Thursday, August 30, 2018

Altered Anchor using Mintay Papers Marina Line

Hello my dears! It has been a month since i've uploaded a Mintay project!
But don't you worry, I have more in the works!
This paper collection is AMAZING! 
and if you haven't seen the new lines! wow! Run, don't walk to the FB page!
The new lines are simply divine! As is all the previous ones! 
So as summer comes to an end , I had to create at least one more project!
So i challenged myself, paper only! This paper begs to be fussy cut!
So I did! Nothing but paper! Can you believe it??? 
I hope you like it! Huge hugs and love! 
Make sure to follow all things Mintay on Facebook and Instagram! 

Lila the Elephant/ Altered Elephant for Prima

Hello my friends! Hope everyone has been well~!
I've been creating a lot , Behind The Scenes! Lots to share soon, some exciting
So lots to share, including one of my fave projects ever!
Lila the elephant! 
I hope you like her! I have a full video tutorial on how I created her! 
CHeck it out HERE at this LINK.
Huge hugs and have a great weekend!
xoxo <3 div="">

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Bleeding Heart Mixed Media Canvas

Hello everyone! I'm so excited to be here with you today :)
Sharing my first post for the Artist Playground Challenge Design Team. 

As i looked at the challenge this month and read the summary, I had to question myself about my work and what it means to me. I typically do altered art and mixed media. And each piece can be quite different, but for my first go here, I went mixed media canvas. 

This piece was a combination of me thinking and wanting to convey how i often feel My heart is much too big for this world. For my own body. That may sound weird, but bare with me. I am a very anxious person. I get weighed down very easily by sadness and other things going on in life. So many times I wonder why I feel the need to expose myself so much. 

But at the end of the day. I am who I am! I am definitely emotional, a bleeding heart. And that's what I wanted this piece to show. The small fragile doll laying on huge heart.  Trying to fly with my little paper wings, but not yet knowing how. 

I used all the colors from the mood board, and even took some paint skins and placed them randomly around my piece to incorporate that. 

I also decided, for this project, nothing new! As in , do not OPEN any package. I grabbed a canvas I had already inked the sides on like a year ago. Grabbed my "left over" bins, flowers, embelllishments, etc....  I wanted to just recycle and stop consuming more and more goods and use what I had. 

I have to say this color scheme is definitely a hard one for me. I don't think I have used yellow but a handful of times, but thats the amazing thing of this blog! It challenges us! So I hope you will join along and play this month! Can't wait to see your entries! 
Hugs and love to you all- Miranda Edney <3 p="">

Friday, July 13, 2018

Hot Cocoa Mug with Santa Baby by Frank Garcia

Hello my friends <3 div="">
Back today to share some Christmas in July fun with Prima
and their new release designed by Frank Garcia, Santa Baby. I know , I know, 
too early for Christmas right?!?! But when a DT package arrives with this in it, phew
the ideas start swirling! Plus it's never too early to start on Christmas projects for me!
Because i procrastinate, or procraftinate lol. I have 2 projects to share, but
I will start with the mug here that I just had a BLAST creating. 

But i have to share something with you all, and this is something I have noticed
big time in my years of crafting. Projects like this one, that I like , ME, and I 
spend loads of time on are usually not as well liked by others. 
Whereas the projects I'm not sure of , or think aren't good enough turn out to be 
my most popular!!! It's quite bizarre, and even honey can attest to this lol.
So i guess that says..... i have bad taste LOL! 
Or it says " stop trying so hard." Or the lesson i take from it the most is
" just do what you want, and let the chips fall where they will."
I can't worry about how well received things will be , I just have to keep chugging along. 
So here is my Altered Coffee Cup turned Hot Cocoa Mug! I hope you like it!

 I used almost exclusively Franks designed items with Prima. Memory Hardware and everything, 
but I can't resist using Finn's items on everything i create! the Waxes and Art Stones. 
 I have a tutorial coming up on how I cover objects like this in paper. 
Making it easy to add gorgeous pattern paper to any surface! It does take some time, but well 
worth it to me. 

 And inside my cup, i just made a little winter scene. Lots of fussy cutting. Thats 
always the first thing I do when i get a paper pad!!!!!! And i look forward
to it so much! just cutting out those images ! 
I hope you all like this project and won't get me for posting early on Christmas :)

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That's it until Monday!!!!! I hope you all have a BEAUTIFUL weekend!
Huge hugs! 
Thank you oh so much for the visit <3 div="">

Thursday, July 5, 2018

FB Live today. Altered Spool Photo Holder plus apologies!

Hello my loves, echo echo! yes it has been WAY TOO LONG! 
Please forgive me, I took on a new job and it has taken me on a new path. 
With that being said I have decided I want MORE from just having a blog
filled with pix of my projects. I want to CONNECT with so many of you! I want to 
get to know you, share stories, be there when you need an ear! I feel like I lost 
track of WHY i loved sharing my work to begin with. 
It was NOT to be "cool" or popular or any of that. It was about sharing my passion of
crafting with other people who understood me! I started creating friendships that were SO
SPECIAL! I look back now and see where I started changing so to speak. 
I feel i've always been a kind person, but i lost my standards and what i stood for!
Somehow I started chasing those dream teams, now don't get me wrong, i have LOVVVVVVED 
my time on the "big" teams. And the smaller businesses. I'll never forget making it on the 
Graphic 45 team after trying out for so long. I think that day will forever be in my mind. 
I cried like a baby! I enjoyed my 2 year term so much, but honestly thought that was 
going to be the end of the "big" teams for me. But I decided to try for Prima for the 6th year in a row, 
vowing that it was my LAST try. Somehow I made it! And now here i have been for 3 years. 
Very happy! I've had so many opportunities and met the most amazing teammies, and 
been able to fly and teach at Art Venture in Phoenix the last 2 years. It has been a whirlwind of 
However in this time i got SO CONSUMED with deadlines and all that goes along with it. I feel like
I lost ME! I lost what I stood for. Back when i first started on youtube way back in the day
i felt it was so important to comment back on each and every comment. To sit and read them. 
To SHOW MY APPRECIATION! And with all that i get wrapped up in , I lost that! 
So it's time to get back to me!!!!!!!!! Time to start fresh! It's never too late! 
So here is my public apology. For anyone i've hurt or ignored ( trust me it's never intentional), or just 
not commented on your posts and shown my love. I truly apogolize! 
If there is ANYTHING you want to speak to me about plz email me at my direct email. 
That is the only one i really check. I just got so buried in messages I gave up on replying or checking. for that I am sorry! Please know I tend to go forward spreading my love and joy with all of you!
I will still be crafting my booty off :) Just doing it with some more joy, recording the 
process. More videos! More spreading love! 
I truly appreciate all of you who have stuck by me! THANK YOU! 
And i truly love you with all my heart! 
Huge hugs and all my love <3 div="">

So since I am here I will show you my project I am doing LIVE today! 
It will be on Prima's FB page 2pm Eastern Time , so i would LOVE for you all to join me! This is creating using Finnabairs new launch at Michaels. Perfect for beginners, or if you are advanced add to it and go to town!  Just to get up to speed a bit. 
from now on expect tutorials. Step by steps! More of helping new crafters and just
sharing my passion. I <3 all="" div="" nbsp="" you="">

This is an altered wooden spool turned photo holder. I promise you this is a quick 30 minute make! Come and watch me create here :)

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