Monday, May 27, 2013

The Perfect Day

Good Morning and Happy Memorial Day to everyone.  I want to give thanks to our men and women who sacrifice their lives to protect our freedoms, like my own son!!  My heart goes out to the families that have lost their loved ones due to their service to our country, such a sacrifice. 
Thank you!

Here is my card that I want to share
One of the new Saturated Canary images that I just had to have! lol

She is colored in copics and then I used 0.5 Copic multiliner to doodle around her.

My papers are from MME "Kate & Co." and "Sky's The Limit"

I used Memory box dies "corner bow" and "precious hearts", one big heart shaped doily for the side, and a strip of gems from Wesbster's Pages for embellishment on the top part of the card.

My ribbons are from my stash and the flowers are from Prima

I used tiny word stickers for my message and put them onto another frame sticker from "Kate & Co. collection.

The inside, very whimsical and all over the place, kind of how I feel some days! lol.

I would like to enter the following challenges

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the holiday!!
Hugs, Kelly

Friday, May 24, 2013

Cammy In The Wind

I made a tag using a image from Chelsea Le Design and oh are her girls adorable!!  She has a Etsy shop Here if you would like to browse her images.  You will be hooked!!

Here is the full tag using MME papers "Up & Away" Cammy is colored in Copics and I used cream Frantage around her.

The very top of the tag is a die cut from Marianne Creatables LR0270 and then a heart ribbon from Websters Pages.  I used 2 different Spellbinder dies to surround her as well as a doily.  Two tags on the left side are Frantaged and cut from the same papers, they are Magnolia Doohickey dies.

The bottom are2 layers of Magnolia Doohickey lacey edge dies.  The heart ribbon from Websters Pages is on top and the bottom is another lacy ribbon fro WP.  A paper flower with tulle and a button I have had in my stash.

I hope you enjoyed my tag and I encourage you to check out Chelsea's shop HERE

I would like to enter the following challenges

Thank you for stopping by today, 
Have a sunny day!!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Practically Perfect, Silly Sweet, You!

Happy Long Weekend Everyone!

 I made a canvas to share with you.  A little Gypsy feel to it.

I had fun finger painting with acrylics and wiping off.  After my background dried I doodled with Faber Castell Pitt Pens and Scarlett Lime doodle pen.

Her dress is a stamp from Prima and I used a cameo from Websters Pages.
Her hair was made with moulding paste and the headband is shreds of printed tissue paper.

I hand did the doodle designs,  I have some learning to do with them yet.
My words are stickers.

The side shows more of the paint and doodles.

I hope you liked it, very simple to create and fun!!!

I would like to enter the following challenges

Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A New Challenge at Divas By Design

Good Morning and welcome to my blog, so good to hear from you!
We have a new challenge this week at 

Our theme this week at Divas By Design Challenge is Friendship 

Our sponsor is 
You can find their digital images Here on their Blog.

This is my Flat Friend colored in Copics on Cryogen paper.  She is a cutie pie and can be used in many ways.

The oval and scalloped oval dies are from Spellbinders.  I cut a doily in half for the side and used a rolled ribbon flower with my charm to embellish it.  The banner is made from a SU die Bitty Banners and word stickers for the sentiment.  I dotted liquid pearls around both ovals. 

The papers are from my scrap drawer and I kept her small and simple.  My friends will appreciate this, I am pretty sure they love cupcakes. mmm Right??

The inside sentiment are word stickers and it says "So Happy To Have You In My Life"  This is very true of our faithful friends.

To you my blogging friends
I am happy you are in my life and I want to thank you for all the kind comments you leave me on my blog posts.  You have taught me so much about crafting the past few years.  I enjoy the friendships we have formed. 

Monday, May 20, 2013

A Die For A Sketch Birthday Celebration Reminder

Hello Everyone, hope your day is great!!
I wanted to share with you a reminder of our Birthday celebration at 
A Die For A Sketch Challenge Blog has a nice variety of prizes to win this month

All you need to do is follow our sketch and add a minimum of 1 die cut and then you will have a chance to win some awesome Prizes
Here is our sketch for the month of May

A Die For A Sketch is having a DT call also!!  Please leave your entry and DT by your name if you would like to be considered as a DT on our Challenge Blog, I would love to have my friends part of a team that I am on!

As I said in the previous post we did a blog hop and the winner of my blog hop is

Congratulations  May  Please email me with your address so I can send your prize right out!!

Here is my card for the Reminder of our Birthday Challenge

Today I am showcasing a Magnolia stamp called Goosebump Tilda with Magnolia papers.
Tilda is colored in Copics on Cryogen paper

On the inside of the card I layered the Magnolia Doohickey Lace die, dragonfly and mini tag.
Here is the closeup of the tag that I colored in Copics and used a word sticker on it.

I wanted to try out vellum on my card after seeing the gorgeous DT creations over at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog So I used a Papertrey Ink doily die and a Magnolia Doohickey dragonfly to cut my vellum and then stickled the edges. You can see it here.

Here is more vellum I cut from a Marianne leaf die to enhance my flower.  The sentiment is a Spellbinders mini ticket die.

More vellum leaves with my Wild Orchid Flowers and some pearls.

Here is a metal corner from Momenta

A Close Up of Goosebumps Tilda

Another look

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you have a chance to make a creation to enter at 

Good Luck to you in winning one of those awesome prizes from our sponsors.

Friday, May 17, 2013

The Love Canvas

Happy Weekend Everyone!!!!

We have a wedding tomorrow to attend and this week has been crazy so I just finished a small chunky canvas for the newlyweds.

First I applied Gesso over the canvas and let it dry.  My canvas is a square 6x6 and the Prima mask fit perfectly over it.  I troweled on the molding paste and made sure the whole top was covered and I could not see the canvas.  I carefully lifted the mask and let it dry overnight.

The 3 colors I mixed to achieve the color that I painted over the raised texture are 1/2 Titanium white, 1/4 Cadium Red,  1/4 Phthalo Green.  I applied it where I wanted it and on the edge I flicked black acrylic paint towards the inside.  The edges are also swiped with the gray, white and a small amount of black. 

Here is a close up of the texture of the Prima mask

The using Glossy Accents I glued my embellishments on.  

I used a Bark Heart and flowers from Live and Love Crafts store.  One bigger flower from WOC.  Prima metals and pearls from my local craft store.  

It is hard to see but the Love and embellishments are on a piece of gauze.  The love I wrote with a Faber Castell Pitt Pen onto a gessoed sheet of plastic.  I cut it out and applied it to the gauze.  

I sprinkled Marine colored Frantage over the top of my flower and tiny places on the gauze.  Used my heat gun to emboss it on.  Then I took white paint and barely swiped across it to blend it in.

On the edges and sides of the canvas I applied 1 coat of Sparkle Mod Podge.  I wanted it to look more natural and not glittery.

I would like to enter the following challenges

I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial on what I did with this canvas.  
Thank  you for leaving me your comments, I enjoy reading them and you put alot of smiles on my face.


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Spring Photos

Hi Everyone, It has been about 3 weeks since we had snow cover and then it froze 3 night ago again. brrr.  It has been a very long and snowy winter here in Minnesota and our small farm is waking up to Spring.  I Just wanted to share some photos with you.

 This our Famous Mall of America Amusement Park

Isaac and I were having lunch here together after I shopped the scrapbook store Archivers.  In the winter we get some well know awesome crafty instructors here for a few days.  

Here is Isaac, he is so close to age 16 and driving, just a few months left.

Elijah is my youngest and will be 5 years old in a few weeks.  He is tall like a  year old and very shy.  He messed up my bed and is jumping on it. Just waiting for a nice day to come.

Champagne is Isaacs 1 year old Llama that will show in 4H this year.

My daughter and her new horse.  We take him on our walks with us and he is so good

One of our roosters, I love his colors and one of my Magnolia cards was colored similar to him

We just received our baby chicks, the brown ones are laying hens and the yellow ones are fryers.  We will butcher the fryers in July.

Elijah is holding a chick.  On the left is our little space for them with heat lamps in about 2 weeks we will make the space bigger and then eventually they will be outside running around a pen.

Mama Bantam hen with her baby chicks

Our beef in waiting.  He will taste so good in about September

Some of our many ducks we have here

Today it was finally warm 88 degrees F. My son and our Pug fell asleep on the floor in the sun and fresh air, yes finally we can go outside and enjoy "Fresh Air"

I think Elijah looks funny the way he held his head while sleeping, the Pug is sunning himself.

We all love summer in our house and we are so happy to go outside and enjoy the fresh sunshine.

Have a wonderful day also!