Saturday, May 10, 2014

Guest Designer for Silhouette!

Good morning again!  This is my second post today! If you are looking for my Scrapbook Adhesives 3L post, scroll down below. 
I am excited to be a guest designer for Silhouette!
 With the end of the school year fast approaching, I needed teacher gifts quickly! I used the 3D Mason Canning Jar Box by Lori Whitlock, Doodlebug papers and lots of glitter and dimensional foam circles.
I added a bit of raffia to the top and added a pretty 3d Orchid from Jamie Cripps. Stickles were added to the flower to give it a bit of sparkle. I bought some gourmet cookies, packaged them in glassine bags, and topped it with a doily. The box was a perfect size for them! 
I copied the mason jar cut and created a new layer. I added a rectangle to the center so I could create a shaker box. Just add the transparency behind it, some dimensional adhesive, sequins, and one more layer of the canning jar to create a fun interactive box!

Thanks for stopping by!!! :)
Shapes used:

Exciting News! A New Design Team!!

I am excited to share with you that I have become Scrapbook Adhesives 3L's newest Design Team Member!  I am thrilled to be part of such a talented group of ladies! 
I love all the variety of adhesives they offer and my project on their blog uses several of them!  I have a full tutorial over on the Scrapbook Adhesives 3L blog, so you will need to pop on over there to see my step by steps! ;)  

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L supplies:

Thanks so much for stopping by my friends!!!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

You Make Me Happy!

Good morning! I haven't had much time in the craft room lately.  I am still getting a lot of messages and e-mails regarding Cortney.  Her page has been shared over 120,000 times....which as I said is a bit unexpected, overwhelming, and dare I say, a bit scary.  I want to make sure that whatever we select is a good fit for her and that the company is reputable. So needless to say it is taking up a bit of my time! ;) 
I've connected with a couple of companies that specialize in apparel and shoes for handicapped children and adults and that is definitely more in our comfort zone. So we will see what comes of all this. :) 

I have a happy card to share today that I created while on the Dirty Dozen DT over at Splitcoast. 
It was created using a darling cut from Silhouette.  I had to add lots of glitter to the rainbow make it extra happy! 
The sentiment is from My Craft Spot and was a perfect size for my sun! I added fluffy Flower Soft to my clouds and a bit of twine to "tie" it all together.  (No pun intended.....okay pun was totally intended!) 
Cort has prom on Friday night, so tonight she and her friend Patty are going for manicures and pedicures. So the next few days are busy ones!  Mother's Day is Sunday that means I have gifts to buy and some plans to be made.  
Life is busy. Life is good. 
Thanks for being a part of it!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


The last 2 days have been such a whirlwind!  I don't want to ramble, so forgive me if I do.  I mentioned last week that some exciting things were on the horizon for Cortney? The first thing was her getting an opportunity to model for a boutique called, Princess Tutu's.  They are selling tutus for wheelchair bound kids.  They are so cute without all of the extra material! Cortney's pictures can be found HERE on her Facebook page and HERE at her Etsy shop.  

And then an even more amazing thing happened....Cerebral Palsy Family Network shared this collage of pictures on their Facebook page.

Cortney has had over 60,000 shares!  I have been answering private messages and e-mails for the past 2 days! So many wonderful people have offered Cort opportunities to model for them.  A modeling agency has offered a free year to sign up with them.  My head is spinning. My thoughts are flying every which way!  I am truly touched by people's generosity and kind spirits.  I never in a million years thought a couple of images of my daughter could have such a positive affect on people.
My emotions range from excitement to a bit of fear. This is wonderful and scary all at the same time.  I need to take a deep breath and roll with it.  Cortney face is a reminder that beauty comes in many forms.  And one of my favorite comments on Facebook is, "God doesn't make mistakes." She was meant for great things. Thank you all for taking this roller coaster of a journey with me. For allowing me the luxury of dreaming...and rambling....and sharing. :) 

Monday, May 5, 2014

Crafty Secret's Design Team Challenge and Linky Party!

Good morning friends! I hope you are all doing well!
I had a fairly quiet weekend.  Friday night we celebrated Cortney's birthday along with her Papa and her Great Grandma. (Who turned 94) Saturday we had a photo shoot for a clothing boutique, which I will share with you soon.  Then on Sunday we relaxed because Cort came down with a cold and was not a happy camper at all. 
Today is the first Monday of May and you know what that means?
Yep! Crafty Secret's Design Team Challenge and Linky Party!
I have a tutorial today to show you how I created this little altered tray. 
The tray was recycled from embellishments that I had purchased. Off hand I can't remember who they were by.  The pretty flower is part of the Easter Blessings digital image from Crafty Secrets. I colored the flower with Copic markers and the Wink of Stella pen for a bit of sparkle.  
So here is the scoop on how I created this little tray.  First, color your image.
Next, get a square punch, I used a 1 x 1 punch.
For this little tray the 1 x 1 worked perfectly.
I made sure when punching that I lined the image up perfectly.  I wanted the flower to "connect."
I painted the tray white. I didn't worry too much about the inside because it was going to be hidden anyway. 
I inked the edges of the squares.
I added glossy accents to the tray dividers and sprinkled glitter on top of it.  I just love when a project has a little bit of sparkle!
To give that faux tile look, I added glossy accents to each tile and let them dry. 
I didn't want the tiles to be entirely enclosed in each square so I bumped them up a bit with dimensional foam squares. 
Once the tiles were dry, I placed them in each square compartment. 
I added a little ribbon and posy combination at the bottom.  I need to find a tiny easel to display this in my kitchen.  ;)
Be sure to stop by the other gals' blogs for more inspiration!

Have a great day my friends!

Tombow Blog Hop!

Good morning! I am so excited to be a guest designer for Tombow! 
What a great company and talented design team! 
So I am thrilled to participate in their blog hop!
For my card today I stamped the background image using JustRite's Quilted Circles stamp. It was stamped with Versamark and embossed in white.  I gave it a water color wash using Tombow's Dual Brush Pens
I cut the image into 3 strips and adhered it to white card stock using Tombow's Extreme Adhesive.
I attached those to the front of the card.  I wanted the 3 panels to line up perfectly so I needed a bit of playing room, I used Tombow's Mono Adhesive Removable.
The sentiment is from Simon Says. I adhered yellow glitter to it using Tombow's Mono Aqua Glue.
I added some sequins (Extreme Adhesive), some colored string, and some coordinating rhinestones. (using Mono Aqua Glue again!) 
Do you like prizes? Want to win some adhesive? ;)
In order to enter to win the prize, please comment on all the Design Team’s projects this week! Now it's time to head back to the Tombow Blog!
Here is this week’s Line-up:

Thank you so much Tombow for having me this week! :)
I will have a second post today for Crafty Secrets, so be sure to check back!