Friday, February 22, 2019

Dollar Day friYAY!

I found this plastic hand mirror at
Dollar Tree
a few weeks ago.

I had an idea of what I wanted to do with it,
but it went a completely different way.
I still may try my original idea,
so I will keep that to myself for now.

I covered the mirror with 2 coats of
Deco Art in Spa Blue.

Once the blue was dry,
I dry brushed some creamy white chalk paint
lightly over the surface.

That was followed by a coat of this product.
(I had a huge stockpile of this from years back,
not sure whether it is still available.
You could probably substitute a clear varnish with a drop of brown paint.)
I dabbed the wet varnish with paper towels as I worked,
I did not want it to be a solid coat.

Here is a close-up of the look I wanted.

I cut an oval from scrapbook paper
and affixed it to the mirror with ATG,
and went about layering all these pretties.

Sometimes it is just fun to play,
and this was one of those times.

papers and stickers: Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper/American Crafts
swan die: Brenda Walton for Sizzix
Deco Art paints: Hobby Lobby
assorted paper flowers: mostly Ebay
seam binding: "iced lime" Zipper Stop on Etsy
mirror: Dollar Tree

happy weekend,
and happy hugs,

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Art Card Tuesday #8

This week's prompt is:

Well I tried.
The link party never caught on.
I will continue to post a weekly prompt
and share my art card every week,
but the link party will not be part of it.

If you want to play along,
click the button,
"2019 Art Card Tuesday Prompts,"
just below my blog header,
for a list of the prompts.

Happy hugs,

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Stash To Treasure Saturday

I gathered these partially used paper pads
and a stack of coordinating embellishments
from my stash.
These have all been in my studio for over a year.

I created these 12 fun and youthful cards.

They will be in my next box to:


Be sure to leave a comment on this and every post in the month of February
for a chance to win a large paper crafting destash.
One winner will be chosen at random on February 28, 2019.

Friday, February 15, 2019

March's ATC Swap Announcement!

The mailing deadline for this 3 for 3 swap is
March 15, 2019.

You must email me to sign up:

I will respond to your email with my mailing address
and a checklist of details.
Sometimes rules change,
so even returning swappers must read the checklist.

Please share the button above to help spread the word.

Happy Swapping Hugs,

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Art Card Tuesday #7

This week's prompt is:
(on my card, a little bird is taking a ride on Cupid's arrow)

Every Tuesday I provide a prompt for inspiration;
then you create a mini piece of art inspired by the prompt.
You are invited to link your social media sharing your art piece.

Please join in and help spread the word.
Feel free to post this button on your social media.
Thanks bunches!


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