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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Soul Scrappers Sketch

 I recently fell in love this Sketch done by Debi Clark over at
 http://soul-scrappers.ning.com/
 So did 3 layouts doing the same sketch.

The Good Life"
Here is my youngest daughter Hannah.


"Scenic View"
This is my oldest daughter Jennifer in Ireland this past Spring.
 
 

Exploring New Places.
I just love this photo , with the wind blowing her hair
in her face. She is sitting on the coast line of
the Irish Sea.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Soul Scrappers / Sketchy Feeling

 

 I have been busy working on  lots of great layouts. 

This lift challenge is a simple design which just uses a couple of pieces of paper and some embellishments. You can dress it up or keep it fairly simple. It’s a great lift for those with limited time.   


 
 
 
 

                                                             " WHEN IN PARIS"
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                   Our next stop is Traveling around the  World and we are stopping at Singapore. I was inspired by this Photo. 

                            


Café' an der uni
This tree is found in Munich Germany at
small Café' called AN DER UNI
 
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As we move here is quote challenge
 
I did a page of my favorite ATC's


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                Moving to "Sketchy Feeling"
 THis my newest site that I'm designing for. So come on over and check out my work.Who knows maybe you'll play along.
http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/


I have been busy making cards, yes, you hear me Cards, Actually I'm having a lot fun.
Here are a few  cards I have made.
Feel free to comment, would love to hear from you.


 

 





Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you next time...
Hugs
from Wisconsin
Mary

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Everlasting blog Hop




Hello and Welcome;

 
I was invited by the lovely Karen of  Stamping Through the Eyes of Karen to join in this blog hop. It's an ever-expanding blog hop where we answer a few questions and then ask a few fellow bloggers to do the same on their blogs. I hope you'll enjoy learning a bit more about my passion.


1.) What am I working on ?

Currently I'm working on mixed media page. I found this new technique over at
 De-lish scraps. Here I will walk you thou step by step.
You will need a few supplies, paints, ink sprays or watercolor pan. Some old plastic package is perfect in variety sizes and  spray bottle with water. you will also need gesso.







Step 1.) you will need to apply gesso to your white cardstock.





Step 2.) Apply some paint on the plastic wrapper- use plenty of water on the plastic






Step3.)Spray water on your gesso paper where you want to paint.





Step 4.) Stamp the plastic down on the page and squish the paint around a bit.




Step 5.) Lift the plastic off

Step 6.) Repeat 1-4 steps as necessary

Step 7.) don't be afraid to add different colors, let colors dry before adding new.



Here is my finished product.




2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
When I ‘m creating scrapbooking pages, I like to take the ordinary and create something extraordinary! While I love trying new ideas and doing new things, all my scrapbook pages are easy to make and I love showing others how they can get the same look on their pages. A nicely designed page is a thing of beauty. Whether that page has one photo or ten, whether there is one white piece or cardstock or five different patterns, whether it’s a brand new paper collection or one that’s been in my stash for ten years, it can work and it can be easy to put together. That’s what I love inspiring my readers to do.
 




3. Why do I create what I do?
I create for many reasons. It started as a place to showcase my photos and has turned in to the creative outlet I need to restore my spirit. As things in my life get more and more technological, I find playing with my scrapbooking paper more and more comforting. Telling stories through my pages is another added benefit.












4. How does your creating process work?

After I have my pictures and my story, then it’s off to find the paper. My paper is mostly divided by color with a few themed items like travel, winter, sports pulled out together. I’ll pull a few papers I think could work and then go from there. Once I pick “the one”, then I decided on complementary papers and accents. Many times I create my own accents from the paper I’m using. After I get the pictures in the right place, I glue everything down and add my title and journaling. Then I step back. Sometimes there’s something missing. It could be an element or a texture, but I figure out how to make it work.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope enjoy blog, my door is always open. Feel free to
stop any time.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Hello

Greetings from Wisconsin.

What a nice surprise I was picked ,The top 3 picks by our Design Team Feeling Sketchy  for Layout Challenge # 92 

 
                                                                                Layout  #92
 
 
 

Together we are ONE
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Moving right along I have  my Layouts I have done with my Soul Sisters web site.
 
I have my Random Word challenge going on right Now.
The theme this month is Emotions and feeling words.
 
 
 
Here we are back for another challenge of Random Words.
This is month is Emotions / Feelings Here is your list of twelve words for you to pick from. You will have to use the words from the list. I will randomly pick a mystery word. To make it fair, once I pick my mystery word, I will send it to Shazza, so she have it too.
There will be 2 winners, one for the mystery word and a random draw. Now if nobody get he mystery word that month, the prize will double. over to the next month.
Here is our twelve words to pick from;
1. Bliss
2.Love or lovely , loving
3. Charmed
4. Crazy
5.Desire
6. Delighted
7.joy
8. Peaceful
9. tenderness
10.Suprised or surprise
11. Amazing or Amazement
12.Acceptance
         
 
Well I used the word CRAZY.
CRAZY ADVENTUROUS AMERICANS

Here Is my Jennifer with traveling buddies.  This was taken at Dublin Ireland.
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                             Next  we have a Left done by Cheryl over Soul Scrappers.


                          


California Girls
Here is Ms. Hannah and Britt in Hollywood Hills Calif.

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We are now traveling along with Karen's Challenge, it's seems we are always going somewhere exciting. This month she has decide do mix  things up a bit.
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 This month with my around the world challenge, instead of the focus being on just one country. Ones that depict people having some fun, living life & taking advantage of all that life brings.
I challenge you to create a page on using one of  your  adventures for inspiration. I hope you find them as interesting as I did and that maybe you will go out and have some adventure of your own.

 
KISSING THE BLARNEY STONE
Here is my adventurous daughter Jennifer
at  Blarney Castle in Dublin Ireland.

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My challenge is Using Up Your scraps
and the scraps are FLOWERS.
we  were to use up as many as
5 FLOWERS

 BENNIFER

Here is Jennifer and new man.
they started out as friends in college and
now the friendship has blossom .

Thanks for  stopping by.
Until next time have a wonderful
day.
Mary
 
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