Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Christmas Sneak Peeks for Lili of the Valley!

 
Some more Sneak Peeks From Lili of the Valley!
 
I LOVE Snowmen! This little guy will be available for purchase very soon. So you will all have plenty of time to create gorgeous cards for Christmas!
 
Don't forget to come back tomorrow for another sneak peek!
 
Challenges
 
Party Time Tuesday - Christmas in July
Crafty Cats - Anything Goes








Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sneak Peek for Lili of the Valley!

Hi there crafty peeps!
 
Lili of the valley has a brand new adorable Christmas release coming out very soon. Look how darling this image is. I can't wait to show you the others I'm working on. SUPER CUTE!!
I've used my Fancy Pants Designs Papers, die cuts and flair button. I added lots of distressing and some Crackle accents and some white flowersoft.
 
I hope you all have a wonderful week! :)
 
Challenges
 
Hiding in my Craft Room - Anything goes
7 Kids - Anything Goes
 






Thursday, July 17, 2014

Frosted Designs Challenge - Stitching and Flowers

 
 Hello out there in the crafting world.
I have a layout to share with you. I've use my Frosted Designs Enchanted Kit! So many goodies in there! :) This is my youngest daughter Katie's 1st grade school photo. She will be in second grade this year.. wow! Still can't believe it. Isn't she super cute!
 
I used the Kaiser Kraft Butterfly stamps and embossed some of them onto the gorgeous Bo Bunny Paper. I then, tore a few pieces of the paper and layered them onto each other. The cheese cloth in the back ground gives it a sewn on effect. I really LOVE the way this came out. Of course I added lots and lots of flowers too!
 
I hope you will be able to join us for our Flowers and Stitching challenge at Frosted Designs!
 
Creative Embellishment - Photo inspirations (blue-green and beiges)
Bunny Zoe's - Bingo :Doily, Pearls, Embossing
 






Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Mixed Media Christmas Card with Lili of the Valley.

 Here's a mixed media card I made. At first I was not sure about how this was going to turn out. So I kept adding... and adding.. then I even "slept on it"  cause I couldn't get it to look right. When I woke up.. started on it again. Now, I LOVE this card so much. The background reminds me of the way an old piece of wood looks in the snow. Which reminds me of the times I spent in Bishop with my Great, Grandparents when I was a kid.
 
The Image I used is Lili of the Valley's, 'Christmas Prayer Stamp'. Never too early for Christmas cards. Oh, and wait till you see LOTV's new release... SWEEEET!
 
I used so much on this card.. lets see if I can remember it all...acrylic white and brown paint, white sparkly fluff, white flower soft, fancy pants cork stars, WOC flowers, glossy accents.
 
Tip Top Tuesday - Magical
Sweet Stamping - Christmas in July
Divas by Design - Christmas in July
 







Friday, July 11, 2014

A Princess Card.


Here's a simple card I was making for a store I was going to teach a class at. I made it months ago and just haven't posted it. I used the Papers I had designed for Little Darlings, The collection is called Summer Sorbet. The stamp is a Saturated Canary... the first time I colored this cutie!
Well,  today is my 'Monday' :( Boo! I hope the weekend goes by fast!

Have a lovely weekend all!

Challenges

7Kids - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Column 1
The Ribbon Girls - Summer (Ribbon)
CupCake Inspirations - Inspirational Photo
 







Thursday, July 10, 2014

A Christmas Card Class at This N That in Chino Hills, Ca.

 
Hi there my crafty peeps!
 
Today I have a project to share.. a Christmas Card. It's never to early to get started right! This isn't an ordinary Christmas card. I've taken scraps of my everyday cards I've made throughout the year and turned them into a Christmas card. This isn't even a Christmas image either!!.. and just look at how Christmas-ish this looks!
 
Join me at This n That Scrapbooking in Chino Hills, Ca. to make this card.
I will show you how you can use your scraps to make cards and also walk you step by step coloring this gorgeous Saturated Canary image, Nevaeh..
 
New to Copics? Come try mine and see how you like them before you jump in to investing in them!
 
I hope to see some new faces!
 
Call the store to sign up! 909) 464-1108
 
Challenges
Inky Chicks - Christmas in July
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
 
 





Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Mixed Media Art.. and some drawings. :)


 
Hello there craft friends!
Today I have some art to share with you. I've been doing a little drawing and have recently discovered Art Journaling. I signed up about a month for an Online Workshop by Jamie Dougherty.
If you aren't familiar with her she is the artist behind Prima's Bloom Girl Collection. I just love Jamie's style. Her paintings are to die for.. GORGEOUS!
She's been a HUGE inspiration to me over the last couple months.. after all the times I've drooled all over her gallery's, Facebook and website I finally took a crack at a few things of my own.
 
Here's a small 5x7 piece of wood that I sketched on. I got the wood from Redeemwood. It has a smooth surface and you are able to blend beautifully with pencils. Next time I take a crack at this I think I'll try painting. :) I used some stickers and put one of my favorite sayings. Probably, the most important phrase ever.. and I've been telling this to myself a lot lately. My dad always tells me,
 
"Don't Stress over ANYTHING you can't control!"
 
When I look at this drawing I did I see the stress lifting off of her.

Challenge
Faber-Castell - Create something you don't Create Often
Art Journaling- Flower Power
 
 



 
Next, I'd like to share the first page in my Art Journal. This is designed by Jamie Dougherty. If you sign up for her Blooming Through the Seasons Workshop you get access to her videos and PDFs for 12 months! You learn all sorts of techniques from drawing to mixed media!
 I'm enjoying this class so much!
 
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Just look how gorgeous her illustrations are! I LOVE them!
 
Well, here's my first Page.. I'm sure I will get lots better! LOL!
All that matters is I had FUN! :)
 


 

 
 
 

 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

A Summer Wish.

Hello there my lovely blogger friends!
I have a card to share with you all today. I absolutely ADORE this card. This gorgeous little fairy is from Lili of the Valley, as if you didn't already know. This stamp is called 'Time Flies'. Boy, it sure does! I painted her with my Tim Holtz Distress Inks. and for the flower I used my white acrylic paint and speckled it everywhere. It really looks like she's blowing the flower and making a wish. I'm so pleased with the outcome of this card!
 
The papers are Pion Designs and most of the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, there are a few from Live, Love Crafts. The banner die is from Whiff of Joy, and the die that the image is cut out on is from Little Darlings, Oh, and the butterfly doily dies are from Magnolia. The little wooden pieces are from Studio Calico.
 
I hope you like my card as much as I do.
Have a great day! I know I will, although today is Monday, it's my Friday! :)
For some reason I wanna yell Yabba Dabba Doooooooo!!!!!
 
Here's a few challenges I'd like to enter my card in.
 
RRR - Summer Projects
 Fashionable Stamping - Anything Goes
Pile it On - add flowers
Stamping Sensations - July Blooms
 







Thursday, July 3, 2014

A little something different and some news!

Hello friends!
 
Today I have some wonderful news to share. I'm now a Design Team Member at Frosted Designs. I'm so excited they have such amazing kits. I think this will give me a creative outlet to expand my creativity. My life has become so repetitive from work to my classes and I think right now I NEED different. So I'm very excited about this!
 
Here's some products I used from Frosted Designs.
Studio Calico Wood Hearts

This week over at Frosted Designs Blog we have a Sketch challenge.
Here's my take on the sketch.

 

I used a 12x12 piece of cardstock and painted the center in white paint, very streaky. Then I placed my layout together and added some more paint on the wood pieces. Then I took my white chalk distresser and dabbed on the chalk tape and around the edges of my papers.  I used my Lili of the Valley Stamps, yes Lili of the Valley. They have a wonderful assortment of collage type stamps and beautiful scriptures.
 

 
This gorgeous paper is by Marion Smith Designs it's called Mad Hatter.
The Flowers are from Wild Orchid and Live Love Crafts.
 

 
 I Love that Little 'Drink Me' I had to make sure that was in there!
After I had everything glued down I decided to add some distressing with my Distress inks!
 

 
 
 
 
 I love, Love, LOVE this and I will be getting a shadowbox and it's going up in my house! :)

Some Challenges I'd also like to enter in are:

Scrap Around the World - Mood board (bottles, using a quote, hot air balloon)