Thursday, May 26, 2016

Cherished Moments - Pion Design


Hi! I'm sharing a layout I created with the new Mister Tom's Treasures collection from Pion Design today. While this line really caters to more masculine projects, there is a lovely morning glory pattern on several of the patterned papers that was just perfect for creating a softer, more romantic, layout.


I cut out a good portion of the flowers from the collection and brought them together to create this page featuring a photo of my Great Aunt and Uncle. I do not have copies of very many of the older photographs from my family, so this picture is special to me.


This collection features cameras, pocket watches, and film strips that are great for cutting and layering. I placed this collage of paper images on top of blue ink and a subtle floral molding paste pattern that I applied with a stencil.

I really love this soft feminine layout that I created with one of the more masculine lines. As you can see, it’s not just for the boys! Thanks for stopping by today!

Pion Design Products:
Mister Tom’s Treasures – Morning Glory PD7404
Mister Tom’s Treasures – Old Factory PD7405
Mister Tom’s Treasures – Tom’s Garden PD7407
Mister Tom’s Treasures – Captured Moments PD7408
Mister Tom’s Treasures – Pocket Watches PD7409
Mister Tom’s Treasures – Borders PD7410
Mister Tom’s Treasures – Memory Notes PD7411
Mister Tom’s Treasures – Tags PD7412
Mister Tom’s Treasures  – 6×6 Morning Glory PD7503

Clothespin ATC Wreath - Canvas Corp Brands


Hi! I created this Clothespin ATC Wreath for Canvas Corp Brands. One of the first Crew Challenges of the year was an Artist Trading Card swap. I was super excited to take part in the swap, to send off a little piece of myself, and to receive ATCs from artists all over the world. I created this Clothespin ATC Wreath with Canvas Corp Brands supplies that I had on hand to hold the cards that I collected during the swap. I chose to work with a mostly neutral palette to let the beauty and colors of the cards really shine. I hung this wreath in my studio and am looking forward to adding to it!

I share the full supply list and my fast tutorial on the Canvas Corp Blog. Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Butterfly Bezel - Tando Creative


Hi! I'm sharing a butterfly bezel that I created for the Things with Wings theme this week on the Tando Creative Design Blog. I selected one of the smaller butterflies from the Mini Butterflies Set for this piece.


To start, I glued a small amount of Stampendous Fran-tage Hunter Color Fragments to the bottom of the bezel. Next, I applied Stampendous Spoonful of Rust, a fun mix of embossing powder and elements, to the chipboard butterfly. I then mixed up a small batch of resin, placed the butterfly into the bezel, and poured resin into the bezel. After leaving the bezel to dry overnight, I attached the bezel to a necklace to finish.

You can find the butterfly that I used for this piece in the Tando Creative Retail Store! We'd love to see what you create for our Things with Wings 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!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Clearsnap + Eye Connect Crafts Blog Hop

Hi! I'm super excited about the cross-promotion between Clearsnap and Eye Connect Crafts. I'm participating in Day 2 of the blog hop that is running this entire week!

Clearsnap and Eye Connect Crafts provided product for this project.
I used some of my favorite Clearsnap supplies to stencil and paint these super cute lizards for my scrapbook layout. The Eye Connect Crafts chipboard Poppets are held together with brads, which means their parts are movable! How fun is that?! I'd love to have you stop by the Clearsnap blog to read more about these fun chipboard embellishments that are made in the USA from 100% recycled chipboard. There, I share my tutorial for how to paint these lizards.

Also, you can see more on the Eye Connect Crafts blog today where you can enter a giveaway to win a gift certificate to the Eye Connect Crafts site! On the Clearsnap blog we’re giving away a set of 7 the newest Smooch Accent Ink colors, including the five shown above. More information on how to enter both giveaways can be found on the Clearsnap and Eye Connect Crafts blogs.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Clearsnap Supplies:
Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink: Juniper, Gold Lame, Silver Fox, Tuxedo, Sundance, Copper
ColorBox Art Screens: Cobblestone
My First ColorBox Mini Stamps: Meow
ColorBox Chalk Ink: Chive

Eye Connect Crafts Supplies: Totem Alligator, Totem Lizard, Mini Silver Brads

Friday, May 20, 2016

Diamond Stripe Wood Beverage Tote - Clearsnap

Ink for this project provided by Clearsnap. Wood Tote provided by Walnut Hollow.

Hi! Clearsnap has teamed up with Walnut Hollow to create some fun projects for Dad. I used ColorBox Crafter's Ink to add a cool diamond stripe pattern to my Walnut Hollow Rustic Tote. My husband is always up for a refreshing cold beverage, so I screwed a bottle opener to the side to transform this wood tote into a bottle carrier. I'd love to have you stop by the Clearsnap blog to see how to use Crafter's Ink on wood projects.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Clearsnap Supplies:
ColorBox Crafter's Ink by Ann Butler: Blueberry, Canyon

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Father - Pion Design + Tando Creative


Hi! I created this layout for the Anything Goes Challenge this week on the Tando Creative Design Blog using the NEW Mister Tom's Treasures collection from Pion Design. My favorite piece of paper from the collection features an industrial factory blueprint, and I had a lot of fun cutting and layering pieces of paper from that design and embellishing it with chipboard from the Tando Creative Andy Skinner Industrial Elements Set.


I didn’t have a family photo for this page, so I used one of the images from the Mister Tom’s Treasures Images from the Past patterned paper, which I think works just as well.


I added chipboard gears, washers, and screws from the Industrial Elements Set to play up the industrial design. I couldn’t resist adding some delicate butterflies for a bit of contrast.



I painted the chipboard with a mix of Distress and acrylic inks. Then, I added a layer of Distress Rock Candy Stickles. Once the chipboard pieces were dry, I added a bit more grudge with some Black Soot Distress Ink before gluing the pieces together. The Industrial Elements Set is a fantastic mix of over 100 cogs, washers, door plates, book plates, bolt heads and screw heads in various sizes, so I have a lot left to work with.

You can find the Industrial Elements Set that I used for this layout in the Tando Creative Retail Store! We'd love to see what you create for our Anything Goes 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!

If you love this Pion Design collection and would like the chance to win it, join the Pion Design May Challenge. Create any project inspired by the theme, photo and/or colors using mainly Pion Design papers from any Pion collection and link up your entry by May 27th. We will announce the lucky winner who gets to choose a complete Pion Design collection in 12″ and 6″ at the end of the month!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Pion Products:
Mister Tom’s Treasures – Tom’s Motorcycle PD7401
Mister Tom’s Treasures – Old Factory PD7405
Mister Tom’s Treasures – Captured Moments PD7408
Mister Tom’s Treasures – Borders PD7410
Mister Tom’s Treasures – Memory Notes PD7411
Images from the Past – Mister Tom’s Treasures PD1616
Pion Design Palette – Pion Blue VII PD6132

Friday, May 13, 2016

Journaling on the Go with Clearsnap

Ink and stamps for this project were provided by Clearsnap.
Hi! I'm up on the Clearsnap Blog today sharing how I journal on the go with ColorBox Queues. I started The 52 Lists Project at the beginning of the year and I'm happy to report that I have kept this book up to date! This journal, stamps, a small stamping block and several ColorBox Queues fit conveniently into one small zippered bag that I carry in my purse. I have plenty of time to update this weekly journal during my daughter's after school activities. I share some of my stamping techniques on the Clearsnap Blog today and I'd love to have you stop by!

Clearsnap Supplies:

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Thanking My Lucky Stars ATC - Tando Creative


Hi! I'm sharing the ATC I created for the Crackle Theme this week on the Tando Creative Design Blog. I started by covering a Greyboard ATC with black crackle paste. I then covered a Star with gold dimensional paint and glitter and added it to an image from the Gecko Galz Moonbeams Digital Collage Set. I finished this card with some gold rhinestones and a sentiment sticker.

You can find the products that I used for this piece in the Tando Creative Retail Store! We'd love to see what you create for our Crackle 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!

Gecko Galz May Projects


Hi! I'm sharing the projects I created this month for Gecko Galz. I used the Love Potion No. 9 Digital Craft Kit, the Alter Me Digital Collage Set, and the new Blue Bird of Happiness Digital Collage Set for this card. The base is a piece of white cardstock with some stamped leaves. I made an embellishment cluster of fun branches, flowers, a wood token, a burlap tag, and a hand-dyed ribbon bow. I finished this card with a simple sentiment sticker.


I created this card for the Gecko Galz May Customer Challenge. The theme this month is Garden of Dreams. I used an image from the new Stay Young and Beautiful Digital Collage Set for this card. I do most of my wishing and dreaming at night, so this nighttime image from the collage set immediately caught my eye. I added an embossed chipboard moon and some rhinestone "stars" for more dreamy imagery and a trio of roses to help pick up the garden theme.

We'd love to have you join the Gecko Galz 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!


I created this triple arch using Tando Creative Chipboard, the Gecko Galz Ethereal Beauties Digital Collage Set, and the Butterfly Wings Digital Collage Set. You can read more about how I put this piece together HERE.


Lastly, I made a Mother's Day card with the Spring Gems Digital Stamp Set and the FREE stamp I have to offer this month. I thought it would be fun to leave the digital images black and white and add colorful patterned papers and flowers between the layers. I finished this card with a chipboard sentiment sticker and a pearl pen.

Here's the free stamp. I hope you use it to create something fabulous!


Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, May 6, 2016

National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop!


Happy National Scrapbook Day 2016! Thanks so much for stopping by today for this inspiring hop! We have a great group of bloggers and scrapbookers participating in the hop so I hope you will take a moment to visit each blog on the list. Be sure to scroll to the end of this post for the complete hop list and to get in on my giveaway!

The ink, stamps, and Art Screens used for this layout were provided by Clearsnap.
I picked up a beautiful package of store-brand flowers this week and they inspired me to create this breezy beach layout in the same color palette. I had a lot of fun adding color to the background of my page by using Clearsnap ColorBox Pigment Ink, with a brush, by stamping, and through Art Screens.


I used a mix of ColorBox Cat's Eye Pigment Ink and ColorBox Pigment Ink by Teresa Collins. I've used the Teresa Collins ink line for a lot of projects over the past couple of months and I love the glam palette so much that I'm giving away a full set of Teresa Collins ink pads today - 8 in all!




I stamped my own leaves for this page with a sheet of vellum, pigment ink and a stamp set. I first stamped the leaves onto the vellum, applied ColorBox Clear Embossing Powder, and then heat set. Next, I used Art Daubers with Emerald, Turtle, and Glam Green Pigment Ink to color in the leaves. After heat setting the ink, I cut them out to tuck behind the flowers.


I stamped and embossed several butterflies onto the page using the super fun Teresa Collins Butterfly Words Wood Mount Stamp, ColorBox Cat's Eye Spa Pigment Ink, and ColorBox Clear Embossing Powder.


I finished this layout with a simple rub-on title.

Clearsnap Supplies:
ColorBox Cat's Eye Pigment Ink: Burlap, Canary, Cupid, Emerald, Iris, Plum, Pool, Spa, Turtle
ColorBox Pigment Ink by Stephanie Barnard: Powdered Sugar
ColorBox Pigment Ink by Teresa Collins: Feisty Red, Glam Green, Gold Shine, Passion Pink
Smooch Spritz: Log Cabin
ColorBox Embossing Powder: Clear
Teresa Collins Wood Mount Stamp: Butterfly Words
Clearsnap Wood Block Stamp: Flourish
ColorBox Art Screens: Ringer
ColorBox Art Screens by Ann Butler: Lattice
ColorBox Art Daubers


Here's the complete Blog Hop List:

Hydrangea Hippo
They Call Me Tatar Salad{You Are Here}
Layout-A-Week
My Time To Play
My Scrapbook Evolution
Just JP
Smiling Colors
My Creative Life
Pink Zebra Paper Creations
Scraps of Reflection
Lynda Creates

Ink Colors: Platinum Silver, Gold Shine, Glitz Gold, Loft Black, Posh White, Glam Green, Passion Pink, Feisty Red
Thanks so much for stopping by today! All visitors who take the time to leave a comment today will be entered into the prize draw for my Teresa Collins Pigment Ink package. (The prize draw is open to everyone, anywhere in the world!) If you aren't yet following me on social media, I'd love to have you follow me, but it is not a requirement. I'll announce the winner of the ink set on my Facebook Page on Monday, May 9th.

Enjoy the rest of the hop!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

All Good Triple Arch - Tando Creative


Hi! I'm sharing the piece that I created for the Color Challenge on the Tando Creative Design Blog this week. I wait all year long for the short couple of weeks when the cherry blossom tree in my front yard is fragrant and awash with pink petals. I was inspired to create this arch by the view out my front window and the pretty pink and green color palette this week.


I painted one layer from the Triple Arch Layered Frame with acrylic paint and a layer of Rock Candy Stickles and then backed it with patterned paper.  I painted a leaf and one small branch from the Leaf Branch with 3 Loose Leaves with green acrylic paint and then topped them with a mix of paper and fabric flowers and stems. I finished this piece with a digital image and butterfly from Gecko Galz, and sticker sentiment.

You can find the products that I used for this piece in the Tando Creative Retail Store! We'd love to see what you create for our Color 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!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Clearsnap NSD Scrapbook Layout 2 + Giveaway!

Ink, stamps, and stencils for this project were provided by Clearsnap, Susan K. Weckesser and Fiskars.

Hi! I'm up on the Clearsnap Blog today sharing a layout to help get ready for the kickoff of National Scrapbook Day! Clearsnap has partnered with Creative Scrapbooker Magazine to share inspiring posts. I created a scrapbook layout with the NEW ColorBox® Color Pop Mini Pigment Ink by Susan K. Weckesser and a photo of my brother's cat. I had a blast creating my own patterned paper, flower, and embellishments for this project. I'd love to have you stop by the Clearsnap Blog to see my finished layout.


Be sure to visit the Clearsnap blog and scroll to the bottom of my post for details on how to enter the giveaway for a chance to win the following amazing products:
  • New release of 7 ColorBox Chalk Inkpads
  • ColorBox Archival Dye Inkpad in Wicked Black
  • Teresa Collins ColorBox Pigment Ink Petal Point Inkpad
  • Smooch Spritz Jumbo in Vanilla Shimmer
The giveaway is open through May 8, 2016 so be sure to enter every day leading up to National Scrapbook Day!

Clearsnap Supplies: