Monday, June 23, 2014

Hi there friends and family!

I hope you all had a fun and relaxing weekend.

I had a fun time creating again.  This time I tried something new.  I made some layouts using Teresa Collins new Modeling Paste, Palette Knife Set and Stencils.

 Here is the first one.  I used the modeling paste to make the butterflies, and the "Remember",

The modeling paste was easy to use.  It was very smooth, almost like frosting.  :o)  The tools were handy, and the stencils are just too cute!

Once you use the modeling paste you have to let it dry.  It actually was pretty quick drying, and would dry even quicker if you used a heat tool.  Once the paste is dry, it takes sprays and inks very easily.

On my next layout, I used it on a tag in the layout.  It was so fun, and I was happy with the results.

I enjoyed using the modeling paste.  I think next time I may try it on a canvas.  
I just love Teresa Collins and her company.  She is not only extremely talented and creative, but she is inspirational as well.  

I hope you all have a great week! 
Hugs.  xoxox

Monday, June 16, 2014

Hello Friends and Family...Happy Monday!

I decided to post to the blog tonight, as I had something wonderful happen today.

Those that know me, know that one of my favorite things to make is paper dolls.  I started making paper dolls when I was a small girl.  My sisters and I used to make them together.  We would design our own outfits for them and play forever.

So, you can imagine how happy I was when Julie Nutting came out with her paper doll stamps. I love Julie Nutting's work and I am a huge fan.   I have had so much fun making the paper dolls and using them for so many projects.  Making them brings back all of my happy paper doll memories.  Julie just came out with a new book for her paper dolls, and my daughter Melodie pre-ordered it for me for my Mother's Day present. It arrived last week.  It is WONDERFUL!!  So many creative ideas, I could hardly wait to get creating.

I went to a crop at my local scrapbook store on Saturday, (Paradise Scrapbook Boutique) and got busy with my new project.  I had never created anything like this project before.  I was nervous but excited,and I was pretty happy with how it turned out.

BUT to make this story even better, I decided to post my creation to Facebook and see how my friends reacted to it.  I was secretly hoping that Julie Nutting herself might comment on it.  My friends were encouraging as usual, and then I saw what I was hoping for, a comment from Julie Nutting herself!  I was truly on cloud nine, but it got even better.  Julie posted it to her page!!!  I was so excited when I saw it at work , that my friend and co-worker  Chloe, thought I had won something.  :o)  Hence why I said something wonderful happened today.  It meant so much to me, you just don't know.

I would like to thank Julie Nutting for bringing paper dolls back to us "grown up" girls, so that we can have fun and play again.  We love you!

I hope you like my creation.  I sure had fun making it.   Have a happy week everyone.   :o)

Rhonda  xoxo