|DIY black sparkle embossing powder (combination of holographic and black by Ranger) . Simon says Stamp stencil using Distress Inks and DIY mini round foam blending.|
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Monday, April 14, 2014
I'm not really sure why, but I get really excited about a certain medium or product, get it and let it lie for about 6+ months. No joke! I did it with the Cricut DH got me for my birthday several years ago, the Cameo I gifted myself as a graduate school gift (lol!) and now these FABULOUS distress watercolor markers and (and distress inks)! (At present, my Fiskar's Fuse is in que!)
|Supplies: Watercolor paper, Watercolor Markers (Tim Holtz), stamp (Recollections), liquid platinum embossing powder (Ranger)|
|Supplies: die cuts (Silhouette - I added stitching.), Distress Inks (Tim Holtz), Glossy Accents, gold embossing powder (Ranger)|
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Monday, March 17, 2014
|Supplies for all three batches: Mint oreos (3 packages), melting chocolate/candy in green, dark mint chocolate and regular dark chocolate (1 of each bag) and Wilton's squeeze bottles (2).|
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Monday, January 27, 2014
January has been such crazy month in terms of weather, health, and...apparently crafting! Due to snow and polar vortex temperatures, I have been at work (and my son at school) for probably 8 days this entire month. We have rarely had a day without a 2 hour delay. In a way, it drives me absolutely crazy. My lesson plans are a wreck and I know I have tons that I need to cover and am unable to do it.
|A tray for my completed and "in-process" layouts. Made using a Studio Calico box, acrylic paint and extra wide washi from a Studio Calico kit.|
|Tray in action!|
|An inexpensive plate and candle stick holder that I put together to use as an embellishment tray.|
|A day at the Glenbrook Mall in Ft Wayne, IN on the carousel. Collections used in this project: Pink Paislee - Color Wash, WRMK - Chalkboard, Heidi Swapp - Mint Alpha, Maggie Holmes - Frame, MME - Sequins|
|Large roughly 24" chalkboard tic tac toe board with bean bags. Supplies - Upcycled foam core board, chalkboard paint, felt, rice, tiny attacher, chalk and twine.|
|Almond sugar scrub - Supplies: Sugar, baby oil, coconut oil and almond extract (out of essential oil!).|
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Thursday, January 09, 2014
As promised, here is my first shopping my stash video for the winter-themed kit in the previous post! Please join in with your own video of shopping your stash and creating a kit or great projects made from your stash! I just got home and am spying my winter kit in its wooden tray. Dying to play. Feels like it is new all over again!
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Wednesday, January 08, 2014
After months of organizing and re-organizing my crafting supplies and feeling overwhelmed by what I have, I have decided to do two things: start a monthly budget and "shop" my stash.
|Winter-themed kit (I forgot my thickers!)|
The video for individual products is uploading as I create this post. It will be on the sidebar of the blog. ;)
My goal is to upload three videos a month to keep me accountable.
- Themed kit of products from my stash that I will be using for the month (winter, Valentine's Day, spring, etc.) I will definitely deviate from these items for some projects where I don't see them being used, but want to make it a goal use them as much as possible.
- Scrapbook pages, cards, projects, etc. that I have made with the themed kit.
- Haul video of what I purchased within my budget for the month. (My guess is that I will get better at it as I am more mindful of my purchases.)
Links for some great stash inspiration that have been shared with me so far!
Counterfeit Kit Challenge
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Friday, June 07, 2013
|Studio Calico Kit|
|Studio Calico Kit|
|Silhouette Cut Files|
Easter Memory Cards
|Silhouette Cut Files|
Recollections corrugated cards
|Silhouette Cut File|
Paper Smooches Sentiment Stamp
|Mama Elephant Stamps|
My own ombre paper using Tim Holtz raspberry ink and glossy cardstock.
Cuttlebug embossing folder
|Studio Calico Kit|
Vintage Bliss (Simple Stories), Cambridge Court (My Mind's Eye) , White
Stamps: Our Daily Bread various chalkboard stamps
Ink: Versafine Black
Accessories: White seam binding
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Monday, February 25, 2013
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Accessories: Heidi Swapp Color Shine, Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabios, Studio Calico Wood Veneer Birds, Stencil (Prima)
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Versamark, Versafine
Paper: Kraft, Black, Basic Grey, Bazzill Basics Orange Peel White
Accessories: Heidi Swapp Color Shine (Gold), Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabios, Black Embossing Powder
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Thursday, February 14, 2013
Wow! It's February! Time flies when...your crazy busy (as most of us are). This is a share of Valentine's Day cards for my family and some delish cookies I made for DS's kindergarten class. I love how the cards turned out especially the tree. It was a free cut file from Silhouette. One of my first 8.5x5.5 cards as well. It was very time consuming to create, but was completely worth is for someone I love. I made several other cards, but they had to be shipped out before I had time to digitally preserve the moment. lol! I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day! Check out my uploaded You Tube videos.
Ink: Tea Dye
Paper: Studio Calico, Kraft (PTI), White Woodgrain, Aqua Mist (PTI), glitter paper (DCWV)
Accessories: Silhouette Cut Files, Charles Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)
|Frosted Sugar Cookie - Made 5 dozen - Tasted Awesome!|
Ink: Tea Dye, Rose
Paper: White (Georgia Pacific), Patterned (Recollections), Textured (Bazzill)
Accessories: Silhouette Cut Files. Stickers (Authentique), Action Wobble
Paper: Textured (Bazzill), Red (recollections)
Accessories: Silhouette Cut File, Martha Stewart Heart Punch
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Monday, December 31, 2012
I just wanted to share a couple of projects today - a birthday card for a princess party and the kids putting out reindeer food on Christmas Eve before leaving for Grandma's house. I'll also be uploading a video of these with more explanation on details as well as some items I picked up at the clearance stops on Monday.
Paper: Aqua Mist (PTI), Glitter Paper ( DCWV)
Accessories: Silhouette Cut Files
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Stamps: Technique Tuesday - Alli Edwards
Ink: Versamark, Tea Dye (Tim Holtz)
Paper: My Mind's Eye - Lost and Found Christmas, Kraft (PTI)
Accessories: Glitter (Walmart), Glitter Tape (American Crafts), Black Embossing Powder, Bling
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Monday, November 12, 2012
From the 5th and Frolic paper collection from Dear Lizzy to Simon Says Stamp to Tim Holtz...there is a little bit from everywhere! I need to focus and create more and buy less. (As you may have seen on my haul videos...luckily, I sold off tons of my stash to fund my habit. lol!) I also did a few scrapbook pages, but I am so unskilled at scrapping that I hate to post my lame attempts. Anyhow, I am also trying to decide if I want to do a December Daily or a Thankful Journal for November. Decisions, decisions. I hope everyone is well and creating more than I am! Blessings to all!
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