Monday, December 29, 2014

Guest Design Team with Jamie Dougherty Bloom Girls using Free Spirit

I would like to thank Jamie for the opportunity to work with her awesome Bloom Girls! You can find their blog here. This was such a fun canvas to do. When Jamie sent me the Guest Design Team package… I knew that I wanted to use this Bloom Girl called Free Spirit and touch it with a bit of my Shawnee heritage. So I decided to use a quote from my 4th Great Grandfather Tecumseh in grey vinyl. On this canvas I traced the face on a separate piece of paper and cut it out then aliened the stencil up to the face and used Molding Paste and Gesso. Worked out really good….then I used watercolors on her face and then I used watercolors and Pan Pastels on her hair. If you look close to the face you can see that it looks like and Indian map from Finnabair’s paper collection. I let it set over night and then decorated it with Prima Flowers and embellishments. Hope you like my creation as much as I loved making this!!

Below you will find a list of items used in making this.
Bloom Girls 12X12 Stencil- Free Spirit Item #655350
Prima Marketing –Time Traveler’s Memories Paper Item #813956
Finnabair’s Prima Marketing Paper Item #960728
Prima Marketing Lace-Item # 921422
Prima Marketing Symphony Blend Amoroso Pink Flowers Item #537852
Prima Marketing Say it in Crystals Item # 560621
Prima Marketing Chalk Vintage Pink and Old Rose
Be sure you check out Jamie’s upcoming classes.


Friday, December 5, 2014

Guest Designer at Jamie Dougherty Bloom Girls Creations

I am so excited to be Guest Designer this month for Jamie Dougherty Designs. You can find The Bloom Girl Blog here. Come take a look there is so much amazing talent there. I decided to do my first post as a journal page. I think that through journaling I can express myself and how I am feeling. I love most of all to use all different kinds of mediums and anything that my heart desires. Jamie has some awesome products with Prima to do this!! Also Jamie has an online store where you can take some of her classes at Jamie Dougherty Designs. She is just amazing!!!

Products used: and these products are available at any of these places.

Prima Marketing Wildflowers Pillar Pack White- Item #529567
Prima Marketing Say it in Crystal- Item # 560621
Prima Marketing Trim- Item # 573393
Prima Marketing Bloom Girls Jing Collection Stamp- Item # 980191
Prima Marketing Stencils Mask Set - 6 x 6 - Circular Lattice- Item #564216
Prima Marketing Stencils Mask Set - 6 x 6 - Flourish- Item #564278
Prima Marketing Flowers/ Frost Canson 2- Item #565800
Prima Marketing Bloom Girl Collection Paperclips- Item #573065
Prima Marketing Bloom Girl Collection Brads- Item #980108
Prima Marketing Shabby Chic Treasure’s Fly Away- Item #891480
Prima Marketing Chalks-Teal Damask, Vintage Pink, Rose Bud, Rock Moss and Rusty Keys
Ranger Archival Ink- Jet Black
Prisma Color Pencils
Faber-Castell Gel Stick
Fiber-Castell Pit artist Pen Big Brush Black


Monday, November 17, 2014

November Sketch Challenge at My Creative Sketches

Hi Ramona here sharing with you the November Sketch Challenge at My Creative Sketches. I decided since I love the new collection from Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs I would use it along with some of my favorite Prima Marketing flowers. This Photo was taken by my sister. She is an amazing photographer. I just love this photo so it was just right and the colors matched so well with the papers. I hope you can come and play along this month with My Creative Sketches. There is a great prize you could win if you just play along.


Thursday, October 16, 2014

October Sketch Challenge at My Creative Sketches

Today I bring you my October Sketch Challenge at My Creative Sketches. I so love this sketch this month from Liz Chidester. Living in Ohio we have several Amish places to visit. Here is a layout of the best picture I could have taken. I so love visiting Amish country in Bainbridge, Ohio. I used the Stationary Desk from Prima Marketing to do this layout. I wanted to keep it simple just like the Amish like to live. Hope you enjoy this layout as much as I loved visiting there.

Here is the Sketch that I used from My Creative Sketches

Come play along at My Creative Sketches for a chance to win a prize. Pam always gives away some awesome prizes and you could win one by playing along!! Hope to see you join!!


Saturday, August 16, 2014

You and Me Together Layout for My Creative Sketches Design Team

Today I have done a layout for My Creative Sketches and for a very dear friend of mine. I have known her since they brought her home from the hospital. I knew then that she would be my forever friend. This past 3 weeks has been one of the worst times in her life. After many years searching for her soulmate. She found him. Only to find out 3 weeks ago he has Stage 4 colon cancer and various other cancers. So I thought to myself there is something that I could do for her that she will have forever. I took my 3 favorite photos of her and her husband and showcased the love that they have for each other. Just remember to tell your loved ones how much you care about them....because tomorrow is never promised!! Thanks for letting me share my friends story and they will continue to fight this fight together!!

Here is my layout and I hope you enjoy it as much as I had creating it...

Here is the sketch

Stop on by at My Creative Sketches and play could win an awesome prize pack.

Hugs and Much Love

Monday, July 21, 2014

So excited to announce that I have been asked to be a Guest Designer for The Bloom Girls Design Team

I am so excited to announce that I have been asked to be a Guest Designer for The Bloom Girls Design Team. I so love
Jamie Dougherty's Items for Prima Marketing. Check out some of the stuff on her above page that the Design Team has created....Amazing Talent!!


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Our newest member Cocoa Layout with My Creative Sketches July Challenge

This month for the July My Creative Sketches I decided to do a layout of our newest member to our family....Cocoa!!! I love this sketch!! There are so many different possibilities with it. Go check out and join in the challenge at My Creative Sketches!! Hope you have as much fun as I did creating with this sketch!!

Here is my layout....

Here is the sketch that I used.....

Come join and you could win some awesome prizes!!


Monday, June 16, 2014

Beach Fun with My Creative Sketches June Challenge

This months sketch challenge was so much fun and really pushed me out of my box. I really like the way it turned out. I hope you can join us this month for the new sketch challenge here. I used the New Prima Seashore Paperline. I so love this and it just went perfect with the picture of my great nephew at the beach in August. Is he not just the cutest?? I guess I am biased on that one. LOL Hope you can play along with us at My Creative Sketches this month for one awesome prize!! Hope you like my layout!!

Here is the sketch

Have a great week!!


Sunday, June 8, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities 3, Challenge 3

Hello all....I know this is late and I did not enter it in Linda Ledbetter's challenge but I thought I would go ahead and share with you. I have been running behind and have not done the first two challenges. But, I am going to get caught up this week on all the challenges. You can find it here if you want to play along...there still is time if you have the Compendium of Curiosities 3. Hope you like my tag!! Have a great week!!


Friday, May 16, 2014

My Creative Sketches May Challenge

Here is My Creative Sketches Design Team project for May!! I have been cruising through all the Entries for April Challenge and I must say that they all are just awesome!! This month I decided since it was Mother’s Day and my mom’s Birthday what a wonderful way to celebrate her life and do a Through the years layout. I love seeing my mom when she was little and her being 80 years old this year was a celebration in itself. I am enjoying all the things my mom has taught me and all the laughs that just keep coming. Someday I will think back and laugh at some of the crazy things we have done. If you still have your mother….please be kind to her because you will never get another. I read something that has been etched in my brain is that a child is the only one that truly knows what their mother’s heart beat sounds like. And if you think about it this is the truest statement made. So with as much as I enjoyed making this layout…I will remember her beautiful face when I look at this layout.

Here is my layout

Here is the sketch

Products I used on my layout:
Prima-Stationer's Desk Collection Kits - Prima 12"x12" (item# 311-81415)
Prima-Stationer's Desk Collection Kits - Prima A4 (item #311-81394)
Prima-Stationer's Desk Brads (item #311-57277)
Prima Say it in Crystals SIIC Corner Black Diamond (item #529192)
Prima Decorated Wood Embellishments (item #554613)
Prima Annette Col Belina (item #547271)
Prima Fairy Tale Rose French White (item #538620)
Prima Bretton Vine Script (item #552657)
Prima Worn Leather Vintage Metal - Color Bloom Spray Mist (item #311-57382)
Lindy's Stamp Gang- Rizzo's Rowdy Red

Come join along with My Creative Sketches and you could possibly win a prize while having fun!!

Hugs and Keep on Scrappin!!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Winner of my Prima Giveaway

The winner of my Prima giveaway is Shanna Shands. Congrats Shanna and I sent you a message. Thanks to everyone for the nice comments and the followers that subscribed to my blog and Google Plus. I will be having a giveaway again through Rafflecopter. So check back and enter. Have a great Mother's Day on Sunday and keep on Scrappin!!

Hugs~ Ramona

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Come Hop With Prima Marketing!! Happy National Scrapbook Day!!

Welcome to the NSD Prima Blog Hop! Prima has a fun-packed day planned with the wonderful Ambassadors, the talented Design Team, and our amazing Educators! We hope the projects inspire you to dig out your crafty supplies and have fun along with us.
Prima will be giving prizes away all day long on ALL of their social media outlets, along with a stunning main prize hosted on the Prima blog, so make sure you hop around and then comment on Prima's blog here! Not only do we have TONS of inspiration, but we are offering free classes too! Want to learn new techniques? Join in on the marathon of "Live With Prima" classes filled with gorgeous projects kicking off at 7 am PT! Click here to watch!

Here is my creation for the Blog Hop. I hope you like and below is a list of what I used on it.

List of Prima Products Used
311-81394 Stationer's Desk Collection Kits-Prima
311-57382 Worn Leather Vintage Metal - Color Bloom Spray
311-57380 Gold Foil Vintage Metal - Color Bloom Spray
311-56427 Flourish 6 x 6 Stencil - Prima
311-57277 Stationer's Desk Brads - Prima
890940 Prima - Ingvild Bolme - Distressing Tool
930011 Prima-Vintage Trinkets Collection-Metal Embellishments-Charms
890964 Prima-Ingvild Bolme-Craft Knife
655350564674 Metal Paper Clips - Lifetime
655350551025 Clear Stamps
655350550905 Clear Stamps - Pixie Glen
655350545420 Alencon Collection Lace
655350545499 Alencon Collection Lace
655350554439 Wood Tickets Almanac
Multi Matte Medium
Lindy's Stamp Gang-Rizzo's Rowdy Red

Now on to the Blog Hop List
Starting at Prima Marketing-here

Olga Vasilieva
Adrienne Ford
Magda Bolinska
Kasia Krzyminska
Kasia Tomaszewska
Felicity Wilson
Delaina Burns
Louise Nelson
Brit Sviggum
Jennifer Snyder
Solange Marques
Kelly Foster
Keren Tamir
Sharon Laakkonen
Patricia Fernandez
Elena Olinevich
Alberto Juarez
Frank Garcia
Maiko Miwa
Trina McClune
Janine Koczwara
Misty Olsen
Sarinda Jones
Ramona Downing- "you are here now"
Candace Hagler
Erin Reed
Sam Ho

I will be giving away a prize if you subscribe to me to my blog and leave a comment with your email address and I will choose one random person to win a prize. Open to US only.

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Been a bit Crazy around here.

I know it has been a bit since I have posted. I have been doing some projects for The Lupus Foundation. I have done some stuff to auction off and I thought I would share my creations with you. I have done 2 canvas with the Prima Marketing Julie Nutting Doll Stamps. I love working with these and using quotes. I love all things that lift you up instead of bringing you down. I also have dabbled into some vinyl cups. These little things are the most addictive. They are so fun and tedious to do. And the end results are awesome!! I used quotes from the Silhouette store for most of them. So, here are my creations. Hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them!!

Hugs~ Ramona

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

My Creative Sketches Challenge

Hi everyone it is time for My Creative Sketches Challenge. This months Sketch is so fun to play with. I used the new Bo Bunny Happy Tails this month for my layout. I so love that it has Dachshunds on it!! I just love how with this Happy Tails I could use a picture of my mom and her baby Lucy Lou. This is a match made in heaven. She does love her dachshunds!! Come play along with My Creative Sketches for an awesome prize. Pam really knows how to give awesome some really good stuff. Hope to see your creations!!

Here is my layout

The sketch


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Prima Journaling Page with Julie Nutting's Mindy Stamp

I just thought I would share with you my Prima Journaling page. I put a space under where you can pull out the tag. I wrote a note to my niece Taylor in hopes that maybe someday she will read it. I used The Prima Romantique and the Julie Nutting's Mindy stamp. Boy, was this a fun page to work on my texture technique using molding paste and the Prima Brick Stencil. I threw in some Lindy's Stamp Gang and my all time favorite color of Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Vintage Photo. I also used some Prima flowers that I have had in my stash and the Engraver buttons for the year Taylor was born. Need I say that they are just awesome!!! I will be using these in the new Prima Ambassador demo's and you will love them also when you see them!! I did use a EK Success punch that was given to me by my friend in Angel. I love dainty. Hope you like my creation as much as I had creating it.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2014 March Tag

Hi folks I am back with my March 2014 tag for Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014. This month was a challenge for me. I did not have the stamps that Tim used nor the Spritzer Sprayer. The Spritzer Sprayer is on my list of wants....or can not find. I have had one of these spritzers in the past and just seen it not to long ago when I was cleaning. But, that was before the CHA release in January. My thoughts is if I can not find it then I will buy it. But, for now it is on my hold list. LOL So here is the first and second stamp technique that Tim showed us on his blog. I hope you enjoy them as much as I had fun making them. 3 months down and another 9 months to go!!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

My Creative Sketch Blog

I have been asked to be a Design Team Member for the My Creative Sketches Blog. I am honored to be able to work with some really talented lady's!! For this months Sketch I used Graphic 45 Bohemian Bazaar. I have been waiting to use this paper and So, broke it out. For this layout I used a picture of my nephew and his son at the beach. I just love this picture and will put this in Gabriel's photo album. I sure hope you like my creation as much as I had fun making it!!

Here is the sketch...

And here is my take on the sketch....

Be sure to come play along at My Creative Sketches for a chance to win some awesome prizes!! Don't forget to check out My Creative Scrapbook Monthly page kits also. They are packed full of goodness!!

Have a great day and remember to Scrap those memories!!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Inspired by Dave Matthews Band Journal Pages

I love Dave Matthews Band and have been wanting to do a Journal page using a quote from a song and use a fire dancer. I so love how she turned out and I used the Bohemian Bazaar Paper line!!! It worked great with this background. I had started this background you know when you use stencils and have the negative left....Yes, that is what I used for this. I thought it made it look like fire. I used my Cameo to cut out the fire dancer and the flowers. Hope you like my creation as much as I had fun creating!!!

Have a great weekend!!!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2014- February

This month for my Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2014 February. I decided to do 3. That way if one does not work out another one might. LOL I kinda liked them all so I will share all of them. I am trying my hardest to hang in there and do this each month. So I tried to use everything that Tim used in his tags. These are so much fun!! Each time is a different technique. And no matter how many you make they always turn out different. So, here is my tags for February. Hope you like!!!

Hugs and keep on Scrappin!!

My Blitsy Dream Room Makeover

First off I would like to introduce myself. I was the winner of the Blitsy Dream Craft Room. I won this awesome room along with my friend Angel in Louisiana. Angel called me Christmas morning as I was cooking Christmas dinner and said we won, We Won. Of course I had no idea what we had won until she told me. I was so shocked to have won this amazing prize it took me an hour to start back cooking. LOL I still find it hard to believe that we won this on Christmas Day 2013. This has been an adventure from then on. Getting exactly what Blitsy has on their set was my dream come true. They also gave me 2 short Alex from Ikea and 2 tall Alex’s. Then separating and organizing my stuff began when I knew what I was getting. Then came the furniture delivery on January 25. OMG!! Then the assembly began. What a dream that has really come true!! So, here is my tour of my room.

Here is from the door looking into my area

What you see here is my dress form with all my lace and ribbons. Also the cubes that I stenciled with Prima Marketing Flourish Stencil. I love this stencil and you can see that I used it all the way though to tie in the pattern throughout my creative space.

Here is a closer look. I used Stencil Brushes and Acrylic Black paint.

I also used the same stencil on this after painting them the Robin’s Egg Blue left over paint from the walls.

Here is a look across the room showing the Tall shelving that I received one on this side of the desk and the other one is on the other side.

Straight on view of all the shelving units together at the end of the room.

Here is where I keep my glitter in several salt and pepper shakers also my stamps in an old wire basket these are the stamps I use all the time.

In these suitcases I store my wooden stamps and extra embellishments.

Here is under the island where I store all my big tools, dies and adhesives

Here is the full shelving unit that I also received with all the drawers on the side is the short Alex where I store all my tools. Cutting Mattes, trimmers, punches and mixed media products.

Last but not least is the lamp shade I made using a doily table cloth. I used 2 floral wire wreaths. Then I stitched around to the outside to keep it in place on the top and then tacked it at the bottom. I put some handmade flowers and trim on the top and there is my lampshade. (I got the 400 watt bulbs to use in this at IKEA. They do not get hot.)

I hope you have enjoyed a tour of my Blitsy Dream Craft Room Makeover. I so love my area now and it is more than I could have ever dreamed of having!! Thanks so much Blitsy!!! You Rock!! Thanks for making my Christmas last year one that I will not ever forget!!

Hugs and keep on Crafting!!