Saturday, March 21, 2015

It is hard being GREEN Use Your Stash Blog Hop

It is time once again for our little Use Your Stash blog hop. The theme this month is 'it is hard being GREEN'!

If you have hopped here from Paige's blog, you are on your way!

Here I used some vintage (that is what I am calling Mom's stash of paper) paper.

The green brads were part of the Sweet Leaf mini medley and they are cute little buttons.

I added a Cricut cut camera created using green glitter paper and the same striped paper that is behind the chocolate film strip holes.

Needing a little flash why not a pink flower.

And to balance, a few of the chocolate square cutouts from the film strip are placed in the bottom right of the layout.

 What if I did not use the camera?

If I don't use the camera, do I need to move the title over?

Well, as soon as I get it just right, I have the perfect pictures of my grands dressed up in beautiful Japanese period outfits, a great trip to one of the many parks/museums that they have had visited while living there.

Now it is time to hop on over to Wendy's blog! Thank you for coming and please, I would love to hear from you.

If you get lost along the way, Theresa has a list of all hoppers.

Here is a little video to help get you in the GREEN theme mood!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tool Time Tuesday is so De-Stressing

Crafting is my way of de-stressing so let us learn a little about distressing. When I first saw distressing with ink, the only thought I had was 'WHY'. Why take a beautiful project and mess it up, well that was some time ago and now a project is not complete until it is distressed --

Here is a little video sharing some cool distressing ideas

Need to pick up some of the great distressing products, click here.

I would love to hear about your first time distressing, please leave a comment.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tool Time Tuesday features the Craft Heater

At our last technique get together, we played with the craft heater learning the techniques of embossing wet - yes, using a wet medium that holds embossing powder in place long enough to melt it with the craft heater.

Such an elegant and finished look wet embossing adds to a project

We created several cards using as many wet embossed techniques as we could work in and a couple we did twice.

White embossing powder can add an elegant look to a card.

Emboss resist is a cool way to use your clear embossing powder. The finer the embossing powder the more delicate the image may be -

Embossing with Pigment Ink and Clear Detail Embossing Powder

I would love to have you join me for a craft heater and wet embossing class - 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March is the BEST time to Join Close To My Heart

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Use Your Stash Blog Hop is having a Love Affair With Paper

Are you ready to finally use that pretty paper you have stashed away? Let the Use Your Stash Blog Hoppers help you with some great ideas.

If you are coming from Darlene's blog you are right on track.

There are times when I like to go visiting my local scrapbook store, even if it is three hours away and while I am a Close To My Heart kinda gal, I feel a kindred spirit, so I have to buy something.

This paper made me think of summer, blue water, sand, popcicles, lady bugs and lazy days. It is has been in my stash for several months and it is time to use it.

I started with a Make It From Your Heart (Volume 2, pg 34, pattern 15) recipe. The striped paper was perfect.

Do I like it with the stripes on the outside or inside -- hmmmmmm...

What it did need (most of my projects need) a little bling by using the pink glitter paper and a couple of Junebug puffy hearts, my need for bling was satisfied.

To finish off, I used some of my over abundant supply of flamingo dots (look inside each flower), must have been the pink that made me want so many!!

I hope you enjoyed my little 'paper' DE-stash project and now off so see what Theresa has in store for you.