Archive of ‘technique’ category

Gasp! I made a tag!


Good Morning Blogosphere!

Guess what?! I’m up on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog with a photo tutorial on how to make a tag using Graphic 45!

A TAG???! I know, I know- I never make tags! But, I had a blast making this one! Now, I’m ready to get out the Halloween decorations 😉

I hope you’ll go give that post some love!

Thanks everyone,



NEW Photo Tutorial!


Hello Blogosphere!!!

I have a SUPER fun card I created this week for the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3LÂź Crafty Power Blog! I used some awesome products from Lawn Fawn, Sizzix, and Faber-CastellÂź Design Memory CraftÂź with some of my favorite adhesives!

Hope you’ll check it out…


Have a happy weekend,



Sizzix Marisa Pawelko Modern Surrealist Blog Hop!

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This Sizzix Blog Hop is totally spectacular! Are you ready for some really rad projects? Hop with us today to check out who has been making what with Marisa Pawelko’s line of unique and snazzy Sizzix dies from The Modern Surrealist collection! Her designs will put a little sparkle and extra pizzazz into your day. With the versatile Sizzix Originals dies and the Sizzix SophistiCut Machine you can make fun and easy jewelry, add some perk to your fashion, brighten up your space with a little lively dĂ©cor- and whatever other exuberant crafts you can imagine up!

I have a video tutorial for ya:


Hang out with these designers, see what awesomeness they’ve made, leave them some love and join us back here to share what goodness there was to be had:

Margot Potter @margotpotter
Jonathan Fong @jonathanfongstyle
Hilary Kanwischer @hilaryscraps
Anna-Karin Evaldsson @layersofink
Tami Mayberry @tamimayberry
Karin Jordan @leighlaurelstudios
Laura Russell @makelifelovely
Jennifer Priest @hydrangeahippo
Tiffany Johnson @iheartart
Tanner Bell @alittlecraftinyourday
Courtney Chambers @alittlecraftinyourday
Kathy Cano-Murillo @craftychica
Jade Harrington @jaderbomb

 For this Sizzix Blog Hop featuring the Marisa Pawelko line of Sizzix products, The Modern Surrealist, Sizzix will ALSO be giving away this scandalous prize of over $150 retail value! It includes these phenomenal items: Sizzix SophistiCut Machine, Trucker Cap Mini Card, Big City, Fashion Cuff, Cheetah Overlay, Lush Lips, Sunglasses

Enter your email address below for a chance to win these fabulous Sizzix products!

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Composi Mold & Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft


Hello Blogosphere! Happy Monday!

Sorry about all the posts today, but I have SO much awesomeness to share with you today!

Today, the Faber-CastellÂź Design Memory CraftÂź Design Team has teamed up with the folks from Composi Mold! This was my first time creating a mold of ANY kind!

I used my last flower embellishment from Prima (below, green) to create my mold & then used Whipped Spackle in the mold to create my own replicas! Here are some steps to create your own Mini Banner using the NEW Mixed Media with GelatosÂź Kit!

Photo Tutorial:


1. Mix Glaze with GelatosÂź, paint over Whipped Spackle flowers, allow to dry. Adhere flower to finished project with Gel Medium. The green flower was used to create the mold!

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2. Use remaining Glaze/GelatosÂź mixture to cover the Acetate. Allow to Dry & then add Glass Bead Gel through a stencil. Allow to dry (my pictures show the product partially dry-the glass bead gel dries clear).


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3. Prime the grey board with Gesso, dry, and then color with Gelatos blended with a wet brush. Stamp background with Stamper’s Big Brush Pens & then adhere torn tissue paper with Gel Medium. Allow to dry.


4. The wood board is SO much fun! Simply add remaining Whipped Spackle through a stencil & allow to dry!

So what do you think?! Does that look like something you’d like to try!!!? Once I figured out how to make my embellishments with the Composi Mold, it was FUN! I won’t mention how many times I messed up……I lost count!

Happy Monday,



NEW Photo Tutorial: Celebrate Hostess Card

IMG_1638Hello Blogosphere!

How was everyone’s 4th of July weekends? I spent last week driving 18 hours to El Paso for my brother’s Welcome Home Ceremony! He just returned from a 9-month deployment, so I was eager to see him and guess what?! He even came home a wee bit earlier than expected! SCORE! Here’s a picture of me (red, left) with my mom & brother:

Photo Credit: Amanda V. Photography

Photo Credit: Amanda V. Photography

Needless to say, the 4th of July was a BIG deal around these parts 😉 After a grueling 18-hour or more trip back home, I helped set-up for our neighborhood BBQ and it was a BLAST!

If you’d like to see my NEW photo tutorial using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, just click on the card above or go HERE to The Crafty Power Blog!


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