Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Mixed Media Art Work

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...I have a new passion and it is mixed media.  I went to my friend Lori's house over the weekend and this is what I created.  I used the Heartstrings paper pack to make this.  The Princess is a Julie Nutting Doll cling rubber stamp.  Lori had 8x10 canvases that she bought at Michael's.  They come in a 10 pack. Guess I will be getting that pack for sure.  Craft paint in several colors,  3 shades of pink and 2 shade of blue and one off white.

You just rip the paper that you want to use and then lay it out any way you want it.  You will then Modge Podge the canvas and the back of the paper.  Place it on the canvas and give the whole thing another coat over the top.  Let this dry.  While it is drying you can stamp out the doll Which is a Julie Nutting you can find them on .  I stamped it 3 times to get all the parts of the dress.  I also stamped the gloves in White Daisy.
When the canvas is completely dry you can just brush random color of paint over the paper.  You can use bubble wrap with paint on it to give texture to it too.  I used a stencil and painted over the stencil then lifted it off.  I did this in a couple of colors...  Don't worry because if you make a mistake just paint over it and you can also spray some water on it to smooth it out too.
Be sure to paint an area that you can write on.
Layer the pieces on on the doll with Modge Podge.  Let this dry.
Then the fun part begins.  Get all you embellishments out and start playing until you have what you like.  I added pearls for a necklace and an earring.   Flower, leaves, some sequins and I can't forget the lace.  I used the Golden Yellow ShinHan marker to color her hair.  I really like how it turned out.
This one will be going to my Granddaughter who will be 4 soon.
Would you like to make on?  Just let me know

Monday, January 12, 2015

Cricut® Artfully Sent: Pop-Up Cards with Icons

Here is a short video that you watch and see just some of the things that can make you card pop.  Artfully sent has just what you have been looking for.

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Let us show you how to use the Pop-up and Icon functions to create these fun and festive interactive cards.  You can order yours here

Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Totes are Rolling Back In

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...These are selling like hot cakes and they keep selling out.  Be sure to get yours before they are gone.  Here is the Shoulder Tote I love everything about it.  The look, the feel, and the cute charms.

You really do have to see it in person to know how nice it is.  The color is gorgeous

Next up is the Rolling tote.  It pairs perfectly with the Shoulder Tote.  Wait till you see what it holds.  If you like to be organized when you travel or maybe you only have a small crafting area.

It holds your 12x12 paper packs and all your tools, catalogs, cutters, score board, pens, and that is just on the outside.  When you open it up!  That is where the WOW comes in.  It will hold a variety of our Small, Medium, and Large Organizers.  The Organizers are sold separately.  Now you can have it all in one place and ready to go.  You can see them all and order yours Here.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Here is the January Specials from Close To My Heart

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Well you may know that January is National Paper crafting month.  So Close To My Heart has a worthy special from Jan 1, to Jan 31, 2015.  It is a Year>> Noted Paper Kit.  This month when you have a qualifying order of $50.00 or more you can get this kit for only $5.00 for just the paper kit or $10.00 with the Paper kit and Mini album.  You will get the paper kit, gold foil embellishments, C- sized stamp set.  You can read more about it here.

But wait that's not all!  This month all gatherings that reach $350.00 or more will be eligible to receive up to 50% more Hostess Rewards.  You can read more about it here.  

Monday, January 5, 2015

Cricut® Artfully Sent: The Basics

Here is a short video that will show you just some of the things you can do with you Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge.  It is very helpfully even if you already have it.

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Want to learn more?  Just let me know I do classes all the time.  I would love to show you how!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Artfully Sent Christmas Cards

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...I can't believe how much I love the Z3017 Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge.  You can do so much with what is on it.  Need a simple card?  Got it!  Need a fancy card? Got it!  Need a Gift card holder? Got it!  I have not found an occasion that it does not have.  This one is a must have for your card making arsenal.  You won't be sorry.

I made some Christmas cards for this month and as you will see you find something that you love. First on is the simple one.  This is the a swing card from page 47 Scene Reg and Shift.  If you have the Explore you can search #131AFD.  You can save the snowflake and the Deer for another project.  These come in very handy.  The stamp set that I used is B1468 Merriest Christmas.  This is a very useful stamp set and it has several saying that would work.  The Cardstock is Glacier and White Daisy.  The inks I used were Pacifica, Cranberry, Daisy White.
 I stamped snow flakes on the front in Daisy White ink but it does not show up very well in the picture.
 How simple is that!  You can certainly add bling to the falling snow and  Ribbon around the Deer's neck or Washi tape above the Cranberry scallop border!  But I just wanted to show you that it is very cute simple and plain too.

Here is the inside of the Pop up Christmas Tree.  It is on page 48 pop-up Reg and Shift.  For the Explore it is #M1067EF.  I used Cranberry, Olive, and Daisy White Cardstock.
 On the front I sponged it with Cranberry ink.  Gold Polka Dot Washi tape, Black Stripe ribbon, and a left over strip from My Crush Holiday Assortment cards.   This is another very simple one because the card is already cute by itself.  You can also add some bling to the front as well if you want.

This Merry Christmas card is the sentiment card on page 48 #M100C6B.  I hid the contour of the Merry and the little hat at the top and used the X7187B Yuletide Carol Paper Pack.  I used Z3007 Yuletide Carol Assorment decorate with.  I also use the Black Twill ribbon.  I use the VersaMark stamp pad over the word Christmas and embossed it with Ranger Silver supper fine silver embossing power
I hope that everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Our Christmas Card Swap

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Well it is time for another Swap from our Krafty Kard club.  We met at Erin's house and she did not let us down.  Everything was decorated and ready for the Holiday's.
Along with our card swap we were supposed to bring a stamp set that we hadn't used much if at all.  We passed around a bag with all the stamps sets in it and you had to grab one out without looking at them.  I got a country one with 3 farm animals on it.  I can't wait to make my cards with it.  Then we had a Secret Santa gift exchange.  What a great time we had.

Here they all are.  They make cute decorations on my hutch.

Laurie made this beautiful card she used gold mirror paper and white paper.  The dies she used were from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  Heartfelt Creations, and Memory Box.  Some of these are now discontinued.

Donna used a stamp set from Stampin up.  This is so simple and so cute.  I love it.  She just colored the snowman in and there you have it.

Jeannine made these cute little treat boxes from the Artiste page 50.   The mustache, is from Art Philosophy.  The Holly leaves and pom pom are from Artiste. The eyes are brads.

This is the Tag that Jeannine made and she cut it out with the Z1790 Artiste cartridge.  It also uses the Z1686 Art Philosophy and an older stamp set from CTMH.  The Seam binding she got on Amazon and she got a great deal.  You just ink it with a color you want then crunch it up, let it dry.  

Our newest member is Cathy and this was her first time with all of us.  She hand cut everything WOW!  Then she hand painted the face and that was a lot of work I am sure.  The cup holds a packet of hot chocolate.  The cup is embossed with snowflakes,  she added some bling and a silver snowflake.  She is going to fit right into the group.

Lani made a snowman tag.  The Holly, Snowflakes is from Impression Obsession they are disc, The Snowman is from Tim Holtz,  The saying is an older Stampin Up stamp so is the ticket.  The Ribbon is seam binding that you just ink and crunch up and let it dry.

This is Kathy's card and she used the Close To My Heart Polar Bear Holiday It is stamped and then colored in. The sentiment is from the same stamp set.  The Snow flakes are embossed in white  and Prizma Glitter.  Such a cute card.

Erin used a vintage photo that she bought on Etsy. She attached it on glitter paper that was cut in a stamp shape.  She attached ribbon on the top. On the bottom she attached a bell to the bow.  I love how it turned out.

Elizabeth Crafts die and Spellbinders poinsettia die that Laurie used to make this cute tag.  The pearls in the center of the poinsettia really bring the flower to life.

Tamara used the window from Tim Holtz and a Tim Holtz Brick pattern embossing folder.  What a great card this is for the holidays.  The poinsettia is a 3-D sticker.

This is Debb's card and she used a piece of fabric that she liked and then scanned onto photo paper.
 She embossed the blue cardstock after cutting a circle in the center.  The photo does not do this one any justice at all.

Tamara is our Artiste she does beautiful paintings.  She made us all an ornament, mine is the tree

Our desert was awesome.  Erin made a Chocolate Caramel Cake, boy was that good!

What a great bunch of ladies.  We always have a great time.  Everyone is so talented in their own way.  I can't wait until our next meeting in February