Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Projects in Progress

I have several projects underway, but none that are quite completed yet! Unfortunately, I've been  under the weather for the past couple weeks, which has put many things on hold. Hopefully I'm on the mend and will be completing these projects soon!

Projects underway include....


As my washi tape collection continues to grow, I wanted a place to keep
it organized and easily accessible. I found a great idea on a fellow blogger's
page that I will share with you.


I just started a new journal page over the weekend. I'm already loving the way
the gesso/stencil process is looking on the page. 
My Inner Artist Guardian...the first lesson of of LB 2014.
This page has recently been completed! You can view the
entire process on my new Mixed Media Journey blog at:


I've bought all the materials for a button heart on canvas project and am ready to get started on it. I found the project on Pinterest from Home Decor Nut. I plan on making a few tweaks to the project and can't wait to get started on it!  

I hope each of you are doing well and keeping healthy! Have a great week!

Friday, January 10, 2014

DIY Magnet Board

Since last summer I've had these cute animal magnets and been thinking of a way to use them. My sister's birthday was coming up and I thought making a magnet board would be a great place for her to display photos in her house.

I purchased several materials, including a cookie sheet (you could also use an old one), scrapbook papers, and ribbon. The items I had on hand included Liquitex Matte Gel (you could probably use Mod Pod) and the metal piece that says, "Capture Life's Moments." The perfect phrase for displaying photographs!

My supplies....after I got started, I ended up choosing a zebra print
ribbon instead of the one shown in the photo. 

I started by tearing the strips of scrapbook paper into various sizes and then thought about the placement on the cookie sheet. I rearranged things several times, until I found the arrangement I liked the best. Using my paintbrush, I applied the matte gel to the cookie sheet, laid the paper on top, and carefully smoothed out any wrinkles using an old credit card. I also added a coating of matte gel over the top of the paper.  I really liked how the matte gel retained the brush strokes on the paper surface!

Adding the papers using matte gel for adhesive...

....and finally a coating over papers

I added the black ribbon and embellishment, attached the zebra ribbon and allowed everything to dry overnight.

Added embellishment, "Capture Life's Moments."

I have seen hanging magnet boards, but when I tried tying ribbon through the holes on the ends (not pictured), the board would never hang very well. I happened to have an easel and decided I liked that better.

I love how the finished project turned out! More importantly, my sister loved it too!

Finished magnet board with homemade matching card and Starbucks gift card. 

I had a great time creating this and hope you find it useful!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Body Lotion Bar Winner

I'm excited to announce that Chuck K. was randomly selected by Punch Tab as the winner of the body lotion bar assortment. Congrats, Chuck!

Winter themed set of body lotion bars...

THANK YOU to all who participated in the contest. I appreciate each of you and hope that 2014 brings many blessings your way.