Funky Little Canvas

Jan 3, 2013

This is the funky lit­tle can­vas I made for my niece Aman­da, for Christ­mas. It is of her and her boyfriend Steve after a TCU game. They are the most adorable cou­ple and I real­ly do hope he ends up being my nephew. Steve is sweet, smart and cute! Ok enough of that because I can hear Aman­da say­ing, “BEASIE” all the way from Hous­ton. Not sure why she named me Beasie when she was a baby but she did and it stuck, so I’m Beasie. Any­way, enough of all that and on to the can­vas. I did a pho­to trans­fer of their pho­to onto a 4 x 4 can­vas, then using Clau­dine Hell­muth Stu­dio paints and stamps I accent­ed the sides of the can­vas. I pro­tect­ed the image trans­fer with a coat­ing of...

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EnviroTex Resin Key Chain

Jan 2, 2013

I cre­at­ed this key chain for my sis­ter, Belin­da. It was cre­at­ed in mem­o­ry of my broth­er, Richard who passed away from alco­holism, March 28, 2004. He loved the water and worked on a boat off the Gulf of Mex­i­co. I found this image of the anchor by doing a google search and the quote from Quote Gar­den. I had Alan resize the image for me to fit inside the bezel then print­ed it out on my laser print­er. Next, I applied Nunn Design Glue on the bezel and placed the image on top, press­ing the bub­bles out from under­neath the image as best I could using my fin­ger and paint brush for the cor­ners. Once I felt I got all the bub­bles out, using a paint brush I applied a lay­er of Nunn...

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Owl Charms

Dec 31, 2012

My sis­ter, Belin­da has a seri­ous love of owls. She likes the fun whim­si­cal style so I thought I would cre­ate a few charms for her to wear. I print­ed off some owl images using my laser print­er then cut them to fit the bezels shown above. Using a paint brush I applied Nunn Design Glue inside each bezel then placed the image on top of the glue press­ing down with my fin­ger to make sure I removed any air bub­bles. Then I applied a lay­er of the glue on top of each image, let­ting it dry com­plete­ly then applied anoth­er lay­er of glue. Once dry I accent­ed the images with Dia­mond Stick­les. After the Stick­les dried I applied Judi Kins Gel du Soleil and used a Judi Kins UV Lamp. This prod­uct is dif­fer­ent than...

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25 Day Countdown to Christmas ~ Recap

Nov 27, 2012

I had so much fun help­ing my nieces Made­lyn and Bel­lie cre­ate their 25 Day Count­down to Christ­mas project over the Thanks­giv­ing week­end. They were so excit­ed and worked so hard on each and every enve­lope. We had a flur­ry of cre­ativ­i­ty going on as you can see by all the blur­ry pho­tos. They were peel­ing, stick­ing, punch­ing, stamp­ing and Stick­ling like crazy. It was real­ly cute to watch their cre­ative minds at work. Made­lyn loved accent­ing each of her envelopes with the rhine­stone gems and snowflakes. She is all about sparkle and bling. But what lit­tle girl isn’t? And GASP, a niece of mine that does NOT like sparkle and bling… well that would be so wrong. Bel­lie LOVED these 3D stick­ers I found at the last minute in the $1 sec­tion at...

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Dream Tag

Aug 9, 2012

Here is a fun tag to cre­ate that is filled with all kinds of lit­tle tech­niques that are per­fect to use on oth­er pro­ject­sl. I start­ed with a plain mani­la office tag and cov­ered it with vin­tage ledger paper. Next, using the Maya Road Ornate Frames stamp set and Jet Black Archival Ink, I stamped the frame images onto the ledger paper. Next I took the new Maya Road Flo­ral Gar­den Fab­ric Tape and filled the inside area of the frames. I then accent­ed the flow­ers with Dia­mond Stick­les and let it dry. Once dry, I cov­ered the Fab­ric Tape with Glossy Accents and let it dry. Make sure you have a pin handy to pop any air bub­bles that occur. Here is a lit­tle tip: I like to leave the stamps on the acetate...

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Blast from the Past 3

Aug 7, 2012

This is the mini album that start­ed it all… I want­ed to cre­ate some­thing spe­cial for my old­est daugh­ter Ter­ri, who was get­ting ready to cel­e­brate her 17th birth­day. I had seen lots of mini albums in the gallery at Two Peas In A Buck­et and decid­ed Ter­ri’s upcom­ing birth­day was just the push I need­ed to jump into the world of cre­at­ing mini albums. At first I was scared to death because I had no clue what in the world I was doing or even how to begin. I went to a scrap­book store which was just down the street and start­ed look­ing at all the prod­ucts. Mind you, this was a very strange world to me. I was still learn­ing what Rub ons and brads were and nev­er mind the over­whelm­ing feel­ing...

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Ranger’s Designer Challenge

Jan 29, 2012

I was so excit­ed to be asked to par­tic­i­pate in their Design­er Chal­lenge. They sent each design­er a blank paper mache dress form to alter any way we want­ed. All they asked was that we stayed true to our style and used any or all three of these items Stick­les, Liq­uid Pearls and/or Crack­le Accents.  Here is what I cre­at­ed… There are 18 dif­fer­ent Ranger prod­ucts on this piece. Adiron­dack Lights Acrylic Paint Dab­ber ~ Juniper Jen­ni Bowl­in No. 10 Malt­ed Milk Tim Holtz Dis­tress Stain ~ Mus­tard Seed Dis­tress Crack­le Paint ~ Clear Rock Can­dy Inkssen­tials Crack­le Accents Clau­dine Hell­muth Stu­dio Mul­ti-Medi­um Mat­te Clau­dine Hell­muth Stu­dio Ges­so Tim Holtz Adiron­dack Alco­hol Ink ~ Lat­te & Gin­ger Archival Ink ~ Cof­fee Per­fect Pearls Mists ~ Bis­cot­ti Liq­uid Pearls ~ Cop­per Pearl & Gold Pearl...

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Gentlemen’s Ornament or Gift Tag

Dec 1, 2011

I love the detail you get from the Gen­tle­men’s Puff stamp in the Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion ~ Fine and Dandy Stamp Set. Each fine line in the Puff can be seen and it makes me so hap­py. This project can be used as an orna­ment for your tree to rep­re­sent the men in the fam­i­ly or attached to a gift and used as a gift tag. The back is cov­ered with the blank mar­gin from a piece of vin­tage book page. I used two Maya Road Rec­tan­gle Foun­da­tion chip­board pieces as the base for this project. One com­plete rec­tan­gle front was cov­ered with vin­tage sheet music. Then just the out­er piece of the sec­ond rec­tan­gle was stamped using the fir tree stamp from Lit­tle Red Wag­on by Pink Per­sim­mon. I used Jet Black Archival Ink...

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Antiquated Collection Sneak Peek #3

Nov 16, 2011

This gor­geous crown sits atop a beau­ti­ful item and was beg­ging to be accent­ed with ink, Dia­mond Stick­les and of course a cream pearl. I stamped the image using Jet Black Archival Ink. I real­ly love how this ink stamps. It gives a very nice crisp edge and since it is water­proof when Stick­les is applied the ink will not bleed and ruin the stamped image. My oth­er favorite col­or of Archival Ink is Cof­fee. It’s a gor­geous shade of brown. I will be using this col­or a lot on muslin com­bined with cro­cheted trims, burlap and cream felt. The look is amaz­ing. I set up a Face­book Page for Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion so click Like to keep up with what’s new with my stamp line. I do have oth­er stamp sets in the works...

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Altering the Leaves

Nov 3, 2011

As you can see the album is start­ing to come togeth­er, but please note I do not have any­thing attached to the cov­er just yet. Every­thing is just sit­ting in place. I like see­ing the stems of the leaves and pump­kins stick­ing out. The album still lacks all the details that makes it spe­cial but you can begin to see how the com­plet­ed mini album is going to look. I’m still not sure how I want to alter the ban­ner.. paint, ink, paper? I’ll fig­ure it out lat­er. Today we are alter­ing the leaves of the coast­er mini album. I find it eas­i­est when alter­ing some­thing like the shape of leaves is to apply the adhe­sive to the chip­board piece, attach the pat­terned paper and then cut the piece out using a craft knife...

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“Christmas Wishes”

Oct 21, 2011

When: Novem­ber 13th Where: The Crafty Scrap­per Time: 11:00 In this class you will cre­ate a home décor piece and hol­i­day orna­ment using a fun mix­ture of new and vin­tage items. Some of the vin­tage items being used are mer­cury glass orna­ments, sheet music, images from vin­tage cards, lace trim, alu­minum gar­land and tin­sel. I’ve been col­lect­ing vin­tage items with this class in mind all year long, from flea mar­kets and thrift stores in Frisco, McK­in­ney, Sour Lake, Win­nie and Beau­mont, as well as all the states from here to Maine. We will col­lage, paint, ink, glit­ter and of course Stick­le when cre­at­ing these two fes­tive hol­i­day projects. Once com­plet­ed you can place the altered hol­i­day tray on an easel or attach a hang­er to the back. This will be left up to you...

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True Love

Jul 20, 2011

This is the last of the cards I cre­at­ed using new Maya Road prod­ucts. They are releas­ing the cutest “Mini Bot­tle Caps” and when I say, “mini” I mean mini they are only .5″. I cre­at­ed the flower by col­or­ing the bot­tle cap using the car­di­nal cop­ic mark­er, one daisy from their “Large Daisy Vin­tage Lace Trim” and their new “Skin­ny Spool”. The “Wavy Lay­er­able Ban­ner” is mist­ed with “Egg­plant Put­ple Maya Mist” and stamped using the alphas from the “Just My Type” stamp set. The love chip­board word is inked using their “Pink 1” Ink Pad”. The“Mini Bot­tle Cap” is half filled with glossy accents and sil­ver Ger­man glass glit­ter then a self adhe­sive pearl was placed in the cen­ter. I accent­ed the pat­terned paper from my Cocoa Daisy “Urban Loft” kit, scal­lop cir­cle cen­ter and chip­board pieces...

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A Moment In Time…

Jun 8, 2011

To cre­ate this tag I used the super cute Amper­sand stamp in this months Cocoa Daisy “Cher­ry Soda” kit along with the “Coor­di­nat­ing Paint and Ink” and Word Stamp Set Add On Kits. I think the Amper­sand and Word stamps make an adorable back­ground pat­tern for this tag. The but­ter­flies are cre­at­ed using a Martha Stew­art punch, 2mm self adhe­sive pearls and Dia­mond Stick­les accents. I like the pop of yel­low under each but­ter­fly as it com­pli­ments the card­stock stick­er so well. I cut the jour­nal­ing tag that came in the main kit to place at the bot­tom of the tag then attached the red brads in each of the four holes on the tag. The trim used is from the “Choco­late Malt” Add On Kit. I then attached a strip of 5mm self adhe­sive...

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Just 4u

Jun 7, 2011

I real­ly like the warm col­or scheme of this card. The com­bi­na­tion of the red and cream is so pret­ty. Of course the pops of Dia­mond Stick­les here and there are awe­some too. I cov­ered the bot­tom two jour­nal­ing cards with pat­terned paper and left the top one “Just 4u” as is, then dis­tressed and inked the edges and attached it to the mid­dle cir­cle using a pop dot. I think the Octo­ber After­noon Word Stick­er strips work great as the tones match the tones of the red and cream per­fect­ly. The strips add inter­est and col­or to the card in a super sim­ple way. Prod­ucts used are from the June Cocoa Daisy “Cher­ry Soda” Main Kit and “Choco­late Malt” Add On Kit. I have a few kits left over from my “Quilt­ed Mem­o­ries”...

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Creativity Blooms

Apr 12, 2011

It’s time for anoth­er Mem­o­ry Mak­ers Blog Bounce. This time we got to play with all the prod­ucts from the Mak­ing Mem­o­ries Dil­ly Dal­ly Line. This line is per­fect for spring. I real­ly enjoyed play­ing with their Pat­terned Papers, Alpha and Ban­ner Stamps, Stick­ers and Rub On Pack, Alpha Shim­mer Stick­ers, Glit­ter Paper Flow­ers, Fab­ric Flow­ers and Die Cut But­ter­flies. They are per­fect to cre­ate spring cards, tags and projects. Once I got start­ed cre­at­ing I kept think­ing of oth­er cute things I could make and kept going and going. Real­ly the Dil­ly Dal­ly Line is so inspir­ing. If you want a chance to win a won­der­ful Dil­ly Dal­ly Give­away click here to find out more. I cre­at­ed a spring card using the pat­terned papers, stamp set and stick­ers. I cut the bird out...

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Chapter One Techniques are Done!

Mar 28, 2011

What a great day. This morn­ing, I final­ly got to meet my edi­tor Jen­ni Clay­don in per­son. We’ve chat­ted over the phone for months so final­ly hav­ing a face with the voice is awe­some. We head­ed straight to the stu­dio to start pho­tograph­ing tech­niques for each of the 40 tech­niques fea­tured in my book. It was great get­ting to see Chris­tine Polom­sky once again. She is so patient when tak­ing all the step by step pho­tographs. In this pho­to I’m prep­ping some Pink Paislee pat­terned papers with Dia­mond Stick­les. You will see lots of Dia­mond and Plat­inum Stick­les being used in this book. Are you sur­prised? Some­thing tells me not. And way over in the back­ground hang­ing on her wall are two beau­ty shots from  my book. I was so sur­prised to see them...

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Spring is near…

Mar 16, 2011

This lit­tle card was cre­at­ed for my design team post on the Maya Road blog. If you want to see loads of inspi­ra­tion you need to check out their blog. The design team cre­ates some of the most amaz­ing projects. With spring just around the cor­ner I thought it would be fun to use the “Green Thumb” mini chip­board set and the “Ging­ham Point Blos­soms” as they work per­fect­ly togeth­er on a card. One thing I love to do is add lit­tle ban­ners to the “Vin­tage Pearl Pins” it is such a quick and easy thing to do and real­ly fin­ish­es this card beau­ti­ful­ly. And The Girl’s Paperie “Paper Girl” line is awe­some for any spring project. I love, love, love the col­ors and the pat­terns. I cre­at­ed the cute lit­tle bun­ny using a...

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Altered Birdhouse…

Feb 17, 2011

This altered paper mache bird­house was so much fun to make. Every lit­tle spot has some­thing attached to it. You’ll notice all kinds of Tim’s new prod­ucts attached here and there. I must admit one of the prod­ucts he sent were his new light bulbs. At first I was kin­da stumped on what to do with them but then I had a “light bulb moment” sor­ry could­n’t help myself and start­ed tuck­ing them in among all the oth­er baubles and think they worked per­fect­ly. The light bulbs are the per­fect size for the minia­ture projects I like to cre­ate. And that frac­tured doll… oh how I could have a mil­lion of them and would still want more. I love those dolls so much. You will be see­ing them in future projects and class­es for...

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Ranger Designer Challenge

Feb 14, 2011

I was thrilled when Ranger asked if I would be inter­est­ed in cre­at­ing a can­vas for their Design­er Chal­lenge. I could not reply back fast enough with a very excit­ed yes! They sent each design­er a box filled with a 12 x 12 frame, Per­fect Pearls and Per­fect Pearl Mists and told us to cre­ate some­thing that reflect­ed our style. Well I knew mine had to include book pages, Plat­inum Stick­les and glit­ter and once I got start­ed I could not stop. I used loads of Ranger prod­uct and when you look at the list below you’ll real­ize I’m not kid­ding. It was so much fun to sit and just cre­ate what­ev­er came to mind. I cut the grungepa­per into squares, embossed them using my cut­tle­bug then sewed them all togeth­er with a zigzag...

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Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers

Feb 11, 2011

I bet you were expect­ing anoth­er tag using Per­fect Pearls? Well this one fea­tures Ranger’s Adiron­dack Acrylic Paint Dab­bers. When using paint I find it most inspir­ing to cre­ate whim­si­cal pieces with brighter col­ors rather than my usu­al vin­tage style and shades. Kin­da strange when I think about it. Also, did you notice I used my Can­vas Album as inspi­ra­tion for this tag? If you did, you are a very devot­ed blog­ger. I always find it fun to use items around my scrap­room to cre­ate designs… one of the sim­plest things to cre­ate are pol­ka dots with the non-bris­tle end of my paint­brush­es. All you do is dip the end of the brush into the lid of the paint­brush and start cre­at­ing dots. Clean up is super sim­ple too. All you have to do...

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Pink Carnations

Feb 9, 2011

This tag uses all four of the new Per­fect Pearl col­ors from Ranger’s new Con­fec­tions Set. I real­ly like Pink Gum­ball as I think it is the per­fect shade of pink for tint­ing flow­ers. And Wendy’s but­ter­fly stamp is the per­fect accent to go over sheet music. I love how you can make Per­fect Pearls show in a sub­tle way by dry brush­ing them on (but­ter­fly image) or mix­ing them with water or Per­fect Pearl Mists on your non-stick craft sheet and apply­ing them with a paint brush like water­col­ors (pink car­na­tions). I had lots of fun with this tag. As you know or have fig­ured out by now I love mak­ing paper flow­ers and when you add Per­fect Pearls and Stick­les to that list I am hav­ing loads of fun. Sup­plies Used: Per­fect...

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