Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Graphic 45 Le Crique Copic/Stamping Altered Cigar Box and a GIVEAWAY!!!!

Do you love altered work? If you do today I am sure you will enjoy the details that I applied to the Cigar Box that I altered. I wanted something special for my BFF, so I decided I would make a Stamping/Copic Marker box for her since she hasn't had a chance to get any of the markers yet.
To begin with I purchased a cigar box from our local Cigarette store for $1.50, can't beat that. I decided I want the top to be extremely unique so I started by making a basket weave of 4 different pieces of Graphic 45 papers. The strips were 1/4" strips so it became very tedious to do the top but so worth it when it was finished. I also glued it to a piece of chipboard to give it more dimension.

If you love dimension you will definitely love the top of the box. I made some accordion flowers using my Tim Holtz flower die. The roses is made from a piece of paper that I tore making a circle, I began tearing it to form a spiral and then rolled it up from the outside part of the spiral using my tweezers.

Here is what the left side of the top of the box looks like. Don't you love all of the detail, do you see the elephant that is at the bottom of the box. He was fussy cut from one of the Graphic 45 Le Crique papers and placed on with pop dots

This is actually the lower right corner. The center of the accordion flowers are made using my I Top, one medium and one small I Top brad.

I decided to angle pictures so you can see all of the pieces a bit closer. I am definitely not a fan of flat areas, but if that is the look that you like it would be just as beautiful. See the Tim Holtz Pen Nib, I had to place it there because I was a 1/2" short on my blue satin ribbon but yet it worked out perfectly. Remember, there is no mistakes in scrapbooking or paper crafting it is just away to become more creative. Aren't the legs magnificent. I just love them.

This is the inside cover of the box. I tried very hard to keep it fun and circus like since my friend has a collection of clowns that she received from her mother in law when she past away.

Here are more of those fabulous elephants. I tied small red twin string to each of their tails to make it look like they were connected.

In the bottom left corner I added a Tim Holtz Clock Face and Game Spinner along with some Happy Birthday metals. I wanted it to look like I was telling my friend "Happy Birthday Time".

I fussy cut some of the LeCrique papers and placed it on the inside of the box lid, made a black string type wire and place my little acrobat on the string.

I made two compartments in the bottom of the box staying along the same theme. I added a ribbon to the right side of the bottom of the box and glued it to the top so it formed a hinge for the box.

Of course it wouldn't be a Copic/Stamping box without copics and stamps. I know as she gets more Copics she will either add them to the box or use the box for something else special. I hope you enjoyed seeing my special gift and try making something out of a box for yourself or for a friend. ENJOY!!!

OH!!! I almost forgot no birthday celebration is without presents so please leave a comment and IF I make it over 500 followers guess what there will be a giveaway!!!! A present that you will be suprised by!!! So please post on your facebook and Twitter accounts and help me go over that 500 follower mark!!!!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Scrapbookaholic by Abby Challenge #8 Red Whit and Blue

Our challenge today at with Scrapbookaholic by Abby is to create something using Red, White and Blue. I made this card to send to a freind using the color theme. My stamp is from Shelley from Shelly Bean Stamps and I colored my image in using my Copic Markers: C3, C1, E00, E33, E31, B93, B95, B97, R81, R83, R85, R24 and R27. If you don't have Copic remember watercolor pencils always give a wonderful look.
Noticed I used a starburt red, white and blue brad and I did some stitching with my Red Zig Pen. My Cat image is mounted on red card stock and in placed on pop dots to give dimension. I hope you will consider playing along with us at Scrapbookaholic By Abby and enter your creation in the Red, White and Blue Challenge. Also, make sure to visit each of the DTs and see their creation. I am sure you will see some wonderful projects, tutorials and there might even be some giveaways along the way.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Scrapbookaholic by Abby Beach Party Blog Hop June 25 & 26 - "Grains of Sand

Today is a blog hop with Scrapbookaholic by Abby and the Design Team. If you stopped by to see what was happening with me today I would like to encourage you to go the Scrapbookaholic by Abby and join us in the hop, if you came here from Sandra of 365 Days of Cricut than you are going in the right direction for the hop.
I scrapped a layout of my little grand-daughter Annie playing in the sand at the ocean while we were visiting our sons that live in Florida. As you can see we definitely were not dress for the beach since this was taken at Thanksgiving. It was 45 here in Memphis at the time and 90 degrees there.
First, I cut a piece of GCD Studios Georgia paper to measure 9 1/2" x 9 1/2" and glued it to the Peggy Sue paper. Cut 1 strip from Frances and 1 strip from Georgia papers to measure 3/4" x 9 1/2" and 1 strip of the Georgia paper to measure 1" x 9 1/2". Take one piece of the Georgia paper and your EK Swiss Cheese punch and punch across strip of paper. Layer and adhere the Frances, Georgia and Tara papers to the Peggy Sue paper. Once they are glued on I sewed them with my sewing machine.
I then took the "LIVE" card from Jenni Bowlin Bingo Card set and inked it with Tim Holtz Broken China, Tea Dye, and Aged Mohongany Distressed inks. Glue it to the bottom of the lowest strip of paper. I radomly placed my Creative Imaginations epoxy stickers on and near my bingo card.
I added two Chantilly Charms to my page, one I glue to the page the other I placed on with a pop dot. I placed an antique brad in the center of each before I put them on the page. I also used 4 antique brads on each corner of Annies photo. The photo at the top of the layout is double matted with the Georgia paper.
I hope you continue on the hop by next visiting Michelle of Scrappin With My Bug and continuing through out the hop. I am sure you will find lots of fun ideas, projects, tutorials and I am sure some blog candy along the way.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Red,White, and Blue June 23 & 24 Blog Hop

Glad you stopped by today to see what is going on. I am participating in a Red White and Blue Blog Hop that is being hosted by Nicolette from Beyond Scrappin" I hope you are planning on hopping along with us. If you came from the very talented Susan of It's Me Susan P you are heading in the right direction, if not you will want to go to Beyond Scrappin to start at the beginning of the hop. I am sure as you are enjoying the hop you will find lots of wonderful projects, tutorials and giveaways.
I am always excited about the Fourth of July, it is coming up quickly on us as we are celebrating in the Red, White and Blue Hop. It always reminds me of our freedom and that we should never take it for granted. I made two cards for this weekends hop, I am not sure of the paper line that I used since it was in my scrap box but I think that they both turned out fabulous. My stars are from the Quickutz Nesting Stars

I always love coordinating papers, it makes designing so easy. I punched out some of the fun patriotic symbols from my paper and placed them on pop dots.

My second card I used the corner rounder and rounded the corners of my card and rectangles that I placed on my card. I added some sweet red star eyelets to my America label.

My star is a chipboard star that I painted with a Blue Paint Dabber and placed it on my card once it was dried. I also added a small piece of ribbon to the front of the card.

Again I hope you enjoy the hop and the next stop is with Michelle's Peanut Butter and Jelly Designs. Remember as we come up on the Fourth of July to celebrate and reflect on our freedom, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and have a wonderful Fourth of July.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Card Kit Make Over Week 3

Here is my third set of cards, if you missed out on the two previous post they are on May 31st and June 6th posts if you would like to see how I transformed the cards from the kit. I used the card base, flower stripe paper and Best Wishes from the kit. I distressed my edges with the Tim Holtz distress tool and inked the edges with Chestnut Roan Ink. I added a ribbon that I looped using my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.
Here is the original card from the kit and now on to these fabulous flowers and how they were made.

The blue and pink flowers were cut from the Cosmo Cricket DeLovely DeLectable paper that I painted with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze, once they were dried I layered them and placed buttons in the center of each that I had tied some blush twine to. My pink rosette is a torn circle from the Cosmo Cricket Delovely DeLectable paper. I tore it into a spiral, twisted it around my tweezers and glued it to the base of the circle. I did allow it to spring out a bit before I glued it. I then placed it on my card and add three small gemstones to the Best Wishes die cut that I had placed on pop dots
Here is the last card that I will be sharing from the kit, I sure hope you have enjoyed the transformation of the cards that I have shared with you over the last 3 weeks.
I used the card base, the flower paper, rub on and square die cut from the kit.

I made my rosette from the Tim Holtz Rosette die. After it was glued on to the square die cut that I placed on pop dots I added a button to the center that I had blush twine tied to. I added the rubons under the die cut along with some small clear gemstones.

TPC Studios Blissful Blossoms

Tim Holtz Rosette Die

Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze

Tim Holtz Distress Tool

Tim Hotz Tiny Attacher

Cosmo Cricket Delovely DeLectable



Blush Twines

Monday, June 13, 2011

Scrapbookaholic by Abby Challenge #7 using Imaginisce Happy Camper Collection

"Challenge #7" this time for us over at Scrapbookaholic by Abby was to make a Father's Day Card based on this Page Map sketch

I used the Imaginisce Happy Camper Don't Feed the Bears, Fireside Fun, Gone Fishing, and Thermal Jammies to make my card from. I stamped a background on the polka dot paper using Chestnut Roan ink and the Stampabilities Faded Text Background that I got at my local Hobby Lobby Store.

I added a Tim Holtz Swivel Clasp, an extra T/H Jump Ring so the clasp would lay down flat and a Making Memories Brad to give my card some metal, I just think that every card for a man needs to have some metal

I also did some paper piercing, distressed using my T/H distress tool and Chestnut Roan Ink on my border that is holding the distressed and inked squares that I cut from the Fireside Fun paper. I also fussy cut a bear, some trees and camp fire from the Happy Camper papers to go around my Making Memories Card Saying Rub Ons.

Make sure to go to Scrapbookaholic by Abby's to see how to participate in the Challenge #7.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sarah-using Kaisercraft Chantruese Collection

Paper Patch Crafts is having a layout contest using the Sketchy Thrusday sketch. I decided I would do the layout using my daughters photo of when she was about 5 years old. I selected the Kaisercraft Chantruese papers: Tremolo, Vivo, Eco, and Stacoto papers to do my layout in. I did my borders using the EK Abstract Flower and Deco Scallop border punches. I did use the Chestnut Roan Ink to do my distressing with.

My flowers were made from left over scrap papers and the Tim Holtz Flower Die. I inked the edges and used some of the Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze to make them stiff and shiny with glitter. The centers are made using my I Top.

I fussy cut one of the small birds from the tag sheet, added some American Craft ribbon and ribbon brad to my ribbon. My looped ribbon was made using my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher. All you do is make a small loop and staple it into place and do a repeat till you have the length you want. I always use a scrap of paper to staple my ribbon to.
Here is the sketch that we were to go by. I just love Sketchy Thrusday sketches.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Card Kit Make Over Week 2

I hope you enjoyed the two cards that I shared with you last week, if you missed it they are on the May 31st post. Here is first of the two cards for this week. It is the Thinking Of You card that is in the kit. I use the card back, pink polka dot, flower paper and stripe piece that were in the kit. I added a piece of Cosmo Cricket Delovely DeLectable paper that I punced a border with using my EK Diamond Lace punch. I also distressed all of the edges with my Tim Holtz Distress Tool and inked with my Chestnut Roan Ink.
Here is the original card that you are able to make from the kit.

I cut my dress form from the Tim Holtz Sewing Room Die and Grunge Paper and a piece of stripe scrap paper that I had in my paper stash and glued it to the top of the dress form. I inked the dress form with Tim Holtz Walnut Distress Stain, added some white tulle that I had gathered at the waist along with some white sheer ribbon and a flower from Tim Holtz Trimmings. I added the RubOn from the kit to finish the card.

Here is the second card from the kit and here is how I transformed it.
I used the card base, flowered stripe paper, scallop edge, Smile Chipboard and It's All Good die cut from the kit. I inked all of the edges with my Chestnut Roan Ink. I added a We R Memory Keepers Doily that went under the flowered stripe paper and scallop edge.
I palced my "Smile" chipboard piece on pop dots and added some colorful gemstones under the good of my diecut.

I hope you are enjoying the transformation of the card kit and will see you next week on the June 14 for the last two cards.

TPC Blissful Blossoms Card Making Kit

EK Diamond Lace Punch

Tim Holtz Sewing Room Die

Tim Holtz Trimmings

Tim Holtz Distress Tool

Tim Holtz Walnut Stain

We R Memory Keeper Doilies


Pop Dots

White Tulle

Friday, June 3, 2011

Kaisercraft Photo Display with Chantuese Collection

I bought this fabulous Kaisercraft Photo Display awhile back and really didn't know what I would do with it until Paper Patch Crafts had the Chanteuse Collection by Kaisercraft on their site. I knew it would be perfect and I truly am glad that I waited for the right paper.

The Beyond the Page Photo Display has 4 different boards on it that fit into slots on a base board. All of the papers, rub-ons and journal tags are all from the Chanteuse Collection but every collection has to have some other special touches to it.

On the first frame I added some pink twine, a Philosophy Tag and some of the Symphony Tissue Tape from Tim Hotz. I took the Symphony Tissue Tape and accordion folded it before I put it under the Marcato paper that I used. I inked all of my pieces with Chestnut Roan Ink.

On the second frame I cut one of the frames from the Marcato paper, took some pink twine and laced it around the frame before I attached it to the top of brown card stock. My "Treasured" piece is placed on pop dots.

Check out the lace flower, it is made from American Craft Ruban Premium White Lace,I took Tim Holtz Spun Sugar, Peeled Paint, Antique Linen and Fired Brick Distress Stains applied it over the top, alternating the colors, when it was dry I gathered it and added a button that I had added some of the pink twine to the center of.

Frame three is an oval that I cut out of the S0prano paper. I added a Journal Tag and a Word Key to the bottom of the frame that I had cut out along with some more of the Symphony Tissue Tape that I had accordion folded.

Aren't these quilled flowers amazing made from this beautiful paper. To make them tear a circle from a piece of the pink paper, tear it into a spiral. Start from the outside edge and wrap it around a pair of tweezers to form a circle, allow the circle to release a little and glue to the enter circle.

Here is a closer look at the ticket, flowers and word key.

The fourth frame is made using the Con Brio paper and a tag from Mini Journal Tags. I cut my Tim Holtz birdcage from the Tremolo paper along with a piece of Tim Holtz Grunge paper.

I added some of the flowers from the Rub On sheet. I put Glossy Accent on my birdcage and allowed it to dry, this will give great dimension to your birdcage. I attached it to the front of the frame and added some pearl gemstones to the bottom holes.

All of my pieces were stained with the Tim Holtz Walnut Distress Stain. The last thing I did was add some of the flowers from the Rub On sheet.

Here is a side view of the Beyond the Frame Photo Display. Like I said it is amazing and I just love the paper that I purchased from my fiend Anne at the Paper Patch Craft.

Now who will I give this gift to.....


Kaisercraft Beyond the Frame Photo Display

Kaisercraft Chanteuse Collection

Tim Holtz Walnut, Spun Sugar, Peeled Paint, Antique Linen, Fired Brick

Tim Holtz Philosophy Tags

Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

Tim Holtz Word Key

Tim Holtz Symphony Tissue Tape

Tim Holtz Birdcage Die

American Crafts BlushTwine

American Crafts Premium White Lace

Chestnut Roan Ink

Glossy Accent

Pearl Gemstones