Monday, December 15, 2008
Time to learn Czech
Allen and I are super excited...we are going to Prague on our honeymoon! Prague is the place I have dreamed about going to for years and it will happen in March! For those of you who don't know much about Prague, here a small description I found online:
"This magical city of bridges, cathedrals, gold-tipped towers and church domes, has been mirrored in the surface of the swan-filled Vltava River for more than ten centuries. Almost undamaged by WWII, Prague's compact medieval centre remains a wonderful mixture of cobbled lanes, walled courtyards, cathedrals and countless church spires all in the shadow of her majestic 9th century castle that looks eastward as the sun sets behind her. Prague is also a modern and vibrant city full of energy, music, cultural art, fine dining and special events catering to the independent traveller's thirst for adventure. It is regarded by many as one of Europe's most charming and beautiful cities."
We are going for a week and have already bought a stack of guide books to make plans about what we want to see.
Some interesting sites include:
Prague Castle (the largest castle in the world) - It includes St. George's Basilica and it one of about 2000 castles in the area.
Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock
Prague National Gallery
The Lennon Wall
The Charles Bridge
:) Can't Wait!
Created this page by misting Tattered Angels over a doily that was place on top of water color paper. I then misted the outer edges of the page. The flowers are a punch, I layered three flowers and put foam dots between each one. The top flower has a thick layer of stickles on it. TFL
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Create flower embellishment by punching out 3 shapes in sturdy paper.
Paint the flowers or coat the entire shape with Stickles. Once they are dry , put a foam dot on top of 2 of the flowers. Layer the 3 flower shapes on top of each other. Add more Stickles and a crystals as you desire.
This is from the Scrap Muse december kit collection. I try and give scrapbook pages to every one in my family for the holidays and this is one of the give away pages. The photo is of my family on my second christmas. This is my moms family at our home in Lake City, Florida. TFL
This was a very small photo that I enlarged. I left some of the imperfections in the photo. This is a photo of me as a new born baby. My moms doctor would only let her gain 20- 25 pounds through the entire pregnancy. I was a 5 pound baby, what I see is how incrediably thin my mother is.
Some of the Collection is from The Scrap Muse December kit. The live tag is from a previous kit. Flowers can be punched out of stiff paper and covered with Stickles paint. Punch three flowers for each layer.
Paint each and then put a foam tab between each layer for added dimension. Dot sticles in appropriate areas and add jewels if you wish.
Photo is of my niece and her friend. The are cheerleaders for a team in Ohio. She is a great athlete,she plays Lacrosse weekly as well. Her gymnasitc skills earned her a position on the Varsity team even thought she should be on the Jr Varsity squad.
I am in the process of recording memories of which I have no photos. As a young child I rode the train to my grandmothers house. The train stopped in front of her house in Townsend, Ga and let us off the train. My grandmother walked out of her front door and over to the train track to meet us. My grandmother never drove a car. TFL
Friday, November 28, 2008
peace sign TIN WINGS
"slowly" print EYEFUL by TRICIA McKELLAR
Czech glass drop earrings K KENNEDY DESIGNS
"Maya in Fall" print MATILOU
"I have many thoughts" print TANIS ALEXIS
Snowman necklace and earrings set HUMBLEBEADS
corduroy bear pouch RED MARIONETTE
"Plant a tree" print KACHING DESIGN
beaded earrings MOONDOONIE
fern clutch with vintage button MONSTER FASHION
silver drip necklace BEADS IN THE BELFRY
beer quartz "kisses" earrings JEWEL ALCHEMY
2009 calendar HAPPIFY
hand-painted silk earrings GILBEA
alphabet-o-graphic wooden earrings MOYOU
tea tree citrus scrub DANDY BODYCARE
"nectarine under cage" print FOOD CHIC
set of Brighton Buildings cards ROBIN101
blue and brown crystal drop earrings CRYSTAL ALLURE
chocolate and vanilla necklace TWINKLE
sushi mousepad HEAD BITCH IN CHARGE
green tree pendant PIECES OF ME PENDANTS
set of 12 correspondence cards 1ST COMES LOVE
love gun necklace PULP SUSHI
beaded rainbow brooch FLECTO
Needlepoint Trade Secrets, autographed book JANET PERRY
beaded bookmark DEE-ZIGNS
jungle print headband STYLISH MODE
winter finger puppet BABYSWEAR
batik zip pouch URBANKNIT
3 little birdies necklace FLAMBEAUX DESIGN
protozoan necklace STARVING ARTIST BAZAAR
"geneen earrings" MUSETTE
crystal quartz and moonstone earrings CATIE'S BLUE
mushroom zip bag OBLINAKNIT
jumper purse PHAT SHEEP
yuzen pendant A PLANET 4 CREATION
copper bead dangle earrings A PRETTY ROCK
black and white flower headband GEMDROPS
A big thank you to all the wonderful crafters and artists who contributed to this month's giveaway! The December giveaway will be announced the following week after this one ends.
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I am now starting to put together my work room(s) for my scrapook and altering things. Alot is in storage, but there is just no room for all of my collections.I have decided that every one is getting scrapbooks this year. I figure I will go to my moms and let her choose what she wants and sort the rest in to individual books.
Right now it is all in storage and I am not comfortable with it there for a long time.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Their kit is a wonderful collection of papers and the add on are wonderful.
I have to say that they are a great kit company and the price is unbelievable.
Close up of Brittany, I love these papers, finally found some colors that would work with her uniform colors.
Intentionally left the journaling open so that she or her mother can add their own though on this photo. TFL
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
This is the cover and there will bew different photos of birds and flowers from my garden this spring.
Monday, September 1, 2008
Sunday, August 31, 2008
I like working with their challenges because as they say -
Pencil Lines is a blog all about using sketches to expand your artistic horizons, get you outside your box, and lift you out of scrappers block and to help you get more layouts done. It is about thinking outside your normal processes to create something wonderful.
I now have 6 days to complete this challenge.
Word Up #34: CHOOSE
A quote to start:
Morpheus: "Everything begins with choice." Merovingian: "No. Wrong. Choice is an illusion, created between those with power, and those without."
If you're a fan of the genre then you'll know the dialogue is from the Matrix Reloaded, one of my favorite films. I love the quote because, to me, everything begins with choice. Some choice. Any choice.
If we aren't living every minute, every hour, every day in a myriad of choices then we are living by default. It's the difference between making conscious choices or choosing not to make a decision at all which often times is still a choice. Lovely word ... that word choice is.
Here's another favorite quote:
"The willingness to make conscious choices is another way of demonstrating that you are ready to find new ways of living, before you are forced to do it. When what we do, how we do it, and the way we do it, no longer fits our purpose in life, we must choose to do something else. It means we are aware of our patterns and no longer choose to embrace them. Choices makes it easier and when you see that you make the wrong choice, you have the ability, right and power to make another choice." - Iyanla Vanzant
Choice, and the ability to choose, is power! We all possess it, we all have it. Sometimes we don't act upon it, sometimes we do but the ability to choose allows us to honor ourselves and our lives
Chocked FULL of embellishments!!
Pink Paislee: Vintage Moon: Night OwlPink Paislee: Vintage Moon: Moon PiePink Paislee: Vintage Moon: Moon GladePink Paislee: Vintage Moon: Harvest MoonPink Paislee: Vintage Moon: Hollow MoonKaiserCraft: Jades Garden: JamieKaiserCraft: Jades Garden: JosieKaiserCraft: Reminiscing: Hold DearKaiserCraft: Reminiscing: Treasure
Bazzill: Spoiled Brat BlingBazzill: TapiocaPrism: Gray PrismaticPrism: Island Mist MediumPrism: Stormy Dark
Pink Paislee: Black Alphabet Stickers
Kaiser Clock RubonsKaiser Rhinestones: BlackKaiser Pearls: MangoKaiser: small paper flowers: TaupeKaiser: small paper flowers: Sepia7 Gypsies Number Metal ClipsClear Scraps: Buckle acrylic shapesJournaling Tags from Etsy shop ( The Paper Pixie )Jenny Bowlin: Crepe Paper Ribbon: TurquoiseJacquard Ribbon: 1 yardBlack Cord Snake Rose ( 2 each )Venise Applique MedallionAssorted metal buttonscandy bar
Here is information about the September contest and the great prizes.
Back to School ContestIt’s that time of year again, time to head back to school. Whether you are heading back to school yourself, have kids that are going back to school or just love that back to school feeling chances are you have bought some new school supplies in the last month. Contest dates: now until September 30, 2008. Requirements: Create an LO or project that features school supplies as a design element or embellishment. Be creative. You may use staples, paperclips, binder clips, notebook paper, graph paper, pencils, pens, erasers, etc, anything that is a school supply is acceptable. LOs can be about any topic you choose. Layouts (8 x 8 or larger) as well as mini-books will be accepted. Maximum 3 entries per person, please. Items must be loaded into the Scrapmuse September Contest Gallery by midnight (EST) on September 30, 2008. The winner will be announced no later than October 6, 2008 in our forum. Designs will be judged by our current design team. Contest is open to US, Canadian and International Scrappers. The Prize:One lucky Scrapper will receive:• One Past Mega Muse of their choice , available in the store (Anything before the new September 2008 Muse) Retail value of $32.00!!(Domestic shipping will be included. International shipping, if necessary, will be the responsibility of the winner.)We can’t wait to see your creations in the gallery!For more information and to answer any questions please visit www.scrapmuse.com
Monday, August 18, 2008
This kit has alread sold out, so get your order in early for the September kit. New Product arriving. daily
The cousins all met at Flagler Beach this summer and this is a photo of some of the younger ones. TFL
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Check out their web site and you can see the other winners and all of the very creative projects on their site.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Added crackle paint to the edge of the CB paper.
Love the new products that melody is coming out with on CB.
The main paper is Making Memories, the alphabet is Heidi swapp with blue ink on them. Added Basic Grey, ribbon and Fancy Pants.
Monday, June 23, 2008
This Bundle fo Joy is Tillman and he is being taken care of by his sister Casey.
The paper is Webster's paper
the not gives all of the stats of his birth.
the leaf is made from the Crayola foam clay and it is air dry and then colored it with with permament pigment powders.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Here is the challenge-
MONOCHROMATIC Main Entry: mono·chro·mat·ic Pronunciation: \ˌmä-nə-krō-ˈma-tik\ Function: adjective Etymology: Latin monochromatos, from Greek monochrōmatos, from mon- + chrōmat-, chrōma color Date: 1822 1 a: having or consisting of one color or hue Challenge is to put together a layout, ATC, card, altered item using only the color Blue. Paper, should be predominantly blue, embellishments must be blue, etc. You can use different shades and hues of blue to create the lights, darks and medium tones on your page. Show us how creative you really are. If you are a scrap saver, pull out your Blue scrapbag ! Photos can have any color. This will be a weekly contest and your entries must be posted in the gallery.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Plans are to submitt to Making Memories Masters contest, have to get moving. Talked to Lucy today, and yesterday. Funny how submitting makes you rethink everything you do.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Did not win
But got this email, which is encouraging...
Thank you very much for all the hard work and talent that went into your design team submission. Your work is simply amazing! We were completely awed by the number of stellar applications that we received. The design team and I spent many long hours pouring over the layouts wondering how we were going to be able to narrow down such a gifted field to just 3 submissions! I am sorry to say that your submission was not one of the ones selected for our design team. I hope this in no way discourages you from submitting to future design team calls as your layouts were incredible! In fact, you were a semi-finalist. In recognition of the time, hard work and the courage it takes to enter a design team competition, we'd like to offer you a $15 gift certificate to the Cocoa Daisy store. Please use the following discount code ****on your Also, if you note that you had tried out for the design team in the comments section of your order, we will also include a special gift.
Thank you again!
Tricia & the Cocoa Daisy
As my daughter says "SWEET" free stuff is always fun!
Friday, May 30, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
But just got this email from a friend and you have to see this wonderful photo, that her friend too. A wonderful abstract flower photo.
Just saw your contest and this is just the sort of thing that I like to do. Incorporating the old with the new, and I love your paper as a bold contrast to the softness of old photos .
I live in small town so a not lot of choice for your product. I had some of you Provencal Fare and while it is beautiful on it's own, wanted a little more personality to the Nursery Rhyme page, So I cut out some of the Al Fresco, to add a little color to the page. I love the playful whimsy that the flowers give this layout.
As a child I lived in a small town and not a lot to do besides read. My parents bought a set of Childcaft Books for us to read. They have great memories, this is a page from (not the original set) a book that I bought at a thrift store., They were originally published in 1947 this book is from 1961, if that is not old enough or vintage enough for you some of the buttons are from my mom's collection and my grandmother button stash. Hope you love it. Challenge, recording old memories, of child hood. Did I say old!!!
Any way would love to have product from your store, just sorry that I did not see your design team challenge, that you held. If you ever need a guest designer, think of me! Thanks for the challenge, Gayle
Thursday, May 22, 2008
This is created using elements from the monthly kit. Cut up the chipboard elements and inked the edges with a gold leaf pen. Flowers are paper torn in progressively smaller circles, that have been wet and scrunched up. I then glued them together and inked the edges. Lu Lu was my daughers cat, but she adoped me. Where ever I went she stayed with me. She was a fully grown cat but very tiny. This is her perched on top of my computer screen. Every so often she would reach over and try to swat the curson on the screen. When I scrapped she would climb up and sit on the corner of my desk. When my husband would come in to the scrapbook room, he would pull my clips of ribbon down and roll he rall up in it. She loved the yarn and ribbon, they are not from the kit, just junk on the desk from previous projects that I threw in the bottom of the basket. ( I am sure we all have scraps of junk). This is actually a 4x6 little suitcase that I picked up. The photo is on the inside top of the case and the scraps are in te bottom half of the case. She was my Muse, she sadly is no longer with me. TFL
This also from the monthly kit. Edged the bottom paper with red to give it a more modern edge. Created a pocket to hold journaling cards. Roughly cut out a flower, ( actually folded it in to quarters and then cut around the edge to create the shape). The center is one of the chipboard kit pieces inked with red. The edges of the flower are rolled up just a little to give the page dimension. Tried to only add things that most every scrapper has in their collection. Added from my stash ( ink, stickles, thread, button, the rest is from the kit. TFL
Another layout using the May Scrap Muse kit, incorporating products from 3 different paper companies. I circle cut the Basic Grey paper and used a gold leaf pen of the edge, then stitched around the circle. The fleece pieces were the perfet color for this layout, so I actually roughly cut flowers and used them on this page. I accented other areas on this page with a gold leaf pen.
This paper was just perfect for this photo this is of Golden Finches, that fed right out side my office window. The are only here for a short time.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Scrap Muse has a very creative group of designers that put together some awesome projects. Traci the new owner has alot of new plans in the works for the company, and some of it's future kits, this has got to be a very exciting time for her. http://scrapmuse.com/
I am very flattered by her comments and her request and totally appreciate her calling and talking with me. So for the July issue I will be putting together an article on layering on a scrapbook page. We discussed some option that she liked for the August magazine, and I will be doing a technique article for that month.
I will post soem of my other work that is not on this site and see what you think.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Yesterday and today my daughter was her to help me with some gardens for this lady. She needs money to start Graduate school next week, so I told her to come help me with the planting. She let me know that she definitely did not get the gardening gene, she hated the entire process. I just wanted to make sure that she knows how hard I work for my money. She could not wait to get home to take a shower, and I have to say that is my favorite part of the as well. I have greenhouses, but they are at my house and I can shower when ever and as often as I like. I will post photos once all of the flowers are blooming.
I scrap lifted the poster above me Yazziegirl.http://www.blogger.com/post-create.g?blogID=4742149871871817489
Michaela is the Big Sister, and Bailey headed for her lap when I started taking her photo. What a difference a few years make..... now she is the ultimate poser for America's Top Model. Just love this seeing this moment. Thanks for looking.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
As a scrapbook, most of the time we crop out all of the elements in the back ground. IE( cars, cereal boxes, TVs, just general junk). When I look at old photos of my self and my family, I love looking at the old cars, toys I had, schools, churches,my bedroom, etc.) Am I the only one??? So what photos are you leaving out of your scrapbooks? This could even be a summer time project for you and your children. So once a week or (month) take photos of the places you go, the people you meet, what you eat for breakfast, information about your city, state, festivals you have, fashion styles, games they play. So give me your feed back, thoughts and suggestions.
When my son's were little, they each had a journal and I tried to write something in it that they dictated to me. I then added photos to show the ages they were when they were giving me these wonderful bits of knowledge. They actually have drawing in some of the books, and wrote little notes. Blogging has replaced journals for us.
My father was in the Korean War, My father in law was in 3 wars, retired from the military.
Monday, May 5, 2008
My sisters daughter is on the left and 2 of my brother 6 are on the right. My parents own alot of property and we always go exploring, and I (as usual)am looking for great photo opportunities. The kids are such willing models as you probably can tell. My own children always hated me taking their photos. Right after I took the bottom photo of the 3, Walker fell in the big tire and hurt him self. I picked him up and carried him over to the barrel to check him out. Look closely at Walker's you can see that he has been drawing on his legs with an ink pen. His older sister told him to draw tattoo's on himself.