Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Loves Journey


Hello again!   Kathleen here with you.
 You will find I mainly scrap my family and our adventures.  So now our travels take us to the other side of the world!  This is a picture of my daughter with some Chinese students after they performed a dance at their school in rural China.   For this layout I select the Heartland collection- Love Blooms paper as my base and Love Notes paper for my layers.

The first thing I did was to make three circles of various sizes with a clock mask and modeling paste.
Next I cut out several note cards from the Love Notes paper.  I matted my picture and a couple of the note card with white cardstock.  Next I tore out a page from an old dictionary crumpled It (this creates added texture) and layered it in my collage.
I love, love, love this sweet chipboard piece don't you!!  The first thing I did was cover it in a thin layer of gesso.  Then I came back and used Stormy Seas embossing powder on the long cutout portion of the chippie.  It sparkles so beautifully but unfortunately you just don't see it in the picture.  Then I used Pink Pearl embossing powder as a base coat on the bird and vine middle section of the chippie.  Then I came back and using a glaze medium(I always try using things in different ways such as glaze for gluing purposes) and mixed it with a heavy dose of Pink Pearl glitter.  It goes on very thick and poufy which I adore! 
Here you see all of the height of the various layers topped off with gorgeous chippie piece.
Blue Fern Studios products used

Heartland collection
Love Blooms
Love Notes

Heartland Roses and Blooms
Heartland Blossoms

Pink Pearl

Embossing Powder
Pink Petal
Stormy Seas

Spirit of Heartland
Last but certainly not least I finished off this light and airy layout with a mix of Blue Fern Studios gorgeous blooms! 
Thank you for stopping by today.

Kathleen White

Wednesday, January 11, 2017




Hello everyone!

I am so honored to be here with you today as Blue Fern Studio's first "Blue Fern Fan"! 


My first layout
This layout is all about love.  My daughter and her husband are enjoying a beautiful tropical day.  They were celebrating my niece's wedding.  So Blue Fern Studio's new Heartland paper collection with its vibrant pastels and beautiful floral design were perfect for this photo.


Blue Fern Studio products
Heartland paper collection
Sweet on You
Love Notes
Memories paper collection
Songbird's drama
Spring Lilies
Dark Tropic Lilies

On the inside of the floral heart I used a sea inspired stencil then using several shades of blue I recreated the ocean to mirror the picture.  I cut out a piece of white card stock to frame the picture with then positioned one of the Heartland card notes behind it to accentuate the sand tones. I dipped a long strip of cheese cloth in a soft blue paint and flowed it behind the picture along with some white string.   Then I tore strips from the Songbird Drama paper to create height and anchor it all.


I adore these Blue Fern Studio lilies and blooms.  They are gorgeous!

I used several different blue paints on this gorgeous Blue Fern Studios chippie.  I cut it in half and placed it above and below the picture.
Thank you for stopping by today.  I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed sharing my creation with you.
Kathleen White


Monday, November 28, 2016

Nani Ke Ola Blog Hop

Blog Hop

 Hello and welcome to the first ever nani ke ola blog hop! We love 7 Dots Studio and were so excited for the new collections we wanted to do something special AND have a giveaway for you!

You should have arrived here from ( Christine Szekeres) and started at the Nani ke Ola blog(here)


   Make sure to go to the next blog ( Jenn Meleli  )
To qualify for the prize, make sure to follow and comment on each of the blogs on the list. You have until Dec 1st to comment, and the winner will be announced on the Nani ke Ola blog on Monday Dec 5th! Good luck everyone!
For an additional prize, make sure to follow us on Instagram and comment on the prize photo there. You have until Dec 1st to follow and comment, and the winner will be announced @Nanik3ola on Dec 5th!

I love sweets, don't you!  Hello and welcome my crafty friends!
 7 Dots Studio's have created this deliciously sweet new collection called "Cotton Candy"
You can find it at Nani Ke Ola store along with "Writer's Block" here.
Today I would like to share with you a layout I created using this vibrant and whimsical paper "Strawberry Fields".
My daughter and I went to China over the summer.  Here she gives a peace sign in a beautiful garden nestled in down town Shanghai.

The butterfly chippies received a coat of gesso then a coat of all purpose glue and finally dipped in orange glitter.  Each received black gem dots.  I used a black magic marker on the word chippie then used a white pen to high light it.  The bicycle chippie was painted with yellow gelato then black marker and white pen to high light areas.

products used:

Cotton Candy-
element stickers
6x12 Words Stickers
12x12 Tags
12x12 Strawberry Field
12x12 Sugar Haze
Thanks for hopping along with us this week.
Now off you go to Jenn Mileli
 For an additional chance to win a different prize, please follow and comment on the Blog Hop photo for each of the following @Nanik3Ola @heifer21

I would like to enter this into this challenge


Friday, November 11, 2016

Bloom Where you are Planted

This summer I had a lovely time taking many outings with my grandson.  Here he is trying to open a fairy door attached to a tree at Bunratty Folk

Here I have used    .  Using a 12x12 sheet I used this punch all along the four sides of the paper and placed it on top of .
Now it is time to riffle through my stash and see what I can come up with to create a fun fairy land to surround my picture.
Using gelatos and water colors I have painted my chipboard pieces and set them aside.
Now I took some drywall tape and cut thin strips and run them down the paper followed by
Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek.
The papers are new and the bling is blue and the dry wall tape is old.
My grandson is very "special" and dear to my heart.  He is my inspiration for this layout.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Happy Halloween

October 29, 2016

Today I would like to share a tag I created for this festive season. 

I had so much fun creating this tag using Carta Bella "Trick or Treat" collection.

I am entering

Thank you for stopping by today.  Happy crafting and keep safe this Halloween!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Remember When

"Remember When"

Well Autumn is in full swing and soon the leaves will display their brilliant colorful foliage to marvel and delight us.
Moms are happy that school is back in session freeing up a moment or two to sit at the craft table and let those creative juices flow!
This is my dad in his younger days.  I really didn't want to adhere anything to the picture so the top frame is put in place with just a couple of gel dots.  This is why you see the shadow on the picture.

7Dots Studio's challenge this month is all about Steampunk.
This month we would like to encourage you to create any Steampunk project. According to Wikipedia: “Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery.”
September 2016 challenge
Gears and old time technology are the theme in my layout.  The colors I incorporated give it a sci fi feel I think.
I used 7 dots Studio-Yuletide collection-Sugar Plum
Domestic Goddess 6x12 Alpha Stickers
Lost and Found 6x12 Word Stickers

I love using 7 Dots Studio products.  I used a paper with a neutral background to balance all of the different color paints and masks.

For this layout I first applied my mists beginning with the blues one on top of the other blending them as they dried.  Next I came back with my yellow, copper and white making bold splashes ending with more petite splashes in blues.  This was followed by randomly applying orange modeling paste with a script mask.

Here you can see close ups of some of the many stamps I used in creating my background.
The feel of Autumn abounds in this layout.
 Lindy's Stamp Gang Products used
Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek.  Your kind words are always appreciated.  Happy Crafting!

Monday, October 3, 2016

October challenges


Do you believe in Magic?  Autumn is such a magical time of year.  A time of "change" and delight. The days grow shorter and cooler and nature puts on brilliant show before tucking in for a long winter's nap.
The thing I love about LSG products like the ones listed below is that you can dip your paint brush to the bottom and scoop up the simmer layer as a new color to use in your design.  Then shake the bottle to combine the starburst for a whole new color. This is how I achieved the background splashes and the graduated colors on the feathers.
I was inspired by the branch and spider webs
Products used
Blazing Sun here
Clam Bake Beige here
Cattail Copper Brown here
I was inspired by the pumpkin which can be seen peeking out under the fall leaf.
I used

Ombre and the word "Change"
shades of brown as on the feathers and from the owl branch down through the fall flowers

Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek.  Your comments are always welcome.