Friday, June 26, 2015

Wedding Guest Book

Two posts in one day...get out!  But here I go!  As promised, I said I would share pics of a wedding guest book I had been working on.  Most of the sentiments and images on the altered tags are from Unity Stamp Co.  I wish I was a better photographer to really do this book justice.  I am really pleased with how this book turned out.  Hopefully someone will like it enough and want it for their special day.  For this book, I altered a Fancy Pants Mixed Media Album.  I stamped an image on each lined kraft page and I embellished each pocket page.

Friends with Flair...June 26, 2015

Hello crafting friends,
Today is Friday so you know what that means...Friends with Flair over on the Unity Stamp Co. blog.  Also while you are over there, make sure you check out their sales.  Unity is having their first ever BOGO.  And have you checked out those new releases...they are gorgeous. 

Today I am sharing a card I created for a very special customer of mine.  She needed a new home card.  This was my first time creating a new home card.  I get overly excited when I am asked to create something special for someone.  First I looked through all of my Unity kits for stamps relating to a new home.  I found my November 2011 Kit of the Month, take your time.  This kit had the perfect stamps for a new home card.  There was an image of a few houses on a street and a sentiment, home is where you park your heart.  I used both stamps on this card.  I colored the houses in with colored pencils. 

My week-end is off to an amazing start; today I went to the Scrapbook Expo in Akron, Ohio, and tomorrow I am participating in a garage sale where I will be selling unwanted craft supplies, only to purchase new ones.  Ha!  I gotta get busty labeling all my stuff.

Have an amazing week-end!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Friends with Flair...June 19, 2015

Hey there Everybody!  I just love altering journals.  I have been busy creating a wedding guest book and this journal I am about to share with you.  I still have a bit to do on the guest book, but when it's complete, I will post it.  This journal actually came together pretty fast.  I created a similar page in the guest book, but with a neutral palette.  For the journal I mixed gesso and Dylusions vibrant turquoise paint.  I applied this mixture to the cover of a black Piccadilly memo book.  I have altered Moleskines before, but never a Piccadilly.  This memo book has a soft, vinyl like cover; has 100 pages and an inner pocket.  It features sewn binding.  These flowers are very large.  The memo book measures 5" x 8".  So now, you get an idea of how large these flowers really are.  Both flowers and the sentiment come from a Unity Stamp Co. set called wild & free.  The pink paint is also Dylusions, bubble gum pink, and the yellow is Dylusions as well, lemon zest.  The flowers and sentiment were stamped in black Staz On ink.  I am entering this notebook in Friends with Flair over on the Unity blog.  Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing week-end.  Here are the pics:

Friday, June 12, 2015

Graduation Pics and Friends with Flair

Hello everybody!  I have been MIA from my blog for a little while; but for good reasons.  Our oldest graduated from high school on May 31!!  So exciting!!  And his party is tomorrow.  Check out the pics of the grad, proud mama, proud papa, and proud brother.  Before you leave check out the table decorations I created for the party.  I used various stamps, but all of the inspiring messages that were stamped, folded and placed in the jar are all Unity, because Unity has the best inspiration stamps around.  I could have stamped inspiring messages forever, because I have accumulated so many (LOL)!  Enjoy and have a fab week-end.  I am also entering my creation into Friends with Flair over on the Unity Stamp Co. blog.  Until next time, keep creating in peace and love...Dawn

P.S.  After the party, I am giving each of the graduates one of these jars.  I thought it was a cool idea!!