Spooky Selfie with Therm O Web & Brutus Monroe

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Happy Wednesday, friends!

¬†This week, the team at Therm O Web has the great pleasure of partnering with Brutus Monroe, sharing projects featuring his new line of Halloween stamps and stencils. I am up on the TOW blog today with a spooky silly mixed-media tag, and I wanted to share it here with you… along with news on a super cool prize package giveaway, too.


I do think this is just about the silliest mummy I’ve ever seen. He is from the Spooky Selfie clear stamp set, decking out a Brutus Monroe jumbo art tag.


The mummy is colored with Distress inks, and coated with a bit of Glossy Accents to make his features shine. I added a goofy witch’s hat and a few details from Photo Play Paper’s Halloween collection, Matilda & Godfrey. Makes me think of those silly photo props you find in a selfie booth.


I created a bit of a mummy wrap for the bottom of the tag using Therm O Web Mixed Media Art Tape and a Brutus Monroe lace background stamp. The lovely stenciled background is from his line, too.


I’ve got the complete step-by-step tutorial up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more. And while you are there, be sure to enter our fabulous giveaway, for a chance to win a Brutus Monroe product kit filled with all the same goodies are designers are using throughout the week, plus a $25 Therm O Web gift certificate to use in the store. Good luck, friends! And thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used today are linked and/or listed below:

Photo Play Paper - Matilda and Godfrey Collection - Halloween - 12 x 12 Collection PackBrutus Monroe Clear Stamps HEART LACE BACKGROUND BRU6715Brutus Monroe - Mixed Media Stencil - FolkwaveBrutus Monroe ACRYLIC BUBBLES FLAT BACK Embellishments BRU6425Therm O Web - Mixed Media - Art TapeFiskars - Border Punch - Scallop SentimentBrutus Monroe RAVEN DETAIL Ink Pad BRU2543Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Wilted VioletTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Dusty ConcordTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Carved PumpkinRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Sprayer - 2 OuncesRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 PackRanger Ink - Glossy Accents - Clear Dimensional Embellishment - 2 ounces

Brutus Monroe Jumbo Media Tag
Brutus Monroe Spooky Selfie Stamp Set
American Crafts Twine

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A Butterfly Birthday with Tim Holtz & Sizzix

Hi Friends! Happy Monday to you!


I definitely woke up to a little crisp in the air this morning, which just proves that my very favorite month of the year must be here, October! It is just about time for spooks, my friends, and I can’t wait to start sharing some of my Halloween projects and decor with you all.

But for today, I have a pair of birthday cards to share with you that I made awhile back for the Sizzix blog featuring the fabulous Flutter line of stamps and dies by Tim Holtz.


It seems like I am always in need of birthday cards, so I like to try to build up a stash of ready-made cards to keep on hand. The new Tim Holtz Flutter butterflies are so beautiful and fun to use, and work really well for year-round birthday card designs. Today I’ve created a bit of a summer-inspired look using light pastel colors in an earthy color palette, paired with lots of crisp white and bold black to make everything pop.


I used a variety of different Flutter butterfly images to stamp the background paper, and then die cut and colored one to be the focus of the design, nestled within a Tim Holtz Stitched Circle die cut frame. I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial up on the Sizzix blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope to be back on Friday with the beginnings of my 2018 Halloween Haunted House Tour! Until then, wishing you all a wonderful week!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 12 SheetsTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - White - 12 SheetsPhoto Play Paper - French Flea Market Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - BrocanteStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - FlutterStamper's Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - Simple SayingsSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Framelits Dies - FlutterSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Framelits Dies - Stitched CirclesMay Arts IVORY Twine String BurlapRanger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackVersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad - Small CubeRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Twisted CitronRanger Ink - Basics Embossing Powder - Super Fine - WhiteRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 Pack

Panda Party with Photo Play Paper

Hi Friends, and happy Monday once again! Can you all believe we are starting the last week of September already?¬† Just a few more days until I can “officially” start sharing my Halloween spooks with you!


But before the Halloween haunts begin, I have a very sweet little guy to share with you today. This is the adorable Party Panda collection from Photo Play Paper. And if you are on their mailing list, you will have received the instructions for this card, along with two other party cards, in your email last week.


The new Photo Play Paper Cake series includes three birthday themed collections, perfect for all the boys and girls on your birthday list. I am a sucker for cute little critters, and these lines have lots of them, in bright and happy papers, stickers, and now stamps and dies, too.


Best thing is, Photo Play and Scrapbook Expo are offering an amazing prize giveaway of all three CAKE collections. All you need to do is leave a comment on the Scrapbook Expo blog (HERE) by Thursday, September 28th, for a chance to win this fabulous prize.

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Good luck everyone! And thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Photo Play Paper - Cake Collection - Panda Party - 12 x 12 Collection PackTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 12 SheetsPhoto Play Paper - Cake Collection - Designer Dies - Panda Party DiesUni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE Two Pack 1919994Pretty Pink Posh AQUAMARINE Flat 6mm Sequins

My Creative Time: Stitched Square dies
American Crafts: Hemp Twine

Stay Positive with Therm O Web

Happy Monday, Sweet Friends!
And for those of you lucky enough to be in the pathway,
Happy Solar Eclipse day!


This past week I had the great fun of joining along with the My Creative Time August release, so I didn’t get the chance to mention what a big week it was for us here at my house, with school starting up again for both my kiddos. Pete is finishing up his last semester at university, but for my daughter, there are lots of changes and nerves underway as she starts her first year away at college.


I knew move-in day would be tough on the both of us, so I wanted to cheer her up with a little care package and surprise. Just a little something to let her know I was thinking of her, and wishing her well. Sneaky mom hid these cuties on her desk when she wasn’t looking, to find and open after we were gone.


Nik is majoring in life sciences, so I knew this adorable Real Genius collection by Photo Play Paper would be right up her alley. Perfect for a pun-loving girl, like her. And even though she’s all grown up, I knew she would enjoy a little encouragement from mom.


I’ve got the full details up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing you all a wonderful day!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Photo Play Paper - Real Genius Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - White - 12 SheetsSizzix - Framelits Die and Clear Acrylic Stamp Set - TagsEK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner RounderMay Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round

Summertime with Photo Play Paper

Happy Monday, sweet friends! Hope you all have had a wonderful week since I last checked in, and that those of you in the states had a fabulous and fun-filled 4th of July holiday!

It’s been a very quiet, but productive week, here at my house. I think I’m still trying to adjust to the quiet of North Carolina living after my lovely three week visit with family out in California. But fortunately, there’s been lots to do in my craft studio. And the time, as always, just seems to slip by. Next week, the mid-year Mixed Media Event (formerly produced by Sierra Pacific Crafts (SPC) will take place in Salt Lake City. And that has kept me a busy, busy little bee, creating projects for the show using Photo Play Paper’s newest upcoming collections. It’s been Christmas in July in my studio…. and Halloween, too. Lots of favorites that I look forward to sharing with you soon.

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Now that trade show projects are slowing down, I had a chance to re-connect with my other love, fabric, this weekend…. and have started on a batch of sweet, shabby pumpkin folk for my fall shop openings. I’m super excited that the Rusty Bucket has requested some of my prims for their fall open house again this year. Must get to work, because it will be here before we know it. Inside my little world, it’s autumn already. But all that must wait. For right now it’s time to celebrate summer, and I have lots of fun to share with you. In between paper and fabric crafts, I’ve managed to break out my Americana summer decor, which I’ll share next time. And today, I have a summer-inspired card to share made with Photo Play’s adorable Summer Bucket List collection.


This little cutie captures some of my favorite summertime memories from when my kids were little. Playing games, camping under the stars, and toasting some marshmallows over an open fire, mixed with bright and happy colors and a touch of rustic woodgrain, that I adore.


Hope you’re making lots of fun summer memories this season, too!
Thanks so much for stopping by! See you all soon!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Photo Play Paper - Summer Bucket List Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackSigno - White Uni-ball Impact PenZIG - Memory System - Wink Of Stella - Glitter Brush Marker - Glitter Clear

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Pop Into Fun with Photo Play Paper

Hi Friends! Happy Friday!
Waving a very happy hello to all of you from the heart of North Carolina!
We are finally back home from our fabulous three week vacation in California.


Even though our vacation is over, summer is still in full swing these days. We experienced some record-breaking heat out in California, and it’s sure none cooler back here in North Carolina. Nothing but blue skies and soaring temperatures for days to come. Perfect time to share a little summer fun card that I made for Photo Play Paper using their adorable Summer Bucket List line.


Snacks are always good year round, but there’s something about popcorn that really does make me think of summer. Perhaps it’s the bright sunny colors and circus-tent stripes that put me in mind. As you can see, I went heavy on the layers here. The popcorn accents are a mix of stickers and a cut-apart journaling card for the main panel. I coated the top kernels with glossy accents and placed them onto the card with foam adhesive for a bit of 3D popping action.


Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you all are having a wonderful summer so far! Any big vacation plans in the works?


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Photo Play Paper - Summer Bucket List Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - White - 12 SheetsRanger Ink - Glossy Accents - Clear Dimensional Embellishment - 2 ounces

My Creative Time Stitched Square Dies
Stampin’Up Ribbon

 

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