Friday, December 27, 2013

Top 10 of 2013

It's that time again... I have been so behind in the last few weeks but now I'm over the mountain of the holidays and ready for the new year!  2013 was an exciting art and crafty time for me.  Lots of opportunities!  I actually got over my head in responsibilities and had to step down from a couple teams.  Now, I'm in a really amazing place and 2014 looks like another creative year!

Here are my favorite projects from 2013 in no particular order:
 1. Snow Play-  Prima
 2. Paper Camera- Prima 
Made completely from cardboard and paper!  I made this for winter CHA for Prima.
 3. Altered Paintbrush
 4. Love & Respect- I love this one.  It was for Scrapbooking From The Inside Out and is a reminder of my marriage even when things get hard, we still love and respect each other.
 5.  Encaustic Dwelling- I got 1st place at the NYS Fair for this art piece.  It's wood, metal and encaustic!  I Adore this one!  It's one full of symbolism and family love.
 6. Moment -  Lots of paper, modeling paste, and gesso here!  I love this photo of my boys.  Just sweet!
7. Create Accordian book-  Gesso techniques shared on UStream for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft.
 8.  A very special project done for CHA!
 9.  Beach- Mostly cardboard and embellishments from Punky Sprouts for a Blog Hop on Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft blog
10.   My latest journal page for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft's blog... coming up soon! I love the board book journals from them and of course the Textural Accents media and Gelatos!

Well, it's been a dramatic year and I am hoping 2014 is a much calmer, creative and happy year!  I wish you all a beautiful New Year!!!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Elfie and Announcement

It's been a crazy ride this season!  I can't believe Christmas is only about a week away!  I am in such a panic right now!  We have had our little friend, Elfie back to visit.  Here is a little picture documentation of his antics!
 Elfie returns!!!

 Mark's birthday surprise... Elfie papered his door!
 Mark didn't want to break it so he did an army crawl out.

 A little gift from Elfie.
 Elfie and Santa doll... notice the rubber band bracelet?  Mark made it for Elfie!
 Happy Birthday Daddy...

 Elfie hanging out with my Nana's Elves...
 Uh oh... the kids were not good listeners. Warning #1
 Make your wish lists, kids!
 Lifting weights (marshmellow weight)
 Minecraft fun!  Elfie has a Creeper head on!

Elfie has a black belt!! 
 Uh oh... another warning!  The kids were not listening and were arguing with each other and with me! They are taking this very seriously right now.  Hope it lasts!
Elfie is looking very disapproving...

We are having such fun with these antics!  The kids are a bit wild and crazy this time of year.  

So, in the meantime  I have an exciting announcement!  
I am rejoining the Scrapbooking From the Inside Out DT starting in January!  I love their whole approach to documenting life and emotions plus they have gorgeous kits!
Here's the post: SFTIO announcement

Hope you are well (I'm recovering from ANOTHER sinus infection) and getting ready for the holidays!   Talk to you later!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Kraft it Up November Challenge

I found this challenge blog, Kraft It Up, and am in LOVE!  I decided to participate in their November Challenge, create a layout using Kraft Cardstock or Kraft Patterned Paper showcasing one of these trending products... * Flairs or * Wood Veneers or * Enamel Dots.  I choose to use a flair on my page here.

Kraft cardstock
Stamp, hexagons, and flair: Studio Calico
letters: American Crafts
Spray ink: Tattered Angels 
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Pen
paper scraps

Sunday, July 21, 2013

CHA time!!!

I'm on my way to HOT Las Vegas (aka Sin City) as I type! I'll be working in the Faber -Castell Design Memory Craft booth doing Make and Takes! I designed the little project we will be making using Gelatos, mist making kit, Gel Medium, and tools!  Here's a sneak peek!

Our booth number is 1229...stop by and say "Hi!" And make one of these adorable boxes! . I love seeing people from the Internet! I'll update with CHA goodness soon!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Little Yellow Bicycle and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog Hop

Hi!  Jen Matott here as your first blog hop hostess... We teamed up with Little Yellow Bicycle for a fun swap and blog hop!  You will see a new project each week and make sure you hop to their blog and facebook page for more chances to win and more inspiration!

It's that time of year when school is letting out and I wanted to make a cute teacher gift!   I will be getting a potted flower and putting them in this decorated pot with the flower decorations.  So cute!  I used the Naturals and Poppy line from Little Yellow Bicycle.
JenMatottLYBandDMC09I colored the canvas butterflies with Gelatos with a bit of water to blend.
JenMatottLYBandDMC10Check out Faber-Castell's blog to start the hop!
Leave a comment here and on each blog you hop to for a chance to win $50 in product from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and Little Yellow Bicycle ($100 total)!  Leave a comment on our Facebook page   and the Little Yellow Bicycle facebook page for another chance to win! 

This blog hop will end at 12am EST on June 14th.  Winners will be announced on the companies’ blogs on June 17th. 

 Don’t forget to stop by the Little Yellow Bicycle’s blog too!