May all your New Year wishes come true!
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Saturday, December 28, 2013
If you have a gift for the hostess of your
New Years Eve Party,
add a beautiful gift tag to give it a personal touch!
Adhere glitter paper to large tag.
Paint chipboard black - dry - paint with Wink of Stella.
Paint Wink of Stella around the edge of the Kraft Clock. Adhere chipboard and clock with pen nib to tag.
Print 2 copies of the Altered Pages Ring in the New Year Collage Sheet. Paint the first image with Wink of Stella. Fussy cut the image of the couple dancing from the second image adhere to thin chipboard. Attach the couple to the first image with foam dots. Adhere to tag.
Add sparkly fiber & Glitz Large Rhinestone and you have a beautiful tag to adorn your hostess gift!
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Lilly is a true joy in our life,
we love her dearly!
Watching her get her ball and bone
out of her stocking was so much fun to watch!
MORE LILLY PICS!
Hope you enjoyed family and friends
as much as we did!
Now onto a NEW YEAR!
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Leslierahye is hosting A Very Merry Holiday Steampunk Blog Hop today! I have been busy with the holidays as many of you may be, getting last minute things bought, wrapped, mailed and cooked! I took out a little time to share one of my tricks in altering ready made ornaments!
Ornament for the base
Just add gears!
The medium size gear I layered on a locking washer (from the hardware store) to give it dimension!
The trick is to find something you can alter...
makes the project so much easier!
Christmas with a bit of Steampunk!
Card made with the new Gentleman Steampunk stamp from Altered Pages!
Card made with the new Gentleman Steampunk stamp from Altered Pages!
A card from a post a few days ago!
Below are the links to all the participants. Please visit each one and let them know you were by!!!
Monday, December 16, 2013
Have a few last minute gifts for the people with everything? What about making them one or two special ornaments designed specifically for them using Altered Pages Collage sheets? You can order digital collage sheets and have them in plenty of time to make your gifts.
What are their likes? Cats, for the cat lover, dogs, for the dog lover, Marie Antoinette, wedding or a traditional Christmas theme.
WORK IN PROGRESS on my table
Altered Pages Collage Sheets
Cut images to fit the ornament. If you use a round ornament there will be some creases in the paper you are applying. Adhere the images with Sakura Crystal Lacquer. Frame the images with Stickles.
I promise to share the completed projects in a later post!
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Today I have a card with a little steampunk! Did you know that Altered Pages has their own stamps original stamps? The Gentleman Steampunk is just one of them. Check the rest of the originals HERE!
Cut the base panel from a sheet of paper from the GLITZ Hello December 6x6 paper pad, wrap the left side of the panel with Steampunk Washi Tape. Color the die cut gears with brown ink and add a bit of sparkle to them with the Wink of Stella - Silver. Add the Kraft Paper Clock Face and to the large gear. Adhere the gears to the card using glue and foam tape to add dimension.
Stamp the Altered Pages Gentleman Steampunk Hat with black ink, heat emboss with clear embossing powder and color with Tim Holtz Distress Markers and a bit of bling with the Wink of Stella - Silver. Use foam tape to adhere hat add the holly for a Christmas touch! Attach the panel to the card base!
Wink of Stella - Silver (appears gold in the pictures)
Die Cut Gears
Tim Holtz Distress Markers
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Today I am sharing with you a small altered cigar box called CHRISTMAS MORNING! It is a project I did for DominoArts! At the bottom of my post you will find the links to all the participants! Please stop by and let everyone know you were there!
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
I love working with paper. Making dresses with handmade paper is so much fun. Cut the paper, get it damp and it is easy to work with.
This was my submission for the
Design Team Call!
I am really excited to say that I will be joining the design team here at Arnold Grummer's!
If you have a dress form to work with it makes it easier to form the wet paper to create the dress. Before the paper is wet run a thread about every 1/2 inch through the top of the skirt to help hold the gathers. After the paper is wet gently (VERY GENTLY) pull the thread to make the gathers.
Here is the damp paper dress tied with ribbon on the form ready to dry overnight. When making a project like this allow plenty of drying time.
Dried pieces are able to free stand. To make the dress I free cut the a skirt, three parts for the bodice and the sleeves.
Lace was added to the front of the skirt and first two pieces of the bodice adhered for the base structure.
Third piece of the bodice is trimmed with lace around the neck, edges and over the cap sleeves. Then it finished off with a brass bow!
It is amazing how getting paper wet changes when it is worked with. The dress is able to stand on its own. Spritz dress lightly with Glimmer Mist to give it some sparkle! Note: If you get the paper too wet it will loose the form.
Lace (spritzed with Glimmer Mist)
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Crushed Eggshells
Needle and Thread
Be sure to visit the Arnold Grummer's blog and
see what the design team is up to!
This month the Altered Pages Challenge Theme is COLORS OF THE SEASON. My inspiration project is the Christmas Tree Book Kit from Altered Pages. You can participate in the Challenge... got HERE to learn more!
TOP OF THE TREE BOOKGlitz HELLO DECEMBER 6x6 pad and added a bit of sparkle with Stickles!
Now to assemble and decorate the tree!!!
Ribbon and trims
Time is running out... but you still have time to order before CHRISTMAS!!!
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Christmas is my favorite time of year... I love the music, decorations, all the lights, special cookies, and the occasional snow. Most of all I love Christmas crafts!
Today I have made a wreath with AWESOME Robin's Nest papers from the Russian Winter Collection and a lot of glitter!
To make the wreath cut paper into 4 inch squares, make into cones using double stick tape. With craft glue add silver glitter to the rims of each cone, let dry.
Once the cones are dry fold the tip down about one inch from the bottom . Adhere the cones to the foam base with craft glue, lining up the fold with the center of the wreath (small straight help keep the cones in place), let dry. Glue down the tips of the cones in the center of the wreath straight pins help to hold in place). Add a ring of glue around the inside of the wreath and sprinkle with glitter.
When finish embellish the wreath, here we have a simple birds nest.
Papers from The Robbin's NestMoss Green Classic Glitter Cardstock
Double stick tape
Small straight pins