Wednesday, November 25, 2015

"Come Unto Me" Journal page for Donna Salazar Designs

I would like to wish all of my US followers a happy Thanksgiving as we celebrate this holiday tomorrow. A day to reflect on the many blessings that have come our way and to spend time with our loved ones over a special meal of turkey and all the fixings. Do you have a special holiday food? When we lived in North Carolina, I discovered a recipe for praline sweet potatoes. I grew up eating canned sweet potatoes and just a small spoonful was more than enough. When I tasted these, I actually liked them and had to have the recipe. They have become a family tradition and one of my favorite holiday foods. 

I'm up on Donna Salazar's blog today with a new entry for my Faith Art Journal created with Donna Salazar's fabulous products. This is a favorite verse of mine and always an encouragement when I'm weary or when troubles come my way. I wanted a serene background, so kept to a mostly monochromatic background with a subtle bit of color on the chipboard flower.

Here's a sneak peek:

Please stop by Donna's blog for all the details HERE.

~ Blessings ~


Donna Salazar Products



Donna Salazar Designs
Dear Sir ~ Rubber Stamp
Crackle ~ Rubber Stamp

Partner Products
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® ~ Crafty Foam Tape
Clearsnap®/Colorbox® ~ Foam Blending Tool
Clearsnap®/Colorbox® ~ Embossing Powder - Clear
Spellbinders®  ~ Radiant Rectangles

Other Products
13 Arts ~ Fly Away – Always Reach Higher
Dusty Attic ~ Spider Chrystanthemum DA10433
Liquitex ~ Gesso – clear, white
Liquitex ~ Matte Medium
Faber-Castell ~ Whipped Spackle
Close to My Heart ~ Everlasting Life – Holidays 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Mixed Media Layout for Donna Salazar Designs

I'm up on the Donna Salazar blog today with a new layout. 

One of my dear on-line scrapbooking friends, Val Thorpe, took a tour of Europe this summer. She posted many amazing photos, but this one of old churches in the city of Maastricht, the Netherlands caught my attention and imagination. Many thanks to Val for allowing me to create with her photo.

Here's a sneak peek:

Stop by Donna's blog for all the details HERE.

~ Blessings ~


Donna Salazar Designs Products



Partner Products

Other Products
7 Dots Studio ~ Thoughts Keeper - no 3
7 Dots Studio ~ Thoughts Keeper - Elements 6x12
7 Dots Studio ~ Thoughts Keeper - Element Stickers 6x12
Mulberry Paper - Ivory
Prima Flowers ~ Nikko-Danno #582081
Prima Flowers ~ Debutante - Lucca #580742
Prima Flowers ~ Florella - #582630
Prima Flowers ~ Cigar Box Secrets #578626
Michaels ~ Metal Icons - fleur-de-lis
Glass Glitter ~ Blue (stash)
Microbeads ~ Gold (stash)
Liquitex ~ Gesso - clear, white 
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
The Crafters Workshop ~ Sketch Grid 12” Stencil
Spellbinders ~ Artisan X-plorer

**Photo Credit: Val Thorpe
To view her gorgeous work, please stop by her blog: Val-Belle's Ramblings.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Mixed Media Card Set with VIDEO TUTORIAL - Scraps of Elegance October Kit


Hello! I'm back with another VIDEO TUTORIAL using the gorgeous Scraps of Elegance October kit.

Our son and his beautiful wife have an anniversary coming up, and I just couldn't resist using this bicycle built for two image for their card. My video is a step by step tutorial for this card. Although I don't show this birthday card in the video, the techniques used are pretty much the same.

Enjoy!


If you enjoyed this video, please subscribe to my channel HERE.

Here's the fabulous "Tiffany's Style" October Scraps of Elegance Kit:

The fabulous Add On kits can be viewed HERE.

Scraps of Elegance Links:

Close-Ups

Bicycle Built for Two Card




Birthday Card



I brushed several colors of ink across the shell to color. (Not shown in video.)


Product List
Bicycle Built for Two

Scraps of Elegance October Kit - Tiffany’s Style

Main Kit
Prima - Royal Menagerie Collection:  Bicycle Built for Two
Prima: Royal Menagerie Collection - Clear Stamps 2
Prima - Royal Menagerie - Victoria
Reneabouquets: Handcrafted Butterflies, created specially for this kit 

Creativity Add On
Stampendous - Encrusted Jewel Kit - Pink, Aged Rose Embossing Enamel, Champagne Glass Glitter

Floral Add On
Prima - Royal Menagerie Flowers - Anne
Prima - Royal Menagerie Flowers - Caroline

SOE/SOE Store
Blue Fern Studios ~ Checkered Bits Chipboard
Scraps of Darkness has a fabulous chipboard selection HERE.

Other Products
Prima ~ Epiphany 6x6” Paper Pad #846961
Donna Salazar with Clearsnap ~ Twinkle Dust Glitter - Sugar Shimmer
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Cherry Blossoms - Mixed Pinks
Microbeads - gold (Stash)
Liquitex ~ Gesso - clear, white
Ranger ~ Archival Ink - jet black
Ranger ~ Distress Ink - Pumice Stone
Ranger ~ Perfect Medium 
Clip Art ~ Happy Anniversary - http://www.clipartbest.com/animated-happy-anniversary-clip-art
Darice ~ Heat Tool
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Tombow ~ Mono MULTI Liquid Glue

Birthday Card Products

Scraps of Elegance October Kit - Tiffany’s Style

Main Kit
Prima - Royal Menagerie Collection:  Penny for Your Thoughts
Prima: Royal Menagerie Collection - Clear Stamps 2
Prima - Royal Menagerie - Victoria

Creativity Add On
Stampendous - Encrusted Jewel Kit - Pink, Aged Rose Embossing Enamel, Champagne Glass Glitter

Elements Add On
Prima - Shabby Chic Resin - Seashells

Floral Add On
Prima - Royal Menagerie Flowers - Anne
Prima - Royal Menagerie Flowers - Caroline

SOE/SOE Store
Blue Fern Studios ~ Checkered Bits Chipboard
Scraps of Darkness has a fabulous chipboard selection HERE.

Other Products
Prima ~ Epiphany 6x6” Paper Pad #846961
Donna Salazar with Clearsnap ~ Twinkle Dust Glitter - Sugar Shimmer
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Tuscany Rose Bud - white
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 25mm Cottage Roses - mixed white/cream
Microbeads - gold (Stash)
Donna Salazar with Clearsnap ~ Mix’d Media Inx CHOX - Sparrow, Midnight
Liquitex ~ Gesso - clear, white
Ranger ~ Archival Ink - Jet Black
Ranger ~ Distress Ink - Pumice Stone
Ranger ~ Perfect Medium
Close to My Heart ~ Just to Say . . .
Darice ~ Heat Tool
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Tombow ~ Mono MULTI Liquid Glue

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Thursday, November 5, 2015

November Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop

Welcome to the November Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop!

I hope you've been inspired by your hop so far. There are so many ways to use our crafty hoards! I get lots of ideas hopping through the projects of our talented designers each month.

You should be coming to my blog from Jacquie Southas. Then after visiting me, hop over to Donna Idlet! To start at the beginning of the hop, and for the full list of bloggers, please head over to Gloria's Blog!

The splendor of vibrant fall leaves is nearly gone and that means the holidays are just around the corner. I don't know about you, but every year I add more beautiful Christmas paper to my hoard. This year I'm determined to make a dent in it by creating handcrafted cards for family and friends. I've created this quick and easy card to share with you today.

"Merry Christmas"

Tips and Techniques
If you are a regular to my blog, you know that I adore dabbling with mixed media. I had to get in just a little sparkle by spritzing the flower and background with BoBunny Shimmer Spray in Sugar and gold.

Here's a little tip for adhering sheer lace. Of course tape or glue will show through this delicate sheer lace, so I turned it over on a scrap of paper and spritzed it with spray adhesive to adhere to the background paper. Then just toss the scrap that caught the overspray.

The paper and chipboard deer clipboard are from last year's BoBunny Christmas Collage Collection. My dear friend, Juliana Michaels (17 Turtles), gifted me with the BoBunny jewels, flower, and sprays a while back. There's nothing new on this card, and it sure felt good using up a bit of my crafty hoard to create it!!

I hope you've been inspired to grab your Christmas paper and embellishments from years gone by to treat those special people in your life with a handcrafted card they are sure to treasure.

Your next stop on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop is the talented Donna Idlet. If you have dropped by my blog and would like to start at the beginning, be sure to hop on over to Gloria's blog HERE

Follow me here:

November Craft Hoarders:
Tracey Sabella (That's me!)

Products
BoBunny ~ Christmas Collage - Stamps
Core’dinations ~ ColorCore Cardstock Stack 12x12” - Neutrals
Kraft Card Base - Stash
BoBunny ~ Christmas Collage - Layered Chipboard
Cardstock ~ white - Stash
BoBunny ~ Blossoms - Wildberry Zinnia
BoBunny ~ Chocolate Jewels
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 20mm Open Roses, white
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Tuscany Rosebuds, white
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 8mm Rosebuds, white
Lace ~ From Hobby Lobby
BoBunny ~ Shimmer Spray - Sugar, Gold
Donna Salazar with Clearsnap ~ Mix’d Media Inx - Truffle
Ranger ~ Archival Ink - Potting Soil
Close to My Heart ~ Just To Say…
Sizzix ~ Snowflake #25
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Krylon ~ Spray Adhesive - All-Purpose 7010
Darice ~ Heat Tool
ColorBox ~ Blending Tool
Tim Holtz ~ Grid Blocks

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Sunday, November 1, 2015

"Wander the Sea" Mixed Media Layout with VIDEO TUTORIAL - Scraps of Elegance October Kit


Hello friends!! I'm back with a video tutorial for you created with the gorgeous Scraps of Elegance October Kit. I can't wait to get my kit each month. Melinda coordinates such beautiful items for us to create with each month. 

Gary and I went on a trip to Jacksonville Florida last winter, and this ring-billed gull caught my fancy. When I saw this beach themed page in the collection, I knew it was time to scrapbook this little guy. If you are a regular follower of my blog, you know that I don't normally use this color palette , but I just adore how this page came together. With all the Prima goodies in this kit, I used the October Prima Build-a-Page sketch for inspiration.

I share my techniques with you in this step by step process video.  Enjoy!




If you enjoyed my video, please subscribe to my channel HERE.
Thanks so much for subscribing!

Here's the fabulous "Tiffany's Style" October Scraps of Elegance Kit:

The fabulous Add On kits can be viewed HERE.

Scraps of Elegance Links:
Store: http://www.scrapsofdarkness.com/
Blog: http://scrapsofdarkness.blogspot.com/
Online Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/scrapsofdarkness/

Close-ups:





Product List

Tiffany’s Style Main Kit
Prima - Royal Menagerie Collection: Saltwater #847388
Prima: Royal Menagerie Collection - Victoria Flowers #583279
Prima: Royal Menagerie Collection - Clear Stamps 2 #582555

Creativity Add On
Prima - Royal Menagerie Flowers - Anne #583316
Prima - Watercolor Pencils - Spring & Fall Set #576721

Elements Add On
Prima - 6x6" Stencil - Royal Menagerie Collection: Decor #582975
Prima - Shabby Chic Resin - Seashells #891978
Prima - Royal Menagerie Collection - 3x4 Journaling Notecards #582593

Floral Add On
Prima - Royal Menagerie Flowers - Caroline #583347
Prima - Royal Menagerie Flowers - Louise #583293

Previous Kits 
Oct 2015 SOD ~ Creativity Add On - Stampendous - Spoonful of Rust
Embossing Powder & Elements
Sept 2015 SOE ~ Main Kit - Prima Sage Jute Trim
Sept 2015 SOE ~ Main Kit - Prima Apricot Jute Trim
July 2015 SOE ~ Main Kit - White Maribou Feather

SOE/SOD Store
Prima ~ Resin Icons - Feathers #573355

Other Products
Prima ~ Stationer’s Desk - 6x6” Paper Pad #813840
7 Dots Studio ~ Destination Unknown - Word Stickers 6x12
Dictionary Page ~ Stash
Petaloo ~ Botanica Collection - Minis, yellow
Bazzill ~ BBP - Twisted Flowers 1.5 in
Fish Net ~ Stash
Darice ~ TOHO Treasure Beads - Round Pale Copper 11/0
Starfish Broach ~ Yardsale Find
Darice ~ Nasa Shell Necklace
Darice ~ Trishell Chips - yellow
Liquitex ~ Gesso - clear, white
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
Donna Salazar Designs with Clearsnap/ColorBox ~ Mix’d Media Inx - Peridot, Verdigris, Vintage
Lindy’s Stamp Gang ~ Starburst - Red Hot Poker Orange; Grab a Guy Gold; Cajun Carnelian Red
Prima ~ 12” Elementals Stencil - Scales #960438
Spellbinders ~ Foliage
McGill ~ Mini Petals Punch
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ Thin 3D Foam Squares, black
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ 3D Foam Squares, white
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar ~ Liquid Scrap Dots
Helmar ~ Super Tac EVA Glue
Helmar ~ Crystal Kote Matte Varnish
Sizzix ~ Big Shot
Darice ~ Heat Tool
ColorBox ~ Foam Blender Tool 

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments
~ Blessings ~