Monday, December 22, 2014

Mixed Media Tutorial: HOPE ornament gift tag

I had lots of requests on how to make the mixed media HOPE ornament I shared last week, so I thought I'd show you how easy it was to make.
Mixed Media Mini Canvas Tutorial | can be used as a Christmas ornament or home decor or gift tags

Friday, December 19, 2014

December Daily® Memories Album | Days 16-17

It's Froggy Friday at The Lilypad and it's also the third Friday of the month which means it's Mixed Media Monthly (M3) release day too. I had fun playing with the M3 releases to try to incorporate them into my December album. It's soooo gorgeous and I can't wait to show you a couple more days in my album!

  • DAY SIXTEEN: I used Heidi Swapp Color Shine and a paint brush to color the Color Magic paper behind the cut file I had previously made. I love the contrast. I'm still using the Paislee Press templates, but decided to add some fun papers and doodles from the M3 add-ons. I totally love how it turned out. It matches perfectly with the wrapping paper from my photo.

December Daily® hybrid mini album using the Mixed Media Monthly digital kit and add-ons from the Lilypad | Day 16

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Advent Mixed Media Art Worship Journal | Days 11-17

Welcome back to another weekly Naptime Diaries Advent devotional update with myself, Shanna Noel and Stephanie Ackerman. Yet again, I feel like they're talking directly to me! It's been so refreshing and deep and really made me think about a lot of stuff. I can't wait to share with you, so let's get started!

  • DAY ELEVEN: I don't remember where I heard the phrase, "Don't compare your beginning to someone else's middle" and this devotional totally brought it to mind. Beginnings are messy, very messy and such a beautiful reminder that God's love story started out pretty messy. Thank you Jesus!

Advent Mixed Media Art Worship Art Journal using the Naptime Diaries Advent Devotional and Calendars | Day 11

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

December Daily® Memories Album | Days 9-15

Confession time: I created most of these scrapbook pages yesterday, and took the photos at last night. I didn't have my lighting set up quite right so you can totally tell. I'm in robot mode, trying to finish up Christmas presents and still try to spend quality time with the kids while we're taking some time off from homeschooling to focus on Advent.

That means, this is going to be a fly-by post just sharing the photos and the perfectionist in me is totally going to "let it go" with the photos. I do however plan to have a video walk through of my album once it's totally finished. 


  • DAY NINE: I totally missed taking photos, so I grabbed a tag from a coat I bought for one of the kids that day. It was a busy evening of shopping with the family. We had to buy a holiday dress for Moriah and Isaac's winter coat was too small. We also did our normal Tuesday night Costco and Trader Joe's trip.

hybrid mixed media December Daily® Memories scrapbook album | Day 9

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

HOPE - Mixed Media Christmas

I am having a blast making Christmas presents this year. It's hard to believe that we're already in the single digits with our countdown to Christmas. This December I've found that I've had more time to reflect on Christmas. It's not that I have more time in my days, it's just that I'm spending more time fixed on HIM.

HE IS HOPE! Do you know him?

mixed media Christmas ornament - HOPE