Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Still alive and FF#84

Hey all, I'm still alive and kicking (at least last time I checked!).  Been uber busy with work's "silly season" so I only have time for a quick post to let you know that Fashionista Friday #84 War of the ROSES challenge is going on, so make sure you drop in, check out the fabulous DT inspiration pieces and play along with us! 

Hopefully I'll have some free time this weekend to actually get some crafting done...my poor brain and my stress levels definitely need the peace that comes with getting inky!

Friday, June 17, 2011

FF#83...for the MEN!

Happy Friday!  Now...no one fall out of their chairs or anything...or gasp too loudly in shock...but I have actually got a project of my own to show you today for this week's Fashionista Friday challenge!  Was able to spend some time scrapping the past day or so and managed to create (and this might really be the shocker) a LO for you to see!  This week's challenge (FF#83) at the Shoe is to create a Masculine themed project!  Woohoo!  Here is my sample:

and a close up to show you some of the different bits and the background paper):

Had a lot of fun working with the different elements in this LO.  I used some Tim Holtz Kraft Resist and it is DELIGHTFUL!  I inked it up, splashed some Adirondack color wash on it, and well...it all worked out (and nothing soaked through the back, good sturdy kraft here)! Ok...lots of plans for me and the hubby today, so I'll catch you later!

Supplies: Paper - Tim Holtz Kraft Resist and Crowded Attic from idea-ology; Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Rusty Hinge; Distress Stains - Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain; Grungeboard and Gadget Gears die cut from Sizzix Alterations; Grunge alpha's; small alpha's from Maya Road;  Adirondack color wash in Espresso; Adirondack paint dabber in Juniper and Gold; Perfect Pearls Mists in Heirloom Gold; Ruler Ribbon, Type Charms and Game Spinner by Tim Holtz from idea-ology

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

FF#82 and Silly Season

Silly season is in full swing here at my house!  We don't know if we are coming or going...but if we are at least moving...then hey...we're doing good!  I am so looking forward to the end of this season (hopefully mid-August!) so that I can get back to crafting part time.  I have been sewing, but in limited amounts, and every project is taking me at least five times longer than before!  My scrap desk is covered with "ideas" of projects, and supplies to start them with...but that is all for now.  Hopefully by the end of the month I'll have caught my breath a little, I'll know which way I'm going, and maybe get something actually scrapped!  Anywho...main reason for this post is to let you all know about the latest Fashionista Friday challenge (FF#82) going on at the Shoe!  This week's challenge is to use pearls!  any size, shape, color...you got it!  I happen to have a nice little collection of pearls waiting in my scrap room:

the entire bin is full of nothing but pearly embellishments...one day...enough with my pity party!

This week the Shoe is also sponsored by Digi's With Attitude!  So drop in, say hi for me, and play along!  And now...it's definitely time for me to get going...

Friday, June 3, 2011

FF#81...Try out the Tut!

FF#81 has been posted over at the Shoe!  There is a fabulous tutorial, some fantastic samples, AND, a chance for a prize!  So head over and check it out!