Sunday, October 19, 2014

4th Reveal SOD Transitions and Prima October BAP

I LOVE this layout! If I'm being honest I don't love everything I do. Like no. Most I often I am satisfied with my projects maybe even border on love and then see them on line and think "Oh I should have torn that piece the edge is too straight. I should have turned that, needs more flowers, not enough color, the edges are boring..."
Come on you must do it too. Yes? We are are our own biggest critics. 

However I feel with this layout I have achieved artistic happiness within myself. When you are inspired to finish a project because the flow is there at midnight  and no one can stop you with "You'll be sorry in the morning when you have to get up early..." You know it is going to be good.

I hope that doesn't sound full of myself because if it does check out my "Voices In My Head" project here!

We are using the gorgeous Prima "Forever Green" papers in our September SOD Kit titled "TRANSITIONS"
in case you missed my last 3 posts about it **wink**

SOoooo I thought why not do a project for the October BAP!
Here we go!

Thanks for the inspiration Jen! 

 I was on a misting / splattering spree for sure this month and I have loved my Lumiere and Silks to death with this project.

 Most of the florals are from the kit but I did add a few blue ones and that vine is one I had in my stash. I might have had it on another layout at one time and then ripped it off when I did my once a year review of old projects and ditch the ones that no longer meet my standard. (I know - shameful)

 Little wooden words "Truly, Madly, Deeply" also in the kit!

 More close ups:

Thanks a bunch for stopping in today. I've got to run! xoxo

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Misc Me - Madeleine Collection

Hey Everyone! Today I'm up on the BoBunny Blog you can click here to see my post. I'm doing two posts today one on the BoBunny Blog with the first part of my Misc. Me album and the rest I am sharing here!

If you have not met Misc. Me it is a super fun pocket style scrapping album, book, journal, mini album, recipe book---- so many options!

I'm working with the Madeleine Collection for mine. I've used the recipe collection along with the regular pattern paper and embellishments from this line. I've used lots of the Pocket Page Protectors in new fun ways! Check it out!
 My background is the notepaper you can find it here. I've added a recipe card in the background and then used some elements from the Madeleine Noteworthy and pattern paper. This is a copy of something my daughter made me for Mothers Day when she was little. I copied the front of it and added to my album. I've embellished with BoBunny stamps and mists.
I love using larger photos in my Misc Me album. I printed a photo out large enough to fill two pockets and added a digi frame. I cut the photo in half and inserted them in the pockets.
This page is another clear pocket. It's a full size pocket and I actually used all my elements on the top of it. I though it would be fun to treat the pocket as a transparency. It takes mist and ink beautifully so I worked the photo and elements on the top of the pocket. Inside the pocket I tucked in string and sequins. Although the photo doesn't do it justice it is fun to see the transparent layer in real life.
This last page was really fun to do. These were some photos taken at my daughters 14th birthday party. I printed the top photo out large enough to fill the two pockets and cut in half. The misting is on top of the pocket. The bottom pocket contains a recipe card and my photos were printed out in a film strip digi frame. More sequins and misting!

Here are a couple of close ups:
I've used the Bronze Glimmer Spray on this page. Love the way it looks!
I also used some of the Silver Glitter Paste on the flower and wood embellishment. The photo belows shows more misting over the page protector and a closer look at my photo.

If you have made it this far don't forget to stop by BoBunny and see the first 4 pages of this book. I promise you will LOVE it!

Thanks for stopping in today! I hope you start a Misc Me book for yourself! I know you will enjoy it! 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

3rd Reveal with the Scraps of Darkness Transition Kit

Who doesn't love the colors of fall? Gorgeous and glorious in all it golden splendor! Rich russets, harmonious greens and a touch of chocolate brown...
Hot cocoa, that first lighting in the fireplace, cozy socks and pumpkin pie...

In the mood yet?

Here is a peek at our mood board and my next layout was inspired by the beauty that is displayed here~

I've achieved a great fondness for stamping and splattering. The more I do it the more masterful I become at it. I'm really enjoying the layering effect I achieve with using many different stamps and splatters. Something I used to do with lots of pattern paper but I'm getting away from that in large scale terms.

Most of these gorgeous blooms were in my kit. I added some of the smaller blue ones to pick up on the mood board. There is really just so much beautiful product in the kit I can make a ton of layouts with. If you have not heard of us before (gasp) then you can take a peek at the kit here I used one of the pattern papers for fussy cutting and snipped apart the florals and leaves.

I've got a bit of flair from UmWow Studio also included in the kit.

I also use lots of Lumiere paints. I have a new found love affair with them. Mixing them up on my chipboard, wetting a paint brush and splattering... just ask my computer screen... I really should construct a "splatter tent" to protect my technical devices from my artsy endeavors.

Oh and I'm late to the party on this one but Tim Holtz tissue tape is something I will will taking out stock on. I've used it along the bottom and top of my page torn in bits. I love how it is light and transparent as opposed to the heavier washi tape.

If you have any questions there are many ways to contact me on my menu bar. Would love to hear from you!

Until next time I hope you enjoyed my project and are having a great week! xo 

Monday, October 6, 2014


I'm very excited to share with you that I currently have two of my not seen before mixed media Portrait Drawings in the August 2014 Publication of Somerset Memories Magazine! I'm so honored to be included in magazine with so many leading designers in the industry!

Here is a look at the issue and some close ups of my work. I hope you enjoy!

These projects were created for an ongoing call they have titled " Show your true self tattoos and all"

I created both of these projects with the November 2013 Scraps of Darkness Kit featuring 7 Dots studios papers.

Both of the portraits were hand drawn. The "Popular Girl" background was completed with the 7 Dots papers- "The Voice" was completed with a watercolor paper in the background and 7 Dots papers for the face.

It is always a thrill to have your work published. It sure put a smile on my face the day I received the magazine in the mail. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today and for your support! 
I appreciate your visit!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

2nd Reveal with the Transitions Kit from Scraps of Darkness

Hello Friends! Today I have another layout to share created with the September "Transitions Kit" from Scraps of Darkness.

 I've used more of the beautiful Prima Papers and blooms in the kits. 
 This months kit also features some of UmWowStudios flair and chipboard.

 I added some sequins and found they were not really working as a whole so I cut them in half and loved the effect!

I also used Lumiere Paint in areas with stamps. Just by brushing it over your stamp with a paint brush or using your finger to rub it over the stamp you can achieve some great effects!

Thanks so much for stopping by! :)
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