Sunday, December 9, 2018

Simple Stories

Cards everyone made in my Simple Stories - Vintage Christmas card class at the Scrapbook Zone in November.  It was a full class with 22 students.  Love a full class.  So many people making new friends!

















Basic Supplies:  Paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, bone folder, wet glue, double-sided adhesive or tape runner roll of foam tape and dimensional foam tape! A GOLD pen for edging and Wink of Stella for adding shimmer!  Optional: NUVO crystals, sequins, ribbon, charms. Addition 11/2018 emery board.

Additional supplies used for this class:
6 - A2 Cards
Six envelopes  
Vintage Christmas Paper Pack
Vintage Christmas - Ephemera Pack
Elizabeth Craft Sleigh Die set
Elizabeth Craft – Holly Die set
Joy Crafts – Silent Night Santa
Tim Holtz Thinlits – Holiday Green
Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes
Cosmic Shimmer Glue
Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff
Brushes
Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste
Echo Park Stencil – Jack Frost
Distress Ink –
Diamond Dust
NUVO Glitter Drops – Ruby Slippers & Sunlight Meadow
Cardstock:  White, Green, Green DOTs
One brad
Red Ribbon
Misc. – Sequins Red and Green – Charms
Hole punch

**** TECHNIQUES
·         Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes
·         Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff on Chimeny Snow 
·         Ink Chimney 
·         Glitter Paste with Stencil
·         Diamond Dust Holly leaves
·         Distress paper Trees 

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Mermaid Ornament

This my mermaid ornament has to be one of my all time favorites. 
 




All metal charms and pressed metal from Echo ArtWorks my all time favorite local bead store!
 
 
 

 
Supplies:
Small tin
Beads & Charms
Head Pins
Vintaj Patinas
Glass glitter
Stickles
Tulle
Vintage silk ribbons
 
This is the finished ornament, the tin is approximately 2.5 inches in diameter. 



 
The tin was first painted with Vintaj Patinas. The rim coated with glue to adhere vintage glass silver glitter.  Add a bit of Stickles for bling in the creases of the tin.  One hole was punched in the top and three on the bottom of the tin.
 
 
Tule adds a softness to the inside of the tin.  A stamped metal heart with a mermaid & seahorse was glued to the bottom of the tin. A stamped metal heart frame was hung from the hole in the top of the tin.  Attached to a headpin with beads on the outside of the time. Colorful ribbons tied around the headpin. 


 

Three headpins with beads and charms (sea shell and seahorses) hang from the lower three holes.  The heart in the bottom of the tin and the one dangling from the hole creates a 3-D effect.  The beads and ribbons from Echo ArtWorks.



 
'Tis the season - I joined a handmade holiday ornament swap in November of 2013! We each had to make two ornaments - one to swap and one to donate to the Charity Wings auction tree.
Have fun creating your ornaments this Christmas!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thankful for family, health, happiness and home!


First pilgrim house (replica) in Plymouth. Postcard never mailed.


Vintage Thanksgiving postcard!

Monday, November 19, 2018

A few Thanksgiving ATCs!

The first, is to honor all the people who work so hard to prepare the wonderful meals we all share on Thanksgiving!


COME & GET IT!


The second, is to GIVE THANKS for all we have in this great country.  It may not be perfect, but we still have a lot to be greatful for!


In everything give thanks!



Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Cards from my Santa Baby Card Class last month!

Santa Baby was the first of my three Christmas card classes this year at the Scrapbook Zone here in Silverdale!  Thank you all who fill my classes each month!

The moment this line was out I fell in love with it.  Prima's Frank Garcia designed a beautiful line of paper that were so much fun to work with! 



















What it took to make the cards:
Basic Supplies:  Paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, bone folder, wet glue, double-sided adhesive or tape runner roll of foam tape and dimensional foam tape! A silver pen for edging and Wink of Stella for adding shimmer!  Optional: NUVO crystals, sequins, ribbon, charms,

Additional supplies used for this class:
6 - A2 Cards
Six envelopes  
Santa Baby - 6x6 Pad
Santa Baby - ephemera pack
Elizabeth Craft Palm Tree Die set (sand)
Elizabeth Craft Winter Wishes Die set ( Seasons Greetings)
Elizabeth Craft Poinsettia Die set
Lawn Faun Snowflakes Die
Tim Holtz Thinlits – Holiday Green
Diamond Dust
Elizabeth Craft Double sided sticker sheets
Elizabeth Craft White Glitter
Glitter Brushes
Mousse – Pink
Gilding Polish - Mint Green
NUVO Crystals – Raspberry Pink
NUVO Glitter Drops – Sunlit Meadow
Cardstock:  White, Green
White Doily
Pink Ribbon
Misc. – White Tulle, Snowflake buttons, Sequins White and Charms

**** TECHNIQUES
·         Mouse Poinsettia
·         Diamond Dust Poinsettia
·         Elizabeth Craft Glitter
·         Pop UP Card Art

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

31 Days of Halloween - Day 31

LeighSBDesigns is hosting the 
The blog hop and linky party runs Oct.1st - Oct.31st

Halloween is HERE!!!!  I made it to the end as a WICKED BLOGGER!!!!  Hopefully I will finsh my Sinister Stalking tonight! Learn all the details about the Blog Hop HERE


Thanks to Leigh of LeighSBDesigns for hosting again.  

Thank you to the awesome sponsors for their kind donations!  

Stampendous 
Ike's Art
Kit and Clowder
Simply B Stamps
LeighSBDesigns


DAY 31 - HAPPY HALLOWEEN - Emerging Skulls



Digi image Emerging Skulls from Smeared Ink (no longer trading), colored with COPICS. Background paper is My Minds Eye.



Embellished with burnt tulle, now my go to Halloween ribobn!


I had so many more ideas for cards and inages from different companies I wanted to use... time ran out.  I will have to make notes and use them next year!

Click HERE and you will find the links of today's
31 Days of Halloween artists!

I will be entering this in the following challenges:
Dream in Darkness Best Month of the Year Challenge HERE


I MADE IT
I am a WICKED BLOGGER!!!

Watch for 31 Days of Halloween next year!!!!
Better yet join us for some HAUNTINGLY GHOULISH FUN!
Become a WICKED BLOGGER!

Have a SPOOK-TACULAR HALLOWEEN!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

31 Days of Halloween - Day 30

LeighSBDesigns is hosting the 
The blog hop and linky party runs Oct.1st - Oct.31st

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. If you have been following me this year you have seen my love of Halloween, Poe, Ravens and more.  This has been a challenge to complete this year with all that goes with working fulltime, home, gym and did I metion I am in a couple of Thriller FLASH MOBS this month!  I am so happy I met the challenge. As long as there is 31 days of Halloween I plan to particitpate.  

 Learn all the details about the Blog Hop HERE. There are wonderful prizes from awesome sponsors if you participate in the hop. 

I am really excited to be a part of this blog hop each year... a month of posts with a new project everyday is a big commitment.  I know many of us never make it to the end.  I am proud to say every year I have completed as a Wicked Blogger but not as a Sinister Poster.  I think this year will be a first for me to complete both!!!


DAY 30 - The Raven

The Raven is from Lost Coast Designs, stamped with black VersFine ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  


Embellished with burnt tulle and black flowers with beads in the center.  Background paper is My Minds Eye!



Click HERE and you will find the links of today's
31 Days of Halloween artists!


I will be entering this in the following challenges:
Dream in Darkness Best Month of the Year Challenge HERE
Also entering Lost Coast Designs HERE!




Wow!  I did not think I could make it this far... 
1 day til Halloween
Hope to see you tomorrow.
Have a scary day!!!