Thursday, June 28, 2012

In Honor of Firefighters!

A SALUTE TO THOSE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN 

This week my Hobby Baby project is a tribute to all the firefighters that put their life in danger in the line of duty. During this time of year when so many forest fires take place they are out there hour after hour, day after day. 
Here you see the boards that come in the kit. I have covered the base and middle frame with Pebble Inc pattern paper and the other two with 24k Gold Piccolo Embossing Powder. This is the most amazing embossing powder... It so thick. I just LOVE it. 
You can see My work space. Before I started I played with the placement of my K&Co paper embellishments. I love the protection the frame provides for the paper. 
Assembling the frame. I am not sure if you can see the two holes in the frame. These are there to help you line up all the layers of the frame. I love how easy it makes assembly. These will be can be covered with Piccolo Decor. 
Final project, I have it angled trying to keep the glare off the globe for pictures.

Products:
Hobby Craft Supplies:
Piccolo Powder
Classic Grand Rectangle Bubble Frame
Embossing Powder Adhesives

Papers:
K&Co Embellishments
Pebbles Inc Pattern Paper

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

My Love of Paris!

More of My PARIS Chipboard Book!

and 

The Paris Chipboard Album includes chipboard pages, rings and the laser cut Eiffel Tower pictured above.
This week I painted  the chipboard pink using craft paint (page 3). Distressed it with brown ink.  Since it would be hard to get the detail of the Eiffel if I covered the page with pattern paper I tore a piece of pattern paper just shy of the image, distressed and adhered.  Then adhered the Eiffel Tower Laser included in the kit image from Want2Srcap with Sakura Crystal Lacquer. Once I had it in position I covered the Eiffel Tower with Sakura Crystal Lacquer and set aside to dry overnight. Covering with the lacquer Eiffel Tower protects it from getting destroyed with use.
Here is the cover I created in my last post and the Eiffel Tower from page 3.  
Up close of the Eiffel Tower after the Sakura Crystal Lacquer has dried.
Next I with Sakura Crystal Lacquer adhered a lady from my vintage French postcard collection. Added a few Prima Flowers. 
On the opposite page I added a light coat of Sakura Crystal Lacquer with Terri Spourl's Mixer - Gold to give the page a more vintage look. The picture of the Eiffel Tower is adorned with one of Want2Scrap Nestabling Fancy Tags!  
Here I have sparingly added a little ink to distress the flowers. With my fingers add a smidgen of Sakura Crystal Lacquer to them and sprinkled with Terri Sproul's Ultra Fine Glitter.  

I have shared my project at cool2craft
You can vote for one or all the links!


 More Paris to follow in later posts!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Patriotic Viva Las Vegastamps!

The 4th of July is fast approaching...

We will all be celebrating with family gatherings, company picnics and awesome fireworks shows!  Here is a great card to use as an invitation to your gathering!

 
Here is a card using Statue of Everything # 4525

Using the Scor-pal create a rosette for the card.  This one is made from a one inch x 12 inch strip of paper.


Stamp Statue of Everything # 4525 and fussy cut the image, then color with Tim Holtz Distress MarkersTim Holtz Set of 37 Distress Markers are on sale for $89.60! 

A $30.00 savings!


To give the image a heavy glossy look, I used the Viva Las Vegastamps Ultra High Gloss Embossing Powder. There are three layers of VLVS! High Gloss Embossing Powder on the image of Statue of Everything # 4525. Be sure to let the powder cool a minute before applying the next.  

Here you can see the Viva Las Vegastamps Ultra High Gloss Embossing Powder.  The layers of embossing powder makes the piece sturdy. 

Use Viva Las Vegastamps Miracle Tape to adhere the pattern paper card stock and rosette to the base card. Attach the Statue of Everything # 4525 with foam tape under the lower half of the image. 


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Red-White-Blue Summer Steampunk Blog Hop


I LOVE AMERICA!
the red, white and blue


Thank you Leslierayhe for hosting another wonderful Blog Hop.
This hop is a little different than others you may have done in the past, you will have all the links on each post you visit. On my blog you will find them at the bottom of this post and the top of my sidebar!  You can start in the beginning, middle or randomly hop just be sure to visit everyone... we look forward to getting your comments.  

Viva Las Vegastamp I Heart America was stamped with Prussian Blue (ColorBox) and Barnyard Red (CTMH). Then VLVS Ultra High Gloss Embossing Powder was used on the whole piece of paper.


If you look closely at these images of the VLVS I Heart America you can see the Ultra High Gloss Embossing Powder.  There are four applications on this image. I needed it to be pretty stiff since it is a dimensional piece.

The VLVS Gloved Hand Pointing has also had several applications of High Gloss Embossing Powder used on it.

You can really see the VLVS Ultra High Gloss Embossing Powder on the VLVS Vintage Bicycle in this photo!

Supplies:
Viva Las Vegas Stamps:
Locking Washers
BO Bunny Pattern Paper
Vintage Banner
Inks:
Color Box Chalk - Prussian Blue
Versafine - Chrimson Red
Close to My Heart - Barn Red

I have also linked up at
Linky Party
Click HERE

Other Blog Hop participants below!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

New Old Stuff at Simply Renewed!

Today I took over 100 items down to Simply Renewed.  Most of the items were ephemera, old magazines and newspapers.  There were more salt & paper shakers. A lot of tartlet pans and MUCH MORE!

 Check out the Little Red Wagon 
filled with tart pans!

 Coffee Pot Salt & Pepper shakers.

An interesting shoe and

 a doll size cast iron coal bucket!

Summer - Open seven days a week

At the corner of Burwell and Pacific Ave. in Downtown Bremerton!
Just 3 blocks from the Seattle Bremerton Ferry!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Alki Beach Early 1900's - Vintage Postcards

From my collection of vintage postcards.  
A look at the Past!

These are sites in West Seattle, WA 
are seen through eyes of a different era.

Bathers at the Alki Beach Bath House Seattle
On back: 3030 Published by Lowman & Hanford CO Seattle
Photo by Webster & Stevens 
CT Photocrom

The Alki Beach Municiple Bath House Seattle USA
On back: 3029 Published by C.P. Johnson CO Seattle
One Cent Stamp if mailed in the United States
Photo by Webster & Stevens 
CT Photocrom

1128 Bathing At Coney Island Beach, West Seattle
by Lowman & Hanford CO
On back: After March 1, 1907 this space can be used for a written message. Using one cent stamp.
Prior to March 1, 1907 the back was reserved for the address only. 

1116 A Summer Home at Alki Point. Washington
by Lowman & Hanford CO
On back: After March 1, 1907 this space can be used for a written message. Using one cent stamp.


1198 The Figure Eight Luna Park Seattle
by Lowman & Hanford CO
Luna Park was in West Seattle 

Below is the back of the Luna Park postcard.
Postmarked 1911
Looks like it got lost.

Britain had changed its regulations back in 1902 to allow divided back postcards. Other European countries followed.      With this change their sales of postcards increased. On March 1, 1907 the US released new regulations that divided the back of the postcard in half.  To learn more go here to the Metropolitan Postcard Club of New York City.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

In honor of our fathers!!!

My father-in-law who I call Dad!
Dad Then! (Yes, on his motorcycle.)

Dad Now!
A couple of years ago we went on vacation to Texas with Dad to visit relatives he hadn't seen in years! 

 My father, Daddy, with three of us.  
(Before my youngest sister was born.)
Daddy and our dog Fritz!




WE LOVE BOTH OF YOU!!!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Lyneen's Creative Paperclay® Quick Tip!

So you want to play with Creative Paperclay®, but you are afraid to because you don't know how to mold a doll, a figurine or any other object.  Well neither do I and I LOVE PLAYING with Creative Paperclay®!  Here are some of the tools I use when I play with Creative Paperclay®

These are tools (pictured above) I had when I used to make fondant flowers in my cake decorating days.  If you have any cake decorating supplies, think how you might use them working with Creative Paperclay®.  Just remember once you use any kitchen gadget with Creative Paperclay® it should not be used in the kitchen with food again!  

Articus Studios has some wonderful molds you can use with Creative Paperclay®. Here is one of my favorites - Frozen Charlottes!
Cookie cutters make great tools for special shapes.  At little cost you can find them at thrift stores.
Make your own molds using Amazing Mold Putty!!!  When I see something that I would like to have several of, I think about using Amazing Mold Putty.  Like the little cherub pictured, I only had one of him.  Since I made a mold I can have as many as I like using Creative Paperclay®!

Pictured here is a paper mold.  Used when making your own paper and pressing pulp in the mold... also, great for Creative Paperclay®!
 
Candy Molds are another great mold to use!  Just remember once used with Creative Paperclay® it should not go back in the kitchen! 

Use items to mold Creative Paperclay®.  Here I have an inexpensive mask from the dollar store that I am using as a mold for the clay.

Make templates from paper, here is a template for a crown!

You are only limited by your imagination... what other things have you used to mold Creative Paperclay®?