Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Mixed Media Place Challenge 16 and 7 Dots Challenge

This page is for the challenges at Mixed Media Place and 7 Dots Studio.  The Mixed Media Place - Exercise 16 - is New Beginnings.  The 7 Dots challenge is to make something with an industrial feel.

Layout Details:

Paper:  7 Dots Studio Cold Country
Mediums:  Finnabair Soft Matte Gel
Stencil:  Prima Harlequin
Inks:  Black and Blue Ranger Archival Inks
Finnabair Gold Mica Flakes; Blue Glass Beads and Rust Glass Beads
Finnabair Mechanicals and Numbers
Misc.:  Blue Metallic Thread; Misc. stamps
Prima: Say It In Crystals - Timeless Memories

Thanks for taking a peek!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

More Than Words Mini Challenge

More Than Words also has a mini challenge that started today and runs until January 31, 2016.  As you can see from the above graphic - you can make a small project - card, tag or an ATC and the word "be" needs to be used on the tag.  I've added a link to the blog under the graphic.  I chose to create a tag for the challenge.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Blue Fern Studios and More Than Words January 2016 Challenges

Hope this Sunday is awesome for everyone - it's cold, but sunny here instead of gloomy as it has been for the last several days.
This page is for two challenges.  One of the challenges required a selfie - which I don't normally do, but this particular selfie was taken this last Summer 2015.  A friend of mine was in town from Wyoming delivering a horse to a client - and my friend and I took some selfies at my house before we left to deliver the horse.  The horse was for a little girl with some physical disabilities and she was very shy - hence, I was there to settle her fears and help her become friends to her new horse.  It was a great day - I rode her horse and showed her how gentle her new friend was and put her on and walked her around on the horse.  We spent the day with the little girl and by the time we left - she and Angel (her best friend's new name) were doing quite well.  We went back the next day and worked with her again - she was doing amazingly well.  Someone would always have to ride along with her on another mount, but the little girl and Angel were perfect. One happy story from 2015.

You can see the links to the two challenges directly above and can jump over and check out the details for the challenge if you are interested.

Page Details:

Paper:  Blue Fern Studios Timeless Collection and Sanctuary Collection - from Timeless: Freedom and from Sanctuary: Birdsong and Melody
Chipboard:  Blue Fern Studio Shabby Bit Bricks
Flowers:  Prima Cartographer and Gallery Rose collections and from Petaloo - Burlap/Pearl picks
Mediums:  13 Arts Modeling Paste and Finnabair Soft Matte Gel
Stencil:  13 Arts Triangles
Glass Beads/Mica Flakes:  Prima/Finnabair Plum and Ruby Glass Beads and Gold Mica Flakes
Chipboard sentiments - (unknown as was a gift)
Prima Say It In Crystals from Timeless Memories

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Sneak Peek at C'est Magnifique February 2016 Kits and Add-Ons

A little peek at what's coming in the February C'est Magnifique Kits/Add-ons.

13 Arts Challenge 38 - Shine

The challenge at 13 Arts this month is Shine.  Use anything on your project that shines/glitters.

Page Details:

Paper:  13 Arts Secret Letters 12x12:  My Memories and Remember Me - (I just cut the wood slats on one page and pasted and then inverted a set as well).  Also used a few pages from the 6x6 pad.
Stencil:  13 Arts Words
Mediums:  13 Arts Ayeeda White Gesso; 13 Arts Ayeeda Texture Paste
Paints/Mists:  Ayeeda Splash Pink Glitter Paint; Ayeeda White Splash; Ayeeda Black Splash; Ayeeda Chalk Gray Mist; Ayeeda Dirty Pink Mist
Textures:  Ayeeda Silver/Burgundy Mica Flakes; Ayeeda White Tablecloth; Finnabair Ruby Glass Beads; 

Thanks for taking a peek!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Lindy's Stamp Gang January 2016 Challenge

The above double journal page is my entry to the January 2016 Lindy's Stamp Gang Challenge.

For the challenge I used Open Arms AmethystBodacious Blush and Mad Hatter Mist (from the Starburst line) and Treasure Island Aqua (from the Moon Shadow Mist line) and I also used Weeping Willow Green Gold Embossing Powder.  I used old pages from a hymn book, metallic thread, Clear Gesso, Texture Paste and a stencil and other embellies.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Thursday, January 14, 2016


Hello C'est Magnifique Friends.  Kathy Bradley here with you today and I am sharing my layouts and projects created using the most gorgeous C'est Magnifique January 2016 New Beginnings kits and add-ons.  Be sure to go back and check out the posts from the other amazingly talented ladies on the team - so much inspiration!

My first layout features the gorgeous Blue Fern Studios Autumn Anthology paper which comes in the Main Kit - the papers are beautiful!  I used elements from the Main Kit, Embellishment Add-On, Flower Add-On and Mixed Media Kit.

Personal Items from my stash were hot glue gun and Fabri Tac Adhesive.

Deonna (the owner of the C'est Magnifique Kits on-line shop) coordinates the Main Kit, as well as all the add-ons and the Mixed Media Kit beautifully with the paper and flowers!  

On my second layout, once again, I used elements from the Main Kit, Mixed Media, Kit, Embellishment Add-On and Flower Add-on.  It was so much fun to work with all the beautiful products in January's kit!

Personal Stash:  Hot Glue Gun and Fabri Tac Adhesive

I found this photo in the next layout as a free image on Google - and it's a pigeon - yep, a pigeon - not like any pigeons we have here in Illinois - but this little guy is gorgeous.  I knew that the photo would work perfectly with the papers and flowers.  Again, I combined elements from the Main Kit, Mixed Media Kit, Flower-Add-On and Embellishment Add-On.  There is so much product in the kits and add-ons that one could keep creating and creating!

Personal Stash: Hot glue gun and Fabri Tac adhesive

I made this next page for one of the monthly challenges over at the C'est Magnifique Kits Blog - the Mixed Media Challenge - and this month, Evelyn Walter (one of our very talented Designers)  is hosting the Stencil Bump challenge.  Evelyn has a video on the blog to explain the stencil bump technique.  So, click on the direct link above and jump over and check it out and then grab a stencil and join in (there is a prize for the winner). 

Personal Stash: Stencil; modeling paste mixed with brown pain; bottle tops
for the circles, hot glue gun and Fabri Tac adhesive

And, there is another challenge going on right now with another one of our awesome designers, Nadine Carlier.  Here is a link to Nadine's Use Your Scraps challenge.  For this month's challenge, Nadine has indicated that you can make a card, tag or ATC - using your scraps. So, grab some of those scraps that we all keep (we all do - thinking we will use them for something - well, something is here.  And, Nadine has an awesome video showing you how she made her gorgeous ATC from the scraps from this month's kit.

My ATCs for Nadine's challenge are below.  Why not join in and clear out some of your scraps - and, maybe, win a prize!

Personal stash hot glue gun and Fabri Tac adhesive

For my final project, I used the Prima heart canvas mini album that was in this month's kits and this is what I came up with.  The front cover, the back cover and then the pages in between.

Personal Stash: Hot glue gun

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!  I hope you found a bit of inspiration - and be sure and check out the C'est Magnifique blog for monthly challenges as well.

Monday, January 11, 2016


C'est Magnifique Use Your Scraps Challenge

Hello, C'est Magnifique friends!!  Welcome to C'est Magnifique Use You Scraps Challenge!
Nadine Carlier will be hosting this fun challenge!

This is a fun and easy challenge, and hopefully, you will all enjoy it, but best of all
it will help you use up those smaller scraps so that you aren't throwing them in a folder
and forgetting about them.

Hop on over to the C'est Magnifique Kits Blog and check out Nadine's challenge.  And, Nadine has a
video on the blog showing you how she put together her gorgeous ATC.

Isn't Nadine's ATC gorgeous?!  So get out your scraps and zip over to the 
C'est Magnifique Kits Blog.  Use this link for a quick ride over to the blog.

These are 4 ATCs I put together using up my scraps from January's gorgeous kit!!!

Thanks for stopping by!