Hi guys, I'm back with a couple more ATC's from the #52cafecards challenge from Maremi's Creative Café group on Facebook. Here is my take on B is for Bubbles and C is for Coffee, the seahorse die and small talk stickers are from TH and I used my Copic markers on the coffee cup which is the stamp and die set from Heartfelt Creations. Once again I'll have the themes posted below.
Looking forward to making more of these and I hope you are too!!!
Hello everyone, time for a project share and a double giveaway. I had mentioned that I wanted to do a giveaway before Christmas, cutting it close but here we are! :) In the meantime, I am happy to say I have since reached just over 1000 subscribers on YouTube, so what better way to celebrate than to do a double giveaway. To enter the giveaway, all you will need is to be a subscriber of my YouTube channel, like and comment...the winners will be chosen at random and announced sometime in late January, good luck!!!
Meanwhile, I've been mad crazy trying to get so much done before heading out to visit my oldest son, who is so hosting his first Christmas Dinner, so happy and excited to say the least...the fact the I had time to make this post was a miracle, lol. With that said, he wants to start a little tradition, for every year he hosts a Christmas dinner, he wants me to make him a new ornament for his tree. Such a wonderful idea.
Well I thought it would be nice to add a bit of a twist. I wanted to make it more personal by creating the ornament as a chipboard tag first and attaching it to his gift with our sentiment on the back, which in turn he can use the tag as the ornament for his tree. The chipboard "mdf" is from a small circle mini album that I haven't used in forever... it's light, yet sturdy enough to last through time.
Chipboard/Mdf ~ tag and letters
Soft gel, 3d matte gel and Sculpture Medium
Metalique arylic paint ~ Rich Turquoise and Steampunk Copper
Mica ~ Frozen Lake
Glass Beads ~ Turquoise
Art Stones and Mini art Stones
Dylusions ink spray ~ White Linen
Liny's Stamp Gang Golden Angel Wings
Stampendous "Frantage Encrusted Jewels" ~ Golden Sand
Tim Holtz Big Die ~ #660040 Layered Snowflake and Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz big Die ~ #660052 Stacked Snowflake (use embossing folder on these too)
Timeless Twine ~ Ivory
Cheesecloth (use with sculpture medium for depth between snowflakes)
Golden and Brown/Copper small Jingle Bells
Hi everyone, hope you're all having an enjoyable summer. Today I am happy to announce the I am the guest designer for Berry71Bleu's Challenge Blog... it's truly an honor, thank you Denise and the team for having me on.
This month's mood board is "Summer Hideaway" which is posted below...and my take on this month's challenge is more of a last hoorah to Summer. Change is near with the new fall season just ahead and with summer coming to an end, I thought it perfect to create an inspirational tag using some beautiful butterflies and perfect wording from Dylusions stamps... "what appears to be the end is usually the start of a new beginning".
Love these colors, by far my favorite color combo, with my favorite color yellow being at the top... I can't tell you how thrilled I was to use them in my tag. I have a video tutorial with a complete supply list posted below. Be sure to stop by Berry71Bleu's Challenge Blog for much more inspiration and have some fun by joining in on the challenge too!
Hi everyone, I'm happy to announce that today I am a guest designer for Frilly and Funkie, I'm so honored to have been chosen to do so and to be a part of this challenge. This weeks challenge is hosted by Suzz, the theme is... All in the Family-whether it's your ancestors, a favorite family memory or family outings, create a vintage or shabby chic project reflecting your family.
I thought what better way to create a family project than to create a mini album where I can utilize all of the above and then some. No Frilly today, I went with the Funkie side, this album will be used for journaling and photos, past and present... for family, home, traditions, history, etc. This will be something I will surely treasure for years to come, not to mention a wonderful treasure to pass down to younger generations.
It's been a while since I've done a grungy vintage project and I can't tell you how much fun I had playing with it. For me, when it comes to vintage I instantly think of Tim Holtz, all of his products are perfect for creating a vintage project. I 've also used some of the Prima rusting pastes by Finnabair for an awesome rusting affect on the ring binder. There is a YouTube video tutorial posted below and it will have a list of all of the supplies needed, most of which you may find over at the Funkie Junkie Boutique.
Quick note: I did pick out 3 prompts from the Artist Prompt Box I made... I got 7 Gypsies, embossing powder and twine. I haven't used anything from 7 Gypsies in a long time, what a great way to pull out things that have been sitting a while and would probably continue to sit if it weren't for these prompts.
With that said, be sure to stop by Frilly and Funkie for more inspiration and join in on this wonderful challenge.
7 Gypsies tab dividers, papers and transparencies...
to be decorated as I add photos and journaling.
Rust Paste and Rub N Buff on the ring binder and the name plate
Rubb N Buff on the pen nib... Spanish Copper and Antique Gold
and Tim Holtz distress embossing powder...Walnut Stain
Hello creative peeps, today I have a project that I made for the challenge over at Frilly and Funkie... "Oh the places you’ll go!". Even though I've been overseas, it is in my hopes to go back, visit family and travel through Europe, so better way to honor that than to create a project using the Eiffel Tower. I have a video posted below with the process and a list of supplies.
Hello creative friends, today I want to share with you a mixed media tag I made to go with some small gifted items I have sent out. Didn't have time to do a tutorial, but below I will have all the items used to create this tag. I so love playing with different textures and mediums, there really is no right or wrong way... just play with it and have fun!
I used the Tim Holtz tag die cut for the first tag layer, added foam tape behind it and adhered it to a slightly bigger tag that I cut out for the mat. I distressed all around the edges of the tags, added a flower eyelet for the hole and tied it with some jute twine, which was partially glued behind some of the little flowers.
After adding all of the different elements and mediums I used gesso for a bit of a shabby chic appeal. All in all, I'm happy with how it turned out and hope she likes it too.
Hello my creative friends, I have a Christmas ATC " artist trading card" that I would like to share. This was made for swap I was in and I actually made 12. I had so much fun creating this, especially because it's for Christmas, another one of my favorite holidays. I used Tim Holtz inks, wreath die and embossing folder. I fussy cut the scroll from G45's "A Christmas Carol" paper pad, I added a Prima flower and I used the Martha Stewart punch for the branches/twigs. "A right good time to you and yours...This fair and merry Season." Enjoy...
Hi there, wanted to share a quick project I made, it's a Halloween ATC "artist trading card". I actually made this for a swap I'm in, I had 12 to make and had lots of fun putting them together. The inks, embossing powders, sentiment die and bat die are from Tim Holtz, the gothic gate die is from Poppy and the embossing folder I used is "crackle" by Darice. I did add some black glitter to the bat, but it's is hard to see in the pic.
Hi there, happy to be back with another project for my DT post for Cardz TV Gallery. I decided I wanted to make some Artist Trading Cards using Cardz TV stamps. I wanted to show how you can take Mary's stamps and pretty much make them work for any kind of project you might want to make, beyond your usual cards and paper projects.
For those of you who don't know, an artist trading card measures 3 1/2 x 2 1/5 and you can create anything you want on them. They are called artist trading cards, because they are meant to be traded with another artist's cards.
I used a lot of mixed mediums to create the textures on the background of the cards and the die cuts, like the butterfly, seahorse and so on. I did join a challenge which was to make 5 of these and then Abandon them in 5 different locations, taking pictures of where I left them... something new to me, but thought it would be fun to do.
All and all, I had a great time making these and I especially loved to show how versatile Cardz TV stamps can be!
Hey there, today I want to share a project that I made for some wall décor, it's an 8x8 Vintage Shabby Chic Layout. I made this for my friend Stacy, we joined in on Easter swap together for the Chic Craftique FB group, where we were to send candies, crafty goodies and a project. She has been through some tough times, health wise, so I wanted to make her something super special. I know her favorite color is pink and like me, she loves a variety of styles, so I'm hoping vintage shabby chic is one of them. I truly hope this helps put a nice smile on her face! I did a quick YouTube video which is posted below, I did leave out that the "a Dream" tab and the background paper with the crown, is from Echo Park's page kit "Be Mine". The pearls, lace, flowers and bling I picked up at AC Moore. Enjoy...
I love to watch the snowfall, it's just so beautiful and cozy, I just had to share it by using it as my back drop for my project.I made a nice huge snowflake for the center of the bag with some Tim Holtz dies and added a little jar with fake fluffy snow which hangs from a blue metallic ball chain...see the video below!
I had so much fun putting this together and I can't wait to give it to a special friend.
Hi everyone, hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, I know I have plenty to be thankful for and totally enjoyed having family and friends over to share this special day. For todays project I want to share with you a quick post of a tag that I made for Christmas. I used lots of elements and texture to the tag to give it a nice snowy feel. On my next post, I will have a video where I will show you how it more or less came together. Enjoy...
Hi everyone, for todays project I would love to share some Thanksgiving gift bags that I made. I'm having Thanksgiving dinner at my home this year and I wanted to make something nice for the guests to take home with them. Inside I will be adding a jar of caramel and a couple of apples, I found the idea on Pinterest and thought it would be perfect. I still have several more to make, but I just had to share the ones I made so far. I used craft gift bags that I covered in beautiful papers from Authentique's "Thankful Collection" and the stamp set I usedis fromCardz TV Stamps"Thankful for You". You can find the acorns on the "B is for Boy" and "Stretch Your Imagination" Cricut Cartridges. Please enjoy the Youtube video below! I will be back soon with a Fall banner. Entered challenges for...
Howdy everyone, for todays project I'll be stepping away from paper crafting and jumping into altering a project. The theme of the swap is called second chances, basically giving something new life. I have what I call my dollar bin or the forgotten-lost cause bin, for better words. This particular project I used a wooden paddle from that box of mishaps and turned it into a little piece of 3d art. My partner Tanya wanted something that wasn't holiday related, her favorite color is purple and she has a bit of grunge to her style of crafting, so voila this is what I came up! Hoping she likes it!
Hi everyone, I want to share with you a project I made today, this project can be used as a gift set for a friend or to just keep for yourself. Summer time is usually pretty busy around here when it comes to parties, we've all thrown them and know just how much hard work goes into throwing one. So I thought it would be nice to have some "Thank You" cards made up to send to all the creative party throwers I know, for whose awesome parties I attended. It's my little way of showing just how much I appreciate all that they have done and for inviting me, which is always an honor! In this case, with Summer coming to an end (so sad) I made the Summer 3d card holder to hold my thank you cards, but this can also be used to store all sorts of summer cards. I did make a 3d card holder for this past Spring, which are for my Spring cards, (previously posted)... so you know what that means, a Fall one is next in line, yippee!!! This project is pretty simple to put together, although the TH die cut Seahorses did take a bit of time, I painted them, embossed them and used Rock Candy crackle paint! I used Cardz TV stamp set "Many Thanks" for the sentiment.