Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday 10.26

Good morning all! This week our challenge at Frosted Designs is to use Paints, Mists or Inks on a card, layout or off the page project! How fun it that?! I LOVE using spray inks in everything from scrapbooking to mixed media projects.

In honor of this Halloween season, I created these little 8 x 8 canvases featuring these cute little trick or treaters! I used a lot of acrylic paints, spray inks, stencils, masks, and other bits and pieces of Halloween goodness that were lurking in my stash. This was such a fun project to do. I’ve been taking Christy Tomlinson’s Pumpkins and Cider Workshop, which is full of neat fall projects. She is so inspiring to me!!
Here are my canvases:

I call this one my Frankengirl 🙂



And my Pumpkin Spice Girl 🙂



I also created this cute haunted house scene that I featured on my Art Journaling blog, but figured I would share here as well. I think this may be my favorite thing I’ve created so far! I bought this plaster piece at Goodwill and revamped it into a scene for Halloween. I thought it looked kind of looked like a tombstone.



So have fun creating a project using paint and/or spray inks and be sure to link it up at Frosted Designs for the chance to win a super cute Halloween mini album kit from The Paper Trail!

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Challenge Layout Catch Up!

How do y’all like my new blog design? I’ve been hard at work giving the page a little makeover!

I know I am not the only mom out there who is excited that school has resumed, right? 🙂 With all of the kids (but one) back in school I have been on a scrappy roll lately! I just wanted to do a quick post to show a few layouts that were done for a couple of Issue Challenges over at Club CK. I’ve been busy keeping up with those, as well as getting ahead on my DT work for Frosted Designs and Challenge Me Happy. I am looking forward to beginning my new terms with these great challenge blogs. Here is some of my latest work that I can show right now:

Issue Challenge–to use mini envelopes:

Supplies used-Patterned paper: Little Yellow Bicycle, Punch: Recollections, Pen: American Crafts


Issue Challenge-use outlining at least twice in your layout. This layout is a scraplift of a layout by Dina Wakley called “Glimpse” from Somerset Memories. It’s not an exact scraplift, but I like to give credit where it’s due! I love her work!


Supplies used-Cardstock: DCWV, Paint: Ranger, Stencil: Unknown & Studio Calico, Spray Mist: ARTC, Dylusions, Punch: EK Success, Recollections, Pen: American Crafts, Washi Tape: SEI, Stamps: Studio G


Supplies used-Patterned paper-Studio Calico, Crate Paper, Brads-The Paper Studio, Letters: American Crafts, Punch: Fiskars, Creative Memories, Frame: Heidi Swapp, Pen: American Crafts

And finally September’s Sketch It Out Challenge entry. I love Ashley’s sketches. Check out her blog and look at her adorable layouts. Here is my layout for her sketch:

Supplies used-Patterned paper and flags: Heidi Swapp, Pen: American Crafts, Punch: Fiskars, Letters: American Crafts, Cardstock: DCWV

Stay tuned next week for my Frosted Designs Team 1 reveal for the new term!
Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Mother’s Day Blog Hop!

Good morning everyone and welcome to our Mother’s Day Blog Hop! I hope you will enjoy visiting all of the fantastic blogs and find some great inspiration along the way for your Mother’s Day projects. If you didn’t arrive here from Amanda’s Blog, please go back and visit her to start the hop. Now for my project!

I wanted to do something a little bit different this time instead of a traditional card or layout. I’ve been working a lot in my art journal lately and having the best time creating backgrounds and getting messy with paint, liquid inks,Pan Pastels, gesso, and scraps. And speaking of scraps, I created this piece completely from scraps that I’ve been saving. Recently I reorganized my scrap basket and cut all of the larger pieces down to 6 x 6 and then arranged them all by color. The smaller pieces all got tossed into a gallon sized Ziplock bag to use for projects like this.

And here it is:



I really loved building all of the layers and the colors on this. I used old French book paper, some airplane charts, cross stitch patterns, and scrapbook paper scraps. I found the frame at Hobby Lobby and used my 40% off coupon to buy it. (Love getting a good deal like that!)

And now for the exciting part…you can win this piece to either keep for yourself, or give to your Mom for Mother’s Day! If you would like to win, simply leave me a comment saying that you would like to win. Bonus entry if you become a new follower. And if you enjoyed this project, but don’t win..don’t fret! I am in talks with a local artisan to have it translated into a charm that would look cute on a necklace or bracelet. Hopefully I will have more details on that soon…if you’re interested in ordering one please let me know!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Your support, encouragement, and kind comments mean so much to me!! Now on to your next stop: Mandi’s Blog

A Few Challenge Layouts

Hi everyone! My scrappy mojo has been back lately, and I’ve had the time and inspiration to finally get to jump back into a few challenges. The first layout I did was for Erika’s Issue Challenges #2 and #3 for Jan/Feb. Challenge #2 was to use pink in a layout based on the CK article about using pink in different ways. I chose to use the theme of vintage floral and these cute pics of Sophie and Ashley during Christmas break:

Challenge #3 was to use stickers in your journaling. This layout is based on a sketch I had re-pinned on Pinterest. Unfortunately the original link back was not attached, so I’m not sure where exactly the sketch originated from. I also used this layout for the Weekend Workout at Scrapfit. Their challenge was to use stars on your layout.

This last layout is for the weekly challenge over at Club CK. This weeks it’s hosted by Heather, and her challenge for us was to use a small patterned paper pack or scraps on a layout. I had this 7 Gypsies Lille 8 x 8 paper pad hiding in my stash for several months now. So I chopped it up into banners. I was inspired by a layout by Lilith Eeckels that I re-pinned on Pinterest. I love how she used the row of banners at the top. I downloaded the Instagram app on my iPhone and used it to make the photo have a more vintage tone (my husband said it looked “70’s” 😦 ) I love the muted tones of this layout with the little pops of red. I have entered this also in the ScrapFit Weekend Workout #23 (use kraft cardstock as your background)

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look! And don’t forget, this coming Friday is the Frosted Designs Winter Wonderland blog hop. There will be some great inspiration and a few giveaways, so make sure you check it out!

DT Layouts plus an Issue Challenge

Hi everyone! My poor blog has been sadly neglected since we had the baby. 🙂 I’m happy to announce that our son, Weston, was born on December 20 at 4:35 PM. He was 6 lbs and 12 oz and absolutely beautiful. We are still adjusting to having a newborn around the house, and all scrappy projects have gone by the wayside for now. Before I went into the hospital though, I was able to get my design team layouts done for both Sketchy Thursdays and Frosted Designs. So first up is my Frosted Designs layout based on the following sketch:


And here is my layout (using Crate Paper Farmhouse collection):

This week’s sponsor is Burlap and Buttercups. They are offering a fabulous kit for the prize. All you have to do to win is play along! You have until noon (est) Sunday, January 8th to link up your project. We will randomly select one winner from all of the eligible entries! We ask that you link a new creation to the Frosted Designs blog, no back linking please and only one entry per person.

Next I have my Sketchy Thursdays layout based on the following sketch:

Here is my layout:

I always struggle with the sports layouts for my daughters, but I like the way this one came out. I mixed up some old Sassafrass papers I had in my stash with some sports themed papers. I have to apologize for the poor quality of the photo. I was in a hurry that day! This week’s challenge is sponsored by Digi Doodle Shop. One lucky random winner from this week’s players will get a $10 store credit to the Digi Doodle Shop. Submit your entry to the Mr. Linky in the sidebar at Sketchy Thursdays before 10 p.m. (EST) on Jan. 4th for your chance to win.

And last, but not least, I was finally able to participate again in one of Erika’s Issue Challenges at Club CK. She always manages to find great ways to challenge us by using tidbits she finds in the latest issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. The challenge this week was to scrap a “mood or feeling”. At this particular moment I am feeling very blessed in my life, having the baby at home and finally getting to see the little person who was kicking around in my belly for the last 9 months. So I created this layout:


I used some Echo Park “Little Boy” paper that I had received as a gift from Ashley Horton. Now I just have to get used to scrapping a little boy!! Having no experience in creating boy themed layouts, this was kind of a double challenge for me…but one that I am happy to embrace! 🙂

Handmade Holiday Blog Hop!

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog!! For this blog hop, we were asked to make a special Handmade Holiday project using items from our scrappy stash. If you didn’t arrive here from Heather’s Blog, please go back to the start of the hop at Amanda’s Blog.

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to do a canvas project, so when this blog hop came up I knew exactly what I wanted to try. In my November/December issue of Cloth Paper Scissors, I was inspired by the reverse collage painting article by Holly Christine Moody. I really wanted to try out this new (to me) technique. It was a lot of fun, but definitely more difficult than I’d anticipated.

To create this piece, I first cut up all different sizes of Christmas patterned paper and collaged them on to a 12 x 12 canvas with Golden Gloss Gel Medium. When dry, completely cover the entire canvas in another coat of the gel medium and allow to dry completely. Now comes the hard part. Working in about a 5 x 5 section at a time, cover the collage in a thick coat of Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic paint in Burnt Umber. While it’s still wet, carefully draw in your design by wiping away the paint. I started out using my finger and a paper towel but that got really messy and hard to control, so I switched to using Q-tips instead which gave me better control over the design. Work over the entire piece adding and taking away paint until you have covered the entire canvas. Allow to dry completely. Then I just used my white Gelly Roll pen to finish off around the snowflakes. The next step was to computer generate the words and adhere them using the gel medium after inking around the edges with Ranger Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. Finally, I finished the piece by painting all of the edges with opaque Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic paint in Cadmium Red and added the red bow for hanging. Here is the final product:

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If you would like to win this piece of holiday decor, simply leave a comment at the end of this post. I will pick one random winner on Monday, December 5. If you become a new subscriber I will enter your name in the drawing twice. I want to wish everyone a very happy holiday season!!

To continue hopping, please visit my very talented friend Amanda’s blog 🙂

Frosted Designs Sketch #28 and Sketchy Thursdays 11.17

Please excuse my tardiness in putting these up! We spent all day yesterday car shopping, then went to the twins’ basketball game. Here is my LO for Frosted Designs based on Sketch #28 by Karin:




I used some MME paper I found in my stash, and cute borders and glitter letter stickers I picked up on clearance at Hobby Lobby. This week’s sponsor is Vintage Street Market and they are offering a fabulous prize. In order to win, just create a LO based on the sketch and make sure to link it up to Frosted Designs by November 27 for a chance to win!

And now for my Sketchy Thursdays reveal…this week’s sketch was created by Heidi and I really loved the simplicity of design. I’ve been dying to work in my Art Journal for months now and I thought I would use the sketch as a page in the journal rather than a scrapbook LO. I created the background using Liquitex gesso, Adirondak alcohol inks, Tattered Angels spray mist, and Adirondak paint daubers. I used a couple of stencils and some white paint to create the doily effect. I Finished up by adding text using my beloved $1 stamps from Studio G and my more expensive letter stamps (that I used my 40% off coupon for!) for the title. Have I mentioned that I am in love with letter stamps lately?! 🙂





This week’s sponsor at Sketchy Thursdays is Lindy’s Stamp Gang and they are offering an awesome little mist kit (you should check out their colors, they’re amazing–I think I may need to try them out!) *Please note that since next Thursday is a holiday here in the U.S. this week’s sketch challenge will run for two weeks, through Wednesday November 30. So make sure to create your LO based on the sketch and link it up on Sketchy Thursdays for your chance to win.
Happy Scrapping!! 🙂

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