Thursday, October 19, 2017

Maya Road Guest Designer Project 2

Hello Roadies and happy Thursday to you! Linsey with you again and today I'm sharing my second project for my guest spot here on the Maya Road blog! I've created 2 fun cards with lots of dimension and I hope you like them! Here they are!
I love these darling Wood Embroidery Hoops that were sent to me. I inked them in gold and then I stamped a sentiment from the Mason Jar Stamp Set to create the center. I decorated 1 hoop with a Sunshine Felt Bloom and the other with a Turquoise Felt Blossom, then I added a Pink Small Vintage Paper Flower and a White Small Vintage Paper Flower to each. Finally, a white lace bow with a Resin Flower in Shocking Pink added to the center of each and a bit of gold glittered tulle to finish.
Maya Road felt flower and blossom embellishments are amongst my new favorite things! They are so easy to add to so many different projects and they always look beautiful! I'm in love with them!
That's all for me! Thank you so much for visiting and allowing me to share some of my artwork with you! I've enjoyed it so much! Have a great day! Happy crafting!

Monday, October 16, 2017

GIU Winners!!!

Hello friends! I want to thank you for all of the wonderful blog comments I received last week on my Growing In Unity posts! I enjoyed reading each and every one of them and feel truly humbled and honored by all the love!!! Unity fans are AMAZING!!! And now for the really fun part--announcing my 2 WINNERS! I used the random number generator to pick them and they are.......

DIANE NOBLE and ROMAINE!!! 

Congratulations to both ladies!!! I will be contacting you shortly to get your mailing info. and Unity will send you your prize!! 

Thank you again to everyone who took time from their day to visit and comment on my blog! You guys made it SO worth it!!  Have a great week, one and all!!! Be blessed! xoxo

Maya Road Guest DT Project 1

Hi friends! I hope you had a great weekend! I'm super excited to share my first project for Maya Road, who I have the honor of guest designing for this week! I was thrilled when Julia so graciously asked me earlier this summer as I have loved Maya Road products for years! And with the lovely array of crafting goodies I was sent, it was such fun to create some projects to share! I hope you enjoy!
I painted the 6x6 DIY Wood Mini Pallet white, then decorated the front with a festive Thanksgiving message, stickers and flowers. I added a crème wax stained Vintage Wood Ticket Token, a Felt Blossom Turquoise, a Felt Blooms Sunshine and Small Vintage Paper Flowers around the saying and a few stickers as well. I also used the Mason Jar Stamp Set to stamp the round Thank(full) sentiment.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! I hope you enjoyed my Maya Road guest designer project! And please consider stopping by on Wednesday for my other project! Have a great day! Happy crafting!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Growing In Unity Day 5

Happy Friday! It's my final day as a GIU girl and I've had so much fun with you all this week! Thank you so much for all the awesome comments I received throughout the week on my Growing In Unity posts! 2 of my lovely commenters out there will be winning a fabby Unity grab bag of 25 stamps each! What a super sweet prize, huh! Unity Stamp Co. rocks my world, I tell ya! What a great pleasure it has been to share some of my Unity creations this week and I hope you enjoy my last one!
Yep! Another mixed media canvas board! I find them so fun and inspiring to make because 1.- they are very inexpensive so I can buy them in bulk and 2.- mixed media is so forgiving, I don't worry too much about making mistakes, which allows me to create more freely. On this one, I of course, used my trusty Gelatos over a pre-gesso'd 8x10 canvas board and worked the color around with some water until I was happy with it. Then I stamped this wonderful Unity sentiment stamp Be The Change onto a piece of white tissue paper with Ranger Archival Ink. I then adhered it down with a layer of gel medium. Finally, I added a few different background stamps in black and white ink for a sense of depth and framed it with black gelato and I added a few silver word beads and sequins around the sentiment. 
What an inspiring quote! I hope you've been inspired today and thank you so much for sharing this wonderful week with me! Please leave your comment below for your chance at winning one of those awesome Unity grab bag prizes! I'll be contacting and announcing the 2 random winners early next week! Have a great weekend and happy crafting! 

Really Reasonable Ribbon October Blog Hop!

Hello friends and happy Friday! If you're here for the October RRR blog hop and coming to me from CHERRY'S awesome blog, then you're in the right place! If not, please feel free to head over to the RRR Blog to start the hop! I promise, you won't be sorry!
The October Ribbon Club Assortment comes in perfect timing for Christmas, which, in reality isn't so far off. The Christmas Assortment gives you plenty of time to create beautiful things for the holidays and I'm absolutely in love with it! 
I always like to try and showcase as many ribbons in the Ribbon Club Assortments as possible for our blog hop. This time, I chose to highlight how pretty they can be when used to decorate little holiday packages. Here's the festive ensemble! 
Every ribbon in this assortment coordinates beautifully with one another, so it's super easy to pull together sweet little packages in no time! Here are a few close-ups of these gorgeous ribbons and trim that are sure to get you in the holiday mood! 
Merry Merry! 
So much holiday cheer! 
And that's a wrap for me! (get it-wrap...hehe). The next stop on the RRR blog hop is SHEILA! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day and happy crafting! 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Growing In Unity Day 4

Hello my lovely friends and happy Thursday to you! This week is just flying by for me and today I'm sharing my second to last project for my GIU week. This one shows a super simple and easy way to use Unity stamps in a different way than usual and I hope you like it!
Can you spot where I used Unity stamps in on this refurbished wood stand? If you guessed it was on the lower shelf, then you are correct! I created my own homemade designer "shelf liner" using the timeless Tea Time Toile background stamp. After painting the entire piece white, I simply took a large piece of white tissue paper and stamped the design repeatedly in black Ranger Archival ink. Then I adhered it securely with a layer of Mod Podge and let dry.
That's all! It's that easy and I love the results. For the design on top, I used a large stencil and chalky paint. I definitely think the unique toile works great with this French Paris theme.
And if you like it too, please leave a comment below! Thanks so very much for visiting me today! I hope to see you again tomorrow for my final GIU project! Have a wonderful day and happy crafting!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Growing In Unity Day 3

Hi friends and a very happy Wednesday to you! Today is day 3 of my GIU week and I'm enjoying it so much! Your comments have been so kind and thoughtful! They mean the world to me so I just wanted to say thank you for that! And now for today's Unity inspiration!
I created another mixed media art canvas using one of my all-time favorite Suzi Blu stamps, Love Yourself. First, I laid down color with Gelatos, then I stamped the girl onto white tissue paper and glued her to the canvas board with Mod Podge. Her lips and the tiny heart were colored in with red marker and bit of blue on the flowers she's holding. 
I also stamped with different floral and background stamps with white and black inks for added interest and depth. These are all Unity stamps, however some of them are vintage from way back in 2008/09 when I was on Angela's original design team. What a dream come true that time was for me and what a blessing it still is to have so many wonderful and unique Unity stamps. 
Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by and see my project today! I hope you've enjoyed it and I hope you will leave a comment below for your chance to win an awesome Unity prize at the end of this week! Have a great day and happy crafting!