Saturday, October 22, 2011

Scrapbook Place Fall Bloghop!

Welcome to My Scrapbook Place Fall Bloghop!  If you came here from Donna's Blog then you are on the right track..if you just happened upon my blog then you might want to head over to Scrapbook Place Challenge Blog  to start the hop from the beginning!  Don't forget to leave a little love at each stop along the hop! 

For my project I have designed a Halloween card using a vintage image from iralamija Etsy shop, you will definately want to head over there and take a look at all her beautiful images!!  I have paired this little cutey with some Pink Paislee halloween papers and a page of vintage sheet music.  Ribbon is crinkled seam binding dyed by me.  Hope everyone is having a glorious Fall!

Thanks for hopping along with us, now I'd like to send you over to the very talented  Diane's blog to see what she has in store for us... 

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Vintage tag

I've just finished up another vintage inspired tag..i'm so in love with the vintage style right now. Ive used a vintage cut out from Crafty Secrets along with a Crafty Secrets chipboard frame sponged with Tim Holtz distress ink in stormy sky and aged photo.  The tag is color washed in the same inks.  Flower and bronze pearls by Prima.  Pearl stick pin by Maya Road. Crinkled seam binding hand dyed by me. I have used one of the little watchmaker vials and added a vintage sheet music scrap around it with a Crate Paper sentiment. Cardstock stickers also by Crate Paper.  Now..see the little watch face, isn't it just perfect!  I found it at SteamTimeSupplies Etsy store..please go check out this little shop for some things you just can't live without!   
Now I'm off to my Nephew's 2nd birthday party, can't believe he is 2 already!  Wow, time flies!  Enjoy your weekend..its cool and crisp today in favorite season! 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fall Tag...with watchmaker vial

We have a tag challenge going on over at Scrapbook Place Challenge blog  the design team has created some beatiful tags inspired by Fall.  Here is a tag I created for the Challenge.  I used a large manilla tag and color washed it with Tim Holtz distress inks using a brayer and a bit of water.  I have used fall stamps from Pink Paislee watercolored with distress inks.  Crinkled seam binding hand dyed by me using vintage photo ink. I have used one of the vintage watchmaker vials and attached a bit of vintage sheet music around it, inside you will find a tiny silver key and lock..I adore little keys!!  Pearl and rhinestone embellishments by Prima.  I added in two beautiful roses by Wild Orchid Crafts spritzed with a little walnut stain.  Why don't you join us over at Scrapbook place challenge blog, we would love to see your creations!  

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Vintage glass watchmaker vials

So I was born in the wrong husband tells me this all the time, I'm a romantic at heart and love all things vintage!  I just paid a small fortune for two boxes of antique watchmaker vials..I had to have them, they were calling my!   I have marvelous plans for each of them..but in the meantime I have several sets to spare and listed them on eBay for a set of 5. When I was searching to buy these I found them anywhere from $0.75 ea. to $1.50 ea. so I have mine listed for $0.60ea. because I'm not really looking to make money off of them but would like to downsize this lot..they are so lovely!!  And with so many uses, wouldn't they be wonderful in a Tim Holtz collage.  Love them!!   So if you are interested have a look at my auction:    wouldn't they be so lovely with a piece of vintage sheet music tucked away inside with a little ribbon..

Monday, August 29, 2011

ATC challenge

I would like to invite you to join us this week over at Scrapbook Place challenge blog for a fun new challenge, Artist Trading Cards!  I designed mine using a Tim Holtz stamp I just acquired, sheet music is one of my most favorite embellishments... I would use it on every creation if I could, so this stamp is dear to me because it has both sheet music and birds..woohooo!   Also by Tim Holtz, you will find the background distressed with alcohol inks..this is new to me and it was a challenge indeed trying to get the colors blended the way I like. I colored the metal corner piece with copics and added a couple little pearls for added dimension.  Hope you like!  Now I would like to send you over to my friend Karen's blog and check out her beautiful ATC's!! 

Monday, July 25, 2011

3D challenge

This week over at Scrapbook Place challenge blog the design team girls are working on 3D projects.  While trying to decide what to use for my 3D project, my Mom came to mind.. She just made a room in her house for all her heritage vintage things, so I thought a framed collage would be great to add to her room. I can't deny that I have the very best Mom in the whole world so I was very excited to put together a framed piece of art of all her favorite things..buttons, lace, old keys and watches, pins and birds. Hope she likes it ;)  Also a special thank you to Anna for the gorgeous pearl em!!

DP, stickers, chipboard bird, diecut: Colorbok "flea market"
Lace: Maya Road
Button: Making Memories
Flower: Prima
Key and Watch and stick pins: K&Company
pearl flourishes: my friend Anna :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Cumberland Island

Cumberland Island was beautiful indeed and we are all in agreement that it was well worth the 4hr. round trip from Savannah! Although I was beginning to have second thoughts when trudging through a half mile of sand dunes to get to the beach, lol!  But the mansion ruins and the wild horses were stunning. The walk to the ruins was a treat in itself with all the huge oaks with moss hanging over the trails creating a canopy to shade the sun. This is one of those little places that everyone needs to have on their bucket list, its full of peace and tranquility and alot of history!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Savannah up close...

Today we took the Old Town Trolley around the historic part of Savannah, the trees and houses were amazing!  I have a few pictures I wanted to share for anyone who has never experienced Savannah.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!!

Hope everyone had a wonderful and safe 4th of July weekend!  I'm spending my 4th in Savannah, GA. Its beautiful here! We watched the fireworks over the river on River Street..they were stunning.  If you have never been to Savannah then I strongly encourage you take a trip there..its so full of history,  just lovely.  We plan on heading over to Cumberland Island on Wednesday for a day trip, hope its a pretty day because I plan on taking lots of pictures.  I'll be back to share some later.  ;)

Saturday, June 11, 2011


So today I've been working on some ATC's for a summer swap. When I think of Summer I think of flowers, butterflies, beaches, warm breezes...ahhh..makes me want to head to the beach right now! I had these butterflies by Susan Winget and wanted to use them in my ATC's so I paired them with some Webster's Pages DP and some Tim Holtz tissue tape. I like how they turned out. Aren't ATC's so much fun to a mini scrapbook page!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Masculine layout

This week on the Scrapbook Challenge Blog its all about the Masculine projects. It was just the challenge I needed to get busy on my Maine layouts. I love these pictures of Hubby and the boys!

Friday, May 27, 2011

April Showers bring May Flowers...its a Blog Hop!!

Welcome to Scrapbook Place's monthly blog hop! Our theme this month is "April Showers Bring May Flowers" so you will see FLOWERS featured in all of our creations.

If you just happened upon my blog, you will want to go back to the beginning of the hop -
Lindsy's blog - and follow through to see all the beautiful creations!  Have fun hopping along with us and if you get stuck, hop on over to the Scrapbook Place's blog where the entire hopping list will be posted.
Thank you for joining us in this inspiring blog hop, hope it is inspiring to you as well!

Now for my creation..I have designed a card using this cutie stamp from Lily of The Valley, I couldn't wait to try out my newest Nesties! I have used my favorite flowers for this card straight from Wild Orchid Crafts...arent they yummy! Patterned paper from DCWV Rustic Stack. Image colored with Copics with lots of added stickles in Orange Peel and Worn Lipstick.

I hope you like my creation, don't forget to leave a comment before you head on over to the next blog on the hop...
Diane's Blog
Thanks for hopping along with us!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Scrapbook place challenge sketch

We have a sketch challenge going on over at the Scrapbook Place Challenge blog. This awesome sketch posted by Lindsy...she has posted two different sketches, one for both card makers and scrapbookers! I chose the card sketch and made a birthday card for my Mother in law. Why dont you join us in this weeks challenges!
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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Oh how I love Spring

Easter weekend we took a trip to my hometown in NC to spend some quality time with my family. I took the boys to some historic buildings downtown for pictures. I love the look of old brick buildings! Great backdrops for photos. Here are a couple pictures of the old train depot and the boys walking on the tracks. I am very partial to Black and whites as you will see, lol!   I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Simply Adorable images..

I was so excited for the new release of Simply Adorable digi stamps by Sugar Nellie. I snatched up the two newest additions. I cropped this one down a little with photoshop and die cut it with a scalloped circle Nestie.  She is colored with Copics to match the Colorbok Flea Market line of papers. Epoxy bird also by Colorbok. 

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Easter cards..and other happenings..

Wow..its been ages since I've last posted! Its been a busy few weeks for us. I have a new nephew, David, born on St. Patty's Day. He had some complications and stayed in the NICU for a week, but he's a healthy and happy baby now.  After he made an appearance we headed out for D.C for a few days for the boys spring break. It was great timing in that we got to see the blooming of the Cherry trees..lovely!

I've made two Easter cards this weekend with some adorable vintage clip art I had on hand. I mixed in a little fabric from my stash and paper doilies.  Just something about the vintage style that warms my heart!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Scrapbook Place February Blog Hop

Welcome to Scrapbook Place February Blog Hop...thanks for hopping along with us! If you just came here from Lindsy's blog then you are on the right track.
If you just happened upon my blog then you should head over to Pat's blog to begin your don't want to miss a thing!  This month love is in the air..we are creating cards with a love theme.
I have used a digi stamp designed by Heather Ellis, I love her Pure Innocence very sweet!
DP: Carolee's Creations and My Mind's Eye
Twill: stash
Decorative stick pins: Maya Road
Image: Heather Ellis
Copics:  E00, E000, E11 (skin), BG72 (dress), R20, E37

Now for the next stop, you'll want to hop on over to  Donna's blog 
and check out what she has in store for us!

Dont forget to leave a little comment along the way and thanks for hopping along with us!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Heather Ellis digi

I love this Heather Ellis design digi! She is so very sweet! I have combined her with bits and pieces of papers found in my stash bin and added a CTMH sentiment..compliments of Melissa Rhodes
(Thank you so much sweetie!)