Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Mixed Media Art Piece

Today I decided to try and duplicate the look of these pumpkins on my dining room table.

I love their imperfect bumpy texture.

Once done, I will add some mixed media Halloween items.
So far, it looks like this:

I am very happy with it so far. The next step will be to add the gold highlights and then the mixed media items. Will post more pictures once it is done. Have to stop for the day and head to work.

Monday, October 3, 2011

It's always in the last place you look .......

Ugh!!!! I wish I could just remember the last place. I have been searching for two things in my house for three hours. I cannot find either one of them. So frustrating!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

My Mind's Eye - Lost & Found 2 - Rosy

I was asked to make a sample for The Scrapbooking Studio in Bloomington using the My Mind's Eye - Lost & Found - Rosy collection. After looking at the colors I knew I wanted sepia pictures. Decided on an acrylic 6x12 album using thumbnail and wallet size sepia pictures. I really liked how it turned out. (Even if my adorable husband did not like being the subject of an entire project.)

Teresa Collins Haunted Hallows Bottle

Love this little bottle I designed using a Starbucks Frap bottle. Absolutely love the Teresa Collins Haunted Hallows Line.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Changes in life happen

Well, after officially retiring from working a year and a half ago, I thought I was done. My family needed me more, and I wanted to be there more for them. Well, I should have known that life has a way of changing when you least expect it. Last month I found out a new scrapbook store called The Scrapbooking Studio was going to be opening a second store. A new store was coming to my area. Woohoo!!
It turns out, I knew some of the ladies who were going to be working there. It also turns out, that the owner was looking for one more person to work a few evenings a week. This is where my retirement ended. My kids seemed to be doing well, and life seems a little more organized. I could do this!!
Working again!! Woohoo!! I have missed being creative, so it fit in perfect. We opened the doors for The Scrapbooking Studio here in Bloomington, IL on September 17th. People really seem to enjoy the store and we are having a blast.
Thank you Amy for coming to Bloomington!!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

NEED to pay more attention to the blog

Ok, the kids have been on summer break FOREVER. Thankfully, they will be going back to school soon. That should make keeping the blog up to date a lot easier.

Current projects:

Scrapbooking - The major scrapbook project right now is my daughters 4H project about her June 2011 mission trip to Mexico.  Letting her do her own thing and not helping at all. This is VERY hard for me. I want to give direction, I want to do it my way. I want to use LESS of my tape runners and not leave the lids off the Copics. Oh well, my turn to be more mom and less crafter. Will post pictures of it once it is judged at the 4H fair next week.

What am I working on - Actually just acquired a bunch of furniture for my future craft room. Hubby has it all framed. Electrical is next. I currently have a table and chairs, paper rack, shelves, and extra table. All items will need sanded and painted or stained. Also acquired a bunch of slat wall, hooks, and baskets. This room is going to be SO AWESOME when finished. Here is how it currently looks:

Current Look of Future Craft Room

Most recent Crafty Purchase: WATERCOLOR CRAYONS. Oh goodness!!! Absolutely love these things. Very easy to use!! So much fun!!

I recently colored some butterflies with the crayons and then added some Glossy Accents. Was very happy to see that the blending did not change once it was added. Here is a picture of the end result:

Butterfly Quote on Canvas

Alright, I think that catches this blog up to date to what I have been doing. Looking forward to school starting so I can start on Halloween projects. Been scouring the internet for cute ideas. Absolutely LOVE all the Halloween paper lines that were released at CHA, so excited to get my hands on some soon for future projects.