Saturday, January 20, 2018

Etsy Shop Grand Opening!

I so excited to announce that I finally opened up an Etsy shop! I have been saying I was going to do it for quite a while now and with the help of my daughter and daughter-in-law, we finally did it!

The shop name is "ThreeSonsandAStar".

If you're looking for unique mixed media cards and/or paper bag albums, go check out my shop. I love the way the products look and I hope others will too.
Click on over to Etsy to see my fabulous creations!

2018 is going to be my most creative year yet, I just know it!

Friday, January 19, 2018

TGIF; Thankful Friday #27; Quick Quotes Introduction

TGIF; Thankful Friday - This week I'm thankful for my planner. It's great to have one place to look for past events, planning new ones, and just as a memory jogger. I know calendars have been out there since the beginning of time, but the whole planner craze sure has made it fun.

Today is also my introduction to the Quick Quotes Design Team on their Blog Click on over there to read all about me - as if you didn't know me already - HA HA!

I had my daughter take a new bio photo since my last one was over five years old. She only took the one photo and we both were happy with it. Which is funny since I can't take a good picture to save my life.

My first project post will be later this month since I just received my box of goodies.  So excited!

I hope you become a regular at the Quick Quotes blog. Honestly, I just started following & they have incredible projects and we already know they have great products!

Be sure to leave a comment on what you are thankful for this week. I'd love to read all about it!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Bible Journaling; Nehemiah 13:31

More bible journaling. I just did simple stamping on the bottom corner of the page with some CTMH ink and my newest Bloom Art Stamps. An afterthought, I should have used clear gesso first since the ink bled through, but that’s ok. I also added some washi tape and outline the portion of the verse that I like, “Remember me with favor, O God”.

Isn't that what we all want? I know I slip and God shakes his head every time, but I'm so thankful that he continues to give me second chances. 

Punched out a tag from some scrap paper and that’s it. Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

WOYWW #450

It's been awhile since I've posted on the Stamping Ground website for WOYWW. If you don't know what WOYWW is, read all about it HERE. Basically you link up to show off what's on your workdesk AND it's Wednesday.

Here's my desk today:

To the left is one of my junk journals. I had some paint on my hands so I smudged it on there - the journal just happened to be on my desk. To the right are some watercolor paper pads that I need to find a place for. I have been busy taking photos for the opening of my Etsy store and have not been creating for a few days. These things just happen to be on my desk.

I plan on working with those heart stamps tonight for a DT card in February.

I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday season!

Be sure to click on over to Stamping Ground site to link your own work desk or take a peek into ours.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Junk Journal Post #3

Remember that black skull in the junk journal I showed the other day? See below:
Well, I worked on it some more to make it a sugar skull and here's the final page:
Close up:
The white pen drawings were made using a white gel pen & a white Sharpie paint marker. The flowers are an older Stampin' Up stamp. The words are from Tim Holtz sticker quotes. I love this quote book! The quotes are awesome. I used some black Tattered Angels glitter mist and splattered a little here and there. Oh, and the base page was the backside of a postcard - I watercolor painted it in purple.

The skull is a die cut used in baby shower decorations for my Goddaughter. I know what you're shower!?! They had a "Rock 'n Roll" themed shower in teals & black. I guess skulls mean Rock 'n Roll. LOL You might recall the diaper cake I made for the centerpiece. Check it out HERE.

I also did this on the back of the postcard. The woman is original to it, but I mixed media'd on and around her.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Using My Stash & The Gelli Plate

Whew! I'm on a roll! I'm sure like many of you, I have too much good stuff! I tried to get rid of things, but it's hard when you love it all. I mean isn't that the reason I bought the stuff in the first place? So instead of giving stuff away or (God forbid) tossing. I grabbed my package of K & Company embellishments and added layers onto a gelli print base. Once I found layers that were pleasing to (my) the eye, I adhered and added some quotes using the Tim Holtz small talk pad. Have I told you how much I LOVE those quotes? Well I do.

I love how many of the die cuts have gold highlights. All four below and close ups of each:

Don't they have a updated vintage look? that an oxymoron? LOL

Anyhow I love how they look and will be adding them to my "For Sale" card rack.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

More Gelli Plate Fun & FSJ

I was on a roll with the gelli plate so I made a couple more cards.

They both started with a gelli plate background. I used the Vintage Sound stamp set from Fun Stampers Journey and some embellishments I have in my stash.

I knew I wanted to use these images, but was having a hard time actually liking the way they turned out. The guitar I loved right away - that was an easy one, but the box of vinyl records and record player were haunting me. I mean, I love the images, but the way I had colored them was not pretty. Basically brown with more brown. So, I restamped the images on white cardstock and decided to keep them just like that. Since I added gold accents to the card, that's when I went back and colored some random spots on the images. Now, I like it!

You can see on the guitar card that I added some ink marks to emulate a starburst. I basically took the ink pad and kept one side on the page and tapped & swept it along the card. I love how that turned out - very rockish, right?!

Added embellishments are:
Washi tape
Gold & Silver Color Splash (FSJ)
Twine (FSJ)
Sentiments are from my stash

Reminder: gelli prints were made using FSJ Blue Lagoon, Cool Pool and Pineapple Smoothie. 
The bottom two prints were used in these cards. I added watered down paint by squishing it to the card base to the bottom left print.

If you are interested in ordering Fun Stampers Journey (FSJ) products, click on over to the website store and add me as your coach.