Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Flying Unicorn!

I am so honored to have been chosen as the September guest CT member at Flying Unicorn!  Alda sent me a wonderful package full of goodies so that I could create some special things for the Flying Unicorn gallery.  I hope you take a few minutes and check out the forum and gallery at  Flying Unicorn.  There will be new September challenges posted tomorrow and the challenge winners get great RAKS from the store.  I have a fun challenge planned too, hope you'll check it out!

So here are  a couple of layouts that I did using my Flying Unicorn goodies featuring the Authetique Journey collection and Fabscraps.  I made the brown flowers using Tim Holtz glassine paper.  I painted on some dry Perfect Pearls and then set the powder by heating with my heat gun.  It works perfectly and adds such a lovely metallic sheen to the flowers.  I love metallic accents and use it alot on my LOs. 

I love this photo of my Uncle, he looks so suave!  I think you'll be seeing this photo again as I haven't quite captured the essence of this photo that was taken in France during WW II.

My challenge LO at Flying Unicorn features Fabscraps paper.  Be sure to check it out tomorrow!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Fun in the Sun

I haven't felt really inspired lately but had to get this done for the Swirlydoos round robin.  The photo is of my brother, two cousins and me taken at a lake in the Pocono mountains where we lived when I was a small child.  The other two images are from G45 On the Boardwalk.  I really love that Dusty Attic piece as it evokes the feeling of waves and water to me.  I painted it with Smooch pearl aqua and then applied Stickles in Eucalytus, Frosted Lace and Diamond.  The blue pearls are MM.  Love the pp, from Kaisercraft, part of the August Swirlydoos kit.  The other embellies are from past swirlydoos kit except for the clock face which my dear friend jrabs diecut for me using the Tim Holtz Alterations die.  I did the masking using a Tattered Angels mask and Distress ink in sage and tumbled glass. 

Thanks for visiting!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sketchs: Creatively Yours and Swirlydoos July Kit

Really, here is it past the midpoint of August and what do I have to show for it?  Not much.  What the heck have I been doing, not much scrapping, unfortunately!!  I did manage to get this one done last week for the Friday Sketches: Creatively Yours sketch.  Here's sketch 13-11 created by Ali MacDonald.  Be sure to check out the Sketches Creatively Yours to see all the great LOs created from this sketch. 

And my layout, I flipped the sketch as I thought it worked better this way with my photos.

I used my July Swirlydoos kit that features the Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden and G45 Once Upon a Springtime collections.  I added the Dusty Attic gate, heart doily and letters (from an earlier SDs kit).  I used distress ink to color the flowers on the top picture - it worked amazingly well.  I was just feeling lazy and didn't want to take the time to learn how to do that in PSE.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Peaceful Waters - Flying Unicorn July kit

Oh this layout was a challenge for me as this is a color combo that I can't remember ever using.  I really "dinked" with this LO for a long time before I decided I liked it!  And finally what brought the whole thing together was the beautiful multicolored fabric flower from Flying Unicorn and the ferns.  Everything on this pages is from the July Flying Unicorn kit with the exception of the pearls, fern leaves and Moonshadow Mist (Aqua) spray behind the photos - they are from my stash.

This is my first Flying Unicorn kit and have to say that I love it!  Its a great value and comes packed with different things than one usually finds in a kit at this price.  Along with papers and embellies, there was a nice sized canvas, at least 10 x 10, and mini tubes of acrylic paint.  I haven't tackled that yet, I'm not sure what I want to do with it.  If you are interested in great kits, be sure to check out the Flying Unicorn store.

The photos are of me in the Florida keys in 1978. I added 3 different PSE photo effects to the pictures just for fun.

Another Chena and Escape Kitty escapade! Sketch from Sketches: Creatively Yours

Wow, its been a long time since I posted.  Right after I got back from CHA, I came down with a nasty case of bronchitis that totally took the wind out of my sail and I'm just back on my feet!  I spent the better part of the last two weeks sleeping and reading.  I haven't counted, but I bet I read somewhere between 8 - 10 books.  It's just so easy to order another book on my Nook, yikes my credit card is yelling at me!

So here we go again....That dog and That cat are out traipsing the world again and now they're in Morocco!!!  And how did they get there you ask, obviously they didn't drive the motorhome!!   Well if you can believe it, they found a Magic Carpet and off they flew.  Yeah, right you say, well we have pictures and you can see them here, in jrabs gallery.  Jennifer (jrabs) is Kitty's Mom.  Take a trip through her gallery and you'll find out all about Kitty and Chena.  In a nutshell, poor Kitty has to stay indoors because a coyote has moved into her neighborhood and Jennifer fears for dear Kitty's life.  Now Kitty is not too happy about this so she has been trying to escape ever since.  Now Chena, being a particularly resourceful and smart dog, learned of Kitty's plight (pet ESP I guess) and took our motorhome to New York, rescued Kitty, and the two of them headed for a grand vacation in Alaska.  After a couple of months of frolicing there, Chena finally brought the RV home and took off again for Niagara Falls where she and Kitty took a barrel over the falls!!  That little adventure got them arrested but oh don't you know, they were resting on a little carpet in their jail cell that turned out to be magical and now they are in Morocco riding camels and who knows what else!!  And I might add that Chena still has my credit card!!!!!  Ha-ha, I am going to cancel that sucker and hopefully that will force Chena and EK to hop that magic carpet and come home!!

So Chena, being the loving dog that she is and not wanting her dear parents to worry, pee-mails home frequently and sent us this photo.  Can you believe it?  Yeah, EK's up there on the camel with her, she is sitting right behind Chena.

I used this week's great sketch drawn by Ali at Sketches: Creatively Yours to create this layout.  Please check out the other layouts from the rest of the design team, they are great!!  And if you decide to try the sketch, be sure to link it so we can all see and admire your work!

Thanks to Jennifer for allowing me to play along with the Escape Kitty adventures! 


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