WINNER…………..WINNER….

A winner was chosen randomly for the Skrapnchat spring blog hop! What a fun time! Hope you all enjoyed the projects……I know I did!

Without further ado……………the winner of my RAK is:  MCBUFF(JANET)!!!!

Contact me and I will get the custom prize put together!!!!

 

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MUFFIN

Spring is finally here……………well, it is making an attempt to show her face! Speaking of spring, we’re having a Spring Blog Hop over at Skrapnchat blog. Seven really talented ladies have got together to put this hop on……………..take the time to hop through all the blogs and see the incredible work and leave comments for RAK’s.

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What does spring mean to me? Well, the snow has vanished and the temperatures have warmed! This year spring has been a welcomed sight as it seems like winter has carried on way to long!!!! When I start seeing the hyacinths and daffodils popping through the unfrozen ground,  welcoming new life from our sheep and goats and boiling the maple sap down to sweet syrup………….I know spring is here.

The theme for this blog hop………………SPRING! Well, that is easy……….right? I had the photo……taken five days ago. Now, I needed flowers to go with it. I had just finished a LO with real silk flowers on it and loved the out come so I wanted to use them on this LO but needed to buy some. Done!

Muffin is one of our newly born babies. She will be staying within the flock as she is a grand daughter to our Marshmallow, now passed away. Muffin has her grand mother’s face and ear set. She has some of the darker coloring on her legs and around her face. I love the way she carries herself! BTW, we raise Icelandic sheep.

I found terrific inspiration from a dear distant friend. Her LO titled Lola caught my attention the first time I saw it. So I tried to lift it…………..Erin Blegen’s LO:

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I am happy with the way my LO turned out…………….remember Erin’s LO is a 12×12 and i scrap 81/2×11. Sure wish I had more room to work with but……………………..I made due! I inked and misted the whole page with blue, green and yellow. I added some chicken wire with modeling paste and inked….painted to enhance it. My flowers are colors I love…………I made the burgundy pansy using a flower from a bush and tearing it apart. I put it back together and added the handmade peachy color flower to the middle. Since I used green on the back ground, I used the beige flourish instead of leaves. I also added burlap to give it that country feel. The markings on the top left were done by our dog last evening……………….when we are not home she sometimes tears paper. Well, my LO was near the edge of my desk so she helped herself!!! Bummer! My LO:

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Now, I love to give RAKs………………..no exception here. Please leave a comment here telling me what you love about spring and I will draw a random name on Monday………..I will customize the RAK for you!!!

Here is the list of talented ladies so you can hop to their blogs and checkout their wonderful work!!!!!

1. Karen  http://sitscrapandrelax.wordpress.com
2. Emily   http://scrappingsomememories.blogspot.ca/
3. Dana   http://scrappingtherapy.blogspot.ca/
4. Heather   http://www.heatherscraftyheart.blogspot.com/
5. Stacy   http://creatingbeautyfromashes.blogspot.ca/
6. April   http://livewelllaughoftenscrapmuch.blogspot.com/
7. Robyn   http://cozienookhomestead.wordpress.com/

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LOVE

I have decided to make a album for our son, Tim and his Fiance’, Kayla……………it will include everything from the engagement to the wedding. Most of the photos have been taken with a cell phone or taken off of FB.  Another page for the album……………..the photo was taken from FB.

My inspiration came from a variety of places………………I fell in love with this sketch from Scrapbook challenges.

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After visiting the blogs: Scrapbookers Paradise and S.W.A.T. Scrapwarriers, I decided to utliize their challenges. Scrapbookers Paradise’s challenge – Playing in Paradise is to use a sepia or black&white photo and a POP of color. I also love mixed media……..so I checked out SWAT blog.  Drill #27 challenge wanted me to use mixed media and then state what I used. I used distressing inks(four colors), pearl modeling paste, goosebump spray, paint and mists.

LOVE

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SALUT

“SALUT” french for HI seemed fitting for this LO.

I started with this terrific sketch by Shirley over at mascarinashirley’s blog. While I love the sketch………I really had a hard time with it!  I could only use two photos instead of three………………..I do not like to make small photos my main focus, plus having a series of photos that went together was pretty hard to find!  I also did not like the arrow pointing down the page not towards the photos……so I made  change. The sketch:

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Now, I also used this photo from Scrapstuffz blog……….another hard inspiration!

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After pondering this inspirational piece all month………….I decided to use the colors. I extracted certain colors from the package of colored pencils. I used the black, green, pink, blue and brown but in different shades. I also took the heart as a shape and decided to use a star shape in it’s place.

The photos for this LO was taken two weeks ago……..when Tim brought his fiance’ and her sister to see the baby goats. The calf took to Clara………..loved smelling her hat and face. They were waiting for a rough tongue to come out but………………Clara loves animals!

I created the stars from empty soda cans, my Sizzix and a star die, matte medium and rusting powder. Check back the first weekend in May to see my tutorial on creating the rusted look.

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SALUT

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I want to thank you all for taking the time to stop by my blog and taking a peek at my work!

 

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fluffy

A mixed media LO that pays tribute to the late Fluffy. She was a terrific layer, of eggs…….and always loved to be petted. She would run up to you and squat down for attention. Daniel sure misses her!

I found inspiration from a couple of places, for this LO. First the sketch……from Sketchabilities. I fell in love with this sketch #110 by Karan Gerber:

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I absolutely love all the opportunity to add mixed media! Yea, its messy but…………….however, I adapted the running paint to a Glossy Accent drizzle because I just could not put paint on my LO and then let it run…………..no way!!!!  The challenge over at Child’s PLay blog is to use pipe cleaners…………well, how do I use them here? I wanted to make her name from pipe cleaners but I could not get it to look right and I needed to have the tag free as it contanins the journaling…….so I decided to make a small tuft of pipe cleaner straw(bottom left corner of photo).  I had fun playing with all the different medias……….this LO contains!

“fluffy”

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Love This Life

Boys Rule challenge blog provided this fabulous sketch to use:

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I did need to alter it slightly to get a similar effect as I scrap 81/2×11 size pages.

The photo………take while Daniel was taking down time…….yea, we were working with the sheep and goats. He decided to take a nap in the grain feeder but Miss M ans Cleo had other ideas. They would not leave him alone…..even pawed at him to get him to pay attention to them!!!

Love This Life

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PURE ANIMAL (heart) love

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Isn’t this look yummy??? My oh my…………yes it does! These cupcakes……from the gals over at Scrapstuffz.blog provided part of the  inspiration for my LO.  I decided to use the Valentine colors…………….pink, red and white!  Now, I also used the inspiration provided by Childs Play Challenge blog……….Charlie Brown’s Valentine movie.

Image I absolutely love Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang!!! It does not matter the show, but, since it is Valentines Day………well, gotta show some LOVE!

Soooooooo……………my LO naturally had to do with love and use the colors of Valentines……….of course!!! But, I wanted to use a sketch sooo I visited Shirley over at her blog: mascarinshirley.blogspot to see what she had in store. What a fabulous sketch but I was not sure how to use it.

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Well, I combined all three of these challenges to come up with this LO!!!  I used a  couple of selfies, hearts, pink, red, white and of course LOVE to embrace my LO.

PURE ANIMAL (heart) love

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ENJOY the JOURNEY

This sketch, from Shirley over at mascarinashirley’s blog, gave me fits.  Those three photo, at the bottom,  were a pain! I simply can not make my photos that small and make them visible……………esp. with a 81/2×11 size page. So……………..what do I do?

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Make them into pockets!!! A challenge brought forth by Janet, at skrapnchat forum,  utilized a LO designed by me using a denim pocket. Her challenge was to construct a LO using a pocket. I wanted to play along so I decided to make the three photo areas into small pockets. It worked!

These boots belonged to Dennis’ uncle……….he wore them everyday till he left the farm. They are still in the place he left them. That was ten years ago. I thought there was a lot of meaning  in these boots. I also printed the photo on mat paper………………kinda gives a old world feeling. The journalling is on the back and is very personal.

Enjoy the Journey

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FARM – OPOLY

When Monopoly came up as inspiration at Child’s Play challenges, I was not sure how to approach it!! I grew up playing monopoly but have no photos of that. We do not play it in our family but we do play Farm-opoly. A game similiar to Monopoly. The only difference is the game has to do with farming. Ok………………..I had my inspiration! Now, to find a photo to use and a plan. The first part of January, we were invited to my Dennis’ cousin house for dinner. Yummy Lasagna…………..great food! They were showing us Senior photos of her son………..wow, fantastic photos!!! They were taken at Dennis’ uncles farm……………….a farm that stands empty since uncle Fred’s death. This photo of the barn caught my eye………….fall colors and a falling down barn………..I remember it full of cows……smell and all!!!! This was the photo I am using!!!! I printed the photo on mat paper to make it look like it came out of a newspaper. BTW, I have never used mat photo paper………fun look!

I decided to make the LO look like a Monopoly(Farm-opoly) board……………….I ran from there!!!

Farm-opoly

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TAKE MY HAND

A LO I created to give to our neighbor. That is her and her grandson leaving our place. They love to come down to the farm and visit with the animals. My original inspiration came from this sketch from Lanette Erickson…………but of course, I had to tweek it to suit my desires!!!

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Now…………………I needed to construct a LO using glitter over at Child’s Play challenges…………..my oh my……………….I am not a glittery kinda girl and this framed piece of art is to hang in a log cabin. So I decided to enhance certain spots throughout the LO with Stickles. I glittered all the flowers and the tips of the black bows. Oh yea, I added  some black bling.

Take My Hand

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Now……..here is the LO framed in a home made barn board built by Dennis:

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