November 14, 2017

The Blue Daisy - A Love Story

I've always loved the paper doll stamps from Character Constructions. I started this project back in March during a Spring Break road trip. It was great to have pages of my stamped "Blue Daisy" characters and design and trim them along the way. I knew I wanted to use them in a story of sorts. My life took a sudden turn and I had to take a break from my "me time" art, but I am slowly picking up the pieces and creating again. So here, FINALLY, is my little book, created with the newest stamps from Character Constructions called Blue Daisy

It's the story of a beautiful little town where the outdoors are loved be it rain or shine. 

There are gorgeous meadows of flowers and butterflies, and beautiful old homes built with the stones of the land.

This is Abigail. She is a seamstress and designs all of her own clothes using vintage fabrics. 
Blue Daisy No. 3 - Boots and Basket

A gal could stare out her window for hours, just enjoying all of the beauty in sight. 

That's Blue Daisy, the sweetest horse ever and loved by all. Even the baby lambs and other animals love to visit her. 

Everyone is welcome here.

A little rain doesn't stop anyone in this town from enjoying the gifts of the great outdoors. 

Blue Daisy No. 5 - Girl with Hat
Blue Daisy No. 4 - Skirt

That's the newest member of the community. Her name is Sophia and she just purchased the old McAnderson farm. It came with a beautiful Victorian home that she just adores. 

Blue Daisy No. 2 - Outfit, Hat, Boots

Now this pup might look small, but don't be fooled. He can jump high and bites like a snappin turtle. He won't let go until the next full moon and will do anything to protect his Mama.

Sophia's new property backs right up to The Page Seed Co. Everyone in town relies on the Pages for the best seeds from here to five counties over. 

This is the young Sydney Page. He just took over for his Pa and is so happy that he opened up shop today.

Whatever he sees, he looks mesmerized!

Can you say, Love at first sight? It's true. It does happen. 

I hope you enjoyed my little story. Be sure to check out Character Constructions for so many amazing paper doll art stamps and more. My first love was the Queen of Tarts collection. Wow! Several of the stamps have a Custom Dies as well. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Now go get your "me time" back and get lost in creating a story!


November 8, 2017

Manly Plaid Ornaments

Wow! Can you believe the Christmas countdown is on? I can't either! I'm in big trouble this year and waaaaaaay behind. But at least I have some new ornaments for my tree. This month over at Alpha Stamps, there is an Ornament Frame Set Kit with all sorts of wonderful goodies. 

Below you can see everything that comes in the kit, including this Ornament Frame Set that is round, but also has a layer with a scalloped edge. 

Below is my favorite ornament out of the three that I created. It's cozy and makes me think of my childhood. The center is actually a little shaker thanks to the included Clear Plastic Round Dome. It is full of Multi-color Star Sequins, also included in the kit. 

I used all three layers on my ornament, but you could actually make two or even three ornaments out of this one set. 

Creating a hanger was simple and to make it extra sturdy, I attached the third layer of the ornament to the back to really hold the pieces in place. 

If you enjoyed making the round ornament, there are two other ornaments available to create. Below is the Bauble Ornament. 

I can never get enough of these Red Holly Berry Stems. Below you can see how I gave them an extra "twist" of pizzazz.

I used seam binding in a different way to add a thick layer. I used this same method on the round ornament. A tad of glue, accordion fold the seam binding, and hold with a clothes pin while it dries. I can't do any projects without clothes pins, fyi.  

My third ornament was this precious star with plenty of room to add lots of embellishments. The Christmas tree lights will look great when they reflect off of these Flat Back Clear Iridescent Snowflakes.

You may have notice my "Manly Plaid" papers. They are from the 8x8 Tim Holtz Christmas Paper Stash. I fell in love with them as soon as I saw them and really wanted to create ornaments that seemed more "husband friendly" as well as not so "over the top" which I usually like to do. 

I always like to have the back of my project looking nice as well, even if just some decorative papers. And with three cats and three dogs, who knows which way those ornaments will be hanging on our tree. 

Oddly, even though we JUST celebrated Halloween, which I am nuts about, I find that I have caught a tad of the Christmas Spirit while doing this project. How bout you? Did I pass some on along to you? 

Thanks for stopping by!

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October 18, 2017

Little Ghouls ATC Swap with Alpha Stamps

Time for a fun Halloween ATC Swap with Alpha Stamps! Personally, I wish it were Halloween all year long so I could keep making spooky art work.

Every time I catch a glance of one of these Halloween Darlings or Little Demons I giggle and snort because they just look too perfect and their expressions are to "die" for!

These fun ATC Cards are great because they come as a set with both the ATC Card and a shaped overlay. I used three different designs.

So even though my cards look complicated, they were super easy to make with these fancy overlays. I can't wait to see the ATCs I receive from other artists. I already know they will be spook-tacular, creepy-ative and fright-abulous! 

Below you will find a complete list of supplies that I used from Alpha Stamps. Thanks so much for visiting!


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