Friday, October 31, 2014

Believe in the Beautiful Pieces of Life

Today I said enough office work and lets get creative!  I started 3 projects and finished one today.  Then I just received my new Magnolia Christmas stamps that I ordered so now I want to color them up!!  Exciting weekend of crafting coming up.

I inverted a canvas and covered it with some papers that my friend Cathy-Lynn just sent me. Then I added the embellishments and covered most of them with  Prima Blooms Gold Foil spray mist mixed with cream paint.

I used various flowers in the corner and brought them up to the top.  The keys are metal painted with the bloom paint I mixed. 

A corner filagree and some pleated tulle covers the Ewe that I took off the punch out sheet of the paper.  On the outside frame I painted a metal bicycle and then added a metal flower and then a paper flower.

The inside edges are covered with pearls and you can see a bit of the crocheted lace with buttons on top to make a frame.

Here are different angles so you can see how the canvas laid out

I had fun with this one and the words are so inspiring.  This canvas is going into the school PTA silent auction to earn money for school items.  I think it will make a wonderful gift for someone!

Have a wonderful beautiful day.
Hugs Kelly

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tilda with Christmas Letters

We are having gorgeous bright sunny skies and warm weather so far this fall.  The trees are brilliant and radiant as the leaves shine through the sun.  Love it!

I wanted to share a card I made a few weeks ago but I haven't had a chance to post it. I thought I would have a lot of time while my husband is away, as it turned out I am busy with everything else so crafting has taken a back seat.  Also, I apologize for being late to your blogs as well!

Isn't she so sweet, I love looking through some of the older Tilda's and using them.  They are bigger than the current ones so they do not always fit with my card dies.

I wanted this card to look shabby chic for any occasion even though she is called "Tilda with Christmas letters" I colored her with distressed inks in the softest shades. 

I used a new doohickey bow and Christmas lace on the card with some lace and buttons from LLC.  I also painted some cardboard and then Frantaged it with Shabby White  

Enjoy your day and thank you for stopping by my blog, your comments are always a joy for me!
Hugs back,

Monday, October 20, 2014

Tilda Blowing Hearts

Hello friends and visitors, so glad you came by today.  
I have a lot of birthdays and a anniversary this week so I made some cards to share with you. Today I am showing you my parents 56th anniversary card.  It is white with die cuts, my favorite also Tilda blowing hearts reminds me of me to them since I live far away from them now.  I am sure the wind around here will blow those hearts all the way to their home! lol

Tilda is colored in Distressed Inks and I used a Spellbinder die to surround her with.  My base is Go-Kreate die and I put in a few Prima doily dies in and a Little Darlings die lovely view, and Creative Expressions bow die.

You can see the different dies clearly here and the pearls I added.

A magnolia flower and 2 faint blue ones from LLC finish the bottom.

Magnolia doohickey so wrapped heart die with a wood Happy that I frantaged in Shabby White.

Your comments make me smile and I do appreciate the time you take to compliment me. Thank you!
Hugs Kelly

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Shabby Chic Top Hat

Welcome my friends!
My past birthday I received a gorgeous hat from my friend Lisa. After admiring it the past few months I decided to make one myself so I chose a Magnolia theme.  I have a dear friend to celebrate that will love this hat, many exciting things have blessed her life and I am happy for her so this will show her the love. lol

I had too much fun with Sofiere Maja Papers and die cuts for this hat. Tilda is laying on Little Darlings die and Peony doohickey die surrounded by florals from LLC. A resin cupcake sits in the mix.

On the side is a big doohickey butterfly, Magnolia crystals, and Prima flower, the paper feathers are part of the template. I covered the top part of the hat with lace.  

The crown is from LaLa Land and you can see more of the paper bow from the template which I decorated with flowers and doohickey wings. I also put a tea cup charm on the bottom and filled it with chunky purple glitter.

You can see the doohickey umbrella die on the paper bow as well as the doohickey heart that I stuck into the hat.  The white feathers are real from my chickens.

Here are the close ups.
Tilda with Dot Bow is colored in Distressed inks and taped to the Little Darlings Die. Melissa Francis resin cupcake in florals. The flower doohickey in the middle is Peony.

The Doohickey heart is affixed with a pearl pin and adorned with a purple Kordt and Gott rolled rose, pearls and the words "I love you" from the border of the Sofiere paper.

Doohickey angel wings and umbrella are sitting in the paper bow created from the original template of the hat from the Cutting Cafe.  The bottom left is a tea cup charm that I filled with chunky purple glitter. 

The top has a lot of flowers but on the one side I hung the Magnolia Chandelier crystals and put some small lace on the top.  I Frantaged in Shabby White a metal charm the Eiffel Tower and  painted the wooden spool, lastly sprinkled with chunky glitter.

Hope you enjoyed my Shabby Chic Top Hat and use the template available at The Cutting Cafe because it was easy and so fun to embellish!  Have a wonderful day!!
Hugs Kelly

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Pond Adventure

Hello my friends and visitors, if you have been following me on Facebook you know about the pond my son and I have been building.  I am the brains and he is the muscle. lol

I have neglected my crafting for 3 weeks while we planned and started the Pond Adventure!  It is not done, we need to tweak it a bit and landscape around it.  All the creativity of the rocks is my son's idea and he wanted me to not look until he was done placing the rocks.  We have mountain spirals and spikes in the area that he wanted to mimic so this is what he came up with.

First we spray painted the area where he is digging from the waterfall down to the pond. We chose to be up by the front entrance of the house as there were overgrown shrubs there and they looked awful.
The bottom photo are the pond layers.

The next thing is to add the pond underlayment and the lining. Lucky for me my husband and Isaac were in town that weekend so they could help Noah lay it out and add the river rock to form the bottom of the waterfall and pond.

Here they are working hard figuring how the rocks should go.

After they left, Noah and I headed for the mountains and picked some shale. My truck doesn't look full but this stuff is so heavy the truck was lowered pretty good and then we had to drive mountain roads all the way back, up and down, up and down 3 trips.

My son Noah, not quite 15 years old, 6 foot 1 and full of muscles already, that would be the farm food we raised him on.  He is finding flat shale in the woods.

Here is Noah at the water fall laying down the flat shale.

The waterfall is coming along and you can see how he is laying the shale pieces over the river rock. Some of them need to be foamed in to keep them water tight.

Here is the waterfall and pond with water in it, I know the angle is funky.

Closeup of the waterfall

He is still setting pieces. We need to go back and get more rock and build it all up around the whole area and then landscape it.   In the Spring we will try out some fish in it.

You can see the flat shale under the water as well as stacked along the sides

Here is some of the outside stack of jagged edges.  Noah took 2 weeks off and went to MN with his dad to hang out with the guys so the pond progress is on a break.  I can hear the water in my craft room as my window is right above the waterfall. Very pretty and soothing.

I made a few cards this past few days, just thought I would throw them on here too.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed our pond, this was a very fun thing for us to do as well as my son feels pretty good about himself right now. Accomplishments.

Hugs and sunshine to you all,