Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 Artwork Review

With 2012 coming to a close tonight I thought it would be a great idea to share my 2012 artwork in review, it's been a great creative year.
Wishing all of you a Happy New Year in 2013!!

Wow what a wonderful year 2012 has been even with life's ups and downs I have been through this past year. I am looking forward to a New Year, to a  new start, more creative artwork, learning more, exploring more, and to be brave...
My New Years resolution is simple: create art, learn something new, get organized and of course exercise more and eat healthier.
So what is your New Years Resolution going to be?

Happy New Year!!! Can't wait to see what you all create in 2013!
hugs, Peggy Lee

Friday, December 28, 2012

Portfolio - Layout

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. I'm looking forward to the 2013 year and all the possibilities that it brings.

For Christmas, I took this picture of my nephew and today, I thought I would share with you a masculine layout that I did using the photo.

A few months ago, Suzanne from - also an Artsy Addicts Member - shared with me the Pink Paislee's Portfolio collection and Heidi Swap's Vintage Chic collection. I instantly fell in love and this is the type of paper I HOARD!
Last night, I wanted to experiment with negative spaces and thought a "boy" layout was the perfect opportunity.  It was really hard to break away from flowers, bling, and my usual "busy" style.  It was a challenge to keep the layout "clean",  but I'm so happy with the results.  By adding all the layers, It makes the layout look full without being crowded. 
I allowed the text in the paper collection to be my title around the picture.  It reads left to right -  "Think Big, Today & Tomorrow and FOREVER - Seriously.   On the right it says "You Are.... so I filled in My Everything."  Kolton has told me I'm his favorite everything since he was able to start talking.  I placed a glassine bag behind the collaged paper and tucked a tag into the bag for my journaling spot.  On this tag, I wrote Kolton a note reminding him to always stay true to his heart, and never be afraid to follow his dreams.  I also hand wrote some things around the frame of the picture and the secondary title reflecting these thoughts as well.
I love how clean this layout is, and I'm so happy that I avoided cluttering it up.  If you want more details on how I did this layout, please watch as I recreate it Live on Ustream on January 7 at 8:30 est.   My channel is
I hope everyone has a Blessed 2013. 
Thanks for stopping in today,
Tonya Gibbs
  • Pink Paislee - Portfolio - Unbelievable.
  • Pink Paislee - Vintage Chic - Heidi Swapp, Just Dots paper
  • Pink Paislee - Portfolio - Ephemera Pack
  • Pink Paislee - Artisan Resist Stars
  • Pink Paislee - Artisan Boarders
  • Tattered Angels - Frozen Lake, and Silver Sugar Glimmer Mist
  • Ranger - Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs and Wild Honey
  • Sizzix - Tim Holtz  - Tiny Tags and Tabs Die Cut
  • Tim Holtz - Tiny Attacher
  • Glassine Bag
  • Tag
  • Misc. Washi Tape
  • Sewing Machine
  • EK Success Label Punch

Monday, December 24, 2012

Romance Novel Christmas Pin/Ornament

Upon this Christmas Eve I wanted a special Christmas pin to wear to Church service tonight. I thought why not use one of these store bought snowflakes (come in many colors) and add some Romance Novel paper scraps I have laying on my workspace. Couldn't resist using this Prima flower with bling turning out to be one of my fav's!!
 Added some Prima leaves (they were gold tone colors) I colored them with Tattered Angels Olive vine glimmer mist and Perfect Pearls Mist Heirloom gold. Tucked in a Prima Genie Stone to dangle and finish it with a pin back and you have a one of kind pin or ornament to give as a gift or wear.
(thought of Marion with the green gem stone)
                                                        so pretty pinned to a handmade scarf
                                                                    pretty side view

 Wishing you all a Merry Christmas,
Peggy Lee

Prima-Romance Novel papers by Marion Smith
         -Genie Stones #556693
         -Pierott B Flower #562090
         -Leaves #170660
Tattered Angels-Olive Vine glimmer mist
Ranger-Perfect Pearls Mists-Heirloom gold
Martha Stewart-Doily punch
Snowflake ornament
Pin back and felt
Adhesive-glue gun and scor tape 1/4'

Friday, December 21, 2012

2013 Calendar Display

Hi everyone just a few more days until Christmas.  If you are looking for a last minute gift idea, I hope I can inspire you today.  

I love to make these calendars for co-workers, friends, and family and they are always well received.
It only takes a few hours to whip one out, and look at how elegant they are for a desk or counter top.

For my base I started with a MyTeddyBoo Eiffel Tower chipboard mini album page.  I covered it with Pion Designs Studio of Memories Paper.  Then softened the paper with some gorgeous lace trim.  I embossed the tower with Frantage Shabby Gold embossing powder. The gorgeous floral spray was made from a mixed selection of Prima flowers, a few Tim Holtz metal embellishments, a button and some stamped tickets from the Prima Songbird stamp collection.  The calendars are adhered with a spiral Christmas Tree hook that I got from the dollar store. 
On the back, the Tim Holtz Small Easel die was used to make the panel sit on desk.  I made a pocket to house the extra calendar pieces.
I created this Calendar printable as a thank you to all of my followers.  I hope you find a use for it in some of your 2013 projects.  You may download it on my blog. 
Thanks for stopping in today, I hope you have a Merry Christmas.
Tonya Gibbs
MyTeddyBoo - Eiffel Tower Mini Album Panel
Pion Designs -  Studio of Memories Patterned Paper
Tim Holtz: Clock, number plate, Easel die
Prima: Flowers - Wrinkle Rose Cream, Mini Roses white, and Rosebuds Light pink from the classic collections.   and Leaves
Stampendous - Frantage Embossing Powder Gold

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Join Marion Smith - Live with Prima Tonight

Homemade Ornaments with Marion Smith
Thursday, December 20th at 6:30pm PT/ 9:30pm ET
12/21-2:30am GMT/ 1:30pm Sydney

It's finally time to make some truly unique ornaments for our trees! In this class we'll make ornaments using old book pages and Prima flowers and trinkets. There are many ways you can make these your own, they are so fast and easy to make too. I hope you'll join us for this jolly class!
Prima Products:
532260-Mulberry Rose Leaves
554224-Trinkets-Fairy Belle
891053-Chalk Edger-Raspberry Pie
930073-Vintage Trinkets
550479-Twill Black
pe-001-05- Classic Roses-Red
PE-002-30P-Classic Roses-Cream Pink
SA-002/1-1- Classic Red Mini Roses
PE-006-9-Classic Rose Cream

Extra Materials:
Old Book
Hot Glue
Sewing Machine (Optional)
Large Jump Rings


Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas Eye Candy!!!

Giving some Christmas Cheer-my husband's work did a secret Santa exchange so he ask if I could create a card gift set and I was thrilled to create for him, so I started with a 12x12 cream card stock cut at 4 inches to make 3 cards 4x6 size (great way to save on card stock). I had purchased the Creative Imaginations IOD Christmas papers (Joy cards and Rejoice) at my local scrapbook store. I really love the vintage feel of this paper line and with my vintage mother of pearl buttons, seam binding and simple dollar store Christmas decorations...whoola beautiful gift set.
 Christmas eye candy - got to love those glittery and sparkly snowflakes (that come in many colors). Delish!
The gift set came with 6 one of kind cards with envelopes, an ornament, 8 gift tags and a french fry box (cut from the CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge). 
                              Simple and Vintage feel of spreading Christmas Cheer, Hope and Joy!!!!
enjoy creating,
Peggy Lee

Creative Imaginations IOD papers
Distress ink Antique Linen
Bazzil Cream Card stock
Vintage seam binding, buttons and twine
Holiday decorations
CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Guest Designer - Alease Roy

Hi, my name is Alease and I am a devoted wife and mother of a teen son and a 20 year old daughter. I have taught elementary school in the past and have been the owner of a very successful preschool business which was closed when our family moved to California. I am currently a SAHM and I am the caregiver of my beautiful mother.
I have a passion for crafting and take every opportunity to do so. I first began crafting seriously when a friend asked me to enter a craft fair with her over two years ago and have been crafting ever since. When I am not crafting, I am decorating around the house.
I found Artsy Addicts through a fellow crafter and was so inspired by the amount of talent that was on display. Marion has provided a wonderful place to go where you can share the same passion that you have for crafting with others and learn so much at the same time.
I would like to share with you my altered ornaments that I was inspired to make using scraps and other embellishments that I had in my stash. 
Thank you for this opportunity to share and I hope that it is an inspiration to someone. 

Follow Alease on  YouTube  and her blog for additional crafty ideas.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Digi Layout - Goofy Goobers

Last night Brighton and I went to dinner, and ran into these little cuties.
I took some photos with my phone and uploaded them into Instagram. Today I got to play around with some new Photoshop techniques, and wanted to share this little layout that I created with last night's images.

I hope you have a great weekend,

Thanks for stopping in today,
Tonya Gibbs

Monday, December 10, 2012

Grand Mini "Christmas Memories" 2012

I just love this Grand Printable Mini Kit by Marion Smith is so rich and beautiful prints. I had in mind at first that I was going to create a Gratitude Mini with this kit but then decided I just love the sparkle of Christmas with these designs. I knew it was perfect for a special Christmas gift.
 The add ons fit just perfectly with the mini and Prima flowers, doilies and crepe paper tissue, add a little glitz glitter and wow you have such a cute little pocket page.
The digital pages are so beautiful in prints that simple and clean was the way I decided to embellish this mini.
Tip-look around your scrap room in your supplies that you have created but haven't  found it's way onto a project just yet, like this tree tag I had created about a dozen of them for a craft fair and only had a few left. Which I know would go perfect with this blue strip Chevron pattern.

 A jingle bell adorn this little reindeer gazing into the snowflake delight....oh boy I have Christmas on my mind, it's the season!!!
A close up of the snowflake on the cover-simple and easy, paper doily with crepe paper rosette with snowflake ornaments make beautiful embellishments.

Happy Holidays, Peggy Lee

Grand Printable
Tim Holtz-die cuts
Distress Ink-Black Soot
Distress Stain-Brushed Pewter
Silks Acrylic Glaze-Teal Zircon
CTMH Glitz-Silver Glitter Gel
Prima-flowers, leaves and washi tape
snowflake ornaments
crepe paper
Bazzil button bling

Friday, December 7, 2012

Grand Mini Album

I am having so much fun playing with Marion Smith's Grand Mini Album Printable.  A few weeks ago I shared a layout that I created. Today I would like to share a mini album.   Here is the link to the  Grand Mini Album collection for you to download.
For the cover I decided to keep the design simple. This journal is being given to one of my interns at work. She is going to Italy to finish up her degree in a few months. I thought this would make a perfect travel journal, so I didn't want a lot of things on the cover that would get in the way. The cover has a jewel from Fab Scraps in the center of the bow and some of Marion's Vintage Trinkets are dangling down the ribbon.  The ribbon and jewels can be removed and replaced once the book is complete. I also included a Tim Holtz word plate that says "Enjoy the Journey".  
Below I wanted to share of few of the pages that I decorated.   

In this photo I wanted to share that I used a Grand Nestability die to cut some edged pages.  This gives interest, and they make great pocket pages if you want to break up some of the lined pages.

I included several pocket pages in the book, so that she may tuck memorabilia in them. I also incorporated some of the envelopes from Marion's other collections.  Garett's Tranes, Planes, and Automobile collection works great with this theme and printable.

This is one of my favorite spreads.  I love the Polaroid and banner that I cut from scraps. The frame is left open for her to add a picture. There is plenty of journal pages for her to document her journey.

This is a pocket that was an add on to the kit.  I had this butterfly die cut that someone had sent me, and it fit perfect on the page.  I used my Tim Holtz file folder on the edge die to give the note card interest.   Then finished off the page with a few Prima flowers, and a butterfly.
Here is a video giving detailed page by page descriptions and views.

I can't wait for her to return home and show me the finished mini. 
Thanks for stopping in today,
Tonya Gibbs

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