Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Configuration Class

Hi Bloggers! 
Come join me at Scrapbook Territory in Berkeley, California this Saturday.
I will be teaching a Christmas Configurations Class. 
Click here for more information.
After making the above Configuration Box for my class I had some leftover boxes 
and I couldn't let them go to waste. 
Sooo . . . . I made this mini "Wish" box. 

I hope all of you are looking in on "The 12 Tags of Christmas" with Tim Holtz
I know I can't wait to see them. The anticipation is building. 
Also check out Mario on twitter for the "BTS" behind the scenes. 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi Bloggers! Happy Thanksgiving.
I hope you are all taking some time with friends and family. 
Here are a few shots from my backyard I took a few days ago, fall is in full swing. 
I love this time of year. 
Enjoy your day relaxing, creating, eating, being grateful..... 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Ranger Great Pumpkin Challenge!

Recently, I received a plain ol' craft pumpkin from Ranger and was asked to 
create a fall centerpieces using Ranger products. 
This is what the pumpkins looked like before:

Here is my finished project. It looks beautiful on my entry table and 
will be a great addition to my Thanksgiving table. 

Here is a list of the supplies I used.

Inkssentials Non-Stick Craft Sheet 
Inkssentials Ink Applicator Tool and Foam 
Jenni Bowlin Dabber Paint - Chicken Feed, Brown Sugar, Fountain Pen 
Distress Crackle Paint - Rock Candy 
Distress Stain - Rusty Hinge, Peeled Paint
Distress Ink - Brushed Corduroy 
Perfect Pearl Mist - Bronze 
Alterations by Sizzix - Tattered Leaves
Tim Holtz - Grunge Board and Grunge Blocks 
Tim Holtz Sanding Grip
Claudine Helmuth Matte Medium 
Jute Twine 

Working on your Non-Stick Craft Sheet dry brush the pumpkin with 
Chicken Feed and Brown Sugar Jenni Bowlin Dabber Paint. 
This toned down the bright orange of the pumpkin. 

Die cut Tattered Leaves from Grunge Board.

Paint leaves with Rock Candy Crackle Paint. Let Dry.

Stain the Leaves with Rusty Hinge and Peeled Paint Distress Stain. 
Spray Leaves with Bronze Perfect Pearl Spray Mist.

Paint Grunge letters with Jenni Bowlin Fountain Pen Dabber paint. Let dry.

Distress the edges of the letters by Sanding them with Tim's Sanding Grip.
Ink letters with an Ink Blending tool and Foam using Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.

Glue leaves and letters to pumpkin with Matte Medium.
Tie a bow with Jute twine and adhere to leaves.

Tammy Tutterow's reveals her pumpkin today to. 
Be sure to check it out... I hear it's fabulous. 

Don't forget to check out even more pumpkins on the Ranger Blog