Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Documented Life Project "the UnPlanner" ~ Review of May 2016!

Hello sweet friends!

That's a wrap! I can't believe May is OVER and June will be here tomorrow. WOW! Where has the time gone?

My layouts for the month of May are "on deck" today. I pray they inspire you to just do "YOU" in your planner/journal. BE FREE

Let me know if you have any questions! Have a CREATIVE week!


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Documented Life Project ~ DIY Graffiti Stickers (Part II)!

Hey Guys,

Earlier this week, I posted this photo of some more DIY graffiti stickers that I created using Avery repositionable stickers. I received several requests for a tutorial, so I thought I would walk you through my super easy process.

The "Step Out" Process

1. Start with Avery repositionable stickers. 

2. Spritz the stickers with water.

3. Add SUPER RANDOM layers of Dylusions ink.

3. Dry ink with a heat gun.

4. Add additional ink, if necessary.

5. Grab your favorite mixed media stamps and randomly stamp on the inky stickers using archival ink.

6. Distress the edges of the stickers with a black Sharpie pen.

Here is another "pic tutorial" of another set of DIY graffiti stickers that I created using a Traci Bautista stencil and the exact same process.

I pray this step-by-step tutorial helps. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Much love to you! XOXO

Monday, May 23, 2016

Documented Life Project May (Week #3) PAC ~ DIY Graffiti Stickers (Part I)!

Hey Guys!

I created some "WAY COOL" graffiti butterfly stickers for my Documented Life Project Week #3 Pocket Art Card (PAC). Today, I am sharing my SUPER EASY "step out" process.

DIY Graffiti Butterfly Stickers

 1. Create a grungy background on sticker paper (which can be found on-line or at your local office supplies store) or mixed media paper.

2. Use a craft punch to create a butterflies or other shapes out of your background.

3. Distress the edges of your butterflies or shapes with a black Sharpie permanent marker.

4. Add "crystal" Stickles for a little GLAM. Adhere your DIY sticker by using the sticker backing, applying Uhu glue or stitching the sticker to your GRUNGY background.


Have an amazing day! XOXO

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Documented Life Project ~ May 2016 (Week #1) PAC featuring the "JOT IT DOWN" Mixed Media Stamp Set by Rae Missigman!

Happy National Scrapbooking Day Everybody!

I am thrilled to share the release of Rae Missigman's brand new stamp set entitled, "JOT IT DOWN".

This super versatile mix of doodles & shapes is perfect for creating artsy backgrounds & journaling spots in your DLP "unPlanner".  

Today, I thought I would share my "Step Out" process for my May 2016 (Week #1: Add your name in a creative way) PAC using the "JOT IT DOWN" mixed media stamp set by Rae Missigman. 

My Color Inspiration: Cherry limeade is my absolute FAVORITE beverage to drink in the spring time. The sweet taste of ripe cherries coupled with the tart bite of fresh limes is so very delicious on a sunny day. I found this image below of a cherry limeade flavored CUPCAKE. SERIOUSLY.....how can you go wrong with cherry limeade AND a cupcake??? Oh, man! YUMMO! :D 

My "STEP OUT" Process!

Created a mixed media background to make a collage element for my PAC. Blended yellow & green acrylic paint with my brayer on my gelli plate.

Pressed the scalloped stamps from the "JOT IT DOWN" mixed media stamp set into the acrylic paint & randomly stamped the images on black patterned cardstock. IMPORTANT NOTE: Be sure to clean your clear stamps immediately with baby wipes when using acrylic paint!

Blended pink, fluorescent pink & maroon with my brayer on my gelli plate. YUMMO!

Pressed the doodled lines stamp from the "JOT IT DOWN" mixed media stamp set into the acrylic paint & randomly stamped the images on black patterned cardstock. Randomly stamped dots on the background using red archival. I tore a piece of the ruffled right edge for my PAC. I will save the rest of the yummy background for other "unPlanner" layouts.

Grabbed this 'grid' Kelly Purkey journal card from my stash. Added yellow & green Tim Holtz Distress Ink to my gelli plate and picked up the color with my journal card.

Added an 'inky' return label.

Collaged a "couture" Smashbook image with Uhu glue.

Collaged a piece of my painted background & a heart from scrapbooking paper. Added black doodle stitching. Added arrows, dots & scallops from the "JOT IT DOWN" mixed media stamp set.

Added dots from Rae's mixed media stamp set using white Brilliance ink.

Added my name (kept it simple) using a black Uni-ball Signo broad pen. 

Created a pocket for my PAC using a page protector. Added sequins & denim. Secured the pocket with black stitching.

Here is another PAC I created this past Tuesday using this incredible stamp set.

I created two other PAC's & my May monthly divider for my DLP "unPlanner" using Rae's "JOT IT DOWN" mixed media stamp set. Check out the full images of those PAC's & my May divider on Rae's website HERE.

As always, thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to check out more "JOT IT DOWN" inspiration by Rae Missigman.

Much love,