Thursday, November 29, 2012

Joe Cool at the Water Fountain Blog Hop

Welcome to Joe Cool at the Water Fountain. Can't you just picture him lowering his glasses and checking out who is walking by?? Snoopy has many characters but today, we are showing our talents using Joe Cool whether he be at the water fountain, on campus, or just hangin'!

If you got past Woodstock and have arrived from <insert previous blog addie here> then you have arrived at the right spot!!! Kudos!

For my project, I have made a Snoopy and Woodstock holiday card. I love this stamp I have of Snoopy and Woodstock out for a drive. It's so versatile. It can be used for Christmas or any other holiday including birthdays and just passing by to say HI.


The Cheers is a wooden stamp also and doesn't go with the Snoopy particularly but I thought it worked perfectly here.
I heat embossed the word "Cheers" and the Snoopy stamp using PearlLuster Embossing Powder in Lapis EP231 which is sort of a dark dark blue.

I used my Pro Markers to color the Snoopy stamp.

I used the holiday twine from Divine Twine.

The half black pearl and red bling came from Miriam's Crafting Supplies. Those black half pearls are the perfect touch for the middle of the wheels.

Sorry, but I'm late for my next class and must send you on your way - just watch out for the hall monitor on your way to Anita's Blog.

There is a wonderful group of talented ladies participating today just in case you get lost along the way:

  1. Lynne ~
  2. Jearise ~
  3. Anita ~  

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas Creations Blog Hop

Today, the design team for My Life in Arts N' Crafts is sponsoring a blog hop to give you some ideas for the holiday season. It's a short hop that showcases some card ideas plus gift ideas. Please join us and be inspired.

Jessi, from My Life in Arts N' Crafts, will be giving away some of her red  and hunter green colored jute and 5 action wobbles and all you have to do be in the drawing is to visit her blog, become a follower, and leave a comment.

Today, I have made a goodie box and tied it up in the red jute. I love to give neighbors and friends a box of home made goodies each holiday season. My mother-in-law visits and we bake and bake and then the family helps me distribute the boxes. I have found it's a great way to get to know the neighbors and bring a little cheer for the holiday season.

This box is full of rum balls. 

Yummy Rum Balls - Christmas Cookie Recipe


3 cups finely crushed vanilla wafers (about 75)
2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts (about 4 ounces)
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 cup rum
1/4 cup light corn syrup
Powdered or granulated sugar


Mix crushed wafers, powdered sugar, pecans and cocoa.

Stir in rum and corn syrup.

Shape mixture into 1-inch balls. Roll in powdered sugar.

Refrigerate in tightly covered container several days before serving

Variation: Bourbon can be substituted for rum.

Yield: About 60 cookies.

You can buy a cute little box from most any store this season or you can make one yourself. I used my Cricut and a cutting file from SVG Cuts called Christmas Gift Bags and Boxes. The box measures about 5 1/2 inches x 5 1/2 inches by 3 inches high which is just the rights size for about 15 rum balls on the bottom and some cookies on top.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Chalk N Stock DT Monday

One of our design member's daughter turns 21 today and we all joined a hop to celebrate with her. I made a care for the birthday girl and I used wisteria colored fluid chalk inkpad for around the outside of the picture I colored.

I love the way the wisteria color (light purple) inking chalk looks on the frame. It looks smoother and softer than just plain ink.

Head to Chalk N Stock for their anything goes challenge. The only requirement, of course, is that you chalk somewhere in your project. 

Jessica's 21st Birthday Hop

Oh let's all sing along and wish this wonderful and beautiful lady a very happy birthday....
Happy birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you...Happy Birthday to Jessica...Happy Birthday day to you...Jessica would not want anyone to miss out on her birthday celebration so be sure to start at the begining of this short but sweet blog hop at

Today is Jessica's 21st Birthday and I wanted to share with you a card that I sent her to wish her a happy birthday...
I found the cute angel on line and I know Katie thinks of Jessica as her angel so it was perfect! I used colored pencils to color it and wisteria colored fluid chalk inkpad from Color Box for around the edge.

Now off to Lynne's blog to see what she has sent Jessica to wish her a beautiful and happy birthday...

Now be sure to go back to after the hop and leave a comment and be a follower. One lucky winner will get a loot bag...

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Winner of the Family Blog Hop and Circle Hop

Picked by is #7 for the Family Hop


Who wrote:

What a sweet project. This is also a great idea for summer camps (my youngest goes to Girl Scout camp every summer). TFS :)


Picked by #8 for the Circle Hop

Who wrote: 

Hello, I am a new follower. Nice circle candy.


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Ethan's 3rd Birthday Hop

First off...Happy birthday Ethan!
Ethan is a courageous little boy who came into this world with obstacles to overcome and he has proven he has a strong will and determination that is an inspiration to his family and friends. This hop is to celebrate Ethan's 3rd birthday and to show him that there are people who he does not know personally but who think he it a true gift from God.

Ethan's mother, Melissa, has asked us to share a story from a past birthday that was special in our lives, so today along with our cards we made for Ethan, we will be sharing a special part of our lives too and I ask that you take the time to read through those special memories along with wishing Ethan a very happy 3rd birthday.

We do have a few Generous Sponsors for you all today! 

Sherri Baldy Stamps- Is giving away 3 Digi Stamps
Monica Scrapstreasures- Giving away 6 flowers and Ribbons
In order To be eligible to WIN you Must Comment on EVERYONES BLOGS and FOLLOW ALL THREE SPONSOR's BLOG and please THANK THEM!

I wracked my brain trying to think back to a special birthday and all my birthdays were special growing up. I think back to the birthday parties with the neighbor children and my cousins and the birthday cake and candles to blow out. Birthday parties were so much more simpler then. You didn't have the big party with all the class from school, not a ton of balloons or goodie bags for each child that came. It was just one or two balloons, cake, ice cream, candles to blow out and presents to unwrap in front of your guest. I remember mom giving me the speech of be happy and like your gift no matter what it is because you don't want to hurt anyone's feelings and always say "Thank you."  Simple but important to how I became as an adult.

 Here is a card I made for Ethan. Ethan's mother said he likes Spiderman so I found this cool free Spiderman svg file to cut out and then I turned it into an easel card.

Thank you for hopping today and please continue on to Haidee's blog.


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Fairies on a sting

Today I would like to show off my birthday wishing fairy card for My Life in Arts n' Crafts DT Tuesday....

I used the blue denim twine from My Life in Arts n' Crafts. By using three lines of twine between the fairy and the embossing, it makes the fairy look like she is really flying.

Thanks for stopping by this week and don't forget about our up coming My Line in Arts n' Crafts' Christmas Creations Blog Hop; where all the design team will be showing off their talents with using twine or jute to make wonderful Christmas decorations and gifts.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Gobble, Gobble Chalk n' Stock DT Monday

This morning I used a very cute turkey stamp from Bugaboo stamps to do my project.

I used Pebble Inc. chalks to color the turkey. These chalks come in regular and shimmer. I like the way the shimmer goes on and use them much more. They seem to blend better. The sentiment was stamped using StudiO g chalk inks. The sentiment has a softer look than if I had just used regular brown ink but you can't tell in the picture. 

Thanks so much for stopping my today and  Happy Thanksgiving. It's the last few days I'll get to say that for another year.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

"They All Matter" Let's Find a Cure Blog Hop

Welcome to The Cancer Awareness Blog Hop. A bunch of incredible ladies have come together to bring awareness of different types of cancers. Each person has chosen a cancer that has special meaning to them to and that they would like to bring about awareness. Some crafters are presenting projects along with their information while others are just presenting the information but either way it is important  and informative so please take the time to hop all the way through.

I would like to discuss CHILDHOOD cancer because I have known so many children in my lifetime who have either fought and survived or fought and lost to one type or another of this cancer.

I would first like to state some facts and information about childhood cancer:
  1. What are the most common types of childhood cancer? Among the 12 major types of childhood cancers, leukemias (blood cell cancers) and cancers of the brain and central nervous system account for more than half of the new cases. About one-third of childhood cancers are leukemias. The most common type of leukemia in children is acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The most common solid tumors are brain tumors (e.g., gliomas and medulloblastomas), with other solid tumors (e.g., neuroblastomas, Wilms tumors, and sarcomas such as rhabdomyosarcoma and osteosarcoma) being less common. 
  2. How many children are diagnosed with cancer in the United States annually? In the United States in 2007, approximately 10,400 children under age 15 were diagnosed with cancer and about 1,545 children will die from the disease (1). Although this makes cancer the leading cause of death by disease among U.S. children 1 to 14 years of age, cancer is still relatively rare in this age group. On average, 1 to 2 children develop the disease each year for every 10,000 children in the United States (2). 
  3. How have childhood cancer incidence and survival rates changed over the years? Over the past 20 years, there has been some increase in the incidence of children diagnosed with all forms of invasive cancer, from 11.5 cases per 100,000 children in 1975 to 14.8 per 100,000 children in 2004. During this same time, however, death rates declined dramatically and 5-year survival rates increased for most childhood cancers. For example, the 5-year survival rates for all childhood cancers combined increased from 58.1 percent in 1975–77 to 79.6 percent in 1996–2003 (2). This improvement in survival rates is due to significant advances in treatment, resulting in a cure or long-term remission for a substantial proportion of children with cancer.

Now let me introduce one courageous little boy and the special program he started called 
"Team Keegan Poke Prize Boxes"
Team Keegan’s Story

Team Keegan was created by 11 yr old Keegan Bulk who was diagnosed with an inoperable cancerous brain tumor on Sept. 29, 2010 a day before his 9th birthday. Keegan has gone through a port placement surgery, 6 cycles of Chemo, and 30 radiation treatments to his head and spine. He has been in remission since May 6, 2011.

After receiving 64 Neupogen shots, Keegan wanted to do more for the kids battling cancer, so we created Team Keegan a 501 C 3 Organization.

Team Keegan makes handmade wooden treasure chest called "Team Keegan Poke Prize Boxes". We fill them up with $80 to $100 worth of toys and UPS them to the child’s home in the United States that have cancer; 100% free to these families.

These Poke Prize Boxes are created as an incentive for being brave.  Kids receiving cancer treatment get a lot of pokes and go through a lot of different struggles throughout their whole cancer journey. So after they overcome the poke or struggle, they can pick a toy out of their Team Keegan Prize Box as a reward for being brave!

Keegan has a wish for Christmas and that is to get 2000 likes on his facebook page so please make his Christmas dream come true:

For ways to help Team Keegan bring a little bit of sunshine to other children with childhood cancers, you can visit his facebook page or visit

Thank you so much for being part of this informative blog hop and please continue on to Lluvia.

Complete Line Up:

Her Craft Kre8tions Thanksgiving Hop

Today is less than a week away from Thanksgiving and it is a time for reflection and a time to be "thankful" whether it be for where you are today, where you've been, or where you're going! Today, Her Craft Kre8tions is relecting on Thankful!!!

Our brilliant designers have been given this assignment with only a stipulation as to not have a card but to depict something they are thankful for! Easy peasy, right???? OK, maybe not . . . but sit back a spell, reflect on your own thankfulness while you check out this fabulous line-up:

  1. Lynne -
  2. Kimberly -
  3. Edwina -
  4. Jearise -
  5. Janet -

I haven't done any digital layouts lately so I thought I needed to do one. The pictures are piling up and I'm getting behind with scrapping them since I find I seem to make cards non-stop. Making this layout was a way to get my pictures out there for family and friends to see. I am so very Thankful for my family and always look forward to Thanksgiving dinner with them.

There will be a special gift awarded to one lucky recipient who remarks along the way with what they are thankful for this season.

Please continue on to Janet and have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving. Hugs from Jearise in Lorby's World.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Chalk n Stock DT Day and New Challenge

There is a new challenge over at Chalk n Stock that is called "Anything Goes" as long as their is chalk involved. :)

To give you an idea of what to do for this challenge, I have created a card using an adorable digital stamp from Bugaboo Stamps. They are the sponsors of this challenge and have an awesome prize for the winner.

Here is my little pilgrim girl bobble head...

I used my Pebble Chalks in regular and glimmer (a touch of glitter is added to the chalk) to color my Pilgrim girl and then I used a Studio g inking chalk to do the blue around the circle.

You don't have to color your whole project with chalks. If you only have inking chalk, use it around the edges of your frame or on the background somewhere. We only ask that you incorporate chalks somewhere on your project and let us know where. How easy is that?

By the way, all those Studio g chalk ink pads came out of the dollar bin at Michael's and Joann's. They carry them every once in awhile so I keep my eyes open and grab them when I can. I love using chalk on my projects because it gives the frame or background a very different look thank regular ink. It's a softer look. If you haven't tried a chalk ink pad before, I know you'll be hooked once you do try one and for a dollar what better excuse!

Thanks for stopping by today and please go to Chalk n Stock to see what incredible projects the rest of the DT has done and to read the rules to enter our give away which by the way is 7, yes 7, digital stamps from Bugaboo Stamps. Awesome!!!

Have a great weekend and see you back her on Monday for another look at coloring with chalk.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Family Blog Hop

Family is a special word that means more then those that are actually related to us. It is a word that means those that are close to us. Those that are there for us when we cry or laugh and just want to talk. Families are special and this is a special time to be thankful for our family be it big or small, near or far. Please join our crafters as they celebrate families through their creativeness and love.

I am Jearise from Lorby's World and your hostess today. I have a special give away of these stamps and brads. I ask that you become a follower and leave a comment on my blog to be qualified. 


I also ask that you take the time to hop all the way through and to leave comments for the other crafters in this hop. They have worked so hard to make this hop happen.

Here is my idea of FAMILY... A children's photo book that my children can personalize and make their own.

We just moved here to Lakeway, TX this summer from living their whole lives in Tucson, AZ. It was very hard on my daughter at the time but all my children have settled in, made new friends, and love it here! I thought a photo book that they could personalize and make their own was a special gift that will last a lifetime. I made areas for photos of friends and family.

I'll be honest, it's still a work in progress but I still needed to share so as to give you time to make one for you special child or grandchild if you like the idea.

Thank you for stopping by today and now please continue on to Cicily

Complete Line Up.
Jearise - 
Cicily -
Maria -
Melissa -
Lluvia aka misses crafty-

Amy E. - 
Lissa Marie
Lynne -
Anita -

Monday, November 12, 2012

Veteran's Day Blog Hop

Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars. The day honors military veterans with parades and speeches across the nation. A national ceremony takes place at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

America is the Land of the Free, because of the brave. Veteran’s Day celebrates and acknowledges the service of all United States Military Veterans. Today we honor the brave men and women who have served in the American Military. With great respect, and a heart full of pride, we say a great big THANK YOU to those who have served. Please hop with us as we pay homage to the people who help keep America the Land of the Free.

You should have started at Melissa's Blog. If you did not, please go back and start from the beginning. You don't want to miss any of these fabulous projects!

I made a set of cards I plan to hand out tomorrow during a Veteran's Day celebration at the park.
I drew the service hat and put it together with the words "Thank You." The vintage paper is a digital paper I found for free at Free Vintage Digital Stamps.  The blue ribbon on the bottom of the card sparkles but I couldn't get a good picture of it.

Thank you for hopping today to remember those that have fought for the freedom we are so lucky to have.

Banners for Special Needs Childern Blog Hop

"In the eyes of children, we find the joy of Christmas. In their hearts, we find its meaning."

As joyous as Christmas is for most families, for some, their holidays are filled with worry, medical treatments and tests, and pain -- for their child must be hospitalized or she or he needs long-term care rather than being home with their families.

For these kids, Santa doesn't slip down a chimney but rather, often comes in the guise of community volunteers who help make the season bright. 
This is the second Christmas season that our own band of dedicated and loving paper crafters have come together to make Holiday banners for children who are too sick to be home for the holidays.  Welcome to the Christmas Banners for Special Needs Kids blog hop!

I am especially pleased that this year, not only have our numbers of generous crafters swelled so our Hop is over three full days, but also, that we have partnered with another great cause and recipient of our banners!

 By teaming up with Madison Womack's I FEEL THE LOVE PROJECT, the banners our crafters have handmade will be going to the hospitalized children at Children's Hospital Central California!

First, let me show you the banner I made for today's post. I'll be sending this to Madison and the children at CHCC who are benefiting from the I Feel the Love project in December:

I got out my Seasame Street Seasons Cricut Cartridge to bring this banner together. I have never used teh cartridge before and just loved making this once I got started. Seasame characters are so friendly and cheerful that I'm sure the child that receives it will have a smile on his/her face.

Now, have I inspired you to make and donate your own banner or a Christmas card or two to the I Feel the Love Project?  I hope so!  Because if you will, you'll be entered into a drawing to win my:
Super-Fantastic Gift Basket
Throughout the month of December, I'll be adding crafty goodness to this basket so that it will be over-flowing and ripe and ready for under your tree. I'll be picking the winner on Christmas Eve, announcing the winner on Christmas Day, and if you win, you'll have the basket in your hands by New Year's Day!! 
Stay tuned to the CardMonkey blog over the next few weeks leading up to the drawing, as I'll be posting the contents of the basket as they mount. 
 OK, so to win the GRAND PRIZE (all continents are welcome!), here's what you must do:
1.  Be a follower of the CardMonkey blog and tell me in your comment how I can contact you.
2.  Leave a comment telling me what you plan to make and send to the IFTL project by their deadline, December 10.  Then do it!  Go to for mailing information for your card or banner.  Your card or banner MUST be received by Madison by the deadline to be eligible to win the GRAND prize!  
NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME??  You can still win great blog candy just by being here and commenting on as many banner makers' blogs over the course of the next three days.  
Since we have more than 50 banner makers today, tomorrow and Monday, I'll be picking 5 blogs at random, and then one random comment from that Blog site, for that commenter to win one of five great prizes, which are:

  1. Susan Bermudez, Independent Consultant for Creative Memories, donating a $20 gift certificate for Creative Memories products from her catalog (
  2. Scrappin' Madge: $25 Gift Certificate to The Scrappin Lounge Shoppe (
  3. Fresh Brewed Designs: Two prizes - One prize is a rubber stamp, Item #497 "Cutie Pie Ice Skating" (, and the other is a $15 Digital Stamp gift card.
  4. The Paper Temptress ( - Owner Patricia Dunbar will donate a $25 Gift Certificate to her online store, the Paper Temptress.
  5. The Pinque Peacock ( - Owners Jessica Shelton will donate a gift certificate to her NEW store (products are being added daily -- watch as she grows!)
  6. In addition, Close to My Heart Independent Consultant Lucy Kelleher will award a $20 gift certificate to a randomly-selected hopper who visits her blog ( and/or Facebook page ( and posts a comment about the banner blog hop!
P.S. -- Be sure to check out as many blogs as you can, as several will be providing their own blog candy with their own requirements.  If I catch them along the way, I'll add them to this list, as a shout out of gratitude, and also so you don't miss out on some sweet candy(canes!)...

Please continue on to Susan B's blog.

For Monday, November 12:  
  1. Ellen ~ CardMonkey -
  2. Marianne -
  3. Tami -
  4. Heather D. -
  5. Jearise -
  6. Susan B -
  7. Jamie M.
  8. Linda Simpson -
  9. Theresa ~ www.thescrapbookingqueen.com_
  10. Vicky -
  11. Debbie T-
  12. Pam Funk -
  13. Shelly -
  14. Alina -
  15. Lisa L. -
  16. Nancie -
  17. Dorcas -
  18. Debbie _
  19. Rexann -

Tsunami Rose DT Project

Good Monday morning,

I would like to show a layout I did using some of the beautiful papers from Tsunami Rose.

I added some glitter glue to the roses on the page.

The photo frame is Grunge Wood Plank digital paper resized to 7 x 6 inches. I love the way you can resize Tsunami Rose papers and they keep their details and color.

The beautiful fairy is from the 3 x 3 Printable Epherema "fairies"

The gorgeous rose tabs are from Life Abloom Add On

The paper is from the DCWV Cotton Bloom Stack. I used one paper for my layout and then used another paper that had a glitter design for all the swirls. I cut them out to use on my layout.

Thank you for stopping by today and I look forward to your future visits.

Please make sure you stop by and visit each of my Design Team
Full Time Card Designers (All 30 days of November)
  1. Lynne   
  2. Linda (Ultima)
 Part Time Card Designers (no less than 4 sketches a week)

  1. Susan Patten
  2. Veronica Meras
  3. Marla Howell
  4. JoJo

Monthly Projects
  1. Lynne   
  2. Adelle
  3. Steph
  4. Jearise
  5. Susan
  6. Cheryl
  7. Violet
  1. McCine
  2. Veronica

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Thankful Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the ‘Thankful’ Bloghop! This is the time of year we really reflect on what we have to be thankful for. One of those things I am thankful for is scrapbooking and all the crafts, supplies and people that go along with it. A group of people is joining me today, and tomorrow, to share projects that all have the word ‘thank’ on them.

In addition to seeing a lot of awesome creations, there is some blog candy available too. If you comment on everyone’s blog post you will be entered to win the goodies. You don’t have to become a follower of the ‘Afternoon Scrapper’ blog too, but it would be great if you did. The prize is a mix of paper, stickers, mists, stencils stickers and more.
Here is a "Thankful" card I made to send to a special relative.
I stamped and heat embossed the "So Thankful For You." I love heat embossing! I also used my Cuddleug and one of the Tim Holz's embossing folders.

Thank YOU for stopping by today and now please continue on to Sarah's blog.

Full Line Up
1. Melanie Rozwood
2. Claire Rambo
3. Jenn Jackson
4. Robin Caroll
5. Ashlely Walker
6. Amanda Youkilis
7. Misses Crafty
8. Diana Rivero
9. Jearise Havenga
10. Sarah Walker Woodring
11. Charity Semczyszyn

Saturday, November 10, 2012

November Calendar Girls

Welcome to our November Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. Papercrafts Presents 365 Cards magazine which is our inspiration for these monthly hops which thus became the Calendar Girls. The magazine has Creative Ideas for every day of the year: occasions, holidays, and celebrations including 42 unique holidays!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. The November unique holidays are:

The hop starts with Kimberly, You won't want to miss a single calendar event not to mention the weddings, graduations, birthdays -- ok, you get the idea!!!!

Lynne will be digging in her goodies for some blog candy for one lucky winner who comments on her stop along the way along with commenting what they are thankful for!!!!!
November Holidays:
National Peanut Butter Lovers Month: Kimberly
National Diabetes Month:  Anita
National Aviation Month: Lynne
Military Family Appreciation Month: Kimberly
1 National Men Make Dinner Day:
2 Cookie Monster Day: Lucy
10: Marine Corps Birthday:  Anita
10 Sesame Street Birthday: Jearise
11 Veteran's Day: Janet
13 World Kindness Day: Miriam
14 National American Teddy Bear Day: Jearise
16 Button Day: Lynne
18 Mickey Mouse Day: Lucy
19 World Toilet Day: Miriam
21 World Hello Day: Jearise
22 Thanksgiving: Edwina
23 National Native American Heritage Day: Janet

November 10th - Sesame Street's Birthday
What year was Sesame Street started? 1969

Here is a card and party hat to help celebrate.
I used the Elmo's Party cartridge from Circut to make these. Remember how everything on the show had eyes?

November 14th - National American Teddy Bear Day 
I drew the teddy bear in Inkscape and then printed him out and used Promarkers to color him in. The words, "Free Hugs" I just printed off with my color printer.

November 21 World Hello Day

 Elmo to the rescue to give you a BIG Hello!

I used my Elmo's Party cartridge for this. It's the first time I've ever used it and I had so much using it that I plan on using it again.

Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on December 1, 2012 for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!

November Line Up in case you're lost otherwise head on over to Janet's Blog.:

The line-up for November includes:
Kimberly -
Anita -
Lynne -
Lucy -
Jearise -
Janet -
Miriam -
Edwina -

Friday, November 9, 2012

DT Altered Project for Tsunamirose

If you're looking for the Circle Hop, please click here.

Welcome to Lorby's World and I can't be more excited. I am one of the newest members of Tsunami  Rose's altered projects team.

My assignment was to alter a clipboard using Tsunami Rose's beautiful digital papers. I knew what I wanted to do but I have never altered a clipboard before so I had to do some You Tube video watching and the one thing I learned was that everyone seems to do it differently so off I went in my own direction and this is what I came up with.

I painted the clipboard with a light brown color and then went back over with a light yellow that I sanded off after it dried. I love the look around the edges. I then used Martha Stewart decoupage glue and sealer to adhere Tsunami Rose's grunge wood plank digital paper to the background. I then cut out the fairies from the 3x3 Printable Ephemera "fairies" and the Life Abloom Tabs Ad On from the Life Abloom journal.

I love bling so I went back and added sparkle (glitter) Mod Podge to all the flowers.

This is such a fun project that I plan on making two mini clipboard next to give as gifts. This was suppose to be a gift for a niece but my daughter fell in love with it so I told her it's for my niece but in reality I am giving it to my daughter for upcoming birthday.

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to view my project. Visit Tsunami Rose to see the digital papers I used plus many more beautiful papers.