Thursday, June 14, 2018

Life is Best in the NPS!

Hey y'all!

I have a new little process video for you today on the YT channel. I created this layout using a prompt for the June challenges in the Paper Issues FB group called "What's Going Down?" The challenge was to focus all attention on the bottom of the page.

I did some mixed media with spray and then texture paste at the bottom of the page. Then I cut different strips from the 6x6 paper pad

I distressed the edges and inked with navy blue and cohesion, and for that rustic look I love.

You know I gotta add my sparkle! I also used the puffy stickers from the Outfitters collection, and some Jolee's travel badges from my stash.

It definitely focuses down!

Please check out my quick time lapse video & push that thumbs up! I'd appreciate it.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Life at the Pool - a LM page

Hey hey, friends!

I've got another super bright layout for you today - I created this page with this week's prompts at Lasting Memories, which were to use texture paste!

You can find a process video on my YouTube channel!

I got a little wild with my texture paste, but it's fun for this pool layout. It's also fun to get messy!

Finally used some of these cute tags I got from the Elle's Studio grab bag sale a while ago.

I used to say I wasn't patient enough to wait for mixed media to dry, but now I almost can't imagine creating a layout without it! This texture paste by Ranger dries crazy fast!

Many more pages to come with this kid & his crabby suit, I'm sure. LOL! The hat matches the floatee! I die.

Also, I may have bought numerous packages of these Mambi letters at TM the other day! I have them in Lime green and they have lasted me FOREVER! I had to snatch up the turquoise and gold when I found them.

These Elle's Studio tags really worked so perfectly with this Heidi Swapp paper. I have been trying to buy less paper pads, but this one was on sale, and I really liked most of the pages inside, so I allowed it. Like I mentioned, I've bee so into color lately, and this paper pad was full of fun, bright summer colors.

It's called Favorite Things.

Of course I have my Missy influence here with my torn page. I can't stop, won't stop watching her videos and just attempting to do what she does that I love! She's so talented, so why not.

I've seen a lot of talk about busting your stash recently. I'm not down for committing to any challenges rn, but I do realize I need to use more of my supplies I've hoarded. I have SOOO many! So you will likely see me throwing all the things at my pages all summer. Minimalism just is not for me! (Like those triangle stickers I've been holding on to that I picked up at TM like a year ago!? wth?)

So I hope you'll run over to Lasting Memories & play along with us this week. There is a prize up for grabs.

I also hope you'll check out my video and give me a thumbs up if you like it! I've been trying to get nt he habit of making more videos and growing my YT presence. These short little time lapse videos are definitely doable for me (as long as no one calls while I"m filming LOL!).

Paper - Heidi Swapp Favorite Things
Yellow alphas - Bella Blvd
Aqua alphas - MAMBI
Pink alphas - Illustrated Faith
Texture Paste - Ranger
Pink ink - Tim Holtz, Heidi Swapp shine & some Recollections watercolor crayon
Tags - Elle's Studio
Chipboard sticker - MAMBI
Puffy Stickers - Hobby LObby and Pebbles
Triangle stickers - K & Company

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Alpaca my Bags - a DCWV sketch

Hey friends!

Today I'm bringing you a fun layout I created using this month's sketch at DCWV.


I used alcohol inks for the first time on this layout, and I definitely understand what all the fuss is about! They're so fun and i love the gorgeous way they turned out.

I rotated the DCWV sketch for this page, one turn to the right.

I've had my eye on this llama stack for a while and finally treated myself.  I love the colors! They work really great with this set of ranger inks I just bought too.

How cute are those tassels?! I found those on clearance a Joann the other day.

I've always got to add a few sequins!

 I used my Concord and 9th dies to cut the small title alphas, and altered afew of these large sassafras letters to fit my alpaca needs.

You can watch a super speed process video on my YouTube channel. Let me know how you like the quick process with no voiceover. Yay or nay?

Also, I knew I had used this sketch before! I dug in the archives and found this layout I created in August 2016 using this great sketch.

It was fun to look back and see where  I have improved in my design, and definitely in my photography skills! I still really like this page, but I definitely enjoy doing my mixed media pages now too. I love lots of messy layers, and I feel like I've improved on that front as well.

Thanks for lookin', y'all!

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Bible Journaling with IRS

Hey y'all!

I hope you'll hop on over to the Ink Road Stamps blog and see my latest Bible Journaling page I created using their fun, Full Circle set, full of pattern!

I created this page to commemorate my Healtfelt friend's group from church this year and how awesome these ladies are, and important lessons they taught me.

Pop over to the IRS blog for more details!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, June 03, 2018

Livin' my best life - a Lasting Memories Challenge

Hey friends!

Today I'm bringing you a messy layout I created for this week's challenge over at Lasting Memories. This month we're focusing on stash busting, and the challenge this week is to use paints and mists/sprays.

I use my paints and mists really often on my layout, but I do understand that they're collecting dust in the stash of many people! Get them out and play! It is quite therapeutic. Grab a Missy Whidden video if you're in need of inspiration.

I sprayed some Heidi Swapp shine on my acrylic block instead of the packaging technique, then I used glitter glass bead gel on my cloud stencil. After all of that dried, I figured I needed more texture, so I stamped some turquoise ink on some bubble wrap and it added great depth.

I wanted to use lots of layers, which is another great way to use up maybe some excessive amounts of paper from paper pads you have lying around!

Then I combined die cuts and stickes and even part of a branding strip (the eyelashes) to cluster embellishments.

I do believe this will be the title page for my cruise album, and I wish I was back there now!

I definitely used my Nuvo glue to  ensure these Thickers stuck to the super mixed media background. I popped up the photo with fun foam (obvs I've been watching Missy LOL), and that heart eyes emoji was a last minute addition, but I love how it matched my layout!

I  hope you'll grab some mixed media supplies and create a messy (or not) layout for this week's challenge. There is a fun prize up for grabs.

Thanks for looking!