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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. 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

Friday, October 6, 2017

Quick and Crafty Smile, You are a vision to behold . . .


Good Morning Quick and Crafty people!  I've found my foil, sequins and TLC Expression dies for today's Quick and Crafty projects.  You will find the YouTube video tutorial at the LDRS Creativehttps://youtu.be/hht3KNcj9AM channel but if you like to learn by step out tutorials, I've included a quick step by step instruction list to help you through the process.


In case you missed the recent HSN Craft day show on October 3rd, I will be sharing some of the super easy projects that were created with NEW dies soon to be released at LDRS Creative.  In the next few days, I plan to knock your socks off with some super fun and creative ways to use these new dies!  If you want to buy them now, they are available on the HSN in the Little Darlings store while supplies last!   As a matter of fact, they are the Show Stopper!  The Creative Christmas Craft Kit!   The craft kit is exclusive to HSN but those dies will be in the store very soon!  


Just LOOK at that foiled background!  Mod Swirls!  It's super shiny, intricate and simply marvelous on this Quick and Crafty card with just the TLC Expressions "smile" die and some embossing to finish it off! 


Step 1.  I use some Reactive Paint by daubing it onto the stamp very lightly with a sponge

Step 2.  Stamp onto card stock and allow it to dry thoroughly (be sure to wash stamp off immediately)

Step 3.  With a very hot lamination machine, place a shim paper down first in the lamination folder, then the stamped card stock (dried reactive paint up then the transfer foil with shine side up.

Step 4.  Run it through the laminator

Step 5.  Emboss your sentiment onto some vellum or clear acetate and adhere it to card.

Step 6.  Cut the TLC Expressions die and adhere it to the vellum and decorate with some embellishments!  

That's as Quick and Crafty as it gets!  The background is a visual pleasure and the die just puts a smile on your face!  The two products work really well together and each hold their own on a project!   Another mention of the sentiment that was embossed onto the Vellum was one of the Bits and Bobs stamps from the Growing Garden set in the store under the TLC Inspired collection. 

I hope you try this technique, you're going to LOVE the results!   Until next time,
Tammy Louise


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

You Tube tutorial with Lock-Itz and TLC Inspired Crafting

 I haven't been able to get crafty in a while, so today's special treat for my blog and the LDRS inspirations page is another Quick n Crafty You tube Tutorial!  
Have you seen the Newest die trend?  I've not seen anything like these dies!  The Lock-Itz dies!  They allow you to cut 1/2 of the design on each end of any size paper and then score them wherever you like (although there are directions on back for a standard A2 size card).
I've created one with the Cupcake Tower Die today and I snapped some shots while I cut and assembled it to show you just how quick and easy it can be!  Enjoy these dies!  They're super easy to use and a great deal of fun to design with!  
Step 1.  For A2 size use a paper that measures 12"w x 5.5"h and place dies cut side down on the side you want to show on the front at 1.75" inward from both ends with the design facing outward to the edge of the paper like above.
Step 2.  Run the die through your favorite die machine and it will cut the design out like above. 
Step 3.  Did I mention how beautifully these dies cut?  Woo Hoo!  Almost done.
Step 4.  In order to make the cut design POP, cut a few pieces of your favorite DP. Here I used a pretty sheet from the Splendid Azure 6 x 6 pad from the TLC Inspired Crafting line.  PSSST!  It's on SALE NOW!  25% off until the end of JUNE in honor of DAD's everywhere! 
Step 5.  Turn the card over and meet the edges of the paper in the center (or off to either side) and push the paper down and score where the fold occurs on each side of the card.  Once you've scored the edges, just pull upward on one side and slide the design together with the other side.  It will look like the above.
 
Step 6.  I cut the design again and cut ONLY the cupcake out of the Splendid Azure design paper and glued it onto the base design.  I added two strips of the Washi Tape you can find to match the paper in the store and then some glitter!  That's it!  It's a really quick and simple project!
Hope you catch and enjoy the video,  Join the channel so you never miss the next inspiration from the team and/or any of the Quick and Crafty tutorial series!
Thank you for visiting,
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Friday, May 5, 2017

TLC Expression Dies showing the LOVE


WOW!  The Soft Blush Papers from the NEW TLC Inspired Stamping and Crafting line at LDRS Creative work beautifully with the TLC Expression Dies!  Let me show you!  I've crafted four beautiful little CAS cards in less than 1/2 hour!  Using all four of the different word dies, perfectly coordinated paper pack, an embossing folder call Gilded Ovals and the Stitched Oval die from the line of Creative Basics!  That's it!  I'll be sharing live on Youtube my #2 video tutorial in the Quick and Crafty series very soon too, so keep an eye out for that!  

Did you notice the bundle?  I've decided to put the cards together with some tulle and tied them in a bow to create a pretty little set!  I think it's going to find it's way into the Ladies craft Bazaar!  Maybe i'll make a dozen of them and see what happens??  It couldn't be easier! 

INGREDIENTS:

EMBELLISHMENTS:
Distress Ink
WOC flowers

INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: 
Every Artist was first an amatuer
 
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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Planners, journals and more all in your colors!

Ooh wee!  I love my planner in color!   Have you been struggling with getting started?  It's as easy as 1, 2, 3 with the NEW TLC inspired Crafting paper products available at LDRS Creative store.  

All of these products, in both the Soft Blush color line and the Splendid Azure color line have been color coordinated and designed to work easily together so your crafty color-filled time is simple and fun!  Each of the lines has a range of products like; word stickers, tabs, washi tape stickers, cutouts, even papers and stamps!  Everything you need to get started!  

I've shared my planner page with you all on this YouTube tutorial video so if you like to learn hands on like I do, join me now and get started making your life as colorful as you want!  It's fun and easy and I find my way to my planner more often now because it always makes me smile! 

Some of the other projects I made with these sets are below, it was a crafty retreat weekend and I got so much done!  Don't you just love productive crafty time?  I know I do! 









INGREDIENTS: 

INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: 
If you go out looking for a friend, you'll find they're very scarce.  If you go out to be a friend, you'll find them everywhere. 
   
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, March 28, 2017

Hooty Owl! IN STORES NOW! + a sale!


It's a "Hooty Owl" kinda day!  Welcome to my blog, if you haven't seen the
  BRAND NEW ART-Z stamp/die sets at LDRSCreative, come by and take a peek, 
IN STORE NOW!   Any level of crafter can stamp and color up these stamps, cut them out with the matching dies and make a quick and personalized "Quick and Crafty card! 

WHAT???? A GIVE AWAY?????

WOW!!!!


As a matter of fact, I'll show you how with the first of my new tutorial series "Quick and Crafty" on my 
You tube channel!

There are 4 different fun and fancy animals to color in the collection so far and there are so many more in the making!  So stop by and pick one up for yourself and get crafting! 
Clawdia Cat
Hooty Owl

Penny Peacock
Sammi Swan

See anything you like?

INGREDIENTS:


Mediums:
Ranger Distress Ink
EMBELLISHMENTS:
Recollections pearls

INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
There is no exercise better for the heart, then to reach down and raise people up!
 
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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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Cherish your time with others



 I'm here with my lovely followers to show you just how simple it is to create with the collection of Gorjuss mini stamps you can get from 7 Kids College Fund store for less than $3.00!!!  So she is called "Puddle of Love"  isn't she darling?  

Outside of scoring an A2 size of Cryogen Copic paper, stamping the image with my Mini Misti and going around the outside of the edge with a cute little stamp from the Key to Love clear stamp collection from the Whimsy section of the store, all I did was color her!

Clean and Simple!  Sometimes it's about making it the way you see it, that doesn't always need flowers, ribbons and bows for me!  I could make 10 of these in a day and use them for any occasion!  Maybe I will??  lol 


INGREDIENTS:

MEDIUMS:
Copic Ink: E13,21,00,000,R20 and R30
BV 20,21,25 and R81,83,85.  
I think I used E21,25 and 27 for the hair


INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Be a kind person that embraces someone going through a tough time.  If you see someone who could use some cheering up, stop, chat and try to bring a smile to their face.
 
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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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Spring Love






















Happy heart day!  Well, I know it's just a little past Velentines Day but it can be Love for any reason with this                                                 bright multi media water colored card.  Don't you think?

     Before I go any further with today's project, don't forget to join us at the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge blog                                                                       this month for a chance at the Prize!

Today's project is on a watercolor paper base, I embossed a Love sentiment that I think is Large and Lovely from the Whimsy collection of the store and water colored over it to show the resist.  I used spring colors that would coordinate with the Love feeling of the card.

Then I broke out the new Hearts Plush Heart Memory box stencil and the Gesso to stencil a portion of the large heart over to the left side of the project.  I wanted it to be bumpy and lumpy and did so by adding some texture flakes and glitter.  Then I heat dried it so it would crack on the outside layer.  By doing this, the blue paint seeped into the cracks and gave it this beautiful texture.  

INGREDIENTS:
Time to pull out the chipboard!  Wycinanka is a fantastic, elegant and intricate chipboard to use!  The store selection is magnificent too!  You'll not be disappointed when you take a peak around for what will accentuate your next project!  I Gessoes all the pieces, Air Balloon and heart arrow then watercolor painted them to coordinate.  Glittered them up a bit.  Added some flowers from my Creative Basics die collection and added a sentiment.  The sentiment, of course was one of my favorites from the TLC Expressions line at LDRS Creative.  The little hearts were used from the sentiment to add to the hot air balloon and the project was complete.

One of my favorites this year thus far!!  Join me in water coloring won't you?  It's a nice break from pen coloring.

MEDIUMS:
Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor

EMBELLISHMENTS: 
Recollection Pearls
Stickles glitter
INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Call a friend, relative or mento and let them know how much they mean to you.
   
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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