Sunday, April 7, 2013

Spring Bling-A-Ling Blog Hop!

Hello everyone! Welcome to the Spring Bling-A-Ling Blog Hop!

Please start at the beginning with our host Suzanne! 

Here is the line up so that you may check out ALL the wonderful projects!
5 Janet<---------YOU CAME FROM HERE!
7 Julie <----------- GO HERE NEXT!
9 Robin

Spring has been a little delayed here, but I've been busy crafting hoping Spring will arrive any day now. My first project is some Project Life filler cards. I honestly do not do Project Life, but I am participating in a swap with another group who does. I decided I could use the filler cards anyway with my SMASH folios.
The paper comes from Close to My Heart from the Buzz and Bumble paper pack. The hexagons and the sentiment come from Close to My Heart as well. The bee is a small Recollections stamp from Michael's. I used Tim Holtz distress inks (walnut stain, rusty hinge, antique linen) to stamp. There is also a little "shimmer" on the hexagons but it is hard to see in the photos.

Here they are:

I made quite a few of these and I will be giving away two sets of these filler cards to two followers. In order to receive a set of these cards, you have to:
A) Become a follower of my blog AND B) Leave a comment saying that you are following. 

Please leave your email in the comments as well so that I may contact you if you are a winner. A winner 
will be chosen on Wednesday, April 10th after 8PM 
EST using random generator.

I've also been getting into mixed media art. My last two blog posts have been projects using mixed media. Although it is not "Spring" related, I love the way this project turned out!

 This is a 12 x 12 canvas that I purchased from 
Michael's. I painted the canvas with acrylic paints. I used a variety of rubber stamps (Hero Arts, Inkadinkadoo) to stamp on the canvas. I used two wooden time pieces to use as centers for the watch. The gears were cut from the Artiste cartridge at 2 1/4 inches and 3 inches using heavy chipboard. I used Pewter distress stain to give the gears a polished look. I didn't make it even because I wanted the gears to have the look of having been used. I also used my newsprint rubber stamp and used distress ink to give the gears some dimension. The steam punk tags come from Graphic45. I used some lace and some musical notes washi tape as well. The keys are from Michael's and have a little bling in the handle of the keys. I hope that you have enjoyed your visit and that you have been inspired to create!

Don't forget to leave a comment on all of the blogs in this hop to win this fabulous prize being sponsored by our host Suzanne.



  1. Oh my your Mixed Media project is amazing! Love the colors, the details and your composition of the overall project!


  2. Great card fillers, and your mixed media piece is super, enjoy all the experimenting and playing that mixed media brings you X

  3. Cute cards, Tiffany! I like the little hexie trio. :) I am not familiar with mixed media, but your looks fab!

  4. These are GREAT fillers Tiffany!! I am getting into Project Life now and I LOVE making these!! They are AWESOME!!!

    PS-New Follower!!!

    Crafty Hugs,

  5. Your cards are cute and your art is gorgeous! I am a follower of your wonderful blog.

  6. Love your mixed media project! Love your bee cards...wonderful for many occasions!
    New follower :)
    JenE, ScrappyJenE @gmail .com

  7. Oh my gosh! I LOVE these projects!! I can't wait to show my daughter -- she will LOVE these! I'm a new follower from Deezy's Pimpin Showcase....

  8. Great Card Fillers and WOW on your 12x12 Canvas. I am now following you! Thanks for Sharing! :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

  9. I love your projects! Sweet as Honey! I started following your blog today too!

  10. You do beautiful work! Love your altered canvas!


  11. wow... what wonderful creations... I am an old follower...


  12. Beautiful projects.

  13. It looks like you have been having lots of fun experimenting with some unique designs. Great projects and I hope you continue to enjoy all the new types of crafting out there.
    Now following and with Bloglovin' as well.
    Creative Wishes
    Claire S

  14. great idea for the bees, like it a lot

  15. I'm obsessed with those hexagon shapes! love!

  16. Oh, my gosh! Your projects are so amazing! I love love love them. So inspirational! I am already a fan and a follower of your blog. Thank you for participating in this blog hop! Such lovely work!

  17. Love your projects. You did beautifully.

  18. Love the bee and the hexagon cool!

  19. Love your cards they are too cute. The colors are awesome on the canvas piece and I love the image and the elements you used!!
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

  20. What cute cards!!

  21. Great Project Tiffanny!! Following your blog
    Paper Krafts Unlimited Designs

  22. Amazing projects!! Love them both and love your style! I am a new follower! Thanks so much for sharing!

  23. Such beautiful projects! L love them all. Thanks for the inspiration.

  24. Great projects! TFS :)


  25. I just nominated you for a Liebster Award! Come and check it out!


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