Sunday, June 26, 2011

Lisa Kaus Summer Workshop

This past weekend I attended one of Lisa Kaus's Summer Workshop hosted by Kim of Artistic Bliss. This was my practice piece where we practiced with the paints. And this is my painting. The words read, "Release the Music of your Soul. I traced the outline of the bird from Lisa, but made the birdcage around it. We used Golden Fluid Acrylic paints and water color crayons. I love how this piece came out. I hope to find the time to make more.
This piece was from our Grid Workshop completed on Saturday
There are a lot of layers and dimension.
The dangling charm was from a charm swap I was involved in a while back.
I tried to make this piece all abut the ladies.
I can also see myself making another one of these pieces.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Let's Capture These Sketches #87

We are live with the new sketch. Come play along with us.
This layout features me and my husband on one of our favorite ways to vacation, on a cruise.

Using the sketch from Let's Capture These Sketches, Sketch 87 as my base for inspiration, I reached way back in my stash and used some of my old favorites.
The base of the layout is Glance from Basic Grey’s Scarlet’s Letter paper line. The die cut elements were cut on the Cricut, utilizing a chandelier from the Home D├ęcor cartridge and a chandelier image cut with the Sure Cuts a Lot (SCAL) program, each cut from Bazzil cardstock. The title is a mix of alphabets from Sonnets by Sharon Soneff, 7Gypsies Ink Alpha and Making Memories Ultra Small letters. The layout was finished off with various flowers and bling, some by Prima.

So let's see what you will do with the sketch.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

No Smiling on the Tea Cups

This layout was designed by Suzy Plantamura and was a handout at one of the many events I have attended at The Scrapbook Oasis. I completed the layout and it has sat in my closet for a while Yesterday I found the perfect pictures and sub-titile! Snapshot Of A Crazy Fun Uncle - No Smiling on the Tea Cups! Gino follows this set of on-line video blog and onne day Shay Carl recorded a video about no smiling on the tea cups. This is Gino recreating the video!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Exciting News!

I have been asked to join the Design Team at Lets Capture Our Memories! (Note the new blinkie on the right side!!) The have a great shop and great sketches on a weekly basis. Come on by and check us out!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Crop in Chino

So Kari invited me to attend the Chino crop on Saturday. She said there would be a few ladies there that we knew so I took her up on the offer. I was able to complete two layouts!

This laout is basked on Sketch 236 at These pictures were taken on Mother's Day 2008 of Mandre and his wee lil son. Touching is what it is. It is hard to believe that lil Mandre is so big now. The paper line I used is Bo Bunny's Back to Basic's line.

This layout was looslely based on the May 28th sktech at Sassy lil sketches. I useed various scraps from Sasafras and Prima. The Celebrate is from Heidi Swap/Tattered Angels Mist*a*bles flocked & resist title line that I was given while attenting Colorful Connections last month. I just went through my junk bin and pulled things out and just kept puting different things on the layout. Kari chimmed in with various yes that looks great or no, not so much. I love how it came out.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Sweet Girl
I took this picture of Arianna the day after she had donated her hair to Locks of Love. What a sweet thing for her to do! For this layout I used Sketch 155 at Creative Scrappers. I am a huge My Mind's Eye paper fan and for this layout I used scraps from their Bloom and Grow line. There is also the last of my Webster's ribbon. I love that ribbon!!