Saturday, February 14, 2015

With Love.


I'm over on the Viva Las VegaStamps! blog with a little Valentine love for my Sweetie :-)  Here's a peek...

If you'd like to read up on how this card was created, hop on over to the Viva Las VegaStamps! blog and check it out.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Friday, February 13, 2015

An UNLUCKY Hop With Viva Las VegaStamps!

Feelin' UNLUCKY??  Well, hopefully a bit of hoppin' with the Viva Las VegaStamps! crew will change those stars back to LUCKY :-)

You should have come here via Susan's blog---but if you've happened upon me first, be sure to hop on over to the VLVS blog and start from the beginning for your chance to win a pound of rubbah.


One lucky comment along the way will win a pound of stampy goodness from VLVS!  Ok, on with the show.

Here's what I've come up with...

Honestly, I've never been one to create something sinister, scary or spooktacular.  I'm more of a rainbows and glitter kinda gal!  So, when I was brainstorming a project, I knew I needed a bit of magic to make it happen. 

I've started with a background inked up with Distress ink in Black Soot and Pumice Stone and water.  I then stamped with Versamark ink and added a bit of Perfect Pearls in Perfect Pearl.  You can's see the images from straight on, but a quick tip into the light, and the Moon Phases and Field Of Stars stamping magically appears.

A little generation stamping (stamping repeatedly without re-inking!) with the In The Pale Moonlight sentiment stamp adds a bit of a spooky, shadowy look.

But my favorite (other than the stitching!), is definitely the sparkle of the moon :-)

Finally, I embellished with a small length of May Arts silk ribbon that I've distressed and a Prima star.

And that, my friends, is that.  Hopefully I've inspired you, even if  I've failed to give you the gore and horror.  If you've missed anyone along the way, here's the full list of hoppers...

DeeDee Catron :
Corrie Herriman :
Hermine Koster :
Michele Kosciolek :
Shanna Shands :
Glenda Tkalac :
Susan M. Brown :
Mary Brockway :

Supplies used:

Canson watercolor paper

Thanks so much for stoppin' by today!


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Home Is Where The Heart Is...A May Arts Hop With Faber-Castell!

Hello and welcome to my stop on this week long hop with May Arts and Faber-Castell!  If you've missed any of the goodness this week, you may want to head on over and check out earlier posts and leave comments for your chance to win some swag from May Arts and Faber-Castell :-)

Ok, now on with the makes!!  Here's what I came up with...

This sweet banner was created by adhering vintage dictionary pages to some linen material for a bit of added strength. I trimmed out, stitched and stuffed five of these mini houses, in total.  Here's a peek... 

I think this one may be my favorite. 

The background was created by laying down some lovely color using Gelatos in Bubble Gum, Guava and Lavender and then dabbing on a touch of Gold Champagne.

A few doodled hearts using the White Pitt Artist pen add a touch of whimsy...

...and the layered Plain 2.5" Cotton Blend ribbon makes a perfect roof!  A heart in the center of each house is stitched on and embellished with my favorite lace, trim and vintage findings to finishes them off.

All that's left to do is string them along a length of  Natural 1/8" Cord/Burlap ribbon with bits of lace and trim and my banner is ready to display!

And that's, my friends, is the project.

May Arts supplies used:

Other supplies used:

vintage dictionary pages and findings

Don't forget to comment for your chance to win some goodies from May Arts and Faber-Castell!!

Thanks for stopping by!