Monday, April 28, 2014

Bedroom Artwork

   I know today is Monday and you are probably here for the latest sketch reveal for Scrapbook Challenges but due to technical problems the post for last week never went live, so it will be today and this week's will be revealed this Saturday for National Scrapbook Day. If you want to see my project again click here.
Over the last month and a half I have been busy redoing my bedroom. Last week I completed it. I had finished all the artwork and hung it up.  Some of this work I am about to share with you might look familiar. I shared the burlap piece last year and the mason jar lids two years ago. I just never hung it up because I never painted my room since I moved into it two years ago.
    I knew I wanted to have the quote "I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck". It holds a lot of meaning to me. Every night, when I was a little girl my jido (grandpa) said that to my brother and I and we replied back with the same quote. When I saw this challenge from my friend Kelly I knew I need to stop putting this off so I cold enter it.
 Here are some closeups.
I used a project life card to create this canvas.  
 This one I covered the canvas with fabric, added vinyl sentiment and painted over the with paint I had leftover from my desk. While it was still wet I removed the vinyl. After it dried I outlined the words with a waterdown black paint. I 
 This one was so fun to do. I did the same steps as the previous canvas but this was done on a dollar store tray and painted with chalkboard paint. 
This canvas I went a little wild. I had fun with gelato, stamps, maks, spray inks and modeling paste on this. 
 This was the first canvas I made for my room. I printed a photos on to photo transfer paper and ironed it onto the canvas. It took a couple of tries but I love how it came out, even it there are cracks in it. I think it makes it look like it was hand painted. 
This I always had in my room but never hung up until last week. 
 Here all those mason jar lids. I need to make more of these so I can changed them out through the seasons. 
I couldn't do all the pieces and not have one of Buster. I the photo transfer technique on this too but embellished is with a washi tape and gelato.   
Here is my desk and clock. I am loving this color. It is my all time favorite color right now. The walls came out great too. I love the white border between the two colors. It looks like a piece of trim was attached to the walls. 
Thanks dropping by and I hope you enjoyed a small tour of my bedroom. 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Scrappy Milestone

Friday a scrappy sketch site celebrated their birthday. I ended up decorating a apple coffee cake muffin for the occasion.
Happy Birthday Creative Scrappers. Keep those awesome sketches coming.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Super Mom Card

Buster came home Monday at noon. He was still groggy from the anesthesia but never fell asleep until about nighttime. Me on the other hand had to take a nap in the afternoon. I was exhausted because I only had four hours of sleep and was worried about Buster. He is just has two vet visits this week to flush out the ears and then the stitches are being removed in 13 days. I am sure if Buster could count he would be doing a countdown so he wear the e-collar. 
Today, I am going to share a card I made for the current challenge for the monthly challenge my friend Kelly co-hosts.Also, I am entering it into the handwriting challenge on the Moxie Fab World's blog. The challenge is to use a quote. When I saw this quote on Pinterest  I knew I had to use it on my mom's Mother's Day card. Follow me in Pinterest to see my latest inspiration. 
Here is the card.
Supplies: cardstock: (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Fancy Pants Designs and Crate Paper), twine (Timeless Twine), stickers (Jillibean Soup, American Crafts, Lily Bee Designs, Studio Calico and (?), sewing templates (American Crafts), doily (DoodleBug Designs), sequins (Hobby Lobby), and punches (EK Success)
I am sure my mom is going to get a little teary eye when she reads this. I am good with that as long it is not me doing the watery eye bit. Tears and my eyes don't mix. In other words if I do my eyes will be stinging for the rest of the day. 
Thanks for stopping by and I hope I got you thinking about your Mother's Day cards that need to be made.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Buster & Layout Sketch = Card Reveal

Today is a day of pet prayers in this family. At 8 this morning our beloved 13 year old dog, Buster, went to the vet for his second ear laser surgery in the last 13 months. Last year, he had 50% of both of his ear canals removed due to growths. This month the vet said he should have another surgery to burn the new growths but the canals won't shortened anymore. We are hoping everything will go as plan and he will be back home later this afternoon.  
Now onto, the layout week's of this week's sketch over at Scrapbook Challenges.
 However, this week I didn't make a layout but used the sketch for a card. It is a Mother's Day card that is for my dad to give to my mom. 
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Studio Calico and Crate Paper), tags (SEI), twine  (My Mind's Eye), sequins (Hobby Lobby), stamps (The Paper Company),embossing folder (American Crafts), stickers (October Afternoon), ink (Stampabilities and Prima), punches (EK Success), electronic die cutter, cartridge and software (Provo Craft), brad (SEI), gelato (Faber-Castell),doily (Hobby Lobby) and wood veneers (I got them from a friend who cut them out)
I just recently purchased a 1" circle punch so now I can make the envelope seals faster. Before I had to mess with my Cricut to cut that size on a scrap of matching pattern paper and it it is a pain when you only have that one small piece leftover.  
Be sure to stop by and see the full reveal. If you like this post please leave some love. I love reading your comments.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A Game of Simon

This is the second Wednesday of the month and that means it is time for another fun challenge over at Child's Play Challenges. This round has to do with the memory game Simon, which I never played but had other versions like Henry and Bop It. 

This game inspire me to use the game's pie shape design on this layout. I have been wanting to do a pie chart on a layout  for awhile now. I am glad this challenge came around or this would still be sitting on my someday soon to do list. 
Supplies: pattern paper (Glitz Designs), diecuts (Chic Tags and Basic Grey), stickers (American Crafts), twine (Timeless Twine), stitch template (American Crafts), flair (Zappy Dots), doily, sequins (Studio Calico and Hobby Lobby), ink (Stampabilities) and stamp (K & Co.)
This page came together within an hour but it took almost 2 hours to complete the title. Yes, you read that right. I did the stitching with twine and by hand. I am sure it would have gone faster if I didn't start it when I was half asleep at 2a.m.
 Right now, I am loving the these premade tags that Chic Tags and Elle's Studio makes.
Thanks for stopping by and I promise more posts will be posted this week. Be sure to see the full design team reveal at CPC