Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Playing With Paper Pulp

I've been making handmade paper again and I love it!  I'm so excited to share this project with you so please be sure to join me over on the Arnold Grummer's Papermaking blog this Saturday.  I'd love to know you stopped by so be sure to leave me a comment there so I know that you did.  Here is a little sneak peak of the paper pulps I created for this project.  Don't you just love the rich colors?  I hope you are having some fun today and this weekend and will be creating your own awesome projects, too. 
Happy Creating Everyone!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A Very Special Invitation

Cut Out + Keep
Last year I was honored to be able to do some creative work for the awesome website Cut Out + Keep.  You can see the projects that I shared here.   Last month, I was again honored to be able to review the release of  Cut Out + Keep Around the USA in 50 Craft Projects.  It's an awesome book filled with many ideas.  You can see my review here.  

Now, I would love for all of you to join me over on the Cut Out + Keep website and if you'd like to follow me there be sure to join the site.  That way you can see what I'm up to when it's posted.  Now you must be wondering what I will be doing there and why would I like you to join me.  I am very happy and excited to say that I have been asked to share techniques on the blog for Cut Out + Keep's Technique Tuesday, but that's only half of the fun.  I will, also, be doing product reviews of many awesome products.  These will be rolling features so be sure to keep an eye out so you don't miss them.  You will also find many other great ideas and fun there from others so be sure to check them out, too. 

Let the fun begin for all of us!  Hope to see you soon!

Happy Creating Everyone!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Join Me Saturday

Have you tried making paper?  Does it fascinate you?  Come on over to the Arnold Grummer blog to see what I've been up to this time with handmade paper.  While you are there be sure to grab the coupon code to use on the Arnold Grummer website.  It's a great way to start your own papermaking hobby or should I say addiction.  See you on Saturday everyone!
Happy Creating!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Celebrating National Craft Month with Cut Out + Keep's New Book

Welcome to March!  It's time to celebrate National Craft Month and I thought there was no better way to kick off the month than to share with you this awesome new book by Cat Morley & Tom Waddington.  This is not just another ordinary craft book, though.  It's filled with awesome projects from all around the United States. 
A year ago, last month I had the honor of being a Guest Designer for the Cut Out + Keep website so when I found out that I would be able to review this book I was ecstatic.  I knew before I had even received it that the book was going to be fantastic.  It turned out to be that and more.
It not only has craft ideas that are focused on each region and state, it has recipes, facts about the states and more. Do you like to sew?  Is your favorite craft knitting?  Like Origami?  Need a recipe for UFO Cake Pops or what about Pie Shakes (they look so delicious)!  This book has them all and more!  The projects are fun and easy for everyone to create. 
Ready to own your own copy of this great book?  Head on over to Amazon (Cut Out + Keep on Amazon ) and order yours today and start celebrating National Craft Month with this new book. 
Here's some more fun.  I have chosen several projects from the book that I plan on creating and sharing over the next several weeks so keep coming back to check out and see what I've done next.  Won't you join me in the fun?  Order you copy and let's create together.

Happy National Craft Month and Happy Creating Everyone!

Friday, February 27, 2015

ATC Swapping

I recently participated in an ATC swap with some friends.  The theme was Botanical Collage which I took in a different direction.  The layers of the collage came from using some Pan Pastels for the backgrounds and then had the layering of the stamps added to it.  For yet another layer on 2 of the ATC's, I used stamps that created their own layers by being stamped twice to add the details.  For the third one, I added an extra layer by using a glitter pen to color in part of the bee and the flower centers.  These were a fun project to do and it was a fun swap to be in.  I love how these turned out so much that I think I will be making more very soon to add to the series. 

If you have time to create this weekend have some fun and create your own series of ATC's and then be sure to find a swap to participate in.  If you can't find an already existing one get some friends together and start one of your own.  Who doesn't love receiving some beautiful pieces of art? 

Happy Creating Everyone!