Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Perfect Moment - Deconstructed Layout with Frosted Designs

Good morning blogging friends! 

We are half way through the weeks and I am excited to share a new 
Deconstructed Layout with you this morning.
I hope you are enjoying these tutorials as much as I am!
Of course, I am using some fabulous products from Frosted Designs for my layout today.

There is a sale going on right now, so be sure to check out it out.

For today's tutorial, we are going to talk about background texture. I love working with stencils and molding paste, but there are times when I want to add a little something more to it. 

For this layout, I wanted to really play up the color of the We R Memory Keepers paper, which was a beautiful  orange. So I grabbed a stencil, my Molding Paste and knife, some DISTRESS GLITTER and a jar of LINDY'S STAMP GANG FLAT SHOT  in Mango Mania.

I mixed some Distress Glitter (Clear Rock Candy) and My Mango Mania Flat Shot together in a small cup and set it aside. Once I had spread a THICK coat of molding paste and removed the stencil, I poured the mixture over the paste, letting the excess run off onto a scrap of paper. 

This is what you end up with. Now, the background will be PLAIN. The reason mine is orange, is because I sprayed it with Dylusions White Linen- the residual Flat Shot that was on the paper will turn colors when the spray hits it. If you don't want the paper to be colored, just don't spray it!

Set this aside to dry, like over night. Seriously. Then you will need to seal it. REALLY. 
You will need to seal it, or it will get all over your hands every time you touch it. 
Trust me on this. 
I use Helmar's Crystal Coat Matte Varnish, but any spray sealer will work.

I added Glitz 77 stickers, flowers, and resin accents from the Summer's End Kit, some lace and a chipboard from Blue Fern Studios. To color the chippie, I used plain old pan watercolors then misted with iridescent ink. 

I used Midnight Copper Embossing Powder from Lindy's Stamp Gang for my title.

Thank so much for stopping by today!

Monday, September 15, 2014

New Storage Ideas with Deflecto

Good morning everyone, I hope you are having a great week so far.

You know I love to organize, right? Well I recently received some amazing products
from Deflecto Craft Solutions to add to my studio and have worked a few of them into my space.
I am so loving these versatile little items! 

So,, just a couple of weeks ago I was lamenting the fact that I did not have a really good way to store my new set of Tombow markers.  Ba-da-bing, ba-da-boom, I open my happy mail and there is the most perfect
 Stackable Cube Organizer X Divider right on top! This thing is perfect, because with the divider I can sort my markers into color groups, and even when I carry the bin around they stay in an upright position. LOVE IT. 

To the right of the markers is the Stackable Cube- which is just the open cube and 
I like the fact that I can put larger items in it. Very handy for holding my Xyron sticker makers
 and getting them off my desk.

To the left of the markers is the Stackable Cube Organizer 4 Drawer and this thing is so 
cute it is ridiculous. Really. 
I had a hard time deciding what I want to use this for, and I finally settle on washi tape collection. 
I see more of these in my future! 

All of the Stackable Cubes clip together on the side so they will stay in place (you can see the clip
in the photo above just to the right of the open drawer).

Be sure to check out the Deflecto Crafts Facebook page for more of their fabulous products.

I have more fabulous goodies to share with you later this month!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Christmas Goodies with Sparkle N Sprinkle

Happy Sunday all my blogging friends!
A new week is here and I am enjoying the fabulous cool weather here in 
Dallas. WOW- did we get a cool snap! 

Today I have a new project for Sparkle N Sprinkle to share with you
We love to bake during the holidays at our house, so the new Sweet Holiday #655 Stamp Set is perfect!

I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed with Silver Detail EP, then filled in the outline with a marker.
I stamped the Gingerbread Man with Brown VersaMark ink, then colored with pastel pencils and added black rhinestones for the buttons. I stamped directly on top of my glitter using the new Wonky Lines Background to create my punched border strip.

 I used the Christmas Delight Digi along with my Silhouette Cameo to create my title.

I covered a piece of chipboard with 2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape, then burnished with Goldenrod and Luau Green Glitters.

I am so excited that Sparkle N Sprinkle will now be stocking Mon Ami Gabby products in the store!
I love bling, and these products are fabulous. I always run for their booth at convention ;)

To see more detail on my layout, including the full supply list and directions, please visit

I'm linking up at the following challenges:

 Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Have an amazing week!


Friday, September 12, 2014

I love You More - Frosted Designs Friday Challenge

Hi everyone and happy Friday!

We have a new challenge over at Frosted Designs today.
This week the theme is Graffiti/Doodling/Hand Journaling

Here is a look at my layout
I love the golden tones of the new We R papers (from the Summer's End Kit).

 I used a stencil and ink to create my graffiti here on the side of the page. After it was dry I used my Signo white pen to add some detail to the dots. I also doodled around both the layers seen here using a contrasting pen

I used a second stencil and  modeling paste colored with Gelatos to create some texture around the page. The chippie from Blue Fern Studios was inked, then I added flowers and bling.

I used one of the stickers from the Summer's End kit and cut it into several pieces to tuck behind the photos.

My title was embossed with Lindy's Stamp Gang powder, then I lightly rubbed
StazOn Cotton White ink over the top.

 Here's a list of items used from the Frosted Designs Store

Summer's End Kit

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

I'm linking up at the following challenges:
Quick Quotes Blog: Use BLING
Berry Bleu: Things You Love
 Lasting Memories #208: Add Leaves

Be sure to hop over to the blog and check out the fabulous
projects made by the Design Team.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Home Decor Challenge- Kunin Felt, Beacon Adhesives, and Buttons Galore and More

Kunin Felt, Beacon Adhesives and Buttons Galore & More are pleased to sponsor the DCC's September blog hop. Twenty DCC members will be able to participate. Each designer will receive a shipment with a unique variety of felt products and buttons, plus a separate shipment of Fabri-Tac Glue.Kunin has a new line of premium 8oz felt, Ecofi-Plus, along with other prints, patterns and embossed felt fabrics...and BGM buttons and Fabri-Tac are the perfect partners! 

There are prizes to be won, so be sure to check out the info at the bottom of the post!

Our theme was Home Decor Projects and I made a wall hanging for a spare bedroom we are
in the process of redecorating.

I used a bare wood frame from Michael's and painted it using the trim color of the room.
I used Glitter Felt and Classic Felt from Kunin Felt for the center of the frame. I sewed the pieces together and mounted them on a piece of foam core. I used Fabri-Tac from Beacon Adhesives to secure the foam core to the back of the frame. I added some random doodling around the edge of the frame using paint pens and markers.

 To make these flowers, I used white Glitter Felt from Kunin and then gave it a spritz with some Chalkboard ink. These flowers SERIOUSLY look way better in person than they do in this photo. I must have taken 20 pics and could not get one that looked great :( 
Anyway, as anyone who knows me is aware- I have some very real button issues. I have drawers, and bins, and bottles of buttons. I really LOVE buttons.  So I used copper wire and shiny black buttons to complete my flower spray here. I used Fabri-Tac to hold all this down. 

Love felt? Here is how you can reach the lovely people at Kunin Felt

Please stop by and say hi to my freinds at Beacon!


You know you love buttons too- so hop over and give a shout out to Buttons Galore & More


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For more information check out the Designer Crafts Connection Facebook Page. The Giveaway info is at the top.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Have a great week!



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