Friday, February 20, 2015

Keurig K-Cup Box

Today I’m sharing a Design Team project for the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches Blog.

I created this Keurig K-Cup Box using my Cricut and the Sweet Tooth Boxes cartridge. I made the doilies on top of the box using the following Kreaxions products:  Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #305 with the A insert and the Star Stencil and the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #918 with Positioning Parts 8cm and the A Stencil along with the Circle Cutter. Nine K-Cups fit perfectly in this little box. What a great way to share K-Cup samplers.









 

Monday, February 16, 2015

TTT/Word Clouds

Today I have the Tuesday Tools, Tips and Technique Challenge at Turtle Soup.  My challenge is to create a card, layout, tag, ATC or altered project with the focus being on "words".  Be sure to check out the details in the Turtle Soup forum.

Word Clouds - I love them! 
A word cloud is a graphical representation of word frequency. I have found several sites where you can make these and have tried several times to no avail. Sometimes I can be a little technologically challenged.  I came across a site (A Turn To Learn) that has the best tutorial (July 24,2012). She spells everything out step by step.  I found the Tagxedo site easy to use and if I can do it anyone can do it lol!

On one of our trips to FL we took a small detour and stopped at Antique Archeology in Nashville, TN.  We purchased this wonderful old typewriter. And the best part was that we happened to see the episode of American Pickers where Mike and Frank had picked it.  As soon as we purchased it I knew what I wanted to do with it ... and almost a year later ... I added the word cloud.






I try to come up with inexpensive teacher gifts for the grandsons to give their teachers every month.  With some frames from the dollar store and the Tagxedo program I came up with this month's gifts.  I chose the rectangular shape and used 10 words that I thought described a teacher best for this word cloud.  I loved the way it turned out.





Saturday, February 7, 2015

Chickin ... it's what's for dinner

I have the Saturday All Sorts challenge up at Turtle Soup today.  Be sure to check out the forum for the challenge details and the rest of this weeks inspiring challenges from the Turtle Soup Design Team.

I finally had some time to play with my “messy supplies”. My “Messy Supplies” for this page included: Super Heavy Gesso, a Stencil, Distress Ink, and some Spray Mist.
My challenge to you is to use any of the above messy supplies on a card, tag, layout, ATC or altered project.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Friday, February 6, 2015

U & Me

I love using border strips on my scrapbooking pages, cards and tags. Borders just seem to add a little more style and texture to any project.

Using the Kreaxions punches to create perfect borders every time is easy and fun. I created this Valentine’s Day tag using paper left over from other projects. The chipboard and other embellishments were all in my hoarded supplies … I mean stash. I created the border using the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #917. The perfect punch for Valentine’s Day projects.
Be sure to check out the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches Blog to see what the rest of the design team created this week.


 

Monday, February 2, 2015

Love You Much

There is a Design Team Reveal up on the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Blog today. I created a card for Valentines Day using the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #917. I used the punch on the edge of my paper before creating the medallion.  To finish the card I found a sequin heart in my stash. I also found some (very old) American Crafts border Rub-ons which I add to the bottom of the card.




Be sure to check out the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Blog to see what the rest of the design team created.

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

Thanks

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.