Friday, March 31, 2017

Sweet Shop

Time for a little something different!  I am excited to be apart of a blog hop with Lawn Fawn and Xyron!  Check out details to win some goodies... and of course my project.  So sprinkle the love here and with the rest of the Design Team to be apart of the draw!

This week the Xyron and Lawn Fawn design teams will be sharing gorgeous projects featuring NEW Lawn Fawn releases - AND we're having a GIVEAWAY to celebrate! Just leave a comment on any (or all) of the LF projects we share on our FB page all week long and someone is going to win a $50 prize pack - a $25 LF gift certificate and a Xyron Mega Runner! 


OK the How you Bean? is totally adorable!  The set even has a separate lid stamp.  More possibilities...


I picked this pretty spring paper Perfectly Plaid Rainbow Petite Paper pack.  I do love plaid.  I stamped on the pattern paper and wait for it... fussy cut.  Don't panic, there is a matching die How you Bean- Lawn Cuts for this stamp set.


All those jelly's stamped and yes, more fussy cutting.  I wanted to layer and stack the jars.  Trimming the beans so they spill the way the jars tilt.


ACK... trying the new Distress Oxide Inks by watercoloring the jelly's.  Love them!!!  Time to make this easy and my Create a Sticker to adhere all these jelly beans.


I know... it's still looking cute and you're wondering when it's going to look like my style!  Lets get the stacked mason jars through the Creative Station first.


I prepped my journal with Oxide Ink, smearing and watercoloring.  Peel the jars back and adhere.


A little stencil splotching and vintage photo Oxide and attach the stack of jars.  Flicky, flicky with water and BAM the Oxide turns magical. 


I added some Distress Collage Medium Crazing to the jars and jelly's.  Anything I attached to the pages.  I edge the jars and jelly's with black soot distress crayon and smudge.


I die cut the Hanging Sign and inked with Oxide.  With some left over green plaid paper and cut "SWEET SHOP" with Alphanumeric.  These teeny letters are perfect for the 3" Disposable Sticker Maker.


OMG the wee lids are adorable!  I added the Small Talk sentiments to the pages for fun... "Creativity takes Courage" and "Trust your crazy Ideas".


There you have it.  My new Art Journal, OK it's a really old book that has a new life with my "Sweet Shop" pages.


I love the stacked mason jars!  Not bad for such a cute set ;)


The Xyron  DT have been creating all week with Lawn Fawn.  Make sure to check out their blogs and social media for more awesome projects!

Lets create
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Bee-lieve

Do you have the Spring Issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine yet?  You'll find this card in the Technique Tasters section page 66-67.  Today I am sharing a full tutorial on how I created the background and layering for Tuesday with the Team.  
 

Pop by Creative Scrapbooker Magazine to see my full step out tutorial on the blog...
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

London

I am sad to see another senseless act of violence in the world.  I feel so sad for all the people who are worried and affected.  

I wanted to show my thoughts are with them and I kept thinking of my London Sights stamp set.... and my new art journal


I was just going to create a tag... but....


I found this metal crown in my stash and used it as a topper for my messy bow.


I inked a distress mixed media tag with blueprint sketch and candied apple spray stain.


I cut the word Strength with the new Sizzix Broadway die with leather paper.


I love the Small Talk words.  Always handy!


I used some texture paste tinted with barn door and hickory smoke re-inker.  The bricked stencil makes a perfect textured background.


The page is coated in white gesso and blended distress crayons.


Thinking of all my friends across the pond.

Sharing with...

A Vintage Journey- All Aboard
Country View Challenges- Inspired by Tim Holtz
 
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Passport to the World

The other day a big box of goodies arrived via the big brown truck.  Nothing like Happy Mail.  Some of the goodies packed away was a pile of papers perfect for travel crafting!

Xyron packed a box of stuff you'll be seeing over the coming weeks.  This project is decked out with Teresa Collins papers, ink and accessories.  The knew right away I wanted to use my Passport Sizzix die.


I cut the passport with chipboard and cut the Wanderlust paper to deck it out.  I sprayed the spine cut with black soot distress spray and dragged Gold Shine ink over it.


I attached all the pattern paper pieces to the chipboard with the Xyron tape.  Inking the edges with black soot distress ink and more Gold Shine for a worn look.


A variety of mini sizzix die cuts... all travel related cut with chipboard and pattern paper.  I ran the chipboard cuts through the create a sticker for the back of the chipboard.  


The paper cuts go through the Creative Station and attach to the chipboard.  In moments the die cuts are ready to attach to the Passport.

Taking the golden paperclips and coating them in alcohol ink makes them more rustic, perfect for my style.  I heard the   Creative Station is perfects for adding adhesive for thick clear cardstock without showing the sticky...

Ohhh it worked!  Fun part... stamping and decorating!


Layering the pages with these coordinating chipboard cutouts makes them thick and full perfect for journaling around.  You can use the gold shine ink for adding colour to the string.  The string pieces dry right away and you're ready to thread the pages and tie it off to the book.


I cut some tabs from the Tiny Tabs and Tags die and inked up the stamp sayings to attach the pages.


Layered mini die cuts and pattern papers for this pretty travel passport.


Little snippets of papery fun to write memories.


This passport takes no time at all to assemble with all the great paper and coordinating embellishments.

Love how this turned out!


Check more inspiration all week from the rest of the Design Team and see the different projects and products they were sent on the Xyron Facebook Page.  
Challenges to Enjoy
A Vintage Journey- All Aboard
Country View Challenges- Inspired by Tim Holtz
 
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