Where has the time gone?

Hello my Craft friends!

I am SO sorry I haven’t been here in so long but things have been crazy.

First here’s a family update – we’ve finished all of our college tours for MD and after a lot of sweat and tears we submitted 4 college applications.  So far we’ve been accepted to 1 which was her #2 college so she isn’t very happy!  J is doing well with her diabetes now that we are on the Tslim pump, although we just had 2 days of ketones and high blood sugars at 300-500, but she’s good.

Girl Scout update – this is where my time has been spent away from crafting!  In October I participated in a GS camping competition which was amazing! I’ll post pictures in another thread.  Second my personal company provides volunteer grants to its employees for service provided to a 501c3.  Without going too far into it, I’ve been fighting with my council in order to ensure the troop receives these funds and not Council.  To say I’ve been advocating for scouts very loudly is an understatement to the point that council has left me with a sore cheek from being slapped and a nasty taste in my mouth from their greed.  Thankfully I’ve received all the funds needed in 2016 and my troop has elected to go back to Disney in February!  I’ll have some posts about that planning and what I hope to do to surprise them.

Lastly it’s 2017!!  I’ll send a post showing what I got for Christmas and one of my goals is to start doing more videos so fingers crossed!

With the weather turning, it’s actually snowing now, I can’t wait to start crafting and sharing with you again this year!

Have a Magical Day!

tinalala

Thinking of You!

With it being the summer, I don’t always get to see all my friends because their busy on vacation with their family.  However I wanted to send them a quick note to let them know I was thinking of them.  Plus I have a friend who is ill and needs a get well card.  Recently I purchased Timeless Textures from Stampin up specifically for the texture part of the stamp set for my art journal.

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I saw a video making a card that I thought would be perfect.  Here’s the video by Jeannette Cobb https://youtu.be/ZKGLZHxvQKE.

Here are my cards

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The first one is Crumb Cake and Early Expresso

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The second one is with Pool Party and Island Indigo

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The third one is with Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant.

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I made two cards of each color and it took me under 30 mins for all six cards!  This will definitely be my go to card for all occasions!  Now who to send them too!  Hope it inspires you because everyone likes to get a little something isn’t the mail from a friend!

Have a Magical Day!

tinalala

 

Look What I Got in the Mail!

The other day while scrolling through Facebook I saw a post about receiving samples from different vendors.  I went onto the Golden and Liquitex websites and requested samples via email.  I received an email back from the customer service saying due to the high amount of requests there could be a delay.

Today I received two exciting boxes in the mail!

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First the Golden box – inside were three 1fl bottles of paint – Pyrrole Red, Hansa Yellow and Cerulean Blue.

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So exciting the three primary colors! What a great base to work with.  I think I’m going to add them to my Out/About box to use when we are at the beach this summer!

The second package was from Liqutex and inside had these three brochures.

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Inside each of these brochures where different packages of paints

This is the Heavy Body acrylic packet which had Quinacridone Crimson, Yellow Medium Azo, Phthalocyanine Blue and Gloss Medium

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The second packet was Mediums and had Pouring Medium, Ultra Matte Medium, Flow Aid, and String Gelimage

The final packet had all Cadmium Red Packets with heavy body, soft body and a paint marker.

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Im very interested in the paint marker

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Some of the Mediums I have never heard of so I’ll be researching them.  Can’t wait to get these items into my art journal and create!  Interested? Contact the vendors and wait for your packages too!

Have a Magical day!

tinalala

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Summertime!

I’m not exactly sure when it happened, but suddenly it’s summertime at the Lala’s!  J just graduated from 8th grade and is on her way to the high school and MD is now a senior in high school and is looking at colleges.  Lots of change, lots of stress.

I haven’t been able to get down to my craft table lately so I’ve brought my art journal up along with the Tim Holtz Distress crayons.image

I was watching a video from Vicky P – https://youtu.be/gwLej8heN5c about starting her summer and thought what a great idea.  Plus I need to work on my shading and outline skills.  I found a picture of some palm trees and a perfect beach chair and got to work.

Here is my page

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Using all of the orange and yellow crayons I created the sand and using all of the blue crayons I made the sea.  I used my PITT Big markers to highlight, a Project Life black pen to outline and a Uniball white pen to add touches of sunlight.  The drink is actually a shovel from my Cricut Everyday Paper doll cartridge which I colored with Wink of Stella.  The sentiment is stamped in Stazon black and tells me what I should be doing!

I hope this little glimpse of summer inspires you to relax.  Have a Magical day!

tinalala

Paper Doll Fun

Have you ever bought something or received something and thought I’ll never use this? Of course, we all say that!  Well in a large scrap booking sale my friend and I won, I received the Everyday Paper doll Cricut Cartridge.  I took it thinking here might be something the girls would be interested in so I kept it.  I’ve used maybe here or there but still hadn’t found its value until the Memership coordinator for Girl Scouts organized a registration event.  She asked me to do a camping table, since I’m the camp coordinator and I said sure – of course!  I searched Pinterest looking for a camp table display and found this registration board.

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When I really took a look at this poster I realized those scouts were from the Paper Doll cartridge!  So I got to work. I love how this poster shows each age level and the diversity of the scouts so I wanted our poster to be the same.  I used different hair styles and had to cut a shirt down for the vest, but here are my scouts.

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Here’s where we are right now.

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I know we don’t have bright colors yet, but I think the age levels are still bold and people can see the words well.  Ok now I need to make my camp poster!

Have a Magical day!

Tinalala

Graduation!

I can’t believe all the graduations that are going on right now!  J will graduate from  middle school next week, which means she will be a freshman in the Fall! YIKES!

With graduation we need a card.  I pulled out my Wild Cards Cricut cartridge and cutting it at size 7 1/2′ made this card.

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I used white embossing powder for the Class 2016.  The tassel I embossed a few times with a gold sparkle powder to make it shine and then wrapped with a blue bakers twine. I love it!  MD has a graduation party this weekend so it is perfect!

Congratulations to anyone graduating!

Have a Magical day!

tinalala

Buttercup watercolor

I was watching Mike Deakin’s video making buttercups using Tim Holtz distress crayons.  Well I love watercoloring, so it inspired me to get my crayons out to do the same thing!  I grabbed both my aqua painter, a paint brush and my Gessoed journal page and got to work!  I primarily used the yellow and orange crayons from these two packs.

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I tried to work on shadowing and detail as well as blending colors.  Here it is:

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I think it came out alright.  Definitely another media to use when I’m out and about like at the beach!  I hope it will inspire you to try watercoloring!

Have a Magical day!

tinalala

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