Saturday, November 16, 2013

 Hello my crafty friends

Today I am Guest Designing for the wonderful 
Pinque Peacock

Check out my Projects over @ 

 I am a designer for The Paper parade @  A mother of 2 wonderful kiddos that mean the world to me.    I have been crafting and creating for many years but just started back up the last 2 years.  I have always been artistic and Love making things with my hands.  I love to draw, anything mixed media, making cards, and things on canvas.  I love trying new things and new techniques.  

Hi everyone.  Today I made a Christmas card for all of you using Pinque Peacock's amazing handmade goodies.  I used papers from Authentique -  Strong collection, Pink Paislee - City Sidewalks - Santa's workshop, And a cute snowman stamp from my stash.  I colored it with spectrum noir markers and added a little stickles to my snow man. I then added a Beautiful Christmas colored Pearl stick pin and one of their new Christmas Layered Garden Beauties. Which was the perfect last touch my card needed. I hope you stop in and take a look at what Jessica has to offer in her store at Pinque Peacock.  There is so many Beautiful goodies over there. I hope I have inspired you to go take a look as well as get your craft on. 

Thank you for visiting today.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Parade Your Crafts Challenge #8 - Grateful

Parade Your Crafts Challenge #8

Hi there my crafty friends.
This month is a month to be Thankful.

No matter your situation, 
You  may think you have it rough or are going through a hard time but you still have something to be thankful for.

Challenge #8 Theme is GRATEFUL

For my project I used Authentique collection - Thankful
That Lisa sent me from The Paper Parade
I love this collection. It is so Pretty.
I started off thinking I was going to make a card but
I ended up making a mini album. 
Once I got started, I could not stop.
Everything just flowed so well with this collection.
Running out of paper is what actually stopped me for doing more.
Here is my mini album:

 I used Fancy Pants Designs
The Good life Collection
Chipboard Alpha's and covered them in Authentique Thankful collection.
I am Thank for for my family and my friends.  They are so precious to me.  They are always there when times are tough and even when times are the best.
You will see as I go through my album, I coordinate my paper patterns from one page to the next. The letters of Thankful become the background of the 2nd page and the pattern paper behind the letters on the 2nd page is the background on the 3rd.
"The Thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest"
This is so true.  If your are thankful for what you have, you become more Thankful for what you continue to receive.
 I am so Thankful for my furry friends.  I have 4 of them at the moment. They sure do give you unconditional love.  You can do no wrong in their eyes. They never judge you, just love you.
 I decided to not only put the things I was thankful for but also Positive Quotes to remind me to be thankful.
I also used things I forgot I had or had no use for until now in this album.  It made me Thankful that I held onto these embellishments knowing one day, they would be perfect for something. 
I love using Texture on my creations too. 
You will see the texture throughout.  
Each page has some sort of texture. 
I think it really makes the pages pop out.

Now it is your turn to share with us as the Quote above says
"If you are really Thankful...
What do you do???
You Share"

I hope I have inspired you to join us at 
For our 8th Challenge.

Head on over and link up your projects.
There is a chance to win a wonderful prize from 
The Paper Parade too.

Supplies used:
May Arts burlap ribbon
Fiskars Punches: petal by petal, furry friends, Give it a swirl.
Little Yellow Bicycle:  wooden Bird embellishment
And many more. 

Thank you for stopping by