Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Roundup and Recap - September 2014



Hello October! How did that happen? ACK! Before we get this month underway, I believe it's time for a little August R and R. Or, Roundup and Recap as it were...





Welcome to the end-of-month newsletter style post, here at The Mailbox.

This is the time and place where I will share what has caught my eye around the web, things I am loving, what I hope to try soon, and more...

Let's jump right in, shall we?

I spent the first half of this month working away on my contributor content for May Flaum's new class... Supplies on Hand: Making the Most of Your Crafty Stash. I created 15 videos and 19 projects and they really are some of my most favorite layouts! 

But, you won't get to see them unless you sign up. Class start TODAY, October 1st and it's not to late to join. I want to see you there, so be sure to sign up!

In case you missed it, here is a little sneaky peek video I worked up... (can't view the embedded file? here is the direct link: http://youtu.be/nc261DZp49g)

I also had the pleasure of guesting at Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's blog. I worked up a fun little video tutorial on turning a stencil into an embellishment.
I also recently finished up my mini book for the 30 Days of Me Class at Studio Calico and will be sharing the rest of that very soon.
I have seriously enjoyed putting this little thing together!

And last, but not least... The Etsy Shop has had a couple of fun new additions...
Like some fun prize banners...

An embellished journal...

And....a new set of Printable Layering Papers. Whoot!


Need more info about those printables? Take a look here.

I stumbled across the blog of one Nellie Wortman recently and her work seriously blows me away...
Fabric. Texture. Mini Book. Color. Amazingness!!!

  • A couple of guesting gigs are coming my way, so be on the lookout! And, be sure to keep up with me on Instagram where I will be sneaking lots of goodies soon...
  • Another installment of my "Trying on a Trend" video series will be up soon too!

As always, thanks for stopping by and reading my ramblings. Have a great weekend!

Monday, September 29, 2014

A Doily Stamped Embellishment Finishes Things Off...

Hello, hello! It's Monday and that means we have a new challenge waiting for you at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. 



This month has been full of stamping goodness and finishing off a project with a stamp is just the thing, and the perfect way to end our STAMPtember celebration!

I was inspired to craft up some simple layered embellishments and finish them off with some gold embossed stamping...
One of them even found its way onto a layout...
...all about the ring I inherited from my Great Grandmother!
As you can see, I kept the color palette soft and monotone to keep the focus on my photo and embellishment. And, I just love the way the patterned paper and stamping goes along with the style of this ring!

So... now it's your turn! Head to your craft space and try some finishing touch stamping of your own!

Don't forget to link-up with us! Every week a random winner is chosen to win a $50 spending spree from SimonSaysStamp.com.



How awesome is that?


Here is my supply list :)


Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Bit of Guesting with a Process Video...

Hi Hi! I am thrilled to be guesting over at Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's Blog today!
I'm sharing a process video of fun technique on turning a stencil into an embellishment...

I hope you will pop on over and take a look

Monday, September 22, 2014

Have You Ever Wondered?

How I choose to buy what supplies?
(BTW....special discount offer at the end of this post!)

Why I don't have an electronic die cutting machine?

Why I am loving so much white lately?

How I decide what adhesive to use?

How I store my scraps?
What I do when a page is not going as planned?

And more...

Well... I promise to chatter away about all of these topics and more during the 15 videos that I did as part of the new class with May Flaum... 

Supplies on Hand: Making the Most of Your Crafty Stash.

I had more fun working on the 19+ projects that I created for this class. And believe me when I say that this class is going to be jam packed with amazingness from fabulous contributors!

Take a look at this little promo video I worked up for more info...



Are you signed up? I hope so! If not... 

I have a special offer for you!!!

$5 off...
http://craftwithmay.com/coupon/5forsupply/ 
Use this link, discount comes off automatically
(Good only on supply class, September 20th through October 9th, 2014. Not combinable with other offers, valid on new purchases only.)

Already signed up for supply class? 
Take $3 off the class of your choice – any class- with this link that is valid through 10/31: http://craftwithmay.com/coupon/3off

Hope to see you there!!!

Stenciling On Some Embellishments...

Hello, hello! It's Monday and that means we have a new challenge waiting for you at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog


Whether you stick with STAMPtember stamping or mix it up and pull out a stencil – this week we want to see how you stamp or stencil your way into crafty fun this week!

A super fun way to make the most of a stencil is to use Modeling Paste to create custom embellishments. For this week, I chose to do just that!

Using one of my favorite new Simon Says Stamp Exclusive stencils (links to supplies below), I created the flowers for the cover of my journal...

The technique for this is super easy! Simply apply Modeling Paste through your chosen stencil and let dry. Once it is all dry, cut out your shapes....
 Then, simply decorate as you please. I chose to color mine with watercolors and gelatos...
I adhered them to my canvas boards with a liberal coating of matte medium, and voila...the perfect little embellies for my journal...
A nice little place to jot things down!
So... now it's your turn!

Go get your craft on and link-up with us! Every week a random winner is chosen to win a $50 spending spree from SimonSaysStamp.com.



How awesome is that?


Here is my supply list :)

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