It is my pleasure to bring to you a blog site full of ideas, projects and techniques. Please take your time to go through it. You are more than welcome to use my ideas for your own personal use. I do ask that you do not use my ideas for submissions to contests, publications or to sell. I would love to see any ideas of mine created by you. I will be more than pleased to display them here on my blog. Please be aware that some of my acrylic books have been copyrighted and cannot be copied.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Victorian Boot

Last November, when I was at retreat, I had this wild idea.  I want to make a Victorian era boot.  I knew I wanted it to be my own design from scratch and I wanted to use Graphic 45 papers.  At the top of this post is my original design.  You can see I had a problem with the toe.  First I wanted it rounded, then squared.  I settled for the squared.  I liked the look much better.  
The pieces/pattern was easy to cut out.  I had ideas how to put it together but didn't know exactly how until I actually tried.  Follow along with the photos and you can see how I did each section of the boot.  
I cannot say this was an easy project.  It was not.  I wanted finished edges and an authentic look.  I think I achieved that.
Let me know what you think and email me any questions and/or thoughts.  I would love to hear from you.
Happy scrappin' !

A Proud Member of The Lime Light. Click on over to see what we are doing.

Monday, October 18, 2010

by Graphic45
As many of you know I am a Graphic45 "follower and user".  I love every line and get so excited when I make a g-45 project.  Here is my latest.  
A friend of mine gave me cigar boxes she got from her step-father. They are black, Cervantes and all wood.  Love these boxes!  What I did was cover the box and decoupage'd it for some glisten.  I then distressed it and added the cover elements.  The flowers are 3-d.  It is hard to see but the flowers are built on each other.  What I did was this.  I cut out each flower, 2 each.  One I left as is and the other I followed some of the flower lines, inside, and cut them, without cutting it out.  When I finished I wet them and scrunched.  I let them dry a few minutes then very carefully I unscrunched them.  This gave me the dimension I wanted.  I then put them each on their matching flower and let them dry.  When dry I lifted each cut and it opened up the flower.  Very nice look.  
The inside of the box has an envelope to put special "things" and on the bottom inside I had a 4 squared wooden holder.  I painted it black and glued it on.  If I were to use this myself, I would not have glued it, but since this is for display at a LSS I went ahead and fixed it.
Thanks for the opportunity to share my project with you.  It was a true delight and I will be sharing more soon.
Have a great day and happy scrappin'.  Remember to try something new today.

A Proud Member of The Lime Light. Click on over to see what we are doing.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Desk  Organizer

Kaisercraft has a desk organizer that will hold gobs of crafty products.  Paper, embellies, laces/ribbons, buttons or really anything you can think to put in all the slots and cubbies.  I thoroughly enjoyed making this organizer and cannot wait to use it.  On the sides and front drawers I used Zva flourishes and butterflies.  So cute and so easy to design as you put them on.  I just love how it all turned out and would suggest this as a great Christmas gift.  The kit is easy enough for you to make it your own design and decorate it to your taste.
Have fun and remember to try something new today.  Happy scrappin'.

A Proud Member of The Lime Light. Click on over to see what we are doing.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Picture This!!
The above pictures are kits on canvas.  I made these for Scrapbook Village in KY.  They are so incredibly easy to put together and add pictures.  I had never done a kit before and was asked to do these 2 for demo purposes.  I followed the directions and it was just so nice to have everything right at my fingertips.  
I am not usually a kit person and I must say that these were a pleasure to make.  
I will be adding to my blog on a more regular basis.  I have so many project I have worked on and am anxious to share them with you.
Have a great day and happy scrappin'.
A Proud Member of The Lime Light. Click on over to see what we are doing!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Amish Farm
Scottsville, KY

Today was my annual 'get everything I need for winter' from my favorite Amish Farm.  I usually go once a week all spring and summer long to get my fresh produce and fruit.  I just love this place.  So today I decided to capture a picture of the farm itself and if you look in the distance at the farm house you will see smoke coming out of the chimney.  I also went to the 'Jam House', and the dry goods store.  They were fully stocked and the wonderful smells are worth the trip.
This one of the most relaxing and enjoyable trips I make each week and I have learned to talk to the people and created a little relationship with them.  They also recognize me when I enter.  That is so nice. 
Lately, also, I have been reading a lot of books on Amish life, as seen through the eyes of Beverly Lewis.  I just love her books and she is spot on and truthful.
Thanks for letting me share my day with you and I have some fantastic photos of projects I will be sharing shortly.
Remember, try something new today and happy scrappin'.

A Proud Member of The Lime Light. Click on over to see what we are doing.