Monday, June 20, 2016

"When In Doubt, Travel" Postage Shaped Mini Album

Happy Monday and happy SUMMER! I hope your week is off to a great start! Today I have a quick share--it's a mini album I made last month for a NSD challenge over at Scrapbook.com. I didn't win a prize for this, but that's okay and I still want to share it with you! I just love the MCT Stitched Postage Frame Dies and thought the largest one would work well for a fun travel-themed mini album. Guess what? I was right! This was fun and easy to make and I also had a chance to break into my new Carta Bella Old World Travel paper and sticker collection, yay! Here's my little album...
I started with some cracker and cereal boxes and cut them down to size, then ran them through my Cuttlebug using the biggest postage frame die to make 6 pages and a cover. I did the same thing with my patterned papers, then adhered each paper to the cardboard base and voila! A super easy and cute mini album to decorate to your hearts content! I had a ball decorating the front with a bits of interest like natural twine, Carta Bella stickers, Prima flowers, a metal tassel, crocheted white doily, vintage-inspired paper clip and camera charm....
Charming.
Thanks so much for stopping by on this fine first day of Summer, 2016! Wishing each and every friend reading this a most beautiful, blessed and inspired day!!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Queen Of Hearts Altered Sacred Heart

Hey friends! Today I have a piece to share that I made last week. It was actually my first heart Relics & Artifacts piece and I wasn't sure that I liked how it turned out, but I've decided to share it anyway because I really enjoyed painting and altering it and that's what counts. :) And for anyone who might be an Alice in Wonderland fun, you might appreciate this just for the theme.
Calling the Queen Of Hearts...
Here's a bit closer up of it. Like I said, it's not the best with the painting, but I enjoyed every moment of making this piece. It was so fun and relaxing and inspiring. I love the artistic process the most.
And there you have it! Thanks so much for stopping by today!
xoxo

Monday, June 6, 2016

Big Shot Plus Bundle Giveaway!

Hi friends! I want to share a super huge giveaway that is taking place over at Scrapbook.com right now! 5 winners will win a $500 Big Shot Plus Bundle from Sizzix and Scrapbook.com!!
Pretty awesome, right?! If you want in on this fabulous giveaway, don't delay! Head over to Scrapbook.com now and see all the details on how to enter! Ends June 15th!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

The Keeper Of My Heart

Hey there creative peeps! Hope your weekend is off to great start! Today I'm sharing something new and a bit different--an altered resin heart from the Relics & Artifacts line. If you haven't heard of Sandra Evertson yet, I highly recommend visiting her website and seeing what she's all about. Her designs are awe-inspiring and so very unique--it's not hard transforming them into something beautiful! Prima Marketing has picked up her Relics & Artifacts line and it's fast becoming one of my most favorite collections to create with! This piece was made especially for the current Heart Of Glass Challenge going on over at the Relics & Artifacts Tribe page on Facebook. I'm also adding it to this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #25-Second Anniversary collection. I combined challenges #18, 19, 21 and 23 for the MMMC!
I call this "The Keeper Of My Heart"....
I started with a bare resin heart from Rising Spirit III and covered it with scented embossing powder in Cherries Jubilee--and yes, it smells like cherries now, hehe! Next, I put a bit of Mod Podge around the entire heart edge, then dipped it in Gold Rush crushed glass glitter, then let dry. Next the fun part, decorating the heart! I used Prima products on this whole thing because, hey, Prima and me go together like ketchup and mustard! :D The black wooden filigree-like circle is from Epiphany Wood Icons and inset a string of bling around the inside of the circle, then topped it off with a metal keyhole embellishment from Junkyard Findings-Key Holes. Then I glued 2 strands of bling in a sweeping fashion around the front/side of the heart and added a golden metal key from A Victorian Christmas Chipboard and More. I then added a bit of gold glittered tulle to the side of the heart and black glass micro-beadz around the entire heart as well. To finish, I attached a few rusted jump rings to a glass bubble with love sentiment underneath and a little butterfly charm from Vintage Trinkets to the bottom and another antique-style glass charm to the top. Done! Here's a close-up of the sparkly yumminess.......
Are you inspired to try your hand at creating something with the awesome Relics & Artifacts line yet? I sure hope so! I would LOVE to see what you come up with!!! You can join the Heart Of Glass Challenge on FB until June 21, so there's plenty of time to play! Or how about joining in the MMMC this month?! Or how about both!! :) Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I hope your day is filled with love, joy, and creativity!!! xoxo

Friday, June 3, 2016

June Pocket Planner Page!

OHey friends! Happy Friday and happy June!!! Can you believe it? I totally can't. All I can say is I'm going to savor and cherish every single second of the summer--because Lord knows that it never lasts quite long enough for us, right?! :) And in the spirit of this glorious season, I'm really feeling my June pocket planner page, yay!!! I just love doing these little pocket pages in my planner now. My Heidi Swapp planner comes with 1 at the start of each month and they are so much fun! Of course, there are many other ways to fill these little pockets with memorabilia from the month, but I like to use them to inspire me at the beginning of the month--to sort of get me geared up for that particular month and all the wonderful things that come with it. Here's what I came up with for June....sunshine and sweets! And yes, I'm still getting my pineapple fix on, hehe..and more fun things-take a lookie....
I got a chance to play with my new Carpe Diem Washi Tape and Illustrated Life Cardstock Stickers, prizes won from joining in Scrapbook.com's NSD challenges this year. I was super excited to win a delightful bunch of goodies from Simple Stories Carpe Diem and SNAP lines and I'm having a blast using them in my planner! :) Of course, I couldn't resist adding my yummy sequins, puffy stickers and cute summery themed patterend papers from Echo Park's Walking On Sunshine collection!
And finally, my homemade sequin bow clip along with super cute anchor magnetic page clip and darling gold strawberry clip! I love me some clips, hehe! :D fyi- I don't ever get any type of compensation for linking or promoting a product or company. If/when I do it, it's just cuz I love it and I think you might want to know where to get it too! Just so you know. :)
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope your day is filled with sunshine, sparkle and blessings galore!!! Have a GREAT weekend!!!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

You're The Best

Hi friends and happy Thursday! Today I made a very fast and easy card to throw into the last few hours of The Cat's Pajamas Spring Blog Hop! I absolutely love inking up my TCP stamps--they are always fun and stylish! I also had a chance to play with my brand new Simple Stories paper, Let's Party, and I added some blingy bling to the mix too! This card might represent how I feel about the upcoming holiday weekend, woohoo!!!
And have I mentioned that this is also how I feel about YOU? I do!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! Wishing you all a fabulous, safe and very blessed Memorial Day weekend!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

You Are Beautiful Mixed Media Canvas

Hey friends! I hope all is well with you! Today I made a mixed media art canvas and I got really messy! It was so much fun! I didn't have the mixed media monthly challenge in mind when I made this because I've already entered it this month. But when I realized it fit the them of Butterflies and Blooms, I had to throw it in the mix--so I'm joining the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #24-Butterflies & Blooms yet again, hehe!
Here's a couple close-ups of the pretty details. Even though I'm no pro, I must say that I do like how it turned out. It's not all that hard with Prima flowers, butterflies and wood veneer accents....
There's still plenty of time to join in the challenge!  If mixed media is your thing or if you're simply inspired to give it a try, I hope you'll play along too!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you a most creative and blessed day!!