Thursday, October 27, 2011

Autumn

is beautiful here in New England...
Driving or walking in the neighborhood shows tips of leaves beginning to crisp, burnt oranges and rich red leaves on the edges of large trees ... grass yellowing and warmth in the air...







and then by October.... the trees have all turned and some are beginning to fall.


















Inside my house is no exception. I love taking down my summery seashells and sandy canvasses for richer, deeper colors, throw blankets, harvest baskets and other fun details... Decorating for Fall looks something like this in my house....

and I find myself drinking more and more of this.... YUM!


Do you decorate?  Any other fall traditions? Would love to know if anyone wants to share...

Kim

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Puppy Update

Well, our little furbaby has been with us for over a week now. Not sure why I haven't blogged this sooner but I think I can say... I have been a bit busy ;) This is Dixie.

She is a litter of 7 pups that were surrendered to a high kill shelter in North Carolina. Thanks to amazing Rescues like  Save a Lab and New England Lab Rescue, we have a new family member and her brothers and sisters were all adopted!
They are a lab mix... two of them look a bit chow mix and two were maybe Golden but our Nala was pretty much all lab!
Now that she is home with us, I actually see a bit of terrier in her?  the perky ears and shape of her eyes.. .not to mention her sassy personality that she is developing.
So far, she is precious! Just so sweet, she loves loves to cuddle with us, is on my lap constantly and LOVES being held.
She is extremely curious about everything... always exploring and discovering something. I think if we would let her, she would spend life outside in the backyard. THis may be a bit complicated when winter comes! Ha
The kids are absolutely in love with her... well, we all are! Jon has more photos of her on his phone already than he does of me.. lol

She is pretty good, we are working on crate, housetraining and no biting. She started jumping up but does listen when we say "off".
She is good about sitting, coming when called (usually) lol and I think she knows her name.
She is chewing on everything so I spend most of the time just replacing her "non chewable" item with a chewing one... she does great chewing it afterwards... loves rawhides, bones and her stuffless skin raccoon... we call him "coonie" and he squeaks.. which drives her mad! lol Its hysterical to watch.
We have yet to hear her little voice. She doesnt bark but cocks her head at all the dogs in the neighborhood when they bark. Its very cute.
Only one night, she cried in the crate.. I even went back down to check that she didn't have her paw stuck or something because the rest of the time, she has been tolerating the crate fine.
She is typical lab though and I think once she is older, the crate will not be of use.
This is her with her foster mommy . She was an amazing woman who has saved so many precious doggies. Her big guy Maji is adorable and Dixie (Nala) treasured her like it was his own baby.. so so cute!
She is really teeny. I think she is around 10 weeks but pictures just don't describe just how little she is. Everyone that see's her says she looks like a lab in a Jack Russell body! LOL
We love her and I have taken a zillion pics already. I know who will be the subjects of my next few scrapbook albums! Ha


Peace,
kim
and Dixie :)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

A Day to Remember

Hey everyone. Today, I am sharing a sweet feminine card using tons of vintage touches, lace, and glitter.
I mixed several lines of pattern papers layered and distressed.Notice the pink tinted edges? That is the beautiful Mix'd Media Inx in Chiffon. A shimmery ribbon and textured lace add to the dimensional texture. I fussy cut a vintage image from a ATC tag book and layered it under the trims.
Donna Salazars artistic papers are thick and heavy and the Artistic Journal tag was a perfect frame for the sentiment sticker.


I used my Spellbinders die Fanciful Flight to make the dragonfly...which is also cut from Artistic paper cardstock.  I saturated  glue gloss to the front and sprinkled Fairy Dust Glitter to add shimmer.

Pretty, shabby and ready for sharing!
See you next time!

Kim

Inside My Head

Supplies:
Artistic Journal Cards Donna Salazar Designs, GCD
Pattern papers, Donna Salazar Designs and GCD  Trunk in the Attic and Antiquities
Vintage tag image, C Thru Paper co.
Artistic Journal Card, Donna Salazar Designs, GCD
Baroque Damask Sticker, Heidi Swapp
Lace, Prima
Ribbon, Offray
Mix'd Media Inx, Donna Salazar Designs, Clearsnap
Dragonfly Die, Spellbinders, Donna Salazar Designs, Fanciful Flight

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Flea Market inspired

Hey everyone.. It's Kim here to share a flea market style project. I was inspired by this magazine
and this article in particular....

I absolutely LOVE the texture of this Wood frame . The contrast of the smooth pictures and that subtle green color against the wood is just amazing...


Today I am sharing how I made this wall hanging inspired by this article and its artwork.
I started off by inking a 6x6 inch piece of illustration board with Mix'd Media Inx in Peridot, Truffle and Honey. I applied it both with sponge daubers and directly to the board from the tube.
Next I wrapped a piece of lace and netting around the board.

I took a 7x7 sized Corrugated board. Peeled off the front layer to expose the corrugated piece underneath. I spritzed it with Smooch spritzes in Wood Grain, Candle Glow, Ice Rink and Cashmere. I also used Smooch in Molasses with its brush tip to rub lines randomly across the grooves of the corrugated board giving it a wood likeness.


I set this piece aside to dry. Then I cut a label out of Donna's Artistic paper using my Label One die.
I quickly pressed the blank side onto the corrugated  wet front creating a unique grainy stain onto the label. I added some gems to the illustration board and adhered the label to the center.
I cut two butterflies from my Fanciful Flight dies , spritzed them with Ice Rink Smooch Spritz and added them to the right of the label using foam pop dots to add dimension
I also added some seed beads to the center of the butterfly using Glue Gloss. Its thin applicator tip is perfect for small beads, gems etc! I punched some holes into the corrugated top edge using my Bind It All. I ran a wired wrapped twine through the holes and formed a loop wrap... to create a hanging . I wrapped a silk ribbon around the illustration board and adhered the piece to the corrugated background.

Fit a small photo underneath a 3x4 in.clear Acrylic cover from Zutter adhering lightly at the corners.
I trimmed the word "adore" off of a Bingo card and adhered it with a decorative star sticker.

Now I have my own Flea Market inspired decor to enjoy!



                                       






Supplies:
Artistic Paper, Donna Salazar Designs, GCD
Corrugated Board, Clear Acrylic Cover and Bind It All, Zutter
Mix'd Media Inx, Smooch, Smooch Spritz and Glue Gloss, Donna Salazar Designs, Clearsnap
Gems and Seed Beads, Recollections
Silk Ribbon, 7 Gypsies
Bingo Card, Jenni Bowlin
Star Decorative sticker, Basic Grey
Die Cutting templates, Donna Salazar, Spellbinders
Twine wrapped wire, Florist department, Michaels
Inspiration, Flea Market Style magazine, Fall/Winter 2011 edition


My blog:
Inside My Head


Sunday, October 02, 2011

Happy World Card Making

weekend.... I had a horrific Migraine on Saturday which was officially WCMD so I laid around and took naps off and on.. .Thank goodness Jon was home to help with kids so I could recover... those days , my life is just stagnant when I am in such pain and uncomfortableness.(Not sure that this is a word but, you get my drift ) ;)
Today is a new day... I whipped out 5 Halloween cards and hopping around the various sites checking out everyones creations... so fun.. Here is a recent card I made

October is also Breast Cancer Awareness month. I make several cards in honor of the many women affected by this disease as well as the countless Doctors, surgeons, nurses, therapists, spouses, and children that do everything to get women through it dignified and as seamless as possible. My mother would not have lived as long if it hadn't been for the countless people in her life that supported her and got her through her treatments, day to day encounters and various meetings etc..
Miss you momma.. and will continue to love and support those who dedicate their every month to Breast Cancer research and care... Bless each one of you...

K