Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Mintay Altered Configurations Tray :)

Hello loves!!!!!!!! 
So i want to start this post by saying, and I"m sure you can all relate to this!
When I first started to craft I found certain people's blogs or youtube 
channels and was completely inspired and in awe of their talent! 
I would look at these gals and think "i'll never be that good" and just try my best
to get better in my own right. I have a number of artists that inspired me 
immensely! I would watch them from afar ( too shy to try and talk, because i thought
who would want to talk to little old me??). As i watched them create I would just
fall in love with everything they did! And hope and wish that one day , maybe i could 
be half as good. 

Now after years of being in the "industry" I have learned that it's a beautiful thing
to be inspired by others! To support each other! But i also have to mention
i no longer compare myself to other people! It took a long time for that to happen. 
But once it did i feel like i finally let myself create freely! And to create 
with freedom is the BEST! 

Fast forward to the present, I got an invitation from Karola Witzcak ,whom 
was one of the top 5 gals i admired from the very very beginning, to join 
her amazing new team with her very own paper line!!!!!! First off, i am extremely happy
for her! She is BEYOND talented, and i'm so glad she has now translated this into 
her own business, her own "baby" to watch grow! It was a no brainer to join her team!
I don't think i even blinked before replying YES!!!!!! And all the emotions that came from 
me was surreal. Here was this woman, this icon to me, that I never thought would know
i even existed! And he asked ME to join her team? Miind blowing! I mean really!
I have watched her for about 7 years now and just LOVE her works and her 
personality! SHe is a lovely lady! 

Her new collections for her brand Mintay Papers by Karola are PHENOMENAL! 
I have videos on my instagram going in depth at these lines! I know I am 
rambling, and perhaps have even missed my point by now LOL! But i just want to say 
how utterly HAPPY i am to be on board with her and help promote her amazing 

So here is my first project!!! Using the amazing BIRDSONG range!
Check out all things Mintay HERE at her website!
Full supply list at the bottom, although the bulk is fussy cut gorgeousness from the 
paper line itself!

Supply List:
Mintay Paper Collection Birdsong in 12x12 and 6x6 Paper Pads!

PHew that is a lot of products, but each little shadow box area has it's own special 
scene :) I hope you all like this and are inspired to get your hands ont his gorgeous paper!

Hugs hugs and love! 
Enjoy your week <3 div="">

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Lavender Potted Flowers for Prima

Hello creatives~! This week i am blogging from the road! My sister got engaged, so last minute trip up to spend some much needed time with her! She is my soul mate, my best friend, my everything!
And I am so happy for her! 

Soooo I wanted to go ahead and get some blog posts going ( cause we all know
I tend to get behind...cough lol) So i'm going to share over the next few days lots of projects! 

Today I am going to share one of my fave projects I created this year for Prima's 
booth at Creativation! And it's using the Lavender collection!

Now this is pretty crazy for me, I LOVE THIS LINE! in fact it is my favorite! It's crazy
because i very rarely, like as in almost NEVER, use purple! It's just not a color I go to! 
Maybe because I loved it so much as a teen, and my bedroom walls were purple?!?!? I got sick
of it lol. Either way It is growing on me. But hey , this is not purple, it's lavender!!!!! And 
what a beautiful shade it is! You must get your hands on this collection~ 

So here is my project :)
I created this potted plant with wooden carrier and I used lots of New Lavender
and moulds from the ReDesign with Prima. Nothing fancy here! I've noticed lately, I have been
doing a bit more simple projects. But thats just due to time constraints, i'm working on some BIG
stuff to share soon :) 
I do hope you like my little plants though, and they will never die :) 
All supplies listed at the bottom of course! Huge hugs!

 I really enjoyed this piece! All of the ephemera and chipboards make everything so easy
to pull together! The SIIC this year are superb, and the tickets?!? I LOVE!
On the front of my planters are one of the new cast pieces from the new mould! I love this mould
so much! I added Finn's crackle on them to age it :)

 When you go to buy plants/flowers they usually have a ticket sticking out with the 
specimens name so i tried to mimic that a bit. And can you see the foiling on the paper?
It's very subtle, only on some of the script! But it's so pretty!

Supply List:
(affiliate links)

Thank you all oh so much for stopping by! I sure hope you like what you see and will come 
back and visit :)

Hugs and Love