Monday, January 30, 2017

Standing Valentine Card

I don't do a lot of fancy fold cards.  This idea just came to me one evening.  What if I put punched pieces in between layers of acetate and created a window.  Then I decided it would be cool if I could make the window stand up on its own.  After a few different tries, I created this card which I'll give to my hubby for Valentine's Day.

This is no a shaker card, the hearts just hang there between the clear acetate.  I used old transparency film.

I think the concept would work really well for small punched snowflakes.  I might do some of these for Christmas next year.  We've had one snow.  I can't say we won't have more bad weather but the days are getting longer, the grass is greening up so most people are at least looking toward spring.

Here's the video for the card.

Thanks for watching!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Fancy Pants box

I'm finding warehouse boxes a lot of fun to purchase.  The anticipation of getting them is more fun that a regular scrapbook order.  This surprises me as I'm not a person for surprises.  I like to know what is coming and I seldom do in any other aspect of my life.

But for some reason I'm enjoying these boxes.  I like getting so much stuff for a good price.  I like getting some things I might normally not purchase. This is my 4th in a year.  Fancy Pants offered a box last week and I got in on it very near the end I think. The box arrived promptly.  I love all my paper and some of the embellishments.  Actually I liked almost all the embellishments but I know I just won't use the holiday ones so I'm selling those on my etsy shop at: LovelyLayersArt.

Here's a video of what I got:

Have you tried ordering a warehouse box?

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, January 23, 2017

12 part grid page

For all of these small photos, I have a 12 part grid page.  You could rotate this sketch and have 3 columns and 4 rows.  The sketch will be included in the 2016 Sketchbook available in a few weeks.

We love to dine out on Hilton Head island. There are so many independent restaurants. We have favorites and try out a couple of new places each trip.  We don't dine out much at home so this is a special treat.

The journaling is near the bottom of the page in a little foldover tied with twine.  Here's the process video:

And the sketch:

Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, January 16, 2017

58th Anniversary

Imagine sharing your life with someone for 58 years!  We celebrated my parents anniversary with them a few months ago.  I had a Biltmore House pass for a year and one of the benefits was to take people to one of their restaurants on Sunday without the other guests having to have a pass onto the estate.  It was a nice treat since my dad in particular likes buffets.  We also went to one of our favorite galleries in the Asheville area.

Here's the video for the two pager that includes creating a border from a background on the Silhouette:

And here is the sketch:

Thanks for watching!

Monday, January 9, 2017

My Little Ford Pinto

I learned to drive on a 1977 Ford LTD which was a big boat of a car that really only Mother could drive.  She drove it to town on Friday's to get her hair done and to get groceries.  We drove it to church on Sunday. When you drive a car that infrequently, it doesn't tend to run well.  Mother was the only one who could manage it which irritated my father no end and frustrated me greatly as I was learning to drive.

Fortunately, just a few weeks before I got my license, my parents bought a small car for me to drive during high school and college.  It wasn't the cutest or coolest thing on the road but it meant freedom and opportunity to me.

I unearthed these photos during my Mother's recent kitchen remodel.  It has been a hectic year end and new year to say the least.  Videos may be a bit sparse this month as we are still getting my father on his feet after a long hospital stay.  You never want to be in the hospital over Christmas not just because it isn't festive but because you can't get anything done!  The doctors and nurses on the floor were great.  However, non emergent procedures got put off until the rest of the staff came back to work.

I have a couple more sketches to do to actually complete the number I want to have for 2016 so the 2016 sketchbook will be coming along but probably not for a few more weeks.  Stay tuned...

In the meantime, here is a video for you and be sure to check out my classes at



Thanks for watching and Happy New Year!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

First snow of the year!

We got a lot more snow than expected this weekend.  All the local stations projected it to go south of us.  The doom and gloom channel a.k.a. The Weather Channel had it right this time as yesterday they increased their forecast for us to 4 to 7 inches.  I haven't measured on the ground but probably in the 4 inch range and still snowing.

Hope you are warm and dry wherever you are!
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