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How to store Arches from a Swap

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One of the swaps I participated in last year with our OWSE group was them monthly Arch Swap. As you can see they were all fabulous!  The uniqueness of each person's arch was wonderful! I wanted to save them.  At first, I thought I'd make a mini album.  They are embellished so much-the album would be way to thick or I'd have to make more than one. Keep scrolling and you'll see what I came up with.







 I cut a cereal box in half and altered it!  I gently opened it till it was flat, painted the lime green color (acrylic paint).  Had some left over die cuts on my work area, some left over flowers.  I glued the die cut letters on with matte medium.  Outlined them using a paint brush and dark brown gelato.
 Turned out really cute!  It holds all my arches in one place. 
Thank you girls for the great swap in 2013!  I look forward to our swaps this year.
We getting ready to have a Secret Valentine swap!!  I have a special project ready to go!

Jump over to Robyn's store and g…

Dimensional Valentine's hanger

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Check out my new valentine! I saw a you tube video by JustaFew and knew I had to try it. As usual-I didn't have what she used-but used my cricut to cut my 4 1/2 inch hearts. Entering Really Reasonable Challenge #87 Valentine's Day/Love/Ribbon The lovely vintage lady was printed from The Graphic Fairy.  You can get FREE images of all types. I fussy cut her and went around the edges (using my valuable tool-my finger!) with Rose Fresco paint. 
 Look at that dimension!!! LOVE IT!

Prima Doll Dream Mixed Media Tag

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My OWSE Secret Santa sent me a Prima Tag pad.  I love having the tags ready to be decorated. 

I started off by stamping the letters onto the tag with versa mark and embossed with white embossing powder.    colored over it with a red gelato.  I cleaned the letters off with a cue tip.


Then I stamped a large doily stamp with versa mark and embossed with light blue embossing powder. I then rubbed some distress inks over the tag with Tim Holtz tool.  I used mustard yellow, vintage photo and old paper.

I stamped my Prima coll onto white cardstock and again on a couple of scrap pieces.  I cut the designer scrap pieces out and paper pieced her clothes.  I love doing that! Added some snow writer for the lacy frill on the bottom of her skirt, some liquid pearls to her sweater and head band and some glossy accents to her shoes. Tied on some seam binding and I was done!

 She turned out fabulous!!!
 You can get these supplies at Robyn's store Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium.
The prices are …

Paper Artsy Guest Designer!!

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I have some great news to share!! I am going live as a guest designer for Paper Artsy today! If you haven't heard of them-you've got to check them out. Paper Artsy They have lots of talented designers that show mixed media techniques several times a week.  They also sell some top of the line paints and stamp sets and other mixed media products. My project today features two of their Fresco paints.  Spanish Mulberry and Rose. The names they have for the paints are even cool! Here's a sneak peek at part of the process I did on my altered box. To see the rest-you've got to go to their website! I really hope you'll be inspired to try it yourself. It feel amazing to take something and change it into a beautiful finished product!

Technique share from Paper Artsy

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New technique by Ellen Vargo this week at Paper Artsy I had to get inky with her!  I started with a brayer and antique white acrylic paint.
 Then I brayered by 2 fresco paints-Spanish Mulberry & Rose
 I also used a purple acrylic paint.
 Once dry-I added texture with a stencil and liquitex modeling paste.
 One of the chipboard pages I brayered some antique white over top of the colors.

 I cut them apart to make post cards for a swap I'm participating in.  Did some inking with Black Stazon using a Stampin Up stamp.

Here's the back of the post card. I stamped using Stampin Up Post Card stamp. I distressed it with mustard yellow, old paper, vintage photo and walnut stain.

I LOVE THEM!!!!  Thank you Ellen for the inspiration!!



Mixed Media Valentine Pocket with card

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Our Sweethearts are special and close to our hearts. I wanted to do something extra special for mine. Instead of a plain envelope for a special valentine's card-I made a pocket. Decorated it with lace and trim from my stash. I edged the flowers with snow writer to give that soft luscious -vintage look.  I love it!  I made a pocket on the front to slide a gift card in!!  He'll love that!

Here's my card that's tucked inside.  Cute huh?  Love the little key.

I'm entering challenges:

Really Reasonable Ribbon #87

Simon Says Emboss it I embossed the key with words stamp with black embossing powder

The Artistic Stamper Love is in the Air -I stamped the Happy Valentine's Day on the back of the pocket as well as stamped the picture on the card.





A Perfect Day with Unity

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Friends With Flair I haven't got to use the new stamps much from Unity. One of the kits of the month has some beautiful ones in it.  I didn't want to take away from the stamp itself. I stamped it directly onto SU designer paper.  Colored it in with Tim Holtz distress pens.  They have a water color look to them. Soft and lovely.
You can join in at Unity Stamp Company.



Love is in the Air-Emboss It!

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Valentine's Day is right around the corner.  I made this tag to go onto a gift bag. I wanted to use a large stamp I had.  Choose a designer paper that is neutral.  I stamped all over a 12x12 page with versa mark and then heat embossed the image with red embossing powder. Then I cut a size to fit a card, a couple of tag sizes.  You can choose what you want to use it for-even a layout-it's your choice.  The sentiment I simply typed up on my computer and printed and matted on black card stock.
 I hand drew a heart out of some old cardboard I took out of a frame.  Using my gelatos, I scribbled the color on it, used my finger to smudge until it was well blended.  I did ink the edges with walnut distress stain.

Are you making something special for your loved ones??  If you need supplies-check out Robyn's store Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium.  All inventory is 20-25% less than retail!!

They have lots of the new CHA items in the shop you can preorder them.  Check it out today!!

God is Lord Mixed media

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It's our first week of devotionals by Patter Cross. "You are the Lord" If you're interested in checking it out yourself. Go HERE  I drew my happy self knowing that I know-God is Lord!  He's in charge of everything! I don't have to worry about a thing. I want to keep myself close to him so he'll work everything out for good.

I used gelatos and acrylic paint.  Did some layering of stamping and stenciling.  I printed my scripture and title on my computer.

The white flower represents my open heart. Waiting for God...his direction...his wisdom...his plan.


I'm also entering this into Word Art Wednesday challenge #114. Check them out-they always have great FREE Scripture.  This week is anything goes.

This is going to help me have a great week! I pray you do as well.

Unity Love Birds

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I love making Valentine's cards!  Love and sweetness-something we all need.

Using a stencil and Faber Castell pitt pen and  drew the stencil on some red designer paper.  Added some lace and seam binding.  The Unity stamp set Love Birds are so adorable!

I'm entering Friends with Flair that Unity has every Friday.

Paper Artsy & Mojo Monday Valentine's Card

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I'm in LOVE Darcy's stamp set EDY01.  I stamped the hearts with Fresco Spanish Mulberry and Rose paint and then fussy cut them.  Using the fresco paint on their stamps is a dream~ Even the sentiment was done the same way. Turns out crisp and clean. The lady is from their Vintage set ID07EZ.  I stamped her on acrylic paint paper in stazon black ink. Then I did a wash in the rose paint on her face and the spanhish mulberry around the edges. The paints matched the pattern paper perfectly.  The hearts were added with Stampin Up dimensionals.

I followed the sketch for Mojo Monday 327 challenge.
I'm also adding it to the challenge on Paper Artsy by Clare Lloyd.

I hope you'll stop by both blogs and see what else is going on.  They are two of my favorites!

Have a great day!