Tuesday, June 29, 2010

3D Flowers

Today I thought I would show you the 3D Sizzix flower. So cool and easy to make.....
Here is a video on how to make them using a quilling tool. Have fun.

Sizzix 3D Flower Die
Quilling Tool (found mine at Michael's)
Georgia Pacific Cardstock (Walmart)
Hot Glue Gun (Art Temp)

Here are a few places that carry the 3D Sizzix die:
Ellen Hutson

I purchase mine from Ebay...so check that out too...

Monday, June 28, 2010

Desk Organizer

Monday? Already?

My project this weekend was this desk organizer. I found it at AcMoore in the wood section a few weeks ago...I need something by my computer to hold pens and notebooks and other little office stuff that I seem to keep misplacing on my desk.

First I white washed it with white acrylic paint and water. After that I covered it with Pink Paislee's Queen Bee collection. I love darker colors...more rustic looking....

At first I didn't know how I was going to dress this up. It was one of those things that I had to keep moving stuff around to figure out what I was going to do. I had to walk away and it wasn't until 9:30 last night that I finally was happy with how it was coming together. 

The below picture shows some of the punch outs that coordinate with the Queen Bee collection. The pearls are from Prima's E-Line Collection. 

and for the bottom front of the organizer I used the coordinating Queen Bee Ribbon (it's hard to see in the below picture). I was digging through some of my Prima Flowers and came across these really pretty orange, green, blue and pink flowers that I got at Michael's a while back. 
I think it gave it the perfect pop of color.

I really enjoy making altered projects. I found this really neat wooden box that is going to be really fun to alter. I think it would be perfect for holding a mini album. Since I'm on vacation next week with no plans of going away (other than a few day trips here and there), I can maybe work on a mini and alter the box too. I hope you all have a great day. 

Pink Paislee Queen Bee Collection (ribbon, punchouts and paper)
Prima Flowers (these aren't the ones I used, but I think they are neat)
White Acrylic Paint with water
paint brush-I prefer the Simply Simmons brushes 

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Cindy Lo Birdhouse card

Happy Sunday,
I hope you are all having a great weekend. Yesterday I decided to sit and play with my Cindy Lo Cricut Cartridge. I've had it for a while now and never played with it.

I used my Gypsy to layout the design for this card. I love my Gypsy, even more now that they have the hide contour feature....I'm thinking I might ever go ahead and make a birdhouse shaped card too.

Enjoy today's video:

Cricut Expression
Cindy Lo Cricut Cartridge
Bazzill Cardstock
Paper Trey Ink Satin Ribbon (Pure Poppy)
Prima Bling
ATG 714
Zig Two Way Glue

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fun in the Sun

We all need a little fun in the sun, don't we?

Here is today's video featuring The Cutting Cafe file "Summer fun"

K&Co Amy Butler Sola pattern paper
Twine: Paper Trey Ink
Oval Nestibilites
Scallop Oval Nestibilites
3M Foam Adhesive
Scattered Straw Distress Ink
Misc Bling

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Since I had the day off today to recoup from having two of my wisdom teeth pulled, I got a little craft time in.

I made this canvas as a gift...

Vintage Finding Collection: Making Memories
Tim Holtz Color Wash: Mushroom
Flower-See Tutorial
Bazzill Cardstock
Prima Leaves
Small Wedding Flowers

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Rosalie Tag

Playing with some of my new goodies. I'm not a Copic expert, but I love playing with them. There is a possibility of a Copic Certification class coming to my area in October. That would be fun...

Here is a video on my take on coloring with Copic markers. Don't ya just love my pretty little Rosalie that I purchased from 7 Kids College Fund.

and here is a video on how I assembled this tag....

Copic Markers (E000, E00, E35, E37,  RV10, RV11, Y21, Y23, W3, W7
C. C. Designs Rosalie Stamp
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
October Afternoon 8x8 Thrift Shop pattern paper
Oval Scallop nestabilities
Prima Lace
Prima Flowers-Roses Lime Cooler
Prima Flowers-Calcutta Petals Caralace
Prima Flowers-Roses
Prima Eline Pearls
Distress Ink-Old Paper and Victorian Velvet
Tab Punch-Stampin' Up!
Pink Fibers
Hot Glue Gun

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Distressed Ink Storage

I decided today I needed to work on a little ink storage organization. Since my collection of Distress Inks has grown I'm finding it harder to find the right ink pad. I did label them with my label maker, but it would be much easier to see the actual color....

So with some old labels we had around the house and some velcro, I'm hard at work and inky to my elbows (OK maybe not my elbows). I'm inking the labels and then writing the names of the ink color on the labels. This way I can see the color when they are on my shelves...I'm also using one side of velcro to adhere the ink sponge to the bottom of my ink pads. This way I'm ready once I select my color....

Hope your having a great Saturday. 

Friday, June 18, 2010

Cri-Kits Embosser~Video

Hi Everyone....
I'm in love with the new Cri-Kits Embosser. Oh my....it is awesome.
Working with vellum and metal was a lot of fun. I show in my video a card that I attempted to sew on, but yeah.....I won't post a picture of it. It was a very sad attempt at sewing. My sewing machine and I have issues....
Vellum...LOVE IT....I can't wait to work more with it. I've never really used vellum before in a project, so this was a nice change....

I love the metal and this morning I woke up to an email that Cri-Kits now has 10 colors available. Check them out here.....

Here is a video featuring the Embosser....Enjoy and have a great weekend:)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Birdcage Swap

Hi Everyone,
Hope you are having a great Tuesday.
I decided to join a birdcage swap. It's kind of an ATC (Artist Trading Card) swap. I had so much fun working on these.

Here is a video on my take for the swap....

K&Co. Pattern Paper (Sorry I don't remember the name of the collection)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Walnut stain)
Black satin Ribbon-It might be Paper Trey Ink
Jewelry Beads
Garment Pin (Making memories vintage finding collection)
Satin lollipop flower-
Feathers-Purchased them at Joann's
Distrezz it all-Zutter
Prima Bling-Say it in Crystals
Trim-Purchased at Hobby Lobby
Quick Dry Adhesive-Scotch
Hot Glue Gun-Ad Tech 2 temp 
Scissors-Tim Holtz Tonic 

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Cri-Kits Embosser

Check it out.....

I got a package, I got a package....It's the Cricut Embosser...As a design team member I get the chance to play with Cri-Kits new products and they have some amazing new stuff coming out...WOW.... 

Here is the Cri-Kits Embosser.

I haven't had a chance to play with vellum yet, but here's is an example of an embossed image I did using metal.....It runs so smooth and embossing so nicely...

The embosser has two ends. A thicker point end and a fine point end and it works with your Cri-Kits pen holders. 

I'll be back soon with a video on how to use the Embosser....


Monday, June 14, 2010

Altered Clothespin

Hi Everyone...
First a few updates...
1 I announced the winner of the It's My Birthday giveaway this morning...I just need Shari to contact me. If I don't hear from you by next Monday I will need to select another winner :)
2. I added a "contact me" button on the right yesterday and I'm so glad I did. It has made it so much easier for you to contact me without having to copy/paste my email into your email. I've already gotten several messages. I love hearing from  you.....
3. My goal for June is to get the categories section up and running. It's gonna take a lot of work, but check it often...

OK enough business.....
I couldn't wait to jump right in to my new Graphic 45 Paper....So sweet....

Teri sent me this clothespin forever ago and I totally forgot about it until I was in Ethan's room cleaning....

Enjoy the video:

Large Clothespin (I think I've seen them at Michael and I know ACMoore has them)
Prima E-line-White flowers
Moon Shadow Mist-Gossamer Gold
Glimmer Mist: Old Lace, English Ivy, Coffee Shop
Tim Holtz Adage Ticket
Pearls (Walmart beading section)
Prima-Say it in pearls
Prima mini roses (old collection I got at Michael's)
Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Acrylic Paint-Parchment

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tag Mini Tutorial

I had some troubles loading my video this morning.

Here is the tutorial on how I did the inside pages to my tag mini. Hope you like it...

Have a great Thursday....

Monday, June 7, 2010

Mini Tag Book

Hi everyone...
Over the weekend I did a little mini tag book. I was just playing around really with nothing in mind. I ordered some Moon Shadow Mist from Lindy's Stamp Gang and wanted to try it out. It's really fun to work with. Kinda like a Glimmer Mist, but has a really neat two-tone look. It's fun to play...

Hope you enjoy....

here is a listing of the products I used....

Lindy's Stamp Gang-Moon Shadow Mist; K&Co. paper (Amy Butler Sola Mat pad); We R Memory Keepers XL Grommets, Prima Lace, E-line Prima Flowers, Pearls (beading section-Walmart) K&Co Handmade collection Alpha Stickers. Memories embellishment (Joann's), Glue Gun (AdTech 2 temp)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Playing with my Copic markers

So after having these markers for over a year, I thought it was time to start playing. I downloaded some images from The Greeting Farm (thanks Arlene for the tip) to play with while I wait for my order from 7 kids College Fund. I messed up a little on her foot, but otherwise I don't think it came out too bad...

I order more markers last night from Carpe Diem, so I'll really be playing soon...I especially need the blender pen for when I make a boo boo :)

Here are the markers I used...(all Sketch)

Off to work on a few videos....Hope you are having a great weekend...


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Cri-Kits Single Line Fonts and SCAL2

Happy Thursday...
I have a new Cri-Kits project for you. Today we are using the new Single Line Fonts that Cri-kits now has available on their website. WOW does it work great with the pens.

OK now... please keep in mind that I'm very very new to the SCAL software...I'm still learning...


you can order your Cri-Kits pens, SCAL, and Single line fonts all from Cri-Kits....One stop shopping :)

Here are all the other Cri-Kits projects I've done so far....CLICK HERE

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel

Hi Everyone,
I hope you had a fantastic holiday weekend. The weather was beautiful this past weekend.....

Here's a tutorial on how to use Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel. Also known as UTEE.