Saturday, May 29, 2021


I'm trying to get back into coloring, 
so I chose to do a hummingbird that I could make colorful.
It's from the coloring book "Birds" by Georgie Woolridge.
It has a bit of zentangle style about it. 
And it's special because it was a gift from my sister!

And the rest of the photos show close ups. 

Thanks for your visit and have a nice day!

Coloring Book: Birds
Artist Illustrations by: Georgie Woolridge

Products used:

Faber-Castell 60-color Pitt Pastel Pencils

Blending Stumps

Prismacolor Premier 150 Colored Pencil Set

Prismacolor - Colorless Blending Pencil

Prismacolor Sharpener

Sakura Electric Eraser

Grumbacher Final Fixative

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Shadowbox Memorial for a dog named Money

 My very dear friend, Kay, asked if I could put something together as a memorial for her precious dog, Money, who passed away at the age of 19 in 2019. 

The shadowbox frame she gave me was black,
so I spray painted it in "Coastal Blue",
because Kay's mother's favorite color was blue.
 Kay gave me a stack of photos to choose from.
I decided to make sure that her mother was part of this memorial
because she loved Money so much!

This shadowbox requires stick pins because the backing
is velvety black on top of styrofoam.
The frame is 11x14, which is larger than the usual 12x12 scrapbook papers that I work with, so I used two pages from the same paper collection with blues (for Kay's Mom's favorite color) and pinks (for Kay's favorite color). 

The Dusty Attic chipboard was more than perfect for this memorial!!

 Lastly, a close up of Money's actual paw print. 
I put a spot of glue in the center to adhere it to
a heart that I made in the same paper collection.
I decorated the heart shape with lace trim.
God.....please bless her sweet heart!

for viewing Money's Shadowbox Memorial. 
God bless ALL animals, especially those beloved to humans. 
Without our pets, we would be lonely.....
at least that's MY personal belief!
Have a lovely day and please continue to stay safe.
Lisa : )

Products used:

Maja Design - Denim & Girls collection
"Romantic Blouse"



The Dusty Attic - chipboard

Wild Orchid Crafts - flowers
English Roses

Stampendous Fran-táge Embossing Powder
"Shabby White"

Rust-oleum "Chalk" spray paint

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Wooden Hanging Memorial for a dog named Money

A very dear friend's dog named "Money" passed in 2019 at the age of 19.
Money was an Australian Shepherd
and as sweet as the day is long!

Her owner, my dear friend, Kay, was such a fabulous caretaker for her.
Kay asked for a Memorial for her precious furbaby, 
so she gave me a stack of photos to choose from. 

My wonderful friend, Danny, put together three boards that he white washed 
and even put the hanger on the back!
This serves as the base for the Wall Hanging Memorial of Money.

All frames are size 5x7, so each photo was enlarged to fit.
I opted to leave the frames white and use pops of color
 through embellishments and flowers. 

Starting with the top left corner and going around the memorial in a 
clockwise fashion, here are explanations of each element.

Baby Girl

Kay referred to Money as "Baby Girl". 
I chose to use this nickname with this adorable photo of Money 
when she was very young and small. 

The words "baby girl" are coated in Liquid Pearls color "Flamingo" 
and then "Cotton Candy" Stickles help tone down the color.

The paw prints are paint brushed with Tim Holtz Distress Inks
 "Weathered Wood" and "Fired Brick" (on the hearts only).

A pretty flower arrangement with a flourish underneath 
dress the other side of the frame. 

The mini hearts are paint brushed with TH Distress Ink color "Worn Lipstick" and then topped with several coats of other colors until it looked good to my eyes.
These are the other colors I used.....
TH's "Weathered Wood" and ColorBox "Shabby Pink". 

Products used on Baby Girl

Creative Embellishments chipboard:
Paw Prints

Vintage Flourish 3

Dusty Attic chipboard:

Mini Script ABC

Heart Attack Panel small #2

Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers:

White with Dusty Pink Center
Wild Roses 30mm

Coral Red
Open Roses 10mm

49 and Market Flowers:
Wildflowers - "Scarlet"


Ranger Liquid Pearls

            Ranger Stickles
            "Cotton Candy"

Just to the right of "Baby Girl" are some embellishments that I hot-glued directly onto the wood board.  These separate the top two framed photos.

Two Paw Prints are paint brushed in gray with red hearts.
The gorgeous butterfly is one of my most faves by ReneaBouquets!

Products used for paw prints & butterfly

Creative Embellishments chipboard:

ReneaBouquets Butterfly:
"Cherry Blossom"

ColorBox Ink "Pewter"


The next framed photo of Money just made me think "PRECIOUS"! 
AWWW!  Bless her sweet heart!
For this one, I chose to decorate it with magenta & blues.

The paw print heart, the word precious & the heart in the center of the paw print
are heat embossed in Blue Fern Studios EP color "Fuchsia".
The arrows & the paw print are inked in deep navy blue "Night Sky".

I chose some really unique and gorgeous butterflies for this frame.
They are by ReneaBouquets and are named "Mosaic Tile". 
A close up shows you how detailed this beauty is!

Products used for precious

Creative Embellishments chipboard:
Paw Prints

Dusty Attic chipboard:
Heart Arrows #2

Want2Scrap chipboard word:

ReneaBouquets butterfly:
Mosaic Tile

Wild Orchid Crafts flowers:

Pink Carnations

Pink Mix Gardenia

Sapphire Blue Lotus 35mm

Navy Blue Open Roses-10mm

Light Blue Open Roses-10mm

Blue Fern Studios EP-"Fuchsia"

Tsukineko ink "Night Sky"

Just under this photo is a heartbeat chipboard. 
It's heat embossed in red, of course. 
I glued it to the board.

Products used for the heartbeat

Creative Embellishments chipboard:
Heartbeat Border

Tim Holtz Distress EP:

Now for Money's collars. 
The pink, large one was worn for many years 
and the very small red one, when she was young.
Kay kept every single rabies tag!
The easiest way to hang these are by a cup hook. 
In the center I hot-glued a red paw print heart to the wood.

Products used for Money's collars & tags

Creative Embellishments chipboard:
Paw Prints

Tim Holtz Distress EP:

Next is such a perfectly beautiful photo to show you.
This one I titled "Sweet". 
Such a gorgeous dog with a personality to match!

Varying colors of pinks, blues & yellows look great with this photo.
ReneaBouquets butterflies match perfectly with Money's colors!

The Heart Swirly & the word "Sweet" are heat embossed with Blue Fern Studios EP color "Pink Peppermint", which is a pretty pink with red specks.  

Pretty coordinating flowers, 
especially the pink Prima ones just make this frame so feminine!

Products used for Sweet

Dusty Attic chipboards:
Heart Swirly

Laurel Sprigs

ReneaBouquets butterflies:
Tiny Treasures
"Frosty Kisses"

Prima Bundle Flowers
in Pink

Wild Orchid Crafts
Green Rose Leaves 25mm

Wild Orchid Crafts
Pastel Wild Roses 30mm

Wild Orchid Crafts
Yellow Open Roses 20mm

Wild Orchid Crafts
Yellow Hip Rosebuds

Embossing Powders:
Blue Fern Studios
"Pink Peppermint"

Blue Fern Studios
"Grassy Knoll"

Tim Holtz Distressed
"Fired Brick"

Now moving to the left is a cut bone shaped shaker. 
I filled it with a mix of blues, blush pinks & yellows.

Products used for the bone shaker

Creative Embellishments chipboard: 
Bone Shaker

Embossing Powder:
Stampendous Fran-áge "Shabby White"

 28 Lilac Lane Premium Sequin Mixes:



Next is Money's play ball. 
After thinking and then searching...
I came up with a way to include Money's beloved ball on this memorial!
I had a white organza gift bag that was a perfect fit to hold the ball!
To dress it up a bit, I sprayed it with Lindy's Gang 
Starburst  spray "Cotton Candy Pink".
Then I adhered hot pink glitter shapes to make it really pop!
(note: this ball glows in the dark...awwwww)

The last framed photo, but by no means the least important,
 is a wonderful photo of Money.
Such a gorgeous girl!

I wanted Money's name to glisten....

ReneaBouquet's moths are beyond stunning!  
I love these because of the pink glitter glass on them!
They look fabulous with Money's colors!
Also, the white rose is paint-brushed with 
Lindy's Starburst (retired color) Gregarious Gray.

A beautiful centering of flowers for this precious girl!

Products used for MONEY

Kaisercraft Alpha chipboard: 
Alpha #1

Recollections (Michael's) Embossing Powder:
Silver Tinsel

Dusty Attic chipboard: 
Swirling Vines #3

ReneaBouquets Moth:

Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers:
Pink/White Wild Roses 40mm

Rose Leaves 40mm

Pink Curly Wild Rose 35mm

Tea Rose 25mm (2-tone yellow)

Pink/Ivory Rosebuds 6mm

And last, another shaker. 
This one is the DOG shaker. 

Products used for the DOG shaker

Creative Embellishments chipboard: 

Embossing Powder:
Stampendous Fran-áge "Shabby Pink"

28 Lilac Lane Premium Sequin Mixes:


for taking time to look at the details of this memorial 
which is well deserved by Money
and also her wonderful owner, Kay,
my very very dear friend. 

Be kind to all animals.  
We need them.........and they need us.
Lisa : )