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

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!! 🙂

Sketchy Thursdays 10.20

This week’s Sketchy Thursdays sketch was designed by Heidi. Look at all that space for journaling!

We took a trip to the pumpkin patch last Friday and I couldn’t wait to scrap these pics. Since this will go in my almost teenage daughter’s book, I wanted it to be a little bit fun and funky and not so “cutesy” (I will save that for Sophie’s layout!) This is the layout that I came up with:

This week’s sponsor is Let’s Capture Our Memories and they are offering this week’s random winner a $20 gift certificate!!!!
Just add a direct link to your layout based on this week’s sketch to Mr. Linky in the sidebar on the Sketchy Thursdays website by 10pm EST Wednesday October 26 for your chance to win!