Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Happy Tuesday

Hi Everyone, well, I didn't have a chance to do what I wanted to do. Friday was the Relay for Life, a Cancer Walk, Saturday was my friend's daughter's recital. Sunday was just so busy with housework and errands. Monday, I took a vacation day to spend some time with my son, which turned out to be a wonderful day together. This heat (mugginess) has really gotten the best of me. So, for the next few days, I am going to try to get a few projects done ahead of time to post. I'm so sorry. A friend at work and I are always making jokes saying that this job is getting in the way of our life. :)
Have a great day and check in to see what I come up with. Thank you.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Hello My Friends

Wow it has been so muggy the past few days. YUCK. Sorry I haven't posted since my debut. I've been busy trying to get other things done. I plan on working on some projects so that I can post them ahead of time for a few days. :) I'm also working on something for my next posting for She's a Sassy Lady in July. So, stay tuned for some projects coming up over the weekend. Thank you for looking.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Bless Our Nest

Hi Everyone. My name is Lisa Sylvia of  Lisa's Craft Room. I am making my debut today. I was so honored and touched when Sheila asked me to be a designer for She's a Sassy Lady. Sheila, thank you so much for asking me to be part of your Team. I don't by any means consider myself a designer, but, when we use our imagination and put our creativity to work, I guess it is designing, and of course the Gypsy girl is a big part of that. :)
Since I am a scrapbooker first, I decided to do a 12 x 12 page layout. I love making cards, but haven't done a page in a while. LOL, It's funny because, I had asked Sheila why we only do once a month and she said because it is a lot of work. Well, you were right Sheila, WOW, to come up with an idea, put it in the Gypsy, design everything, figure it all out, put it on paper, then Post it all, WHEW...but, it was so much fun and I enjoyed doing it.
Well, here I go. I was inspired by this, which is hanging up in my Scraproom. I loved it when I saw it, I just thought it was so cute.
And here is my layout. This is our first home, we bought it in July, 2005. This is the side view, in the backyard.
I first started out with a frame from Stretch Your Imagination, the size is 3" x 11". Then I added branches from Home Decor, 2.81" x 1.75", the bird houses are from Stretch Your Imagination, 2.11" x 2.50", the birds are from Home Decor, 1.12" x 0.75".
On the second page, (Layer 2), my title is from Don Juan, Bless is 3.38" x 2.41", our is 2.36" x 2.41" and nest is 2.92" x 2.50". I welded each word together.
I then welded everything together, unfortunately for some reason the birds didn't weld the way I hoped they would, and I figured out it was because if you put something in mid center, it can't weld, (see, I'm still learning), so at least their tails welded and I was able to use them as a guide when I cut out the birds.
I then separated everything to cut out in the colors that I wanted, I don't know if there is an easier way to do that, but that is the only way I know for now. I used the Hide Contour feature for the frame, whis is awesome. I'm so glad we finally got that, it was well worth the wait. I guess I could have just deleted it :)
Then came putting it all together. 
I used my two way glue pen for the branches, and the birds, they were so dainty.
See what I meant about the birds. I made the birds blue and yellow to represent two parakeets that we had until they passed. We bought them for our son when he was 3 years old and we had Chee Chee (blue) for 13 years and Teenie (yellow) for 11 years.

Then I cut out my title using Navy Blue cardstock.
I used my white gel pen to dot the title. 
I smooched the roofs of the bird houses to give them color. I love Smooch, for those who don't know what it is, it resembles fingernail polish/paint and you just brush it on what you want to highlight and give a little shimmer. I only have Red, Green and White. I might have to invest in more colors :)
Then I added some dimensionals to the bird houses.
I used my ATG 714 on the frame, I love this gadget.
Then adhered it all to my 12 x 12 gray cardstock.
Added my picture to a piece of navy blue cardstock, to match the title. The picture is a 4" x 6". So I just eyed the mat and left a little border around each side.
Added some raffia to two of the branches, and stickles to each of the bird's tails. You can see the Smooch on the roofs.
Then cut out a 1" bird's nest from Create a Critter and added some Dazzling Diamond glitter.
 Lastly, I tied a navy blue ribbon around the page and did a little journaling.
Thank you Sheila for giving me a chance. I hope I made you proud ;) To all of my blogger follower friends, Thank you for following and for your sweet comments. It means alot to me. I hope you enjoyed my debut.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sweet Wishes

Happy Sunday Everyone. Well, it's back to work tomorrow. I had a very productive weekend. I am so excited and proud. My design is complete, posted, and scheduled for June 17th. :)

I made this sweet card for a co-worker. His daughter is 5 months old and she is just so darling. I bought a couple of outfits for her and wanted to make a card to go with them. It's just a gift for her from me.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge - 2

Hi Everyone, it's almost Friday :) What am I talking about, it's Throwback Thursday with Emma from My Creative Time. I didn't participate in Challenge 1 because I already had the giveaway, but decided to do this one. Using the cartridge Stretch Your Imagination (or if you don't have that cartridge, that's o.k., you can still participate) with the colors, Brown, Blue, and Red. Emma's card is over the top in my opinion, it is so darn cute. The entries that I have seen so far are all so awesome. I used the Everyday Character Faces on my card. Thanks for looking in ;)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Update on the Gift Bags

Hi Everyone,

Just to let you know the Preschool Graduation was AWESOME. What a wonderful job the students and children did. I think we were more excited than the children over the bags but I'm sure once everything settled down, they had a chance to really look at them. We were so glad that we put the notes inside the bags :)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Mailbox Makeover

Hi Everyone, it's been a little while since I posted, I have been so busy the past few days. Anyway, I was looking at my mailbox and decided it needed a makeover, it's nothing big, but I wanted to use some vinyl, just until I can get a new one. As you can see, this mailbox is very old. It was there when we bought our home and July will make 5 years that we've lived here. :) I would actually love to get one of those beautiful painted mailboxes. I thought the vinyl made it look a little better than it looked anyway. So, I have been also busy trying to come up with something for my debut on Sassy Lady's blog on June 17th. Wish me luck :)

As always thanks for being a follower, leaving comments and your friendship ;)