Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Stardust Soul Canvas

Stunning! Absolutely S T U N N I N G!! 
Thanks Jenn....So in love with this one! 

Hello There! Here is my latest work using one of Yvonne Blair's amazing stamps! For this canvas I chose:

Stardust Soul - D17159

Stardust Soul

There are many more beautiful stamps created by Yvonne Blair available at Impression Obsession Stamps HERE.

Thanks So Much for viewing my post!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Workin' with 'TOVERS again

Hi peeps!
Stoppin' by with another of my 'TOVERS.

I have been working on a class for my
January Girl's Night Out and
the launch of my Teachable site!

I love working with products that are new to me.
Seeing how they work
and this is a PERFECT example.

After I was done figuring out the details,
I scooped up all my creatives and 
put them together to create this canvas.

And no creation of mine would be complete
it if didn't say something!!

I chose a stamp from the 

Thanks for stoppin' by!!
and have a CREATIVE day!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Advise from a Mermaid-Jenn DuBell.

How fun is this!!! Just love mermaids and art journaling!!! 
Thanks Jenn...fabulous!!! 

Hello Everyone! Today I want to share this cute Art Journal Layout I created using a couple of my favorite Yvonne Blair Designs stamps!! I love mermaids!! Yvonne's Mermaid Advice stamp was the perfect choice for my layout here. I also used her pine branch stamp to create seaweed!!

Thanks so much for viewing my project! You can purchase all of Yvonne Blair Designs stamps at Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps HERE.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Making Lemonade out of Lemons!

I love it when she turns lemons into lemonade! 
Thanks Lynn!!! Always an inspiration! 

Hi Peeps....
 YOU for stopping by!

Recently, I had to track my headaches/migraines
a process I and depressing!
So I decided to take one of those pages
and turn it into something BEAUTIFUL!

I began by sopping up a bit of Glaze
onto my pages.

I then collaged some music sheet 'Tovers
and added a bit of stenciled texture.

I then painted on a layer of diluted paint.

Next, I painted on a layer of Vintage Distress Medium.

Using a pipette, I dropped on more color onto my page.

I then inked the edges.

I pulled out a few flowers and altered them with
various colors.

I finished off my page with one of 

....which speaks volumes to me!

Thank you SOOO MUCH for stopping by
and seeing how I turned
Lemons into Lemonade!

Other Products Used
Tattered Angels
Glimmer Mist
Golden Orange
Precious Metals

Glimmer Glaze

Glimmer Glam
Lime Cordial
The Crafter's Workshop
Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste
Flower Tiles Stencil

Ranger Ink
Distress Collage Medium ~ Vintage
Distress Ink ~ Vintage Photo
Multi Medium ~ Matte

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Playin' with Distress Crayons

Hi Peeps! 
While I was away at
The Beacon Scrapbook Retreat, teaching
I had the opportunity to shop
a local scrapbook store.
......and it WAS WONDERFUL!!
I got to touch and feel
SO MANY new (to me) products! 

I FINALLY had the opportunity to get my hands on
a package Distress Crayons.
(not used yet)
 and then my BESTIE lent me the set she bought
(now that's a true crafty friend!!)
....and I just had to PLAY!
I pulled out a "tovers" art journal page,
which consisted of a page from my Mix and Match book
that I stenciled with various mediums.

I colored the stenciled area with various colors of Distress Crayons.
Mixing the colors where they touched.
When dry I painted the whole page with Distress Collage Medium.

At this point I chose what I wanted my page to say!
I chose the Yvonne Blair Designs/Impression Obsession 

I stamped it onto a piece of Tissuestock.
When dry I cut it out!

I then applied Multi Medium ~ Matte to the back of the stamped image
and adhered it to my art journal page.

Then I applied a layer of Distress Collage Medium ~ Vintage.

....and it wouldn't be me if I didn't put a flower on it.
I ran the Distress Crayon lightly over the flower.

I spritzed the flower with water and used a 
paint brush to move the color around.

I pulled out a bit of greenery and colored it with 
another color from the Distress Crayons set. 
When dry I applied a layer of Distress Collage Medium.

Then I put my page all together....

a few closeups....

I hope you have enjoyed my creative adventure.
I will definitely have to play with these 
products again!!

.....and THANK YOU for stoppin' by!

Other Products Used

Mix and Match 6 x 9 book
Canvas Corp

The Crafter's Workshop
Light & Fluffy
Shimmery Goodness

Ranger Ink
Distress Crayons ~ Set 10
Distress Collage Medium ~ Vintage
Multi Medium ~ Matte

Archival Ink ~ Jet Black

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Favorite In The History of Ever Layout by Tonya Gibbs

History of Ever Layout by Tonya A. Gibbs for Yvonne Blair

Hi everyone, today I wanted to share with you one of my favorite summer memories. We took a trip to Europe, and part of that trip was a week in the wonderful city of Paris.  Today I wanted to share a quick layout using one of my favorite photos and a special memory from the trip. 

Side note:  Unfortunately, I do not have a process video for this layout.  I started one, but I had a power outage half way through the process, and my computer did not save the video clips.

Yvonne's stamps go perfectly with your layouts as well as mixed media and card designs. Today, I chose her History of Ever Stamp with Impression Obsession for my layout.

History of Forever - C17191

For my paper collection, I grabbed the Posh 12x12 Collection Pack from Simple Stories from Scrapbook.com  I love buying collection packs or kits because they have everything I need in one convenient package.  Most Local Scrapbook Stores (LSS) will be happy to put similar packages together for you, or already carry similar products or monthly kit clubs.  


While visiting Europe this summer, my Husband and I took quite a few cheesy photos in front of some really beautiful places.  I checked off LOTS of bucket list items, and those photos need to be documented. I took along a traveling Midori with me so it may contain a lot of those photos.  But some of my favs will definitely land on layouts. 

To accent this photo I used Yvonne's Stamp on one of the note labels in the paper collection.  Most of the paper has gold foiling, and I used the foiling sheets to accent my photos. I decided to heat emboss The History of Ever Sentiment with Gold Foil

History of Ever Layout by Tonya A. Gibbs for Yvonne Blair

This is a photo we took in front of the Eiffel Tower. It is significant because we could see the tower from our flat.  Every night at 10pm we watched the tower sparkle and glitter.  My husband made sure we went out of our way to be in front of the tower each night to watch the show.  He loved it so much! Our last night in Paris, we grabbed a bottle of wine and watched the show on the lawn behind the tower. I loved watching him express so much joy!

 He really is my favorite of all time in the history of ever!

I wanted the glitter of the tower to be symbolic on my layout!
So this is how I was able to duplicate the look.

History of Ever Layout by Tonya A. Gibbs for Yvonne Blair

  1. I made this stencil YEARS ago from a cut file on my Cricut with a transparency to create the Eiffel Tower stencil.  I'm sure by now you can find similar stencils or create your own using a cut file from the Silhouette,  Cricut or other die cutting system.  
  2. I used Wendy Vecchi's Embossing Paste in Metallic Gold and spread a thin layer through the stenciled area.
  3. While it was still wet, I sprinkled German Glass Glitter in Sterling Silver from Prima on top of the tower. Only sprinkle a few pieces of glitter, I didn't want it to be too bulky. I want the tower to twinkle not look like a glittering tower.
  4. Then I slightly tapped the glitter into the wet paste. 
  5. When this is dry, (about 20 minutes do not use a heat gun - it will cause the embossing paste to shrink )  I tapped off the excess glitter and replaced it into the jar.
Here is the complete layout.

History of Ever Layout by Tonya A. Gibbs for Yvonne Blair

I didn't want anything to take away from the photo, journaling, and the tower. So I kept the layout very clean.  The Posh paper collection went perfectly with my photo.  I did add a little bit of gold embossing powder to the center of the flowers to spruce them up a bit.  Beyond that everything else is very simple.   When I finished this layout I remembered how much I loved doing layouts.  Thank you for hanging out with me today.