Friday, September 28, 2012

A Spoooooky floral spray!

Today I'm combining two blog hops! DUN DUN DUN!!!

So at the end be sure to pick which hop you're on and continue along the way :) My project today is a handmade floral spray. Making floral sprays is a pretty fun experience, but I'm always at a loss at the end of them on how anybody could ever make money doing it!! They're hard work and really take a toll on your hands.. all the twisting and pulling, the gripping and yada yada huh? 

Anyways! Here's my spoooooky floral spray:

Originally I sculpted the bats in Creative Paperclay®. To guarantee I'd always get the same shape I then molded them with Amazing Mold Putty and filled the molds four or five times with more Creative Paperclay®. They're painted with acrylic paint. 

The leaves are stamped with the script section of the Tree Writing Collage from VLVS! in black archival ink. They're distressed with Walnut Stain distress ink. 

Other supplies used include wire, glue and black floral tape.

Now choose your blog hop!!

If you're here for the Viva Las VegaStamps! Blog Hop use this list!: -


If you're here for the Paperclay and AMP Blog hop use this list: 


Day #6..

I can't believe we only have one more day after this!! Today's Tag plays off of yesterday's tag.. kraft and black and the mason jar full of... sooomething ;)


I'm having fun layering stamps and figuring out different ways to put them together. I will admit.. my Raven got a little wonky, but he'll forever be with his poe :) 

P.S. your secret letter from me is.... "T"
now onto the other stops!!

Each and every team member has something amazing to offer!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Day #5!

Today is my favorite piece so far... but each day I swear they just get better :) One more Scene style stamped tag... but today's is sultry, sexy and deadly!!!

Stamped in black archival ink are stamps:
and the new Jar, Fly and Blood from plate827
I also stamped the script writing from the Tree Writing Collage Background in pumice stone as a tone on tone background!

Other products used: Black cardstock, kraft cardstock and walnut stain distress ink

Don't forget to see everyone else's stops on the hop :)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Day #4

Welcome to the VLVS! All Hallow's Eve Blog Hop DAY NUMBER FOUR!!!

I'm keeping the ball rolling with tags, though I've switched from the bright tags before to kraft and black.

Today's tag is an outdoor scene, complete with a little crooked lettering, lol.

 I used stamps:

They were all stamped in archival black on kraft paper. Throw in some walnut distress stain to age the edges, and a black pen for some faux stitching..done and done! The tag is a #8 tag from TH's tags and bookplates die. 

And here is a pile of some of my VLVS! images.... these happen to be the ones I don't use... imagine all those I do o.o
Now onto the others!!!


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Day #3

Wowza!! What amazing inspiration we've had so far!! I'm super honored to be among these gals sharing their work and I really hope you're seeing everyone's goods!!

Today I've got a 3rd scene style tag... and it's my favorite!!!

The stamps I used for this beauty are:
and a brand spanking new Pumpkin Row stamp from plate827 STILL ON PRE-ORDER!!!

I also used Distress ink in spiced marmalade, dried marigold, walnut stain, and black soot. I stamped in archival black ink. The stars were made with distress ink through a star punchinella from Gauche Alchemy. the ribbon is May Arts webbing and the brad is a BasicGrey epoxy brad. 

Now check out what everyone else is doing!!!


Monday, September 24, 2012

Blog Hop Day #2!!

Welcome back!! I continue the blog hop with another scene stamping styled tag... I really feel like it's a technique that is totally an art all on its own.

Today's tag utilizes stamps:

The background was made with Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold and Walnut Stain distress inks. The moon was colored in with Spiced Marmalade and Barn Door distress ink. All stamps were stamped in Archival Jet black. The tag is mounted on a kraft piece of paper. And I've covered the moon in diamond glaze.
Hello to all my new follows and a big thank you to each and every single follower who continues to visit me for inspiration!! ♥
Now on with the rest of the hop!!! 



Sunday, September 23, 2012

VLVS! Blog Hop Day 1!!

I'm pretty excited to get to this! We've had this little baby planned for a while.. welcome to Viva Las VegaStamps!' All Hallow's Eve party!!

We've got seven days of inspiration from each designer on the team and you're bound to find SOMETHING that inspires you to get in the mood for Halloween!! 

We're also giving your prompts each day to earn a spot in a drawing... because each day we're giving away a fabulous prize! 

For the inspiration the DT and I have the criteria of doing some Halloween based project with at least one stamp from one of the two following boards:

And here is my first project!! I've been working scene stamping, and gotta say.. I'm loving it! My tags aren't over the top with embellishments, but I think with scene stamping instead they feel more... rustic sort of. And just as cool as embellished tags!

 The stamps I used are:

The background was made with Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint distress ink on a white #8 tag. I also used Walnut Stain and Archival Black ink by ranger. I stamped the boy and dog on kraft paper in Archival ink as well. The burlap string is courtesy of May Arts.

Now absolutely be sure to keep hopping and follow today's prompt for a chance at the prize!!

Thank you!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Featured & Featured!

What a great week it's been!!

First of all thank you again for making each month's Embellishment Kit a success! I really enjoy the process of testing out new pieces and making all the components work together as a cohesive unit for you to use in your memory making :)

Second.. (or maybe 2nd AND 3rd) I've been featured TWICE this week!!

So thank you EVERYONE! ♥♥

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

New Plates!! Pin it to Win it!!

Up for sale in the Pre-Order section of the site :)

They include:

A Christmas plate:

A Halloween plate:

A Southwest style plate:

A plate full of artwork by Mary Vogel Lozinak:

A sort of "Time Flies" styled plate:

A worldly plate with some architecture and great figures:

and an Explore plate:

Now for the fun part.... from the online store, pin your favorite board to pinterest.. 
Copy and paste the following bit into the info section for your pin: "Get this plate o' rubber pre-sale for $17.56 @
I'll give away one board of the most pinned to one lucky pinner!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Instagram + Pillow = LOVE

Tonight I'm sharing a 12x12 layout I did that was originally going to be kept a secret until a bigger reveal.. but I've since worked up a different project so I get to share this one early! 

This photo is a picture of Gabe loving his first personal pillow! I don't think I have anything specific to share about how I made this layout :) Ask if you have questions, though!

Viva Las VegaStamps! Pen tips, arrow and pointed pen tip, Writing Background, May Arts ribbon in ivory and black stripe. Recycled cardboard, Tim Holtz Tag and bookplate die, Basic Grey epoxy brad, Prima canvas resist flowers, Ranger Archival Ink, vintage buttons and pearls, paper clips, faux stamen, a sewing machine and black thread, Creative Imaginations Stencil, Luminarte Silks in Solar Gold, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Roll top desk, MM eyelets, Gauche Alchemy Punchinella, Distress Inks in Black Soot, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo. 

The linkup party at Paper Issues is tags, so I'll link up there! Other than that it's just for viewing pleasure ♥

The Color Room #127 - Feed Your Soul

I've just entered my first color room challenge.. I'm VERY excited!!

I felt like I was working "out of my comfort zone" the whole time but holy wowza at the end it sure is beautiful!!!

I love the background especially.. I used a huge dry brush to get the effect... run it across your distress stain ink pad (In this case it's the festive berries seasonal one) and spritz the brush ever so lightly with water, just to give yourself some fluidity. Then stroke the paper! After it was dried I also puddled up a bit of the ink and splattered it up the top at an angle from the paint brush strokes and across the bottom left corner. 

One of the prompts in the color room is black and white chevron.. which I don't have in any form.. so I created some using an arrow stamp from Viva Las VegaStamps!. 

Supplies used include:
Paper: Echo Park paper from Winterland and For the Record
Stamps: Viva Las VegaStamps! Butterfly Spotted, Feed Your Soul, Chicken Wire and Arrow
Ink: Memento Black Tuxedo, Festive Berries Distress Ink
Other: Floral Beads, Spellbinders floral die, circle punch, American Crafts brad, Globecraft Memories chipboard piece, Miracle Tape by VLVS!, black pen

Linking up to PaperIssues on 1/16/13

Sunday, September 9, 2012

It's here.. IT'S HERE!! MOSSY GLEN!!!

I can't wait to dig in and use this kit, I've already got a beautiful little card planned to share later this evening :D

Anyways.. check out Mossy Glen in its full reveal:

In the main kit you get:
One large flower in brown and green
One small peony in brown
One small daisy in soft yellow
One small daisy in green
One ribbon flower with pearl center and faux suede leaves
Three suede leaves
Two flower spread die cuts in kraft
Two hat pins; one six inch, one smaller
A set of paper butterflies; one large, one medium, three small
Two wrapped miniature torches
Two beaded clouds with three raindrops
One yard of crumpled snow white seam binding
One ribbon slide
One paper doily
One resin mushroom
Two kraft pennant style tags
Two miniature white tags (super small, look close!)
and Two medium sized embossed tags; retro circles and damask

And here is the Add on Resin Kit:

From left to right:
One large mushroom
One mossy rock
One cattail 
One wooden log
One mushroom bunch

Here are you shopping cart buttons!
As always the main kit is $18 with $3 shipping for US, $5 shipping for Canada and $6 shipping for the rest of the world, the add on resin kit is $10 no extra shipping.


Aaaaaaand... let me know what you think of the kit! :D

Friday, September 7, 2012

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Mossy Glen Sneak Peek #3

I think I missed a sneak peek day in there ;)

Also.. I keep taking photos at night and it's not helping this kit any!

rest assured.. it's the best one yet :D

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

May Arts Ink It Inspiration

Here's the inspiration I mentioned yesterday for the May Arts Monthly Challenge "Ink It" for September.

check the May Arts blog for details and a short video on making the flower/rosette on the third tag :)

Supplies used include:
  • May Arts: XL09 – Ivory Suede Leaves, 393-25-01 – White flowers, EM02 – Ivory Net, and the Ivory Canvas.
  • Paper: Black cardstock, My Mind’s Eye On The Bright Side.
  • Inks: Ranger’s Archival Black, Distress Stain in Pumice Stone, a Uni-ball pen, Liquid Pearls, Tattered Angels Chalkboard mist in Charcoal.
  • Stamps: Viva Las VegaStamps!: 18793 – Pointed Pen Tip, 18098 – Birds on a Wire, 5757 – Chicken Wire, 16207 – Writing Background.
  • Other: Pink Paislee Wooden Alphas, Helmar Quick Dry adhesive, double sided tape, Martha Stewart Punch, pearls, brads.

Resin in use!

I posted this baby on the AMP blog today. 

I posted a quick tutorial over on the AMP blog. They're having a design team call and if you love working with putties, molds and resin you really should apply! This is the best product out there. Hands down. Affordable, and works like a gem.

Mossy Glen Sneak Peek #2!!

I'm a huge double dot fan :) 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Craft Challenge!!!

It's time for another May Arts Ribbon challenge... The Ribbon Lady graciously hosts these challenges where folks submit their ideas based on criteria, she chooses 25 people to compete and they're all sent some beautiful ribbon...

This month's challenge is "Ink It" and May Arts has paired up with HELMAR! 

I was also given the opportunity to create a little inspiration for you and here's a couple of sneak peeks of the project that will air Tuesday!

Mossy Glen Sneak #1

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Inspiration : Mossy Glen

Each month I like the kit club more and more...

Thinks trees, clouds, browns, greens, hints of yellow, blue and white :) 

Oh Mossy Glen.... you had me at M!! ♥♥

I made the collage but not all the photos did I take
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