Thursday, November 15, 2018

Thanksgiving Gift Basket

Hello and welcome to my blog! It's time again for me to have made something for "Adopt-A-Staff" program at my son's school. At the beginning of the school year, I had to pick one staff member or teacher and volunteer to anonymously bring that person a gift every month.

Yeah . . . I'm choosing to show off a little bit and hopefully she really likes what I've done so far. My goal is to hand make her something every month. So far, I've been using the awesome projects designed by Dreaming Tree

Next month is not only Christmas, but it's her birthday month too. Hmmmmm........

Without further ado, I made this basket from the Harvest Time bundle at Dreaming Tree. I have made several of their projects and have found them not only easy to do (relatively speaking) but really hitting the spot on what I'm looking for when it comes to handmade 3D projects.

My harvest basket is made using the Simple Stories: Forever Fall collection.

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Canvas: FAMILY

Hello and welcome to my blog! Today I would love to share with you my latest mixed media canvas using my favorite Fall colors.

I made this project with two different challenges in mind; Creative Embellishments and Lindy's Stamp Gang.

Lindy's Stamp Gang
Creative Embellishments

I would love to enter both challenges every month but sometimes the colors aren't quite in my arsenal. For whatever reason, I still don't have a really good red from Lindy's or a deep blue. First world problems, right?!

I am especially proud of this project because I did not "lift" from anyone else. This is 100% out of my head. Now, countless hours spent watching others create certainly helped, and I do recommend that for anyone learning a new way of crafting. The supplies used are listed at the end of my post.

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I touched up the entire project at the end with shimmery acrylic paint: ginger magic.

I am particularly fond of adding pebbles and stones to my canvases. 
It's such a simple and easy way to add texture.

I would have liked to use deeper colors on this project, but I chose to stick with what I had 
in my stash. Funny thing about budgets, right?

I did use several chipboard pieces by Creative Embellishments. They did get a little buried
underneath all the flowers and pinecones. That being said I have learned to build my
canvases with pieces that will get "buried" because it all adds to the final art.



8x5 canvas

Creative Embellishments:
--Apple basket 
--Flourish and stems

49 and Market flowers

Prima Marketing
--Gold Rust Paste - Finnabair
--Acrylic Paint: Ginger Magic - Finnabair
--Art Stones - Finnabair
--Melange Art Pebbles - Finnabair
--Shabby Chic Treasures: Leaves
--Thread Letters: Family

3D Gloss Gel
Moldeling Paste
Soft Gloss Gel


Lindy's Stamp Gang:
Starburst Spray: Tibetan Poppy Teal
Starburst Spray: Cowabunga Copper
Starburst Spray: Red Hot Poker Orange

KaiserCraft: Mini Paper Blooms: Aubergine

White Gesso
Glue Gun

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Scrap The Boys: U + Me

 Hello there! It's that time again for a new challenge at Scrap The Boys!! 

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I have lots of photos of my son and I'm not in many of them. I have even fewer photos of me and my husband, but we did get family photos taken last year. So I thought this was a great opportunity to make a page about us! I was greatly inspired by Natalie DeSousa's page with Simple Stories. 

I used leaf cut files from the Silhouette Design Store. All the pattern paper and extras are by Fancy Pants "Golden Days" collection.

You can really bring a page together just by adding stitching.

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Paper, stickers and die cuts by:
Fancy Pants - Golden Days

AC Cardstock - smooth white

Sewing Maching

Silhouette Cameo