Friday, June 14, 2013

Art Journal Pages

I hope you have a peaceful and creative weekend!  Please keep the people of Colorado who are being impacted by all of these fires in your thoughts and prayers.  It's been a difficult week so far for this beautiful state that I call home.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Mosaic Flip Flop Album by Christy Fulk

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  If you don't risk anything, you risk even more. - Linda Peterson
I read the May/June issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine and absolutely smiled when I saw the are created by Linda Peterson! You can learn more about Linda and her adorable Hazel art HERE.  Her character, Hazel, appears in her mixed media pieces - often with some wonderful words of wisdom.  Today's lesson came from a mixed media piece featuring Hazel standing on a diving board.  The words seems all the more fitting given our recent roller coaster ride of house hunting! Yes, not jumping in with both feet may actually be a bigger risk than going for it!  Thanks for the great advice Hazel :)
Today I am sharing yet another wonderful project from Craft Project Central for the month of June.  This album was created by Christy Fulk.  You can learn more about Christy on her blog HERE.  This album inluded eight 6” x 6” pages , along with eight half page flaps.  Everyone will love how the pages “flip flop” when looking through it.  The album features the new Mosaic Madness stamp set and the new Quatrefancy Specialty designer series paper.  This project would make a very fun scrapbooking class, too.  You can get instructions for this great album and for all the other June projects I've been sharing with you by subscribing to Craft Project Central for the month of June!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Gingham Garden Washi Tape Card

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  It's Nice To Have Friends You Can Be Smelly With!
I had a pilates class the other day and decided not to shower when I got home since it was hot outside and I knew I'd be back outside to take the dog for his evening walk.  I'm not a big fan of taking more than one shower a day since my skin gets cranky and dry.  So off we went to the park and we ended up sitting on the hill with some of Buddy's park friends.  As I was sitting there I realized that I probably smelled like Pilates...and it didn't matter!  Because these are my friends and they don't care if I smell every once in awhile :)  It's nice to have friends you can be smelly with :)
Today's card is super simple to make!  Just use some washi tape!  I tore some piece of the Gingham Garden washi tape and adhered them to the Coastal Cabana card base.  I stamped the sentiment from Label Love with Melon Mambo ink and punched it out with the Artisan Label punch.  It was added to the card with dimensionals.  Finally, I punched some small flowers using the Boho Blossoms punch and Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo card stock.  Rhinestone jewels added the finishing touch!  I hope you like it!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

By The Tide Father's Day Card

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:   I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. - Henry David Thoreau
In all of our thinking and searching around a move to the mountains, the words of Henry David Thoreau have been quite inspiring.  When it boils down to it, I believe this is what is driving our desire around the move - to front only the essential facts of life.  Somehow nature becomes the canvas upon which we paint our lives and we have been craving a closer look at the canvas.
For today's card I decided to play with some of the new In Colors for Father's Day!  I stamped images from the By The Tide stamp set using Pistachio Pudding (yum!) and Coastal Cabana.  Next, I stamped the fish with Staz-On and then colored the fish using a variety of markers and blender pen.  The sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes was stamped onto Coastal Cabana card stock and then punched out using the Word Window punch.  The sentiment was adhered with 1/2 dimensionals.  I hope you like this clean and simple card :)

Monday, June 10, 2013

Cupcake Box Gift Set by Amanda Corbet & A Winner!!!!!

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Taking A Leap Can Be Emotional!
For those of you following our house hunting journey, we actually took a leap and put in an offer this past week on a home in the mountains.  Don't get too excited because there was a counteroffer that we felt was too high for us.  So now things have stalled - or, I guess if you think about it legally, things have ended because both the offer and the counteroffer have expired.  I have to say that this whole process has been quite an emotional one for me.  I am learning a lot about myself and my emotions!  It was a major step for me to actually take the leap and for that I am so grateful.  I don't know where things will go now - I guess legally things are at an end, but that doesn't mean options don't continue to exist.  So we will see what happens.  For now I will just be proud for the actions I have taken and for the lessons I am learning!  Yes, taking a leap can be emotional!
Today I wanted to share the latest project available for June on Craft Project Central.  This beautiful Cupcake Box Gift Set was designed by Amanda Corbet.  You can learn more about Amanda and her lovely creation on her blog HERE.  Do you need a really bright and fun gift to celebrate someone’s birthday? Well this set has it all for you! There are instructions to create this fun pink card, gift bag, and cupcake box set that is sure to make anyone’s day!  You can receive the instructions when you subscribe to the month of June on Craft Project Central.
Thank you to Lorraine, Doris and Raquel for entering comments to win a June subscription for free to Craft Project Central!  I used to choose a winner and the winner is...
Congratulations Raquel!!!!! said...Congrats on being chosen to be a guest designer. My hero is anybody that has a dream & achieves it. Thanks for the chance to win.
I will be reaching out to you for some information to set up your free subscription for June!!!!