Sunday, February 28, 2016

Sunday and it's nice and around 68 degrees - very Spring-like, but it is not going to stay that way it will be nose diving back down into the 40's this week.

Page Details:

Paper:  Prima Tales of You and Me: Beaute Cachee and Contes de Toi et Moi
Prima Tales of You and Me Chipboard, Tales of  You and Me Say it in Crystals; Tales of You and Me Wood Icons; Tales of You and Me Ephemera
Prima Flowers and Pink Stems
Prima Metal Birds
Prima Circles Stencil
Finnabair Clear Gesso, Heavy White Gesso, Modeling Paste, Soft Matte Gel
Finnabair Vintage Rose Metallic Paint
Finnabair Ruby Glass Beads
Finnabair Black Cherry Mica Powder

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More Than Words Mini Challenge February

Happy Sunday - the sun is in and out here and it is suppose to get up to at least 65 degrees today here in Central Illinois.  That temperature is Spring-like weather, although it is not destined to stay long, but I'll take what I can get!

As you can see from the graphic above, the mini challenge this month at More Than Words is to use the word "magic" on a card, tag or ATC.

If you click on the link under the More Than Words graphic - it will take you to the challenge.

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Friday, February 19, 2016


Check out this mood board from Dusty Attic's February challenge - it's so lovely.  I used a 12x12 Kraft page and went from there with my interpretation.

Layout Details:

Paper:  12x12 kraft sheet; Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 6x6 paper pad
Chipboard:  Dusty Attic Birds on Branch 2
Viva Pearl Pens: Dark Brown; Cream; Light Blue; Ranger Liquid Pearls Copper
Embossing Powder: White
Colourarte - Bolivian Blue, Moss Green and Burn Umber
Flowers: Petaloo Ivory Burlap; Petaloo Robin's Egg Blue Mixed Blooms; Petaloo Denim Burlap; Petaloo Light Blue Mixed Blossums and Petaloo Blue Feathers
Prima Metal Birds

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

13 ARTelier

Wow - it got up to 48 degrees today - not quite a heat wave - but getting closer and closer!

This layout is for 13 ARTelier sketch challenge on Facebook.  As you can see, my page resembles the sketch pretty closely!

Layout Details:

13 Arts Secret Letters 12x12 and 6x6
Mediums:  13 Arts Clear Gesso; 13 Arts Modeling Paste
13 Arts Stencil - Secret Letters
Paint/Mists:  13 Arts Chalk Indigo Mist; 13 Arts Chalk Grey Mist; 13 Arts Chalk Turquoise Mist; 13 Arts Pastel Black Mist; Ayeeda Turquoise Metallic Paint; Ayeeda Violet Metallic Paint
13 Arts Natural Silver Mika Flakes; 13 Arts Blue Fine Grit; 13 Arts Silver Fine Grit
13 Arts Tablecloth/Doily White and also sprayed Chalk Turquoise Mist
13 Arts Starlight Chipboard
Only non-13 Art product used was Prima Soft Matte Gel

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016


13 Arts new challenge 39 is titled Think Pink.  Be sure to check out the beautiful pieces created by the DT.  You can use the link under the graphic to jump over to the 13 Arts blog and check out the challenge guidelines and DT work.

Layout Details:

Paper:  13 Arts Secret Letters: Dear Friend; Written Stories and Little Secrets and All is Love: Pink Paradise; 13 Arts Secret Letters Stickers and Butterflies cut out 
Mediums:  13Arts Gesso and Modeling Paste
Stencils: 13 Arts Starlight - Hearts and Stars
13 Arts Dodatki Craft Adornments: White buds; Pink Stems and Pink Swirl Pearl Stem and 13 Arts Doily/Tablecloth
13 Arts Chalk Dirty Pink Mist; 13 Arts Pink Metallic Paint; 13 Arts Berry Paint and 13 Arts White Gesso - all used for splatters and outlines
Also: 13 Arts Pink Fine Grain Grit and 13 Arts Purple Mika Flakes
Flowers: Prima Isabella Rosalia

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Saturday, February 13, 2016


This is my page for the Blue Fern Studios February 2016 challenge.  There is a link directly under their graphic to take you to the challenge for more information.

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This is my entry for the February 2016 More Than Words Challenge - the link under their graphic will take you directly to the challenge.  This is their second monthly challenge since they opened - and they have had a huge number of amazingly talented artists enter their work - it's really awesome to see the various types of beautiful projects - so much inspiration between the amazing DT and the entrants.

My entry this month is a bit of a different type of layout - I used tons of different types of sparkle - glass beads, mica, glitter and used "wonderful" in my title.  I have to say my desk, clothes and hair had sparkles when I finished up.

It was quite fun putting together something different.

Layout Details:

Plain Heavy White Cardstock
Mediums:  Finnabair Clear Gesso, Finnabair Soft Matte Gel
Beads/glitter:  Finnabair Turquoise Glass Beads, Finnabair Gold Glass Beads, Finnabair Gold Mica Flakes; Finnabair Clear Glitter; 13 Arts Silver Micro Beads, 13 Arts Gold  Micro Beads; 13 Arts large clear chunks
Misc.:  Prima Large Oval Resin Frame; Strip of Lace from Flying Unicorn; Prima Gold Alpha Letters (which I covered with clear glitter)

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

C'est Magnifique February Enchanted Garden Kit

Gosh, it's already time to reveal my February Enchanted Garden kit from C'est Magnifique!  Just jump on this link and it will take you to see the gorgeous Main Kit, Mixed Media Kit and add-ons!

Personal stash - Beacon's 3 in 1 adhesive.  The photo was from 
Google free images.


For this layout, I used elements from the Main Kit, Mixed Media Kit and add-ons.  There are so many elements amongst the Main Kit, Mixed Media Kit, Embellishment Add-On and Flower Add-On - so much awesomeness to play with.

This page contains a photo of my Mom and my sister sitting in the backyard of our house.  I believe my sister was 5 months old or so and my Mom was 21.  I don't remember this house - as I came along 5 years later and we were living in a different home.

I used lots of the elements from the Authentique collection for the layering.  Again - I used elements from each of the kits.

Personal stash - Beacon's 3 in 1 adhesive and picture
was from Google free images.

My most favorite element on this page was that adorable bird's nest - it has little pearls for the eggs - and it's so sweet!  Again, lots of elements from each of the kits and add-ons!

Personal stash - Beacon's 3 in 1 and glue gun.

Well, if you look closely - it is a photo of my sister and I on Easter Sunday - I was 6 and she was 11.  And, please take note of the plates on our heads - or, really they are hats - but geez - mine does look like a plate with ribbons.  Anyway, each Easter, we would always have to have new dresses, gloves, shoes, Spring coats and hats.  We would go to Easter Sunday Mass and then to my Grandma's for a large Easter dinner with our family.  This photo was taken at our Grandmother's house - and the parakeet's name was Petey - who I remember being very cranky!

Personal stash - glue gun.  Photo from Google Free photos.

I saw this design on Pinerest and a few days later I saw that the design belonged to a page created by Robbie Herrington Heinrich and her blog is Just the Scrap.

I, again, used all the kits and add-ons from the February kit - that lace is just gorgeous!

Personal stash - hot glue gun.  Photo - Google Free photos.

There were so many gorgeous flowers in this kit - and I created a huge cluster around the photo of this pretty Gypsy lady!

My last 2 projects from the February kit are a tag and a pocket page, as shown below.

The tags were made with some of the scraps left from the pages. The pocket page was made from one whole sheet of paper cut to fit the 8 pockets.

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