Thursday, September 22, 2016

Fall Expedition

It's the first day of Fall!

I just got all my Sizzix dies to play with and I went for the Dashing Deer first knowing I was somehow going to create a fall project.  Well I usually have some idea of what I may create.  This one needed lots of leaves and burlap.  

Onto the fun!


I decided to layer up the antlers with the mat board cut 2 times and a layer of Sizzix Leather Paper.  I cut the head and upper body of the new Dashing Deer with some scrap Core paper.  For the leaves I made my own paper using watercolor paper and spray stains peeled paint, carved pumpkin and fossilized amber.  Spritz and spray.


Now that the paper is dry I can cut leaves using Layered Leaf and Tattered Leaves.  


I used the texture fade for the layered leaf and also ran my tattered leaves through my Vagabond.


For added texture I love cutting burlap!  I used the wood plank from the Ink Splats & Wood Planks Set texture fade for another layer of texture.  I inked the burlap and burlap ribbon then stamped the Halloween Silhouettes with Archival Jet Black.  Then add whatever embellishments you want.


I attached everything onto a burlap panel.  I used distress crayon peeled paint for the wordband and token.  Inked up the FALL Letterpress blocks and tucked a mini pumpkin on the stamped burlap bow.


I love all the fall leaves.  The NEW Mini Holiday Greens are AMAZING.  


I wrapped the panel with jute and have hung it up in my breakfast nook.  


I love creating for the Fall Season!  Check out all the latest fun dies HERE.




 
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

For the Love of...

COFFEE!!!

Oh how I love my Timmies...coffee!  My Crafty BFF just got this Tim Hortons Logo Stamp from Viva Las Vegas Stamps.  I have to get it right back to her (because she knows I'll keep it) so I needed to make a card... ASAP! 

OH MY GOSH I love it!  #itsacanadianthing


I cut the Freshly Brewed die using mat board and some Sizzix leather paper for the sleeve and . Alphanumeric Marquee Then I was itching to use the new Mixed Media Christmas Thinlit.  


To keep that coffee vibe I attached some burlap and inked up some Splat Coffee rings.  I continued the coffee mess on the inside.


Simplify Token wrapped onto an arrow adornment.  I was tempted to add some distress crayon, but to token said to Simplify... so I did.


The cup is inked with Tim's signature red cup.  


 The Leather Paper stamped looks just like the sleeves at Timmies.


I just love the Alphanumeric Marquee "COFFEE" and a strip of burlap.


I may have made this mess this morning with my own Timmies...


I hope I don't get in trouble for using my husbands's coffee beans for this...


I am a HUGE Timmies fan so I adore this stamp!  I really wanted to visit Viva Las Vegas Stamps when I was there last year.  But the only day I had time they were closed... BOO!  

Maybe next year...      
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Super Hero Shirts

POW... BANG... ZAP!!!!

I am teaching this weekend at The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival and this years theme is Super Hero!  So I have been agonizing over what I was going to wear.  Then I decided to make my own shirts.  These cost me a whole $10 and I had so much fun making them.

Here's a peek...


 With the help of my SIL and her Cricut I was able to make stencils.


Check it out... you can make your Sizzix dies into a stencil too.  My initals are made with the Typo Upper Case die.  



Want to see more...

Stop by the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Blog for the full tutorial on how I created these Super Hero shirts with a Cricut and DecoArt Mixed Media.




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Monday, September 12, 2016

Money Bags

Teenagers always want cash of gift cards... how boring.  The least I can do is make a few quick ways to stuff case and offer a different way to present the cash!  These took me less than 30 minute to whip off using scrap paper, various dies and some inky things.


Just grab a few dies, In the Bag, Pocket Die and Envelope.  I used the Stitched Rectangle die for the "tabs" to scribble Birthday messages on.


For these I grabbed some Paper Stash Scraps and cut.  This was literally 3 min.


Add some ink and a little hickory smoke distress paint to the 18 then throw it all together.  I inked the stitched rectangles and randomly stamped.


Done in under 30 minutes and ready for cash or gift cards.


There's the 18 popped over ephemera.



Some crinkle ribbon and gears to embellish.  I layered it all over some burlap.


Love this little gear tucked into the bow.



The bag is tied off with more inked ribbon.


Loving the stitched tab.


There's a simple way to gift cash!  Besides, my oldest son is 18 this weekend and he asked for cash... "But make it nice Mom!"

 
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