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Be Your Own Hero

Hey there everyone! I have a brand new #TexturalTuesdays project up over at Ellen Hutson and the CLASSroom today with an Art Journal page called “Be Your Own Hero”. I’m kind of an art journal novice, but I really want to use it as a tool to get more in touch with myself, my thoughts, my stress…all of it. It won’t all be pretty. And those pages will be just for me. But this page? I’m sharing with you. And how I went about creating it. Mixed media should not be rocket science, my friends.

I’m sharing a sneak peek, as usual. I really want you to go to the CLASSroom and checkout my process. See if this is something that you would also do.  Maybe I’ll do a video next time, if you all think it would be helpful. But I want to take the frustration out of creating. I want YOU all to Be YOUR Own Hero. I’m trying to be mine. (I’m a work in progress.)

So, here’s a little peek:


It’s very important that you put your fear away. Fear will just hold you back. Create from your heart. No matter what it is. You don’t have to show anyone what you make when you art journal. I’ve been forgetting that. This process is solely for you and you alone. It can be as messy as you want it or as pretty as you want it. Write as much as you want or as little as you want.

But be you. It’s your thoughts. Your feelings. Your inner turmoil. Or complete happiness. Let it all come up. Allow the color to reflect how you feel.

Be you. And Be Your Own Hero. Save yourself.

The supplies I have listed below are affiliate links from Ellen that I used in my project.  All of the products were purchased by me with the exception of those with an asterisk.

Happy Easter – MIX63

I love it when my pal Tiffany from I Heart Art Blog asks if I’d like to create a card or project for one of her Mixability Challenges on Splitcoaststampers. I don’t even have to hesitate….YES!!! The challenges are so fun and so cool! They’re Mixed Media challenges and you don’t have to be an expert. In fact, it’s great for those who want to learn about Mixed Media. My other pal, Lydia, explains more about the challenges here:

This is a mixed media challenge, with the goal of teaching people how simple Mixed Media can be, and how you can get a range of looks with Mixed Media – Clean & Simple, Vintage, Modern, Abstract, Grunge and much more. 

A “medium” can be any of the following:

  • Pencils – wax, oil, watercolor, graphite/charcoal, chalk/pastel
  • Pastels – chalk, oil
  • Markers – watercolor, pigment, water-based, acrylic
  • Pens – ink, glitter
  • Pigments – Gelatos, watercolor crayons, metallic rubons
  • Paints – watercolor, acrylic, oil, poster, tempera
  • Inks – dye, chalk, distress, reinkers, pigment, hybrid
  • Powders – mica, pigment, chalk
  • Sprays & airbrushing
  • Dimensionals – embossing paste, gesso, fabric, found items, papers (collage, piecing) & ephemera, foils
  • Heated elements – encaustic wax, embossing

And a “mix” can be any two or more of these items or others.

Read more:

So, Tiffany’s challenge this week is Easter or Spring themed! And, I have tons or Spring colored stuff just oozing all over the place. But, I knew in the deepest part of my heart that I really wanted to make an Easter card. Not a bunny-foo-foo type of Easter card, either. One that celebrates the true meaning of Easter. So I combined the colors and florals of Spring with the wood and gold to represent the Church.  I hope as you look at the card you can see all the different elements that are there.


Believe it or not, this whole card started with the patterned paper from Prima called Free Spirit. It’s really beautiful paper and I just cut random sized strips and stuck them onto typing (copy) paper using Gel Medium. Once the Gel Medium is dry then I used the Stamper’s Big Brush Pens and Gelatos® to highlight and add contrast. I also used a stencil and Whipped Spackle to add a little interest. The cross is a Spellbinders Shapeabilities die cut created from adhesive back wood paper from ARC Crafts. The leaves are called Dancing Leaves and they were cut out of vellum and colored on the back side with a Stamper’s Big Brush Pen and then wiped with a baby wipe.

It was just a little bit labor intensive. Maybe not a mass production card. ;) But, I really love how it turned out and it’s nice and flat, so perfect for mailing to someone special. (I know my folks will LOVE it!! ♥)

Wishing you all wonderful and blessed Easter! From Millan.Net



Penny Black Dancing Leaves Creative Die (EH|SSS)


Prima Free Spirit 6 x 6 Paper Pack (EH|SSS)




Bazzill 40 LB Vellum 8.5″ x 11″, 25 sheets (SSS|EH)


Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gel Medium (SSS|EH)


Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Whipped Spackle (SSS|EH)


Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board (EH|SSS)


Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist Sunflower Sparkle (EH|SSS)


Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue (EH|SSS)


Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches (EH|SSS)




Small Teflon Bone Folder (EH|SSS)


Vagabond Cutting Machine by Tim Holtz (SSS|EH)


Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gesso (SSS|EH)


Faber-Castell PITT Artist Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Gift Set (EH|SSS)


Versamark Watermark Resist Ink Pad (SSS|EH)


Faber-Castell Gelatos 34 piece Gift Set (EH|SSS)


The Crafter’s Workshop Tiny Circles 6 x 6 Template (EH|SSS)


Boo Decor on the Design Memory Craft Blog

Hi everyone! I know it’s been just a little while since I’ve posted. Have had a couple of health issues going on. Yuck!! But I have a really fun project over at the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog to share with you today and I really hope that you’ll check it out.

It’s a little door hanger that I made using a 4″ x 6″ piece of MDF (medium density fiberboard) that I basically treated just like a canvas. EXCEPT that I punched two holes at the top using my Crop-A-Dile Big Bite and looped some ribbon through it so that it could be hung from a door. I pretty much love how it turned out. Here’s a little sneak peek:




SO. MUCH. FUN! And, I think I may be addicted to rub-ons.  One of the most fun things to use ever.  Seriously!!

I hope you have a chance to check it out. And when I get back from this trip to the doc I really, really, REALLY hope to get better about posting. And I also plan to update my For Sale page with more stuff. So thank you so much to those of you who have been checking it out. *mwah*

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft/May Arts Blog Hop



“Each day this week, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and May Arts will post a new project on our blogs. Make sure you hop to both blogs and the Facebook pages for more chances to win and more inspiration!

Leave a comment on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft blog and on the May Arts blog for a chance to win $50 in product from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and May Arts! For another chance to win, leave a comment on the Faber-Castell Memory Craft Facebook page and the May Arts Facebook page!

This blog hop will end at 12am EST on September 28th. Winners will be announced on the companies’ blogs on September 30th.”

Today is MY day on the Blog Hop and I’m thrilled to be sharing my project using all the fabulous May Arts ribbons and fibers. Okay, a PEEK at my project. Because you know you’re going to have to check out the post over at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft to see the whole thing, right? :) Sorry to be such a tease. Ummm, not really. LOL!!! It’s worth it since you can win such COOL stuff! And, as always, this is open to international folks, too. So, please join in and leave comments.

So here’s my little peek. I loved the choices of ribbon that I received and instantly knew what I was going to create.




I’ll pick a random commenter to win a little somethin’-somethin’ on MY blog, too (maybe a little gift certificate to a stampy store? hmmm?). Woooohoo!

So, in order to be eligible you’ll have to tell me:

1. What sentiment stamp(s) set I used (I used two just to be fair), and comment back HERE on my blog AND
2. You have to be a bog follower (so, please tell me HOW you follow my blog or start to follow).

Got it? And international followers are always welcome.  Comments will close on the 28th, and I’ll announce my winner the next day. :)


Lisa Si





Stamping and Paper Crafter Crayons™

**UPDATE!! My post will go live for the below card on the Design Memory Craft Blog on Saturday, September 21. Thanks for your patience. MWAH!!!  xo **

Happy Monday, my friends. :)

It’s time for my first post (second term) on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft blog today and I’m so thrilled to share with you a really fun card I made using my Paper Crafter Crayons™ and doing a little ‘ol stamping. This couldn’t be easier so I really hope that you’ll give it a try.

Check out my step-by-step tutorial over on the blog HERE and see how fun this is.  The fabulous stamps are from Technique Tuesday and designed by the oh-so-fabulous Teri Anderson.

I’ll whet your appetite with a little sneaky-peek:



Oooooh….ahhhhh! All those Fall colors just make me swoon. :)

Hope you all enjoy the start of your week and enjoy this new card from me.  I’ll be back again super soon!

Lisa Si


Faber-Castell NEUTRAL Paper Crafter Crayons (EH|SSS)





BasicGrey PERSIMMON 6 x 6 Cardstock Paper Pack (SSS|EH)


Technique Tuesday Clear Stamps FLY AWAY Teri Anderson (EH|SSS)


Hero Arts Neutral Mixed Accents (EH|SSS)


Faber-Castell PITT Artist Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Gift Set (EH|SSS)


Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches (EH|SSS)


We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper (SSS|EH)


Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder, Gold (SSS|EH)


Tombow Adhesive Craft Stamp DOT PATTERN Runner (SSS|EH)


EK Success Honey Bee Non Stick Scissors (EH|SSS)


Versamark Watermark Resist Ink Pad (EH|SSS)


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