Friday, April 11, 2014

Tribute layout

I made a tribute layout to our dog Skyler who had to be put to sleep in December of this past year.  He was 16 years old and was a cherished member of our family and it was very, very hard for me.  I still miss him and think about him all the time.  I had a picture of him and I and I love the sweet look on his face so I decided to scrap it and made a mixed media layout using the always fabulous stamps by Viva Las VegaStamps!
Isn't he the sweetest??? He is sorely missed.  You can stop by the Viva Las VegaStamps! blog to see the stamps I used.  Have a great day!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Scrappy Sunday!

Hi there, I actually have a few layouts to share, can you believe it?? haha

Now I'm scrapping the summer, I still have a ways to go but I'm plugging away! Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Time for transparencies again!!

Hi everyone, Glenda here with part 2 of using alcohol inks, Viva Las VegaStamps! stamps and transparencies!  I had alot of fun with these images and made them very colorful by using some bright alcohol inks.  For my first ATC I used the funky Pair of boots stamp

and stamped the image, using black Staz on ink, onto the transparency after the alcohol inks had dried.  I then found some patterned paper that I wanted to use

and then stapled my transparency onto the papers

Then I added some Hambly transparency as well as a quote and this is my finished ATC

For my second ATC I used the gorgeous Lady swimsuit back

and found some various materials that I wanted to use and stamped the image onto the transparency after the inks had dried

I stapled the transparency onto the papers as well as added some Hambly transparencies and a little acetate crown. (to color the crown I just used blue alcohol ink!)

I added some ribbon, gems and a quote and this is my finished ATC

I hope you enjoyed these and if you have alcohol inks and transparencies have a blast with them!  Until next time,

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Happy Sunday!

Hi there, once again I am struck at how lame I've been at updating this blog.  It seems that I have lost my mojo but I'm trying to play in my art room today and I have forgotten how much fun it is!! Hurray for lazy Sundays in the art room!!

I just wanted to share some layouts I've done lately.   This first one is on my sister and I and how much fun we have when we get together
and then there is our family vacations, which I so look forward to every summer!!
and a layout on my ma and pa
and last but not least a fun layout on my ma
 I also did a page in my art journal last night and couldn't believe  how long it had been since I had added to it. Yikes!! I need to start playing more!!! Life is just too stressful right now!!
Well that's the most I've posted in a while, so now I'm off to play some more as I am sooo far behind!! Happy Sunday!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Time for transparencies!

Hi everyone, today I have a tutorial on using alcohol inks, Viva Las VegaStamps!  and transparencies!  Viva Las VegaStamps! DT is having 2 weeks of ATC fun so make sure you keep stopping by their blog to see everyone's ATC's!

What I love about alcohol inks and transparencies is how you can see through the various layers and have fun layering things up.  Here is what you will need:

Black Staz on Ink
various patterned papers
permanent markers

The first thing I did was cut a piece from the transparancy in the 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 size, which is the standard size of an ATC.  For this piece I decided to use the fabulous SeaHorses facing stamp

and gathered the colors of alcohol inks that I wanted to use

and then I dropped drops of the inks onto the transparancy, making sure to use the rough side as it works better than the smooth side, especially when it comes to stamping.

You can keep adding as much alcohol ink as you like until you are satisfied with it how it looks.

You will have to let the inks air dry as drying them with a heat source will cause them to warp.  Once they are totally dry you can ink up your stamp with the staz on ink and then stamp the image onto the transparency.

Now you can have fun finding some patterned paper that you want to place your stamped image on top of.  I used these:

 and then I found out that you can use permanent markers for coloring in portions of the stamped image! I also used some gold leafing as well.

After this I added some little pom pom trim as well as a sticker and some netting and this is my finished ATC

 For my next ATC is used the pretty Sunflowers stamp

and wanted to use alcohol inks that would have the colors of a pretty green meadow so I used alot of greens as well as some blue and yellow towards the top.  I also use some Sakura gelly pens to color in my sunflowers and loved this effect!!

I then added a piece of Hambly transparency and used some alpha stickers to spell "flowers" and this is the finished ATC:

I hope you enjoyed seeing how to use alcohol inks and transparencies and make sure you pop back on March 25th as I will have two more to share using alcohol inks and transparencies!  Until next time,

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Manly men....

I have a ton of stamps and I got to thinking that I don't have nearly as many men stamps as I do women and other various stamps.  I thought this would be a good time to pull out some of my Viva Las VegaStamps! man stamps and do a series on the opposite sex! haha

and I had these super cute little silk bow ties that I had bought from the Dollar Store and they fit on PERFECTLY with this stamp!! Here is a close up of the little bow tie, I love it!!

I hope you enjoyed these manly men ATC's and stop by the Viva Las VegaStamps! blog to see the individual stamps I used to make these!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Work funnies part 2

Hi everyone, as promised I have the 2nd part of the work funnies series!  I made 3 more ATC's covering this subject and had alot of fun making these and finding just the right stamps for each card, which let's face it isn't hard with the amazing selection  over at Viva Las VegaStamps! Make sure you stop by the blog to see the links to these stamps!

I hope you enjoyed this series and it gave you a chuckle! Until next time,

Monday, January 27, 2014

Work funnies part 1

Hi everyone, Glenda here with some humorous ATC's about work using the fabulous stamps by Viva Las VegaStamps!!  You know how I love doing a series when I do ATC's so this series is about work and because there is no shortage of funny anecdotes about work I am splitting this into a 2 part series! haha Yes, that's right! Here is part one of the series

I hope you enjoyed these and make sure to stop by on February 13th when I will have part 2 of the work series for your enjoyment and check out the blog to see each of these fabulous stamps! 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Random Sunday musings...

It's been a while since I just posted just because... I am sitting in my art room, the sun is shining through the blinds and the house is silent. It's heavenly!!  I am going to start working on my Viva Las VegaStamps! DT projects and just wanted to pop in and share a layout I made as well as some random musings of where I am at this moment in time.
I love this paper and love how the layout turned out. This is why I scrap. To be able to look back on special moments and remember just how great they were.

Random Sunday Musings:

- I am going to make a new chicken recipe from Pinterest tonight (I loooveee Pinterest!!)
- I am grateful for all that I have, especially for my health, family & friends
- The hubs and I will be going to see Black Sabbath in concert in April (I know, holy shit what was I thinking agreeing to this??? haha)
- I miss Skyler
- I read from my e-reader every single day
- I hate that I have trouble falling and staying asleep, I need to do more research on this because it is HORRIBLE. Only people with sleep problems can relate to just how frustrating this truly is.
- My husband can still make me laugh even after 32 years~!
- I rediscovered my love of Blue Cheese salad dressing

Well that's it for my Sunday ramblings so have a wonderful day everyone!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Using stamps as scrapbook embellishments!

One thing I love about stamps is that they are so versatile! You can use them in ATC's, mixed media, art journaling, canvases and scrapbooking! Sometimes when I'm scrapping away I look at my layout and think that it's missing something but I don't have the store purchased embellishment or just the right thing to finish it off. That's where stamps come in! On this layout I used 4 different stamps Viva Las VegaStamps! as embellishments, can you spot them?

 These are just a couple I've taken close ups of so stop by the Viva Las VegaStamps! Blog to see the full post and all 4 stamps that were used.  So the next time you are scrapping grab some stamps and have fun using them as embellishments!


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