Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I'm still here....

I have been out of it lately, family things, and medical things.... ugh enough about that.  I have a few projects to share.  I have really been getting into this jewelry making lately.  I have a few things to post that I've made recently.  This first one is the bracelet I have already
 posted.  I just added a few beads to it.  I went to a
bead show recently in Nashville, my fist ever.  I
found quite a few things that I liked, and got a few.
I really like the way it turned out.
The one above here is a necklace and earring set I made.  I did have the leaf on a chain by itself, but I like it better with these fall colored beads to compliment it.  The one below  is just another random pair I made.  I may gift those.


Friday, October 21, 2011

My bracelet

Tonight I made a bracelet by hand.  I wanted a charm bracelet to represent my family.  I still want to add to it, which I think is the beauty of a charm bracelet...  I have on here right now a little boy and girl, to represent my kids, 2 dog bones for my fur babies, and some hearts to represent my love for them all, I couldn't find one for my hubby, so I will have to add that one later.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A potential new hobby

So I have decided to try my hand at making jewelry.  I was checking out the clearance shelf in hobby lobby a few weeks ago and came across some charms and decided to look.  I ended up with a bunch of charms, of which I have only taken pictures of one.  I made these earrings and I thought they were neat looking.  I have posted them for sale on my local  yard sale site.  I thought about putting them on etsy, but I feel it's a little out of my league right now.  Maybe in the future.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

More recent stuff...

Ok, so the one above I like a lot.  The pictures really inspired the rest this time, again this one is a major catch up.  About 3 years behind.  I guess the important part is that I'm doing it now.  :)  

The one to the right is for my daughters, my husband threw her up in the air, and she LOVED it!  I like the background because it gives it a breezy look.  And I like that it's all in black and white, I thought at first it would be too dark but I think it turned out ok.
 This last one is when we went putt putting??? lol sp
I actually put a pop dot under the course I made so it sticks up.  It's hard to tell but I used the lattice tool in the windmill on the blades, and when I peeled the blades up none of the pieces came out, but I liked it so I left it and I think it looks better than it would if I had popped them out.
I also added text to a picture in photoshop.

My recent work

So it's again been a long time since I've posted... I feel like I start every post like that.  Anyway we had a lot of family problems come up so I've been.... distracted.
So... I have recently done a few things This one is pretty self explanatory, it's for my daughters album.  I decided to do albums for my kids instead of a traditional baby book.  I got the imaginisce i-rock tool and this is the second project I made with it.  I made the butterfly on my PI.
I really should learn better how to use my camera, I hate the lighting on some of these photos.

Next I did a page for my sons book.  This is his first bath at the hospital.  My husband actually did it.  Talk about playing catch up, this was almost 4 years ago! aahh I'm terrible.  ; )

I also did this one my husband snapped this photo of the kids in her room playing.  I don't think she could even walk yet.  I used a poem I found online on the tag.  I don't usually have this much space left over, but I like this one.

 I absolutely love this one, with the bird.  I used a file from the pazzles craft room.  Actually the border is a file there too, I just multiplied it and welded it to make the border.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

So a lot has happened lately... got a new puppy... soo adorable!  His name is Boomer.  Love him, he's such a sweetie!  A little bit ago I caught him sleeping on top of our other dog, a shepherd... never thought I'd see the day when Tango was still enough to let a puppy sleep on him... Anyway, of course they moved before I could get the camera.  On the subject of Tango, he had his 1 year birthday this week.  Happy Birthday Tango~

Well let's see what else... I had a period of time when I scrapped everyday!  I know... amazing!  Still not sure how I did that lol.  Anyway first my favorite!  I LOVE this page!  I actually inked up all the leaves myself, and dropped them on the page from about 12 inches above to have a realistic falling look.  I was so happy with how it turned out.  One of the leaves is actually hiding an unwanted person in the photo.  :D  Love the little tricks like that.  Plus, how cute is the squirrel.  He is made from a file from the pazzles craft room... thanks for that.
So this one was for the July challenge in the craft room.  We had to create an overlay, and I did this.  Not my favorite page ever, but cute.  I had it worked out a little better in my head.  :) 
So I have to ask... or comment... whatever.  I've been going through this period where I wonder if it's worth it to do this scrapbooking.  I sometimes get a little stink from people about how it's a bit pointless to sit there gluing cut pieces of paper together to put in a book no one ever looks at.  I ordinarily dismiss this as it is something I like to do, wether or not I'm all that good at it.  Occasionally though it does get to me... I find myself wondering why I do bother.  As they say, no one really ever looks at them.  I post images online, and get a few comments here and there, but I'm certainly no one to cause a big fuss over.  So that brings me to the question of when I'm long gone, will anyone care about my little projects?

Monday, June 20, 2011

My latest projects

So, I have been slacking in my scrapbooking for a while.  Only putting out about a page every two months... terrible I know.  Anyway, I have been trying to catch up with some old pictures I already had printed out.  This one is of my son, he got a police man playset for Christmas but he put the handcuffs on himself along with the guns and badge hence ...  "Smooth Criminal"  :)
Now this second one is from Halloween of '09... I told you, I've been slacking.

I drew the spiderweb in the corner with a opaque marker, and cut the one overlapping the picture by hand, along with the cloud.  The rest was done on my pazzles.