Sweet Friends

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY FRIDAY!!  I’m ending the week over at the Lost Coaster’s Review Blog, with what will be my last posting as a member of the LCDesigner’s Team.  I’ve had such a Wonderful time being a part of the Lost Coast Designs/Carmen’s Veranda DT and creating projects using rubber stamp art from such a FUN company!  It was Truly an honor-Thank You to Leigh & Linda and the entire LCD/CV DT!

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For my parting LC Review posting, I’ve made a couple of simple cards to remember me by, so, I do hope you come over to the Lost Coaster’s Review Blog for a little fare-the-well creative inspiration 🙂

Hope to see you there!!  Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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Party Cat Pendant

HELLO THERE & HAPPY SATURDAY!!  You’ll find me over at the Lost Coaster’s Review Blog today sharing a first time, experimental of sorts, project–Here’s a sneak peek to entice you over….

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You’ve seen this face before–It’s my favorite Lost Coast Designs Party Cats image!!  Come on over to the Lost Coaster’s Review Blog and see what I experimented with and how it all turned out–for better or worse, it’s all there for you to see!!  Hope to see you there!!

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Stamps:  Party Cat Set & Doodle Circles (Lost Coast Designs)
  • Archival Ink (Ranger); Diamond Glaze (Judikins)
  • Shrink Plastic (Inkssentials/Ranger); Mixed-Media Paper (Strathmore)
  • Soldering Iron (Choice 100/Glass Supplies); Copper Foil Tape (Glass Supplies); Silver Solder; Flux; 1 1/2″ x 2″ Glass (Glass Supplies)
  • Jump Ring; Beads; Flat Head Pin; Self-Adhesive Black Pearls; Chit Chat Stickers (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology)
  • Embossing Heat Gun; Finger Knife (Fiskars); Scissors; Matte Decou-Page (DecoArt)

Too Soon for Swimsuit Girl?

HELLO HELLO HELLO & Happy Thursday!!  I’m here to entice you with a little sneaky peek of my project that I’m sharing over at the Lost Coaster’s Review Blog today–

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I know that Spring has just sprung, but it’s never too early to start thinking and ‘preparing’ for swimsuit season!  Come on over to the Lost Coaster’s Review today and see how I’m getting myself ready for the season 😉 🙂

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Stamps:  Swimsuit Girl & Doodle Circles (Lost Coast Designs)
  • Archival Ink (Ranger); Distress Ink (Tim Holtz/Ranger); White Pigment Ink (ColorBox); White Embossing Powder; Simply Art Water Color Set; White Gel Pen (Sakura); Shimmer Mist (MFT)
  • Mixed-Media Paper (Strathmore); White & Pink Card Stocks (PTI); Black Card Stock (Core’dinations)
  • Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Embossing Heat Gun; Heat Tool; Finger Knife (Fiskars); Round WC Paint Brush; Water Brush; Matte Decou-Page (DecoArt)

Doodle Flowers

Happy Monday & Happy Leap Year!!  I’m ending the month over at the Lost Coasters Review Blog today and had I planned better, I would have made something for the Leap Year occasion, darn it!  But, alas, my head is outdoors with the early Spring, and I’m thinking about flowers (and raking the beds, and laying down new top soil, and repairing the sprinkler line, and I could go on!) …..

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Just a little sneaky peek of what I made using, just two, wonderful stamps from Lost Coast Designs.  You’ll have to come over to the Lost Coasters Review to see the details–Hope to see you there!!

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Stamps:  Doodle Flowers & Misc. Words (Lost Coast Designs)
  • Mixed-Media Paper (Strathmore); Colored Card Stock (Papertrey Ink)
  • Simply Art Water Color Set; Archival Ink & Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger); Pigment Ink (Colorbox)
  • Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Finger Knife (Fiskars); Heat Tool; #10 Round WC Paint Brush; Matte Decou-Page (DecoArt); Double-Backed Tape (3M)
  • Enamel Dots (My Minds Eye)

Happy Happy, Joy Joy

HAPPY SATURDAY!!  I’ve got a little sneaky peek of my quickie project at Lost Coasters Review for you today—

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Just look at that face!!  Happy Happy, Joy Joy says it all!!  Hope to see you there!!

Until  next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR’S EVE!!  Well, at least here in the U.S. we’re still in 2015–But to my international friends–HAPPY NEW YEAR!!  It’s 2016 elsewhere in the world and I can hear the New Years resolutions being made now!!  😉

I’m at the Lost Coaster’s Review Blog today with a happy, holiday card–Just one more before the year is done.  Here’s a little sneaky peeky if you’d like to join me over there–

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Is this little kitty face just the cutest?!  This image reminds me of my own Angel Kitty, Daisy–

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OK–I digress!!  Anything to include a picture of one of my furry kids!! 🙂 🙂

So, come on over and have a visit with me at the Lost Coaster’s Review Blog!  I hope to see you there!!

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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Board Game Pieces

Hi There!!  Happy Monday!!  It’s time for a new challenge at our Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and I’m here today representing LCD Team Inspire with my project for Challenge #19–Board Game Pieces!!  I have effectively cannibalized my Scrabble game to spell-out and add a little J-O-Y to my Christmas inspired creation today….

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I’m loving this Reindeer Doll image from Carmen’s Veranda-I love how her left arm is out to hold anything you give her–Perfect for holding this message of JOY!  I managed to take a few step-out photos while I was making this–let me show you what I did!!

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I gathered some of the supplies together that I’m going to use to make this tag.  I had that piece of stained & embossed stock in my stash, and it looks perfect for what I want to do.  I did end up using Black Soot DP, instead of the Picket Fence DP pictured–the Picket Fence DP wouldn’t have given me the grunge factor I was looking for…

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I stamped the Reindeer Doll image several times to fussy cut and piece together.

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My stenciling got away from me a bit, but I’m not too worried–this is just the first layer that will mostly be covered anyways!  I applied Black Soot DP with a finger dabber through the stencil and I ended up dabbing too hard, thus the bleeding of the paint, but there’s that grunge factor I was looking for 🙂

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I ripped the embossed stock into pieces and did this preliminary placement with how I’ll position them….

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I stained the tag with Barn Door DS and heat set.

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I ran the tag through my sewing machine to add a stitched border….

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….and I ran all of the ripped pieces of embossed stock through my sewing machine to add a stitched border to all of those pieces, too.

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I spread Crackled Texture Paste onto the tag with a palette knife then pressed the ripped pieces of embossed stock into the wet paste and let air dry.

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Here’s a close-up of some of those wonderful cracks!!  I love using crackle mediums–they add so much to a project with so little effort!

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While the crackle paste was drying, I was drilling holes through the Scrabble tiles.

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I strung the tiles, with beads onto .45mm beading wire.

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I made the messy bows out of seam binding that I stained with Barn Door DS and Pewter Perfect Pearls Mist.

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I found a quote in TH’s Small Talk Stickers that I fussy cut into word bands, rubbed with Tea Dye DI and mounted onto black stock.  I adhered them to the tag with matte Decou-Page and set between heavy books for just a few minutes to set into place.  When dry, I outlined each word band with Hickory Smoke DI and my water brush.

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I adhered Reindeer Doll into place with matte Decou-page, then outlined with watered down Hickory Smoke DP and my water brush, then I used my hot glue gun to secure the Scrabble ornament into place-Just the bow is secure, the tiles swing freely.  I dabbed a bit of matte Decou-Page under Reindeer Doll’s feet and sprinkled white seed beads over the surface and finished with another messy bow tied to the top of the tag!

Thanks so much for joining me today!!  I hope you’ve enjoyed my very first challenge inspiration piece that I’ve made as a new member of the LCD/CV DT!!  Head on over to the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity to enter your stamped creations to our Board Game Pieces Challenge!!  The link is open until December 20th @ 11:55pm PST and as long as your project contains stamping, you’re eligible!!

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Stamps:  Reindeer Doll (Carmen’s Veranda)
  • Scrabble Tiles; Bead Wire; Beads; Closed Jump Ring
  • Jumbo Manila Tag; Mixed-Media Paper (Strathmore); Black Stock (Core’dinations); White Stock (PTI)
  • Distress Inks, Stains, Markers & Paints (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Archival Inks (Ranger); Textured Crackle Paste (Wendy Vecchi); Perfect Pearls Mist (Ranger); Diamond Glaze (Judikins)
  • Flower Embossing Folder (Sizzix); Big Shot Machine (Sizzix); Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Palette Knife; Finger Knife (Fiskars); Water Brush
  • Seam Binding; Seed Beads