Monday, September 26, 2016

Fall Mixed Media Acrylic Tag

Hey there friends, well this TAG project taught me a lot! LOL
I tried using this copper paste on  it, but it kept flaking off, I was using the Clear Scraps
Fall Leaves Stencil/Mascil which I love. 
But I had to find a way to keep the paste from flaking, so finally 
I "frosted" the tag by using a file to scratch the surface. After I did that the 
paste stayed on but I was sure to seal it with a clear acrylic spray.

glittered and added them for more texture. 
Both the Mascil/Stencil were in the September Creating Made Easy Kit Club Kit 
plus a whole bunch of amazing other items!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Micro Bead Owl Album

Hey there friends, I have the Featured Project for the month of September with the Creating Made Easy kit. This fun micro bead "Lets Go Owl Album" which includes fun photo matting that matches the kit paper cards that were my inspiration. 
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Check out the photos below, each page it individualized with fun "tree" mattes that coordinate with the paper cards in the kit. 
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I had so much fun with this kit in general plus the album was just a pleasure to create. 
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Every kit comes with steeply step printed photo instructions to create this album from the front page to the last page! I enjoyed taking photos and making every detail fun. 
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Have you seen everything in the kit? I included posts for backpack tags as well and pics included in those posts. 
Here is a link to the Creating Made Easy September Kit
The owl was so cute, so many ideas. 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Favorite Times Fall Layout

Good morning friends, have you seen the fabulous Creating Made Easy September Kit and a layout I created using this kit?
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I took brown cardstock from my stash as a base, and used light brown paint and the 12X12 Fall Leaves Stencil to create the background side panel, then sprinkled with glitter while the paint was still wet. 
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Shake off excess before it dries.
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Then add the patterned paper as shown below. 
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You can see I added a banner using the stickers in the September kit as well as the title.
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This is one of my favorite photos of me and my boys, it was a fun kit to create layouts, albums and more. Check out all the designer projects.
Grab your kit here!
Have a beautifully crafty day,

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Handmade Backpack Tags!!

Hey there friends I have a FUN project today using Creating Made Easy September Kit!
Since it is looking ahead to fall, it's time for back to school so I decided to take the Mini Tree Album included in the September Kit and make backpack tags!

They are actually sealed backpack tags with the HIGH quality Clear Scraps acrylic so they should last all year!
Here is how I made them:

I used two of the pages from the Mini Tree Album for each tag. 
I removed the protective film from both tree pages first. Then I used Green StazOn ink to coat the front of the cover tree, then quickly added a mossy embossing powder. Now embossing acre can  be tricky, you have to go slow and move quickly so it won't completely bend and melt. If it starts bend immediately move heat source underneath or way and carefully bend back but BE CAREFUL it can be hot, no one wants burned fingers. Using rubber tipped tweezers work well. 

After embossing the front of the tree page, take brown and dark green StazOn ink (from stash) and color the INSIDE of the page and outside so you have a heavy brown color for the trunk. 

Cut white or cream paper from cardstock (in stash) trim to fit, and write down BUS # and Name. 
Adhere to INSIDE (non- embossed side) of tree. 

Take clear tree page, adhere edges using clear Beacon adhesive, a little goes a long way and adhere trees together. Clip together to dry for 20 minutes for a long last extra over necessary hold! haha

Unclip, add RED pearls from pearl pen for the apples, then allow to dry 30 minutes. Add keychain through hole. There it is!