Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Getting Holiday

Getting Holiday here, 
as I am sure everyone is, 
This time of year.

Wanted to share my very
first order for Christmas cards.

Although there were
multiple layers and design elements,
I am very pleased with the finished results.

A little glitter glue to add 
a wintery look, and the 
design was complete.

Hope you like the design, 
and find yourself inspired.

Thank You
for visiting!

Crafty Blessings!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Small Business Saturday & Cyber Monday

Hello All!
As everyone is now fully in the
hustle & bustle of the Christmas season, let's not forget to support local small business's
 on this Small Business Saturday
(this support should continue year long)
and also support those types of business's that are exclusively online too. 
Now that Black Friday is behind us,
I wanted to share a link to a  FABULOUS online business, that has EXCLUSIVE
paper stock, chipboard, embellishments and  
for your paper crafting & scrapbooking needs.
Visit The Robin's Nest
online store at:

For creative inspiration
visit The Chattering Robin's blog
  to see ALL the AMAZING projects
created for The Robin's Nest
by the talented TRN Design Team.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Please visit again soon!
Crafty Blessings!


Saturday, November 19, 2016

Sharing Christmas Magic

Hello Everyone
& a Happy Saturday to you!
Wanted to invite y'all to check out
my latest project for
The Robin's Nest.
For now, a sneak peak.
For all the details on how I created this project,
stop by and check it out
The Robin's Nest
on Facebook.
Thank You so much

 for visiting!
Crafty Blessings!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

THE ROBIN'S NEST Featured Product Line of the Month

Happy Tuesday
Looking for some crafty inspiration?
Head on over to
The Chattering Robin's blog
and see what the talented
design team has been creating!
And be sure to visit
The Robin's Nest
online store

for exclusive paper, cardstock & embellishments.
While there, check out the
Featured Product Line of the Month!
you will LOVE it!

Thanks for stopping by!
Please visit again soon.
Crafty Blessings!


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Angelic Wonderland

Hello Everyone.
Wanted to share my latest project for
The Vintage Rose Emporium.

I think that I have become quite
addicted creating with Peat Pots.
Yes, Peat Pots.
These little delicate pots,
are not just for planting,
but can be made into the most
BEAUTIFUL decorations,
for holidays or just because.
Today, I am sharing
a Christmas decorative pot,
with delicate color and lots of sparkle.
I first coated the peat pot with white gesso, leaving areas exposing the natural color of the pot.
Once gesso dried, I dry brush with pearl paint in a delicate green & pink, still leaving the natural areas slightly exposed.
Next, I took a 4-inch white bottle brush tree, and added some pigment powders with a small fan brush, in a layered design, very LIGHTLY spritzing with water to soften.
I used glitter glue to a Victorian angel image I found on Pinterest.
Once everything had dried, I began adding glitter with a very light coat of glue medium to the "snowy" base of the top of the pot.
Final touches of Christmas embellishments, and BEAUTIFUL lace, buttons and a domed vintage style brooch from The Vintage Rose Emporium,
bringing the entire look together,
creating a delicate Victorian Christmas piece of décor.

I hope you enjoy this project, as much as I did creating it.
Please be sure to visit The Vintage Rose Emporium
for vintage, and vintage inspired goodies for your creative projects.
Thank You for stopping by,
visit again soon, for more projects
created to INSPIRE.
Crafty Blessings To All!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Getting Festive

Hello Everybody!
I wanted to share a couple of links with you, links for The Robin's Nest online store
The Chattering Robin's blog,
a blog where the talented members of
TRN design team, shares projects created
with AMAZING and exclusive paper, cardstock, chipboard & embellishments.
It is getting quite festive over there, so be sure to check both the store & blog
for some Holiday inspiration!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Victorian Inspired Christmas

Hello Everyone!
Stopping in to share my recent projects, Victorian inspired Christmas decorations.

Naturally, I had found 2 similar projects
 on Pinterest (I AM ADDICTED)
and wanted to give them a try.

Here is what I used:
Wood Triangle
Small Tree Branch
Peat Pot
Texture Paste
Acrylic Paint
Distress Ink
Fine Grit Sandpaper
Decorative Paper
Snowflake/Ornament Embellishments
Photo Pins
Bottle Brush Tree
Styrofoam Ball
Faux Snow 
Pearl Trim

I used a gesso base coat on both the wooden triangle & peat pot.

When the gesso fully dried on peat pot, I then painted it with a Rose Gold acrylic paint.

For the tree ornament, I cut vintage sheet music & decorative paper, glued to each side of the ornament,  lightly distressed front & back edges as well as the sides, and very lightly, brushed Rose Gold paint to all surfaces, and enhanced all edges with distress ink.

To finish the peat pot, I used texture paste, along with a sprinkle of glitter, to mimic dripping snow around the top edge. After gluing the ball on the inside if the pot, I used the same texture process, but also sprinkling with faux snow (the type used for Christmas Villages). 

To finish the tree ornament, I pre-filled a shallow hole on the bottom,  cut tree branches to an unchanged piece, and secured with glue.
To the top, I added photo pin and ribbon, and on one side only, I added a glittered snowflake embellishment.

To finish the pot, I secured with glue, 
 a bead wrapped, bottle brush tree, photo pin with printed Santa image (also found on Pinterest), and ornaments on top of the "faux snow", and I also glued a glittered foam snowflake to the front to complete the look.

Whew, seems like a lot of work, but these were fairly easy to create, and didn't take a lot if time to do.

Thanks for stopping by, with this gal being in the Christmas spirit, there are no doubt, more Christmas projects to come!

Please visit again!
Crafty Blessings!

Monday, November 7, 2016

In The Midst Of Chaos

Hello Everyone!
I hope that everyone's week has gotten off to a great start!
My Monday has spent cleaning house, with the exceptions of a couple of chaotic craft spaces, lol.
Seems I always have more than one project going  at the same time, and resort to cleaning house when I can't figure them out.
I mean just look at this chaos!
So, I took a break from cleaning to share a couple of links. The first link is to my latest project tutorial for
The Robin's Nest, posted over at the
Chattering Robin's Blog:
The second, is the link to
The Robin's Nest Online Store:
At The Robin's Nest store, you will find unique paper, cardstock, embellishments EXCLUSIVE ONLY to
The Robin's Nest.
Check them out, you won't regret it, I promise!
Thank you for stopping by, please visit again soon!
Crafty Blessings!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A Most Wonderful Season

I had read earlier today. a memes on Facebook, joking that now that Halloween is over, can we just get to Christmas.
I have been one of "those" people this year, the one leaping forward into creating Christmas inspired lovelies.
And trying new (to me)
artistic designs, I am finding inspiration for on Facebook, and having a ball doing it.
This lovely, is just another one.
It is a 5x5 canvas board, somewhat altered with paper, gesso, distress inks & paint.
Just too cute right?
And so very easy to create.
I am actually considering making another and recording the process to post here and on my YouTube channel, to officially launch it.
Hope you like this little canvas goodie.
Visit again soon!
Crafty Blessings!