Thursday, July 19, 2018

A Garden Challenge

Hello crafty friends,  A month or so ago I participated in Reneabouqets Garden challenge back in June.

I was so busy I forgot to post to my blog. Does life ever get that busy for you??

I love her new Beautiful Board products. I am always looking forward to her next creation.  She has so many wonderful embellishments on her site.

Where can you buy these fabulous products... right here: ReneaBouquets Hand Crafted Butterflies and Scapbook Embellishments

Here is my entry into her Garden Challenge:

Here are a few closeups:

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Until next time......Happy Scrappn'

Monday, September 11, 2017

'Blast from the Past' -- July Wayfarer Kit

Hello Crafty Peeps!!! 

I'm back using this fabulous Wayfarer Kit!!! Today's historical photo is courtesy of the Hot Springs Police Department.....this photo... is a Throwback photo.

This is Officer Bill Abbott next to his patrol car.
We’re not sure of the date of the photo, but we know that Officer Abbott retired in the mid 1940's.

Here are a few close ups. I used an old barbed wired stamp for symbolism.

In the left corner you can see the stamped image that was on the paper... I often think of officers and their investigations.. maps are crucial.

I thought this little tag would bring a chuckle... this photo was from around the 40's... they sure didn't have cell phones or emails back then. The tree form is a metal piece from my stash.

More pieces of the cool papers. The metal tag was a gift.

I loved the little words on the papers... the officers... are always on the road.

Here from this angle there was this cool piece of a landscape and I thought it was a perfect representation of our state... the Natural State. I've sure enjoyed working with this kit.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Majestic-- July Wayfarer Kit from Scraps of Darkness

Hello Crafty Friends!

I hope this finds you doing well. I using the July "Wayfarer" Kit from Scraps of Darkness. What a treat this is!

I'm back again with a look back at older Hot Springs. I found this picture on Pinterest. This was a grand grand hotel back in the day. It sat in a state of disrepair for a long time. Then there was this horrendous fire. They have only just recently demolished it. Now where once this statement of grandeur stood... is now a lovely lawn and they hold movies in the park during the summers.

I am so enjoying using these Blue Fern Studio papers.. I love love love how thick they are. I'm not afraid to use product on them!! I hardly have to put product on them because they are designed so beautifully.

Here is The Majestic.....

Here are a few close ups. I still think these chippies from Blue Fern Studios that came in the kit are adorable. I've tried to use them sparingly.

Here you can see I used some more of the 49 and Market gorgeous embellishments!! I'll hate to use up the last of these. 

 Here you can see I used some German Glitter Glass Ice Resin that can be found in our store.

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We look forward to seeing your creations with our kits.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

"Mob in the Spa' July Scraps of Darkness Wayfarer Kit

Hello my crafty friends... boy was I pleasantly surprised when I looked closer at this paper.

Blue Fern Studios .... thank you for including historical places around the country.
I squealed in delight when I saw.... Hot Springs Arkansas. I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to showcase a few historical items of interest for my little town. yay. I will definitely have to buy more of this paper.

For my 2nd project with this wonderful July Kit from Scraps of Darkness called Wayfarer I present........ MOB IN THE SPA.... yes those little ole' gangsters loving coming to Hot Springs... it was a hot bed.... of crime, with alcohol running free, gambling and legalized prostitution. Of course let's not forget the corruption that was probably running rampant back then as well.
We have a neat museum about it all and a few books have been written as well. I am featuring a photo of a bookcover which talks about Al Capone and a few others. I had a lot of fun with this project. I really connected with it.

Below I will show some close ups..

I love working with stencils and the brick one is my all time favorite. I used some old texturez that wasn't dried up and mixed in some alcohol inks... and I think I've seen in movies.. beware of the black rose... ooooooo... I also used some Nuvo drops in Antique Rose underneath the car.. and a little Anna Griffin Flourish in the corner. I also dropped a few ... prills (which can be found in the Scraps of Darkness Store) onto the bricks..

This card was my absolute favorite... HOT SPRINGS!!! yay. with some beautiful flowers.. a little burlap paper that was included in the kit.. I really like this version because it didn't start fraying and coming apart. and those wonderful 49 and Market flowers... I really want to use them all on one project but I can't. I have to leave some for the other projects... do you ever get that happy with your goodies.??

I loved this adhesive piece for the Great Getaway .. whenever I can find something it is pre-glued for me I make a mental note of it! I also tried a little technique with my die and gilding flakes....from my stash.. I just love it.

I loved the traveler emphemera that was included in the kit. It was so hard to choose just one or two or 4 of them.... 

Why yes I did a little splattering here and there.... a little 49 and Market dragonfly had to pop in... and more little elements...

Here's the other side and that clothes pin... ya'll you know back in the day they hung their clothes up... and I did too when I was growing up... then we discovered laundromats... mom didn't drive so we carried our clothes thru town ... and we hated it when the dryers weren't working...thank goodness later in life we were able to get a washer and dryer.. but I surely remember the early years...and I think I prefer clothes on the line as opposed to over drying and shrinking my clothes LOL.

Here are some more elements I was able to add.. and look at that.. .9 -15... well I just had to use it.. cuz that my birth month and day. tee hee

Here I have another piece of 49 and Market's greenery and some more Nuvo drops (which can be found in the Scraps of Darkness Store).

That concludes the tour and I hope you enjoyed the show.

I hope you enjoy this kit as much as I do. 
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I hope you find as much joy today in your crafting as I have in the making of this one.

Happy Scrappn!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

July Scraps of Darkness Wayfarer Kit

Hello my Crafty Friends!!

I'm here today to show you a project using the July Scraps of Darkness Kit: Wayfarer.

I love taking pictures of the flowers that get delivered to my work each Friday. They are used for our Sunday Services.  I am in love with the 49 and Market Floral pieces. They are so vibrant.

I loved the cute little stamps that were in this months's kit. I played around with various colors. I also used some washi tape that was from my stash. Any chance to use butterflies and I'm all over it.

I loved used the Blue Fern chipboard pieces that came in the Kit. I used various distress inks to color them up and brighten a bit.

There were some gorgeous flowers that came in the kit and I wanted to choose some that were close to the colors of the papers and photo and embellishments.

I adore the little birdy that came in the kit. I used gel medium to glue him down. Sometimes I don't know how to get these things down but gel medium seems to do the trick.

I have a included a few more close ups continuing to go around the page. I loved the stamps. There were so many wonderful pieces in this kit.

Our July Wayfarer Kit has been wonderful. I can't wait to show you more projects with this kit.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you will enjoy this kit as much as I have.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Scraps of Darkness Blue Skies and Sunshine Layout -- Strength

Here's my final project friends with my Scraps of Darkness' Blue Skies and Sunshine Kit.

It just is perfect when working with these wedding photos.

I really loved this picture of my brother with his daughter... don't you?

I think I'll call this layout ... Strength..

I loved her silver sequined dress...

Here are a few close ups of my layout.... I love clocks so I was so happy to see a couple of clocks ready to be used.  You can also see a little punchwork I did on the side.

 In this close up of the flowers... you can see where I did a little paint splatter and a little pink rose for her.

Here just above the flowers you can see a little silver trim.  really wanted to bring out her dress.

 Had to make sure I got the buds in here.... wanted my layout to reflect soft and romantic..

 Here you can see some paint effects...

 Here you can see my latest chipboard alterations. I used the gun metal grey embossing powder for the chipboard.

 Here you can see the row of flowers and the silver peeking out from behind.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you are finding time to scrap.

I want to give a shout of thanks to Di Garling. She was my inspiration for this layout. Her video is here.

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