Hey Everyone!! I hope you are having a great start to your summer!! :) I'm enjoying taking my last class at my community college this summer!! YAY!! Looking forward to starting at University of North Texas next semester!
I went to a UNT Preview Day, its a special day they open to incoming freshman and transfer students like me :) to check out the campus, meet with people in the field your interested in majoring in, listen to lots of speakers about different organizations you can be a part of, and all that kinda stuff.
So I was sitting there listening to the head football coach talk about how good their team is going to be next year lol and all that and than the cheerleaders did a cheer with the mascot.
The introduced the mascot...... SCRAPPY the EAGLE!!!
So I know I was the only 21 year old student there that thought this was funny. So I laughed to myself and sent my mom a text and said So its meant to be that I go to school here. The mascot's name is Scrappy! She loved it of course and now we have to make a scrapbook layout with me and scrappy someday lol.
Anyway, So I wanted to share with yall what I made for my future apartment someday... Floating Frame!
My mom has made these before and I have been dieing to make one! I had an idea to do "UNT" for my future apartment!
Surface:5x7 Wood Frame Papers:from LillyBeeDesigns- Victoria Park Collection
Embellishments:Green Buttons, Green & White Beads,
Black Paint, Black Ink Pad, Paint Brushes, Mod Podge, Glossy Accents, and Letter Templates (chunky chipboard letters or just a chunky font print off from the computer)
here is a close up on the letters.
Steps to the Floating Frame
1. Paint your Frame and let it dry
2. Cut your papers 2 inch strips, then figure out what sizes you want by placing your strips on the fame before you cut them again.
3. Ink the edges of your papers, then place them where you want on your frame.
3. Mod Podge your papers on to the frame. Always mod podge the back of your papers first and place it on the frame. Let it sit and completely dry before you mod podge over the top of the papers. (This will help you not to have bubbles on the papers.)
4. Set your frame aside for now, and start working on your letters. Grab your glass from your frame and your letter templates.
Let your letter templates behind the glass and make sure you like where you place them.
5. Grab your Glossy Accents and start coloring in where you letter is showing on to the glass. I would glue in small patches, so your glossy accents doesn't dry up before you get to it. Have your buttons and beads ready! I used my buttons first and placed them where I wanted, then add the beads in the empty spots. Repeat this till all letters are full.
6. Let your letters dry on the glass before you put it in the frame.
7. Put your glass back in the frame and look at your beautiful floating frame you just made!!!
After I finished my mind was racing over all the things I could do!!
My next frame is going to "Mickey" related :)
Im hoping for this to be me in 2 years :) But I'm happy to say its my older sister, Rachel. She graduated in May from UNT!She went to school to be a Elementary School Teacher, which fits her perfectly. I'm so proud of her and can't wait to decorate her classroom :) hehe!
I want share with you today a company that I just LOVE! Its "LAWN FAWN" We came across them at CHA Winter in Jan. We went crazy for their stamps and first ever paper collection "Bright Side" Here are just a few of their awesome samples from their blog www.lawnfawn.blogspot.com
All the butterflies and flowers our off of one of their stamp sets!
Their new bright side collection! Love the color palette its great for spring! I love the kraft papers included in their collection.
One of my favorite stamps flying by.. paper airplanes it such a fun stamp!
You can find lots of inspiration on the blog and facebook page!
Find their paper collection and stamp sets at the LBH :)
I hope ya'll had a great Easter with your family and friends this past weekend!
So today I thought I would inform yall on what I'm really excited about this week! ha ha
If you don't already know the LBH has a Blue House Art Group that meets monthly.
I have attended a few meeting myself but don't always get to come every month.
This month I signed myself up as soon as I found out we are playing with the new Dyan Reavely new Ink Sprays and her Stencils.. plus some really cool embossing paste from Viva Decor!
I saw all of these products at CHA Winter 2012 in January and I was so drawn into it all. Susan and I spent some time at The Crafter Workshop booth checking out all the new stencils and watching some people demo some fun art journaling. So now I'm beyond excited about this class! Dyan is an amazing artist she has a very neat style and I love her work!!
My favorite thing about all of this is that there is no right or wrong way in doing it.
Everything you make is a special creation by you!
Here is another artist that I saw at CHA, her name is Julie Fei-Fan Balzer.
We actually got to attend 2 seminars that she was speaking in. She is such a funny gal she had everyone laughing the whole time but she is also very smart and extremely creative. She has her own line of stencils out also with The Crafter Workshop and has an awesome website and blog full our awesome ideas and products. She does great demo videos as well at www.balzerdesigns.com
I hope this post inspiring you get your hands dirty and play around with some fun stencils on your next art project.. scrapbooking, art journaling, or home decor, you can make any piece look great using all these fun products! :) If you are local to the LBH I encourage you to come to Art Group!! Its so much fun!! My favorite thing about Art Group is that its careful, fun and educational. You are always learning lots of new techniques, tips and tricks on all different products. Plus you get to play around and experiment with different colors and ideas. When its over and of course you don't want to stop but you feel like you can do anything! You have so many ideas going through your head that all you want to do is go home and create! I hope you can join us for Art Group if you can't try your best to schedule yourself for a day or even just a few hours a week or a month to sit down and create! Play around with different colors of ink or paints. Try that new technique you were wanting to do.
Trust me you will love it! :)
I have noticed lots of Subway Art lately on some of the new paper collections and products that we've been getting in this Spring. Fancy Pants , Simple Stories , Jillibean Soup are just a few of the many companies that are following this trend.
Their newest collection each have a Subway Art Inspired
piece of paper in them.
I am really drawn to this look and inspired to do something cool with it. I love this pictures I'm sharing with you that other people have done using Subway Art.. from home decor to fashion to seasonal gifty items , Subway Art is all over the creative world :)
Love this for your own space...
This is a picture of Tim Holtz District Market Totes..
My favorite of all the patterns he has.
I love this Christmas Pillow!!
I thought this was pretty cute to have a song or a poem
on a canvas maybe for a babys room or something.
Neat idea for Seasons..
Frame some Seasonal Subway Art and
change it out for each season
This piece has my name "Kristyn" spelt just the same as I do on!! So Cool I love it!! :)
I love how this is used for a sport theme great for boys! :)
I hope this post inspires you to play around with some