Friday, March 27, 2015

FiskaFriends 2015 Blog Hop

Happy Friday Friends.

Today we are celebrating a friendship of Crafters brought together by Fiskars.

This hop runs from Friday 3/27/15 to 3/29/15 11pm PDT. 

All of the blogs on today's hop are former Fiskateers. 
Even though the community is no longer, our friendship of 140+ has continued.

I want to thank Jean Bullock for keeping us all organized.
The 2015 FiskaFriends hop Sponsors who have been very generous.

Eileen Hull Designs logo

How do I win a hop prize you ask?
All the rules are posted here:

My project for today's hop is in progress.  

I spend a lot of time hanging out on Pinterest 
and found idea for hanging jewelry or other items using old drawer pulls.  

I found some antique looking pulls at Hobby Lobby on clearance some time ago a
and just stuck them in my stash.   

I know you've been there.  That idea in progress forever.  LOL

Last weekend I was poking around Michaels and found these neat little wood pieces.  
Then it was all about deciding which design I like.  
Me, not being able to make a decision, bought one of each.
They were only a $1 each. 

I sanded each of them and then decided I would group them in a collage.  

I took photo to remember what I came up with. 

Since I've been dabbling in Mixed media.
I wanted to go with that idea/theme.  

Also, I had to consider the background wall color which is a deep purple.  

So, as of today.  Here is where I am with the project.

You might notice that I changed the direction of the rectangular pieces.  
That was sort of an accident.  
After I created the white butterfly piece, I discovered my directional error.  

The one in the top left is not done. 
 I think I will be dry brushing it with a purple color and then use a background stamp on it. 
I also feel the purple oval needs a little something.   

The drawer pulls will then be mounted in the center of the oval and square ones.  
The rectangle ones will have the pull mounted towards the top.

I still need to cut the screws on the pulls as they are too long.  
And of course make a decision of which pull to put on each piece.  
Oh.... and to find two more drawer pulls.  

I will be sure to share when I am done. 
 Maybe by the end of the weekend.

If you get lost head back to the FiskaFriends main page 

And don't forget to comment.... More comments... 
means more chances to win a prize from Flying Unicorn 

I also have a little give-away.  

For my give-away just leave a comment here on my blog.  
(Unfortunately, I will only be able to ship to a US address) 
And if you can... please follow my blog.  

Here is the entire line up of my talented friends...

  1. Jean Bullock, #8889, 
  2. Susan Slomski, #6150, 
  3. Cindy deRosier, #4113,
  4. Tifany DeGough, #5942, 
  5. Cheryl Waters, #002,
  6. Jean Marmo, #7358, (
  7. Teresa Godines #6857  (You are Here)
  8. Michelle O'Driscoll #7586
  9. Nancy Carroll  #11488
  10. Maya Oren-Dahan #351
  11. Amy Martin Jones #8546
  12. Karen Poirier-Brode (Ladydoc) #2858
  13. Tanya Napier #5407
  14. Pamela Haskin #8040
  15. Stasia Sloma #9314
  16. Tracy Moloney  #6773
  17. Kim Chenez #5612

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Happy Spring

 Happy Spring!!!  

Today I want to share with you card I made using up some of the scraps on my table.

All the elements except the flower were either left over paper 
or die cuts that I  had rejected for other projects.  

It is sort of a spring cleaning of my work area.

For the flower and the sentiment I used some of my lovely Hero Arts stamps. 

Thanks for dropping by


I will be entering this card in the following challenges

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Tim's Tags of 2015 - March

Hello Crafty friends.  

Hope you all have enjoyed your weekend.  As always I wish weekends were longer.  

This weekend I finished my March Tag for Tim's Tags of 2015

I really love his inspiration this month.  Beautiful spring colors.  


 Tim started out creating a tissue collage.  I don't own any so I used stamps to create the collage effect.  I only inked the areas I wanted to stamp on the tag.   

Tim also used distress paint to color his tag.  I choose to use my Sparkling H20's.  
His background colors came out a little more deep, but I have that great shimmer.  

Using the texture paste and embossing powder is an interesting technique.  I learned very quickly that you have to work very fast.  The texture paste drys quickly.  

I had so much fun I made two.  

Thanks for dropping by


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Spring coffee Livers Hop - take 2

Happy Friday!!! 

I am dropping in with another card for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

There is still time to post your coffee themed project.  

I was not sure if I would make another card. 
 Between work and leaving comments for all of the wonderful projects,
 I was not sure that there would be anytime left.  

This lovely lady is from Fresh Brewed Designs.  

There are 400 fantastic projects already posted.  
So gab a cup of your favorite drink and be inspired.  


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Spring Coffee Lovers Hop


Happy Saturday!

It is time again for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

There is tons of inspiration and some super prizes.  

And if you have some time Link up your own project.

I put this together in between making peanut butter cookies

and since I teased you with the cookies.....

I'll be entering this card into the following challenges.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Tim Holtz Inspiration

Can you believe February is almost gone.   

This month has whizzed right by.     

All month I have shared many of my Valentine projects.

And I have one more.  

I love the inspiration of Tim Holtz,  

This month I decided to take the 12 Tag challenge.  

I so wish I had all the tools that Tim does.  

Here is his fabulous tag for February 

12 Tags of 2015 - February |

And here is mine.

I just love using up some of my scraps on this tag.  

Thanks for stopping by.  


I'll be entering this card into the following challenges.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

What's up Valentine?

Good Morning Friends,

I think this is the last Valentine to share.  

I saved this one for last because I made it for my Son. 
Every year I make the Valentines that my Mother in Law sends out.  
I let her pick from the ones I make for the Caring Hearts Card Drive. 
 But, since my Son sees them all I have to make his in secret. 

When I came home with my Scrapbook Expo treasures, 
he was looking through the pile 
and pointed out that he liked the this Penguin set from the Stamps of Life.  

The set come with multiple penguins, including the little guy.  I
 thought he was perfect to put on the film strip.  


I will be entering this card into the following challenges