Thursday, December 26, 2013

Prima Warehouse Box sale haul

Hi, I just wanted to share a few pictures of what I got in my Prima Warehouse Boxes. I purchased two. The contents of the boxes were pretty identical for save two or three exceptions. There were about 15 12x12" sheets of paper.
You can still purchase the boxes from this website. I actually recognize man of the embellishments in the pictures on the website; they came in my boxes.
I went to Archiver's today to get a nonstick craft sheet, and gave many of the duplicates I wouldn't use to some random customer. She seemed thrilled.
I'm beyond delighted with the beautiful flowers I got. To be honest, I can't usually afford the Prima flowers, and I eye them every time I go to Archiver's and Hobby Lobby with great longing. There were so many in the boxes, there are enough flowers to last me for quite a few projects.
In hindsight, although the paper flowers and butterflies included probably would've cost me about $50 in retail, I think I would've gone with a single box had I known just how literal the website was when they said the content of the boxes was mostly the same.
The pictures below are the contents of a single box. Look how many goodies there are!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Cheshire Bean splash of yellow

This is my entry for TGF's Make a Splash! challenge, in which we were to use black, white, and a splash of another color. I chose to use yellow.
Supplies used are Kaisercraft flocked paper and elements, some washi tape, Studio Calico wood stars, Copics (will post list later, when I sort out the absolute mess on my crafting table), and Gelatos in yellows and peach and butterscotch. The stamp is a TGF stamp, of course, a limited-edition Cheshire Bean stamp. She is my absolute favorite of all the The Greeting Farm stamps.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Cover of my art journal

Hi all. Today I just wanted to share the cover of my art journal. Mixed media is something I haven't really explored. Since I don't really scrapbook because I don't have pictures worth keeping and remembering, I wanted to explore the option of an art journal just for fun, to practice new techniques and use my stash. 

Through practice, I hope to grow in my abilities and creativity when it comes to doing mixed media. 
I'll be showcasing some quotes I live by, quotes I find inspiring, in this journal. 
Some of the quotes you'll be seeing are:

*Never stop doing little things for others. Sometimes, those little things occupy the biggest part in their heart.
*If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present. 
*My to-do list:-count my blessings -practice kindness -let go of what I can't control-listen to my heart
-be productive yet calm-breathe
*Never look down on anyone. Only God sits that high.
*Don't forget to be AWESOME.

Supplies used on this journal include white gesso, turquoise and pink mists by Heidi Swapp, along with the hearts stencil, Queen & Co. trendy tape (super good quality, will be buying more of this brand!), and elements from Teresa Collin's stationery noted collection. I used green and white gelatos to kind of blend the colors of the elements into shades that matched my background. The butterfly is by K&Company, I believe.
I know the cover isn't much, but hopefully the end of the journal will be a wonderful masterpiece representing my growth as a crafter throughout 2014.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

three Christmas cards

I'm entering the card on the far right on Moving Along With The Times' challenge, which was a sketch challenge. I flipped the sketch for my card.

I used digital images by Mo Manning. The arrowheads/chevron cork stickers are by Studio Calico. Papers are from last year's collections, and include Doodlebug and Bo Bunny, and I used Neenah Solar White card stock for printing out the images, and some Papertrey Ink brown and a Bazzill Bling green.
The sentiment on the far-left card is only temporary, until I find something better to replace it with. The other sentiments are Bo Bunny rub-ons.

Serene positivism

I'm entering my card in Crafty Catz Challenge #210. The challenge was to use two dies or more. I used a CC designs corner banner die and a bird die by Memory Box, I believe.

Papers used are from the American Crafts 5th & Frolic collection, and I also used a die cut frame from Amy Tangerine. For the faux ticket stub look, I used the punch that comes on the Envelope Board by We R Memory Keepers. Other elements were die cut from the paper pad sheets.
No-stamping cards usually turn out to be my best, in my opinion.