Friday, March 27, 2015

Mix Ur Media - March Release

I hope you are enjoying these as much I am!  This month's kit will be sure to intrigue you just as much as the previous one seem to have.  This month your kit is loaded with textures you will sure to love as additions and tools for your next scrapbook, art journal or mixed media project! Whether you choose canvas, tissue, fabric, mesh, homemade paper, vellum or one of the other seven elements - I am sure your project will be amazing.

The kits will be sold for $10.00 each (not including shipping or tax).  The 'Buy Now' button will provide the shipping options available to you and include the updated price of shipping.  Tax will be added once you proceed through the PayPal cart.  Be sure to scroll down to the end - there are loads of creative inspiration included in this post!

I know I had a lot of fun with it and still have a few items left and I have completed six pages in my art journal.  Here are a few samples of pages I have done...Over the next week or so, you can see more posts that will show each page in more detail.

Butterfly Garden
kit products used: filigree paper, pearls & canvas butterflies

Building Blocks
kit products used: vellum paper

Watercolor Wash
kit products used:  printed canvas, mesh ribbon, doily, pearls, and 6x6" specialty paper

True North
kit products used: 6x6" specialty paper, mesh ribbon, tissue paper and circle grid

Living Canvas
kit products used:  canvas resist, district market fabric

...and you know what?  I still have some pieces of the kit left!

This month I asked a good friend of mine to be the guest designer - many of you know her well - "Maggie Mylow" crafter extraordinaire and all 'round great friend.  Lisa (Maggie Mylow) is very active on You Tube, Blog and Facebook.  Here are a few samples of Lisa's work.  Please be sure to head over to her You Tube channel to see the process videos!

Art Journal Page 
kit products used: circle grid, fabric, resist canvas, filigree paper, string, pearls

Scrapbook Layout
kit products used: filigree paper, vellum. canvas resist butterfly, foil doily, circle grid & mesh ribbon

YouTube -

Mini Art Journal
kit products used: tissue paper, 6x6" specialty paper and heavy weight textured surface

Available March 29

Scrapbook Layouts 
kit products used: see food -filigree paper; love story - mesh ribbon, butterflies, vellum and canvas resist

Available March 30

I'd say Lisa really and literally 'killed a kit' with all these wonderful projects!! Way to go Lisa!  Be sure to head over to her sites over the next few days as she will share her process and more photos of each project.  Thanks Lisa!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tuesday Tip - Cardstock

We all have a ton (yes I said a ton) of cardstock kicking around, you want to use it but you just can't get past all that beautiful printed paper you have (hoarding) OR you are trying to save some money as you have finally used up (or purged) all the paper you had been hoarding.

- Perhaps buying or using the smaller pads (6x6, 8x8, etc) will work for you.  Pull out your cardstock and use as the base and layer your printed papers on top for a change.

- Want to incorporate some art techniques?  Paint, Ink, Spray, splatter what you want on your bases (try a technique you've found on the net) and top with a printed paper of your choice and go from there.

- Make your own Project Life/Pocket Scrapbooking filler cards (psst, there are no laws saying you have to round the corners)!

- Pull out your die cutting machines (Cricut, Silhouette, Big Shot, Cuttlebug, etc) and start using your dies and programs to get a head start on titles and accents for you layouts and or projects.  Or better yet, do up a bunch and donate them to the local Play/Pre School, Kindergarten, Day Care....

I know there are tons more ideas, but this is a good start for you!  Go ahead and make yours and someone else's day!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Tim Holtz Collection - SALE!!

Time to clear a bit of stock!

TIM HOLTZ COLLECTION stamps by Stampers Anonymous 

are ALL marked down 35% (from already low prices)!

Head over to the site to see what's there!  I even created an easy category (in the stamps section) just for this line!

There are 54 dIfFrenT sets in stock to choose from!