Saturday, December 31, 2011

Last post of 2011!!!

Hi guys, just wanted to do a last post before 2011 is over! I have a 2012 calendar to share with you. I used a Maya Road Acrylic calendar with chipboard pages, A Maya Road kraft calendar for the months, and Graphic 45 "Magic of Oz" paper. I also used gesso, some stamping and lots of glimmer mist and inking to give it a more artsy feel.

And some of the backsides of the pages:

And if you want to see it "in person", I did make a video about it:

Monday, December 26, 2011

A Scrapmatts Christmas :)

Ok, I know Christmas is over, but I have a couple cards I wanted to share where I used the Scrapmatts laser-cut chipboard holly leaves and "Merry Christmas" sentiment. I also used Gorjuss stamps on both, and paper pieced the girls' dresses from the pp. To color the girls and do shading on the clothing, I used Copic markers.

On the first one, I used Graphic 45 "Magic of Oz" paper:

On the second one, I used Kaisercraft paper:

Thanks for taking a look, Happy Holidays everyone!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Paper Lovelies January kit!!

The Paper Lovelies January kit is's Webster's Pages "Winter Fairy Tales" - you get the entire kit (including the bling, bloomers, and canvas tickets that come with it), as well as a pack of the feather flowers and pins...all for only $15! So if you're interested, make sure you grab one while you can, they sell out super fast.

I made two layouts with the kit, and here's my first one. It's DS and I and I just love this pic....I played around with the colors and adjusted them a bit to make it a little more moody and emotional. I also used a couple cameos, as well as one of the feather flowers.

Th second LO is DD on her birthday this summer. I love how the pink feather flower highlights the candles and the light.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Cards, and cards, and... more cards!

Hi guys, I have a whole bunch of My Little Shoebox cards to share with you! For all of them, I used the Audrey collection. A lot of the flowers are Prima, and a lot are from

Saturday, December 17, 2011

There's No Place Like Home

I really went all out in making this a very mixed-media altered piece. The base is a sheet of "Punky Playground" from Punky Sprouts - it's a sheet of corrugated cardboard. I peeled off the top layer to expose the corrugated cardboard in some of the places for even more depth and dimension. The wonderful thing about using it as a base is that it can take a lot of abuse (aka various mediums). It holds up really well for mixed-media projects. I used Graphic 45 "Magic of Oz" paper and it's called "There's No Place Like Home". The round printer's tray in the middle, all the laser-cut swirls and butterflies, and the large sprocket gear, as well as the bell are all by Scrapmatts. Gorgeousness, right?

There are a ton of textures on it, and I used silk and tulle to add more texture and dimension, and covered them with gesso and paint, and other coloring mediums. I also used molding paste and my Prima "brick wall" mask to make the brick background. I hope you guys like it!

And here's a little video, about some of the stuff I did:

Friday, December 16, 2011

HUGE news!!!!!

I'm so excited - I'm joining the Imaginisce DT. This is so amazing since I love their stuff - they have the cutest paper lines with tons of coordinating stamps and embellies, as well as awesome tools. I only found out Wednesday night, so this is still so new for me :) You can read the announcement on the Imaginisce BLOG.

And here is the new 2012 Imaginisce team:
Abby Laubenstein (Illinois, US)
Adora Concepcion (Washington, US)
Cari Locken, DT Co-ordinator (British Columbia, Canada)
Diana Fisher (New York, US)
Guiseppa Gubler (Utah, US)
Heather Leopard (Texas, US)
Ilene Tell (Delaware, US) <------------------That's me!!! :)
Mary Ann Jenkins (California, US)
Shelley McDaniel (Texas, US)
Tiffany Hood (Utah, US)
Rebecca Keppel (Arizona, US)
Rosangela Philippsen (Curitiba, Brazil)
Regina Mangum (California, US)
Rhonda Van Ginkel (Minnesota, US)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Calendar Printer's Tray

I decided to use a 7 Gypsies Printer's Tray to make a Calendar as a New Year's gift for my father - I used the Donna Salazar "Antiquities" paper again, as well as a Maya Road 2012 Kraft Calendar and Scrapmatts laser cut chipboard dragonflies and reindeer. I used mini movers and shapers dies by Tim Holtz to cut out the metal gears and car - I just used a sheet of aluminum by Making Memories. I think these are fun and easy and make great gifts for the holidays!

If you guys want to see more about this, check out my video: