Tuesday, January 26, 2016

StencilGirl and Inchie Arts A Great Combination!

Welcome to the StencilGirl and Inchie Arts Blog Hop! If you came from the StencilGirl Talk blog you are on the right track. If not, look at the end of this post to find the list.
StencilGirl and Inchie Arts are the perfect combination! I just loved working with the products from Inchie Arts.

How about starting a doodle?? 
Trace your stencil onto your Art Square as a start and then embellish to your hearts content!
Here I used three of my designs from StencilGirl: 

I have so many uses for these! I could put them in my journals, on the cover of a journal, make a handmade card and use as an embellishment....I could go on and on!

How about embellishing a pre-made journal cover with a faux tile effect??

I used my Butterfly stencil from StencilGirl along with the 
1" squares from Inchie Arts
A little look at my process is above.

How about making my own journal and using the ATC size Art Squares as my covers with a coptic stitch?? FUN! 
I made my covers with the same process as above using the Doodle It Layered Circles and Squares and Doodle It Geometric Landscape Stencils from StencilGirl.

Of course I do have a perfect stencil to go along with products from Inchie Arts! 
Doodle It Inchie

I'm saving that to show you another day!
A big thank you to StencilGirl and Inchie Arts!
Loved playing along!

Stencils Used: Doodle It Bigger,  Doodle It Geometric Landscape, Butterfly, Stitch a Doily, Doodle It Layered Circles and Squares, and Teardrop Doily

Make sure before you leave to go to Gwen's Blog make sure you leave a comment for the GIVEAWAY.

One lucky winner will receive a 
$25 StencilGirl Products Gift Certificate and
1 package each of White 4", 3", ATC (2.5" X 3.5") and Swatch (2" X 4") size Art Squares!
All comments left on the hop list participants’ posts will be entered. 
One comment per blog. 
Comments close on January 30th @ 11:59PMCentral.
Winner will be announced on 
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 on January 31st.

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

EVERY day......

Just a reminder.....each and EVERY day is important! 
Document them!
A few more background starts to my daily journal.
This one below is the start to my book for 2016. A reminder that all 365 days are important!
I'm using the 6" x 6" calendar stencil from Carolyn Dube for StencilGirl.

Here is a start to a the very beginnings to a week.
I used more stencils by Carolyn. Uplifting Words and Wall of Words.

One more week??
This time with a stencil from Carolyn-Linked and Uplifting Words, Seth Apter-Unfinished and June Pfaff Daley-Southwest Road Trip. I LOVE LOVE June's state stamps. I document all trips in our family with one of the states where we travel to.

I'll keep posting them as they come...
Make sure you stop back on Tuesday!
I'll be playing with StencilGirl and Inchie Arts!

one last one with the calendar :)

Monday, January 18, 2016

Quick Art Journal Backgrounds with StencilGirl Stencils

Happy New Year!
Yes, I know I'm a little late.....
A slow start and now I think I'm finding my way to 2016.
I started my 2016 DLP. My third year and I still love the original format so it is continuing. 
Here I'm playing with some stencils from Gwen Lafleur which you can find HERE.
After I finished my first spread I went to take a photo and it occurred to me that this is something I do often but never show. What I put in this journal is usually not deep thoughts but it is personal so I rarely post unless it is before I start writing and embellishing.

I thought I'd give you a peek at some of the photos I snapped last year along the way. Yes, I have a stencil addiction, most know that already. Yes, I really use them on a almost daily basis. Yes, I will continue to use them. Yes, StencilGirl is my brand of choice. 

I will link each of the stencils...many different StencilGirl artists. 

Web, Celtic Celebration

Faith Cross, Pilgrimage to India

Maltese, Text and Texture

Connected Eyes, Bicycle Borders 

Tall Birds, Connected EyesMB Makes Marks Marker

Broken Circles, Swirly Floral

Doodle It Dream Landscape, Doodle It Geometric Landscape

Web, Stitch a Doily

Butterfly, Ribbons and Circles

Garden Swirl, Square Dance

Mod Ovals and Circles, Greek Key, Squared On

Maybe someday I'll do a video flip through of my book. Then you will see all the other stencils that I used to embellish my weeks. I think this project is the PERFECT mix of documenting my life and art all rolled up in one package!!! It also satisfies the scrapbooker in me :) 

I wish you a healthy and joyful 2016!!!
Thanks for stopping by!!!
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Friday, October 30, 2015

Stencils and Journaling Blocks

Head on over to StencilGirl Talk today.....I'm talking stencils and Journaling Blocks!!!

Thursday, October 8, 2015


plus the release of NEW Ai Spinners!!! 

I am thrilled to be playing with products from Art Impressions again! If you arrived from Kirsi Kamppikoski's blog you are on the right track. If not and you are just visiting today you can find the complete Blog Hop order below.

I was sent (THANK YOU!!! Ai) the 4676 - Pumpkin Spinner
4695 - Pumpkin Spinner Dies  to work with. 

I haven't done much papercrafting in the last 2 years and truly miss it! I thought it might be fun to add in a little mixed media to my project today so I could bring two of my loves together--past and present!

For the base of my card I used a piece of Bazzill Orange Peel Texture (my FAVORITE cardstock) in the Mardi Gras color along with 2 sheets of deli paper that I Gelli printed with  two StencilGirl stencils. Doodle It Tornado Bloom and Connected Eyes.

The base of my card was extremely easy! I wanted to keep it simple because this project is all about the Spinner!
I cut my cardstock to A2 size (4.25" x 5.5") and layered with a piece of my Gelli Print (4" x 5.25"). In an effort to use up my scrapbooking stash I used a felt sentiment that I have had for literally YEARS! Some gold pen work and called it done!

Let's move onto that 4676 - Pumpkin Spinner and coordinating
4695 - Pumpkin Spinner Dies
I used a cut n' boss to cut out my stamped images, but any die cutting system will do!
Oh these dies!!!!! Where were you when I was designing for Ai???!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!! The above photo in orange shows you my actual images but underneath I wanted to give you a little step-out of my process so I did it on plain white paper.
  1. Lay stamps on acrylic block and position them by placing the die (cut side up) over the stamps. This way the stamped images will be in perfect position to cut. Stamp images.
  2. Now lay die (cut side down) over the stamped images. Perfect fit! I used a bit of washi tape to hold in position. Run through die cut machine. With the cut n' boss system I used a sandwich of A, image/die A and B. Machines will vary.
  3. As you can see PERFECT cut! How easy is that!

Now that I had my perfect pumpkins, I used a variety of markers and pens to color them in.

Being that I used deli paper (that is very thin and see through) for my Gelli prints I wanted to reinforce these. I cut out another pumpkin from the Bazzill cardstock and sandwiched it in between. Before I did, I used some Scor Tape adhesive and heavy orange thread to make my spinner.

Time to assemble my spinner. I used another (4" x 5.25") piece of the purple Gelli Print for the inside base of my card.

  1. Cut two pieces of purple cardstock each 5.5" x 1". Score both (from right hand side) at .5", 1", 4.5" and 5". Fold at score lines.
  2. Place adhesive ONLY on the first scored section on each end. See visual below.
    Adhere thread to strips of cardstock as seen in photo above. I reinforced the string with another little piece of Gelli print glued over.
  3. Adhere strip to card base as seen in photo above.
  4. See, it lays flat!
  5. and then POPS UP! when the card is opened. 
A few notes: I did go on to embellish my strips on the inside of the card with leftover scraps from the pumpkin gelli print. The sentiment (included in the stamp set) was stamped on the gelli print. Before you close the card, twist the pumpkin on the thread around and around until tight. Then when the recipient opens it will SPIN around and around!!!

What a FUN card to make! Thanks Ai for always having innovative ideas! If you would like to see a sampling of just a few of the other cards I made for Ai in the past you can see them HERE.
There are so, so many more somewhere out there :) 

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Head on over to Marie-Pierre Capistran's blog and see what she made!!!
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