June 2014

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Somewhere in Time with Colorful Creations!

Hello everyone!!!  It's that time of the month for a brand new sketch up over at Colorful Creations!!!

Here's a look at the mid-month sketch:

I used a whole slew of goodies from previous Frosted Designs Kits to come up with this masculine page:

This picture of my husband was taken from our balcony aboard a cruise ship on our honeymoon!  It's one of my favs of him :-)

I started with some papers from the "Enchanted kit" and added a large circle die-cut which was misted and inked.  I grabbed the wooden ATC card by Prima from the "Capture the Moment" kit and misted it with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst pearls, inked the edges with distress ink, then added black splatters using Dylusions spray!

I'm a HUGE fan of Creative Embellishments chipboard for a number of reasons:
The styles they offer, the "alterability" of the chipboard without losing it's shape, and the overall look it adds to ANY project!  So I grabbed some gears and my title (both from CE) and started to work on them!  I used "white picket fence" Dylusions spray to give them a white coat, then added various LSG mists for a distressed look.  I finished them off with a dab of crackle paint for texture :-)

I even added some to the clock that was printed on Prima paper, then fussy cut and added behind my photo!

Here's a look at the title using the same techniques!

The page looked quite simple to me so I added additional gears and sprockets, using brads from the "Capture the Moment" kit to hold them down, and Tim Holtz rub-ons from the Enchanted kit in various circles!

No page is complete without flowers so I threw on some flowers by Prima and Recollections to finish it off!

Well gang... Thanks so much for stopping in and have a LUCKY day :-)

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Wishes Come True with Heidi Swapp "Hello Today" Collection!

Hello there crafters!!!  Can you believe we are in the month of September already?!?  Seriously.... Where does the time ago?!?  

I'm here today with a wonderful card sketch from Sketch N Scrap!
Here's this month's sketch:

And here is my card:

I've been having so much fun playing with the Heidi Swapp "Hello Today" Collection from the Frosted Designs Store!  
I decided to use this sketch to make a birthday card for my sister :-)  I started with a Kraft base, layering up my papers and inking the edges along the way!  I added some acrylic starts to my card and wrapped some hemp cord around it to accommodate the sketch!  
I used my Ephiany Crafts circle punch and a bottle-cap stamp to create the pendant (that is removable!). 

I finished the card with a sentiment from Stampin Up! and some blue distress ink!

Well gang...  Thanks so much for stopping in and have a LUCKY day :-)

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We Are Family Altered Burlap Panel!!!

Hello everyone and Happy Friday!!!!  Can you believe it's already September?!?  A new month, a new kit, and a NEW challenge!!!!

Here's a look at this month's AMAZING kit:

This picture really does not do this kit justice!!!  When I opened the box and saw all these beautiful colors, I was in awe!!!!  I purchased some burlap panels a while back and decided to finally get them out and blow off the dust!!!  I've stayed away from them merely because burlap is not the easiest to work with, in my opinion.  But I love these papers and embellies and wanted to make a wall hanging with them so burlap it was!

Here's a look at my finished piece:

I did a little step-by-step tutorial for the background of my panels to help out the next person who may want to give this a shot!  I learned a few things along the way so I thought I'd share my process :-)
I started by adding some gesso around the panels which was a bit difficult!  I tried a foam brush, a dobber, and finally decided my finger was the best way to get the job done! 

I grabbed the mixed media ink from the kit (LOVE!!!!) and applied it directly to areas around the panels.  This ink is nice and wet and goes on very smoothly to any surface I've tried so far!

I used a layering stencil and distress ink to add some depth...

then I used the layering stencil in the kit with molding paste to add some texture!

I took the Stamper's Big Brush Pen (love these pens!!!) and outlined the die-cuts I wanted on my panel.  You have to be VERY careful doing this as a light touch is needed or you will draw on your embellishment, instead of just outlining it!  I've had a lot of practice using this technique with permanent markers and have always loved the defined look it adds to any piece!

Then, the fun part...  I went to work embellishing!!!  This kit is full of beautiful die-cuts, wooden and metal embellishments, enamel dots and more!  It was fun to put it all together for this piece! 

And there you have it!!!  A beautiful piece to fill in some white space on my walls, made with only a few bits and pieces from this AMAZING kit!!!!  Stay tuned for the second panel!!!!!!!!!!

Now it's your turn!!!!!!  Submit your projects using ANY Frosted Designs Kits (past or present) to be entered into our monthly drawing!  One random winner will be selected to win a fabulous prize!!!  This month's sponsor is:

 Dies R Us is providing a $10.00 gift certificate to their online store FULL of fabulous dies for every machine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You have until noon on September 30th to upload your entries!!!!  WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!?!?  Happy Scrapping :-)

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Another Homespun Layout for Let's Get Sketchy!

Well hello again everyone!!!  It's been a very busy month with school back in session!!!  So I just have a quick post today :-)

Here's a look at this week's sketch over at Let's Get Sketchy:

I pulled out the Simple Stories "Homespun" Collection earlier this month and have just been playing with it ever since!!
Here's my page:

I'm such a fan of the colors and patterns in the Simple Stories lines...  They're just amazing!!!
I used the colored wood background paper and tried to keep it pretty simple from there!  They beautiful piece already has enough to look at without adding too much!  I layered a couple of other pieces, following the sketch and inking the edges along the way!  I finished the page with a wooden veneer from Michaels that was misted and coated with crackle paint in Rock Candy!

I added a doily from my stash and one of the overlays in the collection.  I did some fussy cutting of other pieces as well to finish the layout!

Well gang...  Thanks so much for stopping in and have a LUCKY day :-)

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

**Thrilled** to be Guest Designer at Scrap Around the World!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello friends!!!  I am here today with some very exciting news....  I was asked to be Guest Designer over at Scrap Around the World this month!!!!!!  Can you believe it?!?  I am still in disbelief!  Hahahaha!!!!

"Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful" with Authentique "Flourish" Collection
I was asked to create something fabulous (of course!) using the following moodboard:

Like all of their moodboards, this is absolutely amazing!!!  I love the colors, the pop of gold,  the stems/posts in the shoes, and well, everything!

So without further ado, here is my page:

This is an older picture of my daughter taken a few years back.  She was so perfectly posed for the pictures!!!  
To start my page, I grabbed a pice of white Bazzil cardstock and started to "build my page".  I used various gelatos, stencils with molding paste, mists, sprays, stamps, etc.  I wanted to mimic the stems/posts in the shoes shown in the inspiration photo, so I tried (my hardest) to make semi-straight lines across the page with my gelatos.  I used a bit of water to get them to blend a bit better. After everything dried, I went to work embellishing!  I added strips of paper (also to mimic the "lines") across the page, simply tearing them as I went along.

I used a gold and pink gelato to color my chipboard pieces from 2 Crafty Chipboard (Thank you SATW and 2 Crafty for my fabulous prize!!!).  I also added some liquid pearls around them for accents!  I used various flowers from my stash to add detail around my photograph.  The resin pieces are from this month's kit over at Frosted Designs and went beautifully with this page!

I finished the page with a title chipboard piece which was coated with gesso, then colored with the pink and gold gelatos, and misted with Lindy's starburst sprays!

Well gang... Thanks soooo much for stopping in and have a LUCKY day :-)

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Beautiful Day with Heidi Swapp and Sketch N Scrap!!!

Hola mi amigos (y amigas!!!).  Just popping in with our second card sketch of the month over at Sketch N Scrap!

Here's a look at this wonderful sketch by our very own Lisa Hidy:

Love it!!!!!  I used the "Hello Today" collection by Heidi Swapp from the Frosted Designs Store to create this card:

Isn't this card adorable?!?!  I just love the sketch and the colors on the card!!  
I started with a kraft base and layered up my papers, inking them all along the way with Mustard Seed Distress Ink.  I fussy cut the stars from the pattern paper in the collection, inked the edges, then added pop-dots behind them for dimension!  I even topped them off with liquid pearls for added detail!

I finished the card with a small card I cut from the stack with a couple of more liquid pearls for accents!

Easy peasy lemon squeezy!!!!

Well gang...  Thanks so much for stopping in and have a LUCKY day :-)

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Friday, August 15, 2014

New Design Team Announcement and Saying Goodbye to Another!!!

Hello everyone and Happy Friday!!!!  It has been one crazy week weather wise here in the Sunshine State... With very little sun and a whole lot of thunder and lightning... Yikes!!!

I have a couple of announcements to make today: 
First, I am saying goodbye to the ladies over at Color Me Scrappy!  It has been a fun ride, but all good things must come to an end!  Thank you Tammy for having me... I truly appreciate my time there!!!

Now, when one door shuts, another one opens!!!  I was recently advised that I am on the new Design Team at Creative Embellishments!!!!! 

 Seriously.... I am honored to be part of such an AMAZING team filled with such wonderful talent (I think I need to step up my game)!!!!  Hahahahaha!!!!!  My term starts in October but you always see some their beautiful chipboard pieces on my projects so nothing is going to change there!!!  

Well gang...  Thanks so much for stopping in and have a LUCKY day :-)

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Brand New "Chevron" Challenge at Frosted Designs!!!

Well hey there neighbors!!!  I'm popping in to let you know about a wonderful new challenge posted at Frosted Designs!!!  All you have to do is add chevrons to your project... THAT'S IT!!!!!  How hard can that be?!?!?  

So after contemplating what I wanted to make, I finally came to the conclusion that I would make a card for my daughter's new teacher!  I always make a card for the first day of school so I went to work :-)

Here's a look:

I used this month's Summer's End kit to create this adorable card!!!

I started with a Kraft base and layered up some papers from the kit, inking the edges with Frayed Burlap distress ink.  I added a pocket about half the size of the card to hold one of the wooden pieces included in the kit!  I grabbed my Heidi Swapp Chevron Stencil and my Frayed Burlap Distress Marker to create the pattern on the pocket :-)

I used a couple of flowers and one of the wooden leaves, that was colored with the same marker and coated with Lindy's Stamp Gang Beige magical for shimmer!

I just love this beautiful wood piece and knew I wanted it as part of this card!  I strung some white ribbon through the top and used my marker to go around the very outer edge!

Isn't it wonderful?!?  Easy peasy!  

 Well gang...  Thanks so much for stopping in and have a LUCKY day :-)

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