Friday, February 27, 2015

Art Journaling Canvas (Mixed Media)

  I am excited to share my second project today!   If you are a lover of art journaling; then you will like this project.

 You can find my project at sincity-stamps.blogspot

 There are step by step instructions on my project please go check-it out today and leave me a comment.  This was a fun project to complete.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Feeling Crafty - impromptu tag project

 Hello my fellow friends, artists and crafters alike. 

I had a long day at work today and wanted to allow for sometime to unwind. 

As I was watching TV I had this project pop-in my head and I decided to complete this tag project.

Project supplies used:
  • fa├žade (surface): #10 manila tag, Authentique Paper "Harmony" Item #PGA0002, Kraft-Core Nostalgic collection brown paper, 7 gypsies book couver-conservatroy
  • distress ink: gathered twig (of course!)
  • embellishments: found relatives card, metal corners, mini corners, word band observations, hemp cord, philosophy tag, curio knob
  • adhesives: glossy accents, double sided tape, pop dots
  • tools: craft sheet, water mister, heat tool, scissors (tonic), ink blending tool, paper distresser, craft pick, texture hammer, xyron creative station 5", hole punch, vagabond and sewing machine
Step 1: Started out taking the #10 manila tag and running that through xyron machine.

Step 2: Then applied that onto the Harmony paper in the upper left hand corner.  Then I cut it out of the paper with my tonic scissors.

Step 3: I took the paper distresser and ran that across the edges of the tag and used the hole punch to cut out the hole of the tag at the top.  Now to use the sewing machine and ran a simple stitch around the border of the tag.

Step 4:  Using gathered twig distress ink I then dirtied up the edges.

Step 5: With the Kraft-Core paper I cut it down to a size of 3.5 in by 6 in.  Then using a sanding block I sanded the paper to get a worn effect.

Step 6: Then I selected a found relatives idea-ology card to be my focal point. Cut that down to my desired size, used the distresser to rough up edges, dirtied with gathered twig and attached to kraft-core paper with double sided tape.

Step 7: Back to the sewing machine to then add one of my favorite style stitches to anchor onto the kraft-core card stock.

Step 8: Then using the 7 gypsies conservatory book cover I cut that down to my desired size to then place as the background.  To that I applied the found relatives card on top by attaching with double sided tape.   I anchored that into my base tag using long fasteners in each corner.

Step 9: I continued to add more embellishments and elements to then complete my project.

I hope you like my impromptu tag and my desire to fit in some creativity time to unwind from my day.

Happy Wednesday evening my fellow friends!!


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

2015 Valentines Day Card

 Happy Tuesday! I wanted to share my Valentines Day Card I made and sent out this year.  This year's Valentines card I kept my design simple but still incorporated the use of my sewing machine.  I love how this adds just that additional touch of detail to your project.   Below is some high-level steps to completing this project and supplies I used for this years card.

The supplies I used when making this card were:
  • paper used: red card stock, pink card stock, manila card stock and patterned paper
  • distress ink: gathered twig
  • dies: pearl drop ~ tim holtz sizzix alterations bigz die # 659437
  • embellishments (idea-ology): long fasteners, adornments arrows
  • supplies: paper distresser, pop-dots, double sided tape, black thread, vagabond, sewing machine and craft pick. 
  • archival: black ink
  • stamp: valentines day stamp for inside of card
When completing this project I completed the following:

Step 1: cut the red card stock down to give me a card size 5in by 7in card

Step 2: cut the pink card stock down to 4.75 in by 6.75in

Step 3: cut the manila card stock down to 4.5 in by 6.5in

Step 4: I then used a paper distresser to rough up the edges of the pink and manila card stock. I then used double sided tape to attach those two pieces of card stock together.

Step 5: Then using my sewing machine I ran a simple stitch around the edges of the pink and manila card stock.  I used gathered twig distress ink to dirty up the sides of the card stock. 

Step 6: I used some pattern paper to cut out the pearl drop die

Step 7: I then used my sewing machine to stitch the pearl drops together with several different styles of stiches.

Step 8: I anchored the tag together with four idea-ology long fasteners by attaching the that through the manila card stock into the pink card stock.

Step 9: I attached the heart to the car with double sided tape.

Step 10: I finished off the card by attaching the idea-ology adornment arrow to the card with pop-dots.

Step 11: The final step was then to stamp a valentines saying in the interior of the card and then send it out to my family and friends.

Here is a picture of the finished card I made for 2015.
I hope you enjoyed my card and thanks for stopping by my blog.  Let me know if you have questions.


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Monday, February 16, 2015

Valentine's Day Card

Here is the Valentine's Day card I made this year for my partner. I wanted to use the blue print stampers anonymous stampset for this card.

I also want to incorporate the use of the sewing machine. This card was simplistic but loved how it turned out.

Thanks for checking out my blog.


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Friday, February 13, 2015

CHA product release purchases

I am glad to see that the new products released at CHA starting to hit the market. An most of all adding them to my very own stash.

Here is some of my recent product shipments received.

Much more still on pre-order. Loving my new adds.


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Tag swap February

I was in a tag swap in February and the theme was flowers and butterflies.

Of course my project incorporated a distress and vintage feel. I also used my sewing machine to add my favorite touch to this project.

I have to say I love using a sewing machine in my projects. It just gives it that additional detail and finished touch.

Well here is the tag I made and sent to my bestie Karen Knight.

I hope you like and thanks for stopping by.


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Feb 13th DT (Design Team project) SinCityStamps Tag-Queen of Hearts

  Good morning my fellow artists, crafters and alike.   I am excited to share that my very first design project is posted on SinCityStamps blog.
The full details, instructions and step-by-step instructions on this project can be found at the link below.

Please check out my project and be sure to go by SinCityStamps online store to shop around.  They have amazing products.


Thursday, February 12, 2015

February Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2015

Tonight I had craft night with Michael Farrell. We decided to make Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2015 February tag.

This tag was really cool using the ephemera pack from Tim Holtz. I have been trying to figure out how use these in a project and by doing this it has my wheels going.

This tag has great dimension, the achieved effect and end result is amazing.

Here is a picture of my finished project.

You should join in the fun and checkout Tim's page for this project

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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