Trick or Treat with Lottie…

Aug 29, 2009

Lot­tie by Pink Per­sim­mon I have so many ideas for this adorable stamp set and since Hal­loween items are start­ing to show up in stores all over the area I fig­ured now would be great time for a lit­tle “Mas­quer­ade Ball” theme.  So if you are par­tic­i­pat­ing in any Hal­loween tag or card swaps I think Lot­tie will cer­tain­ly make a grand entrance. Wish­ing you all a won­der­ful week­end. It’s going to be a great one here in Texas. Sup­plies Used: Jen­ni Bowl­in Mini Bin­go Cards — Hal­loween, My Mind’s Eye — Night Light Sug­ar Dots, Adiron­dack Metallics Acrylic Paint Dab­ber — Gold, Mak­ing Mem­o­ries Scrap­book Shim­mer — Gold, Orange Peel Stick­les, Pink Per­sim­mon Lot­tie Stamp Set, Black Boa, Black Card­stock, Aleene’s Tacky Glue, Aleene’s Paper Glaze, Book Page, Bril­lance Pig­ment Ink Pad —...

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In Anticipation…

Aug 28, 2009

of my upcom­ing work­shop “All Hal­low’s Eve” below is a tuto­r­i­al I put togeth­er show­ing you how to recre­ate this super cute Hal­loween themed Bot­tle Brush Tree. You all are going to love this one… promise! Sup­plies Need­ed: Bot­tle Brush Tree, Clorox Bleach, Maya Road Maya Mists Orange, Gold Mer­cury Glass Beads, Black Seam Bind­ing, Moth­er of Pearl But­ton, Black Embroi­dery Floss, Vin­tage Paper, Gold­en Rod Stick­les, Aleene’s Tacky Glue Tools Need­ed: Scis­sors, Tweez­ers Instruc­tions: In a well ven­ti­lat­ed area or out­side place a mix­ture of 1/3 warm water and 2/3’s Bleach into a glass con­tain­er. The amount made will deter­mine how many trees you will be bleach­ing at one time.  Place tree(s) into mix­ture and let set until bleached.  Once bleach­ing is com­plete remove from mix­ture and allow to dry. Using Maya Road...

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Oak Leaves Cluster…

Aug 26, 2009

Can you tell fall is heavy on my mind? I can­not wait for some cool­er weath­er. But for now it looks like anoth­er hot day here in Texas. I have no idea how these High School foot­ball play­ers prac­tice in 100 degree temps… nuts I tell ya. Any­way on to my post and more thoughts of fall. As you can see I am real­ly lov­ing my new Cut­tle­bug Leaf Dies and thought I would show you the cute clus­ter of leaves I cre­at­ed using the oak leaf die. This lit­er­al­ly took me 15 min. to cre­ate from start to fin­ish. And the tiny Maya Road Hang­ing Chan­de­lier Beads are a great accent for acorns. They catch the light beau­ti­ful­ly and will look great on a can­dlelit table set­ting. This leaf clus­ter would look real­ly...

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All Hallow’s Eve Sneak Peeks…

Aug 25, 2009

Thought I would share a few sneak peeks of my upcom­ing All Hal­low’s Eve online work­shop. Reg­is­tra­tion will begin Sep­tem­ber 1st. Once reg­is­tered you will have access to the pri­vate blog and can get a look at the sup­ply list. Those of you that have not par­tic­i­pat­ed in one of my work­shops I want to make sure you know you can sub­sti­tute prod­ucts I used with items you may already have one hand. I just include the sup­ply list in case you want to recre­ate the projects exact­ly as I have cre­at­ed mine. This new work­shop will include 12 project tuto­ri­als. Each project will include col­or pho­tos and step by step instruc­tions. There will be down­loads of vin­tage Hal­loween post­card images and a mini flash­card PDF. AND… since Thanks­giv­ing will be just around the...

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Simple Leaf Pick Tutorial…

Aug 24, 2009

Here is a super sim­ple leaf pick tuto­r­i­al. As most of you know I love cre­at­ing accents for projects out of book pages. While look­ing around our local Joann Craft Store this week­end I found lots of their Cut­tle­bug dies on clear­ance and I was thrilled when I found this leaf set. I plan on mak­ing a nice clus­ter of oak leaves to accent some Thanks­giv­ing projects. But first I had to try out the Maple Leaf. Sup­plies Used: Cut­tle­bug Die Cut­ting Machine Cut­tle­bug Leaf Set Die Book Page 24 Gauge Wire Wire Cut­ters Aleene’s Paper Glaze Stick­les — Plat­inum Instruc­tions: Using your Cut­tle­bug and the Maple Leaf Die, cut two leaves out of a book page Using Aleene’s Paper Glaze apply adhe­sive (I like this adhe­sive as it will not buck­le your paper)...

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Two for one…

Aug 18, 2009

While I was work­ing on a project for my Halloween/Fall/Thanksgiving com­bo online work­shop… (yes there will be lots of fun down­loads in this work­shop for all) I was get­ting ready to open up a pack of Jen­ni Bowl­in’s new Hal­loween Bin­go Cards and noticed she shows a small­er ver­sion of each Bin­go Card on the back. Well those of you that know me know I love any­thing mini and I tell ya these lit­tle ones are per­fect for tags, enclo­sure cards, or any mini project. And if you have a lit­tle girl that loves to play with Bar­bie dolls well these would even be per­fect for Bar­bie. They are too cute. I have looked at the back of Jen­ni’s Bin­go Cards for as long as she has had these but nev­er had the Ah...

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Forced Creative Vacation…

Aug 14, 2009

For the past few weeks I have had back spasms which has caused me to take a forced cre­ative vaca­tion. Which by the way is com­plete and total tor­ture for me. But sit­ting and cre­at­ing for any length of time is just too painful. Since I real­ly love shar­ing tuto­ri­als on my blog and hav­ing the issue of not being able to sit upright for too long a peri­od this has not allowed much blog time. And since I am work­ing on my All Hal­lows Eve online work­shop my sit­ting time is very lim­it­ed. So what I plan on doing for the next sev­er­al weeks is share some tips and prod­ucts I real­ly love. I get emails sent to me all the time ask­ing what type of tools I use and pre­fer for cer­tain...

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