Love You Always with Brenshevia

Monday, December 22, 2014

Good morning everyone! Brenshevia here to share this adorable layout I created with the Hey Kid line! I love the bright colors and the fun patterns are perfect for boy and girl pages… making it perfect for this cute little photo! 

This line is on sale and almost sold out in the Frosted Designs Store! You can find it HERE! 

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New Friday Challenge - All About Family!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Hello all! Megan here with my last Frosted Designs Friday challenge for you.

Thanksgiving was just three weeks ago, Hanukkah started this past Tuesday and Christmas is only six days away! Then we all have the New Year's celebrations to enjoy. With all these holidays upon us, it makes me think of my favorite part of the holiday season - spending quality time with family.

So today's challenge is titled "All In The Family." Your project (layout, card, art journal page, mixed media piece, etc) must focus on family and include a quote about family somewhere on it.

Here is my example featuring a beautiful quote from Maya Angelou. I first printed the quote onto a sheet of letter size paper, then took a 3x4 journaling card and taped it onto the paper over the text so when I ran the same sheet of paper through my printer again, it printed the text exactly where I wanted on the journaling card.

Products used from the Frosted Designs store:
Heidi Swapp Hello Today Paper Pad
Heidi Swapp Hello Today Acrylic Words
Heidi Swapp Hello Today Flair
Heidi Swapp Hello Today Puffy Glitter Stickers
Heidi Swapp Hello Today Clear Stickers
Heidi Swapp Hello Today Acrylic Stars
IDenti-Pen Permanent

And here are some more creations that the fabulous design team made for this challenge...
I used a sticker that says "Family" and included it in my journaling.
Products used from the Frosted Designs store:
Bella Blvd. Snapshots - Bookplates Stickers 
 Bella Blvd. Snapshots - Captions Stickers 
 Bella Blvd. Snapshots - Tabs Stickers 
 Bella Blvd. Snapshots - Patterned Paper Pack 
 Bella Blvd. Snapshots - Paper Pieces Cardstock Die-Cuts

Products used from the Frosted Designs store:
KaiserCraft Mr. Fox Die-cuts 
KaiserCraft Mr. Fox Stickers 
Ranger Dylusions Ink Spray - Cherry Pie 
450 Quick Dry Adhesive 
Scrap Dots 3D Liquid Adhesive

Products used from the Frosted Designs store:
7Dots Studio products

Products used from the Frosted Designs store:
Hello Sunshine Petite Paper Pad 6x6 
Love You More - Stamp

Products used from the Frosted Designs store:
Papers and flowers from Rustic Beauty kit

We would like to also welcome back Scrapmatts as this challenge's sponsor! Scrapmatts is offering up a prize pack valued at over $30.00!!!!!

You have until noon (CST) Wednesday, December 31st to link up your project for your chance to win this awesome prize!


Merry Christmas Card with Rachelle!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hi there FD friends! Rachelle here with excitement to share my Christmas card I created using the December Kit "Traditions." I so loved everything this kit comes with. Let's take a look.

"We Wish You A Merry Christmas"

I started off with layers and paper punches around the edges. Then I inked and distressed the edges.

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 Now it's time to apply the gorgeous kit embellishments. The florals, metal doily, and wood chip star and flourishes.

I had fun creating a star then applying glass glitter pearl several times. This glitter is totally fantastic!

The kit comes with awesome twine that I applied at the top of the card.

Finally, I did some fussy cutting for the title and simply placed on top of the metal flourish. You can see how well the glass glitter pops out.

Well that's it for 2014! I had so much fun creating this card just to say "We Wish You A Merry Christmas." 

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to get your hands on this gorgeous kit and more products from the Frosted Design Store.
See you in 2015 and huggies!!!!!


Christmas Gift Ideas using Traditions Kit with Brandi!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hello there crafty friends!!!! It's Brandi popping in with a quick tutorial on a simple Christmas gift for the holidays!!!!

Here's a look at what I made using this month's "Traditions" kit:

Two very simple wall hangings using a variety of things from the kit!!!!
I started with a bare wood frame and painted it with my desired colors, then went over them with distress crackle paint for some shine!

I measured out my papers and added them to the wood:

I chose my pics, added them to the paper, then embellished with tid bits from the kit and flowers!!!

I cut the holly berry wood pieces and colored them with distress markers, then tucked them behind the flowers!

I fussy cut some of the sayings from the papers to add them as well!

I used the stamp included in the kit and some pigment ink to add the text directly to my photo:

I finished each piece with the twine from the kit using hot glue on the back!!

 And there you have it!!!!  Two Christmas gifts and plenty more left over :-)

Well gang... Thanks so much for stopping in and have a LUCKY day :-)

Products from the Frosted Designs Store:


Holiday Cheer with Shanna!!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hello everyone Shanna here. It has been so much fun these last few months creating for Frosted Designs. Sadly this is my last post as we move towards the New Year which means time for some new faces and others to share their love for creating. 

So for my post today I wanted to share a little holiday cheer. 

I love using my Gelatos to add color to my modeling paste. 

I had to add a flower to this fun and festive card. I wish you all Happy Holidays. 


Create In Color with Tamiko

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Happy Sunday and Season's Greetings!  Tamiko here  and I am playing in my Rummage and Ransack Mixed Media Kit!  I am truly enjoying it! I have been taking  it with me whenever I go out and may wind out sitting a spell.  Let me remind you what our lovely kit looks like.. Shall I?  :)

Get your Rummage and Ransack kit for yourself or for that special someone who needs a little art in their life! ::I like when Sandee says that:: 

Ok.. My mission for today's featured page was-
Scavenge item 30: Four Squares
Alteration 59: Add music
Alteration 58: Color outside the lines

(yeahhh!!)  I knew when I sat down i would need to use my paints.  I felt the need to be bright and colorful and use black and white as my accent colors.  This is what i came up with..

I covered my page in gesso, force of habit.  I like my paint to move, not soak into my paper.  Plus my sheets are thin, so it adds a little support to the page.  I then cut four squares out of music papers, killing 2 birds with one stone! Booyah!  You can see the bars and notes through the paint, I didn't gesso those areas.. Then I took my water soluble pencil and drew squares again around the boxes.. and proceeded to color *OUTSIDE the lines* with the contrasting colors., Then I took a bit of gesso on my finger and added it to the squares.. and brought those outside colors.. back INSIDE the boxes.  Under normal circumstances those colors would and could have created brown in some parts, if I wanted it to.  Since I didn't want it to happen, that explains why I added gesso and painted over the gessoed areas.  I then I got out my stencil.. I decided I wanted windows.. On my squares, which now looked like skyscrapers to me. I stenciled over areas with various colors including the black for shadowing purposes.  I then took my Sakura Koi waterbrush and intensified the darkness on my black pencil markings by applying the wet brush to it! Then I used my Unibal Signo white gel pen to add accents on windows, doodled some wording (which reads, create in color <3) and some highlights (over my large lettering)  I wrote Create In Color in Black with my Sakura Identi-Pen from the kit!

Here are a few more close up pics... 


Hope you enjoyed my pages.  Have a great week and remember you still have time to order this kit.. and other fabulous kits from Barb at Frosted Designs to get it just in time for Christmas!!  Don't forget you get FREE SHIPPING (within continental USA) on purchases over $50 or more!


Athanasia with Winter Inspiration!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Hello FD friends! Athanasia here today to share a layout about winter and what I love about it: lanterns! I love the contrast between their cozy feeling and winter's cold. 
Here is my page:

I used a sheet from the Studio Calico PRINTSHOP paper pad (a favorite collection) and blue shades of gelatos and watercolors to create the background. To decorate my page I used some flowers, buttons, lace, thread, sequins and snowflakes stickers.
Here are some details: 

I hope you liked my page and got some ideas!
Thank you for stopping by today, I wish you a happy crafty weekend everyone!

Products from the FD store:
StazOn Ink


Michelle shares Traditions!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Hello there everyone! Michelle here with you today, and I'd love to share a layout that I created with the beautiful "Traditions" kit. This kit features Simple Stories Cozy Christmas papers and plenty of gorgeous embellishments- perfect for all your holiday projects. I couldn't wait to dive in. Here is the first page I created.

I started by giving the paper a decorative edge with a border punch. Then using the stamp from the kit I randomly stamped around where my design was going, and then I added some splatters of the Heirloom Gold mist. I distressed the layers and cut out a couple of the post cards from one of the papers, which I distressed then tucked under the photos. Then I created a tag to tuck under the other side. Next I added a couple flower clusters around the photos. I colored the holly flourishes with the Heirloom Gold mist and added ruby stickles for the berries. I cut one of the metal elements from the kit in half and added them to the clusters. Then as a finishing touch I added a few more splatters using Smooch in Siren and in Green Apple.

Be sure to grab your "Traditions" kit from the Frosted Designs Store before they are gone.

Thanks for coming by! Hope you have a creative day!