Saturday, April 20, 2013

Art Journal and Mixed Media Tag Video

Hello Everyone!

Wow almost a month has gone by again! Apparently I still have not found balance to blogging, make videos, craft and work LOL Ill figure it out eventually. Anyways, I wanted to share with you an art journal page and some tags I made for a swap on I did a quick YouTube video showing them so with out further ado here it is!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed the projects :) Have a great weekend!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, March 25, 2013

YouTube Videos

Hello Everybody!

Wow time has gotten away from me again! It doesn't seem like that long ago when I last posted but the calender tells me otherwise. Fear not, I have been busy creating but instead of taking pictures, I have been posting to YouTube. I would love it if you would stop by and check my channel out. Here is the link:

I am still trying to  figure out all this media out, so hang in there with me. I never in a million years thought I would be a blogger and making videos. It still boggles my mind! I do love it though and cant wait to do more. 

Anyways, that is all for today! Thanks for stopping by and please visit again. There is more to come!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Teeny Valentine Tag Mini

Hello All!

This little book it a mini I made using a tutorial from Laura on YouTube. It is her snip and fold teeny mini album. Here's the link:  Snip and Fold Teeny Mini by Follow The Paper Trail

I made this using K and Co Valentines paper that I had leftover in my stash from last year. I then made a simple chipboard cover and used grunge paper from the binding. To color the grunge board, I used my smooch spritz spray in red and then homemade glimmer mist to add some shimmer. The title is also a scrap of grunge board with shimmer and some smooch spritz. The sentiment stamp is by Studio G and I got it from Joann's but I have no idea how long ago.  

The tags are just cut to size so they fit in the teeny pockets. All the inks on the tags are Close to My Heart. in Cranberry, Cotton Candy and Blush and Tulip. The stamps are also Studio G from Joann's. 

This is a fast, fun project that definitely lets you utilize those scraps we crafters love to hoard! HA-HA  It would also be a great coupon book for that special someone or a creative way to give a gift card. Lots of possibilities! 

I have a few more valentines projects to share so stay tuned. Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Graphic 45 Halloween Tag

Good Evening All!

I wanted to share a Halloween tag I  made this past Halloween when my sister was visiting. I know that it is WAY past then but well, better late than never. Plus, I since I always have left over holiday papers, I try to make some stuff out of season, that way I have a little head start when the time comes. At least that is the plan anyways!

I used the Graphic 45 Happy Haunting paper and just had fun layering bits and pieces. I absolutely love making tags. They are small pieces that can really pack a punch and I think they are a great alternative to giving a card. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!


Friday, February 15, 2013

Shabby Mailbox

Hello All!

It has been such a long time since I have posted anything. Things in my household have changed a lot since then. The biggest change of all was myself going back to work full time. I do not know how people manage especially if they have children. There are not enough hours in the day! All along though, I have been working on things and so with that I am going to try to get this blog moving again. Some of the projects I will show you have been made awhile ago and some are super recent. I did  remember to track all of the products and such so if there are any questions please let me know. I am happy to answer anything I can. 

The first project is an altered mailbox I made for a swap on I joined this site in late August of last year and have been having a blast swapping with everyone. I would highly recommend it to someone looking to join a crafty community. Its been amazing so far! The mailbox was one of my favorites to make. It was my first real attempt at altering and really delving into distressed, vintage and shabby art. 

 The box was a wooden one I bought from Joann's  I painted and distressed it with acrylic pain and gesso to get the faded wood look. I used lace and flat back pearls from Joann's as well. The paper is K and Co. The flowers are colored with Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays.

That is all for tonight but stay tuned for more projects. I promise there are many!
Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment. I would love to hear from you!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Imagine, Create, Inspire

Hello Everybody!

I hope you are all having a fantastic Sunday!

 I wanted to share with you one of the projects I created while I have been away. Any guesses what it is? LOL If you said art journal you are correct. I have been seeing all sorts of videos and tutorials on mixed media journal or art journals, and thought it looked like fun. Usually in my crafting I am pretty regimented and picky about things matching and being straight, so I thought this would be something a little more freeing. I have done 3 pages so far and I am in love with it. I absolutely love the freedom and the liberation of not having rules. Yes in my world there are crafting rules! LOL I cant help it!

For this page, I used minimal supplies. Just some gesso, spray inks from Lindy's Stamp Gang, modeling paste and some stamps and paper from my stash.

Above is the overall page
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I did not use scissors on any portion of this page. Everything was ripped my hand.

The sky was made using modeling paste and spray inks.

If you have thought about starting an art journal I would say go for it. I am finding it very fun, liberating and it allows me to used supplies and mediums I might not try with my normal projects.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Finished Altered Box with Mini Album

Hello All!

It's finally finished! I have been working on this altered box for awhile so here it is all completed.I am super happy with how it turned out. I apologize it has taken so long to get the post up but my internet has been cranky, especially when trying to link in the YouTube video. All is well now,so lets get to the pics!

 Above is the completed version of the box lid. I added another cluster of flowers to the upper right corner and a small tag cut out from the paper collection.

 This is the completed mini album. I reassembled it into an accordion style mini and covered it with coordinating paper from the collection. I kept the embellishments simple because the paper was so pretty and just needed some highlighting. The mini turned out to be 9 pages!

Below is the YouTube video I did that walks through box and the mini.

Thanks for watching and following along while I completed this. It was a lot of fun and I can't wait to alter something else!

Bye for now!