Adventures In Mixed Media Vol. 2

L & I experimented with our second mixed media journal page and we had such a blast! This go around we got to play with Tim Holtz’ tissue paper as a background for both of our pieces, along with his distress stamps (of course!), white gesso, texture paste, watercolors and a mix of shading/sketching techniques. It’s been so much fun to challenge ourselves with this medium and see how we grow and learn as we go. I honestly can’t get enough!

Take a look at our final pages (below) and create something YOU-nique this week! 🙂

“Natures Beauty” – L


“Imagine.Create.Inspire” – A



Bridal Shower Goodness

One of my good friends is getting married next month and last weekend was her Bridal Shower, it was put on by her mom and maid-of-honor and turned out absolutely PERFECT! She wanted a girly, vintage theme and that’s exactly what the day was. Her mom and best friend commissioned me to do a few things (game signs, game pieces, envelopes, & cupcake toppers) I was so excited and even more excited to share how they turned out! :]

Custom Wedding Dress & “i do” cupcake toppers, hand-painted canvas signs for games, hand-made envelopes & the “Date Nights at Home” mason jar with sticks to write ideas for the bride & groom (too cute!)




The bottom two pictures were of my gift to her (Pin-spired, of course!) A cute little basket with wines for them to enjoy on their wedding night, honeymoon & first anniversary. I had so much fun hand-crafting the tags and card for her and hope they enjoy each moment of wedded bliss! Can’t wait for the wedding!


New on Etsy!

I have started and can not stop creating these little floral goodies! After months of extreme inventory lag I am excited to share the two newest additions to the ACB shop. They’re made to order, so each has its own unique quality. Take a minute to check them out, I think you’ll like what you see!1 2


Now back to creating! hehe


Headband Heaven!

It’s Friday! And if that isn’t enough to put you in a good mood check out Miss Emilee in her Floral & Lace Headband. I am obsessed with this picture and seeing my headbands come to life on these little cuties, wouldn’t you agree?

Have a great weekend & get ready for some awesome updates next week! ;]


Just a Note

As some of you know I love to make greeting cards for family & friends.  Last week I made a “thank you” card for a friend.  She liked the card so much, she decided to order 25 for her clients to give as gifts.  I offered to bundle the cards in 5’s and package them.  Anyway, to make the card I used 5 different art stamps somewhat layering them on the card using  the same ink color (Vintage Photo Distressed Ink by Tim Holtz) and then rubbed on Tumbled Glass and Spiced Marmalade with an applicator (you”ll see what the tool looks like in one of the pictures; another Tim Holtz product). It’s a simple process, but has a great effect.  Take a peek below to view the stages… The distressed inks are really fun to work with!  Try it, I bet you’ll like it!

Enjoy your week!