Happy 5th Anniversary

Today I celebrate five years of marriage to my soul mate and best friend.  Warren this ones for you lover….

The traditional gift at five years is wood so I have created a photo album celebrating out five years together using this wood frame available at Hobby Lobby.  The idea came to me when I saw a similar one posted on Prima Marketing site.  This album has five pages for photos and journalling – that is one page for each year of marriage.



Prima Marketing – Julie Nutting Mindy meets Lizzy


Pictures of my Son, his family and my parents, and two pictures of my darling grand daughter.  These pictures are a little old but I am finally getting around to finishing her album and I am gathering photos from everywhere.  For this page I am using Mindy to represent Lizzy as she is today to what she was when the photos were taken.  Lizzy is maturing into a beautiful young women from an amazing young girl.

Mixed Media – Prima Marketing – Bloom Collection – Gardenia

Todays creation started with cardboard, an image of Gardenia and pink tissue paper.

I gesso’d the cardboard, modgepodge the tissue paper then I added the snow flakes and let everything dry.  Once dry, I spritzed everything with Dylusion Spray – Crushed Grape and London Blue.  Now keep in mind the tissue paper was pink so I now have very intense colours.

I then coloured with copics Gardenia and fussy cut her.  The dress on her is created with stickles and gelato to give the pink blue hue.  The Snowflakes are cut out with my punches and silhouette, the flowers are Prima Marketing, the letters are cut out using the Silhouette Cameo as well, the flourish at the bottom made with pears is hand formed using pearl strands I had hanging around.

Once I had everything layed out and glued down I added some extra touches, I outlined the snowflakes to give them depth, I added pearls and more stickles to some of the snowflakes, the letters are highlighted with smooch.  My only problem now is to find a way to flatten the board without loosing the depth and to learn to take a decent picture.

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Mixed Media – Faber Castell – Gelatos

I created todays mixed media using Faber Castell gelatos on a piece of cardboard that was prepared first with gesso, then stamped with Tim Holtz Stamp nature stamp set on the back ground and a second piece of cardboard.  I then randomly cut one piece of dressed cardboard into different sizes, layered them then I adorned the mat and pieces with Prima Marketing flowers, recollections flowers, flowers by Dea and curly’s by Dea.

I love how the colours blend and the way the blues and greens pop on this piece.

My inspiration came from a tutorial I found on you tube for Gelatos

Thanks for stopping by and looking – Updated November 11, 2014


Christmas Angel Ornament – Julie Nutting

I created this ornament for a swap posted on Facebook “Julie Nutting Stamps Christmas Ornament Tag Swap”  The rules were simple use a Julie Nutting doll stamp.  Creativity was at your liberty.

So this is what I came up with,

The ornament is cut using a Spellbinders die with Bazill cardstock and Stampin up yardstick.  The edge of the ornaments are enhanced with Inka Gold Metellic Rub – Gold.

I then stamped, scanned, resized and cut with my Silhouette Cameo the Merry Nice doll stamp and the wings by Prima Marketing – Julie Nutting.

The Girl is coloured with Copics, the hat is adorned with Jo-Ann Essentials chunky glitter and a mini pompom I purchased from walmart.

The wings were coloured with Tim Holtz Distress Stain – Tea Stain then enhanced with smooched spray in Gold and expresso.

The pointsettia is from Tim Holtz bigz die collections – Tattered Pointsettia, I cut the flowers out with my big shot, then scanned them, resized them and cut them with the Silhouette Cameo.  They were coloured using smooches sprays and the yellow centres are called Mini Prills from USARTCentral

Finally the finishing touches, the leaves were punched using a Martha Stewart leaf punch and glitter tape that I found at the dollar store.  The edge of the ornament is enhanced with Tim Holtz Distress Glitter Antique Linen, the bells are from the dollar store, the ribbon is made using Close To My Heart Organza ribbon  and the wire beading is made by me.

I really hope you enjoyed seeing my newest creation.

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