Tuesday, December 31, 2013

CHA Fun!

Good morning and HAPPY NEW YEAR my friends, 

I might not be headed to CHA but a few projects of mine are, including
this fun steampunk inspired altered hat I created for Clear Scraps!
 I used TONS of Clear Scraps products from the awesome Clearly Accent
 To the Roman Clock Mascil, topped off with TONS
of GOLD Krylon paint and Folk Art Extreme Glitter Paints. 
 Some Prima and Gauche Alchemy fun mies with…..
 Tulle and Teresa Collins bling- alone with some...
 Prima stems and floral accents…it's all a mad house of fun!

So….do you alter things? I have more this year then ever before and I love it!!!
Have a great New Year Eve friends…AND
Clear Scraps is having a HUGE 2 day only 30% off sale…
here is what they posted….

SUPER SALE 30% off your entire order when you use coupon code yearend30. 

New releases are not included in sale and have been taken down from the site for the next 3 days. 
Then get ready Jan 2nd we will start the parade of NEW products. 

Happy New Year Clear Scraps family! 


Monday, December 30, 2013

"Art"ist Trading Blocks- Pinky Style

 You'l have to excuse my mess today- I was busy playing
artist! LOL When my friend Eileen Hull asked me if I could
create a couple artists trading blocks for CHA I thought "Ok
no big deal!"  I love creating for CHA anyways so I just added it to my list. 
Then these little boxes came and I hit a wall!
What a great idea for Sizzix & Eileen to create the Block Dies
but it was all so new to me!

 I decided to open my mind and just go with it. 
I dug deep inside and decided for it to be a reflection of 
my heart and who I really am inside. 
I covered each Matboard die that she sent me in light cocoa shimmer,
and them used my Clear Scraps Brick Wall Mascil on the largest block-
with gritty blue Smooch Spritz. 
Then I spritzed them with a muddy color. I wish the shimmer was 
more apparent in my photos but it's fine. 
On the smaller blocks I coated them with the shimmer, then
instead of just spritzing them- I heat embossed them with copper
as the bricks. A little stronger and prettier and visible. 
Each block represents who "she was" and who "she is"
and has words to describe life in formation. 
The smallest block I coated in glitter but not all the way- I scratched
some off and filed a little here and there. 
Added the Matboard hearts and a beautiful free spirit dancer
to the top. 
They won't be the fanciest you will see, or the most layered
or the most beautiful...but then again neither am I! LOL
But they are all me! 
You can find out more about the Artists Trading Blocks here:
The Mascils are on
I would love to create some more! They were fun- look for them at CHA! :) 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

NEW CHA Products + After Christmas Scrapbooking

Good morning friends, I hope you had a wonderful
Christmas time with your friends or family. 

We spent this year just our little family having a quiet day watching movies
and opening gifts….at 3:30 AM! LOL I never could deny my children
no matter how early they wake up. I mean it's Christmas!!! :) It's fun. 

Anyways I wanted you to check out one of my CHA projects- 
Using the BRAND NEW CLEAR SCRAPS release!
I used a Clear Scraps acrylic sheet and gold spray paint with this
Spiral Dot 12X12 Mascil design to create this layout of my sweet boy. 
Pretty cool design right? REALLY versatile!

I used some mixed media Gauche Alchemy goodness to create the layout. 
 And really just had fun with it all. 
I don't make layouts often anymore but I so enjoyed this! Cannot wait
to make more throughout the year. 
 I also went old school and spray painted some grungeboard designs by 
good old Tim Holtz~ LOL
Anyways back to reality today- Have some CHA projects to mail and
a couple of deadline projects to meet! Have a wonderful Thursday friends! MUAH!


Monday, December 23, 2013

Fun With Embossing & Xyron-Last Minute Gifts!

Good morning and Merry Christmas friends,
Just one more day until Christmas Eve and if you are like me you might
just be prepping last minute gifts for friends. 

I have a couple ideas for you!
Number one these fun jars of hot fudge sauce (HOMEMADE)
that I decorated using crystals from Connie Crystal and my Xyron for the 
sweet tags (with CutCardStock, and Ribbons Unlimited).
And how about a little bag of candy with a homemade card for those
co-workers and friends. I used Crafter's Companion stamps with these 
inexpensive little bags to create a handmade a heartfelt gift!
Of course my Xyron took care of the adhesive! 
Here is a photo tutorial for the rest! :) 

I had fun heat embossing this stamp and just making it fun and easy. 
Now I take a couple days off for family- so Merry Christmas friends!~ :)

Friday, December 20, 2013


Good morning and Happy Friday friends!

I am so excited because I have a RARE sneak peek to the newest CHA
releases from Clear Scraps- just some mind you! There are so many more!

And in the release email my card was featured!! WOOHOO! :) 
This is the NEW Utensil Mascil from Clear Scraps- and I LOVE IT!
Here are some of the new Mascils- the rest are in the store!
What a fun fun set of new designs. 
I made this "Tea" riffic card and it was a perfect match!
Ok back to my ugly sweater making and baking friends.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Ribbon Wreath Card…With Instructions! WHAT WHAT?!

Good morning friends, 
It's that time again- time for a fun tutorial using my FAVORITE
I created this card and made this ruffly ribbons wreath by hand. 
Let me share how. :)
Cut out a 2.5-3" circle from heavy duty CutCardStock. 
 Fold Double Ruffle Kiwi ribbon and stitch around edges of card stock. 
Fold each time you go about 1/2".
 Trim out the middle of the card stock. 
Using Xyron Adhesive Dots- adhere vintage bracelet. 
(easy find from Goodwills around the USA!)
I got mine in a Gauche Alchemy Kit.
 Add embellishments to wreath. 
Using Xyron Mega Runner- adhere patterned paper to CutCardStock card base. 
 Add extra Satin ribbon and Pearls! 
 That's it! A gorgeous moment from this holiday season. 

We are getting close to Christmas and it's almost time for my break. 
I love holiday projects and it is had for me to quit! LOL

Merry Christmas friends!!