Thursday, August 11, 2011


Thanks to everyone who is enjoying the new blog look!

I never thought I would have 100 people who would even want to glance this way!

I am planning a surprise, so be on the lookout over the next week or so.


The above layout is for the SGC Misting, Masking and Gesso.

Of course, I love all these mediums so this wasn't a challenge as much as a delight for me!

I used the Gesso to prime all the DA pieces for painting. I do this a lot with DA because it
is so porous. The gesso really helps the paint stick.

I misted the over the matching mask (that I just happen to have) on the TA tag.

I used a couple of crackle stamps that I am not sure the manufacturer of. I know, I am bad! They may be Prima.

I used the paper from Retro Tapestry. I love the bright fun colors of these gorgeous papers!

Anyway, this is me finally almost 100% recovered after my laparotomy. For those that don't know, in June I had my right ovary removed. What is supposed to be the size of a walnut, was about the size of a newborn's head! My ovary had ballooned to almost 7 inches, so it had to go.

I had my c-section scar reopened (and then some) in order to get it out and weeks of recovery.

Please see your doctors yearly ladies!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Swirlydoos Vintage Fae Sketch Challenge

For the July kit sketch challenge, I chose this adorable (I know I am biased) picture of Kassidy.

I love the Mistable alphabet set! SO cute!! It can go with a lot of different layouts.

On the DA circle, I used Gesso to prime it, then a coat of Gloss Mod Podge, then a generous sprinkle of Fairy Dust Glitter in Pralines N Cream then another coat of Mod Podge.

On the filters, I used the matching stamps for the Butterfly Garden paper set, I stamped with Versamark ink, then used Perfect Pearls and Magical Micas to bring out the stamp. After the stamps dried, I hit them with a little mist.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

SO, after a LOOOOONG break from scrapping and recovery from my laparotomy, I am BACK!

I am having a shoe hoarding moment. So, I thought I would scrap about it.
I love wedges, and this lo is my ode to wedges!

I painted the O title piece with Distress inks and stains.

I used Vintage Photo Distress ink on the brown book-page papers.
I used Starburst Mists on the background in Baby Blue Eyes Aqua.

I LOVE Lindy's Stamp Gang products. Their sprays don't clog and for a vintage look, I use the Moon Shadow Mists, but for a brighter bold look, I use the Starburst Mists.
I also love the Mica powders!

I used a few Prima flowers as accents, some Dusty Attic chipboard and Tattered Angels chipboard as well.

Thanks for stopping by!


To my followers!!

I have neglected my poor poor blog for so long!

I will revamp it (I hatred that template) and post some new layouts.

This is only a temporary look!

Thanks! More to come!