Mixed Media with December Daily, Part 6

YES!  I finally edged out a page with more mixed media.


Bo Bunny Christmas Carousel
Tim Holtz stamp (trees), Distress Inks Spun Sugar, Gathered Twigs and Pine Needles, Stamp/Stencil  Watercolor Butterfly Set
Sizzix Winter Deer Thinlet
Spellbinders Building Snowman
Golden Glass Bead Gel
Aleene's Glitter Snow

Cover the whole page with Gesso.
Using Tim Holtz's stencil add Glass Bead Gel and let dry.
Because it dries clear rub on Spun Sugar Distress Ink.

Add stamps.  The tree trunk of the stamp is shorter than shown.  I just stamped the trunk twice, hiding where they come together under the photo.

Adhere photo and snowman die cut.

Use a spatula to add the glitter snow.  Let dry.

Add deer.  I use a mixed media medium to adhere to the snow.

Fussy cut flower and bell from Bo Bunny.  Add corner and Washi tape. 

Merry Christmas
Little Story
Ali made Papa a Christmas Tree Cookie.  When she saw this page she asked for a copy of it.  "Sure."  "Mimi, next t…

Simple Techniques for Quick Pages, December Daily Part 5

I'm in the stretch with my pages.  These are more pages with simple techniques that you can use year 'round.  I haven't posted my pages in any particular order of date.
Bo Bunny Christmas Carousal paper collection, sticker border from Safari paper collection
Amercian Craft Thickers
Tim Holtz Oxide Ink Broken Glass, chit chat words
OI Star of David die cut
Prima flowers

I brushed a bit of Broken China Oxide Ink over the glittery title.

This was fun!  I have no idea where the metal flower came from.  I backed it with a translucent, plastic "paper."  Using Ranger's Glossy Accents laid down glue where I wanted to accent the flowers then poured in Martha Stewart's microbeads.  Dried and shook off access.  Some of the beads landed on the paper.   Accidental accents!

The scalloped border is from Bo Bunny's Safari.  It had a spotted leopard design.  I sanded it down a bit and added Mustard Seed Distress Ink.  Turned out cool.

Not December Som…

Children's Valentine Craft

First, a BIG shout out to Tami Spencer and Fashioned in Faith Studio & Coffee Barof Leesville, South Carolina.  On the outside, it looks like an amazing coffee shop, but on the inside it is a warm, inviting shop where you can drink coffee, visit with friends, and CREATE!  THE BIGGEST greatness of Fashioned in Faith Studio & Coffee Baris the art classes and events.  From scrapbooking events and classes to art journaling, to painting, Tami is amazingly talented.  If you want directions or an address email me at  (The Scrap Cafe' Facebook Group.)

FYI: this is not a sponsored post, it is an awesome place!

A couple of weeks ago my grands got to participate in Tami's first children's craft workshop.  What fun we had.  This project was created and taught by Tami.

Valentine's Wreath
Green floral foam ring
Paper Bag
Picks of fabric flowers
Hearts...they are foam with tiny beads on top...sure it must be from floral section
Foam, glittered he…

Technique Twists with December Daily Part 4

One bright, cheerful, celebratory.  Another golden angelic.  Two 8 x 8 pages to add to my December Daily Album and many more techniques that YOU can add to any layout.

Wish, Joy, Magic
The Nutcracker weekend is over.  Ms. Regina Willoughby, principal dancer for Columbia City Ballet and the girls dance teacher gathered together her students for a final photo on the stage and a moment of pride for Ms. Regina and all the children.

Bo Bunny Carousel paper collection
Tim Holtz Thinlets snowflakes, Holiday Flashcards, jingle bell brads, Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Prima flowers
Fiskars scalloped border punch

I saw a similar technique with the straws using twine...I decided to hook onto the idea but used washi tape instead adding Tim Holtz's jingle bell brads and flashcards.

I fussy cut the graphic from Bo Bunny's Carousel.  The "ribbon" and "candy cane" are one piece.  I added Tim Holt's chitchat. I love this color combo from Bo Bunny!

 Another hanging …

December Daily Keeps Rollin' On, Part 3

I believe my theme with these layouts is layering.  Many innovated and heartwarming themes.  Intrigued?  Let look.

Merry and Bright

Bo Bunny Christmas Carousel collection
Tim Holtz lamp post die, "Merry" "Bright, chitchat words, reindeer
Prima flower

Mention of a funny.  I found the metal tray in the photo at a thrift shop.  It caught my attention as unusual and familiar.  Later I was going through my saved Facebook posts and found a post from months ago where a crafter made a clock from this same try.  Familiar.  LOL
The ampersand is from an old pack of Making Memories letters.  But look at all those layers on an 8 x 8 page.  "It ain't easy."  LOL, I am using a lot of paper that was left after cutting my 12 x 12 to an 8 x 8.
Reindeers continue to pop up everywhere.  I added glitter to the flower and paint/Stickles to the holly leaves.
I used Core'dinations for the lamp post and sanded around the edges.

The trick with thin dies and glitter card…

Display Your Art and Photos with Canvas Press

Canvas Press asked me to try their services and tell you about what I think.  Canvas Press specializes in creating custom canvas prints for home and office.  I might add, you can definitely use Canvas Press products to display your work in your studio or at any conventions, events, and classes you might be involved with.

Disclaimer:  I was provided with a free product in return for my honest review.  All opinions expressed here are mine and is not influenced by the sponsoring company.

Ideas I thought about while doing this: Print photos from your life, your scrapbooking pages, your art, etc.  You get the drift.
--incredible presents (I love canvases, hint ... hint).
--Create wall collages photos of your art.
--Use a photo of a child or grandchild and add your favorite quote.
The list is endless.

My Canvas Press Canvas
Father and Daughter
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This is my daughter's art.  She is a professional photographer.  The photo is of my son and his daughter on the occasi…

December Daily, Part 2

More 8 x 8 layouts for my December Daily Albums to share with you.  As I progress I find myself stuck trying to add mixed media to my pages.  I did add some stamping, embellishment collage, and a some mixed media.

Christmas Parade

The Story
This is the first time Jim and I attended the Carolina Christmas parade.  Of course, what is a parade without a grandchild?

Bo Bunny Christmas Carousel collection
Tim Holtz Retro Christmas stamps and Thinlets, Chitchat Words, Distress Ink Vintage Photo

I am not in the habit of stamping and coloring my images.  I often tell the local scrapbook owner "I am not a stamper."  Secretly I really am.  It helps now that I have a collection of Copics.

Fussy Cutting continues to be the rage with scrapbookers and manufacturers know it.  They create beautiful paper with details to satisfy my "fussy cut" addiction.

This is my "little guy." (Not the husband but the reindeer!)  A sweet crafter gave me a bag of these foam …