Wednesday, February 24, 2016

My Babies in Digital

Digital scrapbooking is one of my favorite forms of crafting. Sometimes I would just rather stay in the house, curl up on the couch with a coffee and my computer and play around with downloads and pictures. Last year GottaPixel was our digital sponsor for Scrap n' Art and boy did they give us some awesome images to work with! These are the pages I created for the November issue.


I love using black and white or sepia tone photos when the
embellishments are so rich in color. The photo is my grandson
Grayson. My daughter took this picture in a tall grass field, perfect
for the fall theme of this kit. That curly headed boy melts my heart! 

This page was so fun to create! The picture is of my granddaughter
Elizabeth from a couple of years ago. Her glasses are the perfect
orange to match and coordinate with the colors in this kit.
She is such a sweet, silly, fun girl and  she melts my heart, too!! 
I want to put all the pages I've created into a book one day. I have ordered a few of my pages as canvases and given them as gifts. Those are so fun!
Do you create digitally? If so, what is your favorite place to order downloads? I'm always on the lookout for more :)

That's all from me for now. Until next time...
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Snow Happy!

Hey there all my crafty friends! I hope you are having a wonderful Valentine's weekend! My sweet Valentine is working all weekend. :(  But I'm making a lasagna dinner for him and I got him a gift basket complete with beer and beef jerky lol :)
Today, I am sharing a project for a Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L® tutorial that I made for the December issue of Scrap n' Art Online Magazine. I love this picture of my sweet granddaughter Elizabeth. We don't get much snow here in SC, so when we do, it's definitely a treat for the little ones. Me, not so much, lol. Since we aren't normally equipped with sleds and such, my daughter and son-in-law improvised and used a laundry basket and a rope to make a sled for Elizabeth. She had a blast!


If you haven't noticed before now, I kind of like banners. I use them as often as I can, it's kind of an obsession. Banners are so versatile and can be decorated in so many ways.  


I also love the color scheme I used on this page. You just can't go wrong with red, white and blue. 


And I love mixing patterns, too. Polka dots and gingham, love, love, love!! What about ribbons and trims. Check!! Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L® offers these awesome little clear envelopes to tuck memorabilia or embellishments in. I used a small one to create a little shaker card with fake snow and blue seed beads. Can't forget a little journaling on a library style card from Canvas Corp.

Yesterday I went to a local stamping and scrapbook show and bought lots of goodies to work with. Can't wait to use some of the stamps and stencils I got, but I have to finish my magazine projects first. I'm also in the process of rearranging things in the Art House to get better organized. We are taking a trip to Ikea really soon, so stay tuned to see what changes I make!

I'll share some more magazine projects soon.
Until next time....
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!



Wednesday, February 3, 2016

CHA Make and Takes

One of the most awesome perks of attending CHA is the make and takes. What are make and takes you ask? Well, companies offer little projects for you to create and you get to keep them :)  At CHA, the make and takes are AWESOME!!! I got to do several make and takes and this beautiful watercolor art piece was one of them.


This was made in the Ken Oliver booth with Color Burst, which is a powder that when you add water, it creates this beautiful watercolor effect. This was made with a stencil, 3 Color Burst colors and a water spray bottle. That's it!! 


Isn't it gorgeous?? It has a shimmer to it as well. I am so in love with this product!! 
Other make and takes I did were earrings, 3 different kinds of necklaces, a tag and a little note book. 

Going to CHA gave me such inspiration and makes me want to get more organized. I'm planning on moving some things around in the Art House and to get rid of stuff that I haven't used in years. I really want to take a trip to IKEA to create some better organization. I also made some contacts for products to offer on the Pickled Tink website. So stay tuned to see some changes in the Art House and new things happening! Until next time...
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

CHA Class Projects

Hey there! I'm back today to share the projects I made in the two classes that I took at CHA. I had so much fun and learned about some awesome products that I've never worked with before.
The first class I took was by Pebeo using their new mixed media paints: Fantasy Prisme, Fantasy Moon, Vitrail and Cernes Relief.


These paints are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! They react with each other to create wonderful depth and movement that almost looks like the inside of a geode. I can't wait to get my hands on some more of these!!   

                                     

The second class I took was with Makin's Clay. I have never worked with clay, but have always wanted to. This clay is no bake and is really light weight and flexible. They were very generous giving us a lot of the product to keep. I will definitely be making lots more things with this clay!


Check out the close-up of the sea shells. Aren't they awesome? All the sea shells as well as the seaweed and the seahorse were made with the clay. You can die cut this clay! Oh the possibilities!! 


Although very different products and projects, I love them both. I must have more to create more with them!! I am so happy that I took both of these classes!

Also while at CHA, I did the Make and Take at several booths and will share some of those with you tomorrow.

Until then...
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!