Wednesday, 22 February 2012

I finally created another scrapbook page!

Well, its been a long long time since I actually created a scrapbook page. I had a goal last year...yes, LAST year that I was going to create a scrapbook page every week for the entire year and that way there I would have 52 pages at the end of the year. Yah, right.....that didn't happen....I created the first week of 2011 and then it stopped. ...along with a lot of my creativity!
This scrapbook page is my first one that I put together in over a year. The photo is my Mama as a young girl. How cute was she? My new favorite "thing" is butterflies so I put some 3-D butterflies along with some grunge board colored in Distress Inks and Perfect Pearls Mist. A little twine and a bright yellow "Mom" embellishment finished the page off.
It is certainly a different style from what I was creating before...but sometimes change is a good thing, right?

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Rock Art for my Mama

I knew that with the first anniversary of my Mama's passing approaching I wanted to do something special for her. After all, she was a pretty spectacular Mama. I miss her more with each passing day and there are times when I just wish I could close my eyes and open them to have her standing right in front of me. I miss having cups of tea with her. I miss her daily phone calls. I miss her always making sure I was home safe and sound, and whether the doors were locked and the stove is off. She always worried about everybody else but herself. When she would get mad at me she would call me "Darlene Ann"....and because her middle name is Theresa I would always call her "Mother Theresa".
This project is for you Mama.

The height of the rock is approximately 12"
I wanted to be able to take a rock and transform it into something nicer than "a rock" to place at her grave site. I had somewhat of a "vision" in my head and once I got started it came together quite quickly. I painted the flat rock white on the front (I wanted to keep the rock look on the back). I painted some vines and hearts along with the words "Mama Always in my heart" and signed it with my name along with Tuesdays date. Tuesday being Valentines Day, the day that Mama passed away last year.
I love you Mama....always in my heart!
The doodling version next to the completed project
The entire rock is sprayed with a sealer to protect it from the outdoor elements.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Just a winters day at the beach

My Shadow
 Everyone needs a little time away from the craft table, don't they? As much as I love to craft, I also love photography. On this particular day my husband and I went driving around and I had my camera in tow. Its not too often I don't hoard it around with me. It was cold outside but it was a perfect day to clear my head and just take some pictures.
 We are very fortunate to be able to jump in our car and drive a few minutes to get to the beach. Anybody who is fortunate enough to live near the ocean really should take advantage of it and experience it in the middle of the winter as well as any other season. Who cares if you can't take your bathing suit and tanning lotion with you...bundle up warm and throw a scarf and mittens (fingerless ones so you can still take pictures!) on and go explore! The world is ours to discover!
My husband combing the banks
Just a glorious picture of the sun beating down on the beach
Wild Mussel shell

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Upcoming Card Class

I think this little girl Marci is so cute, I just had to create a class around her. I can't wait to instruct this class...I think it will be so fun! I have used the same stamp in all three cards and have colored her with Tim Holtz Distress Inks and cut and dry tips. I used beautiful watercolor paper for all the images and cut some out, popped some up...basically, just had fun with them. This is going to be a fun class and I am looking forward to it.