Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Starting back blogging and Art Journaling Class

Hi everyone I have not posted on my blog for well YEARS haha, but I thought it was time to get back at it.  I will still of course be posting on my FB page regularly but will also post here so would be fabulous if you followed me here as well if you like.  and Likewise if anyone wants to check out my FB page it's here:  https://www.facebook.com/CaninosArtisticCafe/  If you want to see what I've been up to the past year or so check out my FB page above.  So I thought that since I'm doing a local Art Journal Class I would also share with all of you here so if anyone online wants to follow along and do it at home you can. 

So here is the page that I created of our theme words for this month.

Inspire, Discover, Grow, Shine and Create

We will use these words to create art journal pages that speak to us, in what is going on in our lives, or what we want to be inspired about or hopes and dreams for the coming months of this fabulous new year.  After the class I will give some tips and tricks that we learned so that you can try them at home.  I did a video that I posted on my FB page it's in the class event you can stop by there and check it out for a bit more inspiration.  If you create any pages from my class here please post a comment with a link below or pics on my FB page if you would like to share, I'd love to see everyone's creations!!  Thanks for following along and have a wonderful Tuesday <3 p="">

Layout and Tag Made from a Tommy Bahama Shirt Tag

 Here is a layout that I made last night, I apologize for the not so great pics, I took them when it was dark and with my Iphone to save some time.  I just really wanted to get a post up here because I've been totally neglecting my blog. The background paper is an old My Minds Eye cardstock and the greenish-yellow butterflies were made with a Basic Gray Line, and the pink butterflies with a polka dot Amuse paper.
This is the tag before I altered it, it's like a super thick /sturdy chip board so when Dan bought these shirts that had these tags I saved them.  First I totally love tags but I knew some day I'd use in some way on a project they were just too cool to throw away.
I added a piece of paper to cover the name on the tag and then used my vintage photo ink to ink the edges all the way around the tag

This is a close up of my finished tag, I added

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Donna Downy Wreath

So I know I have been away from my blog for a LONG time now and what's funny is that I have done a ton of layouts that I want to share as well as a few little projects but just haven't taken the time to do it.  So that being said I am going to MAKE myself start posting again tonight with some things that I have done. But I totally want to start with this since I'm working and can't be home to take pics of things right now.  This is a tutorial that Donna Downey did of a burlap wreath.  And with spring around the corner (actually it's been feeling like summer here all week we have had high 70s and today maybe 80) I thought was a fun spring/summer project.  I was thinking that if you made a few of these you could use glimmer mist or the ranger spray inks or any spray ink for that matter, and mist the flowers different colors.  So even though she does not color them you could and use summer colors, or fall colors when fall comes or even Christmas/winter colors.  I'm going to definately try one of these because I love the whole natural feel of them kinda like the Pottery Barn/earthy look.  That's kinda my thing but if you do make one please post it on your blog and post a link here to it in the comments so I can see your creation.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Lots of Pics - And a big thank you to all who donated to Pugapalooza 5

So I have been MIA for most of the summer and now most of the fall.  I thought that once Elias went to college I was suppose to have more time ha, fat chance of that.  Below is a pic from this summer of Budha laying in the grass enjoying the sunshine by our patio.
Here is a pic in our back yard of a deer - we live in a very very residential area and the woods behind my house is very shallow so for us to have a deer in it was pretty cool! 
 And we also have baby turkeys, not sure if you are able to see them back in the clearing, the larger one up front is the mama - she's pretty small as well and only had 2 babies, then there was another larger mama with 4 babies not in this pic.  Whenever I see them I go out and throw them some bread, makes the pugs made they want whatever I'm giving the turkeys lol
Here is a pic of my new love, pumpkin spice latte.  Maxwell house has some that you can make at home, so yummy, love this in the fall!
 Made some fall cupcakes awhile ago. Last night I made an apple pie, but no pics.  I was lucky to get it done and out of the oven by 10pm before I went to bed :)
And because I'm still blog challenged here is a pic of the coffee mix that I made the pumpkin spice latte with in the above pic.  They sell it at Target, I couldn't find it at Wegmans, I'm sure there must be other stores out that that have it though.
A paper flower I made from 2 different flower punches.  I had downloaded a bunch of pics of things I made etc and of course we got a new computer and I lost a bunch of my pics I had saved stupid me for not backing up ugh so pics of how I made this, sorry!
 Did up Halloween care packages for Elias and his girlfriend who are both away at college last week and sent them to them.  I Enclosed a Halloween card for each of them.  Andrea's was the little purse below, inside the paper had skulls and was pretty cute.  Sent Elias a little pumpkin, a little skull I found that blinks on and off.  Along with some fresh apple and a variety of teas, you wouldn't think that most kids including his roommates would find what I sent appealing, but they were all hovered around he said saying "your mom sends you the coolest stuff" , made my day!!! :)
Here is a pic of the fountain at Suny Albany when I took Elias over the summer for orientation.
Here is a pic of Elias with the SUNY Albany Mascot - the great dane - This was at orientation in July
And last but not least the Graduates.  Seems like so long ago now!

Well I'm headed off for a weekend crop in MA this Thursday, Pugapalooza a fundraiser for the pug rescue of New England.  Going to be a blast can't wait to see all my MA peeps!!!  I wanted to give a quick shout out to all my friends who donated some scrapbooking goodies for our raffles:  Karen Barber, CTMH Consultant,  Kathy Greenia - Stampin and Scrappin Time in Bridgeport, NY, and Kathy Coogan - We B Scrappin.  Thanks so much ladies, you are all a huge help in raising money for PRoNE and helping all those puggies that are in need!  I can't express my gratitude enough!!! 

Thursday, July 7, 2011

An Amazing Give Away ....check this out

Here is an amazing blog that I foung thru the Bo Bunny site.  Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE my Bo Bunny!  Gabrielle is having this amazing give away and all you have to do is leave a comment on her blog.
I'm totally addicted once you see her work it's like I just wish I could watch her create a layout.

Going to try to get some layouts photographed and posted soon :)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

So much to catch up on

Hi everyone, I know it's been so long since I posted. I've got so much to share and so little time to do it. Below is a layout that I did for our Friday morning crop at Stampin and Scrappin Time. Kathy let me teach and this is the page I taught. It was a lot of fun to be up there helping others, but a lot of work too, I give all you teaches out there lots of kudos for all the work you do. Esp. Kathy from Stampin and Scrappin Time she creates a unique layout for us each week!!!

The flowers are made out of patterned paper and flower punches in different sizes. I just punched them spritzed them with a little water and then crumpled them up. After uncrumpling them I took some ink pads that would match the paper the flowers were punched out of and ran the ink pad over them to make the creases stand out. The stems were just made out of green patterned paper that I distressed and inked the edges and kinda just rolled them in to give them dimension. The leaves were stamped with a hero arts leave stamp on to some pages out of a book with green ink and then I cut them out and kinda crumpled them up as I glued them on. The background was made with lemon glimmer mist and lily pad glimmer mist. Then inked the edges with my pool paint dauber. The journal block is Prima and the "Enjoy" tag is the back of a tim holtz tag that I stamped with the word enjoy. Captured Memories is from a Close to My Heart Stamp set that was a special they had a few years ago. The pic is of my oldest sister and I last summer at a family party.

Here is a pic of my baby who isn't so much a baby any more, here he was at just one year old.

And here he is in one of his senior pics, so grown up, I can't believe it. Time just goes so fast!

This was his senior ball with his Girlfriend and his 2 closest friends since elementary school. Elias is on the end in black and gold. He had decided to grow his hair out from January so that he could get braids for Prom.

Here is a pic of Elias and Andrea. As crazy as I am I volunteered to host an after the ball party up to our camp for him and 30 of his friends. I know CRAZY, but I have to say that they were all very well behaved I had no problems and Elias did an amazing job of cleaning up after. Needless to say I didn't get to bed that night until like 3AM but it was worth it because I knew where he was and him and his friends were where I could keep them all safe!

Graduation Pics to come next....:)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Vintage Give Away - You've got to check this out

http://rustyroostervintage.blogspot.com/2011/04/giveaway-time.html Click on the link above in order to enter to win all the goodies you see in this pic. And you just need to check out her blog if you love vintage soooooo fun!