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Monday, November 28, 2016

Inspiration Wednesday Art Journal Layout

I know, I know, it's been ages since I've shared an Inspiration Wednesday spread. The reason for that is that it's been ages since I've created an IW spread! Isn't it funny how we tend to start out so excited about certain projects and then life happens and our projects get stuck on the back burner. I miss my bi-weekly IW creative time! And as you'll notice from the date on this layout, it's not only been a while since I spend time in my IW journal, but it's taken me far too long to post too!

I ended up picking up some more marketing contract work and that kept me hopping for a few months, making doing anything creative almost impossible. I also have a **surprise** announcement coming up in a few weeks, which came along with an immovable deadline, and made for some very busy days and nights. Be sure to keep an eye on your email for the surprise details...

Thankfully, the contract work has ended for the year and I am hopeful that I'll be able to catch up on the long list of half finished work I have sitting in my studio. (Oh, and hopefully I'll get to work on organizing my studio now that we've made some layout changes in our house, allowing me use of our entire extra bedroom! Call me excited!)

As for today's IW art journal layout...I think it's one of my favorites to date. If you have lots of extra letter stickers hanging around your art space (I confess I hoard them), then this is a great project for you. These two pages are covered in all shapes and sizes of letter stickers. I used foam Thickers, tiny stickers, glitter letters, and just about everything in between. 
I even managed to accidentally spell out A-OK...see that in the upper right hand corner? How fun is that? My favorite bit are all those tiny stickers...I layered them like crazy and the look, after applying layers of paint and glazing medium is nothing short of fabulous!
Another thing I am digging out this layout is that the foam letters and still squishy! Even after a layer of gesso, paint, and glazing medium, you can still push down on the foam letters...they're still soft! Talk about touchable texture...LOVE that! Here's a look at the complete spread...
If you're interested in Inspiration Wednesday, Donna has already posted a link for the 2017 lessons. The year long class is only $35, for the entire year, and includes an extra few class. I have so enjoyed this year's lessons and am looking forward to finishing my art journal (this will be my first completed journal!) and next year's lessons! You can sign up for the 2017 classes here. I've also been posting new videos to my You Tube channel. If you're interested in seeing videos when they're posted, click on over and follow my channel!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps - Chunky Alphabet

Hi friends! Today I'm sharing a card that I created using the new Chunky Alphabet stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy. Links to the products I used on this card are listed below and I also created a quick video to show you  how this card was produced.

Enjoy and happy crafting! Be sure to check out the Sweet 'n Sassy web site for month long specials!

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Sweet 'n Sassy Release - Faith Blocks

Hi everyone!  A quick post from me today, showing off a new stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy, Faith Quote Blocks. Today's card is paired with the recently released Scribble Flowers. I created a video on how I created my card, which you can view below. Enjoy and happy crafting!

Don't miss out on this month's birthday celebration! Every $9.00 or more order placed during November will be entered into a prize drawing for a $99 shopping spree! (The winner will be announced in early December)

Friday, November 4, 2016

Sweet 'n Sassy Release Day - Birthday Celebration

Today at Sweet 'n Sassy we're celebrating a birthday...nine years! And during this entire month there will be lots of prizes to be won!

To start the celebration, we're releasing four brand new stamp sets today! You can see all of the new sets here. Also, every $9.00 or more order placed during November will be entered into a prize drawing for a $99 shopping spree! (The winner will be announced in early December)

This week, we're offing a free surprise goodie bag with a $25 purchase!

My project for today features the new Furry Friends stamp set, which features four furry friends, some sweet extra images, like those darling mushrooms, and a host of sentiments. 

I created a shaker card using almost all of the images in the stamp was too hard to choose just one or two. I created the frame by repeatably stamping the flower and mushroom images around a die cut circle. The inside of the shaker card was colored with Distress Inks and the sentiment was embossed in white. All of my critters were colored with Copic markers and fussy cut before adding to the card front with foam tape. My shaker bits are from a pack of stars and hearts I purchased at my local craft store.

I hope you enjoy today's project and don't forget to stop by the Sweet 'n Sassy store to check out all of the new goodies. Make a purchase to be entered into the giveaway!

Happy Crafting!