B 4 blessings.....my 4 boyssss

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Life's Moments

Happy Sunday!!!  Today I have a layout and a framed project to share...two  more class ideas for my local scrap store.
 These papers are just so beautiful...I forgot the paper line and the layout is at the store...but I will add them later.  Lots of feminine touches on this one.
 These flowers were created with the tattered florals die....the leaves are from A Child's Year...inking helps bring them to life.
 I used my Martha Stewart corner punch to create the strips...cut them at 2 inches and then corner punched the edges...at 2 inches you can push the paper all the way in to get an even punch...then I've laced them with some cord and added some rhinestones.
 My photo mats are from A Child's year and I used some of the left over layers from the die to create the 2 smaller flowers.
 My circle was again created using the corner punch...lots of YouTube vids on the corner punches...gotta luv YouTube...can't really give anyone specific credit...so many out there.  I've added ink and pen to my butterflies cut from Serenade...the metamorphosis from plain card stock to these pretty butterflies is wonderful.
This is my take on the framed piece by Tim Holtz...I've used his Salvage Stickers, grunge paper to add layers to some...the clock, calendar and compass are also from the sticker stack...filmstrip ribbon, tape ribbon, game pieces, keys & locks, tassels, word sticks and hinge clips help finish the piece.  The background is made up of 3 pieces of Bazzil that have been embossed with the wonderful texture fade embossing folders...Tim has such yummy stuff....luv it!!
Hope everyone is getting ready for a funtastic 4th!!
Luv & Hugs,

Friday, July 1, 2011

A Boy's Journey~~~~mixed media altered frame~~~~

Happy Friday everyone!!!  I am having soooo much fun altering these frames...this one is for my youngest son, Macauley...the gears are already spinning for the next one....LOL
I've used several different media for this one....Broken China distress stain accented with Walnut distress stain cover the frames...I luv this stuff!!!! Once again taking advantage of the wonderful grunge shapes by Tim Holtz...again covered with stain and accented with a little black ink.
U TWO and the clock, calender and compass are from the fun Salvage Stickers from Tim.  I love the look of the wooden alpha beads....picked them up at WalMart.
I've add white alpha stickers for....is the destination....under the LIFE ticket.
The gears, crosses and wings are all from Indie Art.
The clock hands are from Graphically Speaking and the word LIFE from Storybook.  I bought the library cards and tickets from US Toys...really inexpensive and easy to alter.  I've crumpled and added walnut stain to both....the card reads.....Author: Heavenly Father, Title:  Your Life, Borrower:  Mcauley, Due Date: ? and the note says...Write your own story!!!! Love, God
This is what the frames look like packaged....i paid $5.97 in the WalMart craft department!

Hope you likey!!

PS.....to all my bloggy buds.....I've tried to leave comments and am unable to for some reason...one of the reasons i don't blog as much as i used to is the frustration with the system....but I sooooo appreciate all of my followers....everyone that stops by....each heartfelt comment....I hope I offer some inspiration to you....thank you all for all the inspiration and support you give me!!
Scrappy Hugs & Love,