Monday, November 29, 2010

Want2scrap Blog Hop and a fun Tutorial!

Hi everyone,
I am finally doing much better, thank you so much for all the good wishes. We welcome all of you to our first blog hop with
Want2Scrap Scrapbook Manufacturer is proudly sponsoring the Passionately Artistic blog hop! Let me tell you, the line of rhinestone bling and embellishments they currently have is fabulous.  Seriously! If you just can't stop yourself from putting bling on anything that doesn't move, you need to go visit them.  Want to know the best part??  Their prices are really great too.
I’m so happy that you are hopping with us, and leaving fantastic comments for us, with a chance to win fantastic prizes and 2 GIFT CERTIFICATES worth $25.00 plus other goodies.

Here are just a few things to remember...
    • Become a follower of  Passionately Artistic and Want2Scrap blogs if you are not already, leaving comments on both sites for all 12 days of Christmas posting for a chance to win.
    • Leave as many comments as you wish, blog about it, tell your friends on twitter, facebook.
    •                                     not one but 2 fantastic prizes.
    • Leave a comment for each designer on the list to be eligible for the grand prize.  Did I mention that there will be two winners of the grand prize??  Yes that’s right.  One winner will be announced on the Passionately Artistic blog and the other winner will be announced on the Want2Scrap blog. On December 18th.
    There will be random prizes to all those who stop at every inspiration blog listed on the hop as well as wonderful sponsor prizes too! 
Here are the list of the ladies participating in the blog hop.

Our tradition, is to wake up early like 2-3 am have breakfast, then share a cup of hot cocoa, yep in the middle of the heat in Florida we have hot chocolate :)

I want to share a simple tutorial on how to create a fantastic gift at a fraction of  the cost.
This Frame is sponsored by Marvy Uchida and Want2scrap.

When the frame is open, you can see the back side of the front.
Here is what you will need to recreate this project.
  1. Cut  10 flowers from Home Accent  Cricut  Cartridge sizes 4.5, 4, 3.75,3.5,,2.5,2.25
  2. Ink all the edges.  Layer in ascending order to create the large flower, then fold the petals towards the center.
  3. Add a clear button to the center, add Want2Scrap bling.  Repeat the same process for the smaller flower.
  4. Add the Rhinestones under the petal to create a continuing line, I had to cut the Rhinestones to create the look I wanted which is what I luv about the Rhinestones the flexibility.
  5. Cut 2 leaves freehand and place on each side.
  6. Repeat the same process for the inside of the frame.
Supplies used:
  1. Marvy Uchida frame, Want2scrap bling.
  2. Cricut & Gypsy, Home Accent  Cricut  Cartridge.
  3. Core’dination Paper, Coloorbok fluid chalk, Blumenthal lansing buttons
Voila you are done.
I appreciate you leaving a comment and following this blog Smile
Have a fabulous day, don’t forget to visit the ladies to see their
If you would like to know about any of the steps, or if you have any questions let me know.  Be sure to leave a way for me to get back to you. Thank you so much!


    Wednesday, November 24, 2010

    Happy Thanksgiving...Dreamweaver Stencils

    I know, I is Thanksgiving tomorrow and here are some Christmas Cards! This is a sneak peek at some of my cards I am posting in the next few weeks of Christmas Cards in not the usual colors. I used Dreamweaver Stencils on both cards. I love the Glitter on the card above and love the pinks! I even inked color on the edges of the clear glitter. Always up or a challenge!

    We were also challenged with using some glossy blue embossing paste. This stuff is AMAZING! I did this card in honor of my Grandma Parker who loved blue and silver at Christmas. I just added the silver glitter over the wet paste. Another item I am just really getting into are the long pins. One of my problems was, I hated the pointy exposed end and don't always like to tuck the pin under something. Simple solution...add a dot of glue, in this case WELDBOND to the pin tip and glitter. It goes with the theme and makes it a much safer card! LOL

    Check out my blog tomorrow and all the creative minds on Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team. All of the links to all the blogs are on my blog as well!

    As for tomorrow being Thanksgiving, I am thankful for my artistic friends, my family and most of all My Lord And Savior Jesus Christ! Remember to count your blessing when you feel you have nothing to be thankful will be amazed!

    Happy Creating



    Sunday, November 14, 2010

    I've been attacked by the flu

    sorry I'm mia, I haven't been able to shake the flu for the past few weeks.
    I'll return as soon as I get better.
    In the meant time visit

    Tuesday, November 9, 2010

    Jewelry Boxes, Layers of Color, Prima Flowers and Bling

    I love to make these fun jewelry boxes. I start out with a nice coat of paint and go from there. This particular box I used a great texture stencil from Layers of Color. I just found this company recently and LOVE it. Great stamps and wonderful design team.

    So I painted the boxe then after it was dry I used the stencil in each corner and stippled on the ink using a large stipple brush. I let then used embossing powder to make the images pop a bit more. I was still not super happy with the look so used the overlay again and stippled again and off set it just a bit and used a different color of embossing powder. LOVE the out come so far.

    Then I figured out that I did not have just the right bling for the box so headed to my local store, Scrapbook Generation, and got some bling and some Prima flowers. I got those attached and then poured on a very thin layer of epoxy by Envirotec!

    This is a top view!

    I also lined the inside with fabric!
    This is a different style of box but still really fun! Instead of pouring a clear coat on top I used polyurethane to seal the box and it also helped to really adhere the bling!

    I love how the little drawer pulls out and shows the lining. No latch on the lid is alson really nice on this design.
    With Christmas just around the corner I thought maybe everyone could use a little inspiration for a great handmade gift. For the first box you could even sneak in a pack of handmade cards they can send! I love getting handmade gifts that are functional and not just sit around look pretty and get dusty.
    Would love to have you visit my blog and become a follower! When I reach 100 followers I will have another prize drawing!

    Happy Creating



    Wednesday, November 3, 2010

    Painting, Pears, Windows....oh my

    I have been trying something new. I broke out my Claudine Hellmuth paints and Sticky Canvas and started to play. I have never painted so this is a new. I don't have a style or lessons or any clue as to what I was doing, just decided to do it! So this is my first painting.

    I chose a pear as they are a happy fruit and have character. They also challenge the shading and change in color. I also did a mixture of color for the background.

    I also did not want my pear just floating in space so grounded it on a simple "table top". I wanted the pear to pop out so I added the slight shadowing.

    I like to mix color as it gives more interest. If I am coloring a stamped image or otherwise.

    I did want to make sure and get some of the detail of the pear so added the speckles!

    This is painting #2. Again, I love pears!

    I wanted to add some other elements to this painting. so tried the look of a window and extra pears! I also wanted it to appear there was some texture on the wall. I love to blend several colors loading different colors on my brush at the same time.

    They may not ever be looked upon as GREAT works of art, but at least I am trying something new and I am enjoying the new adventures!

    Last, I am showing some closer shots of some of the areas!

    I hope you have enjoyed my adventure into painting!

    Don't forget to hop on over to my blog to see what I am up to!



    Monday, November 1, 2010

    Hello November Rive!

    Hi Everyone,

    did everyone had a good Halloween? I don’t celebrate Halloween, but I do give out candy lol.

    I am very excited that it is November 1st, y’all know what that means. It’s almost Thanksgiving time.. My favorite Holiday, why??? My DH makes the most awesome smoke Turkey.

    We start by brining it for 36 hours, then smoke for 8 hours using cedar and his secret recipe on the fire, for that slow smoke juicy turkey..

    Before I start drooling everywhere, here are the winners of the Lunch giveaway, thank you everyone for entering.



    I’m sad to say that mostly when I received comments is when I’m giving something away, I had hope to see my friends more often and engage in conversations.

    I’m thankful for those of you that comes every week to see me :)

    This month I’m starting a new series on Passionately Artistic here. I will be sharing ideas for recipes, timeline to take the hectic out.

    Here’s a fun wreath idea for you..





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    Monthly lunch outing w/dh. Visiting Macaroni n Grill :)



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    Moroccan Chicken Stew


    Mediterranean Pizza Skillet

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    Wednesday left over :)

    Here’s this week coupons.







    Have a fabulous week,


    PS don’t forget Happy Haunting Cartridge giveaway here