Monday, December 31, 2012

Sunday Night Projects.

Last night was a crafty night for me. I finished up the 12 days of Christmas challenges over at Frosted Designs.
I did this altered letter. 
Done for the 1st, 9th and 12 days.
For the clock I used a stencil, molding paste and gems. 
Next up is some tags. 

Done for the 7th and 8th days.
Done for the 10th day.
Last, thing was a binder I decorated. 
Done for the 3rd and 11th day.

2012 Review

Since today is the last day of 2012 I decided to highlight 12 projects that I love. Each one represents a different month.
Jan. is a layout of my brother and I playing the wii.
Feb. I created a bucket list for crafting.
March. I created a party ensemble for a challenge which I later used for my birthday. 
April. My brother's birthday card.
May is another page of my brother and I . 

June was mason jar fun. I love this wall hanging.
July is a baby page of me. I love all the pattern, colors and layers.
Aug is a page of my mom. I love the clusters.
Sept. is a fun page of my brother learning to walk. 

 Oct. I made this doctor costume for Buster. He came in second place at Petco. This is what he won.
Nov.  I love the everything about this ATC.
Dec.  I keeping up the tradition of goofy Christmas faces.
Hope you enjoy the look back of my year. Hope to see you join me again for the upcoming one. 

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Fave Alter Project

Today I am going to show of my favorite alter projects of the year. I was the Mason jar lids that I made into ornaments/ tags for the Christmas gifts this year.
Head over to ABAC and link your favorite project from 2012 or create a new one for the Anything Goes theme. 
I can't wait to see them. 

Friday, December 28, 2012

Friend Card

Since I consider my Mom my best friend ( unless, she is driving me up a wall, LOL ) I think this card I made is going to be perfect for Valentine's Day for her.
Glitter glue ( Ranger )
Washi tape( Target and Queen & Co.)
Papers( Amuse Studio )
twine from ( DoddleBug Designs )
Mist ( Ranger )
Heart stamps ( Stampin' UP! )
spiral bound punch ( EK Success )
Inks ( Amuse Studio )
I made this card so early because I am entering a banner challenge over at Love My Tapes.

p.s. Let's Capture Our Memories has announced the new design team. Check out the ninth person on the post. 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Hope you have a happy a wonderful fun filled day with your love ones and friends.
Blessings, Mandi and Buster. 

Monday, December 24, 2012

Party Day S-N-S

Welcome to a late revel of the bonus sketch over at Sketch - N- Scrap. You can find the sketch here.
It is our special Christmas gift to our scrappy friends.
This page is of my mom when she was about five. I love how this came out.
Most of the supplies are from American Crafts and Pebbles.
Have a Merry Chrismas everybody and I hope you find time to play along with this sketch and link it to our site here so you can be entered in a prize. 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas Advent (ABAC)

Today is the day I get to reveal my project for ABAC current challenge's light aspect and do something that represents light- candles, fire, sun, etc. lights, lamps, etc or do something related to a Winter Holiday- Hanukkah  Yule, Christmas, Kwanzaa.  I made a simple 12" x 12" stand up calendar
 As you can tell I took the photos after I stared using it. Each day there is a tag.
I used tags because I thought I would use the ad a journaling spot for each day in the December Daily album I am doing. Also, I figured this would be the only way I would complete the album before summer. 
Stop ABAC and link up your projects for this fun challenge

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Getting Ready (S-N-S)

Sorry for posting this so late. I forgot to do auto post last night. Without further delay lets get the show on the road. Today is a reveal over at Scrap-N-Sketch. It is fun sketch with endless possibilities.
Here is my take on it.
It is another page of my brother.  

I Made It

I know I have been teasing you about some news. Now, I can let the cat out of the bag. I made it onto my first manufacture design team. It is the Robin's Nest. Check it out the official announcement on the Chattering Robin's Blog. 

Friday, December 14, 2012


No I am not talking about an electronic, I am talking about the kit club. Right now the are having a design team call for their monthly kit It is a three month term. You can find all the info here.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

A BZB Layout

Earlier this week I got a chance to play with a sketch I found here, it is from BZB Designs.
The page is of my brother and dad before I was born.

I used the negative part of my October Afternoon mini alphas as a stencil for the modeling paste.
I also change the color of a sticker with an orange marker. 
Cardstock: kraft cardstock
Pattern papers - American Crafts, My Mind's Eye, Echo Park, Nikki Silvils, and Fancy Pants. 
Stickers - Niki Silvils, American Crafts, 
Other - washi tape ( Queen& CO.); marker (Bic); twine (Crafty Basics); spray ink (Ranger); modeling paste

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Christmas Look

Today I am going to share a page I did over the weekend. It is of me on Christmas Eve making a goofy look.
Seems like my Dad likes to photograph me when I am not paying attention. Hopefully, this year he will get a good photo, but I doubt it since he probably don't want to break a tradition.
My unusal item on this page is the frame. I made it out of two paper strews.
I made this for a challenge over at Club CK and day 5 of the 12 days of Christmas over at Frosted Designs.
Stop by Blue Fern Studios for their first giveaway

Monday, December 10, 2012

Winter Wishes

Today I am going to share with you a card I made today. I used the sketch from Cards Blog. You can find it here. The Snowflake was cut with the Cricut craft room. It was one of their free cuts for this week. (It was my first cut using it.)
 The poinsettia I hand cut. I inked the edges and added yellow Stickles to the center. Thanks ScrapFit for the how-to)
Don't forget to stop by ABAC for the Celebrating Light or Seasonal Holiday challenge.
Stop by this Saturday for the big announcement. 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Here is a cute Christmas card I made Sunday night while I was waiting for ornaments to dry that I decorated. Here is the sketch that I used. 
Here is a close-up of the tree.
Supplies: Papers - The Paper Studio, My Mind's Eye; Stamp - My Mind's Eye; Twine - Crafty Steals Basics; Stickles; Sticker - Simple Stories; Ink - Close To My Heart; Brads - Quick Quotes Border punch - Fiskars.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Beach inspired Week 2 ABAC

When I saw the beach photo for this week's challenge at ABAC I knew I wanted to do a canvas.
Here is the inspiration piece.
Here is the canvas.
 I use ink pads modeling paste, a marker, baker's twine and scrapbook paper to create this.

Sorry for the poor photos. It was at night when I took the photos.
Be sure to head over to ABAC and play along with me. 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Dec 1st Reveal (S-N-S)

Welcome to my first layout reveal for Scrap-N-Sketch. 
Here is the sketch.
 Here is my take.
I love that I ended up using a;; my little scraps from the 6x6 pad I have from Echo Park. Just a quick tip made so you tack down the pieces were you are not going to sew. This will ensure you don;t ruin the sewing machine.
I also ended up using goggle eyes that I have had for years.