Sunday, June 18, 2017

STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday- Father's day tag

Last week I shared a project and said that I used an unusual product for my project. I said I would share more of them and then reveal what it was. Well, migraines side tracked my original idea. So I am sharing another project, using the same unusual product. I had one guess that it was a toilet paper roll, and that was correct. I opened an empty toilet paper roll. I used curve play stencil and blue spray on the tp roll opened up. Then I die cut it using tag die. Then I embossed it. I then added some silver fingernail polish. I stamped the ship 5 times and I did paper tole on the sails.
 
Happy Father's Day to my Grandpa, Dad, Father in law, Husband and Son in Law. Thank you for being amazing Dads.
 
 
 
 
Curve Play Stencil
 

 
 
It is not too late for  you to join us at STAMPlorations for this month's Mixed Media Challenge. All you need to do is make a project using a Stencil and it can't be a card.

Monday, June 12, 2017

PIP 1724 flag day

 PIP 1724, wow, this year is just flying by. Can't believe that it is almost flag day again. 
Our sponsor this week is MHK designs.
 


I used their fabulous flag image to make a card that could be used for a variety of occasions, Flag day, Memorial day, Fourth of July, Veteran's day.... since I don't know which I will use it for, I left a blank spot on the bottom of the easel part of my card. I used something on my card, that most card makers don't use.. Do you know what it is? I am going to try and post cards all this week using the same product. I will reveal on Friday what is was.

 
Come Join us at PIP
 
 
 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Mustard Seed Faith Challenges - His eye is on the Sparrow

 
Join us at MUSTARD SEED FAITH CHALLENGES. The devotion this week is about not worrying.
 

His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me. I think there is a direct link between faith and not worrying. If our faith is strong, our worries are small or aren't even there. But if we let worries come into our minds, our faith is weak. When Peter was walking on the water to Jesus, his faith was strong and he didn't even notice the storm. He was actually walking on the water towards Jesus. However,  Peter started worrying about the what if's... what if I stop being able to walk on this water... what will happen if the storm and the water overtakes me.... what if I drown... what if Jesus can't save me in time... what if... what if... what if, and then his faith faltered because of the worries. Thing is none of the "what ifs" that might have come from him walking on the water actually happened. That seems to happen to me a lot. The things that worry me seldom happen. So why do I still have worries? I like the acrostic that says fear is FALSE EVIDIENCE APPEARING REAL. Worries and fears are opportunities to test my faith and make it stronger. Every time I take a worry and give it over to God to let Him handle, I see how faithful He is. I see how He takes care of me. Someday I hope I reach a place where my faith is strong enough to say that I never worry about anything. I am a work in progress and I believe that I will get there.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Mixed Media Butterflies and painted florals


Another Mojo Monday 500 sketch card. It is also for Frilly and Funky challenge blog

The Frilly and Funky challenge was to share inspiration of our project. I was inspired by a tag  by ARTFUL EVIDENCE. You can see that tag HERE

What inspired me with the tag was the teal color and the gold and white paint splatters as well as the butterfly.

MOJO 500 butterflies


Another card for Mojo 500 sketch challenge.

Monday, June 5, 2017

mojo 500 sketch


Wow, 500 Mojo Monday Sketches. I wish I could say I was there at the very beginning, but I was pretty close to it. I have enjoyed looking at the sketch each Monday. If I ever had a creative block, I would go and look at old sketches to inspire my creativity. I am going to miss these challenges but I will Julee the very best. I know the decision to quit must have been hard but putting her family first is always the RIGHT decision. Thanks Julee for all you have done and thanks to your amazing designers for their weekly inspiration.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

June Mixed Media "Shine" mini canvas

It is June. Time for a new STAMPlorations Mixed Media challenge We would love to have you join us The theme is anything goes as long as you use a stencil on your mixed media project and that you make anything but a card.

Prizes:
- $10 gift certificate to the winner voted by the Mixed Media team
- $5 gift certificate each to the 2 top picks
- If there are 25 or more entries: 1 random winner of any 2 standard size stencils
 
 
 
 




I used the following ARTploration Stencils:

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I used STAMPlorations Stamp set:
 

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Mustard seed faith challenge. Friends


I have spent the week in bed with the flu so I am going to keep this short. This is the card I made for the Mustard Seed Faith Challenge Blog. I hope you join us

Sunday, May 21, 2017

May STENCIL SUNDAY butterfly tag

 
 
 
 
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You still have time to join us for this month's Mixed Media Challenge.
Anything goes theme, but you must use a stencil on your project, and you must make something other than a card.

 Prizes: $15 gift certificate OR choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils to the winner
choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil to the top picks

 

Monday, May 15, 2017

PIP challenge 1720

Challenge 1720 - Team A
Sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps
http://www.bugaboostamps.com/




 

 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Baby tag -Mother's Day - Mustard Seed Faith Challenge


Join us for the Mustard Seed Faith Challenge this week, which is babies.
 
 
 
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I made this rather eclectic mixed media baby tag. One of the ladies at my church who shares a love of paper crafting, and music, just had a little baby girl. This is a tag for her.
 
Happy Mother's Day to my Mom Lois and to my mother in law Cris. And to my daughter Johanna who is a new mom. Honor to the mothers who came before, and to the ones to come in the future. And blessings to the women who are moms right now.  And prayers of peace and comfort to those who have either lost a mom or a child or the women that are unable to be a mom

Sunday, May 7, 2017

MAY STAMPlorations post it holder

 
Time for another Monthly Mixed Media Challenge for STAMPlorations We would love to have you join us by creating a Mixed Media Project  Except NO cards. The theme is always anything goes and you must  use at least one stencil (any brand) in you project. Then link your project to the STAMPlorations May Mixed Media Challenge. The Linky closes at the end of the month. 
Prizes:
- $10 gift certificate to the winner voted by the Mixed Media team
- $5 gift certificate each to the 2 top picks
- If there are 25 or more entries: 1 random winner of any 2 standard size stencils
 
 
 

I used ARTplorations ETHNIC ONE stencil
 
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 and
CUTplorations FLUTTER ZEN 2 LAYERING butterfly die
 
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Monday, May 1, 2017

PIP challenge 1718

Challenge 1718 - Team A
Sponsored by MHK Designs


I added the  MHK butterflies to some music dp, cardboard and cheesecloth. I added some rhinestones to finish it off.


Please join us at PIP Challenge 

Sunday, April 30, 2017

You are pretty AWESOME



This week for the MUSTARD SEED FAITH CHALLENGE BLOG there is a sketch challenge.
As it always is with me and sketches, I start with an idea, thinking that I will do the sketch, but then as I'm creating, it becomes something else. So here is my take on the sketch.

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This card is going to my good friend Becky who broke her leg last week and has been needing some encouragement.
 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

STAMPlorations things with wings butterfly tag





 


 



STAMPloration products I used on my butterfly tag

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*Commenting and linking up is from April 5 to April 30, 11:55 p.m. Pacific
*Winners announced on May 10 in the April Challenges & Hops winners post
Prizes:
- (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $10 gift certificate to the store
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive Trendy Butterflies 2 + either Flutter Zen 1 or Flutter Zen 2 layering dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive Sweet Spring Wishes stamp set + Dragonfly layering dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive the Trendy Spring Blooms dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive the Sweet Spring Wishes phrase dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive a $20 gift certificate to the store.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Earth Day altered CD in honor of Princess Anna

 I had this grunge dp on my desk. I traced the cd around it and cut it out. It was then that I saw that in addition to grunge, it had a kitty foot print. I think she stepped in some dust and onto my paper. It was going to be covered up anyway. I think it makes it special. It is because of this little foot print that this project is going to my friend Deb. In memory of sweet princess ANNA.
 For the other side of the cd I printed a globe on cardstock I used a stencil and glue to make the butterflies. I used burned glue technique on the glue.
 The globe side after painting, stamping, and adding pearls and metallic rub.

Close up view of butterflies.
Other side. Can you even see the Kitty foot print?


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Things with Wings STAMPlorations week 3 - Altered CD




 For week 3 of Things with Wings Bloghop, I decided to make an altered CD. I used burned glue technique on the butterflies. I used black acrylic paint, rhinestones and pearls, gold metallic rub and black stazon ink. 

 Close up of one of the butterflies on the "music" side of the cd.

 This is the opposite side of the CD. What it made me think of was the walls in a subway station. A grungy ironic backdrop for golden butterflies.
A close up of butterfly on "subway" side of CD.

STAMPloration products I used on my altered CD:

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*Commenting and linking up is from April 5 to April 30, 11:55 p.m. Pacific
*Winners announced on May 10 in the April Challenges & Hops winners post
Prizes:
- (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $10 gift certificate to the store
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive Trendy Butterflies 2 + either Flutter Zen 1 or Flutter Zen 2 layering dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive Sweet Spring Wishes stamp set + Dragonfly layering dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive the Trendy Spring Blooms dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive the Sweet Spring Wishes phrase dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive a $20 gift certificate to the store.

Monday, April 17, 2017

PIP CHALLENGE 1716 Smile TAG


PIP Challenge 1716 - Team A
Sponsored by Sasayaki Glitter



I used the image called SMILE.

 
The image  SMILE has clouds by her head. I have had enough rain and long for sunshine, so when I fussy cut her out, I cut out the clouds. Wish I could cut out the clouds in real life, well sometimes, cause I know we need the rain.  The tag behind her was made using cardboard, white acrylic paint, glue, markers, cheesecloth, quilled roses and a rhinestone heart. I have her holding one of the quilled roses.

This image reminded me of my daughter Kristina when she was little.
I hope you will join our challenge this week. It is always anything goes.

I used yellow quilled roses for the Sasayaki Glitter Challenge for April which is to use YELLOW.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Butterfly tag for STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday

 
 STAMPlorations STENCIL SUNDAY with the mixed media gals. I used
ARTplorations stencil called: DELICATE LEAVES
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 I used white acrylic paint and glue mixed together to use with the stencil. I heated it with my heat gun until the mixture bubbled.

 When it was dry I added green watercoloring and gold metallic rub.  I finished it off with cheesecloth, quilled roses, pearls and butterflies that I made using
CUTplorations Die called FLUTTER ZEN 2
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We would love to have you join us for the current mixed media challenge. Just create and link up non-card mixed media projects. The theme is always anything mixed media goes except a card and you must use at least one stencil (any brand)on yourproject. Linky closes at the end of the month.

Prizes: $15 gift certificate OR choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils to the winner
choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil to the top picks

Check out that challenge HERE.