Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Hi everyone !

I just wanted to pop in to say that I hope everyone has enjoyed a wonderful holiday and hopefully you were able to spend some special time with your loved ones.

I also wanted to wish you and your families ONLY THE BEST in 2012 - much LOVE, HEALTH and HAPPINESS!

I haven't had a chance to post in a little while - between the holidays and our "new addition!"

You see, I've been a little busy since last Saturday! We brought home a new puppy on the 17th, as our home and hearts were just so empty after loosing our precious Lily in November.

Reel Life's Princess Magdalena of the Sea ~ aka MAGGIE - has found a place in our home, and in our hearts, and is filling our days!

one of her favorite toys

precious sleeping puppy

our curly girl  - right after her bath
the fuzz ball as she was drying

one of her silly sleeping positions

So, if my posts are less frequent - you can see why!   But she is certainly giving me lots of new pictures that I can scrap ~ if I can just find the time! LOL!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  May 2012 be nothing but SPECTACULAR for you!


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Did you hear the news?

Donna Salazar Designs has a Design Team Call for 2012-2013 !

See all the details  HERE  ( click please)

I am wishing for some extra hours in the next few weeks and hope to be able to send in my application!


Good luck to all who enter!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

My Hump Day Haul! Dec 7, 2011

Hi Everyone -

I wanted to share my latest HAUL with you - from my friendly LSS  Scrap-a-Doodle Doo!

I actually made this purchase over the weekend - but this is the first chance I had to take a pic and post!

SO - I am thinking about doing a class with all these great products -- I've got a REVERSE CANVAS idea rattling around in my brain and think the SNOW will be the perfect medium to make this look so COOL it will be HOT!!  LOL!!

So here is a pic of my new STUFF to add to my ever growing Scrap Stash!

There is a 12 x 12 Canvas Pack from Canvas Concepts, a paper pack from Little Yellow Bicycle's Winter Twig Collection, some beautiful Bazzill clear buttons, KaiserKraft Blue Sparklets, True Snow, some white bead and silver snowflake ribbon too, and a SNOWFLAKE "Doo Dad" too!  ( I added the Tim Holtz grid blocks to this Haul  - 'cause I NEEDED them! LOL!!  I am sure more goodies will find their way into this project - along with Gesso and some Smooch - so watch for future updates and Sneak Peeks for this upcoming class -- I'm thinking FEBRUARY - so take lots of beautiful snow pictures between now and then - so you can use them!

Not sure what I mean about a REVERSE CANVAS?  Check out my previous BLOG POST - where I made one for the HELMAR contest - and I WON!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Don't have one - then SHOP ON LINE at Scrap-a-Doodle Doo  24/7 for all your scrappy needs!


Monday, December 5, 2011

Snowfall Holiday Mason Jar

Hello everyone!

This Saturday I taught a class at my FAVORITE LSS  Scrap-a-Doodle Doo, in Ramsey, NJ!

It was a 2 MEGA Project "Jingle Jam" Event, and my friend Anna Zuniga also taught a beautiful Painters Tray project too!

I thought I'd share a few pictures with you as a little Holiday gift - from me to you!

I used the BEAUTIFUL BoBunny SNOWFALL Cut Out page to cover the top and made a Mini Album to hang on the side.

The Mason Jar had a hole drilled in the bottom/side where I fed the lights into the jar, then added some acrylic gems to add to the lovely brown and blue color scheme.

I hope it inspires you !!  ENJOY!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

I won a Guest Designer Spot for Helmar!

Happy Sunday Everyone!!

I want to THANK everyone who voted for my entry in the HELMAR Guest Designer contest last week!

I am so HAPPY and EXCITED that I WON!

There were many beautiful entries, by lots of talented artists, and I am HONORED to have received the most votes.
(If yours was one of them - I sincerely THANK YOU!)

I LOVE working with Helmar adhesives - and can't wait to be a Guest Designer for them!  ( So watch for more info to follow!)

If you didn't see it yet - here is the project that I submitted:

This is a REVERSE Canvas project.   I took an 8x11" canvas and turned it over, creating a frame.

I covered the wood with Gesso -quite thickly in spots. I even used a pc of chipboard as a stencil to fill in and create the frame's texture.  It was colored with Glimmer Mist, and Glimmer Glam, along with some Black Soot Ranger Distress Ink.  The 2 flowers are white cardstock that I also colored with Glimmer Mist and glued them together with Helmar Scrap Dots.   The letters for HOME are sprayed with Glimmer mist - and edge with Oil Slick Black Glimmer Glaze.  I stitched them onto the canvas, after gluing them first.

Here is a close up of some the detail - along with the handmade paper flower.

I hope you like this project - STAY TUNED - I "feel" a REVERSE CANVAS CLASS is going to be coming to  Scrap-a-Doodle Doo early next year - THINK SNOW, SPARKLE and FUN!!

Be sure to add yourself to the EMAIL option on my Blog, to be sure you don't miss out on any class info or opportunities!!
THANKS for stopping by!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

PLEASE VOTE for your favorite - it could be mine!

Hi everyone - I am in a Facebook contest to become a Guest Designer for a great Adhesive Company  -HELMAR.

The voting count looks close, and voting closes tomorrow at 9am.  The project with the most votes wins, and I would love it to be mine -BUT the rules state that I can't tell you what project I made.  SO - I am asking if you have a minute to please take a LOOK at all of the beautiful entries, and type in the word VOTE when leaving a comment under the one that you like the best!! 

I've already voted for my FAVORITE  - I'm hoping that you like my project and VOTE  ( only once is counted.)  Please feel free to tell your friends and let them know what one you LIKE too! ~ Oh  - and feel free to LIKE Helmar when you are there too - they make GREAT GLUES!!

Here is the link to the photo page for voting!   <<----Click here