Friday, August 18, 2017

Your Wings Were Ready/VO Challenge #9 Wings

Your Wings Were Ready
Victorine Originals
Challenge #9

Hey there crafty friends.
Today is the day for another challenge over on the Victorine Originals blog!!!! 

Our Inspiration Mood board is wonderful.
Plenty to get you inspired.

The Theme is Wings, but you can choose anything from one of the pictures that inspire you or you can go with one or more of the colors.
Plenty of room to create something and join in the fun.
As always there is something to be won if you enter. So head on over now and link up your project. 

Now onto my inspiration for you.

I made a beautiful canvas for you today using the wings from Victorine Originals Wings set (10580-X)

And a slightly different view.

I'm going to be honest, this was a tricky one for me. Considering the theme. 
My family just lost my Dad a couple weeks ago.  Life hasn't been the same for me. When I returned home to find which stamps I was sent to use for this challenge and I saw the wings, I just broke down. 
But I knew I had to do something, like it was a sign. I had to in some way use this as part of my morning for my Dad. And a way to channel my heart thru my art. 
I was pretty set on using the saying as soon as I saw it!!! 

I started with a clean canvas. I used DecoArt modeling paste with some stencils to add texture and used some distress stain directly to the canvas. 
It was more of a test. I didn't know how the canvas would take it without using gesso first.  It did soak up some of the stain but it did hold it pretty well. 

I gathered quite a few peices from my stash and started peices everything together. 
 When I found the Hot air balloon, I thought it was perfect. 
I stamped the wings to white card stock and after painting the hot air balloon white, attached the wings to the side. 
I left it white as if it was my dad's last ride to heaven. 
After rearranging peices for a while, I began painting and adding color here and there. 
After everything was attached, I splattered a little white paint. 
My words are stickers that I stuck to a page from an old book, then cut out. 
Wings were cut out using an alphabet die. 

So now it's time to join in the challenge over at Victorine Originals!!
Link up your project before the deadline.

Thank you for stopping by today. 
I hope I was able to inspire you with my canvas, and maybe you can take a few words to think about when you go. 

If your parents are still here... Love them, hug them, call them, help them, cherish them. 
It's too late when they are gone.
Cherish those memories. 
Heaven received one heck of a man!!! 
This one's for you Daddy​!!! 


Products used:
Victorine Originals stamps: wings from Wing set 10580-X
Creative embellishments: hot air balloon, netting
Tim Holtz: Distress stain - mermaid lagoon
Distress paint- Antique Linen
Sizzix: Tim Holtz alterations alphabet die
DecoArt: modeling paste, white paint
Andy Skinner: netting stencil
Studio 490: bottle embellish
Simple Stories: wood veneer
Maya Road: vintage burlap flag
American Crafts: letters
All other from my stash. 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Thanks for being you

Thanks for being you

Good morning crafty friends! I'm up on the Victorine Originals blog today to share a Thank You card I made using a fun Angel from the Beautiful Angel set.    (10566-X)
(74407-B) from Victorine Originals 

I thought of making a Thank you card because I am so thankful for my DT sisters and Sabrina for covering for me the last few weeks while I dealt with a death in my family of a very important person to me.  
So to all of you, really a Thank you doesn't seems to be enough. But a huge

And the inside

I started out by choosing some fun and colorful papers from my stash. 
I then die cut the pretty design and backed it in white card stock.
I then stamped directly on the paper.
I also die cut for the sentiment.  I layered a few colors and attached them to my card. 

I hope you enjoyed my card today. 
Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to join in our challenge  HERE which will be ending soon. 
Here's the mood board again for that challenge

Be sure to join in and here is my inspiration peice I made for the challenge. 

You can go HERE to view the project details.


Friday, August 4, 2017

Love You Canvas -Purple Challenge #8

Love You Canvas
Victorine Originals
Purple Challenge

Hey crafty friends. 
Today is the first day of a new challenge

Here is our mood board for inspiration

You can use anything that inspires you from the board. The theme is purple, use the color purple or something from the pictures that inspires you.

Here is my inspiration for you.

I made a mixed media canvas using Victorine Originals small and Medium butterfly.
I started my canvas by using tissue paper from Hazel and Ruby and Modge​ Podge to cover the canvas. After drying it gives the canvas a slick surface. 
I then added the clock peices using an Andy Skinner stencil and modeling paste.
I added paint here and there, I stamped the butterflies in different places. 
Then dabbed it with white paint to give it a different effect. 
I also painted and stamped a tag to add demention. 
I added paper lace and flowers as well as a few other peices from my stash. 
I used chalk markers on the clock numbers to make them pop. 
The last thing was the wood Love You peices. 

I hope my project inspire you to join in our challenge over on the Victorine Originals blog. 
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to head over and see what the rest of the DT has made to inspire you too. 


Products used:
Victorine Originals stamps, small butterfly and med butterfly.
Andy Skinner stencil: made to measure
Dina Wakley- media acrylic paint
- blackberry 
-ocean turquoise
Hazel & Ruby - tissue paper
DecoArt: American lamp black paint
American Crafts permanent chalk markers
Cosmo Cricket wood veneer
Modge Podge
Flowers from my stash

Friday, July 21, 2017

Back to school challenge #7

Back to school challenge
Victorine Originals challenge blog

Good morning crafty friends.
Today is the start of a new challenge over on the Victorine Originals blog.

We have a new and yet another wonderful mood board for inspiration for you.

Isnt it pretty neat???

You can use anything that inspires you from the pictures,  you can go with the theme or you can go with one of the colors.
So many different ways to enter a project.

My inspiration for you today is a wooden paper weight/sign for a teachers desk.

I found this wood peice on clearance that the dollar store. And I made it my own. I started off by using gesso to cover it up and get it ready for new paint. I painted the front and back portions in the green, red, blue and yellow. Once that was dry , I was able to use washi tape and tape off what I wanted to stay and what I wanted outlined in black. I painted the black and let that dry. Then I removed the washi tape. 
At this point I thought about stamping on paper and attaching the paper to the wood because if I messed up stamping. I would have to repaint before I could stamp again. But I took the chance and stamped directly on the wood with each stamp. I used the pencil 74536-B,  
From Victorine Originals.

Arent these such cute stamps??? 
You can own them too and they wont cost you very much either which is a win win!!

Make sure you head over to the blog and check out all the details plus the rest of the DT has some amazing projects to show you to get you inspired. 
I hope to see your next project linked up this go round.
Thanks for stopping by. 

Products used:
Victorine Originals stamps: sentiment, pencil, crayon, scissors.
Liquitex acrylic paint
DecoArt acrylic paint lamp black
Washi tape

Monday, July 17, 2017

I'm Late, I'm Late for a very important Date!!!!

I'm Late, I'm Late
For a very important date!!!

I am up on the Victorine Originals blog today to share my card using the White rabbit and the I'm Late sentiment.

These Amazing stamps sure take me back to my childhood. 

I had the perfect paper to use, it being somewhat like the crazy alice and wonderland world we remember.
After choosing my papers I began stamping away trying to find the right color ink to use and wether to emboss or not. 
I stamped this rabbit image probably 10 times. 
I settled with the black ink and to heat emboss. I think it brought out the image wonderfully. 

I decided to add a little white between the dark colors to make it pop. 
And after placing my sentiment for a while in different spots. I thought it looked better inside the card. 

I added a clock brad which I cut off the metal brad part in the back and added 3D dots to make it pop up a little on the card. 

I hope you enjoyed my post today
Dont forget to join in our challenge going on right now. 

Thanks for stopping by

Supplies used: 
Victorine Originals rubber stamps 
- White rabbit
- I'm Late sentiment
Club Scrap game paper collection
Black embossing powder

Friday, July 14, 2017

Love Canvas/ Oriental Trading Company product review

Love Canvas
#oriental trading company

Hey crafty friends. 
I'm here today to share with you a canvas I made using the burlap covered canvas from Oriental trading Company

I started by brushing some gesso across the canvas. Not the whole canvas just enough to give it some texture.
I then added some color by using bubble wrap and some paint. 
Using a stencil, I painted the word Love. 
Some of them I used in their original color. Using brads to hold them together.
The other 2, I used Ken Oliver Mineral Burst to add some color. 

I attached them to the canvas using my hot glue gun.
I also added a few touches with ribbon. Using my crochet needle, I thread some brown ribbon thru the canvas.
And to top it off with paper butterflies I recieved from a friend a while back. 

It did take me a minute to get use to using a different kind of canvas. I'm use to a regular canvas that is not see thru. But after playing around I found that it has it's positives. I was able to add ribbon differently than usual. I could also attach things to the canvas because of the holes in the burlap. It opened me up to new ideas. Which I love.
The other thing I noticed about the flower petals is if you add something for color and use a heat tool, dont get too close as the heat will melt them. Crafty tip.

Disclosure: Oriental Trading has sent me products to review but all opinions are my own.

I hope you liked my project today.
Please leave a comment and let me know. Also, I'd love if you would follow my blog.
I have so many thing coming up to share with you and inspire you.

Thanks for stopping by..

Products used:
Oriental Trading: burlap covered canvas &
Cream colored flower petals.
#orientaltrading #burlapcanvas #creamflowerpetals #lovecanvas 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Happy Mail from Oriental Trading

Happy Mail
Oriental Trading Company

I received some goodies from Oriental Trading. 

There is alot of goodness right here.
I am proud and happy to tell you all I am now a Brand Ambassador for this great company. 

They send me some product out to reveiw and make things and I get to share the end result with all of you. 
Exciting isnt it??? 

There will be some upcoming blog posts
One is coming tomorrow!!!!
And as I start to fill in my planner, more will be coming here and there. 

Im super excited to share my opinions and projects with you. 
Make sure you follow my blog so you dont miss out. 

Disclosure: Oriental Trading has sent me products to review but all opinions are my own. 

Hope to see you tomorrow.


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Blog Hop winners!!!!

Growing in Unity 
Blog Hop 

Just popping in for a short blog post today.
We had so much fun joining in the hop this year. 
I hope you all found inspiration in all the ladies projects that were created. 

Here is a recap of my project

Thank you Unity for another great year of Growing in Unity!! 
There will be another blog hop with more talented girls this month so check out the Growing in Unity page on Facebook to stay updated.

Now onto the winners.... 
Drum roll please...... 

Thank you for all those who hopped in the GIU blog hop this weekend!!!  All the GIU gals did a fantastic job!  Here are our 2 winners: 
Marla P. (comment on Carisa's Blog) 
Renee Topping Drew (comment on Amy Martin's blog).  
Congrats ladies!! 
 Please contact kelli - to claim your prize!

Don't forget to join in with the Victorine Originals challenge going on right now.

Here's your inspiration mood board

And my inspiration peice for the challenge.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Growing in Unity Blog Hop 2017

Growing in Unity Blog Hop 2017 

Hey there crafty friends!!!
Today is the day for another awesome blog hop by Unity Stamp Company.
Its all us Growing in Unity gals getting together and creating for you once again. 
You also get the chance to win win win!!
How fun is that?? 

If your coming to my blog first, don't forget to go back and start at the beginning of the hop with Iona

Today I have for you a Hello Card I made. 

Using a stamp from the Be Different Set and a Hello stamp from Unity.
This stamp is beautiful and as much as I wanted to use it on a canvas this go round, I decided a sweet hello card would be nice.
I started out by choosing some soft tone papers. I stamped the beautiful stamp in black ink. 
It really is bold and soft at the same time. 
I added the hello and popped it off the card using 3D dots. 
When I got to this point, I really felt it needed more. And butterflies are always a great addition to any project. 
And if you know me, you know I love butterflies.
I punched out the butterflies using my fiskars punch and outlined them with super doodle gel pens. 
These pens really flow nicely and are easy to use.  They do have glitter in them but its really hard to capture it in the photos from a phone. Even in the sun it took away from the whole card. And I didn't want that. 
Another photo for your viewing

I hope you enjoyed my card today. 
If you did, Please follow me because I have more lovely creations in store for you since I am now on an amazing DT and we have a challenge blog. And Please leave a comment. 
And dont forget, by leaving a comment, you have not one but two chances to win because there will be 
2 winners. 

Your next stop is the wonderful Brittany.

If you get lost or you are coming to my blog first make sure you start at the beginning.
Heres the line up:

Iona B Unny 

Teresa Godines 

Helen Mazengarb 

Sandra van Blaricum 

Pam Nezrick Loris 

Amy Martin Jones

Brittany Kohl 

Carisa Zglobicki 

Samantha Jackson-Houp

Thank so much for stopping by

Products used:
Unity Stamp Co.: Be Different set SMAK kit April 2016, hello stamp 
Fiskars butterfly punch
Super Doodle Gel pens
Fancy pants: down by the shore
Ruby Rock it: Mother Nature

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Victorine Originals Ahoy Landlubbers challenge #6

Ahoy Landlubbers challenge #6
Victorine Originals

Today is the start of a new challenge over at Victorine Originals Blog.

We now have these wonderful new mood boards for each challenge.
I hope you find something from them that inspires you to join in and win. 

This week's mood board

Beautiful isn't it??? 
There is so much inspiration on this mood board and if you need more, check out my project and all the Design Team's creations over on the blog. 

For my inspiration for you today, 
I made this amazing mixed media canvas.

I love how this turned out. 
I sure hope you do too. 
I used Victorine Originals Nautical stamp set. I ended up using 5 stamps from this set. Wow. I love it so much, I really could have used them all. 
I started by using deco art products to get me going on a base for my project. I mixed some modeling paste with black paint. I used an Andy Skinner stencils, snakes web to add texture. It actually looked like rocks to me. 
I also used sand paste to add a little different texture to one side of the canvas.
I then gave it a layer of white gesso. 
By doing this it not only sealed my canvas but also the black rocks would give me a shadow of them to work with instead of having to paint each one and try to lighten them up. 
I then added my color.
Using color burst I first spritzed my canvas with a light cover of water then squeeze a little color burst out. Using my squirt bottle I then sprayed more water moving the color around the canvas where I want it.
After that dries, I rubbed a little Distress inks around the edges. I can then start positioning my peices around the canvas.
I decided to also wrapped the canvas in twine. Like a post would be wrapped in rope.
I painted the small gears and hexagon shape to give them a rusted look by using Decoart media fluid acrylics.
I stamped a few things using the Nautical set from Victorine Originals.
I do have to say these stamps really work well on wood too.
After messing with all of my peices for a lil while, each one finally found their place.
I ended everything with a few gems and a Nautical sentiment.

I hope my project inspire you to join in our challenge this week.
You have a chance to win and a chance to show us your creations too.
Make sure you head over to the blog and see what all the amazing Design Team has created to inspire you.
Don't be shy!!! Join in the challenge!!


Products used:
Ken Oliver - color burst (Cerulean blue,                                ultra Marine)
DecoArt Media: 
- White gesso
- Modeling paste
- Textured sand paste
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics
- Transparent yellow iron oxide
- Titanium white
- Green gold
- Diarylide yellow
- Cobalt turquoise hue
Antiquing cream- English red oxide
                               - Patina green
Andy Skinner : snakes web stencil
Tim Holtz: distressed ink, vintage photo
Petaloo: flowers
Creative embellishments: hexagons, small                                                     gears
Studio Calico : wood veneer
Art chix studio: anchor wood veneer