Saturday, November 29, 2014

October Card Party

We've started doing this thing at Soul Sentiments that we call "Card Party." Basically it's a self-paced card workshop where we have all the stuff prepped for 5 cards and students just do the techniques (if any) and assemblage. So.Much.Fun. and they're super popular on top of that.  

These cards were made for the October Card Party using a couple of older lines that we had around and wanted to finish off. 

First, a bendy card.

 If you haven't made one, doing a little searching around for directions because it's super easy and the finished product is quite impressive (most of the students were a bit intimidated by it, even with the piece pre cut but were astounded at how easily it came together in the end).

And another using that music paper from Moxxie:

Then I used Teresa Collins Masquerade for a non-themed card and two Halloween Cards.

The "boo" was altered using embossing powders and the web was coated with Viva Decor Glitter Pen (in class we used their Glitter Paste because it could be scraped on and then heat set much more efficiently).

Easy cheesy card, the stamps were from Glitz Design.

And how do you like that? There was a lot of black and white papers left over from the pack so I altered them by painting on Art Anthology Velvet paints (these things are semi-transparent and were perfect for this!). You almost wouldn't believe that the paper is from the same line. 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Soar Canvas

Of all the canvases I've done in the past 6 months, this one is probably my favorite. I'd intended it to be a class but there were some ordering problems. Why can't distribution centers always keep what I want them to carry?! LOL

Layers and layers of delicious Art Anthology paints. And check out my little Mod Podge shapes! So cute. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

love bliss

Last week I did something that I promised myself I'd never do, I went back into lower-management at my store. I seriously love my job but didn't love that aspect of it which is why I stepped down in the first place. Given the time of year it was probably a crazy idea but I'm getting the swing of things again.  All this catching up I've been doing is kind of fun, a walk down memory lane without even opening my albums and my mental break from day to day expectations. ;) 

Like so many others I've posted in November, this layout's been hanging around the computer for a while too. I don't remember all the techniques I used but there is definitely some Viva Decor Stamp Paint and Modeling Creme. I think that the background colors were done with Faber-Castell gelatos.

But seriously, why wouldn't I scrap that adorable kid? I couldn't find it again in my computer but based on the shirt, he was probably about to be a big brother. What a doll. Ack! And that smirk.

Also used on this layout was: 
Studio Calico wood veneers
stash sequins
Heidi Swapp Words stencil
Stampendous stamp
Studio Calico chevron stencil
Pink Paislee Artisan mistable shapes

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Washi Cards

These ones have been sitting in my computer for a very long time! I made the second one for my dad's birthday in late July. I'd kind of forgotten about them and think I'm gonna have to do the top one again really soon! 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Fall Memories

Playing a bit of catch-up still. It's hard to imagine that we're nearing the end of November. I made this one this summer when I blog I was following on Facebook was chatting about starburst layouts. My goal simply to use up some scraps and do try out a burst that wasn't brightly colored. It got posted there but not over here. 

This layout it THICK and heavy. There are so many American Crafts Thickers on that right side that it's not surprising that either statement is true. 

The papers and stickers used on this are from Echo Park's Reflections line. 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Heart Canvas

If you are a Facebook friend, you may have already seen this project that I did a few months back. Just a tiny canvas and a bunch of Viva Decor pastes and creams, man, I love that stuff. 

I haven't had many classes at the scrapbook store sell out, but this one was popular enough that we offered it twice to full classes. It really speaks to my crafting heart, and it must have for the other ladies as well. Love it. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014


Okay, I know, I know. I sort of dropped off the face of the blogosphere for a bit there. But here I am and I'm going to start catching you up because while I may not have been posting, or commenting, or doing any online design team work or challenges I HAVE been creating. I'll slowly tell the story of my absence, but it's sort of boring and really you just want to see the inspiration so let's get started. 

The first three in my renewed commitment to my little blog are ones that I did using MME Market Street - Asbury Heights.

Those first two are pretty straight forward, this last one I also used a bit of Viva Decor gold modeling creme through a Heidi Swapp stencil to make that fun background. The glittered details are a Viva Decor glitter pen.

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