Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sub Zero Ski Lodge & Snow Park

Hello there! Linsey here today sharing a brand new altered project and I'm super duper excited about this one! A lot of time and patience went into the making of it and I couldn't be happier with the outcome! If you are winter lover of any kind, I think you'll like it as well! So kick back, chill and enjoy a personal tour of my 3D winter wonderland creation, otherwise known as the Sub Zero Ski Lodge & Snow Park!
I had the most fun designing this festive winter escape and it was done using the new Sub Zero collection--a super cool addition to your Simple Stories stash! Mr. Merry Moose is at the front window to greet all guests upon arrival, answer questions and set you up with whatever your outdoor pleasure is for the day!
The 3-story lodge offers lovely rooms with spectacular mountain views and meals in the charming lodge dining room. For more privacy, choose one of the cozy cabins, each with its own fireplace.
Join in a snowman building contest or take an old fashioned sleigh ride through a winter wonderland!
Rent a pair of skates and go ice skating on Boone's frozen pond or feel the exhilaration of downhill tubing and sledding from the top of Wolf Peak. From the Bunny Hill to Grizzly Drop, the choice is yours! Whether it be skiing, snowboarding or one of the many other outdoor activities, this place is snow much fun for the whole family! All runs are open!
Afterward, be sure to warm up with a cup of hot cocoa at Frosty's Snowflake Café and sit around the bonfire toasting your toes and recapping on the days activities and fun.
And that's all for me! Thanks so much for visiting and touring my winter lodge! I hope you've been inspired and are ready to create some winter magic of your own with the Sub Zero collection! Happy crafting! 

Products Used:
All Sub Zero collection
9421- Combo Sticker
9422- 100% Chance of Snow
9423- Adjust Your Altitude
9425- Below Zero
9434- 6x12 Chipboard
9435- Bits & Pieces
9436- 4x6 Stickers

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Really Reasonable Ribbon January Blog Hop

Hi friends and happy Saturday to you! Today is the 13th of the month and that means it's time for our January RRR Blog Hop! If you're already hopping, you should be arriving here from CHERRY'S blog! If not, why not head over the RRR blog for details on how to hop and win!
The January Ribbon Club Assortment-Valentine Mix is up for grabs to 1 lucky random blog hopper and this is definitely one you'll want to add to your ribbon collection! It's perfect for upcoming Valentine's Day, of course, but also for other fun occasions like anniversary, child's birthday, friendship, wedding and for all the pink lovers in your life!  I love it and I know you will to! 
I made mixed media canvas art to inspire you with, an idea I've been wanting to do for a while now. This month's ribbon assortment was just right for it, too! I really like the texture the ribbon and lace trims bring to the piece. 
The process of making this canvas was really fun. For the background, I started by tearing some pretty pattern papers and arranging them, then adhering it all down with a generous layer of Mod Podge. Next, I add a layer of white wash gesso, some pink an teal spray inks and black splatters. Finally, I added a few black rub-on words and miniature butterflies. 
For the big heart, I first drew a template, then retraced it onto a piece of sturdy white cardstock and cut it out. Next, I cut a variety of ribbons and trims from the January Ribbon Assortment (I used all except the 2 grosgrains with hearts on them) and a bit of washi tape to break it up. Then I arranged them horizontally atop the heart base and adhered them down first with heat-n-bond, then added a light layer of Mod Podge to really secure it down and protect the ribbons integrity. Of course, a heavier layer of Mod Podge was put on the backside of the heart, then laid in place and allowed to set and dry. Lastly, I added a piece of black hemp cord around the entire heart to make it pop, as well as a couple smaller die cut hearts with the same cord and tied on tiny bows to make the hearts appear to be "hanging". I also added the "be mine" chipboard sentiment and a couple other smaller chipboard pieces for balance. 
And that's all for me! I hope you've been inspired by my project today! Your next stop on the hop is SHEILA'S blog! Thank you so much for visiting and hopping! Good luck on winning this gorgeous ribbon assortment and happy crafting! 

Monday, January 8, 2018

Cold Hands, Warm Hearts Treat Bags

Hello and happy Monday! Today is my day over at the RRR blog and I'm sharing a cute idea that will help warm you up during this cold season--winter treat holders! These are just for fun and I think they turned out really cute! Think of making a normal cold winter day more festive by whipping up a few treat holders and filling them with a favorite treat or afterschool snack for the kids! These are also great for winter-themed birthday parties at home or at school! Also, these would make for a nice little gift to give to teachers just to let them know they're appreciated through the year, not only at the beginning and end of the year hehe! In short, winter treat bags make for a bright spot in what can be an otherwise dreary winter season! Take a peek!
They were super easy to put together. I just took some of my favorite 3x4 journaling cards from the Sub Zero Simple Stories collection and layered them atop an Anna Griffin fancy die cut, then popped them onto a black mini treat bag. The special part is the ribbon slider band I made to decorate each one. I used the 5/8" Glitz Ribbon Silver, 3/8" Satin with Silver Metallic Edges Apple Green and 3/8" Satin with Metallic Edges Blue Topaz. The 3/8" ribbons were layered atop the 5/8" silver ribbon and then tied into a big festive bow. The ribbon slider come right off the bags so you can keep them as a memento---everyone knows that you don't throw away perfectly gorgeous ribbons and trims--you keep them and stash them away for whatever you may want them for later! ;)
And that's all for me! Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my treat bags! Stay warm and cozy this winter--and happy crafting!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #44-Ring In The New Year

Hello friends and Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season! I'm super excited to begin a fresh, new year and have the best 2018! If you like mixed media art, then now is a great time to join in the very first challenge of the year at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog! Appropriately, the theme this month is MMMC#44-"Ring In The New Year"! We have an inspiring photo for you to draw from, as well as our design teams projects to get your artistic juices flowing!
There is also an awesome prize to be won this month! 1 random winner will be drawn from all the entries so I sure hope you'll join in the fun and add your beautiful creation to our gallery! We love to see your artwork! Here's what I came up with for this months challenge...
Believe it or not, this was originally a plastic bell-shaped cookie sprinkler to put your candy sprinkles in. I never used it for that and when I saw the photo for the challenge, I instantly knew I wanted to use this bell! I first covered it in a thick layer of white gesso, then I went to town with my inks, sprays, glitter and mica flakes to create the shimmering, icy surface your see on my bell. I actually really like how it turned out. Here's a close up of all the texture and shimmery goodness...
I added a White Bead Berry Spray Cluster and 2 WOC Silver Spiral Stamens and tied a piece of 3/8"Blue Topaz Satin with Silver Metallic Edges into a bow around the handle. Finally, I added a happy new year sticker to the front, and done! Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you'll be inspired to create something for our MMMC#44-Ring In The New Year challenge, too! Happy 2018, one and all! 

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Very Merry Planner Spread and Christmas Ribbon Tassel

Hi friends! Today I'm sharing my latest planner spread and ribbon tassel for this festive month of December! With all the hustle and bustle the holidays can bring, I like to keep my trusty planner close by. I'm counting down the days til' Christmas and they are going by fast! I hope you enjoy seeing my planner spread--May all your days be merry and bright!
I like to stuff lots of little die cuts and stickers into the side pockets so that I can easily access them when I want to mark something on the daily/weekly planner pages. I also like to add handmade tags and planner clips for an extra special touch. It's super easy to make planner clips with scraps of ribbon. Just loop a small piece through the top of any paper clip and voila! My favorite clip is this one on the white doily above. I used a piece of Victoria White Crochet Lace. For this month's holiday burlap tags, I added a piece of 1/8" Diagonal Stripe Red Ribbon on the smaller one and a piece each of Silver Glitz Ribbon and Christmas Presents on White Grosgrain Ribbon looped through the top of the large tag for a super festive look!
For my December ribbon tassel, I of course had to make it super festive and full of holiday cheer! Here it is in all its glory and also a list of all the scrumptious ribbons I used to create it...
Funky Christmas Trees On White Grosgrain Ribbon
Christmas Presents On White Grosgrain Ribbon
Glitz Ribbon Silver
1/8" Diagonal Stripe Ribbon Red
White 3/8" Ric Rac
Double-faced Satin Emerald Green
Checkerboard Satin Apple Green
5/8" Satin with Grosgrain Edge Poppy Red
Lyndsay White Crochet Lace
And that's all for me! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I really enjoy sharing my planner spreads and ribbon tassels with you! Wishing everyone a very happy and blessed holiday season! Happy crafting!

Friday, December 15, 2017

December Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #43-"Believe"

Hello friends and happy Friday! It's the 15th already--can you believe it?! I hardly can. Today I'm sharing a mid-month project for the December MMMC #43-"Believe".  If you love mixed media art and haven't yet joined in our challenge, I would love to extend a personal invitation to do so! We enjoy seeing your mixed media art as much as we love sharing ours with you and I hope you will consider making something for this month's challenge. We have an inspirational photo to go along with the theme and it's just perfect for this beautiful month!
We also have an awesome sponsor this month, Boozybear-creator of unique chipboard shapes and stencils to inspire your mixed media projects!
Boozybear sent me some super fun chipboard pieces and a fantasic stencil, which I used on my project. I hope you enjoy it! 
I colored the background with different shades of blue gelatos, then I used the Swirl N Whirl Stencil with gold ink. I painted each Shabby Snowflake chipboard piece with white gesso, then I colored them in shades of gold and platinum silver ink. I sprinkled some gold mica flakes and iridescent mica flakes to the tops of the snowflakes for sparkle, then I added a few sequins here and there, along with a few clear stickers. I feel that this month is one of new beginnings, so I chose Inspiration Words chipboard for my sentiment. I believe with my whole heart that Jesus is the reason for the season, so as my canvas board expresses. Here's a closer peek at the stencil design and chippies! 
And there's more inspiration over for this challenge at the MMMC blog awaiting you! I hope to see your beautiful work in the gallery before December 31st! Thank you so much for visiting me. It means so much to me that you do and I would like to wish you and yours a very blessed Christmas season and a wonderful New Year! Happy crafting! 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Kringle's B&B Altered Alarm Clock

Hello there! Linsey here today sharing my latest altered project, a fun and festive 3D decoration that is sure to ring in the holidays with cheer! I used the absolutely delightful Very Merry Collection to alter my alarm clock, transforming it into a tiny winter scene leading to Kringle's Bed & Breakfast at 25 Kris Kringle Lane....Welcome to the Inn! Enjoy!
This was so much fun to design and I love how it all came together! This collection is so merry and bright, it is almost impossible to not be filled with the holiday joy when using it! There are so many sweet details, I couldn't resist using a little of everything. A happy snowman greets all guests and visitors with visions of holiday cheer along the way. Warm blankets, presents, caroling and hot cocoa all await you at Kringle's B&B--I don't know about you, but I'm ready to make my reservation!
I hope you like my project and feel inspired to create some holiday magic with the Very Merry Collection too! Thank you so very much for stopping by! Have a creative and blessed day! Happy crafting!

Supplies: All Very Merry Collection
9243- Combo Sticker
9256- 6x8 Pad
9257- 6x12 Chipboard
9258- Bits & Pieces
9259- 4x6 Stickers
9260- Clear Stickers

Metal Alarm Clock Shadowbox Frame
Red Spray Paint
Various Adhesives
White Faux Fur
White Mini Pom Pom Trim
Enamel Dots