Wednesday, July 24, 2013 last challenge.... #50

Today I have a layout to share that I did for the last challenge over at Challenge Me Happy. I am sad to see these challenges end. They were always fun and they have a great design team. This last challenge is ANYTHING GOES...
I recently went to Franklin, TN to visit the Archvier's there... and boy did I stock up on paper! Sweet wonderful fabulous paper.... One of the lines I bought was My Mind's Eye Kate & co. line. and here is the layout that was created:
I also got some Dylusions Ink Spray... LOVE THIS STUFF! So I started with a Crafter's Workshop Stencil and my mist... a little Washi Tape, some stamping and stars.... 
I used the Cameo to draw and then cut my title. The stars were also cut from the Cameo. I then used the Tim Holtz Frosted Film to cover each star... I LOVE LOVE this stuff... an amazing product!

See how shimmery the stars are??? This stuff is amazing!
I have been in such a funk lately and playing with all my new paper really helped me. I strongly suggest when at a road block or just not feeling the creative juices.. go shopping! Which brings me to a video that I saw on Facebook and just have to share...
Happy Scrapping!  

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Breast Cancer Ribbon Book

Hi you guys! I am sharing a very special project today. It is a book that I did in honor of my Grandmother. I never got to meet her because she passed away from breast cancer in the 70's. I have been told that I look very much like her. I never really realized it until I found this picture:
...and I just see myself in her so much. I really wish I could of met her and gotten to know her. Her personality just comes out in all the pictures I have seen of her.
I used the Ribbon Book from Genuinely Jane Studios. This is such a great book because you can do it in the colors of any cause you are supporting. It is a great size too! at 11 inches tall!
Here are some pages from my book:

Here is my mom and me:
I used lots of paint, gesso, multi-medium, and ink throughout my book. I love these wood books because they can handle all of it and not wrinkle!
I hope you have a fabulous and creative day.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Fleur de Lis Love....

Hello... today I am really excited to share with you a project that I did this past weekend. The inspiration came to me and away I went... I started with the Fleur de Lis book from Genuinely Jane Studios.  
Here is a sneak peak:
I painted them white and then covered them with Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap paper by coating them with Claudine Hellmuth Multi-Medium:
...and then spreading the Tissue Wrap over: 
Once dried, I ripped the excess off and then sanded down the edges:
The next step was brushing a mixture of Multi-Medium and Creative Inspirations Paint on to each Fleur de Lis.
So pretty...
I then painted the wooden words with Claudine Hellmuth Paint. I created the top layer with iridescent medium and black paint. I sponged it on with the cool little brush you see below:
...and the finish product...

I brought them to work today to hang in my cubicle:

Sunday, July 7, 2013

A little "Zen" for your day...

Happy Sunday. I hope you guys have had a great weekend so far. Today I have a card to share with you using fabulous stamps from 100 Proof Press!
I used Distress Stain & Ink in Crushed Olive and Memento Ink in Rhubarb Stalk. After stamping and coloring the flower, I covered it in Glossy Accents.
The Zen charm I created by simply stamping "Zen" and then cutting it down and adding a little jump ring to it.
Have a wonderful Sunday. I am off to enjoy my coffee and create a little more.

Friday, July 5, 2013

A little inspiration...

Happy Friday! I hope everyone is having a fabulous holiday. Today I have a layout to share that I did awhile back. It was actually inspired by Album Artwork: 

I love finding inspiration for layouts... I was looking at my I-Tunes Library and saw this and was just inspired. Below is what I did with that inspiration:

It all started with my title. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut my title out of a 12x12 sheet of black cardstock. 

I then used pop dots on the back to create a dimensional look to my title. 

It is "popped" but from underneath.... 

Here is a close up of all the stamping and craziness! Most of what you see was done by stamping with Perfect Medium and then brushing with Perfect Pearls. There is some embossing as well...

My journaling is on a hidden tag that slides out...
The journaling that is going around my photos are lyrics from a Taproot song that I really like: "No Surrender"
Here is the video:
I hope you continue to have a happy holiday weekend. Full of fun, wonderfulness, and inspiration!
Happy Creating,


Monday, July 1, 2013

A little book about my Happy Place...

Happy Monday! ...and Happy July! I can't believe July is here! Today kicks off my guest design term over at Genuinely Jane Studios. They have an awesome store full of all kinds of goodies and then their signature product line: wood albums.
I am sharing my little Tag Book that I did using their Wooden Tag Album:
I started by painting the front and back of each page with my Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paint.
 What is perfect about the tag book, is that 4x6 photos fit on it perfectly once you trim a bit of the sides. ...and that is what I did to decorate my album. I used pictures that I have taken of a park that I found and love to go to... This is my happy place, a place for me to have that quiet moment away from it all.
I used the book as a template to make some acetate pages. This is what I did my journaling on so you can still see my pictures.

I used lots of natural looking products for this... burlap, twine, canvas and Grungeboard.

Once I got my photos cut to the size and shape that I wanted, I used Claudine Hellmuth Multi-Medium Matte to adhere them. I LOVE this stuff... I love all her products from the Studio Line. 

I love this quote from Henry David Thoreau and it was so perfect for the ending of my album, (which is the page after this.... )

Here is another acetate journaling page. 
...and here is my bench. My place to get away from it all...
So I have this little album full of pictures of a place that is dear to me. A place that makes me happy. I am taking it to work with me to sit on my desk so when the day gets crazy or hectic and I just need to take a step back and breath... I will look at this and smile and think of the peace that my park beings me...

I look forward to spending the month with Genuinely Jane Studios and recommend you check out their store, blog, and the amazing design team she has too.
Happy Monday, Happy July!
...and Happy Creating!