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.