I'm always looking for ways to store my vast stash of trinkets. When I saw this unfinished wood caddy and vintage jars at Pat Catan's, my local craft and art store, I had a vision of decorating it with Donna Salazar's fabulous products. A perfect way to display and store some of those trinkets. Hop on over to Donna's blog for all the details HERE.
Hello everyone! Today I'm sharing a mixed media wedding layout. My sweet creative friend, Courtney, was married this summer. After the ceremony they released these gorgeous monarch butterflies. You can see why this is one of her favorite wedding photos.
I've created a step by step, process video sharing the
techniques used to created this mixed media wedding layout
featuring the Rebecca Baer Secret Garden collection, gorgeous
Blue Fern Studios Autumn Anthology Collection, & Prima Flowers.
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I just adore altering and coloring things, so it's such a delight to work with Donna Salazar's fabulous Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Pigment Powders along with Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx and Smooch Spritz. Fall leaves have such a beautiful blend of colors. I hope I came close on this delightful chipboard leaf corner. I also embossed and colored the canvas mat for the sweet Thanksgiving sentiment. You can view all the details over on Donna's blog HERE.
Gary's cousins host a large family gathering at their home each Thanksgiving, and I've created this Thanksgiving themed thank you card as a token of our gratitude for their gracious hospitality.
Welcome to the October Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop!
I hope you're enjoying the inspiration from this group of amazingly talented "craft hoarders!" It's such a treat to be part of this group of artists who are as lovely and generous as they are talented!
You should be coming to my blog from Amber Milone. After visiting me, hop over to Donna Idlet next! To start at the beginning of the hop, and for the full list of bloggers, please head over to Gloria's Blog!
Please note ~ I have a winner for my September blog hop prize.
My mom and dad are celebrating 56 years of marriage this year.
To celebrate this amazing milestone,
I've created a card for them using my crafty hoard.
"Cherish" Anniversary Card
Tips and Technqiues
Sometimes I have extras from the kits I work with and try to use them up before they become part of my ancient hoard. For this card, I've combined some of the newer BoBunny Juliet collection and Prima Flowers along with items I've had in my stash er . . . hoard for years.
I won some chipboard from Gina's Designs in a blog hop a few years ago and thought this intricate heart would be perfect here. One of my favorite ways to dress up chipboard is oh so simple ~ heat embossing. I used Stampendous Fran-tage Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel to get the two-toned finish.
These delightful Prima flowers are from a recent Scraps of Elegance kit. I've paired them with Wild Orchid Crafts rosebuds and stamen.
I also like to splatter my backgrounds. I've used white gesso, black drawing ink, and BoBunny Bronze Glimmer Spray
This sweet Prima butterfly is also left from a Scraps of Elegance Kit. The trail is a snippet of a BoBunny Jewel pearl swirl. (Thanks Juliana Michaels for sharing your BoBunny stash with me!)
I've layered BoBunny Juliet paper pieces with Noteworthy die cuts. I've inked all the edges for definition. The piece that says "The Year Was" is so perfect for this card. I stamped the year my parents were married into the printed circles.
I've popped up some of the layers with Helmar Zapdots for added dimension. The stamped anniversary sentiment is raised in the center by adhering just the ends - pushed closer together than the actual length, so the center pops up.
Here's a view of the inside of the card. Simple, but lovely. I inked the edges and placed this cut out from Juliet Prose across the center, then die cut an ancient piece of BoBunny Et Cetera paper that coordinates perfectly to stamp my sentiment.
Here's a little tip ~ stamp your sentiment on the paper first. Then center your die over the stamped image to get it perfectly centered. Place a couple pieces of washi over the die and the outside portion of the paper to hold everything in place and run through your die cut machine.
One final shot. Here you can see the lovely lace I tucked in. A gorgeous piece I've had languishing in my hoard from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I hope you've been inspired to give some of your old stash new life by mixing it with items left over from more recent projects.
Your next stop on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop is the talented Donna Idlet. If you have dropped by my blog and would like to start at the beginning, be sure to hop on over to Gloria's blog HERE.
I am blessed to work in an industry I love. In the spirit of full disclosure, I am currently working as a freelance designer in some capacity for the following companies: Donna Salazar Designs, Scraps of Elegance, and ScrapBerry's. While I am compensated by these companies in product, I maintain the freedom as an independent designer to say what I truly think of their products. I will never recommend something that I don't personally use and enjoy.