Sunday, June 22, 2014

What I have been up to lately!

Hi guys, it's been a while since I have posted on my blog.  I have not been keeping up on it as I should.  I have been a very busy crafter lately.  I recently took a small trip to Arlington, TX, to The Great American Scrapbooking Convention.  This convention is held at the Arlington Convention Center every year.  I have gone every year for the past few years and I love it!  I have vowed not to miss it! This year, I was accompanied by my husband-who surprisingly had a great time also.  I did some shopping, learned some new techniques, and watched a few demonstrations by Tim Holtz and Wendy Vecchi.  I found that attending conventions and craft shows, helps me get past crafter's block.  I gain lots of new knowledge, inspiration and ideas.  Not to mention-finding out about the new products that are out.  I have recently gotten into coloring with alcohol markers: Spectrum Noir, Copic, and Prisma.  I was able to find some stamps in my stash that I had never used-due to the images and my lack of ability to color them.  I have also become interested in digitally stamped images.  I have purchased and downloaded some images from The Little Blue Button stamp company.  They have really cute and fun images.  I have also created a channel on YouTube.  You can click on the link provided to check out my channel.  Rubberstamplover


Sunday, May 4, 2014

Mother's Day Card Tutorial

Here is a card that I made today for Mother's Day.  You can also check out my YouTube channel(Sonya Winston), for more videos and tutorials.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

I was really excited to find that I have been published again in The Stampers' Sampler Magazine.
You can check out my published art in this issue (click the link below to check out this publication).

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

New Techniques

I found this great book from my local craft store. CREATIVE FOUNDATIONS by Vicki Boutin. This book teaches 40 different scrapbook and mixed-media techniqes. I made these awesome birthday cards using the Faux Letterpress technique!  I am always looking to learn, if you are like me-then this is a great book for you too.  I am currently challenging myself to make at least one project using all 40 techniques. Please comment and let me know if you have tried this technique and what your thoughts are. Thanks for checking out my blog.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Celebrate We Will Card

Materials used on this card:

Rubber Stamps/ Victoria clear stamp set-7gypsies
Designer Paper/ Antique Chic- WeR Memory Keepers
Flower Embellishments/ Prima Flowers
Dies/ Spellbinders
Embossing Folders/ Cuttlebug
Adhesive Gems/ Studio112
Boarder Punch/ Knock Outs- American Crafts
Inks/ Tuxedo Black- Memento; Distress Vintage Photo- Ranger