I am sad to say that Moments of Tranquility Shop has been closed for good.
I am grateful for the years of support and kindness that I have received. :o)

If you are here looking for Dusty Attic chipboard... DON'T PANIC!
You can now purchase Dusty Attic chipboard directly from the manufacturer HERE.

Hello again!  This is a jewelry box I made from a plain wooden box purchased at my local craft store.
To decorate the outside, I used gesso, Fiber Paste, Mix'd Media Inx and spray inks.
The chipboard pieces that adorn the lid of the box are manufactured by The Dusty Attic.  You can purchase these chippies HERE.  I made the large flower by hand using a flower tutorial by Mistra Hoolahan.  Her flower tutorials can be viewed HERE.
Beneath the French Window, I applied a layer of Glass Beads Gel to add a lovely texture.

The inside of the box is decorated as well!

Thank you for visiting me today!  Enjoy the rest of your week!

**Products in RED can be purchased HERE.**
The Dusty Attic: French Window DA0365
The Dusty Attic: Sweet Pea Border DA0593
Prima Marketing: Delightful Day Collection - Splash
Prima Marketing: Trixie - White
Clearsnap: Mix’d Media Inx - Honey
Embossing Powder:
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Desert Moon Turquoise
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Orbit Olive Gold
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Tainted Love Teal
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Opal Sea Oats
Liquitex: Ceramic Stucco
Golden: Glass Bead Gel
Spellbinders: Grand Peony Creations
Spellbinders: Grand Calibur
Wooden Box
Beacon: Zip Dry

Thank you to all who have entered my giveaway.  Thanks to random.org, we have a winner!!
Congratulations Lena Katrine!  
You have won a $50 gift certificate to my shop!  Please email me so that I can send you your code.  

Hi friends!  Today I would like to share a special card I made for Donna & Danny Salazar in honor of their Anniversary!
 I used Donna's Bonnie Birdcage in denim and chipboard for this card.
Aren't they such a cute couple?!
The denim cage was adhered to the chipboard cage and was then painted, stamped and Smooched.
The canvas flowers were made using Donna's 7x7 Canvas by Want2Scrap.  You can find the flower tutorial HERE.
The chipboard banner was stamped using a coordinating stamp by Art Gone Wild.  There is also a compatible die set by Spellbinders!
The two matching flowers were made using Spellbinders' Bitty Blossoms dies.
The bird and branch are part of the Mix'd Media Elements chipboard pack by Want2Scrap.  These elements also have coordinating dies.
 This is the inside of the cover.
Here I used Donna's Cotton Lace stamp and Mix'd Media Inx Embossing Powder.
The Compatible Alphas by GCD Studios were painted with acrylic paint and covered with Fairy Dust Glitter.
 I just realized I forgot to sign the inside of the card!  What if she doesn't know who it's from?! :o)
 This gorgeous flower was made by my talented team mate, Mistra.  She sent me a bunch of her gorgeous blooms and this one matches perfectly!
 This background was so fun to make.  I used layers of tissue paper, paint, Smooch Spritz, Mix'd Media Inx and muslin to create this textured background.
Want2Scrap manufactures Wonderful Wings Nestabling that coordinates perfectly with the dies!
The back of the card was decorated with several different mediums to create this blingy texture.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at my card.  Have a beautiful day!

The ** items below are available in my shop.  :o)
Want2Scrap: Bonnie Bird Cage by Donna Salazar
Want2Scrap: Mix’d Media Elements by Donna Salazar

GCD Studios: Compatible Alphas
**The Dusty Attic: Leaves DA0810 

**Want2Scrap: B.Y.O.B by Donna Salazar 

**Want2Scrap: Wonderful Wings Nestabling
Art Gone Wild!: Cotton Lace by Donna Salazar
Art Gone Wild!: Crackle
Art Gone Wild!: Banner & Words
**Clearsnap: Mix’d Media Inx - Indigo, Honey, Jasmine, Denim, Black
Embossing Powder:
Clearsnap: Mix’d Media Inx Embossing Powder - Jasmine, Denim
Clearsnap: Smooch Spritz - Sea Breeze, Tea Party, Wood Stain, Mixed Berries
Liquitex: White Opaque Flakes
Clearsnap: Fairy Dust Glitter - Pralines & Cream, Mixed Berries
Spellbinders: Rose Creations
Spellbinders: Wonderful Wings

Spellbinders: Bitty Blossoms
Spellbinders: Grand Calibur
Want2Scrap: Bonnie Bird Cage - Denim
Want2Scrap: 7x7 Canvas
Clearsnap: Glue Gloss
Art Glitter: Designer Dries Clear
Beacon: Zip Dry

Hello sweet peeps!!  
I just wanted to take the time to say "Thank You" to all who have supported me in my little venture.  To show my appreciation, I am giving away a
Gift Certificate for $50.00 USD
(plus free shipping) to use in my shop!  All you need to do is link up below with your name and email address!  That's all!

If you would like to earn extra chances to win, refer your friends to my Facebook Fan Page and tell them to let me know YOU sent them.  Once they post on my FB Fan Page wall with your name, I will manually add an extra entry with your name to the giveaway list!

I will randomly choose a winner on Sunday, June24, 2012.

Take 10% off your next purchase in my shop!! 
Use coupon code: THANKYOU
(Good until June 20, 2012)

Have you ever looked at a layout that you created only to realize that you don't like it?  This happened to me this past week.  I made a layout and there were things about it that bothered me!  LOL.  It was missing a bit of "me", if that makes any sense.  So I pulled it apart and fixed it up! 

Below is the finished version that I am happy with...

And this is the original layout that drove me nuts!  I have an issue with symmetry.  I prefer balanced, asymmetrical layouts. 

I used Pion Design's new collection, Grandma's School Book.  Click HERE to view the entire collection.
I used one of Mistra's sketches for inspiration.  The final version of my layout is much more similar to the sketch.
I made the large flower by using Mistra's English Rose Tutorial.  You can download the tutorial HERE
This embossed image was stamped using Vilda Stamps V18 Flowerswirl.
These cute letters were cut from one of the Pion papers!  Their cut out sheets make it so simple to add embellishments to a layout.
This inked and embossed chipboard element was cut from the Dusty Attic chippy, Flourish #8 DA0702.  All of the Dusty Attic chipboard on this layout can be purchased from my SHOP.
The feathers were stamped with Vilda Stamp V336 Easter Rice & Feather.  It was then embossed and fussy cut to create this embellishment.

Thank you for visiting me today!  Enjoy the rest of your week!

Patterned Paper:
Pion Design: Grandma’s School Book - Summer Play
Pion Design: Grandma’s School Book - Forest
Pion Design: Grandma’s School Book - Tags
Pion Design: Grandma’s School Book - Red Clover
Pion Design: Grandma’s School Book - School Book
Pion Design: Grandma’s School Book - Letters
The Dusty Attic: Doily #1 DA0479
The Dusty Attic: Fancy Trim #3 DA0469
The Dusty Attic: Cherry Blossoms DA0640
The Dusty Attic: Flourish #8 DA0702
Vilda Stamps: V336 Easter Rice & Feather
Vilda Stamps: V18 Flowerswirl
Embossing Powder:
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Reindeer Moss Green
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Hibiscus Rose Orange
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Opal Sea Oats
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Cocklebells Coral
Martha Stewart Crafts: Cherish
Martha Stewart Crafts: Swirling Lace
Spellbinders: Grand Labels Four
Spellbinders: Rose Creations
Spellbinders: Lacey Ovals
Zutter: Distrezz-it-All
Spellbinders: Grand Calibur
Mistra Hoolahan

Hello again, friends!  Hope you are all well and have been getting your craft on!  
Today I'd like to share a layout I made using one of Pion Design's early collections called, Forget Me Not.  This is such a beautiful paper line; the colors are gorgeous!  

I used the card sketch used in Pion Design's Spring Challenge, but I flipped it upside down to look like this and created a layout instead.  :o)

The beautiful blue flower was sent to me by my friend, Mistra.  You can download her tutorial HERE.

Dusty Attic chippies add such a lovely touch to any layout.  You can purchase these chipboard elements HERE.
Behind the photo, I layered several papers that were cut using different Spellbinders Dies.  Spellbinders has an amazing variety of dies to choose from.
The green Grassy Knoll flowers are also manufactured by The Dusty Attic.
Click HERE to view my Twisted Lacing Tutorial.

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a lovely day!
(All products in red are available in my shop.)

Patterned Paper:
Pion Design: Forget Me Not Collection - Forget Me Not
Pion Design: Forget Me Not Collection - Correspondence
Pion Design: Forget Me Not Collection - Precious
Pion Design: Forget Me Not Collection - Year 1939
Pion Design: Forget Me Not Collection -  Eternal Moments
Pion Design: Forget Me Not Collection - Melody of Memories
The Dusty Attic: Ornate Corner #2 DA0315
The Dusty Attic: Mini Words #2 DA0476
The Dusty Attic: Grass Cluster #1 DA0660
The Dusty Attic: Dusty in Bloom - Grassy Knoll
Want2Scrap: LeCreme
Embossing Powder:
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Reindeer Moss Green
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Edelweiss Moss Green
Martha Stewart Crafts: Cherish
Martha Stewart Crafts: Floral Vine
Spellbinders: Creative Book Pages by Donna Salazar
Spellbinders: Lacy Squares
We R Memory Keepers: Crop-a-Dile II Big Bite
Spellbinders: Grand Calibur
Zutter: Distrezz-it-All
Pion Design

  • I have decided to step down from all Design Teams to spend more time with my family. I do occasionally create so keep an eye out!