Monday, May 28, 2012

Bubble Frames Tell A Story


When I saw the Story Tellers Fancy Rectangle Globe Frame from Hobby Baby I thought of my favorite story the Wizard of OZ and all the wonderful paper Graphic 45 has made. 


First, I cut my images from Graphic 45 papers and used Crystal Lacquer on them.
I covered the Base and two middle frames with Graphic 45 papers. The top most frame I covered with Piccolo Vintage Silver Enamel Poweder using the Piccolo Enamel Powder adhesive.
The flower and leaf vine Piccolo Card Decor were also covered with Piccolo Enamel Powders. 
In these pictures you see everything assembled before the bubble is added.  Images were adhered with glue dots and foam tape to give dimension. 

Here you can see the Piccolo Enamel Powders on the outermost frame. It was also used to edge the second frame, Vintage Silver layered with Mossy Green.
 A close up of the Piccolo Card Decor flowers. 
Before adding the bubble i-roc gems were adhered to the center of the flowers.   
Finally the bubble is added.

Visit the Hobby Baby Blog for more Ideas...
Shop for the products used HERE!!!

Globecraft Memories has been generous enough to provide us with a coupon for 25% off your total order. When you place your order use the code TS25 for the coupon!!! 

Memorial Day 2012 - THANKS for your SERVICE

This Memorial Day I would like to share a few random photos I have collected. When I am in antique stores it hurts my heart to see family photos discarded.  Sadly people and faces are forgotten.  I buy single photos and albums of photos. 

Today, I would like to REMEMBER those that have served our great country and THANK those that serve today. Here are a few photos I would like to share from the past. Click on the photos to enlarge! 






THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE!



Here are links to a few of my past blog posts 
in honor of Memorial Day:




Saturday, May 26, 2012

Mary Vogel Lozinak Link Up Blog Hop!

My blog is one of many participating in the Mary Vogel Lozinak Link Up Blog Hop.  Be sure to go to the Viva Las Vegastamps! blog to find all the participants.   Please leave comments on the blogs to get entered in the blog candy drawing.  We will be giving gift certificates to a few lucky hoppers to the Viva Las Vegastamps! online store.

Now for my project.  If you have been to Viva Las Vegastamps! online store you know there are thousands of stamps available.  One of the newest lines are the Mary Vogel Lozinak stamps.  I had a hard time just picking a couple for the hop. So here is my "Olde Curiosity Shoppe" showcasing several (twenty-two?) of Mary Vogel Lozinak's stamps! 

There are seven vignettes in the "Olde Curiosity Shoppe". They are three dimensional. All have curiosities and an individual viewing. Come right in a check out the "Olde Curiosity Shoppe"! Click on images to enlarge for better viewing. 

The Shoppe of Vintage Curiosities
 Here you can see that the vignettes are dimensional.
At this stop in the "Olde Curiosity Shoppe" we have 4 curiosities: Two Heads, Unicyle Lady, Many Armed Clock Person and the Headless Unicycle Juggler. The Caped Lady viewing them.


FISH
In the fish exhibit we have three great specimens:  Fish in Mini Skirt, Fish in Heels and Fish on Box. Viewing is the Capped Lady!


TINY
In Discovery is the Elephant on Box (both elephant images are the same stamp, I just cut the box off of one.) Viewing is the the Owl in Vest.


More BIRDS
There were so many great birds we have two exhibits.  The first has: the Flamingo and  En Pointe Lady.  The Curly Haired Lady is looking in.


APOTHECARY
Here we have the wise Owl on Box and Owl in Vest, with the Wheel Lady.


STEAMPUNK
 I love the Steampunk section of The Curiosity Shoppe.   Here is the Jester, Spikes on Head and Steampunk Womans Head.  The Skinny Hat Lady is the viewer here.


LONG NECKS & FEATHER DUSTERS
Here we have the Bending Bird on Box and Plumed Bird on Box. Viewed by Skinny Minnie.

All stamps are from the Mary Vogel Lozinak Collection at Viva Las Vegastamps.  


Paper used for this project are primarily Graphic 45, a little BoBunny and 7 Gypsies. The images were stamped and heat embossed with Viva Las Vegastamps Ultra High Gloss  Embossing Powder, colored with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Markers, covered with Sakura Crystal Lacquer and all images were fussy cut. A lot of VLVS! Miracle Tape was used to put this together!


Return to the Viva Las Vegastamps Blog to see more of the amazing blogs in the Mary Vogel Lozinak Link Up Blog Hop!

Note:  The Star Card was made from card stock measurements were from the Tunnel of Love Star Card on HGTV! Click HERE to get the instructions. There are seven sections. In the instructions all are 5 1/2" tall, widths are Are 11", 9" and 7".  I added an additional piece to the construction an 2" x 8" in between the 9" and 7", this way I could add a little more dimension to the scenes!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Thank you Diamond Craft~

Thank You Diamond Craft & The Hive 
AWESOME MAIL ARRIVED TODAY!!!  
GOT MY BOX of GOODIES!!! 
Over the long weekend 
I will be playing with my new cutter!!!
Plus the kits that came with it.


Terri Sproul Mixers on Paper Bird Cage and Birds

This week I had the opportunity to go to the Heirloom Productions ~ Puyallup Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival here in the State of Washington.  I had a great time. So much to see, people to meet and products to try.  I did buy a few things and am using a couple them to make my card: the bird die cut, bird cage die cut and the Vintag Moss Patina.


This was  fun card to create. I just love all the products! 
To make the card, die cut the bird cage 2 times (white and gray card stock) and 2 birds on white card stock.


The gray bird cage will be a shadow in the background.

 

Mix Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer with Terri Sproul's Mixer - Gold and paint the white die cut bird cage.  With Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer with Terri Sproul's Mixer Aquamarine paint the birds. Set aside to dry.
Once the bird cage is dry with a sponge (I used my finger) lightly spread the Vintag Moss Patina on the gold bird cage.  Now the cage has an aged look, like it has been lived in!

This is a GREAT die because the bird cage has a door that OPENS! Isn't that awesome!

Mr & Mrs Blue Bird are so excited about their little "Blessings of Joy" in the nest! 

To assemble: Cut approximately half of an acetate frame and adhere to the pattern paper. Attach the gray bird cage die directly to the pattern paper. Layer the bird nest dimensional sticker in the bird cage.  Use foam tape to pop the bird cage painted with Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer and Terri Sproul's Mixer - Gold.  Add Mr & Mrs Blue Bird with foam tape. Finally the dimensional "Blessings of Joy" sticker.      
Supplies:

Terri Sproul's Mixers - Aquamarine
Die Cut Bird - Memory Box
Die Cut Bird Cage - Marianne Design
Ranger Vintag Patina for Metal - Moss
K&Company Acetate Die Cut 
K&Company Pattern Paper
K&Company Dimensional Sticker


Friday, May 18, 2012

Kitsap Mini Maker Faire!




I will be offering a card workshop at the 
Kitsap Mini Maker Faire!

Currently it is scheduled for 11:00 and 2:00!
Hope to see you there!

Creative Paperclay® Quick Tip!


Quick Tip of the Month!


When rolling out Creative Paperclay® it is important to keep the thickness of the clay consistent. To do this I use foam-core board.  I put two or three pieces together for the thickness I desire.

 
For instance on this hat it was important that all the pieces were a consistent thickness so the drying time wouldn't  vary on different parts of the hat. 

I roll out my Creative Paperclay® between the guides on transparencies on glass.  The glass gives me a smooth hard surface to work on.  The transparencies allow me to move one piece off the glass to dry and start another.  

Use a rolling pin dedicated to Creative Paperclay®

HAVE FUN CREATING!