Monday, July 18, 2011

Designer Spotlight with Farmer Denice

OMGoodness...it’s Farmer Denice here and I just have to say I am sooooo excited about being called a “Farmer”!!! If you grew up in the mid-west like I did, you’d know that that isn't always a term of endearment, it sorta/kinda used to be an insult really...yet here I am...Farmer Denice in all my glory, LOL!

As for me, I live in the western suburbs of Chicago with my family which consists of my hubby aka the loveable Papa Bear, and our 4 kiddos ranging in ages from 22 to almost 12. Actually, my youngest will be celebrating his 12th birthday tomorrow on the 19th and he is oh, so excited to be going to middle school in the fall! HB Dario!!

I had to think back as to how long I’ve been paper crafting and I’ve got to say that I’ve been serious about it for the past 13 years...but in all honesty, my love for sb’ing goes back much looooonger than that! In fact, I need to go back to to the mid 70’s (yes, I am that old!!!) when I used to make sb’ing photo albums for my HS friends by putting photos in self-adhesive photo albums *gasp*...who does that anymore?!! I would cut titles and word captions from MAD Magazine and make pages that looked like COLLAGES. I’m laughing just thinking about those albums...they were so much fun to make! We wouldn’t pass notes in school, instead we would draw pictures to go along with the words in songs and if you ever heard the song The Prince’s Panties you would be laughing right along with me! LOL! I’m wondering if Karla kept any of those pages?!!


When thinking if I have a certain “style”, I want to say no...but I do believe my project for today is a true representation of how I like to craft...it’s a COLLAGE of sorts! LOL! I used the fabulous Creeper Piper to make this 6.5 x 8.5 collage for my daughter’s BFF who will be turning 16 soon. Most of the embellies are from a pile of discarded random items that had been sitting on my craft table, just waiting for the perfect project. Like when I was playing around a couple of weeks ago and triple dipped the flower and butterfly in Utee Ultra Thick embossing powder...I set them aside, waiting for a project. The skull border was my first welded project on my Gyspy and when I realized I used a skull with bows for my son's LO, well...again...another embellie for the discarded pile! The black piece under Piper is a remnant from a MS scallop punch. Etc, etc, etc! The only new things I added to this were the little butterflies, as I wanted them to be in the same pattern as the paper.

Lastly, thanks for stopping by today! I want to give a BIG shout-out to all the followers here at TGF for the warm welcome and positive comments over the past couple of weeks...they truly warm my heart!

:Dx
Denice

11 comments:

Jenn Borjeson said...

LOVE this - love the collage look it has. I'm sure it will be a much-appreciated gift! :)

Scrappinaway said...

I love this. You made a super cute card! I love that you used things laying around and not planned for it!!

vanron said...

I believe I remember when you made that skull!?!! Glad you were able to use it on such an adorable card!! Your daughter's bff will LOVE it I am sure!! That Piper chic is very handy to have around it looks like! I LOVE this card!!(HB Dario!!)

Kay aka kdedid said...

Who wouldn't love to get this card? Look at all the details you put into it. Stitching, glittering, embossing. And the girl's attitude - just shines right through it all. Thanks for helping us dream with our scraps!

ScrapbooksbyKarrilee said...

LOVE this!!! SO cute! and who doesn't love the idea of actually USING stuff from our 'scrap' piles and here we are reassured that it's worth it to use those bits and pieces!

Love it - and you...
(and Happy Birthday, Dario!)
~Karrilee~

caligurl57 said...

My daughter used to make collage's with our family photo's and this has the same kind of feel to it! I love, love, LOVE it!!!!! It's nice how things just fall into place when you need them to. Great job as usual! (Happy birthday Dario!!!)

Cherie said...

So cute! I love all the eye-popping color on this card and the collage look that it has. Great Job De, as usual!

Vi said...

Cute card! Love the colors and cute face... you do great work De.

margie c said...

What an amazing card! I love the collage look, it reminds me of quilts :)
It's a pleasure to 'meet'you! I look forward to seeing more of your creations!
hugs, margie

Becca Fabozzi said...

Such a great card Denice, LOVE the collage look.

Michele said...

Love the collage and the fun squares and colors! And I am soooo impressed you used all those scraps! I too remember you making the bow skulls!! hehehe Too funny, glad you found a super cute use for them! :-)