Fall is in the Air House

Hi everyone! It is hard to believe that in about a week Autumn will officially be here. As many of you know I am not really a fan of cooler weather, leaves changing colors or pumpkin spice latte (I’m allergic to cinnamon) but today I am over on Eileen Hull’s blog sharing how I created this fun little Fall house. I love the colors and the texture…it is the first time using extra heavy gel…and how didn’t I know about this gel sooner??? ūüėģ Anyway you can find my blog post HERE.
Also I’ve included links to all of the supplies I used in this projects.
Supplies

ColorBox: Cornucopia Chalk Paintbox-Red Barn, Pumpkin Spice, Harvest, Butter dark Brown, Mint, Dark Moss
ColorBox: Art Daubers
ColorBox: Mandala Art Screen
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: House Ornament Diecut 
Golden Artist Colors: Extra Heavy Gel (Matte)
Spatula 
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive 
Gems
Cording
Crinoline Fabric
Glass Tray
Chipboard Flower

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Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Flower Baby Layout

Hi everyone! I’m back today after being gone on vacation! My husband and I spent an extra long weekend at the beach. It was fun but I have to admit that it was as hot if not hotter there in Panama City than at home. All we wanted to do was stay either in the ocean or pool the whole time we were outside…not that was a bad thing to do.ūüėé
I want to share a layout I created from a photo of “Little Miss” when she was around a year old.¬†

I started by¬†inking my glass tray with¬†Melon¬†and¬†Sunshine Blends Inks , adding water to each ink and placing a 8″x8″ piece of¬†Watercolor Paper¬†( that I cut down to size) into the ink mixture. Once I had the paper covered I removed and let dry.
I adhered a paper doily with adhesive to the watercolor paper. 
I then placed the Swirl Dot Art Screen onto the watercolor paper and applied Matte Extra Heavy Gel with a Spatula . I removed the art screen and let dry. I inked three scraps of leftover watercolor paper with a mix of water and Sunshine Blends Ink (2 scraps of paper) and Leaf Blends Ink (1 scrap of paper). Once all were dry I adhered two of the watercolor papers horizontally to layout.
 Next I inked the glass tray with Wildberry Blends Ink, added water to the ink, loaded a paint brush with the ink mixture and splattered the watercolor paper. Also I added a piece of ric rac to the watercolor paper.
I inked the Botanical Mini Molding Mat with Leaf Blends Ink and stamped onto the inked Sunshine Blends scrap of watercolor paper. 

Once dry I adhered to the back corner of photo and glued both slightly off center of watercolor paper. 
I placed Crinoline Fabric on the flowers and leaves diecuts from the Book Mark, Tag and Pocket, Journaling Card, Flowers and Leaves Diecuts and Bookplate, Hinges and Label Diecuts and cut out one set of flowers and a leaf. I inked the glass tray with Wildberry, Frog and Sunshine Blends Inks, added water and placed the flowers in Wildberry and the leaf in Frog and one small flower into the Sunshine ink mixtures. Once completely covered I removed and let dry.

I add a brad to center of the flowers, adhered the leaf to back of the flower and to the lower corner of photo. Next I added several loops of green metallic thread to flower. I also added another flower to the top corner of the photo and adhered sequin to center of the flower. 
I inked a chipboard letter “B” with Sunshine Blends Ink an let dry. Next I inked the letter completely with¬†Top Boss Embossing Stamp Pad Clear, applied¬†Opalescent Embossing Powder¬†to letter and set with a¬†Heat Tool. I added a¬†Foam Dots¬†to back of letter and placed on the corner of the photo.
Even though the quality wasn’t the greatest when I printed out this photo ( I just couldn’t throw it away) I still think the layout turned out pretty cute! As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.¬†
Supplies
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Frog Blends Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Leaf Blends Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Sunshine Blends Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Wildberry Blends Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Melon Blends Ink
ColorBox: Swirl Dot Art Screen 
ColorBox: Botanical Mini Molding Mats
Glass Tray
Doily
Golden Artist Colors: Extra Heavy Gel (Matte)
Paint Brush
Chipboard letter B
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesive 
Crinoline Fabric
Sequin
Ric Rac
Green Metallic Thread
Brad
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Stay Cool Fan

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a quick fan project I created! The weather has been HOT around here…mid to upper 90’s and it’s hard to stay cool so I thought I would create this fun fan using some of my ColorBox inks!¬†

I started by placing a piece of¬†Watercolor Paper¬†on top of the “Postage Stamp” looking diecut from the Creative Book Pages Diecuts. I placed between the cutting plates and run through the Diecut Machine. I cut off 1/2″ on each side of diecut with a Paper Cutter. I inked the glass tray with¬†Sunshine Blends 2 Ink¬† added water to ink mixture, placed the diecut in the ink mixture and once completely covered with ink removed and let dry.

I placed the Geometrics Art Screen on top of the diecut, inked an Art Dauber with Tutu Blends 2 Ink and applied over art screen. Then I removed the art screen and let dry.

Next I inked the following letter rubber stamps “stay” with¬†Wicked Black Archival Dye Ink¬†and stamped onto a piece of patterned cardstock. I cut cardstock to fit the fan and before adhering I cut a small banner from orange cardstock and glued both to fan.

I inked the glass tray with following Blends 2 Inks: Stop, Golden and Sunshine Blends 2 Inks, added water to each ink, laid a scrap of watercolor paper in the ink mixtures. Once the watercolor paper was completely covered I removed and let dry. 

I placed an¬†Adhesive Sheet¬†on the back side of watercolor paper and placed on top of following letter diecuts: C, O (cut 2) and L. Next I placed between cutting plates and run through the diecut machine. I removed the adhesive backing from letter diecuts and placed under the “stay” wording.

I finished by adhering a wooden paddle/stick to the fan. I know it is in no way a substitute for air conditioning but it does help a little to stir a breeze when you are hot and sweaty. Also this would be a fun craft to do with your children too. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

SUPPLIES

ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Sunshine Blends 2 Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Tutu Blends 2 Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Stop Blends 2 Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Golden Blends 2 Ink
ColorBox: Art Daubers
Glass Tray
Sizzix: Funky Brush Sizzlits Diecuts (retired)
May Stamp Pegz: Lowercase Letters Set
Stick/Wooden Paddle
Patterned Cardstock Scraps
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

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Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Stars and Stripes Patriotic Girl Box

Hi everyone! I’m back this week with an easy 4th of July project I created using the newest Taos Petal Points Collection and the Mermaid Paintbox Collection by ColorBox. I also used some art screens, a rollagraph and Eileen Hull’s Stacking Drawer Diecut to create this fun little patriotic drawer. Lets get started!

I placed White Chipboard on top of Stacking Drawer Box Diecut and placed between cutting plates and run through the Diecut Machine.

I placed the Stars Art Screen on top of the “sleeve” of the Stacking Drawer Box Diecut and inked an Art Dauber with Peacock Pigment Ink from the¬†Taos Petal Point Collection¬†and ink over Stars Art Screen. Once I got the area I was stenciling covered I removed the art screen.

Next I placed the Lattice Art Screen on top of the front of the drawer diecut. I inked an art dauber with Chianti Pigment Ink from the Taos Petal Point Collection. I only inked the front of the “drawer” since that would be the only area seen. Once I completed that I removed the art screen.

I put the sleeve and drawer diecuts together according to directions on the diecut packaging. I cut cording long enough to tie a bow around drawer to keep closed. Next I cut s strip of blue cardstock and adhere around the center of sleeve and adhered red ric rac around blue cardstock.

I inked the Doll Faces Rollagraph with Wicked Black Pigment Dye Ink and rolled onto a piece of Watercolor Paper. I selected the side view face and cut out. I saved the other images for future projects. ūüėä

I inked the glass tray, added water and painted the face image with the following Inks: Mermaid Paintbox Collection: Face-Papaya Cream, Lips, highlight cheeks and side of nose with Berry. Taos Petal Point: Eyes-Turtle and Hair-Amber. 

I added a blue cardstock mat to the girl image and added Foam Pop Dots to back and place on top of drawer.

I adhered a piece of red tulle behind girl image and added buttons, stars, sequin and red flat back pearls to the top of drawer.  

I also added a cancelled U.S. postage stamp to upper corner of box for some visual fun. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

SUPPLIES

ColorBox:Art Daubers

ColorBox: Stars Art Screen

ColorBox: Lattice Art Screen

ColorBox: Doll Faces Rollagraph

Glass Tray
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Stacking Drawer Box Diecut

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive 
Buttons: Red, White and Blue
Red Ric Rac
Red Pearls
Cancelled Postage Stamp
Blue Sequin
Red Tulle
Clear Stars
Scrap of Blue Cardstock
Cording
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Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Father’s Day Mustache Container

Hi everyone! I am back again today with a quick and easy Father’s Day project that I created using Blends 2 Inks, rubber stamp and a art screen! All you need is an empty container of your choice.¬†

I started by cleaning a container inside and out. I used an empty M and M container that I have received around Christmas. I also remove the labels on the outside and I used a little Goo Be Gone to get the sticky residue off. I placed Watercolor Paper on top of the Rectangle Border Diecut and placed in between cutting plates and run through the Diecut Machine. I cut out two diecuts to cover the front and back. I placed the lid from the container on top of watercolor paper and traced with a pencil onto the watercolor paper. Next I placed the Disco Art Screen 1 on top of rectangle diecut and loaded an Art Dauber with Beach Blends 2 Ink and applied over the art screen. I loaded another art dauber with Uniform Blends 2 Ink and apply lightly over screen. I completed the same steps for other rectangle diecut and lid and I inked around the edges of both diecuts and circle with Hydrangea Blends 2 Ink. 

I adhered both diecuts to container and circle to the top of lid.

I inked the Mustaches Wood Stamp with Wicked Black Archival Dye Ink and stamped onto White Cardstock  
I cut around the stamped image with a Paper Cutter  and inked an art dauber with Uniform Blends 2 Ink and ink edges of mustache tag. 

I adhered the stamped image to the corner edge of the diecut that is on the container. I made a bow from red seam binding and adhered to the diecut and mustache tag. And last but not least I filled it with yummy snack bars and candy. As always if you have questions about this project please let me know.

SUPPLIES

ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Hydrangea Blends 2 Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Beach Blends 2 Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Uniform Blends 2 Ink
ColorBox: Art Daubers
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Red Seam Binding
Empty Container
Pencil

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Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Littlest Mermaid in the Sea Tag

Hi everyone! I am back again (third time this week) with another project I created for ColorBox. I absolutely LOVE how this tag turned out! It has me in the mood for a day at the beach! So lets get started!

I started by spritzing a glass tray with Cirtus Tickle Smooch Spritz, adding water and laying the tag into the ink mixture. I removed the tag once completely covered and let dry. Next I inked the glass tray with Caribbean¬†Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink, added water, loaded a paint with ink mixture and apply to tag. Once dry I placed the Swirl Dot Art Screen on top of tag and inked an Art Dauber with Tahiti¬†Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink and applied the inked art dauber over the art screen. Once finished I remove the art screen. I inked and art dauber with Capri¬†Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink and ink edges and over the surface of tag. Next I applied to the glass tray the following inks: Aster and Cabernet¬†Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink. I loaded a paint brush with the ink mixtures and splattered the tag and let dry. Side note…set glass tray aside with ink mixture for further use. Second side note…while I tried to link all products, such as the new line of inks, I didn’t find all but will try and update as they come available.

I inked the¬†Mimi Mermaid Rubber Stamp¬†with¬†Wicked Black Archival Dye Ink¬†and stamp onto a piece of¬†Watercolor Paper¬†with the¬†MISTI Stamping Tool. I placed watercolor paper onto the middle¬†Delightful Circle Diecut. Place between two plated and run through¬†Diecut Machine. I cut a 3 7/8″x1 3/4″ and a 2 1/2″x1″ pieces of watercolor paper and placed both in the Tides Embossing Folder. I placed between plates and run through diecut machine. Now I’m ready to ¬†paint/watercolor everything.
I placed the Delightful Circle Diecut into the set aside Aster¬†Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink and cover completely with ink mixture, removed and let dry. I watercolored the Sea Horse image’s body with Cabernet¬†Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink and then cleaned the glass tray.¬†
I inked the glass tray with the following inks:¬†Princess, Caribbean, Tahiti,¬†Tomato, Bumble Bee, Capri and Mint¬†Dyestress Blendable Dye Inks and I added a small amount of water to each ink.¬†I placed the 3 7/8″x 1 3/4″ embossed piece of watercolor paper into the Capri¬†Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink and once completely covered remove and let dry.

Next I placed the 2 1/2″x 1″ embossed piece of watercolor paper into the Mint¬†Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink and once completely covered I removed and let dry.¬†For the stamped Mermaid image I watercolored with the following inks: Face, arms and upper body…Princess¬†Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink. Lower body/tail…a mix of Caribbean and Tahiti¬†Dyestress Blendable Dye Inks. Seashells and fin of sea horse…Mint¬†Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink. Hair…a mix of Bumble Bee and Tomato¬†Dyestress Blendable Dye Inks. Starfish…Tomato¬†Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink.¬†

I fussy cut the mermaid and sea horse images out and added clear glitter glue to sea horse fin, seashells, tail and starfish on mermaid.¬†I inked two art daubers, one with Mint and the other with Capri¬†Dyestress Blendable Dye Inks and lightly ink edges of both embossed pieces of watercolor paper and circle diecut.¬†I added foam pop dots to the back of the 3 7/8″x 1 3/4″ embossed pieces of watercolor paper and one side of the circle diecut and placed the embossed paper on top of the tag. I added a little glue to the other side of the circle diecut before laying on top of embossed paper.¬†Next I adhered the 2 1/2″x1″ embossed paper on top of other embossed paper and circle diecut. I adhered the mermaid image on top of all pieces.

I glued the sea horse to bottom corner of tag and added three gems next to the sea horse. Next I randomly adhere sequins to tag.

I finished the tag by cutting two 10 inch pieces of seam binding. I ran the seam binding through  the hole at the top of tag and tied a bow. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

SUPPLIES USED:
ColorBox: Princess Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink
ColorBox: Swirl Dot Art Screen
ColorBox: Art Dauber
ColorBox: Capri Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink
ColorBox: Mint Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink
ColorBox: Aster Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink
Penny Black: Mimi Mermaid Rubber Stamp
Tag
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Glass Tray
Spellbinders: Delightful Circle Diecut
Life Style Crafts: Tide Embossing Folders
Gems
Sequins
Seam Binding
Studio g: Clear Glitter Glue

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is great and enjoy creating! 

ClearSnap: Pink Holly Memo Holder

Hi everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! I have been extremely busy and didn’t get to share this memo holder I created as a gift idea for Christmas. You could change the colors and embellishments for a birthday or as an office anniversary gift.

I started by placing Mat Board on top of Bag, Caddy Diecut and put between the two plates and run through the Diecut Machine. I inked a glass tray with Fruit Punch Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink, add water and watercolored the front and back of the box and backing of the diecuts and let dry.

I inked a Color Blender with Alabaster Chalk Ink from the Mercantile Paintbox Chalk Ink Set and placed the Lattice Art Screen on top of the backing diecut and apply the Alabaster Chalk Ink. I again applied Alabaster Chalk Ink to the Color Blender and place the Lattice Art Screen on top of the box diecut and applied to the art screen. I put the Bag/Caddy together according to directions on the packaging and cut one backing from patterned cardstock using the Bag/Caddy Diecut and adhere to the back of the completed Bag/Caddy.

I placed a holly stamp from the Cookies Clear Stamps Set onto an Acrylic Block and inked with Wicked Black Archival Ink and stamp onto a piece of patterned green cardstock. I fussy cut the holly image out and shaped.

I wrapped red twine around the Bag/Caddy three times and adhered into place.¬†Next I looped several mint and aqua threads together and adhere to the back of the holly before adding to the Bag/Caddy. I added three red gems to the holly. I tied red twine around 3″x3″ notepad or a set of sticky notes would work too. I finished off by adding a ink pen along with the notepad to the Bag/Caddy.

As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is wonderful and enjoy creating!