Monday, August 17, 2015

The Winner Is....


The winner from the Girls, Giggles, Glitter and Glue blog hop is Joddie Rae Samuelson!  Congratulations, Joddie!  Please contact me with your address and I will mail your prize this week. 

Thanks to everyone who stopped by during the hop and left a comment.  I have read them all and appreciate all of you taking the time to let me know you enjoyed what I shared.  It won't be long and we'll be hopping again, but until then please keep stopping by and seeing what I'm doing next.

Happy Creating Everyone!
~Peg

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Girls, Giggles, Glitter and Glue Blog Hop Day 3: A Little Mixed Media Fun



Welcome to the third and final day of the Girls, Giggles, Glitter and Glue Blog Hop.  I'm glad that you have come by again today.  Please be sure to follow Peg's Crafting Corner and leave a comment on each day's projects to be entered into the giveaway.  I will pick a winner on tomorrow and post it here so keep watching!

Today I'm sharing a project that was sitting on my desk the past few days.  Another hobby of mine is painting. I have done it on and off for many years and even belonged to a painting club several years ago.  Life got busy so I had to stop going, but the artist in me never did stop.  Recently, I began to paint again after not picking up a brush for 2 years.  You can see some of my other work in my blog posts if you look through. 

I was wanting to do something mixed media style this time instead of the basic acrylic work I normally do so I dug out one of my favorite stamps that I received in one of the Girls, Giggles, Glitter and Glue swaps and stamped her onto watercolor paper.  I, then, painted her using watercolor paints and added the background.  The clouds are from a white ink pad and were put on using a cosmetic wedge that I rounded with a pair of scissors. 

I was really happy with the way she turned out. This was just a fun project that I did in my free time to take care of my painting urge, but I just may end up framing her and putting her on display in my craft area.  Now, I need to find another project to start next.  You never know what I may do. 

 Thanks for stopping by and allowing me to share my work with you!  Be sure to keep coming back and seeing what I'm up to next.  You can, also, see what I'm creating for Create for Less, Mixed Media Arts and Cut Out + Keep by using the links on the right to go to their websites, as well.  Leave me a comment here or on one of them when you can.  I'd love to hear from you! 

Happy Creating Everyone!
~Peg
 
Here is a list of all of the blogs in case you have joined us in the middle of the hop or have gotten lost along the way:


 

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Girls. Giggles, Glitter and Glue Blog Hop Day 2


Welcome to the second day of the Girls, Giggles, Glitter and Glue Blog Hop.  I'm glad that you have come by again today.  Please be sure to follow Peg's Crafting Corner and leave a comment on each day's projects to be entered into the giveaway.  I will pick a winner on Monday. 

Yesterday I had shared with you my first necklace that I had created in quite a while and was telling you how it had started something new for me.  Today I'm going to share what the "new" is and where it will be taking me.  This is the second piece of jewelry I've made in the last few weeks.  It was a whole new attempt at jewelry making for me.  You are all the first to see it besides my family.  I was looking through a magazine and kept seeing some awesome multi-strand necklaces in the pictures and kept thinking it would be fun to do one.  At that time I wasn't sure just how to go about it, but kept picturing the idea in my head.  I knew I already had all of the beads and would only need to get the chain and the chandelier to complete it so on one of my journeys to the craft store one weekend I made sure to pick it up.  I began stringing each of the 5 strands that I would need and when I finished them I attached them to the chandelier.  I didn't like the way it looked!  I spent one Sunday afternoon unstringing each of the pieces and then spent the rest of the night restringing everything and this is how it turned out.  That week got really busy for me and I was unable to finish it up and it laid on my desk waiting to be finished.  Last Saturday when I was supposed to be doing other things I found myself drawn to this necklace and wanting to finish it so I did. 

Now that I have this piece finished I am moving onto the next and then the next and so on.  Now you may be wondering what I'm going to be doing with all of these pieces, right?  I've decided to spend as much time as I can creating them and then will be selling them at local craft fairs, vendor events and who knows maybe I'll even open on online shop.  What do you think?  Should I try my hand at selling online, too? 

I know one things for sure, I've been bitten by the jewelry making bug and I'm going to have to sell it or I will have to find a larger crafting space.  That's how the necklace from yesterday started a new adventure for me.  I hope you have enjoyed this piece today, too. 

Thanks for stopping by and allowing me to share my work with you! Be sure to stop by tomorrow and see my final project for the blog hop and don't forget to stop by on Monday to see if you are the winner of the prize I'm giving away. 
 
Happy Creating Everyone!
~Peg
 

 
Here is a list of all of the blogs in case you have joined us in the middle of the hop or have gotten lost along the way:

Stephanie Collins: http://mamascrapper69.blogspot.com/
Amanda Rhodes: http://salnclts76.blogspot.co...m/
Paula Driver: http://scrapyourworld1.blogspot.com/
Norma Gomez: http://normagomezart.blogspot.com/
Kyla Schrake: www.fwast.blogspot.com
Michele Quam: www.Chelmariescreativecorner.blogspot.com
Steff Munnings: www.EmbellishItAll.blogspot.com

 Peg Rounds: www.pegscraftingcorner.blogspot.com
 Stephanie Bargelski: http://stephaniebscreativedesigns.blogspot.com/

Friday, August 14, 2015

First Day of the Girls, Giggles, Glitter and Glue Blog Hop

 
Welcome to the Girls, Giggles, Glitter and Glue Blog Hop.  I am so glad you are hopping with us this weekend.  Please be sure to follow Peg's Crafting Corner and leave a comment on each day's projects to be entered into the giveaway.  I will pick a winner on Monday. 
 
I have been changing my crafting focus some the last several months.  I'm doing a few scrapbooking pages on occasion but am not focusing much on them.  I'm still doing a lot of cards.  You never know when you will need one of those and am doing a lot more mixed media projects.  I've stepped down from all of the design teams I've been on since 2007 and am only writing tutorials for Create for Less Think Crafts blog, Cut Out + Keep and Mixed Media Arts now.
 
Since I've been scaling back on what I've been creating it has given me more time to do some of the things I enjoy such as making jewelry.  I had taken an interest in it several years ago and made a few pieces for gifts over that time, but recently have found myself being called back to it.  I now find myself excited to finish for the night so I can sit down and work on a piece or start a new one.  Sometimes I'm working before I'm even done with things I should be doing! 
 
This is a piece that I finished for myself recently.  I tried my hand at several new techniques and practiced some old ones, too.  This one piece has now made my interest in jewelry making explode and has taken me on a whole new adventure, but to find out what that is you will have to join me here again tomorrow to hear that story. 
 
Thanks for stopping by and allowing me to share my work with you!  I will see you tomorrow!
 
Happy Creating Everyone!
~Peg
 

 
Here is a list of all of the blogs in case you have joined us in the middle of the hop or have gotten lost along the way:

Stephanie Collins: http://mamascrapper69.blogspot.com/
Amanda Rhodes: http://salnclts76.blogspot.co...m/
Paula Driver: http://scrapyourworld1.blogspot.com/
Norma Gomez: http://normagomezart.blogspot.com/
Kyla Schrake: www.fwast.blogspot.com
Michele Quam: www.Chelmariescreativecorner.blogspot.com
Steff Munnings: www.EmbellishItAll.blogspot.com

 Peg Rounds: www.pegscraftingcorner.blogspot.com
 Stephanie Bargelski: http://stephaniebscreativedesigns.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Technique Tuesday




Technique Tuesday

Yesterday was Technique Tuesday over on the Cut Out + Keep blog.  I was able to share one of my favorite stamping techniques with everyone so be sure to stop by and see what it is and try it on your projects, too!  Be sure to check out all of the awesome projects while you are there.  It's bursting with inspiration for everyone.