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Creating with Ska Vi Ta En Fika paper collection from Maja Design

February23

Hello my friends!  Today is my very last posting for my Guest Creative Team spot at Maja Design.  I have had so much fun creating with Maja Design’s exquisite papers and would like to thank the lovely ladies over at Maja Design for their generosity and support!

Today, I am going to share the projects that I created with the gorgeous “Ska Vi Ta En Fika?” papers.

I created 2 mixed media pieces and (1) 12 x 12 layout.

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Details on how the flower above was created, can be found on the Maja Design Blog.

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Above are 3 deep-edged 4 x 4 canvases I created with this gorgeous collection.

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Details and up-close photos, on how these little canvas pieces were created, can be found on the Maja Design blog.

And for my last project, here is another mixed media project I created.  These canvases are 5 x 5.

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Thanks for looking, my friends!!! I have so enjoyed sharing all of my Maja Design projects with you over the last several weeks!

Stay tuned for my next post.  I am having a blog give-away of a $50 gift certificate to the winner’s choice of either Scrapbook.com or A Cherry on Top!  All you have to do is vote for your favorite project that I created using the Maja Design paper collections!!!!

Life by the Sea – Maja Design

February16

Well, today marks my 3rd contribution over  at Maja Design for February’s Guest Creative Team spot!  This week I am sharing the projects I created with the amazing Life by the Sea collection.

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My first project is a 12 x 12 mixed-media canvas.  To see up-close photos of this project and the steps in it’s creation, please visit the post over at the Official Blog of Maja Design HERE.

My 2nd project is a 12 x 12 layout of my sweet baby boy:

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These papers were perfect to scrap this photo!  To see these beautiful papers and other gorgeous paper collections from Maja Design, click HERE.

I have one more week as the Guest Creative Team member for February.  So, be sure and check back next Saturday, as I have 3 projects to share!!  And don’t forget, I am having a blog give-away right after my last posting for Maja Design.  I will be giving away a $50 gift certificate to either A Cherry on Top or Scrapbook.com  (winner’s choice)- all you  have to do is to vote for your favorite of all the projects I created using the beautiful Maja Design paper collections.   Then, you are automatically entered to win!  BUT, you have to be in it to win it!!! 🙂

TFL my friends! Until next week, I hope you have a wonderful weekend and have a chance to be crafty!!!!

Maja Design – Creating With Vintage Winter

February9

Here is my 2nd Saturday sharing projects I have made from Maja Design’s Vintage Winter papers. Be sure and check out my blog spot over at Maja Design’s blog HERE.

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Here is an (8) panel canvas, mixed media piece, that I created with the gorgeous Maja Design papers, Vintage Winter.

I was very inspired by the gorgeous blues and reds in this collection.  And being that it is Valentine’s season, I wanted to create a Valentine themed project.  Each mini-canvas is 5 x 5 – here they are up-close:

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Be sure and stop by the Maja Design blog if you would like a behind the scenes look on how these were created.

And here is a layout I created with this gorgeous paper:

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TFL my friends! Stay tuned, as I will be sharing my projects using a 3rd collection from Maja Design next Saturday!!!

 

Maja Design – Creating with Sommartider

February2

Today marks my 1st post showing all of the creations I have made using the gorgeous papers from Maja Design’s Sommartider collection.  As February’s Guest Designer, I will be posting my projects for Maja Design papers each Saturday – and don’t forget, after I have posted all of my projects I will be having a blog give-away for either a $50 gift certificate to Scrapbook.com or A Cherry on Top (the winner picks.)  To enter, all you have to do is tell me what your favorite project is that I have created with Maja Design’s beautiful papers this month! that’s it!

My first project is a 12 x 12 mixed media canvas piece:  “gray skies are gonna CLEAR up”:

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If you would like to see a photo tutorial on the process of how I created this mixed media piece, please visit the Maja Design blog HERE.

My next project is another 12 x 12 canvas mixed media piece called “Seize the Moment”:

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again, I used the Sommartider paper collection from Maja Design for this piece…but I did use one beautiful piece of their Fika collection for my branches.

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again if you would like to see detailed photos on how I created this piece, check out my post on the Maja Design blog HERE.

I also created a layout using this paper collection as well:

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I just love this photo of my baby girl, not so much a baby anymore.

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a photo tutorial on how I created this “quilted” flower can also be found on my post at Maja Design blog

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I also tried out the amazing “Paper Ruffles” tutorial posted by the super talented, Gabrielle Pollacco, over at Maja Designs.

The final project I created with the Sommartider paper collection is my personal favorite:

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I altered this paneled lamp shade.  I just LOVE the whimsical and girly feel to this! Every panel has a different piece of patterned paper from this collection.  And I framed each panel with some of the HUGE amount of ribbon I have been hoarding, oh, I mean collecting over the years!  I have also stepped this project out in photos on my Maja Design blog post if you would like a closer look.

Here are a few more photos of different angles of the shade:

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Well, I hope that I have inspired you to create something today! and I sure appreciate you taking the time to stop by!!! TFL!

Creating – What Have You Been Up To?

December12

I’ll admit it.  Ever since I decided to temporarily “retire” from Design Teams (I was losing the “fun” out of creating with so many life stressors, my full-time job, raising small children that needed more attention – not to mention the insane amount of homework they pile onto kindergarteners and 2nd graders…and life just getting in the way) my posting and my creating has slowed WAY DOWN.  Not that I am not always creating in my mind…thinking of and planning new projects…..and now I run a ART CLASS at my work with my patients every week -( well actually I have been doing that for months now, but since I am always so laxed in posting new up-dates, how would any of my fellow peeps know that?)   So here is my latest up-date to all my latest creations:

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What have you been doing lately?

September16

 

Well…a blog post has been long over-due… I know.   But I have been sooooo busy.   I have been through almost EVERY DRAWER and EVERY CLOSET in my house…..talk about a big clean-sweep.  A few rooms to go….a final round on the garage before a “scaredy-hole” gets installed and then maybe, just maybe, I can relax for a moment and focus back on what grounds my soul…CREATING.  But in the midst of all the cleaning and organizing and general mayhem of a house with 2 small kiddos and a full-time working mommy and daddy…..I have managed to pull off a few projects……and since I am finding the rare moment to actually up-date my blog….I would like to share the projects I have completed since my last “up-date” 🙂  This is going to be a rather long post…so skim through if you don’t have the time…or sit back and relax.  AND anyone who leaves a comment, and is a current blog follower (see the subscribe 2 section on the right hand column if not already),  will be put into a drawing to win a box of paper crafting goodies…and if you have ever seen my give-aways, then you know you will not be disappointed……I’ll blog the prize just as soon as I gather it all together…I plan on stuffing a box FULL of goodness 🙂   Here we go…

So I have had a couple family birthdays over the last couple of months and here are projects I created for the special days:

Above is the creation I made for my oldest sister’s b-day….I created this on a 40 x 40 pieced together canvas …. I had to photograph my just turned 5 year old in the photo to demonstrate just how huge this piece actually is.  I used some amazing 8 x 8 papers from DCWV….some black yarn decoupaged onto the piece…some title stamps from CTMH stamped and individually cut-out.   LOVE this paper!

Above is a 16 x 20 mixed-media canvas piece I created for one of my nephews for his 10th birthday.  I used a lot of 7 Gypsies papers, some CTMH stamps….I did a ton of inking, painting, misting, masking, collaging….I just couldn’t keep up with all the supplies I used on this.

The above project is a 11 x 20 canvas project…framed by this amazing frame I purchased at Michaels (hand-painted) for my dear cousin.  I was going for a “search-a-word” type feel here… Can you see the saying? 🙂  I used an Oklahoma state map for the background (I am obsessed with maps) and used map paper to create the flowers.

The next 2 projects are art journal type pages, both 12 x 12, that I created with my kits from www.scrapsofdarkness.com – I used some stuff from both my Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance kits.

Next is a photo of the cover I created for one of my art journals (my new obsession.)

I stitched the flourished on this book cover with yarn instead of thread … and I love the added texture and dimension!

The next project I would like to share is another mixed media canvas – 16 x 20.

here are some of my Art Journal pages:

I am creating an Art Journal book for both my kids…..full of my “personal wisdom” per se lol!

whew! lol…and lastly…here is my very latest 12 x 12 art-journal style page I created with my ver August Scraps of Darkness kit:

and a few up-close shots:

Thank you for taking the time to peruse my latest creations! I appreciate each and every one of you!!! Don’t forget to leave a comment to win a great prize! 🙂 Be in it to win it! 🙂 God Bless!

 

 

 

 

Lucas – Scraps of Darkness February “Victoriana” kit

February26

I have been taking a bit of a creative break….organizing….cleaning…getting my house in order so to speak!  BUT, in the midst of all the work I have accomplished, organizing “My So-Called “life” (loved that show btw) –  I cleaned and organized my creating space…well, after that,  I had to stop and create!  Nothing really inspires me more than organizing my crafty stuff! and with that said…here is a layout I created in the midst of all the work, using the exquisite February kit from www.scrapsofdarkness.com called,  “Victoriana.” I was totally inspired by the Color Room’s Sketch/color palette #97  for the creation of this!

 This is my sweet nephew Lucas…back in 2005 when we went to Washington State for my grandpa’s funeral.   This photo was taken at the top of Mt. Rainier….in the parking lot of the resort hotel.  Lucas has always been the sweetest child….wise, way-beyond his age!

Here are some up-close detailed photos:

Thanks for looking!

Scraps of Darkness reveal January’s ESCAPE kit

January15

Today is the reveal of the gorgeous new kit, ESCAPE, over at www.scrapsofdarkness.com ! AND I have created my first ever video tutorial for one of my creations with this kit! Click HERE to check out my short video!

And here is the creation I made from this kit featured in the above-mentioned video:

and here is another photo…Ihad a hard time photographing this due to the glare of the glass frame:

how this was created and tons of up-close photos can be found in the video!

Today also marks some exciting news from Scraps of Darkness:

To Quote the Scraps of Darkness’blog: “We are expecting a new baby! No, nobody here is pregnant, as far as I know, but Scraps of Darkness is going to have a new little sister.

On February 1st, we will reveal a new line of kits, Scraps of Elegance. These kits will be a little different from what you are used to seeing from Scraps of Darkness, and we are honored to have a very talented surprise guest designer who will be helping us to show off our first Scraps of Elegance kit. In addition to that (as if that isn’t a lot!), we’ll be having a blog hop to kick it all off, so set your calenders to stop back on February 1, 2012! ”

This new venture is sure to dazzle us all!

Today, Everyday….Create Something Great

January8

Happy New Year!  Now that the hustle and bustle of the holiday season has ebbed…whew! 🙂 I sat down in my scrap-room not especially knowing what I wanted to create, but just wanting to CREATE! and this is what came of it.  I was inspired by a wall-hanging I saw in a photo of the studio space at Scrapbooks Etc. magazine…and this phrase really inspired me.  So…I created this 12 x 12 layout to hang in my room.  I used a lot of old stuff on this….some Colorbok papers & swirls, some Pink Paislee baker’s twine (used in the hand-stitching), Pink Paislee chipboard alpha stickers, some tiny little thread spools that I scored at a garage sale awhile back, some ephemera that I have been hoarding, some pages from an old Webster’s dictionary, a pair of 49 cent scissors that I painted a baby pink, and other odds and ends.

Now go and create something great!

Scraps of Darkness’ December “WINTER’S EVE” Reveal

December15

Today reveals the absolutely elegant December kit, Winter’s Eve from www.scrapsofdarkness.com.

This kit and all of the amazing add-ons are simply exquisite…be sure and get over there and check it out because it is sure to be SOLD OUT soon!

Here are some of the projects I have created thus far:

I used a lot of the gorgeous Enchanted papers from BoBunny for these projects!

TFL my friends! I hope something here has inspired you to create!

 

 

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