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MIX127: Red, White & Blue


Hello Blogosphere!

This week I’m hosting the Mix-Ability Challenge over on & today’s challenge, MIX127, is about all things Red, White & Blue in honor of Independence Day tomorrow! I had so much fun getting messy with these little wooden spool firecrackers!


View the Video Tutorial below to see how I’ve incorporated melted beeswax (which smells heavenly, BTW) and Gel Medium!

So, what do you think? Ready to melt some beeswax? Or at least create something Red, White & Blue?? I sure hope so! Make sure to upload your creations using keyword MIX127 on!

Happy Fourth,



ir-RESIST-ible Trim!


Happy Monday Blogosphere!

There’s a May Arts & Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog Hop going on this week & I hope you’ll check it out! I have a QUICK technique video featuring May Arts 1″ Solid Wrinkled Ribbon and the NEW Texture Gems Ice Liner!

Stop by the blog & make sure to leave some love & then visit The May Arts Blog! :)


Thanks for stopping by,



Lawn Fawn Fall/Winter 2014 Release Week!

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Hello Blogosphere! I’m in Chicago for the Scrapbook Expo! Woo-hoo!

It’s release week over on the Lawn Fawn Blog! There’s a huge giveaway, so don’t miss it HERE! Today, I have an altered assemblage clock featuring Spooktacular & Spooktacular Lawn Cuts Dies!


I’ve also used Chevron Backdrops, Forest Border Die, Louie’s ABCs Lawn Cuts Alphabet Dies, Halloween Twine, and the Let’s Polka & Woodgrain Notecards.

Hope you like it!



Hazel & Ruby!


Good Morning Blogosphere!

I have a very exciting project to share with you today on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog! I’ve been bit by the Hazel & Ruby bug & hope you enjoy my step-by-step photo tutorial HERE!

My husband has taken up woodwork as a hobby, so I had him put together this large palette sign for me! In addition to Hazel & Ruby, I’ve used some of my favorite Design Memory Craft products: Glaze, Gel Medium, Gesso, Gelatos, & Gelatos Double-Scoop!

Enjoy :)



Composi Mold & Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft


Hello Blogosphere! Happy Monday!

Sorry about all the posts today, but I have SO much awesomeness to share with you today!

Today, the Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Design Team has teamed up with the folks from Composi Mold! This was my first time creating a mold of ANY kind!

I used my last flower embellishment from Prima (below, green) to create my mold & then used Whipped Spackle in the mold to create my own replicas! Here are some steps to create your own Mini Banner using the NEW Mixed Media with Gelatos® Kit!

Photo Tutorial:


1. Mix Glaze with Gelatos®, paint over Whipped Spackle flowers, allow to dry. Adhere flower to finished project with Gel Medium. The green flower was used to create the mold!

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2. Use remaining Glaze/Gelatos® mixture to cover the Acetate. Allow to Dry & then add Glass Bead Gel through a stencil. Allow to dry (my pictures show the product partially dry-the glass bead gel dries clear).


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3. Prime the grey board with Gesso, dry, and then color with Gelatos blended with a wet brush. Stamp background with Stamper’s Big Brush Pens & then adhere torn tissue paper with Gel Medium. Allow to dry.


4. The wood board is SO much fun! Simply add remaining Whipped Spackle through a stencil & allow to dry!

So what do you think?! Does that look like something you’d like to try!!!? Once I figured out how to make my embellishments with the Composi Mold, it was FUN! I won’t mention how many times I messed up……I lost count!

Happy Monday,



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