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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Snapdragon Snippets has a new store!!

We are super excited to share that Snapdragon Snippets has re-open its doors with a remodeled look and lots of designers!!  And they are giving away a Silhouette Portrait as one of the many giveaways!!

Store | www.snapdragonsnippets.com
Blog  | www.3under3andmore.blogspot.com
Blog in Spanish | www.sdsespanol.blogspot.com

and the Spanish blog is having a joint Día De Los Muertos Blog Hop with Dilo En Español starting November 1st over with Patty

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Eat Dessert First | Journal Page

It's been probably over a year since I came across "art journaling" but only since August that I decided to give it a try...

I have decided to share the few I have created here on my blog in no particular order till I get caught up with the six or seven I have created so far.
This one showcases cupcakes which I don't particularly eat but when I saw this stamp/die set I thought I would use it to journal the fact that at this point in my life I often do eat dessert first and no longer feel a bit of discomfort or guilt at all!, ha!

I used stamps from my comadrita's Dilo En Español.  She currently only sells on her FB page
and for the letters I used stamps from MFT and another set from my collection.

I have been creating one page at a time and then adhering to each other using gel medium a much better choice in my opinion than mod podge.

Link to my second art journal page HERE

Monday, October 6, 2014

Boo | Ghostly Graveyard

Today I am sharing a project I created and put together for SVGAttic, Snapdragon Snippet's sister company.  The project utilizes cutting files you can find as of today on the Silhouette Online store, but within days you will be able to purchase on the soon to open SDS store, more on that later!

I had fun putting this set together making it colorful and not too scary (I don't do scary LOL)
Both boxes, the tombstone and the casket can be used to add candy or?  I did add the clear film of the tombstone but forgot to add the candy before I took my pictures and by the time I noticed I was running out of daylight...

 Love the vellum that I used for the cute ghosts, it has sparkles in it.  A bit hard to tell in pictures.
I inked the boxes using distress black soot TH ink and a bit of Gesso.

Files used: as a kit at SVGAttic.com Ghostly Graveyard HERE or as individual files on the Silhouette online store.
Tombstone box #21333- Coffin box #21145- 3 Cartoon banners #26671- 3D Ghosts #13604- 3D Bat #12947- Spiderweb and Cupcake Wrapper Iron Fence #33781

List of supplies (aren't those little tags cute?)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pumpkin Patch Layout

Today I am sharing a layout I created using one of the leaves from a Snapdragon Snippets design available on the Silhouette online store that I converted to a stitch pattern.

Even thou I have previously machine stitch and hand stitch on my layouts, I stitched on this layout inspired by Melinda Spinks and her awesome creations.  I love all her layouts and the way she purposely creates "messy" stitches (for a lack of a better term).

I have previously asked Melinda permission to copy one other layout but have not done so... yet :) (she so kindly and whole heartily said yes)  and might just have to ask her if I may "lift" this one.  I have the perfect photo of my grandson for it.

I used file #21308 and converted the leaf cutting file to a stitch pattern by typing "periods" at font size 20 spaced at 200 and "dropping" it on top of the leaf design.
I stitched using gold metallic thread which it was a bit tedious or time consuming because the "gold/metallic" kept rubbing off the base thread while it was passing through the paper holes and breaking but I really enjoyed it ... I just took my time and stitched a little bit each of 3 days. It was relaxing.  It reminded me of my previous cross stitching hobby and that is a good thing :).

Remember to join us over at SDS for our Anything Fall September contest.
We also have a DT call ending on the 21st.

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, September 1, 2014

September Contest

We are having a joint Fall themed contest over at Snapdragon Snippets and SVGAttic for the month of September.
You may create an enter using a file or more from SDS or SVGAttic

I created this journal page using the Grateful Harvest Leaves card file
I have just ventured myself into mix media journaling.  This is my second page and I must say it is fun to get inky and messy playing with mediums, inks, stamps, markers, stencils...  For the face on the Prima doll I used a Peachy face... I inked the eyes and stamped first and followed by inking the mouth and stamping it second because her face is oval and the stamp is made to fit a more rounded face.

Go see what the rest of the teams have created for inspiration HERE and HERE and for all the rules and prizes.

I have provided the inlinkz link here just in case it is easier for you.