Wednesday, April 28, 2010

possible class????

This is a fun card that combines stamping and using fun papers to make a simple card look very elegant. I love the paper stacks that all the paper goes together! In this case it is DCWV the Miraposa stack. I am convinced the more layers you can add the better the card or project will look.

This is a card style I may be teaching at the fun crop here in Springfield. Yes, a shameless plug. I am getting excited for this event as I have some big names donating signed projects including Pam Carriker, Lisa Bebi, Crystal Jeffrey Rieger and Tim Holtz. I have more coming in every day! If you are anyplace close to Springfield, MO, June 4th and 5th come join us! For more information go to my blog -

While visiting the blog why not become a follower?????

I am getting ready to start doing a lot of creations with the Score-It so stay tuned. I am doing so much I need to keep a schedule, it is like real work!!! I love it!

Happy Creating!



Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Clay & Cutting & Stamping OH MY

Well, I promised you a more complex project this week so here it is! This is an altered Composition Book. There is a lot to this one so here it goes.

I started with all black clay. I used Premo Brand. I conditioned the clay in my pasta machine and then divided the clay. I set aside the solid black and then used multi color leafing on the the clay. I started on a thicker setting and just added leafing until I got the desired look rolling the clay thinner each time. I rolled the pieces as thin as possible without the clay falling apart. (about a 2 depending on the machine)

The next step is to partially bake the clay. You do not want it to be brittle or it will not cut me on this one! I baked mine for 7 minutes. I removed the clay, let it cool and then cut your shapes. I used my CuttleBug to do the cutting with triangle nest abilities.

So I have all these large and small triangles. I used matching small and larger stamps from Prickley Pear to stamp the solid black triangles with Encore Gold ink. I then finished baking the clay which also set the ink. Once out of the oven and cooled I edged each piece with Gold Krylon.

I used a combination of glue and red line tape. I started in the middle and worked out. I just work one side then the other. I did have some hang over so I used and Exacto to carefully trim the edge.

I added more leafing to the project on the spine with double stick tape.

I found fiber in my fiber drawer that looked good with the project and attached some beads I also made from clay and attached with really strong glue. I use a lot of glue from Art Institute. It dries clear and is very strong.

I then put a line of glue along the outside edge and placed small mosaic tiles down. These are great if you can find them. I got these from The Stencil Collection but don't think the have these tones in stock. They do have some really pretty ones available!

My final step was to mix a very small amount of resin epoxy by Envirotex and brush it over the entire front of the journal. It filled in any gaps that I had missed and gives a cool texture to the finished project.

Hope this was worth the wait! I love doing fun and different things.

So now for a shameless plug! If you are in Missouri and love to attend crops check out my blog for details for a crop June 4/5. It is a fundraiser! Also join and follow my blog for a chance to win some cool prizes!

Happy Creating!


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Who wants a Cricut Cake?

Hi Everyonbe,
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More information below:

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Have an inspiring week,

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Think Outside the Box!

This a really cool box that folds into little treat compartments! This was made using a Score-It. I started with the basic box using chip board.

I continued to build on this and folded 4 boxes for the inside and one more for the lid!

I made the front embellishment from polymer clay. I will try to get some step by step instructions for this project posted soon. I am also working on making some kits with full instructions! I will let you know when they are av available!

Happy Creating....