Friday, February 27, 2015

Little Things Mean A lot Layout

Hi!  This is my second post for today so if you have a minute I would love for you to stop by and visit my earlier post using some awesome products. : )

Now I'm popping in to share a layout I've made for fun... Sometimes if I find my mojo lacking, or if I start to feel overwhelmed with assignments and don't know what I'm doing it always helps to take a break and just craft for fun... it kind of clears my head... anywho, I came across the latest My Scraps and More Challenge Sketch and my layout just took off...

I used an older Glitz Designs collection that I had yet to use...yikes!  I really miss their collections, I always loved their sentiments and color schemes.  At least I was able to bust through some of my stash.

I am linking this up with My Scraps & More Challenge #100:

and with Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

Hope you have a wonderful rest of your day!
Happy Crafting!

Singing In the Rain

Don't you just love that song?  I can't help but feel happy when I hear any part of this song, so when I stumbled upon my ruffled umbrella stamp from I knew it was perfect to get messy with.  Now I have very rarely done much with mixed media, but boy do I love the look of it, and while I was in such a good mood humming this tune I thought,  what the hey let's give it a go and see what we end up with...

I just love the results and I think I will frame it for Spring!  To create this little guy I started by covering Watercolor cardstock with Modge Podge and Torn strips of a tissue like paper from the DCWV Vintage Essentials Stack.  I then went over it with more Modge Podge and let dry.  Next came I applied gesso with my fingertip, which always dries quickly yay!  The third layer involves water coloring with my Peerless Watercolors.  I then stamped with a water resistant ink pad and hand wrote the lyrics with a Faber-Castell PITT Pen.  I colored my umbrella with Copics in a bright green to stand out, Faber Castell pens and a Memento Marker.  To finish I spritzed some Distress Spray Stain and added some "rain drops" with Glastique.

I had a blast getting messy and just playing around...

I am entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: No Rules
Marker Pop Challenge: Brights ( while my background is darker, I purposely colored my umbrella with bright greens )
and into the Stamping Sensations: Anything Goes Challenge

This also goes along with the Blog Challenge: Anything But a Card, hope to see you play along, all products are welcome!!!

Happy Crafting!

Supplies Used:
Ruffled Umbrella 468
Peerless Water Colors Bonus Pak Small
 COPIC Sketch Marker
Distress Spray Stain BRUSHED PEWTER
Glastique GLOSS Finishing Glaze 2 oz.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

DCWV Mini Book Reveal

Woo hoo!!! Have you seen the new mini book reveal by DCWV?  If not you have to click over and watch these videos, they are so much fun and really make putting a mini together easy as pie!  I have always loved the idea of a mini and how cute they are, but I've never found the time to really put one together.  With these new minis from DCWV everything I needed came in one package, and I had a book put together in one night! LOVE!  Anywho, I'm sharing my mini today on the DCWV Blog and I would love if you had a moment to stop by and check it out!  Here is a little peek... ( There are tons of silly pictures of me and my husband, so even if you just need a laugh I highly recommend you stopping by! hehehe! )

And the products I used:

View blog post for supplies

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

PTI Feb. Blog Hop...

For my first post sharing a sneak peek of the new Alley Way Stamp Set please scroll down!

Hi!  I'm popping in quickly this afternoon to play along with this month's PTI Blog Hop... when I saw the gorgeous watercolor background I couldn't say no! 

Supplies Used:
PTI Stamps: Garden of Life and In Stitches
Magicals: Lindy's Stamp Gang
Ranger Distress Spray Stain
Embossing Powder: Fine Details White and Black from
Watercolor cardstock
Sequins: The Ton

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge: Anything Goes
and Simon Says Stamp Mon. Challenge: No Rules
Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!!

Sneak Peek Time!!!

Hello and eeeeekkkk!!!! It is sneak peek time with The Alley Way Stamps, and that means I get to share a little piece of the new stamp set Hard Boiled with you all today!  ( Psssttt... not just that but you also have a chance to win it for yourself! yay!)

hehehe!  See?!  I told you it was cute!  Make sure you stop by The Alley Way Stamps Blog today to see more sneak peeks of this set and for directions on how you can win this set for yourself!

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: No Rules 
Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge: Anything Goes

Happy Crafting!

Monday, February 23, 2015

A Bright Hello

Hi!  Today I'm sharing a Flashback card on The Alley Way Stamp's Blog as well as here.  I wanted to make a fun background and lately I had seen a lot of the watercolor with bokeh effect mashed together, so I decided to recreate this look with distress inks, the Seeing Spots background Stamp, and white pigment ink...

I started this card by going over the front panel with various distress inks and blended together.  Next I stamped the Seeing Spots with white pigment ink and let dry.  I then stamped the hello sentiment from the Big Chatter Stamp Set on another panel and trimmed along the bottom edge of it.  I then layered it over my background, and then added some black enamel dots to tie it all in.

I am also entering this into the February Stamping Sensations Challenge: Anything Goes
and in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: No Rules

Thanks so much for stopping by today and happy crafting!!!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Friday and more stencil fun...

It's Friday, woot woot!  I am sharing a card today up on the Blog using some stencil fun...

Supplies Used:
Art Stencil CROSS MY FLOWER as46005
 Art Stencil STONE PATH as46014
Simple Greetings Clear Stamp Set SS4404
 Distress Ink Pad BARN DOOR
 Distress Ink Pad VINTAGE PHOTO
 Distress Ink Pad WILD HONEY
 Embossing Paste CLEAR
Shades™ Ink Spots EARTHY

To create this card I used two different stencils and two different techniques.  The first stencil, Stone Path was gone over with various distress inks for a brick look.  I then layered this with a second stencil, Cross My Flower and went over it with embossing paste.  Now this wasn't gold embossing paste, but I wanted the look of gold so I created my own!  I used clear embossing paste mixed with gold perfect pearls and viola!  I wish you could see the shine in person.  I then trimmed my sentiment and stamped it on various bricks, added some embellishments and paper layers.

I am adding this to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Add a Little Texture

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have an amazing weekend!!!
Happy Crafting!