Monday, August 22, 2011

Good morning, just a quick post before heading off to work.  My son brought me these lovely cigar boxes from Tampa.  I will spruce them up a little before using them.  I will try not to put any 3-D effects on them, so that they will still stack on the shelves.

Here is the first one that I did.  I will use this one to house all my Zentangle supplies.

I love my boxes.  Matt I want more!!! lol

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Here are the pictures of Maddie's birthday.  When I baked the cake I had so much extra batter that I also baked a dozen cupcakes.  This was not planned. I used a Paula Dean recipe for chocolate cake and the chocolate cream cheese frosting.  The cake is a treasure chest full of gold coins, candy rings, rock candy, Rollo's and gold wrapped kisses.  A true child's treasure!

I also made cake balls.  If you have not had any of these you are really missing a treat! 

Zack created a real treasure hunt for her.  He went to the bank and bought $20 in gold and silver dollars.  He put them in a felt bag and buried them in her front yard. He has already created a treasure map from her back door to the treasure at the front of their 1 1/2 acre yard.  She was so excited when she finally dug it up. 

Here are the two gift bags that I made for her gifts.

I had so much fun creating for her party.  I am kinda princess-ed out!  I never thought I'd get to do a pirate theme.  I hope she picks a fun theme next year too!  My luck, it will be Justin Beibers........

Friday, August 5, 2011

Sorry for the extended absence.  Things have been somewhat difficult around here.  I have managed to get a few things done in my craft room though.  I have been working on my Zentangled Christmas ornament for the Twistedtangler's club meeting.  I will share that next week after our meeting.  Hopefully, I will have it completed by then.
Madison turned 6 yesterday.   Happy Birthday Maddie!  I have been working on several things for her Pirate Party on Saturday.  Big change there, from princess to pirate!   Here is this years special Birthday card for her.

I decorated cotton-candy containers with the same skull and crossbones.  I will upload pictures of the treasure chest cake and the cake balls tomorrow. 

Another project I made was for my collection of Zentangles and swaps.  This book measures 13 1/2" X 4" and will hold 90, 3 1/2" sq. Zentangles.

I played around with some mixtures of stamps, tangles, and color. Here are some of the results.

I hope everyone has had a great summer.  I will upload a picture of Maddie's treasure chest cake tomorrow. 

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Last night was my first Zentangle Club meeting at Priceless Scrapbooks.  I recently took the beginners and advanced classes and quickly fell for this relaxing style of drawing.  Check out or if you are not familiar with this art style.  We had a wonderful time at the club.   Here is the tile I created for the club swap:

Monday, May 16, 2011

I won this fantastic basket full of goodies from Priceless Scrapbooks.  This was a great surprise, because I never win anything.  The basket is slap full of just about anything your heart desires. I got 12 X 12 papers, designer papers, stickers, stamps, jewels, trinkets chalk ink, chipboard stickers, ribbons, tag scrapbook, matchbook album kit, Word Book, chipboard letters, and even a Canvas Kit.  Whoa! My head is spinning!

I sat down and created my first project from the items in my basket.  Everything on this layout came out of the basket.  All I had to add was double stick tape. 

Saturday, April 16, 2011

I have been working on this card all week.  I just did not like anything about it when I finished, so I have redone different parts.  For some reason I redid the front three times.  I think I am just extremely self-critical right now.  I used Hey Birdie paper by Kaiser Craft. The stamps are CTMH, Sensational Season.  The pop-up tree is by Sizzix, as well as the Embossing folder used on the front. 
My water iris' are in bloom, they are just beautiful.  I can't believe how big it has gotten and how many blooms are on it this year.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Here is an egg shaped card using the same bunny.