Monday, January 21, 2013

Right where you should be

I've got a 10"x12" mixed media canvas today!
This started out as a Valentine's Day decor project but then because of the colors it ended up being something I am giving my 13-yo niece. Her bedroom is pink, black, gray, and white. So this will match perfectly.  Plus, she kept asking me what this was for and if I could make her one!
 The current challenge at The Paper Girls is to use a wooden element. So I used craft sticks to make this mat to stamp my sentiment on. You can cut these with just plain scissors. Who knew??
 And I added some wooden stars as well.

This whole thing started by Mod Podging pink tissue paper to the canvas (leaving lots of crinkles). Then I sprayed gray and red glimmer mist. Stamped lots of Unity stamps. Some paint here, some modeling paste there.
 Hot glued on lots of items including flowers, butterflies, doilies, ribbons and trims.
I really like these sentiment stamps for a young girl. "It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are" and "You are right where you should be"
I love that this pleated mesh at the bottom looks like a tutu.
Thanks for stopping by today!!
Linking up to:
Mod Podge matte
Unity stamps- Ippity Where You Should Be, Tattered Chicken Wire, Dream Big, Imagine It, and the love definition stamp that I can't find on their website for the correct name
Offray natural ribbon
SU pleated ribbon
Black Soot Distress Ink
Glimmer Mist in Black Magic and Mel's Diner
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
SU Delicate Doilies die
Adirondack paint dabbers in Pitch Black and Snow Cap
Studio Calico hexagon mask
Studio Calico wood veneers


to be engaged in creative work
to produce through imaginative skill
to cause to come into existence
to be the cause of
 to produce or bring about by a course of action or behavior
to evolve from one's own thought or imagination, as a work of art or an invention

I have decided that create will be my word for the year.
Yep. I jumped on the word-of-the-year bandwagon. :)
 And to remind me of this word I made this bracelet that I can wear almost every day.
It's a leather bracelet I found at Michael's. I stamped my word into a metal Vintaj plate and attached it with some white quilting thread (yes, that used to be white!) To make the words pop more I added some white paint and wiped off the excess.
Here it is on my skinny little wrist.
Excpet it's usually piled on with more like this:
And I chose this word not only because I want to create more art, but because I'd also like to concentrate on creating the following:
* a healthy marriage
* a happy home
* delicious meals
* an atmosphere of love in our home
* happy memories for the kids
* a sense of worth
* good deeds
 * more time in the word and with God
* a great circle of friends
Well, I could go on. But there you have it.
I'm linking up to:
 Zeus and Zoe since their current challenge is to use your word of the year!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Just a note

It's Friday and time for Unity's Friends with Flair blog hop!
And in conjunction with The Paper Girls challenge to use ledger paper, I inked up Unity's Vintage Ledger to create my card base.
I also used Vintage Handwritten and Just a Note stamp sets.
 Some MME washi and Crate Paper Random embellies finish it off!

Thanks for stopping by!
And come join us at The Paper Girls Challenge for your chance to win some scrapping goodies!
Unity stamps: Vintage Ledger, Vintage Handwritten, Just a Note
Crate Paper Random
MME Indie Chic washi tape
Distress inks: Old Paper, Black Soot, Ripe Persimmon
Early Espresso SU ink
Glimmer Mist in Black Magic
Mister Huey's in Water Cooler

And the winner is...

Thank you all for stopping by last week for the ScrapbookSteals blog hop and all your wonderful comments. And welcome to all the new followers!
I finally got some time to draw a winner (ok - I know it doesn't take that much time. But there was a bug circulating in our house and I honestly just didn't get around to it until now!)
But it's done now. :)
And the winner is......
Just shoot me your address and I'll have your goodies on their way!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Scrapbook Steals blog hop

Welcome to the last stop on the ScrapbookSteals January blog hop!

If you just happened along here and don't know about the hop then scoot on over to the ScrapbookSteals blog to start at the beginning and maximize your chance to win the $20 gift code! Also, make sure you check out their daily deal website for some great deals on scrapbook supplies!
  I was so excited to be part of another Scrapbook Steals blog hop! I was even more excited when I learned that I would get to work with a new-to-me product -  Kiwi Lane Designs Borders. Lots of my online crafty friends rave about these products and I finally got to work with some!
    I was given the Mini Scallops Border set and here's what I created:
     I used them to create the fun layered borders on this plain white frame I decorated for a friend.
     I used all three sizes that come in the kit, then clustered some coordinating chipboard, rubons, and flowers to finish it off.
    I also made a card using the scallops to create an edge on the right side:
    These things are so darn easy to use - just trace and cut with scissors. Easy peasy.

Here is a reminder of the blog hop order:
Thanks for hopping with us!
Kiwi Lane is also offering up a prize! Head over to for a chance at their $25 prize!
AND I'm also giving away some blog candy to my followers! I did a little craft room cleaning and found some doubles of things I'd like to give away. Everything but the ribbon and stamps are from ScrapbookSteals!
Just make sure you are a follower and leave a comment on this post. You have through this weekend to enter. Up for grabs is:
MME Lost & Found Union Square 6x6 pad
DCWV 10-pack white cards and envelopes
SP & Co Bold Sentiments I stamp set
MME Indie Chic Pictures washi tape
MME Miss Caroline Dolled Up twine
Stampin Up pleated satin ribbon in Blushing Bride
MME Stella and Rose Mabel titles pack
MME Laundry Line titles
2 American Crafts Flower Shoppe paper flower packs