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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

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

My Garden Goddess Friend


Having a fabulous Mi Ran sort of day today!  Still in Florida, but spent the evening with a cousin I havn't seen in quite a while!  The crafting time was so enjoyable, I think I may stay another night!


So, I'm loving this entire project!  The flowing ability and movement drawn in this image is stunning!  I couldn't resist playing around with some Zantangle on a few strands and then colored a bit of it in with coordinating colors!  The pearl lace and matching pink blossoms gives this project a true royal garden feel to it!  

She has such dreamy eyes and those leaves are just blowing around in the wind like her hair!  Pink was the perfect color for this oriental goddess don't you think?

                 Here's a closeup of the Zantangle patteern created with .3 mm black copic pen

If you havn't entered the Mi Ran challenge yet this month, I invite you to do so as the prizes are fabby!  Great to have you visit and hope the rest of your week is a great one!  Craft on!


INGREDIENTS: 
Mi Ran image in Rubber at Whimsy Stamps Store "Flo"
Black Bazzil Stock
Handmade design paper from China
Martha Stewart clay frame
Whimsy Snippets Set 1 Sentiment


 MEDIUMS: 
Copics used:  Greens G99,G21,G24
Reds R21,30,32
Blue B01, B04, B0000
Golds Y26
Sky B0000,B91,C0,C00


 EMBELLISHMENTS: 
The Butterfly from LittleScrapShop Etsy Store
WOC cherry Blossom flowers
WOC Cosmos Daisies

 INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: 
A single rose can be my garden, a single friend my World
 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, August 10, 2014

Fly Emma Fly!


Happy Sunday!  I'm still in Florida visiting my parents because the teenager has discovered he can make $21.00 every time he weed wacks 7 lawns with his grandfather!  Yesterday he bought his own tickets for a four hour block at Laser Tag!  He's never felt so accomplished!

No light box still so moms driveway backdrop again!

Anyway, I found an actual Michaels Craft store about 20 minutes away and went shopping!  Turns out the Hobby Lobby here in Zephryhills has no mulberry flowers and no Martha Steward section!!! What is up with that!    I went shopping in a NORMAL town "Tampa" and found these terrific Heidi Swapp premade card and it made this project come together perfectly!  No craft table, means simplifying the card making process!!!  Hope you like this little Emma skipping along with these gorgeous water painted butterfly wings on the embossed card!  If you ever have to make something on a quick basis, these are perfect!

She's flying along and skipping through!

INGREDIENTS: 
Emma the Skipper by Tracey Lynn Miller
Pre made Heidi Swapp card

The water color paint has glitter in it, just paint and wipe these cards!

 MEDIUMS: 
Cosmic Shimmer water color
Copic Ink for image

Inside of card with a wonderful little pin attached to the ribbon!

 EMBELLISHMENTS: 
The Paper Studio Chipboard letters
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Michaels pin
Recollections Flowers
Recollections Butterflies
Just look at all those layers!

  INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

Never skip over your potential!

 
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, August 5, 2014

Believe and Succeed!


 Happy Tuesday friends!  I hope you all are enjoying your summer vacations?  I know I for one have traveled south for a month or so with my teenager to visit with mom and dad and all though it's very hot here, I am enjoying the time away from the ordinary and visiting places like the Springs where the water is so clear you can see all the way to the bottom.   In Dade city, we ate at a wonderful Greek restaurant after a boat ride to see the Dolphins!  It's the little things in life!!

 The project I'm sharing with you today is one of those wide eyed lovelies that is on her way back to school!  Our theme this month at the ARTBYMIRAN group is Back to School.  This blue eyed smarty pants is sharing her love of school with heart shaped balloons bursting out of her backpack.  I'm sure it's to make room for all the books and pencils she'll need soon!

She's ready to Believe and Succeed! 


INGREDIENTS: 
School Girl Image - Mi Ran 
Bo Bunny Zipidy Doodle design paper
Girls Rock Sentiment "Warm and Fuzzy" Little Darlings Rubber Stamps collection
The Paper Studio Card Stock and Envelop set


 MEDIUMS: 
Ranger Distress Ink - Blue Jean
Copic Ink:  Skin E000,E00,E04,E21, cheeks: E93,95
Hair E08,E19,E29
G20,G21,G24,B01,B12,B14
E40,E42,E44
Signo Pigment Ink Pen


 EMBELLISHMENTS: 
The Paper Studios tag
WOC flowers
slider from Hobby Lobby
Jewel Pin is from Angelica's Little Scrap Shop Etsy Store


 INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

Either You Run the Day or The Day Runs You

If-you-dont-run-your-life-quote

 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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Monday, August 4, 2014

GD sharing the Shape EZ leaf template



Oh goodness me, I almost missed posting this project with the lovely challenge blog As you Like It Challenge!  The challenge started at the end of July and is already in full swing so stop by and play along!

This challenge is "Your favorite papers and why"


The sponsor of this challenge is
Shape EZ - That's me!



This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
your Favourite Papers? Please remember
to explain WHY they are your favourites!

Look who's guest designing!!  Love it when I can join in! 
Tammy Louise from Shape EZ

My favorite Authentique papers
It's my favorite because of the huge amount of color coordinated two sided 12 x 12 sheets of greens and blues with that lovely Paisley print it's the Loyal Collection by Authentique.  I made this project months ago and it never was accepted for a submission so It's time to show it off!



INGREDIENTS: 
Leaf Template by Shape EZ

 MEDIUMS: 
Copic Ink
Distress Ink


 EMBELLISHMENTS: 
Really Reasonable Ribbon Jute String
Button from Craftpon Etsy Store

 INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
To find what you seek in life, leave no rock unturned.
 
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, August 2, 2014

Great New DT announced today at Treasured Times Stamps!

New Inspirational Design Team & Challenge Team Announcement

Hi everyone! I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend so far! 
We'd like to send out a special THANK YOU to everyone who applied to be on our next teams. All of you are so talented, and have such beautiful projects, that it was hard to choose who the next team would be. We appreciate each one of you for applying, thank you so much!

If you didn't make the team please don't be disappointed!  We loved seeing your work and we appreciate the time you took to apply to be on our team, so please come back and apply for our next team.

Countless hours were spent going through the applications, and blogs filled with beautiful projects.   Jody actually visited some several times before making the decisions.   So, without further ado, we have narrowed down our teams. 

  We have three teams to announce. 

An Inspirational Design & New Release Team 

and a Challenge Team that has been divided up into two groups. 

Our team members are from all over the world, and I'm so impressed by their creativity. 
I hope that you will give these gals a very warm welcome to our team.  Click on their names to visit their blogs and to see all their beautiful projects.

Inspirational Design & New Release Team:

Tammy Louise Cunliffe - You are here!



















CHALLENGE TEAM A:









CHALLENGE TEAM B:









Now that we've announced who our new team members are, we'd like you to stay tuned to the Treasured Times Blog and FB page and check out all the beautiful projects this team will be creating! 


INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

Your mind needs exercise just as much as your body does, that's why I think of jogging everyday! 

 
 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, July 27, 2014

Shop Till You Drop!







 I did some shopping today!  Well, not really - but I did yesterday! lol  I found the cutest little easel stand and it came with canvas squares at Hobby Lobby and I thought it would be adorable on my niece Faith's dresser and she turned 7 this past Thursday so what better reason right?

For those of you that love to shop as much as I do, I've always wondered whether or not it could be considered a disorder or if it was just something to do??  I mean, really sometimes all I do is window shop and the effects never get taken out of my pocket!  Know what I mean?  Then I watched the Shopaholic movie and found that it really is filling a void!! So I for one plan to write down what I'm looking for before going to the store from now on and if the paper comes up blank, or if the want side of the list is larger than the need side, I'm staying home or going to the theater to get out of the house!  (cross you fingers it works!)

Challenges Entered:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Anything Goes

I've made the canvas project and found it very rewarding!  The Shop Till You Drop Candi Bean image was just a delight to color because of all those lovely little bags and purses along with her beautiful hair!  I do need to say, that when you color on this particular canvas, immediately after using the distress inks and water, use your fixative to make the colors stay because I didn't do that the first time and the colors ran over the lines and into each other casing me to start over.  get it colored up and Fixitive it ASAP.  Otherwise, a true pleasure!  Enjoy!
  
INGREDIENTS:
Shop Till You Drop Candi Bean image from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps
Canvas and stand from Hobby Lobby


MEDIUMS:
Versafine black ink
Ranger Distress Ink
skin in Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo, Black Soot, Broken China, Victorian Velvet

EMBELLISHMENTS:
Krylon fixitive
WOC flowers
Lace from Really Reasonable Ribbon


INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
“I've no idea when I'm going to wear it, the girl replied calmly. I only knew that I had to have it. Once I tried it on, well... She shrugged. The dress claimed me.” 
― Isabel WolffA Vintage Affair

 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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