Monday, November 25, 2013

Holiday Home Decor with Stickles.

Mixed Media is perfect for home decor and this is a great season to be inspired and to find materials in all the stores for our projects.  Personally, I love collecting vintage looking santas in all forms of media. I fell in love with an oil painting in a local gallery of an amazing Santa, however it was out of reach for my wallet!  So I decided to make a much smaller and less expensive version with some Christmas wrapping supplies from the Dollar store, and Stickles!

This is actually a gift box that I merely embellished with some Christmas Red and Gold Stickles.  I in ten to prop this on an easel and display it on my buffet in my entry way when we get up our decorations next weekend.  It was a super easy and cheap project, but I love the look so I had to share this with all of you this week as my Mixed Media Monday piece and as inspiration for the blog "All That Stickles".  I was going to add some white flower soft or flocking to the white fur on this Santa, but I thought the Stickles were enough.

I hope that you are inspired to make some Holiday Home Decor with Stickles and inexpensive supplies.
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Being Thankful Card

Hi, I made this card for the Get Inky! Stamps challenge blog a few weeks ago as inspiration for that challenge and the upcoming ThanksGiving season in the U.S.A.  We celebrated already here in Canada with too much good food!  So here is the card I made:

To make this card I scored and folded some orange card stock from Staples.  I die cut two labels with my Sizzix and Stampin' Up! die, one in orange and one in white.  I trimmed the edges of the white card so as to be able to matt it onto the orange.  I also used some scraps of printed paper on the front panels.  I used the Get Inky! Holidays 2013 stamps to stamp the cute pumpkin and the sentiment.  I used Memnto Black ink, orange Gelatos by Faber Castell and colouring pencils by Prismacolor.

I hope that you enjoyed this quick project.  Thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

WOYWW, Nov. 20, 2013

Time to shed some light on my craftiness of late.  My entire basement and part of the main floor of my house have piles, bags, and boxes of on going projects.  I very very recently partnered up with a fellow crafter and friend in a new business and it is keeping me busy busy busy.  We just opened up our own booth of crafty and artsy goodness at a new and local indoor year round flea market.  It is so new that business is very slow as word is getting around at a snail's pace.  However, nothing ventured, nothing gained.  So here is a picture of one of my work tables in my studio, WARNING it is a mess!

By the way I am sharing this with you courtesy of Julia, thanks again. :)

Sorry if I have been inconsistent in my weekly postings, I have been busy with this new project which involved painting, moving, and setting up a space outside my home while creating an inventory and going about regular daily life!  I have also not been very good at following up on the other WOYWWs, sorry I will try to catch up over the next few days and whenever I have a free moment while in my new little shop, we have wi-fi there! :)

Thank you for stopping by.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Let's Talk Turkey, Mixed Media Monday 2

Hi, if you are looking for the Blog Hop please click here.

Hi, and welcome to Monday!  I made a scrapbook (12" x 12") with photos from my family's Thanksgiving this year:

That is not a typo they were thankful and FULL of food!  By the way, just in case some of you may be wondering if I got my date right, I did, we had Thanksgiving already a couple weeks ago.

The pictures are of my boys and some of the food we prepared and ate.  I used scrapbook papers from my stash, American Crafts card stock in orange and yellow, sticker letters and numbers by Creative Memories, the background page is also from C.M., and Stickles by Ranger.

I fussy cut some of the funny little turkeys saying :Gobble Gobble" and decorated them with Paprika and Lime Green coloured Stickles.

Scrapbooks are great for playing with Mixed Media and Stickles, give it a try!

Thanks for stopping by. :)

Please visit the All That Stickles Blog for more inspiration.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Black Diamond Deals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Black Diamond Deals Blog Hop brought to you by the All that Stickles design team!

The biggest shopping day of the year is just around the corner, and the ATS design team has put together some fun, sparkly shopping projects to help inspire those shopping lists! (And maybe the shine from all the glitter will help wake you up in the middle of the night to hit the stores!)

 If you've come from Chas's blog, you're in the right place! If you've just come across the hop, please visit All that Stickles.

I made this in my art journal while I was sitting in my own booth hoping to have paying customers!  I have had this stamp set from Rusty Pickle for quite a while and I thought this one was perfect for our hop's theme.  It reminds me of hanging out with my girl friends and shopping! Even though, on Black Friday I usually shop alone as I mean business, hey if I am getting up that early I need coffee and no attitudes!!..  Here in this region of Canada the shopping  on Black Friday, has usually been quite civil. People are generally polite and courteous, unlike the visions we see on the television news.

This page started out with a base of watercolour paint and splatters.  I then stamped with Ranger's Archival Black ink, went over the lighter lines with a black Bic Permanent ink marker.  The rosettes are made from recycled cash register receipts (how appropriate for this theme) and the Tim Holtz/ Sizzix Rosette Die Cut.  I added some Rock Candy, Black Diamond, and Pink Stickles for the bling.  On the stamped handbags and shopping bags of the girls I used the same stickles.  I used black gelatos for the girls' shadows (Faber Castell),  and the trims and ribbon are from my stash.
Now if we could all have such sparkly shopping bags when we shop I think retail sales would be higher!  Ha Ha Ha.  So, I apologize if I am encouraging you to spend this upcoming Holiday Season, but remember the people who work in stores also need the pay.
I hope that you liked your stop here today.  Have a fun and safe shopping spree.  Thanks for stopping by.

We have blog candy for those who are a follower of All that Stickles and leave a comment on every stop of the hop! Winners will be announced Wednesday November 20th at All that Stickles.

$15 Gift Certificate
7 Digital Stamps of Winner's Choice

3 Digital Stamps of Winner's Choice
(If you email TSC letting them know you're hopping with us, you'll receive a free image!)

2 Digital Stamps of Winner's Choice

Your next stop is Cathie's's blog! 

Here's the complete lineup:
Thanks for hopping! :) Don't forget to check out our Let's Talk Turkey Linky Party!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Gobble Gobble Mixed Media Monday

Hi, today's Mixed Media is a small and quick project that  made for the current theme over at the All That Stickles blog where I am a member of the design team.  I made these turkey cupcake picks for the "Let's Talk Turkey" Linky Party.

Originally I had intended to bake the cupcakes and therefore post the recipe which would have made this a real mixed media piece.  However, I had to buy some cupcakes instead.  So, I cheated a bit this week on my project.  I cut out some turkeys with their Gobble Gobble saying and glued them to toothpicks backed with card stock.  I used Paprika Stickles to decorate them.  It is a good way to use up scrapbook paper scraps or to use funky all over printed papers. 

I hope that you enjoyed.  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Tree Blueprint Mixed Media Monday

I am having fun with these new Stamp and Die sets from Sizzix and Ranger in my Mixed Media projects.  I love to use layers and I usually do  lot of fussy cutting in my works, and with this set I save some time!
ok, so maybe you are here and you just want to know how I put this together?  Well, here goes...

I used a very strong piece of corrugated cardboard from an old box that I gessoed and covered with some wrinkled recycled tissue paper.  I adhered the tissue with a coat of Modge Podge, then spritzed on some inks and dyes from Ranger and Tattered Angels.  Once dry I used light modeling paste by Liquitex through an old piece of punchinella.  The center of the project is made out of a piece of American Crafts card stock and some scraps of scrapbook paper I had.  I used the stamps and Dies from the Sizzix and Tim Holtz Alterations line "Tree Blueprint".    I stamped with Memento Black ink, coloured with Distress inks: Fired Brick, Broken China, and Lemon Yellow.  I decorated with Distress Stickles by Ranger in: Scattered Straw, Fired Brick, Broken China and some Yellow. The edges of the pieces were inked with Ranger's Distress Tea Dyte ink.   everything was adhered with foam adhesive and Aleene's Tacky glue.  The bow was made from vintage red satin ribbon from my stash and glued on with hot glue.

I made this piece as inspiration for the ongoing challenge: "Anything Goes and Distress Stickles" over at the All That Stickles blog.  I hope that you participate.  I also hope that you enjoyed your visit today. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

3-D Snowflake

Hi, today I am sharing with you a  three dimensional paper snowflake ornament that I created for the Get Inky! Stamps By Blue Moon Creation and the blog.  It can also be used as a bow on a gift.

All you need to make these are 12 strips of paper measuring 6 inches by half an inch, cut from a 6 inch square piece of double sided printed paper.  My twist on this is that I chose to use a single sided printed paper (with little snowmen) and I stamped on the white side.  I used the stamps from the Holidays 2013 stamp set from Get Inky! , red and green stamping ink (Stampin' Up!) to make it a double sided paper.
I love this project because it looks a lot more complicated to make then it actually is.  It is a great way to make something pretty with just a few supplies.  The process involves some weaving of the paper strips and little dabs of glue  where connections are made.  I got the idea from another blogger "The Frugal Crafter" where she has a whole video tutorial on how to weave the paper and form the bows/snowflakes.  I just added the stamping.
These are fun to make while watching television and once you get the hang of it they can be addictive.  I warned you!

Have fun and go Get Inky!  Thanks for viewing.