Sunday, July 28, 2013

Dec Daily Album

Week 2 of the Christmas in July challenge over at ABAC is full of inspiration so you can get a head start on your Christmas to-do list. 
I ended up making my Dec. Daily album. I took an old photo album and recovered it with papers. 
Supplies: cardstock and pattern papers (The Paper Studio), stickers (Simple Stories, Jenni Bowlin Studios, and Glitz Designs), pearls (Eyelet Outlet), twine (Timeless Twine) label plate (Making Memories), 

To make it more durable I added a layer of glossy accents to the front.
Here is what the inside looks like. It is bare since I still need to find a Christmas collection I like. I am hoping to get one of the new ones that will be hitting the stores soon.
Be sure to link up your new creation here.  

Friday, July 26, 2013

Timeless Twine New Release Blog Hop - Sorbet Collection

Today is a big day for all you Timeless Twine lovers and those who will be soon. It is the release of our newest collection, Sorbet
For this I ended up using each twine color separately so I ended up making three bookmarks.  
 This one uses is the Razzleberry twine.
 This one uses the Watermelon twine
 This one uses the Key Lime. Which I have to say this is my favorite twine. I am in love with this color combo. It has favorite color of blue in it.

If you want to get you hands on these new colors today is the perfect day since they are on sale just for today. Each color will be on sale for $8.00, the set will be on sale for $21 and small party pack $4.
What kind of hop would it be without prizes. Here is what is up for grabs. All you have to do is comment on all the blogs. This runs from 7/26 - 7/28 at 11:59 p.m.
One prize per winner so there will be 5 winners total!
Grand Prize - 1 set of the new Sorbet Collection
Scraptastical Kreations:
$25 GV
Sweet Stamp Shop:
$10 GC
SVG Cutting Files:
$15 GC
KaDoodle Bug Designs:
$10 GC
Here is the order of the hop:
Timeless Twine:
Amy Kolling -
Amy T -
Ana Maria:
Brianna - 
Kristy -
Melissa Shea:
Mandi - <<<<<< You Are Here
Shannon Morgan:
Piali -

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Great News

Last week, I created a page for Creating Keepsakes summer camp and it was chosen as Camper of the Day. Since it was picked I have a chance of being published in their Jan issue for next year. I am asking for my readers to vote for their favorite page. Don't vote for me unless you think mine is the best. You can vote once a day on multiple devices and web browsers.

Off With the Ties

This page I created for the last challenge over at Challenge Me Happy. Sad thing is I have only got to play over there a couple of times this year. It is an Anything Goes challenge so I created this fun page of my brother over 20 years ago.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Echo Park), stickers (Echo Park, Fancy Pants Designs, Basic Grey,  and Simple Stories), ephemera (Glitz Designs), number plate (Close to My Heart), mist (Ranger), twine (Timeless Twine), diy enameled dots, washi tape (7 Gypsies), and gelato (Faber-Castell)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Scrapbook Challenges Layouts

Last week I neglected my little blog and never posted last week's SBC sketch reveal. So today I am posting my two latest pages using their sketches.
Sketch #353
Supplies: cardstock (The PAper Studio), pattern paper (Fancy Pants Designs and Crate Paper), stickers (Fancy Pants Designs andAmerican Crafts), twine (Timeless Twine), banners, and envelope (Fancy Pants Designs), metal plate (Close to My Heart), star (The Robin's Nest) flair badge (Studio G), mist (Heidi Swapp),washi tape (Doodlebug Designs), doily and pom-pom trim. 
 Sketch #354
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Die Cuts With A View and K & Co.), stickers (Bella Creations, Crate Paper, and Simple Stories), subway art (Creating Keepsakes free printable),  banner ( My Little Shoebox), charms (K & Co. and The Robin's Nest), twine (Timeless Twine), mist (Ranger)
be sure to play along with our sketches  for a chance of winning a Sn@p prize package.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

What I Like About You

My favorite thing to do right now is to stitched with twine. I have did 5+ layouts last week with that on them. These photos are 20+ years old. I am glad that I was able to create this fab page with my favorite embellishment, TWINE.
I just got a stitch template and I have fallen in love on how I can create twine stitched shapes. I ended up figuring out if you lightly stamp an image on the project and go back with a paper piercer (or if you're like me a push pin will do). All you have to do is space the holes far enough apart so you don't tear the paper.
I used Lemonade Yellow and Aqua Blue for the sewn shapes. I Cape Cod Yellow for the wrap under the photos.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you try sewing on your next project. Than. you will see how addicting it is. Don't forget about our current challenge. You can find all the info here.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Steampunk Faux Book

YES... you read this correctly – I am doing a Steampunk project. This is week two of the steampunk challenge over at ABAC.
Thanks to my friend Adele she gave me some ideas on her favorite style.  
Supplies: gears, embossing powder, doilies, brads, clock faces, frame, modeling paste, ink,map paper, charms,wire, felt, paper machi book, paint, chain and porcelain number plate. Sorry I couldn't give you the brand since most of the items were just found items.
To change the colors of the metal charms I heated the up with my heat gun and dunk them into a jar of embossing powder. The heat set it. Here are some close-ups.

I burned the doily and papers with my heat embossing gun. 
The spine.
The inside of the box is painted gold. 
The sides of the "book"

Be sure to pop on over to ABAC to see what the other design team members came up with. Also be sure to link up you steampunk creation.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Layouts for the Week

As I promised here are the layouts I did this week. I am in love with all of them
This page I ended up using a sketch from a scrappy friend.  I am loving the all the layers on this page and that big flower.
Supplies: pattern paper ( Crate Paper and Pink Paislee),mask (Fancy Pants), washi tape (Target), flower (Maya World), stamps (Hero Arts and Inkadinado), ink (Stampabilities), mist (Ranger), twine (Timeless Twine), stickers (American Crafts and Simple Stories) and flair (Studio G)
 This page used the Life. Paper. Scrapbook sketch.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper ( The Paper Studio, Crate Paper, Glitz Designs and Simple Stories), mist (Studio Calico), stickers (EK Success, walmart, American Craft and October Afternoon), flair (Studio G), rhinestones (Eyelet Outlet), gelato (Faber Castell), twine (Timeless Twine), electronic die cutter and cartridge (Provo Craft), doily and punch (EK Success)
 This page is based on the Paper Lovers Studio sketch.
Supplies: cardstock (The PAper Studio), pattern paper (Fancy Pants and Crate Paper), punch (EK Success), washi tape (Target), mist Heidi Swapp and Studio Calico), stickers (Fancy Pants, American Crafts and Simple Stories), mask (Fancy Pants)gelato (Faber-Castell),sewing machine, and diy enamel dots
 This was based on a Scrapbook Generations sketch. It came from their travel ebook.
Supplies: cardstock (The PAper Studio), pattern paper (Die Cuts With a View and Fancy Pants), twine (Timeless Twine), stickers (Scenic Route and Momenta), flair (Fancy Pants), envelope (Fancy Pants), mist (Studio Calico), wood number (Maya Road),stamp (Hero Arts) and ink (Stampabilities)
 The last two pages I just made to use up some scraps from the Cosmo Cricket Circa line.
Supplies: pattern paper (Cosmo Cricket), cording (Maya Road), sticker (Scenic Route, Pink Paislee and Glitz Designs), ink (Quick Quotes), doily, and mist (Studio Calico)

Supplies: pattern paper (Cosmo Cricket), twine (Timeless Twine) sticker (Echo Park, Simple Stories and American Crafts), trim, doily, and mist (Studio Calico)
As you can tell I am addicted to banners. I ended up using them on every page. 
I still have a couple more pages I did but have not had a chance to scan them into the computer yet. 

Friday, July 12, 2013

Projects of the Week

   This week the crafting bug hit me hard. Besides making the purse I have made 5 single page layout, 1 double and 5 cards. Today, I am going to share with you the cards. The four birthday cards I am entering them into the Moxie Fab World Birthday Card Challenge.
   The thing that contribute to this is my thumb is finally better. The start of this year I injured it when I got it caught in a big, heavy cast iron pan I was washing. I am no longer wearing the brace to keep it from popping out of its joint.
The first two cards are created for the 10-minute craft dash.
This first card took me 6 min. and 35 sec. The funny thing was I had my timer set for 5 minutes instead of 10. I used S~N~S #5 card sketch for this.
Supplies: cardstock (Die Cuts With a View), pattern paper (October Afternoon), punch (EK Success), brads (?), twine (Timeless Twine), ink (Stampabilities), stamp (Inkadinado)
 This card took the full 10 minutes. I am in love with this one. I ended up using this card for another challenge on a private board I am on.

Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio and Close to My Heart), pattern paper (Echo Park and  Crate Paper, gelato (Faber-Castell), twine (Timeless Twine), ink (Stampabilities), stamp (Inkadinado), electronic die cutter and cartridge (Provo Craft), and doily.
The next two card used this sketch from Artful Delight.  
The first card I was not crazy about when I finished it but it has grown on me. 
Supplies: cardstock (Close to My Heart), pattern paper (Bo Bunny), washi tape (Queen & Co. and Doodlebug Designs), stamp (Deep Red Rubber), ink (Stampabilities), embossing powder (Gel-a-tins), fabric (K & Co.), overlay (Colorblok), doily, dew drops (The Robin's Nest), gelato (Faber-Castell), and Stickles
 This card has lots of layers and details that I am loving.
Supplies: pattern paper (Pebbles Inc.), washi tape (Bella Blvd.), rhinestones (Eyelet Outlet), stickers (Simple Stories), brad (S.E.I) punch (EK Success), and doily
 This card was made using the Paper Secrets card sketch. I also made it for a challenge on a different private board.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Studio Calico) stamp (Studio G), ink (Stampabilities), trim (Hobby Lobby) and rhinestones (The Paper Company)
Tomorrow I am going to share with you the layouts.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Sewing Time

Every summer I get the sewing bug. I think because I spend a lot of time home when my dad works. For the past four years I have made myself a new purse. This year I tried something different.
I made a my first piece of clothing. A nice long skirt. I love skirts since I live in them in the summer. Yes, I am one of those girls you will see in Home Depot carrying wood or flooring material to the checkout.
Pattern #2609 by Simplicity
This has past the durability test of Buster. He kept jumping on my leg and pawing at it. I just I got hi approval too.
Since I had some yellow fabric leftover I ended up making a purse that I mixed with some other scrap fabrics.
Pattern # 2551 by Simplicity
 Here is the inside. It has four pockets inside.
Make sure you buy the patterns hen they are on sale. I get mine at Hobby Lobby when they have their $. 99 sale.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Gelatos Review

Today, I am going to review Gelatoes. No, it is not the Italian ice cream. It is Faber-Castell gelatos that are used in mixed media projects.
A couple of weeks ago I won this kit off of Northridge Publishing's blog.
I ended up try a few techniques with them.
The first tag I did the dry technique. Spe easy to do. Color directly onto  the tag and blend with fingers. On both tags I stamped on them with the gelatos. I colored directly on the stamps, misted with water and stamped. It give it a nice water color look to your images. . 
On the right I did the dr technique with multiple colors. They blend nicely together. I then colored the outside with an orange gelato and blended it out with a pet paintbrush. The last tag I did the wet technique to creat this ombre tag. I also made a mist with the gelato. Just take a chunk of it on dissolve it in some water and pour it into a little mister. Works great. 
 I am on Love with these and am sure happy I have ten colors to play with but now I want the rest of them. My favorite thing in that I could make mist from them.
I hope you enjoyed this review.