Saturday, October 24, 2015

Vintage Jar Caddy for Donna Salazar Designs

I'm always looking for ways to store my vast stash of trinkets. When I saw this unfinished wood caddy and vintage jars at Pat Catan's, my local craft and art store, I had a vision of decorating it with Donna Salazar's fabulous products. A perfect way to display and store some of those trinkets. Hop on over to Donna's blog for all the details HERE.

Here's a sneak peek:

~ Blessings ~

Donna Salazar Designs Products

Partner Products

Other Products
PhotoPlay ~ Autumn Day Collection
Panacea Products ~ Brown Sisal
Spellbinders ~ Artisan X-plorer

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Mixed Media Wedding Layout with VIDEO TUTORIAL - Scraps of Elegance September Kit

Hello everyone! Today I'm sharing a mixed media wedding layout. My sweet creative friend, Courtney, was married this summer. After the ceremony they released these gorgeous monarch butterflies. You can see why this is one of her favorite wedding photos.

I've created a step by step, process video sharing the
techniques used to created this mixed media wedding layout
featuring the Rebecca Baer Secret Garden collection, gorgeous
Blue Fern Studios Autumn Anthology Collection, & Prima Flowers.


If you enjoyed my video, please subscribe to my channel HERE.
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Here's the gorgeous Lisa's Sweet September Kit:

The fabulous Add On kits can be viewed HERE.

Scraps of Elegance Links:

Here you can see how I colored the flowers and key hole as well as the splattered, stamped background.

A different angle.

The Prima resin butterfly from the SOD/SOE store is so perfect here.

This Charleston Corner Blue Fern chippie is colored with
Gelatos from the Creativity Add On.
Melinda has a great selection of chipboard in the store HERE.

Here's a view of the glittered flowers.

Product List

Scraps of Elegance ~ September Kit - Lisa’s Sweet September

Main Kit
Blue Fern Studios - Autumn Anthology Collection:  Balcony
Blue Fern Studios - Autumn Anthology Collection:  Gazebo
Graphic 45 - Gilded Lily Collection:  Creme de la Creme
Blue Fern Studios: Laser Cut Chipboard - Heart Crowns
Prima: Debutante Flowers - Alcinia

Creativity Add On
Faber Castell - Designer Gelatos Series - Manhattan Set, Iced Rose, Gold Champagne
Rebecca Baer - 7.75" x 7.75" Stencil - Secret Garden ST-8006
Stampendous - Encrusted Jewel Kit- Bronze - Aged Copper Embossing Enamel; Bronze Glass Glitter

Elements Add On
Graphic 45 - Staples Collection - Ornate Metal Keyholes
Magnolia - Gold Berries Stem

Floral Add On
Prima - Sylvan Flowers - Mina
Prima - Something Blue Flowers - Tie The Knot
Petaloo - Velvet Hydrangeas - Apricot

Color Add On
Blue Fern Studios - Imagine Ink - Persimmon

Scraps of Darkness/Scraps of Elegance Store

Scraps of Elegance Past Kits
August 2015 ~ Prima - Garden Fable Collection - Say It In Crystals
August 2015 ~ Renea Bouquets - Handcrafted Butterflies
June 2015 ~ Trimcraft/Dovecraft - Sweet Paris Collection - Chipboard Tags
April 2015 ~ Prima: Butterfly Collection - Tags & Tickets

Other Products
Heidi Grace ~ Rhinestone Stickers - Clear Rhinestone Strips
Clearsnap by Donna Salazar ~ Emboss Gloss
Liquitex ~ Gesso - clear, white
Ranger ~ Archival Ink, Jet Black
Lindy’s Stamp Gang ~ Starburst - Grab a Guy Gold
Higgins ~ Drawing Ink - white, black
Helmar ~ Crystal Kote - Matte Varnish
Prima ~ Doily Die  #572792
Sizzix ~ Damask - Embossing Folder
BoBunny ~ Stamps - It Is Written
Cloud 9 Design ~ 4x8 Butterfly Stamps
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ 3D Foam Squares - Regular, white
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar ~ Liquid Scrap Dots
Helmar ~ Super-Tac Glue
Tombow ~ MONO Multi Liquid Glue
Sizzix ~ Big Shot
Darice ~ Heat Tool

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Monday, October 12, 2015

Coloring Chipboard & Canvas with Donna Salazar Designs Products

I just adore altering and coloring things, so it's such a delight to work with Donna Salazar's fabulous Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Pigment Powders along with Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx and Smooch Spritz. Fall leaves have such a beautiful blend of colors. I hope I came close on this delightful chipboard leaf corner. I also embossed and colored the canvas mat for the sweet Thanksgiving sentiment. You can view all the details over on Donna's blog HERE.

Gary's cousins host a large family gathering at their home each Thanksgiving, and I've created this Thanksgiving themed thank you card as a token of our gratitude for their gracious hospitality.

Here's a sneak peek:

~ Blessings ~

Donna Salazar Designs Products

Donna Salazar Designs
Vine - Rubber Stamp

Partner Products

Pumpkin Patch
Multi Stripe

Other Products
Card Base ~ Kraft - Stash
Leaky Shed Studio ~ Autumn Leaf Crown
Liquitex ~ Gesso, white
Helmar ~ Crystal Kote Matte Spray Fixative

Darice ~ Heat Tool

Monday, October 5, 2015

October Craft Hoarders Anonymous Monthly Blog Hop

Welcome to the October Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop! 

I hope you're enjoying the inspiration from this group of amazingly talented "craft hoarders!" It's such a treat to be part of this group of artists who are as lovely and generous as they are talented!

You should be coming to my blog from Amber Milone. After visiting me, hop over to Donna Idlet next! To start at the beginning of the hop, and for the full list of bloggers,  please head over to Gloria's Blog!

Please note ~ I have a winner for my September blog hop prize.
Congratulations to Deborah Ehrhardt.
Details HERE.

My mom and dad are celebrating 56 years of marriage this year.
To celebrate this amazing milestone, 
I've created a card for them using my crafty hoard.

"Cherish" Anniversary Card

Tips and Technqiues
Sometimes I have extras from the kits I work with and try to use them up before they become part of my ancient hoard. For this card, I've combined some of the newer BoBunny Juliet collection and Prima Flowers along with items I've had in my stash er . . . hoard for years.

I won some chipboard from Gina's Designs in a blog hop a few years ago and thought this intricate heart would be perfect here. One of my favorite ways to dress up chipboard is oh so simple ~ heat embossing. I used Stampendous Fran-tage Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel to get the two-toned finish.

These delightful Prima flowers are from a recent Scraps of Elegance kit. I've paired them with Wild Orchid Crafts rosebuds and stamen.

I also like to splatter my backgrounds. I've used white gesso, black drawing ink, and BoBunny Bronze Glimmer Spray

This sweet Prima butterfly is also left from a Scraps of Elegance Kit. The trail is a snippet of a BoBunny Jewel pearl swirl. (Thanks Juliana Michaels for sharing your BoBunny stash with me!)

I've layered BoBunny Juliet paper pieces with Noteworthy die cuts. I've inked all the edges for definition. The piece that says "The Year Was" is so perfect for this card. I stamped the year my parents were married into the printed circles.

I've popped up some of the layers with Helmar Zapdots for added dimension. The stamped anniversary sentiment is raised in the center by adhering just the ends - pushed closer together than the actual length, so the center pops up.

Here's a view of the inside of the card. Simple, but lovely. I inked the edges and placed this cut out from Juliet Prose across the center, then die cut an ancient piece of BoBunny Et Cetera paper that coordinates perfectly to stamp my sentiment. 

Here's a little tip ~ stamp your sentiment on the paper first. Then center your die over the stamped image to get it perfectly centered. Place a couple pieces of washi over the die and the outside portion of the paper to hold everything in place and run through your die cut machine.

One final shot. Here you can see the lovely lace I tucked in. A gorgeous piece I've had languishing in my hoard from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I hope you've been inspired to give some of your old stash new life by mixing it with items left over from more recent projects.

Your next stop on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop is the talented Donna Idlet. If you have dropped by my blog and would like to start at the beginning, be sure to hop on over to Gloria's blog HERE

Follow me here:

Other links:

BoBunny ~ Juliet - Nostalgia (SOE)
BoBunny ~ Juliet - Prose (SOE)
BoBunny ~ Juliet - Noteworthy (SOE)
BoBunny ~ DoubleDot - Flourish, Chiffon
BoBunny ~ Et Cetera - Index
Prima Flowers ~ Esperanza - Querida #581930 (SOE)
Prima Flowers ~ Isabella - Pia #581725 (SOE)
Gina’s Designs ~ Romance - Heart
Crochet Lace - Juliet 5/8”, Natural (from Really Reasonable Ribbon)
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Stamen
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 4mm Rosebuds - Pastel Tone
BoBunny ~ Glaze Jewels
Liquitex ~ Gesso, white
Donna Salazar for Clearsnap ~ Mix’d Media Inx CHOX - Sparrow
Ranger ~ Archival Ink - Jet Black
Ranger ~ Perfect Medium
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Embossing Enamel, Aged Ivory
Higgins ~ Drawing Ink, black
BoBunny ~ DoubleDot - Glimmer Spray - bronze, gold
Mister Hueys’s ~ Color Mists - opaque white
Studio G ~ Clear Stamps - Numbers
Anniversary Stamp (from Hobby Lobby)
Spellbinders ~ Opulent Ovals
Tombow ~ Multi Mono Liquid Glue
Helmar ~ Super-Tac EVA Glue
Helmar ~ Zapdots - Square 1/2” clear
Darice Heat Tool
Tim Holtz ~ Grid Blocks
Sizzix ~ Big Shot
Martha Stewart ~ Mini Scoring Board

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Gift Card Winner ~ Deborah Ehrhardt

I have a winner for my $5 JoAnn's Gift Card prize offered on last month's
Craft Hoarder's Anonymous blog hop.

Thanks so much to each of you who subscribed to my YouTube channel!! 

I used to select a winner.

Congratulations to Deborah Ehrhardt!!

Deborah, you can find my email address by clicking the contact tab at the top of the page. Please send me your address and I'll send you the gift card.

~ Blessings ~