Saturday, May 4, 2019

Happy Thoughts Distress Mini Ink Card w/Ranger Ink...

Hi everyone, thanks so much for stopping by today!  I have a guest tutorial post to share with you over on the Ranger Ink Project Page.  I'll show you step-by-step how I created this vibrant heat embossed Happy Thoughts card and tutorial!.  I hope you can pop on over and take a peek!


Thanks so much for the visit.  I really appreciate it, have a wonderful day!  xx

Bobbi

I've listed the products below, used to create this project.  I am part of various affiliate programs including Simon Says Stamp.  When you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase thru that link (at no extra cost to you), I receive a small commission.  Thank you, I genuinely appreciate your support!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Creativity and Bright Ideas...

Hi everyone, I'm glad you've stopped by today!  I'm sharing one of the Tim Holtz Sizzix Creativation Booth projects I made. This one is spotlighting that awesome new filament die. I've got a lot of bright ideas for this one... pun intended (ha,ha,ha).
Let me walk you thru how I put it together.  First I die cut the clear portion of the filament bulb from leftover product packaging. You know the plastic/acrylic packaging that the Sizzix Bigz dies come in... if you don't have any of that laying around, you could always cut it from a sheet of thin acrylic.  I also think mica sheets would be really great for this too, but the stock I had on hand was just a little too short.  Then for the filament, fuse and screw cap... I attached a sheet a foil tape to a sheet of heavystock to give the foil tape a little more stability. Then die cut using the filament die.
I used several different colors of distress paint and a sponge to pounce color onto all parts of the bulb. Then followed up with additional distressing using mushroom alcohol ink.
Now moving onto the background. I attached another sheet of foil tape to a sheet of heavystock and ran it through my vagabond using the mechanics 3D texture fades embossing folder. I absolutely love Tim Holtz's line of Sizzix 3D Texture Fades! Again, I applied several different colors of distress paint then buffed a lot of the color off using a fine steel wool. (When using the steel wool please wear protective gloves or you will be super itchy.) To give it a little more distress, I applied mushroom alcohol ink.
The mini framed panel was colored with distressed paint and shaded with distressed crayon. I gave the mechanics background a little trim before attaching it to the back of the panel using distress collage medium matte.
I used some distress crayon and mushroom alcohol ink to the quote band. Then attached with a little linen ribbon, craft thread and long fastener brads.
Everything was assembled using a combination of distress collage multi medium and clear foam tape.  I hope you give it a try, it's a really fun project!
Thanks so much for the visit.  I really appreciate it, have a wonderful day!  xx

Bobbi

I've listed the products below, used to create this project.  I am part of various affiliate programs including Simon Says Stamp.  When you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase thru that link (at no extra cost to you), I receive a small commission.  Thank you, I genuinely appreciate your support!

Friday, April 19, 2019

So Glad You're My Friend w/Ranger Ink

Hi everyone, thanks so much for stopping by today!  I have a guest tutorial post to share with you over on the Ranger Ink Blog.  I'll show you step-by-step how I created this soft floral heat embossed card.  I hope you can pop on over and take a peek!


Thanks so much for the visit.  I really appreciate it, have a wonderful day!  xx

Bobbi

I've listed the products below, used to create this project.  I am part of various affiliate programs including Simon Says Stamp.  When you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase thru that link (at no extra cost to you), I receive a small commission.  Thank you, I genuinely appreciate your support!

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Make Everyday Count...

Hi everyone, I'm so glad you stopped by today!   The release date for the New Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 2 dies is here and I'm super excited to share my Creativation 2019 projects with you!  If you didn't catch it, Tim shows the entire New Chapter 2 release on a Facebook live.  You can watch it here on his blog. There's so many amazing projects from several designers that he shares, you won't want to miss all the wonderful inspiration.  I am super happy to see Tim looking so great and back doing what he loves!  Today I'm sharing a Tim Holtz Etcetera Tag, I made for the Tim Holtz Sizzix booth.
Let me walk you thru how I put it together. To start with, I pulled some small patterned paper from the memorandum paper stash collection. I trimmed down the pattern papers.  Then attached paper pieces overlapping some areas, to a small etcetera tag using collage medium.
Then I die cut the phrase "make every day count" using the Society Bigz XL alphabet and the Adorned Thinlits intricate scrolls from mixed media heavystock. The mini detailed butterflies were diecut using more of the memorandum paper stash. You know I was actually thinking, even though this alphabet is on a larger scale... I'm going to use it on some statement cards for various occasions. I'll let you know how it goes (wink).  I just love that font...
I arranged the wording and scrolls to my liking and glued in place using more collage medium and then went over the entire tag with another layer of collage medium to seal the surface and allow the distressed crayons to move much easier. I trimmed any paper pieces hanging off the edges.  I chose several neutral colors of distressed crayons. I smeared the various colors of crayon around the tag and moved the color into nooks and crannies with my fingers. Anything that I wanted to lift the excess distressed crayon from, I just used a dry towel on.
I broke the ruler and distressed it using some walnut stain distress ink.  Then attached the mini detailed butterflies and ruler with you guessed it more collage medium, I tell you that stuff is the best glue I use on everything! The tag received a small splattering of white (watered down) gesso.
To finish it off I dyed some crinkle ribbon with a few different blue hues of distress spray stain dried well and tied into a bow.
I hope you liked todays project.  Thanks so much for the visit.  I really appreciate it, have a wonderful day!  xx

Bobbi

I've listed the products below, used to create this project.  I am part of various affiliate programs including Simon Says Stamp.  When you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase thru that link (at no extra cost to you), I receive a small commission.  Thank you, I genuinely appreciate your support!



Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Please excuse the dust...

Hi everyone, I'm glad you stopped by today!  I've decided to update the blog.  I've been thinking about updating for several months now...yes I'm a HUGE over thinker (wink).  The blog update is definitely overdue and time for a new look!  I started my blog back in December of 2011 mainly to promote in person paper crafting classes I taught and in store design team projects.  That seems like such a long time ago and I do most things online now.  So with all that being said, please excuse my dust as I make some changes...

Bobbi

Smile, Today Is A Good Day w/Ranger Ink...

Hi everyone, thanks so much for stopping by today!  I have a guest tutorial post to share with you over on the Ranger Ink Blog.  I'll show you step-by-step how I created this colorful Smile Distress Crayon Card.  I hope you can pop on over and take a peek!


Thanks so much for the visit.  I really appreciate it, have a wonderful day!  xx

Bobbi

I've listed the products below, used to create this project.  I am part of various affiliate programs including Simon Says Stamp.  When you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase thru that link (at no extra cost to you), I receive a small commission.  Thank you, I genuinely appreciate your support!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Hello Spring Distress Oxide Card w/Ranger Ink...

Hi everyone, thanks so much for stopping by today!  I have a guest tutorial post to share with you over on the Ranger Ink Blog.  I'll show you step-by-step how I created this fun Hello Spring Distress Oxide Card.  I hope you can pop on over and take a peek!



Thanks so much for the visit.  I really appreciate it, have a wonderful day!  xx

Bobbi

I've listed the products below, used to create this project.  I am part of various affiliate programs including Simon Says Stamp.  When you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase thru that link (at no extra cost to you), I receive a small commission.  Thank you, I genuinely appreciate your support!

Monday, February 18, 2019

Hello Distress Oxide Card w/Ranger Ink...

Hi everyone, thanks so much for stopping by today!  I have a guest tutorial post to share with you over on the Ranger Ink Blog.  I'll show you step-by-step how I created this fun Hello Distress Oxide Card.  I hope you can pop over and take a peek!



Thanks so much for the visit.  I really appreciate it, have a wonderful day!  xx

Bobbi

I've listed the products below, used to create this project.  I am part of various affiliate programs including Simon Says Stamp.  When you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase thru that link (at no extra cost to you), I receive a small commission.  Thank you, I genuinely appreciate your support!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Valentine Tag Treat Bag Tutorial w/Ranger Ink...

Hi everyone, thanks so much for stopping by today!  I have a guest tutorial post to share with you over on the Ranger Ink blog.  I'll show you step-by-step how I created all these fun little Valentine Treat Bags!  I hope you'll pop on over and take a peek!
 The cute little tags open to write a little message!


Thanks so much for stopping by, I really appreciate you taking the time and have a wonderful day! xx

Bobbi

I've listed the products below, used to create this project.  I am part of various affiliate programs including Simon Says Stamp.  When you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase (at no extra cost to you), I receive a small commission.  Thank you, I genuinely appreciate your support!


Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Creativations 2019 - Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Give Away!

Hi everyone, thanks so much for stopping by today!  I'm so excited to be a part of the Creativations 2019 - Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Give Away!  You should have arrived here from the ever so talented Audrey's blog - if you didn't you may want to go back and check out all of her wonderful inspiration!  I'd like to share a project that I created for Tim Holtz's Stampers Anonymous booth at Creativation (formerly-CHA) 2019 this year.  I was so grateful to be asked to make a few things for Tim.  I'm sharing my "Mini Media Marks Card" made with the New Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Mini Media Marks Stamp Set.
I really like the pop of color against the kraft background!
This is going to be one of those stamp sets that I use over and over again...
To start with, I cut a piece of Tim Holtz Mixed Media Heavystock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. Painted a thin layer of Dina Wakley Media White Gesso onto the Heavystock panel. Then dried with heat tool.  Then I selected a few bright colors of Distress Paint.  The colors I used were Broken China, Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin and Mustard Seed.  I also used and old gift card for this technique.
I added one drop (a little goes a long way) of paint to my glass media mat and scrapped some color onto the edge of my gift card.  Then dragged the wet distress paint across my panel, leaving some areas white.  Then dried with heat tool.  The baby wipes are handy for easy clean up on the glass media mat.
I continued building color with paints, drying between each new color.  Then added splatters with same color palette of Distress Paints.

 Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Mini Media Marks CMS364

All of the new Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Media Marks stamps are SO much fun to play with, I plan on doing a lot of journaling with them as well!  For this card I used the new Mini Media Marks (CMS364).  I attached my colorized panel to the travel stamp platform.  I placed my first stamp down and closed the top to pick up the stamp.  I used black gesso to stamp with because it has a heavy body and it completely opaque.  I squeezed a dollop onto the glass media mat and picked up with a small brayer.
I inked the stamp using the gesso brayer and stamped onto the colorized panel.  Clean your stamp right away, because once the gesso dries on the stamp it's almost impossible to get it off.  I continued stamping/building my images until they were almost overlaping.
Once I was finished stamping my panel I cut 6 imperfect circles out of it.  I mounted them to a piece of kraft card.  Then ran a stitch down the center of the circles using white thread on my sewing machine.  I attached the panel to a black card base.  I smeared a little Picket Fence Distress Crayon into the quote token to bring out the wording.  Then attached some linen ribbon and craft thread to the top.  To give it a little lift, I used some foam squares under the quote token.
I hope you'll give it a try, it's a lot of fun!  I would like to give a great big thank you to Tim, Paula and Mario for inviting me to be a part of Creativation.  I would also like to say another big thank you to Richele for hosting this amazing blog hop!



GIVE AWAY DETAILS

PRIZES, PRIZES,PRIZES!

We have a few prizes to give away, just leave a comment on the different blog hop posts for a chance to win.
Please leave a comment on all the blogs before February 9th at midnight PST and 3 winners will be announced February 10th on Richele's blog.

Next up on the hop is
Cathie Parreco!


Good luck and happy hopping!

Just incase you've missed anything when you're finished with Zoe's blog, head back over to Audrey's blog and start again!  I know I'll be checking out all of the incredibly talented awesome designers many times, they're ALL amazing!

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**Blog Hop List**



In the weeks to come, I will be sharing more of my Creativation samples so check back often.

If you have any questions please let me know I love your kind comments, I truly appreciate each and everyone of them!

Bobbi

I've listed the products below, used to create this project.  I am part of various affiliate programs including Simon Says Stamp.  When you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase (at no extra cost to you), I receive a small commission.  Thank you, I genuinely appreciate your support!