Friday, March 28, 2014

Mackinac Island

I was asked to be a guest designer over at Myscrapsandmoresketches.

Here is the sketch

And as soon as I saw it, I knew what I wanted to do with it. Last summer we introduced Shawn to Mackinac Island. Cars are not allowed so jen and Shawn saddled up on horses and then later on a tandem bike! I included the ferry schedule and a map as well as ticket stubs.


Hope you give this sketch a try!

Adding this to The Crafty Scrapper  to use mists/paint.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tired of snow so I made a canvas

I am getting so tired of the cold and snow. My daughter will be home this weekend so we are having an early Easter complete with egg dying and baskets. I needed a new canvas for the front hall.

Here is a close up of the flowers


I used my Lindy's Magicals from the Frosted Design store! Also used the pipette for the grass.




Thursday, March 20, 2014

Frosted Designs Favorite things Blog Hop!!


I am so very excited to be a part of the Frosted Designs Design Team and and to welcome all of you to the Frosted Designs "Favorite Things" Blog Hop!!! As most of you know, March is National Craft Month!!!  What better way to celebrate our favorite time of year than with a "favorite things" blog hop?!?  This hop is about our favorite things in the Frosted Designs Store!

If you've arrived here from Brenda's Blog, then you're in the right place!  If not, please start the hop at the Frosted Designs Blog here! I know you will be inspired by the wonderful projects found on each blog. Don't forget to leave some love!

 Each member will have a "scrambled" word in their post... (*HINT* The word will be a Frosted Designs Product!!!).   Unscramble each one from the line-up below and send them to Brandimatos@gmail.com!   After you've completed your "hopping", come back to the Frosted Designs blog and tell us how much fun you had!!

Now, what would a blog hop be without some WONDERFUL prizes?!?  By sending in your "unscrambled FD products to Brandimatos@gmail.com, you will be entered into a drawing for the following prizes:

Creative Embellishments is offering a $20.00 Gift Certificate to their store full of detailed chipboard pieces and rubber stamps!!!

Regina, from The Cutting Cafe, is also sponsoring THREE full sets of your choosing to her online store!!!!  It's FULL of cut files and digi stamps for EVERY occasion!!!

Barb is also offering a $20.00 Gift Certificate to the Frosted Designs Online Store!!  All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter on the Frosted Designs Blog to be entered into the drawing!!


As usual there are some housekeeping rules:

1. Visit all the blogs and leave a comment so we know you were there! Not to mention you don't want to miss all the wonderful inspiration along the way!

2. Before you leave each blog, look for the "scrambled" word and write it down. Once you have visited each blog, you should have 12 different products found in the Frosted Designs Store!

3. Finally come back to the Frosted Designs Blog and tell us how much fun you had! Email your unscrambeled words to  Brandimatos@gmail.com

Here is the line up:

Frosted Designs
Barb
Debbie
Anita
Brandi
Brenda
Jean --- You are here
Joni
Lisa
Lori
Sandee
Channa
Cathi

I made a layout using so many of my favorite things from the store! Besides the kits which are chock full of goodness - papers, flowers, paints, stencils, etc, I chose to highlight a few items which I use almost daily. Lindy's Magicals  are so much fun to play with! But, don't think they are just for art journals or canvases! I used them on my layout! Just ink the edges with Versamark and brush the paint on for a wonderful shimmer! I also used the Magicals to color my flowers to match. I love the Tim Holtz Faded Dot Stencil with I used with Gesso on the mat behind the photo. Don't forget that the store has your favorite scrappy supplies such as the Pink Paislee Color Wash Vellum border and the Wood Camera Veneers from Studio Calico. 


So there you have it -- a few of my favorite things!! all on one layout! 

Now, before you leave and I hope you have made it to the end of this post! Here is your scrambled word-


VEARDEYY MSOENMT (HINT* It's located under "Project Life Inspired" in the FD store here http://frosted-designs.com/collections/project-life))


Your next stop is Joni!

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you will join my blog and come back to visit again!!!

Monday, March 17, 2014

St. Patty's Day

A journal page using Lindy's Magicals and a pipette!
Items available at the Frosted Designs Store!

Joining in on the Monday Magazine inspiration at PCC. Here is the inspiration
and I have included green!


Saturday, March 15, 2014

CSI Challenge

I decided to try this special challenge at CSI. Here is the challenge

Here is my take

I used another of Emma's wonderful Pagedrafts sketches!


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Monday Magazine Inspiration!

Every Monday Papercrafterscorner has a Magazine inspiration. Here is this week's

And here is my take.
I used an old book page, scrapbook paper tags from G45 and paint and ink. Added twine and my sentiment.

Fast and Easy

I don't know about you but it can take me hours or days to finish a layout. Today I have a video showing you how to complete a layout that is fast and easy. I used my Frosted Designs Moment in Time kit



And here is my video

video

This is the finished layout


I love the end result and how quickly it came together.

Thanks for stopping by and please be sure to visit the Frosted Designs store to get this kit or all your other scrapping mixed media needs!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Big Sister

I knew when I saw my Moment in Time kit that  I wanted to somehow combine the pink and blue. And then I remembered one of my favorite photos of Jen holding Rob just after he was born.

I started with this Pagedrafts sketch.



And here is my layout




I made paper curly ques for the stems and hearts for the leaves. 


I am posting this to Scrapourstash Scrap A thon Birthday challenge 2 to use a doily. I have a handful of them under the photo!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Diamonds

When I saw this month's kit from Frosted Designs I knew immediately what layout I needed to create!

Jennifer was engaged in October and I needed to scrap her ring photos.

I used this sketch from StuckSketches


I rotated it counterclockwise


I was not sure what to do with the Silks Acrylics Glaze in African Jade but it did not take long for me to start applying it to the pattern papers adding a lovely layer of shine! I painted the some of the flowers and butterflies and highlighted the diamonds on the border piece. It may not show up in the photo but I also stamped with it on the background paper. It also added a  wonderful layer under the word stickers. 

The papers in this kit are just wonderful and you need this glaze!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Motorboatin

For years we have owned an old 16 ft. motorboat. It was difficult to get into which prohibited my mom and sisters from having a tour of the lake. Well, in 2013 we got a Pontoon boat! and happily took the family for a ride!! My mom wheeled her walked down the dock and climbed on.

I used this sketch from the Letsgetsketchy hop.

This was posted on Chelsea's blog with a twist to use a paperclip

Here is my layout

I have a Maya road clip.

Using my Frosted Designs March kit!!


Monday, March 3, 2014

A Moment in Time

This month's kit at Frosted Designs is another amazing collection of papers, embellies and stamps and paint!!



And the title made me grab some of those old MOMENTS IN TIME Photos!


These photos are from Easter 1986 when Jennifer was 3! I love seeing her laugh and play with her dad!

This is for Brandi's monthly kit challenge to use three of the following:

     one word title
     black background
     chipboard
     flowers
     ribbon

I have the black background, one word title, and flowers. My letters are chipboard and that is a May Arts Ribbon from the kit so I think I used them all!!

I used a sketch from Letsgetsketchy and am entering this in their Sketch A Thon Blog Hop


Also adding this to Scrapourstash Brithday Challenge 1.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Band of Brothers



I have a sketch for you today from Stucksketches





Here is another one of my fave photos from Christmas! Rob( my son, left) and Shawn ( my daughter's fiance) spent time bonding. We opened our presents late on Christmas eve. When we finished the girls were tired and went to bed. Rob and Shawn decided to have a drink and spend time bonding. Well, seems they did not go to bed until 3am even though Jen and Shawn had to be up at 5 am for an early flight!

I am sharing this with SWAT Drill Challenge 27 - to use mixed media on a project.

I added drywall tape which I smeared with Gelatos. The gears were made with modeling paste and a stencil. I used paint with a roller stamp for the arrows. Think that is all my mixed media for this one. 

Frosted Designs Store has Gelatos, Modeling paste as well as stencils!