Thursday, May 31, 2012

Creative Canvas at Miss Art's **Giveaway**

First the winner of the washi tape is
I love those papers! Such a happy card :)

Please email with your address.

And now for another giveaway:

I so excited to share my first class with you. You can register here to join me. The cost is only $10!  And if you leave me comment below by Sunday night June 3 I will pick on commenter to win a spot in my class.

A blank canvas can be a wonderful opportunity for inspiration and creativity.  It can also be something that you stare at for hours, trying to move past being overwhelmed by all the options. In Miss Art’s 101 Class “Creative Canvas” teacher Angela Gutshall (ME) makes mixed media fun, easy, and not at all boring.  While taking this easy-to-follow class, you’ll jump the hurdles of getting started, make great strides in art of collage, breeze past the uncertainties of decoupage, and much more. When you’re finished, you’ll have a cheerful reminder of your mixed media mastery to hang on your wall.  Join me for “Creative Canvas” on June 1, 2012. 

Here is a little clip:

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Ice Cream Treat

** Blog Hop & Giveaway HERE**
Over the weekend I worked on some layouts for the challenges over at Elle's Studio.  She had a kick off party to launch the new tags (there available Thursday).  I love Elle's tags so much I could resist to play along.

So this layout was for the challenge of using BOLD colors and shapes (any kind).  So I used AC's Amy Tangerine Sketchbook. And my shape was the scalloped circles.
 I used Collected Cutouts, Handmade Layers Pennants, & Make a List Tags.

And this layout was created using this sketch as my inspiration.  I used the circles in the background and made them out of twine.   And do you see the confetti?!  Love making confetti!

For this layout I used Collected Note Tags, Handmade Layers Dates, & Pieces of Life Note Tags.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Birthday Blog Hop & Giveaway!!

This blog hop is to celebrate Miss Sarah Hill's Birthday!  Happy Birthday Sarah!!  I hope you have a great day because you deserve it! Here is the card I made for Sarah's Birthday.  I used the awesome new American Crafts Amy Tangerine papers and embellishments. 

What's a blog hop with out a giveaway?!  So if you hop to each blog and leave a comment back on main blog saying you did we are going to giveaway a $10 gift certificate to on lucky hopper!! 

The Paper Bakery *Start Here*
Angie **YOUR HERE**
Mary Ann
The Paper Bakery *end here* 

And some of us are doing our own little giveaway for commenting on our blog.  I'm giving away these washi tapes.

Thanks so much for stopping by and wishing Sarah a Happy Birthday!

**Updated Giveaway ends Wednesday night**

Friday, May 25, 2012

Muffin Pan Altered Project

I went to an Antique Store the other day and I was having so much fun going through all the vintage things.  I can't wait to go back.  One of the items I bought was this muffin pan.  It was neat because it only had 8 spots for the muffins.  I used the American Crafts Dear Lizzy line that I received as their Guest Designer. I plan to hang this in my kitchen.

I was so excited when I opened that box and saw those chipboard pieces.  I wanted them and they were sold out every where.

And I love those Fair Ribbons.

Aren't those mason jars so cute?!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope I inspired you to alter a vintage item.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Address Book

I loved creating with the May kit from The Paper Bakery.  There are still a few left but not many so head over to the shop and pick one up today.  The kit had papers from Studio Calico and Crate Paper.  I saw the cute "contacts" sticker from the CP sheet and thought why not make an address book.  And see the big "A" while that could mean address but for me it is my first initial.  And I love those little chipboard people from SC.  The mini album is an old one I had laying around from Jenni Bowlin.

 I then took the mini alphas and used for the alphabet part of the address book.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sketchy Thursdays & Scrapbook Circle

Today I wanted to share my take on the new sketch that is up over at Scrapbook Circle.  I used the Scrapbook Circle May kit "The Story" and I'm enjoying the beautiful colors in this kit. 

This is my son flying his new kit.

 I added some washi tape.

And some stitching.

I also added a little paint to my layout.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday, May 18, 2012

May's Take Twelve

On Saturday May 12 we had a fun, relaxing day!  So I captured all the easy going things we did that day.  I love days like this, where you can stay in your pjs and cuddle or play games.  I love just spending time with my kids.  Hubby had to work so it was just us five.  If you want to get involved check out Ella's Publishing Take Twelve Challenge.   And if you already do the Take Twelve challenge make sure to link you layout or pictures to Ella's blog for your chance to win.  I also used the May Scrapbook Circle kit.

 My journaling, I used a Smash book journaling tag.
Thanks for stopping by! 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

American Crafts Guest Designer

I'm so excited to be the Guest Designer over at American Crafts!  I truly love their products and love that they offer so many different lines.  The embellishments are just so much fun to layer.  I got to work with the 6x6 Paper Pads from the Dear Lizzy & Amy Tangerine lines.  They are having a giveaway for some 6x6 pads so be sure to check the blog for more details!!

First I made 3 layouts:

 Two Cards:

And a mixed media canvas:

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Story

Today over at The Paper Bakery is reveal day!!  Go check out the fabulous new May kits! I had so much fun creating with this months add-on kit.  The tags and stickers that said "story" were perfect for this layout, because judging by her face there must be a story to tell.

Here is the "story":

I love that Crate Paper "me" sticker.  And I took the "take note" from the bottom of one of the patterned papers.

I took and cut the garland apart.
Thanks so much for stopping by!!  Come back tomorrow for a lot of inspiration!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!!  I feel so blessed to be a mom of 4 little ones.  I'm also blessed to have my mom, whom I'm close to.  So to celebrate Mother's Day here on my blog I'm sharing a layout I created with the Scrapbook Circle May kit.  And also it goes with their challenge #31 to scrap about "Mother's". 

"As Your Mom"
And I wanted to share a fun tip with you too.
I took the dauber that came in the add-on kit and some Martha Stewart texture paint and mixed them together.  And then I took a brush and dabbed it on to the mask that comes in the main kit.  It gave it such a fun textured look. 

Here I had fun machine stitching.  I loved changing from straight to zig zag.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!  I hope you have a great Mother's Day!!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Some more SC Layouts

So today I wanted to share 2 more Studio Calico layouts I created for their NSD challenges.  These layouts have more paper on them then I'm use to but I like how they turned out and had fun with the colors.

First this layout was created using another sketch:
 Some close ups.  I wanted to get a "ruffle" look.

Second layout is using 5+ photos. 

Here are some close ups:

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Studio Calico NSD

This week I have been working on the NSD challenge over at Studio Calico.  I didn't get to scrap on the "big" day last weekend so I'm so happy they extended the deadline till this weekend. 
Here are 2 layouts using their sketches.  I also used the April kit "City Lights".

Sketch #1:

My Take:

Some close ups:

Sketch #2:

My Take:

Some close ups: Here I took the wooden element and cut out a piece from the big circle paper in the add on.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mother's Day Frame

I created an altered frame for Mother's day using The Paper Bakery May add-on kit.  I really had fun creating this.  I did use some mini alphas from my stash and the frame was mine but everything else is from the kit.  I run you through how I made this.

First I took the lace doily that comes in your kit and took the twine that was wrapped around the bag of goodies and stitched around the doily.
 Next I inked the doily.

 I took one of the square pieces of fabric that comes in the kit and stitched around the square.

And then pull the stitching closed to make a flower.

And here you can see I add the pin that was in the kit and some Crate Paper stickers and a cute SC chipboard piece.  It says “Mothers hold their children’s hand for a short while, but their hearts forever.”

Here is the finished project.