Monday, June 24, 2013

XMAS in June...continued


One last Christmas kit to close out the day.  This one also came from The Crafty Scrapper and was designed by Dee Dee Roe.  I really love this idea and can see it being adapted into many different things other than Christmas.  I love the 7 Gypsy box the ATC cards are displayed in and yes I was a craft rebel again and didn't quiet follow the instructions.  I left the box basically untouched so that anyone receiving this could reuse the box for anything they liked once Christmas was over.  The gift that keeps giving.  LOL

This is the 25 Days of Christmas ATC Card Tray......

 Happy Paper Cutting!

More XMAS in June!


On a roll now! LOL Next up is another kit I bought back in December.  Yes, I made some changes to it as well as I am a rebel crafter and never follow directions.

This is a Maya Road 3-inch Vintage Memory Box with Coaster Album.

This one also came from The Crafty Scrapper and was designed by Shelley Hamilton.

It was suppose to have a Christmas tree on the top but I just thought it was overwhelming to the box so I omitted it and add the legs.

It is a cute little box which would make a great little gift.

You will be able to find this available in my Etsy shop!

Happy Paper Cutting!

XMAS in June!


Been off the grids for a couple of weeks sick but now back starting to recuperate.  Of course, I have craft projects backed up to post on my blog. LOL Will be posting and listing on Etsy trying to get caught up again.  You know I am a much better crafter than blogger.

Anyways, here we go.....

This is a kit I bought way back in December and am just now getting around to doing.  You know a very wise lady once told me that if you don't use what you buy after you buy it your tastes will change and you won't necessarily like it when you get around to it.  LOL Well, I do think I am beginning to believe those words of wisdom.  That being said, I will have to tell you that this turned out nothing like the kit instructions.  LOL  I added my own spin to it and must say I think it turned out to be a whimsical little house.

If you are interested in giving this little house a home, it will be listed in my Etsy store.  While I wish I could keep all my projects the logistics of finding them all a place to sit is just not possible and storing them away in a box just seems crazy if someone else can take them and love them. 

The kit I got from The Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie, TX and it was designed by Dee Dee Roe with some major modifications by myself.  If you are ever in TX I would definitely stop by and visit this store.  Very nice people!

Happy Paper Cutting!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2013 - June


Another month...Another tag....Another great technique by Tim Holtz.

The months seem to be flying by faster than I can keep up with them.  Having just come back from Arlington, TX and seeing Tim and Mario in person for the first time, I was excited to get back to crafting and what better way than to do my June tag. 

So here it is....

I have so much fun doing these tags and learning new techniques.  It is really hard to do just one.  : )

#8 Manilla Tag
Watercolor Paper
Seam Binding
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mini Paper Clips
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Fragments Charms Clear Tile Tags
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Remnant Rubs - Numbers

Tim Holtz Distress Markers - Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Dusty Concord, Pumice Stone and Victorian Velvet
Tim Holtz Distress Stain - Mustard Seed
Tim Holtz Distress Paint - Spiced Marmalade
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Vintage Photo, Dusty Concord, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade
Perfect Pearls Mist - Heirloom Gold
Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black and Coffee

Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous  - Classics #4, Classics #1, Air Time and Odds & Ends

Altered Cigar Box: Secret Garden Treasures


Still recovering from my week of travel and haven't done any crafting so far.  LOL  I have been cleaning on my craft room trying to find a place to put all the cool stuff I got from The Crafty Scrapper and The Great American Scrapbook Convention.  Although I tried to not buy a lot of stuff that I wasn't going to use immediately; I did.  Oh well, it all has a good home with me and will be used eventually.

I made this altered cigar box a couple of weeks back but just hadn't got it posted.  I decided to take a different approach on this one.  I made it a treasure box with a mini album inside.  I used Graphic 45 Secret Garden Collection on the box and the mini album.  Who doesn't love Graphic 45 paper?

There are a lot of pictures. So grab a beverage and enjoy.

Box measures 6 1/2 x 4 x 4 3/4 inches.

Outside of box.....

View of album in box. Still lots of room to put little treasures in it....

The mini album measures 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 x 1 3/4 inches. I put inserts on every page but left lots of room for the owner to personalize the album to their liking.

Now for the mini album....




Used an accordion fold binding...

I was really happy with the results of this project.  I will be listing this in my Etsy store soon.

Happy Paper Cutting!!

Graphic 45 'Secret Garden' Collection 8x8 Pad
Graphic 45 'Secret Garden" Pattern Paper 6x6 Pad
Graphic 45 Metal Buttons
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Key
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Label Holder
Hug Snug Seam Binding
Industrial Chic by Susan Lenart Kazmer Latch
Maya Road - Fabric Medium Leaves
Maya Road - Scallop Chipboard Frame
Paper Source White Flowers
Recollections Adhesive Faux Pearls
Recollections Floral Embellishments
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Chain
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Foundation Box Feet
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Key
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Long Fastners
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ring Fastner
Washi Tape
Glue, Ink, ect..

Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz Distress Paint - Black Soot
Tim Holtz Distress Paint - Broken China
Tim Holtz Distress Paint - Peeled Paint
The Paper Source Corner Punch
McGill Craftivity Multi Tag Scallop Punch
Marvy Uchida Mini Envelope Punch
EK Success 1" Round Punch
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black

Clear Stamps Photo Sudio 2010 SL34
7 Gypsies Clear Stamps - Steampunk 
7 Gypsies Clear Stamps - Conservatory
Stampabilities OR1025 Journaling Block Stamp