Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Sweetness of a Summer Afternoon

I made this sweet mini-banner to go across my mantle for summer. Well, first it is going to the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington, and then it will be on my mantle. :) 

I used a lot of Maya Road chipboard, some Prima flowers, Crate Paper stickers, and The Girl's Paperie patterned paper. 

I finally broke out my Maya Resist again. It's been a while. There are so many tools to play with! :)

Love the Martha Stewart microbeads on the heart, and the antique German glass glitter on the bird. 

I adore how the rainbow turned out. :)

I made the hanger look shabby, and I just love it. Anyway, hope it inspires. :)

Friday, May 20, 2011

The Simple Life

Here's a couple of projects I created recently. One is a photo tray that will eventually hang by my front door and hold receipts. 

It's called "the simple life," and I designed it with a vintage americana look. I tried to keep it really simple because I will be teaching it as a class in June, but I may go back and add a few trinkets here and there. 

I had a lot of fun working in little details to this project, and thought it would be sweet for displaying  various family photos without too much fuss. 

This is a baby album I made for a baby shower last month for my friend Lori. :) Her son was born the day of the shower so I had to wait a bit to give it to her. I really think making baby albums must be my favorite thing. I fly right through them just thinking about how happy they will make the new momma. 

More to show you soon. I have created a few things for the Great American Scrapbook Convention that's happening in Arlington in a few weeks, and they've turned out SO cute. :) 

Creativity belongs to all of us! 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Hope House Mixed Media Canvas

My church is starting a new ministry in the community. "Hope Mansion is our community’s home for women in crisis pregnancy. When completed, we will serve women in a residential atmosphere and help them establish a relationship with their baby and our Lord. They will learn life skills and eventually return to productive lives knowing that our God has purpose for them; they will find Hope in God." 

I love it, and I was inspired to make this canvas for the ministry. 

I titled it "She expected great things." I am praying that God will do great things through the ministry, and that babies and mothers in crisis will be filled with hope and direction. 

I built the house from pages of my first bible. I then layered in a prayer from my journal for the mothers and babies and people that will minister to them. Then I layered specific scriptures over the top that I were on my heart for the ministry. 

It might be hard to tell from the photos, but there are a ton of details to this mixed media canvas. 

This is my hand-drawn/cut pregnant mama. In her hands are a key and a locket that says trust. 

I am not sure how it will be used, but I decided to be brave and find a use for my art. Hope you like. 

Dee Dee 


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