Monday, January 31, 2011

a quote

i happened upon this quote this morning and it so states exactly how i am feeling in my life at this moment. My job i love; those around me; not so much. I am going to make this into a lovely piece of art to hang/stand at my desk.

There comes a time in life, when you walk away from all the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh, forget the bad, and focus on the good. So, love the people who treat you right. Forget about the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy.

Falling down is part of LIFE ...

Getting back up is LIVING ..

Til next time...


Sunday, January 30, 2011

SAME - let's go green

or should i say, let's get rid of green. Remember this.....  well i hate to throw anything out because you never know what can be done with it right!!

So i removed the metal plate (i am going to see what i can do with it) and replaced it with a piece of vanilla cardstock. i coated the card stock with Tattered Leather glimmermist followed by a bit, okay a lot, of walnut gold.

i then enlarged and printed a stamp of the Artfully Said collection by  Wendy Vecchi's on to a piece of watercolour paper and used rusty hinge and broken china to colour it in. The flower is made out of a piece of material that i had left over from curtains. i tore it, twisted and glued to a circle backer. The butterfly of course is from the Tim Holtz big dies collection, Fanciful Flight. For that i coloured the main wings with rusty hinge, placed a screen on them and sprayed with Patina glimmer mist. and for the body i used one of the  Game Spinners Tim's collection. For the edge of the plaque i used Tim Holtz tissue tape!!!

i think that is it everyone. it was a pretty fast and easy project. So look around your house and see what you can alter instead of trash


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Fastenation Folder Class

i am so addicted to glimmermist right now it isn't funny. This is the front cover of the Fastenation Folder we put together on Tuesday night during the class. it was a wonderful class 9 wonderful women (though some were quite demanding and they know who they are!) LOL

i am currently working on two other projects both of which the main ingredient is glimmer mist... one is using this.. i wonder what it will be.....

the other well, i am still not able to share but it too has  A LOT of glimmermist!!!

til next time


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

the Ezee Pzee blog hop winner is........

OK, we had 33 entries (people who commented at every stop on the blog, posted candy on their blogs). Shelley put the number into the randomizer and the winner is:

Michelle you need to send your information to so we can get your blog candy out to you!!!

A huge Congratulations to Michelle and thank you to everyone who participated!!

be sure to pop in often and see what is going on!! 

til next time...


Sunday, January 23, 2011

SAME... sugar i can't tell you!!

Today i have been working on a few things one being putting class kits together for the Glimmer Album class i am teaching at APOS! on Tuesday night.

the other thing i have been working on i really can't share yet. it is the project for the inspiration team kit but reveal isn't til February 13th!!  but here is a quick sneak peak!! but remember i didn't show you ..and can i just say GLIMMERMIST!!!!.

but i wanted to post something for those of you who do follow me and look forward to (I hope!) my SAME each week. So here is a project that i am still working on. i have never done a paper bag album and thought i would try it. i had a blast. i love the embellishments (my first ebay purchase ever those little bottles!)

that is it for today's SAME. thanks for stopping by


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Ezee Pzee Dezign Team Reveal/Hop

Welcome to the very first Ezee Pzee blog hop!
If you arrived here from Rena  then you are on the right track. If you’ve arrived here by accident, then go here Ezee Pzee Facebook page discussion  to start at the beginning. I think you're really going to enjoy seeing the new products from Ezee Pzee as well as the exciting projects that the Dezign Team has made.

To participate in the blog hop (and maybe win some candy) is ezee! Visit each design team member's blog and leave a comment. You will get one entry into a draw for some pretty amazing blog candy just for visiting and leaving a comment at each Dezign Team Member's blog. Posting the picture of this candy on your own blog, along with a link back to Ezee Pzee will earn you another entry into the draw (just make sure to leave a comment letting us know that you added the link!).

Do you want to know what you're hopping for? Take a look to the right .. isn't that a fantastic prize pack!!

For my project, I chose to combine 3 loves; my family, Ezee Pzee and Tim Holtz products.

We were given these supplies:

and here is a run through of what i created (picture heavy!)

When i first started doing the whole mini album I was struggling because I don't do mini albums. The last time i was given an Ezee Pzee project mini album kit I turned it into a calendar!!! So for me to sit down and figure out what to do with this wonderful product i said i struggled. I knew the theme was to be My Family but which family do i chose. my immediate, my extended, my family of friends.. and what pictures would I use and and and....(the pictures in my mini were all taken by the talented Sandie Dunn!)

So i sat down last week and knew i had to start somewhere and honestly it came to me in the song that kept running through my head by Bruno Mars!! that is exactly what i think of my family, including myself.. we are amazing and wonderful and perfect in our own way so here is my project.

so we were given a feather.. how to use a feather.. To write my story how else!!!! the little bottle is filled with black paint from the Ranger Paint Dabbers and the feather will come out!!!and the little flower, it is made with the wrapping that the wonderful package came to me in!

the lyrics that kept running through my head

a piece of slate.. hmm.. we are strong, solid and a touch on the hard side... perfect !!

all sayings, stamped images belong to Stampers Anonymous!!!

and i loved using my dyno machine for all the journaling lines!

the ribbon on the side of this page... it is the ruler ribbon from Tim Holtz line.. i just used the back instead

a piece of 'wheat' is another ezee pzee product we were given which is kind of funny. I have celiac so wheat is a no no for me....i thought this was a perfect saying to go along with it. I eat for my health.. if others understand and get it good.. if not no matter, i do it for me!!

All papers are from the Tim Holtz line Lost & Found!

now these little flowers.. how freakin cute did they turn out!! i used picket fence crackle paint on two and Tim Holtz Mustard Seed  distress ink covered in glossy accents.. perfection!

November 18th.. my mom and my son share this birthday. These two pieces of ezee pzee were perfect. Nanny had told me once that my mom was born on a beautiful fallish day and my monkey, he chose the first ice storm of the year!!!

isn't the paper rosette by Tim  a wonderful thing!

these corner accents.. well it was really hard to decide what exactly to do with them... i wanted some for every page!!!! aren't they spectacular! once again, a bit of distress ink  followed by a splash of glimmer mist and a lot of glossy accents!!!

the first thing i saw in this swirl was a swan!!! i used picket fence crackle paint with a bit of linen distress ink to colour and a gem for  an eye!!

i absolutely love the Tim Holtz Fanciful Flights! butterfly

this adorable little flower had so much added to it, wiped off and then more added but I LOVE how it finally turned out.. the sparkles are a bit of stickles wiped across into the crackle paint/glimmermist/gesso !!!

this flower you have to feel it to get it totally!! it is covered in distress embossing powder faded jean!!! love it!!
and of course the leaves, ezee pzee leather.. aren't they gorgeous!!

i stamped a Tim stamp and then used THOSE PAINT THINGIES to colour it in. isnt' that cool!

A Tim Holtz Ornate Plate frame filled with glossy accents !

this little 'tree' needed nothing more then a tad of sparkle. it is beautiful just as it is. so i only added a bit of rock candy crackle to it!!

and i made this one to match as it was on the back of the original tag!

I am not sure if this little ezee pzee swirl was something you would notice. it is such a cute little piece. i covered it in aged mahogany distress ink and covered in icicle stickles!!!

my last ezee pzee item to use was the leather. I had thought of using it to tie it all together but i may be (okay i will be )adding more pages and tags to this wonderful album so i needed to use rings. So i added a Tim Holtz Curio Knob to it and tied the leather to the back ring and just looped it around to the front!!!

so there it amazing family album. i hope you enjoyed going through the many pictures (i did warn you it was picture heavy!!)as much as i really enjoyed making it.

i have added links to various places to show you the actual product but i want to encourage you to shop at your LSS!!! Our local is A PILE OF SCRAP! and the owner Alissa can work magic. if you want anything, hop  on over to the on-line store, APOS!  If you don't happen to see what you want, contact her directly either by email or by phone. She is the bestest dealer ever!

So, what are you waiting for? The blog hop starts January 19th (today) and ends on January 25th. If you lose your way at any time here is a full list of all of the Dezign Team blogs with links:

* Shelley

* Jennifer

* Katie

* Rena

* Diana (that's me!)

* Dana

Good luck, and good hopping!


Simon Says.... Bingo! (Buttons Flowers Glitter/Glimmer row - front cover of my album)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sneak Peak

hello to my followers and to all my visitors. just wanted to give you a sneak peak for the upcoming reveal and blog hop happening tomorrow from the Ezee Pzee Dezign team gals!!

please do come back tomorrow for the start of all the fun... you can see in the side bar what the prize is going to be!!!

and if you leave me a comment, you get a ticket for a little prize from me as well... and for all those who follow or start to follow, you get an EXTRA ballot !!!!

til tomorrow


Sunday, January 16, 2011

SAME - catching up

So for today's same

i am going to show you a picture. My MIL has been visiting with us so therefore i lost my scrap room for a while so i did what any scrapper would do... i took over the dining room table!!!

i have been busy lately working on my first reveal for Ezee Pzee on the 19th as well as preparing for the Glimmer Album class i am teaching over at APOS! on the 25th of January and wrapping up the two week LOAD!!!

here is the picture..

isn't it wonderful... messy to some but heaven to me!!
be sure to come back on Wednesday night for the reveal by the Ezee Pzee Dezign team... you never know .. there may be a pieze or two to win!!!


final days of LOAD

so today was the last day for LOAD. it has been a great two weeks

day 13 is of our nephews and the second one of the many things i am looking forward to in 2011. ROAD TRIPS!! some will happen for sure and the others, well a girl can hope can't she!!


Friday, January 14, 2011

Days 6-12

WOW! i can't believe it has been almost a week since i posted. i have been busy ( I can't wait to show you what i have been creating for Ezee Pzee Reveal on Wednesday!) i have also been busy trying to keep up with all the new releases that are being revealed over at Tim's blog!! and following Mario on twitter!!! And this weekend you must pop on over to APOS! to see and take part in the wonderful on-line crop challenges hosted by Bethany! It is all about numbers! and who on here doesn't use numbers EVERY day!!!

So now you are caught up on the last few days from LOAD. i hope to see you back on Sunday for my SAME!

til next time...


Sunday, January 9, 2011

SAME - Adhesive Designs

So today i wasn't quite sure what i was going to post for SAME. I just finished wrapping up the Inspiration Team kit for APOS! and i have to move on to finishing up the Glimmermist Album that i am teaching January 25th as well as i have to get a start on the Dezign Team kit for Ezee Pzee.

so with all of that what did i decide to do. Well you see as part of our kit Alissa had given me a package of Adhesive Designs. I had no idea what i was going to do with it then it hit me. I so enjoy a glass of wine when i am creating so this is what i came up with. I placed the adhesive onto the glass, one at a time, and sprinkled them with Tim Holtz Distress Powder in Walnut Stain, faded jeans and scattered straw.  I simply used the heat gun like i would on paper (watch out the glass can get quite hot) and that was that.

a special glass for those special moments when i have the time to play!

til next time my friends