Mixing it Up!

It’s time to mix things up a little here on the blog. And to get us started, I have my first Mixed Media card for your enjoyment. This card was inspired by the challenge over at the Design Junkies website and their weekly Technique Junkies challenge.

The challenge this week was to use a stencil on your card.n I haven’t used stencils in years and this was the perfect time to get back into it!

Fun mixed media card created by Jen Guarino. For more inspiration visit www.jenguarino.com

The first stencil created the watercolored look with Pool Party ink on white card stock. The second stencil used were the Encore Gold dots. A few strips of washi tape, some handmade scallop flowers with Gold Wink of Stella and some gold accents rounded the card off. The sentiment is from  Stampabilities.

As a first project I have to say that I am pretty pleased with how it turned out. I look forward to more experiementing with mixing all different types of media and eventually holding classes for this fun art form soon.

Thanks for stopping by the blog. It’s still a work in progress as I transition from old to new but I would love to hear from  you!

Change isn’t always bad

So many people I know do not like change.

They are afraid of change, or what the change will bring or mean. I no longer fear change and in fact, after the past two years I embrace every change that The Lord brings me to, because I know He will bring me though it.
I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that I have decided to step down from Stampin’ Up! I have loved my time as a demonstrator and I still love paper crafting. I am excited to continue my passion to learning and teaching classes but will be offering products from other companies as well and branching out to include things such as mixed media, hand lettering, home decor and more. I will still be having classes at my home and at others homes as requested. I will still be active on Facebook, Instagram and as you see am launching a new website featuring all aspects of my creative journey. I hope you will join my on my journey! I expect many exciting things to come!