Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ever Wondered How to Make a Perfect Bow for Your Projects?

Boy, I have!!  Oh, mine turn out okay, but they definitely need some work.  Well, I hopped over to Wild Orchid Crafts scrolled down the page until I found this little badge that said "All the Things I Love".  I clicked on the badge and it took me to this darling blog, hosted by this very talented lady named, Bev Rochester!

Please stay a moment at Bev's blog and enjoy her cards and sketches!  What talent!!

Anyway, I noticed she had some tutorials and such.  I decided to take a look andand the one that popped out at me was the tutorial on Bow Tying!

As you can see, Bev has no trouble tying a bow!

Card by Bev Rochester

Many thanks for stopping by!  I would enjoy your comments and please visit the outstanding blogs and sites mentioned in the article today! 

Have a wonderful, blessed rest of the day!  Blessings!!

Colleen

Friday, March 25, 2011

Jacque's Sweet Stuff

Good evening everyone! Just a quick post to let you know of another wonderful, talented, lady and her give away of "sweet stuff". I'm not sure if you've been to Jacque's blog, but if you haven't you're in for a treat. She's a talented artist, cardmaker, and admittedly shares an addiction to Magnolia! :)


Please stop by Jacque's blog, become a follower, link with her, and away you go! Thanks for stopping by...blessings, and warmth!
The closing for this SWEET STUFF is Monday, March 28 at midnight EST.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Oh Boy!! Look What I found!

Okay, I know you're probably wondering what I do all day...Well, I work outside the home, but when I get home...I take care of the pups, my hubby, and get started with my new hobby...Scrapbooking! This is my newest creation. It's a picture of my beautiful Mom and her great-grandson...he's 3 now, and loves her as much now as he did then. So sweet!


Anyway, I have a little work to do on it and I was looking for some ideas. Well, I found this site below...What funnnnn!! Tutorials, Sunflowers, Dragonfies...the works! Have a look! I think you'll like what you see!



Well, tomorrow's another day! Blessings Dear Ones! Please feel free to leave a Comment, Follow, and Link!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

It's the Little Things...Start to Finish Card in Under 5 Minutes!

Okay...Here's a wonderful video tutorial by Two Peas In A Bucket. It's short, sweet and fun to follow. Have you ever wanted to create a card quickly and just weren't sure how to go about it?

Well here it is! Just under 5 minutes and you've got a lovely card.


This is just too fun, isn't it?

Thanks for watching and remember, if you FOLLOW; I'll find you and follow back!

Blessings my friends!

Friday, March 18, 2011

I Love LOTV Tutorials...So Pretty!

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday! Praying that you have a blessed weekend filled with only joyeous times!

I was shopping around for more tutorials and this is a really sweet one! Understand that these are not my designs...I find, and share them from other blogs so that you and I can enjoy and learn from them.

This one is by LOTV (Lily of the Valley).

It's called A Twist on the Easel Card:




This is just adorable isn't it?  I've linked the photo to the tutorial on the LOTV blog so that you'll be able to read through it in it's entirety...what fun!!

I hope you enjoy this as much as I have...


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I Found a Nice Tutorial For You!

Do you love making paper flowers? Here's a fun tutorial for creating paper flowers for your layouts, cards, and frames. "Pinkaboo" does a wonderful job of creating these little treasures.

It's an easy technique and fun to learn! Enjoy!




Thanks for taking the time to look! Remember to FOLLOW and I'll follow back!

Blessings everyone...

Saturday, March 12, 2011

If You're a Fan of Dusty Attic - I've found a Give-Away for You!!

I was visiting blogs today and hopped over to Nancy Winters blog for a look-see at another exciting Give-Away.  Nancy's blog is beautifully laid out with a wonderful vintage feel and direction.  This talented lady, and artist, was kind enough to share a Dusty Attic Give-Away with us. 

Take a look at what she has for us:


Dusty Attic Give Away at Nancy's Blog

Pretty darn awesome if I may say so myself!  Hop over to her blog, follow the extremely easy instructions, and have a "go" at it.  Then be sure to visit often for great ideas and beautiful creations!

Be blessed everyone and don't forget to FOLLOW ME, remember, I'll do the same :)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

You Have Got to See This!!

I was blog hopping this evening...looking for new ideas and just enjoying the talent out there! Well, you have got to see this! It's a creation by Jacque!

I just love this...I love everything about it...She created it using a wonderful stamp from this new collection release found here.

I grabbed a pic of the card so that you could see what I was talking about!  She's quite a talented lady.  If you hop over to her blog, you'll find more of her wonderful work!

Here's a taste!


Say It With Flowers!!

Thanks for visiting!  Please remember to FOLLOW ME and of course, I'll return the favor :)

Blessings and joy!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Do You Love Tutorials??

I love tutorials...especially good ones. I've spent a good part of my life feeling, and thinking   that I couldn't do certain things.

Are you like that?

When I was younger and tried something new and it didn't work out, I would think..."I guess I'm no good at that". Well, I've found, as I've gotten a bit older; learning, being good at something, takes time and, yes, training to some degree or another. One great idea for "on the spot training" is to use tutorials. It's amazing how many good ones are out there.

I'm virtually a self starter...always have been. Consequently I have always felt like I had to be an "expert" right from the get-go. Reality check! Very few people are experts at anything...especially "right out of the box". Take your time...the first one or two may not be what you're hoping for...don't give up...keep up until you like what you see.

Below you'll see a great tutorial on the use of Copic Markers to color stamps...she does a wonderful job and it's fun to see how it turns out...I may have to try that! :)





Thanks for stopping by...would love to have you FOLLOW!

Oh, and please check out my Video Bar on the right panel for more tutorials. Have a wonderful day!! Be blessed :)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Another Outstanding Give Away!!! Woot! Woot!

What fun is this!  I was zipping through my blog list and up pops Bernices Blog...with an interesting picture (piccy) of a great give away!  There are a few rules to follow, but I think it's just as fun as can be! 

Look at what you'll get:


Jude's Blog Give Away

 Take a moment to hop over and check out Jude's Half Term Candy and Crafts International Blog!  Funnnnn!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Grow!

Hey everyone!  I put this layout together using the Vulnerable Kit from SFTIO.  I really loved the colors and the way it came together.  The picture came from an "old" note card that I thought was cute and hadn't used.  I think I put this one up somewhere...It makes me smile :)


Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!  I'd love to have you follow...I'll be happy to follow you as well!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The New March Kit is In!!

Hi Everyone!

The new kit is in from Scrapbooking From the Inside Out (SFTIO)!  It's chocked full of colors, embellishments, kites, balloons, and "Inspiration"!  I'm looking forward to getting it and stretching my creativity.  I'm already trying to think of the things that inspire me...what funnnn!


INSPIRATION

I hope you'll stop by and take a closer look!  The kits are fun-filled with bits of joy and inspiration!  If you haven't been to SFTIO; please take a moment to drop by and enjoy the people, the product, and the community!

Thanks for stopping by...we'll chat soon!!
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