Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Valentine Blog Hop w/ Jessica Sporn Designs Creative Team . . .



"All love is sweet, given or returned."
-- Percy Bysshe


Hellooooo & Happy Valentine's Day(ish),

Today I'm playing with the Jessica Sporn Designs Creative Team as we create Valentine-inspired artwork for our Valentine Blog Hop, featuring products from DecoArt Media!



So what did I make? Why something sweet of course! Or, better put, something to put something sweet in. Check out the video below for the whole process. 




And if you'd like to try it, please help yourself to the following TEMPLATE: 


But wait! (Yeah, there is). 


Leave a comment here and on the blogs below for a chance to win your own "Seven Hearts" Stencil. One lucky winner will be taken from all blog comments and announced on Jessica's blog next Monday morning, February 13th.




With Love, Luck & Valentine Kisses,
Kristin xo

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Art Journaling w/ Deco Foil & High Flow Acrylics . . .


“That night she dreamed of the deer. Strangely, the animal was holding her. She cuddled close into the soft fur and touched and kissed it gently. In the morning her pillow was wet with tears.”
-- Julie Andrews

Helloooo!

I had the opportunity to see a deer recently, not a normal site for this girl. I was so entranced, so enthralled and so just, blown away by the beauty of it, that I haven't been able to stop thinking of her since. This page is a direct reflection of my thoughts in this way, thoughts that run up and down that creek and keep landing on the meadow where I first saw her. . . 



Until next time, 
Kristin xo 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Design Team Thursday: DIY Valentine's Pillow!



"The best thing to hold onto in life is each other."
-- Audrey Hepburn


Helloooooo & welcome to another Design Team Thursday featuring the lovely stencils & stamps by Jessica Sporn Designs.

This week, I played with Jessica's new "Seven Hearts" Valentine stencil by Stencil Girl. I love love love all the sweet little details this one has - including little scallops and swirly text - that I just had to turn it into something that I can permanently display. . . .





Head over to Jessica's Blog for more details, pictures and the rest of the pillow story. And! If you heart this stencil as much as I do, be sure to tune into our next Design Team Blog Hop on Tuesday, February 7th as this very stencil will be awarded to one lucky winner. 



With love,
Kristin xo

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Cardboard Tags w/ Ledger Pages & Ledger Stencil . . .


"Keep all special thoughts and memories for lifetimes to come. Share these keepsakes with others to inspire hope and build from the past, which can bridge to the future."
-- Mattie Stepanek


I had a little fun with an absolutely fabulous stencil I just found from The Crafters Workshop

And apparently, the itty-bitty 6 x 6 version I was inspired by, also comes in a 12 x 12 format. Hm, looks like I may have to accidentally get that one too as I must say, I'm totally and completely in love with it. 

Speaking of which (love that is), It should also be said that I tried Deco Art Molding Paste for the first time today and it. is. so. dreamy! It's thin, smooth, pliable and honestly the best molding paste I've tried for stenciling. If you're in need, I highly recommend it. 

So, wanna see what I did with said paste and stencil? Check out the video below:




Until next time!
With colorful kisses, 
Kristin xo

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Design Team Thursday: Art Journaling with Bubble Girl!


"Surround everyone you can think of in bubbles of love."
- Diana Cooper


Happy, Happy, Happiest New Year! 

And welcome to my first post of the year for the Jessica Sporn Desgins CT. . . . This go around, I've been art journaling with a loose piece of "scratch" watercolor paper and my very favoritest (that's gotta be a word somewhere) stencil by Jessica Sporn for Stencil girl





Head over to Jessica's blog to for more, including details on the process. . . .




Oh, and while you're there, be sure to check out all the Design Team YouTube videos: there's a ton of talent, fabulous products & tutorials and a whole lota loveliness awaiting you there!




Until we meet again,
Kristin xo

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Holiday Blog Hop - Create Your Own Gift Wrap - And Video!


{Gift Wrap Created w/ Decorative Papers & 1 Stencil}

"Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people once a year."
- Victor Borge


Helllllloooooo & Happy Holidays!

I hope this finds you safe, warm and feeling incredibly loved. 

Speaking of which - love that is - I can't wait to share with you the latest from the Jessica Sporn Designs Creative Team: a Holiday Blog Hop using her ever-so-lovely Stamps & Stencils. . . .


Not only are we hopping along with Jessica Sporn herself, but also with the following Design Team Elves, er, Artists:


And in the spirit of the Season, there are presents to be had as well! That's right, a total of three (3) lucky winners will win one of the goodies below:

Giveaway #2 Smoochy Ornament handmade by Jessica Sporn

Giveaway #3 Gorgeous Wall Hanging by Denise Alloca
(It even has a little clip for hanging your favorite picture or notes!) 


How cool is that?! All you have to do is leave a comment here - and everywhere else you hop - to be considered. You have until next Monday (12/12, 9 am EST) to put your hat in the ring, and the winners will be announced on Jessica's blog the following day. Good luck!


So what did I do for the Holiday Hop?

I played around with making my own Gift Wrap using decorative papers and just one stencil. I tend to decorate my home in candy colors for Christmas, and this wrapping paper is no exception. I found that Jessica Sporn's Paisley Flower Repeat was the perfect partner for creating elegant patterns on a variety of old 12 x 12 scrapbook papers I had on hand.




Wanna see more? Here are a few detail shots:

Lime green Christmas wrap with a handmade fabric bow
{To make a smaller bow, cut the width in half and adjust the length to your liking}.

Oranges and pinks with Stickles glitter for an "embossed" look. . . .

Teal with Swarovski Crystals. 'Cause every Christmas deserves a bit of Sparkle. 


{Oh, and in case you're wondering. . . . yes, the boxes are all empty! I know, I know. Crazy, right? In the end, they will be for your eyes only}. Thanks for watching, hopping and playing along! 

I wish you much love, luck and magic this Season and always.

Kristin xo

Monday, November 21, 2016

Art Journaling w/ Decorative Papers & Photocopies: On Video!

Torn Edge Journal Page

"Make it simple. Make it memorable. Make it inviting to look at. Make it fun to read."
- Leo Burnett


Happy Monday!

I've been playing around in my art journal lately, which really means that I've been playing on single sheets of watercolor paper that, for some reason, I've been ripping the edges off of. It's like some sort of paper rebellion - or maybe I just like the look of torn edges waiting for embellishment. Either way, here's another offering - and another video sharing the process. . . . 



I hope you like it! And if you ever decided to try your hand at this tiny torn rebellion, let me know. I'd love to feature it on my Facebook page!


With Much LOVE,
Kristin xo