Monday, February 21, 2011

Life is a Picnic

Anyone ready for Spring and a picnic??? I am ready and have the menu planned, all I need are photos of the fun event. This album was inspired by Laura from Following the Paper Trail.  She is a terrifically talented paper artist, but, she never uses her cricut!!!  I say, isn't that why we have our cricut, so we don't have to cut by hand!!!  So, with this album, I used her idea and incorporated my expression into the project.  I am super pleased with the results.  Cartridges used were Doodle Charms, Block Party, Just Because Cards and Potpourri Basket.  There are lots of these images on many carts.  
On the cover I used purchased silk flowers and a button of a ladybug.  All elements are tags that open with places for journaling.  I did add a cover element, this was a stamp that makes a basket, I inked it and added primas plus a bumble bee button to give it some interest.  I added glossy accents to the ants on the grass pockets, to resemble the shiny aspect of real ants.  Each page also has a pocket for two 4x6 photos.  Mats on the backside of each page are 4x6 printed paper of ants on a table cloth.  I have added Tim Holtz distressing inks on the basket for detail in vintage photo and on the mats and every where else that I think needed it, peeled paint, to resemble grass stains.  Along the way are a few embossing folders and Stickles where needed.  Fabric for hanging out of basket and the main cover of mini album is a baby blue cotton blend gingham, cut with pinking shears, to prevent unraveling.  This was such a fun album to make, my second from FTPT.  I am contemplating which one next??? Thanks for looking.  

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Blog Award!!!!!

I just received this award from the fabulous Linda at LadybugLair.  Thank you so much Linda!!!! So very kind of you to think of me with this award.  Thanks, again!  Now to follow the rules of accepting this award. 

The rules in accepting this award are:

1. Thank the person who gave it to you.
2. List 3 things you love about yourself.
3. Post a picture you love on your blog.
4. Pass the award on to 5 other bloggers.

3 things I love:

I love my wonderful husband, we celebrate 28 years of marriage this October 15th. 
I love my fur babies, 2 yorki-poos and 2 kitties.  
I love learning about my passion, paper-crafting from all the wonderful  artists that I have met thru my blog or theirs, message boards, swarms, crops, etc. 

Here is a picture, that every time I see it , I smile.  It is of my girls, Riley and Miranda. They are  patiently waiting for me while I work on the computer.  This is right next to the computer desk, by my feet. No, this is not posed, they often do this all by themselves.  

Last rule and the hardest, to just pick five bloggers to pass this award on to.  These 5 ladies are talented and sharing with their talents and designs.  I often turn to them for inspiration and never am disappointed!  I know you will enjoy your visits to their blogs as well.  

1. Lisa at Bug Junkie
2. Ms Dee at dees-special things
3. Susan at Susan Bluerobot
4. Nadia at withglitteringeyes
5. Gina at Stuck on Glue