Saturday, December 31, 2011

book is put together and ready to go.

the book will progress with each country that comes up.

Now to figure out the characters and addresses kind of already got it and satisfied so gonna decorate the paper clips as the countries develop and work around it. a couple of tabs,inserts and photo corners still to come but i will take my time. I so cant wait!!! so excited to begin this journey. My mind is running on ideas so i have to remember to jot them down.

Last of the Year comments

Hope you all had a great Christmas and that you found the Christmas spirit & Happy New years to you all. My plans are to leave all the negative behind not forgotten just behind and try my hardest to not weigh me down any longer. I have a lot to be grateful for and be happy about so I will try and focus on the positives and hope that kicks out the negative. not sure what plan B will be but its a start. Thank you to my Art-ing community for helping me through this year, you all bring a smile to my heart. I have never in my life known such people to be so kind, funny, considerate and be there for one another. I understand what a community should be know and you all do things with a full heart. I have learned a lot and being around you makes me feel better and want to be better. Thank you Art-ing community for making one persons life shine a bit brighter. okay enough of that.
    I have also joined in two year round challenges. Wish me luck cause I'll need It the first one is Dede from coffee and art in teh morning on ustream if you havent heard well its the place to be . Next its Darcy's postcard challenge of the year as well based on some book that i know have to read just because she made it sound like an awesome trip to take. since the only way I will travel is by books off to another journey I will go. Thank you Dede and Darcy for giving me creative direction before the year even starts. looking forward to how everyone's story turns out this coming year.
     I will try my hardest to keep up and post my progress and since I have a life other than on-line I will also try and post a few thing about that too. Hope everyone's year is productive, happy, healthy, wealthy full of love so happy new years to all my family, friends and Art-ing family/friends. oh also to my co-workers and them mean people I have to deal with on a regular.:P

HAPPY NEW YEARS!!!!!!! 2012 HERE WE COME!!!!!!!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

been away for a minute

Hi been doing the family thing and not Arting/ scrapbooking as much. Misssing in action from my creative side also been working on a float for our local xmas parade. We (girlscouts) entered a float in the parade and it seems to be taking alot of our time up. Two more days and I should be almost back to creative self again. My ideas are here so i should write them down but i would just end up losing the paper they are written on so either way i hope i can remember. one thing i plan on working on is a canvas my ideas are many and i want to hang in dinning room so i sure better work hard on this one. I just hope I can transfer my ideas to canvas? will be fun trying. I may just stream it Just so people can laugh at amateur night on stream or comment maybe some where after this week is up so cant wait.well back to life see you all later thanks for reading 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

First Art Journal of the Day. Last night I attempted an image transfer used Goldens clear tar gel medium and let it dry all night. This morning i rubbed away the back of image and my image was transferred.  I tried to use Autumn colors and used more of the clear tar gel to play and see how the paints would flow. Loved the difference, It let the paints flow on page instead of paper soaking it all up. the tar gel game my more time to move the paint around. Also used some oil pastels, walmart brand and found if you heat up the pastels you can also move it around the page but it does get hot. OIL pastels get HOT with heat! who would have guessed? duh me hehe. enjoying the play with different materials today i think this is the way to go really try different materials and find what i like the best. As of today I would have to say that I like it all just have to find the way to use the materials in the way that I like them. still have to do a page for the NaNo JuNo challenge and a couple of cards for Thanks giving and xmas ohhh and also a SB page for PackerDi challenge. I'm gonna play a whole lot this week hope you get to do the same.
Sure glad i have a job and a husband that allows me to play when i want. Happy days. Leave a comment if you like and even if you dont like.

Horse for my daughters friend

This using walmart brand pastel chalks for my daughter. For some reason she told her friend her mom was an artist. After asking my Rainy why did you do this she said because you are. Her friend asked her if i could draw a horse for her. well Rain said sure. After a week and a half i finally got around to it while she sat next to me  quietly :). I decided to use chalks knowing pencil would take me longer. hour with chalks and this came out i surprised my self. 

Looked for a horse on the internet this was the picture i liked this most. What a beautiful horse but Rainy said brown so, brown it is.  Hope  Rainy's friend likes it. I'm kind of sad to part with it but at least i have a picture i think next I will try to draw one of my children or something. 
     I think I may have just found my art tool of choice? liked the way it blended on page and how forgiving chalk is. I hope you all like! Had to Thank Rainy for the inspiration we enjoyed the process together. 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

nano juno page of the day!

To art or not to art. Learning if I am inspired I should just go with it instead of procrastinating and letting the art leave me. Just let it out, I am very happy with this page
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Sunday, November 6, 2011

the binder with an awsome binding

who needs tim holtz when my mind works so well to get what i want. I have so many of these 2inch binder rings and i plan on using them all up with no this is the newest binding i have worked on my idea you heard it here first or read it here first. lol. Here is the binding on the inside two binder rings and heavy weight chipboard. I cut out to slits in the center of the spine of the binder to be. on the outside of the binder  i wrapped seam binding around the rings to keep it from falling back threw and to cover up that the rings where there i really like the ribbons and lace tied to the binder rings and like the look of the spine on a book so i came up with this. I plan on making a video on it soon as i feel better. I seam binding is wrapped by making knots and wrapped around and knots. hard to explain.i plan on tying more ribbons and lace around the rings on the out side of the binder. and on the inside i used a plastic water bottle for the ease of turning the pages works real well their is no pic here but i will show on a video.hope you enjoy and are inspired to make your own.
I love the cover and the binder this is my comfy coffee fairy album to keep all my internet friends info in. Thank you for reading!

EASEL and new to-be project

Here is another project I am working on. Used medium weight chipboard and made a little easel. Just to display current small projects or to place inspirations of the moment. My plan is to decorate it but i wonder if it will take away from the object that will be placed on it. this is still in the thinking process. update to be sorry not to interesting. yet! 
 My husband gave me these boxes we both liked the packaging on these. when did my husband get into me crafting, kinda neat. His friend from Oklahoma traded him these beers for his famous salsa. My hubby makes the best salsa ohh and with chips mmmmmm. so good. any way, back to the main convo. so, you are looking at project # ? that i will be working on. I sure do hope i dont start collecting beer boxes i dont have the room for it but i also have to save labels and caps, i just have to... I think i see a wall hanging or something untill then this will be on that easel or at least next to it. this is a to be continued project........

Keys made of UTEE.

This is my first attempt at molds it worked out ok but I'm sure I'll get better. I have no complaints until I use a professional mold but I don't think that will happen any time soon.

These are the keys made of UTEE I used the melting pot to melt the UTEE and poured into mold. have to be quick cause it drys up fast. waited about 5 minutes and popped out the keys. Painted with black acrylic paint and waited for them to dry. I also tried some with white paint for a different look and feel.

I used some rub n buff to rub over the keys to give a more defined look. More realistic I think.I loved the way they turned out and i will use them in LO and other artistic creations on mine. I also tryied a flower. I poured out UTEE onto a non stick mat pressed the rubber stamp into the UTEE and let it sit for a moment. I was scared to do this thinking that the stamp would melt or deform in some way but the stamp was fine. Then painted black and and again with the rub n buff using my finger i just rubbed over the flower and walah i have a medallion looking flower.

Easy Mold silicone putty is what i used i had no problems with it. Since this is my first attempt at molds i have nothing else to compare this to. worked well i have no complains. I purchased this on ebay. Hope you give this a try i think you will love it. I did try using the Fimo clay but i think mine was to old to manipulate into the molds so using the UTEE was the second choice for making of the keys but i do love how it turned out and it does look like clay. The only thing i think i would have a problem is gluing them down. I will keep you updated. Thank you for Taking your time to read my blog hope it was time well spent. 

Friday, October 21, 2011

Mitzi's challenge

Bottle of creamer I still think it needs a trim but it looks good as is.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

binding for 3" thick 12 x 12 album

up-date on this binding it works well if you have spacers between the pages.I used half inch strips of medium weight chipboard and punch holes and put in between each page protector. made the bind much more sturdier. this is my 2011 album 3 inches thick so it did need something to compress all the pages to keep the binding sturdy. all this is 1/4 inch elastic that opens well. I used this instead of the posts only cause I have tons of elastic and the seam binding i think next i will try sewing some lace into it for a little more poof and cuteness to it. I like the way it works when i tied the ends i tied them inside the binding so it would look neat on both ends. Hope you try it out for me it was a way of saving money and using what i have. Thank you for taking time to read. I hope you get a chance to try this binding i think  you would be happy with the results.
I sewed seam binding to elastic. Thought I could use for something but couldn't find a good use for it till I used 4 binding and also want to use for a journal closer. Ill have to do it then post that. Later
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Friday, October 7, 2011

Journal pages and stuff that want to come out of my head.

The butterflies kept evolving gypsy disign for cricut. copic markers coloring. stamped one with text and the other with a lace stamp. used liquid glass and lindy's embossing powder for the tips, a bit of glitz on wings i thing i am just about happy with these butterflies but still need something.
 This page started off as paper swap for DEDE's  paper swap on ustream. started to make 4 lost one then there were 3 and only worked on 1. not quite happy with this either need something. so went looking for techniques  to add to this page, when i got caught up in Dede's ustream and heard she had prompt videos.Went looking for past video's well it ended up being to late and fell asleep. so will finish that project of making prompts for when i get stuck like this. mean while back to this post. this page still needs something so this will be on my mind till its completed to my liking.Then.....
Been working on this paper and still trying to find my style of art. trying different techniques for me, at least they are different to me. Enjoying letting my mind go where ever it wants. I still feel like my pages need some things more. some tweaking is needed to project a finishing touch of me. everything is so different but one thing leads to the next i refuse to stop my self cause of "I'm not sure" issues. I am going from one step to the nest where ever it leads me. I just seam to keep getting blocked by the what else it needs i see one thing this needs already and will work on that. this one has melted store bags glued on paper and painted on with acrylic paints an napkin and a face from magazine. the face needs work it needs blending i see it know. lol funny how i cant see it while writing and maybe some kinda border. well hope I'm not boring you to much. definitly feel this blogging will help me figure me out. I am my own great unknown. sounds like a title for this page. hmmmmm. TTYL! thanks for following.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

workin on me butterflies

This batch using ginak pure luxury card stock. Used my gypsy & cricut to cut out the butterflies. Used copic markers to blend the two colors together. Used liquid glass by CTMH for the thorax. Used Glits stardust glitter gel for the sparkle on wings and finally the black dots are viva pearl pen black. Lovin these butterflies.
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Sunday, October 2, 2011

art journal page

Kept getting kicked out of ustream while painting this page. Inspired by my kids club house just changed up the coloring and added grass since we don't have any. Made my own. Still think I like scrapbooking best but think I'm ok at this too.
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Friday, September 30, 2011

LO using CTMH paper

Liked the thought at first but not quite sure now. Ohh it needs date. Wish the green was darker.but I'm liking the collaging of pics it diff for me but likin it.
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LO inspired by zeffy on ustream

St patricks day last minute pic just 2 remember the day. Used paper by DCWV ciao bella and by CTMH. Flowers by I am roses n lace by my moma hehe. I used a heart punch for the 4 leaf clover and thread 4 stem. Thinkin I really like this LO. I was hesitant to cut pictures up like this but I think it came out just fine.
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

older page

Art journal page that was inspire by a front door by memory. I have a pic of it now so will try again.
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art journal entry

New page in art journal think I found my style
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inkiwell paper swap going out today

I hope my papers are inkwell worthy
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Finished Bike Run Mini for a friend

This is the finished mini I have been working on and its ready to be delivered. I sure do hope my friend likes it. I hope you are inspired or at least like it. I had fun making it.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Front & back cover of mini.

 this is just the start. I am thinking Biker! focusing on bikes, the road and wild life. boy this thinking thing is difficult. lol I thought rims and chains and boots. but the best part of the album is for friends, good times and the memories in the making. i feel like a split personality writing this but this album must be awesome because i am making them for good friends. hope it starts flowing soon. the flowage comes and goes.

art color inspiration love it

Took pic off a ustream n loved the colors. Its just a background set. I'm am trying to replicate it.
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

cricut gears

I just used the gypsy to tweek out somesome of the images. And a sheet load of gears n wrenches. To be continues....
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my min in the makin

Here is my paper bult using a can tab. Lovin it n just used a lil peice of wire 4 the center of loops. Small hole punch n walah! A paer belt. Hope u like.
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Monday, August 15, 2011

I made the flower and the leaves. this must have been the cuttest flowers I've ever made. These are my perfected leaves i will never buy leaves from anyone i will make them from now on. 

used one paper flower that i bought in white in the back then placed the leaves i made and finally on top i put the flowers i made using the donna salazar spell binders die love the die. 

And this is my new project! since we had a bike run last week well we took a bunch of picture and need to make mini albums to share pictures with the friend from the run. My hubby gave me the idea. so, project it will be. this is just the beginning of my idea mini now this has to be hard and ruff for a bunch of bikers so this is gonna be fun. lots of metal :D and lots of leather and bandannas and more oh my. cant wait to really get into this. plus i got the okay to go shopping for scrappy stuff :D yeay for me. FUN FUN FUN

catching up on all my creativeness on blog

alright so here are some of the ATC i was working on for the ATC swap over at httc:// so much fun. loved doing these i think i may have gotten carried a bit carried away again but i figured out thats my MO.

I used my cricut for most of the cutouts.

 loving my butterflies, cant stop making them.

and I have to use lace cause i have so much of it and i have had it since i was a kid

i love the border on this one. different. 

here went my flowers. i also make the lil string with the flower buds is what i was attempting.

okay i use the farmers almanac pages for the background on these i so loved the papers in their will definitely use that again.

well hope you like cause i enjoyed making these had fun as it time went on. at first stress but later loved the process. thanks for checking these out

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Enjoying cloudy days journal page

Blades show on ustream  inspired me to make a cloudy day Journal page. love cloudy days. I used water colors for the background. Then i used acrylic paints for the girl, you really have to be quick mixing acrylic paints their has to be something out their to keep acrylics from drying up so quickly. The tree was inktense pencils and chalks and acrylic green, yellow and white for the leaves. lost track of time while painting this but really enjoyed it. I was thinking about my childhood while i was creating this. climbing trees while at the park. tumbling down the green grassy hills trying to be the first one down, before your friends. aahh being a kid was so easy.  who new i could do this? I am slowly finding the confidence in my ability and in me. Think I may just frame this one.
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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Two Videos hope they are getting better

alright so here is my leaf makin tut vid. hope you like.

This is the end result of the mini album i won from Tara's blog. she make the best albums. Thank you again Tara I am very lucky to have won this.

ATC workshop

These last few days I've been working on ATC's. Once I finish them all i will post them. Till then I believe i have finally perfected my leaves. Love making them and finally found the right tools to make them. My video should be uploaded soon. Ahh another video! I figured out the only way I, in this home n in my life, then only way i can make a video is if i do it with not sound.reason being their is always someone yelling or talking to me. I guess i could have just said interrupting but that word really does fit so, i guess in one word i would have to say, hummm. I cant think of one word that covers it so we will have to say living actively in my  These are some of the flowers I've been working on along with my leaves that i just love. Video to come.  My desk is a mess right now but i think I am getting it to where i need it to be so my creativity can flow(crazy). found a great site that give free printables Really like her clock faces so I printed out a few of those and some Tags. free is always good. you should really check the site out. well that is it for now until the video finished uploading. Hope you like. Thanks for visiting.

Monday, July 18, 2011

LO's while watching ustream all day!!!

   Today I ustreamed most of the day with Rach0113 awesome artist. she streamed for 2 days what a champ. great stream Rach. while she did her thing, I did mine. 2 LO's.  I was motivated by her work not that I am even close to her level but this is where my heart is so i continue. My layouts are for my children, so they can look back. They are for me so I can relax and let my mind flow where ever it wants to. I think you can tell where my mind is when you look at my LO's.
     The Moments layout is about my daughter which loves pink and i wanted to to put the flowers i made on her layout since she is the one that loves pretty things. when she laughs i laugh, when she's angry so am I she is my mood. lol.
This next LO I really liked the paper so i let the paper work for me i think i got a bit crazy with the swirly deals but i continued. the flower in the center i used cause my son mad the paper for me to use in scrapbooking. I have awesome children they love to watch me Scrapbook but they also love to paint too.
   Without my babies I really don't know what i would ever want to scrapbook about. They are my MUSE. thanks for stopping by hope you like the layouts