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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Thank you my friend.

This is a thank you card I recieved from one of my dear friends. Amber did such a truly beautiful job that I asked if I could share with all my blog buddies and she said yes! Weee, isn't it beautiful....She stitched it and embellished it and distressed the cardboard that she diecut out....So much work! When I  recieve something that took this kind of effort, it is I that feels like I should be saying Thank you. But then...She would send another amazing creation.  Then, after a while, like girls do...It would become bigger, more embellished, and NO ONE KNOWS what to do with those damn cards that are 1 foot by 2 foot big.
I love you girlie and thank you.  

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Earth Day 2012

Today our Hop is Hosted by Tina from Crafty and Green. She Loves to Craft Green!!

 I am so honored to have been made a part of the Crafty and Green blog hop for Earth Day. When I was asked I was over the roof excited about it, then as life often does it got hectic at my house. Busy doing this and that and have to make 15 what-nots for the thingy ma jig and 32 doo-dads for the other guys and the next thing I know, in the words of Emeril, BAM! It was here. I panicked. I did, I can’t deny it. I was running around looking at everything, and I do mean everything, thinking of things to make out of anything not bolted down in my house. Then, how will I decide what will inspire and provoke …Finally exhausted, as I lay flat out on the floor overwhelmed with a toe twitching, inspiration came. It came in the form of my husband saying a simple sentence. “I don’t know what your getting so crazy about, you do this every day". AHHHHHH the clouds parted and the light from the sun shown through……WHY YES, YES I DO! So I started the search and realized we all do.  To be a crafter is to make something out of something else and most of the time it is simply utilizing what we need from what we have. So there you have it! Man has been doing this and handing down this tradition for ages and we teach it to our children almost from birth….I have included in my photos a little lady bug made from a walnut shell that my son painted for me in kindergarten, “sniff” he is 27 now.  
So with out any more fuss …I have taken a picture with some old , some new, some borrowed and some blue in deep hopes that you feel inspired. Please reuse and utilize your local restore/thrift and good wills and please take your newspapers to the ASPCA...they need all they can get. Thank you.




The bird charm was made using a spellbinders die cut to cut the birds from a blue plastic cup and the disk is cut from a wine bottle cork.
The flowers were made from newspaper using a TH die “tattered flowers” glimmer mist and Mr. Huey’s spray
The Red flower cards white mat is actually a piece of white styrofoam cup put through an embossing plate then cut with a Spellbinders die.
The bracelet is shrinky dinks, with added buttons and old clock works as interesting beads and spacers.
The bodice doll is made from a paper mache form dressed with the lining of a pair of old pants and the stand is a old screw driver and door knob for the head.
The Bird house is a take on electric with old fuses and insulators as the stand.

 What a Great Way to Share our Love of the Earth by having a Fun Blog Hop! You should have hippity hopped along from ( Tina's ), but if you just stopped by my blog to visit today, I don't want you to miss a single thing!! Please start at the beginning which is HERE.





Sponsors & Blog Candy:
What's a Hop without some fun Candy to go Along with it?

Scraptastiscal Kreations- $20 Gift Certificate

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Crafty Sentiments Designs- 3 Digi Stamps

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Simply Silverton- A bath kit in the fragrance of the winners choice-
Two 4 oz bars of soap, 7 oz body Souffle, and 16 oz of Bathsalts.
(Natural organic soaps and body products)
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Rules to be Eligible for The Blog Candy:
1.) You MUST visit each blog and leave a comment on every blog in the hop
2.) You must become a follower of Crafty and Green if you aren't already!
3.) For an “Extra” Entry for the Blog Candy, Please Friend Tina at CraftyandGreen on Facebook



So, with new and old examples of how I have repurposed and reused and with a big thank you for joining us today…I bid you happy blog hopping.


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

April Craft Club (Dress Forms)

 Last night was Craft Club night  hosted by none other than Amber "the awesome" Widener..This lovely lady gathered the concepts and let us go.....Fun to be had by all! On my first piece down below I made a more steam punkie sorta gal..Her skirt is made of the lining of a pair of slacks from the thrift store and her stand itself is a screw driver and door knob....The next lady is  fairyish... with the use of an old packing tube and a die cut bodice template from Paper Doll Parts I created her hoop skirt. Lots of details make them happy ladies.


Monday, April 16, 2012

Challenge #11 At Love to Create Challenges

(updated) Sorry I didn't explain about the layout. The project is of a 8x8 layout and the little panda bears I did with the grey hues in the copic line of markers. "my favorites" The paper line is from prima...Hope this helps :)
This week at Love to Create Challenges we are all about friends and this Stamp fairy digi shows that..We are also featuring for a added bonus a sketch with this challenge . So come on over and play with us..no real rules but to have FUN!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

I Promised!!! 10,000 Hits and it would be time for CANDY!!!!!

UPDATE:   Lenlopez@me.com   aka Scrapgram  You are in fact the blog candy winner!
Congratulation to our winner and we will have to do this again soon.
This is what ya gotta do....Comment....if you can't figure that booger out just go at it anonymous and sign your name at the bottom with your email. No email no entry..that keeps out the cheater mageeters ") You may enter /comment once a day for the next week of which on Sunday evening the 22nd at 10:00 P.M. I will announce the winner....I will then email my winner and get your information so as I may send you your goodies..Good luck to all and I am so excited to see how many of you do this. Everyone may enter....But please know that all you across the huge body of water..I will send but if it gets damaged ..I can't be responsible but i do promise to package the best that I can.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Craft Club Shares

March craft club was sponsored and hosted by Susan Pratt "Thank You for having us" And she gave us bird houses to play with. The really great thing about having so many great and inspiring artist under one roof is that literally..NONE of us will ever make the same thing. Some will make what comes to them "whether they have a place for it to live or not...some will have a special place or person in mind. It's all art to us! So when you get home all inspired and what knot....stuff comes to ya and for me it was light poles with electric insulators. I also found the image that covered the paper at Graphic fairy.

Love to Create Challenge #10

Today marks the 10 challenge over at Love to Create...Serena from Sassy Studios is my entry, please won't you join us for some prizes and fun!?

Monday, April 2, 2012

Love to create challenge #9

Altered Bird on a Wagon

Good morning ! Today I am posting my little birdie wagon, She was made with the inexpensive paper mache birds from the local craft store and a whole bunch of scrap stuff laying around the studio. Enjoy!
NYR #21

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Altered Suitcase

 Moving forward today I am sharing a mini suitcase, I found it in the wood section at the local craft store for what i believe was a little over 2 bucks "good deal" It measures around 4 by 6 inches and the depth is around 2..pretty good space to work with and sooo much fun! Little alterable items and an accordian tag inlay was what was added.
I hope you feel inspired!

P.S. I used sewn colorations card stock to cover the wooden box....Love that stuff!

New Years Resolution # 20