Monday, September 17, 2012

Embellished Country Garden Gate ~~~ Funtoolas

Embellished Gate

 Here's another look at Garden Gate mini I've created with my Funtoolas kit. I added some embellishments.

The off-white flowers were distressed in ink
dipped style chippie
Large flower & clay bird

Gate opened I used water color and iridescent paint to brighten up the Fancy pants papers

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Country Charm Garden Gate~~~Funtoolas

Here's is the Garden Gate mini I've created with my Funtoolas kit. This kit seemed perfect with this mini album designed by the very impressive master of mini albums Laura D. The album has an interactive working gate on the front and it sits with in the garden arbor so it can be proudly displayed.

This is the album at it most basic elements minus any fun embellishments. Please, feel free to pop in routinely this month as I show you all the wonderful manipulative pages.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Country Charm Funtoolas Sept.Kit

I wanted to share my haul of goodies from Funtoola. This kit is called "County Charm" and the papers are Fancy Pants "Country Boutique" and this kit is jammed full of excellent, neutral papers.

September will be another busy month around  Funtoolas  as we have the very skilled Patti Hamil as our artist of the month and to see her take on the sketch stop by  here. I finally became her follower recently even though I've been stalking her blog for a long time. Speaking of blogs, you might want to pop by the other Funtoola blogs.

If you enjoy on-line craft sharing and chatting I'd like to invite you to a new discussion group at called Thee Meeting Place. This is where I will be kicking off the bingo game we'll be playing this month. So please come by to select your bingo words and take part in the action. 

I  hope to see you back through out the month as I show what I've created with this country-fried yummy kit. Thanks for coming by!

Also at Funtoolas:

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Schwiet Garden ~~~ August Bloom Review

Every odd day of the month I will present a new gardening tip. The best news is you don't have to be a green thumb to have success with these tips because they are suggested tutorials for flowers to be included in your crafts.

With the start of September I thought I'd take a minute to recap the wonderful flower/butterfly tutorials I shared with you in August. I also want to announce my winner form the August Bloom and Butterfly challenge and encourage everyone to play along with my Charmed By Bling and the other fun challenges at Funtoolas.  Lisa is doing a another technique tag challenge and Anna is doing a punch challenge.  Also this month I'm hosting a bingo game at Funtoolas: check back tomorrow for that link and words. The game will start on the 15th of the month giving everyone time to select their bingo cards. Tomorrow is reveal day at Funtoolas and I've made a video to highlight the goodies in this months kit. With that said I want to encourage you to come back tomorrow and all month long as I show off the kit .With the start of the school year and the chaos that has caused I will be taking the month off of gardening. My gardening tips and links to tutorials will start again in November.

And now for the garden recap:

Schwiet Garden ~~~ Porcelain Flowers

Schwiet Garden ~~~ Shabby Butterfly

Schwiet Garden ~~~~ Anglaise Pretty

Schwiet Garden ~~~ Whirlygig Flower

Schwiet Garden ~~~ Wild Rose

Schwiet Garden ~~~ Twine Butterfly

Schwiet Garden ~~~ Quilled Lilac

Schwiet Garden ~~~ Awesome Butterfly

Schwiet Garden ~~~ Baby Wipe Flower

Schwiet Garden ~~~~ Circle Scrunch

Schwiet Garden ~~~~ Folded Under Flower

Schwiet Garden ~~~~ Quilled Butterfly

Schwiet Garden ~~~~  Elegance Butterfly


And my Aug winner is: #22
Cathy Lane, a very talented scrapper! You can see her blog and more of her work here.

 And here's the stunning winning layout