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Liebster Award - Thank You Karon!!

Hello my dear sweet blogging friends -
At this moment I am sitting on my bed, Hercules is cuddled up next to me, there is a cool breeze blowing through my window and the house is silent. It feels amazing.  So much has been going on and I have some wonderful news I just have to share.


Wow, amazed, excited, happy, stunned, delighted and overjoyed are only a few of the words which describe how honored I am to be have been awarded the Liebster Award by Karon Hughes.  

Karon - I am overflowing with so many feelings with your kindness and thoughtfulness in giving me this award.  Thank you, thank you and thank you!!
I have always loved to create and write and with technology the way it is now I am able to meet so many amazing women from all over the world that I probably never would have crossed paths with otherwise.  There is so much creativity and talent and amazing women with tender hearts in cyber-world and I am so blessed you have chosen to be a part of my blog family.  I treasure your visi…

A Peek into the Past

Hello again dear ladies 


I came across some photos of projects I made quite a while ago when The Angel Company asked me to make some projects using one their new stamp sets.  I must confess creating these samples was definitely out of my comfort zone. I love the "vintage" look - I just didn't have much experience under my belt when I made these.  Ironically - I fell in love with this stamp set and it's now one of my favorites. Once again I'm so glad I had the opportunity to stretch my creative muscle.  I thought it would be a fun way to share something from my past.
Hugs and smiles
Laine



From This to That....

Hello again dear sweet ladies - hope your week is going great.  


For this project I used a wood box I have had for quite a while.  I used Mod Podge to adhere the paper and another coat as a sealant.
Originally I was going to use this box to hold greeting cards but when I was finished altering it the cardstock made the lid to thick to easily slide back and forth. So I had to move on to Plan B.  I forced the lid on knowing I would never be able to remove it again.  

I ended up chipping off a small piece of the wood from the lid but used the flower to cover it up.  I just wish I had used a different button in the center of the flower. 

Ironically a co-worker of my sister saw it when she was over and I ended up giving it to her because she liked it so much.







Challenge 36 - Teal, Olive and Magenta

Hello dear sweet ladies - thanks so much for stopping by today.  Hope you are doing fantastic!!  This week challenge with Tuesday Alchemy is all about color.

  Three colors to be exact:  Olive, Teal and Magenta.  


You can use one, two or all three of these colors in your entries.  You can also use neutral colors such as white, beige, black and brown.

We have two wonderful sponsors this week:

Di's Digi Designs  - $10.00 gift certificate

Broken Box Designs - Holiday Digi Stamp Toodle Set


For this weeks challenge I decided to make a variety of small journals and play around with these three different color combinations.  Sure hope you will jump in and join us this week and we can't wait to see what you create.  
Have FUN!!!

Our design team has some great creations this week and you can check out their individual blogs listed on the left side of the Tuesday Alchemy Blog.

Hugs and smiles

Laine






Altered Canvas - "Want to Fly"

Hello dear sweet ladies
Happy Monday and hope you had a fabulous weekend!!  The weather was so gorgeous here with a little chill in the air.  It was a nice break from the heat wave. 
A friend of mind wanted an altered canvas for her desk at work. She loves butterflies almost as much as I do. One of her favorite cardstocks is from the Winchester Collection from the Angel Company and I used it to cover the front of both canvas pieces (before attaching them together). I inked the edges of each canvas to tone down the white edge with Versa Magic in "Eggplant."  I cut some cardstock into 3.75" x 3.75"and attached them to the insides of the canvas and then attached the canvas pieces together with the hinges. I cut two 3.5" x 3.5" squares and stamped the images inVersaMagic"Spanish Olive".
I created the bottom border on the canvas with the quote on it by using the edges only of the same set used on the opposite canvas. I used Wonder Tape to attach the rib…