Sunday, May 12, 2013

JustFab! New Skinnies!

The new lace skinnies from JustFab are so super soft! Love the lace pattern, and the great fit!

I paired them with Naples in mint and National Treasure.

The t is J. Jill and the bag is Coach.

I might start a separate fashion blog if this goes well ladies! 

Thanks for looking and as always comments are appreciated!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Swirlydoos Blog Hop! March Reveal!

I am super honored to be the guest designer for Swirlydoos this month! 

A special thanks to Krissy and Lisa V for the opportunity and the assistance this month!

Welcome to Swirlydoos' March Kit Reveal Blog Hop Block Party!!

If you came here from Rae's blog, then you are on the right track.  If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there.  We have some amazing projects for you to see today !!  Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!!  Check out Swirlydoos on Facebook and Like Us!!!

We also have a DT call for Educators!!  As you know we have a kick-butt Education team and we are looking to add to our family.  If you love to create tutorials and share your love of the craft with others, we would love to have you on our team.  The deadline is looming!!!  Please click on THIS LINK to learn more!!

My projects:

First a couple of cards!

I used the black gesso with the damask stencil to create the background on the first card. I sprinkled some art glitter on the wet gesso to give it a touch of sparkle!  When it was done, it looked like a condolence or apology card, so I went with it!

The second is a "hello" card, I used an old Prima mask with some Distress ink on the Bingo card to pop it, then piled on the findings!

Both cards were cut with the Cameo.

On this page, I rolled back the edges of the layers of paper to give it dimension without adding bulky embellies. Then I tucked the picture into the empty space.

I randomly painted the layout with the Wild Honey Silk.

This months sketch is so fabulous!

This is an old picture of myself and my husband, Kelly.

I painted the swirls with the Wild Honey then doodled some "stitching"...busting out the OLD techniques! 

On the title stickers, I covered them with Dusty Attic Crackle Varnish then, while still wet, sprinkled some glitter on them!

I hope you enjoy!

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Wednesday 3/13 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Thursday 3/14.  In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:
1: Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment on each. This way we know you were there. Become a follower if you're not already. Take your time. There are REALLY beautiful things to see along the way.
2: Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” words and write it down. 
Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentence. 
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had, tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected.     Can't wait to hear from you.
My special word is : "were not"
The party continues over at Angelica's blog.  Have fun!

Here is the order and blog addresses:
Swirlydoos CLICK HERE
Rae Moses - Click HereManda - CLICK HERE
Angelica - CLICK HERE
Miranda - Click Here
Back to Swirlydoos!!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Art Journal ~Swirlydoos UDC Week 5~

Hey all! 

I wanted to share this new project: my first art journal. 

This is for week 5.

I think that this really does reflect my love of color and fashion and is almost like a diary page for me.

I journaled around the edge of the shoe on the middle right. I used Mister Huey's sprays and Dylusions and Lindy's sprays on the background, then I dug around for my favorite stamps and used black pigment ink to stamp. 

I cut the shoes out from scraps and some from Tattered Angels Suede card stock. I just downloaded a .png image and imported it into the Studio Design Software. I traced it and cut out a few of them, a sheet each of different sizes. 

I used different techniques and embellies on each shoe. I will prob make more as I really love how they turned out. Maybe I should start designing shoes! LOL

The top pair is Silver Distress ink, Smooch ink, Ranger embossing powder, an acrylic stamp and one black pearl.

The blue pair is Dylusions ink. I really love how the Suede TA picked up the Dylusions. I added a couple teeny pearl flourishes and a flower.

The pink is covered in Alleene's Tacky glue and Art Glitter in Lipstick. These are ALL glitter, I love them!

The green is acrylic paint, teal Dylusions a TH stamp and TH Distress ink in Mowed Lawn.

Old Webster's pp for the top pair with pearls on the dots. 

Lindy's and Distress ink over journaling. 

The bottom pair has Festive Berries Distress ink and Dylusions spray. I cut the heel and toe off a different shoe and used Smooch ink to get them nice and black. Then I hand cut spikes from American Crafts Pow card stock.

I really enjoyed this weeks challenge! It was tough, I had to smack it around a little until I had control over it, then I loved it! 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Swirlydoos Round Robin Caress AND UDC Canvas

Hi all!
Here is a quick post of 2 projects, first, my lift of Kathi's fabulous RR layout:

2nd: My canvas for the Ultimate Design Challenge!

I made it through to week 5, art journaling. I am so excited to get that done! 

I used gesso, Dylusions, modeling paste, Distress Stains and other inks and mediums. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Swirlydoos Ultimate Design Challenge Week 2!

Bright Golden Sun!

More appreciated in January than August I dare say. 

Blogger put the layout last, SO...a ton of close ups first! If you click on the pics, they are a bit bigger. :) 


The "white" layer actually has TWO Lindy's Winter Wonderland mists on Tattered Angels Brushed Cotton card stock. 

The Prima pieces add a touch of architecture to the layout. 

Wild Honey Distress ink and a Tattered Angels mask behind the photos helps give it depth and color. 

The circles are embossed with a Kaisercraft butterfly stamp ( I use Distress embossing ink) and Lindy's embossing powder in Desert Moon Copper Teal, then just rubbed a bit of Weathered Wood Distress in and a HUGE splat (by accident, but hey, what can you do?) of Lindy's Moon Shadow mist in Buccaneer Bay Blue. 

Prima sunflower sprays with a few extra leaves.

Ranger tag that I had already made and it matched perfectly, I just ran it through a Tim Holtz embossing folder. 

On the orange layer, I used a Crafter's Workshop called Rustic Paint with Mister Huey's mist in Custard. 

Another circle, same as the first, but not.....

Another stamp (cannot remember who) with the Lindy's powder.

A bit of Prima resin and Kaisercraft bling.

Did I mention I cut the white die with my Cameo? Well, I did. :)

So that's it!! Thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Swirlydoos Ultimate Design Challenge


About the hexagons: they are Dusty Attic.

I prepped them with gesso, then a liberal layer of Distress Crackle Picket Fence. Then I used Lettuce and Pool Ranger alcohol ink. I accented with Distress Stain in Brushed Pewter. I added a couple of the little butterfly rubons from this month's Swirlydoos kit. I used the little splatter Prima stamp with Distress ink in Seedless Preserves. I added some Prima and Paper Studio flowers and some older flowers from a previous kit. I cut the leaves with the Cameo. (They are a negative image from a butterfly cut.)

I also did a little masking and embossing on the paper. 

I embossed the title DA piece with Lindy's powder.

I used Lindy's Starburst mist in Tiffany's Blue, embossed with Lindy's embossing powder in Cosmic Blue Violet, swiped some Distress Stain in Shabby Shutters, then dripped some Dylusions Crushed Grape in the middle. The butterflies were cut with my Cameo out of Tattered Angels Brushed Cotton card stock. 

I love the way both of these turned out!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sweetie Pie

This is for Heidi's challenge "Under the Mask and Gettin' Messy" over at Swirlydoos. 

On the little Studio Calio wooden butterflies, I first put down some Picket Fence Distress Stain, then I used my Distress embossing ink and clear UTEE and melted it with my heat gun. Then I used Shimmerz Blingz in Hottie Pink on top and a Prima stamped image to finish. 

I painted the canvas banners with Magical Micas and Glimmer Mist. 

I cut the glittered butterflies with my new Silhouette Cameo! (also the flourishes and the "sweetie")
I used the new Brushed Cotton card stock from Tattered Angels and I really like it, it is very soft and the mist settles on it really differently than other papers. I have a few different textures to experiment with! 

I painted the edges with Silk acrylic glaze and then very quickly sprinkled glitter on the edges. Then I sprayed with Opaque White Mister Huey's. Since the glaze resits the mist, you still get the great color of the pink! 

Thanks for stopping by my blog!! I hope you enjoyed the close-ups! Please leave me a comment, they are always appreciated!