Friday, January 23, 2015

Got Milk?

I have a Design Team Project up on the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches Blog today.  Be sure to check out the blog and see what the rest of the Design Team created this week.

I'm sharing a layout I did for my granddaughter’s album. I’m sure she learned this trick from one of her 5 brothers ha ha!

I used the Kreaxions Star Stencil and the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #302 with the A insert to create the doily. I used the same punch with no insert on the edge of the patterned paper to create some visual interest.


Friday, January 16, 2015

I have a Design Team Project and a Mini Crop Challenge up at Turtle Soup today. I created this gift box to help a friend celebrate her special day.


My challenge for you is to create a layout, card, ATC, or tag. gift bag or box and include the word celebrate on it. Check out all the January Mini Crop Challenges.  Please add your project to the gallery at Turtle Soup and link your project to my post in the forum.

You have until Sunday, January 25th at midnight EST to enter. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Friday, January 9, 2015


I made a card for my design team project on the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Blog today.

I use the following Kreaxions products:

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Linnie Blooms Canvas Layout

I won’t lie … whenever I use canvas I’m always a little apprehensive and impatient. For my January Design Team project for Linnie Blooms I created a canvas page for Gracelynn’s album. 
 I was inspired by this months color theme and photo. 

I dusted off my Versa Magic Chalk Inks, Distress Ins and some acrylic paint. Next I pulled five of my favorite stencils to use. I used different colors and inked the canvas here and there using the stencils. I used my heat gun to speed up the drying process. 

When I was satisfied with the amount of stenciled layers ...
I pulled out two background stamps. I used Staz-On Ink and randomly stamped on the canvas.
I also used the stencils and some of the acrylic paint.

Next I added some texture by using a stencil and smearing on some Super Heavy Gesso over some of the inked areas. Again I speeded up the drying process by using my heat gun. (To avoid the Gesso from blistering don’t hold the gun to close to the canvas or for to long.)

I went through my stash and  picked some pattered paper 
to created a layered mat for my photos.

Then I added the doily and some other fun embellishments.
Don’t worry about covering up your inked area … it’s part of the creative process.
The finished page:



Monday, January 5, 2015

Turtle Soup Design Team Sketch Reveal

Today I have a layout posted at Turtle Soup for the Design Team Sketch Reveal. Bev Code provided the amazing sketch for the Design Team to work with. Be sure to check out the forum to see what the other design team members did with the sketch.

The Sketch
My Take


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions DT Reveal

Today is Friday and there is a Design Team Reveal up on the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Blog. The theme was “thankful”.

A New Arrival - I created this page for our newest grandchild’s album. This will be number 7 for Jessica and Aaron.

I used the Kreaxions Star Stencil and the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #918 with the “A” insert to make the doily. For the border edge I used the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #905 with no insert.

Be sure to check out the blog for some inspiring work from the rest of the design team.

punched border
punched doily

Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas Tag

Today I’m sharing a vintage Christmas tag that I made for a Design Team project for the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Blog. I created the doily using the Kreaxions Star Stencil and the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #920 with the A insert. I made the border strips using the punch with no insert.

Be sure to check out the blog and see what the rest of the Design Team created this week.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Crinkle Ribbon

I’m sure there are lots of ways to make Crinkly Ribbon but this is how I do it.

What you will need:
Cleanable work surface
Vinyl gloves
Hug Snug Seam Binding
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (or ink)
Heat gun

First you will need a work surface that won’t stain and cleans easily. I use my Non-Stick Craft Mat.

I wear gloves because the mist/ink stains your fingers.

Next you want to cut your seam binding to the length you want. I work with 3 foot pieces. I always use Hug Snug Rayon Seam Binding. (I’ve tried other brands and found they either do not work as well or not at all.)

Spray your seam binding with the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. (I have also pounced my Tim Holtz Distressed Inks onto my mat and spritzed the ink with water.)

I then scrunch the seam binding into a ball … this puts the “crinkle” in the Crinkle Ribbon.


Continue to scrunch the seam binding and dry with a heat gun. You can let it dry on it’s own but that would not work for me, I’m to impatient!

This Crinkle Ribbon is perfect for using on vintage projects.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Turtle Soup Design Team

Woot Woot! I’m thrilled to announce that I’m doing another term on the Turtle Soup Design Team. Meet the rest of the Design Team. I’m looking forward to working with these fantastic creative ladies!

There are daily challenges, monthly mini crops, an amazing gallery of creative projects to inspire you. There are sketches, layouts, cards, tags, altered items and lots of techniques shared … enough to keep everyone happy.

The daily chatter in the forum will help you to get to know the design team better and for us to get to know you.

We encourage the beginner through advanced scrapper to join us.

Be sure to visit us at: Turtle Soup

Friday, December 12, 2014

12 Days of Christmas Mini Crop

I have day 12 of the 12 Days of Christmas Mini Crop at Turtle Soup.  My challenge today is to create a gift box or bag with a bow on it.
Be sure to check out the challenges for all 12 days in the Turtle Soup forum.


Sunday, December 7, 2014

December Teacher Gifts

The December teacher gifts are ready to be shipped to FL.  I used the Kreaxions Circle Cutter to make the circles for the snowmen.  I found the perfect box to make and used my Cricut and the Sweet Tooth Boxes Cartridge.  A fun project to make and give.


Friday, December 5, 2014

December Linnie Blooms Design Team Project

When I saw the Linnie Blooms December Color Challenge I immediately thought …
 non traditional Christmas Colors.  (Be sure to check out the Linnie Blooms Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team did with the challenge this month.)

 I created the banner using the Linnie Blooms Medium Canvas Pennants (5/pkg) as my base. I inked a vintage music sheet with Tim Holtz Distress Inks. Then I went through my stash and found the lace and embellishments to add the finishing touches.