Friday, April 18, 2014

Can't wait to see you again

My husband goes on business trips once in a while. Every time, I put a card in his suitcase with a photo of us inside. This time, I did it a little differently. I used a DCWV envelope from the Vintage Collector line. I decorated the back of it.


Here's the card that goes inside: 
I used the Chalk Fun stack.


These are the contents of the envelope:

 


Vintage Collector Envelopes (Michaels) and the Chalk Fun stack (Hobby Lobby):

 



Friday, April 11, 2014

Curly fries and shakes



My friend Pauline visited us from France last November. We took her on Route 66 to the filming site of Baghdad Cafe. We took a detour and ate at this cafe which happens to be a little off Route 66. It's full of American memorabilia and lots of souvenirs. I LOVE the 50's. I have the whole "I love Lucy" collection. Love the fashion too. That gave me the idea to decorate this dress form from Basically Bare as a 50's style dress. 


In the journaling I wrote about the milkshakes and curly fries. Pauline tried a milk shake almost everywhere we went. She deemed these the best milkshakes we had the whole trip. The curly fires were a big surprise for her, because she had never seen them before. 

I used the Chalk Fun stack out at Hobby Lobby: 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Art of Traveling

I really wanted to do a mini album with my pictures from the art I've had the pleasure to see throughout my trips. Mostly I travel to specific places to see certain pieces of art (and sometimes, I just bump into cool art by pure luck). I took art history classes and was never able to let go of the desire to see things in person. So here are a few highlights from the album:





 

Hope you have a great rest of the week and some time to get crafty!

I used the DCWV Vintage Lane stack: 



Friday, April 4, 2014

Picture Perfect

It's the first weekend of April, that means a new challenge over at DCWV :) 

Here are the sketches for this month: 


I only got to make a LO this month.
This is my take on the sketch:


I used the Chalk Fun stack from Hobby Lobby. 

I left a space for journaling hidden behind the photo. 
All the embellishments I used on the page are cut out from the stack. The shapes are pretty easy to cut, I did it while watching tv. 



 

That was a fun LO to make! 

Hope you give the sketch a try :)