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Saturday, October 31, 2009

How to make your own rub-ons

We all love rub-ons, and they are so pricey, so here is an alternative to purchasing those addictive little beauties, and with a bit of learning one could really design your own and wow, would the possibilities be endless, so here ya go....How to make your own

8.5 x 11 Transparency or page protector
Computer printer with Mirror
Image settings
Paddle Pop Sticks


Using your computer program create your images and design.

Once you are happy with the design select
:Mirror image" setting this reverses the image. It is the same setting you would use for iron on papers etc.

Print on the glossy side of the transparency or on either side of a page protector.

You will need to let the ink dry for 10 minutes, allow it to dry before touching it.

Once dry just use it like a regular rub-on.
Using a Popsicle stick to rub it onto the surface with.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

gsd, ATC elements

Hello crafty ones......:0)

Hope you are all creating beautiful cards, scrapbook pages, and altered items. Here are some embellishments, I imported them into my SIlhouette, and traced them and presto, a gsd file. These are very popular among the altered arts, and ATC artists. But the torso's make beautiful tags.....

So be a bit creative, and have some fun with the Torso tags, i have plenty here in any size you wish.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Cards, gsd format

This card is just one of the many created by our very own Ms. Tina.. She is incrediblly talented and well I just love her work and her work. This was made for a wedding. Its hard to see all the little details on this card, but lets face it, with the great designs, who needs to add any detail to Tina's files...These creations of Tina's are so beautiful and fun to work with. Oh and the bride and groom loved this card. I am going to try and do one of every design I have of Tina's...Her store is here, in case any of you would like to purchase the gsd files.. If anything please visit Tina's store and blog, and prepare to be amazed and see some beautiful creations....

Thursday, October 22, 2009

12x 12 scrapbook album covers

Here are a couple more 12x12 album covers that I personalized for other customers....The top album, I incorporated serendipity squares for the title and for the leafy vine die cuts for a corner embellishment. Did a lot of stamping to grunge it up, and hand beaded some wire for a side embellishment down the spine of the scrapbook cover, I like to use different things, and to be different, as NO one will ever have a scrapbook album like these. I love to use metal embellishments, lots of fibers, and if possible a photo of the person receiving the album. Always think outside the box. And really go for it...Another favorite thing of mine to use is popsicle sticks, paint em, and them stamp the title or key word, and place where ever you like....Squashed bottle caps, and license plates are another favorite of mine..Espically in altered arts. Nothing goews to waste in my house. lol...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Family memories Album 8x8

This is an 8x8 album I made for a gal to give to her Sister for an upcoming Birthday....
WHat you will need...
Either a premade album that you can re-cover, or make it from scatch from chipboard.
Papers of your choosing
versa-fine ink
over lays
Heidi Swapp flowers and clock faces
Manilla shipping tag
Slide mounts
microscope slides
Die cuts
and all of your choosing and theme type....
I love to use vintage papers, back ground stamps to grunge it up, followed by rub-ons, and even over lays..
Lots of die cuts, charms on safety pins, ribbons, and flowers, and for extra touches, I stamped a glass microscope slide, covered in gold foil and used as a title block on front cover..When making your own album, remember there are NO rules, and the sky's the limit, depending on your personal style, the options are endless, so have fun with it ladies....

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Technique Tuesday,Heat embossing......

Technique Tuesday, Today is a little project called heat embossing......
Items you will need.....
Versa Mark or other embossing pad of choice
STamps of your choosing
Embossing powder in your choice of colors
Bone folder, or Scor-pal
Any embellishment, or stamped image you like....
For this project I used a gsd flower pattern, that was cut on my SIlhouette. Once the flowers were all cut, I  took my scor-pal and scored down each flower petal, then I inked up my stamps with the Versa-mark and randomnly stamped images onto the flowers.Covered with embossing powder, and heat set it. Once cooled, again scored each petal, and stacked random sizes to make layered flowers... Add flourishes, vines, or leaves to make complete floral kits...You can also use the Spellbinders scallop round die to make these exact flowers....
You may also skip the embossing and just stamp the images.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pumpkin Festival, Mishicot

Wow, what van I say about the Mishicot Pumpkin Festival, although there was plenty to do for all age groups,and  a great turnout, great food, pumpkin baked, cooked, and made up in any way possible, and it was all great. The parade was awesome. a vendor, and this is purely, what I seen and was told to me  by other vendors, it was not good at all..Met some very nive people, and have few more gals to add to the list. But all in all, the people were not very friendly, some were down right rude, and 1 lady even picked a piece of my work and, literally, picked everything off the cover, and then said it was junk. I could not believe my eyes or ears, I would never ever do that to someone, ever!! It was to say the least a very interesting day. I will not go back there. I missed Two Rivers people, and the friendly ways of doing things we seem to have.. I was very disappointed in some of the people, we all have bad days and do not feel like being chipper everyday, but that was just ridiculous. I am sad that the market in TR is done, but on the bright side, the market at the expo starts on Nov 14, and I will be there, as well as Ms Shelly. And we have  A LOT of surprises in stoore for you gals....SO stay tuned....
Hugs, and happy crafting,

Thursday, October 15, 2009

There here

Hello ladies, I was so excited to get my new machines. I know most of you have asked me why so many machines?? Well let me tell you, First of All I love my SIlhouette desk top cutter, and although it is a dirty word on a favorite board of mine, I would have been lost without of the help and wonderful gals over there. You can check out some of their blogs located in my side bar, as you are all familiar with the UKScrappers artists. SO I could never ever give up that machine. It's awesome. The cricut also has it's place in mylife, and the Sizzix well, i could never ever let that go. Each system has it's pro's and con's and each sytem has a job in my life. SO I will never give any of them up. I hope to some day add to the collection and get a Craft Robo, just like my icons over at UKScrappers. SO ladies, I do not recommend buying them all, start with something that matches your needs and abilities. Not like I did. Lots of hair loss, lots of sleepless nights. STart in your comfort zone and move up from there. Hopfully all of you do have the addictive behavior I seem to have. Dear Santa, I want it all! LOL have a great day crafty ones

Monday, October 12, 2009

Apple Fest

Wow, what can I say anout that, cold, rain, snow, wind, and dedicated crafters. I love it. I was there at 4am Saturday morning, armed with several pair of long undies on, gloves and layers upon layers of clothes. All in all it was a great day. I was happy to see so many of you coming out, as the weather was a big factor. Lots of familiar faces, and lots of new faces to get to know. SO lets give a warm welcome to the following ladies....Terry,Joan, Nikki,Cathie,Bernice,Angela,Kim,Nicole,Terri,Elizabeth,Sherri and Francine..So welcome ladies...You gonna have a great time here with us...

Monday, October 5, 2009

Sizzix challenges

Hey ladies, as promised  I will be at the market with all of my goodies and crafty items. DOn't forget to stop by with this weeks challenge for a free sizzix single. I would love to see a few more of you so lets sweeten the pot, if this is your first time bringing in a challenge, you will get an extra added surprise. Well worth the time spent. So see ya this saturday.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

More great blog candy

Worth over $300

Items in Blog Candy:
Our Daily Bread Designs- Happy Birthday 7 piece set
Inky Impressions Spunky Skooter Lili
Inky Impressions Shy Little Lili
Elizabeth Bell for SCACD- Young Alexa
Fleur De Lis by EK Success
Moracco Lace by EK Success
PAPER (6x6 pads)
BG Porcelain prints
BG Wisteria
BG June Bug
Spellbinders and Ecstasy Templates
Labels 4 dies
Ribbon Tag Trio
Ecstasy Butterfly Template
Brown Prima Floral Embellishments
Prima Nursery Tales Collection Green
Prima Nursery Tales Collection Off White
Flower Soft
pale green
light pink
dark pink
pink Poinsettia
Iced Lavender
Angel Wings
red, yellow, green, taupe, and aqua satin ribbon from Classic Traditions
diamond, cotton candy, and soft blue
Recollections Brads and Pearls
Fleur De Lis Brads
Green Assortment brads
Blue Assortment brads
Red Assortment Brads
White adhesive pearls (small medium)
Pastel Multicolored Adhesive Pearls
Blue/ Green Adhesive pearls
Brown/white adhesive pearls
Large white adhesive pearls
Memory Keepers Eyelets and Snaps
Bow Easy
Meadow Grove Charms
Martha Stewart 18 pack Gemstone Glitter
Martha Stewart Glue pad
Memory Keeper Glitter Bronze Flourishes

Blog Candy 2- Worth over $50

Blog Candy 2 contains:
-Inky Impressions Lili's Birthday cake (generously donated by Nicole. Thanks Nicole!)
-Priscillastyles "thinking inside the box" envelope template (purchased from Priscilla Midnight Madness Host)
-Best Occasions Flourishes
-Icon Gems
-Butterfly Charms
EK Success Birthday Candle Punch

What do you have to to enter to win:
1. Become a Follower if you are not already.
2.Leave a link to this post and photo of this candy on your blog.
3.Leave a comment here on this post before 9 p.m. EST on October 30.
My Daughters will be pulling a number out of a hat! Each person is assigned a number as comments are posted. I tried having each person putting a number down but it did not work when two people were commenting at the same time. Thanks for your efforts though!!

Anyone can enter!!!

Remember blog candy ends on October 30 at 9 p.m. EST. Good Luck! The winners will be announced on November 1!



Hello crafty ones

Wow, did the cool days Fall coming roaring in. 5 days ago we were still enjoying Summer, actually the best part of Summer. And with the wind storm came cool days and even colder nights. Which can only mean the snow flakes are not far behind..There are 3 weeks left for the outdoor market. I will no longer be going down on Wednesday night to set up. Going to stick to just Saturday. So if you all need something be sure to contact me so I can bring it all along. And don't forget to stop be on Saturday for your Sizzix specials.
Also as you may or may not know Saturday is National card making day. So after the market on Saturday, I will be having a card challenge. ANd hold an online crop. SO stop by for info on that, and your *******.
Pumpkin fest this year is the Saturday after Apple fest. I will be at both craft shows for you. So for now keep crafting, and have a great day...