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My crafting resolutions:
1. To create more than 50% of my projects with either recycled materials or scrap left over materials to cut waste and excessive earth fillers.
2. Teach paper crafting classes and share the Joy.
3.Custom Design Products I love to use and share.
4. Learn everyday what it takes to be patient, understanding, tolerant and giving.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

FB Live with me "Emboss 3 ways with 1 folder"


EMBOSSING 3 WAYS WITH 1 FOLDER

FB LIVE TONIGHT AT 8:00 PM ON HANDMADE BY TLC FB PAGE AND 7 KIDS CUSTOMER CREATE


INGREDIENTS:
Sugar Pea Love Machine
Sizzix 3 D folder hearts
Altenew Best Sentiments
Lawn Fawn Stitched Trails die
Tonic Pearlescent Rustic Crimson paper
Simon Says Cotton Candy Paper
Ranger Perfect Cardstock
Altenew more than words sentiment
Bow and frame dies from my stash
Lawn Fawn gift card die

  
 

 

MEDIUMS:
Gelli Roll Clearstar
Memento Black ink
MiDas Spectrum Noir Metallic pigment ink Blush and Silver
Copics R30,R20, C00,C02,C05, R04, N1, N3, N5
White Gel pen
Ranger distress ink sky blue


On the inside of this project I added a gift card holder die cut from Lawn Fawn because it is a Birthday card. 


EMBELLISHMENTS:
Wink of Stella glitter
Shimmer sequins Desert Diva's



This project had no coloring other than that inside the embossing folder but I did use a glitter strip of paper matching the frame and cut a cute little border heart and embossed with a roller from the back side to bump it upwards. 





This technique is a quick and fun way to whip up a few cards using one embossing folder to make your own background!

I hope you enjoyed the post and remember I'm live on FB every Thursday evening at 8:00 PM EST.  Join me and say hi! Ask questions and get some crafty time in!   Stay Crafty! 

Hugs,
Tammy Louise


Thursday, February 6, 2020

FB Live with project GOTCHA! and a FREEBIE


JOIN ME TONIGHT @ 8PM EST!

It's 2020!  TLC Designs, LLC has begun manufacturing some great paper crafting products and
can't wait to share how they work with you on Thursday's at 8:00 pm EST!  Join me for my FB Lives!


I'm sharing coloring techniques, tips and tricks, product discovery, assembly and just some good old fashioned crafty fun!   The broadcasts will be shared and streamed with the 7 Kids Crafts store and the Handmadebytlc FB page!  Come ask questions or just say hi! 


I share a newly found tool in my live video too!  It's going to make the brad application with the interactive die a breeze!  You won't want to miss it, but in case you did, the post will be on my FB page to view after it's LIVE stream as well!  

here's what my tool looks like!
INGREDIENTS:
Double Dial Die - TLC Designs or 7 Kids Crafts including outside U.S.
C.C. Designs - Abominable Stamps
C.C. Designs - Cupids
Fun Stampers - Background Lots of Love
Simon Says stock paper Surf Blue and Island blue
Honey Bee - Bees Nees Paper
Moda Scrap - Let your soul bloom
Some older dies from my stash for clouds, flowers etc


MEDIUMS:
Ranger Distress Inks- Stormy Sky
 Copics - E00,E21,E04,E000, R08,R19,R29


Turn the Dial


Watch Cupid Fly


EMBELLISHMENTS:
Glossy Accents - Ranger
Studio Katya - Googly eyes

FREEBIE!
Just right click on the PNG and print the bow tie onto your favorite paper, cut out, fold and glue! Happy Crafting! 


 Thanks for joining me here on the blog and I hope you enjoy the project I make every Thursday at 8:00pm for another FB Live!

Saturday, January 18, 2020

My Pegasus can fly! Why?

I hope all of my friends and family are having a great weekend!  

The Creativation Trade Show is going on right now with companies like Simon Says Stamps, Spellbinders and Mama Elephant showing off their newest product line for 2020!  

I don't have a booth, but I do have a great new die product available NOW!  The Double Dial Die 1 and it's available to U.S. customers from my new store TLCDesigns.shop!  If you are not in the U.S. however, you can find it at the 7KidsCrafts.com because they ship worldwide! 

Created with Lavinia Stamps and the gel press with other small Lavinia stamps too!
This is what makes the magic!  The Double Dial Die 1!  This sample project shows Zanor the king of the Pegasus leaping through the forest over the lake to meet his queen Sirlus on the most majestic of snowy nights! 

Priced right, fun and easy to use!
For today's project I used the cute frame that comes with the Double Dial Die and double cut it for sturdiness.  Then I cut two dials and four arms.  The more sound your foundation and parts, the better this interactive mechanism will work. 


 I used my Gel press with the Colorbox and brusho inks first and let dry.  I went around the edges of the frame with coordinating ink and sponge and began my stamping.  The background was designed with the bridge first which I colored in just a bit with some brown Colorbox.  I tore some printer paper and used it to ink the mountains in the background then stamped some trees above where the Pegasus's were flying.  The yellow was brought into the center with Colorbox ink and a round sponge to simulate the reflection of the moon in the water.


The background brings this project to life with mushrooms in the foreground on the bottom and some vines hanging from the top.  Most of the trees and mountains and mushrooms were brushed over with the gel pen to give it that winter feel and the project was decorated.


To complete the project, I stamped the two illustrations on Kraft paper and embellished them with gel pen glitter and fussy cut them.  Then I assembled the mechanism and adhered the illustrations!  Raising the topper onto a card base completed the project! 

Ingredients:
Double Dial Die 1 - TLCDesigns
Sirlus Stamp - LaviniaStamps
Zanor Stamp - LaviniaStamps
Fir Tree - LaviniaStamps
Fir Tree 1 - LaviniaStamps
Fairy Bridge - Lavinia Stamps
Spanish Moss - Lavinia Stamps
Skinny Mushrooms - Lavinia Stamps


Visit my Youtube Channel for many other video tutorials regarding assembly and tips and tricks you can learn to use with this fun interactive die on your next project!  But for now, here's a quick demonstration of how the die brings your card to life! 


Mediums:
Versafine Clair - Nocturne


Embellishments:

Thank you for joining me on my crafting journey and I hope you visit again soon!  Happy Crafting!
Tammy Louise

Monday, January 13, 2020

Double Dial your heart with Tracey Hey illustrations


Hi Friends,
Aren't these two darling? 


Today I completed a project I designed a few weeks ago using the Double Dial Die 1 and Tracey Hey illustrations.  I had been using this unattached topper to demonstrate the function and mechanical parts of the die in several video tutorials, but today is the day to finish it up! 



I decided to not only post the project here on my blog with a few links to the products used, but I created a TUTORIAL VIDEO as well.  There have been a few questions regarding popping the topper of the dial card project onto a card base with dimensional dots and how to prohibit the vertical slot illustration from a twisting as it wants to naturally. 


There are a few other tips in the tutorial as well.  


If your card base is a stock color that you don't want to see through the slot, simply glue a piece of thin paper the color of your choice onto the card base before attaching the topper.  

Perfect for Spring and Valentines! 
 Stop in and visit my youtube channel and see for yourself!  


Enjoy and stay crafty my friends!

INGREDIENTS:



MEDIUMS:



EMBELLISHMENTS:


He's darling up close and ready to catch the heart! 
All spotty and fluffy looking, He's casting his heart to his friend! 
INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

The best way to predict the future, is to create it! 

Inside finished off CAS with Ombre Ink and Altenew sentiment
Visit TLCDesigns.shop for the Double Dial interactive Die!

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

NEWS TO SHARE!



I've got so much BIG NEWS today!

First, a sneak peek! for more on the project, see yesterdays post


Hello Crafty Friends!
There is so much BIG NEWS I'm sharing with you today I don't know where to start! lol
First . . . Briefly . . . I've been blogging for more than 10 years and many of you have followed, shared, served on Dt's with me, entered card challenges, magazine consignments or just been blogging right along with me.  I appreciate each and every one of you, after all, many of you have been telling me for years that I should do this for myself and you are right!  Thank you! From getting crafty all the way to my experiences at CHA annually with many different stores, everything I've done has been a stepping stone to where my "Journey of Joy" will go.  
I previously, like many of you, purchased and used products in this industry with little knowledge of what goes into getting them onto the market. What do the behind scenes actually look like?  Well,  I can tell you!  I've spent years in product development, product design, package design, graphic art on illustrations, illustrations themselves, product quotes, manufacturing process, marketing, newsletter development, social media banners, pricing, customer service and much more for other companies! 
One day, I was struck with a stick (as hubby called it) LOL!  I decided that all of my experience has the makings of TLC Designs Brand Products!  Why not?  Choosing to manufacture products I design and love while offering them at affordable prices is just what the next step in my "Journey of Joy" SHOULD be!  I'm not going to lie and tell you that it's not terrifying, exciting, exhausting and exhilarating all at the same time but it's time!  After all, I am an artist at heart and I'm not getting any younger and joy can be more difficult to find.  If I'm unable, any longer, to find joy working for someone else on their products, I should get up and do it for myself right?  Well, I agree!  

My first TLC Designs brand product is here!  

THE DOUBLE DIAL DIE 1! 
currently retailing at 7kidscrafts.com

The movement in this interactive die is smooth and the possibilities are endless!  Step by step instructions are included!  Perfect for A2 size cards AND you can either use the frame included OR use the slot mechanism on ANY frame die you already have in your stash!! 
From beginner to veteran card making, this die is easy to assemble and the possibility are endless!  All Occasions!  Make your fairies fly, throw a snowball or blow flowers to a friend!  This card is fun and interactive!  Sure to make them smile!
The TLC Inspired Designs, LLC or(TLC DESIGNS) logo is on this package!  What do you think of the packaging?  I just love the Bright, Bold and Beautiful colors when I craft and the Gerber Daisy brings me Joy!  The design of the LOGO and brand fit me perfectly!  What better way to express myself than to be true to what I love?  
   Digi's and Polymer Stamps won't be far behind!
another small Sneak Peek! 



But that's not all . . . 
There's more you ask . . . YES!
I have been working hard behind the scenes for other stores, brainstorming and designing products for them to sell more than 10 years now.  Hint hint.
TLC Designs eCOMMERCE store OPEN NOW!


I have been hard at work putting my online retail store on the Shopify platform where I can bring you my products direct!  I can offer you a product I love, I have tested and can trust to be reliable.  I stand behind the product or I won't sell it.  I will be able to listen and put products out there you can afford to add to your stash!  Every one of us want good reliable product we can afford!  Let me help you find it! 

Now . . .  keep in mind . . . everyone has to start somewhere, so follow along on my journey, be patient with me (lol), and join in.  Share and create with me along the way!  I've been so blessed to have all of you, my friends and family, in my crafty world!  I appreciate all of your support, comments and comradery along the way!  You mean the world to me and I could've never do this without all of you either! 

last sneak peek!  Promise!


Last but not least . . . 

I've become the newest Illustrator for the 7KidsCrafts.com store!  My double dial die design will be sold through this popular craft product store as well as TLCDesigns.shop when it opens!  

While my product inventory grows, you will be able to purchase my products effortlessly.  While my store and clientele grows, you can still find the perfect illustration to use with this die in her store!  Her variety is fantastic and her prices are out of this world!  

Most importantly, I've committed to a few projects every month again!

Yes!  Once again, I get to share projects with you on my blog!  It's been so long I hope I remember how!  lol

Having announced all of that!  Thank you again! I hope you'll stop in my store at TLCdesigns.shophttps://tlcdesigns.shop/ and peruse my products!  Maybe even share projects and tag me so I can come by and see your beautiful inky work! 
A special thank you goes out to Kelly Neis or 7 Kids Crafts for her support in this venture.  The Double Dial Die 1 is available through 7KidsCrafts.com.
This "Journey of Joy" with Bright, Bold and Beautiful art products is why I've decided to take the leap and go into business for myself with my own designs.  I'm blessed to have had every one of you with me these past 10 years and am looking forward to continuing with your for a good 10 more!   

Gratefully Yours,