"My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue?
It rather denotes a lack of courage."

~Practical Magic~

Digital Freebie Update

Just to let you know.
The digital freebies found on the right hand sidebar have been updated and now are ready for downloading.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Create It - Green Blog Hop

Create It-Green is hosting it's first Blog Hop on December 5Th.
An exciting Day of Blog hopping , tutorials and prizes on December 5Th, starting at Noon EST.
Hope to see you there !

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving and Blessings to you and yours.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

CD Holder & Tutorial Link

Playing along with this weeks Saturday Soup Challenge on the Sisterhood of Scrap.

I came upon this easy to make CD Holder tutorial while surfing through some Crafty Blogs.

This little Holder will hold 2 Cd's along with their cases.
You may find the tutorial and templates here if you would like to give it a try.

Inside view of CD Holder.
Layout created for the Sisterhood of Scrap One Hour Sketch Challenge.
Sketch was provided by Deanne Burton.
Good time was had by all !

Hope all the American Crafters and Scrapbookers have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!
A big Thanks to all of you generous folks from across the lands, who take the time to share your ideas, tutorials, projects and Scrapbook pages. You help make the community a better and fun place to create in.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Anyone for Green Eggs ?

Shells that is !
Not only are they great fertilizer for the garden, they also are fun to use as an embellishment for those Scrapbook layouts.

Looking through an old box of crafting cards my Grand mother had subscribed to in the seventies, and passed along to me in the eighties. I came across this old technique of using Eggshells for a Mosaic.
It has been years since I tried this old technique and thought ...why not.

With the times changing and so many wonderful new products available to a crafter today. I gave it ago.

Here is how I came about using Egg shells with water based Ink.

First soak your eggs to loosen the fine skin that is adhered to the inside of the shell.
Carefully pulling it away from the shell. Helps with the transparency.

Using Card stock or chipboard or any stamped Image.
Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge, laying down your pieces of broken shell give it a slight push down with your finger to give the shell its crackled look.

Using water based Ink and a blender pen.
Color your shells to desired color.
After shells have dried dab your embellishment with your Ink pad to help really fill in the cracks and add additional depth.
Finish of with a spritz of Glimmer Mist.

That's it ! Let it dry and add to your layout or craft project.

Here is the craft card I used as my guideline.

And the finished result using chipboard , stamped leaves and a pumpkin I drew and cut out from card stock backed with plain chipboard.

A layout created for the Monday Challenge on the Sisterhood of Scrap.
Don't forget tonight , starting at 9:00 pm EST the One Hour Sketch Challenge will be starting on the Sisterhood of Scrap Forum.You can find all the details in the post below.
Have a great weekend and as always thanks for stopping by ! : )

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

One Hour Sketch Challenge

Do you plan on spending a quiet evening home this coming Saturday?

Would you like to spend some time Scrapping one of those layouts you have been planning on ?

How about a chance at some wonderful Scrapbook goodies?

Well, if so then Saturday November 21st at 9pm EST on the Sisterhood of Scrap Forum is where you want to be.
The Sisters will be hosting a One hour sketch Challenge beginning at 9:00pm until 10:00pm EST
you will have to complete your layout .There is also time allotted for getting your layout uploaded.

The talented Scrapper Deanne Burton will be contributing the sketch for the challenge.

If you have never been to the Sisterhood site, now would be the perfect time to join in all the fun, meet some new scrappers and have a chance at the wonderful prizes below and Rak being generously offered .

You can read more about this challenge here.
Hope to see you there : )

Here is a layout I completed for this past weekends Saturday Soup Challenge.Mmmmmm...Cream of Broccoli Soup was the Saturday Soup ..yum, yum.
The Sisters also host a Challenge Blog were you can find daily challenges and inspiration.
My Great Grandmother and Grandfather Jones.
It always surprises me, how I see so many similar features in 2 of my sons that they share with there GG Grandfather.

Hope you are having a great week so far and hope to see you Saturday at the Sisterhood of Scrap.
Thanks for stopping by my Crafty World :)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Thanksgiving Tree,Recipe Layouts & Scrapbook Layouts

Has been awhile since I posted any projects I have been working on.
Thought I would share with you my most recent.

First up is a Thanksgiving decoration created for the upcoming Holiday.

I also created this tree for a call on a new Green Blog, called CREATE IT-GREEN.
All submissions must be in by the 20Th of November if you are interested in being part of the DT.

Using an empty cookie tin, some jute and dried fern for my base.
Leaves from an old Fall garland that had seen better days, glued to a Styrofoam tree and a piece of dowel painted left over from an early project.
Styrofoam that came in a package to stuff my tin and hold tree in place.

Next up Some Recipe Cards for Recipe Card Challenge Blog.
thought I gave up on this one didn't you? LOL ...just sort of got sidetracked for awhile...but no, ready to get down to business and get that recipe box filled up.

This cake is so yummy!!!! has been around for years. Thought maybe you new mothers and wives out there might not have heard of it and would like to give it a try...makes for a fast and tasty treat when company comes calling.

A favorite morning breakfast for a cold and snowy day...will stay with you all morning.

Next 2 layouts were created for Challenges posted on the Sisterhood of Scrap Blog / Forum.
My sweet little Grand daughter Sophia as Snow White this Halloween.
Monday's Challenge on the SOS was an Inspiration Challenge.
This layout was created for the Saturday Soup Challenge on the Sisterhood of Scrap.
Took a trip up North to visit family.
My cousin and I took a road trip in search of our Colonial ancestors. Searching for the churches they had attended and cemeteries theywere buried in.
What an adventure and a privilege to be able to share with her.
We were also lucky enough to find the road they had first settled on after coming to America.
You may see some of these places in this post with a video I created.

Well, that's it for now.
Thanks for stopping by My Crafty World.
Wishing you all a great weekend :)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

New Green Blog

There is a new blog for all you crafty greenies out there!

Called CREATE IT-GREEN hosted by Deanne Burton.
Deanne is looking for 9 Design Team Members to contribute projects, layouts and cards.
All geared toward going green with your Scrapbook & craft creations.
You will find all the details here.

There is still plenty of time to get your submissions in if you would like to be a part of this new adventure.
Hope to see you there!

Thanks for stopping by my world : )