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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, August 20, 2016

Die Cut Embellishment that look Acrylic


 Does that look like a real acrylic button to you?  It does to me!  But its a die cut from design paper!!  Tammy Louise is here to share this fun technique with you!  

I started with adhering some double sided adhesive sheet to the same design paper as used on the book mark (the best part of this technique!) rubbed in some glitter after cutting the die and removing the paper from the button top revealing the sticky part and dp beneath it and then rounded on the edges to create a beveled look.  Then the part that really makes it look acrylic is when I covered in a thick layer of glossy accents!  I ADORE this embellishment idea and LDRS creative has the perfect line of Creative Basic dies that when glittered and glossed up, become exquisite embellishments that will match PERFECTLY to your project!

If you too learn easier from video tutorials, I'll show you how I accomplished the process at the LDRS YOU TUBE CHANNEL so stop by and check it out!

INGREDIENTS:
White Recollections photo frame book mark

MEDIUMS:
Copic Sketch Markers
Wild Honey and Pickled Raspberries Distress Ink
Momento Black ink
White gel pen
Black copic pen
EMBELLISHMENTS:
Recollections Washi Tape
Prima Transparencies
Prima Frames
Jolees Boutique Sunflower embellishment
Ribbon from Offray

INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
"Doing good holds the power to transform us on the inside, and then ripple out in ever-expanding circles that positively impact the world at large."
Shari Arison
 
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, August 10, 2016

Parting is such sweet sorry!


Not good.  Not bad.  It's a day we celebrate a long lasting wonderful craft supply store and the jewel of a woman that has run it year after year!  The 7 Kids College Fund Store is closing, Today will be the last post on the challenge blog.  If you have not heard, they are on the 2nd round of clearance so be sure to head over and snatch up what you can.  We are expecting the close date to be August 31st, 2016!  

Tabitha was a fantastic crafty store owner to represent and it's been a short but wonderful experience to work with her and all the lovely ladies on the team!  It's not everyday a designer is privileged to work with a Company like 7Kids!  Sometimes tis industry looks creative and simple on the outside, but it's the brave and enduring folks like you that every single day accomplish the background work no one sees and few appreciate.  I personally want to say thank you!  Thank you for all you did for both us and your consumers!  I wish for you only the best in your future endeavors!  

Best of luck you lovely lady!

 To my crafty friends all around the world, do your shopping NOW!   The product lines offered were vast and diverse so if you have a favorite brand and it's in the store, get it now!  Mostly at great discounts!

If you get a chance, stop over at the challenge blog today for the goodbye projects from each of the DT!  It's great inspiration, GUARANTEED!

INGREDIENTS: 

MEDIUMS:
Copic Inks E50,51,53,55
B14
BV61
Distress Ink
EMBELLISHMENTS: 
Ribbon Roses from my tutorial on the link at the top of my blog
Stickles
Glossy Accents
White Gel pen
INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
It's not money that makes you continue your efforts, it's the knowledge that you've done your very best that makes the work worthwhile.

   Thank you for visiting,
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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Emboss on Vellum!

Today I'm on the the LDRS Creative Inspirations blog!   There's a NEW video on the LDRS Creative You Tube channel as well!!   I've colored on Vellum!!  I love trying knew techniques and I can't wait to share it with you all!  
I hope none of you missed the recent release!  The stamps, dies and folders are WONDERFUL!  As a matter of fact, today I'm going to use the NEW Timeless Embossing Folder.  
There are two folders in the set.  One that is full of beautiful cogs and wheels that match perfectly with the NEW steam punk genre dies, and the other I used today in my project, is LOADED with dragon flies, butterflies and cogs!
I want to share the process with you step by step so here goes:
1.  Run a piece of Vellum through your machine in the embossing folder.
2.  There are always two different sides to each medium when embossing.  There is a positive side (embossed upwards) and a negative side (debossed downward).  In order to create this appearance today, were going to color in the debossed side!
3.  I'm using colored pencils today!  Three different shades of each color.  From the center of each dragonfly and cog, I start with the darkest color and move outward to the tips of the wings and tails using first the medium tone then the lightest tone.
4   Be sure to stay withing the hollow area!  Don't go up over the ridge of the object.
5.  Turn the Vellum over!  That's it!  This effect comes through beautifully on the positive side of the Vellum!  
6  Today, I used some white gel to add dots to the dragonflies that didn't have holes in the wings because I think it adds detail.  Also, I used Glossy Accents to add some texture and shine to the cogs!  Again on the positive side.  
7  Adhere the vellum to a colored piece of stock then apply your matted artwork to a scored card!  
I added a cute little sentiment stamp from the NEW Amazing Girls Sentiment Set and propped it up on one of the dies from the NEW Majestic Label Die set.  If you look close, you can see that I also cut one KEY TAILED DRAGONFLY DIE and one of the cogs that come in the set (popped up with a pop dot) from vellum and glued it down at the center of the body and arched the wings outward for a bit of volume to the card.
Here's a closeup:
I hope you enjoyed today's project!!  There will be a You Tube video to follow this post so you can watch the project get transformed LIVE!!  
INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Don't let anyone ever dull your sparkle
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 2, 2016

Be YOU tiful


Good Morning crafty friends!  It's been a while since I've posted a 7 Kids College Fund project.  I'm back with you all at the 7kids College Fund Store blog.  I've colored up a cutie pie again today from the Whimsy Stamps Store section by Lee Holland called "Elephant and Butterflies"!  Isn't he adorable??   Or should I say Be YOU tiful!   lol

In case you missed some of the new LDRS dies in the store, I've shared how some decorative little tags and labels can make a card pop!  With just a bit of color here and some great design color there, the project becomes symmetrical!   Don't miss your chance to get FREE shipping of $75.00 or more in U.S. and earn points towards more product now at the store! 

INGREDIENTS:

MEDIUMS:
White uniball signo

EMBELLISHMENTS:
Recollections pearls
Ribbon and thread stash
 Can you see that sparkle??? 

 INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, and honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring.  All of which have the power to change a life!
 

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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Friday, July 29, 2016

LDRS CREATIVE Day 5 Blog Hop!!



Welcome to Day 5 of the LDRS Creative Party Blog Hop!  We have 33 BRAND NEW PRODUCTS to show off this week!  

Make sure to stop by the Inspiration blog every day this week so you can see all the great NEW STAMPS, DIES, AND EMBOSSING FOLDERS!  

Each day this week we are giving away a $20 Gift Card to the LDRS Store! To WIN all you have to do is leave a comment on the inspiiration blog and sign up to receive our inspiration blog in your email :)

 Are you ready to see what's new today?

Tammy Louise here with a few inspirational projects with the newly released die designs!
Painted Lady Butterfly
Amazing Girls Sentiment Set
Keytailed Dragonfly
Summer Garden Sentiment Set

Thank you for visiting and best of luck,

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

LDRS CREATIVE BIG BLOG HOP DAY 3

Welcome to Day 3 of the LDRS Creative Really Big Release Party Blog Hop!  We have 33 BRAND NEW PRODUCTS to show off this week!  
Make sure to stop by the INSPIRATION BLOG every day this week so you can see all the great NEW STAMPS, DIES, AND EMBOSSING FOLDERS!  
Each day this week we are giving away a $20 Gift Card to the LDRS Store! To WIN all you have to do is leave a comment on the INSPIRATION BLOG and sign up to receive our inspiration blog in your email :)  
Are you ready to see what's new today?
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Hi there,  Tammy Louise here with an inspirational
project with the newly released die designs.
  
Ingredients include:
Please come back tomorrow for more inspiration from our new release. 
Thank you for visiting,
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

LDRS CREATIVE Big Blog hop Day 2!

Welcome to Day 2 of the LDRS Creative Really Big Release Party Blog Hop!  We have 33 BRAND NEW PRODUCTS to show off this week!  
Make sure to stop by the INSPIRATION BLOG every day this week so you can see all the great NEW STAMPS, DIES, AND EMBOSSING FOLDERS!  
Each day this week we are giving away a $20 Gift Card to the LDRS Store! To WIN all you have to do is leave a comment on the INSPIRATION BLOG and sign up to receive our inspiration blog in your email :)  
Are you ready to see what's new today?
Hi there,  Tammy Louise here with a  inspirational
project with the newly released die designs!
 Make sure you come back tomorrow for more inspiration from this release 
Hugs,
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