9/19/18

Fall Pennant

Hi everyone, my newest project on the Proxxon blog is perfect for Fall.




Use Kapro Measure Mate ruler to draw the pennant shape on a wood panel.



Use the Scroll Saw to cut the pennant.


Then use the Bench Drill Press to drill 2 holes in the top.


Sand the panel with the Delta Sander.


Using the 6" Swirl Pumpkins stencil from Clear Scraps, I placed it in the center then painted it with shades of orange and green.  For additional dimension, I used  additional stencils around the pumpkin.   I wanted the focal point to be the pumpkins, so I painted around the pumpkins with brown paint.


While the panel dried, I created leaves from Makin'sⓇ Clay green clay and push mold.  I added additional color with spray inks.



To create a 3 dimensional effect, I glued raffia around the pumpkin, then glued the clay leaves.  Free hand cut FALL from felt and glue to the raffia.



A perfect panel to showcase Fall, don't you think?

Thanks for stopping by.












Stars Can't Shine with Creative Vision

Hi everyone, I've created a new card using stamps from Creative Vision Stamps



I created a background using a stencil and molding paste.


The phrase is from   I used     Heat Transfer Foil

Wrapped the star panel with ribbon, then added it to a white card.  The foiled panel was added to the card with foam adhesives.



You can shop at www.creativevisionstamps.com using my code (Steph10) to receive 10% off your next order of $20.00 or more.  Simply enter my code at checkout.  It's valid on regular priced items only, does not count toward shipping and taxes and cannot be used with the custom stamp service.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph


9/18/18

Enjoy Every Moment


Hi everyone, I'm on the Imagine blog with a new card using Kaleidacolor Inks.



For directions, please stop by the Imagine blog.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

9/17/18

Rinea September Journal Page

Hi everyone, I've gone a journal page to share using Rinea's Princess Foiled Paper Variety Pack  and the Sweet Sisters Flower Stencil from Rita Barakat.




I used assorted stencils, molding paste, inks and paints to create the background of my journal spread.


Using the Sweet Sisters Flower Stencil, I placed it on Silver Starstruck, drawing the lines in red ink to coordinate with the background.  Since I was using a 4" x 6" sheet, I offset the stencil. 


Placing the stenciled image on the right side, I added 2 strips from Glossy Silver/Gold foil along the top and bottom of the image, then added a punched strip of Fuchsia/Fuchsia Starstuck foil along the side to enclose her within my journal.  Using a small circle punch with Sapphire/Gold Glossy foil,  I created her eye, then cut Ruby/Gold Glossy foil for her lips using the stencil as my guide.



Using Oma's Postcard Stamp, I randomly stamped around the edges of the journal pages with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Then I added some words from a 49 and Market Stamp set.



Using Heartfelt Creations dies, I created a variety of flowers from Blush Pink Starstruck, adding them to my journal page atop leaf sprays die cut from Emerald/Gold Glossy foil.



I cut very thin strips of foil from all my left over scraps, wrapped them together and used them to create her flowing hair.  Another flower anchored the hair in place.



What do you think of my journal page?

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph


9/14/18

Scarecrow wreath with Bowdabra

Hi everyone, I'm thinking of Fall and I've got a new Fall Wreath on the Bowdabra Blog.


Begin by placing the Bow wire in the channel.
Create a 3 loop bow with 3" gold ribbon.


Use the bow wand to push the ribbon into the channel.


Select a coordinating pattern ribbon for the second layer.


Create a smaller 3 looped bow.


Push the ribbon in the channel using the Bow wand.


Pull up on the bow wire and tie off.  Fluff out the bow.


Use the excess bow wire to tie the bow to the bottom of a grapevine wreath.  Add a decorative scarecrow to the wreath.  Any excess bow wire can be used to tie the scarecrow to the wreath.




Thanks for stopping by.



Steph

9/13/18

Something Special with Creative Vision

Hi everyone, I've created a new card using the new Mini Foilables from Creative Vision Stamps

I've used the new Something Special Foilables from the Mini Series.


I used Nana's Roses Heat Transfer Foil, then matted the panel with 4 layers of pink and black cardstock.  


I created a card from black cardstock, then added a cameo pattern on top.  I wrapped the panel with black ribbon, then added the foiled panel with foam adhesives.

You can shop at www.creativevisionstamps.com using my code (Steph10) to receive 10% off your next order of $20.00 or more.  Simply enter my code at checkout.  It's valid on regular priced items only, does not count toward shipping and taxes and cannot be used with the custom stamp service.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph


9/12/18

Halloween with Just For Fun Rubber Stamps

Hi everyone I'm on the Just For Fun blog with a new Halloween card.  Halloween is right around the corner and who doesn't love to create  Halloween cards.


I began by stamping the Trees Background stamp on a panel of white.  I didn't want the background to be distracting, so I used light colors of ink.    The Crooked Iron Fence was stamped across the bottom of the card in a dark brown ink.


The Spooky Scarecrow was stamped and colored with Copic Markers then fussy cut.  He fit perfectly between the fence posts, so I popped him with foam adhesives.


 Halloween Greetings is from the Sentiments 1 stamp set.


Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

9/10/18

Zig Zag Books with Arnold Grummer Handmade Papers

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here with some mini albums using products from Arnold Grummer.



Arnold Grummer has bookmaking supplies and I've used the Zig Zag Books to create several mini album that can document life's little moments.

I selected papers I had already created using the Arnold Grummer Papermaking kit, opting to create both a pink and a blue book.  Using the chipboard covers, I cut my handmade paper 6" x 8", then scored around the cover so the papers would fold over easily.


 After cutting the corners, I adhered the papers to the covers.



Another sheet of paper was added to the interior.
I repeated the process with the 2nd piece of chipboard.
Next, I adhered the zig zag pages to the chipboard covers.


I inked around the covers with blue ink.
Anchors Away was die cut and adhered to the cover on a slight angle.

 

Using handmade pink papers, I created my next mini album.
To the front cover, I added a large pink arrow spelling Beach, then inked around the edges.
A pink flamingo was created from Makin's Clay then added to the corner.


I left the interior pages blank so they can be decorated by the recipient.


Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

9/9/18

Spooky Monsters with Creative Vision Stamps

Hi everyone, I've created a new card using stamps from Creative Vision Stamps

The Pet Monsters stamp set consists of 4 monsters and 4 phrases.


I used the pet dinosaur, coloring him with Copic Markers before fussy cutting him.  I distressed the pattern paper and added it to a black card.  I then placed the dinosaur upon a large black circle, then stamped the phrase above the circle.

Cute, isn't he?

You can shop at www.creativevisionstamps.com using my code (Steph10) to receive 10% off your next order of $20.00 or more.  Simply enter my code at checkout.  It's valid on regular priced items only, does not count toward shipping and taxes and cannot be used with the custom stamp service.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

9/8/18

Etched Event Jars with Etchall

Hi everyone.  I know it can be hard saving for upcoming trips and events, so why not create event specific jars that give you a reason to save some money.

I had some jars with chalkboard panels on the front of each so I decided to try etching them.  I wasn't sure what was going to happen, but since I love to experiment..........  Check out my results!




I chose 2 jars - one had a scalloped circle and the other had a scalloped square design.  Using my Cricut, I die cut jumbled words from vinyl and placed them atop the chalkboard areas.


I applied a liberal amount of etchallⓇ etching crème on top, trying to stay within the scalloped circle. 


My next jar was square, so I was able to add painter's tape around the edges before adding the etching crème.


I only wanted the area with the words to be etched so the painter's tape created a good barrier. The tape ensured I stayed within the square.


After 15 minutes, I removed the etchallⓇ etching creme.  Since it is reusable, I put the etching crème back in its container.  The etching crème actually removed the chalkboard which was pretty cool.



To finish, I added circles of Rinea Blush/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper on the tops.  Then I punched out a selection of butterflies from additional scraps of Rinea foiled papers, adding them around the jars.  The butterflies signify flight and journey so they were perfect additions to my jars.


Finally, I wrapped Whisker Graphics twine around each jar.
 
Fun technique - hope you give it a try!

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph




9/7/18

Witchy Invitations with Rinea Foils

Hi everyone, I'm on the Rinea Blog with some adorable Halloween invitations.  Using the Haunted Foiled Paper Variety Pack and  Face Girl - Zoey stamp from Rita Barakat, these invitations were fun to create and help set the tone for a fun upcoming Halloween party.



I stamped the Face Girl - Zoey on white cardstock, then colored them with Copic Markers.  The event details were stamped to the left of the image.  The stamped panels were added to panels of Marigold Orange/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.


Next I matted each invitation on black cardstock.  Then I scored the black panels and folded the tops over to complete the invitations.


I added a layer of Marigold/Marigold Starstruck Foiled Paper on the top flaps and punched holes in the top.  "You're Invited" was then die cut and added to the invitations.  The witch hats were die cut from Ebony/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and Gold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper using my Cricut.  Placing them on her head makes her a nice witch!



Using Pink and Main stamps, I stamped the pumpkins with VersaFine Nocturne Ink, then die cut them.


Twine was threaded through the punched holes in the tops and tied off.  And the pumpkins were added to the bottom of the invitations.



Thanks for stopping by.

Steph