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Many Thanks

Hey everyone! I have a brand new #TexturalTuesdays card featuring GAUZE and the “Many Thanks” die set on the the CLASSroom blog today for Ellen Hutson today.

This card was so much fun to make and I love using products in ways that people don’t always expect. I’m a huge fan of using gauze in my mixed media projects, but I don’t think that card makers would expect to use them for their projects. This gauze comes in a ginormous pack from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® and is part of the Donna Salazar Mixed Media line for the company. I, personally, am a HUGE fan. ;)

Of course, I’m going to just share a little sneak peek of my project today, but I really really hope that you’ll check it out. It’s a great project and a quick tutorial today.

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The sentiment that I used is part of the Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies collection by Julie Ebersole and is called Many Thanks and it’s just so beautiful. I know I’ll be using it quite often. Dies like this are just so timeless. I don’t give out Thank You cards enough and should really start.

The entire project can be can be seen on the CLASSroom blog . All my #TexturalTuesdays posts can be seen there, every other Tuesday. :)

My Many Thanks for stopping by today and seeing what’s new. I hope you all have a great day! Below are the supplies that I used on the card in case you are interested:

 

Lisa Sig

Be Kind

I have a brand new #TexturalTuesdays project that I named “Be Kind” from the stencil I used on the CLASSroom blog today featuring ways to find your own texture around the house. This was a really fun little canvas for me to make and I hope that you will all enjoy it, too.

Finding new ways to create texture, especially from things that you just have lying around the house, is so much fun. Even if you’re just using it as a focal piece, as I did for two of my pieces on the canvas. But the fun part is that you can see from the pieces used (go to the BLOG ) how these items could be used in so many different ways.

Here is a sneak peek of the Be Kind canvas just to whet your appetite:

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I know you can’t tell much from this…it’s a TRUE sneak peek!! But, there’s actually a lot of texture right there. ;) Even just in the words “Be Kind”. I’m loving this sneaky thing. Hahha!!

In the supplies list you’ll be able to see what PRODUCTS I used but not the free stuff, so that won’t give it all away. I really do hope that you’ll check out the full post. It’s not too lengthy and I hope that you’ll find it useful. I know that if you’re a card-maker that enjoys making CAS cards that you may not be super interested in texture, but maybe you would want to use something you learn from the post for art journaling? And it’s really fun and not super messy…not too bad. :)

I hope that you all remember to Be Kind to yourselves first and foremost. It seems that we are all so busy trying to be nice to others we forget about ourselves. Be Kind to YOU. ♥

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

New Challenge – Photo Inspiration!

New Month – Photo Inspiration! with the ladies of the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog ! This month’s challenge is sure to inspire you…aaaand we have a fabulous sponsor, as usual. So, check out the details AND my project below.

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Isn’t this Photo Inspiration just amazing?!!! And just wait until you see what the Design Team has created. JAW DROPPING!!! I kid you not.

Our gracious sponsor this month is the ever so amazing Waffle Flower Crafts. I seriously love them. Amazing company and Nina (head honcho) is just a total gem. She is offering up a VERY generous gift certificate to our monthly winner. How awesome is that?

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Now…onto my project! I used the New Challenge – Photo Inspiration and I die cut (from glitter paper) a few oval shapes (no egg dies in this house!), then I created the background using some beautiful acrylic paints, shimmery sprays, and stamps from Waffle Flower Crafts. I used Gel Medium and applied a paper doily to one side. Then I die cut the word “Perfect” several times from black cardstock. I then stamped the word “together” using Versafine and heat emboss it using clear embossing powder.

The “eggs” and the word “together” were popped up using foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®. A little green lawn was also die cut and added to the bottom for a little additional fun.

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Isn’t it CUTE?!!? Do you get my pun? With the eggs and being “Perfect Together”?!! HAHHAHAH!! Oh, I “crack” myself up!! :D

I really hope that you’ll join us this month. It’s a great month to play along. Get yourself challenged and maybe win a little sumthin’-sumthin’.

Please follow these rules to be eligible for placements and prizes. Entries not following the rules of the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog will be deleted.

* You must use our challenge graphic in your challenge post.
* You must comment on at least 3 design team member’s blogs.
* Your post must link back to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge post.
* Add a link to your direct post, not your entire blog, a YouTube Video or a Pinterest Board
* You can combine with up to 4 other challenges.
* No Backlinking allowed! Any back-linked entries will be deleted.
* You can enter up to 5 times, create whatever you want, and HAVE FUN!

Pearly Canvas

Hi everyone! I’m back from CHA and I have a cool Pearly Canvas up on The CLASSroom blog today for #TexturalTuesdays. I’ve been enjoying the look of metal, buttons, gears, and doo-dads on canvases for quite some time, but I’ve just not known quite how to pull it all together.

While I was at CHA, I was fortunate enough to be able to watch the fabulous Finnabair in action and I got a few tips and tricks from how she creates her stunning pieces of art. After spending some time watching her, I at least felt that I had enough info to do a beginner’s canvas of my own. ;)

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I sincerely loved making my Pearly Love canvas (even though it’s on un-cradled hardboard). It was such a learning process for me and I love learning from MYSELF, don’t you? I’m really going to have to dig through all of my embellishments to see what I have to use that I can stick down and make pearly!!

To see the full tutorial and step-by-step photos of how I made this project, I urge you to go to The CLASSroom blog. Plus, there are so many beautiful micas on the market now to play with, too! I’ve been privileged to use some beautiful new pigment powders from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® that are just STUNNING!

I hope that you like this piece…I’ll be looking forward to your feedback! Have a tremendous Tuesday!

 

Let’s Cuddle

I have a new card on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog today, appropriately called “Let’s Cuddle” since I used a super cute sentiment of that name to make it. 

And did you know how hard it is to make a card when you don’t feel good? Well, let me raise my hand high in the air to tell you all about it. Wish I could have dreamed up a card and had it come to fruition instead. The sweet Die-Namics mittens and “Let’s Cuddle” stamp from My Favorite Things kind of saved the day. And, of course, along with all of my yummy adhesives from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® and the pretty patterned paper from My Mind’s Eye, the card didn’t take too long. (Even with frequent breaks.)

I hope you like how it turned out: 

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Cute, huh? And doesn’t the patterned paper remind you of a warm, fuzzy sweater?

Even though I tend to be more of a non-traditionalist when it comes to Christmas and color I think that this is fun, especially with the grey.

This card is easy enough to make that it could be mass produced…if you wanted to. I think for me I’d still have to go with funkier colors personally, but it sure is cute. And if you know someone who needs a cuddle or if YOU do? This card is perfect. :) Don’t forget to check out the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog for more info and details.

Lisa Sig

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