Monday, July 21, 2014

A Tale of Two Baskets

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Happy Monday!  Today it's my turn show you fun things that you can do with your Unique Laser Designs embellishments.  For more information on the project below check out the Unique Laser Designs Blog!

These are two little baskets that I bought at the thrift store for 50 cents each!  The funny thing is that I bought one in March.  And this past weekend I bought the second one at the same thrift store!

I added gesso to each basket.  Lookin' good already!

I used the daisy, tweety bird, and bird cage on one basket.  And I used the gears from Gears Set C on the other basket.

So here are the baskets completely finished!  But wait--how did I get from the gesso to here?  That is where you will have to go here my friends.  I show you how I painted each basket-and there are close ups too!

Thanks for stopping by!  If you are inspired to make baskets be sure to leave me a link!  I would love to see them!  

Until next time my friends...hopefully it's the best of times! :)

Cute Cowboy

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I am so excited to be apart of the House of Cards Team!  Each week we showcase a different style-but we all have the same challenge.  Personally, I love to see the different takes on challenges.  Everyone is so creative!

The challenge is to use a bow or more.  I am on the Cute and Fun Team.  So for my Cute card, I used this super cute Cowboy set from Stampin' Up that a friend of mine gave me (awesomeness!).

I used a shattered kraft core cardstock by Tim Holtz for the background.  I used Copic Markers for the coloring.  For the inking around the image and sentiment I used spiced marmalade and faded blue jeans distress inks.  The twine is from Queen and Company.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope that you will play along.  We would love to see you cards with bows! :)

Until next time my friends...have a good day partner! :)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Favorite Things Friday--Embellishments!

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It is Favorite Things Friday at Scrap It Girl.  Today we are talking about our Favorite Embellishments!  I have so many things...what could I possibly choose?

I love all things Tim Holtz.  If you have seen some of my projects, you aren't surprised by this.  ;)

But I decided I would choose 1 embellishment.  I would think past the flowers, buttons, metal, bingo markers--etc.  My one favorite embellishment are these Mirrored Stars (by Mr. Tim).  You can use alcohol inks and make them different colors.  However, I love them in there normal state.  They seem to dress up any project but don't over do it.  I love them.  :)  This is my 2nd box.  I usually buy just one of something and hoard it (like the photo above) but these I have to use.  So use them--they'll make more! ;)  (that used to be a doritoes commercial)

Thanks for stopping by!  We would love to see what your favorite embellies are.  So stop on by Scrap It Girl and link up today! :)

Until next time my friends...keep reaching for the stars!

Vintage Fun Thank you

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Happy Friday!  Today I am sharing with you a card I made using my fun stamps from Great Impressions.  

Here is the distressed background stamp (love it!!).  I used Tim Holtz's distress inks for this card.  So here I used antique linen and then used the stamped with walnut ink.  I used black soot around the edges.  The paper was a beige color to start with.

This picture shows the antique linen better.  Then I stamped the simple elegance stamp.  I used black soot but I stamped it on a different paper and used the 2nd stamping here.  At the top is a Tim Holtz mini paper clip.  The cord at the bottom came from a collection called Designer Threads.  

If you see the Tags stamp, you will see that it is inside a flag.  I cut out each word then drew a box around each word.  I glued the words onto this Tim Holtz tag and added blackcard stock in the background.  I had to add a dot of glue to the know of the thread that I tied the tag with.  I don't want the tag to fall off!

For the collage stamp I used black embossing powder on a darker beige colored cardstock.  Then I used peacock feathers, dust concord, and picked raspberry  lightly on the image.  I stamped the image again ink black ink and colored it in the same colors.  I cut out the stamp with the lady's face and covered it with Glossy Accents.  I seem to have rediscovered the epoxy sticker thing and have totally embraced it.  :)  I used pop dots underneath it.

 Here is a closeup picture.  The notes are from a Darice embossing folder and Coredinations paper where I sanded off the darker layer to reveal the lighter layer.  I also used Tim H.'s film strip and a piece of his pattern paper behind the main collage.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  For more inspiration check out our Blog!  And don't forget to check out our Monthly Challenge!

Until next time my friends...have a great weekend! :)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Glow in the Dark Dinos

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It's my turn over at the Unique Laser Designs Blog to show you something fun you can do with their wood embellishments.  Are you ready?  ;)

I took an IKEA frame and decorated it with light modeling paste and these CUTE dinosaurs.

I used Lime Lime and Green Tea Gelatos mixed with the paste and a stencil from Dylusions.

The dinos will go in the spaces.  And I finish that corner too! ;)

Here are the dinosaurs in the various stages: top-natural wood, middle-gessoed, and the last one is painted with salty ocean distress paint from Tim Holtz.

Here are the other two painted with crushed olive and spiced marmalade distress paint. 

Next I used Sparkle N Sprinkle's Glow in the Dark Embossing Powder for each dinosaur.  I used Versamark, covered, and heated like regular embossing powder.  I did this process twice to make sure there the whole dinosaur glowed.

 So here is the frame when the lights are on...

And off...

Isn't that so cool!!  The shapes are so awesome that there is no denying those are dinosaurs!

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...Roar! ;)

Science Time Layout

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I am so happy to get to share my first post with you as a member of the Stick It Down Team!  These are great sketches and lots of wonderful inspiration from the DT.  I hope you will be able to join in as well!

Here is this week's sketch created by Brenshevia.

Here is my layout using this sketch.  I was inspired by the challenge at Child's Play Challenges: Classic Craft Colorforms.

It was a while ago since I played with Colorforms but I remember having them.  I am pretty sure I had Sesame Street ones.  So we went to an exhibit at the Science Museum where Sesame Street characters taught us about parts of the body.  

As I gathered things together, I found these vinyl pieces that I know I have had forever.

Here's the box of them.  I bought them discounted from Target. 

Here is a close up of the banner.  These are chipboard pieces from Maya Road.  The twine is from Little Yellow Bicycle.

Here's the journaling.  The papers are from Creating Keepsakes.  They are bright and cheery just like Colorforms! :)

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope to see your layout soon!  Until next time my friends...Sunny days keep the clouds away! :)

Friday, July 11, 2014

Cute Lil' Hedgehog

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Here is a card I made using Great Impressions stamps.  I used this cute Snoozing Hedgehog Stamp F557 and the sentiment is Happy Summer Days B213.

I used light modeling paste and a Tim Holtz sunburst stencil.  I don't know if you know it's a sun but if not the angled lines still look cool.  :)

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...join us at the Great Impressions Challenge: Animals!  See you then! :)