Monday, December 14, 2009

Hello!! I wanted to take a moment and thank you everyone for all of the wonderful comments. It truly means a lot. I try to post comments any time I visit other Blogs. I know how it inspires me to keep going. I can only imagine how it feels to have more followers. I believe it inspires everyone to keep paper crafting alive. Not to mention all of the great designers can post any new methods and great ideas. Which reminds me to give Beth from Spellbinders a shout out for all of her hard work on Spellbinders Blog and getting this little designers art work up in the gallery each month. If Santa had an elf I am sure Beth would be her name ;) Thank you for all your help in advance with my blog.

Here is one of the peaces I have in the gallery right now…

OK, So I have a little Impressabilies obsession with this altered peace. These little plates of metal are so cool. I wish I had one of each. Believe it or not I don’t. I have a list just like everyone else out there.

With Winter CHA and new releases coming out. I am sure that list will get bigger.
Here is my supply list :
Spellbinders Dies

Frames are actually from Michael’s Craft Store. It was a find I paid One dollar folks. It totally inspired me when I saw it. I used my Impressablities on silver craft foil then embellished with Copic Markers.
Have an obsession with those too

Here are some cross promo products that I used :
G28-YR23-FY62-R39-YR14 COPIC

I wish I knew how to do a link because they have some pretty net stuff.
You can use Google which is another obsession.
Few other things I picked up on the fly some else.


I can’t remember Where I picked up the other stamps from. I just really like the sayings




Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Spellbinders is on the hunt

This is a series of cards I made for a picture frame I love the earthy paper from crafty secrets and the craft foil just gives the best accents.Oh and I did use my cat eyes to make the pendants pop I don't want to forget 7 gypsies graff tape Awesome :)
Hello all !! Spellbinders is at it again. They are looking for the ultimate Designers. I had the opportunity to try out for this years team!! And it was the best experience. I got to meet all of my favorite designers with exception of very few. I love all the new products I got to use (it still makes me shiver:) However I will not be trying out this year. Because I am Stacey's little sister. I am not eligible:( But no worries I can work on my blog :) and hang more with my kids. And it gives all you designers a
chance to get your recognition !!! So get your fire burning and try out you will not regret it :)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sailor Dress Layouts

have really been neglecting my blog lately. Very busy trying to catch up on projects and everyday life keeps getting in the way of my blog. I wanted to post my sailor dress lay outs that I made for Spellbinders. Hope you like this :)

Yes yet another photo of my girls. I can be a little cheesy when it comes to getting there pictures taken:) but I am there MOM and it is my right to do so:) There is a lot going on in these layouts. I felt there needed to be a lot going on . I wanted to show case three different posses on one layout.

List Of Supplies
S4- 132 Classic Rectangles
S4-233 Labels Nine
S4-234 Ribbon Trio Two
S4-204 Fleur De Lis Pendants
S3-004 Symbology One
Craft foil from Spellbinders
Paper White & Red from The Paper Company
Base Paper luxury pack DMCM
Rhinestones from taylored expressions
Wavy Stamp of choice mine was form Tim Holts collection

A lot of the thing in these two layouts should be formal er
Head band was an altered project for Spellbinders
Then there is the anchor that I hand drawn because I could not find one in a stamp

For the journal I chose to make up poems. Yes very cheesy I know :)
Here they are
Keeley is my ray of light,
Her spirit just shines so bright,

With the love I have in my hart
I know we will never part,

When I first looked into those eyes of mine,
I knew our souls were intertwined,

You are My Baby,
My Hart, My Soul,
My Light
~Your Mummy~

Bree is my strength
She keeps me together
Her spirit breaths life into everything around her
The tender way she approaches life shines
Like no other precious moments
Her intense interests keep her focused on the task at hand
The will to make everything work for her reminds of me
As she grows though the years I can only hope
That she remains strong for there is nothing wrong
With bring a stable anchor
In this vast blue sea
~ Your mummy ~

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Feeling the chill in OHIO

Life has a way of getting in the way of my blogging :) I thought I would share another project that I did for Summer CHA . The Paper Company has some really great shimmer Paper. The new snow flakes from Spellbinders just topped this layout . Hope you enjoy the eye candy :)
I am not big on the layouts But I do like the fact that I am getting a lot of my albums done .
I tend to dwell on a layout for hours . Did I do enough or not enough that is always going through my brain . The picture says a thousand words by it's self.

Well I have lots of work to do to get caught up so have a great evening everyone :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Luminary Shoe Box

I have exciting news. I have been very busy the last couple of weeks moving my baby into her big girl bed. I now have a craft room:) I am growing
I have to admit it is nice to have my dinning room back. The husband is happier now. Yeah
No more yelling :)

This is not a very good picture. I know but it is the only one I have. I already sent it off. It was at Summer CHA.

To make this I used :
a little shoe box
7gypsies Paper
Clear Vellum
Craft Foil from Spellbinders
ColoeBox Chalks cateyes
Flurdelis Pendant Die
Three battery light inside

I have to get projects for October Done you won't here from me for a little while.
I do not manage my time very well. I am way far behind and trying to get caught up :)
have a great Day and thanks for stopping by:)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Hey There:)

This is another CHA Summer project that I made for Spellbinders Paper Arts .
This is a Photo of my Grandma when she was a little girl around the 1920's .
I saw this bag at Pat Catan's My favorite craft store:)
I had gotten my new Labels and knew just what I was going to do.
I love 7 gypsies things. If I knew how to give you a link it would be right here:)
I am not that advanced with blogging just yet. Any way Altered projects are my all time favorite things to do . They are very time consuming for me though. This took me a week to complete. There is a lot of Decoupage, Colorbox Chalks Feathers, Foil and 7 gypsies paper.
Labels 8&9 , Accents from flurdelis, Impressabilities, Renaissance Harts Pendent,
I really liked the way this turned out :)

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Keeley :)

Well I am slowly getting caught up with my projects. Life just keeps getting in the way!!
Keeley just turned two on the fourth and we are going to the Kiddie Park tomorrow:)
Little kids are amazing I don't Remember what I did with all of my time before them.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I think I am going crazy

I am fast becoming a stamp junky. Never thought I would until I saw Crafty Secrets has the cutest
littler girl witch for Halloween :)

Well as you may know I do some drawing. I am doing this project it is a layout for scrapbook page and it has a nautical theme.

Long story short, After combing the net for a Company that makes nautical themed Stamps that I could color in with my Copic Markers of course .
I found nothing. To be more specific I was in need of an anchor !! Well I did not find one !!

So, Here is what I came up with. Let me know what you think ?

It was done from my own mind no reference. Sometimes I will get an idea and I can't get it out of my mind. I even tried to make one with the Nestabilities (lol) . There good but I found this to work a lot better :) It will be an embellishment for the page :) AND SOMEDAY YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SEE THE PAGE BUT
NOT RIGHT NOW . I know such a tees:)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Follow up

OK I have a couple of minutes by myself with the kiddies to bed and all:)
I wanted to Share a few of the products that I used on the Fireplace Card.
Some of the Dies are discontinued hopefully Stacey will bring some of them back because they are so great. Me in the position I am in there is not much in the case of dies I don't have :) However I am fast becoming addicted to stamps :) And I do have some doubles Dies :) I was thinking maybe blog candy :) I do not know!! or maybe trading:)

I really like the Holly that came from a die called Ornament & Holly S3-075 and the Camp Fire Die S3-073. Now I know Tags 5 S4-081 will never go anywhere it is way to popular.

Here comes the new Dies for the Christmas season(HOHOHO) not ready for that at all.
Labels 8 S5-019 I don't know about you but I can not get enough labels :)
And last but not lest the Stocking from a set called Holiday- Cheer S4-225 this die was so much fun to work with . I can see this in many different projects of mine :) If I ever have the time to post any thing. (LOL)

The paper was from DCMC luxury pack from Pat Catan's my favorite Craft Store!! Micheal's is running a close second :) But staying on track here I used a ton of Copic now I can't remember
witch ones I used and truth be told I do not want to type all of them out SO what . I know I will need to start taking pictures of what I use . So I can post them toos . Gosh there is so much for his Newbie to remember it is crazy . Back on track I used Stickel's to give it a little sparkles and some brads that I got from creative expressions. I used 3d foam squares and EZ-runner from scrapbook adhesive. And I think that is all.

Thank You all so much for letting this newbie share .
As I look and get inspired by all the talented people that have really great blogs
I am sure I am going to get better :) Have a great evening I'm off to bed good night !!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Finally I get to share :)

I finally get to share some of the things I have made for Spellbinders CHA .
First of all I don't consider myself a card maker. Don't get me wrong, I really do enjoy making them and they take me no time. Sometimes I get to looking around and see so many excellent card makers are out there and honestly it can be a little intimidating if you know what I mean. Just check out some of my fellow design team members :) or the blogs I visit way to much. They are truly a great inspiration for me.

This is where my Journey begins I wanted to give you kind of
an inside view of my experience so far.
Spellbinders basically gave me a challenge to create one layout, one card & one Altered piece
with the new release dies they gave to me . This card was completely inspired by the stocking.
It is late and time to put the kids to bed. I will post with all the details on Monday:)

Friday, August 7, 2009

Hellllllooooowww ahhh yes I am still here

I was going for a nautical theme for this Summer's photos. By the way most of my pictures are taken by a pro and they do get quite cheesy. I think little girls should be cheesy it is fun to indulge. That is why God gave me little girls :)

I will post that layout when I am able to. However this was an altered project for the month of May. It was really quite easy to make.

I used Spell binders die S4-072 Flower Creations
Copic Markers BG000, B29, BG01
Crystal brads from Derice carried by Pat Catan's My local Craft Store of choice :) I can spend all day in there. But that is another story I can not get into.
I did find a navy Blue head band at Target of all places.
(I can spend all day in there too)
One more thing a Styrofoam egg I cut in half .(Warning) It did turn out bigger then I had expected. But I had to use it anyway :) It was meant for my 2 year to ware (LOL) But Bree my 4 year old was very happy to model it. I hope I will be back soon with more projects to share soon.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

CHA :)

The Craft And Hobby Association (CHA) This coming week. hehehe
SOOO happy for all the Lucky ducks that get to attend. Last Winter was my first time to experience anything like it. It is truly a craftswoman dream place. Sadly I will not be attending.
But I do have my hopes on going again this Winter :)
I did want to share a new Spellbinder release. There is about four new Dies on this card. I thought it would be fun to see how many I could get on this card. There are snow Flakes, Labels & boarders Oh my !! I am going to have to look up the SKU # my bad. I just want to get this posted real Quick:)
Taylored Expressions was my stamp of choice for this card.
I do not own very many stamps. I would actually love more. But my little girl is starting school and funds are really tight.
Someday I will get a great stamp collection going:)Ribbon is from this fantastic Company called Creative impressions :)
if I knew how to give the links I would . Newbe to the hole blog thing. Honestly I do not know how some of these girls do it all. I have to give them credit .
this is my first Blog too !! I am working on it al it seems :) Any who I have to get back to my four year old or she will be a little upset & have to tell Gramma on me . hehe have a great evening all

Thursday, July 9, 2009


WOW Check theses Blog's as they try to blow your mind :)

7/9 Debbie Olson

7/10 Michelle Wooderson

7/11 Karen Hunsaker

7//12 Kazan Clark

7/13 Linda Duke

7/14 Heidi Blankenship

7/15 Kimberly Crawford

7/16 Julie Overby

7/17 Sherry Cheever

7/18 Debbie Seyer

7/19 Lesa Rapp

7/20 Becca Feeken

7/21 Jennifer Davis

7/22 Keri Lee Sereika

Just tap on the name and today's date and check out what these great designers have

done with spellbinders new collection of dies. Let the fun begin:)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Now that the Spellbinders blog frenzy is over I have some catching up to do. CRAZY at home. I am sure everyone has been to crazy town before. That is where my life is right now. I received my Dies in the mail needless to say I was excited. It is called Kaleidoscope pendent. But all I could see was an Iris, The center which is called the medallion which I turned into a 3D Iris
look how cool these turned out:)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Spellbinders Tomorrow

I just have to tell everyone there is going to be a frenzy for Spellbinder's Tomorrow
and I can't wait .I am such a stockier when it comes to blogs, I just love all that is out there.
I must say Spellbinders has some of the coolest dies out there on the market today.
Not to mention some of the most talented & inspiring designers. Can you hear the kissing butt :) I personally can't wait to see all of there stuff. My head is spinning form all the new things I have seen heheheh.
Being apart of this amazing team has had it's challenges. With me having two babies & a part time job. It can be hard to get my work done. This month has been a challenging one. Having my four projects due and getting ready for CHA in Florida witch means another four projects on top CRAZY
And I asked for this. All in all this is and exciting time for me. I have been getting to do some pretty cool things with art that I would have put off and there are more things I wish I had the time for like posting and sharing what I have been doing . I think once I get use to or get faster at my turn over it will all work itself out. Tomorrow is going to be fun you will have to check it out !!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

This is my altered project for Spellbinders for the month of April. I just love working with Copper or any type of metals for that matter.
It really can make a statement. This is a terrible
photo. It does it no justice. Any who I used a couple of my favorite dies S4-076 Assorted Leaves & S4-011 Harvest Leaves Two. And one roll of craft copper foil . I also purchased a blank wooded frame that was a dollar at Micheal's Craft store. And a round Mirror at my all time favorite Craft Store Pat Catan's . Oh ya I used some hot glue and some tree branches from out side they where just laying around the house. This is what I consider an altered project. taking a plane round mirror and Turing it into something that I would hang in my house. Hope you all like this one. I know that it looks much better in person. Have a great night !!
Christy Farneth-Kerr

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


At one point I had thought I would be an artist for Disney. As a kid in school I was always drawing cartoons. My favorite is Calvin and Hobbies a little Cartoon by Bill Waterson, And I can draw anything from Beauty & the Beast.

Any way I can totally see these as stamps now. I like sharing them. The only people who have seen them is my family.
I hope you like them as much as they did.
I am very busy creating fabulous things for Spellbinders enough reminiscing !! Have a great Day Yah All!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Lady Luck

This is one of my cards that I made for Spellbinders. I am always looking at the dies and trying to come up with different ways that I can use them. The poodle is a great example of that. This card I made a tri-fold card by connecting the inside body together. I though that the paisley die looked a little like well a bug. The dots came from the flower creations die, I never throw any thing away.
when it comes to my paper crafting . I am sesiously thinking about making my own paper with the scraps I am not using . I am sure some of you are already doing that. I am just saving it .

Monday, June 1, 2009

Some thing to share "Finally"

April's art work has been released from Spellbinders. Now I can share what I have been working on. I think I am going to do this spared out so I don't run out of things . I want to share my Scrapbook layout today. Totally 50's inspired by the dresses my Mom found in her travels last Summer. She travels doing demo's for Spellbinders. The poodles on these dresses inspired me to create a poodle using the Classic Scalloped Ovals. Sometimes. Sometimes I see things in my head and they don't come out so good on paper. This just came together for me. It was a lot of fun.
Back to work!! Spellbinders has a lot of new amazing thing in store. I can't wait to share more:) heheh!!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Mushroom Land

Random Thoughts

Sitting here in my computer room. Looking through all of my emails and catching up on blogs.
Thinking there are some really talented people out there. I can't believe how much I have been missing these past couple of years. Blogging is truly amazing. It is as if someone came and ripped off the blinders I have been waring.

I started just as a young kid that liked to draw, Then I got in to pottery for the longest time. I still think about it once in a while. You know what if I had my own Art Studio? What would I have in it ? Maybe this is something I need to explore a little more.

What do I want to be when I grow up ?
I remember my big sister always saying the possibilities are endless, Even when the odds always seem to be against her. It's hard to be original, inspiring & creative. I am sitting here just trying to inspire myself and look within myself and see what I came come up with. This is a drawing that one day maybe a stamp or digital image. Who knows !! It is called mushroom land
I hope you all like it. I seem to doodle a lot in my spare time .

Friday, May 8, 2009


Yes, I am feeling a little over brain fried right now .
I have just completed four projects for Spellbinders that you can not see
on my blog just yet, Once they get released they will make an appearance.
I have figured out that I need to manage my time a little better at home
I thought I was being productive at home (apparently not)
I need to start my projects for next month now, So I am not so behind this time.
so I feel like we guilty that I am not doing many post.

So here is more art work from my drawing stash that I have built up !!
I hope they are not to boring for you all. I do have a Mothers Day Card,
and a congrats card coming soon ( Maybe Tuesday) LOL

I also wanted to give Lesa Rapp and her daughter a shot out
Congrats on your new little pea pod ( I thought the art work appropriate!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Just a little something

I feel like I have not been posting .
I have been busy trying to get back on schedule at home and
with the new design team stuff, Well it is a joggle.
As my friend Kim H. would say WA, WA, WA,
Here is a little drawing that I did for my sis a while ago .
This is just a couple in a series.
I just love Frogs I actually have a tramp stamp of one .
Someday I will get a hole rain forest scene on my back .
Just kidding Family chill out ;)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Spellbinders 2009 Design Team Retreat

Well I am back !! All most normal again.
It is hard being away form my girls & hubby for a week.
I had such a great time meeting & getting to know everyone .
I have never been around such a talented group of women at one time in my life .
I myself have never been apart of a Design Team before.
I feel that we all meshed very well together. Having such different styles it
worked very well . Putting a bunch of women together could
end up being a little catty. Being a hair stylist I seem to run across this a lot.
Spellbinders worked over time to put this trip together .
I would like to thank Stacey, Kim & whoever else for working to get the
Cross Promotional Products . The turn out was quite a site to see.
It is nice to know that there is great support from other Companies .
It really said a lot about Spellbinders . I would also like to Thank
Cathy for all the hard work she did .Going through the product,(fun fun )
Gathering information and teaching the wizard classes.
I even found Toby's marketing speech very interesting .
And there is no words that I can say to Maryanne Walker for
coming and certifying me in Copic Markers personally I am completely
fascinated with theses markers As, I am shore you are to!!
And this is just the beginning of
Cross Promotional Products
I will be listing all of these generous companies.
And link them in my side bar when I figure it out .(lol)
I am very nervous about the work load. I hope I can crank out the good stuff,
and not let anyone down. I know Spellbinders is expecting 100% this year
and with all the innovative projects they have brewing this should be a
great year ahead in this industry .
I have to start cooking. I have four projects due and I want to get them in on time!!
Hopefully I can get published.(hehehe)

Friday, April 10, 2009

Spring break here I come

I have been very busy not posting .
When I get back in town , I will post more Az.
here I come . There is a lot waiting for me there at the retreat .
I will tell all and have pictures!!To show when I get back in town.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Bunny Gift Bags

this is my bunny bags using spellbinders dies ..
8x 10 Bags And copic markers .
I wish I had some clear pictures .
I really need to figure this out .

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Bunny Project

I have a project in the works right now for a friend that involves a bunny gift bag . I am doing four . And they are time consuming . I will be posting them soon . Having two little one makes this a little challenging . I will just keep swimming As Dorie would say !! Post pictures soon !!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I think I need some photography classes .Sorry my
pictures are not the greatest right now . I will figure that out someday when I am not so busy .
This card was inspired by a purse card I saw in the card marker Mag . My friend is having a jewelry
party and wanted me to come up with some kind of discount I could give them (You know because I do Hair) . As a party gift .I did not want to do a boring flyer . This is what I came up with . It was easy.
I used my Wizard (He is so wonderful:} I would Merrie him if I could ) no other machine can emboss quite like him .
Spellbinders Dies S4-072- Flower Creations S4-101 Flower Creations Two
I like to mix them up a lot. S3-150 Ribbon Trio S4-132 Classic Rec. Lg.
S4-133 C.S.R.lg .
The only thing was I had to Hand cut the shape of the purse 30 times . I would Love a die that shape NOW THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING hum mm!!)

Monday, March 9, 2009

sketch challenge #71

Sketch Challenge this weekend was fun !
I want to use this format for an invite.

Here is my supply list : Copic Markers SB110,E09,
Y18, YR65,YR68. I really don't straight coloring alot,
I like to use my air gun .

Spellbinders Dies : S4-130 , S4-133 , S4-157 ,S4081
Ranger Glitter Glue , Weir wrapping ,beading .
I sure hope my pictures are clear .I think I need
another light .

Friday, March 6, 2009

A thought I have to get out

I really don't have much this week .I have been spring cleaning .Trying to
get things done because I will be going to AZ. Before I know it. There has been aa lot of buzz on two peas about CK 's mag . I have been reading a lot about that . Times are tough .It will be interesting to see witch Big Paper
Art Companies make it out of this recession . Maybe the little companies are the way to go . Look at the big malls they are changing there look , go back to the window shop outlets .People don't want to walk through the mall anymore.They want convenience in and out . much like inter net travel.
Coming in this from a fine arts back ground .I think CK 's mag is very good .
It probably could focus on different styles more .For the most part it seems to focus on a little bit here and there . Not getting to involved in one thing . Any way I don't want to see them go out of business over this .To many people are losing there jobs . This is a fairly new break through in the hole art realm .I think Paper Crafting is here to stay . It has always been here
stamping , scrapbooking,card making and altered seem to be all lumped together and frankly they should stick together .They make a stronger appereence when they stand together.
well I am done rantting haaaaa. It is off my chest and that is what this journey is all about .

Monday, March 2, 2009

Inspired Birthday Card

I have to admit this card was completely inspired
by Heidi on Spellbinders Design Team.I saw her
card and knew I had to use my hart dies for this
Birthday card . I used the hart Nesties and ovals .
I also had to use my Copic BV08,FRV1 because "I
& of course some Bling along with my glitter glue.
I hope you like . enjoy the rest of your Monday .


Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sketch #69

Here is sketch Challenge #69
this was for Tues. I never got it done until now .
Little late Oops

I am on Spellbinders 2009-2010 Team

Gosh, I got my call for the Spellbinders Design Team last night . I am so excited .This is going to get my ball rolling . I have so many things I want to do . This is just the beginning . This is my first D.T. try out maybe I will try out for another one too . I know , I will not put the cart before the horse .
I wounder what Spellbinders has in store for us. Congrats to all who made
the Team can't wait to met everyone . They are all very talented ladies !!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

D.T. Layout

I hope they like it !!

Letter Of The Week

Well my D.T. final Layout is finished !! I sure hope it does well .

I have been trying to add thing to my blog lately . I wish this computer stuff came more natural to me. To fill the void here is a little something . First a little story to go with it . Bree is in pre-school and Home work is a letter in the alphabet last week it was the letter "T".Well I draw her a picture of something that starts with that letter .And she gets to use Mommies markers to color it in . She get so excited . This is what we came up with .