Friday, February 16, 2018

Superhero


Today I have a challenge up for the Creative Inspiration February Mini Crop.  My challenge is to create a layout, card, tag, ATC or altered project about a family member that is a superhero.  Don't have a family member ... that's ok just use a superhero theme.
Be sure to check out the forum and see what other inspiring
challenges the design team has posted this month.
 
(Jacob and Leah)
 
 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

OTR Mid Month DT Reveal


I have a Design Team project posted at Off The Rails Scrapbooking for the February Mid-Month DT Reveal.  The Mood Board this month is about "Color and Texture".
 
 
"February Mood Board"
 
 
  I found this saying and LOVED it!

I knew I would be creating a canvas ... so what better time than now to use it along with a lot of texture.
 
 
"LOVE"
 
 
a book spine with chipboard letters
 
 

 
a metal frame and flowers
 
 

 
 chipboard frame
 
 

 
lace and drywall tape
 
 
Be sure to check out the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team created.  This month our sponsor is Cocoa Vanilla Studios
and they are offering a $25.00 voucher to their on-line store.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

If someone ask me how I ...


This was a custom order on EmunahCreations.  The customer said she wanted this saying on a canvas.  Her colors are brown and rust and she wanted a Southwestern look.
So with some paint, modeling paste, stencils, ink, vintage book pages,
and leather flowers the canvas is complete.  I'll add that she loves it.
 


 
 
 

 

Monday, February 5, 2018

Giveaway on the EmunahCreations FB page

I'm doing a giveaway. If you would like a chance to win this unique, textured "Dream" canvas ... go to the EmunahCreations FB page and follow the directions to be entered for a chance to win.  A winner will be randomly picked on Monday, February 12th.

 
 

 
 

Creative Inspiration February DT Sketch Reveal


It's time for the Creative Inspiration February
Design Team Sketch Reveal.
Based on the February sketch I created this
page for Vincent's album.
The photos were taken at his 3rd birthday party. 
As you can see ... he does love cupcakes! 
Be sure to check out the forum
to see what the rest of the design team did with
the February sketch and be inspired.
 
February Sketch
 
 
 
Happy Birthday
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

EmunahCreations


I took the plunge and started EmunahCreations.  I'm taking baby steps and started with a facebook page.  I also have some of my canvases and cards at Country Decor and Antiques in Mansfield. (One of my favorite stores and where we purchased our custom made farm table).

What's the inspiration for EmunahCreations;  God is behind my talent and skills.  But He didn't bless me with talent and skills for my own personal gain.  God is calling me to use my talent and skills to bless others and build His kingdom.

No one person can save the world but together we can make it better.  In  2014 I went on a mission trip with Far Flung Tin Can to Guatemala.  This trip changed my view point on what matters most in life.  It also awakened a passion in me to help others.  That's why 10% of each purchase from EmunahCreations will go to Far Flung Tin Can to help support missions awareness.

Following is a link to a video from my life changing trip to Guatemala. 
 
 
The following canvases and cards are for sale at Country D├ęcor and Antiques.  Located at 34 W 4th Street, Mansfield, Ohio.
Your support is greatly appreciated.
 
(Canvases)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Cards)
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Zipper Flower

Today I have a tutorial posted on the Off The Rails Scrapbooking Blog
on how to make a zipper flower.



Most crafters have a stash of supplies.  I'm no exception and found some metal zippers in my stash form back in the day when I did a lot of sewing.  This stash of zippers inspired me to try my hand at making a zipper flower. 
For this gathered flower I used a 14" piece of zipper.  I removed the end with the metal tab and separated the zipper into two parts.  I used my sewing machine and made a gathering stitch the length of the zipper.  (You could also do this by hand stitching.)
 
 

Once the stitching was completed I pulled the thread and gathered the whole
length of the zipper tape at once.
 
 

I trimmed and folded one end of the zipper tape and used a hot glue gun to secure it.
 
 
 
The next step you will have to "fiddle" with.  But basically if you keep the zipper teeth up and the gathered tape down, the flower will wind itself into position.
I also placed some glue on the back side of the flower to secure it.  (You could also tack the end down with a few hand stitches.)  I placed a small flower from my stash in the center. (You could also use a button or gem for the center.)



Now I have to decide if I'm using this flower on a card or a layout?

Monday, January 15, 2018

Leah


Today is the 15th and that means the Design Team Mid-Month Reveal is up at Off The Rails Scrapbooking.  It's all about babies and I most certainly had enough baby photos to choose from.  I completed this page for Leah's album.  Be sure to check out the Off The Rails Bolg to see what the rest of the
Design Team did this month. 
Be prepared to be inspired!

(Our sponsor this month is Anna's Craft Cupboard.)
 
January Mood Board
 
 
 
 
 
 



 
 

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Monster Truck


I have the Saturday All Sorts Challenge at Creative Inspiration.  My challenge is to create a project and leave "White Space".

I have to remind myself that "White Space" on my scrapbooking page is not my enemy.  "White Space" doesn't mean the space has to be white.  "White Space" refers to the area on the page that is devoid of photos, embellishments, journaling and title.
I created this page {Monster Truck} and used the folded circles beneath the photo to add some interest while at the same time keeping my page simple and leaving the fearful "White Space".





Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Mini Desk Calendars


Today I have the Tuesday Tools, Tips and Techniques Challenge over at Creative Inspiration.  My challenge is for you to create a project with a calendar page on it.  Don't have a calendar page to use? ...
Use a date instead and include the month, day and year.
Check out the details in the forum.

 

I created this cute mini desk calendar as a teacher gift for my
grandson to give his teacher for the month of January.
 
 
Supplies:
One 12" X 6" strip of cardstock
One 5 ½" X 4 ½" piece of patterned paper
One 3 ½" X 4" piece of cardstock
One 3" X 3 1/2" patterned paper (to mat the calendar)
Embellishments (brads, buttons, ribbon, etc.)
Adhesive
Pre-printed mini calendar - I purchased my mini calendars from Taylored Expressions.

Directions:
Take your 12" X 6" strip of cardstock.
Score a line at ½", 1 ½", 2 ½" and at 7 ¼" down the length of the strip.
Fold the strip on the scored lines to create the base of your calendar.
(fold 1/2" line back, fold 1 1/2" line out, fold 2 1/2" line back, fold 7 1/4"
line back)
Use double-sided tape or glue to adhere the ½" tab to the inside of the back base.
Once you have the base assembled, you can put it aside while you create the calendar front.
Take the 3" X 3 1/2" piece of paper and adhere the calendar to it.
Adhere the matted calendar to the 3 ½" X 4" piece of paper.
Attach the 3 ½" X 4" piece of paper with the calendar on it to the
5 ½" X 4 1/2 " piece of paper.
Add embellishments to front beside calendar.
 
 
 
 

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Crative Inspiration Challenges


This weekend I have found time to work on two challenges over at Creative Inspiration. 

1) Tracy F. had the TTT for January 2nd and the challenge was to use a stencil in a new way.  I created a background for the "Silly Faces" layout using the tutorial she shared.
 
 

1) Bev had the Saturday All Sorts challenge for January 6th and the challenge was to use layers and tilt or slant everything.  For "Take The Scenic Route" I slanted the photo and the circles along with the embellishment cluster.
 
 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Sisters


I love this sketch and how this page turned out with these adorable photos of my granddaughters Grace and Faith-Anna.  Some of the papers on this page I have had for over 5 years.  I keep finding "stuff" in my stash and this year I'm going to use it up ... hopefully ... before I buy anything new.  At least that's what I keep telling myself. 
 
January Sketch 
 
 
Sisters