Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Crazy Cats Dream


I am posting today on Creative Scrapbooker Magazine.  I wanted a simple card with a simple background technique.  Not something I usually create.  Stop in and see the tutorial for this quick card.
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Monday, May 30, 2016

Geared Up for May's Remix

I barricaded myself in my room for an hour so I could whip off May's Remix.  Hands up if you're having fun creating (and looking at)  these Remix Tags.  Me...ME...!

I went for a masculine Geared Up Remix Tag.  Father's Day is just around the corner and lets face it.  I love to create masculine anything.  


I used the Time Traveler set for my tag.  Layering with one of the Documented stamps.


Oh which stencil to choose?  I was tempted to use lots.  But I ended up with the Gears because I love it!  I cut the Tiny Tattered Florals and inked the tag after the texture paste dried.


I love how the colours turned out.  I used the leftover stain for my ribbon.  Here come the gears!


The resist from the washi is perfect.  I wasn't sure about the keys but I like.


A sticky tab thingy and this lovely sentiment Rub On. I added a scrap of stained ribbon with my tiny attacher.


I used the Tinest of Florals on the Time Travelers Lapel.  There is a teeny leaf too.  Look hard.  It's true... only one little Sizzix die used.  


The texture paste gears all inked are so yummy!  Adding the metal gears is perfectly masculine.


I added this Time Piece Pocket Watch.  Along with another tab thingy and sentiment Rub On.  I added a dollop of glossy accents.


Stamping, inks, texture paste, stenciling and hardware...


Loving the gears and Time Traveler.


For Tim's Tag and techniques check it out.


Challenges to create for

Frilly and Funkie- Oh the Places You'll Go
Anything But Cute- Celebrate your Style
Tim Holtz-  May Tag
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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Dad's Day


I'm on the Sizzix Blog today sharing a Masculine card.  To see what I used and a tutorial pop over to  Sizzix.  Layering dies is so fun.

 
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Explore Passport


I finally get to share with you one of my projects I have published in the recent issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine.  I never know when I am designing for the magazine "when" or "if" my projects will make it into the issue.  I am thrilled this one made it.  

Check it out.

I used real leather and cut with the Passport Book die.  I sanded the edges to get that worn look.  I inked up some mat board for the letters and set aside to dry.

I love that the pages can be cut with the die too.  I inked the pages then added some Ephemera pieces.


I used glue n'seal and black soot marker to create the smudging.


My assignment was to use a magazine to journal.  I used the Fall issue and cut out the title and balloons for one of the pages.


I cut the inked Block Talk Capital XL Die to create the "EXPLORE" for the front.  


I glued the leather pieces together to for the Passport Book then I glued the Explore.  I wanted the Passport Book to close, so I used the Pocket Envelope circles.


I pierced and punched a hole through the leather so I could add the brad.  For extra hold it's a good idea to add some glue.


I smashed the brad and wiped off any excess glue.  I used a thin piece of  leather for the tie off then cut a leather Artful Arrow.


A simple Leather Passport Book holder.


My friend had a great idea to add a pouch for a real passport.  


The pages are perfect for adding little items you may pick up along the way.  Like tickets, photo's or a spot to write a memory.


That crushed brad looks awesome!


You can add 3 pages to the book.


This is durable enough to travel with.


The latest issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine is on newstands.  You can see this project and so many more.  


Challenges

Anything But Cute- Celebrate your Style
Frilly and Funkie- Places you will Go (Travel)    
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