Etched and colored glass bottles

Hi everyone, I wanted to show you how easy it is to color glass bottles using etchall® .

Etchall® creates an etched effect on glass allowing paints and inks to adhere to the surface. Since I wanted to etch the bottles inside and out, I poured  etchall® dip ‘n etch  in the bottles then placed the bottles in a container of dip 'n etch for 15 minutes.
As etchall® is reusable, simply pour it back in it's original bottle so it can be used on other projects.  There is no waste at all with etchall®!  Rinse off the bottles and pat dry. 

To color the bottles, add 4-5 drops of water in each bottle then 2 drops of  Izink Anenome in one bottle and 2 drops of Izink Turquoise in the other bottle.  Shake vigorously until the bottles are completely coated. 
Once dry, add assorted wrapped candies into each bottle.  Then stamp a tag and tie to each. 

Change up the tags and these would make great party favors.  With schools about to start, I think they'd also be great teacher gifts - they'd be a great way to help break the ice don't you think?
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Altered Notebook with Maja Designs

Hi everyone, today I've created an altered notebook using some amazing papers from Maja Design.

The Summer Crush collection from Maja Design is full of color and gorgeous designs.  I've used 4 different papers to create this notebook, tearing and inking each layer before adhering to the notebook.

I've used an awesome Indigoblu stamp from the Enjoy Life Red Rubber Stamp set which was inked with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  Spellbinders dies are always on hand to add interest to any project.  Scrapbook Adhesives from 3L added some dimension behind the stamp.

Along the edge, I used the cut off strip from one of the papers then used Beacon's Fabri-Tac to add a strip of lace and pearls where the papers meet.

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Steph's Art Panel

Hi everyone, I am participating in the Designer Crafts Connection blog hop this month.  This month we are working with some fabulous products from Rebekah Meier.

I'm working with the Mini Paper Quilt Kit which comes with an assortment of products to create a fun quilted project.

I chose to create an art panel to hang in my studio.

Following the instructions, I cut the pieces to size, then fused the tissue to the EZ Steam.    Unfortunately, I applied my tissue backwards, but not to worry as you really don't know it's backwards once the project is completed.  Remember, there are no wrong ways to create!
Using the included sponge, I sponged on several colors of Jacquard Fabric Paint, starting with the lightest color and working inwards.

I continued adding color until I was happy with the overall effect. 

Next, I used white paint through the Be In Love stencil randomly around the panel.  Then I used the included texture sheet to add more texture about the panel with white paint.

To finish, I sewed strips of fabric around the panel to finish the edges.  I also randomly stitched on the panel.  The photo was matted and also sewn in place.  Lace was added to the top edge and to the photo then the sentiment was sewn in place.

I inserted a dowel through the pocket I made in the top edge and tied on some ribbon to create the hanger.
Please stop by the DCC blog to see projects from all the designers.
Please leave me a comment, I'd love to know what you think!  And also leave a comment on the DCC bog for a chance to win an amazing prize.
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Random Art Journaling Fun

Hi everyone.  Do you create in your art journal?  I don't do it often enough, but find it is very relaxing with no expectations of what is to come. 

Please pop on over to the My Sweet Earth blog today and see how I created in my art journal this month.

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Joyclair's Butterfly Kisses

Hi everyone, check out the newest cards I've created for JoyClair.  The full tutorial is on the JoyClair blog.


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Create Your Own Rainbow Contest

Do you create your own rainbow?
I sure love to!
Whether the day is cloudy and grey or I am feeling a little blue, I love to get crafty, artsy, and a little bit creative to put a smile on my face. It really does work.
“A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



We are having a contest and we want to see how you create your own rainbow! Someone is going to win a complete package of NEW Susan K. Weckesser Inc. designer Color POP Inks by Clearsnap Inks. (All 8 new colours!)
Here's the details:
1) Share a picture of how and/or why you create your own rainbow on Facebook or Instagram. You can share it on Susan K. Weckesser Inc. FB page.
2) Make sure to tag @susankweckesserinc with the hashtag #createyourownrainbow .
Find me on Instagram HERE!
3) Leave a comment on this blog just saying, " I create my own rainbow!"
4) Tag a friend who creates their own rainbows too!
But there is more!!!
All of the Susan K. Weckesser Inc. Creative Team members are having this Create Your Own Rainbow Contest own their blogs too!!!! And they are all giving away Color POP Mini inks away too! So go check out their blogs! We can't wait to see how you create your own rainbow!
Susan K. Weckesser Inc. Creative Team:
Joyce Shaulis
And here's a little something I created with Unicorns and Rainbows.

Remember to be entered for a chance to win Color Pop inks, leave me a comment saying "I create my  own rainbow!" and share a picture of your rainbow on Facebook or Instagram.
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Every Day Sentiment Cards with JoyClair stamps

Hi everyone, have  you checked out the JoyClair line of stamps yet?

One of the newest sets released this month is Every Day Sentiments.  Check out how I've mixed and matched these new sentiment stamps with other JoyClair stamps.

The Miss You/I'm Sorry sentiments were paired with the Speech Bubbles stamp set.

Time to Celebrate was paired with Just Kitten Around.

Belated Birthday Wishes was paired with Lovely Swirl Background stamp.

Best Wishes was paired with Wedding Wishes.

Don't forget, JoyClair is celebrating it's one year anniversary and all August 2015 stamps are on sale!

Why not stop by the store and pick up your favorites today.

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Paverpol Altered Floral Jar

My newest project on the Paverpol blog  is an altered jar.

Stop by the blog to see how I created my project.

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Bowdabra back to school projects

I have a fun school project on the Bowdabra blog today with some fun school projects.

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Joy Clair August release

It's new release day at Joy Clair and the new stamps are amazing!!!!

Today I've used Bee Kind.  This is an amazing set.  Today I've kept the card simple in black and white and just added a pop of yellow.

I've stamped the beehive elements on both edges of the white panel.  I wanted it to appear as if one of the bees was leaving a "trail" so I stamped the trail first.  Then I randomly addeded 2 bees.  For color I used Smooch Accent Inks.

Be sure to visit each of the designers on this blog hop!

Steph Ackerman  you are here

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Joy Clair August Challenge


Hi everyone, it's a new month so it's time for a new challenge at JoyClair!  Get some inspiration from here:

I've used one of the new stamp sets coming out this month.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Love these butterflies.

Check out the challenge rules here and enter your card as there are prizes!!


Happy Birthday Envelope Card

Hi everyone, it's a new challenge at Scor-Pal and we'd love to see your birthday cards.

I've created an envelope birthday card.
Not only are envelope cards fun to make, they are quite easy. 
Cut 2 pieces of cardstock each 5 1/2" x 11".  Score each at 5 1/2".

Adhere the 2 pieces together creating a 3 panel card.  Then cut the 2 outer panels on an angle.

Decorate the outer panels and add die cut circles to the front of the card. 
I love this So Suzy cupcake stamp.  I  lightly colored it and added it to the center.
Once in place I added Stickles for some dimension.

I cut a smaller panel to fit inside for the card.
Adding a center strip, I stamped a So Suzy sentiment, then slipped a gift card under it.

Please stop by the Scor-Pal blog to see what the other designers have created.
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