Monday, October 27, 2014

Cherish Nature with C'est Magnifique October Kit

 Cherish Nature....I was so excited the morning that my husband told me to grab the camera and come out to see the baby blue birds trying to fly....Oh My Goodness, it was amazing and so precious.
 Of course I had to use the word Cherish that comes in the C'est Magnifique Embellishment Kit and added the letters Nature just under it. I added a few flowers and feathers from the embellishment kit.
The color palette was perfect for my layout. I used a stencil that I created for SinCity Stamps along with gesso and mist prior to adding my photo and embellishments. I added an Antique Doily die cut just under the photo frame that comes in the embellishment kit along with bling and flowers.
The fun butterfly comes from my Memories Stamp Set from SinCity Stamps that I stamped with Memento Ink and fussy cut them out, layering them together and placing them on my layout along with mofe bling and flowers. I hope you enjoyed my "Cherish Nature" layout and check out the C'est Magnifique October Kit as well as check out my products that I create for SinCity Stamps. Hugs Pammejo
We R Memory Keepers Antique Doily Die
Craftwell Cut N' Boss
Xyron Adhesive
Red Memento Ink

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Happy Haunting with SinCity Stamps

Wow can you believe Halloween is in a  few days!!!! ...Today I am sharing with you my Happy Haunting Card using the Halloween Collection Stamp Set from SinCity Stamps. It is a super easy card to make...
so get yourself a blank white card base and stamp the "Happy Haunting" to the center bottom of card. Stamp the spider web randomly around the front of the card and inside edges with black ink and set to one side. Now the fun part...die cut out a frame that will fit the pumpkin stamp, stamp it with black ink and then stamp a second on white cardstock, color both pumpkin images our using your favorite markers (I used Copic Markers), fussy cut the one that is on the cardstock out to layer onto the framed stamped one. place both on a second frame that has been cut out of black, wrap in twine or ribbon and add to the front of your card base that you set to one side. 
 Here is a closer look at the card at an angle so you can see all the dimension that it has but yet so simple to make. I hope you checkout my SinCity Stamps, Chipboard, Stencils, Mask, etc as well as the rest of the store and try making some easy and simple cards. Pammejo
Black Ink
White Cardstock
Copic Markers
Fall Berry Pick
Pop Dots

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Throw Back Thursday with Graphic 45 Altered Birdhouse and Skeleton

Throw Back Thursday with my altered Skeleton and begin with I made an altered Skeleton and birdhouse for my mantle. I purchased my skeleton at our local Michael Store. I made his top hat by cutting the rim and the top from cardboard and covering it with paper. All of the paper I used for my project is from the Graphic 45 Happy Haunting Collection!!!! I love Graphic 45 and felt this was perfect for my Halloween decorations

I tied some torn, tie-dyed  gauze to the brim of hat, added a large sunflowers, spiders, a large crow and some skeleton hands to the top of my hat. I had to add some metal to his face, so the washers and bat was a must.

Every fancy skeleton should have a fancy bow tie and of course a key to his heart along with spiders and webs.
 Here is a closer look at my birdhouse....
 I took the witch at the top of my birdhouse and placed her on chipboard before I fussy cut her out. I placed it to the front of my covered roof and added an accordian folded flower that the sun head fits on.
 On the bottom of my birdhouse is some of the images that I cut from the paper and layered to the birdhouse. I added some Tim Holtz, 7 Gypsy and Graphic 45 metals to my project. Don't you just love the wheels.
 Here is one side of the birdhouse. I found these fun, glitter spiders at Michaels
 Just a closer look at the bottom of this side.
 The other side of the birdhouse.
 Another close up of this side showing the how fun it is to fussy cut. It always gives depth to your projects.
 Again, a use of stickers along with more metals.
 Don't you love the metal spider. I know I do. I hope you have enjoyed my Throw Back Thursday project and try altering yourself a birdhouse or dressing up a skeleton for Halloween. Hugs Pammejo

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pumpkin with Xyron and Core'dinations and Petaloo

Fall is in the air, can you feel it!!! 
Today I am going to share with you how to make a really easy pumpkin using Xyron Adhesive, Core'dinations Nostalgic Kraft Core Papers and Petaloo Flowers Ribbon. 
 I began by cutting two different shades of the orange from the Nostalgic Paper Pad on my electric die cut machine using an oval shape that measured 5 3/4".
Once cut...I ran them through my Cut N' Boss using Teresa Collins Love Triangle Embossing Folder.
Sand lightly with Core'dinations Hook and Loop Sanding Block and dust with the Cleaning Cloth that comes in the Sand It Set from Core'dinations.
Take a piece of the darker orange Core'dinations cardstock, punch using a 3 1/2" circle punch and glue using your Xyron Glue Stick to a piece of cardboard.
Turn over, using your Teresa Collins Mega Tape Runner apply adhesive to back of circle along the out side edge.
 Begin by placing the darker orange oval to the adhesive.
Repeat with the lighter orange ovals, until the circle is covered in strips.
Add another 3 1/2" circle over the card board with your tape runner, this is the bottom circle of your pumpkin.
Flip over so you will see the kraft side of the strips.
Punch a 1 1/2" circle and cover it with your Teresa Collins Mega Tape Runner, once the circle is covered bring the dark orange strips to the top of the and press it to the circle. Repeat with the lighter orange oval, continue till all strips are attached to the top. Cover the oval strips with a pretty doily die cut.
Make a pretty bow using Petaloo Crochet Lace Ribbon and attach it to the top of the pumpkin.
Add Petaloo Flowers and Faux Dried Berry Clusters to the top of pumpkin using Xyron Adhesive Dots. 
Here is a closer look at the flower clusters on the pumpkin...
and a closer look at the embossed oval strips, love how the two tone papers from Core'dinations made a fabulous fall decoration for my table.
I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial on how to make this super easy pumpkin and try making yourself one. Also, make sure to check out all the fabulous products that Xyron, Core'dinations and Petaloo has to offer.

Hugs Pammejo
Xyron Teresa Collins Mega Tape Runner
Xyron Adhesive Dots
Xyron Glue Stick
Core'dinations Kraft Core Nostalgic Card Stock
Core'dinations Sand It Set
Petaloo Faux Dried Berry Cluster
Petaloo Crochet Lace and Trim Green 1402-311
Petaloo Dahlias 1467-105
Petaloo Dahlias 1467-105R
 Craftwell Cut N Boss
Craftwell Teresa Collins Love Triangle Embossing Folder

Monday, October 20, 2014

Challenge #18 with Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog - Layer it Up

 Challenge #18 is all about get out that hoard of papers, inks, stamps, etc and use it up by creating a project and uploading to our Linky on the CHACB Blog....make sure to check out the rules HERE!!! I made a card using the last of an 8x8 Bohemian Bazaar Paper Pad...makes me sad to see that all that is left is the cardboard backing...but I will save it to use later, because I am a true blue hoarder.
 Prior to layering my layers of paper to my card base I first used Gelatos and Modeling Paste. I have fallen in love with Gelatos so I used a pink and teal on my card front. Once I had the color I liked I then used Modeling Past and a Honeycomb Stencil. 
Allow the Modeling Paste to dry and then layer the sentiment to the top of the card front. Add some amazing flowers and a pretty bow to the top. I actually made my flowers. 
I cut the roses using Tim Holtz Pinecone die with a piece of the pink metal sheet from A Little Bit of Dazzle, rolled them using tweezers to form. Once I had them formed I dry brushed some white paint to the edges and placed them to the top of the layered sentiment. 
I think enamel dots are just fun so I added a few here and there on my card front. Well, I hope you have enjoyed seeing my layers of goodness that I used from my hoard and can't wait to see what you create. Hugs Pammejo

Graphic 45 Bohemian Baazar
Modeling Paste
Honeycomb Stencil
Enamel Dots
White Seam Binding
WeR Memory Keepers Floral Doily
Craftwell Cut' N Boss
Xyron Create A Sticker
Xyron Teresa Collins Mega Tape Runner

Design Team
My name is Mónica Weaver and I am the founder and owner of Add a Little Dazzle.  In 2006, I left my 10+ year career as a Bilingual Educator and Interpretor/Translator in the public school system and private business sector to become a stay at home mom.  In 2007, I was introduced to the world of paper crafting and with time realized I could teach others about it.  As a result, Add a Little Dazzle was found in 2009.
As an educator with a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, I realize that everybody learns differently and so I focus my teaching to all learning styles.  Whether you are a visual, auditory, or hands-on learner you are sure to find my instruction effective and easy to follow as you pursue your love of papercrafting.
Add a Little Dazzle is the only website that focuses entirely on teaching you how to incorporate metal sheets into your papercrafting projects.  Whether you enjoy stamping, card making, scrapbooking, creating 3D items or Home Decor items – you’ll find all the resources you need to incorporate metal sheets into your crafting.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Throw Back Thrusday -Altered Halloween Top Hat with Graphic 45

Welcome to Throw Back Thursday with one of my favorite Halloween projects from last year. I altered a top hat using Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells and Olde Curiosity Shoppe. I have it sitting on my inspiration shelf in my studio all year long because I love it so much. Do you have a project that you love....please feel free to share the link in the comment section, I would love to see it. So without further a do, here is my Halloween Top Hat.
I created an altered top hat that I purchased at Michaels, it was in the holiday section and if you use your 40% coupon it is a really inexpensive piece to begin with, lol, begin with is the catch phrase and you can see. I used Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells and Olde Curiosity Shoppe for my Altered Halloween Hat, covering the hat, block and birdhouse...there is a lot of fussy cutting of the paper, making rolly polly flowers and punching circles....
Did I mention circles...WELL the hat band and semi-circles on the brim of the hat are made from circles lots of 3/4" circles and glued to the hat...but don't you just love the look I know I do and those bees from the Olde Curiosity paper is so cool to use.
Here is a closer look at the left side of the Alter Halloween Hat, love the orange flocked pumpkin, skeleton hand and flocked spider web leaves, these also were purchased at the craft store.
 I made a pretty brown sheer bow to go along with the brown jute that I place between the brim and the hatband to give that part of my hat a more finished look. Added some of those fun rolly polly flowers, chipboard leaves  and a bit of metal to finish this side up
On the right side of the brim is another of the flocked orange pumpkins, spider web leaves and a small skeleton. I used some of the twigs that was on the blue berry stem to make the holders for my pumpkin hot air balloons, it sure give the Altered Halloween Hat depth making them float in the air, don't you think.
As we go up on the hat I had a large wood block that I had in my stash to place on the top of the hat once I had it covered and decorated it with fussy cut pieces that I had layered with pop dots from a piece of the Steampunk Spells paper. I prompt the block up with a book that I had covered int he paper. Added another flock pumpkin, skeleton hand, spider web leaves and roly poly flowers. 
This is the top of the second book that I used to hold my birdhouse up with, I added a bit of red twine and bubble from the twine so that it would hang off the book, the top has a skeleton head that was from a sheet of the Steampunk Spells paper that I fussy cut and layered with pop dots, added a metal gear to the hat and red twine bow to the neck. 
Here is a closer look at the small birdhouse that I painted the base and roof with orange paint, when dried I punched out a lot of 1/2" circles to place on the roof, added a some rolly polly flowers that I made using a 2" punch, placed a fun flocked spider and some chipboard leaves on it, along with a little crow coming to sit on his perch.
Love the lady that is on the paper collection riding a bike, I fussy cut two of them out layered them together with pop dots and added another pumpkin hot air balloon using more of the twigs that I had.

Sorry there are so many photos but photos tell a story, lol so here is one last look at the other side of the block and finished piece. 

I hope you enjoyed my Altered Halloween Hat and try your hand at altering something this week if you have never tried altering something before and remember to feel free to share your favorite Halloween project links in my comment section. Hugs Pammejo.