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Friday, December 30, 2011

WOW Embossing Powder

If you're looking for the "Creating With Vintage Illustrations" CD,  giveaway here... Winners will be announced on January 1, 2012!
Hello friends!  It’s time to let the cat out of the bag!  You’ve all been so patient about the “secret” Design Team, so now I can give you the full scoop.  Suzy West has a line of embossing powders called “WOW” and I was invited to join the team.    The WOW blog just went live yesterday so be sure to hop over and follow because there will be some giveaways!  YEAH! I'll have several projects going to CHA and will share my projects after Suzy West's debut at CHA!
Shop WOW Embossing Powders
Here’s the WOW Team:
Suzy West, Marketing Coordinator
Jen Deal—Lead
Angel Bartonico--Lead

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Giveaway: Creating With Vintage Illustrations CD

Hello friends!  You know that Crafty Secrets released the new “Creating With Vintage Illustrations” CD.  I’ve received mine and want to give two away!  Sandy, the owner of Crafty Secrets was so generous and sent me two extra so I could share with you!  How sweet is that?  Here’s a link to the beautiful CD.
Here’s a peek at what’s inside.
Creating with Vintage Illustrations CD #2 picture
You still have time to get in on the sale!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Paper Bag Mini With Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello friends! Here's a mini that's just in time for quick and easy holiday gift giving.  It's always fun to have a little brag book in your purse and share it with others.  These sweet little Middy Bitty bags are from Really Reasonable Ribbon, one is the polka dot kraft and the other is the stripes kraft.  Perfect size for a mini since they're 5"x7.5".  I've also used the natural jute string for my bows.  The papers are by Simple Stories.  Hop on over to Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings for a tutorial!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Something To Chirp About! Crafty Secrets Sale!

Hello friends!  You’ll want to hop on over to Crafty Secrets to see all the details of their sale!  Here’s the link.

One free pendant & necklace will be included in orders over $20.00. They are round or square clear blanks (glass or maybe acrylic) and come with a silver plated bail you can glue on the back after you add an image.
This sweet little bird is made using paper from “Creating With Vintage Illustrations” CD 2.  The crown is an image from “Altered Fairies” Creative Scraps.
dancing bird

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas with Basically Bare and Christmas Display

From our family and Basically Bare, we’re wishing you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!  We’re hoping that your stocking was over flowing with some Basically Bare goodness.   We hope to inspire you!  This album was made using a Timeless Tabs  Album.  I’ve also used the ornaments on the cover.  This not so little album will hold many memories and is filled with fun techniques!!


We're so lucky to have this display a few miles from our home.  It's HUGE and beautiful.  Last night, I grabbed my camera and took some pictures to share with you :)  Blessings to you and your family!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Glue Arts and Holiday Style by October Afternoon

Afternoon Holiday Style Artful Kit
This Artful kit was created inside an upcycled projector slide box.
Glue Glider Pro, Perma Tac, Ribbon Adhesive, Glue Gun and Glue Sticks (Glue Arts)
Afternoon Holiday Style Kit (October Afternoon)
Aqua Seam Binding, Baker's Twine (Really Reasonable Ribbon)
Mini Boxes (from an advent calendar kit) Metal Handle (Hobby Lobby)
Test Tubes (Good Will)
Pearl beads, buttons and straight pins. Clam Shell box.

Hope you enjoyed my project and I’ll remove the post soon because it has been selected for publication!  YIPEE!  Be sure to hop on over to Glue Arts and see the beautiful “Joy” card!

Monday, December 19, 2011

DIY Christmas Decor With Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello Really Reasonable Ribbon fans!  Today I'm  sharing a canvas bag hanger.  I've dressed up the little coin envelope with Cherry Baker's Twine.  I love the assortment of Baker's twine at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

I started with 2 pieces of 7"x 9" canvas.  Leaving the top open, sew the sides and bottom.  Tea stain the bag and lay it on a towel. 
 While the bag is still wet, sprinkle on a bit of ground cinnamon.  Mist with Glimmer Mist.

Using a paint brush, brush the cinnamon in.
Using Ribbon Adhesive, adhere vintage lace at the top.

I bought a red dog collar with bells at the dollar store.  For an aged look, soak the collar in salt water for several days.

Hot glue a 2"x7" piece of weathered wood to the top of the canvas bag.

Add vintage images and a small coin envelope wrapped in Cherry Baker's Twine.

Hot glue the metal sleigh in place.  Add some mini Christmas ornaments.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Frosty The Snowman Is Sporting Pink Paislee

Hello friends!  I got this sweet little Frosty at Hobby Lobby.  OK, he’s not so little at over a foot high Smile  I decided to take it apart and redecorate him with Pink Paislee Daily Junque.  Although these papers are not Christmas theme at all, I really like the way the little man turned out.  There are 25 drawers and they are holding a variety of scrapbook related items.  Glitter, Baker’s Twine, ribbon, buttons, trinket pins and a small bottle of snow, just incase he runs into some warm weather and needs a patch Smile


star cu

open drawers

hat cu

holly cu

Friday, December 16, 2011

All Geared Up!

Hello friends!  I can finally share a little more information about the new company.  Suzy West will be heading up this company in the US.  She will be working with designers and educator's from all over the world.  Here's a piece I made using several "Suzy West Line" Embossing powders.  I've also used Basically Bare Gears and Graphic 45 papers.  The names of the colors are Metallic Rich Gold Pale, Earthtone Nutmeg, Primary Sherbet and Black.  The colors are so vibrant and it's been fun to create with them!
Here's a few close-ups.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Anything Goes Challenge: Really Reasonable Ribbon and Guest Designer for Donna Salazar Designs

Are ya up to a fun challenge?  It's Anything Goes over at Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings blog!  I decided to make a "Countdown to Christmas Album" and have used one of my favorite Baker's Twine, Cherry!  The papers are by Simple Stories.  We'd love to have you join in on this fun challenge!!

  I'm one lucky "Grungie Girl" today because I get to be her Guest Designer for Donna Salazar Designs! I got to work with her "Antiquities" Line and there is so much Grungy goodness packed inside these paper packs.  On my "Grungie Girl" Dress Form and Hi-Top Sneakers,  I've used the 12"x12" Antiquities Paper Pad, Green Smooch Spritz, Mixed Media Inx (Peridot), Fairy Dust Glitter and Emboss Gloss.   Ribbon Adhesive and Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks by Glue Arts.  Ribbons are Really Reasonable Ribbon.
 Hi-Top Sneakers
Here's how I started: