Sunday, May 24, 2015

Scrappy Sunday

Well it's that time again, Sunday, which is like my Funday! haha I'm just popping in to share some project life pages and here they are


I am now working on our vacay pages which is going to take me some time as I took a TON of pics!!! haha Happy Sunday everyone!

Monday, May 18, 2015

May inspiration at VLVS!

Hi there, this month there is a fabulous new challenge over at Viva Las VegaStamps!  and here it is:
gorgeous right?? I was inspired by this piece to make an art journal spread about my love of the show "Vikings", here it is:
oohh how I love me some Ragnar!! I used a bunch of stamps to make this page including the blood dripping, bubble wrap texture, cityscape sunrise, coffee ring stain, double coffee rings, grunge circles, man and woman symbol (but only used the man), star pinbiohazard (only used the word) and last but not least the measuring tape section.  I hope you enjoyed this journal page and I'll leave you with a few close ups:



Have fun with the May inspiration and I can't wait to see how you are inspired!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

New RubberStampMadness!

Got my issue of the Summer 2015 RubberStampMadness and I'm on page 49!! Woohoo!

I love these guys!! Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Silhouette love

Hi there, today I would love to share some silhouette love! What I love about using silhouette stamps is that you can make such pretty backgrounds and let the gorgeous silhouette take center stage.  I made 3 different ATC's using the fabulous Viva Las VegaStamps!.  This first one is called "cherish" using the lovers kissing in boat stamps as well as the flying bird trio.
What I did was stamp the lovers kissing in boat stamp onto some white cardstock  that I had cut to ATC size.
Then I got out my handy dandy watercolor pencils and colored in the water and started in on the sky
and kept coloring using colors I thought would make a nice sunset background.
Then I blended in the watercolors
and then I mounted the card onto some black cardstock so it would pop more, added the flying bird trio, some gold stars and the word cherish.
The next card is called "Abu Dhabi 2015" in tribute to my recent trip to the Middle East. It was amazing!!!!

I stamped the Moroccan scene onto some white cardstock
and since my ink smudged all inside the stamped image I decided to cut that inside area out like shown below.  I also used my watercolor pencils to color in the sand.
Then on the smaller piece of white cardstock I misted it with some blue and orange inks
and the I glued the pieces together and also used the fabulous flying bird trio stamp again and added my words that I printed off from the computer and here is my finished ATC.
My last ATC is called "seek paradise" and it's another tribute to my trip to the Middle East using the fabulous camel and rider stamp as well as the seek paradise stamp along with some rub ons, clear tape and stickers.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my ATC's and as always I would love to know which one was your favorite!  I hope I've also inspired you to use some silhouette stamps as they are sooo fun!! I will leave you with a few pictures taken last month from my trip Abu Dhabi & Dubai!
 I totally wanted the photo op of me wearing the abaya but had to rip it off as I was so scared on the camel ride and I was getting hot! haha The guide was taking us up big dunes and it kept feeling like the camel was going to tip which freaked me out!!!

 I'm ready for my camel ride!
 We saw these camels just walking wild on one of our drives, it was amazing!!
If you ever have the chance I would totally recommend going to Abu Dhabi and Dubia as it was the trip of a lifetime!!! Here is the hubs and I at the Doubletree by Hilton Resort in Ras Al Khaima, it was beautiful there!!!
We also went up the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in THE WORLD!!! It was freaking amazing!!
and here is a selfie at the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi
 What an experience, we did so much in 2 weeks and experienced so many amazing things.  I am still in awe of our vacation.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Sunday funday

Yes it's Sunday and I'm in my art room which means that I finally have something to share! haha One exciting thing was I am published in the new A World of Artist Journal Pages on page 32!! Four of my journal pages are in this amazing book, so much eye candy and so many amazing art journalers!!
If you love to art journal then you won't be disappointed by the amazing work in this book, and I'm not just saying this because I have some pages in it! haha

Time to share some of my project life pages, I'm still just loving doing this and haven't even scrapped a regular page for so long.
So now I'm going to start working on March, that's not bad eh? Have a fabulous week and stop back on Thursday as I'll be sharing some new ATC's using the fabulous Viva Las VegaStamps! as well as some of my vacation pics from the Middle East!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Some random funnies

It's been a while since I made a series of funny ATC's so I decided to do one on women, because we can be pretty funny right? I used the fabulous Viva Las VegaStamps! stamps and here is the first ATC called "happiness shield" using the fifties housewife pointing

This next one is called "gang members" using the lovely 3 women in tubes stamp

and last but not least is the "how to be awesome" with the smiling lady holding chin

I hope you enjoyed these and got a chuckle and I would love to know which one was your favorite!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Spread your wings and fly

Hi there! This week we at VLVS! are having a blog hop with Art Anthology!!
How exciting is this right??? Here are a few places for you to travel to:

Viva Las VegaStamps! website
Viva Las VegaStamps! facebook page
Art AnthologyWebsite
Art Anthology Facebook Page

I made an ATC using the Italian Sonnet Background and the Demure Angel as well as the Art Anthology Ink Spot Colorations Spray, Art Anthology Blue Topaz  Dimensional Paint and the Art Anthology Garnet Dimensional Paint.  Here is my ATC:
 And here are some step by step pictures of the process.  First I put some Blue Topaz and Garnet paint onto my Gelli Plate using a foam dabber
Then I placed my heavy cardstock onto the Gelli Plate until the paint transferred.
I wanted the colors to be more muted so I sprayed some of the Art Anthology Ink Spot onto the cardstock and let it run.
Then once I dried the card with my heat gun I used the Italian Sonnet Background stamp and gold ink (doesn't that show up nicely on that background?)
I cut out the Demure Angel stamped image and placed it onto the cardstock and then added some sequins and punchinella.
Here is a close up
And once again the finished ATC
I hope you enjoyed my project!




Saturday, April 18, 2015

Vacay's over!

Just poppin in quick to post a couple new project life pages:

I have been away on holidays so I will have a ton of photos to document.  Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Homemade Project Life

I bought the W R Memory Keepers 3 x 4 punch from Winners for like $16.99 and thought I would give it another try.  The last time I couldn't figure out how to open the damn thing so I returned it, plus I had bought it from my local scrap store for $33 so this time the price was right. 
I got the one with the square corners and that way I could either leave them square or round them myself with my paper rounder.

I wanted to do a page Project Life style using papers I cut with the new punch as well as Viva Las VegaStamps!.  How did I like using the punch you ask? It was pretty easy once I figured out how to open it but you do need to use a little force and it got tiring on the hands.  You wouldn't want to make a day of this that's for sure!

NOTE: you have to push down at the exact same time as unlocking this unit. I googled everywhere for this information and had to figure it out myself.  They should indicate this in the directions but they don't. 

I think this will help me use up more of my 12 x 12 papers and it will also be handy for cutting down any 4 x 6 photos.  Here are the papers I cut using a variety of ones from my massive, guilt inducing stash:
I liked how these all went together so I placed some of them onto my pocket page
Then I got the pictures I wanted to use and placed them onto the page as well and placed a few more things on.
Then I started adding some embellishments
Here is my finished page using the couple kissing, the man and woman symbol , the tag and the large arrow heart.
and here is the project without the watermark as it's cutting off the bottom of the page
and a couple close ups

I hope you enjoyed my project and until next time!

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