

We still had the traditional tree and when I would go over to friends houses that contained aluminum trees I was in awe.  I loved the brilliance of the lights twinkling on the large metal needles. 

I never got to have one myself, so I created some on my card.
They are not quite as bright as the real thing, but I think they look almost as shiny.

I got the tree images from Celebrate with Flourish cartridge.
I trimmed off the bottom of the silver trees to make them flat.

I created this card for two challenge blogs.
this weeks challenge (Christmas beyond red & green)
this weeks challenge (Christmas Tree Challenge)

What fun it was creating this card.
Hope you join in the fun!!!

Until later, elves.......Gotta split.......TFL!!!!