Friday, April 26, 2013

Chunky Monkey - Frosted Designs

Happy Friday blogging buddies!!!

Yippee the weekend is here :o)

Everybody's working for the weekend,,,
everybody wants a new romance, yeah eah,,,
sorry, I flashed back to the 80's there- Loverboy.

Today I have a DT Project for Frosted Designs to share
and we are using a sketch and doilys this week


Here is my little Chunky Monkey when she was just barely a year old- she was
such a cutie, and she still is too!! I have used Kaisercraft papers, bling, and flowers,
Maya Road heart tin, pins, and canvas ribbon, the brad is Teresa Collins, journal spot 
from October Afternoon, die-cut sticker from CI and the crocheted flower from
my good friend Sandy, alphas are Bella BLVD.
 For my doilys I cut the fancy cut section from a large square doily to get the
two pieces you see on my page. The quote inside the heart is printed
on the Kaisercraft paper - I just cut it out and glued.

Here is the sketch we are using 


Be sure to enter for my blog candy here

Thank for stopping by today!

Have a fabulous weekend :)
Anita

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Easter Layout with Faber-Castell®

To see how to win my Blog Candy
 go to the bottom of the post! 

 Hi everyone, how is it going with you today?
It is shaping up to be another beautiful day here in
 Dallas, so maybe I can get some yard work in :o)


Today I have my DT Project for Faber-Castell®
It is an Easter layout using photos from so many years ago.
Yes, I am just now getting around to  scrapping my
kids baby photos. I am going in reverse order!

 I used Kaisercraft papers and embellishments for this layout. This burlap ribbon is from Maya Road and the buttons are from Fancy Pants.  I used my Gelatos® and Stampers Big Brush Pens to color the wooden leaves you see here. I also heat embossed, and glittered a little bit.
For the background I used Gelatos® to color my Gesso, applied over a stencil, then added a little extra color when it was dry.
I absolutely adored this line of Kaisercraft papers - and I knew I would be fussy cutting this frame as soon as I saw it! I highlighted  it with a gold paint pen for a rococo feel :) 
The banner here is from a Kaisercraft  baby line so it was a little too pale to blend in here. I grabbed my Gelatos® and buffed some color onto the edges.
I used my Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils to color the die-cut butterflies - also from Kaisercraft.
I used WOW Embossing powder on my wooden piece - no other brand gives this look. I love it!

Be sure to hop over to the Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft blog to
see the whole project as well as detailed technique photos and supply lists.

I am sad to say that this is my last project with the Faber-Castell®
Spring Guest Design Team :( This has been a great experience and I have enjoyed
working with all the fabulously talented ladies on the team!

I have some blog candy to give away today from 
Faber-Castell® - you will love this!
 Is this an awesome prize or what??? 
You can earn up to three chances to win by:

*follow my blog and leave me a comment here on this post
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I will draw a winner on May 8th.

thanks for stopping by today!
Have a great one and
May the Flamingos Be With You!
Anita

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Moments Like This - Sketches In Thyme

Hi everyone,, how is your week going?
It has been a busy one here.
One of my friends hot a new heart on Sunday-
yes he had a heart transplant - we are so happy for him.
Please send good thoughts for my friend Bill 
for him to have a wonderful recovery!

Today I want so share a layout that I made using a sketch from Sketches In Thyme 
and some new Prima papers.
I am so in love with the new Prima lines!!
I layered papers and embellishments from the Lyric line.
My chipboard is from Dusty Attic and I used Viva Decor glitter and paper pens on it. 
My chipboard is from Technique Tuesday and I used a Creative Imaginations 
rub-on to top it off. I am loving those Creative Memories Hexagon punches I 
picked up for $3 at a yard sale a few weeks ago!!

 These super cute brads are all from Prima too, as are the stamps in the 
corner - but they are super old! I am trying to use those stamps I 
bought I swear!!


Here is a look at the sketch I used
They are having a Design Team Call over at Sketches In Thyme
If you want to be a Sketchy Maven be sure to check it out.

I am also linking up in the following challenges:
Berry Bleu - Spring Flowers
Divas By Design - Butterflies or Birds

Thanks for stopping by today
Anita


Friday, April 19, 2013

Chasing Dreams - Authentique Mini Album

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you are well and 
safe today. This week has just been a doozy as my Grandmother 
would say!

I used the Renew line of papers from Authentique that were
released at CHA this past winter. I love these colors - aqua and yellow 
is one of my favorite combos!! 
These papers and embellies are available
at The Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie, TX. 

I used a Maya Road chipboard & kraft album along with a ton of 
Maya Road embellies - I love those new burlap flowers!
The mini file folders that were included with this line were perfect
for adding extra journaling spaces.
The stamps I used through out the album are a mix of old and new - I have so
many stamps that I have NEVER used. It is my mission this year to USE THEM!
These stamps are from Making Memories and the chipboard letters are from Kaiser Craft
The little heart stamp is Maya Road and then I doodled around the photos.
As you know I love to journal, and I am not opposed to journaling directly on
my photos in the open spaces. My PITT® Journal Pen is awesome for this - it 
dries quickly and does not smear.
I love these little linen banner pieces from Maya Road - so cute!!
I added a square of chipboard to this page so that it would stick
off the side of the page.
My buttons are from Fancy Pants, the wooden flower button is from Maya Road.
I used my Cinch to bind the album, adding seam binding and ribbons to the wire. 


I am entering in the following challenges:
Lasting Memories - Use Your Stash - my forever old stamps
Southern Girls - Buttons/ Flair

Thanks for stopping by today.

To all of those in Boston and in West, TX, 
may you find peace and love as you find your 
way back to your normal life.

Anita

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Mother's Day Gift Bags

Hello to all my blogging friends!
Who has had their computer crash on them before??
My laptop took a dive on me on Monday - ugh. 
It is back for the moment, but it will not last long. 
Gonna have to suck it up an go shopping for a new one
I guess. bleah.

Today I want to share a super simple project I made for 
Glue Dots®. I was in the The Crafty Scrapper last
month and I saw these cute little bags from
Pebbles Inc. I just had to have them. I had no purpose for
them, but you know that never stops us!

Cute, yes?
The good folks over at Glue Dots® sent me some super cute paper from Bella BLVD in my last box and I thought it would look super cute for spring time. 
I cut the base piece just slightly smaller than the bag, applied Continuous Glue Lines® across 
the top and the bottom and adhered to the front of the bag. 

I wanted my washi tape to be opaque so I applied it to white cardstock that I had cut to 
width, wrapping the ends around the back. Trim the excess white away. 
 
I cut another piece the same width, punched both edges and used
 Ultra Thin Glue Dots® to adhere.
I used XL Glue Dots® to secure my layered flowers to the front of my bag.
I finished up with buttons from Bella BLVD, using Craft Dots® to adhere, 
folded the top of the bag over, punched two holes and tied a ribbon. 

These bags are just big enough to hold a small treat, a gift card,
or a nice lipstick - which is what went in mine!

Thank so much for stopping by today!
Anita

I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots design team.


Sunday, April 14, 2013

Mother's Day Tag - Just For Fun Stamps

Hello blogging friends! 
I am back with another post today and I have my DT
project for Just For Fun Stamps to share. 

This weeks theme is Mother's day and I have chosen
to make a tag to go with my gift.

I used the following stamps: Sentiments 3Film FrameScreen Frame (stamped on the Kraft Tag using VersaMark, so it is really hard to see in the photo),  Leaf Motif 2.
I started with a Ranger Kraft Tag and used my Nestabilities (labels #21) to cut the bottom.
My papers are from the Prima Divine collection.
I used a McGill punch to cut out my sentiment and the butterfly is from Maya Road. I fussy cut the Leaf Motif 2 and used it behind the butterfly as an accent.
 I added a stick pin with a sweet crystal butterfly on it. See how to make your own in 
I used the Film Frame stamp to block in my squares, which I cut with another McGill punch.
I used my Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils to fill in the stamped image
 with a color wash before adding the punched squares.My inks are
Tsukineko and the pearls are Kaiser Craft.

We have a sketch as part of out challenge this week
here is a look
As you can see I rotated the sketch and moved the vertical lines to the 
top of the design. 

Be sure to hop over to the JFF Stamps Blog to see
all the wonderful art the other ladies from the DT have posted.

Have a great weekend!
Anita

Friday, April 12, 2013

Where Dreams Come True - Frosted Designs

Happy Friday everyone! It has been a busy week
and I am more than ready for the weekend.
I have the Make n Take Madness at The Crafty Scrapper tomorrow
where I will be doing a demo with Faber-Castell® Products
I think there are a few tickets left - if you are in the area call
the store direct to pick one up!

Today I have my DT project for Frosted Designs to share.




You know you are a hoarder when you have products from a company that has changed it's name from the one on the papers that you have! Almost all the products here are from Creative Imaginations - only they are now Splash of Color. Sad, I know.
I have used cardstock from Bazzill on both pages, along with my EK Success punch,
 Tsukineko inks, and some foam dots. 
Seriously - the ribbon, and the page, are straight. I just got a new camera and I am having issues with the grid and lining my page up square :(
The scalloped chipboard is Technique Tuesday and the Mickey that
 I cut to go on it is from an EK Success paper.
I was 7 months prego with DD2 when we made this trip. Yikes! 
Even the store I bought all these supplies from is no longer in business. 
I have seriously got to stop hoarding this stuff!
 The sketch I used called for a banner, but I used these die cuts and foam dots instead. 

I used the sketch from Paper Secrets for the right page of my layout. 
Is there anyone who doesn't like PageMaps? 
If you would like to join in the fun you have until April 14th
to link up your layout. 

I am linking up with the following challenges:
Paper Secrets  - Sketch
Lasting Memories: - Childhood Memories
Paper Lovers Studio - Tough Supply Challenge - because, well I have had these supplies FOREVER

So that is it for now. 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.
I will have another post later today!
Anita

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Mixed Media Canvas with Faber-Castell®

Howdy  fellow bloggers!
Today I want to share a canvas I made with
lots of fabulous Faber-Castell® products.
I will be teaching this project at The Crafty Scrapper on 
 April 27th - there are still spots left in the class so be sure to
contact the store to sign up!

You will be learning so many cool things in this class- 9 different techniques
 using practically every single product that Faber-Castell® makes! 
You will even get to take 3 packages of product home with you!


We will be spraying, splotching, masking, stamping, water coloring,
dying, inking, rubbing, letterpressing - so many thing. We are going to get all kinds of dirty!

We will also be using some wonderful chipboard from Technique Tuesday- this wonderful
white chipboard is awesome for using Faber-Castell® products on.
You will have a whole 8.5 X 11 sheet and all the leftovers are yours to take home!

Wanna learn how to make your own custom spray ink colors??
We will be doing that and doing some letterpress too.

How cool is this translucent look on vellum? 
Be sure to join in the fun to learn how it is done.

The class is $45 and includes all the supplies -
~PLUS~
you will have several Faber-Castell® products to take home,
along with your sheet of Technique Tuesday chipboard!

Give them a call at The Crafty Scrapper to sign up.

And be sure to check out the Birthday Bash Make N Take this 
Saturday - We will be having loads of fun!


Thanks for stopping by today!
Anita

Monday, April 8, 2013

Mixed Media Layout using Faber-Castell® and Glue Dots®

Happy Monday morning blogging buddies.
Yeehaaww! It is the beginning of the week and
I am ready to go! There is lots of crafting on my schedule
this week and I am starting off with this great layout
made with some of my favorite products :)

Today I want to share a DT project for Faber-Castell 
I wanted to add lots of texture and interest to my layout
without adding a lot of bulk, so color is the way to go.
 All my papers are from Prima - I am loving their new lines!  I also used cardstock from Bazzill, Prima flowers, Fancy Pants buttons, bling from Prima and Want2Scrap, stamps from Technique Tuesday and others, Tsukineko inks, and my sewing machine. All my adhesives are from Glue Dots® - Pop-Up Glue Dots®, Ultra Thin Glue Dots®, and Mini Glue Dots®. 
To create my background color I used Teal Metal, Snow Cone, Aqua Dolce, and Butterscotch Gelatos® randomly across the page then blended them together.  I used Stamper's Big Brush Pens to color my stamps - #153 Cobalt Turquoise, and #154 Light Cobalt Turquoise, and my PITT® Artist Pen in black to add accents to the butterfly that I fussy cut. I also used the Stamper's Big Brush Pens to color the bling you see at the bottom of the page - they were clear before :)
Whew!
I brushed Faber-Castell® Gesso onto my large background stamp and used this to create the texture you see here. When it was dry I rubbed Rose Metal Gelatos® over it to give it color. To see the foll technique be sure to hop over to the Design Memory Craft Blog.
I used Mini Glue Dots® to layer all my photo mats before sewing them together.
I used just a few in the center of each mat just to hold them together.
Because this piece was layered on top of the photo mat (which was 4 layers of cardstock and photo) I needed more height on the top side to make it even. I used two layers of Pop-Up Glue Dots® for this. For the lacy cut out at the top of the photo, I used Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil #124 on the roses, and PITT® Pastel Pencils #170 and #199 on the leaves.
I just stacked two together to get the height that I wanted.
The paper I used for the mat at the upper left here is fussy cut from one of the Prima
papers - I am telling you I love this paper!
Of course I had to add some flowers! I used my Ultra Thin Glue Dots® to add my buttons and flowers above my pennants and 1" Glue Lines® to add the ruffled doily that is right under the flowers.
Easy peasy to stick your buttons down with these Ultra Thin Glue Dots®!

Be sure to check out the Glue Dots® blog where there is
always lots of inspiration to be found!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.
I will have some yummy goodies from Faber-Castell® and Glue Dots®
to give away so check back soon! I am waiting on photos of the prizes :) 

May the Flamingos be with you!
Anita


I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots design team.

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