***Paint Classes***

***Paint Classes***

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Scrap That! September Challenge

Scrap That's challenge was to do a layout using a song title.  After listening to many of my CD's I picked Perfect Day by Lady Antebellum.  It talks about how we're busy living in a perfect day & living in the moment.  These pictures of a special day we had with some friends.  I apologize for the photos-I haven't figured out the best way to photograph.
I wanted the grass to look 3D-I drew it in with markers and then added cut paper that I highlighted with markers. 

I created the sun by cutting a circle & then trimming it.  I used dimensional dots under it to give it a 3D look.  The orange, red & purple flowers are chipboard that I painted with acrylic paint.  The centers are of course-buttons.

The 3 little flowers are chipboard inked & then embossed with crystal embossing power. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Blog Giveway with Super prize!

I've joined Lisa Amiet's blogsite in order to enter her blog giveway.  You should do the same.  There are alot of goodies!


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Live Life Like you Mean It

Finished a new mini album using Z Fold Technique learned from Laura Denison.   Used 6x9 envelopes and a small money collection envelope attached to make the Z pages.

Features Stampin Up stamps, crystal embossing powder, ribbon.  The front cover has a piece of chipboard coated in metalic colors.

Love the earthtones in the papers.  Has total of 10 tags 2 1/2 x 4, 5 tags 6x6.  5 pages with flaps that holds pictures & the inside & back cover will hold a picture.

Great way to store your photos.  Makes great gifts.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Stampin Up Convention-Loads of FUN!

Took pictures of all the cards they had displayed. OMG!  They were awesome. They had demonstrations showing how to make the accordian medallians, roses out of a piece of ribbon, multiple ways to use your punches-the list goes on & on. Took lots of notes. Brought home 2 completed make & takes & 3-4 to do at home. Even picked up some chipboard that others left behind!  All in all had a fabulous day!
My Stampin Up consultant was so fun to go with and I am thrilled she asked me! Thanks Vicki!

This isn't all of them-only 12 pics out of 30!!  But enjoy seeing other's talents.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Scrapbook Haul today

Have been using up all my scrap paper on my mini albums.  Went to get brown cardstock @ Walmart today. They had some scrapbook stuff on SALE!!  I got 5 pads of solids and one pad of girl baby paper with tags.  Lots of their stickers were 75cents along with some letters in black & white.

Am waiting to receive some paper & a scoreboard that I ordered from Amazon.  I've been checking prices everywhere & found Amazon cheaper than even Ebay. Was very surprised.

Not if I can start selling them to get more money to invest-I'll be really happy. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Mini Album Heaven!

Am working on my 6th mini album. I'm using 6x9 envelopes.  It's a bit more challenging than the other types I've done.  Creasing & folding the envelope-it was hard to keep it from acting warped.  One of the 5 I couldn't subdue.  If anyone has any ideas, please let me know for next time.

Since I only get to work for an hour a day after work, I'm hoping to finish it tomorrow night.  Will some embellishments & bling.  Will post pic hopefully by Friday.

Will be attending the Stampin Up Convention all day Saturday! Can't wait.

Karen C

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Craft Room All Day Affair!

I started this morning working on my new mini album-the Z fold by Laura Denison.  Did alot of embossing, used my chalky ink to make designs on solid paper.

Switched over & started painting on my seascape acrylic painting.

Originial Paintings

Original Paintings by KC Inspired

Travel Pouch Mini

Have finished my 5th mini album.  I LOVE them!  This one held around 30-35 photos. Added flap pages, mini pouch on the front of the main pouch. Used the Travel Paper Kit I purchased on my cruise. The paper was gorgeous! 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Scrap that Song Challenge

New Challenge: used Time of Your Life song.  My girlfriends and I go to the beach every year around October.  We relax, shop, eat, swim, walk, talk, play cards and be girls!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Finished new mini album & painting

I finished the napkin fold mini album & finished the Covered Bridge oil painting.  Love oil painting! Learned several new techniques. One used a palette knife. Adds alot of diminsion.  Added them to my Etsy page. KCInspired

An Ode to women challenge

A young model. I started just tracing her, then I did colored pencils, then I added watercolor to her. I'm not great at people, but this...