Sunday, November 29, 2009

Life Is Just A Bowl Full Of Cherries!

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday:) I made this card for the TESC92 .  My clay was calling me and the creative forces were at work! I am super excited to share with you my new creation "Frameabellies"!!!! I wanted something unique to add to my new Etsy boutique, and it needed to be good! These frames are handmade by me,  from polymer clay and designed to coordinate with nesties!!!! I will be posting them soon for sale, so let me know what you think!!!

I also made the "smile" button to go with this awesome new paper, (from my Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients Kit!) I used my copics to color the Rainer cherries, which by the way are my favorite type of cherries:):) My husband said they look like peaches:):), oh well......
And last but not least, I added some stitches to the panels.
 Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Creating!

Inkspelled Frameabellie circle in Fossil Wood
Inkspelled polymer clay button
Stamps: TE Berries & Cherries
Paper: Taylored Expression Key Ingredients November kit
Ink: SU choc chip, memento tuxedo black
French wired ribbon, (from my stash)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wow, another Thanksgiving come and gone:) Time is just flying... I hope you all had a wonderful day with family and friends, ate lots of good comfort food, and simply feel truly thankful! We enjoyed a huge feast and reminisced about life and good times..... A truly good day:):) I am sooo very thankful for my soulmate hubby, and two sweet children!

I don't have a card, or a scrap page to share, but I did make more buttons:):) Hopefully, tomorrow I'll get some time to stamp:) After we decorate for Christmas, that is:):):)

Making these buttons got me in the Christmas spirit!!! Thanks for looking, and your comments, they mean so much:)

Happy Holidays to you and yours!


Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Oh my! Lightning is going to strike me....not only 2 posts in one day, but I am playing in 2 sketch challenges!!! That's a huge honkin deal for me:) My blogger friends who post daily, I truly envy you and your stamina:):) This is soo fun, and sooo time consuming!:):) I was waiting for my little one to go down for his nap, and then began photographing like the papparazzi:):)LOL, and typing as fast as I can to get this done before he wakes up! So without further ado, here is the sketch, from and here is my take:

I LOVE, LOVE all thing s vintage, and have a hard time doing anything else! So I just embraced it. This sentiment is special to me, we have to believe in ourselves and our abilites, and just go with it! These background stamps are from Ellen Hutson, I just got them and can't for the life of me remember their is vintage text, I think, and the other is art nouveau, I don't know.....That's the only bad thing about unmounted stamps that don't come with a labeled index card. Anyhoo, back to the deets:) The main sentiment is a old rub-on from my stash, that I enhanced with my copics, the flower and leaves are Prima, the bottom panel uses part of a masked stencil image. (I did all that work, and you can't even tell:) The stencil is from Tim Holtz, and I created the masking with Shimmer Spritz. I even used Shimmerz paint "Angel Wings" to go over the rub-on to give it some glitz, (darn, it doesn't show up in the pic). The ruffled ribbon is from my stash, and it's sewn down with one of my favorite stitches. The pearl was bright white, (a little too bright), so I used my copic marker, and blender pen to tone it down and antique it! Thank you so much for stopping by:)

And to all my fellow Edward fans...... 2 MORE DAYS!!! WAHOOOOOOOO:):)

My daughter and I have tickets for the 12:25 showing on THURSDAY!!! Yippeee:):):)

Happy Fall Ya'll!

Ok, I made it in time for another one of Taylored Expressions sketch challenges! Here is the sketch, then my take. I always seem to remember it when it's too late, but not this time:):) The paper is from her Key Ingredients October kit. Can you see the print that inspired me to make a button to match??? When I said everywhere I look I'm seeing buttons.......:):):) I mean it:) After 30 minutes of trying to decide on a focal inage, I gave up and the button won:) I think it worked out nicely, and the super duper quote is from TE's "A Year of Sentiments"! I went back to my roots with the sewing again, and used a blanket stitch. And my new cool technique (that I learned from my friend Jodi) to sponge on the circle while the nestie is still in place!!! Love that tip:):) Thank you Jodi! And lastly I added misc brads from my stash to accent the corner! Thanks for stopping by:)
Supplies used: stamps: Taylored Expressions "A Year of Sentiments",TE"s October KI kit, circle nesties,
Inkspelled handcrafted polymer clay button:):), Ricky Tims Razzle Dazzle thread, king tut varriegated thread, misc brads from my stash!!

Thanks again for looking, and for leaving comments:)

Happy Creating!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Garden Whimsey Buttons!

Ok, here is the set I was talking about earlier! On our retreat weekend we stopped for lunch at the wonderful little restaurant called "Pie In The Sky". They had the best bumbleberry pie I HAVE EVER EATEN!!! YUM! It had four or five different types of berries and the crust was INCREDIBLE!!! I will most definately go back:):) Anyway, while inhaling my pie, I noticed this cool painting on the wall with these orange and yellow roses, and that it what inspired these babies!!! Thanks for looking:) Ya'll have a great night!
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My newest creations!

Hi everyone! Good day to you:) I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween and got gobs of candy:):) We sure did, and I am still eating it!, I just can't seem to make myself throw it away...Anyhoo, it's been wonderfully busy around here. Button OBSCESSED is what I have become....constantly dreaming and seeing button patterns everywhere I look:):) I am SICK I tell ya:) Just SICK:):) Soooo here are my latest beauties!!! Loooovvve me some silver and blue, with a dash of red! Mom and I went on a quilting retreat this past weekend
on Lake Conroe! Everyone, but me was quilting away, I made BUTTONS:):):)

It's been years since I've been able to go, and so good to catch up with everyone:) These ladies are so uber talented!!! To just be surrounded by such talent is a huge dose of inspiration!!! I designed this button set from a swatch of fabric from my friend Mary's stash!!!! And will post some soon that were inspired from a painting that was in our lunch restaurant!

Have you noticed my new bog look? What do you think? Leave me some feedback in the comments or in the new chat box! Mom and I have decided to try our hand at an Etsy store. She will create handmade, handsewn embellishments, and I'll create buttons!! If you havn't ever shopped Etsy, check it out! We love the idea of supporting other artisans! Oh, I'll be posting some blog candy soon, so stay tuned!!!
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Frosty and Friends!

Hi everyone! Happy Saturday:) The weather is beautiful here in Texas! We are off to the Zoo today! This will be the first time my 2 yr old sees the animals in person! He is super excited!!

I had to share some more of my buttons that were made over retreat weekend. Frosty makes me smile:) These are going to look super cute on Christmas layouts! (If I can stop making buttons long enough ever scrap or make cards again:) Hopefully, I'll get some creative time this evening.....My friend Jodi has been making the coolest ever Twillight themed cards, and I've been itching to play too! Have a fabulous weekend.