Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Picture Heavy Post - So much to share

The first project I have to share here is a fall wreath that I made. I just bought the plain grapevine wreath at Michael's and decorated it up.

I sprayed the raffia with glimmer mist and added a little glimmer glaze to add some extra shine and color to it.

Here you see I added an Owl glimmer glass piece, the flowers were all sprayed with glimmer mist various colors, mustard seed , olive vine, lemon yellow, suede, walnut) Then I added some buttons and some bling to the centers after layering them. The flowers are all Prima

Here is the finished product that I now have hanging on my front door.

This layout here I created a simple layout from my Reflections book to have as a make and take at the Pug Rescue Crop

These leaves I made out of an old piece of file folder and used my decorative scissors to cut them into holly shapes. Then used my CTMH stamp pads and inked them on my craft sheet I used 2 different greens (sorry I forget the names, I will have to go look then I will come back and edit this) spritzed the craft sheet where I put the ink and ran the leaves thru the ink dried them and continued to do this until I got the look and color I wanted then crinkled them a little to make them look a little more real. The flower I sponged with ink then used the champagne glimmer glam and painted it on to give it some sparkle and shine. The top flower I layered on and just added some gold glitter glue pretty heavily painted on so it would stand out added a red gemstone to the center (also CTMH)

This flower I sponged with the tulip ink and then spritzed it with some water that has my pearl, perfect pearls in it to add some shimmer. Added this awesome button that Karen had got for me and added 2 tulip brads to the center of the button.

I just wanted to share a pic of the pugs cause I thought they were all so cute. Here they are all laying in front of the fireplace.

Then I wanted to share one of my new favorite scrapbooking products. This is one of the Tim Holtz dies. The tattered flowers, they are sooooooo cool!

Here are a few pics of them just by themselves, here I cut some jean material and some canvas

Here's just a few of them layered together, and of course the possibilities are endless of what you could use, printed material, cardstock, patterned paper, a page from a book or dictionary.

Of course you could paint, glimmer mist or glimmer glam, glimmer glaze on the canvas.

I like how this one looks layered with just the Jean ones.

It has been so chilly lately I've been using my crock pot almost every night. There is nothing like coming home from work and having dinner all cooked for you, I love it! Here is some chicken stew I made, I put it over rice yummy!

And Last but not least here is Dan feeding Callie. Some of you may or may not remember back this summer when I went to Danielle's baby shower (she is one of Dan's son, Danny, Aides) Well since she has been back to work which is only one day a week right now I've been watching Callie every Thursday night. I just adore this little girl and here I had Dan feeding her, he was loving it : )
The pugs are even getting used to her crying a little at first they would just bark and bark but now they know she's just fussing a little and that it's alright. Not that I let her cry she's in my arms almost the entire night I watch her lol. I can't help myself she is just such a blessing to have around. I these pics I think she is 9 weeks old. She is 11wks old now.
I have more projects to post from my last crop but lost the daylight to get pics of them will work on it some this Friday when I have it off. Off to have some pizza tonight and watch Criminal Minds later while I snuggle with the pugs and Dan. Enjoy the evening and create something that makes YOU happy : ).


  1. Oh my, I LOVE the wreath you made! The coloring from the glimmer mists you used are fabulous for fall. I love the flower out of denim and canvas as well, I truly need to get my hands on a die cutting system. (I scrap in the dark ages, NO tools! Just a ruler, scissors, exacto!)

  2. wow what great love love the wreath! I love my tim holtz die too.. its so versatile...and of course the PUGS!!! how cute they are in front of the fireplace!

  3. Photo heavy posts are the BEST! This was packed with gorgeous work girl! wow! That first layout and the wreath that the begining of the post knocked my socks off before I even got started looking further. The hair on the darling babe is amazing! Great post!

  4. Oh.. and I forgot to say THOSE PUPS ARE ADORABLE!!!!!