Monday, November 13, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon November Blog Hop!

Hi there and happy Monday! Today is the 13th, which means it's time for the RRR November blog hop! If you're already hopping, you should be arriving here from CHERRY'S awesome blog! If not, why not head over to the RRR Blog to see what the hop is all about!
We are featuring the November Ribbon Club Assortment in all its glory and what a glorious assortment it is! Don't forget to leave a comment on each and every designer post along the way for your chance to be in the running to win this gorgeous Country Holiday Ribbon Assortment!
For my project, I altered a miniature lantern to add to my Thanksgiving home décor! 
I made a puffy bow for the top of the lantern with Diamond Satin Amethyst and 3/8" Plaid Raspberry Swirl, then I added a WOC White Cottage Rose and Miniature Sweetheart Blossoms in White and Two-Tone Pink
And that's all for me! Your next stop on the hop is the blog of SHEILA! Thanks so much for visiting and have a great day! Happy crafting! 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Mini Blessed Wood Pallet

Hi friends and happy weekend to you! With the holidays coming up ever so quickly, I've switched to fall and winter mode with my crafting lately. Today I have a miniature piece of home/office décor that will spruce up an area and bring some warmth. I sure hope you like it and find a bit of inspiration in it!
I started with a miniature wood pallet and covered it with paper from the Vintage Blessings collection by Simple Stories. I used several stickers to decorate the front and create a little home scene. Then I added a few WOC Miniature Sweetheart Blossoms in White and Two-Tone Pink. Finally, I added some of the super beautiful ribbons from the November Ribbon Club Assortment to complete the piece. I used the 3/8" Satin with Gold Metallic Edges Vanilla for the bow and 3/8" Plaid Ribbon Raspberry Swirl tied to the tree. Thank you so much for stopping by to take a peek! I hope you have a great rest of the weekend and happy crafting!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Simple Stories Vintage Blessings Shadowbox

Hi friends! Today I'm up on the Simple Stories blog and IG feed sharing my latest project, a home décor piece to display throughout the Fall and Thanksgiving season! I hope you enjoy!
The Vintage Blessings collection is so beautiful and versatile! It is absolutely perfect for this time of year, as it evokes a sense of warmth, gratitude, family and home. I wanted to showcase the many different pieces of this lovely collection and found a way to do so with this vintage-style 3D shadowbox. It is filled to the brim with some of my favorites things, like the rose pattern tea set, yummy pumpkin pie and sweet birdie perched atop a tree branch. The 4x4 element "so very blessed" was chosen to center the piece because it simply says it all.
A delicate white doily, pretty ribbons and mulberry flowers were added and they all coordinated beautifully with the papers, die cuts and stickers from this collection. A few pops of black achieved with clear stickers completes the display.
And that's all for me! Thank you so much for stopping by and allowing me to share my vintage blessings shadowbox with you! I hope you found a bit of inspiration in it! Have a great day and happy crafting!

Products Used:
Various Adhesives 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

MMMC #42-Silhouettes with Visible Image

Hi friends and happy November! We're kicking off a brand new challenge over at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog today and it's a really fun one! MMMC #42-Silhouettes! Incorporate a silhouette image into a mixed media piece or create your own silhouette! There are lots of ways to get imaginative with this challenge and I can't wait to see what you come up with!
Visible Image is our awesome sponsor this month! What a super fabulous company with so many creative supplies! I absolutely love this place!
And here is my mixed media art canvas created with some super cool Visible Image products! 
I used this awesome Just Hit Play stamp set for my inspiration. I stamped the cassette tape and used it as the focal point. I added a mess of tape behind the cassette image and some painted chipboard for interest and a bit of dimension. 
 I stamped the sentiment in clear embossing ink onto a piece of scrap tissue paper, then heat embossed it in white. Then I carefully adhered it into place with some gel medium.
For the background, I first painted a rainbow of color with gelatos. To create my "silhouette" feature, I used the Fibres Stencil and black Stazon ink over the top. I splattered a bit of white paint over the canvas after that. Here's a close up....
And that's all for me! I hope you enjoyed my project and feel inspired to join in our November MMMC #42-Silhouette Challenge! You have all month to play along! Happy crafting!

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.......


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!