Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Are you following me? ;)

I just noticed that I have 105 followers! How exciting. Maybe I should do something official for having broken 100? Of course, who knows how many people actually read this thing. ;)

I have a few fun projects to share. :)

Bathing Suit Beauty: I made a crown of sorts for her out of flowers and undersea creatures.

I embossed and added Maya Mist to all the chipboard, and added touches of Stickles. 

I also added Glossy Accents to the bubbles to make them 3d. 

I wanted this to be funky and graphic. I was happy with it. It's as busy as she is. ;)

I made the pink flower by rolling and glueing ribbon. Love how it looks like a lollipop. 

She was such a chub when she was little! I miss her chubbiness. 

I added some punched out butterflies. So sweet. 

These papers and ribbons are so cute with her bathing suit. :)

I used a mask and Maya Mist on the white cardstock. Love how it turned out. 

I put this sweet vintage inspired family album in my etsy store.

I made this birthday crown for one of my best friend's sister's son. I LOVE how it turned out. It looks like a piece of cake to me for some reason - a literal one I mean. Mmmm sugar. 

Okay, more later. I am off to vanquish some laundry! Thanks for all the comments you leave me. I love this community of artists/bloggers/scrappers. 

Creativity belongs to all of us!

Dee Dee

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

She Went Her Own Way Canvas

I decided to do something fun for myself during March by taking an online class. :) I debated between a mixed media class and a sewing class, and the She Art canvas classes won out. :) 

This was my first canvas for the class, and I have to say I'm hooked! I had tried a canvas class once before more than two years ago, but never gave myself the free time to explore and create with what I learned. This class wasn't much different as far as technique. Well, to be honest ... I was too impatient to watch the videos! I watched the first one about what paints to buy, and I was off! Haha. I will make myself go back and watch them soon. 

Anyway, this is me. :) 

The title "she went her own way, life unscripted" is sort of a reflection of my journey. There are always people trying to tell me what I should be doing, or could be doing, but I'm me. I let them be them, and I go my own way. Life unscripted seemed fitting because even my own plans of late have been tossed about by the storms of life. Still, I'm trying to find God's beauty in the midst of it all. 

I used a bit of lace trim for the skirt, and a fun bingo stamp. I've never mentioned it, but I love the game of bingo. I used to go with my mother some weekends when I was very young as long as I sat quietly and paid close attention when the numbers were being called. Once when visiting my grandmother she took me to bingo, and I won $14. I was so upset that she kept $7 even though she paid for my cards. What a brat I was! ;)

I had fun turning the old book paper a nice sandy brown to match my skintone. You can see some of the layers through the paint and medium here. It is really hard for me to start a project without knowing what the end result will look like. Let's not analyze that too much. ;)

I added in this chipboard sun at the last minute. It was stubborn of me. I have felt down a lot lately with my health status, but I decided to make my own sunshine. :) 

After some prodding, and because I think it will be fun I will be teaching a canvas class at The Crafty Scrapper probably at the beginning of May. Keep your eye out if it is something you've wanted to try. 

Creativity belongs to all of us.

Dee Dee

Monday, March 7, 2011

Welcome Spring! :)

Happy March everyone. I am so glad spring is finally on its way. The weather has been bouncing back and forth between winter and spring in Dallas the last few weeks. I have enjoyed plenty of outside frolic with my kids, and I have had lots of fun playing with new spring inspired scrapbook papers! :) 

My "Home Sweet Home" mini album is made with Echo Parks new spring line, and I will be teaching it as a class on April 9th at The Crafty Scrapper. Call the store to sign up. :) 

Here's a little peek inside. :) 

This is one of the Valentine's Day bags I put together with my daughter for her play-school. She stamped each of the bags, cut out paper hearts, and decorated the bags with sticker hearts. She reluctantly let me tie the ribbon, and write the names of her classmates. ;)

This beautiful mini is my latest eBay album. I am loving aqua, yellow, and cream right now. 

You can view all the photos HERE on eBay if you're interested. 

Sigh. I hope the warmer weather settles in soon. Until then I have taken up making mixed media canvases to keep me busy indoors.  I will have to share some pics soon. :) 


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