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CHECK OUT EACH GERBER DAISY AND THANKS FOR VISITING!
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. Currently at about 45%)
2. Teach paper craft classes.
3. Create Dies for Spellbinders(done)
4. Learn everyday what it takes to be patient, understanding, tolerant and giving.
made it to CHA, and work for embellishment company I love, demo classes all in 2012-13

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Tutorial die cut with foil



Good morning!  Tammy Louise with you sharing a LDRS Creative video tutorial!  I've fallen in love with the technique that makes your die cuts shine and shimmer with craft foil!  

INGREDIENTS:
I will share some steps with you here as well, ready?  Grab a pen!

1. Choose your favorite LDRS Creative die

2. Emboss some card stock with clear, fine embossing powder.  A large enough area to cut with your die choice

3. Heat up your powder on the stock and cut your die out

4. Cut a square of foil large enough to cover the embossed and heat dried die cut and place the die cut down (embossed side up), place the shiny side foil up on top of the die and place them inside parchment or printer paper with a fold so that the paper creates a creased folder.

5. Heat up your lamination machine and place the scored edge of parchment/computer paper through! 

That's all there is to it!  When you've run it through, the heat and pressure melt the embossing powder again and it adheres to the foil!  Peel your die cut away from the foil and it's done!  You've gotta try it!  It's a stunning technique!

MEDIUMS:
Close to my Heart - Pomagranate


EMBELLISHMENTS:
Recollections Pearls
WOC Pearl Brad


INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” – Anatole France
 
If you enjoy a good 3D project or just need a special box or bag, stop by my ETSY Store above for the available Shape "EZ" product line of Cut templates like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's! These templates can help you make any project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! There is always a NEW Shape "EZ" cut files are available! 

  Thank you for visiting,
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Saturday, July 2, 2016

The Best Day Ever


It's Tammy Louise here today to show you how to dry emboss with you die cuts!  There's a NEW You tube tutorial to show you how to create your own beautiful embossing with any of the LDRS Creative dies! 
I used the Darling Squares die set and cut into some magnetic sheet.  I use magnetic sheet because it's just thick enough to make a great impression but not so thick that the dies won't cut through.  
After cutting the magnetic sheet flowers and vines, I embossed with the cuttlebug with the same plates I would if there was an embossing folder and the impressions were fantastic!
I simply cut small rectangles from the embossed paper, adhered them to some black stock and applied them to my vellum base card that was 7" x 5".  Leaving just a small section of see through area for added design to this elegant but CAS card.  The sentiment is from the "Wishing You" collection and the die cuts were from some black design vellum for added color.
INGREDIENTS:
decorated vellum

MEDIUMS:
Memento Black

EMBELLISHMENTS
Recollections brad
recollections pearls
Offray ribbon



INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Hug your haters and kill them with your kindness
 
If you enjoy a good 3D project or just need a special box or bag, stop by my ETSY Store above for the available Shape "EZ" product line of Cut templates like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's! These templates can help you make any project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! There is always a NEW Shape "EZ" cut files are available! 
  Thank you for visiting,
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

For You

  
 Happy Wednesday everyone! Today starts a new challenge at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog and for the next two weeks our challenge is: 

ANYTHING GOES!


Please remember, to qualify for the TOP 3 and Gift Certificate, you must link up projects using stamps available in the 7 Kids College Fund Store. THANK you so much!! This challenge will end on July 12th 2016, 12:00pm MST

Also, be sure to check out the ADDED THIS WEEK section and CURRENT PREORDERS section to see what is on it's way! There are lots of great, exciting things coming to the 7 Kids College Fund Store! 

To check out the amazing inspiration from our fabulous Design Team and give them all your support, stop by the challenge blog by clicking the banner above! We love to inspire!!

INGREDIENTS: 
Flower Fairies from the Whimsy Collection
Basic Backgrounds and Borders clear Whimsy Stamps
3 M Velum
MEDIUMS: 

EMBELLISHMENTS AND ADDITIONAL STORE PRODUCTS:

INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
I'd rather walk with a friend in the dark than an enemy in the light
Helen Keller
 

If you enjoy a good 3D project or just need a special box or bag, stop by my ETSY Store above for the available Shape "EZ" product line of Cut templates like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's! These templates can help you make any project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! There is always a NEW Shape "EZ" cut files are available! 

  Thank you for visiting,
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Bride and Groom


Happy Wedding Season!   I'm coloring a whimsical little stamp illustrated by Crissy Armstrong in the Whimsy section of the 7kids College Fund store.  

I've fallen hard for the elegant and delightful card look of velum with silver Stazon ink.  The paper on the lower edge of the card gives it plenty of stability.  I cut three on an angle to go inside and outside of the front and back of the card.  The image was cut on an angle to give it some dimension and some sequins were added for the glitter effect.  Perfect for a summer wedding gift card!

INGREDIENTS:

Wedding Bells at the Whimsy section

MEDIUMS:

Silver Stazon


EMBELLISHMENTS AND ADDITIONAL STORE PRODUCTS:

INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

Who's your Shiny Bride and Groom to be?

 
If you enjoy a good 3D project or just need a special box or bag, stop by my ETSY Store above for the available Shape "EZ" product line of Cut templates like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's! These templates can help you make any project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! There is always a NEW Shape "EZ" cut files are available! 

  Thank you for visiting,
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Saturday, June 18, 2016

The only die set you'll ever need


Happy Saturday!  It's time for another tutorial at the LDRS Creative You Tube channel!  There is a die set at LDRS Creative that has a whirlwind of coordinated, delicate and unique elements!!  All of which can help you too make an ENTIRE project including a beautiful cut and embossing frame die, the inner perfectly fitting die section to fit even the largest of stamp images and all the embellishments you could possibly need!  Adorable flowers in two different sizes, vines full of flowers and even a sentiment holder!

Your all in one . . .  Go to die set . . .  is called . . .  
"Darling Square Set".   
and you can't beat the price either!!

INGREDIENTS:
Parade image
You Sentiment Stamp


MEDIUMS:
Copic Inks 
Memento Black ink


EMBELLISHMENTS: 
Recollections Brads
Recollections crystal gems


 INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: 

Tell someone you make their sun shine
   
 If you enjoy a good 3D project or just need a special box or bag, stop by my ETSY Store above for the available Shape "EZ" product line of Cut templates like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's! These templates can help you make any project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! There is always a NEW Shape "EZ" cut files are available! 

Thank you for visiting,
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Hope your day is Purr fect!

    
   Happy Wednesday everyone! Today starts a new challenge at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog and for the next two weeks our challenge is: 

ANYTHING GOES!



Please remember, to qualify for the TOP 3 and Gift Certificate, you must link up projects using stamps available in the 7 Kids College Fund Store. THANK you so much!! This challenge will end on June 28th 2016, 12:00pm MST

Also, be sure to check out the ADDED THIS WEEK section and CURRENT PREORDERS section to see what is on it's way! There are lots of great, exciting things coming to the 7 Kids College Fund Store! 

To check out the amazing inspiration from our fabulous Design Team and give them all your support, stop by the challenge blog by clicking the banner above! We love to inspire!!

INGREDIENTS: 




 EMBELLISHMENTS AND ADDITIONAL STORE PRODUCTS:

 INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Wish your friend a PURR-FECT day!
If you enjoy a good 3D project or just need a special box or bag, stop by my ETSY Store above for the available Shape "EZ" product line of Cut templates like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's! These templates can help you make any project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! There is always a NEW Shape "EZ" cut files are available!

  Thank you for visiting,
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Welcome Little One


Hello crafty friends!  It's me Tammy Louise coloring a Whimsy image from the 7 kids college fund store.  I've also used loads of the dies available in the LDRS Creative section as well.  His name is "From Prince" and he was simply a must have!  He turned out perfect for another baby card for my consignment shop! 

I used my Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils on him first, then some dollar store paints with sparkle in them for the over coat on the flower.  Some Gelly roll Sakura white pen, a bit of liquid pearls and a bit of braiding cord and flowers and it's done.  
The paper is from the wonderful Kingdom Green & Gold papers from the Treasured Times collection made by Michele RDesign papers. 

 INGREDIENTS: 
Vintage Baby Sentiment from Whimsy
Dew Drop Border Die LDRS
Gilded Emboss Folder LDRS
Darling Square Die
MEDIUMS:
Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils
White Gelly Roll by Sakura
EMBELLISHMENTS: 
WOC flowers
OTHER PRODUCTS USED FROM THE STORE:
INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
The world struggles in order to be better for the future generations
   
If you enjoy a good 3D project or just need a special box or bag, stop by my ETSY Store above for the available Shape "EZ" product line of Cut templates like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's! These templates can help you make any project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! There is always a NEW Shape "EZ" cut files are available! 

  Thank you for visiting,
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