Thursday, July 31, 2014

Bloom Girls 1st Challenge!

Hello there my crafty peeps!!!
Today is our first challenge over on the Bloom Girls DT Blog!
I'm so excited and honored to be on this team. Jamie Dougherty is an extremely talented artist.
 She's so sweet, too! I'm so very happy about this new direction and journey
 as a Bloom Girl and the Bloom Girls DT Coordinator! ♥.
Jamie has put together a gorgeous color palate for this challenge.
To enter you don't even need to use anything specific.. just create anything and let us know how the colors or image inspired you!
Here's my mixed media canvas using the 'Bloom Girl Summer'. I've used my Copics to color and Gelatos, molding paste and shimmerz to create my background.
I ADORE this canvas!!!
Check out what the other Bloom Girls have done and play along... you could even win a prize package. You have until the end of the month to play!
Check out a list of retailers HERE to get some of your own Bloom Girls!

Bloom Girl Challenge Inspiration Photo:
Inspired by the beautiful face and flowers and embellishments in her hair.
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Paste and Stencils

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A pretty altered notebook!

 Hi there my crafty peeps!
I have a notebook I made using most of the products in this Frosted Designs Kit
I just adore this kit. The colors are gorgeous. I just love the new Tim Holtz stencil. I used some 3d molding paste on my journal with the stencil. I have distressed the edges of paper with my scissors and then I distressed them with the Tim Holtz Crackle Paint.
The stamp I'm using is this Gorgeous Bloom Girl Stamp. I used the no line coloring technique.
I just love those purple highlights in her hair! :)

I used some of the rub ons from the kit as well. Here's the sentiments along the bottom of the notebook. 

I also added some faux stitching along the top corner. I took the Maya Road Scalloped Frame and painted it with white acrylic paint. Then I added the rub on in the center.

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Hope you like my project. Have a great day

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Lili of the Valley BLOG HOP!!!

Good morning everyone and thanks for stopping by!

Today we are holding a Lili of the Valley design team blog hop to celebrate the launch of their gorgeous new Christmas products
This 2014 collection is an adorable mix of 22 cute character stamps; new vintage boys & girls, snowmen, penguins and angels
The stamps will be available to buy on the website from midnight on Friday August 1st (UK time) along with new Christmas paper pads and some useful clear stamp sets (Christmas sentiments, carols and mini images and also some everyday recipes)

The LOTV design team are all joining in, you need to ‘hop’ from one blog to another following the links and leave a comment on each card, hopefully we can give you lots of ideas and inspiration along the way for using the new images

As always there are fabulous prizes up for grabs on this hop, we don’t know where they are hidden so do make sure you that you visit and comment on every blog
We will let you know tomorrow evening which were the ‘lucky’ blogs and the winners will be drawn at random from all the comments that were left on those blogs

We have a full set of the new Christmas image stamps to give away;
1st prize is the 12 angels, penguins and snowmen
2nd prize is the 10 vintage children

Here's a list of all the blogs taking part, and remember that you will need to visit them all and leave a comment on each one to have the best chance of winning;
Here's my card, I've used LOTV's new ' A Little Prayer'. I just love her and all of the folds in her little robe. I also used some of Lili of the Valley's papers. I mixed up some sheets from the 'Pressed in Time Collection' and also from the 'Krafty Christmas Collection'.


Finally, don’t forget to stop by the Ideas to Inspire blog tomorrow evening when you can find out who the lucky winners were of the prizes before the new products go on sale.
Enjoy the hop everyone, good luck!

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!
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! :)
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!


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
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.

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!
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! :)