Saturday, February 25, 2017

Valley of the Sun


It has been probably close to a year since I entered a project into the Simon Says Stamp Challenges. Well I'm putting an end to that today! I've created my first ever Traveler's Notebook page ('bout time, since I've owned the notebook for almost a year) inspired by the SSS Monday Challenge, Transport It.


It's almost impulsive at this point that I take a photo out of the airplane window. It's hard not to, when you get a view you will never receive anywhere else. Especially without a single cloud in the sky! So hopefully it's obvious that my "Transport It" item is the airplane :)


I'll be submitting the full spread into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.
This cool Rays stencil by Stampers Anonymous always reminds me of the Arizona state flag, so that was the first item I KNEW I needed to include. I filled in the stencil with a combination of Design Memory Craft Gelatos (Banana, Orange Soda, and Blood Orange) that I blended with my finger. I also used these same Gelatos colors with water and a paintbrush to add a wash of color down the page.


Hope you enjoyed my first Traveler's Notebook page! I plan on filling this thing up with little photos in the coming weeks :)

Also... As of this blog posting, the beautiful 52 piece Gelatos set is $10 off at Amazon! Give em a try and then let me know how much you love them! ;)





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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Happiest Place on Earth

It's been two months since I posted to my blog?!!! I'm sad how much it's getting neglected. I also haven't made a scrapbook page in many months... maybe since September. Leave it to a Paper Issues online crop to fix that!

Today I'm playing along with the "Bossy Bitch!" challenge in the Paper Issues Friends and Fans facebook group. The challenge was to use 8 items from their list on your layout.


It's also been a long time since I've purchased any scrapbook paper, except for the winter items for my December Daily. So all the paper is from Crate Paper Winter and Cocoa. Embellishments are from all over the place ;) I did use Gold Texture Luxe Paste from Design Memory Craft for the neat stencil in the background.



I was lucky enough to celebrate my 30th birthday at the Happiest Place on Earth! I love Disneyland <3



The items I used were: enamel dots, gold, mist, date stamp, paper clip, tag, chipboard, alpha stickers, and washi!


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Monday, December 12, 2016

Tweet Tweet Merry Merry

How did we get so close to Christmas already?! One of the best traditions in the bloggy world for the holidays is Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist! I love playing along with these fun challenges, and for today I am sharing my tag inspired by Day 1 which was a color challenge :)



I had a lot of fun with this darling Christmas Bird stamp set that I colored with my Design Memory Craft Gelatos. Here's how I did it!...


I started by stamping the images on watercolor paper with permanent black ink. I always use my MISTI when stamping on watercolor paper so I can stamp twice to get a smooth impression.



For the Teal portion of the color challenge I used two different blue shades of Gelatos to blend color onto my bird. I blended the color using the handy blending tool from the Gelatos Tool Kit.



I used the same coloring and blending technique to fill in the Santa hat and the holly leaves. Now I have my green, red, and pink for the challenge as well!


I colored the background of my tag with the same Gelatos as I used with the Santa hat. Then I colored this polka dot Hero Arts stamp with Snow Cone Gelatos, misted the stamp with water, and stamped directly onto the tag. I love the subtle background this created!


To give the bird a base to sit on, I added some green and silver washi tapes then finished it off with a twine green bow. Now I can fussy cut the stamped images and add my birdie!


The bird was adhered with foam dots to lift it up from the background. I also used Liquid Applique to give a puffy cotton look on the Santa Hat. You'll see I also added some details with Glass Bead Glitter Gel and Texture Gems in Silver.



Thanks for joining me and have a very Merry Christmas!



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