Monthly Archives: September 2014

Blue Eyes…

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As I was wandering around our internet highway I came across a blog spot called “Scrap Africa” It’s a place where creative people can post their creative talent.  I copied this statement from their website when wondering why they were posting a challenge to all people around the world when the website was called Scrap Africa, ” Simply because we want to showcase and celebrate the creative talent that we have in our beautiful land. At the same time we want to share it with the rest of the world and be inspired by others. While our main focus is on scrapbooking in Southern Africa we hope that our challenges will attract scrappers from different parts of the world”

After reading this and seeing that they had posted a challenge this month with a “vintage” theme I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

I have a beautiful picture of my grandfather, who passed away when I was a baby.  His eyes in this picture, although black and white, must have been the most beautiful blue, they seem to shine through the image. I somehow wanted to showcase this image on a vintage canvas.  So here are a few pictures and my entry for the Vintage Canvas for Scrap Africa I created in his honor.  I hope you like it and feel inspired.

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The Mini…

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I recently ran across a You Tube Video on cutting up a file folder and making a mini album with all the little tabs.  They were so easy to cut out and make, literally 5 minutes, I couldn’t wait to keep going.  I was quickly done with the “set up” and could go straight to my paper stash to create a darling little album or card.  I used the Forever Green 6×6 paper pad and the Lady Bird 6×6 paper pad, some beautiful flowers and resin pieces all from Prima.  They really turned out pretty so I sent a picture to Live with Prima via private message to get their thoughts on my creation, and guess what?  Sharon from Prima said “it is gorgeous!!!” please share it on our wall as well.  Can you imagine that, coming from them it was a HUGE compliment to my work.  So I did, and it received a generous warm welcome with lots of “likes” and “comments”  Its really wonderful to get the objective opinion of a respected entity to validate one’s craft. Basically, it feels real good.  So here are some photo’s of my little mini’s.  Hope you like them to.

These are using the Forever Green Paper, Resin Cherub and Frame made by Prima. Other embellishments from my stash.

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These are made with the Lady Bird Paper Stack and Prima Flowers, other embellishments from my stash.

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Hope you like it to, please leave any suggestions or idea’s you may have for this blog site, as I’m still trying to make it cute and interesting.  Have a great day 🙂

My Creative Journey…what a ride!

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Please excuse me while I’m trying to figure this blog thing out, the pages and layouts are just not coming out like I think they should, but I’ll keep plugging along until I figure it out.

In the meantime I would like to share some of the things I’ve been working on…

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These are a couple of art journaling pages I was playing around with, I have a long way to go but I have a lot of inspiration out there to help me learn.   Finnibair just released her Pastes and Gel Product line through Prima called “art Extravagance and art Basics” I’m just having a blast learning these techniques and there are quite a bit of Facebook pics and video’s as well as Prima’s U-Stream classes to help us all along.

 

I love making ATC Cards, it really helps get my mojo moving, here is a set I made with some collage pieces from Hidden Vintage Studios at DevianScrap.com. I call it “A Child’s Eye”

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Well I hope you enjoyed this little share, please feel free to comment, any help is greatly appreciated!  Thank you all and hope you have an absolutely fantastically creative day!!