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CHECK OUT EACH GERBER DAISY AND THANKS FOR VISITING!
My crafting resolutions:
1. To create more than 50% of my projects with either recycled materials or scrap left over materials to cut waste and excessive earth fillers. Currently at about 45%)
2. Teach paper craft classes.
3. Create Dies for Spellbinders(done)
4. Learn everyday what it takes to be patient, understanding, tolerant and giving.
made it to CHA, and work for embellishment company I love, demo classes all in 2012-13

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Hooty Owl! IN STORES NOW! + a sale!


It's a "Hooty Owl" kinda day!  Welcome to my blog, if you haven't seen the
  BRAND NEW ART-Z stamp/die sets at LDRSCreative, come by and take a peek, 
IN STORE NOW!   Any level of crafter can stamp and color up these stamps, cut them out with the matching dies and make a quick and personalized "Quick and Crafty card! 

WHAT???? A GIVE AWAY?????

WOW!!!!


As a matter of fact, I'll show you how with the first of my new tutorial series "Quick and Crafty" on my 
You tube channel!

There are 4 different fun and fancy animals to color in the collection so far and there are so many more in the making!  So stop by and pick one up for yourself and get crafting! 
Clawdia Cat
Hooty Owl

Penny Peacock
Sammi Swan

See anything you like?

INGREDIENTS:


Mediums:
Ranger Distress Ink
EMBELLISHMENTS:
Recollections pearls

INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
There is no exercise better for the heart, then to reach down and raise people up!
 
If you enjoy a good 3D project or just need a special box or bag, stop by my ETSY Store above for the available Shape "EZ" product line of Cut templates like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's! These templates can help you make any project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! There is always a NEW Shape "EZ" cut files are available! 

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Cherish your time with others



 I'm here with my lovely followers to show you just how simple it is to create with the collection of Gorjuss mini stamps you can get from 7 Kids College Fund store for less than $3.00!!!  So she is called "Puddle of Love"  isn't she darling?  

Outside of scoring an A2 size of Cryogen Copic paper, stamping the image with my Mini Misti and going around the outside of the edge with a cute little stamp from the Key to Love clear stamp collection from the Whimsy section of the store, all I did was color her!

Clean and Simple!  Sometimes it's about making it the way you see it, that doesn't always need flowers, ribbons and bows for me!  I could make 10 of these in a day and use them for any occasion!  Maybe I will??  lol 


INGREDIENTS:

MEDIUMS:
Copic Ink: E13,21,00,000,R20 and R30
BV 20,21,25 and R81,83,85.  
I think I used E21,25 and 27 for the hair


INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Be a kind person that embraces someone going through a tough time.  If you see someone who could use some cheering up, stop, chat and try to bring a smile to their face.
 
If you enjoy a good 3D project or just need a special box or bag, stop by my ETSY Store above for the available Shape "EZ" product line of Cut templates like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's! These templates can help you make any project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! There is always a NEW Shape "EZ" cut files are available!

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Spring Love






















Happy heart day!  Well, I know it's just a little past Velentines Day but it can be Love for any reason with this                                                 bright multi media water colored card.  Don't you think?

     Before I go any further with today's project, don't forget to join us at the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge blog                                                                       this month for a chance at the Prize!

Today's project is on a watercolor paper base, I embossed a Love sentiment that I think is Large and Lovely from the Whimsy collection of the store and water colored over it to show the resist.  I used spring colors that would coordinate with the Love feeling of the card.

Then I broke out the new Hearts Plush Heart Memory box stencil and the Gesso to stencil a portion of the large heart over to the left side of the project.  I wanted it to be bumpy and lumpy and did so by adding some texture flakes and glitter.  Then I heat dried it so it would crack on the outside layer.  By doing this, the blue paint seeped into the cracks and gave it this beautiful texture.  

INGREDIENTS:
Time to pull out the chipboard!  Wycinanka is a fantastic, elegant and intricate chipboard to use!  The store selection is magnificent too!  You'll not be disappointed when you take a peak around for what will accentuate your next project!  I Gessoes all the pieces, Air Balloon and heart arrow then watercolor painted them to coordinate.  Glittered them up a bit.  Added some flowers from my Creative Basics die collection and added a sentiment.  The sentiment, of course was one of my favorites from the TLC Expressions line at LDRS Creative.  The little hearts were used from the sentiment to add to the hot air balloon and the project was complete.

One of my favorites this year thus far!!  Join me in water coloring won't you?  It's a nice break from pen coloring.

MEDIUMS:
Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor

EMBELLISHMENTS: 
Recollection Pearls
Stickles glitter
INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Call a friend, relative or mento and let them know how much they mean to you.
   
If you enjoy a good 3D project or just need a special box or bag, stop by my ETSY Store above for the available Shape "EZ" product line of Cut templates like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's! These templates can help you make any project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! There is always a NEW Shape "EZ" cut files are available! 

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Welcome Little One


Let's pull out our spring style today shall we?  I'm coloring with my Copics today one of the cutest little Wee images called "Garden Gnome".  She's got the cutest little spot on top the flower in the garden and her hands are out trying to welcome the little butterfly fluttering towards her!

I just adore coloring images that are full of life like her!  She's surrounded by lively flowers and the wind is blowing her braid.  Behind her the Majestic Embossing folder gives the design paper some texture but there is an additional layer of delicate design in white stock paper with the Gilded Doily die. and over to the left side, the vine of flowers you can find in the Darling Square Die set.

 I've paired the two previously stated dies with a brand new die called Fancy Circles from the Creative Basics Line at LDRS Creative with that adorable little dash and dot faux stitch and the Dewdrop border die too!  When I added some of the WOC flowers and the white Signo ink pen, the project was perfectly set.   I used some of the Basic Flag dies for sentiment statements and a few with coordinating colored paper to offset the bottom right of the project!

MEDIUMS: 

Don't forget to join us at the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge blog this month for a chance at the Prize!

EMBELLISHMENTS:
WOC flowers
waxed string

INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Enjoy the little things in life, one day you'll look back and realize that they were the big things."
 
If you enjoy a good 3D project or just need a special box or bag, stop by my ETSY Store above for the available Shape "EZ" product line of Cut templates like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's! These templates can help you make any project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! There is always a NEW Shape "EZ" cut files are available! 
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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sparkle where ever you go

Goodness, is it February already?  I'm sharing one of my first water color projects of the new year.  I'm in love with Steampunk!  As you can tell, this adorable stamp from Art Stamp called "Mannequin Steampunk goes perfectly with my Keytailed Dragonfly die set! 

All of the products less the water color paints are available at the 7 Kids College Fund Store.  Sometime it's about working with what you love even when it's in a clean and simple way.  A lot of my projects are loaded with embellishments but at times, I just want to get inky!

  I found some Strathmore watercolor cards and envelopes at Hobby Lobby and thought they would be terrific to try out a new pearlized paint set.  I Washi taped off the edges first and embossed the stamp with clear embossing powder.  I used turquois, pink, red and purple simply swiping the color on an angle from one corner of the card to the other.  

INGREDIENTS:  

MEDIUMS:  
Versafine black ink
watercolor pearlized paint

EMBELLISHMENTS: 
Recollections Pearls

INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Out of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.
  
If you enjoy a good 3D project or just need a special box or bag, stop by my ETSY Store above for the available Shape "EZ" product line of Cut templates like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's! These templates can help you make any project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! There is always a NEW Shape "EZ" cut files are available! 
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Sunday, January 29, 2017

7 Kids Sneak Peek

IT'S A SNEAK PEEK!!

You know and love the 7 kids college fund store as much as I do right?  I was so excited to meet up with Karen at CHA!  She's as delightful in person and she decided to bring some of the NEW products from the LDRS Creative store into the shop!  So in mid February, keep your eyes out for some great new products!  

INGREDIENTS:  
Art-Z Sami Swan 
TLC Expressions die "Smile"


I'm giving you a few sneak peeks again today of the Sami-Swan Art-Z Stamp and die set.  Along with the Mod Swirls background stamp and some of the cute little additional die cuts found in the set.  The lower pic is the make n take from the CHA show!  It is a perfect example of how perfect the dies cut out these images.  There is an embossing folder used from LDRS Creative too.


INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect, it means you've decided to look past the imperfections!
 
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Monday, January 23, 2017

CHA Sneak Peek LDRS Creative Day 6

 Welcome to the final day of the 2017 CHA Sneak Peek! LDRS Creative is excited to announce we will be releasing over 60 NEW PRODUCTS this year!  make sure to visit for a peek at what's coming your way!  
First! 
ART-Z
Hooty-Owl, Sami-Swan, Clawdia-Cat and Penny-Peacock!
My very first illustrations EVER are available through LDRS Creative called Art-Z!!  These adorable and fun to color illustrations are for all your stamping and crafty needs!  The first release is filled with delicate, ornate, and fun to color Zentangle like rubber stamp images of animals and dies to cut them out with!  

YES!!  You get dies with them to cut around the images perfectly and a few dies extra to use in decorating your project as you desire as well!  Woah!  That's perfect right?   
Not to mention, there are 4, count them 4 fantastic new background stamps - "Wild Flowers", "Peacock Feathers", "Blooming", "Mod Swirls" in this line too!!!  check them out!! 
Second!
Speaking of new product lines, I've designed a BRAND NEW line of Crafting products called:

TLC (that's me)INSPIRED CRAFTING!
Two different collections being released "Splendid Azure" and "Soft Blush" collections

 
 This is a line combining paper products like Washi Stickers, Design Paper, Tabs, and Stickers!!
Third!
TLC(that's me) INSPIRED STAMPING collections:
Bits n Bobs - Magnolia Splendor and Growing Garden 
Words of Wisdom- Follow the Blessed and Full of Faith and Grace 
Inspired Edge- Blessed,Faith,Grow and Love
Cherished Stamping 1 

The stamping possibilities are endless!  Cards, tags, books, calendars, bibles etc!  Anywhere for any occasion!

TLC Inspired Edge - "Faith"

Isaiah 42 1:7  We will receive justice with our faith!  With his spirit put upon us, all nations receive his justice.  No shouts, no raising of his voice.  Hold our hands and free prisoners and open the eyes of the blind. 
The stamps are beautifully etched rubber and contour cut!   
Fourth!
This is the Cupcake Tower Lock-Itz die.  I decided to see what I could make with it other than a card:  The first sample because a napkin holder by just cutting the top and bottom unnecessary parts of the card stock off completely then I rounded the glitter paper a bit and locked them into place!

This little beauty is the Flutter By Lock-Itz die!  I've decided to see if these dies could make name plates for a party place setting.  I scored and folded the card as usual then cut away the excess paper in the back.  I then folded the back of the project in the center and folded the project outward and the butterfly sat straight up and made a beautiful ornament for a place setting.


Recently released on HSN, and currently exclusive there until March 2017 are my NEW LOCK-ITZ die designs with LDRS Creative!  If you didn't get to view these dies in action, don't hesitate to visit the HSN.com site where you can watch our own Angie Hunt demonstrate how these simple and innovative dies work!   You're going to LOVE them and all of the quick and inventive projects you can make with them! 
Fifth!
The BRAND NEW TLC Expression DIES!  That's right, LDRS Creative has it's first set of sentiment dies!   I've specially created these special word dies for you to get crafty with!  These aren't just your everyday normal word dies either!  Each of the words are decorated with sweet little bits that make your project pop with it's specialness!  Hearts, flowers, candies!  Your project will be like NO other with these dies! 

Another new product from Polka doodles!

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