I was thinking to myself hm....self....you better do a blog post and catch up! I looked through my photos and yeah, I am more than a bit behind and have lots to share. However, I don't want to completely overwhelm you with photos so I just picked a few to share with you and I'll post more soon. Promise. I'm trying to get on the band wagon with this regular blog posting. It's not my fav, I have to say. I much prefer to stay on You Tube, but that's just me. http://www.youtube.com/user/onehappycraftychick
That being said, I have been crafting away like usual. Here is a card that I made for a challenge called FFF @ TheGreetingFarm.com , I used the new Miss Anya Spring set. I am trying and trying to learn how to use multiple colors while coloring hair. You know, making them look like they have amazing highlights that they probably paid $200 for, right? It doesn't come naturally to me but I'm really trying. Anyway, I also picked up some new scalloped circle dies from e bay so I used those, some flowers from my stash and a glittered word Thicker, which are my favorites! I am trying to use up my stash like crazy so I have this older paper pad that I layered up in many different ways, and even made some hand rolled flowers with the paper. (Thank you, Amador, for the rolled flower die!) http://www.youtube.com/user/Amadoreros
I recently had a giveaway on my channel and I wanted to make thank you cards for the winners. There were actually three, but the other card was different so anyway....I used a newer paper collection called Yacht Club. Who makes it? Um. I'm not sure, I want to say Carta Bella BUT if you are desperate to know, leave me a comment and I'll go look. The bubble gum machine stamp (and the die that I used to cut it out) is made by Lawn Fawn. I picked that set up recently and ohhhh my gosh am I glad that I did. It's adorable!!!
I really like the wood veneer ballerinas that I colored and used Stickles to add sparkle. That silver frame is wood as well, I painted it with silver spray paint. The 'shine' sparkly word? That's a die from TheGreetingFarm.com , I used the "sparkle" die on that same layout as well, in the bottom right hand corner.
This layout makes me giggle. I feel like I've shared it before but it was still in my photos so usually that means I haven't posted it yet. The story is that my husband works out of town quite often. When he leaves, he takes photos of things from his day and I do the same, then scrap book them together. It's just a way for us to feel closer when we are apart. We also FaceTime and we take crazy photos together like that, and I also enjoy texting my brother in law (who is one of the owners of the company my husband works for) and I text him little sad faces. Or if he's out of town too long I leave him mad emoji faces. It's just a fun thing I do. Fun for me. This last time, though, he was texting me sarcastic things that cracked me up, so I scrapped that too.
And hey, feel free to leave a comment. Really. It would make my day!