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Happy Sunday my amazing friends!  It's time for another reveal over at Creative Scrappers!  I love how these sketches really make me think outside of the box.  The best part about working with a sketch is that you can concentrate on the creative elements instead of worrying about the design (since the sketch takes care of that)!

The photos are of my lil' man when he was a baby.  He is NINE years old today!!  OMGosh!!  Happy Birthday papi!!  I LOVE YOU!
It seems like God knew exactly when I needed a little gift.  :o)

I used a lot of Tim Holtz goodies on this layout, including the papers.
Love love love these wings!
The tribal chippie is made by The Dusty Attic (Tribal Design #3 DA0307). 
Yes, I am obsessed with eyelets!  LOL
These flowers were made out of Dusty Attic Chipboard (Flower Layers #3 DA0504).  You can find a tutorial on how to make them HERE.

For a list of products used, please click on the link below.
Angel in Disguise

Thank you for visiting and for your awesome comments!  Have a wonderful week!




 Hello sweet friends!  I hope you are all well and happy.  :o) 
This is a layout I created using the July BAP Sketch by Prima.  I used papers from the Prima Melody Collection.  The photos are of my daughter when she was a baby.  She was playing 'peek a boo' with me and I managed to snap these cute photos.  I love how her eye is peeking through her fingers.  <3
 This flower is my Gardenia Flower.  You can find a tutorial on how to make it HERE.  The flourishes on both sides of the flower are made by The Dusty Attic.  They are called Baroque Corners (DA0543).
 This time I used tulle for my lacing.  I love the soft feel it adds to the page.  To see my twisted lacing tutorial, click HERE
 This is another hand-made flower I named my Pinched Flower.  You can find the tutorial HERE.
 This beautiful, transparent butterfly was made by my dear friend Kay.  You can purchase them from her etsy shop, Kay's Kreative Korner.
 Most of the flowers and bling are also made by Prima.  The tag was cut by hand out of patterned paper.
 This Dusty Attic Fleur de Lis Frame (DA0511) was painted white and inked with Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist.  The water distressed edges of my layout were dry-brushed with white acrylic paint.  I added lace peeking out from beneath as well.

For a list of products used, please click on the link below.
Peek A Boo... I Love You

Thank you for visiting!  Wishing you all a beautiful week!  




Hello my sweet friends!  I just wanted to drop a little note to say hi and write a little update about what's going on in my life.  First I would like to apologize for my absence in the galleries, Facebook, blog visits etc.  I have not been feeling well lately.  I apologize if I seem distant or cold.  Between work, family, Dr.'s appointments and crafting... I have not had much time for anything else.

These last few months have been tough for me because my health has been declining.  What makes it even harder is the fact that I have (thankfully) never had any health problems my entire life... up until last year.  It seemed to all hit me at once.  I came to the realization that I had taken my good health for granted because in the past it was rare for me to even catch a cold.  I have been seeing many doctors and hopefully I will be feeling better soon.  My goal is just to feel 'normal' again.  I now realize what a wonderful feeling that actually is.

Again, I apologize for being a little MIA.  Hope you are all well.  :o)



Hi everyone!!!  I'm back to share another project using Donna Salazar's Antiquities Collection.  I know I have said it before, but this line is fabulous!  I adore the colors and design of each and every sheet.  This time I used the Antiquities collection to alter a gorgeous clock.






This Ornate Wall Clock is manufactured by The Dusty Attic.  It measures approximately 12"x20".  The clock comes in layers so that each layer can be decorated separately.

It is difficult to see in the photo of the finished project, but the background layer of the clock is decorated with Donna's Vintage Gears paper.  Here are a few tips on how I created this background.
  1. First tear up several sheets of Donna's paper.  Eeeeek!!  I cringed when I starting tearing up those gorgeous papers, but I think it was worth the pain LOL.  
  2.  Adhere the first torn piece of paper to the surface of the clock using Mod Podge or similar adhesive.  (I used Matte Mod Podge.)  After adhering the paper, brush a thin coat of the medium on top to seal the edges.  
  3. Repeat this process until the entire clock is covered.  Be sure to overlap the torn pieces for interest.  It is okay for the paper to hang off the sides.  This will be trimmed off later.
  4. Once the clock is covered, apply a final layer of Mod Podge over the surface.  Dry with a heat tool.
  5. Once dry, turn the clock over and trim off the excess paper from the edges using a craft knife.  Use a file to smooth any rough edges.
  6. Turn the clock right-side-up and dry-brush a layer of gesso or white acrylic paint over the entire surface.
  7. Ink the edges of the clock.
  8. Spritz on some Smooch Spritz to add a little shimmer.
  9. And voila!!!!  You are left with a gorgeous background!
(This technique would create a lovely layout background as well!)
This is the second layer of the clock.  It was painted, inked and spritzed with Smooch Spritz.  To add texture to this layer, I used a texture stamp and white embossing powder by Clearsnap. 
I created this flower using Donna's Tales of Travel paper and Rose Creations dies by Spellbinders.  You can find the tutorial for this flower HERE
If you look closely, beneath the large flower lies the third layer of the clock.  This layer was decorated the same way as the background.
To the top of the clock I added more handmade flowers using Donna's Rose Creations dies.  Click HERE for a tutorial on how to make these flowers.
These smaller flowers were created using Donna's Theater papers.
The face of the clock was spritzed with smooch spritz in Tea Party, Pralines and Cream and Mixed Berries.  I adhered a gear in the center of the clock that was cut using Donna's Sprightly Sprockets die.

I hope you enjoyed my project.  I can't wait to hang it on the wall of my craft studio!  Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!  Many hugs to you all!

For a list of products used, please click on the link below.






Happy Sunday friends!!  It's time for another sketch over at Creative Scrappers!  I really love this week's sketch because it forced me to release my creative side.  I love how this layout turned out.  It's different from my usual work, yet it still screams "ME!!!".
Believe it or not, the patchwork background of my layout was inspired by my bag LOL.  I remember staring at it one day and thinking what an awesome background it would make.
To create the patchwork background, I chose several sheets of similar paper.  I used papers from Tim Holtz's Vintage Shabby paper stash.  I tore up the paper into pieces and adhered them to a background paper from the same paper collection.  Then I brushed white acrylic paint over the entire page and misted certain areas with Slate Glimmer Mist.  Finally, I hand-stitched  each piece for added detail and texture.
This awesome title is made from chipboard and manufactured by The Dusty Attic.  When my daughter was a baby, she wasn't capable of saying "brother" so she kept calling her brother, "bubba".  She still calls him that today LOL.
I added texture to the title by stamping a texture onto the chipboard using embossing ink.  I then sprinkled on white embossing powder and heat set it.  The other words in the title were outlined with a white Sharpie paint marker (oil-based) and then dry-brushed with white acrylic paint to create a distressed look.
Just some hand-stitched flourishes accented with a little bling.
This is probably one of my favorite Prima flowers.  It goes well with everything!  I made the little curly do-jiggies using hemp cord.
My precious babies... at the time my son was 3 and my daughter was less than a year old.
The chicken wire beneath the photos is also made by The Dusty Attic.
In this photo, I think my baby girl was trying to pick her own nose and her brother's at the same time.  LOL!

That's all for today!!  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.  Have a beautiful week ahead!


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 These giveaways are now closed.  Click HERE for the winners!
 
Hellooooooooo my dear friends!!!  I am so excited to announce my Anniversary Giveaways!!!  Giveaways... as in more than one!!  What anniversary am I celebrating exactly?  Well, last month I celebrated my one year anniversary of scrapbooking (thanks to the encouragement of my hubby).  I can't believe I have been scrapping for a year already.  How time flies!  And next month I am celebrating the one year anniversary of my blog!  So what better way to celebrate than share some love and have a few giveaways!!

Below are photos and descriptions of the four giveaways I am having.  You can enter one or all of them... your choice.  To enter... all you have to do is link up (using inlinkz) under the giveaway you wish to enter.  The inlinkz widgets are located at the bottom of my sidebar.  For another chance to win... share this giveaway on your blog and then link up a second time beneath the giveaways you wish to enter!  Can it get any easier?!  You are not required to follow my blog unless you'd like to.  I always appreciate new, sweet friends.  :o)

Enough babbling... here are the giveaways!  Drumroll please...

 BABY BOY GIVEAWAY
(1) Pink Paislee Chipboard Alphas
(1) A2Z Scraplets Chippie (courtesy of Kay's Kreative Korner)
(1) Doily Paper
(1) Flocked Paper
(1) Textured Paper
(8) Sheets of Patterned Paper
(1) Filmstrip Frame
(2) Felt Fusion Borders
(1) K&Co. Grand Adhesions
(1) Colorbok Sticky Stitches
(1) Colorbok Alphas
(1) Adhesive Signs
(1) 3D Mini Tags
(1) Glitter Bling Adhesive Frame
(1) Tiny sheet of SRM Stickers
(1) Threads Jumbo Woven Labels
(1) Glitter Flowers
(1) Jolee's Boutique Photo Corners
(1) Sheet of Sandylion Stickers

 GIRL POWER GIVEAWAY
(2) Felt Fusion Borders
(1) Making Memories Alphas
(2) Types of Ribbon
(1) Jolees' Boutique Photo Corners
(1) A2Z Scraplets Chippie (courtesy of Kay's Kreative Korner)
(2) Recollections Embossed Foil Stickers
(1) Vellum Stickers
(1) Daisy Hot Pink Alphas
(1) Pack of Prima Butterflies
(1) Sheet of SRM Stickers
(8) Sheets of Patterned Paper

 LAZY DAYS GIVEAWAY
(1) Petaloo Flowers
(1) Jolee's Boutique Photo Corners
(1) A2Z Scraplets Chippie (courtesy of Kay's Kreative Korner)
(2) Felt Fusion Borders
(1) Recollections Embossed Foil Stickers
(1) Vellum Stickers
(6) Sheets of SRM Stickers
(1) My Little Shoebox Alphas
(1) Primary Block Alphas
(5) Sheets of Patterned Paper
(1) Die Cut Paper
(1) Photographic Paper Book with 18 double-sided sheets



BABY GIRL GIVEAWAY
(5) Jolee's Boutique Stickers
(1) A2Z Scraplets Chippie (courtesy of Kay's Kreative Korner)
(1) Paper Bliss Adhesive Signs
(1) Making Memories Alphas
(1) K&Co. Die-cut Stickers
(1) Bazzill Die-cut Cardstock Borders
(2) Felt Fusion Borders
(1) Do-Jiggies (baby footprints)
(1) Sheet of Sandylion Stickers
(1) TIny sheet of SRM Stickers
(1) Recollections Embossed Foil Stickers
(8) Sheets of Patterned Paper
(1) Doily Paper
(1) Sheet of Flocked Paper
(1) Sheet of Mulberry Paper


Thanks for stopping by and good luck to you all!!!  
Winners will be randomly drawn on August 11, 2011.
Have a fantastic and safe summer!!






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