Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you truly love. Jalaluddin Rumi

Hi Everyone! Thanks for stopping by! Please visit my newer current blog www.inkspelled.blogspot.com
for current happenings!!!! Happy Creating:)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I'm a Featured Guest Designer!!!!

Yippee!!!http://www.stamps-paper-scissors.com/ asked ME to share my LO Full of Wonder on their web page!!! I will be featured there and in their Newsletter!!! I can't believe it.... I am so very honored! Who knew??? Not me for sure! LOL!:):) Please go check out their site!!! TFL

Sunday, July 27, 2008

My First ATC!!!

My dear friend Karen, (Scrapoholiker) who lives in Norway, started this Swap on her blog!
She showed her beautiful ATC,(artist trading card) on her blog and offered a swap! I saw hers
and was so inspired!!!Of course I had to play! The only rule is that they have to be 2.5 x 3.5 inches!!!!! Yep, that's teency weency!! What a fun challenge... So this is the ATC I made for Karen. I too would love to make more cards and swap! If you are interested please email me your address at jpyles2@hotmail.com! Thanks for looking!!! I will also post them here with a link to your blog!!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Full of Wonder

Here is my newest LO of my son at 13 months. This was the first time we played in the rain!
He was so excited, and Full of Wonder!!!! I got so many good pics, I'll be scrapping this day again!
I have been wanting to use these Tim Holtz grungeboard hinges, and keyhole for some time now!
This seemed to be the right pic using the "door" to represent the world of wonder waiting for him.
I tried to use as much of my new stash as I could, and had to make myself quit adding too much! I'm always worried about that.....
Anyway the papers are a mix of Fancy Pants, Basic Grey, and mm. The REAL deal Tim Holtz crackle paint, (which I really like)! Prima, crystals, leaves, and flowers. I also used rub-ons for the first time, (I know, where have I been?) Well its one of those things that I have, just haven't
tried! They are too fun, would've been more fun if I could've found my snazzy new Basic Grey
rub-on tool that was like 7 bucks ,augh...... I think I spent 20 min searching for it "just because"
and ended up using the included popsicle stick! :):)(Which by the way worked great!:):)
The brown butterfly is embossed with my coolest new find, CHOCOLATE BLISS scented embossing powder!!! It really does smell like chocolate!!!
Maybe this has been around for awhile, but new to me. Oh, the variegated silk ribbon sew down is from the cutest hand-dyed company called Poplollies & Bellibones! TFL
And I have to add that my friend Scrapoholiker posted a wanna swap request to trade ATC's,(artists trading cards),(who wouldn't want to trade with her??!!:) So of course I happily wanted to play! So it's in the mail to her and I will post it once she receives it!!! If you haven't ever made one, I highly recomend it! The challenge of the size 2.5 x 3.5 is too fun!!!! Such great idea! TFL

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Feeding my Addiction!!

More pics of my scrap goodies! I found a new scrap store about an hour away from my home and my sweet DH was up for a road trip! He patiently took care of our baby boy while I shopped and shopped and shopped!!!!! I found the real crackle paint from Tim Holtz, and the alcohol inks. They also had a large Prima selection..... I found the prima paintables, paper and overlay, some really cool flowers and leaves. The say it with crystals were so pretty it was hard to choose. And the Heidi Swapp flowers and chandelier beads jumped in my bag on the way out! Can't wait to have time to create!!!! TFL

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

New scrap stuff

Okay, I can't help it, this blogging is addictive. Here are my new goodies from Hobby Lobby, not too much, I restrained myself this time.... I was looking for crackle paint, I didn't realize it was regular acrylic paint, with another layer of crackle stuff, then another layer of acrylic paint??? This seems like alot of work, maybe I have the wrong stuff.....????
Anyway, the stamps are the exciting part, I can't wait to try them! TFL

Creativity happened!

Well this is what happens in my studio when the creative juices are flowing! My friend Karen aka http://www.scrapoholiker.com/ started this by posting a pic of her table, and I could soooo relate!

We tend to work in the same orderly fashion!Ha!Ha!LOL!!! Now I have to go and straighten up and reorganize til next time. TFL

Monday, July 7, 2008

Love & Laughter

This is my new favorite picture of my babies. They were having such a good time together just playing and laughing!!! I am so stuck on brown, I love, love, love it!!! Every time I try to start a new layout with other colors I am drawn back to BROWN!!!! Oh well, why fight it? It makes me happy, and doesn't hurt anyone, It's OK... Whew I gave myself permisson... Anyways, this was another fun time in the sewing/scrapping/hobby studio!!! As soon as a got my little man down to sleep I locked myself in.....and didn't come out until 2 a.m.....
I used my revolution die cutter for the letters, except for the grungeboard L that one I painted brown and then sugar glittered with brown and a little blue glitter. I did the same thing on the metal "priceless" embellie. The rhinestone brads were too silver so I painted the edges. I am pleased with how the silk ribbon laced around them came out. I painted the teal paper and even on the photo..,(very scary). The chipboard corner was plain cardboard that I painted and distressed and stamped. I made the silk ribbon rose and painted the bazzill paper flowers. The tiny pearls were fun to place on the stamped swirls, I like that effect! And last but not least the fabric swatch on the side is a favorite piece from my fabric stash . Along with it the velvet brown ribbon and the snazzy diamond buckle left over from when I made belts! TFL!


My daughter after an emotional fencinng tournament! I love her true smile here, and especially what's behind it. I see the determination in her eyes, and her strength. In this layout I cut out the flowers in the vase from printed paper. Painted grungeboard swirls, and hambly transparency. The red rose I made from french wired ribbon that I bought at quilt festival years ago. The green leaves are fabric, I used a blanket stitch and sewed them to an off-white fabric then cut it all out. Since I don't have as much time to quilt, I'm trying to incorporate fabric and sewing into my layouts. Scrapbooking for me is wonderful, I can just jump right in and actually finish a project in a few days, whereas my quilts take months. One day when my little boy takes longer naps and does more independant play there will be more time for quilting..... My fabric keeps calling to me..... Anyway, tfl!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Bound by Love

This layout is a pic of my son 5 days new! He is laying on the quilt I made and also brought with us to the hospital for his birth. My hubby covered up with it on his tiny couch bed during our stay! I hate to say it, but I'm not too happy with this layout, I spent alot of time quilting the flowers, and by the time I put it all together I was so tired. I really rushed it, to me it needs MORE! I made the french wire ribbon flower and leaves, and stitched again around the edge. This is the first time I've used hidden journaling. I used fancy pants clear stamps for the corner detail on the note paper. Again soon I need to rework this one...

My Beautiful Girl

This is my very first layout that I really liked! I was in the zone having an awesome time! My daughter is now 14, so this pic was taken 10 yrs ago at her first communion and I have always wanted to do something with this pic. I was just discovering the whole distressed look. The flowers and stems are actually fabric that I cut out. The large B is grungeboard that I painted and glittered. I made the "girl" and "believe" embellies w/ stamps, cardboard, and glossy accents. The metallic green stitching on the outside edge is done by machine.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

I finally did it!!!

Wahoo!! I created my very first blog, special place etc!!! I still have quite a long way to go to mastering this whole thing, but at least some pics are actually up!