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Monday, May 27, 2013

Tammy's Scrappin Corner - Vintage Anything Goes

Yeah! It's Vintage time at Tammy's Scrappin Corner!  We also are being sponsored by one of my favorite Digi Companies, A Day For  Daisies.   Show off your newly inspired vintage creations with us for a chance to win some awesome digi's!

  


These two lovely ladies are my Grandmother on the left and her sister on the right, circa early 1940's.  Aren't  they beautiful ?  The digi is called "Picture Perfect" and her pose was so reminiscent of the ladies in  the Graphic 45 Curtain Call collection that I was compelled  to break into my stash to use it!

I really loved creating this layout, especially coloring in the digi image with my Copic markers. I will say that going for the muted/monochromatic look was more challenging but worth it for the results.  I'm excited to be entering this into the Day For Daisies challenge blog this week where their theme is Anything Goes!  I am also entering this into http://www.stephanie-whimsicaldesigns.com/ where the theme is Song Inspired, this makes me think
Of the old tune "You ought to be in Pictures".

I will also be entering this into the following challenges:

http://useittuesday.blogspot.com/ - use a dearly beloved stash item -    Graphic 45 Curtain Call
http://www.stephanie-whimsicaldesigns.com/ - Song inspired "You ought to be in Pictures"
http://childsplaychallenges.blogspot.com/ - Scrapbooking Layouts Only
http://www.wordartwednesdays.blogspot.com - Anything Goes  with positive words
Http://whimsyinspires.blogspot.com - Anything Goes 
http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Bingo - ribbon-flowers-sentiment

Thank you for stopping by this week, I will be offering blog candy shortly so if you are interested be sure to subscribe so you will be notified...it's gonna be a big package as I have lots of double ordered (on accident) goodies to offer a lucky subscriber!





Saturday, May 25, 2013

Hiding In My Craft Room - Fathers Day

Welcome Friends!  Today at Hiding In My Craft Room we are offering you Anything Goes opportunity to show off the Fathers Day Cards you all are probably working on!
Here's mine:








No stamping or coloring this week for me, pure paper goodness!

I will be entering this into the following challenges:
 http://perfectsentimentschallenge.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes - must have a sentiment 
http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes with encouraging words
http://365cards.blogspot.com/v- short n sweet sentiment
http://www.thekraftjournal.blogspot.com/ - Tim Holtz Ruler Ribbon (thx Karen :) )




Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope all our Nation has a blessed Memorial Day.







Sunday, May 19, 2013

Eclectic Ellapu Design Team Debut - Anything Goes

II'm so excited to share my good news...I have been asked to join the Design Team at Ecclectic Ellapalu!  We have two teams, the Pink team and the Purple team,  both packed with such talented ladies.  I am a Pinkie!  It is an  honor to be named amoung them!  

This fortnight our theme is Anything Goes!  I can't wait to see all the entries filled with creative genius from all of the entrants!  Here is the link to enter your creations:

Last week another niece was added to my family. A beautiful baby named Stella Rose, named after two very special women in our family, My Grandmother Nana Rose and my Great Aunt Stella.  Here's a wall hanging I made for my sisters baby.










I started with a small canvas that was pre-prepped with Gesso. Here's the recipe:

Paper: Graphic 45 Little Darlings, Cardstock - cream - chipboard elements
Glaze:  Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam - Organic Garden and Tide Pool
Ink:  Archival-Coffee,  Distress - Vintage Photo, Evergreen Bough, Broken China - Distress Stain, Peacock Feathers, Broken China, Embossing Ink
Embossing Powder:  Ranger, Stampendous frantage
Glitter: Distress, Picket Fence, Stickles - Diamond
Perfect Pearls Paint, Alcohol Inks
Pearls: Prima, Alphabet, Recollections, 
Die cuts:  Tim Holtz, view finder, butterfly
Other embellishments - clock pointer idea-ology, THoltz idea-ology safety pins & wing covered with gold alcohol inks.
Misc eye screws, brass embellishment, frame, ruler charm, buttons, twine, vintage button, grosgrain ribbon, stash
Stencils:  Dyan Reavely - Pastemm
Stamps - Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous "Spring Sprung" Butterfly

If you have any questions, please ask below ;)

I will be entering this into the following challenges;

http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/ - 3-2-1 3 bows, 2 g45 chipboard embellies, 1 hanging name plate
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - Baby or Mother and Child with 
a Sentiment - "rock-a-bye baby" on the bottom

http://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - Gis for Glitter and Gems
http://oldiebutagoodiechallenge.blogspot.com/ - Song; "Baby Love" - Little Darlings paper
http://asyoulikeitchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - favorite color combination  peachy/pink with aqua
http://useittuesday.blogspot.com/s - You can't touch this - Graphic 45 Paper Lil Darlings


Thank you for stopping by!  If you like my creation won't you please consider joining my blog? 
 Hugs to everyone!





Saturday, May 18, 2013

Faux Linen Technique (HIMCR)


Hello and welcome!  It's technique time at Hiding in my Craftroom and we are trying out the Linen Technique.  If you want to try it out yourself you can go to Splitcoast Stampers here;  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/faux_linen/

I would like to add a tip:  don't do what I did, which was to use a background stamp that was too busy.  I had to sand down quite a bit of my inking to allow the Linen look to show through.  If I had thought about it more I might have used pastel colors with lots of white space.  Oh well, I guess that's part of the creative process.  I ought to known better and changed my design plan but a motto I really like is "Don't Deviate From the plan". Also, I did a bit of extra sanding in various areas after I distress inked my background and went back ver them with some ink. 

 


So, are YOU up for the challenge ?  I encourage you to give it a try!  Take some time to hide out in your craft room and show us what you did! If you would like to see some examples of a  different way/ look of a faux linen background technique then be sure to stop by http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/ .  

Thanks for stopping by and if you like what you see won't you please join my blog?






Monday, May 13, 2013

Ribbons and Lace at Tammy's Scrapin Corner


This week at Tammy's Scrappin Corner we are being sponsored by one of my favorite digi companies, A Day For Daisies!
  A DAY FOR DAISIES

Their images are so unique and beautiful.  They inspire creativity!  Our Challenge this week is Anything Goes with Ribbon and Lace.'


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Recipe:
Image: a Day For Daisies - Blessing the Spring Fairies
Papers: DCWV Wedding stack, cardstock 
Ink: Copic Markers, Momento - Grey, Black
Stamps:  Dyan Reavely's  Sentiment, 
Glitter: Diamond Stickles, Distress Stickles in Pumice
Ribbon: American Crafts
Embellishments:  Tim Holtz pins, Martha Stewart pearls Lavender, Recollections bling,
Webster's Pages Stick Pin, Stash - Lace, Grey Ribbon ruffle, heart charm, pearl spray stick


Be sure to stop by Tammy's Scrapin Corner http://www.tammyscrapincorner.com/ and show us your card this week for a chance to win some A Day For Daisy's digi's!

I will be entering this into the following challenges:

http://kraftinkimmiestamps.blogspot.com/ - Let's get Sentimental 

http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/ - For a Special Woman ( my sister)
http://www.thehybridchick.com/- Card Caravan #43 -Spring
 http://avenue613.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes 

http://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - Gis for Glitter and Gems
http://simple five.blogspot.com - Anything Goes Inspire me Fridays
http://crafts4eternity.blogspot.com - tic tac toe - Pink, 3 of Something (teardrop bling), bling (lots o bling ;)
Something Old (pearl sprays)/Something New(Cricut Cartridge)
http://foreverfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - pastels




One more Announcement :
The Ribbon Girls are offering this beautiful candy, be sure to hop over there and find out more info!  http://ribbongirls.blogspot.com/


Thanks for stopping by and if you enjoyed what you saw wont you please consider joining
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Happy a birthday Mynette Blog Hop

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MYNETTE BLOG HOP

Happy Birthday Mynette!!!!!  I'm participating in a Blog hop celebrating the lovely Mynette's Birthday today! I'm a bit behind in posting with Mithers Day but hey, I'm still here, better late than never!   I met Mynette while participating in her design Challenge Technique Time Tuesday.  I recently became a member of the Design ate am and I'm loving it!  It's so much  fun  learning new techniques. 

Here's my card for her:




I want to give Mynette a big shout out:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL,  MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU, KEEP YOU AND MAKE HIS FACE TO SHINE UPON YOU WITH ALL WISDOM, GRACE AND UNDERSTANDING  !

Check out all the other blogs if you arrived here first.



*    Technique Time Tuesday. http://mynnettestechniquetuesday.blogspot.com/
*    Ellen In a World of Craft <http://www.inaworldofcraft.blogspot.com/>
*    Karen  Simply Frenzied http://simplyfrenzied-karen.blogspot.com/
*    Die amelie VonPappe II http://vonpappe2.blogspot.co.at/
*    Louise Cats Cards and Cupcakes http://lvanvuren.blogspot.co.uk/
*    Karen P stamping in pINK http://www.stampinginpink.blogspot.com/
*    Rocky Rocky's Crafting Blog http://rockycraft.blogspot.co.uk/
*    Hayley Hayley'sPaperGarden http://www.hayleyspapergden.blogspotca/
*    Nancy The Trinket Collector http://thetrinketcollector.blogspot.com/
*    Julz Ribbons  http://ribbonsnjulz.blogspot.com/
*    Tracey Serene Stamper http://serene-stamper.blogspot.com/
*    Katy I Like to Cut and Paste  http://iliketocutandpaste.blogspot.com/
*    Adrienne Crist - www.paperdivascraps@gmail.com  YOU ARE HERE
*    Want more? The Inkspirational Design team is also joining in!
     http://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/ 

I will be entering this into the following challenges;
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/ - For a Special Woman
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com/  - Embossing and Texture 
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.co - Sentiment  on the front 


  
Thanks for stopping by today...I hope your Mohers a day was blessed!