Friday, August 31, 2012

Flower Canvas

Well I found another neat idea on Pinterest!  This one is very simple to create.  I used scraps from a coordinating pack of papers to make it simple to match.  I made little pedal templates from cardstock.         
Next I laid out all my pedals and
arranged them on the canvas. 
I began Mod Podging them down to the canvas. The best way to do this is to put the MP on the canvas (one pedal at a time), then on the back of your pedal.  Next, place the pedal down and brush another layer of MP on top, while smoothing out the paper.  When the pedal went over the edge I glued it down around the edge of the canvas. Finally cover the entire canvas with a coat of MP. 
This is a easy way to add art to a room! 
 Just buy some paper (on sale of course) to match your room and go for it! 
Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hymn & Scripture Challenge

The Hymn challenge is back!  Patter moved so we took a little break.  It is another of my favorites.  It was perfect timing for me.   This week's hymn is "When We All Get to Heaven."  You can read the devotion HERE 
The verse I used is Revalation 21:4.

I went to my friends memorial last night.  She planned the memorial (chose the songs and readings...) to comfort US.  She wasn't fearful of dying and wanted us to rejoice in where she is now.  The memorial was attended by over 400 people.  They were standing in the halls and parking lot!  She had such a strong faith and served others till the day she died. 
I am so glad my God has prepared a place for me.
I leave you with this video of "When We All Get to Heaven"

You can see all of my hymn pages by
 clicking on the Hymn Challenge 2012 label on the left.  Have a blessed day.

Monday, August 27, 2012


I have found a new scrapbooking fad.  They are called Daybooks.  Basically they are a handmade/store bought mini albums.  You can use them to document any events, trips, seasons, collections....and wrap it up in a little book. 

I used scraps from my Summer Fresh collection.  This is a good way to use up papers.
I wanted to use kraft cardstock for my cover, but only had chipboard in the craft room.  This made the book flip open so I used some ribbon so I can tie it closed.

 Inside I cut the papers different sizes and used edges and borders on the papers. 
 To bind it together I used twine.  I made three holes and laced the twine through a few times and tied a bow/knot on the side.
I am not sure what I am going to put in my album yet, I just had fun making it. 
I will post this again when it is filled with pictures.

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Cucumber Falls

While in Pennsylvania we hiked to Cucumber Falls.  It was crowded with people wanting to climb behind the falls. 

 It was a short little hike and a pleasant way to end our day.
Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!

Psalm 98:4
 Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth;
Break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises

Saturday, August 25, 2012


 Here a couple of cards I worked on this week.  I am dreaming of cooler weather so I made this snowy card!  I used Doodlebug Papers, TPC Studio stamps and my Winter Lace Cricut cartridge.

I used some pop dots and added a bit of sparkle with Stickles.  The sketch for the card came from Freshly Made Sketches.
I am adding to my collection of thank you cards. You never know when you will need one. I used MME papers, Martha punch, and an old wooden stamp. 

I used the sketch from Try Stamping on Tuesday for my inspiration.  I am also submitting this card at Stampin' Sisters in Christ.

 I enjoy butterflies and popped them up on this card. 
 I like the dimension it gave to the card. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Remembering A Friend

I lost a dear friend yesterday. She was so increadably gifted and shared her gifts with others. 
She was always cheerful, kind, and loving. 
I will miss her dearly!
I created this slide show because Jay loved flowers. 
 She took thousands of flower pictures. 
 She would then create magnificent
cards and works of art with them. 
As you watch this video please
pray for the Schlueter family!

The Bible promises that life isn’t just what we see on earth today. It is so much more! We can put our faith in Jesus and know that we will see our friends again in heaven.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Scrappy Time

I had to make a layout from the Let's Scrap sketch.  Remember I made a couple of cards last week?  Well, I liked the hexagons so much I made this layout of Matthew and I eating "the best BBQ in Kansas City". 

We found this place on trip advisor.  They had so many BBQ joints that claimed to be the best.  We picked Oklahoma Joes and it was real good!

Over at Colorful Creations, their challenge was to make a two page birthday layout with banners.  Since I didn't have any pictures, I grabbed a sketch from Let's Scrap and created this fun layout.  I will have to search out some birthday pictures for it later.

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!

Monday, August 20, 2012

A Hike in the Woods

While in Pennsylvania we went to Ohiopyle State Park.  This area is popular for rafting down the rapids, fishing, hiking, and biking. 
We started our hike on this walking bridge.  Then we walked along the riverbed and in the woods.

 We tried to take a picture of ourselves walking together.  The camera didn't get us in focus.  I will have to work on this technique.
We grabbed a picnic lunch and ate it down by the river.  Next we headed to Cucumber Falls.  That post coming soon!
Thanks for stopping by................
Have a blessed day!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Crayon Art

You have seen them all over Pinterest, Melted Crayon Art.  Since it is back to school time, crayons are on sale everywhere in town.  So this made for an inexspencive project. 

So I gathered my supplies and got to work. 

I placed my crayons across my 11x14 canvas.  It took 32 crayons to go across the canvas.

Then I hot glued them down to the canvas. I decided to have the Crayola name facing up. 

I have a silhouette on my canvas so I made a piece of cardboard to cover the area I was drawing on.

Then the fun part begins!!!  I took my heat gun and held it about 2inches away from the bottom part of the crayons.  They started to melt, and you would have thought I had never seen anything melt before.  It was so fun to watch the colors melt and blend.

Make sure to do this over a newspaper.  The wax drips fast and sometimes blows off the canvas. 

I took off the cardboard and drew out my silhouette with a pencil.  I just googled silhouettes and traced her out.  I used a sharpie to fill in the drawing.  Now that I look at her again, her legs are a bit wonky.
My daughter-in-law wanted to make a crayon canvas, so she joined me in the craft room.  She chose an oval canvas.  Isn't it cool?  What a great idea.  She drew a heart in the middle and glued her crayons around the outside of the heart.

Matthew saw how fun it was to melt crayons and decided to help out.  It helps to have someone hold the canvas as you heat the crayons.  They can steer the dripage. 

Matthew decided to join in on the fun and make his own canvas.  Yes, I have a large supply of canvases in my closet.  I buy them in bulk for about 2.50 a piece.  He went with the blow the crayon wax across the canvas technique.

I think it turned out pretty cool!  He named his masterpiece, Crazy Crayon Chaos.

Then Sarah and her boyfriend came over.  Before Brian knew what hit him, Sarah had him helping her make a canvas.  They made a rainbow across the canvas. 

So here are the finished canvases. 
 I think they all turned out fantastic!  Thanks for stopping by my craft room today. 
Now go out and buy up all those
 25 cent crayons and make some ART!
Have a blessed day.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Card Sketches

This weeks sketch from Let's Scrap was fun.  It was the first time I used hexagons on a project.

I printed off a hex shape and traced it onto my Summer Fresh papers.  I only used scraps for these cards. 

I used some dollar stamps from Michael's for the sentiment.

For this card  I used a MME 6x6 scrap pad.  Then I cut out the flower with my Cricut, using the Art Philosophy Cartridge.  The butterfly and ribbon are taken off a card that some one sent me awhile back and I reused it for this card. 
The word art on most of my cards come from Karen @ Papercraft Memories

Here is the sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesday.  They put a new sketch out each week.  It is great for getting inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by.........
Have a blessed day!