Saturday, July 31, 2010

End of July, OH MY

Well, today is the end of July! I never have enough time anymore, and now summer has been going too fast. I feel like I have not been to the scrap table in weeks but I have knocked out a few projects. I have a version of a printer's tray (something I got at a garage sale for pennies), that I will post later today. These are the most recent layouts I got going on! TFL

Supplies: the best of Lily Bee, and some Pink Paislee

Supplies: LILY BEE and GCD and embellies.

Hand cut "Y"...this was a stretch for me...because I have so many letters, but I wanted the BIG letter and did not have it...when in doubt, make it yourself! LOL
Heading for the shower now, and then to the table...Love and Hugs, Lara

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Ok, so CHA is upon us. I love all that is coming out and my list is getting bigger and bigger. And I foresee my wallet getting emptier and emptier. But that is ok, a hobby is a hobby. Here are some goodies that I found today on the Sassafras blog that are must haves:

I also found some pretty cool glitter alphas (in lavender just for me)by them that I will be in search of as soon as can be:

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

a layout and a card

Or should I say, a card and a layout. Recently, I won some goodies from Cosmo Cricket's blog--some Couture Cardstock and some Delovely. I made this card to say thank you and sent it to them. Doesn't Delovely have the most scrumptious colors ever? They are HAPPY colors to me...make me think of Sweet-tart jelly beans, pretty flowers, sherbet, and candy necklaces. Guess I kind of like sweets, huh?

I have an obsession with Butterflies...noticing them quite a bit on my layouts. This layout is made with GCD goodies from a recent Melody Ross line. I know that other animals/birds are more popular now, but butterflies are so light and cheery creatures, so I like the look of them for my projects!

That is all for now. Hope you all had a safe 4th of July weekend and wish you the best in July. I am gettng off this computer, so that I can do some creating! Love and Hugs, Lara

Monday, July 5, 2010

Best Project EVER!

Ok, So here is the finished product...I mean project. I followed a tutorial from Christine Middlecamp that has taken well over a month to complete. Her tiny doily flowers are works of art. I was hooked after the first one.

I had an 8 1/2x11 shadow box that I had wanted to use so I made all 16 of the flowers and wanted to showcase the ones that would not fit in the box so I had bought a wooden frame from Michaels on clearance, and fashioned a little wall hanging for the remaining 4 flowers. That is currently hanging in my scrap room. I have not hung the otherone up yet, but plan to fine exactly the right place in our home for it.

Most of my flowers are very similiar to Christine's choices but some are quite a bit different. I did not want to go out and buy stuff when I have such an offering to choose from in my stash already. Good thing I had some of the same items though, because it made me happy to be able to produce something like hers, but it also forced me to look at my supplies in a different way, and I am telling you, my stash has brought a light to my creativity! Instead of going out and buying something, I am looking at what I have and thinking outside the box on how I can get a look without heading to the store.

I want to do this again. I love the little mini-creations, and they were so much fun to work on. I am almost sad that it is over but loved this project so much! Thank you Christine for producing such a wonderful project for us to follow along with! Be back later with other projects! Love and Hugs, Lara