Monday, April 25, 2011

ATC Swap~Greetings From Geralyn

Today I went to Geralyn’s store in Asbury Park to join her in an ATC swap.  Her husband, Glenn does amazing creations from record albums:


This tree is fabulous and the bowls he also, makes.  Here are the gals who came and made some great ATC’s:


This is Kim, Deb, Geralyn and me.



Jenny from Everyday is a Holiday, her husband Aaron and her sister Melissa.   Here are the dress forms I did for the swap:



Here are some of the others and here are the ones I got.


Thanks ladies it was so much fun!  Especially, thank you Geralyn for getting us together.  Have a great week.  Hugz, Z

Saturday, April 23, 2011

New Recollections~Flowers

Hi, you know how much I love my prima flowers, well I was at my local Michael’s store and they got in new flowers and crystals.  All in the color scheme of red, white and blue.  Here is my layout I create with some of them:


Doesn’t Gabby look so cute with her shades.  Smile  I don’t know why the large photo looks faded, it’s not?  The say it in pearls also, came in red, white and beige.  The canvas flower came in several pattern’s and several different ribbons.  Can’t wait to do some 4th of July layouts. 

Scrappers Cove asked me to do some layouts for the store so, here are a few that I did:


I don’t have any boys, so boy layouts are a challenge for me.



Here is another one of my teddy bear cards.  Have a great Easter tomorrow and enjoy your holiday.  Hugz, Z

Monday, April 18, 2011

Let’s Get Shabby~Challenge #22

This month’s challenge with Let’s Get Shabby is “Beatrix Potter” inspired.  I took this photo of Gabby when she was just 6 months old.  I smocked the dress with little bunnies.  I used G45 paper as well as prima, doily, I crackled the white eggs and used bronze and platinum utee to create the chocolate bunnies and eggs.

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I used liquid pearls and stickles on the big eggs.  Here is a closer look at the utee bunnies.  Hard to notice the clay fairy cameo I made and the cute little mouse on the left hand corner.  The brown flourishes feel like suede on the paper.


I use to love to smock all her dress, here is one with panda bears.  Be sure to check out the other DT creations.  Thanks for looking.  Hugz, Z

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Demo Somerset Expo~Canvas ATC cards

If you are in the area on May 20, I will be doing a demo for Scrappers Cove booth using Ranger’s canvas Artist trading  cards with Ranger’s new distress stains. 


They are the perfect size for Tim’s new sizzix dress form die. 


The one on the left is done with the stain faded jeans and I took score tape to create the stripes and then peeled off and added glitter.  The middle is the backing from the embossed card and added diamond stickles on the flourish.  I used Tim’s new embossing texture places “fancy & floral frames” by sizzix.  The next one is done with stamping the web using the forest moss stain and brushing over the piece lightly with wild honey stain.  I stickled the web and added the stickled spider on the tulle.  I used silver stickles for the base of the dress form. 


The next is the brown dress which I used the back of the trading card, the sticky back and poured glitter, doesn’t really show up well here.  The last one I embossed and inked with the antique linen and light brushed over the flourish with vintage photo stain.  I also dyed the ribbon with the antique linen. 


The roses as well as the butterfly wings are done with the vellum and the stains.  I saw this on Laura’s blog:  following the paper  trail.  I just love her work, be sure to check her out.  She will be one of 13 that made the G45 design team.  They are lucky to have her she is amazing. 

Well, if you are going to the Somerset Expo on Friday, May 20 be sure to stop by and say hello I will be doing this demo at 1:00 pm 

Have a great week.  hugz, Z

Saturday, April 9, 2011

New Embellishments~Wild Orchard Crafts

I’ve been sick with the flu this past week, still not feeling well, but thought I would share with you what I got in the mail.  Of course, even when you’re sick in bed there is still online shopping.  ;o)


This is the box I got from England from Wild Orchard Crafts.  They now have a US distributor I Brake for Stamps.


Love the red poppies and daffodils!  The tiny little roses are so cute.

And now here is something I got from Carol’s etsy shop Tattered Inspirations, she is the Guest sponsor this month from Let’s Get Shabby.  You can visit her blog here.


Just love the way she package it!  Thank you .


So pretty, I especially, love the cameo’s the little fairy girl and lady.  Hope, to be feeling better by mid week.  Enjoy the week, Hugz, Z