Monday, February 25, 2013

Your Man

The Flying Unicorn had a Challenge this month I Heart Inspired - by Alda Stevens. There were 10 criteria based on love - flowers (homemade) - Bling - Ribbon - etc. Also no red, pink or white for the layout about love.
So I worked and practiced flowers, changed photos, tossed a background and then it finally came together.

The photo is from our wedding cutting the cake. The song quoted is John Turner Your Man that the Hubby sung to me while we were dating. I made the roses from Spellbinders Rose Creations, the daisies from their daisy flower topper, an EK success punch for the other flowers and rolled rose buds. The background is TCW Antiquities in molding paste and Lindy's Stamp Gang Mists. The large paper swirls are from a Lifestyle crafts die. I colored the roses in Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Stormy Sky and Weathered Wood distressed inks. I distressed the edges of the background and inked in Antique Linen, Stormy Sky and Walnut.

My song quote is printed and then die cut using Spellbinders Decorative Labels Twenty-seven. The pearl rhinestone swirl is Recollections and cut into three parts. The leaves are from Rose Creations and Foliage dies inked in Peeled Paint, Evergreen, Forest Moss, Bundled Sage and Crushed Olive distress inks. I highlighted quite a few with glass gel medium with added micro beads.The fantastic butterfly is from the Flying Unicorn Adornments - with the February KOM.

Papers are from Glitz and Bella Dora - punched with MS punches.

I love to read you comments - let me know your thoughts!

Friday, February 15, 2013

About A Boy Scrapbook Challenge Blog: Oh Baby!

About A Boy Scrapbook Challenge Blog: Oh Baby!: Hello everyone, welcome to our mid month challenge entitled Oh Baby!  For this challenge we would like you to create a layout using baby pi...

Love Wooby

Hello - The second February challenge for About a Boy is a baby page. Nothing characterizes my oldest as an infant then his Wooby. Wooby is a blanket with a stuffed toy head and arms that rattles. My oldest boy's twist on this common toy he used it as a pacifier. I believe we had eight or nine of variations of the toy just in case because he wouldn't go to sleep without it.

The layout has vellum die cuts, an embossed chipboard bear, masked hearts and circles and two large hearts masked with texture paste. The mist is cornflower blue antiquing solution. The hearts were colored with gelattos. The stamps are from Walmart dollar bin. :)

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Baby Girl

For the Flying Unicorn Challenge In the Pink, layout had to be 75% pink, have metal, the word love and flowers. This month they had a great build a page where Denise Jensen detailed water distressing - wet the page and mold the paper into the awesome draping or pleated shape.

Also, my other favorite place Sparkle and Sprinkle - take a look at the adorable crawling baby stamp and the title. Great deeply etched rubber stamps - excellent detail. I utilized their embossing powders in several locations - mainly 3 pinks - Cotton Candy, Sweetheart and Melon Twist and 2 champagne colors - Vintage and Glisten. Wonderful way to add shine and glimmer to embellishments and papers.

On this page I used the new February Flying Unicorn kit - Celebrate Every Love - tons of goodies in this sold out kit. I used cream chiffon in the upper left corner twisted and knotted to pull in the sheers in the photo behind the baby. I carefully embossed tulle with vintage embossing powder - you have about 2 seconds after the embossing powder set until the tulle will melt and crinkle.

I love to read your comments!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Birthday card

Hello - So for Christmas I gave some of my wonderful Amazing Grace Kit cards and projects to my mother-in-law. I just couldn't allow my husband to buy a card for his mother's birthday after giving her such wonderful handmade cards. So viola a quick birthday card. I used my Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight, Lace Corners from the November kit and stamps from the kit. My sentiment is because my mother-in-law is an amazing determined woman. I also used Websters 6x6 paper and Tim Holtz distress inks Tumbled Glass and Brushed Corduroy.

Please let me know your thoughts - I love reading comments.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Dream - Discover

Good evening - I present Dream - Discover. This is my friend Jerome Butler, whom I have known for years. He follows his dream of music and is supported by his wonderful wife Vicki. Jerome is a talented cello player who plays locally on the west coast of Florida in orchestra concerts and stage productions. He was gracious enough to allow me to scrap his photo for a music stamp set by Sparkle and Sprinkle.

This is my take on the Flying Unicorn Mojo Monday Sketch 2/4 by Tammy

I used Creative Imaginations and Coordinates cardstock. I stamped a large sheet of white tissue paper with Sparkle and Sprinkle Music Background Stamp to create the flowers and little gold edge fan. The embossed Maya chipboard title is with Brown Fizz and Sparkle. I used Brown Fizz and Indian Spark for the emboss able acetate. I love this stuff for making your own transparent embellishments like the little piano keys. I used some Prima flowers from my December Flying Unicorn Kit - I still have tons of this kit left - it was just packed with goodness.

Margaret was very excited to see this piece tonight when I dropped it off. I think this maybe my next class at the end of February. If you love glitter and embossing check out her shop, I do believe they have every color under the rainbow in embossing, glitter and flock.

I love to read your comments!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

I waited forever ... The Flying Unicorn Challenge January

I love the challenges posted monthly and mid monthly at The Flying Unicorn. They are really great for inspiring you to push your creativity. The forums are great and the design team is incredible.

So for this piece I am still using the December kit with Kaisercraft, Ruby Rock-it and Fabscraps. The small dark blue hot air balloons are transparencies that I painted the backs with acrylic white ink to have them stand out on the darker background. The pages are distressed and inked with with blue and brown Tim Holtz distress inks. I sanded the embossed back page and then used iridescent medium straight and mixed with varied amounts of brown acrylic ink. The effect doesn't photograph well but it is quite shimmery. 
I tore a hole in the blue paper and then rolled the paper to tuck the picture and matting into the tear. Some lovely flowers and I have a layout of my favorite picture of my husband and me. 
This was taken at the Marine Core birthday ball in 2008, I am 4 months pregnant with Myles and we were very happy!

Friday, February 1, 2013

About a Boy February 1st Challenge

February 1st Challenge~~Introducing.....

Good morning everyone, we are hosting the first challenge over at About a Boy! The challenge is to introduce the boys/men that you love to scrap. You need to include the subjects name in the layout, could be in the title or the journaling. I love this challenge it allows for freedom to create without too many restrictions, sooo easy....

My inspiration is a layout of my youngest boy - the journaling reads:

The only thing worth stealing is a KISS from a sleeping baby. 

I used Authentique Papers, stamps and embossing powders from Sparkle and Sprinkle, the larger flowers are cut from Spellbinders dies and the smaller are rolled spirals. I used Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet inks for distressing and coloring the stamps.

Be sure to visit About a Boy and see the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team.They are a very talented group. Instructions for entry and prize info are also at the site. You can't win unless you play!

I look forward to seeing your entries.

Happy Friday!