Upcycling a jar with Ann Butler Iridescents

Hi everyone, I've got a new project on the Ann Butler Designs blog.

I've altered a glass jar with Iridescents from Earth Safe Finishes and I think it looks fabulous.

Check out my newest video to see how I did this. 
I'd love to know what you think.

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Batty treat dish

Hi everyone, I've got a spooky post on the ETI blog

As it's almost time for Halloween, it's time to start thinking about all kinds of spooky things.

I picked up this little dish and painted it with Earth Safe Finishes Chalk Paint in Licorice and Pear.  I added the bat to customize it for Halloween.

I added resin to the bottom of the dish and place wiggly eyes and beads in the resin.

This turned into a cute treat dish - and the candy sits on the resin.  I can't wait to see the little one's eyes when they see the eyes in this dish!

Please stop by the Eti blog for step by step directions.

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Sending you a note

Hi everyone, today is my day for posting on the So Suzy blog and I'm sending you a note.  This wonderful stamp from So Suzy stamps was just the perfect sentiment to coordinate with the post card elements I found.

Just pop this in the mail and send to someone special today.

Thanks for stopping by today.



Spiders for Halloween

My post today on the Paperwings blog is all about spiders.

Pop on over to the store for lots of fun stamps.
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Repurposing with Helmar Adhesives

Hi everyone, there is something special about repurposing a book don't you think?  Think about all those books that find their way into the trash - they can easily be repurposed into something fun, new and exciting.

I decided to turn one into a travel journal.

Helmar's Decoupage & Craft Medium was the perfect adhesive to use to be sure you have no wrinkles when you have completed the project. 

Please stop by the Helmar blog for more details.
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Teabag Friendship

It's a new challenge at Cornish Heritage Farms, and we'd love to see  your Friendship cards.

Since I wanted to use the new  Friend Expressions stamp set, I used that as my starting point.

The card was created from light green cardstock.  A separate card layer was embossed and then lightly inked with brown ink.  Using the teabag technique, I created a flower and then adhered with a brad before the panel was added to the card.

The sentiment was stamped in brown ink and embossed, then added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

Don't forget to check the Cornish Heritage Farms Design Team's cards on their blogs: 


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Celebrate with Paperwings

My recent post on the Paperwings blog.

Be sure to stop by the store to see the amazing stamps that are available. 

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Autumn Leaves

Hi everyone, as we head into fall, it's time to start thinking of the changing colors and how pretty everything becomes.

Using scraps this card came together easily.  The background papers were assembled and then embossed.  A light layer of brown ink was used to show off the embossing.  Then a corrugated strip was added to the left side.

The leaves were also created from scraps of Makin's Clay in red, green, brown and white.  Mixing them together created a hodge podge of color which I ran through a clay machine.  Spellbinders dies cut the leaf shapes.  Makin's Clay Texture Sheets were used to add texture to the leaves.  I simply rolled over the Texture Sheets with a Makin's Clay Roller.
I placed the Autumn oval between the leaves and added a ribbon to the stems.

There you have it - a card created entirely from scraps.

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HI everyone, today's my day to post on the So Suzy blog and I'm using Winter's Butterflies.  This stamp is perfect for a wide variety of projects as we head into the winter season.

I used 2 different embossing folders to create the background of my cards, then added the sentiment.

I found by using the Get-It Straight Square from Kellycraft, I was able to line up my phrases exactly where I wanted them perfectly straight.  That light shining across the card shows me exactly where to place my sentiment.  As the eyes are not as young as they used to be, this is a tremendous help!!!

Please pop on over to the So Suzy blog and the store to see all the fun creations by the design team.  Also be sure to pop into the store and check out the fun products available.
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Etched Candy Caddy

Hi everyone, this etched candy caddy was really fun to create.

I found this metal caddy and decided to  frost the glass jars.  This was easy to do with dip 'n etch from Etchall.  This product allows you to etch glass in just 15 minutes.  I placed the jars in the dip 'n etch, waited 15 minutes, then removed the jars.  Dip 'n etch is reusable so I returned it to the container to be used on another project. 

While I waited for the jars to etch, I decided to change the color of my caddy from white to blue to match the ribbon I wanted to use.  I simply white washed the caddy with Ann Butler Iridescents in Lagoon, letting some of the white caddy show.

I tied ribbon around the necks of the bottles.  Then I tied additional ribbon about the handles of the caddy.

Then I filled the jars with candy.

This is a perfect candy dispenser - it sits on my desk and when I need a sweet snack - there it is!

Why not try Etchall dip 'n etch on your next project.
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Chic and Classy Sign

This is my newest project on the Earth Safe Finishes blog.


I had so much fun creating this panel and I absolutely love how it turned out.
Please stop by the blog for all the details.
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Happy Birthday

Hi everyone, It's a new challenge at Cornish Heritage Farms, and we love to see masculine cards this week.  If you can turn it into a birthday card, we love to see that too.

I chose to work with the We Remember stamp set.

I stamped the images in black ink, then aged them with vintage-y inks.  The post card was scrunched then inked for a very aged appearance.

Happy Birthday is from the Birthday Greetings stamp set and it was also aged to fit in with the card design.

Don't forget to check the Cornish Heritage Farms Design Team's cards on their blogs: 

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Of Corset's Your Birthday

Hi everyone.  I've got a post up on the EyeConnect Crafts blog.  I am having so much fun  designing with these amazing chipboard products.  If you haven't done so already, please take a look around the store and check out the fun chipboard products available. 

This corset is in 2 pieces.  I've inked it with products from Ann Butler Designs then laced it up and placed it on my card.
Stop by the blog and check out my Corset card.
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Upcycled Denim Purse

Hi everyone, I've got an upcycled denim purse on the Clearsnap blog today using some amazing Clearsnap inks and art screens. 

This would make a wonderful gift for the girls in your life.
Please stop by the Clearsnap blog for all the details.
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School Star Mini Album

It's time for a new challenge at Scor-Pal.  This month's theme is school days.  So upload your school days project with more than one fold on the Scor-Pal blog.

I've created a star book which is perfect to hold all those photos taken throughout the school year as well as record report card information.

Cardstock - 3 colors, 2 sheets of each color
Pattern Paper

Cut cardstock as follows:
Color A: 6 pieces, 4 " x 12"
Color B: 6 pieces, 4" x 10"
Color C: 6 pieces, 4" x 8"

Score each piece of  Color A at 6".  Fold.
Score each piece of Color B at 5".  Fold.
Score each piece of Color C at 4". Fold.

Add Scor-Tape to the edges of Colors B and C.

Assemble C to B to A.
Assemble all 6 pieces in the same way, then run the scoring tool on each section to flatten.

To assemble, place Scor-Tape around the edges of one set and place another set on top.
Repeat until all sets have been adhered together.

To create the covers, cut chipboard 4" x 6".
Cut pattern paper 5" x 7".
Place the chipboard panel in the center of the pattern paper.
Cut the corners at 45 degree angles and fold in the edges.

Cut ribbon long enough to go around the book leaving extra to tie into a bow.
Place Scor-Tape around the edges and across the center of the front of the book.

Center ribbon around the book, leaving even lengths.
Adhere across the center.
Place the cover on top.
Repeat for the second cover.

This is a perfect book to add all those photos taken each year from the first day of school, to concerts, to parties, to the last day of school.  It easily folds to fit in your purse or on a table.  Open it up and it becomes a star.  Tie it together and leave it open to showcase all the photos.

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to stop by the Scor-Pal blog and upload your project this month.


Happiness is........

It's  a new challenge at So Suzy Stamps and we are Happy.  Aren't you?
Check out the new stamps available.
Today we are working with the Happines Is series.  This fun collection of stamps includes something for everyone.  I'm using Happiness Is and paired it with Toes to Tickle.
I found some baby papers in my stash and created several cards with these stamps.
For my first card, I wrapped a panel with lace before adding it to the card.
The sentiment was stamped directly on the pattern paper between the shoes.
Happiness Is was stamped and cut into a pennant shape.
Then it was added over the lace with foam adhesives for dimension.

For my next card, I wrapped the panel with pink ribbon before adding it to the card.
Baby feet were punched out and added to the card with foam adhesives.
The phrases were stamped together and die cut into a circle.
Then added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

As you can see these phrases work well separately and together.
Don't forget to pop by the So Suzy blog and see everyone's creations.
Thanks for stopping by today.