Thursday, December 30, 2010

Home for the Holidays..

Just wanted to wish you all a very joyous and delightful holiday season.  Yes, I know that it is past Christmas, but the thought is there!  :)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Guest Star for Jenni Bowlin Studios!!

Hello!

Just wanted to share with you the Guest Star design work that I did for Jenni Bowlin Studios this month.  It is up on their blog as of last night and I am over the moon happy! 

Here is a wreath that I made using a slew of antique buttons from my Nanna.  The Flowers are created with the technique that Jenni Bowlin herself showed me at a trade show one time. 





And a layout using the Red/Black line.  Such pretty papers!  They were perfect to use with a picture of Christian and Cleo!
Thank you for looking and sharing this moment with me! 
Have a wonderful day!
~A

Monday, December 27, 2010

Hey Boo Boo!

No, not Yogi Bear's best bud....my boy! 

I've been calling him Boo Boo for the longest time now.  Saw the October Afternoon bear there and grabbed a couple kits and went to town! 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Gift of Flight ~ a Noel Mignon challenge

The layout below, The Gift of Flight, was a moving piece to create.  It reflects upon me and where I have come from this past year and what gifts I have given myself to soar in life.  Right now I am quite at peace with myself and know that this has been a long time coming.  Being able to spread my wings has been the best gift I have been able to give myself.  There are blessings to be had each day, the creative muse to tinker with, love, hopes, dreams, all sorts of magical gifts in me of all people!  That may sound a bit hokey to some and I know that a year ago I would have laughed at saying such a thing, but now I know.  

I have The Gift of Flight.




It would behoove me to mention that I was so inspired to create this layout in response to a Challenge, called The Gift,  on the Noel Mignon Challenge Blog.  Noel is generously gifting TWO of these kits to the winner of the Challenge.  The idea is to at least gift one to someone else.  Isn't that the best idea??  

So think about it...  Think about the word "Gift" and see where it takes you.  Perhaps I have inspired you to enter Noel's Challenge..

All my best to you and yours,

~A

Monday, December 13, 2010

An album of Joy!

I created this Mini-album as part of my DT work for Posh Designs.


It started out as a tutorial on how to do Bodice Lacing on a Mini.  This week I finished it up as a Joy album to capture the random joyful moments that happen in life.  You know, those simple moments that sneak up on you and make you smile.  :) 

Enjoy your day!
~A

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Chrysanthemums for Christmas!

Over at the blog for Scrap with V, I have a tutorial on how to make my Chrysanthemums!


Hope you enjoy the tutorial! 

Have a wonderful day!
~A

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Posh Designs Challenge work!

Want to win some PRIMA goodies????
 Check out this Sketch Challenge on Posh Designs.  
Do the biweekly sketch challenge and possibly become a winner!!!

Check out my takes on the sketches.



Have fun with the Sketches and I hope you are a winner! :) 
~A

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December DT work for Scraptacular!

Happy December!  It's time to share with you my creations for Scraptacular!  I have been having so much fun playing with the "Christmas Frost" kit that features Crate Paper and Fancy Pants.  Take a look!







Have a warm and wonderful day!
~A

Sunday, November 28, 2010

A few sneak peeks for a few places!

 It's that time again....  Sneak Peeks!

Today we have a couple peeks for the goodies in one of the December kits at Scraptacular!  This kit  is SO much FUN!  I adore the colors and the whimsy that it has.  I hear that the other December kit is just as wonderful.

 

The next two peeks are for a very special place and will go live sometime in December.  I don't know if I can share where yet so enjoy peeking!


More fun to come later on..... 

Take care,
~A

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Card RAK Winner!

Hey NelBel!  You WIN!!!!  Email me your info and I'll create some fabulous cards for you!  :) 

YAY YOU!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Gratitude..

Gratitude is something that I have been thinking of lately.  Not just because of the holiday season that is rearing, but rather because of life as I know it has been evolving.  You see, change is in the air with me and I'm liking it!  I've been rethinking life's journey and have been making steps to improve my quality of life.  Of course such things must be documented beyond this blog post and if you have guessed correctly, yes, I have created a mini-album and a layout. 


Both so different, yet both very special to me. 

Find some peace within yourself and see what you may become..
~A

Friday, November 19, 2010

My Goofy kids...

So I was creating with the Sweet Kit at Sweet Peach Crop Shop and this month's sketch the other day.  My goofy kids have been begging me to do a LO of them using the pics below.  They're nuts! 

Now who could resist such faces!!  LOL!

Have a great day!
~A

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Time for a RAK!

It's time for a RAK! 

What's a RAK?  A Random Act of Kindness.

What is the RAK?  A set of handmade cards for you! 

How do you get the RAK?  Be the lucky person to be selected by my kiddos!  :)

What do you need to do to get entered for the RAK?  Leave me a comment on what your ideal cards would be like.  Please note that this is wishful time and that reality may differ! :)

When will the RAK be selected?  Over the upcoming weekend!  Hurry up with your ideas! 

Have a great day and I look forward to hearing what everyone wishes for in cards!
~A

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

DT work for ScrapHorizons

Here is the rest of my DT work for ScrapHorizons in Switzerland!  I got to play with a fun BoBunny kit of goodies.  Love the colors!  Yes, the line was for "Winter" as it is called Winter Joy, but I couldn't resist to use it for other things.  The colors...yeah, I know, I'm repeating myself! :)



Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!
~A

Friday, November 5, 2010

5AM creativity...

So my daughter had me up extremely early this morning.  She has a dry cough that wakes us all.  Anyway, I couldn't get back to sleep so I went and made some coffee and decided to scrap...at 5:00AM!!!  Eeek!  That has got to be a record for me or something.

I sketched out my design, like always, and went to town.  Somehow I turned out quite nice if I do say so myself.
  Want a look?


Not too bad for an early morning wake up call!  :)

Have a great day,
~A

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Guest Designing for Scraptastic Club with Basic Grey Pyrus!

This month I was asked to be a Guest Design Team Member for Scraptastic Club!  Scraptastic Club features at least two packed kits each month.  For November, I was so excited to play with the Basic Grey Pyrus kit!  

Here are a few LOs that I have created so far with the kit.  




Thanks for looking and have a warm and wonderful day! :)
~A

Monday, November 1, 2010

I'm a PageMaps Contributor! :)

Just have to share this...

I'm a PageMaps Contributor for the month of November! 

Here is the Layout that I created for Becky Fleck's site.
You can see the fabulous sketch that I had to work with and all the other sketches for the month now at PageMaps!

~A

Monday, October 25, 2010

A journey of "me"

Today marks the start of the Journey of "me" as I like to say.  I'm embarking on taking charge of "me" and seeing where I go with life.

To journal this part of my life, I created this mini-album using one of my favorite Basic Grey collections, Indian Summer.

I can not wait to see where this Journey takes me!
~A

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Playing with some BoBunny for ScrapHorizons!

For November at ScrapHorizons, I have the pleasure to work with some BoBunny!  Love the colors and feel of this paper.  I've created a few fun and whimsical layouts that I will share later.  I've also created this altered frame!

I love the soft feel of the colors I altered the frame with. 

Thanks for looking!
~A

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Punch Happy Flower!

I got Punch happy the other day and decided that I needed to make Mums!  I played with a couple punches to create this!
This flower was created using only two punches.  Can you guess what they are?  One is something I never thought of!

Have a wonderful day!
~A

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Boo! cards for Scraptacular!


Boo!  Here are a couple cards I made with my Scraptacular October Kit!

Monday, September 20, 2010

A Halloween Peak for Scraptacular!

Here's a quick peak at one of my LO's I created with the brand spanking new Halloween Kit from Scraptacular!  It's not up for sale yet, but will be on October 1st!!! 

I can not believe that that is Elizabeth from two years ago!  Where has the time gone?

~A

Saturday, September 18, 2010

On Facebook, I had a drawing for some flowers on the moonsplash designs... Fan Page.

I drew several!  :)
Here are the Tattered Roses that I created for the lucky winners!
They are headed all around the world!!  I can't wait to ship them! :)

Yay!
~A