Friday, February 5, 2010

A new found hobby

I am ridden with guilt over my blog.
It's hard to believe it has sat with no new posts for another month.
New businesses truly require a lot of time!
We have met so many kind people in our short time in business, and made many satisfied customers. (Just read the feedback on our facebook page!)

I do have a new found hobby but let me bring you up to speed with my scrapping hobby first!
I took somewhat of a hiatus from teaching but got back in the groove and designed some things for Valentine's Day.
Don't you love the Cupid line from Pink Paislee?On this mailbox I used the Crush line from Teresa Collins
I got the mailbox from the Dollar Spot at Target, can't beat that!
The white Prima flower has been misted with Cherry Metallic Maya Mist
I have really taken a liking to Maya Mist, their new colors they released at CHA are gorgeous!
The Scrapbook Workshoppe got them in and I just had to have Carnation Pink, Blue Hydrangea and Fern Green. Such bright, springy colors.

Want to see some new pages I've done?
Here is a funky one I used a lot of Studio Calico on
(The mist used is the Fern Green Maya Mist I was just harping about)
Here's a fun layout with more Studio Calico
I used the January Add on kit for this
When I saw the wooden letters it was love at first sight!!

Missouri has received it's fair share of snow (and then some!)
Collage Press hit a home run with their JoyRide line
I knew it was the perfect paper to scrap these photos of the kids sledding

Have you seen the Jenni Bowlin/Coredinations cardstock?
Here's a small strip of it on this next layout:

Just a fast one I threw together in about 10 minutes
I LOVE these photos of Lola & the boys!

Punctuality is a must for my oldest son, Koby
He hates to be late!
(I could learn a thing ar two from him...)
We overslept one morning, needless to say he wasn't in that good of a mood.
One more snow layout!

Now, onto my new obsession...
Mixed media & acrylic paint!!
My friend, Tina, has been a mixed media maven for some time now
and has graciously started to share her knowledge with little old me!
I love how there are no rules and anything can be used as ephemera
Golden acrylics and mediums are my new drug of choice...

Here is my first piece, "So it Seams"
I used pieces of a vintage Butterick pattern and do you recognize the black floral paper?
Basic Grey! The sewing machine stamps are Studio Calico, I used UTEE to emboss them and then did a light glaze of Titan Buff.
(This is a 16x20 canvas)

Another fun piece on paper with more vintage fun

This isn't mixed media but just a painting I did as a gift for my mother in law
I played around with Light Molding Paste on this
I hope she likes it!

If I can give you any idea of how busy I am...
I started typing this post at 11:00 AM.
It is now 5:30 PM and I am just now finishing
Have a great weekend!


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