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Altered Bird House

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For Christmas my son bought me a wooden birdhouse to "play" with using all my fun supplies. I thought I was going to make a winter themed house but this project took on a life of it's own by directing me towards pink. Pink! The only pink I have in my stash is in the Sweet Treats spray set by Lindy's Stamp Gang. So I bought Prima Marketing SPARKS acrylic paint "Butterfly Spells" for extra effect and . . . . more pink.

I also found this fabulous challenge group called Art Playground and what do you know!? Here is this month's challenge.



Guess I really wanted more "girly and pink" than winter and blue.

Without further ado, here it is. Hope it inspires you!!!!


Most of my stash of color is from Lindy's Stamp Gang. I do tend to lean more towards  the spray and embossing powders than the magicals. I find them perplexing.


Coming up with a design was just a matter of combing thru my stash and  learning how to play with foamiran for handmade flower…

Dreamer Of Dreams

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I'm not sure where to start. I was greatly inspired by Lisa Griffith's  page on her November post. I was also greatly inspired by the DT member Mary Tzalla's page for this challenge.
I did make this page for two challenges, both of whom compliment each other.
Mixed Media & Art

I adore blues and browns together, mixed with shiny metallic objects. For Creative Embellishments it was the snowflakes and pinecones all the way! I have listed all supplies used at the end of the post.
Creative Embellishments


I am still attempting to "perfect" my mixed media style. I like combining different textures without a lot of interference from me. Meaning I like the metals mixed with delicate flowers combination.

The chipboard pieces are all layered with embossing powder and opal wax.

I wish I had a better photo of the key mold. The design really latched on to the opal wax after applying blue sprays to the piece.

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Supplies:
--BoBunny's Sleig…

Christmas Tree

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Hello!! Today I would like to share with you my latest page using HipKitClub December's main kit.

I have been stalking them for years and I have finally decided to take the plunge to see where the kits lead me. I have two styles I like to play with, one is with bright colors and large die cuts and the other is mixed media.

I am hoping that HipKits encourage my lighter side to come out more. Although I have plenty of paper in my stash, most of it is not recent or just scraps left from other projects.

Without further ado, here is my lighter side using an exclusive cut file by HipKit. I did use SN@P Basics wooden paper for my background.

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Scrap The Boys: Summer

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Hello and welcome to 2019!!!!! I'm happy to say that I will be continuing my journey with Scrap The Boys for the next 6 months. Without further ado, here is the challenge.

Scrap The Boys is based out of Australia and right now it is experiencing summer. I was hugely inspired by "HeyElsie" work on her Instagram page.

The large sun in the background can be found at the Silhouette store. I made "summer" using SCAL4 and lots of cursing and yelling at my computer to "just do it". LOL . . . it's a learning curve.
I used a combination of Echo Park and Lori Whitlock paper (a few years old) for this layout.
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Believe . . . Mixed Media Canvas

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Hello there!!! Today I would love to share with you my latest Christmas project(s). Actually, I made three of these canvases but the other two I will share later as they are Christmas presents for my mom and sister.
I follow Creative Embellishments blog and challenges every month. I think my next creation will involve more gears as this photo definitely has a lot of cogs and wheels going on in it.

Without further ado here is what I came up with. I also planned on submitting to the More Than Words mixed media challenge but I forgot to add stamping. Oh well.
However, Lindy's Stamp Gang also has a color challenge this month as well.  I do not have the exact matches of their color challenge, but I do have the Jingle Bells spray set and embossing set.


I was extremely inspired by Olga Ravenskaya's Winter Forest Canvas that she made back in January 2018. I don't have her talent, but I sure did have fun making this.
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This canvas is a mixture of Cre…

Journal: Life Is A Balance

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Today I'm sharing a journal page made for the challenge blog, Mixed Media Art. I was greatly inspired by DT member Marie Johansson's journal page. This challenge reminds me so much of BoBunny's old Etc. line, I just had to pull out my scraps and play.


LIFE IS A BALANCE OF HOLDING ON AND LETTING GO
I had no rhyme or reason to the making of this journal page, except I knew I wanted to use my Tim Holtz's bird stamps and BoBunny paper. I do always look for quotes that inspire me and reflect on how I'm feeling now, but it's funny how I do that after I've made the background.
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Supplies:
--BoBunny's Etc. Line (a few years old and still one of my favorites) --Etc. Line - stickers for the title --Not sure where the music paper is from
Stamps: 49 and Market Tim Holtz (birds) Blue Fern Studios
Lindy's Stamp Gang: Moon Shadow Mist - Golden Doubloons Starburst Spray - Azure Sea Asters
Faber Castell Gelatos: Cotton Candy Gold Cham…

Scrap The Boys: Merry Christmas

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Hey! It's December 1st and you know what that means!!! Time for a new challenge at  Scrap The Boys!! 

I was greatly inspired by Missy Whidden's summer piece from a couple years ago. I didn't quite pull off her bright design but it's all good anyway.


I added a light layer of white acrylic paint, instead of gesso. With a small chevron stencil, I then colored in the pattern using metallic gelatos Ice Currant and Gold Champagne. I followed that up with stitching! Pattern paper is by Teresa Collins: Tinsel & Company.

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