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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Artsy File Folders

I found I blog that I just love. It Roben-Marie Smiths. She does lots of awesome art. I especially like all the file folders she has been creating. I checked out some of her free videos and wanted to try my hand at making some too. The first one I did I used lots of paper scraps I had.


 Next I tried one with watercolor paper. I cut a sheet in half and added half to the front and the other half of the paper to the back. I added a layer of gesso to the paper before adding any paint. I did some spray ink and let it run down the page, some acrylic paint and stenciling too.


 The third one I tried I used mostly spray inks and some acrylics also. I used some  of the acrylic paint for the flower petals. I dipped my finger in the paint and made the petals with my fingerprints. I also went and got some better thread and a stronger needle for my sewing machine.
They are super fun to make. I have lots of file folders so I will be making more.



Friday, October 22, 2010

Scrapbookin' Daisy

Last friday I took part in Jana's class at I just loved the page she did and wanted to make one too. I have had these pics of Daisy laying around I that is what I was inspired to do. I love the beading swirl Jana did and made one also.

I think I need to add alittle more red spray ink to the page.  I also forgot to distress the edge of the red background paper. I just loved how this page turned out, I think Daisy is liking it too ;)


Friday, October 15, 2010

Square Pumpkins

I saw the cute pumpkins out in ciber land somewhere, and thought I want to make those. So I went to Lowes and got a 2x4. I had my hubby cut the wood pieces.

The sizes I wanted are 2" for the stem, 7" for the pumpkin top & bottom, and 8" for the pumpkin middle. So 5 pieces altogether.

Next I went to my local craft store and picked up some 2 sided paper and some orange paint.

I forgot to show all the steps lol. Cut the wood and sanded the rough edges, painted the sides of the wood blocks with the orange paint, then sanded again. the stem piece I painted a brown. Next I added the paper. I used modge podge to adhere the papers to the wood blocks. I used Aleens tacky glue to glue the wood blocks together. I let them sit over night.

I also added some fall leaves & ribbon I got from the craft store.

I was able to make 3 total pumpkins from the one 2x4. Super easy & fun to make.

Happy Autumn :)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Some Art Journal Pages

I am so lovin' my art journal. I am such a noob at it all, but I just love it. I told the fam yesterday that think everyone should art journal. It is so awesome & freeing. Here are a few of my pages.

I really love the song by U2 Beautiful Day. Don't let it get away!!! I love that saying. The day was so beautiful, a late September day and I was so thankful for the things in my life !!!!!! I have an incredible husband & fantastic boys (3), just love 'em and a super cool dog :)

Have a super week :)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

10 10 10

What a beautiful day!!! Wow 10 10 10. My garden is going. Usually on 10 9 we get our first frost of the year, so when I went outside today with all the flowers still blooming I just needed to pick some. The red salva is just georgus(and a hummingbird fav this summer) and the zinias & calendulas are still going strong too. I think tomorrow I will finish pulling out the radishes, get the green beans and plant the garlic. I still am hoping for a little more time for more of the tomatoes to turn red, can't get enough of them. Their is still yellow summer squash & zuchinni coming on, although it has slowed down with the cooler weather.

I am hoping with the long, cool, wet spring we had we will have a longer autumn too.
Still time to enjoy all the yummies coming on in the garden, and time to collect some more flower seeds too.

Enjoy the day :)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sunday Drive

Last Sunday we went for our yearly leaf ride. We usually do a little hike, throw rocks in the water, collect a few branches of beautiful fall leaves. Spend some fun family time together. Our favorite place to go is North Fork. It is so beautiful!!!

The mountain is full with bright reds & oranges. This pic is of us hiking up the stream that runs through North Fork. It was a blast. Of corse I provided some of the entertainment by falling in the water. We were coming back down stream & down I went. I was laughing so hard, the boys and Craig wern't sure if I was laughing or crying. I was laughin. I get the laugh attacks where my whole body shakes, pretty funny. Here I was in the water, laughin so hard I couldn't get up. Fineally I did & was soppin wet the rest of the time. It was to fun :)