Saturday, June 30, 2012

July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring July's SOTM, which is Live Out Loud, a set of 8 stamps. I am loving this has awesome sayings that work for cards, scrapbook pages and art journals.

If you have come here from Erin Schulte's Blog, you are on the right path! If this is your first stop, you may want to go back to Helen's Blog and start from the beginning! This month we have close to 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go.....
Here's what I made:

I used the retired Board Book to make this mini album:

I used the following products:

Dotty for You Paper Pack (sorry this was May's special, but I just love this paper)
Z2195  Lagoon Stamp Pad
Z2197 Pear Stamp Pad
Z2196 Smoothie Stamp Pad
Z2110 Buttercup Stamp Pad
Z1710 Paradise Paper Flowers
Z1488 Honey Mini-Medley Collection
Z1466 Bling Assortment
1512 Bonding Memories Glue
It was so easy and fun to make, now all I have to do is add the pictures.

I also made a couple cards:

Now hop on over to Vicki Price's Blog to see her amazing artwork:)

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

More Color Lovin'

Here's Color Love 101 Lesson 8...sprays and this one!!!  I love using sprays and get all inky and you are always surprised with the outcome:)

 The left side is with stencils and the right is with things found around the house.  Below are my "found things".
This is a piece of bristol paper with found things...
 and this is the bristol paper with stencils.

 This is the watercolor paper I used as my spray mat...I added some stancil spraying to the middle.
 I cannot wait to see what will will do with these...this class is so stinkin FUN!!

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Color Love Lesson 7

Here's my Color Love 101, Lesson 7, Peerless Watercolor. 

 We were learning how the colors react together with this lesson.  Reminded me of a rainbow.  

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Happy Mail...

is going going gone!!!!  Here's a picture of my postcards all ready to go in the mailbox....bye bye happy mail:)

Postcards Done!

I have finished my postcards for the The International Mixed Media Postcard Swap Version 2.0 and will be mailing them today.  Here are my final 3 cards.. I hope everyone likes them!  I have so much fun creating them.

 Here's a postcard I received from Capri Grimes...isn't is the cutest little VW Bug:)

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Oops forgot a's my final card...


Friday, June 22, 2012

Color Love 101 Lesson 6

I am loving this is so much fun.  Lesson 6  we used our color map we made in Lesson 5 to do 4 "color stories"  You had to use the 6 colors in the strip.  I am not the best sketcher but it was fun...we had to do 1 flower picture, 1 night scene, a landscape and an underwater scene.  So here is what I did...

 Notice my map strips.....I had to use only those colors!

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More Color Lovin

Here's Lesson 5 "Inktensity"...from my Color Love 101 class. I do not have Derwent Inktensity pencils so I used my Close to My Heart Watercolor pencils.

 This reminds me of Joseph's coat of many colors.

Below is my finished Alphabet Sample I started at the retreat in California. All framed and ready to go on my wall:)

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

I LOVE Bright Colors!!!!

I admit it I am a bright color lover...none of those pale pastels for me...I want it bright and vivid!!!  Here's Lesson 4 from my Color Love 101 Class.

 These lessons have taken me to my HAPPY place...I realize am a bright color addict and just love playing with bright beautiful colors!!!  Thank you Joanne Sharpe for bringing on the color:)  You are making my world a happy place!

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Friday, June 15, 2012

More Color Love 101

Oh my gosh this class is so fun...I feel like a kid!!!  Here's my next lessons 3 & 4:

It's so freeing to just much FUN:)  You really should join us or at least check out Joanne Sharpe's Color Love 101 You will be glad you will have so much fun creating with this group of amazing "color lovelies" as our amazing Color Queen Joanne calls us:)

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Color Love 101

I am taking Joanne Sharpe's Color Love 101 What a fun class and a great group of colorful women!!  Here's my cover page:

I am in a very happy colorful place.....I just love bright colors...can you tell?  ;)

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Monday, June 11, 2012

International Mixed Media Postcard Swap Version 2.0

I signed up to be part of the International Mixed Media Postcard Swap Version 2.0.  
I have been working on my is what I have so far:

 I have recevied 2 postcards already....

 This one is from Pat Lawson..isn't the it!!!
 This one is from Nancy the is so cheery and makes me happy!

I cannot believe they have there's done and out already...amazing:) 
I only have 7 more to go and I have 4 in the process.  I will post pictures of them when  finish.  This is such a fun swap!!!   

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I've been busy...

Creating....I was a shut in this weekend....oh joy pure joy to spend the weekend creating.  Here is some of the things I was working on;
These are from the Letter Love 101 Class:

Lettering takes practice, but I am having so much fun trying to find my style.  i have 2 journals, one for practice and one for real..I find that my practice journal turns out better than the real one..probably because I am trying not to mess up!

 Here's my finished letter sampler from the class I took in CA.  I am going to mount it on a board and hang in it in my space.
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