Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Best of 2014~ A Baker's Dozen!

Best of 2014~
a baker's dozen
I had a hard time picking ~I have so many fave's!!
These are at the top, for one reason or another:)

Vintage baby shoe pin cushion
(  winner at ****lessology****)

Old bucket painted with Bluebonnets
( Darkroom Door background stamp)

Vintage spool used as a holder for a decorated star cookie cutter
(Maya Road)

Avocado Arts scraping book page ~ love the owls!
( October Afternoon paper)

One of my first sets I carved!! Then I got hooked on carving:)

A class at Craft Crossing ~ loved that it held so many photos!
( Bella Blvd paper)

This was done for Epiphany Crafts/ Heidi Swapp.

A scrapbook page using Darkroom Door stamps! 
The girls are face timing ~get it ( the face stamps:):)

Love working with these old bingo cards. Put this one away for next year!

Clear Scraps~ top of my list.  I'm hoping it will be displayed in their 
booth at CHA 2015:)

Another fave, using Clear Scraps products. Also went to CHA 2015.

 This one has about 2,000 page views, a clear fave of mine. 
Love that hand sticking up!!

One of my last projects for Darkroom Door~hanging in
 my studio ***love it****
Wishing a very Happy New Year to all!!!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Try It Tuesday~embossed paper bags!

Hi guys!
I did this project way back in September for the Curtsey Boutique.  I thought it
 was a grand idea~embossed paper bags.
The bags come embossed from the Curstey Boutique, but this is
 how I completed the project.
Here is the tutorial~

Project Instructions:
1.       Tape the embossed paper bag to a non-stick craft mat.

2.   Ink in a circular motion over the raised embossed area of the paper bag.
3. Take out the white doily and do the same.

4.    Punch holes in the paper bag and doily (for the twine).

5.   Adhere the felt flower to the paper bag with a glue dot.
6.   Decide on a treat and put it in the paper bag.

7.   Almost done, just decide whose name to put on the card.

Supplies used~
Curtsey Boutique Supplies:
TY embossed paper bags
White tags
White doilies
Grey felt flower
Other supplies:
Stamp set
Small hole punch
A couple of cards I did for the Curtsey Boutique ( ribbon, pattern flower and stick pins)~
The paper is October Afternoon.  Stamps are by Darkroom Door.

Thanks for stopping by~
See ya soon.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Frame it ~ Flower Lady by Darkroom Door.

Hi guys!!
I hope everyone had an awesome Christmas / Holiday, we sure did.
I didn't get one crafty supply either, kinda of funny :) I usually do!!!
I did get a bracelet, charms, socks & scarf, book, soaps, lotion (handmade by my sis)
 and special time with my family!
I loved this card when I did it for Darkroom Door,
 using one of the Line Art Stamps called Flower Lady.
Decided to frame it~

I found the frame at a craft sale for $10.  Loved it!!!
I have it hanging in my studio :)
Great idea to frame those favorite cards :)
See ya soon for 

Friday, December 26, 2014

gone junkin' friday~

Just a couple of way cool finds~
real quick (for those that are blog hopping)
This was given to me~

Cool , right?
Look at the back~
Who  remember's Montgomery Ward?

Inside pages look like this~

My mom got me this, very cool, printer's block.  I tried stamping it and never
 could get a good imprint.
I think .......this was used by the news papers.

See ya soon~

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Stitched Christmas tags using Darkroom Door~

Hi guys!!
I have some Christmas tags to share with you using the Stitched Christmas 

1. Heat emboss each tag with the small stitched tree. I used a deep green embossing powder.
2. I took five star brads and heat embossed them with different colors of embossing powders.
3. I added a pearl in the center of the stars.
4. Shade all around each small tag. I used Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.
5. I used the French Script Texture Stamp to add the vintage text. Stamp directly on the front of the tag.
6. I stamped the sentiment and added some fancy trim to the end of the tag.
7. Add the star brad to the top of the tree on each tag.

When stamping directly on the muslin bag, make sure the bag is flat and no wrinkles.
 Apply pressure so you get a good imprint. Decorate with small pieces of trim and pearls.

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Stitched Christmas Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door French Script Texture Stamp
Distress Ink: Brushed Corduroy
Embossing Powder: Ranger
Other: trims, muslin bag, pearls.

Merry Christmas 

and Happy Holidays!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

S.e.i. ~ Guest Designer for December!!!

Hi guys!!!
I had the awesome opportunity to Guest Design for S.e.i.  They sent me the
 November paper crafting kit and it was jammed packed full of  way cool stuff!!!!
I did four projects and will be sharing them here~
Adorable shadow box (made from the box the tags came in)

The tags, that were in the above box :)
Tag/Rag garland

All of the cute embellies were in the  divided box!!

glass snow jars
These were really fun to make.  The sweet deer was in the November kit along
 with some Christmas stickers. 
I did the scene on the lid of the jar and then screwed the jar on. Worked great!
I used Diamond Dust for the snow!

This one is using the sticker Christmas tree.  I backed two
 together so both sides would show:)

the "Wreath" 
I put this together just like the instructions said, but I added pine cones
 and a clip to hold a photograph!  Love how it came out :) 

Thank You S.e.i. for the guest spot. 
I love your products and the kit was so well thought out!!!
Beautiful elements added to make it a "one of a kind" kit!!
Exciting news soon to be announced:)
See ya soon~

Monday, December 22, 2014

The Curtsey Boutique ~ Password notebook

Hi guys!!
I have a project I did for The Curtsey Boutique ,while I was on the team, that has not been shared on my blog, so I wanted to do that :)
The instructions~

1.       Muslin Bag~ Thread twine through buttons and hot glue on front of bag. 
  Be careful not to glue the bag together.
2.       Hot glue trim around the red seam at the top of the bag.
3.       Password book~ Cut the inside papers (3 x 5) for the Password book.  
I used white cardstock.
4.       I used two orange library cards for the front and back cover of the book.
5.       You can either use the Bind-It All or rings to make the book.
6.       Embellish the front cover.  My cover is protected with  a piece of acetate ( 3 x 5 ) 

Curtsey Boutique Supplies:
Muslin Bag
Material (gathered) trim
Library cards (orange)

Other Supplies:
Wooden buttons (Jillibean Soup)
Bind-It-All  machine & rings
Stickers (Jillibean Soup)
My granddaughter loved it :)

Guest designing for S.e.i. Today

See ya soon~

Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas Tag Album ~

Hey guys!!
I have a really cute Christmas mini album ( done at Collins Group, Houston) with Dyan Reaveley made out of tags.
No kidding, super cute !!!!

These are those extra large tags  by Tim Holtz.  Smaller ones for the inside.
We used her stencils and stamps to decorate the tags, after we applied color, using the Dylusions Ink Sprays.  
The inside pages with the smaller tags attached.
Hey, have a great weekend ~
see ya soon!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Avocado arts~ Happy Hollydays!

Hi Guys!!
I have some cute and easy labels and tags for you using the 
Hollydays set by Avocado Arts!
Super cute!!!!!

Love the images and the label!!! 
The deer is pretty cute too!

The Tree Tag is embossed and cut on the fold, to make the tag. 

I took a sheet of mailing labels and spayed it with color.  Then I used different 
colors on ink and stamped the fun images on the labels.  I used them to
 decorate my Christmas packages and cards.
See ya soon~