Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday Focus on Prima at Frilly and Funkie!

Welcome! I hope you're having a wonderful day!! All is well in my little corner of the world. We had a lovely visit from our daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren last weekend. It was a joy to spend time with them. I'm still amazed at how much our grand-munchkins have grown over the last few months.  

Today I have the honor of hosting Frilly and Funkie's Friday Focus on Prima! We're celebrating all things Prima for the next two weeks, meaning all  Prima products at the Funkie Junkie Boutique will be available at an additional 15% off until May 13th! We all need some Prima goodness in our lives, so it's the perfect time to stock up. 

For a closer look and a brief tutorial for this card just click on the blog link above! 

Thank you, thank you, thank you for visiting with me and for the kind comments you left on my last project!! You lifted my spirits during a trying time. You may remember that we lost my mom a year ago to brain cancer. The last several weeks my dad has been hospitalized and/or in a nursing home. I'm happy to report the surgery was a success and his cardiac rehab went better than expected. He's been home since last Tuesday with no further cardiac episodes!  I send wishes for sunshine and crafty fun!!


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Lavender and Lace for Frilly and Funkie!

Hello again! I'm back two days in a row this week! Have you been up to any crafty adventures? I've been blessed with time in my craft room again, which I've come to believe is the best therapy in the world. 

We're launching a new two week challenge today at the Frilly and Funkie Blog! Suzz is our hostess with the theme of  It's Not Easy Being Green. In honor of Earth Day (April 22nd) she asks us to create an UPCYCLED project. Repurpose an existing item, recycle an element that would usually be thrown away, or use your paper scraps in a creative way.

At the end of the challenge the team will choose their top four picks. Our first place winner will be invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at the Frilly and Funkie Blog. Three additional talented participants will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and adheres to the challenge guidelines will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique! For entry specifics and  inspiration from my amazing teammates just click on the blog link above.

I rescued an old 'book box' from my Goodwill bag and upcycled it into this 'lavender and lace' storage container. It's photographed with a couple of vintage handkerchiefs, but it's true purpose will be to store my friend's car keys. She keeps losing her all key fobs and has to pay hundreds of dollars to get them replaced. Hopefully they'll be easier to keep track of with a dedicated home!

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An altered shabby key is a natural focal point for this key storage box. I have a tutorial for the altered keys here. The key is surrounded by an abundance of  blooms and foliage, all sitting atop a pair of delicate die cut paper doilies. Linda recently started carrying the prettiest paper magnolia blossoms in her shop. I ordered 50 of them the minute I saw them! 

The container is gessoed and covered in Maja Design's beautiful Vintage Spring Basics paper collection. The tiny blooming roses are also handcrafted from Maja Design papers. You can find a tutorial for the roses on the sidebar of my blog. 

Pretty pearls and Prima's Art Stones added an extra shabby touch to the box.  

The natural twine bow is no surprise. I am addicted to bows. 

The interior of the box is lined with more design paper and embellished with another paper doily.  

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me! Now it's your turn to post your gorgeous projects to the challenge. I can't wait to see what y'all will upcycle. I send wishes for a day filled with love, sunshine, and crafty fun! 


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

In the Garden Card for Maja Design

Hello! I wish everyone a warm welcome on this beautiful Tuesday! I hope all is well with you and your family. We've been blessed with several days of lovely spring weather. My husband and I took a few long walks over the weekend It was such a treat to be outdoors breathing in the fresh air. 
I have a new card for Maja Design to share! Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of my mother's passing. Creating this card inspired by my sweet mom's favorite hymn, 'In the Garden', helped me get through the day a little easier. When I imagine her in heaven I always see her surrounded by beautiful flowers, and Maja Design's Enjoying the Outdoors paper collection brought the garden in my mind's eye to life. 

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Several design papers are layered, distressed, and stitched to form a base for the card. A center circle is cut to reveal this peaceful garden retreat.

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The photos above and below give you a peek at the layering. The floral bouquet on the right is fussy cut from the paper collection.

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The flowers are handmade from the design paper. There is a tutorial for the roses on the sidebar of my blog. The leaves are die cut with a Magnolia Rose Leaf die.

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The edges of the card are randomly splattered with Mr. Huey's color mist. The addition of a few green berries and a twine bow are the finishing touches.

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Thank you for visiting me today! Don't forget to check out the April Mood Board at the Maja Design Blog. You still have plenty of time to enter your own lovely creation. May your day be filled with happy moments and crafty inspiration!
Maja Design Papers Used:
Additional Supplies: Magnolia Rose Leaf die, Alterations Tattered Florals dies, Spellbinders Circle die, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Mr. Huey's color mist, Natural Twine, Berries from my stash, Adhesive and Foam Tape, Sewing Machine, Thread.

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