Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Love cast in clay!! (A blog hop)

Hello!! Welcome to my stop on the LOVE CAST IN CLAY hop!! Amazing Mold Putty and Creative Paperclay® Have teamed to bring you this fabulous blog hop!! 

There are two prizes available.. worth $25!! One on the AMP blog and one on the Creative Paperclay® blog -- you must comment on EVERY stop and become a follower of every stop to be eligible for the win!

Here is a list of the blogs in case you've become lost along the way:

And here is my project: 

I fell in love with this mini cameo and just had to use it! I cast the original in Amazing Molding Putty. When my mold was cured, I demolded the original and dusted the inside of the mold with Alumilite's Pearl dust. I then molded the piece out of the Air Dry Paperclay®. After a full 24 hours (to be sure it was dry) I took my piece out of the mold and brushed with a Martha stewart chocolate brown glaze. Before it had a chance to dry I wiped the piece with a wet cloth to take off the excess glaze!

Other products used: Teresa Collins paper, cardstock, MME cardstock, walnut stain distress ink, baker's twine, muslin and hot glue. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!!! Your next blog is that of Debbie Buckland!  

Monday, January 30, 2012

12x12 - The Two of Us

Year 2008 for my commission :) 

products used: KnCO paper, EP alpha stickers, AC pearl brads, distress inks, burlap, eyelents, KnCO rhinestones, Pink paislee wood alphas, photo corners, faux stamen, pearls, don juan cricut cartridge

Saturday, January 28, 2012

12x12 The Bostons

Here is another page I did for that recent (sort of.. time got away from me) commissioned set of pages! I don't have any clue why I'm not showing them in order, lol.

this was based off of the DCWV stackaholic template a couple months ago!

Supplies used: DCWV Luxury stack, American Crafts brads, rhinestones, Cricut cartridge (can't remember right now), a white feather, my sewing machine and adhesive!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

12x12 "Quite the pair"

(If you're looking for the CropChocolate blog hop please scroll down!!)

This layout was done for a gal who commissioned 6 layouts for her album.. she does yearly photos of her and her husband. I'll show them one at a time throughout the next few days.

Products used:

BoBunny Gabrielle paper, Bobunny Gabrielle chipboard adhesive pieces, Art Blanche alphas, vintage buttons, vintage lace, baker's twine, Heritage cricut cartridge, recycled chipboard, vintage photo distress stain, embossing folder, Martha Stewart butterfly punch. 

I got the inspiration from this partly from a page I did previously.. but more from the BoBunny inspiration for the Layout Challenge this month.. I took inspiration from the divided window, the turquoise tan and coral colors, and the banner which I ended up turning into a line of rolled paper pieces.

Looks like I missed the link up so I'll just post on their FB page :)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Blog Hop with the Chocolatiers!!

We're doing a LOVE Blog hop to help our February projects get off to a great start @ CropChocolate!!

Hop all stops, leave comments and be entered to win 2 Kits from WeScrap!
(if you follow through to the end you'll also be magically transported to the WeScrap blog hop where there are FOUR $25 CropChocolate CropCredit vouchers available!!!)

Here's my project!

This project features the Love Me Do collection by MyMind'sEye!! it was a STEAL @ CC prices!! It also has double dot by BoBunny and uses distress stains and a fancy pants stamp set.

Now you're on your way to MICHELE! 

@VLVS! today

I did a video on how to make washi tape.. and then I made a card from it :) 

check it out at VLVS! ♥♥

Monday, January 16, 2012

Time to play!

I've been doing so much "NEED" to get it done stuff that I'm going to take a break and do some stuff I WANT to do today :D stay on the lookout!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

@ VLVS! Today

Posted this tag @ VLVS! Today .. I've been admiring tons of minimalist and single color works by other crafters..

Click here for details

Monday, January 9, 2012

oh where it will lead you...

I started following this amazing crafter "Finnabair" .. her work is just stunning.. I literally could look through her gallery for hours on hours..

then I saw that she has designed some papers..

so I followed her to 7dotstudio

where I found out she has just designed ANOTHER line...

Here is my favorite piece from that line:

isn't it gorgeous? It just screams "ALTER ME!!"

Golden Years! Whop Whop Whop

I've been channeling David Bowie and his greatness since I was about 8 years old..

January's theme for the CropChocolate Design Team was to use a song as inspiration.. I grabbed my favorite Bowie CD and got to contemplating..

This card may not /seem/ david bowie-esque but it was definitely inspired by the idea of "Golden Years"

Check out all the details on TheCrop

P.S. -- I always feel very justified in saying that I do NOT own the TH rosette die -- I make all of mine by hand ;)

Saturday, January 7, 2012


Along with paper crafting, embellishment making, and altering pieces... I am and always will be a "DIY-er"

and lately I've been eyeballing all these blogs where gals are refinishing furniture and painting walls.. I've decided this spring is going to be the spring of "get off your ass and get it done!"

I want to:
Finish the red wall - I want to paint while cherry blossoms or something similar on it and hang lots of different white frames
reupholster the couch - I'm thinking white..
paint the kitchen table - again.. white but distressed
redo the kitchen chairs - white to match the table and distressed, too.. but maybe a black cushion cover or black and white patterned
paint the tv stand - white - distressed - black drawer
"upscale" our bookshelves - they're cheap and black.. I'm thinking getting crown molding to outline them and make them look sturdier and nicer!

I think over the next couple of days I'll gather inspiration photos

Monday, January 2, 2012

CHA Bound! Owl

and if we chose.. we could send more than one project!!

here's the 2nd :D

The owl was molded in putty and cast in the quick white resin.. but I added brown alumilite dye to the resin. After it was cure I dry brushed it in white acrylic paint and went over the dry brushing with Rusty hing distress stain.

Other products used: KnCo paper, vintage photo distress ink, walnut stain distress ink, American crafts brad, bakers twine, brown ribbon, recycled cardboard, Spellbinders die labels four

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CHA bound! Wish Upon a Star

I was so thankful to get on the AMP design team.. and now I am just beyond speechless.. our fearless leader Terri Sproul has arranged for us to have pieces of work in the AMP booth at CHA! 



Here is one of the pieces I'll have there!!

The cabochons and the dress form were molded from original pieces with putty, and cast in the quick set white resin.. the turquoise pieces were colored with alcohol ink :)

Other products: KnCo paper, FP paper, TH labels die, BoBunny brads, KnCo half pearls, paper doily, studio G stamps, Pink Paislee daily junque wooden letters, recycled cardboard packaging, vintage photo distress ink, walnut stain distress ink, faux stamen, baker's twine.

I'd also like to say thank you and welcome to all my new followers!! So glad to have you here :D

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