Monday, July 21, 2014

Classy Bags and Photography!

Good morning!
I am up on the SRM Blog today with some classy glassine bags.  (Say that 10x really fast! LOL!) 
What makes them classy you ask?  Well the gold doilies of course! ;)
Be sure to stop by for all of the details!  
What else is new in my world? one year old camera decided to die. Yep, one year old and it went Kaput! 
Fortunately it was under warranty. And I was told that I would get a brand new camera.
Here's the problem. Best Buy doesn't offer my particular camera anymore.  So my option was to either go up or down with quality.  Of course Best Buy recommended I go down, or I'd have to spend money.
Oh no....that is NOT going to happen! I still owe money on the first camera! 
To make a long story short, I got the manager, explained my saga, and after much back and forth, he agreed to give me the better camera at no extra cost. 
So I went from a Nikon D7000 to a Nikon D7100. 
I love it! The sharpness is amazing and I had to play around a bit this weekend. So my willing test subjects didn't mind if I stuck a camera in their faces! ;) 
I am off to the buy the boy some pants for school.  His books have been ordered and first tuition payment sent in.  I can't believe he will be a senior this year.  He and I are taking a couple of college tours this week and next. Sometimes life is speeding a bit too fast for this gal's taste!
Enjoy your day!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Water Colored Birds

Happy Friday to you! 
I have had a crazy busy week and have been away from my computer most of the time. I have been spending time with the kids, family, and friends.  I've been trying to catch up with people I don't always have the opportunity to see.  
I did manage to spend one afternoon water coloring some images on my deck.  
This image is from Crafty Secrets and is part of the Sing For Joy digital stamp set. 
I colored it using my Inktense pencils.  I love the soft water colored effect. The image was cut out using Spellbinder's Resplendent Rectangle's die. I inked around the edges a bit to distress it a bit. 
The flower is also from a Spellbinder's die, called Bitty Blossoms.  I gave it a bit of color with my Inktense Pencils as well. I added some vintage lace, pink string, and a few sequins to finish it off.  
The temperatures are supposed to be a bit warmer, so hopefully we will make our way to the pool and relax a bit!  
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

SRM Punched Pieces!

Nothing like being a day late to your DT assigned day! I have been so busy catching up with friends and family that my computer is actually collecting a wee bit of dust! LOL! I guess as the saying goes, "Better late than never!" 
Here is a sneak peek of my project.  Be sure to head on over to the SRM blog to view the project in its entirety.  :)

Trying to get caught up!  Lots to share with you!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

JustRite's New Release-Snowflakes!

Snowflakes?  Did someone say snowflakes?
I know it is the middle of July, but honestly our weather here yesterday was only 60 degrees! 
So I guess snowy weather isn't that far off! LOL!  
Today is JustRite's last release for this month.
The set is appropriately called, Snowflakes
I picked up a few wooden doilies at Michaels awhile back with the intention of making ornaments.  I painted it all white, gave it a coat of glossy accents, and sprinkled it with glitter. 
I used the SVG cut and my Silhouette for the snowflake. I then stamped it in Versamark and embossed it in silver. 
I inked the edges with a bit of orange and pink inks. Before I adhered it to the wooden doily, I wound some orange and silver thread behind it and tacked it into place.  Then with dimensional foam squares (By Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L) I adhered the snowflake over the string so just a bit was peeking out.  
The poinsettia is a Silhouette cut.  I cut it with cream card stock and gave it some color using my Spectrum Noir markers. I placed it right in the middle of the snowflake.  

Be sure to see the other DT members' beautiful projects!

I am off for a day of shopping and lunch with my girlfriends!
I have much to share with you, but will wait until tomorrow.
Have a great day!

Monday, July 14, 2014

JustRite's New Release-Christmas Wreath!

Another Monday already? This summer seems to be flying by!  Before we know it Christmas will be here. On the upside I'll at least have a few cards made! ;)
Today's new set by JustRite is called, Christmas Wreath. 
It coordinates with an SVG file, and I used my Silhouette to cut out the paper.  I stamped the image in black.
I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color it.  
I stamped the ribbon on patterned paper and cut it out.  I added glossy accents, glitter, and a pearl for the center.  The wreath was matted on Spellbinder's Beaded Die. While the die was still in place I used a sponge and a bit of brown Memento ink to sponge in the circles.  Then I added a little mound of glossy accents to each circle and gave it a dusting of glitter.  I added twill, green ribbon, and red fuzzy jingle bells tied with pink string. 

Cortney has a photo shoot with a professional photographer tonight! We are very excited but we are praying the rain stays away!  
Have a great day!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

JustRite's New Release-Christmas Vintage Labels Seven!

Good morning to you! I apologize for bombarding your computers this week!  I hope you have been enjoying all of the great new stamps released by JustRite.  I have another pretty Christmas set to share today.  The set is called, Christmas Vintage Labels Seven. I stamped the frame in black directly on the card stock. I stamped it again in red on another piece of card stock and cut it out using Spellbinder's Vintage Labels Seven Die.  I layered it using dimensional foam squares by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. 
I matted the image several times and added two coordinating ribbons tied with red fuzzy jingle bells.  There is nothing better that fuzzy jingle bells! ;)  As a final touch I added a few sequins. 

Have a relaxing Sunday!  See you bright and early tomorrow!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

JustRite's New Release-Signs of Christmas!

It is a rainy gloomy Sunday morning...but all is good in my world!
I like days like this where I don't feel guilty moving a bit slower. Wearing my PJ's a bit longer, and having that 2nd cup of coffee!
JustRite has released some really cool Christmas stamps. Today's set is called, Signs of Christmas. 
It includes the old fashioned street lamps with various signs to post.  And the best part is there are, again, coordinating SVG cuts. 
I cut out the pieces using my Silhouette and stamped each one.  I used my Copic marker to add the rays of light behind it. I added snow with texture paste and glitter. 
I stamped the back panel with the little snowflake and added dots of glitter glue. I added my glittery holly, string, and a scattering of sequins.  
Here is the set I used as well as the coordinating SVG file. 
Have a great day!!!