Monday, November 18, 2013

Thankful for You

I love being with my Grand kids. This picture was taken on my recent trip to see my sweeties. They enjoyed playing in a piles of leaves on this warm fall day. I’m adding this layout to “Once Upon a Sketch ” challenge.  The theme is “My Happy Place” which is anytime I’m with my Grand Kids for me.

I’ve never worked with this color combination before. It’s not your typical fall color palette but I like the way it came out. My inspiration came from “ Creative Embellishments” beautiful  fall photo and challenge. I choose to use one of their gorgeous chipboard flourishes below the sweet picture of my Grand daughter.

The Inkido challenge this month is to use string, thread or yarn in your layout. I used cheese cloth for a stringy soft accent along with blue eyelash yarn also I've used my sewing machine to stitch in places on this layout.

 In my online ArtFire shop I carry Prima's Junkyard Findings. The Zipper Pull and Typo Bulb shown here in my layout are just a few of those I sell at

Thank you for coming by and checking my work out. Your comments are welcome also.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Christmas Tree

Well here it is the middle of November and I'm starting my Christmas projects. I've had these chipboard tree cones in a set of 3 for about 5 years now and decided it's time to do something with them. They are in graduated sizes from small to large, all with chipboard bases and a wooden dowel to attach the two pieces together. Below here you can see I have already covered the base to the small tree with burlap, twine and rusty bells.
I then pulled out a Christmas pack of paper and three different sizes of snow flake punches to cover the cones. I bought a rusty star garlands and rusty star toppers at Hobby Lobby last year.... I love rusty stuff!! I added some pretty white pearls here and there to set it off. 

The tall one is finished and now to finish the other two. My video on how I put together these trees should be on my youtube channel soon. Link below. Thank you for stopping by.
These trees will be available for purchase in my ArtFire store.... www.