Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Mother's Love

I'm late blogging this week's Simple Sketches page.  I apologize, but I have a good excuse.   First my son was sick with a stomach bug and he very generously shared it with my husband and I.  It wasn't pretty.  I'll just leave it at that.  I'm excited to finally share this page though.  I really love how it turned out.  I used the November Mixed Media kit from Frosted Designs.  I also used some Thickers, Glimmer Mists, molding paste and plenty of ink. 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Stocking Hanger

This weekend we are decorating for Christmas and while thinking about it earlier in the week I realised we don't really have a good way to hang stockings.  I looked at them in stores and online, but didn't really want to spend $20 on them.  So I hit up Google Images and figured I could probably make one myself.  We had some scrap 2x4s in the garage and I had some Martha Stewart craft paint so I set to work making us a stocking hanger.  I used some really old Scenic Route paper that I've had lying around for quite awhile as well as some Thickers and Distress ink.  I attached it all using Mod Podge.  Finally today at the store I bought some 3M hooks on clearance.  Total price for this project was $4 and I love how it turned out. 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

All You Need is Love

For this week's Simple Sketches sketch I decided to break away from just doing a scrapbook page.  I offered to make a good friend of mine something to hang on her bedroom wall.  She's one of my favorite people ever so I was really excited make something awesome for her.  I used a 12x12 piece of wood that I had lying around at home for this.  I misted the wood with Glimmer Mist and then used it like a canvas.  I also used the October Mixed Media Kit from Frosted Designs.  It was a lot of fun to get and I had a great time working with it.  On top of the kit I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink, more Glimmer Mist and molding paste.