Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Vintage Beauty with Kaisercraft

Hello my crafty friends! Sorry I've been so quiet here, life's been a little hectic and blogging got put on the back burner again. I'll try to do better and make time to visit y'all more often :)
I created this layout for a tutorial and you can find all the details in the March issue of Scrap n' Art Online Magazine.

I used papers and elements from the Kaisercraft   Blue Bay  and Rustic Harmony collections. They go so well together, don't you think? The paper with the vintage clocks is a digital collage sheet that was also featured in the March issue. I just printed it the size I wanted, cut it out and distressed the edges with ink.

The picture is of my Mom's oldest sister, my Aunt Rosemary. I think this was her high school senior picture. Aunt Rosemary is very crafty. She makes quilts, embroiders, does woodworking and makes ceramics, just to name a few. When I was a little girl, I remember she had made doll house furniture for my cousin Amy. I loved playing with that set! They lived in Florida, so I didn't get to see them very often, maybe once or twice a year. I was always excited to see what she had been busy making. My Mom always says that I got the crafty gene from Aunt Rosemary :)

Dan, Dakota and I are in Virginia on vacation this week. We spent the weekend in Charlotte, NC for a comic book convention (comic book fans call it Comic Con, in case you were wondering, lol). They went to the Con and I went to Ikea. I LOVE Ikea!!! I could seriously do some monetary damage in that store. Here in Virginia, we are not far from Monticello (Thomas Jefferson's home place) and Luray Caverns. We are also just a couple hours from Washington, DC. I would really like to go to see the White House, Lincoln Memorial, etc. but not sure we will make it there. They have tours through the resort we are staying at, but they are a little pricey. Right now, we are just enjoying the weather and relaxing!
I will be back soon with some other magazine projects and to show you my Ikea goodies!! Until then...
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Want 2 Scrap Projects

For the March issue of Scrap n' Art Online Magazine, we received some amazing stuff from Want 2 Scrap to play with. Today, I'm sharing the two projects that I created :)

The first project is a scrapbook page using the Want 2 Scrap Vintage Fancy Frames and Pink Nestabling.

I applied gesso to the frame and then sprayed it with Art Anthology Colorations in Salted Caramel. The Pink Nestabling is the center of all the flowers and on the corner of the frame. 

The picture is of my girls when they were about 1 and 3 years old. I have had the postcard of the two little girls for many, many years with the plans of using it on a layout of my girls. You see, Amber (the oldest) has always had brown hair and Mariah (the youngest) has always had dirty blonde hair, so this image has always reminded me of my two sweet girls. The original postcard was too big for this project, but I really wanted to use it, so I scanned it and printed it out the size I needed. 

The second project I created was this vintage inspired necklace. I used the Lacy Ovals Nestaboard for the base and second layer. I applied gesso to both pieces, then stamped a script image with MomentoLuxe Love Letter ink. Next I sprayed Art Anthology Colorations in Salted Caramel, but it caused the stamped script image to bleed. Oh well, I kinda liked the look of it, so just went with it! I also stamped the same script image with Versamark and applied white embossing powder and heat set. I used Beacon Adhesives 3-in-1 to glue the two Nestaboard layers together and also the little pink cameo charm and all the little Pink Nestabling.  

I added the dangling charms to the bottom of the base and the barrel charm to the top and strung it onto the hand died May Arts ribbon. 

Awesome story about the mannequin that I put the necklace on to take pictures. My sweet friend Kristie found it at a jewelry store that was going out of business and she bought several of the display mannequins and this is one of the two that she gave to me!! She does things like that for me all the time! See, I told you it was an awesome story! I am so blessed to have found a friend like her. Even though she moved almost 200 miles away, we are still really close and she'll always be my bestest friend in the whole wide world! She is the reason I am a design team member for Scrap n' Art and is such an inspiration to me in my art journey. She introduced me to art journaling and many different mixed media techniques. I can't imagine my life without her! I hope you all have a friend in your life like that. If you do, you are truly blessed! 

I will be back later this week with some more projects, so stay tuned :) Until next time...
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

She is...

Do you create digital pages? Are you as blown away by the images and kits available? Most people probably use Photoshop to create digitally, but to be honest, I can't figure it out. It is a bit over my head. Mariah is a master at it though, and tried to teach me but it's hard to teach an old dog new tricks sometimes, lol. I use My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up! and it works for me. It's simple (in most ways) to learn and use. I created this page using kits from Scrapbook Girls.

The kits I used are called "She" and "Validation Art Dolls". I love every element in these two kits!

I can start sharing full pics of the projects that I created for Scrap n' Art Online Magazine's March edition!! Here are a couple that I did using Mon Ami Gabby products.

One of my favorite items that I received from Mon Ami Gabby are the little bird cages that is actually ribbon. Isn't it cute?! I will share some more projects in the next few days, so stay tuned! Until next time....
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!