Thursday, February 6, 2014

Winner

So I am in the process of packing boxes, getting ready for a move and I come across my prize that I need to mail out.  So...



Barbara, please shoot me an email to pamelacy@msn.com with your address and I will get this mailed out to you!  Congratulations.  And once again, thank you to everyone who has supported me over the years!!


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Sketch 242 :)

Hi all!  I have no idea where this month has gone.  I was thinking it was the beginning of the month...but it is already the 10th!  I just can't believe that.  Here I am moping around because time doesn't go fast enough (I am anxiously awaiting something that is happening in late Spring/early Summer 2014) and I am too busy moping to see how fast time is going by.

Well how about another sketch?

I actually made it for Ruby Rock-It and you can find it and also play along with it for them here.  But I've added the other versions of the sketch and I am posting it for the challenge here too.  :)



If you are new to my sketches, here's how it works:

I essentially create three versions of one sketch each time. There will be one 12x12 scrapbook sketch, one double page sketch (12x24), and one card sketch (A4). This makes it easier for all types of crafters to participate. :)

Of course, there will be prizes.



Here it is:

Sketch 242a - 12x12 layout

Sketch 242b - 2 page layout

Sketch 242c - Card (A4)
And now for the prize up for grabs...

I will be back soon with this!  ;)


This contains:
*  

THE RULES:
*  Your project must be newly made for this challenge, and then linked below.
*  You can use the sketches for any type of project, not just scrapbook pages or cards.
*  Please post which sketch you used with your project.
*  Feel free to combine with other challenges.  :)
*  You can enter as many times as you like.  

AND FOR BONUS ENTRIES:
*  Check out my sketchbook here.  Pick a favorite sketch and use it for an additional project.  You can do this as many times as you'd like.  These must be newly made for this challenge too.  

THE DEADLINE IS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31ST. 

I hope you play along!!  :)


And I actually made a card based on the sketch too.  So here is an example for you:



My card uses product from Ruby Rock-It.  

Thanks for stopping in!  
I'll be back soon to announce a winner for the last challenge.  :)  

Have a fabulous day!!!  






Link up here for the challenge!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Rockin' It With Ruby Rock It and Art Impressions

Hello Ruby Rock-it Fans!  Welcome to our blog hop!  We are having fun celebrating all things Fall and Halloween! Come and enjoy the hop with us, as all the Ruby Rock-It designers have been creating their hearts out, with the Kinda Krafty paperz and Bella! Family range and embellishments!  You should have come from Linda's blog.  If you are just stopping in, you can start the hop here.  


We are giving away this awesome prize to one of our fans, so be sure to follow along and leave comments along the way to be eligible to win!



MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE A COMMENT ON EACH DESIGNER’S BLOG AND THEN ON THE RUBY ROCK-IT BLOG ONCE YOU’RE DONE HOPPING ALONG RUBY ROCK-IT  TRAIL!

Today I am sharing a card with you.  It uses pieces from the fabulous Kinda Krafty and Bella! Family collections from Ruby Rock-It and the awesome Witch Wanda stamp set from Art Impressions.  

Ok...now you get to hop to the amazing Alicia Barry!  :)
RUBY ROCK-IT BLOG HOP RULES-LEAVE A COMMENT ON EACH DESIGNER’S BLOG AND THEN ON THE RUBY ROCK-IT'S BLOG TO BE ENTERED TO WIN THE Ruby Rock-it  PRIZE PACK. COMMENTS MUST BE POSTED BY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11TH AT 11:59PM PST TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE RANDOM DRAWING.  WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER ON OUR RUBY ROCK-IT BLOG THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 14TH 
Thanks for stopping in today!  
Have a fabulous day!  


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Evolution Of An Art Journal Spread

Hi everyone! Today I am going to share a bit of my process and a few techniques with you.

Really...I'm just going to show you how my brain works when I am creating. So when I pull out my art journal, I always cover my pages with some gesso to create a rough blank canvas.



The book I am using is from Fancy Pants Designs and it has a photo sleeve in between these two pages...in case you were wondering, and that second page in my spread actually has a folder. 

 My next step was to add some patterned paper to my pages. I pulled out the fun School Days collection from Ruby Rock-It for this part. 



 Because these serve as my background, and I like my backgrounds more subtle, I covered my papers with gesso.



 Next, I pulled out some fun treats from our swap partners at Ruby Rock-It. I used a die blank from Spellbinders (the Birds One set) and some Mayan Gold velvet dimensional paint from Art Anthology. I used the die blank as a stencil and painted around it: 



 Leaving it like this: 



 Then on the second page in the spread, I hand cut petals out of patterned paper from School Days and adhered to my page to make flowers. 



 I painted around my petals and hand wrote the word blessed: 



 I decided I wanted to tone down the black a bit, so I added stitching around the flower petals and painted more gesso over the word blessed. 



 I was much happier with that look. :) 

 Then I went back to my first page. I decided to make the third bird in that row stand out, so I used my Birds One dies and cut a bird from patterned paper and added it on top of the third bird. I added paint around the edges and wrote the words "stand out" underneath it. 



 One of my favorite things to add to my pages are ink rings. So I took some Watermelon Colorations Color Spray from Art Anthology and sprayed some ink onto a small plastic tray. I then took a random lid and dipped it into my ink to create my rings: 





 I actually think I went a tad overboard on the rings. I usually like to add 3 to a page or 5 to a spread. I did more. :) So here's the second page with the rings and I also tucked some school photos from the boys into the pocket. 



 And then I also created some 4x6 cards to slide in the photo sleeves in between the two pages. So here's what it looks like: 



 Well there you have it. :) 

 Thanks for stopping in today!!!



Wednesday, September 11, 2013

I Got The Message Loud And Clear

Haha...ok guys, I get it!  You'd like to see my sketches return.

Well, let's do it with a bang then.



If you are new to my sketches, here's how it works:

I essentially create three versions of one sketch each time. There will be one 12x12 scrapbook sketch, one double page sketch (12x24), and one card sketch (A4). This makes it easier for all types of crafters to participate. :)

Of course, there will be prizes.


So for today's sketches:

Sketch 240a - 12x12 layout

Sketch 240b - 2 page layout
Sketch 240c - Card (A4)


Oh wait....let's throw in another new sketch too!  Why not?  :)

Sketch 241a - 12x12 layout

Sketch 241b - 2 page layout
Sketch 241c - Card (A4)


And now for the HUGE prize up for grabs...


This contains:
*  85 sheets of patterned paper from Fancy Pants Designs (YEP I SAID 85!)
*  29 packages of various embellishing goodies from Fancy Pants Designs (you can click on the photo to enlarge it and try to see what this includes).  

Awesome, right?  :)

THE RULES:
*  Your project must be newly made for this challenge, and then linked below.
*  You can use the sketches for any type of project, not just scrapbook pages or cards.
*  Please post which sketch you used with your project.
*  Feel free to combine with other challenges.  :)
*  You can enter as many times as you like.  

AND FOR BONUS ENTRIES:
*  Check out my sketchbook here.  Pick a favorite sketch and use it for an additional project.  You can do this as many times as you'd like.  These must be newly made for this challenge too.  

THE DEADLINE IS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH (my birthday!).  

I hope you play along!!  :)



Have a fabulous day!!!  






Link up here for the challenge!


Saturday, September 7, 2013

Ruby Rock-It Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  I'm back as part of a blog hop today!  :)  If you are just stopping in, why not join in and start the hop here?  If you came from Linda Kretz, then you are in the right place.

This month, we are featuring our fun, bright, and adorable for this time of year range:  Bella! Boutique School Days!  And after you hop along, make sure you find out the details on how you can have a chance to win this amazing PRIZE pack!



Leave comments at each blog in the hop to enter to win an awesome Ruby Rock-it prize pack

Here's what I created for today's hop:


I love to use my stickers as masks.  I often do this with paint or spray ink or even a sponge in ink.  But this time I put my ink pad directly on top of my stickers.  Gives it more of a dramatic, messy graphic look.  This is what I am talking about:

I laid out my stickers:


Then I applied my ink directly from pad to paper:


Then I removed the stickers.

Here are some close up's of my layout:



Did you see how I stitched circles around the numbers for the year?  I thought that was fun.  :)


MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE A COMMENT ON EACH DESIGNER’S BLOG AND THEN ON THE RUBY ROCK-IT BLOG ONCE YOU’RE DONE HOPPING ALONG RUBY ROCK-IT  TRAIL!

RUBY ROCK-IT BLOG HOP RULES-LEAVE A COMMENT ON EACH DESIGNER’S BLOG AND THEN ON THE RUBY ROCK-IT'S BLOG TO BE ENTERED TO WIN THE Ruby Rock-it  PRIZE PACK. COMMENTS MUST BE POSTED BY TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH AT 11:59PM PST TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE RANDOM DRAWING.  WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER ON OUR RUBY ROCK-IT BLOG ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH!



Ok, now your next stop on the hop is the fabulous Pattie Beltran!

Thanks for stopping in!
Have a wonderful day!!!


Friday, September 6, 2013

Sad Days (And More Catch Up)

Wow.  The scrapbooking world has sure changed a lot in the past few years.  I've seen many manufacturers quit, many stores close and many magazines cease to print...but somehow I thought Creating Keepsakes would somehow make it through this.  But alas...I was wrong.

In case you missed it, you can find the announcement here.  Paper Crafts too is ceasing to print publications.  But there is slightly good news if you like digital magazines, because the two (Creating Keepsakes and Paper Crafts) will combine into a smaller monthly DIGITAL ONLY magazine.  I'm not into digital magazines and I am very sadden by this news.  Creating Keepsakes has always had a special place in my heart.  It was the first magazine I was published in.  And I will miss it.  But this industry has just changed so much.  As a designer too...it just seems impossible to make money in this industry anymore.  Oh well.

I'm in this weird place where I seem to be moving backwards while the rest of the world moves forward.  I long for simpler times (less time in front of a screen and more time outdoors).  I honestly could just throw out my computer, get rid of my phone, and cancel the cable.  I haven't...mostly for my family, but man...I am starting to just hate technology.  And the rest of the world continues on in a more and more technical savvy way.  And the scrapbooking and paper crafting world is moving on as the world is.  And I just may stay behind.  :)  I'm not really part of the online communities anymore anyways.  All I have is my blog and a couple galleries (which I am even worse at updating then my blog!)  So I am disappointed with the direction this industry is taking...I guess is my point.  I've kind of rambled.  :)

What do you guys think?  Better for the environment = better for the industry?  Or are you saddened by this kind of stuff as I am?

Anyways....

I do have a few more things to catch the blog up with.

First up, in case you missed it, I had a layout and card on the Fancy Pants Designs blog...here are some sneaks:



You can find the post and the projects here.

And then I also posted the second chapter to Worshipping With All Your He{art} here.  I do hope you check it out and let me know what you think.  :)

Here are some projects I did and featured in this post...


To read more about the canvases above go to the article here.  

Ok...well I will be back soon.

Have a fabulous day!!!