Friday, January 30, 2015

Sweet Mom

This past Sunday, celebrating my birthday we went to visit my Great Aunt, she shared with us her albums and in there I found a treasure.  I asked permission to take this photo home with me, my mom as a little girl, what a TREASURE for me!!!! she said yes and so here I am working with it.  I decided to continue with Scrap Around the World  mood board and Sparkle and Shine challenges.  I think they suited the photo beautifully, you be the judge!
Here are some close up details
more details
and the full view
here's the mood board, so very inspiring colors and blooms
And of course, lovely to have you here for a visit!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Always and Forever

Hi everyone! Finally here after doing my CHA rounds and family visits.  I had a fun time and now I'm back to creating, feels good!
Here's what's on my table today inspired by the beautiful moodboard at Scrap Around the World and the Finnabair Sparkle and Shine challenge
Needless to say I was inspired by the beautiful soothing palette of soft rose and teal, the clock, antique keys and the roses...
it is a special treat for me to have my mom smiling in a photo and how wonderful to be all 3 of us together for a generational picture! We had a beautiful day visiting my Great Aunt of 95!!!
I guess you all can see the resemblance!

I used Prima bloom sprays in cotton candy and teal for the hues and tons of Art ingredients here to create textures and depth
I have been trying to get the sparkle and shine on my pic and my that is so hard, I guess you can see a bit here where the sun hits the art sugar in the petals.
I thought the little nest with the 3 eggs was perfect!
Here's the mood board

Friday, January 9, 2015

Prima BAP &CSI 152, Beauty

Hi everybody! Off to a new CSI Case this week as we keep with our birthday theme!
Here' my take on this weeks palette and  some details for you! Tons of background here, stamps, watercolor, gesso, so rich in textures
 For my scheme I used flowers and it's all there
For my evidence I used
mesh, polka dots, watercolor background, mesh, pearls, jewels, bow
For my testimony I documented a gift I had given,
you see she is now ten, not so easy to find clothes that don't make her a little girl or a mini adult, how difficult is that.  But I finally found it, the perfect one!
 and she looks ravishing in it!
this is our magical palette for you!

I used Jens beautiful sketch over at Prima

Saturday, January 3, 2015

CSI 151 Love

Hi everybody and Happy New Year,  a Major case open last night over at CSI, we are kicking off the New Year with brand new cases for you to play!
We also have a brand new sketch by Em, here's the way I solved my case

For my scheme I used all colors.
For my evidence I used pleated paper and tulle, pom pom trim, sprinkle something (I went with sequins)
For my testimony I handwrote my journaling

Hope to see you in the gallery, you have until the 31st of January for this one!
We're so pleased to have A2Z Scrapbooking as our January sponsor!

a2z Scrapbooking is proud to be a premier Hero Arts Retailer. Our Etsy store carries an extensive array of Hero Arts  products and we love special orders. Our company, which is run by volunteers, was founded in 2007 in an effort to raise funds or Celiac and Behcets awareness. Have a question or a special request? Please contact us!
Be sure to check out the a2z Scrapbooking blog for lots of inspiration from their design team, who will be joining us as Guest Detectives this month!
One lucky player will win a gift certificate to buy scrappy goods at a2Z Scrapbooking!
As always, we're grateful to have our generous permanent sponsor, Flying’s about One of a Kind.’s about One of a Kind. They offer an incredible selection of products for all paper crafting artists. Their Kit of the Month is filled with the latest and greatest and includes an off-the-page project to keep your creative muse flowing! Be sure to check out the Flying Unicorn forums, a hot and happening place which includes monthly challenges, tips, techniques and friendships that last! They also have a blog and a Facebook page where you can find loads of inspiration!

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And we are so happy to have Scrapbook Fantasies as another permanent sponsor. Scrapbook Fantasies is donating a prize of beautiful embellishments each week to our Star Witness.  Scrapbook Fantasies is a Scrapbooking, Papercrafts and Mixed Media business opened in November 2002 in Gladstone, Queensland.  The well stocked store receives new stock daily, and supports a boutique style online store here.  The owner Alicia Redshaw runs Weekly Challenges and many other competitions giving away over $250 dollars in store vouchers every month.  The Gallery  hosts thousands of customer creations, and is available for viewing without login. Parcels are posted within Australia at a flat $6.50 or the actual postage rate (whichever is the lesser), or FREE for orders over $100.  International parcels are posted at the actual postage rate.