TBT to Jan 31, 2015

HELLO THERE & HAPPY NEW YEAR!!  Thanks for joining me today as we continue the Throwback Thursday feature at the Scrap’N Stamp Blog!  As the ‘Season of Love’ is creeping into view, we’re going to share Love and Valentine’s themed projects for the next several TBTs to get ya’ll in the mood!!  Today, we’re going back to a project I created two years ago for the Eclectic Ellapu DT that I was on….

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This is a fun project to revisit and will surely ‘inflame’ your creative desire…   😉 🙂

I hope you head over to the Scrap’N Stamp Blog to check out all of the project details!

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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TBT to July 14, 2015

HAPPY almost NEW YEAR!!!  WOO-HOO!!!  And it’s Thursday, too!!  HEY–That means it’s Throwback Thursday time at the Scrap’n Stamp Blog!!  Glad I didn’t decide to hibernate the rest of the year away!! LOL!! 😉 🙂

Today, for the last Throwback Thursday of 2016, we’re ending the year on a sunshiny kind of feeling with a posting from July 14, 2015

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I totally loved making this!!  As a matter of fact, I’m altering the larger box to match (finally!) 😉 🙂

Come on over to the Scrap’n Stamp Blog to find out how I made this sunflower and altered the round trinket box–You’ll love it!!

Wishing you all a HAPPY & SAFE NEW YEAR!!

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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Little Merry Christmas Trees

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY FRIDAY & MERRY CHRISTMAS one more time!!  I’m here on this Eve of Christmas Eve real quickly today to share a couple more little pieces of Christmas ‘art’ that I made for the holiday–Well, they’re actually a couple more ornaments 😉 🙂

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These ornaments were so fun and easy to make, I wish I had made more (to keep for myself!) LOL!  Alas, these ornaments were sent out as little gifts, and knowing they have arrived at their destinations, I can now talk about them and share how I put these together 🙂 🙂

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For this first little ornament, I painted the base and hanger of the decorative dome with Picket Fence DP and let air dry then I sprayed this mini Christmas tree with Picket Fence DSS and set that aside to drip dry.

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This second mini Christmas tree was sprayed with Mowed Lawn DSS and I painted the base with Gathered Twigs DP.

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When the trees were dry, I rubbed the tips of the bristles with diamond glaze then dipped and rolled each in Clear Rock Candy DG.  While the glitter was drying,  I made the two shrink plastic Merry Christmas tags–I stamped Merry Christmas onto pieces of shrink plastic with Jet Black Archival, punched holes into the plastic, then shrunk down using my embossing heat tool.

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I applied a layer of white embossing paste onto the bases of the decorative domes, sprinkled with Clear Rock Candy DG then set each tree into the center of the wet embossing paste.  Then I dipped the rims of the glass domes into a little puddle of gloss Decou-Page and pressed into the wet embossing paste.

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When the domes were dried and secured, I placed each on a hanger with a few beads and the shrink plastic tags, and that’s all there was to them!  Are these cute or what?!  I just love them and I really did want to keep them!!  LOL!! 🙂 🙂

I don’t think I’ll have another posting until next Thursday, so I’ll sign off for now with BIG WISHES of a Very Merry Christmas to you all!!

Thanks so much for stopping in today!!  Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Decorative Domes & Mini Christmas Trees (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology)
  • Distress Spray Stains, Paint & Distress Glitter (Tim Holtz/Ranger); White Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi)
  • Shrink Plastic (Inkssentials/Ranger); Archival Ink (Ranger); Merry Christmas Stamp (Hero Arts)
  • Diamond Glaze; Gloss Decou-Page (DecoArt)
  • Beads; Jump Rings; Metal Ornament Hangers

TBT to March 7, 2014

MERRY CHRISTMAS–a few days early, and HAPPY THURSDAY!!  Time for our weekly Throwback Thursday at the Scrap’n Stamp Blog!!  Today, knowing that all of you have gotten all of your hand-crafted Christmas cards and tags sent off for the season, we’re going ‘Industrial’ and revisiting a posting from March 7, 2014

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Come on over to the Scrap’n Stamp Blog to see what’s ‘blooming’!!  Hope to see you there!!

I’m going to try to sneak in another Christmas creation post before the holiday weekend is upon us, especially since said Christmas creations are in the mail and well on their way to their intended destinations for the holiday 🙂 🙂

I’ll be back soon!!  Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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TBT to November 28, 2014

Well, HELLO THERE!!  Thanks for popping in for this week’s sneak peek installment of  Throwback Thursday for the Scrap’n Stamp Blog!!  We’re revisiting another Christmastime creation from two years ago-November 28, 2014…..

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My Goodness!  Two years ago, I made this?  It seems like yesterday, I’m tellin’ ya’!!  It was really fun revisiting this posting and I hope you enjoy it, too!  So, head on over to the Scrap’n Stamp Blog for all of the particulars!  Hope to see you there 🙂 🙂

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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Mini-Canvas Ornaments

HI THERE & HAPPY TUESDAY-Thanks for dropping in today!!  I’ve been a little busy at the craft table lately and I’ve gotten most of my Christmas creations finished for the season, but I’m doing something different this year–I didn’t make Christmas cards, I made little pieces of Christmas art instead!

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This is the first set of goodies I made–a trio of mini-canvas ornaments, that overall, were pretty quick and easy to make because they are so small (and cute if I don’t say so myself)!  Let me tell you a little bit about them–

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These mini canvases measure 2″x 2″ and I started with texturing the background of each canvas with Tim’s Bubble LS and white embossing paste.  While the embossing paste was still wet, I sprinkled Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter over the surface and let air dry–Love those sparkles!  When the EP was dry, I rubbed the top of each canvas with blue tones of Distress Stains-Broken China, Faded Jeans & Salty Ocean, then spritzed the canvases with water and let that color do its thing.

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The snowflake that adorns each canvas is Tim’s Layered Snowflake die cut out of shrink plastic.  Before shrinking each snowflake, I colored with alcohol inks and touches of silver paint pen.  Before adhering the snowflakes, I drilled a little hole in the top and bottom of the canvases to insert the seam binding hangar and beaded doo-dad.

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To hide the backsides of the canvases with their internal workings of the seam binding and beaded accent, I stenciled and stained a piece of mixed-media paper in the same manner as the front sides, except I stenciled with Picket Fence DP.  I cut the pieces of stenciled & stained mixed media paper to size, ran through my sewing machine, roughed up the edges with my paper distresser, then rubbed the edges with Hickory Smoke DI.

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I printed the ‘Merry Christmas’ word bands from my computer and finished each canvas with a little Mirrored Heart to add an extra little touch of sparkle.  See–Easy Peasy!!

I’ve got a few more Christmas art pieces on the craft table that I need to hurry and finish, and as long as I take pictures of them before packing up, I’ll be back to share-You know how that can go!  So, hopefully I’ll be back soon, but if I go missing, I could be waiting in line at the post office!! LOL 😉 🙂

Thanks again for stopping by today for a visit!!  Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • 2″ x 2″ Mini Canvas; Mixed-Media Paper (Strathmore); Shrink Plastic (Inkssentials/Ranger)
  • Distress Stain, Glitter, Paint & Ink (Tim Holtz/Ranger); White Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi); Silver Paint Pen
  • Bubbles Layering Stencil (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous)
  • Seam Binding; Glass Beads; Mirror Hearts (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology)
  • Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Paper Distresser (Tim Holtz/Tonic Studios); Palette Knife; Scissors

TBT to November 30, 2014

HELLO HELLO HELLO!!!  HAPPY THROWBACK THURSDAY!!  Today at the Scrap’n Stamp Blog, we’re going back to a post from November 30, 2014 when I was in full blown ‘Christmastime Craft Mode’–

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I’m only giving you a sneak peek here–for all of the crafty details, head on over to the Scrap’n Stamp Blog!

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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