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Friday, June 27, 2014

Summer Garden...

Happy Friday Everyone!

I found some more time in my studio yesterday.  I just couldn't wait to paint another one of the new Summer Luvin' CandiBean images!  I am addicted!!!

This time I chose

I've been really enjoying painting again.  I had gotten tired of it and stepped away from it for a bit, but it feels so good to have my painting mojo back again!  Sometimes you just need to take a little break in order to find your love for something once again.  The CandiBean images are so sweet that they require gorgeous vintage floral prints to accompany them.  So, I opened up a pack of the beautiful Maja Design 'Coffee in the Arbour' papers and I just love how they look.  

I have a new favorite thing by the's the A Gilded Life pieces from Spellbinders.  I used one to house the sentiment, which, by the way, is from our upcoming LDRS 'Friends' sentiment set that we'll be releasing in July.  I tucked in a die cut from our gorgeous 'Lovely View' die.

All of the flowers and such are from my stash.

Here's a close up of the painted image.  She is just so pretty with her curly hair!

Thank you so very much for stopping by today.  I hope you found some inspiration in my project :-)



Friday, June 20, 2014


Welcome Everyone!

I'm back again today with another pocket card.  I have really enjoyed making these!  This one also features one of new CandiBean stamps.  I just can't get enough of them!!!!  Take a look...


Once again, I used the LDRS designer dies all over the place!!!  I'm also having a ton of fun with them :-)  I used the Darling Square Die Set as a border across the top of the card, a border at the bottom of the sentiment, AND the gorgeous flourishes popping out the right side of the sentiment.  That sentiment, btw, is a sneak peek of a new set that's coming out next month!!!!!!!   Shhhh...don't tell anyone!

On the inside of the card is a pocket that allows you to add a card for a handwritten note, a gift card or a small trinket.  I have decorated the inside with more sentiments from the upcoming vintage set.  I also included a scrolling header stamp from the LDRS Vintage Stamp Set.  It's one of my favorite sets because it's so extremely versatile and full of Victorian details!

Here's a closeup of the inside.  I've added a beautiful die cut of the gorgeous Victorian Fluttered Tulip Bodice.  This die is so feminine and lush!  I backed it with a few hand cut pieces to really showoff the beauty of the shape.

And here she is!  The star of the show!!!  This is Blackberry Penny from the new CandiBean collection.  Could she BE any cuter?  And what a joy to paint!  I was so relaxed and at ease painting her and I really love how it turned out.  I used the Darling Square Die Set to cut the image out (notice the edges are embossed too), and added a few more flourishes and a sentiment piece from the same die set.  There are so many gorgeous pieces to the Darling Square Die Set and they all coordinate so perfectly!  The sentiment is yet another sneak peek of things to come!

So that is it from me today.  I will be back as soon as I can with more art from my heart.



Sunday, June 15, 2014

Words....they mean so much!

Welcome Everyone!

I've got a fun little project to show you today that I've been playing with on and off for a little while.  Lately, I'll have three projects going all at once that I'm bouncing between.  And I finally finished one!  Yay me!

I bought a set of 6x6 canvases and thought they would make a nice wall hanging.  I wanted to make my own version of those wall hangings that you see everywhere that are covered in words.  But I wanted something that would express my own thoughts and feelings.

I applied gesso over the entire surface to prep it for paint.  I added a bit of paint and rubbed some distress ink on the edges for a bit of age.  Once dry I grabbed the LDRS Large Words sentiment set and started stamping away!  I added some rub-ons, clear gems, metal corner pieces and flowers from my stash.  I found the ribbon in my stash and stapled it to the back.

Now it hangs on the wall in my studio and I love it!  It's perfect for the little wall space above my favorite upholstered chair :-)

Angie xoxo

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