Monday, August 13, 2012

First place scrapbook award

In my email this morning, I was told that one of my layouts had received first place at cool!!! Now there were only 3 entries :) but still I was thrilled! I actually won $150 worth of professional photographic printing!! Yay! This is the entry that won, it was in the vacation category. Guess I will enter some more of their contests!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Summer has been pretty slow for me in regards to scrapping. It's a good thing though, as our weather has been awesome and we are having the best summer in years!! I did manage a few things however. The bookmarks below were for "abandoning" I am part of a FB group called Art Abandoned, where artists/crafters leave their creations in public places for people to find. It's just our way of sharing our creations and making the world a little brighter :) It's fun!

Another fun thing to do is to make mixed media canvases. I have only done this twice, and they have been tiny ones, about 5x7, so I am just starting to experiment with these. This one I did as a gift for my cousin who is soon expecting a baby. This one is pretty basic- paper, paint, ink and various embellishments. I will experiment more with different mediums, etc, in the future. I was pretty happy with how it turned out. I have a little stand for it to go on too.

Now I have decided, after much encouragement from my daughter and sister, to open an Etsy shop to sell some of my cards (mostly) and other creations. I will make a bunch of things and then open it up and see what happens. I may also get a table at the local Christmas craft fair when it comes around. Can't hurt to try! I made 3 cards yesterday but have not taken pictures of them yet, but will upload them when I do.

Have a happy Sunday everyone!!