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Monday, May 28, 2012

I am a Proud American

Hello All:
On this Memorial Day, I’m sharing a project I was ask to make for a friend. Those of you who know me, know I love, love, love pin ups girls. So when I was asked to create a box with a Navy theme, I knew exactly where I was going! J I’m always collecting military memorabilia because I am truly patriotic and believe so much in our country and supporting our men and women who serve. I thank those who fought and perished to give me freedom to pursue MY dreams and keep MY family safe. We have a wonderful country because of their sacrifices.
I wanted this box to be a little vintage and worn because all the art work I used came from my collection of vintage articles and pictures. I collected articles from an 1942 McCalls Magazine and a Naval Affairs Newsletter. I totally fell in love with some of the pictures.  Various pins from the Navy that were given to me by the box’s owner. In my mind, I wanted this box to look like someone found it years later in an old dusty attic, so it's a little tattered looking.

It's displayed here with all the other memories the owner had.

In my art creations, I think I like making these altered boxes best. I need to get back to making more. 
 It was such a pleasure to give this box to that Navy Man. If you see a service man today, Don't forget to thank him for your freedom. Have a safe holiday everyone.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Simple and NOT Perfect

Just a quick little card for my friend who turned 50. I wanted to make her card special by celebrating her actual day and I found the cutest paper in my stash by Echo Park, Life is Good Line.  
 I’m trying to be better about letting myself just create and not worry so much about it being perfect. What is perfect anyway? I don’t even like that word. There’s no such thing. There’s only ART.

I found these flowers at the Dollar Tree and pulled them apart, added some little embellishments and done! Fast! The little buttons are made with my Epiphany Tool.
The inside of the card is just as simple. I used my leftovers from my 12x12 paper.
I added a Want2Scrap bling embellishment and recolored it with butterscotch alcohol ink. I love that you can match up the bling to any color of your project.
Have a great week everyone....I'll be working on more imperfections! :)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Did I Forget Something?


I went to my local scrapbook store this weekend to check out the latest and greatest stuff. They had a little make n’take going on and so I sat down. Fastest card I’ve ever made. BUT….. of course I had to go home and embellish it. I had forgotten my friend’s Birthday so I decided to turn into a belated card. I scrunched up the coffee filter flowers and sprayed a little more Glimmer Mist and looked for the perfect picture in my stash. I found this photograph somewhere (I wish I could give credit for it, I just don’t know) and as soon as I saw it, it hit me! I loved this little cowboy and he certainly forgot something!

Another tidbit to share……. If you have the time or inclination, please visit my artsy friend Tracy at She has a Monday night get together on UStream and it is so much fun. All the details are on her blog. It’s well worth the visit. If she can’t motivate and inspire you then I don’t know who can!

Have a great rest of your week. I’m sharing with the following:

Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Inside

Hi Everyone. 
Now that the class is over and I'm settling down a bit, I thought I'd share a few pages from the inside of the album. We're headed down to see Kathryn in Monterey for her "Theta Presentation Ball". I can't believe her Freshman year is over. That went so fast! I hope you enjoy some of her pictures. I'm really proud of her and her accomplishments.

This album has tons of pictures. I just love Teresa Collins' style.
The paper you see with the stars was created using Teresa Collins clear stamps and the flower was a dollar store find and taken apart, glimmer misted and a added brad. Simple!
OK..... One more.....

Linking up with Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound. Thank you Beverly for hosting this! Please visit her site.
Enjoy the rest of your week!