Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Adventure waits for no one - a Tag

The theme @ Simon Says Stamp and Show this week is "Anything Goes" Woo!! and Since I did the globe I've been stuck on this "Brave the Storm" thing with the Vintage Umbrella Man stamp I got from Viva Las Vegastamps! ... so I went ahead and did another version of that theme.. and in my head I'm thinking "Brave the storm... adventure waits for no one"

So here goes:

I took a piece of Paper Studio paper and layered it on my tag.. then embossed it with a texture fade by TH --- vintage photo inked the CRUD out of it and let dry. On a piece of photo paper I stamped the Umbrella Man and drew some clouds. Cut out. adhere to tag. THEN I colored a few floral beads with Stream Alcohol Ink and diamond glazed some raindrops onto the tag. Once the diamond glaze was dry I inked those spots.. and adhered my floral beads. The ribbon is a sheer white that I splotched with the Stream AI and crumpled in hand.

Done :) -DeeDee

Monday, July 25, 2011

Recipe box + Creating a vintage envelope tie

I forgot to post this on my own blog.. and as I'll be using this video to apply to the Authentique Design Team here goes!

I made this Recipe holder for the "All about me" Project for due a couple months ago.

supplies: Euphoria collection pack by BasicGrey, Rhinestone Brads by Making Memories, Miracle Tape by Viva Las Vegastamps!, Twine, Distress Ink, Cork, Brown pen, Mini Eyelets.

It opens up quite nicely to hold all my favorite recipes.. both hand written and magazine torn ;) ..and it sits right beside the stove!!

and I did this shortish video on the vintage envelope tie! Makes it really easy to understand :)

Enjoy! -DeeDee

Friday, July 22, 2011

Altered Globe - Simon Says Stamp + Show

Simon Says Stamp and Show is having another Design Team call -- I applied once before, and wasn't accepted... but the two girls they chose do WONDERFUL work (so I'm not THAT hurt lol), and I'm sure there are HUNDREDS of gorgeous applications this time around, too. So I've told myself "Go big or go home!" And the theme this week is EMBOSSING - in each of the photo descriptions I've bolded the appropriate embossing technique!

All week I've been working on altering this globe I found @ A garage sale for $1.

I have a feeling that this will always be a work in progress... as it's so large and each theme (you'll see) can be added to indefinitely, but I thought this was a great stopping point for the moment.. and I'm enjoying just sitting back and soaking in the meaning!

-from here on out I suggest clicking the photos to see them in their actual size!!-


--the beginning of everything is NATURE.. so no matter what's on the outside, we should remember we're always animals on the inside. Driven by emotion and instinct.--
-paper, scrabble tiles, stazon, hinges, brads, a door knob, hot glue, viva las vegastamps miracle tape, wire, distress ink, momento, embossing powder (smooth black)-

I chose to take large sections of the globe and turn them into themes of life or themes of the world.. Kind of like paths you take in your journey of life :) I started by cutting the shapes out of manilla folders and inking them to look like old leather. I then adhered down the folders with Miracle Tape by Viva Las Vegastamps! Because IT.ROCKS. From there I set out to make each piece it's own meaningful story.


--all about color and fun, adventure, trying new things and loving every minute--
-paper, tissue paper, distress ink, momento, manilla tag, hemp, stazon, mod podge, water, Viva Las Vegastamps! stamps, miracle tape, TH stamps, alligator clip, hot glue-


--sometimes all we're doing is mozying through... and that's ok!--
-paper, distress ink, miracle tape, grungeboard, distress embossing powder(walnut stain), th stamp, hot glue, manilla tag, TH embossing folder (on the A L N G) random round find, Qtip cotton-


--seek out the place you've never been and return to all your favorites--
-distress ink, brown pen, Art Blanche chipboard letters, offbrand chipboard letters, diamond glaze-


--don't be afraid to spread your wings or fill your balloon with a little hot air once in a while--
-Viva Las Vegastamps! stamp, smooth black embossing powder, distress ink, manilla tag, black pen, art blanche chipboard letters, hot glue, 3d pop dots-


--tell your story!!--
-7Gypsies stamp, distress ink, stazon, GraphicsFairy graphic, feather, hot glue-


--it gets hard, but if we don't keep going we'll never see the sunshine on the other side!--
-grungboard, distress ink, manilla tag, Prismacolor marker, black pen, Echo park letter stickers, dymo label maker, Viva Las Vegastamps! Umbrella man stamp, tissue paper, mod podge, hot glue-

I have another spot open I think I'll do "Love, Family and Friends" in.. what do you think?? Maybe an "Invention" spot? I love big projects like this!!

I'm also linking up to Grungy Monday - Chipboard

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A Tag

Sharing a Tag I did using newspaper, distress inks, and a Viva Las Vegastamps! Stamp!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

New Shelf!!

I found this shelf out garage sale-ing.

Some gentlemen were having an estate sale in an old tinting building.. I just happened to look past the goodies in front of me and saw this sitting against the back wall...

Ask and you shall receive.


Saturday, July 9, 2011

Dream a little DREAM {love}

I wanted to do something light and airy for the "Neon Valentines" Stampington call ... here's what I came up with:

Supplies: Double Dot in white, Love Me Do by My Mind's Eye, 3D-Dots by EK Success, Viva Las Vegastamps! Miracle tape, distress ink in Mustard Seed, Distress Stain in Broken China, black pen, words printed from my computer, QuickKutz Brackets stamps and (looking up the name of the love stamp now)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Glitz Designs CHA sneaks!

I was never a very big Glitz Designs fan until they started showing their Summer CHA Sneak Peeks! ...


Here are the 3 they've shown

Beautiful Dreamer:

Vintage Blue:

and Dance in Sunshine:

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Unofficial CC Blog #2 !!

Welcome to the 2nd blog hop put together by a bunch of great gals over at CropChocolate!!

I'd like to make the announcement officially that the final ten members of the CropChocolate Chocolatiers (CC's Design Team) Have been chosen.. INCLUDING ME!! -insert big whoop whoop holler here!!-

I think it was a fantastic idea to do TWO Blog hops as they can get pretty long sometimes -- and we all like to have super sweet comments left :) which is easier when there are fewer blogs to see!

I know everything you've seen today has been fantastic! There has been lots of "OOOhing and AAAhing" over the possibilities with distress ink, so I wanted to share one more example I've done! I have posted this card previously on my blog, but it's new for those CCers of you who haven't been here before and I love how well the ink worked.

This beauty was done on a manilla tag and Making Memories paper --- I inked up the tag and stamped my Viva Las Vegastamps! image in black momento tuxedo ink. Then I did a bit of fussy cutting leaving the straight edges on the bottom and most of the side. For the coffee rings I swiped my pad over a non stick mat and spritzed with a small amount of water... the rings were made from a small candle jar which I always have on hand just for this use! (there is also a huge pickle jar under my desk for when I want a much larger ring!) I used two distress inks on this.. Spiced Marmalade and Black Soot --- =D

Now that you've seen what I have for you scoot on over to Kendahl's Blog and see what she's got in store!!!

---Thanks! DeeDee (D²)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Polkadot Door BH + Love tags + PRIZES!!

Hiya!! Welcome to my stop on this wonderful inspirational blog hop, sure hope you've found some amazing work to get your creativity flowing. I'm very honored to participate in this hop, as there are some remarkable designers with MAGNIFICENT work!

Here is a list of all the blogs you will have seen by the end -- be sure to visit each one and leave nice comments! It would also be super if you'd leave a comment on the Polkadot Door Designs blog with which project was your favorite!

Nicole B.
Dee Dee -- you are here
Mazlina -- next stop!
Polkadot Door Designs

Here is a reminder of July's inspiration (I'm always so blown away by the images that these girls put together):

and after drooling over the hemp like twine, the color combo, and the Love script I had to make a home decor piece -- I decided to make individual tags for each letter and embellish.
I'm also submitting this to Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge.. as this week is "A Word" =)

I started with plain manilla tags, inked them with antique linen distress wash, and sponged with barn door distress ink and dusty concord distress ink. Then I spritzed with water and let dry. After some light splattering to create droplet effects I embellished each tag separately.

Supplies: Manilla tags, Antique linen distress wash, Barn door, dusty concord, and black soot distress ink, art blanche cursive letters, MM brads and vintage button, American Crafts pearl brad, rusty key, rusty chain, old door knob, small glass jar, purple wire, seed beads, old hinge, TH grungeboard, gold metallic paint, gold eyelets, mini spool, hemp/twine, paper clip, book page, lace, ribbon and copper findings.

Be sure to make your own creation, as there are LOTS of prizes available.. all of which are located on the Polkadot Door's Blog -- your final destination on the hop and where you'll link up!

Don't forget, you're on your way to Mazlina's blog!