Sunday, September 2, 2012

Old and New Projects

This post will show you how easy it is to turn a plain dry erase board into a fabulous teaching tool with the help of Purple Cows Laminator and Hot Pockets!! I started by taking a dry erase board apart and removing the magnetic sheet. I measured the frame and created a background by cutting different patterned papers from Bella Blvd with the TrimIt and adding alphabet stickers to fit into the space. I laminated the background using an 8 1/2" x 11" hot pocket. The clock face, title strip and speech bubble were laminated separately from the background, cut out and then adhered to the project using foam adhesive to add dimension.

Because the project is laminated, you can write and erase just as you would with a magnetic dry erase board. NOTE: You can recreate this look using a regular picture frame. 

My younger son loves this project!  He's only 4, so he can't quite tell time yet, but he loves drawing on the hands.  Before you know it, he'll be telling time like a pro.

Here's are a couple of peeks or the details.


Purple Cows: TrimIt, Laminator, Hot Pockets
Bella Blvd: Patterned Paper, Chipboard, Stickers
Dry Erase Board

Here's another projects that I created for Purple Cow's and [my last project for] Basically Bare. 
I used the Polly’s Pocket album which has plenty of pockets for storing extra photos and memorabilia along with a ton of brightly hued papers from Bella Blvd. The album is embellished with Stack-A-Bellie Owls, Bare Basics Wings, Welcome Little One, Bare Basics Heart Set #2, Blossoms and Leaves, and Buttons, and the Large Pennant Set.

I heat embossed the handle and legs of the stroller with Metallic Silver WOW embossing Powder before covering it with patterned paper. I added a little umph to the wheels with self adhesive buttons.

 I added some detail to the pages by using Purple Cows StampIt. 

I created the flower embellie by covering a chipboard flower with patterned paper, inking the edges and adhering a sticker with pop dots.

I used Zig Fabricolor Pens to add color to the felt banner.

I had a lot of fun creating the rattle! I heat embossed the handle and covered the top in patterned paper. I used a blister from product packaging to serve as the dome of the rattle. I filled it with beads and glitter and hot glued it to the rattle.

I used clear snaps spray ink to add color to the canvas heart.

 I love the stackable embellishments because there are so many options for customizing them.


I used Zig Fabricolor pens to color the wngs of the owl, and then dresed him in patterned paper and gems for his eyes.

As always, thank you for stopping by.  Have a great holiday!!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Creative Imaginations/Faber-Castell Blog Hop

Creative Imaginations and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft designers have teamed up for a fabulous blog hop from August 27-31st! Hop with us today for craft ideas, inspiration and tutorials! Don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win!

Creative Imaginations and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft will each be giving away a $50 prize pack! The blog hop will end at midnight on August 31st. The two winners will be announced on the companies’ blogs on September 4th. Ready to be inspired?

I colored this canvas with Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils (blue) then spritzed with water and blended the colors with my fingers.  I used the Stamper's Big Brush from the Mix & Match Mixed Media Sampler to color a script stamp and stamped on the background.  After heat embossing the white circles, I used the Neutral Gelato to add another layer of color to the canvas (I blended with my fingers). I traced the large words and butterflies (adhered to the canvas using Gel medium) with blue water colors and used a wet paint brush to blend into the background.  I used Mix & Match Art Grip Color Pencils to add definition to the journaling.

As a finishing touch, I painted the smaller butterflies with Egyptian Gold Luminarte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist and flicked Autumn Leaf Luminarte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist onto the background.

Next stop is Rita's blog.  Below is a list of the order of the hop.

Start hopping!!

START AT: Faber-Castell
Tanisha Long  **YOU ARE HERE***
Rita Barakat
Shelley Hamilton
Jill Foster
Lynne Forsythe
Tiffany Johnson
Alicia Giess
Jen Matott
Donna Bryant
Colleen McGinty
Lynn Kopas
Mou Saha
Jules Eickmeier

Creative Imaginations Products Used:
Preposterous Collection
29310 Playful
Oceanside Collection
29202 Del Mar
29207 Oceanside Stickers
26398 Autumn Leaf Luminarte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist
26402 Egyptian Gold Luminarte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist

Faber-Castell Products Used:
Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils- Blue
Art Grip Color Pencils- Neutral
Textural Accents Sampler
Mixed Media Sampler- Neutral


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Hey there blog readers.  Today, I'm sharring layout featuring some of my favorite WOW! powders and WOW's Call Me Stamp set.

I used an embossing pen to outline the butterfly seen here and then used Earth tone Paprika to highlight the outline.  I embossed the pre-made chipboard embellishments with Neutral Ultra Shimmer embossing to add a little bling.
I used the postage stamp from the set to create my own patterned paper strips using Earth tone Honey and Cotton Candy. 
I changed the color of the chipboard alpha by first embossing them with Ebony powder.  Once cooled, I re-inked and then embossed with Black Glint embossing glitter.

WOW Products Used:

Earth tone Paprika
Earth tone Honey
Neutral Ultra Shimmer Embossing Glitter
Cotton Candy
Ebony Regular
Black Glint Embossing Glitter
Call Me Stamp Set

Thanks for stopping by!!


Birthday Present Card - Quick Quotes

Tanisha here with yet another project featuring Just Because.  I used one of the vellum quotes from the Itty Bitty Box (Babies/Family) and a present from the Birthday Gift 8x10 Chipboard set to create a beautiful embellishment that makes this card pop!

I inked the chipboard piece with Marachino Cherry PowderPuff Chalking Ink, then coated it with glossy accents and micro beads and allowed to dry.  I adhered the vellum quote to JB200 and then adhered it behind the present.  I finished off the present with a button, twine, and a tiny tag.

Here's a close up of the present.

Thanks for stopping by... I hope you have enjoyed all of the inspiration posted thus far!!

Products Used:
Just Because (JB-200, JB-300, JB-400)
PowderPuff Chalking Ink (Marachino Cherry)
Quick Quotes Grosgrain Ribbon
Itty Bitty Box (Babies/Family)

Rub-On Sentiment- Basic Grey
Border Punch- Recollections

Sunday, July 22, 2012

12x12 Canvas

Hey there blog readers, I'm here with another project featuring one of the new lines, Just Because and QQ's 12x12 canvas.

Canvas is one of my favorite mediums, so needless to say, I had a ball with this!!  Creating the frame around the edge was really easy, but takes a little patience.

I started by randomly tearing all 4 edges off of a scrap piece of 12x12 paper. (final size was about 10.5 square give or take) I used repositionable adhesive to adhere the scrap paper to the center of the canvas. Next, I used 2 different stamps and embossing ink to stamp on the exposed canvas, 1 side at a time. Once I finished one side, I poured WOW Embossing Powder in Opaque Bright White on the image and then tapped off the excess. Once all 4 sides were coated, I removed the scrap paper and  used a heat gun to melt the powder.
I then used an inking sponge and Quick Quote's PowderPuff Chalking Inks in Baja Blue, Mocha Mama, and Green With Envy to add color to the edges.  I re-adhered the scrap paper to the center and continued to add ink until I was satisfied with the look.  (the frame took on the shape of the scrap paper) 
I used a damp paper towel to remove the excess ink from the embossing.  The embossing acts as a resist and you will see all of the different inks in the recesses.  This is one of my favorite techniques. 
I lightly spritzed the center with misting inks in 2 different colors before adding photos and embellishments to the canvas.  I matted the photo using JB-400 and then framed it with images cut from JB-100 and JB-400.  I cut strips from the new vellum strips to serve as part of my title and journaling.

I added the hot air balloon from the 8x10 Chipboard Balloon set.

I added texture to the hand cut items using buttons and twine.

Thanks for stopping by today.   More great projects are coming up, so check back soon!!

Products Used:
Quick Quotes Just Because (JB-100, JB-400)
Unforgettable Moments Vellum Strip
Memories Vellum Strip
PowderPuff Chalking Ink (Baja Blue, Mocha Mama, Green With Envy)
Balloon 8x10 Chipboard
12x12 Canvas

Embossing Powder- WOW Embossing Powders
Foam Alpha- American Crafts
Buttons, twine

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Back 2 School - CHA-S 201

Just sharing a couple of projects that I created for Creative Imaginations for CHA Summer.  This adorable line, Back 2 School, was designed by Debbi Mumm.  Don't you just love those owls? 

Friday, July 13, 2012

New From Quick Quotes

Hey everyone!!  I am here with an "out of the box" layout featuring Quick Quote's new paper line, Just Because. 

Don't you just love it when you spot a beautiful line and you get a lot of ideas at first glance, but the more you look at it you are inundated with an entirely different set of ideas??  Well that's exactly what happened to me when I received Just Because in my DT box.  At first sight, I saw flowers, butterflies, and polka dots...all the makings of a beautiful girly or Spring layout.  The more I studied it, I began to notice the blues and greens and the grungy look it had and began to think of boy and Fall layouts.  This collection is the epitome of versatile!!

Here's what I created with this line.  I pulled the brown (JB 300)  from the layout and used the green (JB 200) to help the photos pop.  I tied the two together with the JB 100.  I added a vellum quote from the new Itty Bitty Box to help finish it off.

Thank you for stopping by today!!  Have a scrappy day!!

Friday, July 6, 2012

WOW Layout

Hey there!!  I'm here with a layout featuring a picture of my sweetie and I from a few years ago. When I came across this photo, I knew I wanted to scrap it, but I needed bright colors to help it pop.  That's where WOW's Suzy West's Embossing Powders in Cable Car Red and California Sunshine come in. (Pretty appropriate colors since this photo was taken in the San Diego Zoo) 

 I used them along with a chicken wire mask to create a colorful background so that the photo didn't get lost on the white paper.

 I don't know about you, but I don't think a layout s complete without a little bling.  That's where embossing glitters come in pretty darn handy!

I used WOW's Black Glint Embossing Powder with a stamp from WOW's "Is It A Bird?" set to create the tag here.  I inked the white flowers and then coated them with WOW's Neutral Ultra Shimmer.

I Used the heart border from the "Gratitude" stamp set and WOW's Clear Gloss Ultra High to add embossed heart borders to the layout.

Gratitude Stamp Set
Is It A Bird? Stamp Side
WOW Black Glint Embossing Powder
WOW Neutral Ultra Shimmer Embossing Powder
WOW Clear Gloss Ultra High
Suzy West Cable Car Red
Suzy West California Sunshine

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

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