Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Just a Little More Christmas

So...as usual my pictures do the pages no justice...someday I am going to do a layout on a nice sunny, bright day,

Friday, December 18, 2009

Le Bistro Rose December Kit

Here are my projects for the December kit at By Design, you can find the directions on the Le Bistro Blog

Monday, December 14, 2009

A few of my Favorite things....

I made these for gifts for some friends, I really like making these especially when I can personalize them.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Christmas Past

I found these on my computer tonight...I don't think I posted them last year.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Alice in Wonderland??

This was for my BFFs birthday. She loves Alice in Wonderland and she loves quirky things. Her birthday was Nov 1 but the celebration was last night. So much fun going to Chuy's.
So, about the canvas...it was a painting I found on line and copied (4 times). you cannot see it in the pic, but it is layered and foam tape is behind each layer. the first being the whole pic, then Alice and the bottle, then Alice, and then just Alice's face. I thought the whole idea was cool since her birthday is the day after Halloween which is called Day of the Dead. Alice has the Day of the Dead look about her....so any way, "Life what is it but a dream" is the last verse in the poem Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll, which of course is the original works of Alice in Wonderland. To the left you will see small mirrors which represent the looking glass. On the right there is the crown from the Queen of Hearts and the golden key that got poor Alice into some tight places. (LOL) The whole thing was done on 9x12 canvas.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Every time a bell rings, an angel get's its wings

Ding, ding, ding!!!!!
Okay peeps, I just received my December kit for LeBistro Rose (the link is to your right of the page) at By Design. It is beautiful! So many goodies, I just don't know where to start. It is not yet posted to buy....so keep your eyes peeled....it's going to sell out quick.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Busy, busy, busy for BY DESIGN

Perspective...Life is kind of funny....yes it is! This is dear, sweet Makael. I was unable to get good pictures of these layouts. Usually I take them with good sunlight...no so. Lots of rain here and no sunshine.
Yes, this is my (oldest) little prince (Christian) when he was 15 months old. I had a photo copy of the original and cut out the image and backed it with cardstock, then I used my photo tinting pens to color his clothes. The crown is from Buzz and Bloom. I was originally clear acrylic. I used Tim Holtz alcohol metallic gold ink on the back and some rhinestones and stickles on the front. Sometimes stickles can be a bad thing! See that lion on the bottom???? Should have left the stickles alone! You know sometimes you are looking for that perfect flower for your layout, and there's not one in your stash? Well I found this one on the Pink Paisley blog. I did not use a rubberband like they did, instead I used embroidery floss to tie it off. Rubberbands deteriorate over time.
Trying to channel my friend Kristen. Her pages are always so funky and cool...I didn't even come close...but still something different and challenging for me. This IS a picture of me from 1992. The night Patrick and I got engaged. Look at all that hair...YIKES!!!! But hey, they bigger the hair the closer to God, right?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

October kit for By Design

You can get your kit here

I scraplifted from one of my favorite artists for this layout. I just couldn't resist. She just has a way with colors and I loved the green with this paper. See her layout here
Thanks Susan!
See what the rest of the chefs did. Le Bistro Rose Blog

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Just a couple more

I just loved the scent of this candle when I bought it...what I didn't love was the Asian character on it. So I covered it to match my scrapbook room and the character is gone! This is for By Design. I used spray paint that looks like stone to cover the mat. I really like the texture it gave it.

Christmas Layouts

Some Christmas layout done for By Design.

This is an ornament I made using the new Cosmo Cricket line.
Lots of glitter going on here! I used my Cricut...Storybook...for these letters. I sprayed them with adhesive and loaded on the red glitter. I used stickles on the birdcage.

More Cosmo Cricket...I wish you could see the stickles...they sometimes don't show up.

Halloween Layouts

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Just Dessert

I spent last weekend in Galveston with all my scrapbooking buddies. Sunday morning before we all left we did a round robin with plates. A great idea I got from Timi at By Design. This 1st one was done by me for the owner of The Red Victorian. This was a pass the plate idea...we just passed the plate around and everyone added a little something vintage. When it got back to me I went to work on getting it done before she went to bed. I got the pictures from the owners computer....with her permission. She just assumed I wanted them for my own. I printed them in sepia tone to be more cohesive. Kim, the owner, has put her heart and soul into restoring this 1860's Victorian home and is doing an amazing job! Oh, she has the most amazing Alaskan Husky named Cherokee. That's a lot coming from me...not much into dogs. BTW...she loved the plate...I think it really choked her up...especially the small letters that say, "the house that Kim built".

Maria's plate....loved this! So colorful and fun!!!

Terri's plate...her and DH on their 10th wedding anniversary.

Theresa's plate...her and DH on vacation....I bet she's glad she finally decided to come with us!

Kim's plate...(not the owner)...she decided no pic on hers...pretty cool...just home decor!

Kristen's plate....this was a blast to work on...she had all this strawberry stuff...and she is "berry" sweet!

Brandi's plate...this is soooo her taste...another one without a pic....wonder where she's gonna put it?

Ashley's plate...how sweet is this??? I loved how she centered the pic...and all that pink and black...gotta love that!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Star Wars Canvas

full canvas...flash off
full view of canvas flash on...see the sparkles

8x10 canvas...I just love the "who's your daddy" sticker

4x8 canvas

8x8 canvas

4x8 canvas

Sooo....I got this really cool Star Wars themed paper, chipboard and stickers...no brads because apparently the discontinued them...so sad. Anyway...Ethan's bedding is Star Wars and I decided to make him some wall art. I have many canvases so I thought that I would make this cute little individual canvas pieces....turned out pretty cute! But then I thought that I would really like it to be one piece of art....soooo....I painted a 16x20 piece of canvas black and sprinkled it with Prisma glitter (kinda like the Milky Way but not really because this is another galaxy far far away) while the paint was still wet. Then I used some silver paint and just splattered the canvas with it to give a stars and orbit feel to it....okay, I put that by a fan to dry and said to myself, "self, you need to use some homemade glimmer mist just to add that little Queen of Bling touch"

So, I listened to self and spritzed the whole canvas in gold.

Next it was on to adding the smaller canvases to the large one...now where did I put that super tacky pink tape...not to be found....so, I had this super industrial, super strong, heavy duty adhesive....worked! This will never fall apart!!!!!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

September Kit

The ingredients have arrived for the September kit! This kit will be shipping on the 15th of September. Remember to make your reservation soon. You don't want to just look in the window and watch everyone else enjoying this delicious dessert....you want to taste some for yourself...maybe even lick the plate!

Carribean Souffle is Done!

Well, here are the finished projects of all the talented ladies on the LeBistro Rose dt. Just wanted to share!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Oh, this looks so yummy...I can't wait to sink my teeth into this September kit from LeBistroRose at ByDesign.
Make your reservation for this one before it's no longer on the menu!


I just love this line when it first came out! Maybe...just maybe you'll be able to get this as a kit at By Design....

Monday, August 10, 2009


It's not very often that I do a project with me as the focus...but at By Design they have this awesome wall with canvases of their employees and DT...here's mine.

I used the Lemonade paper collection from Basic Grey, Prima rhinestone swirls, butterfly and flowers and Maya Road chipboard bird and branches.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Sneak Peek for August LeBistro Rose kit

Here's a sneak peek that you will find on the LeBisto Rose kotm club in the next week or so...
Be sure to sign up for your kit for September, "Lemon Meringue", it looks scrumptious!