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Friday, March 29, 2013

Wishing you the Blessings of Spring!

Hi Everyone!

Today I have a card that I did for my Dear, Dear Friends that live in Minnesota! They are so wishing for spring right now, so I thought instead of a Card that said Happy Easter on the outside I would do one for Spring! ;)

The front of the card I used Unity Stamp Co. Stamp of the Week for the flowers,and the basket is a stamp from the Unity Feb. 2012 KOM. The sentiment is from Verve.( I love the font!)

I used a Spellbinders die for the mat and then attached it to a white cardstock base.

The flowers were fussy cut,as well as the basket and I used dimensional foam squares under them both to add a little dimension. Then I glued along the edges to hold them down.

I used a Butterfly stamp from the Rubber Cafe in memento dandelion ink and stamped onto the designer paper from a  DCWV paper stack for the background. The card stock is from GinaK. I used copics to color the flowers.And the grass at the bottom is a Sizzix die that I cut down to fit the size of the basket a little better. ;)

 The sentiment on the inside of the card is from GinaK designs, a set by Rupa Shevde called "Easter Blessings".
I did and another strip of grass across the inside bottom of the card just to add a little color.
Well, I hope that you like it! And I really hope that my Girlfriend will like it! It will be late in arriving for Easter, but I think it my arrive before Spring does to them this year! lol
Regardless it is beautiful with all the snow around them and on the lake! We sure do miss them!
Wishing you all the Blessings and Joy of this Easter Season!

Monday, March 18, 2013

MMM Creative Dare!

Hi Everyone!

I hope that you all had a great weekend! We spent time with friends and it was wonderful! :D

Today I want to share with you a canvas that I did for Mixed Media Mondays!
Our creative dare for March is to use a favorite song and buttons! ;)
We are being sponsored this month by Buttons Galore and Viewtainer. :D

So I know many will think my song choice is silly especially considering how old I am, however I am probably going to do another canvas for this challenge as well so this song just seemed like it should be my first choice!
Now before I tell you what it is let me explain it just a little ;D My Husband and I met in high school, just before my 15th birthday. And I loved Winnie the Pooh (where others loved Micky Mouse, I was all about the bear! tehe) and we also loved the group Loggins and Messina. And just about that time they came out with an album called "Loggins and Messina Siting in" (I think)...Kenny Loggins use to right songs for his Children and then put them on the albums,so on this album he had written  one for one of his Children and it was call "House on Pooh Corner". So that song somehow became "Our" song!
So here is my Canvas!

I used a lot of different products and Stamps. Paint is from Decco Arts and Claudine Helmuth. I used gesso and a template from Crafter's Workshop for the tree and then a stippling brush for the leaves.
The butterfly is a stamp from the Greeting Farm. Buttons from my stash. The words to the song as you can see are cut apart and then under the paint.

 I did try to find stamp images that reflected the words to the song. The Bees and the beehive is from Unity as well as the brick border that I used for the stepping stones from the little houses. I did paint those in with Studio Acrylics and india ink pen from Copic. The lamp post is from Stampendous, and the Flourish border and leaf is impression Obsession.
I also used Glossy Accents in the light of the lamp post and well as the windows to make them look like glass. I did use it on the butterflies as well after I colored them with copics.

I hope that you like it. I know that painting really isn't my strong area, or Mixed Media for that matter. But I am trying to go outside of my comfort zone and explore!
Thank you for stopping by and following me on my journey with Mixed Media!

Here is hoping that you have "chased all the clouds from the skies" in your lives!

Blessings and Hugs!


Friday, March 8, 2013

Friends with Flair!

Hi Everyone!

Hope you are all having a great day !

I have a short little post for you today for Unity Friends with Flair.

I did a Birthday card for my youngest Sister a few weeks ago using the May 2012 Kit of the Month for the main image.
 The image is colored in with copics and I did stamp them twice and cut them out so that I could pop them up with pop dots for dimension. The card stock that I used was GinaK,and the designer paper is from Graphic45.
On the inside I combined two different sentiments together ; the first one is from Unity's KOM March 2012,and the second which is have a Fabulous Birthday is from a Stamp of the Week set that I received in February.
You can blend stamps together to come up so many different sentiments which helps to give more life to them! Love that!

Well tomorrow I am taking part in the On-line Stamp Classes that Unity is also teaching in (Angela!)
"True Stamp",and I can't wait! It will be so fun! Are you going to be there? I will look for you in the chat room! :D

Have a great weekend!
Thank you for stopping by!