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!!


Friday, May 20, 2016

Pretty Pocket Planner Page

Hey friends! Happy Friday! Today I'm sharing a pretty pocket planner page (try saying that 5 times in a row, haha) I made for the month of May. I have the Heidi Swapp gold and white striped planner and I love it. It comes with a clear pocket page at the start of each month and they are so fun to hold little mementos, keepsakes, all sorts of things! I filled each of my little pockets with pretties from Maggie Holmes' new BLOOM collection along with some yummy sequins, washi tape and puffy stickers! I have such fun with my planner, even when I'm just decorating it, hehe! Are you a planner girl too? Have you made the big decision and purchased any of the gorgeous planners they have out there now? Planners are all the rage and it's not hard to see why! I'm loving mine. :)
The Bloom collection from Maggie Holmes is amonst my favorites this year so far. I just love it.
Are you into the pineapple craze that seems to be sweeping the planet lately? I sure am, lol! :)
Flamingos are another trend right now and honestly, who doesn't love a gold flamingo paper clip, right?! Three cheers for flamingos!!! Hip, hip, hooray!!! :)
Thanks so much for stopping by on this fine Friday to see what I'm up to! I hope you have PLANS for an awesome and blessed weekend! xoxo

Monday, May 16, 2016

Born To Fly Altered Altoid Tin

Hello there and happy Monday to you! I hope you had a lovely weekend and are ready for beautiful things to transpire throughout another fabulous week! Even though the weather is anything but cheerful here in the NW today, that's okay, because God still shines brightly in my daily life and His is the only light I really ever need! Yay! Anyway, since it's rather chilly and dreary outside, I spent the morning altering this little altoid-sized metal tin in a sort of grungy mixed media style. I made it for the current Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #24-Butterflies and Blooms.
I also made this for the Let's Get Inky Challenge at Scrapbook.com. Since the latter challenge is being sponsored by Ranger, I chose a variety of my Ranger inks and distress sprays to color my tin and then embellished it with Prima goodies. I had so much fun making this one! Hope you like it too!
I love the new Relics and Artifacts from Sandra Evertson--if you haven't tried them, I highly recommend it because they are loads of fun and really spark your creativity. Today I used 2 of the little resin pieces from her line as the focal points of my altered tin. As God's children, I believe that we really were born to fly and that is my inspiration behind this miniature piece.  Here's a few close-ups...
I first painted the tin with 2 coats of Gesso, then spritzed different Distress Inks all over in pink, yellow and teal. I added butterfly wings to the little person as well as a tiny pin and I embellished the rest of the inside with Prima wood veneer pieces, metal filigree trinkets, crystals, flowers and bits of crocheted lace, doily and cheesecloth. Finally, I added this stamped sentiment from TCP (a fave) with Jet Black and added a Maggie Holmes salmon colored tassel to the top, then rubbed white texture paste all over the tin for a yummy-grungy look and feel. :)
and a last one of the backside just because it's cool, hehe!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you've been inspired to make something fun!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

"Journey" Mixed Media Canvas

Hello and happy Friday! Today I have a special re-do project made with all sorts of wonderful things from Canvas Corp Brands! I transformed a previously made canvas that I wasn't crazy about into something I really like! Here it is!
I had the best time with this--I didn't think or plan too much because when I do that, my OCD sometimes kicks in and then it immobilizes me and my creativity comes to a halt. That's no fun! So instead, I just grabbed my big box of yummy 7Gypsies embellishments and Tattered Angels sprays (all available at Canvas Corp Brands), then went to town! Here's a picture of what the canvas looked like before--after smearing a nice layer of Finnabair Art Extravaganza Black Sand Texture Paste (and letting it dry) I began spraying Glimmer Mists in Turquoise BlueTrue Turquoise and Navy Blue and Glimmer Glam Paints in Macadamia, Camel and Tail Fin. Once dry, I started working on the front, covering up that 4th of July sign with some cheese cloth and then 7Gypsies paper ephemera and goodies!
CCB and 7Gypsies supplies used: 4x6 Printed File Folders-Vintage, Canvas Mini Tags, Optical Lens-Antique Brass, Vintage Glass Apothecary Bottles, Flea Market Findings Charms (arrow and bird), Tickets-Vintage, as well as various flowers, buttons and some crocheted lace scraps.
I hope you've been inspired to try something new on your creative journey today! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Have a wonderful day and a great weekend!!!

Fly

Hi friends! Wow, this week has flown by!! Today I made a card for the current TCP Tuesday Challenge #314-Sentiments! Love my Stitched Fly die with clouds--it makes for such easy and nice looking cards! I also stamped this wonderful sentiment from the Drop In stamp set, focusing on making the sentiment a main component and I used the star from the Take Flight stamp set too! This card took no time at all to make--I love that about TCP stamps and dies! They always come together so well and so easily!
Here's a close up of the glittery goodness. I used glitter cardstock and I flicked a bit of watered down ShimmerZ Inklingz in Good As Gold as a final touch.
That's all for today! I hope you like it and thanks so much for stopping by!!! Huge hugs and blessings to you, my friends! xoxo

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Jo's Scrap Shack 4th Blogaversary Hop!

Hi friends and happy Wednesday! If you are here for Day 2 of Jo's Scrap Shack 4th Blogavesary Blog Hop and just hopped here from the ultra talented Mendi's blog, then you are in right place! If not, you're welcome to join in this super fun hop and start at Jo's Scrap Shack for all the details!
I hope you are enjoying the hop so far! For my project, I wanted to make something that was easy enough for everyone to try and hopefully you will want to! This shabby-chic fabric flower broach is perfect for upcoming Mother's Day and would make a lovely gift for anytime of year! These are so simple to make and are a super cute way to accessorize an outfit for most any occasion! Fun!
Here's how I made it...
First, I cut 8 circles freehand in graduating sizes using 4 different fabric patterns.  Since my broach is shabby-chic, the circles don't have to be perfect at all. This is a great way to use up some of those fabulous fabric scraps that you just can't throw away.
Next, I began tattering around each circle with my fingers. As I pulled and tugged on the fabric, it stretched and became more "petal" like.
Finally, I chose a vintage-style button for the center, hand-stitched it in securely. That's it!
Add a pin of choice to the backside if you want to wear it as a broach like I did.  Or use these shabby-chic flowers in your crafting, scrapbooking or in whatever other way you can think of! Thanks for letting me share with you today! Now, hop on over to Amanda's blog and see what fabulousness she has to inspire you with!