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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Santa Claus is Visiting Unruly PaperArts This Month

The December issue of Unruly PaperArts blogozine is up. Our theme this month is Santa Claus

Unfortunately, this is our last issue. You can read about that here.  UPA evolved from Gingersnap Creations.  I made the transition from one group to the other so I'm sad to see it come to a end. 

My article will be posted on December 3. Here's a sneak peek.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Read a Recipe

This is my creative contribution for the November Reader Art Quest (RAQ) at Unruly PaperArts. This month's theme is The Written Word.  You have until the end of the month to enter HERE.

For National Young Readers' Day, I started my mixed media cookbook with this page.

I love that the instructions say "Read labels...".

DCWV Summer Dreams salmon pink background paper
Let's Cook dinner recipe page and wood cow are from Red Lead Paperworks kit
washi tape from stash
mini wood cookbook--Darice Timeless Minis from Alpha Stamps.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Thanksgiving Thank You Card

I made this card for a very special person who has done so much in the past few months.  It's a digital hybrid card.   After layering the Crafty Secrets items, I printed it out onto cardstock and added the stamping and die cut word.


PSE software for layering, sizing, and shading

digitals  from Crafty Secrets:  monthly freebies--wheat paper, red plaid paper, Autumn Blessings graphic;   bird/fruit circle in  purchased Vintage Kitchen collection

I am so thankful for you stamps from STAMPlorations Blossom Overture clear stamp set

Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Red Lead Paperworks double sided  paper adhesive

Thanks die cut from Impression Obession

beige card stock

Entering these Challenges:

STAMPlorations Anything Goes

Lunagirl Moonbeams November Thanksgiving Harvest/Gratitude  x

Digitally Sweet Challenge #144 All About the Title

Crafty Secrets November Linky Party x

Curtain Call Challenge Plaid and Plush x

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

2016 Altered Calendar Book

Our theme this month at Unruly PaperArts blogozine is Noteworthy.  My creative contributor article features my altered calendar book.

If you've been with me for awhile, you'll recognize my "calling card", a digital banner I created when I was on the Gecko Galz design team.  The digital tickets are from Ginas Designs.

My bow was made using the Craft-Dee BowZ maker which I won during their December 2014 Blog Hop. The black tea towel stripe ribbon was a win from The Ribbon Girl.

I love the digital labels from Wings of Whimsy.  I took her idea of folding the labels in half and using them for page tabs.  I was able to type the months directly onto the labels before printing.

You will recognize the picture wheel and pen nib as Tim Holtz products and the red netting from Stampin' Up.

My color palette is kraft and black with a pop of red.  Hence the red flower on the cover.  Here is how I incorporated the colors inside the back cover of my calendar book.  I hate to say this, but all the bits and pieces used in this project didn't even make a dent in my stash.

For additional photos of my altered book, please see my UPA article HERE.

Entering my altered book here:

Rhedd's Creative Spirit November Challenge

Sunday, November 1, 2015

November at Unruly Paper Arts

The table of contents listing a month's worth of Noteworthy articles is posted at Unruly PaperArts blogozine HERE.

For my creative contribution, I chose to alter a calendar book.  My article will be posted on November 3.

Here is a sneak peak--waiting for January 2016 to start--at which time I'll be participating in Wanderlust, a year-long on-line mixed media art journey.

This month's UPA Reader Art Quest is all about the written word.  You have the entire month to create anything that fits the theme and enter it HERE.  Be inspired by books or by the flourescent colors in this photo.

I made this digital scrappy page which fits International Communications Week.  Don't you just love the expression on her face?  Talk about communicating with a look!

The background paper including the hen and chick is from Crafty Secrets.
The picture frame is from Websters Pages.
Sentiment is from Marisa Lerin at Pixel Scrapper.

Entering this scrappy page here:

Digitally Sweet Challenges: #144  November It's All About the Title
Alphabet Challenge Blog:  S is for Sweet Treats due Nov. 12 and I'm #12 x
Crafty Secrets November Linky Challenge:  Visions of Sugar Plums

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