Monday, April 21, 2014

Oh Happy Day!!

Hello my wonderful blogging buddies! Happy Monday! I hope your week is off to a great start!!! Positive energy all around!!! :D I'm about to burst with excitement because today I get to share some exciting news I've been hiding....
I'm a new member of the REALLY REASONABLE RIBBON RAMBLING'S DESIGN TEAM!!! Check out the official announcement HERE and see the phenomenal ladies I'll be designing with!
Can ya tell that I'm just a wee bit ecstatic?!! I am so thrilled to begin my 6 month journey as a Really Reasonable Ribbon designer! I officially begin on May 1st and we will kick it off with a brand new challenge! I hope you will join me and the rest of the RRR gang in all the fun!
I'm so blessed and filled with gratitude every day for my life. I have so many things to be thankful for, one of which is YOU! Today I want to celebrate my happy RRR news and share some love with a little blog candy giveaway~ Just a little token of my appreciation for continuing to visit me and share your comments, every one of which I read and feel so grateful for! Thank you for your encouragement, support, and crafty inspiration my friends! I love you!!!
THE YUMMY BLOG CANDY UP FOR GRABS...
Some of the goodies include: Unity stamp set, various stickers,Colobok chipboard, Disney rub-ons, Prima flowers and baby buttons, pearl heart accents, mini rainbow brads, chunky pink brads, MM metal frames and acrylic shapes, birthday cupcake single stamp, 3 mini pastel ink pads and of course some mouthwatering  RRR bakers twine in watermelon!
Here's the scoop:
- leave a comment, any comment by Thursday at midnight!
-winner announced this Friday at noon!
That it!
Thank you SO much for stopping by and sharing in my happy news! Have a creative and blessed day! xoxo

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter my friends! I made this little treat basket last night for my sweet MIL. She is such a wonderful lady and does so much for us, I want her to know that the Easter bunny didn't forget her today!
 This darling is from MFT Pure Innocence collection. Isn't her paper pieced dress cute! I decorated with G45 Botanical Tea papers which I adore. Entering my Happy Easter basket for:
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog- #67 cute easter bunnies or anything but a card!
Melonheadz Friends Challenge Blog- Easter!
The Pink Elephant Challenge Blog- TPE246 Easter
Wishing you and yours a blessed day. Happy Easter! xoxo

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Just A Litte Note

Hi friends and happy Easter Eve! I hope you are enjoying this wonderful holiday weekend! I'm sharing a fun little card I made with my new Unity stamp, Harrison Hedgehog. He is on sale this weekend at Unity for only $3 too, wow! Isn't he a cutie!
Just a little note to all my awesome blogging peeps--I love you! Thank you for being my friend. I am blessed to have you in my life, even if we've never met. You are the reason why I enjoy crafting so much. You inspire me. God bless you and Happy Easter.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Up Up and Away

Hello my crafty peeps and happy Friday! I hope you are having a great day! This is my favorite weekend of the year because this Sunday is Easter. I hope it finds you well and able to be surrounded by loved ones and filled with love for our Lord and Savior.
On to my project! I have been inspired all month by the Papercrafter's Corner Earth Day 2014 challenge to create with recyclable household items, junk, neglected craft supplies, scraps, things that may otherwise by trash...you get the idea. I've been making a bunch of things with this inspiration in mind and yesterday, I got this bright idea! I turned an old lightbulb and altered it into a hot air balloon! Here's how it came out...
The bulb is colored with my homemade alcohol inks which worked pretty decent. I added lines of liquid pearls and then layed a bit of stickles atop the pearl lines once they dried. The alcohol ink sort of just blended itself into the lines so it looks really cool in real life! All the ribbon and embellishments on this project are old, neglected or small scraps of things I never use but refuse to throw away! The thing at the top that looks like metal filigree is a sticker I've had on a sheet from at least 12 years old, maybe older. Never thought I'd use that one lol! Anyway, this is it! I hope you like it! I do, although I'm not sure where I should put it up--definitely in my craft room somewhere. I thought about giving it to my little niece but she's only 6 and I'm not quite sure it's appropriate for a girl her age.
Thanks so very much for stopping by today! If you have a question about how I made my hot air balloon, just ask! Maybe you'll be inspired to find something around the house to alter or upcycle?? I hope so and if you do, please do share!! I'd love to see your recycled projects and ideas too! Then be sure to submit your ideas to the Papercrafter's Corner Earth Day challenge! Wishing you a creative and blessed day!!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Friends for Life

Happy Wednesday friends! Today I took a break from my mixed media madness and made a nice fresh card using one of my brand new Unity stamps. I used Aprils Unity Be Inspired challenge for my inspiration. Here's a look at the gorgeousness...
I chose to use the color and sketch inspiration for my card. Isn't this little tiny dancer with her bear the sweetest thing?! :)

I hope you will be inspired to join in the Unity challenge too! I'm also adding this card to:
Thanks so much for spinning by today!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

On The Go Journal

Hey friends and happy Tuesday! Today I'm sharing a journal book I made for when I'm out-n-about and see something inspiring or I get an idea, I can now jot it down for later reference. I bet you're like me and find inspiration to incorporate into your crafting ALL over the place. Ever get an awesome idea for a project while laying in bed at 2am, then spend the morning trying to remember what the heck that awesome idea was? Our artistic inspiration can hit at any moment, so why not have something to capture all those fabulous thoughts and ideas! Now I do :)
Thanks to Mou's inspiration, I am submitting my on-the-go journal for:
I am submitting my on-the-go journal for:
I altered the heck out of the cover lol! From paint to glitter, metal to sequins, pom pom trim to trendy twine--this was one fun re-do :) I even broke out my new Faber Castell Gelatos a played a bit with them! They are so marvelous and I can't wait to do my first canvas with them this week!

Thanks so very much for stopping by! Here's wishing you are creative and blessed day my friends!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Madge's Embellishment Kit Monday!

Happy Monday my lovlies! Today is exciting!...How's that, you ask? Well, I get to share the accordion album I made with my new Embellishment Kit from Madge's Scrappin' Lounge and these kits are what have me so giddy! Aprils kit is off the chain y'all! It is packed full of brand new products from Hazel and Ruby and Freckled Fawn and I just love it! Here's the scoop--Each month, I get a fabulous new kit filled with all the latest trends in paper crafting!! For only $12 (yes, it includes shipping) this is truly a steal! I love it because it allows me try fresh, popular, new embellishments from various companies that I might not have otherwise known about or purchased due to the high cost of many individual embellishments . Madge takes all the guess work out of it for me! Everything in the kit coordinates beautifully together and is awesome for scrapbooking and cark making alike! Check it out~~
As some may know, I like to have fun with my crafting by reducing, reusing and recycling all sorts of things and incorporating them into my projects. It's a wonderful way to expand your creativity and artistic freedom! Also, I'm shall we say...thrifty lol. And who doesn't love to save a buck, am I right?! So I'm going to tell you all little things I did to make this little album a true one of a kind using lots of homemade elements--just the way I like it!
My cover...gold arrow and stickers badges from the kit go great with my hand dyed papers, vellum and flower!
I'm adding my mini accordion album to the:
Faber-Castell "Take the Challenge with Mou" Challenge- On The Go

... Pop an on-trend sticker word from the kit onto my homemade tag backed to my hand dyed paper! This page reflects how my style allows me to discover new and wonderful things along the way of my artistic journey!
Use everything!--here, a fun striped lining with cut strips from one of the sticker sheets look nice with the corkboard hearts I cut for the "window to my heart" pocket. 1-2-3=live.laugh.love tag made from vellum scraps with flower and heart doodles
 ...sentiment bubble stickers are so cute with my fabric scrap and vellum trim house! I almost threw this piece of scrap paper away but look what happens when I used it--a whimsical patterned paper all my own that's so fun with my fabric and vellum house! I splashed the white plastic flowers with my homemade alcohol ink in "wine" (yes, I named all my homemade alcohol inks like I'm Tim Holtz or something--supahstah!...in my own mind lol) ;)
 Eeeek...printed acetate for my homemade shaker pocket with..yes--homemade vellum confetti for the inside along with some sequins and beads to shake it up!
See what I'm saying? It's an embellishment lovers dream come true!
For details on how to join Madge's Scrappin' Lounge Embellishment Kit Club, click HERE!
Thanks so much for stopping by and sticking with me through this long post! Here's wishing you a creative and blessed day!!!