Let the Celebration Begin

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Modern Girl, Vintage Soul

Today's feature project isn't quite complete yet.  It needs dimension but I'm not quite sure how I'm going to fit that in yet, so I decided to go ahead and post what I have.  Maybe you have some ideas -- if so, I'd love to hear them?
Speaking to me (literally....) is this Pink Paislee paper.  I absolutely love it.  I hope the quotes show up here, but in the event they don't, a few of these include "She is a modern girl with a vintage soul; she was meant to create; She let go of all her fears...."
My favorites here are "She always knew this would be her family; She understood the need for change."  On of the thoughts reads "She was happier when she was believing the truth" and I altered that to read, "She was happier when she was living the truth."
This is canvas board covered in patterned paper that I inked up with CTMH inks.  The quotes are just torn from a sheet of 12x12 paper, inked up, and to emphasize various points I used a white pen to outline the words to make them stand out a little.  All of the other embellishments are from the Pink Paislee Vogue line which I received as part of a warehouse sale.  Holla.....
I hope this piece will inspire you to reach out into your world and bring back to your heart the truths that touch your vintage soul.
Thanks for stopping by & as always, happy craftin' .....

Happy Birthday Dan!

How time flies when we're having fun. Hard to believe we are heading into "birthday season" already. With over half my immediate family celebrating their special day the last three months of the year, it really is a season here.
Just returning from our family vacation, it's a no-brainer that at least one of Dan's birthday gifts include pics from our travels. As much as I love playing with anything relating to scrapbooking, I'm not a traditional scrapbooker. I do avidly use Project Life and smash books and am hooked on both. I'm putting all this in "writing" so that when you see his collage you might not feel sorry for him.
Thanks to Snapfish and a little added bling (I couldn't help myself), I think my hubby will be happy.

On a sidenote, here's another picture of my Tim Holtz altered box.  This photo is much better.

Once again, thank you for stopping by and ....
Happy Craftin'

Tim Holtz Favorite

Happy Monday!!!  Is it feeling like fall where you live? Usually in SC it only feels like fall in my own mind.  Fall has become a favorite time of year for me, but because we just aren't quite there yet I decided to put a few of my favorites on display. 
This project is a Tim Holtz kit purchased at the Scrapbook Expo in 2011!!  You know the kind -- the heavy cardboard box kit that comes with a couple tiny bottles, some twin, and hardware for the feet, etc. 

So I finally decided to alter this baby with some beautiful Pink Paislee paper around the frame and attached the hardware. 
After inking around the frame with Tim Holtz distressed ink in Lemonade, I filled the boxes with my favorite fabrics and put a few of my favorite goodies in the boxes.  The upper left are some shrinky dink charms I received from a cricut swap, the upper right is just a little fun whoo-ha, bottom left to right --a kick-a** ring I bought for $4 along with a little bottle of Martha Stewart glass beads; a pretty cameo in the middle, and some bright colored (very bright) bling on the right side. 
So there you have it, a little of it all ... fabric, ink, embellishments, gawdy jewelry, shrinky dinks, and Pink Paislee paper!!

Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY CRAFTIN'!!!

Our Travels

Our family trip to Michigan to attend my husband's family reunion was planned months in advance. We left SC, traveled to VA and spent three nights. Virginia is very special to me and my husband --not only because of the incredible beauty of the mountains, but also because my husband being a Civil War enthusiast knows this part of the country like the back of his hand. So we took the girls through the Shenandoah Valley taking amazing photos along the way. Because we have a beloved beagle we had to have a picture of the girls at Beagle Pass. It was a Rockwell moment for sure until ... We discovered that Erin gets car sick. Oh well it was all still good. Here are a few shots from our trip.