As my chicks grow...

And as I find more time to get creative, I thought I would share some of my creations, as well as my time with others. Hopefully I will make new friendships and create lasting bonds over paper, adhesive, and embellishments. So sit back, relax, and let's share...have a cup of coffee, or tea, or in my case a and let's just have a blast creating, finding new projects to make together, and gathering our supplies for future endeavors!

Thursday, September 22, 2011 training!!! training!!!

Have you ever had those pictures that are just so special you held onto them for "the perfect paper"....or just had a hard time finding a paper you LOVED for a picture? Well, these were some of the ones I couldn't find paper that was "special" enough...until I got my box from The Robin's Nest...OMGosh, FABULOUS!!!!
So, onto my project for the day!
This was perfect for my pics of my (now 17 year old) daughter. These were taken by a friend when she was starting out as a photographer, and were INCREDIBLY special to me! She moved away shortly after these were taken, so they are even MORE special...hey, anyone in the St. Louis, MO area, PLEASE, look up Sara LePage Photography....she is FABULOUS, and GREAT with kids!!!
I started with the Princess Cardstock, so cute! The best part, the back is SOLID PINK! So, no trying to find a "perfect match" of another brand, YAY!!! I mounted my pics onto the back side of the princess cardstock and then mounted them onto the Princess side of the cardstock. I love The Robin's Nest  designer cardstock as it is heavy enough to mount everything on and still stand up, no mounting this onto another sheet of card!
I punched out (and notice there are no rough edges from being punched out!)the  Princess Castle chipboard and mounted it with foam mounting squares. LOVE the bling!
One of my faves about The Robin's Nest glitter cardstock, glittered shapes, and well, glittered anything, is that I don't end up with glitter EVERYWHERE! I love that it stays in place!
My title, Princess In Training came from the Princess Chipboard...there are 4 sets of words on there...others are Fabulous, Captured, and So Sweet. I LOVE these!!!
I added a princess tiara to one of the pictures, got it from the Princess Chipboard sheet as well!
Once again, I have to say, I love how easily these punched out! No rough edges to sand, nothing to trim, no extra work!

And there are a TON more "Princess themed" cardstocks (and a FABULOUS one with Princess written in the corner in glitter!), embellishments, and another of my The Robin's Nest favorites, Dew Drops, now available in a number of sizes and shapes! Be sure to stop back tomorrow and see what else we have in store for you!
Mama Hen

Sunday, September 11, 2011

IDIC DT Challenge #72

Today's challenge is sponsored by Robyn's Fetish ...LOVE their digis!
So, I used Katie Reading. She is soooo cute!
Although I homeschool my kiddos, I know their are lots who returned to school this past week.
I thought it would be awesome to have a card for one of their first days/weeks of school, just to let them know, Hey, you are great...just the way you are!
So, here we go!
So, here is the digi I colored with copics. I trimmed it down to a 3.5x5 size.
Mounted it onto pumpkin Bazzill cs. Attached a 1/2 inch wide ribbon with white stitching onto the pumpkin cs. I threaded orange embroidery floss thru the green button and then used green floss to keep the orange and yellow buttons together. I used glue dots to attach the buttons to the ribbon. I stamped (before mounting the digi and such) So PROUD of You in Green palette ink for the outside, and You're One of a Kind on the inside.
Thank you so much for stopping by...
Would love it if you left me a comment!
Mama Hen

Friday, September 9, 2011

A back to school project...

So, I made a few projects for the back to school set... and this is one of them!
I made this composition book, with some paper from my stash, sorry, I don't remember who it is from (if anyone knows, please post in the comments!). When I cover my composition books, I leave enough on the 3 sides to fold it over. Then, on the inside, I put a piece of coordinating cardstock to cover the edges of the designer paper.
I made this flower from crepe paper. I inked the edges with Brushed Corduroy and lightly brushed ink over the whole flower in Rusty Hinge. I used dewdrops from The Robin's Nest and secured them with Ranger's Glossy Accents. I used some red rhinestones to make the flourish.
I used duct tape (in tan or brown) to cover the spine of the book, it also reenforces it. Before placing the duct tape I took a piece of ribbon, about 12 inches long and put a few beads on the one end. I took another ribbon, about 14 inches long, and attached a few bead to it as well. I set these aside. I then took 2 more ribbons, one 1/8 inch red and one about 3/8" wide. I "dyed" the striped one with the Old Paper ink. I added charms, beads, and more beads and attached all the ribbons to the spine by sandwiching them in between the journal and the duct tape.
I am entering this project in a few challenges this week:

1.Quick Quotes Blog Back to School Challenge
2.T.G.I.F. Linky Party
Leave me a little love if you liked my project! And check back later for more!
Mama Hen

Thursday, September 8, 2011

I am Roses...Got my first order today!!!

Ok, so I have been looking for somewhere to get some paper roses....ever since starting to follow a few FABULOUS blogs where I have seen A LOT of them! So, I went to I Am Roses and found SO MANY AWESOME flowers! I fell in LOVE!!!
So, I thought I would share my excitement! I finally got my order I have to tell ya...they come from they do take a few weeks to get here, but SO WORTH THE WAIT!
Here is the box, as it was, before I opened it!
WOW...what a box! And tied with some AWESOME baker's twine!
yep, you know I had to take a pic! LOL
Once the box was opened, I have to say I was impressed with their packing!

All wrapped in bubble wrap!
AND in a large plastic bag...and then each in it's own small plastic bag...

To show you individually the flowers...I don't know that the flowers show it justice, but I will try..

 They are just gorgeous! I will be making all sorts of projects with these, can't wait to share the projects.
To give you an idea of size:
These are the mini roses.

These are "mixed blue paper roses"

These are from the pink and white pack
These ones are from the mixed Classic Tone pack.

  The curly roses...mixed pack.
And finally...they even sent me a sweet!!!

They are so cute!!!
And the card they enclosed...
So, I have decided I want to share the goodness of all these flowers...and make a blog candy!!! I will make up an assortment from some of my flowers I got and mail them out to one lucky winner! All you need to do is comment on this post and if you are not already, become a follower...would love it if you would spread the word!!!!
Thanks and Happy Scrapping!
Mama Hen

I am SO ready for Christmastime...anyone with me?

The pics for this layout actually came from WalMart and their "free picture with Santa day"...but I REALLY didn't care for the border on the pics.
I was looking thru the AWESOME box The Robin's Nest sent me and found this INCREDIBLE plaid glitter Christmas words paper and fell in LOVE...with my two youngest boys Santa pics I just wanted to use something that wasn't childish, and this was perfect!
I mounted their pics (after taking off the Walmart Christmas border) on Rebellious Red Glitter chipboard and on Glitter Silver Chipboard.

I used a green cs for the rub on ( Christmas Rub-on) and put Santa on there with red metallic dew drops from the   LoveBirds Teardrops and I stamped "Dear Santa" and "Define Good" on the same cs. For the title I made a border above and below the word Ole Saint Nicholas.
I attached black velvet ribbon to the same color green cs and mounted red dew drops from the Flame Dew Drops bottle (have I said lately how much I LOVE these Dew Drops! They are so awesome! So easy to use and add so much to a page, card, or project!)
This is the pic with the Rebellious Red Chipboard. For this one I attached Silver Dew Drops from the Cotton Candy bottle .
Come back later this week and see what I did with the other Santa pic I have, also from Walmart's free photo
Mama Hen