Sunday, January 22, 2012

January LOAW 3

This week's challenge was to use Anna Maria Woniak's work as our inspiration.  I tried to emulate her style, but I wasn't as successful as I would have liked.  It was lots of fun making a hot mess, though, and I do like the results!

 I used photos from a snowball fight my kids had with their cousins on Thanksgiving Day.  As you can see, there wasn't much snow, and it was melting fast in the 50 degree + weather, but they managed to find enough to throw at one another, and they had a great time doing it!  the cousins are only together once or twice a year, but they have learned to make the most of every opportunity!

 I used glitter Thickers from American Crafts to help give a snowy feel, and I punched leaves, acorns and hearts from painted paper to keep in mind the true season of the day.  Sorry about the quality of the photos.  It was starting to get dark when I finally finished, and getting good photographs was a challenge.
Thanks for visiting, and have an awesome week!

Saturday, January 21, 2012


Hi everyone!  Ursula over at Studio Calico challenged us to create a layout for submission to Northridge Publishing last week.  Well, due to life getting in the way, I am late in finishing mine, but here it is!  I used "Family Picture frame" created by Studio Calico member Sarah Webb as my inspiration.  Take a look at her work.  I think you will like it as much as I do!  She was kind enough to give me her permission to use the sketch from this project in my submission.  Thank you Sarah!!

This is a photo from our vacation to Maine last summer.  Looking at this picture transports me back to the carefree and relaxing days we spent there, and I feel peaceful just looking at it.  I plan to put a framed copy in my room!  I used my Silhouette Cameo to create the sand dollar, and I added actual sea glass to my project, as well!

I also layered two sand dollars with dimensional adhesive to create the sand dollar.  I accented it with Pebbles chalks.

Hope you like what you see, and thanks for visiting!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

SC January LOAW #1

Here is my layout for this week.  When I photographed it, I hadn't yet adhered any of the elements, but I wanted to take the picture while I still had natural light.  I picked up a Fujifilm Instax Mini during the after Christmas sales, and I just had to try a layout using the pictures.  I've been wanting to do a LO of my daughter at 13 for a while, so this was the perfect way to do it.  I used Copic Markers to color my labels, and the paper is from Basic Grey's Out-of-Print collection.  I used the stamp from SC's January add-on kit Ring toss to make my round labels.  Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

Well, this year is going to be one of many adjustments for us as a family.  The biggest adjustment is gong to be my return to working full time at the hospital.  I started yesterday.  It was a banner busy day, but at least there was holiday pay!  Other big changes include our daughter going off on a school trip to Canada without either of us as a chaperone, and she will also enter high school this fall!  Our son will finish elementary school this June and enter middle school this fall.  He is currently at a private school, so there may also be the transition to public school, depending on where he decides to go.

I want to take this opportunity to set up some personal and crafty goals for myself this year.  I am taking on Studio Calico's challenge to write a "time capsule" letter to myself to open this time next year, and I am setting a goal to be a "Monday Blogger."  My "one little word" for 2012 is JOY.  I want to examine it, seek it, and allow myself to experience it, despite the pressures and challenges I am facing this year.

My crafty goal is 1 layout a week, and 1 card made with "leftovers."  I have acquired a Silhouette Cameo for Christmas (ordered before I knew I was going full time), and I intend to USE it!  Hope you are enJOYing your New Year!

Arctic Winter MFT & Lawn Fawn

Today I’d like to share with you a card that I made especially for winter time.  I’ve always been fascinated with the idea that it stays dar...