Welcome back to other post today. Today I would like to share a set of tags I made for my former bosses. Each of then have transitioned to another position. I love the vintage look of the paper I picked out and seeing both of them are in leadership, I wanted to have the influence of work built into the card and tag, So I decided to use the Work Clips to incorporate into the set.
Here is the creative video of the process:
Using the paper to help incorporate the industrial lightbulbs into the project. I build the set up around those.
I always start with the background adding textures and pastes. I love not only the look but the feel of the project. Using the Rivet Stencil and Distress Grid Stencil, I add two contrasting pastes to the background.
Hello everyone! I back with a very pretty girl layout I made for a good friend of mine. Perfect timing, she just had her baby. I knew with work I wouldn’t t have the time to do an album but wanted to do something special for her.
Here is a short video of the creative process.
I started with the base, picking out some papers that are girly and elegant. I love the paper and the fine details that I can pull more details out with stencils and pastes.
Hello everyone, welcome back to another post and fun project! I was doing some cleaning and found these pre-cut little boxes on top of a shelf. I thought how fun would this be for some cute Valentines treats to celebrate the holiday of love.
Here is a short video of the creative process.
I started with stamping the background of the box with the Distress Heart Stamp and heat embossing it with a thick and chunky embossing powder. I like the result of the distress look.
I cut paper to cover all the sides of the boxes. After everything was cut and distressed, I covered each side of the box’s.
Using the Lovers Heart Set, I added some spray ink to the background of each of them and then topped each of them off with a small layer of wax to highlight the peaks from the valleys.
Finishing each box off with a small paper cluster and flower cluster. Then filling them up with goodies and sweets.
Welcome back. Today I would love to share a fun and interesting project I made with an old candy box. I trained a new nurse and as a thank you so provided me with a supply of locker goodies. One such sweets was a box of Ferrero Rocher Chocolates. It was so cute I kept it to make something out of it. I found the paper I wanted to use but dug around in my stash until I found the 5 inch circle shaker and the Large Gear Frames to over lap on the shaker card.
This project came together relativity fast. The tricky part was getting the acetate in the right spot and cutting the windows out in the paper in the right spot. Once I got all the paper in the right spot, I got going on making the shaker. I put a base of paper down and new I needed to cover the back also because it would show through when you opened up the box. Then I filled it with all kinds of pretty little shaker elements, glitter and micro beads.
Using a few of the gear frames in a layering fashion. I added a little bit of sand texture paste and my normal combo of Quinn Gold, Yellow Iron Oxide and Paynes Grey to get the desired rust effect.
Using some glue I attached the gear frames right onto the 5 inch shaker and then attached it to the box. This box it going to get some goodies from someone special. I hope you enjoy the project and how versatile mixing and matching different chipboard elements.
Welcome back, I would love to share a junk journal I made for my good friend Amy, This is of our trip snowboarding out to Colorado. I saved a number of receipts, airplane tickets and maps from our trip. This is a photo heavy post, Lots of pages in this junk journal.
Here is the creative video of most of the pages.
I was very excited to make this for Amy, we had a blast of a time, made lots of memories laugh a ton! I started with making the junk journal itself. Then I prepped each of the papers, with gesso and stamping. I started with the Grid, Brick and Ledger Stencil and a thick crackle paste.
Here is a video walk through of the project:
Page by Page:
I have a ton of journal embellishments but never think to mix and match collections and companies. This project I just went for it. I added a number of personal information like out flight number and where we stayed. My room was a huge mess after this project.
This journal book has a set of 3 inserts with 2 full pages per grouping. On this particular page, I wanted to make the goggles from the Winter Sports Collection to actually look like our goggles we wore. I used some acetate to make the lenses and then added some alcohol ink to add the colour.
Using the Blue Stars collection, I cut lots of small paper embellishments to help fill in spots here and there through out the project. I have a goal of trying to use other small embellishments to add to project like brads and twine.
I grabbed a few extra maps from the hill to cut out elements. Our first mountain we boarded was Keystone. So the first insert is about our first portion of our adventure.
I added the Travel Words Set 1 to various pages in the project. Using a the same matching embossing enamel on all of them.
I used elements of the paper collection and added more background with the Snowflake Stamp and matching inks.
Using the Scandinavian Mountains, I added a few thick layers of alcohol ink and left the base of the mountain in the natural look of things.
I love panorama photos, I laminated a few of these and put in the book to have a beautiful shot of the scenery.
Our next snowboarding adventure was A-Basin. Which I think I liked better, its a harder mountain and it felt less busy than Keystone. The next set of inserts primary are tid-bits about A-Basin.
I added an extra flap in this section and put in tags with a fun lot of info and cut-outs on both sides of the tags.
Here’s one side of the tags.
On the next page here is the other goggles with the white out lens. Opposite is a waterfall with a number of photos on top of the mountain.
I filled in spaces with the white acrylic snowflakes and the
The nice thing about waterfalls, you can add so much stuff. I brought my good camera with me up on the mountain and it was nice to be able to get some really good photos.
I will confess, we did not go on the Gulllies. I don’t think I could have walked that far with the elevation. lol We were getting razed at work about the “old ladies” going out west boarding.
I love this next page, I had so much fun making matching snowboards from the winder kit. I added some embossing enamel and while its hot and melting I take the blunt end of a brush and swirl around the enamel to mix up the colours. I just love the effect it gives.
We aways had to stop and take a break and who doesn’t love a good bloody mary in the morning.
The last insert was a few strangling photos and our nice little afternoon snack at the winery. Again some cut outs from the paper collection and a pop of melting snowflakes flare in the cluster.
Another great photo over looking the vast valley below.
Stunning moments we created, I learned a few things from this trip. One I need to get on a exercise regimen to keep up with Amy. That girl can go. Two I need a new board, My board took a beating and I deserve to treat myself to one. Life is too short an enjoy all that is around you!
We had so much fun, and Amy is like me, laid back, easy going and willing to just go with the flow, try pretty much anything and not picky about food. This page I made a flap to add a few more photos of out afternoon out to the project.
We finished off the trip by visiting my scrappy friend Billie for lunch before catching our flight back to the midwest. Great food, Great Friends and Great Memories!
Well I hope you enjoyed our creative weekend away on this Junk Journal. I think I will be making some more of these. So fun, lots of time that went in, and lots of reminiscing about the good times. Thank you for stopping by, until next time.
Happy Happy New Year to you all! Another year, and a new day.
I had just gotten some new paper from over seas. Just what I need is more paper, but a girl needs some new goods from time to time. So gorgeous and elegant, I had some tags I needed to make for a few fellow staff members that have chosen a new path for this upcoming new year.
I made a short little video of the creative process.
I started layering the paper on the large Tags from the store, so fun and big, a prefect canvas to make pretty much anything. I picked out three different pastes that match the paper. I layered and mixed the pastes through the Small Circle Stencil and set aside to dry.
I cut some of the elements from the paper to add to the details of the tag.
I began with the Berry Sprigs and started with some lindy’s spray Autumn Crimson Red and before that was dry, I added Burnt Orange and sprayed it with some water to get the water colour effect.
I did the same effect on the Fancy Floral Filigree 2 and Simple Flourish 2 with a soem black and green spray.
I didn’t add too much to the card, the paper collection came with paper die cuts (I hate fussy cutting 😉 ) A simple flower cluster and resin embellishment along with some die cut elements.
I wanted to leave a spot to write a little inspirational note on the back, and well wishes for a Happy New Year.
I wanted to soften the look of the card and pull the silvers and golds out of the paper. I tried some Gilding gold and silver, yep that didn’t work. I tried some paint (My New Years goal is to use older product up) I grabbed some paint that was pretty thick, it didn’t layer how I wanted it to, yep starting to cover that up. So my splatters got a little heavy in a few spots.
Thank you all for stopping by, I want to wish you all a happy happy New Year and a creative one!
Where has the year gone? And what a year it has been. I have worked un unbelievable amount of hours and to be honest not even sure where I found the time to really create. But it does relax me and I truly enjoy all the fun projects.
I wanted to make some shakers from the store this holiday season. I originally started out with just the shakers. And then I got the brilliant idea to add them to a tag, but make them removable and add a ribbon so they can be hung from the tree as an ornament. This project snowballed so to speak.
I did make a video of the creative process, enjoy!
Both the fronts and the back of the tags are pretty to look at. I made the shakers and adhered then to the tags with some Velcro.
I started these tags with the Tags from the store, I used my adhesive machine and got a even layer of adhesive and added the paper and trimmed up all the edges. After a quick layer of clear gesso. I crackled the background, setting it aside to dry naturally.
I try and incorporate elements from the paper collection into the project. I found some flatback pearls to add to the tags and the flower clusters.
Using the circle lattice stencil, I added some glass glitter, not getting the effect I was looking for. I liked how it came out, just not how I anticipated the paste drying.
I added the mini ornate pieces to each of the flower clusters on the front of the tags. Finishing each cluster with some Norwegian pinecones and some dried seeds.
Here are a few close-ups of the shaker ornaments and the tags.
I coloured each of the shakers with a variety of PITT pens, Gelatos and waxes.
I topped off each of the clusters with some snowflake paste to add to that wintery feel.
I used a variety of glitter, shaker elements, candy canes and snowflakes in each of the shakers.
I work with this amazing RN Kelsey, just recently married. She recently had her holiday photos done and I just had to nip some of those photos. There are so cute and festive and the truck was just prefect to put together with the Classic Pick-up Truck from the store. One of the funner layouts I have done lately.
Here is a short creative video of the process.
This was a fun layout to make. I wanted to incorporate the Classic Pick Up Truck in to the page. It pulls out the theme and feel from the photos. I usually start out with some stamping of various colours. I started with the Distress Script Stamp and then went over that with the Distress Snowflake Stamp.
I don’t ever think to use the micro-bead paste on the background and let alone with a stencil. But this page I added a thick layer carefully through the Snowflake Stencil. I love the effect it gave.
Using the snowflake frame and some white ink I simply dabbed the ink right on the frame, not completely covering it but making look more rustic.
I painted the tree and added some plain inked snowflakes to each of the clusters. Finishing each flower cluster off with some dabbles, lace and metal embellishments.
I love how the Happy Hollidays turned out, pulling the green from the background of the photos, I added some some tips of white on all of the peaks to get that covered in snow effect.
I finished it off with some splashes to add to the winter fresh feeling.
This page came together so easy with such an easy photo to incorporate into the page. Great inspiration both in photo and in real life!
I want to thank you all for stopping by today and Wish you all a happy and safe holiday season.
Welcome back to another monthly challenge. This month it is all about glitter. I have had this idea in my head about this project for a while, I had gotten these clear bulbs a few years ago and finally sat down and just made them. The trick was to get the Winter ATC to fit in the centre. I brought some clear acetate with me down to Maggi’s and decided to paint each of the ATC’s. Once painted I cut the acetate to sandwich the ATC within each of the bulbs. Seeing the twist was Glitter this month, I added the Blue Frosted Acrylic Snowflakes and the Small Silver Glitter Acrylic Stars and lots of other glitter and gems. I then sealed each side of the bulb and covered it with a festive winter ribbon.
Here is a short video I took While at Maggi’s.
Here is the inspirational photo and the twist this month is to add glitter.
Here are a few more close ups.
Thank You For stopping by today and I hope to see the wonderful entries in the challenge.
Welcome back to another day on the blog. Today I am sharing a set of Clear ATC Holiday Tags made with the Newer Clear Acetate ATC’s. The acetate is unique to work with, so I have been having fun just playing figuring out what works and what doesn’t work. What pastes will stick to the smooth surface and which ones to avoid.
Here is a short video of the creative process.
I started with a thick grit paste on the base of the ATC’s using the snowflake stencil. Again with any of the acetate products, caution is to be used when using the heat gun, it will melt the ATC’s. It is possible but to hold it a far distance away from the ATC.
Once the ATC’s had a good chance to dry, I added a little alcohol ink and water to add some colour to the back ground. Again, setting it to the side to dry.
I actually took regular old wrapping paper and covered the base of the gifts with it. Wrapping it up just like a normal gift. I used my Xyron Adhesive machine and added adhesive to the top portion of the gift. Using a bone folder I place a decorative foil on the adhesive and rub the foil until it transfers onto the chipboard. Once I transfer all the foil, I glue the two chipboards together.
On the back of the ATC. I started with some Dresden trim to outline the card. Using the Yuletide word stickers and paper die-cuts, I layered a small holiday sentiment to finish them off. Thinking that these would be great for some holiday gift bags, I punched a hole in the corner and added some seam binding to be able to attach them to a gift.
What a fun and easy little holiday tag using the clear acetate ATC’s. I hope this inspires some crafty creations with the clear products from the store. Happy Holidays to you all during this festive time. Thank you for stopping!