Saturday, August 23, 2014

Big Blog Nomination Tour

Big Blog Nomination Tour

I was nominated as a creative blogger by Lorrie Simons at Pickled Tink Crafts Lorrie is a fellow design team member at
Scrap n' Art magazine and is so creative. Her style is eclectic and she enjoys doing digital scrapbook pages! If you did not come here via her blog, please go visit her and check out all her wonderful creations!! 

We are joining up as a chain of fun blog hop tours where so many of us will get to meet new bloggers, get new inspiration and connect with blogs that will open up our creativity. This hop is sure to get your mojo going! 

Here are my 4 questions that need to be answered before I pass along my nominations. I'll give you my answers then lead you to some amazing artists you will love visiting!

1. What am I working on?
     I am now a designer for Scrap n' Art magazine.  I am super excited to be working on projects for them. I cannot post anything just yet. I did finish up a bridal gift for my friend Emily today.  I used a burlap mat and used Thickers to make this "Established" gift. It was super easy and I think it came out great.

2. How does my work differ from others in its genre?
    My style is very all over the place and is always different. My style is like my love of music. I like all genres from Country to Pop and even Jazz. I enjoy many different hobbies, from jewelry making to  mixed media and scrapbooking/card making. I can even sew and crochet.

3. Why do I write/create what I do?
     I have been creating things for as long as I can remember. One of my oldest memories is of making my own Barbie clothes from hand. I also used to make things into Barbie furniture. I create because it make me happy!

 4. How does your writing/creating process work?
     I usually get an idea in my head from something that I have seen. I think to myself "I can make something like that". The only problem I have is once this picture gets stuck in my head there is no substitutions. Sometimes it takes me weeks just to find the right ribbon or buttons to use!

I am very new to blogging and do not have many blogging friends. So I will nominate -

The most talented creative person I know Kristie Taylor at .You will love everything she has on her blog. She is a true artist.  I would also like to nominate Kathy Adams. Kathy loves color and has some really amazing projects on her blog  Go check them out!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Happiness is...

Here is a mini canvas I made using a stencil and Art Anthology spays. I love using Art Anthology sprays they are so easy to use and the colors are so vibrant. 
The quote is a vellum quote that I inked  edges. The flower embellishments are from Close to my Heart. 
The frame and butterfly are cut from a Spellbinder die cut. I layered two of the butterflies so it would POP off the page. Enjoy!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons

am the guest designer this week for Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons. You have got to check out their site. They have awesome cutting files

This card was so fun to make. I ran the card through a Darice embossing folder first and then placed washi tape at the bottom of the card. Then I pieced the whale together and adhered to the card. Isn't he just too cute! 

This is a page I made also using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons cutting files. For the page I used a blue piece of cardstock and sprayed it with Blue Glimmer Mist. I dipped my fingers in water and let the water drip from my fingers to make water drops. 
After I cut out the images I inked the edges with brown ink to give them more depth.

By inking the edges it really makes the images POP!