Friday, April 29, 2011

A gift for Mom…

"Love Lilian"
 Little Toots will be 15 months so Grandma is the voice to Mom this year. 
The layered flowers I made with ribbons also added the ribbon on the blanket by pulling a string on one side. Brown elements are the new
Spellbinders; Parisian Accents. Pictures below is art work out of the frame.
Submissions to:
April Project - Mothers Day
MTMEPPS07 sketch, free to adjust and...
I did in order to fit into a 8X10 frame. The blank white area is form "Mom" to put her favorite picture.

My thoughts are to those victims of disasters...

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

LoVe YoU DaDdY...

LovE little tooTs...
aNd sisi toO...alL tha TimE

 Paper Issues 
mothers day project 

Image is by Mo's Pencial

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

As a KiD...

I remember the days spent with Grandpa Pete
us kids, for play...would head down Brownsmead to Uncle Al's place, walk the distance and all load into the row boat...
that leaked. We would take turns bailing and fishing for blue gale, croppie and bass.
This card is submitted to:
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog #61 The Great Outdoors

It is always fishing weather here on the West on!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Mom, Grandma Eileen...

Well Mom if you are seeing this…it is a early Mothers Day card!
You have raised us just as you would your flowers...
with a place to grow, food of knowledge, trimming with care, water us with full time Love and encouragment to reach for the sun in all that we do for a happy life even when times are shady.
Notice the tissue in the pocket Mom...yes it is real!
Love you...Toots
I had to search and find just the right sketch for this and dug one up at: My Time Made Easy MTMEPPS06

My joy is within life and what it brings me...
Thanks Mom, for it all!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

SpRinG * * *

What a way to lift the spirits

What have I been up toI have little Tootsie so we have been spending a lot of time outsideone of her favorite things to do at Grandma Tootsies house.
Other days I work in the yard...

The image is Sassy Cheryl and she is having a 
Great SALE the ends ToNigHt ! 

  All of the die cuts are Quickutz, small leaves and spritz are punches, embossing is cuttlebug. I painted with Copic and used My minds eye tiny print, Bazzil solid paper, Making Memories is the striped paper. The tiny buttons were from the olden days when I was making my own Barbie doll clothes.
 I have taken the challenge at the following also:

It's a Crafty Life Saturday Swagger #12
 CES Challenge #33 Spring Colors and Image
Outlaws Challenge for April  
 Lurker's Challenge & CBCO422
Greeting Card GC042511

Aud Sentiments Challenge #26 Anything goes
The Kittens are 3 weeks now!
Spring has cleared the cobb webs in my head and being thankful each day of life.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I started with an idea…

Little Toots has been in diapers for 14 months now and that is a lot of BABY WIPES! I am usually thinking "recycle" and when it came time to throw out the baggie with that nice plastic lid on it...I tore it off. 
I looked it over and thought...I wonder?
It was off to my studio with a IDEA!
Born again Crafter 
thrifty thursdays #7 
Creative Craft Challenge 
Paper Issues 
Linky Party

NOW...with the results...
A holder for "MY CARD"
I went ahead and designed the top and the underside...for display purposes.
I filled in the opening with clear plastic and framed it off. If you made one with not so much detail it would be good to throw in your purse but...
beings I go all out with detailing... I had fun!
Here it is all the way opened up so you can get the just of what this recycled lid looks like. 
Thank-you to my inspiration of sketches/challenges
now and in the past...I have been able to get a lot done, gain new insight, wonderful comments, followers and the push to continue with my heART!
Thanks-you all so much, Tootsie

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Friends inchie...

What better friend to have then Daddy
 Well...theres Mommy and Grandma and Grandpas!
Another week of inchies at Every Inchie Monday
come join the party, every week...a inchie to go with the word of the week.
On there for the list for a year.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Another page for...

...a life in a scrapbook

 “If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.”

This layout is submission to:
Truly Scrumptious Challenge  Challenge #55 "Vintage"
A Thank-you goes out to Crane Island Comforts
Trisha for the pearl embellishments she made and gave to me as a gift. 
She inspires and teaches me from her many arts and talents...
take the time to look at her work!  

Monday, April 11, 2011

A Grandmothers Love...

Being a grandmother, the feeling of Love for your grand children is different.

Lee and Stuart Lahtis Grandmother, 
Luoto was there from the begining. 
At birth she was the mid-wife and was there for the boys...
in a way only a Grandmother would know and feel.
This poem was within several that Lees mother had.
This layout is submitted at:
Once Upon a Sketch April 1st Challenge
Res-Q-Challenge RESQ77
Lasting Memories Layout Challenge #33 Journaling
Born again Crafter Scrapbook Sundays
Also for...Catered Crop FTR #9
My recipe: Pattern Paper - stripes
Color Mediums - stamping ink
Embellishments - bling, ribbon
Techniques - ruffled tissue into a flower
Shapes - swirls
Now...for the matching page...

Saturday, April 9, 2011

PEACE inchie...

The white dove of peace is lost in darkness

Wandering aimlessly, it drifts in the blackness

No points of light it sees as it searches for the light of Hope

But, Hope is fleeting in the darkness

Tears fall from its bright eyes of Faith

It worries about the world

It worries about life

It worries about home

Faith in the future keeps it soaring, searching.

 Tootsies' PEACE inchie
The Joy of inchie every week for a year happens at -

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sing Inchie...

The sun rises on the spring morn…
I awake to one of my favorite sounds of life…
the voices of birds singing.
I was inspired by Danielle at Au Clair de La Lune her art work is pleasing to the eye and brings out the thought of the art piece. Thank-you Danielle!
 From the inspiration is my "sing" inchie for Every Inchie Monday
Join us for a inchie a week for a year...we are a quarter of the way through
Time goes by fast when you are having fun.

Monday, April 4, 2011

The many faces of you...

It took some doingwith alittle push here and a grab thereI pulled off this double page layout.
cute as a button...
It has been some time since I worked on the big sister, Vivian pages. 

I won this digi from Sassy Cheryl show me #17...hey me!!
I could not wait to use it...I needed to alter it a bit for personalization for a special grad. It will be a work in progress for awhile for I still have my Lahti pages to get done. So follow will be posted for another "Show Me" when i get done!
Thanx again Cheryl for your art is always fun to work with...
It is a nice day  in the neighborhood...Spring is here...

Little Sugar Bear

Gramps calls all the grand babies Sugar Bear which gave the name to my new moving bear card for Little Toots' Birthday!
I wanted to make the head and legs move using the slide method so I took on my own challenge along with
Stamp Something April Digi Day
The Shabby Tea Room Week #56 Spring color challenge

This is a Sugar Nellie stamp called, Dexter, drawn by; Londa Andren

At this time I would like to say a huge "Thank-you" 
to all that have commented on my postings! 
I am very thankful, I have gathered, thoughts to inspire me, insight on artist and their work and help on want type of step I would like to take next.

Thank-you again, Tootsie

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Gradall had kittens... seems like she was just a kitten.
As I was preparing my postings this morning I thought I had better be getting ready for those kittens for Gradall is going to have them any time now. I got my rubber gloves out, got food ready to bring out, looked outside in the bed I prepared for her and Ta-Da...kittens.
Now this is one for Show Me #18 at Sassy Cheryls that you dont see!
Baby sitting kittens...Mommy is having some warm milk.

 This layout is a take on the challenge with:
Unscripted Sketches #100
it is their 2nd year  blog anniversary and I AM TOP 3 WINNER!!!!
I went ahead and flipped the sketch and stretched it out a bit and made a double page spread so I could get more pictures on it.
is also a challenge for this layout
 I have chosen: 
 Pattern paper –
stripes, plaids Embellishments –
 bling, ribbon 
Shapes – 
scallops and swirls
Theme - Oregon doesn't have alligators so we need to go with cats...along with my little catgirl
...for my recipe along with my added ingredients!
"Lasting Memories" 
is also a great layout submission place for the "get it done" type of art.
Here they are asking for SPRING and I have just the LO!
WINNER...At born again crafter anything scrapbooking, gotta love it.
Pink Paper Paradise #31 Make it Monday where :
Paper Bagley is Featured Blog

Spring is here...lambs are in the Fields...
and kittens in a basket!
Theres a new challenge blog in town with articles, swaps, interviews, videos, challenges, great prizes and MORE! 
Check out Lily Pad Cards! 
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