Friday, November 18, 2011
I made this ornament using an ornament shape, my Sure Cuts A Lot program and my Cricut. It is 9 inches tall. I cut out 4 of the ornament shape, then 4 of the round top shape and then 4 of the metal topper shape. I scored them all down the middle so it would be easier to fold and then I used adhesive squares to put it all together. I did put a line of wire down the middle before I adheared all four pieces. I used this wire to add a little bling on the bottom. Next time, I am going to glue the wire down the middle so it will not feel so loose. I added ribbon to the top and look how pretty!
I want to grunge the next one up just a bit, so if anyone has any ideas, please let me know!!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
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I love everything Tim! This announcement is pretty awesome, I LOVE the colors! I think the only outlet you can get this limited edition set is through Ranger Products but when I find out for sure, I will let you know!
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
Tim Holtz® Seasonal
Exciting news from Ranger and Tim Holtz just in time for Fall creativity! A limited edition
collection of Distress Inks in harvest hues is now available. Like the changing of the seasons, this Autumn set is only available for a limited time, so collect them now before they’re gone.
Made from the unique Distress Ink dye formula, these fade-resistant, non-toxic and acid free ink pads will add a timeless nostalgic flair to your Halloween and Thanksgiving craft projects.
The Autumn Set is available in 3 rich harvest
colors* for the season that’s pure Distress.
Seasonal Distress ink pads are conveniently
packaged in a stacked set with a top label
identifying all 3 rich colors. Each ink pad
includes a QR code for smart phone users.
This links to a video of Tim Holtz personally
showcasing and demonstrating these special inks. Check in on the blog frequently for Distress Ink contest opportunities.
Remember, the Seasonal Distress Inks will only be produced in a limited quantity, so order yours now before they are gone!
ORDER LIM IT: 12 sets of Seasonal
Distress Inks per retail store
*DUE TO THE LIMITED NATURE OF THIS
PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT, THERE WILL
BE NO RE-INKERS AVAILABLE.
Shipping September 2011.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
We held another Collaborative Painting event at Michaels and Josh lead this event again. It was fun to watch him paint and interact with the customers. He makes it look so easy!
Josh even had a 5 and 7 year old painting the water on this one! Here is the final piece, framed:
Here is what the first Collabrative Painting event produced. We decided to frame both pieces and display them in our classroom, they are just too beautiful not to show off!
Sunday, August 21, 2011
I found this on Yahoo this morning and I thought this video was pretty neat. I have seen this done on paper but not in motion.
"It's a pretty impressive effect -- but it's not entirely new. The Checker Shadow illusion was published back in 1995 by MIT professor Edward H. Adelson, though optical illusion guru 'brusspup' really gives it new life by bringing it off the page and into the real world.
So how does it work, exactly? The key lies in the shadow cast by the cylinder and how our poor, confused brains process light. The shadow darkens the central square, but it still appears to be "light" in color because of the contrast with its darker neighbors. Our brains are so fooled by this local contrast that it's difficult to perceive that the "light" square in the shadow has the same absolute shade as the "dark" square out of it." ~ Yahoo
Thursday, August 18, 2011
I made this page using a Digital Scrapbook software program called My Memories Suite. I have never used Digital Scrapbooking Software before so I thought I would give it a try. I have always used Paint Shop Pro, a graphics program. I decided to try this program and see if it would be easy to use because I am always getting asked what program is easy to use to make scrapbook pages. I was pleasantly surprised!
The program comes with basic scrapbooking supplies and you can download more at their website: My Memories Suite. You first select an album to create the pages in and then start building pages. You can save your album at anytime and you can export your pages as .jpg to share in your online communities.
I loved this program so much, I signed up to be an affiliate! Another suprise I didn't expect was the My Memories Suite owners gave me a $10 coupon code to share with you to get the program for $29.99 PLUS a $10 coupon to spend in the store! HOW AWESOME IS THAT?? To purchase this software, just go to My Memories Suite and put this code in the promotion box at checkout: STMMMS2703 .
Go take a look at their website and let me know what you think!
This was done at my Michael's store about 2 weeks ago. It is a Collaboration piece that involved many different people who stopped into our store and added a little bit. Josh, who is our framer and a local artist, hosted the event. He said it was so much fun to have everyone do a little bit and to see the entire piece come together. Even a 7 year old girl helped!
It is so beautiful and well put together... I think this is truly a work of art made from everyone!
Thursday, August 11, 2011
OK. Now, back to crafting! I will be posting again soon, and I can't wait to show you what I have in store!
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
I participated in another swap at Cricut.com . It was fun and challenging. The categories where "Let the music move you", "Tropical Vacation" & "Journals & Tags".
The luggage tag was easy to make and it was fun. I used an SCAL file from svgcuts.com . Others in my group where making coconuts and palm trees and titles, so, hopefully, this will be a great addition to the group.
This cut was more challenging because I had higher expecations on what I wanted to and I was trying to overachieve, again. I need to remember that simpler is better! I received the dancer SCAL file from: Dancer Sihouette: http://mycricutscrapbooking.com/2009/03/28/dancer-silhouette-svg/
and the Musical Note from: http://all-free-download.com/free-vector/vector-clip-art/musical_note_2_clip_art_12286.html. I like how this turned out... simple and elegant!
For the tag, I use a free font dingbat from: http://cleversomeday.wordpress.com/2009/05/24/new-free-dingbat-font-for-die-cutters/ I loved this file and will be using it many times!
Thanks for looking!!
Monday, May 2, 2011
CLICK HEREto go the the link to the PDF file at the Michaels site.
CLICK HERE to go the the link to the PDF file at my website.
I hope you all enjoy your shopping weekend!
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Sarah loves taking pictures with her DSILX and I love looking at all her photos! This photo I especially love! She is learning fast how to take good photos!
Digital Scrapbook info:
Font: trashed, ST Zephyr, John Handy LET
Ornamental Ding: Flower Ornaments
Kit: Tuscan Summer by Debbie Knorr
Flower: From kit titled "Roses", sorry, there is no designer name in the kit!
Leaves: Carrie Stephens, spontaneous delight kit.
Thank you for looking!
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
This demo was with Cricut Vinyl. I made this for our Michaels to use at future demos. This is an 18x24 frame with silver poster paper inside to make it look like a mirror. The actual project I demonstated involved the Destinations cart. I cut out the Paris Eifel Tower and used a 16x20 frame with scrapbook paper inside. Very cool but again, no photos.... aye!
This demo was of altered canvas. I loved making this! I used craft paint, stickers, a ballerina poster, scrapbook paper, bling and lots of toole!
I had a terrific time doing the demo but I learned my lesson with no photos!
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Thursday, March 31, 2011
I made this out of 16x20 canvas, acrylic craft paint, scrapbook paper, photos from an internet search of grapes, a quote I found on the internet, chaulk ink, Mod Podge rhinestones, ribbon, artifical grapes and leaves.
I layered the ribbon with the sheer on the bottom and the solid on the front. The scrapbook paper in the background is 12x12. I put MOD PODGE on the back of it and glued it on. The grape bunch was sewn on the canvas with invisible stretch magic thread.
I tore the sides of the images and the quote and then inked the edges with brown chaulk ink. The piece on the bottom is a part that I tore off and I thought it looked good as part of the piece. These pieces were MOD PODGED on the backs to glue them on.
When the Mod Podge dried on the backs, I poured Mod Podge on the front, 2 layers, completly drying inbetween layers. This gave it a finished, glossy look.
I glued grape leaves and grape on the corners with hot glue. The ribbon is stapld to the back canvas stretch bars.
I put these piece in my kitchen since I love the Tuscan decor and I love wine and grapes. I ended up hanging it on my red wall, next to a piece the Floral Designer at my Michaels store created for me.
Thanks for looking at my project!
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Fonts: Abite, ST List, Segeo Script
Kit from the Shabby Princess, Autumn
Glitter Flourish from Carrie Stephens Spontaneous Delight Kit
This is from my first Hot Air Balloon Ride with my husband last weekend,
March 12, 2011. We had such a great time! I can't wait to do it again.
Thanks for looking!
I painted the canvas edges green and the middle a champaigne metallic beige. I just kept playing with it until I liked the center shape, where the tree will go. When the green color was dry, I used Alcohol ink around the edges to give it a bit dirty look and to add a bit of darker green to it. I can't tell I used the Alcohol ink very much, but I did and it is the look I liked.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
I added my own small details to it, like putting 2 pearls on each charm and adding a crystal charm in each bundle.
This was worth the wait and the time! I love it and I have plans to make more.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
I made this for the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #33 at Studio L3. I can't say how I used the inks, you will have to purchase Tim Holtz book.
I did not have anything metal so I used aluminium foil and ran it through my Cuttle Bug. I also used the ink to color the ribbon and the rhinestones. I am so excited I can color them now! Anyone who knows me, knows I LOVE THE BLING!! I have a 3lb bag of rhinestones in my drawer just waiting to be used, lol!
I also received my Cricut Swap back today, so I used 2 pieces from the "Things that fly" group. I am sorry, but I don't know who made them because the names where not on the back.