Thursday, July 24, 2014

Jubilee - SMILE!

During June's "last call" over at Studio Calico, there it was:  the Jubilee e-book & kit, regularly $39.99 on special for $9.99.  EEK!  I snatched it up!  When it was all said and done, I have 5 12 x 12 layouts and 4 weekly project life spreads.  Not too shabby for a $9.99 kit.  The e-book is pretty cool also.  AND, (I know...there's more) the kit & kaboodle came with digital cut files & printables! 

Okey dokey.  Project!  And I'm posting these backwards!  LOL.  So, up first is the last project I made, with the remaining scraps.  heeee!  I didn't waste nuthin!  I squeezed every.  last.  penny.  out of that kit!  I really enjoyed this kit!  I had been eyeing it for quite some time and a couple times almost bought it.  I'm glad I waited. 

I don't normally scrap purple.  But, I had scraps to use up & they were purple.  LOL.  I supplemented the e-book kit items with Studio Calico 12 x 12 paper from the Color Theory collection and some basic Studio Calico grid design 12 x 12 paper; some other color theory items (buttons, sequins, enamel dots); and items from past Studio Calico kits (Thickers & washi tape).

I do love these colors!  Purple was Grandma's favorite; green has always been mine!  And silver...I just love it!  

That's me, back in February 2014, showing off a new haircut.  Danielle is a whiz with the flat-iron! Me, not so much.  And I love my hair flat-ironed!

This makes me smile!  

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

PL Week 22 - Stitching Fun!

Project Life - Week 22:  I felt like stitching!  I used some bright and cheerful paper someone RAK'd me many moons ago.  I cut some 3x4 cards, dug out my stitching templates, DMC floss and got comfy!  It was so relaxing.  Here's a pile on my desk!

 How stinking cute is that fox / cat?

The butterflies were OY! pains to stitch and the arrows so soothing.  Next to the fox / cat, I love love love the flower.  (I know, right?  Mollymoo loves a WHAT?!?!  How many times you seen me paper craft with a **coughcough** flower?)  

Now for the week.  

I was in the drive thru line @ KFC, bored, so I read the bottom of my OPI nail polish bottle. STRAWBERRY MARGARITA.  huh?  Really?  Nah.  I looked again.  dang.  STRAWBERRY MARGARITA.  I immediately texted my manicurist / stylist...I have my FAVORITE drink on my fingernails!  She said I was crazy.  Hmmm...I bet she wondered how long it would take me to realize I had a bottle of STRAWBERRY MARGARITA.  No wonder she looked at me funny every time she told me the name.  I was so not paying attention.  Geez.  LOL.  Anyway,  that day, I also noticed it matches my new summer purse!  Notice also, that I had dripped on my Kindle...hmmm...

What a bright & cheerful weekly spread it turned out to be!  Lovely!  

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Phillip is FOUR

The birthday boy is FOUR!

This is my second layout in recent days using Studio Calico's 2013 Atlantic Collection.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

almost THREE

Is she cute or what?  

I prepped my paper with gesso.  Then I fussy cut a sheet of patterned paper from the SC Atlantic Collection, a sheet with all those circles.  I adhered the cut out with gel medium and outlined the circles with Neocolor ii crayons.  Using a watercolor brush, blended the color.  I misted the with Mr. Huey, added my photo and embellished with items from the Atlantic Collection.

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Paper: SC Atlantic Collection
ccessories: SC Atlantic Collection, Neocolors ii, gesso, gel medium

Sunday, April 27, 2014

@ the NOZZLE

This particular mixed media project involved colorizing photos using Neocolors ii.  It was an interesting experience and I'm quite pleased with the results.  I know, **gasp**, mutilating photos.  LOL.  That's why we digitize our photos.   I will most likely scrap this photo again for the boy's book.  And I will "leave it alone".  LOL.

I do like this.  A lot.

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Paper: Papers from various past Studio Calico kits
Accessories: Neocolors ii, gel medium, SC (shop items: Color Theory black alpha & yellow/orange enamel dots, cobalt square sequin, wood veneer speech bubble; past kit items: die cuts & flair, chalkboard tape & marker, Amy Tan vinyl letters, speech bubble)

Friday, April 4, 2014

Everyday is a Celebration!

Don't settle for celebrating Taco Tuesdays with margaritas every week!  

Celebrate every. single. day.