Saturday, August 17, 2013

ScrapFX and Ruby Rock-It Blog Hop Day Two

Hello to you.

WELCOME to a very FUN and creative next few days here, as the designers from Scrap FX join Ruby Rock-it’s amazing talent in a 2 day BLOG HOP! -
Each day, there will be 11 – 12 blogs to visit using our gorgeous products, along with Ruby Rock-it’s amazing products!

Here are today's participating designers:

And now let’s check out those prizes:
 Two packs are up for grabs, one from Scrap FX and one from Ruby Rock-it.
Here’s how you can win: ** Visit each participating designer’s blog each day on the hop and leave a comment.  There are only 11 – 12 blogs each day,  so it’s VERY do-able!  {make sure you include your email address so we can contact you if you win}
For additional chances to win:  Head over to Facebook and *LIKE*  us and leave a message telling us you came from  the blog hop.  The deadline to leave comments for prizes is 11:59pm EST, Monday, August 19th.
Winners will be announced on Ruby Rock-it and Scrap FX blogs on Tuesday, August 20th!
If you get lost along the way, you will be able to find a complete list of participating blogs each day here at Scrap FX and over at Ruby-Rock-it! 

For my project I decided to use the cute camping theme papers from Ruby Rock-It to create a mini journal/album to be filled up at a later point in time by myself or my daughter who has been eyeballing it since I created it.

I used lots of mini chipboard pieces from ScrapFX along with some of the of the new art deco pieces to create whimsical scenes with all the images contained amongst the stickers and papers.

I love that ScrapFX has a variety of tags to choose from as well.  This travel log one was perfect to insert here, being held on to the page with a chippie arrow.

To make this project quick and simple, as well as keep it a manageable size for closing, most chippies were altered up with mists or kept bare - as seen in this picture.  Backgrounds were done with splashes of watercolor to compliment the colors and patterns already present on the papers and had some stenciling (using the Random Dots ScrapFX stencil) adding in.  I love the soft effect this offers and how it personalizes the papers more to my style.

The clouds here are embellishments made on sticky back canvas from stamps created from the Cloud and Raindrops stencil.

The album is enclosed in a sticky back canvas cover that is altered up with the ScrapFX Woodgrain stencil, inks, and mists.  I punched two holes and then put some thick hemp cord through to keep with the natural look. 


For my second project I made sweet little back to school card using the school themed papers and some Mini Apples from ScrapFX as well as the Scribble Script stencil in the background. 

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you enjoyed your visit. Good luck in the drawings and enjoy the rest of the hop!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Looking for Somthing to Do This Weekend?

Greetings!  While I know lots are in the midst of getting back in the swing of school - I can hardly believe how many kiddos have already started O.o - or gearing up to go back, like we are in my house, you may want to take a break for yourself.  I've got just the thing for you to sneak away and do!

Come join the Ruby Rock-It and ScrapFX gals for a MEGA blog hop throughout the weekend beginning tomorrow.  Two full days of pure inspiration to be had and amazing prizes to be won.  You surely don't want to miss this.  I'm slotted to go on Saturday but be sure to tune in on Friday at the ScrapFX blog to get you started on your adventures!

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

I'm Back with some Happiness Captured

Hey There Sweetie Peeps!  How in the world are ya'?  Hope summer has been treating you well.  Life is pretty good around - not always a bed of roses - but really who has it that way right? 

Over the past several weeks I've taken time to really delight in the little things - like having my son, about to be 17 in a couple weeks, come to me happy as could be with this butterfly on his hand.  It was newly hatched and just pumping its wings.

My chickadee, busy lil thing she is, celebrated her third birthday at our house this year!  What fun that was and to have grandma send along a special Barbie cake to boot - awesome.  Haven't seen one of those since I was a kidlet.

Taking walks with my number one dog dude around our land is always relaxing and he is the best doggie model I know - I mean look at that cheesy smile with those pearly whites. :D

 Both the nephews loosing teeth during the same stay at auntie's house?  That is certainly something to be captured and to be happy about.  Too funny. 

And what is there not to love about a girl and her kitty taking a nap together and looking just the same LOL!  Adorable I tell ya' - well I guess I might be a tad biased, but still. 

These are the things that keep me going because when its all said and done there is still lots of this for me:

Ahh yes the chronically ill person's med arsenal - and this is just a fraction of what they would like me to take.  During my break from blogland I started seeing yet another set or I should say sets of teams of docs.  I leave everyone perplexed.  My body fails me and blows their minds.  

I get asked by people all the time how do I stay upbeat, keep smiling, encourage others, etc., etc., etc.  Whelp.  I just showed you a heap of reasons.  I also give all the glory to my God.  I don't write that to force it upon you, I just know He is what gets me through and gives me hope for tomorrow.

Then there is my art.  This fabulous world of papercrafting and art where I've gotten the chance to 'meet' and connect with so many beautiful people.  I delight in creating and what is crazy is this - if I hadn't become as sick as I am I wouldn't create as much as I do.  My path was changed in many ways and I'm learning to embrace it - though I miss my former days of teaching kidlets desperately at times.  Days can be hard but there is a reason for everything. It is through this I'm motivated now more than ever.

Everyday may not be good, but there is something good in everyday.  So I'll keep on keeping on and I hope this inspires you to do the same when life can feel rocky cuz' man oh man - I know how that feels.

These last two projects are currently up at ScrapFX if you care to swing on by and check them out and get more info on how they were created and what products were used.  The LO was also created using this week's sketch 220 at Skissedilla.  You should on over as well to join on in the fun with us.

 Take good care!!