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Friday Member of the Week over at http://fortheluvofart.blogspot.com/ !


Well…It has been an exciting day!¬† I took the day off from work (well, really only because I am having to work on Saturday), took my little baby girl to ride Thomas the Train up in OKC with my dear cousin and her little one, got home to put together the train set bought at Thomas the Train ūüôā , found out that my monthly scrapbooking/club meeting scheduled tonight¬†had to be delayed¬†ūüôĀ , and then found out that I had been deemed Friday’s Member of the Week over at For the Luv of Art’s awesome blog at http://fortheluvofart.blogspot.com/¬†.¬†

If you haven’t checked out this awesome site, gallery, and store…then you are in for a GREAT surprise.¬† My dear and uber-talented cousin/best friend (you can view her blog HERE) ¬†clued me into this awesome site not that long ago…and when I tried to check it out and sign-up a couple of weeks ago, my handy-dandy little lap-top decided to crash right in the middle of the whole process.¬† Well, I was back a couple of weeks later and successfully signed up again.¬† I up-loaded my last Twisted Sketch layout, “A Vintage Kind of Beauty”, just recently over at their gallery, and it is now featured on their blog! Woo HOO! what an awesome honor!¬†

If you would like to check it out, click HERE!

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A Vintage Kind of Beauty – Twisted Sketch #68 with the “VINTAGE” twist!


Twisted Sketch #68 is now live over at www.twistedsketches.com.¬† The “twist” for this sketch was VINTAGE – any how or any way that inspires you to create.¬† You can view the sketch HERE.¬† Please come over and play along….this challenge sketch site is extra-special….Anam Stubbington provides you with not only a great sketch, but gives you an extra little TWIST to really get you creating “out of the box”!¬† Be sure and link your layout up under the COMMENT section under the sketch over at www.twistedsketches.com ! I cannot wait to see what you create!

I love these pictures of Elizabeth.¬† They were taken at the little neighborhood 4th of July parade this year.¬† When Lizzie put on my red beret, I was instantly struck by her¬†timeless beauty….and thought these photos would be perfect for this VINTAGE twist!

I used a lot of old products here….YEAH! ūüôā The floral paper is old paper from Colorbok…I cut out the center¬†of the paper making a flower frame with my handy dandy X-Acto knife.¬†¬†The other paper used for the actual design is from Close To My Heart, as is the postcard “tag” used in the title work.¬† The little “Calling Card” used for the journaling is from Tattered Angels.¬† The red die-cut bracket frame is from DCWV – from their Holiday Specialty DieCut Stack (found at Michaels.)¬† The Alphabet Rub-ons used for the title are from Anna Griffin.¬† Other supplies used for this:¬† Zva pearl flourish; Bic’s Mark-it permanent marker in “Dusty Rose” used to color the Zva pearls; Prima flowers; red-dot flower centers from Martha Stewart; flourish stickers from Karen Foster Designs;¬† brown chalk ink from Colorbox; paper piercer from Timeless Touches; and Janlynn embroidery floss.¬† The glitter feather and key were Christmas ornaments I bought at Walmart for 50 cents after Christmas.

Here are some up-close detailed photos:

For even closer details, just double-click on the images.

All comments are so very appreciated! and for¬†anyone interested in signing up to receive my posts via their e-mails….please sign-up on the right! TFL!

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P.S. I Love You – Twisted Sketch #66 with the FABRIC “twist”


Twisted Sketch #66 is now live over at www.twistedsketches.com. The “twist” for this sketch was FABRIC.¬† To view the sketch that inspired my latest layout click HERE. Please come over to the site and try your hand at this sketch!¬† Leave a link in the comment section to your creation!¬† I can’t wait to see what you have created!

This was a lot of fun to create! Ingredients for this include:¬† Background fabric from Cranston Prink Works; Prima bling; Martha Stewart border punch and the white border sticker; Cavallini paper – the bird and the little journaling spot; Paper Studio ribbon; Burlap fabric from W (layered behind the scallops around the bird paper);¬† Alpha stickers from DGI; Bazzill’s Just the Edge border; buttons from my stash; and the “I Love You” and hearts cut out from one of Baby Lizzie’s newborn onesie’s.

Here are a few close-ups:                                             

I cut the flower out of the background fabric, tore some of the fabric and rolled it into the center of the flower, used my piercing tool to fray the edges of the flower a bit, and voila!

Be sure and subscribe to my blog over at the right¬†so that¬† whenever I up-load a new project or post you are the first in the “know.”¬† TFL!!!¬† and thank you for your comments! They are SOOOO appreciated!

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Twisted Card Sketch #22 with the twist of “EDGE”


I have done the majority of the Twisted Card sketches over at www.twistedsketches.com – but I am behind on a few….I am trying to catch up on them in between projects.¬† Every Saturday a new card sketch is up-loaded….this is twisted sketches’ card sketch #22 and this “twist” was EDGE – any how or any way that inspires.¬† You can find the sketch for these cards HERE.¬† Ys, I was inspired to make 2 variations of this sketch.

With this card I was inspired by the EDGE  twist to use borders Рall of the borders here were by Colorbok.  The alpha stickers are Basic Grey.  I used a piercing template from Hot Off the Press for the stitching, using Janlynn embroidery floss.  The cardstock card is from Paper Studio.

This 2nd card was made using DCWV’s Mariposa line…..how beautiful is this paper?!?¬† I cut out the shape from one of the papers, embroidered around the “edge” with Janlynn embroidery floss.¬† The ribbon was from my stash.¬† The clear sticker sentiment is from K & Co.¬† I also layered a brown border over the ribbon from Bazzill’s Just the EDGE. ūüôā TFL!

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