Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Frosty Color Mixed Media Magic with Delight™

Hello everyone!!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! It is my turn this month over on the Creative Paperclay® blog. To see how I created this Wintery palletted tag head over there for my post!
Happy Holidays!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Lightweight DIY Christmas Ornaments with Delight™

Happy Holidays! Today I am over on the Creative Paperclay® Blog sharing my Delight™ ful Christmas ornaments.

To create these ornaments you will need:

Rolling pin and non stick mat
Cookie Cutters in desired shapes
Embossing folders to add texture
Festive string for hanging
Acrylic paints
Ultra fine glitter
Paper Bows
Dew Drops from The Robin's Nest

Thanks for taking a look at my blog today!
head over to the Creative Paperclay® Blog to see more on how I made these!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Fairy House with Creative Paperclay®

Hello creative friends!! Today I am up on the Creative Paperclay® blog sharing how I made this super cute Fairy House!

For how it was made check it out on there blog!

I hope you check it out and are inspired to get creative with this amazingly versatile clay!!

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Monday, August 27, 2018

Rita Barakat/Emerald Creek Embossing Powder Fun!

Hello there! Today the Rita Barakat Design Team are sharing projects in a blog hop using the new embossing powders at Emerald Creek Crafts.
If you didn't arrive here from the beginning of the hop here is the order and links!

Be sure to join Rita and the team for Mixed Media Monday on September 3rd for the giveaway! Every comment along the hop is an entry to win a set of 4 of these amazing powders!

For my project I have created a fun little tag using one of Rita's die cuts and an adorable wooden mushroom embellishment from Plaid.
The embossing powder I chose is Mermaid Fin.

The tag was painted with white gesso and once it was dry a woodgrain background stamp was used to create the background. It was stamped in green ink and then embossed with clear powder and heat set. A few spritzes of blue spray ink were added.

After coating the mushroom in gesso, I applied embossing ink followed by the Mermaid Fin powder and set with my heat tool. Just look at all that beautiful glitter!
The fairy die-cut was adhered using foam adhesive squares by Scrapbook Adhesives.

A big blue ribbon and sentiment stickers were the final touch!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today and joining us for some inspiration!
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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Rita Barakat Technique Junkies Stamp Release!

Happy August Release Day! To introduce these amazing new stamps the Rita Barakat Design Team is doing a blog hop! Each member has created something using these adorable "Friends" themed stamps! Enjoy!
If you have arrived here from Betz Golden's post you are in the right place!
To return to the start head to Rita Barakat's!

There are three stamps in this release and I have chosen the two shown below.

My best friend of 30 plus years is having a birthday so I decided to make her a card and a tag! These stamps were the perfect touch!

Thanks so much for viewing my post today!
Next up on our hop is Stephanie Eaton!

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Fun Halloween Folio with Tutti Designs Dies and Authentique Paper

Hello everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I would like to share this fun Halloween folio I created using the new Scrolly Bat Die from Tutti Designs
TUTTI-478 Scrolly Bat
For more inspiration check put the Tutti Designs Blog!
Tutti Designs Blog

Here are all the Tutti links!
Tutti Designs Online Store

I have added a Snapguide to show this folio page by page! Enjoy!

Check out How to Create a Fun Halloween Folio! by Jenn Gary DuBell on Snapguide.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Fun Fabric Painting with Rita Barakat and Plaid!

Hello everyone! Have you tryed Fabric Creations™ fabric paint from Plaid®? They are great!
I found these adorable little canvas bags in my craft stash and tryed them out using some of the amazing Rita Barakat Designs stamps!
These paints come in 24 beautiful colors to choose from. I used the following for this project:
African Violet
Fruit Punch
Stamps used:
Harlequin Stencil

I stamped the Reflections stamp onto the bag using black archival ink before painting and then used a stencil and sponge technique around her.

For the cloud I applied the fabric paint directly to the stamp and stamped onto the bag.

This was a super fun way to decorate these bags. Now I can put treats in them and add them to packages!
Be sure to join Rita on Mondays live on Facebook 8pm CST!
Join us on Get Creative with Rita Barakat page for more inspiration, giveaways, and more!

Thanks for visiting my page today!
As always happy crafting!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Butterflies and Blooms Canvas for Creative Paperclay®

Hello everyone! Today I am up on the Creative Paperclay® blog with this beautiful collage using Delight™ air dry modeling compound, silicone molds, Dew Drops, and acrylics from Plaid® and Art Anthology!
For all the details on how I created my collage head over to the Creative Paperclay® blog!

Have an amazing crafty day!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Pastel Sunset for The Robin's Nest Dew Drops

Hello There!! Today I am up over at the blog for The Robin's Nest with this fun canvas using Dew Drops!!
Dew Drops are an amazing embellishment for any craft project! They add sparkle, dimension, shine, and so much more!
Check out the online store for the entire line!!

For more on how I created my canvas head to the blog and check out my post!

Thanks for visiting my blog!
Happy creating!!

Monday, July 9, 2018

Rita Barakat Designs and Tonic Studios

Hi There! If you have arrived here from Rita Barakat's blog your on your way to a super fun hop!!
For my project I would like to share with you this fun art journal page!!

 I love just sitting down with my art journal and some products and letting my imagination take over. It is so relaxing! This page started with a background created using Rita's Zen Doodle Cloud Stamp from Art Foamies. 
After stamping I used watercolor pencils by Tonic to finish the background.
I added the sweet face using Rita's "So You Say You Can't Draw" Stencil and then watercolored her as well.

This week Rita Barakat Designers are doing a spotlight on Tonic Studious USA! 
We are kicking off with a blog hop and Mixed Media Monday tonight at 8pm CST!
Make sure to check out everyone’s posts and comment, as each comment is a chance to win!

Next up on the hop:

Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops add that extra sparkle and shine!

Thanks for hopping with us!! Remember to comment on each post on the hop for your chance to win our giveaway!!
After you have commented on each blog make sure to join us next Monday, July 16th on Mixed Media Monday when we announce the winner!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Technique Junkies Rita Barakat Hop

Happy July Release Day! To introduce these amazing new stamps the Rita Barakat Design Team is doing a blog hop!
And...what would a blog hop be without a giveaway!? Each comment left for our design team members is a chance to win!!  Details can be found HERE Winner will be announced on Friday the 6th on the blog
If you’ve come from Betz Golden's blog you are in the right place. 

We have 5 new stamps in the Technique Junkies line!

Now hop on over to Karen Jile's blog!
Thanks so much for joining us! Happy Hopping!
I have created a fun card using the Princess Mermaid and Seagrass stamps!

The mermaid image was stamped onto watercolor cardstock using black archival ink. It was coated with clear embossing powder and heat set. This is a technique I use for water coloring stamped images. Caran D'ache watercolor pencils were then used to color the image. The seagrass stamped images were stamped in green and clear embossed before adhering them using foam dots. The large bubble was cut using a 2" circle punch, distressed and adhered using foam dots. Finally the mermaid image was added!

Isn't she just adorable? I love the whimsy of this fun stamp!

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Artist Trading Coins for The Robin's Nest

Hello Everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! It's my turn over on The Robin's Nest Blog and I have created some super fun Artist Trading Coins using The Robin's Nest Dew Drops! These are great embellishments for your cards, layouts, ATC's, and so much more! They come in so many amazing colors as well. For more on how I created these check out the The Robin's Nest Blog!
Dew Drops are available online at:

Have an amazing day!
As always stay crafty!!

4th of July Fun Folio Card with Tutti Designs Dies!

Hello and thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Today I am up over on the amazing Tutti Designs Dies blog with this fun 4th of July folio!!
For more on how I made it check out the blog HERE.

I also used some super fun paper from Bo Bunny's Firecracker collection!

Thanks again for viewing my blog today!

Tutti Designs has so many amazing dies to choose from! Check out the links below for more information!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Using Delight™ from Creative Paperclay®

Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I am up over on the Creative Paperclay® blog today sharing how to create with Delight™ air dry modeling compound! Check it out HERE.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Rusty Dream a Little Canvas for Art Anthology

Today I have a fun Rusty canvas project up on the Art Anthology blog! There is even a full snapguide tutorial! Clicking the photo link below will direct you to the blog.

Thanks for visiting my blog!
Be sure to check out all of the inspirational projects on the Art Anthology blog while your there and visit the online store HERE for all the amazing products!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Mermaid Album Cover for Blank Page Muse Stamps

Hello, and thank you for visiting my page today! Blank Page Muse Stamps has a new challenge every month and this months theme is "Let's go to beach". Since I am heading to the beach for a few days with a friend this month I wanted to create an album to put pictures from my trip in. What is better than a mermaid for a beach themed project?
I wanted her to appear as though she is under water so I also used bubbles on my background.
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I used the following stamps from Blank Page Muse: 
(Click on pictures below to be directed to the Blank Page Muse online store.)

Tallest grass  1 3/4" by 3"Medium wavy grass 2 1/2" by 2"Small beachgrass 1 1/2" by 2"
These stamps and many more are available online HERE.
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Other products used:
blank album cover
white gesso
clear glue
Embossing ink pad
Black Archival Ink pad
Clear embossing powder
Distress Inks
Art Anthology Ice Spray
Watercolor pencils
Dew Drops
Stickers (shells and lettering)

Easy steps to create this project:
1. Apply a coat of white gesso on the album cover and allow it to dry.
2. Use the water drops stamp randomly using embossing ink.
3. Apply clear embossing powder to the water drops (bubbles) and heat set with a heat tool.
4. Use a blue distress ink to add color. I used a combination of Mermaid Lagoon and Salty Ocean.
5.Spray with water to activate the distress ink and move it around. Dry with heat tool.
6. Use black archival ink to stamp the mermaid. Add clear embossing powder to her and heat set.
7. Stamp the larger tropical plant stamp in a green color to use as a guide.
8. Use watercolor pencils to highlight the mermaid and plant. (the plant will appear to be watercolored by going over the stamp with watercolor pencil.)
9. Add blue Dew Drops using a strong clear glue.
10.Spray with the Art Anthology ice spray or other iridescent spray ink.
11. Add stickers as desired.

Thanks again for viewing my post!