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I have started this blog to help me get my craft projects out for everyone to see. My crafts are my therapy. I find peace in creating special ideas for friends and family. This is a new adventure for me and I plan on enjoying the ride

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Ornaments

Wow! I have been busy. My Christmas ornaments have been very popular this season and I couldn't be happier. I think I had a large variation this year. Everything from crosses, snowmen, ceramic, bottle caps, glass and even some made from cereal boxes. One thing is for sure is that they all have a bling or glitter to them. I used stamps or floral picks to help accent each ornament. I don't know if I can pick a favorite one, I loved them all. One thing I'm really excited about is I was able to use up a lot of the supplies I already had. You know this if you are a true crafter, you have tons of supplies and scraps that are just sitting there. My goal this year was to try and use what I had, and I think I did pretty well. Thanks again for stopping by! Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas Mixed Media

Here are some new canvas pieces for the holidays. I'm telling you, I'm addicted to mixed media. I had these on display at one of my craft shows and got some great feed back. I see many more mixed media projects in my future and I can't wait to experiment with other elements. I hope you all have a great and blessed holiday season and thanks again for stopping by! My next posting will contain my ornaments, come back and take a look.

Craft Shows

Well I've been one little busy crafter. I was invited to participant in two craft shows this season and I had a really great time. First one was at Panhandle Surgical Hospital. We set up in the conference room and the staff was great! They actually bought up all my ornaments which was great. My second show was at the Midtown YMCA. We had quite a bit of traffic, sold some tags, ornaments and journals. It was funny I had several people ask if I local so I'm hoping that means they will be future customers. The shows were lots of hard work, but I had a lot of fun and meet some great people. Thanks again for all your support! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Mixed Media Gift Buckets

OMG!! Christy Tomlinson has created a monster. I was preparing for a local craft show and I came across these buckets I bought awhile back. I tried to decided what to do with them when I thought "hey why not apply my new obsession to them, so here there are!" I think they came out great and they were really popular at my show. I pointed out that I really didn't want to make them Christmas themed because I wanted the person to be able to use it year round. I'm wondering if I should make up some more. What do you think? Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Prissy's Birthday Card

I can't believe it's Thanksgiving already, but more importantly it's a dear friend's birthday. Prissy is a wonderful person. She is a true treasure. If you get a chance to share her friendship don't ever let it go, it is a true treasure. I made this mixed media card for her and was so happy I got to give it to her in person. I used some new stamps from Dylusions by Ranger and Bombshell Stamps to create this one of a kind pretty lady which I totally reflects Prissy's personality. On the background I used scraps of card stock, vintage music paper, gesso, acrylic paints and sparkling H2O's. I finished out my little jewel by coloring in with some Copic markers. I absolutely love this card and the person I gave it too. Well, off to do some more crafting! Happy Birthday Prissy!! So many things to be thankful for!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Fall Card

I had so much fun making this card. I took an idea from Pinterest. I picked up some fall leaves in the yard and made some rosettes. I know crazy! All ribbon trim used is by Maya Road along with the pearl trinket pins. This card is going in my own personal collection. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Loving Mixed Media

I finished another canvas piece today. I am loving me some mixed media. I love getting my hands dirty from all the paints and stains. I also love the fact that I'm using up a lot of my scraps and extra supplies. Can't wait to make some more.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Mixed Media projects keep on coming

I was very excited when I was asked to make two mixed media cards. First was for one of my co-workers who is going through a sad time so we just all wanted her to know we were all there for her. Second card was a request from my supervisor who needed a card for her mother's birthday. I'm really having fun with these projects. I love how none of these come out the same. I hope to be posting more projects soon. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Mixed Media cards

I had so much fun making these cards! I put my mixed media skills to the test. I had three friends with birthdays this weekend. I tried to match each of their personalities. I can definitely see me making more of these. The possibilities are endless, and I'm finding you can use almost anything. My favorite part of giving my cards is to see the recipient's reaction. One of the things I did differently on some of these cards is I stamped onto tissue paper. Stamps are from lisapace.com and timholtz.com. My day of the dead skull is by bombshellstamps.com. I again have to give credit to Christy Tomlinson for giving me this inspiration. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

1st Mixed Media canvas

Okay I did it! I have moved on from tags to canvas. I applied most of the same elements as I did in my tags. Christy Tomlinson doesn't know the monster she has created. Lol!! I love the idea that every piece is original and no two are alike. I'm already prepping two more pieces of canvas so keep watching to check out my newest projects. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Fun Mixed Media tag

I'm still playing with the mixed media projects. I've had so much fun working with all these elements. Mixed media really puts your imagination to the test. Again I used stains, paints, stamps, and scraps of cardstock. I decided I'm ready to graduate and I'm going to start my first canvas piece. Stay tuned for it! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

2nd Mixed Media tag

I finished my second mixed media tag. I'm having so much fun playing with so many different elements. I'm using everything from paints, stains, stamps, card stock and spray mist. I do have to admit something. I've tore up another book for my crafting purposes. I found an old daily devotional at the thrift store awhile back and thought I could easily cut out my quotes to attach to projects which is exactly what I've done here. I'm having a blast! More mixed media projects to come. Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Mixed Media Tag

This is my first real attempt at mixed media. The idea was inspired by Christy Tomlinson and her tutorials on YouTube. She creates her pieces on canvas, but I didn't know if I was quite ready for that yet. I thought I better start small and work my way up. Lol! It was fun using so many different elements and really was very simple. The background was the funniest to create. I used scraps of card stock, and vintage music paper. I then applied twinkling H2O's, acrylic paint and stamps. I drew and cut out my little lady( I can't believe she came out pretty well) and dressed her up. Overall I'm very pleased with it and plan to practice on some more tags this weekend so watch out for more fun. If you get a chance check out Christy on YouTube, she makes it fun and really simple.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Success at the Tri-State Fair

I'm very happy!! I picked up my items from the fair and found out I was very successful. Both my rosette dress form and my shadow box won. I had so many people tell me they loved my projects. I feel very blessed. I have so much support from family and friends. Both projects took a lot of time but it was so worth it. I already have ideas rolling around in my head for next year. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Coffee Filter Rosette Dress Form

OMG! Here it is! I have worked and worked on this. I have had this idea in my head but never knew it would take me so long. It has taken about a month to complete. I made mini rosettes out of coffee filters, it took 410 to cover this form. I initially covered the body of the form in German glass glitter and modge podged the base in old music paper. The dress itself is an old curtain shear. The rosettes I colored with Maya mist, distress stains and Staz On ink. The base of the dress is covered in pleated ribbon from Maya Road. It was a lot of work but you never know I might just make another one. Thanks for stopping by!

Trinket Shadowbox

I really like this project! I have seen Tim Holtz do several projects with his trinket boxes and have always wanted to give it a try. I initially sprayed all pieces with Maya mist then glittered all the edges. I tried to personalized each box using items from Ten Second Studio, Ranger and vintage pieces I had found in local thrift stores. I also wanted to do something a little different with the box so I attached some grunge board scrolls from Tim Holtz to the side and glittered them as well. I'm really happy how this project came out. You can't go wrong with it. It's all about making it your own.

Tri-State Fair

I know it's been awhile since my last post but life has been a little crazy. I have done some crafting and here are the items I have entered into the fair this year. First is a dress form made from coffee filters, I used Maya Mist, distress stains and inks to color. There are a total of 410 rosettes on the dress. I love it but was very time consuming. Second is my Shadowbox from Tim Holtz. I used all kinds of goodies on this project from scraps I had been saving to metal and embellishments from Ranger. The glitter just gave it that extra something. My last project is a paper mâché house I purchased at Hobby Lobby. I covered in paper in used metal from Ten Seconds Studio for the roof. This was fun to make and really like how it came out. I'm proud of all my projects. Will let you know how I do. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

More Mother's Day Cards

Wow!  I think I'm finally done.  I got all my cards made...I hope.  LOL!!  I made these cards for my sister's boyfriend's family.  I used lots of my scraps and metal.  The metal is from Ten Seconds Studio and I can't tell you how much I love their product.  It's great quality and so easy to work with.  I hope they love their cards.  Thanks for stopping by...till next time!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Mother's Day Card

Here is another Mother's Day card I designed.  I can't decide if this one is for my mom or not.  I have a few more ideas up my sleeve so who knows.  On this card I used a lot of scraps I had been saving and made the rosettes.  I used some metal from Ten Seconds Studio along with some alcohol ink to get the color I needed for the leaves.  One of my favorite embellishments is back...I used micro beads on the tag.  I love these things and they come in all colors so the ideas are endless.  Well I got more cards to make and decide which one to give my mom.  Thanks for stopping by and come back I'm sure I will have more cards and other projects posted soon!!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mother's Day Cards

Here's what I've been busy doing...making Mother's Day cards.  I got a special order and was asked to make each one different.  I used the same stamp but what fun it was to create a different design for each one.  I used some great products from Maya Road, October Afternoon, Provo Crafts, Ten Seconds Studio and even used some Copic markers on several of my cards.  What a special day it is to celebrate mom.  I know I'm very lucky to have a very special mom.  Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my newest creations. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Mother's Day Canvas

I'm so excited!  This is my first mixed media canvas piece.  I made this for my mom for Mother's Day.  I hope she really likes it.  The phrase "I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life" by Abraham Lincoln.  I knew this phrase was perfect because my mom tells me daily she prays for me and my sister.  She has always wanted the best for us.  We couldn't ask for a better mother.  She has taught us so much.  I used ribbon trim and chipboard pieces from Maya Road.  My chipboard lady is from FabScraps.  I covered her in metal from Ten Seconds Studio and her skirt is made from old sewing patterns I found at the thrift store.  This was one fun project and I'm ready to do another one.  Thanks for stopping in and checking out my projects!

Monday, April 23, 2012

"Create" sign

Here's my lastest creation.  I'm doing some re-arranging in my craftroom and thought I needed something  new to add so I made this Create sign to put up in my room.  I used a foil technique I learn on Pinterest and just went crazy with some zipper trim.  All embellishments are from Maya Road and Tim Holtz.  I can't wait to find that special place in my room for it.  Thanks for stopping in and please let me know what you think of my new sign.  I love the comments!  Till next time....

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Art Journal is done!!

Well here it is!!  My art journal is completed.  I say it's finished, but I keep picking it up and adding more to it. I started this journal to help me on my journey with Weight Watchers.  I thought it would be a great tool to keep me motivated.  I had a great time making it and now I can write down my thoughts for each passing week.  The first pic is of the cover which I made using metal from Ten Seconds Studio and egg shells....yes! egg shells!  I saw this idea on Pinterest so I thought I would give it a try.  I love how it came out.  I used fabric to cover the rest of the cover.  All my pages are initally painted with gesso.  I then used everything from stains, distress inks, paints and stamps to complete the pages.  Most of the embellishments are from Tim Holtz and Maya Road.  One great thing about making this journal is I was able to use up a lot of my leftovers from other projects.  Well now onto the fun part...I get to fill it up with all my thoughts and secrets.  LOL!  Stay tuned for more projects.  I already have an idea rolling around in my head.   

Saturday, April 14, 2012

More Art Journal

I'm really excited!  I've been working on my art journal and I love how it is all coming together.  I can't wait to start writing in it.  It's been fun experimenting with all the different techniques.  Each page I try to do something different.  I'm starting to work on some additional pages today.  I hope to post those pics soon too.  It's been some awesome therapy.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like what I've created.  Till next time....

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Birthday Cards and more Birthday cards

You can all see how I spent my Saturday morning.  LOL!  My dad threw one big birthday party for everyone who had a birthday in the month of April.  As you can see it was a party for four family members.  I tried to make each card to fit each person's personality.  We had a great time and had some awesome food.  On the cards I used some of my favorite products from Maya Road, Ten Seconds Studio, Cricut, and stamps from Antiquated Collection by Lisa Pace.  Everybody was so excited about their cards.  I guess I'm headed back to the craft room to work on some more projects.  See ya soon!