Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Pretty Posies

I am going to give this cute little flowerpot to a friend who is recuperating from surgery. This is my first attempt at posting a video on my blog.


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Pansies are so Pretty

I had this canvas sitting around doing nothing.  Well, I couldn't let that happen, could I?  So, I added a layer of gesso followed by numerous layers of paint, stain, modeling paste.  After that I was stumped.  It sat on my shelf, mocking me as if to say, "You can't finish me.  Nananana boo boo!"

Yesterday, I played some more, adding some of Tim Holtz's metallic stains and paints along with some Dylusions stains. Then it appeared that the canvas was taking on a decidedly purple and pink tone.  So off to my favorite place for vintage photos, The Old Design Shop, to look for ... I didn't know.  So I added purple to the search box.  When I saw this picture, I knew it had to be the one!  My mom loved pansies. She said that they looked like they had little faces.

The rest just fell together.  I wanted to finish it last night, but there were other more important things on my agenda.  This afternoon, I went "shopping" in my newly organized craft space for lots of doodads and flowers.  (It sure pays to make up flowers in advance!)  Within an hour, it was finished.  I am so happy with how it turned out!

UPDATE!:  I had this idea to make some of the pansies 3D, so I printed more copies and did just that!

And here are two closeups of the flowers:

I am entering it into Simon Says Stamp's I Ought to Use This More challenge.  Considering that I found some goodies in boxes that I had completely forgotten, I guess I really should use the items more!


Sunday, June 22, 2014

I'm on a roll!

A few days ago, I spent the entire afternoon rearranging my craft space. It's a sight to behold now!  (Before and after pictures posted in the near future.)

I enrolled in Tim Holtz's Creative Chemistry 102 class last week, and yesterday/today I made a few cards.  This is just one of them. I used my Expression 2 (along with Cricut Craft Room) to cut out the palm tree and sun and added some glitz and glimmer to them both.  Enjoy!


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Building My Stash

My goal for summer vacation is to make a card (or creation) each day. It's now the second week of vacation, and this is my first card.  I "enrolled" in Tim Holtz's Creative Chemistry 102 class a few days ago, and there are several techniques in this tag-turned-into-a-card.  I think my creative muse has returned!  Yay! 
I did decide not to add a sentiment to the front so that it can be used for several purposes (i.e., birthday, anniversary, get well, just because).
Here's my second card for today.  Still trying the techniques from Creative Chemistry 102.  Loving the class!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

SuZeQ Creations

Hey, y'all! Be sure to check out my sister's creative blog here:

Happy Father's Day

I am entering this in Frilly and Funkie's challenge For All Our Fathers. As soon as I saw Tammy Tutterow's tag "We Come to Love" I knew how to go about creating this card.  My son gave me the Tim Holtz buckles for a Mother's Day gift, and this was the perfect use for it.

In addition, I am entering it into Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge for this week titled "Stencil It".  I really love my Tim Holtz stencils!