Friday, June 29, 2012

{crafty} Social Media Blog Hop

Today I'm taking part in a new monthly blog hop!

This blog hop was inspired by the connections made through social media. Each person participating will create a new project that was inspired by one of the others on the team. That inspiration can come from an IG pic, a quote they posted, something I saw on their blog, Studio Calico gallery, whatever I choose!

If you happened upon my blog by chance, head over to the first stop on our hop today at Shay's blog. There are many prizes up for grabs along the way so be sure to visit everybody!

This month I found my inspiration from Caz's "pool buddies" layout. 

I loved the misting and clusters on the layout but what inspired me even more was the little "oh happy day" banner across the pictures. I instantly thought of the gospel song and how upbeat and joyous it is.

I knew the bright sunny colors from Studio Calico's So Cal kit would be a great way to bring that joy in to my project. I had been wanting to alter a printer tray for quite some time, so this was really a fun project for me!

The white chevron pattern is Mister Huey's Opaque white and chevron mask. I just recently discovered Mister Huey's and I do believe an obsession has been born. LOVE them!

Blog Hop List:
Welcome, by Shay sbookinshay29
Margrethe margrethe_ 
Melissa click click
Amanda mandadej  <-- YOU ARE HERE!

NEXT STOP --> Caz cazhancock

Erika erikabardo
Kristin rukristin
Monica MonicaB
Angela akochmcelroy
Suz SuzMannecke

All of our Instagram usernames are listed after the blog URLs, unless stated otherwise.

And I do believe I mentioned prizes? I have a collection of thickers and washi to give away! You can earn 3 entries by following my blog, "like" my facebook page and commenting on this post. Please leave a seperate comment for each one. Be sure to leave your email address in a comment so I can get a hold of the winner. Giveaway will close at 9pm Pacific on June 30th and I will use to pick a winner!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

{crafty} Word Art Canvas

Word art seems to be everywhere these days, and I love it! From the simple tone on tone quotes to the distressed reclaimed wood lists, it all makes a statement. I wanted to get in on this word art action but being a scrapbooker at heart I couldn't bare to do it without having fun with some gorgeous paper and embellishments.

 I saw this quote planted over a serene image on Pinterest and it is one I kept coming back to. I knew it would be perfect for canvas. When SCTNow asked me if I would donate a piece for an art auction at one of their events I knew it had to be this quote. And even better when I found Studio Calico, who puts together AMAZING collections of scrapbooking products, I knew exactly what I was going to use to make my idea come to life.

I couldn't be happier with how this turned out! So much so that I was sad to see it leave my house. I couldn't think of a better reason to give it away though. If anybody is in the Portland Oregon area please come out to SCTNow's Freedom Flicks event on June 30th. There will be a documentary on trafficking, food, drinks, panel discussion and a silent art auction.