Friday, February 12, 2016

Rustic Heart Card - Tando Creative


Hi! I created this fun Valentine's Days card for the Love and Hearts theme this week on the Tando Creative Design Blog. I painted a Rustic Heart with white acrylic paint and then cut pieces of patterned paper to fill in the white space in the chipboard design. I finished this simple card with a button embellishment, gold foil number stickers and a piece of washi tape.

You can find the piece I used for this card, and more, in the Tando Creative Retail Store! We'd love to see what you create for our Love and Heart challenge! To be in with a chance of winning some great Tando goodies of your choice, please make a piece based on our weekly themes and link your project, not just your blog, using the inlinkz tool located at the top of the Tando Blog. You don't have to use any Tando product, but, if you do, you will be entered into the draw twice! There are no limits to how many times you enter, however, we do request that you only enter your piece for 5 challenges. We look forward to seeing your creations!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Love - Clearsnap

Ink, Glitter, Embossing Powder and Stamp provided by Clearsnap. Adhesive provided by Tombow. Photo Credit: AnnMarie Walker

Hi! I'm up on the Clearsnap blog today sharing how I used pigment ink two different ways to create this Valentine's Day layout that your sweetheart is sure to love. I'd love to have you stop by for a more in depth look!

Clearsnap Supplies:
Tombow Supplies: Mono Aqua Liquid Glue

February Gecko Galz Samples


Hi! I'm sharing the February projects I created for Gecko Galz today. I decided to create cards this month. For this first card I used the Love Potion #9 Digital Craft Pack, the Alter It Digital Collage Set, and the Cute Clips Digital Collage Set. I printed the Cute Clips set onto sticker paper and carefully cut out each image to create my own stickers.


I had a lot of fun creating this round card! I used images from the Let's Make Lemonade Digital Collage Sheet and a lemon slice from a Quick Quotes scrapbook kit. I filled in the space around the images with flowers. I used clear letter stickers for the sentiment. I finished this card with a pearl pen and a doily for a fun feminine touch.


I'm running low on handmade cards and I think it's always a good idea to have a birthday card on hand. I used the new Oh Cupid! Digital Mini Paper Pack (blue arrows) and two images from the Birthday Bash Digital Collage Set.


I created this Love mini album for the Gecko Galz February "Hearts and Kisses" Customer Challenge. We'd love to have you join our challenge this month! There is only one rule, and that is you need to use at least ONE product from Gecko Galz. It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage images, or digital papers. The winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz Shopping Spree! You can read more about my mini album HERE. You can find more information about the challenge and see the inspirational pieces my fellow Gecko Galz created HERE.



I created this ATC last month, but wanted to share it again. I covered the front of an Artist Trading Card with the Huntsman patterned paper from the Gecko Galz Ever After Digital Paper Pack. I then covered a Small Straight Edged Arch with a door from the Gecko Galz Behind Door #1 Digital College Sheet. I carefully cut a door opening between the base arch and the arch frame so that the door can open, revealing a secret message. I used a piece of clip art from the new Gecko Galz Valentine Wishes Digital Collage Set and placed it behind the door. You can find more information about the chipboard I used for this piece HERE.


Here is the free digital stamp I have for you this month. I hope you use it to create something fantastic! Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Sweetheart - Pion Design

Photo Credit: AnnMarie Walker

Hi! I'm super excited to share my first layout created for Pion Design! The To my Valentine collection was just what I needed to document this sweet photo of a friend’s daughter. This beautiful line is fantastic for Valentine's Day crafting, but I enjoy scrapping the girls, so I plan to use this collection all year long!


The Tags and Borders patterned papers have a wonderful selection of postcards and titles to cut out for use on a variety of projects. I used several of the designs on this layout to build up interesting layers beneath my photo. I used one of the border sentiments for the title of this layout.


I absolutely love the heart pattern on the backdrop in the photo and I wanted to duplicate that look on my page. I used a heart stencil with pink ink to add light pink hearts to the background of the page. I used a piece of pink cardstock from the Pion Design Palette to help soften the red/black/cream color palette of the To my Valentine line. I stamped the pink cardstock using a script stamp and gold ink. I then embossed the stamping with clear embossing powder for a dimensional finish.


I cut three red hearts from the Tags patterned paper and glued them around the photo. I love that they could be mistaken for a stamped image at a distance. I think the addition of the red paper hearts adds a bit of dimension to the background. I finished my design by adding pink embellishments and a sprinkling of gold mica flakes and pink sequins.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Pion products:
To my Valentine - Roses of Love PD6804
To my Valentine - Valentine's Roses PD6806
To my Valentine - Borders PD6810
To my Valentine - Tags PD6812
Pion Design Palette - Pion Pink III PD6117

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Key To My Heart Canvas - Canvas Corp Brands


Hi! I'm sharing a 5x7 canvas that I created for Canvas Corp today. My favorite feature of Canvas Corp Brands products, besides the vibrant colors, are the fun textures. I layered canvas, burlap, faux leather, tissuestock, cardstock, lace, and metal to create this love themed piece that is as fun to touch as it is to look at.


I like to include metal elements on many of my pieces often times in a way other than the original intended use, like this chain of linked C-rings.


Thanks for stopping by today! My fellow Crew Members are also featured on the Canvas Corp Blog today. CLICK HERE for more inspiration!

Canvas Corp Brands Supplies:
Canvas Corp 12x12 Tissuestock - Damask on Ivory
Canvas Corp Leather Tan Hyde
Canvas Corp 5x7 Chunky Stretched Canvas
Canvas Corp 12x12 Burlap Sheet - Red
Canvas Corp Burlap Mini Shapes - Flags
Canvas Corp Hemp Rope - Red
Canvas Corp Mini Clothespins - White
7 Gypsies C-Rings
7 Gypsies Harmony Charms
7 Gypsies Naked Journal Handle
7 Gypsies Lace Trimmings - Assorted Pack
7 Gypsies Vintage Ephemera - Binderie
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Sun Sisters, Marmalade, Rum Punch, Turquoise Blue
Tattered Angels Decor/ DIY Paint - Dove
Tattered Angels Glimmer Screens - Vintage Seasons Timeless Romance

Other Supplies: Felt Heart, Over-sized Key, Whipped Spackle, Rusty Wire, Screw Hooks

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

I'm Published: Just Mixed Media! Volume One


I'm thrilled to start the new year with a print publication! It is a huge honor to have one of my pieces in the debut issue of Just Mixed Media! Magazine alongside so many talented artists! The Embossed Fiesta Print Leather Cuff that I created for Clearsnap appears on pages 104 and 105!

"Just Mixed Media!" is a treasure trove of inspiration filled with stunning photographs of unique greeting cards, altered canvases, embellished ATCs and scrapbook pages and much, much more. Since mixed media is a very broad category, this must-have publication features seven categories of artwork: canvases & wall art, tags & ATCs, cards & scrapbook pages, home d├ęcor, journals & books and everything else! "Just Mixed Media" features unlimited techniques and styles, so whether you're into collage, painting, drawing, stamping or anything in between, we're sure you'll find inspiration and motivation to create your next gorgeous mixed media work of art!

You can pick up this issue on newsstands until May or you can order online HERE.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Lego My Lego - Stuck?! Sketches


Hi! It's reveal day at Stuck?! Sketches! My daughter's and I share an intense love for Legos. They love them so much that they like to keep them all to themselves! I'm left sitting beside them while they work to assemble the Lego sets. If I'm lucky I am allowed to organize the Legos by size and color. Under no circumstances am I allowed to put any pieces together! I snapped these photos of my youngest daughter Scarlett over Christmas break.

We'd love to have you join us this month! Our sponsors are Heartfelt Creations and A2Z Scraplets.


Visit the Stuck?! Sketches Blog to see what the rest of the designers have created. To enter for a chance to win, link your layout up in the right sidebar of the Stuck?! Sketches Blog by February 28th. All prizes winners are selected randomly using Random.org. When linking your layouts, please make sure it is linked to the specific post your layout is in, not your blog as a whole, as it can be hard later in the month to find your layout. You can also link from any gallery including Flickr or Facebook, but we may not be able to comment. Feel free to combine this sketch with no more than one other non-sketch challenge. Please include a link back to Stuck?! Sketches on your blog entry for our challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Love Mini Album - Gecko Galz


Hi! I created this love themed mini album for the Gecko Galz February Customer Challenge. I covered a chipboard mini album with the new Oh Cupid Mini Paper Pack. I used four of the six digital paper sheets to cover the front of each letter. I covered the back of each letter with solid cardstock.




The inside of the album is ready for photos, which I plan to take of my daughters on Valentine's Day. The small images throughout the album are from the new Valentine Wishes Digital Collage Set.

We'd love to have you join us this month! There is only one rule, and that is you need to use at least ONE product from Gecko Galz. It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage images, or digital papers. The winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz Shopping Spree!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Pion Design Team Announcement!


I'm super excited to share that I've been invited to join the Pion Design Team! Pion Design is a Swedish manufacturer of high quality scrapbooking papers. Their unique paper collections are of a timeless design with a romantic and vintage feeling. Their paper designs are simply gorgeous, and a must have for any paper lover. I'm absolutely thrilled to join the following talented artists:


I'll be sharing my designs featuring the newest Pion Design collection, Easter Greetings, soon!


Easter baskets and bunnies, egg hunting and blooming spring meadows. The Easter holiday is full of memories, and to celebrate this joyous season Pion Design releases the collection Easter Greetings. This pastel colored collection is like a bouquet of springtime, and makes the perfect starting point for countless projects sure to delight. With images and patterns such as violets, daffodils, eggs, chicks and butterflies you will find it easy to hold on to all those spring and Easter moments, and to share them with those around you. So welcome to send your warmest Easter Greetings!


If you're looking to be inspired in the meantime, you can find Pion Design on Facebook and Pinterest.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Secret Door ATC - Tando Creative


Hi! I'm sharing an ATC for the Anything Goes theme this week on the Tando Creative Design Blog. I had some fun with a Small Straight Edged Arch, an Artist Trading Card, small elements from the Tando Mini Range, and some digital collage images and papers from Gecko Galz to create this Valentine's Day Card for my sweetheart.

I covered the front of the Artist Trading Card with the Huntsman patterned paper from the Gecko Galz Ever After Digital Paper Pack. I then covered a Small Straight Edged Arch with a door from the Gecko Galz Behind Door #1 Digital College Sheet. I carefully cut a door opening between the base arch and the arch frame so that the door can open, revealing a secret message.


I used a piece of clip art from the new Gecko Galz Valentine Wishes Digital Collage Set. I made a "door knob" out of a Heart Button from the Buttons Grab Bag and a girl from the Mini People Set. I colored both pieces with acrylic paint, glued them together, and then glued them to the front of the door as a small handle.

I finished this card with a black pen and some gold dimensional paint.

You can find the pieces I used for this card and more in the Tando Creative Retail Store! We'd love to see what you create for our Anything Goes! To be in with a chance of winning some great Tando goodies of your choice, please make a piece based on our weekly themes and link your project, not just your blog, using the inlinkz tool located at the top of the Tando Blog. You don't have to use any Tando product, but, if you do, you will be entered into the draw twice! There are no limits to how many times you enter, however, we do request that you only enter your piece for 5 challenges. We look forward to seeing your creations!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Stamped Glassine Valentine's Day Card Set - Clearsnap

Ink provided by Clearsnap, Adhesive supplied by Scrapbook Adhesives by3L.

Hi! I'm up on the Clearsnap blog today with a Valentine's Day card set. I share the instructions to make this card as well as what ink works best to stamp on slick surfaces like glassine. I'd love for you to stop by!

Clearsnap Supplies:
ColorBox Crafter's Cat's Eye Inkpad: Fire
Wood Block Stamps: Eiffel Tower, Heart, Love

The following products were supplied by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: 3D Foam Squares, EZ-Dots Permanent Refillable Dispenser



Friday, January 15, 2016

Just Plain Fun! - Stuck?! Sketches


Hi! It's time for the mid-month reveal at Stuck?! Sketches! I took my girls and their cousins to Airtime over Thanksgiving break and everyone had a blast. My Sister-In-Law took this photo of my daughter Claire in midair. Claire's athleticism amazes me. I so wish that I could bend in half like this!


The decor was orange and grey, so I matched that color palette for this layout. I built up layers of patterned paper and fun embellishments under my photos. I used a Creative Embellishments Film Strip Picture Frame, which I embossed in bright orange, to highlight one of my photos. I also used the Creative Embellishments Binary Stamp with grey chalk ink to add a subtle pattern to the background of the page.


Trampolines and counting always seem to go together so I included numbers in my design. I used patterned paper, die-cut stickers, paper dots, plastic doilies and foam words to create my title spot.

Here's the sketch if you'd like to play along. I rotated the sketch one click to the right for my design.


I hope you can find the time to join us this month! Visit the Stuck?! Sketches Blog to see what the rest of the designers have created. We have two amazing sponsors for this challenge; Creative Embellishments and Scrapmatts.

To enter for a chance to win, link your layout up in the right sidebar of the Stuck?! Sketches Blog by January 30th. All prizes winners are selected randomly using Random.org. When linking your layouts, please make sure it is linked to the specific post your layout is in, not your blog as a whole, as it can be hard later in the month to find your layout. You can also link from any gallery including Flickr or Facebook, but we may not be able to comment. Feel free to combine this sketch with no more than one other non-sketch challenge. Please include a link back to Stuck?! Sketches on your blog entry for our challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!