All posts tagged Shari Carroll

Color Coordinates Recipe!

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Hello everyone!!! Happy Friday and welcome back to the blog. I have a Color Coordinates Recipe for you today featuring some of our newer ink colors from our Splash of Color and Color of Fun releases.

I’ve combined Apricot, Mint Candy, Duckling, Lake Shores, and Steel blue all together to create a soft palette great for any occasion.

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For my card, I colored strips of card stock with my inks then die cut them using “Thanks” from the Summer Greetings word dies. I can’t say thanks enough!

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To finish things up, I added some enamel shaped arrowheads and dots.

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I couldn’t leave out all the left over letters, so I created a simple card using them in a row.

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I’ve shot a video of the complete process, you can view it below or on our YouTube channel.

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I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening

Family Love Canvas

Welcome to the blog today everyone!

I have a special canvas project to share with you. What makes this so special is the thought that I put into it. I’ve added elements that represent things (or people) in my life.  I’ve gathered simple items to put together and placed them into groupings with meaning.  I’ve just recently become an empty nester… so this is my way of holding on, yet letting go.

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To get things started, I used the Circles Circles stencil from Stencil Girls with Art Anthology Stucco rough texture paste on an 8″ x 10″ canvas board.  While that was drying, I took a walk out to the backyard and picked up a few twigs, ones that were as straight as I could find.  We have always enjoyed the outdoors and what better way to bring the outdoors in then to put them on a canvas! These represent my husband, our two boys and myself.  I’ve wrapped the bottoms with twine not just for texture, but to represent the ties we have with one another and our family’s history.

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I mixed some paint and watered it down to create a wash of color. I allowed it to flow into the valleys of the stucco and dry completely before adding some corrugated cardboard and the “trees”. One of the twigs had a little stem coming out from it which was perfect to hold a token of LOVE!

To finish the canvas off, I added clear buttons that are threaded with twine. These stand for the support and inspiration of other family members that are with us or who have come before us, our roots! Have you ever tried creating this way? A project just for you? I love doing this.

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I’ve shot a full process video of all the steps to create this canvas, you can watch it below or on our YouTube Channel

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Thanks for stopping by today, I hope I have given you some inspiration to start your own canvas. Have a fantastic crafty week-end!

Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening

Tim Holtz Flip Frame!

Happy Saturday!!! I’ve got a mixed medium project for you today using the Tim Holtz Flip Frame. This is basically a collage on a tag… but upside down!

I started out with the #8 Manilla tags from Ranger where I folded the bottom about 1 1/2″ to fit inside the frame and to be durable for hanging.

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I collaged some Tim Holtz Pocket Cards onto the tag using Multi Matte Medium. From there, I added my photo and embellishments.

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To finish things off, I used a few of the Tim Holtz Heirloom Roses and Industrious Frames and Trims stickers.

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I shot a video of the complete process. You can view it below or one our YouTube Channel.

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Weekend!

Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening

DIY Decoration Idea for Jars!

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Happy Sunday to you all! It’s Shari here with a DIY project that helps me feel a little better about my addiction to cold coffee drinks! To start off, I’ve added layers of book text in all directions to cover the entire bottle.

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Then to diffuse and to create texture, I’ve added wrinkled up tissue paper. I’ve used my twine to wrap the top of the bottle which gives it a finished edge.

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And finally I used some Prima Flowers to decorate. I have a video for you of the process below or you can view it on our YouTube channel.

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Thanks for coming by today, I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening

Celebrating 7K followers for Laura Sterckx Video Hop!

Welcome everyone, today we are celebrating a milestone for Laura Sterckx of 7000 followers on her YouTube channel!

As part of the video hop, I’ve created a card using the “One With Nature” stamp set and coordinating dies by creating a window in a die cut panel.

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I’ve painted in the sections of the silver embossed tree with Distress Ink Mini’s

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If you’re just joining us and want to get to video Hopping, Start with Laura Stercyx first and follow the links in the description of each video.

Other artists in the hop include:

  • Catherine Pooler
  • Debby Hughes
  • Emily Leiphart
  • Julia Altermann
  • Julie Ebersole
  • Laurel Beard
  • Nicole Gavaldon
  • Simon Says Stamp with Shari Carroll (be sure to check out my video in the hop on how to make the above card!)
  • Stephanie Klauck

Giveaways: In total there will be 8 giveaways! You can win these prizes by commenting on the VIDEOS of the hop. (Comments on this post won’t count, sorry). Comments must be left by August 2nd, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. CST. Winners will be randomly drawn and contacted.

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For more information on the giveaways, visit Laura’s Blog HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoy!

Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening