Friday, May 30, 2014

Prizes And Inspiration Mini Album Using Calypso

Hey there friends, 

I have a special project today from Xyron and Quick Quotes.
When I received my package from Xyron with the Quick Quotes
products I saw these awesome quotes- things I always am saying
or thinking about, so I decided instead of a traditional mini album. 
I would create an Inspiration Mini Keychain Album for a friend. 
 You know something to inspire her when she looks at it. 
 Things like "You are amazing just the way you are"
 And "TAKE RISKS If you win you will be happy if you lose you will be wise". 
I thought it would be a meaningful way to let her know I support her. 
 For this project I used my Xyron 3" Sticker Maker, Xyron Adhesive
products, Clear Scraps Mini Tab Album and Connie Crystal Angel Crystal. 
 I love the end result and I hope it inspires her. 
 Check out the cool quotes in this set. 
And he sure to hit up Xyron and QQ to enter to WIN a prize package too!
Quick Quotes


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Love And Joy With Buttons!

Good morning! 

As you know I do several projects for Blumenthal Lansing
aka Button Lovers..and this was a project I did for one of their
ad promos I believe? I am never sure where they land. :) 
 It's an acrylic mini album I created using Clear Scraps. 
 Plenty of cool buttons too! I mean of course, it is Button Lovers after all. 
Every page was adhered using my Xyron 9" Creative Station.
The Buttons were stuck on with Xyron Adhesive Dots.
I ope you like the album- you never know where you might spot it! 
Love me some Blumenthal Lansing buttons, the best there is. 

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Leather Wrap Bracelet How To

Hey there again,

So most of you know I am not a girly girl, I love jewelry don't get me
wrong but I am covered in tattoos and not really that prissy chick. 

When I found Leather wrap bracelets I realized I could totally
make them myself the size I wanted and incorporate Connie Crystal
crystals into them for a fun look. 
 I love high quality jewelry just on the more trendy rough looking side. :)
 I found some 2MM leather cording, and doubled it to around 2 feet.
You could use longer or shorter, it's whatever you want.
 Tie a knot in the end making a loop to catch the crystal bead.
 Then thread the Connie Crystal crystal bead through,
knotting underneath and on top leaving a little room to slide.
Wrap bracelet around wrist, and simply loop over to catch 
bead and you are set! Easy to wear on wrist, ankle, or even neck, 
Connie Crystal had the perfect accent I wanted. 


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Father's Day Card With Mustache Stamps!

Hey there friends, 
 I hope your Memorial Day weekend was pleasant. 

I am LOVING texture lately and I am also loving the cork
paper from DCVW which I stamped on with the new Avocado Arts stamp
Here is my last card of the month for them and everyone
I filled with texture.


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Chalk Card With Avocado Arts

This week I was up on Avocado Arts and I made this chalkboard card
which I inked in White StazOn to create a cool chalk effect.
 I added tons of dimension and layering because I wanted
it to feel really handmade but also masculine. 
 Don't tell anyone I snuck in some green sequins! hahahaha
Check out the other projects on AA! :) 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Travel Game W/ Paper House And Xyron!

Hey there friends, 
It's the Paper House & Xyron Co-Hop and I have a fun project
to share with a full tutorial of course!
I created this travel Tic Tac Toe game with a travel box. 
Each end has these cool embellishments from Paper House.
The box itself stores the chalk and the game.
Here is how I created it. 

Take apart wooden box (Michaels). By removing handle. 
Take card stock and run through Xyron 9" Creative Station. 
Take 6X6 paper from Paper House and run through 

Cover box with card stock and trim edges, then
cover with patterned paper. 
stickers to each end. I used the wet adhesive to ensure adhesion on the wood. 
Ink around all edges. 
Re-attach knob. 
Trim out 4X4 chalkboard paper. 
adhere to Paper House 6X6 paper. 
Now you have the game. 
Roll game to fit into box. 

I also created this card using the same Paper House papers and stickers
Check out Xyron and Paper House this week!


Monday, May 19, 2014

Lacy Card - Special Friends

Hey there friends, happy Monday, 
it was quite a weekend with a wonderful graduation celebration for my son. 

I wanted to share the preview of my CutCardStock post today
using the card stock and Samantha Walker Cut Card File as well. 

Of course I have a full step by step photo tutorial so be sure to stop by and
learn how to make this cool card!