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!


“Love is in the Air” Blog Hop Winner and Valentine’s Layouts!

I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who participated in the Frosted Designs “Love is in the Air” Blog Hop. I really appreciate all of the nice comments, and I hope you enjoyed “hopping” along to all of our blogs. Today I randomly chose a winner for a small Valentine’s RAK and the winner is:

Shaunery Wharton

Please email me at melissajohnson8 (at) with your info so I can get your prize in the mail to you! Congratulations!!

Today I was blessed with a couple of well-behaved little ones (which has NOT been the case the last few days!). They let me get a couple of layouts done while they kept me company in the craft room. The room is a complete mess now since Sophie was “crafting” with me, but that’s ok. Sometimes we just have to ignore the mess and enjoy having fun and spending time together doing something we both enjoy. Baby Weston watched us from his little playmat while he catnapped and jammed out to his classical baby tunes :). In honor of Valentine’s day I created these layouts for the two younger kiddos. Here is Weston’s layout:

I used a Page Maps sketch for this layout, but ended up changing it up a bit (which I normally do when I’m using a sketch). I used Jenny Bowlin papers that I had in my stash. I really wanted to do a sort of masculine Valentine layout; I don’t want him to be embarrassed looking back at his scrapbook with his wife or girlfriend someday 🙂 I think I’m finally mastering the art of scrapping a boy–I LOVE IT! I am also entering this layout in Scrapfit’s Workout #62, featuring XOXO.

This next layout is for my 3 year old daughter, Sophie. I was inspired by this layout that I found on Pinterest. Yes, I am a Pinterest addict. I changed it up by adding some doodling and a mixture of circles and hearts with some faux stitching. I altered the photo of my daughter using the BeFunky app on my iPhone. I love that app!

I used a bunch of old K&Co paper that I had from last year for this layout. I have been busy ordering new CHA goodies, so I’m trying to use as much old stuff from my stash as possible. I sense a big purge in the near future!