Monday, May 27, 2013

MEMORIAL DAY!!!

THANK YOU ALL 
for 
Serving this GREAT Country of Ours

The United States of America!


Cards made with vintage images from Alter Pages!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

In Honor of Memorial Day.

This is a weekend to remember those that have served, those that continue to serve and the families behind those men and women.  
To thank each one that sacrifices a part of their life for this great country of ours.

THANK YOU!!

Vintage image on the card from Altered Pages 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Wild West ~ Commissioned Card

A week ago I met a wonderful lady that had seen my cards in a local store "Claywerks" downtown Bremerton.  I happened to be in the store and we talked about my cards.  During the conversation she asked if I had any "cowgirl" cards, she had a friend that had a birthday coming up and would love a card that fit her. At the time I didn't, but I let her know I could make one. I had the perfect image in mind. This is may Annie Oakley image. The card turned out perfect for the occasion. 

I stamped red on red VLVS! Harlequin Background, layered papers and leather fringe added twine from May Arts and a little spur charm.

The story doesn't stop there.  This post card intrigued me.  On the back the date looks like Oct 14, 1908, 1910, 1916 or 1918 (I can't make out the year.) It was mailed from Everett, WA to Stanly, Wisconsin.

The subject matter of the card is what caught my attention!!!  The very top on the back J.S. wrote" "Got so interested in a socialist speech that almost forgot to go home." Then later writes, " You ought to be here some Saturday night when they have their political speeches on the corners. Especially the socialists."

I decided to do a little research, the reference to Everett got the best of me, since I don't live far from there.  Here are a few things I learned.

During the 1910s, the Socialist Party of Washington was one of the largest state affiliates of the SPA in the Western United States, touting a membership which peaked with more than 6,200 paid members. -Wikepedia
In September 1911 Maley made her way to the Pacific Northwestern region of the United States to take over as editor of the Socialist newspaper The Commonwealth, based in the mill town of Everett, Washington. During the time she headed the financially struggling paper, Maley earned her primary income as a public lecturer, drawing very little income from the paper's coffers. Maley remained on the staff until the end of May 1912, when she left wage a campaign running for Governor of Washington.-Wikepedia
Everett Massacre 1916 - The Everett Massacre of  Sunday, November 5, 1916, has been called the bloodiest labor confrontation in Northwest history. On that day a group of Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), also known as Wobblies, traveled from Seattle to Everett aboard the steamers Verona and Calista, intending to speak at the corner of Hewitt and Wetmore avenues in support of a strike by local shingle-weavers. - HistoryLink.org 

Maybe J.S. attended one of these speeches over 100 years ago!!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Traveling by Train with ALTERED PAGES!


Altered Pages has wonderful vintage travel collage sheets. 
To create the three panels in my A-2 cards. I used the posters from the 2026 American Travel Collage sheet.
 Additional travel images from AP2165 Train Travel Days
  Trains from the Model Trains AP-1825
The background papers are from the Antique Aged Papers pack
Start collecting your favorite collage sheets and add the images to all of your altered projects!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Altered Pages - Monday

Memorial Day is next Monday... find Patriotic Collage Sheets at Altered Pages for all your celebration needs.

Remember to join the 
Monthly Challenge details HERE!!!

Robin's Nest ~ Springtime!

I fell in love with The Robin's Nest many years ago.  My introduction to the company was at my local scrapbook store. They had Dew Drops on the counter! I bought a bottle of each color! 

The Robin's Nest pattern paper Glitter Spring Flowers & Dew Drops are featured in my shadowbox. 

To create this box you will need:
Shadow box
Robbin's Nest Paper Glitter Spring Flowers
Robin's Nest Dew Drops
Sakura Crystal Lacquer
Paper Flowers
Birds
Small Glass Shoe or other small items
Crafters Moss for nest
Wooden block for bird nest post
Wooden topper for box
Paint - Purple
Craft Glue 
Quick Dry Glue

Additional Embellishments optional:
Spring
Sunshine
Be Blooming

1 -Paint wooden pieces with purple paint
2 -Cut Glitter Spring Flowers paper to fit the shadow box and topper
3 -Adhere paper with craft glue
4 -Cover the flower on the topper with Sakura Crystal Lacquer - set aside to dry
5 -Cut a part of the pattern paper to wrap around the post. Cover the flower with Sakura Crystal Lacquer to make the flower sturdy - set aside to dry
6 -Adhere wood post and topper with craft glue
7 -Make a small nest with crafters moss and craft glue, add three white Dew Drops for eggs and little bird on top. 
8 -Add paper flowers, Dew Drops for flower centers, birds and other embellishments with quick dry glue. 


Be sure to check out the amazing collection of papers at The Robin's Nest!


NOW for a little BONUS project.

At the bead store I spotted this beautiful filigree butterfly.  Add a few Robin's Nest Dew Drops with E6000 then a silver pin back finding and you have a beautiful pin to add to your spring accessories!   

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Helmar & Viva Las VegaStamps! Team Up!

Helmar and  VLVS! Whimsical Neighborhood



Supplies:
VLVS! Plate 910A
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Glue
Helmar Craft & Hobby Glue
Muslin
Black Stazon
Twinkling H2O’s
Alcohol Inks
May Arts Lace & Fringe
Felt RicRak
Bird, Cat and Squirrel buttons
Heat Gun











Stamp images on muslin
Paint the images with Twinkling H2O’s and Alcohol Inks
Dry with heat gun to keep the colors from running too much
Color lace with Alcohol Inks and fringe with Twinkling H2O’s
Adhere fibers with Helmar Craft & Hobby Glue
Adhere buttons with Helmar 450 Quick Dry Glue



Saturday, May 18, 2013

Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day is BIG in Bremerton WA
Today's parade is the 65th Annual Armed Forces Parade.  

To celebrate those that have and continue to serve I have created a few cards.





THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!

All images from AlteredPages.com

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Altered Pages May Challenge - SHOES!

I have seen these beautiful shoes and have wanted to try making my own...
Here is my very own Marie Antoinette shoe! 

Supplies
Altered Pages Marie Antoinette image
Graphic 45 Secret Garden pattern paper
Lace purple & white
Vintage flowers
Decorative Pearls

Shoe Pattern from Joy @ Artful Affirmations scroll down for template!

Join the Altered Pages Monthly Challenge... 
This month the theme is SHOES!
Find out all the details HERE at Altered Pages!

Remembering Mom

Remember when Mom....

 sewed most of our clothes when we were young! 
I am so thankful for all the pictures she took when we were growing up!

Love you Mom!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful Mothers


Mom you are missed everyday. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

In Honor of Moms!

This is my second Mother's Day without my Mother.  I would like to dedicate this post to all the Mom's out there.  
Altered Pages has many images that would make beautiful cards and gifts for moms!

Mothers love anything that is made from the heart.  I know first hand. When I was in the second grade I made a mug from clay. It was glazed and fired and I was really proud to give my special gift to mom. It was crudely made and way  too small to use for drinking. For years she kept little things in it on a book shelf. When I was about 18 I told her she could toss that ugly little mug. Her reply, "Oh no, this is a precious gift from my beautiful daughter."

Happy Mother's Day Mom!

Make that special gift for your very special Mom! 
No matter what it is she will love it!

Supplies: 
Wooden Shaped Heart
Paper Roses
Self stick Pearls
Trim


Land, Air or Sea Steampunk Blog Hop!

You have arrived to my post on Leslierhye's 
Transportation Blog Hop!!!
Ok so I got the sequence out of order!!!! Land, Air or Sea... Air, Land or Sea? I still like my 7 panel card!

The card is from a 12 x 12 sheet of paper cut into three strips 4 x 12 and folded at 4 and 8 inches. The three sections were then adhered together to create 7 panels. 

All images are from a variety of collage sheets from Altered Pages.
The backgrounds are Stamped with Viva Las VegaStamps! Nesting Gears and heat embossed with Ultra High Gloss Embossing Powder!
 Background pattern paper is Carta Bella's "Well Traveled"

 "May the Steam be With You" is from Viva Las VegaStamps!

Hope you are enjoying to hop.  All link are below.


Sunday, May 5, 2013

Altered Pages Monday ~ Button Fairies!!


I was recently introduced to "Button Fairies" and have fallen in love with them!!!
They are fun to make, choose and image for the face, Altered Pages has so many wonderful images that are perfect.  For this fairy the image comes from the Les Chapeaux collage sheet.

Supplies:
Buttons
Wire
Beads
Wings
Lace
E6000

Make a Button Fairy for Mother's Day!