Thursday, April 28, 2011

Pixie Dust Studio Challenge - "Let's Play"

This weeks challenge at Pixie Dust Studio is "Let's Play"  All you have to do is create a card/project using your fave sport/game as inspiration.
The sketch I used is from the Card Patterns Sketch #112.  I will be the first to admit that this is a super simple, easy card.  My mojo took a little vacation this week (at least one of us is on vacation).  I couldn't get to girly since it's a boy card.  I tried embossing the red cardstock and didn't like it, so I went back to the plain red.
Copic:  E000, 00, 11
T5, 7, 9
R24, 27, 29
B24, 26, 28, 29

Make sure you visit all the Pixies (in my sidebar) and see what sport they are playing this week.
Thanks for stopping by!
Remember to link your creation to the challenge blog no later then 6pm (GMT) Wednesday, May 4th!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Pics

If you are a regular to my blog you have probably noticed that I haven't been blogging as often.  There is a reason for that.  I have been doing some part time assembly work for a scrapbooking company.  It has been taking up ALL my crafting time (Bummer!).  I've been finding it hard to step foot in my craft room since I always have work to finish first.  Now that better weather is here I will also be losing my cabin fever stuck in the house time (double bummer). 

We didn't get our eggs colored until Saturday night.  Hubby got a little excited and boiled 3 dozen.  I have eggs running out of my ears.  I'm not a big egg eater and Pea is allergic, so hubby better start eating. 

Our closest family lives 8 hours away, so it was just the three of us for Easter. 
Bella even found an egg.

We woke up early for Pea to hunt her goodies and then headed to the Minnesota Zoo for Farm Babies.  The Zoo was very busy, I guess a lot of people don't do the whole Easter dinner thing. 
The Easter bunny was brave to hide this one.
My little chicken
Pea got to pet a 3 week old pig.  Life is good.
If they only stayed this little and cute.
Pea's first corn on the cob of the year.  Notice the closed eyes, she really loves corn on the cob.

So what did we have for Easter dinner?  Chinese of course.  We do this at Christmas too.  It just doesn't seem worth it to cook a big meal for 3 of us. 

Hope you had a good Easter too.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Altered Alice: Chapter 3 Challenge Week 4 - Alice Colors of Blue and Yellow

"Mr. Tenniel is the only artist, who has drawn for me, who has resolutely refused to use a model, and declared he no more needed one than I should need a multiplication table to work a mathematical problem! I venture to think that he was mistaken and that for want of a model, he drew several pictures of "Alice" entirely out of proportion - head decidedly too large and feet decidedly too small."
-- From a letter by Lewis Carroll (pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
Although the stories were written for and inspired by the brunette Alice Liddell, when it came time for Tenniel to create the illustrations, Carroll sent him a photo of blonde Mary Hilton-Badcock as his image of what Alice should look like. Early color illustrations of Alice show a girl with long blonde hair, wearing either a blue dress with a white pinafore, or a yellow dress with a blue and white pinafore.
Therefore, our challenge this month is to create something that is predominantly blue and yellow, the colors associated with Alice! Although it is not required that you use Wonderland in your project, those that do feature Wonderland will receive two chances at the drawing instead of one!

Our April sponsor is Aritistic Outpost, makers of fabulous rubber art stamp sets including the Wonderland Collage set that will be featured by our design team. The Artistic Outpost design team will be playing along as well! One lucky winner will receive a $14 gift certificate to the Artistic Outpost store.

So head over to The Altered Alice and see all the beautiful project created by our design team and all our very talented players. 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Free Digi's at Pixie Dust

Head over to the Pixie Dust blog to pick up your FREE Earth Day digi's.

http://pixieduststudio.blogspot.com/2011/04/happy-earth-day-freebie.html

Pixie Dust Studio Challenge - Spring Forward

This weeks challenge at Pixie Dust Studio is "Spring Forward"  All you have to do is create a spring or Easter card/project using pastel-like colors.

Is everyone ready for Easter?  I picked up the rest of my goodies at Target today.  Boy can candy add up quick!  I did get the annual package of Peeps.  I used to love them as a kid, now I think they are disgusting.  They are just so stinkin' cute (I got the purple ones).  I'm planing on trying something new with them this year.  I was told that they make great smores.  We are going camping next month so I'll try it then (I hope they don't go stale).  Has anyone every tried this?  I'd love to hear what you thought.

The sketch I used is from the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #113.  I combined it with the Colour Q #81 Challenge and Flutter By Wednesday Challenge #151.  This sweet little bunny is Peter the Rabbit, you can find him here.

Copic B00, 01, 02
Y21, 23, 32
RV00, 10, 11
Embossing Folder:  Birds & Swirls
Clouds: My Favorite Things
Embosslits Beautiful Wing
Grass Punch:  Martha S.
I hope you play along with us this week!
Thanks for stopping by!
Remember to link your creation to the challenge blog no later then 6pm (GMT) Wednesday, April 27th!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Altered Alice: Chapter 3 Challenge Week 3 - Alice Colors of Blue and Yellow

"Mr. Tenniel is the only artist, who has drawn for me, who has resolutely refused to use a model, and declared he no more needed one than I should need a multiplication table to work a mathematical problem! I venture to think that he was mistaken and that for want of a model, he drew several pictures of "Alice" entirely out of proportion - head decidedly too large and feet decidedly too small."
-- From a letter by Lewis Carroll (pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
Although the stories were written for and inspired by the brunette Alice Liddell, when it came time for Tenniel to create the illustrations, Carroll sent him a photo of blonde Mary Hilton-Badcock as his image of what Alice should look like. Early color illustrations of Alice show a girl with long blonde hair, wearing either a blue dress with a white pinafore, or a yellow dress with a blue and white pinafore.
Therefore, our challenge this month is to create something that is predominantly blue and yellow, the colors associated with Alice! Although it is not required that you use Wonderland in your project, those that do feature Wonderland will receive two chances at the drawing instead of one! Enter by Friday, April 22 at 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -4:00) and the winner will be posted sometime on Sunday, April 24.

Our April sponsor is Aritistic Outpost, makers of fabulous rubber art stamp sets including the Wonderland Collage set that will be featured by our design team. The Artistic Outpost design team will be playing along as well! One lucky winner will receive a $14 gift certificate to the Artistic Outpost store.

So head over to The Altered Alice and see all the beautiful project created by our design team and all our very talented players. 

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Bachman's Spring Ideas House

If you are a regular reader of my blog you may remember seeing pictures of the Bachman's Fall Ideas House (you can see them here).  I missed the Holiday house over the winter, but made it back just in time for the Spring house (tomorrow is the last day).  It's amazing to see what these talented designers come up with every season.  If you are in the Twin Cities area you should get tickets sometime.  It's a steal for only $5.  The Summer Ideas House opens May 26 -June 12.  You can get tickets here.

So hold on to your hats, this is a lot of photos.

Front Porch

Colored glass bottles turned into a handing ceiling fixture.
 Tin bathtub converted into coffee table/planter combo.

  Birdbath turned into side table in corner.


Dining Room

Decorative plates with mirrors used as wall collage.
 Table made from salvaged planks and porch posts.
 Decorative sugar bowls turned into hanging planters using vintage necklaces.

Kitchen

Metal workshop cabinet repuposed as kitchen island.
 Vintage silverware used as chandelier.


 Child's chairs repurposed as dog dishes.  (I Love This!)
 Egg holders turned into decorative wreaths.
 Salvaged wood drawers repurposed as wall shelving.

Living Room


 Salvaged round stained-glass window turned into coffee table.
 Iron fence panels used as a decorative fireplace screen.
 Vintage suitcase transformed into a side table.
 Salvaged fence and trim pieces turned into side tables.
Shutter turned into planter box.

Sunroom

Casket carrier turned into coffee table.  I love this table, but knew exactly what it was when I spotted it.  Kind of gives you the hebegebees.

 Vintage wall sinks repurposed into planters.

Stairwell

Pedestal sink repurposed as a planter.
 Assorted grates used as wall decor and photo holders.


Wood shoes turned into decorative accents.


Girl's Bedroom

Stool turned into nightstand.
 Wall accents created with crisscrossed ribbon.  Paper flowers on wall held with decorative thumbtacks.

 Sap buckets turned decorative wall bins for stuffed animals.

Boy's Bedroom

Globes cut in half to create pendant lights.  Salvaged wood pallets turned into a desk.  Pencils glued together to make a pencil caddy.
 Apple crates used for storage/display.  Pulleys used to hold crates.
 Potato basket light cover.  Barn wood turned into wall shelves and suspension bridge.
 Maps used as wallpaper.

Upper Level Bathroom

Towel holder repurposed as a vase hanger.
 Wood shoe forms used as wall hooks.

Master Bedroom

Vintage dress mounted on canvas as artistic wall decor.
 Headboard created with vintage ceiling tins.  Wire garden planters turned into nightstands.  Washtub stand used as footboard bench.  Vintage suitcase used for throw storage.

Scrapbooking Room

Light fixture made with vintage buttons and repurposed lamp cover.
Belts and decorative clips used as wall organizers. 
 Radiator cover turned into magnetic wall calendar.  Lunch boxes used as storage containers.
 Salvaged door and porch posts turned into worktable.  Fabric strips turned into curtain valance.
 Suitcase turned into organizer and crafting tote.
 Potting bench turned into a storage/work unit. 

 Floral vases turned into organizers and twine dispenser.
  Radiator cover turned into magnetic wall calendar.

 Flower bouquet made of sewing patterns.
 Cork added to window frames to create a bulletin board.  Flowers made from used baseballs.
 Love the pink file drawer.