Monday, May 21, 2018

Fav Colors in the Old West



As we journey through the colors over at the Path of Positivity we have come to the best month of all...My Favorite Color!  ...and since it is mid-month, it is time to share my monthly tag in my series!   

As I explained earlier in the month, I'm not so sure I have a favorite color as much as I have a favorite color combination ~ blues and browns..then add a touch of gold/bronze and I'm in color heaven!  This tag is an example of using the colors in the Western Horse World.  

I have used one of the beautiful PRE-Colored pics from the the LunaGirl Dominoes Cowgirls and Cowboys Digital Collage Sheet.  This sheet is full of beautiful images of the horses and their handlers!  



Sneak Peek to future project!
I'm so enamored with this set of images, I'm currently working on 2 other pieces, and I'll give you a sneak peek of one (see photo on right.)  You'll have to keep an eye on my blog to see how it will be used in the finished project!  

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Be sure to come on over to Path of Positivity and see what the team thinks about pastels!  You can also find more information about entering the challenge!  Thanks to our wonderful sponsors this month: SheepSki Designs and Lunagirl.



This lovely horsewoman will be riding off to the following challenges:  

Sunny Day Crafting:  Horses
Dragonfly Dreams:  Here Come the Girls
Simply Create Too:  Anything but a Card
2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  Include a Critter

Thanks for dropping by today.  It's always great to have company!  Please feel free to peruse other pages/posts, check out my Pinterest,  or view some videos at my YouTube Channel.

My 2018 Color Tag Series:
January:  Forever in Blue Jeans!
February:  Red...Power!
March:  Beautiful Yellow
April:  Garden Pastels








Friday, May 18, 2018

Dogs or Cats?



The new theme for the Cut It Up challenge is Dogs or Cats!  So, who will be more popular?  I must say, this was a tough one for me since I love them both!  I went with a dog since I was making some "doggy" wall hanging projects for our veterinarian's new clinic!  

Our Challenge is sponsored by Newton's Nook...who better to sponsor a challenge for Cats and Dogs!!  😉

This adorable little dog cut is from Close to My Heart Artistry.  The paper and sentiment are from Polkadoodles.    

Ribbon and puffy hearts were all from my stash.

This little guy will be visiting the following challenges:  
Crafty Animals:  AG with Animal
Daisy Chain:  Animals
Crafter's Cafe:  All Creatures Great and Small

When you visit the Cut It Up blog, have fun viewing the DT projects and check out the rules and prize info.  Then be sure to share your project with us ~ don't forget the die cut to have a chance to win a prize from our amazing sponsors. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.

Cut It Up

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Seeing Double...Embossing that is!


Time for a new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and the twist for our anything goes challenge is Double Embossing.  

I double embossed the trim on my bag by running a strip of paper through an M-Bossabilities flower folder.  I then swiped the raised portions over cranberry (to match the paper) pigment ink, sprinkled with Ranger Enchanted Gold Powder, and heat embossed.  This powder has some sparkle to it.

This adorable image is Little Patch Puppy from All Dressed Up.  He makes for a sweet little gift bag!  A little coloring, a few sequins, and this is ready for something fun!

Be sure to visit
 The Outlawz Twisted Thursday for all the details about the challenge and to check out all beautiful inspiration from the DT and participants!

She is off to visit the following challenges:  
2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  AG with Critters
Card Mania:  Anything but a Card
All Dressed Up:  AG with an ADU Image

  Thanks for dropping by today.  It's always great to have company!  Please feel free to peruse other pages/posts, check out my Pinterest,  or view some videos at my YouTube Channel.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Shabby Chic





It's a new challenge over at Digi Choosday and we are sharing some shabby chic projects this week.  Our Challenges are always Anything Goes for all of your wonderful entries!  

Did you know there are lots of beautiful flowers over at Polkadoodles?  Yes, there are!  ...and did you know you can make these beauties into '3-dimensionals' for your projects?  Check out the video below or head over to my YouTube Channel!





Flowers are from Horace and Boo Floral Foliage.
The vine is Flowers 2 Cutting File.
PRE-COLORED Butterfly can be found in the Helga Hippo Design Sheet Duo


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Hey, have you ever wanted to be a Guest Designer with us over at Polkadoodles?  Check out the Digi Choosday page for the details!  




Be sure to head over to Digi Choosday and check out the amazing projects from our team!  Then come share what you are crafting; we'd love to see it!  Remember, when you visit the Digi Choosday Site to pick up your discount code to Polkadoodles; it's good all day today....Tuesday!  It's a great way to pick up those digi's you've had your eye on!  While you're there, you might want to sign up for the Newsletter so you never miss out on special events!

My box is off to the following challenges: 
Dare to be Artzy:  Flowers
Corrosive Challenge: AG
Crafter's Castle:  AG
option fav technique:  
3-D Flowers
Die Cut Divas:  Use Flowers and die cut

Thanks for dropping by today.  It's always great to have company!  Please feel free to peruse other pages/posts, visit my Pinterest,  or view some videos at my YouTube Channel.

  

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Lavender and Lace



Time for a new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and the twist for our anything goes challenge is Lavender and Lace.  

I have chosen the adorable image Flyaway Butterfly from All Dressed Up.  She is Copic colored and set into lots of lavender layers with a touch of lace and other goodies.  Oh, and by the way...I'm singing along with Elton John right now...are you?  hee hee

Be sure to visit
 The Outlawz Twisted Thursday for all the details about the challenge and to check out all beautiful inspiration from the DT and participants!

She is off to visit the following challenges:  
Crafty Calendar:  Things with Wings
All Dressed Up:  AG with ADU Image


  Thanks for dropping by today.  It's always great to have company!  Please feel free to peruse other pages/posts, check out my Pinterest,  or view some videos at my YouTube Channel.

Monday, May 7, 2018

My Fav Colors?


As we journey through the colors over at the Path of Positivity we have come to the best month of all...My Favorite Color!  Yes, it's true!!  We get to create using our favorite color and explain a little about it.  

I'm not so sure I have a favorite color as much as I have a favorite color combination ~ blues and browns..then add a touch of gold/bronze and I'm in color heaven!  I'm just so enamored with the this combo and I suppose it is the color of the Western Horse World, so I'm sure that is the influence involved here.  

Now, I'll admit, I also love Cornflower Blue.  You know the color of the cornflower growing by the fields in mid-July here in the Midwest US.  Denim blue is also a favorite...go figure!  hee hee  My favorite stones:  opal, blue sapphire, and some turquoise.  I also love stoneware and crockery in beiges and blues!      


I chose to go with a peaceful, yet magical journal page starring the sweet image, Morpheus, from SheepSki Designs.  

Be sure to come on over to Path of Positivity and see what the team thinks about pastels!  You can also find more information about entering the challenge!  Thanks to our wonderful sponsors this month: SheepSki Designs and Lunagirl.



Little Morpheus will be resting at the following challenges:  

Coloring in Scrapland:  AG/Fantastic World
The Fairy and the Unicorn:  AG
Crafty Catz:  AG with twist of flowers
SheepSki Designs:  Favorite Colors!

Thanks for dropping by today.  It's always great to have company!  Please feel free to peruse other pages/posts, check out my Pinterest,  or view some videos at my YouTube Channel.








Friday, May 4, 2018

Flowers!



The new theme for the Cut It Up challenge is Flowers and what could be more perfect for our first challenge in May! 

This spring cut is Tulip Basket Shaped Card from The Cutting Cafe.  

Papers, ribbon, and brad were all from my stash.

When you visit the Cut It Up blog, have fun viewing the DT projects and check out the rules and prize info.  Then be sure to share your project with us ~ don't forget the die cut to have a chance to win a prize from our amazing sponsors. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

What to Wear?








Time for a new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and the twist for our anything goes challenge is Something to Wear.  

...and what's more classic than the "little black dress"?  This gorgeous image, Feeling Spoilt, is from All Dressed Up.  She is Copic colored and set into a black and white scene to keep her as classic as her dress!  

Be sure to visit
 The Outlawz Twisted Thursday for all the details about the challenge and to check out all beautiful inspiration from the DT and participants!


She is on her way to the following challenges:  
All Dressed Up:  AG with an ADU Image
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday:  For Ladies or Girls Only

  Thanks for dropping by today.  It's always great to have company!  Please feel free to peruse other pages/posts, check out my Pinterest,  or view some videos at my YouTube Channel.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

All That Glitters is Gold


It's a new challenge over at Digi Choosday and we are sharing projects with embossing this week.  Our Challenges are always Anything Goes for all of your wonderful entries!  


I have paired Heart on Your Sleeve (Copic colored) with the gorgeous papers, ephemera, and embellishments in the Belle Papillon Collection for my Art Journaling '70's Music Pages.  

I have a slide out tag I have embossed with a folder.  I then rubbed over the raised embossing with Versa Mark and heat embossed with gold powder.  The edges of the pages are also heat embossed as well as the steps.  


All that glitters is gold


















There's a songbird who sings

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Hey, have you ever wanted to Guest Design with us over at Polkadoodles?  Check out the
 Digi Choosday page for the details!  



Be sure to head over to Digi Choosday and check out the amazing projects from our team!  Then come share what you are crafting; we'd love to see it!  Remember, when you visit the Digi Choosday Site to pick up your discount code to Polkadoodles; it's good all day today....Tuesday!  It's a great way to pick up those digi's you've had your eye on!  While you're there, you might want to sign up for the Newsletter so you never miss out on special events!

My gold is off to the following challenges:  

Colour Crazy Craft Challenges:  AG with coloring
International Art & Soul:  Interactive ~ Pull out tag with verse
Love to Create:  AG Mixed Media
Make My Monday:  Embossing wet or dry ~ I did both!
TTCRD:  AG
World Wide Open Design Team:  AG


Thanks for dropping by today.  It's always great to have company!  Please feel free to peruse other pages/posts, visit my Pinterest,  or view some videos at my YouTube Channel.




Monday, April 30, 2018

You're not a tree!


Just a little creating in my art journal today!  I decided it would be fun to play along with the Mini-Mission Inspiration over on FaceBook.  The word prompt is MOVE.  

Of course, tomorrow starts a new month; so if you are into journaling, you might want to check out the new inspiration there on May 5!

My page includes old book pages, pearl metallic paint, gesso, mod podge, embossing with a folder, stamping, inks, and heat embossing.  

My page is off to the following challenges:   

heARTful Stamping:  AG + a Stamp I used the CTMH Always Grateful (retired)
Stamps and Stencils:  In the Meadow
TTCRD:  AG

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Bath Bubble Tag


Time for a new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and the twist for our anything goes challenge is Anything Goes.  

This cute image is Bath from Dragon's Lair!  If you are enjoying the wonderful images this month, I invite you to also visit Dragon's Lair on FaceBook to request the image of the month and play along there!  

I thought this would make a sweet tag to put on some bubble bath for a certain little dragon lover I know!  

Be sure to visit
 The Outlawz Twisted Thursday for all the details about the challenge and to check out all beautiful inspiration from the DT and participants!

My tag is off to:

  Thanks for dropping by today.  It's always great to have company!  Please feel free to peruse other pages/posts, check out my Pinterest,  or view some videos at my YouTube Channel.

Twisted Thursday
Dragon's Lair
AG

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Cowgirl Journal ~ Life Story


Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I have more pictures of the inside of this book in the video below!  It is a short video, so you won't even get through a half cup of coffee...unless you're really quick!  ; )


Material list

Papers:  Bo Bunny, CTMH, others from stash
Inks and Paints:  Ranger, CTMH, Memento, Tim Holtz Distress Paint 
Embellishments:  Tim Holtz Quote Bands, Prima Flowers, Bo Bunny Gems, CTMH Gems and buttons, Offray Lace, Metal sign, thread, twine, burlap, paperclips, stickers, envelopes, old button, recycled tags from horse clothes, hair clip, brads, floss, duct tape, lots of old stash items, etc
Charms:  Pemberley
Embossing Folders:  Darice
Stencil:  Crafter's Workshop
Techniques

Embossing, Ripping, Inking, Sewing, Gluing, Distressing, Painting, Stenciling, etc!  

My thanks for the inspiration on this book style from Mike Deakin:  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPNI3oe8zoU&t=399s

https://mikedeakinart.com/lapbooks-journal-making/creating-flip-out-pages-in-my-5x8-lapbook-journal/

My book is off to the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  AG with Critter Horses
TTCRD:  AG
We Love to Create:  AG Mixed Media
My Time to Craft:  Inspired by a Film ~ The Horse Whisperer
Animal Friends Challenge:  On the Farm
Creative Artiste Mixed Media:  AG Mixed Media
Mini Album Makers Challenge:  Handmade complete book

Thanks for dropping by today.  It's always great 
to have company!  Please feel free to peruse other pages/posts, check out my Pinterest,  or view some videos at my YouTube Channel.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Ruby's Concert


Wow, Ruby has been everywhere this week!  She's been looking Boho and Chic and she's been out and around at the park, boardwalk and now a concert!  Have I mentioned this week, Ruby has something for everyone?  She is just so lovely and Ruby Frou Frou is no exception!  

I have teamed this Copic colored beauty with papers, a frame, and musical ephemera from the Feel the Music Work & Play 8.  I added a little ink, a gem, gold splatter on the background and a musical paperclip from my stash!  

Ruby is off to the following challenges...before the concert:

Lemon Shortbread:  AG
TTCRD:  AG
Crafting from the Heart:  AG

Thanks for dropping by today.  It's always great to have company!  Please feel free to peruse other pages/posts, check out my Pinterest,  or view some videos at my YouTube Channel.

Bugs or Critters!


The new theme over at 
 Cut It Up for this challenge is Bugs or Critters! 

I started with this delightful Candy Box Flat End from My Scrap Chic.  This is a very fun and easy put-together and can be enlarged very easily in Design Space!  The space in my box ended up measuring 2.75 inches by about 4.75 inches; overall height ended up about 7.75 inches.  This made a great size for a bottle of hand cream for Mother's Day!  This box would be great for socks, candy, scarf,,,, lots of fun things!  

The tags and bird are from Bird Takes Flight Card also available at My Scrap Chic!  I simply enlarged the tags and bird to fit the project!  I think they are wonderful together for a country themed project with a critter!

Papers, ribbon, and twine were all from my stash.


When you visit the Cut It Up blog, have fun viewing the DT projects and check out the rules and prize info.  Then be sure to share your project with us ~ don't forget the die cut to have a chance to win a prize from our amazing sponsors. 

This sweet critter is flying off to the following challenges: 
Crafter's Castle:  AG with option of Dimensional
Tic Tac Toe:  Dimension, Ink, Patterned Paper
Moving Along with the Times:  Springtime

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Summer Beauty



Time for a new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and the twist for our anything goes challenge is Handmade Flowers.  

This lovely image is Summer Beauty from Dragon's Lair!  I fell in love with this image the moment I saw it!  If you are enjoying the wonderful images this month, I invite you to also visit Dragon's Lair on FaceBook to request the image of the month and play along there!  

My page is all about a little health dilemma I am facing currently.  Hopefully, by the time this posts, I will have some long awaited answers.  It has been a long journey, and I must say art journaling has been great "therapy" along the way!  There are so many reasons we all craft, and I'm so happy I have this outlet.  

The page is part of my Wildwood Book from CTMH (retired) so I didn't have to do much to get that wonderful textured look!  I added some stamping and the title die from CAS-ual Fridays.  I also have some stamping from retired stamps in my stash.  

I added some papers from stash, Storybook Swirl Flourish heat embossed with some white powder and re-inked, Art Philosophy Flower die cuts with added beads and Liquid Glass, lace, ribbons, and a gesso'd clock button.  

Be sure to visit
 The Outlawz Twisted Thursday for all the details about the challenge and to check out all beautiful inspiration from the DT and participants!

My Journal page is off to:

Crafter's Castle:  AG with option of dimension
Ellibelle's Creative Moments:  Say it with Flowers
Paper Crew Challenges:  Rustic Florals
Words to Craft By:  Promise of April

  Thanks for dropping by today.  It's always great to have company!  Please feel free to peruse other pages/posts, check out my Pinterest,  or view some videos at my YouTube Channel.