Saturday, September 27, 2014

Shabby White Pearl Bracelet with the Jewel Loom

Hello everyone!  Today, is my day to post over on the Positively Me Blog for Julianna Hugdgins Design Team and I have a shabby white pearl bracelet that I created using the Signature Jewel Loom kit signed by Julianna to share with you.

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The bracelet is a mix of fibers, seam binding, pearls and sequins for a little bit of sparkle.

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To see more pictures and find out all of the details please hop on over to the Positively Me Blog and check it out!

It was a lot of fun creating a bracelet using the fibers.  Plus the fibers are so soft and the bracelet is very light weight and comfortable to wear.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Signature Jewel Loom kit signed by Julianna,  Jewel Loom Replacement Needles 6-packBeadalon WILDFIRE, .006 IN (.15 MM), FROST 50 YD (45 M) White Fibers, White Seam Binding, 6 mm White Pearls, AB sequins, Jump Rings, Chain, Clasp

Friday, September 26, 2014

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Forever Starts Today Card with Prima

Good morning blogging friends!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and have a CAS (Clean And Simple) card to share with you using some of the beautiful papers from Prima Something Blue 6 x 6 Paper Pad.  I just love the beautiful floral prints in this paper pad.


Here is the card I designed.  I created a couple of die cuts using S5-211 Romantic Rectangles Two and inked the edges on the larger die cut with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo.  I fussy cut the sentiment and layered it on top of the die cuts using 3D Foam Squares.


I added some Venise Lace .75" - Lucia Ivory that you can see peaking out on the side.  Then I added some  Cream Seam Binding and Petaloo Botanica Minis Coral flowers.


To finish off the card I used an ivory cardstock base.  I know this sentiment is supposed to be for a wedding but I think it could also be used to give a friend who is maybe starting over in a career or maybe had a big move or something life changing.

 As always you can click on all the photos to enlarge them and all of the supplies are listed below with links.

Please be sure to check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of the fantastic paper crafting products and the Blog for inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Hugs & Smiles,

Heidi




Supplies
Paper:  Prima Something Blue 6 x 6 Paper Pad-The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, Cardstock-Ivory
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo-The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Dies:  Spellbinders Paper Arts®  S5-211 Romantic Rectangles Two
NOTE:  You can also find Spellbinders® products at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Ribbon:  Cream Seam BindingVenise Lace .75" - Lucia Ivory-The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Accessories:  Petaloo Botanica Minis Coral-The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store,  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® 3D Foam SquaresEZ Runner® Permanent Strips-Refillable Dispenser 49'
NOTE:  You can also find Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® products at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Spellbinders & A Gilded Life Crown Bezel Necklace

Hello everyone!  Today, I have a jewelry piece to share with you using one of A Gilded Life bezels from  Spellbinders Paper Arts®.  These little bezels are so fun to work with because you can create a little mini collage on the inside.  The bezels come with a clear plexiglass cover so you can fill the bezels with some fun little bits and add the cover or you could leave it off too.  You could also fill the bezels with resin.  


I used the GLLB-003G Large Crown Bezel-Bronze along with the coordinating die template GLD-003 Crown Circle Die (Lg).  I die cut a piece from a vintage book page, inked the edges with Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo.  Next, I used Mod Podge to glue the die cut inside the bezels.  I added a piece of vintage lace and then glued a tiny pearl heart in place.  Once the Mod Podge was dry then I added some tiny pearl beads and a few sequins.  


I used Ranger Glossy Accents to glue the clear plexiglass cover in place.  


To finish off the bezel I added ivory flat back pearls from Em's Emporium, a large jump ring from Butterbeescraps and some Sari Silk Ribbon from Hippie Chix Fiber Art.  This was such a fun and easy necklace to create and I can't wait to wear it!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Paper:  Vintage Book Page
Ink:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo-The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Dies/Bezel:  Spellbinders Paper Arts® GLD-003 Crown Circle Die (Lg), GLLB-003G Large Crown Bezel-Bronze by A Gilded Life
Accessories:  Mod Podge, Vintage Lace, Tiny Pearl Heart, Pearl Beads, Sequins, Ivory Flat Back Pearls-Em's Emporium, Ranger Glossy Accents-The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, Jump Ring-Butterbeescraps, Sari Silk Ribbon-Hippie Chix Fiber Art

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

JustRite Papercraft Tutorial Tuesday Watercolor Series Part III - Bokeh Time & Gansai Tambi Watercolor

Hello everyone!  Today is Tutorial Tuesday over on the JustRite® Inspiration Blog and I have Part 3 of my Watercolor Series to share with you.  In this tutorial I will show you three techniques--how to do a basic watercolor background and stamps to create a Bokeh looks, watercolor background with stamps and salt to create a second Bokeh style, and soft colored background with salt.  I have a video tutorial and a step-by-step picture tutorial over on the JustRite® Inspiration Blog


Here is a look at the four cards I created.


I used the Gansai Tambi 36 Colours Set Watercolors and Coarse Kosher Salt.







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Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Paper:  Strathmore Watercolor Paper; Cardstock-White, Black, Turquoise, Blue Shimmer
Ink: Distress Inks-Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire; Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko StazOn Jet Black-The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store; Mix'd Media Inx Jasmine
Watercolor:  Gansai Tambi 36 Colours Set-#64 Blue, #63 Persian Blue--WinkofStella.com
Accessories: Paint Brushes, Coarse Kosher Salt, Sequins, Rhinestones, Acrylic Bling,  Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L™ 3D Foam SquaresE-Z Runner® Permanent Strips-Refillable Dispenser 49'

Monday, September 22, 2014

Chameleon Color Tone Markers with JustRite Papercraft Clear Stamps, ButterBeeScraps Filigrees, and a touch of Mixed Media - Love the Simple Things Card

Hello everyone!  Today, I have a beautiful floral rose card using the New Chameleon Color Tones Markers with a touch of mixed media.  This is the card I was planning on posting last week but my youngest son was sick with a really bad cold which turned in to an ear infection and he was home from school for a couple of days.  All is well now--he is feeling better and back to school.


Here is the card that I designed.  I love how the floral image turned out and it was so easy to color using the Chameleon Color Tones Markers.  With the different shades of pink and green how many different colors of markers do you think I used?  I think you might be surprised.  :)


Check it out--only 2 markers!  Are you surprised? I love how many color tones can be achieved with the Chameleon Color Tones Markers!  The Deluxe pen set includes 22 markers--20 Color Tone Markers, Black Fine Line Detail Pen, and a Colorless Blender Pen.  These are permanent alcohol ink pen system.  They are double-ended and have a super soft brush nib on one end and a bullet nib on the other end.  There is a refillable mixing chamber that has toning medium in it.  When the mixing nib and marker nib touch in the chamber this is where the magic happens and the color changes giving you multiple tones in one marker. 


After I colored the image I then I die cut it using S5-131 Matting Basics A from Spellbinders Paper Arts®.  Next I used a doily stencil and applied Liquitex Light Modeling Paste.  When the paste was dry I inked around the floral image using Ranger Distress Inks-Antique Linen, Spun Sugar.


Here is a close up so you can see more of the detail from the stencil.


I wanted to modeling paste to pop a little more so I used white acrylic paint and dry brushed over parts of the paper.


Here is a close up so you can see more of the details.  I used a sentiment from the same stamp set and Rich Cocoa ink to stamp.  Then I used S4-462 Labels Thirty-Nine to cut/emboss the label shape.  I added Bronze Filigree Corners HD901-B and a Bronze Butterfly Charm.  I added some paints to the filigree pieces and buffed them so some of the metal would show through.  Then I used SS10 Clear AB Pointy Back Crystals and SS16 Clear AB Flat Back Crystals to accent the pieces.  To finish the card I added a few AB sequins.


Here is a close up of one of the corner filigree pieces.


I just love how this card turned out!  Please be sure to check out the New Chameleon Color Tones Markers.  Also--Monique, owner of ButterBeeScraps is on vacation so the store is currently closed but will reopen October 3rd.  I can't wait for her to open back up--she has new goodies to add to the store so be watching for an announcement on that.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Stamps:  JustRite® Papercraft-CR-02044 Rose Bouquet Vintage Labels Clear Stamps
Paper:  Ivory Cardstock
Ink:  Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Rich Cocoa; Ranger Distress Inks-Antique Linen, Spun Sugar-The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Markers:  Chameleon Color Tones Markers-PK3 Bubble Gum, YG3 Spring Meadow
Dies:  Spellbinders Paper Arts® S5-131 Matting Basics A, S4-462 Labels Thirty-Nine
Accessories:  ButterBeeScraps Bronze Filigree Corners HD901-B, Bronze Butterfly Charm, SS10 Clear AB Pointy Back Crystals, SS16 Clear AB Flat Back Crystals; Liquitex Light Modeling Paste, White Acrylic Paint, Doily Stencil, AB Sequins, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ 3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips-Refillable Dispenser 49'

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Graphic 45 Botanical Tea CAS Card

Good morning blogging friends!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and have a CAS (Clean And Simple) card to share with you using some of the beautiful papers from Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 8 x 8 Paper Pad.


Here is the card I designed.  No stamping or inking I just let the papers do the work.  That is one thing that I love about Graphic 45 papers--you can simply fussy cut and layer some of the images to create such lovely cards.


I fussy cut some of the images and used 3D Foam Squares in between the layers.  Then I added some Prima Sugar Dots Delight,  Paradise Aqua Seam Binding, and a couple Petaloo Botanica Collection Pink Mini Flowers for embellishments.


Then for a little bit of sparkle I went over the dragonfly, fern leaf and flowers with the Zig Wink of Stella-Clear Glitter Marker.  You can see all the sparkle on the dragonfly wings.


So with just a little fussy cutting and layering the card came together very quickly.  Gotta love that!

As always you can click on all the photos to enlarge them and all of the supplies are listed below with links.

Please be sure to check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of the fantastic paper crafting products and the Blog for inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Hugs & Smiles,

Heidi


Supplies
Paper:  Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 8 x 8 Paper Pad-The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, Cardstock-Ivory
Ribbon:  Paradise Aqua Seam Binding-The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Accessories:  Petaloo Botanica Collection Pink Mini Flowers, Prima Sugar Dots Delight,
Zig Wink of Stella-Clear Glitter Marker-The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store,  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® 3D Foam SquaresEZ Runner® Permanent Strips-Refillable Dispenser 49'
NOTE:  You can also find Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® products at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Little Bit of This and That - Sunday Earring Challenge - Art at the Edge AND ICE at the Edge with Ken Oliver - Craft Room Revolving Bin - Chameleon Markers - Work Table Wednesday

Hello everyone!  Today, I have a blog post with a little bit of this and that and a ton of pictures LOL.  Just kind of a mix of a few things and what I have been up to.

The first thing is the Sunday Earring Challenge over at the B'sue Boutiques Creative Group on Facebook.  This is just a fun challenge to keep motivated during the week and all you have to do is make a pair of earrings on Sunday (more than one pair if you want) and post it to the group and on the Pinterest board.


These are the earring that I designed for the Sunday Earring Challenge.  I had so much fun making these.  I used some small connectors and Spectra beads from B'sue Boutiques.  To colorize the roses and connectors I used Ranger Vintaj Patina--Ruby, Quartz, and Marine.  I love how pretty and shabby these earrings turned out.  I was very excited to see my earrings in the B'sue Boutiques Newsletter!  You can click HERE to see the newsletter.   If you love to make jewelry I hope you will check out B'sue Boutiques!



As some of you might have seen of Facebook I am going to be attending Art at the Edge in Newburgh, Indiana October  25, 2014--I am so excited to attend this event!  


Ken is offering two wonderful classes with paper crafting and mixed media.  The class includes a wonderful lunch at The Edgewater Grille.  There will also be some time to explore the town and for a little shopping.  Plus there is going to be a Fabulous Swag Bag from Prima!!  If you are interested in attending you can click HERE for all of the information--but there are only a few spots left!  



Several people who are attending the event are staying in New Newburgh for the weekend (myself included) so Ken is offering another class for Friday night--ICE at the Edge--Techniques with ICE Resin.  You can click HERE for all the details.

The other reason I am so excited for the weekend getaway is I will be hanging with the girls--Debbie Seyer and Sherry Cheever.  Can't wait to see them and have a fun filled weekend!!


Now this is something a little different but I just wanted to share it with you.  This is a revolving bin that I altered for my craft room.  It came from Harbor Freight, in a box--lots of pieces--LOTS--and it was black.  I won't lie it took at least a good hour if not more to put this little baby together.  It's not hard just lots of pieces LOL!  But I love how it turned out!!  After I assembled all of the trays I spray painted it.  Then I used some steel wool to sand and distress the edges a little.  To finish it off I added some floral rose fabric tape and some beautiful washi tape with birds and flower and then I filled it with goodies.  I watch a lot of YT videos and several people were purchasing these bins and altering them to match their rooms.  You can click HERE to find out all of the details about the revolving bin and order it if you would like.



Here are a couple of close up pictures so you can see the tapes and how I distressed the edges.









Are you still hanging in here with me?  LOL!  Just a couple more things to share.  :)


So excited to have the NEW hot of the production line Chameleon Color Tones Markers!!  Chameleon Color Tones will be available to Ship October 1st!  You can click HERE to sign up for the Chameleon Art Products Newsletter.

Check out all the pretty colors!!  Be sure to check back tomorrow and I will have a project to share with you using the Chameleon Color Tones Markers.


Today over at B'sue Boutiques Creative Group on Facebook it's Work Table Wednesday.  This is what's on my table.  For the challenge I have until Friday to post pictures of what I created using these pieces.  Wish me luck LOL!


I am planning to make some earrings with these little brass leaves and the Spectra beads.


Other then a necklace I an not really sure what I am going to do with this backless brass heart stamping.  But I will share the finished pieces with you later in the week.

Wow!  What a picture filled post LOL!  But I hope you enjoyed the pictures and projects I shared with you and they inspire you to create something fun.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi

Saturday, September 13, 2014

B'sue Boutique Creative Group on Facebook - Work Table Wednesday & Finished Up Friday

Hello blogging friends!  Today, I have something a little different to share with you.  Awhile back I was looking around on YouTube and I happened to come across a YT channel with fantastic videos all about jewelry--from coloring metals to assemblage.  As a lot of you know I have been making jewelry for several years, probably close to twenty years now.  I started out making earrings and made brooches with Friendly Plastic and then I moved on to Clay.  I can remember some of the first clay pieces I made I wanted certain colors that weren't even available at that time so I was painting the clay jewelry with fingernail polish LOL!  So I have dabbled in several things over the years.  Even though I don't post a ton of jewelry here on my blog I love to make jewelry.  I am pretty much self taught.  I have only taken one beading class and for the most part I make what I like or what looks good to me.  So I was thrilled to find B'sue Boutiques on YT.  The videos are amazing and they are like a private little class right in the comfort of your own home.  You could even watch the videos in your PJ's if you want LOL!  Not only are the videos great and filled with so much information but Brenda Sue is so funny too!  She is amazingly talented and so willing to share what she knows with jewelry design and she keeps it real--gotta love that!  I found out that B'sue Boutiques has a wonderful Facebook group--B'sue Boutiques Creative Group.  It's a closed group so you have to request an invite.  The group is FILLED with talent that is OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!!  Everyone is so very talented and the best part they are all so nice and helpful.  You can click HERE for a link to the FB Group and click HERE for the Online Store and one more--click HERE for the YT Channel. 

A couple of weeks ago some of the ladies started a challenge in the FB group--Work Table Wednesday--Finished Up Friday.  So here is the deal on Wednesday you take a picture of what is on your work table or unfinished projects that you need to work on and you post the picture to the group.  Then you have from Wednesday to Friday to get your projects done.  When you have your projects done then you post pictures of your finished pieces to the group.  it is a great challenge to get you jump started and finishing up some projects.  PLUS everyone who finishes their projects gets put into a drawing for the online store--how cool is that!

So now that I have rambled on would you like to see what was on my Work Table Wednesday?


I don't have a very big work table so these haven't just been laying out on my table but I do have a container full of unfinished jewelry pieces.  This is a mix of several things--pieces from B'sue Boutiques, ButterBeeScraps, Spellbinders--A Gilded Life and Media Mixáge with ICE Resin, and some vintage keys.  Some of these pieces have only been done for a few days while others have been sitting around unfinished for several months.  This is just the challenge I need LOL!!


This piece here would be one that I started a few months ago.  


I have also had these tulip bead caps for several months!

So my goal was to finish up the filigree piece with the little bird and flowers and turn it into a necklace and I wanted to make earring with the tulip bead caps.

I had until Friday to complete the projects.

READY SET GO!!

Ok, jump ahead to Friday and WOW I actually finished both pieces!!  I was sliding in at the last minute but I finished them!!  :)

So here are a few pictures from my Finished Up Friday.



The little charm with the bird and flowers is from B'sue Boutiques.  The flower filigree pieces and the Spectra (pink) beads are also from B'sue.  The blue oval shape filigree, bronze ball headpins, chain, jump rings, and AB flat back crystals are all from Butterbeescraps. The white flat back pearls are from Em's Emporium.  Last but not least the pink crystal beads, white pearls, and clasp are from my stash.  Before assembling the filigree pieces and the bird charm I spray each piece with a flat white paint.  Then I painted the pieces with acrylic pain, buffed with steel wool and sealed them with Crystal Clear Krylon Semi-Gloss spray.  I used E6000 to assemble the pieces.  This is a technique that I learned from watching one of the B'sue Boutiques videos.  You can click HERE for the video.  I just changed it up a bit and used some different colors.



I have to say I LOVE how these earrings turned out!  For the earrings I used tulip bead caps and Spectra (aqua) beads from B'sue Boutiques.  The two bronze bead caps and bronze ball headpins are from Butterbeescraps. The clear crystal beads, frosted acrylic flower bead caps, bronze flower spacers, and french hooks are from my stash.  I used Patina Rub-n-Buff on the tulip bead caps and then I used steel wool to buff them until I achieved the look I wanted. 

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ANNOUNCEMENT!!  

Once last thing before I go today.  I want to let all of you know that I am going to be opening an online store very soon.  Well, I actually have the store already I just need to fill it with goodies.  :)  I will be selling a variety of my handmade items such as cards, jewelry, small home decor pieces, stickpins and embellishments.  As soon as I have everything ready to go I will post here and on Facebook.  It's a lot of work but I am excited to get it up and going!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi

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