Thursday, March 21, 2013

Dreams Do Come True!

Yay!  I have happy news to share today!  I'm officially one of the newest members of the Dreamweaver Stencils Design Team!  I am thrilled to be part of such a creative group of women!  Here's a card I did using the Damask Stencil and white Embossing Paste.

Here's a close-up of the paste on the paper, I love the texture!

The image is Lone Bird from Stampendous, one of my favs!  I used a Spellbinders Label Die to die cut the image and patterned paper piece matting the image.  The papers are Neenah, Bazzill and My Mind's Eye.  The crochet ribbon is some I had in my stash but I'm not sure of the origin as it was a leftover.  My inks are Copic, Memento and Tim Holtz Distress Ink.

Starting in April, I'll be bringing you projects showcasing all the cool things you can do with these awesome stencils and products.  You're gonna love it!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!


Sunday, March 10, 2013

A Different Kind of Alice!

So, it's time for a little more Movie Magic Monthly and I have another Alice for you today.  No, it's not Alice in Wonderland, this time it's Alice from, you guessed it, Twilight!  Here she is with her true love, Jasper!  This is a great image I found on Pinterest from  What a great find!  I also purchased the Bella and Edward look-alikes.  I decided to go with Alice and Jasper since I figured they wouldn't get as much exposure as the the other two.  Of course, on her site, they're called Cassie and Cameron but we know who inspired them!

So, here's what I used to create this card.  My card base is Bazzill, my patterned papers are from Bo Bunny's Apple Cider 6x6 paper pad.  I printed my image on Neenah and colored it with Copics.  I stacked my patterned paper layers using Zip Dry, added my flourish I cut out using a die from My Favorite Things.  I trimmed my colored image, added some Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink and glued it down.  Using the Stampendous Small Typewriter alphabet stamp set, I stamped my sentiment using a Memento Espresso Truffle Dew Drop ink pad onto Neenah.  I punched it out using a small oval punch from Stampin' Up and backed it with the small scalloped oval punch also from Stampin' Up.  I added more Antique Linen distress ink and glued it down.  It was an easy card to create and I hope it inspires you to create a project of your own to enter in our challenge.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again so!


Friday, March 1, 2013

Sunflower Shine!

Hi there!  Today I'm sharing a page I created in my art journal for my grandmother, Iris Cheek.  She was one of the most beautiful people inside and out that I have ever known.  My mother passed away when I was 4 and my grandmother stepped in with all the love and hugs she could give.  She loved plants of all kinds but flowers were her favorite.  What started out as a simple walk in the country turned into a special moment between us when we stopped to admire some sunflowers.  We were looking at them and my grandmother asked me how anyone could be sad looking at such a happy flower.  She explained to me how they follow the sun throughout the day always keeping their “faces” to the sun.  She told me I should keep my face to the sun as well and always try to be happy.  She knew that I carried a deep sadness in my heart over losing my mother and I know she wanted so badly to lift it away for me.  She carried the same deep sadness I did, after all, it was her daughter she had lost.  So this page is for her and for our day together admiring sunflowers.  I've left room for myself to write some thoughts of her and I've decided to keep those private for now.  

I used Dylusion sprays for the the background and the birds and mushrooms are stamps from Dyan Reaveley as is the sentiment.  The sunflower is from Stampendous and is one of my new favs!  It's called Cling Jumbo Sunflower and it comes with a FREE 2-part template that lets you do very cool masking of the flower or the background! I stamped all the images with my black Archival ink pad and colored with Derwent Ink-tense pencils.  The grass is a combination of Dylusion inks and Ink-tense pencils.  

It's a simple page in honor of a woman that lived and loved simply.  I hope you like it.  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again soon.  In the meantime, don't forget to shine!