Wednesday, June 30, 2010

French Marketplace Album

This weekend I had the pleasure of working with Carol Wingert's new heirloom kit French Marketplace. This was the second heirloom kit I bought from her and WOW what a treat this was. (Here is a link to the first heirloom kit I got from her  Carol is soooo talented and her designs are stunning, and then the fabrics and other embellishments she selected for this album... she really has an eye for vintage beauty. When I opened my box, I was so overwhelmed by the gorgeousness inside, I could only sit down, touch and caress everything and SMILE!

Anyway, although it is not my design and I only followed Carol's clear and very details instructions that come with the kit, I still want to show of the end product, because I'm so very pleased with it. I still have to find the right photo's to fill it with, but here it is (drumroll) .... The French Marketplace Album

I had so much fun assembling this album and it really inspired me and made me want to hunt for more beautiful vintage fabrics, laces and other vintage embellishment. (as if I need more junk in my scrap room :o) !!!)

Thanks for visiting my blog

Happy creating

Swirlydoos July Kit - Summer Serenity

YAY, it is reveal day again at Swirlydoos!!!! Although the website is still being rebuild, the kit, add-on kits and the DT layouts are posted on the Swirlydoos blog . The Swirlydoos July kit - Summer Serenity features the beautiful Basic Grey Capella papers and lots and lots of gorgeous embellies.

The LO is based on a sketch of the very talented Beggahuna. The photo shows my Mom when she was 18 years old. The chipboard vine is from Dusty Attic.

This LO is a lift of GabrielleP's Style Baby LO. Here is the link to the gorgeous original . The photo shows me 1 year old. I used Tim's texture fades on the blue cardstock and the gold shimmer paper.

The photo is of my grandparents approx. 1960. I used a MS border punch and a DA chipboard frame.

The photo was taken last week when DH surprised me with a long weekend trip to NYC for our anniversary. The chipboard fence is from Dusty Attic and the large flowers is made from Prima packaging with Tim's Tattered Floral die.

In the kit there is also a silver glittery Anna Griffin diecut that I cut up and colored with Stazon inks. The large flowers is made from metal and Tim's Tattered Florals die. I used texture fades on the gold shimmer paper and the green strip. The photo shows my DSS and his GF.

These were my last layouts for Swirlydoos as a DT member. My six months term is up, and now it is time for two other Swirlydoos members, Angelica and Tina , to inpire us with their creations. I truly enjoyed my time on the DT team and I want to thank Krissy for this opportunity and the other DT members for being part of such a friendly, talented and inspiring team.
Happy creating!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

SWIRLYDOOS has been hacked!!!!

Go check out to read Krissy's message to all Swirlydoos subscribers and members, and please leave a comment to show her your support. This makes me so mad that people destroy other people's work just because they CAN!!! It really makes no sense at all! It also makes me sad, because we Swirlies lost our favorite hangout place. The place where we could show, share, care, support, learn , laugh, cry, create, celebrate, document all the events and persons that are important in our lives. It is always the first and last place I go to when I start or end my day. I love that it is a safe place to meet friends. Yes friends, because although I haven't met most Swirlies in person, it really feels as if we know each other very well.

Anyway, they might have destroyed our virtual world, but they can't take away our Swirly spirit. I'm sure that the new Swirlydoos website will be even better than before. In the meantime, stay tuned on the Swirlydoos blog, because all Swirly communications will go thru there, as well as the reveal of the July kit tomorrow!

CU tomorrow for the reveal of the LO's I did with the Swirly July kit!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Texas Mini Album

Last week my friend and I went to the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington TX where we found this fun Texas chipboard album. If you are interested here is where you can find this album and many others . This is so not my style, but it was so much fun to make! So here it is:

If you made it all the way down to here, thanks for looking!!!! I really appreciate it!

Have fun creating and see y'all next time!


Friday, June 11, 2010

Sunset Boulevard

Here is my entry for Rae's SGC challenge over @ Swirlydoos (5 buttons, 3 ribbons/fibres and 1 stamp). I actually started this LO as a lift of Manda's LO at the RR challenge, but I coudn't make it work right. So I tried it again for this challenge. Photo of DH on Sunset Blv in October last year. TFL



This is my lift of Manda's "Grad" LO for the Round Robin challenge over @ Swirlydoos. I used a chipboard frame i.s.o. the die-cut paper. The lace and canvas flowers are (again) made with Tim's die (LOVE that die). The grungeboard letters of the title are covered with Tim's new tissue tape and than colored with tumbled glass distress ink. Some of the flowers and the cheese cloth behind the photo are sprayed with Glimmer Mist. The two chipboard frames are painted with acrylic paint and then distressed with gold and silver paint. Thanks for taking a peek!


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

What Else Could You Be?

This is my entry for the butterfly challenge over @ Swirlydoos. The entire LO is made of scraps. I colored the large butterfly with alcohol inks. The smaller butterflies are punched out of scraps of the Swirlydoos June kit. The hanging lamps is from Dusty Attic, which I painted with white acrylic paint and distressed with brown, gold and light blue paint.

TFL and have fun creating!


Monday, June 7, 2010

Bird Arch Trio

This is another kit by Audrey Underwood.
I just LOVE her vintage designs and thru these kits I'm learning a lot about incorporating chipboard in your art. There are so many new products on the market that I kinda forgot about chipboard. But now I re-discovered it again and intend to use it a lot more in my future projects. Thanks for taking a peek.
Have fun creating!


Saturday, June 5, 2010

Swirlydoos June Kit - Antebellum Beauty

I have been so busy this week that I'm really late posting the reveal of the Swirlydoos June kit - Antebellum Beauty. This month's kit is again uber gorgeous with the beautiful Ella Blue papers, stunning flowers and an abundance of the most amazing embellies. So much to choose from, which makes working with this kit pure pleasure.
This LO showcases a picture of DSD Stephanie. I colored the felt with glimmer mist and the swirls with alcohol ink. The flower is made of fabrics and lace with Tim's Tattered Florals die.

This is my take on the sketch, also provided with the kit. The flower is made of canvas and lace with Tim's Tattered Florals die.

Another photo of DSD Stephanie. I made the flowers from metal.  

This picture was taken last week when I was in The Netherlands for my Mom's 80th birthday. I colored the Dusty Attic gate with teal, brown, gold and silver paint.

I made this with scraps of Ella Blue from the main kit and 7G from the project kit.

This month's project kit is totally fun to make. It is the 7Gypsies Printers Tray plus the 7Gypsies Avignon papers.  The embellies are from 7G, Tim and junk from my stash. The tiny houses are from Collections.

Have a great weekend

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