TBT to January 13, 2015

HAPPY THURSDAY!!  Today will be my last installment of weekly Throwback Thursdays over at the Scrap’N Stamp Blog, and we’re featuring a project that’s close to my heart, even two years later–

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SPOILER ALERT!!  This project ended up being chosen as one of Tim’s Valentine Blogworthy Links in February 2015-

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–it also ended up being picked as…..

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….for the Frayed Fabrics Challenge that was going on at the Compendium of Curiosities III challenge at the time–Talk about a double honor!!

A BIG THANK YOU to Scrap’N Stamp Blog and store owner Raya for inviting me to participate in the weekly Throwback Thursdays for these past few months!  It’s been fun to revisit and share these projects with you!

Come on over to the Scrap’N Stamp Blog to see what this project was all about!  Hope to see you there!!

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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TBT to February 26, 2015

HI THERE & HAPPY THURSDAY!!  It’s time for a sneaky peek of my Throwback Thursday project over at the Scrap’N Stamp Blog today–

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Today’s Throwback Thursday creation comes from February 26, 2015 and was my try at Tim’s February tag design that year.  Head on over to the Scrap’N Stamp Blog for all of the thrown-back details!  Hope to see you there!! 🙂 🙂

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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TBT to February 2, 2015

HI THERE & HAPPY THURSDAY!!  We’re in full blown Valentine’s inspiration mode at the Scrap’N Stamp Blog for today’s Throwback Thursday.  Here’s a little hint of today’s Throwback project from February 2, 2015–

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I sure was a busy little crafting bee two years ago and I remember how fun making this tag was!

Come on over to the Scrap’N Stamp Blog for all of the details-Hope to see you there!!

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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TBT to February 15, 2015

HELLO HELLO HELLO!!  It’s time for another weekly sneak peek of today’s Throwback Thursday project at the Scrap’N Stamp Blog

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I remember this one–I tried all kinds of techniques for this Valentine’s project!!  For all of the reposted details, check out the Scrap’N Stamp Blog!!

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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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