Friday, October 21, 2016

Christmas Cards 2016 - Set 1 **Brutus Monroe & Eyelet Outlet & Canvas Corp & Tattered Angels & Beacon**

I joined in on a Christmas Card swap to make 10 cards to mail off and receive 10 cards back - for more info on the swap please leave a comment and I can fill you in.  When doing a mini mass production of cards sticking with a simple concept and working with your supplies is always a plus. Here is my set of 10 cards for the swap.

All the cards have the same items on them except for the brad, that changed color and shape as the Eyelet Outlet pack was a variety pack of 12, so I still have 2 left!!  Working with a variety of 12x12 sheets of paper and cutting them up for layers is an easy way to use up what you have instead of having to go out and buy a ton of one paper pattern.  Here is my video tutorial on how to make these fun cards.

I used a lot of Canvas corp papers, and then some fun Brutus Monroe papers (by Canvas Corp), Raven Ink, mists, and stamp cleaner.
Here is the card with a gold ornament brad instead of the green one.

Time to start getting your cards ready, Christmas is just around the corner!!

Supplies Used
Brads - Eyelet Outlet
Enamel Dots - Eyelet Outlet
Flowers - Eyelet Outlet

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Metallic Pendants **DCC Oct Hop - Amazing Castings**

I got this fun clear coast resin to play with and thought it would be great to make some metallic pendants of various sizes.  They can be used as an embellishments, worn as a pendant for a necklace, added to a top of a bookmark, really the possibilities are endless.

Here is the full video tutorial on how I made these fun pieces.

I got the resin from a company called Amazing Castings as part of the October Designer Crafts Connection blog hop.  Here is my unboxing video and a demo of both products I received. 

Make sure to hop over to the DCC blog to enter into win a prize from Amazing Castings, just check out the prize!!

I played with the Rinea foil papers to help achieve the fun metallic look in each of these pendants.  it is an amazing paper like no other here in the USA, perfect for the look I wanted in these pendants.  Take a close look at them.

Using some left over bits of scrapbook and card supplies, metal fobs, metallic papers, and Eyelet Outlet pearls and gems the resin really turned these into special pendants.

Supplies Used
Metal Fobs - Prima
Beads/Glitter/Glass - Prima & Floracraft & American Crafts
Punches - McGill & EK Success & Marvy
Charms - various 
Buttons - Various

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Paper Mache Glam Pumpkin Boxes **DecoArt &Beacon & Eyelet Outlet**

I have had these fun little pumpkin jack-o-lantern boxes for ages.  I picked them up at Michael's years ago from the clearance section after Halloween waiting for the perfect project.  So here we go, glammed up pumpkins with sequins and gems perfect for a box for teachers or a friend!!

Here is a video tutorial on how I made these fun boxes.

Some of the project I did as a live event - here is the live video - with some other pumpkins too!

Here are some up close pictures of these fun pumpkins.

For the glue I used Beacon GemTac glue, it is a tacky glue that is perfect for sequins!!

Some of the boxes I used the Eyelet Outlet stickyback bling strips for the edges for a fun effect.  I used a champagne and clear colors in 2 different sizes.

I just love the gold with the orange of the pumpkin!!  I used the DecoArt paint in Orange Twist and Canyon Orange to paint the pumpkins.

Here it is in silver!!

These are true boxes ready to be filled with candy, treats, or any other fun items!!

Happy Halloween!!

Supplies Used
Boxes - Michaels
Paint - DecoArt
Gems - Eyelet Outlet
Tool - We R Memory Keepers
Glue - Beacon Adhesives

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Heat Embossed Halloween Treat Bags **Brutus Monroe & Canvas Corp & Beacon**

I love to make handmade gifts for my teachers, nothing big, but something to say thanks for helping my kids.  This year the teachers are getting heat embossed little paper bags with a Halloween stamp and a cute little Halloweeen clip I made (click here for tutorial).

I used the Canvas Corp small paper bags in black and heat embossed in Gilded Embossing powder with the Chuck Carson Halloween stamp line on 5 bags.  I then topped them off with a little Halloween clip I made earlier this season.  Here is the live Facebook video on how to make these fun bags with the supplies and close up pictures below.

 Supplies Used for the Halloween Treat Bags

Look how that embossing powder just shines on the black paper bag!!


This idea of heat embossing on a bag works for any occasion, here I try out one of the new stamps from the Holiday Sentiment Stamp set to make a fun treat bag.  I use the Pinecone stamp from the Sketched Holiday Stamps set heat embossed with gilded embossing powder on white paper, fussy cut it out, and glued to a white clothespin clip.  Super easy to make thees little bags for any holiday, just change out the color of bag, stamp, and embossing powder!

Now your turn to stamp something to make it pretty!!
Supplies Used
Tidy Tray
Heat Gun - Marvy
Punch - Marvy
Halloween Clips - My Blog For Details

Monday, October 10, 2016

Pinners Conference

I got the chance to go to the Pinners Conference in Dallas in early Sept.  I signed up to be a VIP Pinner which gave me access to the vendor floor 30 minutes earlier than the rest of the attendees, had a VIP party on Thursday night with a TON of swag they gave us, plus got to go to as many classes as I wanted to with my VIP pass.  The conference was Friday and Saturday and I stay for almost all of both days walking the floor, going to a ton of classes, and getting videos of all the amazing this I saw and did all for you!

Thursday night was the VIP party and here are a couple of videos on the party and the freebies I got from the conference.

I then took 2 days to walk the vendor floor checking out all the booths, classes, and make n takes that they had to offer.  I only stopped at the crafty & DIY booths, makeup, fashion, and food were not my main focus.  Here are soe videos of the floor, classes I went to, and also freebies I got while walking around.

Stay tuned for more amazing class vidoes and booth tours from my days at Pinners!!!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Angel Wings ATC - Little Man Project - Art Therapy

We have had a member of our crafting community experience a tragic loss, her grandson passed away very suddenly.  Many designers, crafts, and artists got together and create all kinds of project to send her way to show our love for her and her family from craft supplies, cards, scrapbook layouts, ATC, and many kind words were send her way along with it all.  I created an ATC for her, and it was much harder than I thought to make this, as it brought all my emotions of the loss of my daughter back up to the surface.

These little cards are made with wings stamps from Paper Wings Productions, not only as a background for each card but also cut out on the embellishments

On the backs of each of the cards is the poem that was read at my daughter funeral, a very common poem meant for parents at the loss of a child.

Here is my full video tutorial, but I will warn you, I get a bit emotional on this one.  This whole process brought back so many emotions even after almost 8 years.  I will always miss my little Kristen, and moments like these really bring my feelings right back to the day she got her wings.

The poem reads:
"These are my footprints,
so perfect and so small.
These tiny footprints were meant
for other things.
You will hear my tiny footprints,
in the patter of the rain.
Gentle drops like angel's tears,
of joy and not from pain.
You will see my tiny footprints,
in each butterflies' lazy dance.
I'll let you know I'm with you,
if you just give me the chance.
You will see my tiny footprints,
in the rustle of the leaves.
I will whisper names into the wind,
and call each one that grieves.
Most of all, these tiny footprints,
are found on Mommy and Daddy's hearts.
'Cause even though I'm gone now,
We'll never truly part."

My love and hugs go out to all that have had a loss.  I am here and understand.  Please reach out if you ever need someone who understands.

Supplies Used
Ink - Stazon
Embellishments - Wings Embellishments 
Glue - Beacon Adhesives

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

"Believe in Magic" Mixed Media Art **Tina Walker Collab - Starting in the Same Place**

Tina Walker is hosting a craft collaboration with about 65 designers and crafty people to see what we can all create when starting from the same place with craft supplies.  We were all given the same supply of crafty items including fabric, resistors, glue, resins, dew drops, chipboard, stencil, and a few other items.  My first instinct was to do a mixed media art piece.

Now I added in a few of my own items, and that was allowed, but we had to use every items that was given to use to make art project.  Here is a full video of all the items we received from Tina.

Click on the links at the bottom of the post to see how all the other designers made their projects with the same items.  There are some amazing creation here, and they are all different!!

I had so much fun making this cute mixed media art piece.  Here is the full video tutorial plus up close pictures below.

Supplies Used
Tina Walk Kit - Fabric, Resin (Amazing Castings), Glue (Beacon), Resistors, Twine, Dew Drops, Stencil (Stencil Girl), Tag, Chipboard, Capacitor
Mists & Paint- Tattered Angels & Brutus Monroe
Found Items
Glitter - Prima
Beads - Prima
Mediums - Prima
Flowers - Prima
Metals - Prima
Brads - Eyelet Outlet
Stamps - Brutus Monroe
Ink - Brutus Monroe
Punch - McGill
Chipboard - Creative Embellishments
Adhesive  - Beacon

Make sure to check out all the amazing other project creation links below.


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