Saturday, February 12, 2011

A quick card using the Letterpress and a Photo of the Day

I purchased the LetterPress by LifeStyles Craft last week from a
dear friend and the other day I had came in the studio and just
wanted to play with it
within a few minutes I had done this card front
although didn't get to make the card for a few days
later. I enjoyed using the inks and plates.
I did some experimenting also just
to end up with a cracked hoo!

Cooper at the Playground

Dusty coming through the tunnel at the playground

Dusty in the tree which I thought we were gonna have to
climb to get him down.

Hello all,

   I wanted to post this morning before I headed out the door to help my husband this morning. The card is a little something I made using the LetterPress by LifeStyles Crafts. My dear friend was selling it and to help her out I bought it...and because I wanted to use one of these LetterPress.  Hubby told me the same thing you don't need that!! Then after a little while he said tell her to bring it over and he would pay!! Husbands sometimes!!! What I didn't need....we bought! Wink wink! Fun and easy....I had read some of the reviews and some folks weren't to happy with it but I had fun and was quite impressed with my first card front. You just need a tiny size of the ink and load the brayer up well, not heavy and roll unto the plate, and then press. It gives a very crisp nice impression. My friend said they sell them at AC Moore. The paper in the background is Graphic 45.
    The pictures of the boys are from Wednesday I had a meeting and after the meeting we went to the fun!! It was a nice sunny cool day. The boys could stay there all the time.  They get out of the van screaming "lets play". I hope you have a fabulous weekend. Cyber Hugs, Dawn

I wanted to share this with you too the design team I am on Say It With Letters is one of the Sponsors of this wonderful contest!! Very interesting too...I wanted to pass on the fun to you too! Be sure to check out the fun!

I have some exciting news! Say It With Letters is one of the sponsors over at the
'1 month 2 win it' site! Hot off the tails of 'So You Think You're Crafty', four of the contestants from that competition have started '1 month 2 win it', a crafting competition. You can visit the site for more details on how to enter or even just to see the projects. I'm excited to see the talents of the crafty peeps. Anyone can win it!

Do you think you can make the cut?

What is it?
One Month to Win It is a monthly craft competition that anyone can win!

How do you join?
Audition info can be found here. For Season 1 (held in March), the auditions will be on The Country Chic CottageFebruary 9th through 16th. Watch for a linky party!


The judges will pick 11 contestants from the audition and the 12th contestant (The Wild Card) will be chosen via Yep -- anyone can win this competition!

Who are the judges?
Jessica with Running with Scissors
Kalleen with At Second Street
Kirstin and Jordan with kojo designs
Wanna learn all about the judges?? Head on over here and read all about us!

Are there prizes?
Yep there will be will have to stay tuned to find out what! SIWL is one of the sponsors. :)

Ready to join in the fun?
Be sure to follow One Month To Win It to keep up with the competition! And get your projects ready to link up at the audition starting February 9th at The Country Chic Cottage! Grab a button and tell your friends! The more the merrier!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Be Brave a GCD Canvas and yet the Picture of the Day

Be Brave a GCD canvas
My dear friend Beverly gave me this paper back in the summer and I had ideas
for it and here is what I came up with
The chipboard stickers are GCD Melody Ross
I am giving this a friend of a friend

Look what Dusty got into


I didn't do it
Cooper did

Cooper giving that cheese yep I did it!! Oh and I got a juice box too!

The yummy that was worth it!

Hello everyone making it quick today also having so much to do, guest and work for hubby. This little canvas was made for a friend of a friend who has breast cancer and I wanted her to know I was thinking of her by giving her this little canvas of encouragement. It is made from a primed canvas and GCD paper and little chipboard stickers...and of course mod podge.  Have a great weekend, Dawn

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Beautiful Crystal using the GCD Butterfly Paper by Melody Ross

My daughter Crystal in 2009
She is a Beautiful Girl
She is in the US Army
GCD Papers By Melody Ross

Close up of the butterfly

Close Up Crystal and the papers
Black Acrylic paint
Washi tape

Picture of the Day
Dusty today outside cold and windy but he kept on playing
We have a bunch of these Tonka trucks and they love them!!
We even have them in the house and when people call they say
they are pushing those trucks again!! Yep your right!!

  Making this one Quiiickkkk! The lo took like 10 minutes no joke...I do think this is a record now!! Love it!
The picture of my dd (second dd) Crystal in this pic of her!!! All the papers are GCD by Melody Ross and the several strips of Washi tape. I also used masking tape, acrylic paint, a petaloo flower,
Dusty Atttic laser cut "Beautiful". Simple!!!! Simple!!!! The pic of the day was taken outside today despite the cold chilly 50 degrees and wind....Dusty kept on pushing his truck....note the concentration...the tongue out! LOL!! Cyber Hugs, Dawn Gallop

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Canvas with vintage apron appeal
The brad is GCD

Love the brad (my great grandmother who was from Kansas actually had a pink house, which I loved)
The spool is a vintage one I cut in half with my Harbor Freight special tiny chop it!!
The pictures of the apron actually came from
a flea market
see story below
Picture of the Day!
This little dragonfly is one of many that just hang around my house
during the spring and summer
they even pose for you
I know you are laughing but it is true
when I am hanging out the laundry they will land on the clothes pins and even just sit there
watching you
I love it!!!

             Hello today I am bringing you yet a fun quick project using a cheap primed these!! Ready to go! I used Golden Paints which are translucent and just are absolutely AMAZING!! I use them in just about in a lot of my painting projects.  It only takes a tiny bit to go a long way....they are full of pigment.
They blend well. got the picture. Let me tell you about the vintage clippings...I had gone to this flea market and I had $30 bucks to spend...yeah I know right.....when I first walked in the tables were loaded and about the third or so table I found these vintage pattern books from the 60's like 62, 63, 64....McCall's, Simplicity. Well I knew instantly I wanted them...what was running thru my head was oh $5 each (there were three) I'm only at the first couple of tables, I know I want them......alright I will take two I told the nice elderly man. Well as I was walking away grinning ear to ear....the man yells out hey miss you can have the other one......oh my goodness....I was just in a gleam all day....couldn't wait to get home and start using all gorgeous photos. Some even remind me of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. That time frame. When my buddies came to hang with me last Thursday I was just creating what ever came to mind.  My friends said they didn't like the color so much but I did I!! I was keeping in the colors and time frame some. The brad is GCD.  The spool is cut in half I also bought at the flea market. Hope you like it!!
          The dragonfly pic is just one from last summer....which not to wish my life away but I am so ready for some warm weather....I am an outside kinda gal. I am READY!! A lot of folks have said the same thing.  Punxsutawney Phil says we should have an early spring so with that all said .....bring it on!! LOL!!!
Have a super great week and be artful! Cyber Hugs, Dawn Gallop

Monday, February 7, 2011

To My Valentine With Love Using My Minds Eye and Tim Holtz

To My Valentine with Love
Me and Bruce 2010

The Dusty Attic laser chipboard piece
K&Company sticker bird
MME papers
Prima roses

The brads are MME
Tim Holtz Tag Die Cut
Stampers Anonymous

The tag, I originally made first then I was gonna take the picture when I thought how good
it looked on these fabulous MME papers and within like 20 minutes I had this easy lo done
I doodled to....sometimes I can get carried away
The cupid is stamped in brushed corduroy then I applied crackle glaze
Yes I used!
My students always want to use Stickles and I have been using them since they came out and it is not my go to
medium of they just love when I use them!!
The stamp set I used was a Christmas Gift from my dear friend Sherry
at Aunt Elmo's World Blog.
Love it Sherry!

Dusty having so much fun outside today we were in the high 50's and it felt warm in the sun
It is so nice to be outside
Dusty swinging and having a blast
off goes the boots he did not like that

We were outside for awhile today Dusty had boots on and they fell off while swinging
the socks were left at the always
He didn't like the boots off but still managed to stick his toes in the cold mud
Straight to the bath! goes the boots
and he had to test the mud
he said

Hello all,

          It has been a week for me with the class, I had guest over three times this week. I cooked full meals well that is nothing new but does take up lots of time. While my guest were here we decided to play all day...had a super fun time and I made the tag and a few other goodies I hope to take pics of soon. I even painted outside today in between swinging, taking pics, and cooking in the pizza oven. I made some awesome bread in the pizza oven today....oh my goodness.....I must share it. It was amazing yummy!!
Anyway.....the lo is a pic of me and my wonderful hubby Bruce. We took this pic last year in May 2010 right after we left Inspired and stayed at the Great Wolf Lodge for the boys. I really don't have many pics of myself and of us together....but I do like this one. This lo took only like 20 mins. total so it is a quick and easy one! My hubby always says, "I love those kind" you finish so quick...he just doesn't understand does he??? LOL!!!! I also wanted to share some of the pics of the day. Hope you are doing awesome and thanks for stopping by!! Huge Cyber Hugs, Dawn Gallop
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