Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Mixed Media ATC ** Tattered Angels & Eyelet Outlet & Makin's Clay & EZ Laser Designs & ScrapPlezier & Creative Embellishments**

I am headed to a ATC (artist trading card) swap at the HEIRLOOM NEW BRAUNFELS RUBBER STAMP & PAPER ARTS FESTIVAL® and I thought it would be fun to make a few different types but all with the same idea of black and a color - so I chose yellow, pink, green, and red.  

For each sets of cards I choose a main object to work around - the yellow die cut butterfly, black chipboard flower, black and silver clay heart, and pink felt background.  Look below for my video tutorial on the process of these ATCs.

Here is an up close look at each set of cards.

When you use one color with black it really helps these stand out.  Adding to many colors on one small surface gets too busy and you lose the effect of the focal point.  ATC are really fun to make and give you a chance to play with something fun!

Supplies Used

Medium - Prima
Mists - Tattered Angels
Diecut - EZ laser Designs
Washi Tape - Eyelet Outlet
Bling - Eyelet Outlet
Glue - Beacon

Pink -
Medium - Prima
Mists - Tattered Angels
Felt - Kasiercraft - Scrapplezier
Flower - Prima - Scrapplezier
Bling - Kaisercraft - Scrapplezier
Twine - May Arts - ScrapPlezier
Glue - Beacon

Medium - Prima
Mists - Tattered Angels
Diecut - EZ laser Designs
Washi Tape - Eyelet Outlet
Bling - Eyelet Outlet
Clay - Makin's Clay
Squeeze Paint - Faber-Castell
Glue - Beacon

Medium - Prima
Mists - Tattered Angels
Washi Tape - Eyelet Outlet
Chipboard - Creative Embellishments
Glue - Beacon


Friday, June 24, 2016

Seashell Necklace & Bracelet **Makin's Clay & Tattered Angels & Beacon**

My daughter has been bugging me to play with my "playdoh" again - aka Makin's Clay mostly so she could play too (she loves to play wit the tools).  So when we pulled it all out I asked her what should we make, and her response was a bracelet, well I had to make a necklace to go with it.

So since I got my package of Makin's Clay I have had this itch to try and make canes, they look so cool, but with the air dry clay and how soft it is it can be a bit of a challenge - but I took it on!!  In the video below you will see how I made the clay canes and also how I turned them into beads along with some seashell beads to make it all about the beach and summer.

Once the beads had set for a couple of days to harden I could start stringing them to make the necklace and bracelets - and with some extra silver and blue beads I was able to make 1 necklace, 4 kids sized bracelets, and one tiny bracelet for my daughters baby doll.  Below is my tips and tricks for making the jewelry. 

So now she has a cute little bracelet and necklace set ready for this summer and I have 3 for my nieces to give them next month - now to make something for my nephews...

Paint - DecoArt 
Glaze - Tattered Angels
Beads - other
Hemp - Recollections
Stretch String - Stretch Magic
Glue - Beacon

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Trio of CAS Cards **Eyelet Outlet & Tattered Angels & Beacon**

Need to make lots cards for a big event, invitations, thank you notes, announcements, or just to have some cards on hand for that last minute party you got invited to?  Look no further.  Here is a trio of card using a black kraft card (4" x 5.5"), washi tape, bling, flowers, brads, and mists that you can reproduce many times over using the same materials for a little cost - and they are fast and easy too!!

Here is a video tutorial on how I made all 3 cards.

The supplies for each card allow you to make more than just one anywhere from 4 to 10 cards per package of bling, brads, or flowers.  Here is each card with the respective supplies.


 12 pk Bumblebee Brads, Green Foil Stripe Washi Tape, Solid Color yellow Flower


Yellow Paper Flowers, 10mm Jeweled Brads w/ sliver edge in Amber, Geometric Washi Tape


Solid Color Red Paper Flowers, Blue Glitter Washi Tape, Bumpy Clear Stickyback Bling

Now when you get stuck needing to make a bunch of cards, you have some ammo on how to do it!!

Supplies Used
Glue - Beacon


Friday, June 17, 2016

Eyelet Outlet Make n' Take Card for the GASC Arlington 2016

I get to host a make n' take for the Eyelet Outlet booth on June 17th and 18th 2016 at the GASC in Arlington, TX.  For those that cannot attend here is a peak of the card.

And even better is is a video on how i made the card - so now you can feel like you are apart of the conference form your home if cannot make it.

If you can make it make sure you stop by and say hi!!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Cool Card **Scrap N'Art & Canvas Corp & Tattered Angels & Creative Embellishments & Beacon**

I am getting ready for Father's day and here is a "cool" card that uses lots of geometric patterns and fun shapes to make it feel masculine.

Here is a video run though on how I made the card.

I used the April Scrap n'Art sketch seen below as the inspiration for this card. 

I used lots of fun geometric chipboard shapes like the Hexagons and the Handsome Frame Set from Creative Embellishments for this card as seen below.


Here are some close up shots.

Thanks for looking!!

Supplies Used
Cardstock - Canvas Corp
Mists/paints - Tattered Angels
Chipboard - Creative Embellishments
Ink - Prima
Adhesive - Beacon

Friday, June 10, 2016

Kids Science Project - Dino Eggs **Beacon & Tattered Angels**

My son had a science project to do and his project he picked out was all about fossilized dinosaur eggs.  He had to so research on what kind of eggs were found, name of dinosaur, where in the world they were found, size, color, nest type, nest shape, and tons more.  He then wanted to make a replica of the eggs he researched about - putting a hands on spin to things.

My son did not do 100% of the building and molding, but he was apart of all the stages and helped a lot.  Here is the video on how we made thee fun dino eggs.

We used a couple of Beacon products to make these items, makers mix, makers molds, maker colors, and Power-Tac glue to hold the big egg together.


We really had fun making this project and her learned a ton about dinosaur eggs too!

Supplies Used
Paint - Tattered Angels

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Boho Flower Wreath Crown **Beacon**

I picked up this cute little wreath at the dollar store not really sure what I was going to do with it and my daughter popped it on her head like a crown and in that moment I knew we had to make it into a flower crown for her.

She helped me pick out the flowers and ribbons, and while I was making this for her she kept putting the flowers in my hair, hehe.  Here is a video tutorial on how I made this cute floral wreath crown.

There are so many uses for a crown like this.  Here are a few ideas I had:

Playing dress up
Flower Girl in a wedding
Renaissance Fairs
Halloween Costume

It even looks pretty just hanging on a wall for decoration!!

Supplies Used
Wreath - Dollar Tree
Flowers - Prima & Petaloo
Ribbons - May Arts
Glue - Beacon


Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Pretty Pink Gift Card Box **Eyelet Outlet & DecoArt** w/ Video Tutorial

I wanted to make a pretty box for gift card to give as gift.  I used an old jewelry box and cover it over with paper, paint, and Eyelet Outlet Embellishments!

Here is a video tutorial on how I made the box.

Check ot the amazing silver foil washi tape and pink stickyback gems from Eyelet Outlet.

Here is what the box looks like open.

Now it is your turn to purpose something to make it look pretty!!

Supplies Used
Washi - Eyelet Outlet
Bling - Eyelet Outlet
Papers - Prima
Flower - Prima
Ink - Prima
Paint - DecoArt
Adhesive - Beacon

Monday, June 6, 2016

Excititng News - I am the Top Angel and Angel Warrior for Tattered Angels!!!

If you have not figure out by now I am addicted to Tattered Angels - they are have always been my love for paints, sprays, and mists.  Back when I saw my first bottle appear in a local scrap store in 2008 (Black Magic) I grabbed it up and never looked back.  I never would have dreamed that I would one day I would be on the Creative Crew for Tattered Angels (under the umbrella of Canvas Home Basics) and then now be their Top Angel (aka spokesperson).


I am not alone in this new adventure, there are a few others that are starting out working with the Canvas Home Basics brands:
Christine Meier - Team Leader and Storyteller
Shannon Green - Social Connector
Lynne Forsythe - Projects Champion
Marie Johansson - Game Runner
Jorunn Langås and Lena Holmström - Gypsy Brand Warrior
Marie Heiderscheit - Canvas Brand Warrior
Erin Reed - Angel Brand Warrior

I am truly humbled that I can share my LOVE for this brand with the world and help educate others on all the things that Tattered Angels can do!!

Here is a list of all the social media outlet for all the Canvas Home Basis Brands - lots of fun things are about tho happen!!

Blog (The Creative Studio): http://blog.canvascorpbrands.com/
Shop: https://shop.canvascorpbrands.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CanvasCorp
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/canvascorpbrands/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CanvasCorp/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/canvascorp/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/canvascorp/boards/

Website: http://www.sevengypsies.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/7gypsies/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/7gypsies/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/7gypsies/boards/

Website: http://www.mytatteredangels.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/mytatteredangels/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tatteredangels/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/tatteredangels/boards/

Facebook Group (The Collective): https://www.facebook.com/groups/1124592877561970/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/canvascorpbrand/boards/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CanvasCorpCraftOutlet
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/canvascraftoutlet

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Interlocking Tilt Bin Chalk Ink Storage **Deflecto**

My chalks inks have been in a giant bin and they have been really hard to find the color I want without dumping them all out and making a big mess.  When I got the Deflecto Interlocking tilt bin it solved a ton of problems. 

Check out my video to see all the amazing things this little tilt storage unit can do and where I store my inks!!

Here is how the tilt bins open, and you can pull it out to bring to your work space for easy use!!

Make sure to follow Deflecto Crafts on Pinterest and on Facebook for more inspiration!

Deflecto products are available through local art, craft, and educational stores, in addition to online retailers such as Amazon.com, Scrapbooking.com, and Scrapbooking Made Simple. To find a local retailer, click HERE and enter your zip code to see where you can purchase Deflecto Craft products near you.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

DIY Printable Signs for First and Last Days of School

I love the idea of my kids holding up the sign showing the first and last days of school, school year and grade.  I am not good with a chalkboard, but I am good with paper!!  So when I found this cute website that offered free printable signs to hold up I was game!  Here are my kids on their first and last days holding up their signs.

I did not create the signs they came from a site called Remodelaholic  They had the printable signs for free for the frist and last days of 2015-206 school year.  I am sure there are other sites out there, but this is the one I found for this school year.

It had edges on the papers, so being crafty as I am, i cut each sign and matted them on cardstock.  Here is a video tutorial on how I made the signs.

So if you school year is not over yet, here is a fun idea to get those cute end of year photos of the kids holding signs!!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

DIY Summer Floral Wreath **Creative Embellishments & Beacon**

I love the idea of a fun an floral summer wreath, and with the LOADS of scrapbook flowers I have on hand I thought why not use them for a wreath, saves me from buying flowers and I have a TON of them.  I also had this willow wreath I just found at the Dollar store near me and with the flowers it was a match made in heaven!!

Here is a full video tutorial on how I made this fun wreath.

My inspiration for the wreath's colors came from the June Creative Embellishments Challenge picture.

I just love the feel of the colors and the whimsy of the picture.  Come join in on the CE Monthly challenge.  You have until the last day of each month 11:55 pm eastern time to enter.  It is required that you mention in your blog post that you are playing along at Creative Embellishments together with a link back to our blog. Please make sure to reference our challenge. Please no back linking.  Combining with other challenges is permitted.  PLEASE USE AT LEAST 1 OF  CE products on your projects.  WINNERS will have 2 weeks to claim their prize. The winners are announced the day after the challenge ends and on the same month’s challenge post.

I used 4 different chipboard painted in a DecoArt Traditions paint then covered with Metallic Lustre in two different shades.  I then used my Beacon 3 in 1 glue to hold it all together.


Have fun with your supplies and let the inspiration take you to something new a different!!! 

Supplies Used
Wreath - Dollar Tree
Paint - DecoArt
Medium - DecoArt
Chipboard  - Creative Embellishments
Flowers - Prima & Petaloo & Maya Road
Glue - Beacon


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