Monday, December 10, 2018

Wisemen Framed Panel - Sizzix Blog Post

Hi friends! I'm over on the Sizzix Blog today with this elegant Home Decor piece using the Tim Holtz Alterations Line from Sizzix. 

You can see the full tutorial here
I've also used the new Sizzix Glue Gun and I fell in love with the detail tip and finger caps so you don't get burned working on small things. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Christmas Kits available!

Hello friends! I have a few kits left in my Etsy store if you're looking for a fun project to do over the holidays. 

Believe in the Magic of Christmas Configurations
Design your own magical assemblage piece for the holidays filled with special treasures from the Idea-ology line. You will create a wintery scene with glittered trees, children playing in the snow, and even some sweet little deer in the woods. All the trinkets and treasures will be included to create this charming project to display for the holiday season. Paper Dolls, Baubles, Lights, Icicles, Stars, Charms, Trees, Die Cuts, Papers, Wood Blocks, Wood Slices, Pine Cones, Deers, Bells, etc... all included. Includes step by step instructions with photos. 

Magical Christmas Etcetera Tag
Create this magical Etcetera Tag for the holidays complete with a little Snowman, a lite tree and cute little presents under it. Learn the art of layering using some of my favorite Distress products. Includes Etcetera Tag, Vignette box, all die cuts, vintage ribbon, Idea-ology trinkets, fairy lights, wood blocks, stars, bells, deer, snowman, trees etc... You will love your finished piece to display for the holidays. Includes step by step instructions with photos. 

Tick Tock Christmas Clock
Explore your creativity using Idea-ology and Distress products to transform an ordinary Assemblage Clock into this beautiful holiday deco piece. Includes... Assemblage Clock, die cut snowflake, canvas, collage paper, Paper Doll, Baubles (pearls), charms, trinkets and treasures. Includes step by step instructions with photos. 

Holiday Art Journal 
Design your very own beautiful Midori style Art/Travel Journal that can be used for collecting memories, creating art, doodling or just playing with new techniques. You will be able to add and/or take out signatures anytime. Learn techniques to create this mixed media journal using layering and coloring with Distress Inks, Distress Sprays and Distress Crayons. The inside will have several signature including Watercolor cardstock, Heavyweight Mixed Media cardstock, dot paper and more. Kit includes cut journal cover, 4 booklets for the inside for you to decorate, vintage paper, Christmas papers, die cuts, package of mini ephemera, remnant rubs, clippings sticks, snowflakes, hinge clips, index clips, jump rings, story sticks, tokens, etc. Includes step by step instructions with photos. 
Approximate size is 5” x 9” x 1”( Midori travel journal size)

Kits include everything (die cuts, papers, trinkets, treasures, and more) except for glues, paints, inks, etc. FREE SHIPPING 

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Live Your Dream Etcetera Tag

Hello friends! Today I'm sharing a small Etcetera Tag with an inspirational quote. 
"Live your Dream with Passion" I've also used some of the new fall dies from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations line. Come check out how I colored these beautiful leaves. 

I love how delicate the Skeleton Leaves are when cut from Tim Holtz Wallflower Vellum! 

Cut Mixed Media Heavystock to fit the small Etcetera Tag then position Cutout Letter from the Alphanumeric Thinlits set and tape down with low tack tape. 

Die cut through the Vagabond. 

Adhere a piece of vintage dictionary print to Etcetera Tag where it will show through the letters. Adhere die cut piece over the dictionary print adding a thin layer of Distress Collage Medium over the top and let dry. 

Using a Mini Ink Blending Tool and add color to the tag with Distress Oxide Inks. 

Once you have the tag colored as you'd like, dry the ink with a heat tool, add another thin layer of Collage Medium over the top and let dry. be careful not to overwork the surface or the ink will be removed. 

Create a stencil by die cutting Yupo with the Mixed Media Halloween Thinlits die. Use a Mini Ink Blending Tool with Distress Oxide Ink to add color through Stencil. 

I added a little more texture with stamping. Apply Distress Paint to your craft sheet or Glass Media Mat, spread out with your finger, pounce stamp in to paint, randomly stamp text over background and let dry. 

Die cut leaves from Wallflower vellum. Spray the back of the leaves with Distress Spray Stain and Distress Mica Spray. The leaves will curl a little which will add dimension to the leaves. dry with a heat tool. 

Tie Jute String around tag with a bow. Arrange and adhere the leaves to the Etcetera tag with Distress Collage Medium under the bow area. Adhere bow to tag with Collage Medium. Add a few colored flowers from the Funky Foliage set and adhere with foam tape and/or Collage Medium. 

Don't you just love the fall colors?

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

See the products below for this project. 

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Funky Foliage Hello Card - Sizzix Blog Post

Hello friends!  I have this fun Hello Card over on the Sizzix blog. Hope over to see how to mix and matching some of the Stacked Thinlits dies to creates a new look. See my new favorite die, the Funky Foliage Thinlits die set, just look how cute the little mushrooms are! 

Love how whimsical my card turned out!
Click here for the full tutorial. 

Thanks for dropping in! 

Friday, September 14, 2018

Hello Autumn Card - Sizzix Blog Post

Hello friends! I'm so happy the weather is cooling off and fall is in the air. These cards are perfect to get in the mood for fall. 
See all the details on the Sizzix blog

Love the versatility of these Skeleton Leaves from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations line. 
Have a great day and happy fall!

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Birthday Gift Card Bag - Sizzix Blog Post

Hello friends! look at this cuteness. Theses little gift card bags are sure to hold the perfect gift for that special someone and they are so easy to personalize.  I have a full tutorial over on the Sizzix blog

How will you decorate your little Gift Card Bags? 

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Skeleton Leaves Discover Card

Hello friends! I'm back with a fall card using a few dies from the Sizzix Alterations line by Tim Holtz. The Sizzix Thinlits Skeleton Leaves Die Set is so delicate and it looks great with the 3-D Lumber Texture Fade for the background.  

I love all the different textures on this card and how quickly it all came together. 

Cut a piece of Kraft cardstock 4" x 5 1/4" and position the Stacked Deckle die in the center and die cut through the Vagabond. Use a low tack tape to tape the die in position. 

Spritz cardstock with water and emboss with the 3-D Lumber Texture Fade. Don't forget to only use one cutting pad as this folder is extra think. 
Ink the center lumber piece with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink using a direct to paper technique. 

Cut dark brown Kraftstock a little larger then both of the Lumber pieces. Ink the edges of  the layers with Vintage Photo Distress Ink on an Ink Blending Tool.

Color leaves with Distress Ink on an Ink Blending Tool. 

Die cut the word DISCOVER from the Adventure Words Thinlits set using a strip of Heavystock and a piece of rust Kraftstock. Lightly ink the edges with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink on an Ink Blending Tool. Cut a flag shape on the left end and stitch on the edges as desired. Adhere vintage dictionary print behind the word. 

Adhere pieces together. Use foam tape to adhere the smaller lumber piece and the Discover strip. Tie a bow with twine and adhere with Collage Medium over leaves. Adhere Nail Heads. 

How do you like the rustic look of the Lumber with the delicate leaves?

Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Together Burlap Panel - Simon Says Stamp Guest

Hello Friends! I'm honored to be a guest over on the Simon Says Blog today with a fun decor project. This project features the new Funky Foliage Thinlits set from Sizzix.

Head over to see the full tutorial!
 What will you make with this beautiful die set? 

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Sense of Wonder Fall Card - Stampers Anonymous fall release

Hello friends! The weather here has been so warm lately and I'm so looking forward to fall and cooler days. I love fall, it's my favorite time of year! My card today features the new Stampers Anonymous Nature's Wonder stamp set by Tim Holtz and the new Ranger Lift Ink. 

Love the textures on this card created by the stamping in the background, the ribbon, flowers and leaves.

Cut Watercolor cardstock for the background of your card, positions stamps over background and pick up stamps with a block. 

Drip Alcohol Inks on a piece of Yupo paper. 

Add Blending Solution to to felt pad and punch over the surface to blend inks. 

Ink stamp with Lift Ink and stamp leaves on to Yupo background then stamp the lifted ink on to Watercolor Cardstock. Blot off the image on the Yupo then buff off the extra ink with a soft cloth. 

Apply Distress Markers directly to Media Mat, pick up ink with waterbrush and color leaves. The Lift Ink is waterproof and will not run. Dry with a heat tool. 

Apply Distress Micro Glaze to the leaves.The Distress Micro Glaze will act as a resist so the leaves will not take the ink. Stamp background with Craze stamp using Old Paper Distress Ink, add Distress Ink to the background using a blending tool and spray background with Distress Mica Spray in Tarnished Brass. I also flicked the Mica Spray over the background to create some spots. Blot of leaves as necessary. 

Spray ribbon and flowers with Distress Spray Stain and Distress Mica Spray, add a little water to help the ink spread, dry with a heat tool scrunching ribbon as it dries. 

Cut out leaves from Yupo paper with scissors. 

Carefully heat the Yupo leaves with a heat tool, using tweezers shape the leaves as they become pliable to create dimension. 

Create mat a little larger then background with rust cardstock, add stitching as desired. Assemble card adding Textured Surfaces and vintage dictionary print on base card. 

Tie ribbon around card with a bow, add flowers and leaves adhering them with Distress Collage Medium and foam tape. 

Stamp message with Archival Ink cut close to words and add to Ornate Plate. Adhere Ornate Plate to card with foam tape over the Wood Plank. 

Love the colors of the leaves that signify the changing of the season. 

Thanks for stopping in! 

Click on the link below to head over to Simon Says Stamp!

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Mr. Pumpkin Head.... Tim Holtz Fall Release 2018

Hello friends! It's been a busy week here getting ready for all the Tim Holtz 2018 fall releases. Tim's new Stampers Anonymous release is AMAZING! Check out Mr. Pumpkin Head and the new Shifter Layering Stencils. 

To create this ghoulish card I used both stamps from the Stampers Anonymous Inventor 4  set. A little masking is required to get the pumpkin just right on the skeleton body.  

The background was created with the new Shifter Mini Layering Stencils from set #36. The harlequin was the perfect backdrop for my card using a combo of Hickory Smoke and Antique Linen Distress Oxide Inks. The Trick or Treat message is from the Mr. Bones set and was stamped with Jet Black Archival Ink and Ripe Persimmon Oxide Ink to create a little sign for Mr. Pumpkin Head to hold. 

The pumpkin was colored with Distress Markers and a waterbrush. I also added a little stitching around the card because stitching is always good don't you think?!  

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Here's all the goodies I used for Mr. Pumpkin Head!