Monday, August 27, 2012


have teamed up for a FABULOUS BLOG HOP
from August 27 ~ 31!!
Hop with us today for craft ideas,
inspiration and tutorials.

Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win!
a $50 prize pack!!
The blog hop will end at midnight on August 31st.
The two winners will be announced
on the companies blogs on September 4th.

from Jill Fosters have arrived at the right place
if not head on over the 
to begin the hop!!!

.....I decided to try my hand at
Art Journaling for this Blog Hop!!
(there is a first time for everything!!!)

Here is a sneak peak of my creations......
be sure to be watching the Creative Imaginations Blog
on Thursday, August 27th for more details!!!

Products used:

Luminarte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist 
26398 Autumn Leaf
Luminarte Radiant Rain Color Concentrate
26435 Olive Vine

Twinking H2o's
28410 Ulitmate Romance
Pearl Red & Sweet Alfalfa

Other Creative Imagination Products:
Paint It ~ Words

Tiffany Johnson's Blog!!

Sunday, August 26, 2012 sanity!!

I have to say CREATING is MY SANITY!!! Having just come off of a very hard week, I took a moment to be creative and ground myself!!

Beings as I love working with new products.....I have to say I have been having almost toooo much fun working with a bunch of Faber Castell goodies that I have on hand!!!

I began with a "Postcard" from Canvas Corp. Of course I can never quite us things as they are intended!! This is a very cool product.....canvas on one side....burlap on the other!!! I proceeded to cut the seam open on one end.

I used a Warm Grey PITT artist pen big brush and ran it over top of a couple of stamps and stamped on the postcard to create "white noise" in the background. I hit it with my Heat Tool to set it.....then it became waterproof!!

Now this is where the fun/experimenting Gelatos are affected by water, I experiment in every conceivable way...
Gelato smeared on craft mat....water added.
Water sprayed on craft mat...Gelato swirled in water.
Gelato colored directly through a stencil.
Wet Gelato applied through stencil.
Postcard dipped in puddles of Gelato color.
Gelato colored on postcard and spritz.
I even took chunks of Gelato and smeared it on the postcard (I wasn't kidding!!!)
Each way had it own AWESOME EFFECT.

When finished I applied Gesso through a stencil, over top of my "coloring" which was a REALLY fun effect as some of the color bled through!!

I played the same way on the Color Me Crazy flowers from Petaloo!!! and topped off the finished flower with Gesso.

I used a "Gift Card" from Canvas Corp to create a corresponding creation to be tucked inside of the "Postcard".

To finish off the "Postcard" I used a piece of Jute Rope, which I stapled in the corners. Added some vintage buttons and a bit of fluffy tulle ribbon to the bottom.

Soooo.....there you have CREATIONS!!

Now, I know just the perfect person to send this to and I know she will just LOVE IT!!!

Products used:
Faber Castell
Gelatos ~ various colors
Pitt Artist pen big brush ~ Warm Grey

Canvas Corp
Gift Card/Envelop
Jute Rope

Petaloo ~ Color Me Crazy Flowers

Saturday, August 25, 2012

.....come MISTING with me!!

Good Saturday Morning to y'all!!!
Today my video will focus on
Hope you enjoy it!

Here is the card I will be creating in my videos.......

Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy.......
I got rather creative so I had to break the video into two parts
I apologize for it being so lengthy!!

Friday, August 24, 2012 ATC twist!!

It's ATC week over at
Creative Imaginations.....and I put a little TWIST on mine....
creating a mini card.....

Pop on over and check it out!!!

How much fun are the
Canvas ATC's by Canvas Corp....

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


I had such a hard time yesterday.....

couldn't get my butt off the couch.....
My "get up and go" up and went.
When it finally returned....
it had SERIOUS attention issues!!!

I began to go about my Monday morning cleaning ritual...

cleaning up my craft area....
putting things away so I could FOCUS
on my assignments.....
but that didn't work so well....
I had created a pile of misfit pieces parts
from projects gone by.....
I began putting my Gelatos away....
and I got side tracked!!

a discarded piece of cardboard.....

a flourish diecut from Linen Paper....
a strip of unused canvas.....
misc flower parts....
left over piece of chocolate jute and vintage lace!!

I pulled out an Horizontal Notecard
from Canvas Corp...
and let the creating begin!!

Using a few Gelatoos....
and black!
and a bottle of
Luminarte Radiant Rain
Shimmering Mists....
Autumn Leaf!!
I set about my journey!

what can you make outta those cast off.....
those misfits.....
that you have set aside......
just not having the heart to throw them away!!

Would love to see your creation!!!

Products Used.......
Canvas Corp ~ Deco Mesh
Chocolate Jute ~ Linen Paper
Horizontal Note Cards
Faber Castell ~ Gelatos
Gold ~ Butterscotch
Diecuts ~ Tim Holtz ~ Tattered Floral
Tattered Pinecone ~ Brackets
Sizzix ~ Flourish
Creative Imaginations
Luminarte ~ Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist
Autumn Leaf

Monday, August 20, 2012

Art Journaling......and me!

Have toyed with the idea of art journaling......and finally decided to hop on the bus!!

Whipped up this little ditty.....
there is no right or wrong way......just have FUN!!
and can I say.....I DID!!

used up some of those odds and ends 
that have been kicking
around on my craft table.....
some Gelatos....
a bit of Gesso
and Paint It! paper
topped it off with a quote!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Beautiful Life!!!

I have to say...I had SOOOO MUCH FUN
with this project!!!!


Tryptich Arch ~ 7Gypsies
Canvas ~ Canvas Corp
Beach Cottage & Devotion ~ IOD/Creative Imaginations
Modeling Cream ~ Viva Colour
Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist ~ Luminarte
Color Me Crazy Flowers ~ Petaloo

Pop on over to the Creative Imaginations Blog
for more detailed info on this "Loverly"!!!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

at it AGAIN!!!

Good Saturday Morning to y'all!!!

I will be showing you how
to create this month Technique Tag
using the August Technique Kit.
Hope you enjoy it!

A Swirlydoos ~ Imagination  Lab Tutorial!!

This months Technique Tag is TOTALLY inspired by my "Family Tree" I created. I will be giving indepth instructions on how I created this beauty!!

And here is this months Tag.

Hope you enjoy this is a bit long this month but I didn't want to miss a detail!!!

I want to try something a bit different........
I WOULD LOVE IT.....if you would play along with me!!
I would truly love to see your takes on my Technique Tag.
You have until September 1st to link up your pretties!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

SWIRLY Hoppin'!!

Welcome to 
Reveal Blog Hop Block Party!!

1: Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment on each. 

This way we know you were there. Become a follower if you're not already. 
Take your time. There are REALLY beautiful things to see along the way.

2: Before you leave each blog,
look for the “special” words and write it down. 
Once you have visited all the blogs and
collected all the special words, they will create a sentence.

3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog
and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had,
 tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected.
   Can't wait to hear from you.

If you came here from Tiffany's blog, then you are on the right track.  

If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there. 
We have some amazing projects for you to see today 
Here is my "Family Tree" created with this month's Technique Kit!

Make sure to mark your calendars
and stop by the Swirlydoos blog Saturday, August 11
for this months Technique Tag.

You have until midnight, eastern time, on
Sunday, August 12th 
to complete the hop. Winners will be announced
on the Swirlydoos Blog on Monday the 13th. 
My special words are : LOVE CREATES

The party continues over at Lisa V's blog.  Have fun!

Product Supply List:
Swirlydoos Family Tree Project Kit
Luminarte Radiant Rain Color Concentrate ~ Olive Vine
Luminarte Silk Acrylic Glaze ~ Fern
Crackle Accents ~ Ranger
Multi Medium ~ Ranger
Jet Black Archival Ink ~ Ranger
Canvas Corp ~ Canvas & Burlap