Tuesday, April 15, 2014

It's A Celebration }Clear Scraps Creating Made Easy

Hey everyone today i'm sharing my second project that I created with this months amazing kit from Clear Scraps Creating Made Easy Kit Club!!  I LOVE mini albums and the 4x4 Chipboard Regular Album in this kit...well I had so much fun with it!!  My grandsons birthday is in the Summer and now I have an album waiting to be filled with those fun photos!!
For this album I used the fun paper line from Carta Bella It's A Celebration.  I'm an inker....I mean I ink everything in my albums. 
April chipboard album cover
Now how about some photos of the inside of the album!!
April chipboard album kit 1-2
April chipboard album kit 3-4
April chipboard album kit 5-6
April chipboard album kit 7-8
April chipboard album 9-10
I created small pockets on some of the pages to insert my photo mats in.  I love to use the images or journaling pieces from paper collections as page inserts inside of my mini albums also.  I used some May Arts ribbon to bind my album simply by punching the holes back in the album after I adhered my pattern paper to it.

Supplies Used:
Ranger Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Xyron - Mega Runner
Carta Bella - It's A Celebration
May Arts - Ribbon
Thanks for stopping by today, see you next month with another amazing kit!!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Art Anthology Tag Fun

Hey there everyone happy Monday!!!  I'm going to share a tag that I created using some of my fabulous Art Anthology goodies!   I love art journaling and I'm going to add this tag to my journal.  I think I'm going to use some washi tape and just add it in as a small little flip page somewhere inside.
Here is a peak of the top of the tag.  The beautiful blue ribbon is seam binding that I colored with the Colorations Spray (Waimea Bay).  While I was heat setting the binding I scrunched it in my hand to give it some wrinkle!  As you can see I played with a little stencils and some lids of the coloration sprays.
Ok so here is the finished tag.
Tag copy
To start this tag I used a #8 Manila tag and painted it with the Art Anthology Gesso, then gave it a little heat set.  Next I took a paint brush and small amounts of the Velvet Dimensional Paints (Pink & Aloha) and painted spots here and there.  I used a Dina Wakley stencil (Plastic Canvas) with my Mayan Gold Velvet paint.  I heat set that for a second then stamped the saying on the mid left of the tag.  The green color on the tag is Sorbet Dimensional Gel Paint (June Bud).  I applied this on the outsides of the tag with a paintbrush.  I still felt that it needed a little pop of color so I used the Fiesta Velvet Dimensional paint for the circles.  I created these circles by grabbing one of the lids from the Coloration Sprays and just dabbing them into the paint then onto the tag.  Once I was done I tied the seam binding at the top!!  This is going to make a great addition to my art journal.

Here is a list of the colors I used, you can grab all of these online at The Scrapbooking Studio!

Supplies Used:
Art Anthology - Velvet Paint(Fiesta, Mayan Gold, Pink, Aloha)
Art Anthology - Sorbet Dimensional Gel Paint (June Bud)
Art Anthology - Colorations Spray - Waimea Bay
Stencil - Dina Wakley -  Plastic Canvas

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today, hope you have a great day!!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Basically Bare Travel Album

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by today.  I'm excited to share my first project with you as part of the Basically Bare design team!  My family and I are planning a trip this Summer so I thought this would be the perfect Travel mini album to create so after our trip I can simply just add photos and journaling to it.
For this album I used the Basically Bare Timeless Tab album.  To start with I removed all of the pages from the metal coils, designed and covered the pages, then used my cinch machine to punch the holes through the pattern paper that  I covered the album with.  So let's start with the cover shall we.
I placed the pages on the pattern paper, traced around it then cut it out.  Once the pages were adhered to the album there were a few spots that needed a little file action to smooth the paper, then I inked all the edges.
I love to tie ribbon, trims and whatever other "junk" I can find onto the binding of my mini albums.
Now for a peak inside. As you can see I have photo mats ready to go along with journaling cards.  I love how lots of the pattern papers have that one sheet that you can cut apart with fun images to add to you projects.  In the photo below you can see on the right side that I used that as a fun little insert into the album.  The back side of this is the perfect spot to add another photo to.
This album has fun envelope pieces inside which will be a fun way to insert keepsakes from the trip.  Of course I had to add pattern papers and embellies to them!
This next page I think is maybe my favorite of the album.  On the left side I made a little flip up piece to hide the photos.  That piece only has adhesive on the sides and bottom to make a top pocket to slide in the journaling card.  On the right side you might not be able to see it very well but there is a half piece of acrylic.  I used Art Anthology gesso and stencils to place to word "Remember" on it.
Supplies Used:
Basically Bare - Timeless Tabs Album
Echo Park Paper - Getaway
Xyron - Mega Runner
Thanks so much for stopping by today and thank you to Basically Bare for having me as part of your family!  I hope this album inspires you to create a fun travel album for your next trip!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Petaloo & Xyron make Eggs-tra Special Easter Projects

Hello everyone and thanks for stopping by today.  I'm so excited to share my first post with you as part of the Petaloo Design Team.  I've been working on a couple of Easter projects.  For this first project I found a paper mache egg and turned it into a beautfiul home decor piece.  To start this project I simply tied some May Arts ribbon in a know around the egg itself, then started to glue the flowers on with my liquid glue from Xyron.  Once I was finished I tied the ribbon in a bow at the top ofthe egg.  You can set this project out or hang it from the ribbon.
Supplies Used:
Petaloo - Velvet Hydrangeas (Violet & Sage)
May Arts - Green ribbon
Paper Mache Egg 4"

I love to make tags so that is my next project to share with you. The Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments collection was the perfect collection for this Easter tag.
Supplies Used:
Petallo - Botanica Collection Floral Ephemera (Lav/Purple)
Graphic 45 - Sweet Sentiments
May Arts - Green ribbon
Ranger - #8 Manila Tag

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today, I hope you give one or both of these Easter projects a try!  Have a wonderful day.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Acrylic Wall Hanging } Clear Scraps Creating Made Easy

Hello everyone, today i'm sharing my first project as a design team member for the Clear Scraps Creating Made Easy Kit Club.  This months kit is so much fun to create with...albums, stencils, inks, sprays.....way to much fun!!
For my first post i'm going to share with you what I created with the acrylic album that came in this kit.  I created a fun wall hanging.  I know there are tabs on a couple of the pieces, but I simply used Xyron High Tack Tape to adhere them together (slightly overlapped) and it worked perfectly!  Here is the finished project below.
April kit Acrylic wall hanging1
Let me first tell you what I did to each piece.  The top and bottom pieces I painted with Cotton paint.  The second piece I used the super cool Polka dot stencil from the kit with Mayan Gold paint.  That middle piece was colored using Terra Cotta Alcohol Ink, and that fourth piece I used the fun Chevron stencil with Lagoon paint.  Once I was done painting and inking all of the pieces I set them aside and let them dry.  Now lets get to the close up photos!!

This photo below is the top of the wall hanging.  I added some bits and pieces of Graphic 45 Couture collection to make the banner across the top of the top.  I used some letter stickers down the side of the hanging to spell out "Style" and embellished it with some amazing Petaloo flowers that matched the collection and paints that I used.  I had some black ribbon in my stash that I used to make the tie at the top.
April kit Acrylic wall hanging2

I added a little image with a saying toward the bottom of the hanging and adhered that with foam pop dots to give it a little dimension, then placed more flowers around the bottom.
April Kit Acrylic wall hanging3

Supplies Used:
Xyron - High Tack Tape & TC Adhesive Kit foam squares
Art Anthology - Velvet Paint (Mayan Gold, Lagoon)
Petaloo - Botanica Blooms (Teal)
Ranger - Alcohol Ink (Terra Cotta)
 Graphic 45 - Couture Collection

I hope you enjoyed my first project as part of  the Clear Scraps Kit Club Design Team today!! 
Have a creative day!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Altered Glass Jar } Xyron Fun

Hey there everyone thanks for stopping by today.  Xyron has been having fun finding things on Pinterest that were created without Xyron products but should be :)  So our challenge was to find something and create it of course using our amazing Xyron goodies!!  Here is the altered glass jar/candle holder that I found and you can find it HERE!!

Votive candle holders made with $ tree vases, and printed vellum pictures, wrapped around vase.

So i put my thinking cap on and had this glass jar that I store some of my metal embellishments in. Here is a little step by step for you.

Gather all of you goodies that you need to create this.

 Using your Xyron 1/2" High Tack tape adhere your ribbon or burlap of fabric whatever you like to your jar.

Next adhere you flowers onto the jar using the liquid adhesive from the Xyron Teresa Collins Adhesive Kit.  I used a mixture of Petaloo flowers for this one.

Here is my final project!

Supplies Used:
Petaloo- Spring Berry Clusters (ivory),Mixed Texture Layers (Amber), leaves from Faux Dried Blooms
Misc burlap ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by today, hope you try some of the fabulous creations the Xyron team had re-created, have a fabulous day!


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Guest Designing with Petaloo & Blog Hop Info

Hello everyone, I'm super excited to share a project that I created as a Guest Designer for Petaloo with you today!!  I received this amazing box in the mail filled with the fabulous Botanica collection along with some of Marion Smith's fabulous papers.  I adore all of the new goodies Petaloo has created!!
For my project I created a little home decor piece, perfect for Spring (if Spring ever gets here that is)!! This is what my finished project looks like.

You can see how I created this along with a few close up photos on the Petaloo blog HERE.


 This coming week Petaloo and Marion Smith are teaming up for one inspirational blog hop.  Make sure you check out the Petaloo blog HERE and Marion Smith's blog HERE so you don't miss out!!

Thanks to Petaloo and Marion Smith for the amazing goodies!!