Posts filed under the 'FunkieJunkie' category


Christmas Tag #1 – Funkie Junkie Style

Hello! Okay, so I’m about six weeks behind on Linda’s Christmas Tag challenge. Nothing like starting halfway through – right? I decided that I needed to get my Christmas hat on and get into gear for the holidays. While I love Thanksgiving, I know that in order to be ready for Christmas I need to get moving! So last night I came home, went for a run with the pup, and then straight to my craft room while my beloved was making dinner. As he called me to dinner, I was just finishing up my first tag for...

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Trick or Treat – Frilly & Funkie Style

Happy almost Halloween to everyone! The days are definitely shorter, the nights are noticeably cooler, and there is snow in the forecast for later this week. Right on track for Halloween….nothing like freezing temperatures and snow for trick or treating. <sigh> I’m so excited to be a guest designer for the Trick or Treat challenge on the Frilly & Funkie blog . Welcome to those of you who are new to my blog and welcome back to those of you who visit! While Halloween and Autumn are one of...

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To Everything There Is A Season - Frilly & Funkie Challenge

Happy Autumn! We suddenly ended summer and drifted quickly into Autumn around here. We've had a bit of a drop in temperatures last weekend, a beautiful-bordering-on-late-summer week, and then this weekend we had another drop in temperatures. It was cool enough that the heater kicked on for a little bit. The past couple of days have seen the trees quickly start their autumn shades and once the clouds clear we might just see a bit of snow on the mountains! I love Autumn - the house gets decorated with...

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A Little Rusty – Frilly & Funkie Challenge

Hello! I hope that everyone has started to ease into autumn. The trees are already starting to turn here and while it is a slow turn of color on a branch here and there, I’m ready for autumn’s cooler nights and crisper days. Autumn is my favorite time of year – the deep, rich colors; the beginning of regular baking going on in the kitchen; and decorating the house. There is always something about the comforting smell of an apple pie in the oven and the first set of cranberries arriving! I am very...

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A Frilly & Funkie Christmas in July

Hello! Happy Christmas in July! Although I seriously felt like the next time I would be in my craft room was sometime in December, I made it! While I’m not yet at full steam, I am starting to get back into the swing of things and finally this weekend I “found” my craft room. To be honest I found the room and only some of my stuff. Over the past several months my craft room has been stacked, piled, bagged, boxed, upended, moved, and sorted. After 20+ years in the same house, we moved to a new neighborhood...

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Put Your Inking Cap On

Hello! Today’s blog post is my guest designer post on the Frilly & Funkie Challenge Blog where the challenge is “ Put Your Inking Caps On! ” The challenge asks us to not use any patterned papers. So, I decided to create a canvas. I have several photos in the blog post with the pictures for most of the process. I used plain tissue wrap, a stamp, and archival ink to create my background for the canvas. I crumpled up the tissue paper to give it some texture and then used matte medium/collage medium...

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April Showers – Yorkshire Style

Happy Spring! While we are desperately in need of moisture, a gentle rain would be preferred! Instead we get these tremendous grey, grumpy clouds that arrive with a ton of water (and sometimes a dash of snow or hail). Springtime in the Rockies – you never know what you’re going to get! Over the past couple of days we’ve bounced from winter to summer to spring to winter to spring. One minute I’m turning over the garden beds and complaining about how hot it is and then the next day it’s windy and the...

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Count Me In! (April’s Book of Months too)

Happy April to everyone! It looks a bit more like January here but tomorrow the sunshine will be back and the snow will melt! While the moisture is good, we definitely had a lot of broken tree branches. It always makes me sad because it takes so long for trees to grow here. <sigh> This week I worked on the latest challenge from the Frilly & Funkie Blog – Count Me In . The challenge is graciously sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique . The challenge is to use numbers as part of the design...

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You Got to Know When to Fold ‘Em (Version 2.0)

Although we have turned the corner to spring, we’ve seem to still be getting little reminders of winter. We’ve had some fairly significant wind, a really quick but nasty snow storm, and another one moving in tomorrow. Despite having cleaned up the gardens in 70 degree weather two weekends ago, I now have to wait for the snow to melt so I can do some damage control on my poor lilac bushes that did not hold up well in the 40+ mile an hour winds and weighed down by the heavy, wet snow. Since I had a...

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Got to know when to fold ‘em

What a beautiful weekend we had here in our neck of the woods -- it was lovely and warm (bordering on hot) which allowed for some spring gardening! It’s a bit too warm for our norm for this time of year but the lawn mower, gardening shears, shovel, and rake were all put to good use this weekend. All of the work in the garden inspired me to create this project for the Frilly & Funkie Challenge – You've Got to Know When to Fold ‘em . The challenge is generously sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique...

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