Friday, May 24, 2013

Recycled Challenge!

Recycled Challenge!

I am so excited to share this with you. I received a large bag of Cigarello boxes. These boxes are unlike cigar boxes of my past which were wooden. These were paper but a very stiff paper.  So as I held out my hand to get them I heard a voice say “now what you going to make out of that…a box..”

Well that is true I did not repurpose as far as a totally different use because I wanted a box.

So out came the Liqutex Gesso and the Mulberry paper and I was on my way.

I decided to use my Crafter’s Companion USA

Party Paws EZMount Stamp Set - Flowers From Bamboo

collection  as a embellishment to the box. I used half of my stamp to make the flowers which I used a pearl past to produce a mock cloisonne out of the inked blossoms. I used Stazon Black ink pad to make a lasting image. I also used Tim Holtz Crackle paint ot go over the work for the look I wanted to acheive . I am very happy with my outcome.

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I really love this box and hope that I can make a matching one as now my friend wants one too!

Have a great week


Friday, May 17, 2013

A Tag For Fun

A Tag For Fun

 I  wanted to create something different this week and decided to make  a tag.  I love my Crafters’ Companion USA Frou Frou stamps and also the beautiful embossing folders. I would love to encourage all to please go to Crafter’s Companion  and check out their wonderful products!

I fell in Love with the Frou Frou EZMount™ Stamp Set – Shoppe.


I cut out a cut tag with my eCraft and then stamped it with the image of the lovely lady with all of the packages.I also used my Crafter’s Companion Embossing Folder and my eBosser to create the side embossed frame. I love the ease of the eBosser.    I took my  Splash inks and got busy hand painting   my stamp.


I also needed a little bling to my tag so I add some airbrushed color and also used some chalk to highlight the embossed area.

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Next I distressed the background and stamped the edges and add my bling and I am totally loving this tag! It was so much fun to make!

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I used some scraps to trim my tag’s edges. This made it pop in my eyes. I can’t wait for the next project!

Have a great week,


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Teresa Collins Joins Craftwell in a Designing Coup!

We are Looking Forward to all of the wonderful creations from this Great Crafting Diva!

Monday, May 6, 2013

A Red Velvet Love!

A Red Velvet Love!

I love this challenge, to make a card representing your favorite  cake. Well I love Red Velvet Cake and Red Velvet Ice Cream too! So I decided to try my hand at “cooking” a cake card.


I loved experimenting with the Craftwell Embossing Folders. I used Dotted  Elegance Folder in my eBosser to make the bands with dots around the cake. I also used my eCraft to create the nested forms. I love the gentle scallops. I also used my one of my favorite papers Carta Bella! The cake actually comes out of the card and is so pretty. I love creating with Craftwell!

It is all about the details!


Next week I will share some of my new quilting experiences with the eBosser! Have a great week!