Pictures Missing from Posts?

Hey everyone......I would first like to Thank You for stopping by to visit with me......Some of my older posts you will find are missing photos...Some time back I had some issues with Google and they lost HUNDREDS of my photo links......and I honestly have not had the energy to go back through every post and figure out what they are.....SO...Please know you are most welcome to visit My ART Gallery of all ART I've created over the years...MY GALLERY OF ART

Saturday, April 12, 2014

What a BEAUTIFUL Saturday.....making Flowers want to Bloom!!

Hello Hello Everyone!! I hope you are all enjoying a WONDERFUL weekend!!! It is SO pretty here!!! Temps in the 70's and such a wonderful breeze!!

So last weekend my hubby and I had to make a trip to Nashville....he had meetings all weekend with the company he works for......So I got to do my "own thing" during the day.......as I previously lived in Nashville for 20 years I was very familiar with the town....so I spent some fun time visiting old friends and then did some shopping......had a big time I did!!!

But while shopping I found something that I already have several different templates of like the Pom Poms and hearts......and happened upon some Flower templates..... http://www.clover-usa.com/c/kanzashi-flower-makers....BUT......being they were for fabric projects... they were WAY TO BIG for any cards or mixed media projects I would ever do......so while standing there debating on whether to get the smallest one or not I decided to hold off and try something when I got home.....just to see if I could find a way to scale down the size so I could make the flowers in a size that would  be usable for cards and mixed media.....Wahoooooooooooooooooooo....My idea worked like a charm!!!! Check it out....


UPDATE:  AFTER SEVERAL REQUESTS I ALSO DECIDED TO WORK UP A VIDEO SHOWING HOW I PUT THEM TOGETHER......HOPEFULLY YOU MIGHT FIND IT HELPFUL???


Pretty Cool Huh!!!!!  Here's a close  up of them....and there will be several pics...just wanted you to be able to see how cool they really are!!!!!























So.....What do ya think????? Pretty COOL Huh!!!!?  And the neatest thing is you can make the templates ANY SIZE YOU WANT!!! So you're not restricted by the size!!!  I can see myself sitting just making these as they're very relaxing to make.....and you use very little fabric per flower.....So you can easily buy a few fat quarters of fabric for less then $1.50 each and make SEVERAL flowers!!!

Would LOVE to hear what you think???  Might you find a use for them????  I hope you'll share your thoughts......

Okie Dokie....that's it for me for now!!! Off to work on some cards I need to get out for swaps.......as always THANK YOU so much for stopping by to visit with me.....I wish you all a very blessed weekend...and I hope you will come by and visit with me very soon!!! Until then....

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Another Sunday of FUN........Just Posting on Tuesday!!

Hey there Everyone!!!  How about this...2 posts in 2 days!!!  I actually should have done this post on Sunday...but I ran out of time.....so I'm having it post Wednesday Morning instead!!! ;)

Over the weekend hubby and I went to Nashville...so he could attend meetings for work and I was able to visit with old friends and make my rounds to the craft stores.....needless to say I had me some FUN!!! ;)
We got home Saturday evening and I had Sunday to play....decided to play with some of my new goodies!!! And I had a BIG time!!!  I'm truly enjoy playing with stamps....wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do so I just pulled out a couple of my new stamps sets, some pigment ink, embossing powder, distress ink and decorative papers and started playing....this is what I came up with first......



I took the doilie stamps and scanned them into my computer and created a shadow layer so I could cut out the shape with my Silver Bullet Professional Cutter and then stamp......NO fussy cutting here when I have an amazing machine that an do it for me!!! Thought I would share this file with you in case any of you have this same stamp set and would like the shape.....

You can see what the stamp set looks like in the image below......


Was SO tickled with how these turned out......so then I decided I wanted to utilize these since I had them all made.......I pulled out some embossing folders, the paper stack I was using....and ribbon...and some embellies.........and went to town.....


Decided I wanted to create some Christian cards....and once I had the idea of what I wanted to do they all started coming together......Even if I have to say so myself I'm totally thrilled with how warm and pretty these turned out......

I used alot of my handmade flowers.....some of my handmade butterflies.....some stick pins I made up and ribbon....along with 2 different embossing folders......I'm going to share with you several photos so you can see each of the cards as each one is a bit different......so get ready!!! LOL















So.......IF you made it through all of that....Would LOVE to hear what you think......aren't they pretty!!!  I sure think so.....I hope you enjoy them.....And that does it for me for tonight!!! ;)  You're troopers if you stuck with me!!!!  As always...THANK YOU so so much for stopping by to visit with me!! Means more then you know!!!  I hope you'll come by again soon.....and I wish you all a VERY blessed week!!! Until next time...