Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Life Update

Hey guys! I realized recently I haven't logged on it like forever! So, thought I would let you know why... First last year in May I had carpal tunnel surgery with an alna (elbow) release, that turned out to have alot of issues with it. I was out of work for almost 8 weeks.Went back to work in July and by the end of October had a number of health things going on and in April I had a mostly full hysterectomy I still have my ovaries. Still recovering it is a two month recovery. So, I have been really out of touch with everyone and everything! I have made three scrapbooks and started project life. I haven't been drawing or making many ATCs or Cards in a while. I was doing some digital art on my ipad pro and some of those things are awesome!

I had this didgital piece for one of my besties when i went and stayed the weekend with her in Dec and in Feb made this for her birthday we love nautical things and we call each other hotmen from the avatar last air bender series. So I made this printed it 8x10 and framed it for her to hang when we went down to have lunch with her the day before her birthday! 


Here is one of the scrapbooks I made I took apart a notebook i had for the spiral binding and took some yellow cardstock and made some pages I really wanted it to be colorful and fun. For a family friend who's daughter passed. Melanie was a friend and like a little sister to me! We all love and miss her so much. This was a great way to help get through the one year anniversary of her passing. There are alot of fun photos and memories in this book and her mother loved it!

Other than that the only other really new thing is that we have finally set a date to get married. Brian and I have been together for 12 years and will finally be getting married on October 13th, 2018! We are both so very excited to be able to celebrate this with our friends and family. 

Also I want to share some project life spreads i have done... so look forward to those soon!

Thank you all for stopping by and I hope I can get some new things up on the 
site for everyone to see! Have a great day!


Saturday, April 8, 2017

Harry Potter ATC

Holy Moly! How is it April already?! Time has flown by guys I wish I was better at keeping up I have loads of fun things I have made I need to post about!! Today going to post early about this awesome Harry Potter ATC I just made I have made similar ones before... but this one I think is my favorite Harry Potter ATC yet! Tell me what do you think?

I hope you all like it bc I love it!I tried a few different things on this ATC like adding some "tape" to Harry's glasses and using double sided tape to the ATC before laying down the stripes of the book instead of using messy glue I liked this SSSSSOOOOOO MUCH BETTER! I am completely horrible at using liquid glue!!! Let me know is it just me who is completely rubbish with liquid glue or do you guys have issues with it too?!

Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend!


Monday, January 23, 2017

First Swap-bot Swap from Tam

Hey Everyone!

 Check out this sweet Vid of an ATC one of my best friends made for me!


How cute is this?!



Thank you TAM!

Thank you guys for stopping by!

Love y'all


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Electric Dragon ATC

Hey everyone! So today i wanted to show you guys a new atc i just mailed out ti my swap-bot partner! I joined a swap it was Dragon Electric... non pokemon... this looked better in pencil before i inked it but i like it. The colors are brighter in person.

Well have a great day guys!


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Life Update

Life update

He guys it's a new year! Thankfully I wont go into details about how horrible so many things went seriously wrong in 2016! I will tell in Sept I had an SVT attack I have one about one a year now... Mine is caused by one vein that has splintered off so it causes an electrical short in my heart. (basically the simplest explanation) Mine was a birth defect. Well a normal range for your heart during these attacks are 200 beats per minute. Mine this time was 286 beats per minute. Basically mine SVT is at the first valve of my heart and doesn't open it and so then it was like 20-30 minutes of blood swirling in the first chamber which makes it race bc it's trying to get the blood through. My cardiologist freaked out i have never been on meds or had any passing out until this time I almost passed out about 5 times with in a 10 minute period it took to get from my home to the ER. They were able to slow my heart down and get into normal rhymes then see my family doctor and my cardiologist the following day. The cardiologist put me on meds which caused a bunch of issues and had to change them i got every side effect for both ones. I also seen a specialist about 3 hours drive away to talk about surgery. Well got to see him in Oct and then he's new to the practice but has been working on this mapping system for like 10 years and this practice had one on order so was horrible months with lots of side effects and as of Dec 9th I went back down state was able to have them fix my issue! So atm the moment everything was a sucess and it's been a crazy 3-4 weeks with recovery bc i push myself more than i should but i dont have time wait around for it heal! The went in through the groan and boy it's hard to walk but almost at 100% to me that worth it all to no longer have a heart condition and not worry about it atm!

Have a great 2017 guys and thank  you for checking in!


Friday, August 26, 2016

Pocket Letters from March St Patrick's Day Themed

Hey guys! In an order to get caught up which even me not posting I'm still doing pretty darn good but when I was scrolling through my fone to find old creations I realized there were a few I hadn't posted. I was debating if I wanted to go and make one long post about them all which surprising to me there wasn't to many from late this year that needs to be posted or if I should do them all individually and I think I am going to do them all separate so they get my full attention and love that I put into them!

SO today's is from March- I went with a St. Patrick's Day theme it is a big deal in my house my other half is part Irish, I'm mostly Irish, he has a Leprechaun Tattoo (as talked about in this post ), his gamer tag is Lucky and often uses a shamrock for a symbol, plus his favorite color is green, also i love Leprechauns! So St Patrick's Day and March is a great month in our home. Usually filled with the smell of Corned Beef and Cabbage too! 
(seriously making my own mouth water just thinking about it!)

So for March I naturally went with a St. Patrick's Day theme!

The front of Ashley's 
 The back of Ashley's
 The front of Tam's
 The back of Tam's
 The front of Sara's 
 The back of Sara's

If you notice there is a SUPER cute Leprechaun! If he looks filimar it is bc he is the gnome from Lawn Fawn's Gnome Sweet Gnome set and I use my masking techinque to stamp the hat from Lawn Fawn's Hats off to You set and colored him with green, yellow and an orange beard to make him a Leprechaun. I think it worked out great! 

If you have any questions about masking I did a post all about it 
with a video and everything. It was super hard to explain how to mask over the fone or by texting I tried with Sara so I made her a video! I just hope it has helped ours!

There were more things that went into to the back of them but this was what i had pulled for pocket letters right off the back!

Thank you for stopping in and have a great day

Monday, August 1, 2016

ATC with a Pocket

Hey guys!

Really trying to get back into this! Ok so Today's post is a post on a swap i did in one of my groups i'm in on called ATC with a Pocket. We had to have an ATC with a pocket with at least 2 items in the pocket! This was an interesting one. It totally got my brain going so i joined i enjoyed making it tho i didn't care for the long wait to mail it out... things can get lost on my desk and i was super worried about that i love making art but hate having it sit around to long i lose things lol!

Well this is what i did for it!

I had this idea of using my kraft paper which is a rougher surface then i like so i have to make myself use it bc i cant draw on bc it's not smooth at all which is ok for somethings but i bought it to draw on and use like normal paper but got a really good deal on amazon so it's a catch 22 with it. I have been trying to come up with other ways of using it.So here i thought OMG lets try stenciling it!

So i got out my Tim Holtz sunburst stencil and my Stamping up Tangerine Twist ink and i stenciled 2 of the same patterns on this Kraft paper. So i could have a pocket in the same thing.

I added the pocket to the exact position and then added some faux stitching to make it look like a pocket also added some sequins to add some detail and a black boarder to tie in with the black stitch lines.

Here are the pieces i made for the pocket (from left to right) all are 2 sided bc idk what the person will use them for if anything and are the same thing on both sides. Some pieces were more of a pain to do than others.

1. i use a wooden compass stamp that bought out of the dollar bin i believe and stamped a compass and i used a tan marker to color it then took my memento rich cocoa ink and a blender tool and did the blending of the dark brown i love the color that comes out when doing that the red hues really shine through and i add some in the middle to really make look worn Then i took a sign stamp out of a 1.99 Sea set i got from Michael's ( Idk the name or the brand if you are interested message me i will pull them out and tell you.) I stamped it out and colored it then glued it down and this one was a little hard to do 2 sided to get he compass right but i managed to get it!

2. Is a bookmark! I used a Lawn fawn stamp from Gnome Sweet Gnome i never use the stamp and so thought his piece has been very unique why not use it something else that is unique and different... so i too the stamp and colored it and took the same kraft paper added some gold strips which i loved the way it turned out then glued the image on and punched a hole then made the hanging tassel which was my first one i ever made and turned out great! Also 2 sided!

3. the luggage i just had this feel going on and when flipping through my stamps i see this one and thought wow that could really go with the feel if i colored then just right i used the same gold on the accents and then colored them all in some of the same color family i used in the project i wish i would have added something to the bottom to anchor more or colored it darker but did 2 sided which was a pain also bc of the cutting out process but made it work.

All and all i love how all the pieces work together to add a fun element to the ATC. 

They all looked great over laying in the pocket! 
This was really fun and i think i will do another really soon! Also i just posted a Pokemon ATC with a Pocket so this one has been on my mind. But I also want to do another random ATC with a  pocket!

Thank you for stopping by...