Living an ART filled life...“Creativity is a God-given ability to take something ordinary and make it into something special. It is an openness to doing old things new ways…The creative spirit is part of our heritage as children of the One who created all things. And nurturing our creativity is part of our responsibility as stewards of God’s good gifts.” - Emilie Barnes, The Spirit of Loveline

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Gelli Plate and Fresco Finish Paints…a match made in heaven:)

Gelli Plate and Fresco Finish Paints…a match made in heaven:)

OH WHAT A KIT!!! I feel like I say that every month, but Tina puts the most amazing products together!!! This project utilizes the delicious Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Paint (Beach Hut) Stampendous n studio Stamp Set (wired) Clearprint, 6X8 Clear Vellum Field Book & […]

Mini Clipboard Keyring

Mini Clipboard Keyring

Hello and Happy Spring! (we had snow this week in Cincy!!) Today’s post is a  project highlighting both our April Frog Dog  Studio Kit and Amazing Crafting Product Clear Cast Resin part of our April Add on Kit. and, of course… And from my own supplies… The Crafters Workshop stencil below […]

Vintage Inspired Necklace using Frog Dog’s April Kit

Vintage Inspired Necklace using Frog Dog’s April Kit

This project it just the “tip of the iceberg” when it comes to using all of the wonderful products found in our April Kit over at Frog Dog Studio.  The main element in this vintage inspired necklace are the  Tim Holtz Fragments (included in this month’s kit) along with my grandaughter of course:)

I first decided which fragment would best fit the photo I wanted to use. Using the photo software I have called Aperture, I was able to print the size I needed… 1.25″ X 2″ I also used the Sepia effect for the color tint.

Along with the photo charm I wanted to add some word charms.

I used a collection of dictionary words purchased and downloaded from etsy 

Click on above pic for source.

Once I found a few fragment sizes that worked well with the photo piece, I trimmed the dictionary words and adhered them to the fragments using glossy accents. (I had this from a former kit)

Thinly spread a bit of glossy accents onto the dictionary word, then gently press the fragment on top, allowing it some time to dry. (it doesn’t take very long with a thin coat…15-20 min)

Once the fragment is adhered to the word page, and the glossy accent is dry, you can trim around the fragment with a pair of scissors.

I added an old book page to the back of each fragment, so that if it flips over while I’m wearing it, it will look finished on both sides.

I coated the backs with mod podge to keep them protected and sealed.

In the picture above, I wanted to show you the “bead cap” I added to the photo fragment 

to give it a bit more detail. (Vintaj brand) I used glossy accents again to attach.

You can see above, that I also added a few charms to each fragment.

To put it all together I used a piece of torn muslin and 2 different Vintaj chains.

 For the muslin, I snipped an end of the muslin, about 1/4- 1/2 inch from the edge.

(see below)

Next, I just pulled, ripping it all the way off.

Make sure you have a long enough piece to allow the charms to hang where you want them to fall on your chest with enough to tie the pieces together.

I wanted to incorporate a little more brown into the necklace so I added wooden beads

I had in my “stash.”

12x4mm Earth Multi Wafer Wood Beads

sku# 930107

Brand: Traditions

Color: Earth Multi

Size: 12mm x 4mm

Quantity: 40 Pieces

(these beads came from hobby lobby)

I spaced them out every few inches.

These are the chains used below.


To add the chain, I pulled the muslin through one jump ring, and then attached the finer gauged chain to that jump ring with another ring the same size.

(placing the jump ring above the wooden bead holds it in place, keeping it from sliding)

I repeated this for both ends of the chain

To add the heavier chain, I used a jump ring to attach it to the finer gauge chain, about 2 inches below the place where the smaller chain is attached to the muslin.  This created the look of 2 different lengths of chain even though they were both 24 inches long.  I wanted this necklace to hang quite low.

The last step was to attach each fragment piece and charm with a jump ring to the larger chain.

Thanks so much for reading!

Go check out Frog Dog’s Amazing April kit!

It’s a joy to share with you,




A Postcard & Tin Project for Valentines Day

A Postcard & Tin Project for Valentines Day

Good Morning!  I am up today over at Frog Dog Studios with a Valentine project. These projects are made possible by: Frog Dog Studio, Amazing Crafting Products, Pan Pastels, and Sin City Stamps. For the FULL TUTORIAL go to Frog Dog Studio today!!

Genuinely Jane comes out to play with Frog Dog: A Blog Hop!

Genuinely Jane comes out to play with Frog Dog: A Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Frog Dog Studio and Genuinely Jane Studios Blog Hop! This week our design teams are showcasing projects from the Frog Dog Studio January Mixed Media Kit, featuring an Exclusive Genuinely Jane Studio Telephone Booth Wood Album.  Both teams are excited to share their kit projects and show […]

January Limited Edition Kit Project -from Frog Dog Studio

January Limited Edition Kit Project -from Frog Dog Studio

 I feel the same every month I receive a Frog Dog mixed media kit …”This is my favorite!!”

I say it and mean it every time and this month is no exception.

The January Mixed Media Limited Edition Kit contains the following:

1) 10×10 Plaid Wood Canvas Panel
(1) 12×12 The Crafters Workshop Stencil, Sweet Home
(1) Tim Holtz Ink Palette
(1) Clearsnap Molding Mat, Table Cloth
(1) Clearsnap Molding Mat, Little Love
(1) Viva Colour Croco Crackling Color, Azure
(1) Clearsnap Donna Salazar, Mix’d Media iNx Stamp Pad, Stormy
(1) 238ml Liquitex Super Heavy Gesso
(1) Color Factory Palette Knife Set
(1) Prima Junkyard Findings, Industrial Lamps
(1) Clearsnap, Smooch Spray, Ginger Ale
(1) Clearsnap, Smooch Spray, Cherry Ice

It is PACKED FULL of great products!!

To see the full tutorial go to 

Here are a few pics:)








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 loads of tips, tricks, and projects to inspire you!

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Holiday Gift Tags with Viva Decor’s Modeling Cream

Holiday Gift Tags with Viva Decor’s Modeling Cream

Our December Mixed Media Kit from Frog Dog Studio included a very generous  jar of Viva Decor’s Modeling Cream.  Modeling Cream is incredibly versatile and comes in 11 Metallic/Pearlescent Colors. It is a dimensional paste that will hold its shape while wet. It  has a […]

Sneak Peak of my First October Tutorial for Frog Dog Studio

Sneak Peak of my First October Tutorial for Frog Dog Studio

Check out this month for many great tutorials using this amazing October Kit The products in this kit are incredible, and can be used for MANY MANY projects! I have several tutorials throughout the month of October, including: Hand Bound Journal Project, Mixed Media Goes to […]

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