Tuesday, May 31, 2016

DIY Stickers for Treat Bags **Xyron**

Ever need to make a simple little label for the back of a treat bag that you can do quick and easy?  Look no further than using a computer word program, your printer, cardstock, and the Xyron Creative Station.  Super fast way to personalize little treat bags with what ever you wish to say in any color you want!!

Here is a video tutorial to guide you through how I made these easy labels.

Don't forget to check out Pink Flour Pastries if you are in the Austin area for your cookie and cake needs!!

Supplies Used
Cardstock - Recollections
Adhesive - Xyron
Bags - Michales
Ribbon - Michaels
Cookies - Pink Flour Pastries
Paper Trimmer - Fiskars
Computer and Printer


Saturday, May 28, 2016

Smartie & Nerd Candy Jar Teacher Gifts **Beacon & ScrapPlezier** w/Video Tutorial

I love to give my kids teachers something special at the end o the year, and when I was teaching the most thoughtful and lasting gifts I received were the handmade ones.  I still member a little decorated tin of candy, a handmade blanket, handmade card, and a handmade necklace.  Some were very simple (the card) and some more elaborate, but the idea that a student or parent took the time to make it for me said a TON!!  I got the normal gift cards, but have no memory of who gave those to me, but all those handmade gifts I can still remember the names and years I taught them after 7 years of staying at home.  So each year I strive to make little gifts for my kids teachers to show them how much they have meant to me as my kids teacher.

This year we made candy jars for the teaches with Nerds and Smarties in them.  The note reads, "Thanks for being a NERD with me, and teaching me to me a SMARTIE".  A fun little pun of the names of the candies in the jar.

Here is a video on how we made the jars, my little girl helped!!

Don't forget about your teachers at the end of the year, they work so hard for your kids and even the smallest gesture mean the world to them.

Supplies Used
Papers/Tags - Kasiercraft - Offshore Collection
Ink - Prima
Ribbon - May Arts Ribbon
Circle Cutter - Kreaxions
Cutting Mat - Creative Memories
Pen - Marvy
Glue - Beacon


Friday, May 27, 2016

Tattered Angels Paint Lab

I have always wondered how each of the different Tattered Angels Paints and Mists were different or the same, mostly to ask the question why do I need Baseboard and not Glimmer Mist?  What is the difference?  Also which paint r mist is best for various surfaces?  What should I use on glass, wood, paper, etc?  So i set out to make a set of videos that answered that question for me, and I call it my Paint Lab.

Each video has between 4-5 surfaces that are similar but different that I test against all 10 types of paints or mists in 2 colors, one dark (black) and one light (yellow) to see the difference and similarities between them.

Video 1: Papers - Glossy White, White, kraft, and black.

Video 2: Textures - Wood, metal, burlap, canvas, and rope.

Video 3: Embellishments - Cork, Plastic, Glass, and Chipboard

Video 4: Mediums - Gesso, soft gel, modeling paste, and texture paste

Video 5: Ribbon - Lace, grosgrain, cheese cloth, and satin.

If you have any suggestions on other surfaces you wish me to try this Paint Lab on, leave me a comment and I can see what I can do!!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Graduation Faux Cake Decor **Makin's Clay & Creative Embellishments & Eyelet Outlet & Canvas Corp & Tattered Angels & Beacon**

My husband is graduating this May with his Master's Degree and we are hosting a party to celebrate.  So of course I wanted to help make some fun and unique decorations to help celebrate this amazing event!!  I have already created the Dessert Stand for these amazing cookies my friend made, and now I want a centerpiece for the food table as a fun decor item.

I started out making the fun Mortarboard for the topper our of Makin’s Clay® in black using the Makin’s Clay® Texture Sheet C in weave and the Makin’s Clay® Standard tools.   I then used some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to color the sting for the tassel of the hat.  Here is a video tutorial on how I made this fun little hat for the top of the cake.

I then set out to create all the embellishments and assembling/painting/adding Canvas Corp paper to the base of the cake with boxes, the little paper mortarboard for the sides from EZ Laser Designs, Makin’s Clay® ropes in black for the piping along the edges, the white Makin’s Clay® doily with the Makin’s Clay® Texture Sheet Set C in Lace, little Makin’s Clay® rolled balls in white for the corners, and painting the Creative Embellishments chipboard numbers.  Here is a video tutorial on how I created all the steps above.

The last step is to combine all the parts together.  Check out my video tutorial below!!

I got to use some amazing products for this little centerpiece.  All are shown below.






My little faux cake looks amazing as the centerpiece for our food table!!

Here are some other pics of the faux cake.

Have fun at your next party!!!

Supplies Used
Clay - Makin's Clay
Clay Tools - Makin's Clay
Papers - Canvas Corp Brands
Paint/Mists - Tattered Angels
Chipboard - Creative Embellishments
Bling/Pearls - Eyelet Outlet
Brads - Eyelet Outlet
Ink - Prima
Heat gun - Marvy
Scissors/Trimmer - Fiskars
Glue - Beacon


Friday, May 20, 2016

DIY Cornhole Game with Burlap Bean Bags **Canvas Corp & Tattered Angels & Beacon**

I love that the weather is nice to be outside and play in the backyard, and what fun it is to play a nice family game.  So my husband and I worked together to create a cornhole game for our backyard for family and friends that come over on these warm spring and summer days.  It is perfect for any party or just a family night outside free of technology and full of laughs. For those that have never played, you throw the bean bags into the holes and score points, you set the rules and just have fun!!

Here is a full video on how the the base was created.

Now I had to make my own bean bags, but instead of corn or beans I used pea gravel, since I had it and well, why not?   Here is a video on how I made these cute bags.

Now go out and have some fun playing in the backyard with your family!!

Supplies Used
Burlap - Canvas Corp
Rope - Canvas Corp
Paint - Tattered Angels
Glue - Beacon


Sunday, May 15, 2016

NSD 2016 Blog Hop Winner!!!

So sorry for the delay - but I am sure you are just waiting to her who the winner is for my blog from from NSD 2016!!  So without further ado, here is it.....

So congrats lesleyana on winning - please email me at erinkreed (@) gmail.com with your shipping address so I can get your RAK out to you!!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Sweet Memories - Tribute Art Journal for Prince and David Bowie

A group of artists are paying homage to some of the amazing musicians that have passed so far this year in 2016.  We were asked to pick an inspiration and create something.  I picked David Bowie and Prince.  They both were part of my childhood growing up listening to their music or watching their movies.  So here is my art journal piece "Sweet Memories" paying my respects to "Labyrinth" and "purple".

I have made a full process video of the journal below.

Here are some up close pictures of the journal.

Supplies Used
Journal Book
Mediums - Prima, 13 Arts, Stuido, Imagination Crafts
Mists/Glazes - Tattered Angels
Rope - Canvas Corp Brands
Paint - Plaid, Ranger
Clay - Makin's Clay
Clay Tools - Makin's Clay
Glitter Glue - Studio G
Stencils - TCW, Studio Calico, Imagination Crafts
Ink - Prima
Brushes - Prima
Heat gun- Marvy
Adhesive - Beacon


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Rainbow Grandparent Frames **Canvas Corp Brands & Deflecto & Beacon & Creative Embellishments**

I wanted to give something special to the grandparents with our kids on them, a cute little frame they can place on their desk, dresser, counter or where ever they would like place it that has current pictures on it of my kids.  I went for a bright a cheery look to really capture that fun feeling of summer.

I made a full process tutorial on how to make these cute little frames here, and they do not just have to be for grandparents, they can be a father's day gift, or just something for yourself!!!

I made these frame in a collaboration YouTube Event with fellow Canvas Corp Crew Members with the theme of rainbow, so make sure to pop on over at the end of my video and check them out!!

I used the Deflecto 4x6 frames in Purple and Green.  They were just perfect for the bight and cheery feel I wanted to give to my project.

I also used Creative Embellishments Chipboard for the # words at the bottom and wood squares on the side.

And for the all the papers, ropes, paints, and mists I used the amazing Canvas Corp Brands.

So now it is your turn to go out and make a fun item, think bright rainbow!!!

Supplies Used
Frames - Deflecto
Cardstock - Canvas Corp
Rope - Canvas Corp
Paint/Mist - Tattered Angels
Chipboard/wood - Creative Embellishments
Ink - Prima
Stickers - Momenta
Tape Runner - Scotch
Adhesive - Beacon


Monday, May 9, 2016

Prima DT Application

Here are my project and videos for my DT application.  It is a little bit of all that I do as a designer.  


Here are a few videos that I have made

Thanks for looking!!

Friday, May 6, 2016

National Scrapbook Day Hop 2016

Happy National Scrapbook Day 2016!! 

Hey everyone, welcome to the Hop!!  If you are here you love to scrapbook, maybe not in the original size of 12x12, but in some way to love to capture you memories on a page like 8.5 x 11, 6x6 and the ever growing popular pocket scrapbooking.  That is why I love that we take out the first Saturday each May to celebrate this wonderful hobby.  

We have a great group of bloggers and scrapbookers just like you joining us today so I hope you will take a moment to visit each one. Be sure to go to the end of this blog post to see the hop list and get in on the giveaway!

This layout is of my kids all dress up for rodeo day at school.  I made the horses, hats, and neckerchiefs around their necks and while taking pictures of rodeo items I had just made I got some really cute pictures out of it, so I had to scrap them!!  My kids really do make some cute models, not like I am biased or anything.

Adorable Layout

I really tried to match the colors and feel of the day, I even used some of the same materials from the horses in the layout!!  Check out my video tutorial on how I made this page.

Supplies Used
Papers - Canvas Corp
Mists/Paints - Tattered Angels
Rope/Burlap - Canvas Corp
Cardboard - Canvas Corp
Chipboard - Creative Embellishments
Ink - Prima
Heat Gun - Marvy
Tape Runner - Scotch
Glue - Beacon

Prize Alert!
 Who loves happy mail!?!?!
I have a special RAK to a lucky person just do 2 things and each action gets your name in the drawing.

1) Follow my blog
2) Follow my YouTube Channel.  
Please let me know you have followed my blog and YouTube channel in your post!!
That is it, super easy!! 
You have until midnight May 11th, 2016 CST to leave a comment and follow my blog. This prize is open to anyone from any country. Come back on May 13th to see the winners!!  If you already follow my YouTube or Blog just mention that in your comment on this post.
Good Luck!! 

Now onto the HOP 

Lynda Creates  - NEXT

Thanks for hoping along!!

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