Monday, May 27, 2013

3D Dress Form

Hello Friends!

I have a great craft project to show you today.  It's a 3D Dress Form using the Tim Holtz Die called Sewing Room.  I was so inspired after watching a You-Tube video by Ms Liberty, which you can find HERE, that I immediately went shopping for this die so I could make one too.  It was harder than I thought it would be to find this die's from an old Tim Holtz release and it would take me hours to track one down.  I looked in all of the stores in my area that carry Tim Holtz products and on my very last stop I found one, their last one too!  On my way home I stopped by a used book store and purchased, for $1.99, an old book with yellowed pages for cutting out the Dress Forms used for the 3D look.

Here is my finished 3D Dress Form...I Love It!  I can't wait to make more that I can give as gifts to some of my friends and family...


Back Side

My Project Recipe:
     Stamps - Delicate Pattern by Penny Black
     Paper - Fairy Rhymes by Prima & pages from an old book
     Flowers - Petaloo & Wild Orchid Crafts
     Wood Letters "XO" by Prima - Embossed using Stampendous Fran-tige Shabby Pink Embossing
     Metal Die - Sewing Room by Tim Holtz and Nesting Circles by Life Style Crafts
     Hanger & Bird Paper Clips by Prima - the bird is embossed using Stampendous Fran-tige Shabby
          White Embossing Enamel
     Film Strip by Tim Holtz
     Travel Ticket by 7gypsies
     Flutter Bits Almanac Butterflies by Prima
     Inked Edges - Distress Ink Vintage Photo
     Stickles Star Dust & Warm White paint by Americana
     From My Stash - Lace, Pearls, Metal Butterfly, Chain & Pearl Brad

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Doll Tag #1

Hello Friends...

I have a confession to make...I am in LOVE with Mixed Media Projects and all things Prima!  I've started watching You Tube videos from the Prima Live programs and wow...they make the most amazing things.  A lot of the projects are what is called Mixed Media and I LOVE THEM!!!  In the month of July I have signed up for a couple of classes at my favorite scrap-booking store "Scrapbook Island" that will be taught by Anna Dabrowska who is part of the Prima Design Team.  I can't wait, I'm so excited!!!

Anyway one of the videos I watched this week is "Mixed Media Doll Stamps with Julie Nutting" on Live with Prima.  Her tags are so cute!  I watched her video and made a tag myself following her instructions.   I didn't have everything she used but I had lots of other things that worked out great.  This tag is just one of six Doll Stamps that Julie designed for Prima Marketing.  I have all of the others and will be making more tags using them in the future.  I think these tags will be so cute attached to wrapped gifts instead of a card...the back side of the tag is blank so that is a perfect place to write a message and then sign my name.

My friends and family are going to love, love, love these!!!

By the way...Prima makes lots and lots of different things...papers, flowers, stamps, inks and embellishments galore.  I really love them all!

My Project Recipe:
     Stamps - Doll #910143 by Prima, Doodle Border by Fiskers and Lifetime by Prima
     Paper - Tag by Prima, Fairy Rhymes & Divine by Prima and The Sweetest Thing - Blueberry by My
          Minds Eye
     Flowers - Petaloo and Prima...there is also a wood flower colored using Prima Chalk Coldsfoot Petals
     Pearl Brad by Recollections
     Pearl Swirl by Kaiser Craft
     Butterfly by Prima
     Nature Icon Acrylic Button - Clearly Yours by K&Company
     Metal Die - Dizzy Doily by Die-Namics
     Tissue Tape by Tim Holtz
     Inks - Distress Ink Vintage Photo and Memento Black
     Sparkle & Shine - Stickles Star Dust and Glossy Accents by Inkssentials
     My Stash - Ribbon, Metal Gear and Seam Binding colored using Patina by Glimmer Mist and Turquoise
          by Perfect Pearls

     Colored in Copics:  Hair  E50, E31, E25

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Secret Garden Book Cover Class

Happy Monday!

My youngest daughter and I attended a craft class at our favorite scrap-booking store yesterday!  It was so much fun!  We learned to use a lot of different products and techniques, which of course we ended up buying on our way out the door.  Lots of $$$$$ spent...haha!  Very fun mother/daughter day!

I'm going to show you some pictures of our finished product.  We were all given a copy of a hard cover book, The Secret Garden written by Frances Hodgson Burnett.  Everyone's covers looked a little bit different because of the amount of oxidization on the binding and fence, and the amount and types of flowers used on the cover.  The book mark was of our own designs and made at home because the teacher didn't have time to design one for the class to copy...I really like how mine looks.  I added a couple extra things from home  but most of the items came from the teacher... A great Big Thanks to Karen France of Scrapbook Island, you are a great teacher!!!!

So here is my finished book cover & book mark...

Front of Book with Book Mark

Back Cover and Back Side of Book Mark

Book Mark

Inside Front Cover

Inside Back Cover

My list of thing used in this class:
     Secret Garden Book By Frances Hodgson Burnett
     Secret Garden Papers by Graphic 45
     Foam Sponges
     Viva Croco Crackling Color "White" mixed with Studio Semi-Gloss Acrylic Paint "Traditional Tan"
     Glue for paper on paper we used Studio Multi Medium Matte
     Glue for the book binding we used Red Wonder Tape by Inkssentials with Crafters Pick "The Ultimate
          Glue" for extra strength
     Glue for embellishments, Moss and flowers we used Fabric Tac by Beacon Adhesives
     Distress Clear Crackle by Ranger "Rock Candy"
     Distress Ink edging using Vintage Photo by Ranger
     Embossing folder ?  I can't remember the name of it...
     Adirondack Alcohol Ink Mixatives "Pearl" by Ranger
     Ten Seconds Studio Ver-Day Paint the 2 oz. kit.  We used the Bronze in the kit and the Ver-day Spray
     Lace and Seam Binding Ribbons in numerous lengths and widths
     Tim Holtz die "Fence"
     Crochet Flower
     Plastic white cameo painted using the Bronze Ver-Day Paint
     Bronze Eyelets
     Chipboard Key painted Bronze and then oxidized with the Ver-Day Spray Kit
     Tim Holtz Grunge Paper which we used for the spine, piece behind front picture and the fence.  After
          painting, Oxidizing and running through the Embossing Folder these pieces looked and felt just
          like leather...amazing
     Lots of small flowers and some moss
     Book Mark has a Metal Butterfly Paper Clip by Prima and two Doily's made using Decorative Duo Dies
          by Die-Namics
     Stickles Star Dust for some sparkle on the book mark
     Glossy Accents to attach the Cameo to the Crocheted Flower center

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mother's Day - Cho with Parasol

Happy Thursday!  I finished my second Mother's Day card today and this one will be for my Mother In-Law.  The card is really an over-sized tag inside of an envelope of sorts.  I copied an original design by Dena Concienne, you can find her blog HERE.  She does great work so stop on by her blog and check it out.

I used Cho with Parasol by Lily of the Valley and I didn't have any square or rectangle doilies so I made mine using a Martha Stewart punch around the page paper punch and then embossed the cardstock with a pretty design.

Here is my card/tag...Enjoy!

Envelope with Tag inside


Envelope with Tag removed

My Project Recipe:
     Stamps - Cho with Parasol by Lily of the Valley and Because of You by Verve Stamps
     Paper - Bazzill White and The Sweetest Thing - Bluebell by My Mind's Eye
     Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts and Petaloo
     Paper Punches - Branch & Deco Fans by Martha Stewart
     Metal Die - Swirl by DooHickey, Label Stacklets 3 by Taylored Expressions, Petite Scalloped Circles
          Small by Spellbinders, Nesting Circles by Lifestyle Crafts and Butterfly by Cheery Lynn Designs
     Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
     Inked Edges - Distress Ink Vintage Photo
     Sparkle & Shine - Stickles Star Dust and Glossy accents by Inkssentials
     My Stash - Pearls and Lace

Colored in Copics:
Face E0000, E00, R01     Hair E50, YR30, E31
Pink RV91, E04
Blue BV70, BV72
Gold Y32, Y21, Y26
Yellow Y00, Y13
Brown E41, E43
Green G21, YG03
Outline Dots C00, C1

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Mother's Day - The Seasons Spring Time II

Hi Friends...I finished my mom's Mother's Day card today and before I send it off to her I wanted to share some pictures of it.  I really like the colors I used and love the new digital I got this week from Saturated Canary. I know my mom will love it and that's what really matters...

I actually picked the Summer Stories 6x6 paper pack first.  Then I saw the Saturated Canary Challenge and its colors kind of fit into the color pallet they have posted so I'm going to enter this card into their new Challenge #42 which you can find HERE.  The pink might not be quite bright enough but the other colors fit beautifully!

Also to all you mothers out there "Happy Mother's Day"!  Enjoy your day, I'm sure you deserve it!

Here is my finished card...Enjoy...

My Card Recipe:
     Digital - the Seasons Spring Time II by Saturated Canary
     Stamps - Because of you by Verve Stamps and Floral Flourish by Paper Inspirations
     Paper - Bazzill White and Summer Stories 6x6 Designer Pad by Teresa Collins
     Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts and Prima
     Metal Die - Nesting Doily Rectangles by QuicKutz, Scalloped Tag by DooHickey and Butterfly
          by Cheery Lynn Designs
     Inked Edges - Distress Ink Vintage Photo
     Sparkle & Shine - Stickles Star Dust, Glossy Accents by Inkssentials and Stampendous Fran-tage
          Shabby Blue, Shabby White & Chunky White Embossing Enamel
     My Stash - Ribbon, Brad, Charm Pearls, String, Lace and Doily
     3" Bird Cage Die Cuts came from a packaged set from Zumacrafts

Colored in Copics:
Face E0000, E00, R01          Hair E50, E31, E25
Eyes B41          Lips RV10, RV11        
Pink RV91, E04        
Blue BG70, BG70+BG72        
Yellow Y32, Y21, Y26        
Green G21, YG03
Cat W00, W2, W4, W6

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