Friday, June 8, 2012

Keychains

Happy Friday!!!

Today has been a day full of putting the finishing touches on about a dozen of my key chains I will be listing on Etsy today.  These are easy and fun to make.  I thought I would share a few of them with you (these are the fronts only).  Thanks for looking.

Hugs,

Laine






Thursday, June 7, 2012

Fun with Altered Journals

Wanted to play with journals today and came up with three ideas and am also going to list them in my Etsy shop.  Making these are kind of addicting for me.  These are the small journal composition books and it doesn't take a long time to create these.  I guess you can say I am a journal junkie.  I have journals every where and just between you and me - some of them are hidden since they are already filled up with memories and thoughts as well as plans for the future.  Truth be told I have a box full of journals from the early 1980's when I did lots and lots of writing.  Now I am just trying to figure out what to do with them.  I can't stand the thought of tossing them out or burning them.  Decisions Decisions!!!

I had a lot of fun making these journals today.  As you can tell I am really enamored by anything and everything that has to do with Paris and the Eiffel Tower.  And of course - adding pink and lots of bling - nothing could be better. The other two were made using an old stamp set from The Angel Company and couldn't resist adding the sunglasses to the hip chick!!!




Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Surf Sea and Sand



This week our challenge at Tuesday Alchemy is  "Surf Sea and Sand."  I have been looking forward to this challenge for quite a while now.  I love the ocean.  It is my favorite place to go when I need to de-stress.  So many happy memories of times spent with my daughters collecting shells, making sandcastles, watching the waves crashing into rocks, the cool breeze against our faces and all the seagulls flying above us.  My grandmother lived by the ocean and she was only a stones throw away from the beauty of it all.  It was heaven on earth.  


My precious girls would sit on the sidewalk in front of grandma's house facing each other, legs slightly apart and feet not quite touching.  Grandma would give them a metal container to roll back and forth to each other.  They giggled and talked and with each roll back and forth they were getting closer and closer to their reward - HOME MADE ICE CREAM. 


So many memories ago and all of it a blessing.  


And so dear friends, I hope you will join in the challenge with us at Tuesday Alchemy.  And I not only want to see your creations I would love to hear about a special memory you have about times spent by the ocean.


My project this week has touched something deep within me and I treasure it all. Maybe it's because its a simple image which pulls me in and allows all these memories to come to the surface.  I hope your project touches something deep and meaningful within you too.


With hugs and smiles,


Laine