Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A little mixed media

Susan Weckesser has a challenge on her blog. It's an inspiration challenge. Unity has one too. So..... I made this. 
I just had so much fun making this little canvas. It's really outside my comfort zone. I used Making Memories paints; Studio G, ColorBox, and Unity ink; Sharpies; and paper. The stamps are, of course, Susan K. Weckesser's Unity kit 'Create your Day'

Friday, February 22, 2013


Hi Everyone! 
I didn't play FWF last week because I just couldn't find my mojo. It was an aggravating week for me. But this week was better so here I am!
I saw that SCS had some challenges going on so I decided to try the color one that Unity is hosting. The colors aren't what I would have put together but I like how it turned out.
 The stamp is from the Jan 2011 Kit of the Month. 
Have a fun week!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sue's February Challenge

Time for the new challenge. The theme is to use a bird....any bird. 
I used the cardinal and holly from the Jolly Bingo Bits set that I won from her. I even made the envelopes.
You have until the 20th to enter. Here's the link for all the details:
Please join in....I don't want to play alone.

Stamps: Stampin Up & Unity
Ink: Faber Castell & Studio G

Friday, February 8, 2013

FWF & Project Life

Hi Everyone! I hope you are all doing well. 
I have been seeing Project Life everywhere lately using Becky Higgins and/or We R Memory Keepers. I think it's an awesome way to scrapbook. Especially for me since I only have a few years actually scrapbooked. I have been hoping for a system to get a lot done but still have that ability to do actual layouts. The Project Life system is just what I was needing, wanting. So, I have been researching all the different elements....album, protector sleeves, fillers..... I decided to start with my wedding pictures since September 3rd of this year will be my 25th ANNIVERSARY! I'll be using the WRMK since I can get everything I need at Michael's or I know that with my Unity collection I could make all the filler cards and journaling cards I would need. 
My wedding colors were red and black so I created a few cards just to see what they would look like. I realized I need to buy a red ink pad that is more of a true red than the one I have. I think I'll be using lots of embossing powder too ;)  I'm sure I'll be able to find enough Unity stamps to use throughout the whole album.
After this album it will be time to get the rest of my pictures into albums.
Have a great week! If you're in the path of the latest storm...BE SAFE & WARM!

Friday, February 1, 2013

FWF & an update

Another week has flown by. I'm still working on organizing all my photos. I found more portraits for the family book and more old photos. I also found a comment on a message board that led me to start a free family tree on I can really get lost hours on that site. Being on the ancestry site made me think about all the old photos that I have and what I should do with them. I think I found a solution. :) I have an old photo album that I gave my mom years ago. It holds 200 4x6 photos. Since the old photos are not 4x6 I decided to do this: 
I used the keys from the 'We Treasure You' kit and the Ferris wheel from the Aug. 2011 kotm. I can fill in some of the openings with a bit of family history. I think this will be a fun project!
UPDATE: Last week I did the coloring book for my great niece. She really liked painting the images with watercolor paints and pencils.

 I had cut a bunch of scraps into squares and rectangles and she used them to decorate the covers for her book.

Have a great week!