Thursday, November 20, 2014

Christmas Class Kits in the making

I have been busy all night making kits for my Christmas class at The Crafty  Scrapper this weekend. So many fun things going into this kit!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Getting New Floors, Life Interrupted

I have been a bit MIA of late.  We are getting new floors in our house and of course this required me to pack most everything in the house up so they could move it. 

The worst part had been packing the TEN THOUSAND and 11 pieces of stuff in my studio.  Because you know you can't pack that stuff up without looking at it.  And looking at it means going through it.  And that means getting distracted. 

Which means it is taking a lot longer than I planned.  Sigh. 

I'll be back to creating soon,  and blogging all about it.  Hope you are keeping warm and dry where ever you are. 

Anita. 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Winter? Bring it on! Sparkle N Sprinkle Layout

Hi everyone, today I want to share a layout I made using the new stamp set Finn's Scarf DIGI#672 for Sparkle N Sprinkle. 


I used my Silhouette Cameo's Print and Cut feature first, then used my PITT® Pastel Pencils from Faber-Castell to color the image. My papers are the new Lawn Fawn Snow Day.
 
I heat embossed my chipboard snowflakes with Mediterranean Star EP, then again with Opaline EP on top. I added stripes of sparkle on my border paper by applying 1/4" Tear-ific Tape, then burnishing with Seaspray GL. 
I used a stencil and molding past on the background, then sprinkled parts of it with Arctic EP. I also stamped on the background with Flourishes 1 #516, and heat embossed with Arctic EP.
 
After coloring with m pastel pencils, I added a few highlights with a white pen.

Here are a few of the products I used on my layout:


To see all the details on my layout, hop over to
My Gallery on Sparkle N Sprinkle.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Handmade Holiday with Fairfield World Fusiboo

This month I had the opportunity to work with some wonderful materials from Fairfield World Inc. I wanted to try the Fusi-boo Fusible Blended Fiber Batting.  I HATE pinning when I am working with batting so I figured this would be perfect stuff!

I had some super cute little quilted tags I wanted to make for this upcoming Christmas season, so I figured it was the perfect time to give it a try.

 I have had this fabric for a while and I wanted to use it in my Christmas decor this year. I also wanted to have some very cute hand made gift tags for the goodie bags I give out every year. These were SOOO quick to make y'all!

I used minimal supplies- Fusi-boo, my fabric and some plain canvas for backing, scissors and a waterproof pen.

I started by fusing my fabrics together by following the directions on the Fusi-boo package. I made a template, traced it on the fabric and cut out with my pinking shears.

Cute, yes? Next up I stitched them together using a plain straight stitch around the edges to secure.

I added a hanging loop and a bow at the top.

I used a waterproof pen to add my message to the back. I'll also add names when I get ready to use them. For the moment, I have them hanging on my centerpiece- just looking pretty!

Fairfield World has some AMAZING products, I am having so much fun playing with them. If you have not checked them out lately, you are going to want to see what they have to offer for yourself.

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Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today- I hope you have a wonderful weekend and do some fun crafting!

Anita



Thursday, November 6, 2014

Cool 2 Cast Blog Hop

Hi everyone, how is your week going so far? Who believes it is November already? Are you hard at work on your Christmas projects? I have made a good start this year and I want to share one with you this today.

I was given some fabulous product to work with this week that I had not previously had the chance to work with- Cool2Cast Casting Medium. I have to say that this stuff is pretty cool!

Tiffany Windsor teamed up with Bella Crafts Quarterly to publish a new eBook Cool2Cast and to celebrate we are having a book review blog hop! Yippee! To see all the details on the book, and find all the wonderful people participating in the blog hop check out Cool2Create here.

I had a pretty good time playing with the medium and I pulled some things from my stash to use as my mold. Who remembers those super cool things we all had to have (but never used) from Ranger that went with the glass slides from like 10 years ago???
These thing,, remember these things? And I bought every single kind they made, because they were so unbelievably cool and I was going to use them in so many ways. Yeah, right. Still UN-opened packages in the box of "stuff" on the shelf.
Don't judge- you know you bought some too.

Anyway, I thought these would be amazing molds.
I was right, so my purchase was not a waste after all (which is exactly what I am going to tell the hubs tomorrow). The Cool2Cast medium poured right in and set beautifully. Because these little things are pretty flexible, they popped right out.

I pulled out a mini canvas and some Gelatos® while I was waiting on the molds to set up. When they were completely dry, I inked one with Adirondack ink as recommended, stamped on top with StazOn, then gave it a spritz of Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine- because that stuff is like Ranch dressing and everything is better with a little bit on it.
I added a little bit of paper from the new Bo Bunny Candy Cane Lane line, and some embellies from my Christmas bucket. DONE!

I hope you give this medium a try- because it is awesome! I can't wait to play with it again. Be sure to hop on over to Cool2Create to play along with the blog hop- there is an amazing prize up for grabs!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Anita

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