Thursday, March 27, 2014

Bark if You Love Somebody

Today I want to share this freaking ADORABLE little album with ya! Genuinely Jane Studios creates some of the cutest things, I swear :) This book is 4x4" and has a dog bone cut out of the front cover.

Here's our fur kids
For this project I used the book from Genuinely Jane Studios, paper & stickers from Echo Park, Stickles, ribbon and trims, Miracle Tape and a stamp from Viva Las Vegastamps, and E600 glue. Wood veneer hearts from Studio Calico which were colored using Smooch Spritz, watercolor paints, and Stickles.

Front cover                                                                  Back Cover

 Inside front cover                                                      Inside back cover






Sunday, March 23, 2014

You're My Favorite....card using Globcraft goodies!

Yes, my yearning for springtime weather continues on.
I am really loving the new spring Enamel Gel colors and intend to play with them a LOT!
So.....wanna make a card?
Folded card base, patterned paper (this is Amy Tan paper), trims, paper flowers, bling, scissors, toothpick, small tag or ticket shape (with a sentiment on it, or stamp one on), pop dots, Enamel Powder Adhesive
Enamel Gels: White, Rose Pearl, Daffodil, Avocado
Enamel Powders: Aged Pink & Shamrock Dreams
What to do:
1. Cover the front of the card with patterned paper. Choose a second patterned paper to fit into the frame from one of the Piccolo sets that we are using.
2. Take the frame and coat it with Enamel Adhesive Fluid. Then coat with the Aged Pink powder and heat it up to melt the powder and activate the adhesive. It is soooo pretty!
3. Adhere the patterned paper to the frame back and then adhere to the card.
4. Use the E600 and a toothpick to add trims below the frame.
5. Add sentiment near top of frame using pop dots.

5. Choose a few flowers from each of the Piccolo sets and start giving them some color. Use the Shamrock Dreams and Avocado for the stems and the other colors for the flowers. Once they are all dry and set, start layering into the frame.

6. Adhere some paper flowers in the frame, then add the Piccolo flowers over top of them. Add a couple of flowers to the left edge of the trim, too. Any flower centers that are visible need some BLING in them, too!! :)


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Hello Friend

Here's a quick little card for ya!

Base is a pre-made card from Pebbles. Patterned paper from Any Tangerine. The pennants were stamped with My Stamp Box "Mini Pennants" set and 'hello' was stamped with "Mini Alphabet- Small Box".  I use these letters a TON!!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Big Pink Toolbox

My most favorite, wonderful, awesome crafty studio item is my big pink MAC toolbox.
We bought it two years ago. Every October MAC sells them for Wrenching for the Cure- part of the
proceeds goes to breast cancer charities. Now, there is a company called The Pink Box that sells pink toolboxes all the time, so you can always order from them if ya want one badly!
I thought I'd share how I've got this bad boy loaded up.
There is actually empty space in it, too!
Please excuse the messy worktop!
The top drawer is the coloring drawer-
alcohol inks, Gelatos, Pan Pastels, pencils, sprays, etc all live here.
The next drawer is the ink drawer.

Drawer three is random artsy fartsy fun.

Next, art journaling goodies.

Now we have the design team drawer. This is where I keep the stuff I'm supposed to work with.

This drawer holds memorabilia that needs attention,
inky binkies, and some 8x8 scrapbooks I'm working on for the kids.

Bottom drawer houses bulky stuff.


 Now on the right are smaller drawers.
Top drawer is the random stuff like a flashlight, magnets, etc.

Nest, the paint drawer. I love this drawer :)

 Jewelry making goodies.

Bottom drawer is the deepest and holds the garbage can, spray bottles, etc.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

A Little Vintage Love

Howdy folks!
Today we will play with the awesome French Oval Classic Bubble frame kit
along with Vintage Dress Form embellishments, flowers, inks, and enamel powders.
Want to make it?
What you'll need:
Enamel powder Adhesive
Enamel Gels: Rose Pearl & Gold
Adirodack inks- Butterscotch, Cranberry, and Ginger
Pink Gelato
Paint brush, water, stipple brushes or sponges, heat tool, tooth picks, clamps/clothespins, heavy book, word sticker, scrap of black wire, Ranger's Sticky back canvas (or some good card stock and adhesive)
1. Use the oval ad trace the sticky back canvas/paper. Cut out.
Adhere to the oval.
2. Use the stipple brushes or sponges and color the canvas.
3. Add a little pink Gelato and smoosh it around
 a bit with a damp paint brush.
Set aside to dry.

4. Use the adhesive fluid and Aged White powder to coat the oval frame.
I did two coats.
5. Use the adhesive fluid and Gilded Rose Gold powder to coat the lace frame.
I did two coats on it, too.
6. Use a tooth pick to add E600 glue to the back of the lace frame.
Adhere it to the oval frame and stick it under a heavy book for awhile
to make sure it's good and adhered.

7. Use the adhesive fluid and Vintage Black powder to coat the dress form.
I really love the way it looks!!!
8. Now begin assembling your piece.
Use a toothpick to put E600 glue onto the back of the dress form ad adhere it to the canvas oval.
I used E600 to glue everything down on this one.

9. Once the inside is done, place the clear bubble over it,
using E600 glue to adhere it. Clamp it down for awhile to be sure it's
really stuck on! Add the frame using the E600 glue and clamping it down as well.
Add some flowers and it's done.
Isn't it pretty?



Saturday, March 8, 2014

Be True to You

Hello my lovelies!

Today I have for you one of my favorite things to create- mini canvases.
Ah they are so much fun and so very sweet.
This project also uses one of my favorite charms sets- Vintage Birdcages.

Mini canvas, fancy napkin, acrylic paint, Mod Podge, epoxy sticker, beads, charms (bow and bird)
Heat gun, tooth pick

First things first- separate the layers of your fancy napkin.
Coat the canvas with mod Podge and stick the top (fancy) layer of the napkin onto the canvas.
Once it's dry, tear off around the edges. Then paint the edges with acrylic paint.

Randomly plop some enamel adhesive fluid onto the canvas and add Aged White enamel powder.
Heat to melt the powder and activate the adhesive.

Coat the solid background for the birdcage with enamel adhesive fluid and then Aged White powder.
Heat it up!
Now coat the fancy part of the birdcage with enamel gels.
Gold on the swirly heart on the door, copper on the rest.
(I went back and did a second coat of the gold once it was all dry).
Once the cage is dry, use a toothpick to put E600 glue onto the back of it and adhere it to the cage background.

Add the birdcage to the left corner of the canvas.
Use the E600 to add a bow to the cage (this bow was a charm that I cut the loop off of).
Randomly spread some E600 around the bottom of the cage/bottom edge of the canvas 
and drop beads onto it.  

Add your epoxy sticker and a bird charm, and it's all done!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Sweet Little Birdies

Hello there!
I don't know about you, but I'm itching for spring.
Today I have for you not one but two sweet little birdie pendants in lovely spring colors. 

This project has a short supply list and comes together pretty easily.
Want to make 'em?
Let's go!


Bird charms CA101
Enamel Powders: Brownstone & Turquoise Lagoon
Enamel Adhesive Fluid
Jump Rings
Heat gun, toothpick, big heavy book

Punch out two solid birds and one swirly bird. 
Separate the inside from the frame.

Coat the solid birdies with the Rose Pearl enamel gel.
I LOVE this color!
(I used a pretty thick coat, so they sat overnight to dry)
Use the Enamel Adhesive Fluid and powders to coat the other two bird pieces.
I REALLY heated them up to get a nice smooth finish.

Once your pink birdies are completely dry, use the toothpick to
put E600 glue onto the backs of the two swirly pieces.
Add one swirly piece to each pink piece, stick 'em under a heavy book for a few minutes,
and let dry (preferably overnight).

Add a jump ring and add to the necklace.
Aren't they pretty?!