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,


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,

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.


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. 



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!


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

Hugs & Smiles,

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Graphic 45 Good Ol' Sport 8 x 8 Canvas

Hello everyone!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and I have a great masculine project to share with you.  I figured in the spirit of the new football season starting it would be the perfect time to break out the  Graphic 45 Good Ol' Sport Collection and see what I could come up with.

I altered an 8 x 8 canvas using some of the great papers from the collection.  I know at first glance you might think doing a canvas like this would take a long time but it actually came together really quick--just a little over an hour from start to finish.  I started but added some brown paint to the canvas and then using a paper towel to remove a lot of the paint.  I used two of the same sheets of paper and fussy cut several of the image from one sheet.  Then I inked the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo and added 3D Foam Squares from  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® to all the cut out pieces.  I added a strip of the May Arts 1.25" Woven Stripes Natural/Blue Ribbon to the side and then I began to adhere everything to the canvas.

Here you can see the dimension from the raised pieces. 

I also added a few Prima Everyday Vintage Sugardots in the corner of the larger image and then used one of the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Memo Pins to hold another piece of paper that says Touch Down.

This would be a great gift for any sports lover!

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,


Paper:  Graphic 45 Good Ol' Sport Collection-The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo-The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Ribbon: May Arts 1.25" Woven Stripes Natural/Blue Ribbon-The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Accessories:  Prima Everyday Vintage Sugardots, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Memo Pins,-The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store,  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® 3D Foam Squares; 8 x 8 Canvas, Brown Paint, Hot Glue
NOTE:  You can also find Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® products at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tutorial Tuesday with JustRite Papercraft - Twinkling H2O's and the Bokeh Technique with Distress Inks

Hello everyone!  Today is Tutorial Tuesday over on the JustRite® Inspiration Blog and I have Part 2 of my Watercolor Series to share with you.  In this tutorial I will show you two techniques--how to create a beautiful watercolor look using Twinkling H2O's and Distress Ink and Mix'd Media Inx to create the Bokeh style that is so popular right now.  I have a video tutorial and a step-by-step picture tutorial over on the JustRite® Inspiration Blog.

Here is the first card with the Twinkling H2O's

Here is a close up so you can see the gold embossing and the shimmer a little better.

Here is the second card that I created with the Distress Inks and Mix'd Media ink to create the Bokeh style.

Here is a close up of the leaves and the sentiment.  Both were created using SVG Cut Files.  I used the  CR-02133 Extra Grand Holiday Sentiments Clear Stamps for the sentiment.  I also used the CR-03870 Shabby Chic Autumn Leaves Clear Stamps on both cards.



Today as part of Tutorial Tuesday we are giving away our SVG Shabby Chic Autumn Leaves Digital Cut File Download.  Simply use this Coupon Code  FALL (all caps no spaces) during check out to receive this JustRite Cut File for Absolutely FREE! 
Coupon Code Expires on September 16th at midnight EST.

Plus we are also putting on sale the Shabby Chic Autumn Leave Clear Set on Sale - Save 25% off - sale also ends at midnight on Tuesday September 16th.

Simply answer today's giveaway questions--*ON THE JUSTRITE BLOG*.  Have you ever used the Bokeh Technique in a papercrafting project?  What watercolor technique would you like to see in Part III of Heidi's watercolor Series.

Remember that you can double your chances of winning by leaving comments On the JustRite Blog and on Heidi's Video

Don't forget to show Heidi a little love when you watch her video - give her a thumbs up.


Thank you so much for stopping by today!

I hope you enjoy the tutorials!

Hugs & Smiles,

Stamps:  JustRite® Papercraft CR-03870 Shabby Chic Autumn Leaves Clear Stamps, CR-02133 Extra Grand Holiday Sentiments Clear Stamps
Paper:  Strathmore Watercolor Paper and Mixed Media Paper; Cardstock-Dark Cherry, Dark Brown; Gold Mirror Cardstock-The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Ink/Watercolors: Distress Inks-Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Antique Linen--The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store; Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Espresso Truffle; Twinkling H2O's-Dreamsicle, Golden Monarch, Hot Cinnamon, Playful Peony, Lemongrass, Green Tea, Golden Opal, Cedar Wood, Chestnut Brown
Dies:  JustRite® Custom Dies SW-04950 Nested Cloud and Tag Dies
SVG Files:  SVG-03870 Shabby Chic Autumn Leaves Digital Cut Files Download for CR-03870, SVG-02133 Extra Grand Holiday Sentiments Digital Cut Files Download for CR-02133
Ribbon:  May Arts Gold Metallic String, Burnt Rust Seam Binding--The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Accessories:  Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool,  Paint Brushes, ButterBeeScraps Bronze Filigree Embellishment (Item #940-B), Acrylic Bling, Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L™ 3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips-Refillable Dispenser 49', Silhouette Cameo

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Extra Grand Holiday Sentiments with SVG Files - JustRite Papercraft September New Release Day Five - Merry Christmas Card

Hello everyone!  Today, is the final day of the  JustRite® Papercraft September New Release.  I have a stamp set and a coordinating SVG File to share with you.  

I also used CL-02053 Snowflakes Cling Stamps to create me card.

Here is the card that I designed using CR-02133 Extra Grand Holiday Sentiments Clear StampsCL-02053 Snowflakes Cling Stamps, and SVG-02133 SVG Extra Grand Holiday Sentiments Digital Cut File Download for CR-02133.  I just love how this card turned out!  Watercolor is very popular right now and I thought the white embossed snowflakes and the sentiment would be perfect for a winter Christmas watercolor card in the blue tones.   The great thing about watercolor is if you just let the paints flow and blend together they do all the work for you.  

I started with a piece of Strathmore Watercolor Paper and heat embossed the snowflakes using white embossing powder.  Then I took a spray bottle and misted the entire piece of paper with water.  I used a brush to spread the water around and make sure all of the paper was wet.  I wanted to have the paper wet so when the paint was applies it would free flow and blend pretty much on its own.  I used Distress Inks and started with the lightest color Tumbled Glass.  I filled in the blank space areas making sure some areas had just a little color and some had a lot more.  Then I used the darkest color Chipped Sapphire in the center of the snowflake.  I added a little more water around the edge of the color and then added Salty Ocean for the next color.  I did one snowflake at a time and I added more water around the outer edges of the first color before applying a second color so the paint would flow and blend nicely.

After all the watercolor was done I heat set the paper to dry it.  Next I used a stencil with three different sizes of circle and the Tumbled Glass ink to achieve the Bokeh look.  Then I used some watered down acrylic paint to flick little paint splatters onto the background.  Here is a close up so you can see both the Bokeh from the stencils and the paint splatters.

I used the SVG-02133 SVG Extra Grand Holiday Sentiments Digital Cut File Download for CR-02133 to cut the offset piece (the white paper) and then stamped the sentiment with Salty Ocean.  I inked the edges with Tumbled Glass.  Next I used dark blue cardstock and the extra offset part of the SVG File to cut the outer edge creating a second layer or shadow for the sentiment.  I used 3D Foam Squares in between the layers to add some dimension.  

To finish off the card I added a strip of Bazzill Silver Mirror Paper on the side and May Arts Silver Metallic String and tied a bow.  Then I added a few sequins for a little sparkle and adhered everything to a dark blue card base.

Please be sure to visit the Design Team Members in the link list below to she what they have created to share with you.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,

Stamps:  JustRite® Papercraft CR-02133 Extra Grand Holiday Sentiments Clear StampsCL-02053 Snowflakes Cling Stamps
Paper:  Strathmore Watercolor Paper, Cardstock-White, Dark Blue; Bazzill Silver Mirror Paper-The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Ink:  Imagine Crafts/Tsukienko Versa Mark InkDistress Inks-Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire-The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
SVG Files:  JustRite® Papercraft SVG-02133 SVG Extra Grand Holiday Sentiments Digital Cut File Download for CR-02133
Ribbon:  May Arts Silver Metallic String-The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Accessories:  White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Sequins, Paint Brush, Water, White Acrylic Paint, Circle Stencils, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® 3D Foam SquaresEZ Runner® Permanent Strips-Refillable Dispenser 49', Silhouette Cameo


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