Wednesday, April 26, 2017

STAMPlorations things with wings butterfly tag





 


 



STAMPloration products I used on my butterfly tag

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*Commenting and linking up is from April 5 to April 30, 11:55 p.m. Pacific
*Winners announced on May 10 in the April Challenges & Hops winners post
Prizes:
- (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $10 gift certificate to the store
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive Trendy Butterflies 2 + either Flutter Zen 1 or Flutter Zen 2 layering dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive Sweet Spring Wishes stamp set + Dragonfly layering dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive the Trendy Spring Blooms dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive the Sweet Spring Wishes phrase dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive a $20 gift certificate to the store.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Earth Day altered CD in honor of Princess Anna

 I had this grunge dp on my desk. I traced the cd around it and cut it out. It was then that I saw that in addition to grunge, it had a kitty foot print. I think she stepped in some dust and onto my paper. It was going to be covered up anyway. I think it makes it special. It is because of this little foot print that this project is going to my friend Deb. In memory of sweet princess ANNA.
 For the other side of the cd I printed a globe on cardstock I used a stencil and glue to make the butterflies. I used burned glue technique on the glue.
 The globe side after painting, stamping, and adding pearls and metallic rub.

Close up view of butterflies.
Other side. Can you even see the Kitty foot print?


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Things with Wings STAMPlorations week 3 - Altered CD




 For week 3 of Things with Wings Bloghop, I decided to make an altered CD. I used burned glue technique on the butterflies. I used black acrylic paint, rhinestones and pearls, gold metallic rub and black stazon ink. 

 Close up of one of the butterflies on the "music" side of the cd.

 This is the opposite side of the CD. What it made me think of was the walls in a subway station. A grungy ironic backdrop for golden butterflies.
A close up of butterfly on "subway" side of CD.

STAMPloration products I used on my altered CD:

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*Commenting and linking up is from April 5 to April 30, 11:55 p.m. Pacific
*Winners announced on May 10 in the April Challenges & Hops winners post
Prizes:
- (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $10 gift certificate to the store
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive Trendy Butterflies 2 + either Flutter Zen 1 or Flutter Zen 2 layering dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive Sweet Spring Wishes stamp set + Dragonfly layering dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive the Trendy Spring Blooms dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive the Sweet Spring Wishes phrase dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive a $20 gift certificate to the store.

Monday, April 17, 2017

PIP CHALLENGE 1716 Smile TAG


PIP Challenge 1716 - Team A
Sponsored by Sasayaki Glitter



I used the image called SMILE.

 
The image  SMILE has clouds by her head. I have had enough rain and long for sunshine, so when I fussy cut her out, I cut out the clouds. Wish I could cut out the clouds in real life, well sometimes, cause I know we need the rain.  The tag behind her was made using cardboard, white acrylic paint, glue, markers, cheesecloth, quilled roses and a rhinestone heart. I have her holding one of the quilled roses.

This image reminded me of my daughter Kristina when she was little.
I hope you will join our challenge this week. It is always anything goes.

I used yellow quilled roses for the Sasayaki Glitter Challenge for April which is to use YELLOW.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Butterfly tag for STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday

 
 STAMPlorations STENCIL SUNDAY with the mixed media gals. I used
ARTplorations stencil called: DELICATE LEAVES
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 I used white acrylic paint and glue mixed together to use with the stencil. I heated it with my heat gun until the mixture bubbled.

 When it was dry I added green watercoloring and gold metallic rub.  I finished it off with cheesecloth, quilled roses, pearls and butterflies that I made using
CUTplorations Die called FLUTTER ZEN 2
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We would love to have you join us for the current mixed media challenge. Just create and link up non-card mixed media projects. The theme is always anything mixed media goes except a card and you must use at least one stencil (any brand)on yourproject. Linky closes at the end of the month.

Prizes: $15 gift certificate OR choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils to the winner
choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil to the top picks

Check out that challenge HERE.

Mustard Seed Faith Challenge- 4-16-17




This week at:
THE MUSTARD SEED FAITH CHALLENGE blog
The devotion and challenge this week are about asking God for Traveling Mercies and making a travel themed card.



 I used ARTplorations Stencil called JUST FLOW 

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 I used white acrylic paint and glue mixed with blue markers to make the waves. I heated them with my heat gun until the glue started to bubble. When dried. I went over the top with gold metallic rub. The metallic rub really brought out the texture. 
I used STAMPlorations Stamp set called : TRUE NORTH 
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I added some gold metallic rub on the compass. I added burlap, cheese cloth and a gold thread to add some textile texture. 
Some of my thoughts as I was making this card... 
I was thinking about the song "It is well with my soul"
It was written by:Horatio Spafford  
 
He had been a successful lawyer, but after the great Chicago fire, and the subsequent economic downturn, he was financially devastated. He was going to take his family and return to Europe. Last minute travel plans changed and his wife and 4 daughters sailed on without him. The ship that they were on wrecked and sank. His 4 daughters died. When he was sailing to join his wife, when he went over the spot where his daughters had died, he wrote the words to this song.

When peace like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to knowa
It is well, it is well, with my soul.


Refrain:
It is well, (it is well),
With my soul, (with my soul)
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.


My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live:
If Jordan above me shall roll,
No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life,
Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.


But Lord, 'tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait,
The sky, not the grave, is our goal;
Oh, trump of the angel! Oh, voice of the Lord!
Blessed hope, blessed rest of my soul.

And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
A song in the night, oh my soul! b

The phrase ..."thou has taught me to know" was changed to say..."thou has taught me to say" 
A slight change, but I really like how he originally put it better.
 TO KNOW IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL. 
NOT ... to THINK it is well, 
NOT... to HOPE it is well,
but to KNOW it is well.

I have been listening a lot lately to this song by Mercy Me that uses part of "It is well with my soul" along with some new words.
 

Horatio Spafford and his wife lost their 4 daughters and they also lost 2 sons. The church that they were with thought that the suffering that he and his wife were having was because of divine punishment. It makes me sad that they had extra sufferings on top of the trials that they had. A lot of people would have just given up. Such hard times. But I love their response. They formed a group that was called "THE OVERCOMERS"
I want to be known as an OVERCOMER.. One who KNOWS that it is well with my soul.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Week two of STAMPlorations Things with Wings



Tine for my second project. I decided to make a paper box and put a butterfly on top so that it looked like it just landed on the box.



I filled the box with black jelly beans. Black jelly beans happen to be a
candy that my friend Becky loves. I made this for her birthday.

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*Commenting and linking up is from April 5 to April 30, 11:55 p.m. Pacific
*Winners announced on May 10 in the April Challenges & Hops winners post
Prizes:
- (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $10 gift certificate to the store
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive Trendy Butterflies 2 + either Flutter Zen 1 or Flutter Zen 2 layering dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive Sweet Spring Wishes stamp set + Dragonfly layering dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive the Trendy Spring Blooms dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive the Sweet Spring Wishes phrase dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive a $20 gift certificate to the store.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

STAMPlorations Wings and Things week one

I love butterflies and birds so this blog hop is so  much fun. 
I made a paper paper ornament that had 8 sides. I added three little butteflies using

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quilled roses and cheesecloth. 
Here is a video to show you more how this ornament looks.

*Commenting and linking up is from April 5 to April 30, 11:55 p.m. Pacific
*Winners announced on May 10 in the April Challenges & Hops winners post
Prizes:
- (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $10 gift certificate to the store
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive Trendy Butterflies 2 + either Flutter Zen 1 or Flutter Zen 2 layering dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive Sweet Spring Wishes stamp set + Dragonfly layering dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive the Trendy Spring Blooms dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive the Sweet Spring Wishes phrase dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive a $20 gift certificate to the store.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017

April STAMPlorations mixed media challenge floral bubbles dance tag

I can hardly believe that we are already doing the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge for April
This year is just flying by. 
 
Come share your mixed media project with us. 
 The theme is always anything mixed media goes
 EXCEPT  A CARD and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project.
 Linky closes at the end of the month.
Prizes:
- $10 gift certificate to the winner voted by the Mixed Media team
- $5 gift certificate each to the 2 top picks
- If there are 25 or more entries: 1 random winner of any 2 standard size stencils

Making this tag was very fun and relaxing for me. I just started with what was on my desk and let it develop with a mind of its own. I had some cardboard that came from a drink carrier from Sonic. I cut it into a tag shape. I took a page from the
 STAMPlorations Coloring Book:
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I watercolored it with pink orange yellow and maroon.
I stamped it with 
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I then took ARTplorations Bubble Dance Stencil
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and I used a black sharpie marker to trace the bubbles of the stencil onto the tag. I added white acrylic paint to the bubbles. I also took a blue colored pencil and colored in the bubbles. I added gold thread, cheesecloth and floral lace. Then I added two flowers that I made using

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I finished it off with adding gold acrylic paint to the centers of the flowers and I shredded a satin ribbon to use the fibers on the top of the tag.