Tuesday, April 22, 2014

BLD April Release Blog Hop!!!

Hello Everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Easter.  The weather here was gorgeous, no searching for easter eggs in the snow - yay!

Today at By Lori Designs, we've got a fun Blog Hop for you.  There's a brand new release happening today and Lori has outdone herself this time on the cuteness scale!  

I'm featuring a new Puddle Jumper - 'Big Bubble Girl (with words)' which can be found HERE!  Too cute! 

I coloured her up with my copic markers and added some glossy accents to the bubble gum machine.  

The hop will run until Saturday 4/26 at Midnight (EST) -You will have a chance to win a prize (3 images of your choice from the new April Release)  Just for commenting! Winner will be announced on 4/27!  Good Luck!  Thanks for stopping by!

Your next stop is Rosemary - Enjoy the hop!

Here's the entire hop list just in case you get taken off the path...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Chalkboard tag with Gelatos®!

Hello Everyone!  I'm on deck again over at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog.  I've got another little slideshow video tutorial to share on how I created the above tag.  I used some of the Textural Accents (Chalkboard Paint and Gesso) to create the chalkboard background and then discovered that drops of gelato; when dry, really 'pop' off the paint creating an amazing contrast of colours!  

Head over to the Design Memory Craft Blog and check out the video!
Thanks for stopping by my little piece of the blogosphere today!
Have a good one!

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Bring on Spring!!!

TGIF!!!!  (insert giant happy face here)
I'm sooo happy its finally Friday!  I'm totally exhausted but its Scrapfest weekend and I'm ready to hit the floor running!

Just wanted to share with you a cute little card featuring an adorable Puddle Jumper called 

Check out the By Lori Designs Blog for some more inspiration!  
Thanks for stopping by today!  Have an awesome weekend!!!

Monday, March 31, 2014

I {heart} your smile...

Happy Monday morning!  
Its my turn to post over on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog.  Pop on over to see the video slideshow tutorial I made on how I created this single page scrapbook layout below.    

I just know my scrapbooking gals will be so proud of me.  Thanks Jayne for the 'nudge'!  ;)

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week!

Check out this website called:  Off the Rails Scrapbooking...they have a challenge going on right now called 'Anything Goes'!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Smiles For Life - Alex Boye' (An Anthem Song for 2014)

Happy Friday everyone!  This is something different but I had to share this video, (I love Alex Boye') it just makes me happy!

Have a fabulous weekend!!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Washi tape card....

So I whipped up this card the other day and at first I wasn't crazy about it but the more I look at it, the more I like how it turned out!  You know how sometimes you walk away from something and when you come back it looks different?  This is one of those times...

So I used 3 rolls of my new Fat Roll Washi Tape from one of my favourite new companies, Hazel and Ruby (thanks to the Bug).  I'm in love with their new 'quote' rolls.  I'm a quote junkie - if you've ever checked out my Pinterest board you'll know that one of my favourite boards is called 'Quotes to Note'...I love quotes!  I add them to my art journal pages, canvases, cards, or just read them for inspiration or a 'pick me up' when I need it!   (Please excuse the photo, was taken with my IPhone on the fly...)
I used Fat Roll Washi Tape 'Define It' for the entire background (the black and white).  Then I popped up a panel of the 'Colorblock Quotes' across the middle.  Then I added a strip of the 'Quote Me' washi tape to a white piece of cards stock and cut out some fun single quotes and staggered them across the panel.  It needed a little 'bling' so I added a few strips of that sparkly white ribbon behind the panel and some of those cool green candy dots to the corners.  A big thank you to Carola for the dots and the blingy ribbon!  She's always got your back when you need that extra something to finish off a project!  
Well that's it for today, its different from my usual copic coloured cards.  Just a different option if your in a jam for a quick card...pull out your washi tape!

Check out the challenge over at Little Red Wagon too - Bling it Up!  (I've got some bling on there, its subtle, but its there...lol)

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Having a little fun with Faber-Castell Art GRIP® Watercolor Pencils...

Hey everyone, just popping on to share a quick little video.  This is just for fun, still getting the hang of taking video on a tablet and editing etc....but I just wanted to show you how awesome these Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils are! 

Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils allow you to add watercolor painting effects to your projects. Simply use a wet paintbrush (included) to brush over your design and the richly pigmented water-soluble leads turn into permanent, waterproof and lightfast watercolor. Apply a wash of color to stamped images or create beautiful backgrounds for cards and scrapbook pages.

They are super fun to use and the quality is awesome!

Thanks for watching!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Dina is in da house!!!

Well, not the actual human version lol (how cool would that be?), but I finally have her amazing new stamps now so I'll settle with that!  I mentioned in an earlier post that I'd show you another one of my favourite moments from CHA, meeting Dina Wakley!  This amazingly talented and inspirational woman was one of my favourite peeps to meet walking around the floor!  Its so much fun meeting the people who's work you admire and inspires you!  I asked her if she wouldn't mind signing my art journal...She said 'absolutely', took my journal opened it to a blank page and LOOK WHAT SHE DID!  Omg I was thrilled, (and just may have gasped with excitement along with some of the other ladies at the table).  It was amazing how effortless she made it look, seriously people, she did this page in only a few minutes!  Now I have an original signed piece....wow!  Not only was she a doll to talk to she's also very down to earth, she's one cool chick!!!  Thanks Dina, you made my day!!!

So the Ranger order from CHA finally came in at The Scrapping Bug and I just couldn't wait to get my hands on them and play!  These stamps make me so happy!!!  For the giant tag below I used Dina's new Media stamp set 'Face in the Crowd'...and lots of Tim Holtz distress paint and Crafters Workshop stencils etc...

I was really just playing around with a bunch of new paints and stamps, no plan in mind, I just cut loose and had fun!  The tag below was made using a Unity Stamp, some TCW Balzer Bits and the same Face in the Crowd set by Dina and my new Silk Acrylic Glaze paints.....they are so dreamy!  I loooove them!  

The Scribbly Bird stamp set from Dina is probably one of my favourite sets....because you just have to 'put a bird on it'....lol!  

 I used some acrylic paints, glossy accents (for the branch) and just played around!  So much FUN!

Well there you have it, my Dina post!  lol...I'll post some other pics soon where I've coloured up some faces with the 'All the Gals' stamp set using copics!  These stamps are very versatile and can be used with any medium!

Thanks for stopping by today, have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Woo hoo Blog Hop day with By LORi Designs!!!

Hi Everyone!  Today at By LORi Designs, we have a big ol' blog hop going on!

See the full list of Blog Hop participants below so you don't miss your chance to win the $20.00 digi credit to the By LORi Designs Shop!  All you have to do is leave a comment on each stop of the hop and link up to the Mr.Linky on the final stop!!

Today we're all featuring another brand new adorable PJ image to the bunch with Fancy Girl!    

What a cutie patootie!!!  I love her sassy hair style and all the pearls!!!! 

Make sure you stop by and visit the rest of the wonderful design team members below and leave a comment for your chance to win a $20.00 digi credit for the By LORi Designs Shop!!!  This will run until Thursday night at midnight and the winner will be announced Friday at noon (est)!  

Thanks for stopping by today!!!  Your next stop is ROSEMARY!!!

KRISTA VAN TOL - (you are here!)

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Lets Get Messy!!!!

First off, a big HAPPY ST. PATTY'S DAY to everyone!!!  I'm back again with more By LORi Designs goodness!  Today I've got a cute BRAND NEW digital image to share with you!  Her name is Lil' Monster Girl - Gretchen!  She can be found in the Digi Shop HERE!

I used my beloved Copic markers to colour her in and lots of watercolours and stamps (Stampin' Up - Gorgeous Grunge stamp set) to do up the background!!!  

I hope you join us for the Big Blog Hop happening on Wednesday at 12 EST.  You can win a digi voucher to the By Lori Designs Shop!  Wowee - how fun!!!

Also check out Virginia's View Challenge Blog for a fun watercolor challenge going on right now!

Thanks for stopping by!

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