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If you create and post a creations based off of mine, please refer (with a link) back to my blog. Please do not use my ideas for files, profit or for contests. Thank you!

My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Art is Love - Frosted Designs Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends and welcome to the Frosted Designs "Favorite Things" Blog Hop!!! As most of you know, March is National Craft Month!!!  What better way to celebrate our favorite time of year than with a "favorite things" blog hop?!?  We are so excited about all the fabulous items in store that we wanted to share with you how we use them on our projects!  Our Design Team has put together some AMAZING projects just for your viewing pleasure :-)

If you've arrived here from 
Lisa's blog, then you're in the right place!  If not, please start the hop at the Frosted Designs Blog here!
As you hop along, be sure to visit each Design Team Member's blog for wonderful inspiration and creative ideas on how we use our favorite products!!! While you're there, be sure to leave them some love!!!  Each member will have a "scrambled" word in their post... (*HINT* The word will be a Frosted Designs Product!!!).   Unscramble each one from the line-up below and send them to!   After you've completed your "hopping", come back to the Frosted Designs blog and tell us how much fun you had!!

Now, what would a blog hop be without some AWESOME prizes?!?  I
t just so happens that Creative Embellishments is offering a $20.00 Gift Certificate to their store full of detailed chipboard pieces and rubber stamps!!!


Regina, from The Cutting Cafe, is also sponsoring THREE full sets of your choosing to her online store!!!!  It's FULL of cut files and digi stamps for EVERY occassion!!! 

As usual, there are some housekeeping rules:
1.  Visit all the blogs and leave a comment so we know you were there!  Not to mention, you don't want to miss all the wonderful inspiration along the way :-)
2.  Before you leave each blog, look for the "scrambled" word and write it down.  Once you have visited each blog, you should have 11 different products found in the Frosted Designs Store!
3. Finally, come back to the Frosted Designs Blog and tell us how much fun you had!!!  Email your unscrambled words to!
4.  HAVE FUN!!!!  After all, that's what this is all about :-)

For my project today, I tried a gelato technique that looked like messy fun!  I am trying more and more messy projects (aka mixed media) and it s fun getting outside my box! 
I started with an 8x10 canvas board and a glue gun.
I wrote "Art is love is art" and my initials in hot glue. 
I didn't even burn my fingers!! 
I colored the canvas with gelatos. 
I used my mini mister to spritz water on the canvas. 
Next I ran my finger over the canvas blending the colors and covering the canvas. 
This was the fun part! 
I wiped a damp paper towel over the letters and the color came off. 
I wiped some color off the insides of the letters, so I just put more back on!!
I used a black PITT artist pen big brush to color the edges.  I love how it looks on my shelf above my desk!!

Before you hop on, here is my scrambled word:

OAWRR MSAH (HINT* It's located under "Sale and Clearance" in the FD store here (

Your next stop is the Amazing Sandee!!

Here is the Blog Line-Up in case you get lost:


So what are you waiting for?!?  Let's get hopping!!!!


Vicki robertson said...

Super fun canvas! What an awesome technique. I need to try this. TFS!

Jean said...

Well how cool! What a clever idea! Love how you used the gelatos!

Debbie said...

Beautiful! Love the gelatos!

Vicki said...

I will be trying this later. Looks like easy messy fun. Mixed Media has opened up a whole new world to me, on not being perfect and things can be messy. Hard for me, but freeing at the same time

BrendaB said...

How creative! I love the effect of the hot glue and gelatos!

scrappinlil said...

Very creative way to use hot glue and gelatos. I love it. It is always fun to get messy!! LOL. TFS

Debbie said...

love the colors !

Carmen M. said...

Lori that looks like great fun. Thanks for sharing this technique today.

Patricia said...

Oh wow! What a fun idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Fantastic project and clever idea. Thanks for your inspiration.

Michele said...

I would have never thought to use a glue gun for this project. It turned out very cool! Love all the ideas I am getting today! Thank you!!

Sarah Lynch said...

This is such a cool, fun way to use my gelatos, I must try it! Great canvas!

Debbie said...

Never would have thought to use a glue gun and gelatos! Great technique Lori!

Sandy Ross said...

Fabulous Job! Thanks for the tip with a glue gun!

Sherri said...

cool technique that is new to me

Jackie said...

Clever idea with the glue gun...wouldn't have thought to do that!!! Love the canvas!

Amanda said...

I love your canvas and the tutorial!

Denise Luscan said...

I love how you did this! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing!