Honey Bunch

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sugar and Spice

Here is a Layout to share! This is my grandaughter when she was 3 months old in her first Easter Dress.  I have seen so many beautiful Layouts done in the monochromatic scheme of white over at scrapbook.com that I just had to try it...however I just couldn't leave it all white!  I started with a white base of Bazzill Cardstock, added a doily that I found at my local dollar store.  I then needed a buffer between the doily and the picture because I wasn't sure if it was acid free, so I added a circle, stitched around it, and lightly diestressed the edges.  I then added a lace border with my Martha Stewart Scalloped Lace punch around 1/2 of the photo.  I cut the butterflies out on my cricut using Home Accents Cartridge.  I first stickled the butterflies with white, but wanted them to have more sparkle so while the stickles was wet I added some Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter on top.  I used I Want 2 Scrap Pearl flourishes, some flowers from various places...Thanks ScrapVamp for the little white tulle flower!  I used Cream Puff Font for the title printed from my computer, used some Donna Dewberry Lilac ink on this, folded and pop dotted it for the ribbon effect.  The side border strip was created using Martha Stewart Floral Lace Border Punch with some white lace woven with a lavendar satin ribbon.  I also creased the side border so it would have some dimension.  Hope this inspires you to try something new!



Monday, February 14, 2011

Love, Love, Love

Happy Valentine's Day! 

Well I am such a terrible person didn't make one card for anyone this year.  Guess the cardmaking bug hasn't hit me too much!  But I did help my grandson make Valentine's for his Aunts, Uncles,cousins, mom, dad, sister, brother,and other Grandparents.

So here are a few pics of our budding artist at work! 

Looking at these pictures...oh my what was Grandma thinking...I forgot to cover the table with paper!  All went well and no spills or messes!  Whew! 

Hope you all have a Happy Valentine's Day! 

...and remember even if you can't be with the one you love...love the ones your with! 
(oh my did that date me?)



Friday, February 11, 2011

Oops! A tidbit you may want to know!

I am so upset...and just thought I better share what I did today!  I was beginning to create a layout and wanted to use my Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Punches.  I was using my favorite Bazzill Cardstock.  Well when I punched the corners they turned out fine, a little hard to punch because of the thick cardstock, but it worked.  Well when I went to use the border punch it got stuck...no biggie I've had that happen before.  Pushed down on the lever a second time to get it unstuck and I heard a snap.  Well guess what my punch broke.  So if you have Martha Stewart Punches please do not use them with a heavy cardstock!  I would hate for this to happen to you!  These punches are so expensive and I thought they would be built a little better than this.  I guess I learned my lesson!



P.S.  If you have used the punches on heavy cardstock and not had this problem will you please let me  know...it may be that I had a faulty punch.


Well I can't believe it is already Friday!  Where did this week go?  It went by way to fast.  Just wanted to share a LO that I did this week.  Tried some new things with this. 

I got to play with my Tim Holtz Regals Embossing Folder and all I can say is Oh Wow!  His embossing folders emboss such a great deep image.  I also tried something new for me and that was using cardboard for the background.  I used Tim Holtz Vintage Photo and Antique Linen Inks, along with Hero Arts Soft Grey and a few mists of  Tsukenko Walnut Ink to create the background on the cardboard. I also water destressed the cardstock.  The stars were made by using Close To My Heart Shining  Star Stamps.  I then sewed around the outside...very roughly...and cut them out, finishing them off with the embossing and a copper eyelet.  The border strips were made from some leather look embossed paper that I bought ages ago and attached with Making Memories brads.  I finished it up with some chipboard by Lil Davis Designs for the Title, added a couple of buttons, and strung the stars with jute from a Close to My Heart Photo Hanger.  

Wa-la...completed Layout.  This is my youngest son when he was about 12 years old and heading out the door for his first day of school.  He always looked so cute in his cowboy gear.  ...well at least Mom thought so!

Have a fun weekend!



Tuesday, February 8, 2011

My Sister's Request

iHello to all today!  My sister has told me that she is following my blog and loves hearing and seeing what we are doing.  So today is a day just for her....well and anyone else that may be interested! 

Last week we took a trip to my dear son's house in Tonopah.  Some of you may remember back in October that I had posted about having a new little grandson that was premature.  Well that little guy is home now!  Praise God!  He is so adorable and oh such a good baby!  Here are a couple of pictures of him now:

Proud Grandma Here!  Just enjoying that feel of a baby in my arms! 

Here's Papa with all 3 of those adorable grandchildren!  Little Draik just loved sleeping in Papa's arms.

Of course we have to get a close up of that beautiful little face!  Look at those chubby cheeks!  Such an amazing Miracle Boy!

While we were there the other 2 celebrated their 4th and 3rd Birthdays!  They were so excited and so much fun to watch open their presents.  Our little Ladybug Kaida was so cute when she opened her dress.  She said:  "Oh it is just wonderful!"  Yep that's a girl for ya!  Draven was excited to get his Woody from Toy Story.  I guess Mom and Dad had to quick order it because when he saw his gifts wrapped he kept saying that one of them had his Woody in it!   Now he wants the dinosaur.

While there we also tried our hand at guitar hero. That was alot of fun...I loved the singing...even though I can't carry a tune. Wish I had a voice like my son!

Here are those two cuties!  I already miss them!  Our visit was cut short...because some Grandma...don't know who that was...forgot one of her medicines and her body went on revolt so we came home a day early. 

That's the latest from our house!



Sunday, February 6, 2011

Embedded Embossing

Hi ladies...I found this tutorial over at Scrapbook News and Reviews and just had to share it here!  I don't know how to upload a video so I will give you the link.  So many little things for me to learn!


I can't wait to try this on a project.  Speaking of projects I am almost done with my quilt....so hopefully in a few days I can get back to giving you some things here to look forward to!  In the meantime have fun living life! 

And as always....there is the unfinished project sign ups...we only have 2 so far this month....who else wants to play and get some of their projects done?  Will try to post a pic of the Blog Candy this week that will be given away this month for just playing along.



Saturday, February 5, 2011

I am so excited!

I can't believe it!  I just recieved and email that I have been chosen to be published in Scrapbook News and Reviews Magazine!  I have never submitted layouts for publication before, but have always wanted to and dreamed about being published.  So this past month I saw a call for submissions and decided to go for it!  Wow was I ever surprised when I got the news that I was chosen for publication! 

A great big Thank You to the team of staffers there that chose my work!  My layouts will debut on Sunday February 13, 2011, Volume #4 Issue #2.  So go check out the magazine! 

Still sitting here on cloud 9 and pinching myself to see if I am dreaming! 
Thanks to all of you for following me and helping me to believe in myself...

Hugs!  ....until next time...


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Woo Hoo....I was chosen by Sharon a friend of mine from scrapbook.com and that girl fritchey blog to recieve a blog award!

I am now passing this award onto:


I really enjoy reading about her life with her little one and seeing her creations.

so if there is someone that you enjoy their blog...and they have fewer than 50 followers, let us know and give them an award!
Don't forget to sign up for the Unfinished Projects for February!

Hoping I will have something fun to share with you soon...but still working on the quilt.

Hugs to everyone and have a great day!


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

BLOG CANDY January Drawing

Hey Ladies...sorry that this didn't get posted on the 31st.  I sorta had my hands busy with 3 very cute little grandchildren! 

Here is the list of those that signed up for our Unfinished Projects Challenge in January!

2.imaginative me
7.deerfields mom

I used a random number generator....and the winning number is:

Random numbers generated Feb 2 2011 at 17:28:40 by http://www.psychicscience.org/

Congrats Kathy!

I was encouraged to read the accomplishments that some of you made.
Scrapvamp..completed 2 albums and submitted some work for publication; deersfeildmom got her cub scout books done; Kathy was able to get some of her organizing and layouts completed, and Lynnnndee also worked on her organizing! 
WAY TO GO LADIES!  Doesn't it feel good to get some of those things done! 

Are we all ready for another month of unfinished projects?

Here's my list...didn't get them all done last month!

1. ICY Challenge  The Crop Room
2. Scrapbook News n Reviews Submission Calls
3. Draven's Quilt

4. Scrapbooks to complete:

Wedding Scrapbook - one layout done Jan.
My grandchildrens' 1st year books
   DA  - one layout done Jan.
This is My Story Scrapbook

5. Snowman wall hanging quilt
6. Picture frames
7. Christmas Florals
8. Christmas Ornaments
9. Mini Scrapbooks

Hugs to everyone ....if you are playing again...just let me know so I can put your name in for Blog Candy at the end of the month.  If you know anyone that you think would like this...send them here!