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Giveaway and the Grungy Garden

Yep I am hosting a Giveaway. A little thank you for all the votes and support you shared during the Sizzix Who Are You contest!!!  Check out the project and you'll scroll your way to the giveaway. Before we get to my giveaway I wanted to show you a project I was "challenged" to do. I am not big on pattern papers.  I was challenged to create a project using the new Graphic 45 Botanical paper.  I wouldn't say I love Graphic 45 paper.  I wouldn't say I like the botanical paper...but keep in mind flowery isn't my thing when it comes to paper.  With that said I happily accept.  My goal here was to take "pretty" paper and make it grungy for this mini shadow box.  I distressed, inked and cracked.  I even fussy cut.  UGH... Flowers aren't my thing but I do love my tattered floral dies including the Jumbo one!  Using the pattern paper (usually I would make my own) I inked with vintage photo and stormy sky.  The wee center flower is a fussy cut from a sh…


WOW... In case you missed it the Sizzix "Who Are You" Contest has chosen their winner.  All your votes counted!  I wanted to say a quick THANK YOU for all the support and encouragement.  Just to have been picked by Sizzix as a finalist already made me feel like a winner.  I am humbled by all your support, votes and the level of talent the other finalist shared. I look forward to ongoing learning and sharing with you crafty fun!  Watch for my adventures in California as this Canadian is heading South!

12 Tags of 2014- February Tag

I won't be submitting this one for Tim's blog as I already submitted, HERE.  However, I did still want to make this months "TAG".  I followed the tutorial on Tim's blog and how lovely it turned out! I LOVE this stamp set! The chalk art technique is awesome. I don't have the trim and arrow used so I made do with what I have!  The stacked stars edge die and foil tape is a lovely compromise. I used the game spinners and a wee sprocket as an arrow. I attached some red tinsel to soften the harsh line of the edge die. Love the new Heart Stencil.  OK I love all the stencils.  Click HERE to see how I store my stencils. So excited to own this new stamp set.  I have used it a lot already!
LAST DAY TO VOTE!!! Head over to SIZZIX WHO ARE YOU and vote for me!VOTE #9
I need all the votes I can get so VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!  Then share with all your friends to vote for me too, #9! Thanks for voting and for your comments!

12 Tags of 2014- February Floral

Before I get to my February Tag (non tag) I wanted to remind you I need votes.  You can scroll down after you've peeking until then;)SIZZIX Who Are You Contest. I'm honored Sizzix has chosen me as one of twelve finalist giving me the chance to meet them.  Please help me realize this exciting opportunity and vote daily for my Chemist project, #9!  Voting Ends February 26th!  Vote Daily, #9(click the photo to enter)February Tag...well not really. For this month I have created a canvas trying the techniques used by Tim.  I will be creating a Tag but my heart stencil and stamps set are still en route heading north from Simon Says Stamps.  I did try to wait but I was too excited! The Jumbo Tattered Floral is quickly becoming a favorite.  I guess I'm longing for spring. The Garden Greens big die is fabulous.  I meant to dip it in crackle but I coated the cuts in glossy accents.  They still turned out amazing.  I used alcohol inks on the steams and what was a mistake…

Craft Room Organization; Part 5- Display Shelving

Once you've voted scroll down for all my display shelving ideas!  No peeking until then! Sizzix Who Are You Contest, vote daily for me, #9!  You have until February 26th. I'm offering up daily reminders on Facebook too!  And no one has "unfriended" me...yet!  Please share the link via social media or email with every living, breathing person you know!  The Sizzix Team doesn't know it yet but they are dying to meet me! Now that the business of voting is shared lets look at Part 5- Display Shelving!!!! I braved the top of my desk to bring you this shot!  Impressive.  Remember my Craft Room Storage my husband and son built me last summer!  Well it was on a different wall and I decided I wanted it on this wall.  Where it's 2" to long to fit.  My loving patient husband took it apart and ripped it down to fit!  YAY! Here is the piece he re sized for me.  Love having my Big Shot, Vagabond and shims all in one spot. On the other side all my dies are separated a…

Makin a Mess- Photo Tutorial

SIZZIX "WHO ARE YOU" CONTESTVOTE FOR ME...#9 Keep voting until February 26th! Tag Time! I really wanted to play with all my Spring Dies.  Lot's of pictures for you. Lets scroll... I started with some pattern paper, worn lipstick and antique linen stain.  Then cut my jumbo tattered flower. Sand your distress paper before you cut it for the leaves.  Makes it easier. Pumice stone and peeled paint stain for the #10 Tag Mist the tag with water. Then heat dry.
Love this Harlequin stencil!  I used peacock feathers distress ink. Isn't that pretty! I was going to stop there.  But then I saw picked raspberry!
And mustard seed with salty ocean!  I love all these brights.
Mist with water to create a reaction with the inks. This is the effect after heating.  STUNNING!
Time for some chalking using the #5 tag die. The Antiquities Frosted Crystal is a must for this technique.  On the petal tips I smeared some glossy accents with my finger. Then sprinkle distress glitter clear rock c…