Saturday, May 31, 2014

12 Tags of 2014--May

Hello Everybody!

I haven't done a Tim Holtz Tag in what seems like forever!  I didn't have some of the cool stuff (I know next year I need to save my Christmas money for when Winter Cha hits stores!)  To see Tim's tag and the challenge go here.

But I had most of the the stuff needed for this challenge.  I improvised on the debossed folder.  It's on the list!  And I didn't have the metal round frame but I had the words so on a piece of embossed chipboard I spelled out Cool.  But that wasn't cool enough so I had to put glossy accents on it.  Then I messed up the wet glossy accents and tried to fix it.  *sigh*

Most of everything on here is Tim Holtz-even the paper.  There are a few scraps one from Prima under the butterfly and the other is fancy pants under the feather.  That cool wooden feather is from Unique Laser Designs.  The gear is Tim's and it has Tim's cool Patina effect applied to it.  And I used his rub-ons too. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time my friends....I can't wait until June's tag! :)

Friday, May 30, 2014

Favorite Things Friday--Scissors

Hello Everybody!

It's Friday and it's time for our Favorite Things!  So be sure to go to Scrap It Girl to see everyone's Favorite Pair of Scissors.  But while you are here let me show you my favorite pair!

This is a pair of Fiskars Titanium Nitride Scissors.  They cut fabric and chipboard and cardboard.  They cut those plastic clam shells that everything from the electronics store come in.  Oh and cricut cartridge plastic packaging as well!

I don't use these for fussy cutting or necessarily everyday-but they are my favorite because when it come to tough jobs-these scissors are on.  :)

Also, my sister bought me these scissors so they are extra special in that regard.

Thank you for stopping by!  I always like to see what my teammates show for their favorites-so be sure you go visit!  And share your favorite pair of scissors!  :)

Until next time my's time to cut some paper!

Pumpkin Patch Layout

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Over at Let's Scrap they are doing a month of scrappy challenges for National Scrapbook Day (month).  I know that there are only 2 days left in May-but you gotta start sometime!  ;)

The Challenge I did was Mixed Media Madness where you had to use 3 techniques of Mixed Media.  FUN!!  Count me in! :)

Here is a quick side story.  A friend of mine was passing her Stamping Up inks along.  She does more quilting and not as much stamping stuff.  As she passed them along to me!  It is quite a collection.  She had all of the re-inkers too!  So I took a few drops of Orange and water in a spray bottle and sprayed the background with a stencil from Dylusional.  

For my 2nd mixed media trick I took that same re-inker and put 2 drops into my little pile of light modeling paste.  It was way to bright so I add some more paste.  I used a Crafters Workshop stencil with the paste.  (Don't worry I didn't get rid of the bright orange paste I had left over.  Hopefully that will be apart of a project in the very near future!)

Then here I used Old Olive and stamped with a Tim Holtz little circle stamp and used a stencil with the ink (bubble wrap).  Around the edges I used chocolate chip Stampin' Up.  I love this brown color and the green color.  I feel like I am living In Color now.  :)

These little dots are Candi's.  At the Scrapbook Expo I bought the glue squares for them-the ones especially made for Candis.  It was so easy to adhere them-what a relief!

The half circle, hexagon border, and journal ticket are all die cuts by Tim Holtz.  I embossed and darkened the raised areas on the hexagon cutouts from the die cut.

Over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge they are doing Anything Goes so I would like to submit this page to that challenge.  

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...stay inky and use those Candi's! ;)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Little Cabin

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***This project was the winner at Lessology.  Thank you!

It is my turn at Unique Laser Designs Blog and have I got a fun project for you today!  This little cabin....

Here is the 360 tour.

Here is a side view and you can see the flower box on each side.

Here is the back.  This is behind the scenes!

This is the other side.

Here is the cabin with the light on.  

Here are my pieces-one of the small polaroid frames, ATCs (all 4), and one the wooden tags.

Here is the roof glued together.  I used fabri-tac but it took a while to dry.  But is is a solid hold.

To make the shingles on the roof I used this punch I bought a looong time ago!  I think it was to make little punch people.  I for whatever reason just bought this shape and didn't realize that you needed all of these other punches.  So this punch is good for roof tiles and gum drops.  ;)  I adhered them using modge podge.  The paper is from Making Memories.

I used fiber paste on the walls (ATC cards-2).  Then I pushed in the brick stencil which is opposite of what you normally do with a stencil.  

Here is the painted brick and mortar in progress.

I used aluminum foil to make the tree.  I folded it and figured out how tall I wanted it and then I rolled it up.

I embossed a piece of brown cardstock with the tree embossing folder from Tim Holtz.  Later I used a dark brown ink from Staz On to highlight the tree trunk.

Here is the paper wrapped around the aluminum.  

 For the leaves I used Tim Holtz's Garden Green die cut.  I used different green papers to give the tree a littel variety (and to use some scraps).

I started the tree top this way.  I used hot glue to put them on there.  Be careful not to burn yourself.

I was cleaning and found this thin cardboard.  Perfect for the space around my window.  (I'm sorry I don't have a picture of that.)  So I trimmed the cardboard and then did the same brick wall treatment.  Except this go around I used thinner fiber paste so it would dry sooner.

I did a little upcycling with this old material that I have had forever! 

I used Worn Lipstick Distress Stain to make it pink.  :)  Happy!  Then I used a straw a the "curtain rod."  I put fabric tac on the material and glue it to itself with the straw through the middle.  You can open the curtains or close them.

Here is the tag.  I painted it green with distress paints shabby shutters and olive.  Once it dried I blotted some mowed grass from the ink pad on there.  I hot glued the tree where the fibers usually go.

This foam is the flower box.  Do you know where it is from?  It is the foam that comes in Tim Holtz embossing folders.  It's at the bottom.  I recycle the container but have to throw this away.  (Our company does not recycle foam).  But I saved this piece in case of something.  In case I needed a small flower box!  I cut it it to make it smaller.  I used walnut stain and scattered straw to paint it.  Then I added some little Kaiser flowers to it.

I put a tea light in the little cabin.  It looks so cool!  I also added some random little grass blades.

Here is the cabin at night.  :)

If you made it to the end of this post-Woo Hoo!  ;)  There was just so much to talk about!

I would like to enter this cabin into the challenge going on at Lessology:  #36 Use a Window and Upcycled Item
**Upcycled material for curtain and foam from packaging for flower box

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...have a great day! :)

Friday, May 23, 2014

Purple Rain

Hello Everybody!

I made a tag for a couple of challenges this evening.

Compendium of Curiosities 3: Distress Glitter Page 56

Dragons Dream Tag It On: Letter R and Music

Here is my tag.  I used the umbrella man as my die cut.  I cut the raindrops out free hand.  I used Tim's stains, paints, stencil, glitter, and the stamp at the bottom (which I would like to represent as water puddles).  The sunrays are made by blending yellow and orange gelatos with light modeling paste.

Here is a closeup of my tag. I used Recollections music washi tape on the background.  There is a piece of Tim's tape on the left hand side.  I pop dotted the raindrop on the man's umbrella.

As far as music all of these songs popped into my head:  Purple Rain, Raindrops keep falling on my head,  Singing in the rain....the list could go on and on.

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...stay dry!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

A Little Love

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Yesterday I post this Love project over at Unique Laser Designs.  I really love how it turned out and I hope that you do too!

First I started with these two wood pieces for Unique Laser Designs:  Love Board and the 2 inch Polaroid square (but all of those come together!).

I used pink embossing powder here.  Once cooled off I adhered 3 little rhinestones.

Here you can see the distress ink vintage photo adhered to the right side.  Then I glued the notes paper on there and then put a some ink on there as well.

I used Tim Holtz's mirror "paper" and die cut it with his courtyard die.  I just used the inside diamonds for this project.  And it really is like a mirror!

Here is my finished project.  I painted the polaroid white and decided it was too bright.  So I dabbed some antique linen distress ink on it.  I added some findings and sequins with little pearls in the middle.  So fun!  Oh, and a strand of pearls at the bottom.

For picture purposes I used my little stand but I do want to hang my love on the wall.  :)  So I hot glued a soda tab to the back.  Then when I dried I applied more hot glue to the front of the tab.

Here is a close up of the top part.  I love how it looks like enamel.

Here is my little love on the wall.  

Thank you so much for joining me today.  I would love to see you decorate this Love!  So if you have one to decorate make sure you share the link with me and I will definitely come visit!

Until next time my friends...all you need is love! :)

Monday, May 19, 2014

Baby Layout

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Today I finished up a layout using my baby picture.  At Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge the first challenge is to use a baby picture.  I have them and have only thought about scrapping my own baby picture.  Now it's time to scan one and make it happen!

I am also using a sketch from Stick It Down.  They are having a DT Call-so more details at the end of this post! :)  This is my entry for the DT Call.

Here is my page and cute little baby picture.  I am pretty sure my dad took the picture as my mom is in the background.  My dad likes taking pictures and back in the day he would develop them.

I used a piece of Making Memories eyelet lace for the background and sprayed it with Sweet Cherry from Heidi Swapp.  Then I used light modeling paste and my harlequin stencil behind the photo cluster and in the right hand corner.

Here are some closeups.  Those hearts are rub-ons from a company long ago called Luxe.  I still have a few more of their things floating around.  :)  And the film strip is a Tim Holtz die that I put a little walnut ink on.

 I light bulb says ME and is from Prima.  I used a piece of Tim Holtz tissue tape and a scrap with hearts on it.  The felt heart is from Fancy Pants.  (Trying to use a little stash!)

The banners and flowers are from a Sizzix banner and stamp set that I just love.  And the bigger flower is from Prima (2010!).  

These are Thickers letters that I edged with a little red ink.  I ran out of T's so I put two exclamation points together-woo hoo!  And if you see that brown embossed banner under the picture-that is a piece of kraft paper embossed and I applied walnut ink to the embossing folder.  It's a fun technique! :)

Here is the sketch that I used.

The Stick It Down DT call is still open-they have card sketches as well as layouts.  So come on!  Join the fun! :)

Until next time my friends...Happy Monday! 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Wonder Rose Pop Up Box Card

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I am super excited to share this card with y'all!  I finally took the time to make a pop-art card.  So many folks have made them-very awesome ones at that!  It was Dr. Sonia who made one a couple of days ago and that is when I decided I finally had to give this a try!

Here it is.  And there is a story...probably too long a long but I will share it and try to condense it.  :)  We are going to a birthday party for a little friend of my son's.  They play superheroes together and her superhero name is Wonder Rose.  (How cute is that!)  Anyway, when I was at the Scrapbook Expo I saw this set of super hero stamps from Fun Stampers Journey.  Had. To. Have. Them.  :)  There are 2 girls and 2 boys.  When I saw the W I just knew I would make Wonder Rose a birthday card with it.  I did not realize at the time that it would be a Pop Up Box card. :)

Here is the outside.  I embossed the small panels and used light modeling paste and a Heidi Swapp stencil for the bottom.  

Here is the other side.  The long panel is for the message (brilliant!)

Here is Wonder Rose.  The stars are from a little star punch that I have had forever.  Some of the stars are pop dotted and other are glued together to create the lines of stars on either side.  I love it when things I have forever get used.  I think it validates why I keep everything...but that is for a different day.  ;)  So WR is standing in front of a city sky line that I made with stamps from Close to My Heart.  I heat embossed them with silver powder and fussy cut them out.  I even pop dotted one.  I colored her with Copics and a Distress marker (for her hair).

Now let me tell you about these panels.  There is a company called Sparkle N Sprinkle.  They make a sticky sheet and an ultra fine soft glitter called cloud nine.  I put the double sided sticky sheet to a piece of white cardstock.  Trimmed it to fit the square.  Peel off the other side and applied the glitter.  Then I stamped on it with Rangers Archival ink.  That's it beside gluing it down.  This picture doesn't even do it justice.  It's so cool!

The top and bottom stamp are from the Superheroes set by Fun Stampers Journey.

I am linking this "super" card to the following challenges:

Sparkle N Sprinkle--Anything Goes with Loose Glitter and Embossing (and flocking but I didn't do that)

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Challenge M-Mixed Media card (light modeling paste/stencil, heat embossing, coloring with markers)

Love To Create Challenge: Challenge 115 Friendship (this is for my son's friend)

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...who is going to save the day? ;)