My Oz....

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Radiant Day at Dragons Lair Designs Sunday Showcase!

I love the colors in this fabulous kit "Radiant Day"!  I had a really, really old mail holder from someone's vacation they brought back to me and I was long tired of it and retired it :)  Now it has a new life as my little dragon friend's mail slot.  I also used the fabulous papers to make an envelope addressed to who else but Dragons Lair Designs!  

The papers on the back are from the kit also and I used some stamps from ART-C on sale at Michael's to add "MAIL" and some flourishes and post marking.  Sorry for lousy colors my fault not the kits!  Mu daughter borrowed her camera back...sob!  So winging it for a bit.

With my envelope all ready to mail out.  I also altered a little tiny notebook with some of the background paper and used my dragon friend again to label it for all my DLD duties and know my memory!  I need this and plan on making one for each team.

This will be a regular feature at Dragons Lair Designs, how exciting!  We all love some freebies, right?  So keep an eye out on Sundays and catch the latest fabulous things going on and share your makes from these wonderfuls on our Facebook Fan Page and LIKE us while you are there, please?

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Join us at Dragons Lair Designs with "Gentle Muse" Mini Kit

Right now on the Dragons Lair Fan Page, Janette is giving away a mini kit called "Gentle Muse" for you to create with and pop your make in the event photo album to win a voucher for her next new kit!  How cool?  I wanted to play with this one as it has a  masculine feel to it and I am working on digital layouts to print out after I have gathered up the pictures of my Dad and myself and added them.  I hope to have a lovely full scrapbook not too far in the future from these lovely kits from Dragons Lair Designs.

The image in the frame is from the "Deco Daze" collection and a favorite of mine. All the links are listed below so please check us out and have a go at all of the prizes up for grabs and some fabulous events coming up very soon like this one!  Janette has been a busy bee and we all get to enjoy the bounty of her hard work!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Elves Collection Continued

I lost my very dear daddy in January unexpectedly and I miss him beyond words.  I wanted to pay tribute to this wonderful man and this collection named "Elves"  has given me such peace and calm when working with it.  I wanted to add some photos but my computer refused to do it after at least 10 restarts so I took the hint and went with what I had already and maybe that was what I needed to do.  Here is my page to add to my escape scrapbook dedicated to my daddy.

He always thought everything I did was fabulous even my worst :) and I think that says it all about being Daddy's girl, the only child, loved so very much and encouraged at every step in my life.  I know he is watching and saying good job as he always did.

Do try and join us in our challenge this month, a fun Bingo grid so lots to choose from and show us your work on our Fan Page!  We love seeing your work too and we have some awesome ways to win points towards use in the store, too!  And help us welcome Susan as our Fan Page coordinator and expect great things to come with this talented lady!  I am listing all our sites below and places to find Janette's fabulous work in one easy spot!  Hope to see you soon!

Monday, March 14, 2016

New Elves Collection at Dragons Lair Designs!

I love elves, fairies, anything that is a part of fantasy to escape to and this collection is fabulous in simulating a wonderful place to escape to and stay among the elves!  I am starting a small scrapbook with this collection and hope to share it with you this month.  Here is my first page and I have used some digital elements with the printed pieces.  These can be found in the store under the "Elves Collection" HERE!

The colors are so lovely and the frame just fit the digital image of a fairy house!  I used UTEE on the frame to make it pop and of course added the embossed word "Believe" cause if you don't what is the point?  I also used a bit of UTEE on the elf's flower she is holding.  I could really go crazy with the stuff but the elements really need nothing to add to their absolute perfectness!  

Join us on our Fan Page and show us your makes with this fabulous kit found in the Dragons Lair Designs Store and play along with our March Challenge using our Bingo grid to have some more fun!  To make it easy all of our links are below so click and enjoy!

Friday, March 4, 2016

March Challenge at Dragons Lair Designs!

We can start thinking about spring in my neck of the woods so bright colors and of course, Easter eggs are here!  The blue paper is from the Heavenly Collection Mini Kit given for February for Dragons Lair Designs Newsletter subscribers and it comes with some lovely elements.  The digital image is from a monthly challenge on our Fan Page from a year ago and I cannot remember the name nor find the link :( The challenge this month is a tic tac toe board pick 3 and play!  I chose Any Dragons Lairs Designs item, silver, and blue. Link up here .

I hope you will join us this month and play along so much fun to be had and a prize too!  Please visit our Facebook Page and Like us :)  Here are all of our links below:

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Just a Piece of Wood

My Daddy loved working with wood  building things.  The last things he made were for me, a bunch of frames for canvases and some shadow boxes. I was walking around the yard and saw a left over 2 x 4 he had cut off while building something and I picked it up and went into the house and started on it.  A lot of tears along with the paint but it so connected me to him.

My son had bought me a couple of magazines right before we lost Daddy and this lovely idea was in there.  The whole project really takes shape around the shape of the bottle.  So a metal piece from my late husband's tool box made the hanger for the bottle which I covered with mica flakes. The droplets are Pebeo Moon and Fantasy paints (first time I tried them so a learning curve here) and I used a Dylusions stencil with Faber Castille Bead Paste then colored the base of gesso with Gelatos and colored the beads when dry.  The sentiment and die cut is from Tim Holtz's set.

We look forward to seeing your inspiring work this month at Rhedd's Creative Spirit and hope you turn something not so pretty into a lovely memory worth hanging up and looking at everyday!

Metal Magic at Rick St. Dennis Digi Fans and Friends

New challenge on the Facebook page at Rick St. Dennis and you can enter HERE!  The theme is "Metal Magic" add some faux or real metal or color a part of the image as if it were metal.  You know you have gone beyond the point of sanity when you see a plastic fork at a barbeque joint that looks just like metal and you take one even though you don't need it!  I saw this fork and it was ok whatever I do has to have this in it :)  I wanted a "Kitchen is closed" sign but my metal stamping kit was misplaced during the move to the loft and some pieces had vanished so alas the kitchen is open.
 I had also just gotten a book on mini quilts and I love incorporating sewing in my projects but never seem to do it so another element that had to be there.  Put it all together and I have a mini quilt kitchen hanging that I love the image on!  He is "Kitchen Robot Too, 2015" and so darn cute!

He is colored with Prisma colored pencils and the metal plate is from a soda can with some black acrylic paint to try to make the letters show up a bit more.  Then two screw heads glued on to attach to the 3 layers.

I hope to see your take on this theme in our challenge folder at the above link soon!  And below are some links you will enjoy shopping at and looking at :)