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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Water Colors, and another Spring project!

Yesterday my mom showed me how to paint using water colors.  Let me just say that I do not paint or draw and am not a artist.  This was my first time really painting.  I think that it turned out pretty good considering.  I really enjoyed spending time with my mom and learning something new from her. 
Today I made this card because I really wanted to use the stamp that I got from the dollar bin at Michaels.  I love spring and can't wait to see all the may flowers. The picture turned out a little dark and does not do it any justice.  I had so much fun making the flowers for my flower pot that I wanted to make some more for this card. 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Spring Fever!

I have not posted anything in a long time.  I had a couple of weeks were I was just not in the mood to craft or do anything really.  I am finally feeling better and not so down in the dumps.  My mom and I are planning on having another crop party so I have been thinking of ideas to do.  My mom and I are both going to share a project for us all to do.  I decided to do this idea that I got when I went to Alabama a couple of weeks ago.  While down there Mom and me needed a pick me up so we went shopping at Hobby Lobby. 
I played around with different flowers and finally made these and really liked them.  I used the paisley cart and cut out a flower from that and used 5 different sizes and add buttons for the center.  I think this project makes a great spring decor for the house. 
Another project I did was to use a wooden cut out of a J for my little girl Jada.  I painted it and then added stuff that Jada likes.  I think it turned out pretty good.  Jada really likes it and already has it in her room.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

New Cards!

I have been so busy and have not had time to do much crafting.  I missed it so much that I had to take today to spend in my craft room.  I was thinking about my cousin today that I have not seen in while and thought I would make her a card to let her know that I was thinking about her.  This is what I came up with. 
My little girl wanted to craft with me and she made a card for my sister that is having a baby.  She made it all by herself.  So if you see this Beth act surprise when Jada gives it to you.  My sister likes pigs.

Here are some other projects I have done.
I hope you enjoy this projects and if you have questions about any just leave a comment and I will get back to you!

Monday, February 7, 2011

MPS challenge!

MPS has a challenge for spring or valentine's day or just something that makes you happy.  I have been busy lately and have not had time to do any crafts.  So today I had some ME time!  I was on youtube looking at video's for so new ideas.  I saw this idea "Exploding Box".  I loved it because you can do so much with it.  I wanted to do something with flowers.
It looks kinda plain on the outside and I think I might add some more to it but its getting late and wanted to add what I got so far.  The cool part is the inside of the box.
I love the flowers in the middle.  It is like giving a bouqet of flowers to someone.  I was thinking that this would be a good Mother's day card.  You can write on the sides why your mom is so great or but pictures there with a sweet saying.  I am not finished with all of it yet but got a great start.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Our Finished Projects!

I have a lot of pictures of all the finishd projects from last night. I will start off with mine.  I did not get my Valentine project done I was busy helping my sisters learn new techniques.  I don't know how to do much but I learned a lot in a short amount of time.(Thanks to MPS and a lot of her followers)   
Here is my first card I did.  It turned out so pretty.  I think this is my fav card I have made so far.
I used a white pre-cut card for the base and then cut this awesome foil paper 1/4 inch smaller.  I then used my seweasy to make a scallop at the bottom and then put small flower brads at the top of each scallop.  I then cut a pink stripe at 2 1/2 in. and green at 3 in.  I used the Pagoda cart for the flowers and used buttons as the center. 
This is my second card.  I think this one turned out bright!  I love the 3D look the brayer technique gave it.  It was a very simple card.  I used light purple cardstock.  I just cut a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet in half.  Then cut pink glitter paper 1/4 inch smaller.  I then used gloss paper cut 1/4 in smaller than the pink.  I used a butterfly stamp I got from micheals to get the 3D look.  I then put flower brads in each corner.  I then cut a frame from one of the carts I can't remember which one. 
All the finished projects!
By Diane Shipley
By:  April Shipley
By:  Kirstie Shipley 
By:  Alicia Bennett(Shipley)
By:  April Shipley

I should have more cards to post but I think they took them before I could get pics of them.  I hope everyone had a good time and I can't wait to do it again. 

Crop Night at my House!!!!!!!

Let me start off by saying that we had a BLAST last night crafting!  Our first challenge was to make something for Valentine's Day to give to someone you love.  Well, one of my sisters came up with the idea that we all needed to make get well cards for a friend of ours that is sick and having surgery this week.  I thought it was a great idea.  She wanted to make enough so that others that we know could pick one and also give one to her.  So that she would get lots of cards to let her know that she has a lot of people that care and are thinking about her.  So we had a lot to work on last night.  We had 3 cricut stations going and 2 cuddlebugs.  We had paper, ribbon and glitter going everywhere.  It was CRAZY!  I loved it. 
Here is mom at the box making station!  Don't you love the use of the air hockey table!
Here is all the girls minus me of course I am taking all the pics. (Yes I have a lot of sisters)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Crop party tomorrow!

I am so excited we are having a crop party tomorrow.  Its really just my mom and sisters coming over to play and eat.  Yeah!  I have not posted any projects the last couple of days because like I said I have to try to get other things done.  I started my first nursing job wednesday and have worked everyday since then.  Let me tell you,  I am so,so,so very tired.  I have had the last couple of months off and am not used to physical labor..... I love being a nurse and helping people when they are at their worst.  For the first time I feel contempt with my job and love what I do.  I am so glad that I decided that it was not to late to go to school and do something important with my life.  It is also not bad finally making a paycheck after being a full time student for 2 years.  I am so thankful for my husband and family that supported me and kept me motivated when I was ready to give up.  This post took a different turn then I orginallly planned but I hope I did not bore you to much.  I hope everyone has a great weekend and I will post some pics from the crop party and all the finished projects.