Saturday, March 28, 2015

Easter Owl!

Good morning and happy Saturday to you!
I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog today with this little guy!
I created an ordinary owl using a Sizzix die, into an EASTER owl! ;)
A few oval punches to make bunny ears.....
A few glittery eggs cut using my Silhouette, a sentiment from JustRite, ribbon (Okay maybe it's a girl owl?), and some of my favorite adhesive! 
For more details, be sure to hop on over the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog! 
I am headed to the grocery store to stock up for the week. 
It's back to work for me on Monday!
Due to the crappy weather we had, I think I deserve a do over, don't you? ;)
Have a great day friends!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Easter Wishes

Good morning to you!  
I am headed out the door to do a few errands, and thought I would post a quick Easter card I had created.  It uses a pretty wreath cut from the Silhouette Store. 
I added glitter to each of the eggs and adhered it to the wreath. I backed the Easter wreath with a Martha Stewart doily.  
I added a a sentiment from The Mixed Messages stamp set by Papertrey Ink, flowers, and some ribbon.  As a final touch I added a few coordinating sequins. 


Thank you so much for stopping by!  
I truly appreciate it!



Thursday, March 26, 2015

Easter Bunny and a Hot Air Balloon?

So maybe this is how the Easter Bunny delivers all of those eggs? ;)
Could this image from Crafty Secret's Digital Bunny Hop set be any cuter? I colored it in with my Inktense pencils and then cut using the Spellbinder's pierced rectangle die. I matted the image over a vellum envelope. The background paper is also from Crafty Secrets and is part of the Vintage Patterns collection.  I swiped the edges with a bit of white paint. 
I added a cluster of flowers, ribbons, deckled eggs, string, and lace. The large orange flower is a sticker from Martha Stewart.  I've been a bit addicted to them lately. ;)
Cortney's modeling journey is continuing to thrive, I am very blessed to say!
She was recently asked to be on the spring cover of Model Source Magazine. 
She was also featured on the blog and Facebook page of Handicap This! 
I also got an e-mail from an agent of a famous star stating that my original e-mail was forwarded to her.  I am crossing every body part I can in hopes that something big comes of it! 
She was bored on Sunday and asked to model.  So her and I spent the afternoon taking pictures. I love this time with her...it definitely has become one of our favorite mom and daughter activities! These are just a couple of the shots I got of her.  
Unfortunately, today she is headed to the hospital for Botox shots in her legs.
 Boo.
  Because of her CP, her muscles tend to get very tight and spastic.  The Botox should help relax those muscles.  The stinky part is that she has to sit in a wheelchair that accommodates the knee immobilizers and the wedge.  It will be a bit cumbersome and probably irritate her a bit, but it will hopefully help her move her legs better!
So please wish us luck!
And one last thing.....if you would like to follow Cortney's FB page, she would love it! I would love it too!  Just click HERE!
Have a great day my friends!


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Glass Easter Egg Tutorial

So even though we got 6 inches of snow dumped on us yesterday, I am still in Easter mode. I had stopped at Michaels the other day and found these oval shaped glass ornaments.  I knew immediately that I wanted to turn them into carrots!
I have a full step by step photo tutorial on how they were created if you continue to scroll down. :)

I am going to fill them with jelly beans and place them at each person's place setting for Easter. (Yes, I have small family!) ;) 
Here are the supplies you will need to alter the glass eggs.  
Use Modge Podge and a foam brush to give it a coating of glue.  
Then sprinkle with orange glitter! (I LOVE this part!) 
Let them dry for about a half an hour or so.  (Maybe grab a snack or have a cup of hot tea while you are waiting.)  
I wanted the caps to sparkle too, so I added a bit more Modge Podge and sprinkled lime green glitter. (By this point you will be pretty sparkly!) 
For the leaves I forgot to put the Distress ink in the above supplies photo.  I wanted my leaves to have a bit of sparkle and dimension too...... 
First, ink the edges and the crease down the center vein of the leaf.  
Then I kind of take my two fingers and squish it in opposite directions to give it a more realistic look. Because when you are making glittery carrots out of glass ornaments, realism is really important. LOL! 
I then added a few drops of glossy accents and took my finger to spread the glue. (And now you won't just be sparkly, but inky, and gluey too!) 
Then dump clear coarse glitter over the leaves and let dry. 

For the carrot stems you will need 3 pieces of ribbon.  They were about 7 inches long.  Stack them on top of one another.  
Then fold in half. 
Put it through the hanger part. 
And pull the ends through
I cut each ribbon strip into 3 skinnier strips.   

I took raffia and tied it around the cap of the ornament. Then just glue your leaves and flower to the center of the bow.  
Need one last look?
My little glittery garden of carrots......

So glad you could stop by!
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Vinyl Projects!

It seems ages ago when I created these vinyl projects for Northridge Magazine.  Some of the photos aren't great either.  Northridge photographed everything themselves for the magazine, so I just took quick photos at home before shipping them off.  
The first project is a cute little book bag. 
I added a bit of coordinating ribbon and googly eyes with fabric glue
And how about a little Easter onsie? Just some simple layering and a gemstone collar.
Or I love dad?
And this bag was created with Cortney in mind.  She loves music and it is part of her daily routine.  There is nothing better than hearing her sweet sing songy voice try and carry a tune! 
I will be back with more Easter projects this week!  
Have a wonderful Sunday my friends!
:)


Friday, March 20, 2015

Bless Your Little Heart!

Happy Friday, happy first day of spring, and happy birthday to my favorite sister! (okay she is my only sister, but still......)
I have a vintage inspired card using this adorable image from Crafty Secrets. 
I layered the card over various scraps of papers I had in my stash.  I wanted the image to pop a bit, so I backed it with black card stock.  I have been on a kick with these Martha Stewart flowers lately, so I figured why stop now?  
I added some lace, seam binding, and leaves I had previously cut using my Silhouette. 
Today is my sister's birthday!
Since I am off next week for spring break, we will get a chance to meet for lunch and celebrate then.
Both of us work, have kids, and she lives a state away, so making the time to get together can be tricky.
I am glad we are carving out a bit of time to visit.
I am off to school!
Gotta run!
Enjoy your day my friends!


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day my friends!
I don't have one ounce of Irish blood running through these veins, but on March 17th we ALL have a bit of Irish in us don't we? ;)
Since I don't generally send St. Patrick's Day cards, I opted for a good luck card instead. 
I found this adorable cut at the Silhouette store.
I added Doodlebug glitter to each section of the rainbow and clouds.  I added gold Flower Soft to the pot that was given a coating of black glossy enamel. As a finishing touch I added a sentiment from SRM stickers.  
Our school is giving a little treat to all of the students today, Green River floats! YUM! :)
And of course we all wear our St. Paddy's attire!


Have a great day!