Friday, May 18, 2007


One of the hottest new "things" in scrapbooking are skulls! I admit, I have even fallen victim to them!! I saw a wonderful little purse made with scrapbook paper by Marah Johnson on TwoPeasInABucket and I HAD to copy it! Here it is!!

Is it not the best! I love it so much! The purse and paper you can get at Creative Imagination's website. I also got the big skull and the brads on the side there too. Here is a picture of the side of the purse, a skull brad holding the chain.

Here is the little skull on the clasp of the purse.

And one more little fun piece of skullery. I made this little card for my dad's birthday. Using the same paper, (just some scraps from the purse). The skull stamp is from Technique Tuesday. Love it!!

Mothers Day gift

My Mother's Gift

I finally got my mother's Mother's Day gift finished!
Warning.....If you are my mother and don't want to see this until I get it to you, dont' look!LOL
(she lives out of town from me)
I made her a photo cube of me and my brother's when we were small. I have a little slideshow here you can view the photo cube.
I think it turned out pretty neat! It took me a little time to get the idea of it all down and finding paper I thought she would like. She and I dont' really see eye to eye sometimes when it comes to our styles. Basically if I think it is ugly, then I think she will like it. And if I go NUTS over something, it usually doesn't appeal to her!LOL
Oh well!! At least we like each other!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Mother's Day

Yippee!! I finally got my mom's Mothers Day gift finished! As soon as I get it to her, I will post some pictures of it. I really love how it turned out!
I have not been around here or anywhere too much lately as I am trying to get things ready for my big open house in June! I am very busy making things for that.

Also, with the relandscaping going on outside and me tearing into the wallpaper in the hallway....oh yeah and those kids keep me pretty busy too! LOL

I'll post some pictures of stuff I am doing soon!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Make It Monday!! (Canvas)

Today I am working with canvas. It is really easy to use. It is alot like chipboard. You can cover it, paint it, embellish it...whatever you can think of. I made two projects this week with canvas. I also made a project using canvas at CKC.
The first project I did this week was for a sweet little gal we know. I found this canvas at Walmart (though Dick Blick is a great place for canvas..any size you want).

First thing I did here was paint the edges with Making Memories pink paint.
Then I actually just took the paint again, and used it with my acrylic stamps. I dont normally like to use paint with my acrylic stamps, but these were the stamps I wanted to use and they were clear, so there you go. It worked out just fine.
AFter that, I took a piece of black card stock, lathered it up with Mod Podge and also put some on the canvas, then applied the card stock to the canvas.
So far I have displayed 3 things you can do with canvas, stamp on it, paint it and apply paper to it. I then sealed the black paper with Mod Podge and let it try. Again, it goes on white, dries clear.
After decorating my chipboard H, I applied it to the canvas using 3D pop dots. I punched holes in the top of the canvas using my Crop-a-dile. (cuts it like butter!!) and threaded through some ribbon for this handy little wall hanger!
I also made this little wall hanger for my dear friend who just had a baby. I used pattern paper to cover the whole canvas on this one, decorated my chipboard M, and spelled out her name to the side. I also used the cropadile again to punch 2 holes in the top for the ribbon.
And last but not least, this is the project I did at the Creating Keepsakes Convention using canvas. I love this wall art. Here, we inked the canvas. Literally just ran our ink's over the canvas to change the color from white to green. We also mounted our photo's on smaller pieces of canvas.

Easy as pie right?! Let me see what you can do with canvas!!