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It's GIVEAWAY Time - In Celebration of the New Year - More Items Added

And the winner of the New Year GiveAway 


Judy McKay

Congratulations Judy. 
Email me your mailing address so I can get your package mailed out to you. 

Thanks to each of you who entered into the Give Away.  Its been a lot of fun. 


There are 8.5 hours left in joining in this GiveAway.  
I hope you will join in.

This post will stay at the top until January 15th at 11:59 pm. 


Update: January 15th

A few more items added to the Giveaway.  I am working on the secret surprise item now. I am so excited and can't wait to share the final giveaway gift.

Update: Sunday - January 3rd

Happy Happy Sunday My Dear Sweet Friends

I hope your weekend was fabulous. 

I am just popping in a quick second to add the 3rd addition to the Give Away package.  I hope you will join in - we still have two weeks.

Have a great week!!

In this update of items in the Give Away package there is 7 yard…

"Home Built on Love" - Mixed Media World December Challenge #10

Hello My Dear Sweet Friends
Today I am sharing my Mixed Media World Design Team project.  
The theme for this challenge is to use the colors: blue, white, gray and burnt umber.  I hope you will check out the other Design Teams Projects - they are fabulous!!

Mixed Media World Challenge Blog

Our Wonderful Sponsor for this challenge is The Old Design Shop and the winner will receive 3 images:

The Old Design Shop

I hope you will check out our sponsors Shop - she really has some fabulous images and the link is above.

As you can see the top canvas has stars and this one is without.  Ironically I couldn't find the stars until after the photo was taken.  So I decided toshare  both of them.  Which one do you like better?

To create this mixed media project I used:

8" x 10" Canvas
Modeling Paste
(2) Stencils
Lace Doiley 
Various Color Paints from Tim Holz 
Acrylic Paint - White and Burnt Umber
Chipboard Shape House, Love and Two Corner Embellishments
Star Shaped Buttons

This was a great projec…

Mixed Media Wall Hook - Mixed Media World November Challenge

Happy Happy Sunday Sweet Friends
Today begins the new challenge at Mixed Media World and the theme is Anything Goes (as long as it's Mixed Media).  Our Sponsor for this challenge is That's Crafty who is giving the lucky winner a $20.00 (Euro) to spend in their fabulous online store.
That's Crafty

Mixed Media World Challenge Blog

For this challenge I decided to create a Mixed Media Project using an old Wall Hook I had sitting around the house.  I thought it would be a fun canvas to work on and it was actually a very quick project and here are the details of what I did:
*I added the Eiffel Tower image to the front of the wall hook with Mod Podge.
*I used a stencil (unknown company) and molding paste to create the decorative edge on the right side.
I gathered some mixed media objects such as metal and plastic flowers, chains, other scrap metal pieces.
*Used Gesso to glue them down and let dry.
*Covered it all with more Gesso and let dry.
*Used lots of colors of Distress Inks by Tim Hol…

Handsome Frankie

Happy Happy Monday My Dear Sweet Friends
I hope your weekend was FABULOUS!!
I haven't been feeling well the past couple of weeks and am finally sitting on a chair in the living room.  It feels good to be up but it's also exhausting and will be laying back down soon. 
I really just want to share a card I made several weeks ago but haven't had a chance to post it until now.

I can't remember the last time I made a Halloween card but just fell in love with this image called "Frankie Bestie" from Lacey Sunshine and had to create this card.  I wanted a clean and simple look because I loved the Halloween theme background cardstock just as it is and loved how Frankie looked on top of it. And of course Frankie was so much fun to color with Copics.    
I will be back with the list of colors used.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week!!
With hugs and smiles

MeMa's Craft GiveAway Winner

Howdy My Dear Sweet Friends
I hope your weekend was fabulous!!  I had a great little surprise waiting for me in my mailbox.  
I had the sweetest email from Lesia from MeMa's Crafts Blog letting me know I was a winner in one of her Giveaway's.  I had no idea what was in the package but I couldn't wait for the mailman to deliver it.  I was finally able to get to my PO Box and this is what I found inside.  

I was beyond delighted!!  Thanks so much Lesia.  It was such an amazing surprise and so incredibly generous of you to have such fabulous giveaways.  It seems like I rarely win anything but you knocked my socks off with this package of such gorgeous Spellbinders Nestabilities/Shapeabilities.  I have been wanting to add Spellbinders Dies to my collection for quite some time now.  It's funny because about a month ago I was finally able to get my Big Shot.  

The link to MeMa's Crafts is shown above and I hope you will check out her blog and join in the fun.  And stay tuned …

Mixed Media World Challenge - Anything Goes on Wood

Happy Happy Sunday My Dear Sweet Friends
It's time for our next challenge at Mixed Media World  This challenge is "Anything Goes on Wood".  The DT made some more amazing projects this challenge and I hope you will visit our challenge blog and check everything out as well as join in the challenge.  There is plenty of time to make something for our challenge.  Our sponsor this month is Artist Trading Post who is giving the lucky winner of this challenge a $20.00 (UK) Voucher.

My DT project is an 8"x8" piece of wood that I have had for quite some time.  I painted it with a base coat of blue (the trees).  I added lots of other colors with various Distress paints from Tim Holz.
I then used the tree stencil to protect the blue color of the trees to add the other colors around the entire base and allowed time for drying.  I then used a variety of objects such as leaf shape buttons, fabric lace, decorative floral supplies, molding paste, gesso, E6000 and seed beads.  The …

Laine Fairy Art Journal Page

Happy Happy Thursday My Dear Sweet Friends
I don't know about you but I am so ready for the weekend.  I am hoping to have plenty of time to create and maybe even take a nap.  What about you?  What are your weekend plans?

I have been working on my first Art Journal Page and I am so delighted to be finished. I actually have my first two page done but still have many empty pages to fill up. 

 It was fun and yet stressful because it felt like no matter what I did - I just couldn't get everything I wanted to use to fall into place.  As usual I was worried I would do something to mess it all up but when I made a mistake - I just used more Gesso.  How cool is that?  I find it so liberating. 

I am so thrilled at finally starting my personal Art Journal and I am really looking forward to all the different pages I will be creating and the finished journal as well.

I used a lot of different techniques in creating this page.  I have a list with everything written down and as soon as I get my m…

Saturday Inspiration Post - Morgan's Art World

Happy Happy Saturday My Dear Sweet Friends
Boy oh boy does time pass way to quickly.  It seems just like the other day I posted my Storytalk Eagle DT project and yet its actually time for another Saturday Inspiration Post.  I decided to use this gorgeous image from Morgan's Art World called Cameo 14.  I have been wanting to color her for quite some time now.  I had already decided I was going to alter an Altoid Tin and I realized she was the perfect fit.

I colored her with my Copics and Fussy Cut her and added her to the top of the Altoid Tin.  I had already added a base cardstock to the top of the tin.  I also added a couple coats of Mod Podge on top to help protect the image as well as the durability of the altoid tin.  I added some silver bling ribbon around the edges of the lid and bottom as well.
The Copic colors I used are:
BV13, BV17, BV20, BV25, BV29, BV31 E000, E00, E09, E11, E21, E23, E25 R20, R81,  R83, R85
Y35 YG23 YR14, YR16, YR21

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you w…

Autumn Colors at Mixed Media World Challenge

Happy Happy Sunday My Dear Sweet Friends I hope your weekend has been going fabulous! Today, not only am I sharing my DT project but it is also my turn to pick the theme for this months challenge. I have decided the theme will be "Anything Goes With a Twist."

The twist is you can create any type of mixed media project you want however you MUST use Fall Colors.  Our amazing sponsor this month is  Glitzcraft and they have so many wonderful stencils and other items.  And please check out all the rest of the DT projects - they are AMAZING!!

(This is an altered 9" x 12" Canvas)
I have been dabbling in the mixed media area for a little while now and one thing is for certain - I am hooked.  I have so much to learn and I am learning so much from all my teams here on MMW.
Now, I will confess this project was a HUGE step out of my comfort zone.  I stepped so far I was constantly saying "What if I mess it up?"  And ironically it all fell into place one step at a time.  I …

"Storytalk Eagle" Saturday Inspiration Project , C5

Hello My Dear Friends
Today I am sharing my Saturday Inspiration Project for Morgan's Art World.  
When I first saw this image called "Storytalk Eagle" from Morgan Fitzsimons I knew I had to create something with him.  After much debate I finally decided to alter a 6" x 8" Canvas Board.  And it was so much fun.

To create this project I:
1.  Added a coat of Gesso to top of the canvas board. 2.  Painted it with Acrylic Paint called Pearl from Martha Stewart. 3.  Added a layer of pattern cardstock. 4. Colored the eagle with Copics. 5. Added the black and red cardstock to frame the image and attached to the top of the Canvas Board. 6.  Added a another border of silver trim. 7.  Added the medal embellishment - "Believe in Yourself".
Copic Colors Used:

C1, C3, C5
E15, E17, E18, E19, E23, E25, E27, E99
R24, R27, R29, R37
YG21, YG23, YG27
 Here is the link to this image Storytalk Eagle
Here is the link to the current challenge at Morgan's Art World
There is still plent…

Adorable Numbats

Happy Happy Tuesday My Sweet Friends
I sure hope your weekend was fabulous!!  
Mine was busy working on some coloring projects and one of them was this adorable Numbat image from Aurora Wings.  Mitzi Sato-Wiuff is the very talented artist and designer of all images from Aurora Wings.  

Mitzi is very passionate about Numbats and she had a fundraiser "Color for a Cause" to help raise awareness with the donations going to a conservation study. I was so delighted to have received this sweet image free for making a donation to such a worthy cause for these adorable marsupials.
Mitizi is having a coloring challenge for everyone who donated and this is the project I made.  This is an altered wood block.
I colored with my Copics and used the following colors:
E23, E25, E27 R20, R81, R83 BV20, BV23, BV25 G12
I sanded the block.  Painted it brown. Covered all of it with a burgundy cardstock. Added a coating of Mod Podge. Added another layer of a coordinating cardstock to the front of block. I fussy …

Saturday Inspiration Post - Morgan's Art World - Challenge 5

Happy Happy Saturday My Dear Sweet Friends
I sure hope your weekend has started off on a happy note.
Today I am sharing my Saturday Inspiration post with Morgan's Art World and the theme is Beachy Keen or Summertime.
This image by Judy Mastrangelo called "Dandelion Elf" melted my heart and I wanted to make a jewelry box.  It was a lot of fun to make and I am going to give it as a gift to a dear friend of mine (she doesn't know yet).

I used Copics to color him.  The colors I used are:
BV20, BV23, BV25 C1, C3, C5 E000, E00, E17, E23, E25 R20, R83, R85 YR21, YR23, YR25
(I also used chalks to color the blue sky and part of the grass).

First, I lightly sanded the box and painted it brown.   I added various Cardstocks to the front and inside of the box using Mod Podge. I also lined the bottom inside of the box with felt.  Added the image to front and sealed with Mod Podge. Used small metal decorative pieces on each corner. Added the metal legs to the bottom of the box with thick glue and …

Creative Bliss and Mixed Media World Challenge

Happy Happy Sunday My Dear Sweet Friends
I sure hope your weekend is going splendidly.  I have been busy putting the pieces of our life back together after our move.  I am finally able to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  
Today I am sharing my DT project with Mixed Media World.  Ingrid chose the theme for this month and it is "Gorgeous Textures."  I am really excited about this month's theme.  My project for this challenge is an altered composition book.  To be honest, I just chose an composition book to play around with.  It's been quite a while since I have done any mixed media and I wanted time to practice and get my hands dirty again.  Ironically, I was having lots of fun and I ended up using it for my DT project.

I used a lot of different products to create the different textures.  I hope you are able to see them on this photo.  I wanted to take more photos but weather was not cooperating.  I am hoping to add a few more tomorrow afternoon.

To create this pro…

Saturday Inspiration Project - Christmas in July

Happy Happy Saturday My Dear Sweet Friends

I know it's been quite a while since I have posted on my blog.  I have had a lot of health issues to deal with and I finally have the "OK" to "go ahead and jump back in" and I am delighted to be back in blog land.

Today's post is all about Morgan's Art World.  Today I am sharing the Design Team card I created using the Winter 2 Christmas Candle image which is available in Morgan's Art World Shop.

I had to so much fun making this card.  I used Copics to color the image and then used Diamond Stickles to add the bling so it would be a little more festive.  I used the following Copic colors;

YG61 - YG63 - YG67
R37 - R39 - R59 - R89
Y02 - Y23 - Y26 - Y28
R12 and YR02

You still have a few more days to enter the challenge and all the information is posted on Morgan's Art World Blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great week and as always I hope you will join in the challenge.   I really appreciate the comments…

I am BACK.......

Hello My Dear Sweet Friends
I am back and so happy to be here.  It's been a long time and sure appreciate your sticking with me.  I am finally able to step back into my Design Team roles and my first project is with Morgan's Art World which will be going live at midnight Eastern time Saturday.  
It's been a tough year for me and I am so happy to finally be able to dip my feet back into Blog Land.   I am finally learning my health needs to come first and I can't push myself as hard as I have been all these years.  Boy - tough lessons to say the least. I have some great doctors and counselors that are helping me put my life back together again.

I am so looking forward to getting a little caught up on what I have been missing.

Thanks for stopping by and it feels great to be back.

I also want to thank some terrific ladies who have been so incredibly patient with me as one of their DT members by allowing me the time to get all my ducks back in a row and my health back on t…

Morgan's Art World - Saturday Inspiration

Hello My Dear Sweet Friends
Today I am sharing my Saturday Inspiration Project using an adorable Teddy Bear Image from Morgan's Art World.  The image is called Teddy 6.  

I used my Copics and the following colors:
B00 C1, C3, C5, C7 E00, E000, E11, E13, E15, E17 G21, G24 R20, R22, R24, R27 R81, R83, R85 V04, V05, V09, V12, V15 YG03, YG11, YG13 YR02, YR04, YR07

If you would like to take a look at some of Morgan's gorgeous Art Work here is link:  Morgan Fitzsimons
There's a new Challenge Blog in Blogland and Blog Hop starting on June 1st as well as introducing the Creative Team.  We are now on Facebook under the name Morgan's Art World.    It's a closed group however that doesn't mean you can't come over and join us. I will share more details as more information is available.  Here is the link to Morgan's FB page: 
Morgan's Art World on Facebook
and here is the link to the new Challenge Blog Website:
Morgan's Art World
Thanks for stopping by and sure hope you will…

Butterflies and Morgan's Art World

Happy Happy Saturday My Dear Sweet Friends
I am so excited about today's post - I have some new things to share however first of all I want to share the project I made for Morgan Fitzsimon's Art World.

I absolutely loved coloring this beautiful butterfly image from Morgan Fitzsimons called Fae 18.  There are actually four different images however I chose just one for this project.  This is a altered wall hanging that I re-cycled into this finished project you see above.  It measures approximately 8" x 8".  The rest of the details of this project are at the end of this post.
If you would like to take a look at some of Morgan's gorgeous Art Work here is link:  Morgan Fitzsimons
There's a new Challenge Blog in Blogland coming soon along with a Blog Hop as well as introducing the Creative Team.  I am so delighted to (still) be a part of this team. We are now on Facebook under the name Morgan's Art World.    It's a closed group however that doesn't mean you…

Fitztown Saturday Inspiration Project

Happy Happy Saturday My Dear Sweet Friends
Hope all is going well for you!!  
Today I am sharing my Fitztown Saturday DT Inspiration project with you.

I have been wanting to use my washi tape on one of my projects and this was the perfect time.  I started with one of the 4"x4" canvas I found at Target quite a while ago in the $1.00 section.  

Yep, I gathered up quite a few of these and thought it would be a perfect fit for the Washi Tape and most of all this Fae 26 image from Fitztown.  
I colored Fae26 first with my Copics and the colors I used are posted at the bottom of this post.
I set it aside and did the prep work on my canvas.  I always use Gesso on my canvas.  I probably don't have to do that step but it's just something I like to do and to be honest, for no particular reason.  After the Gesso dried I painted the canvas black (both sides).  Next, I added a row of Washi tape to the outside edges of the canvas and wrapped it around to the back.  It didn't stick w…

It's all about Bright Colors and the Mixed Media World

Hello Sweet Friends
It's finally a little sunny here and it's helping warm my old cold bones.  I sure hope you are warm and cozy where you at as well.

Today is all about the new challenge at Mixed Media World and I am so excited about this challenge.  The theme for this month is "Bright Colors."

If you entered our March challenge all the winners have been announced and posted on the Mixed Media World Challenge Blog.  Huge Congratulations to all the winners.

Our sponsor for this month's challenge The Old Design Shop on Etsy and I must say Julie has some beautiful vintage images.  The winner of our April Challenge will be able to pick three images from Julie's shop.  

The Old Design Shop

My sweet friends I have a confession to make - I have always always (did I say always) been fascinated by Mixed Media.  I have admired the phenomenal talent of so many women (and yes, men) that have blazed the trails before me.  And oh my, it is intimidating  - extremely intimidating…