Monday, April 7, 2014

A fun share!

Well hello there.
It's been a while, wink. 
Just been really busy.
I'm really trying hard to find time to blog better, but alas, so far I have not been doing well with that.
Hoping that will change. 
I wanted to share my "On the go papercrafting Bag"
I found this fun clear bag at Walgreens.  
It was only $10.
Like that. 
Like that I can see what I need to pull out. 
Love the fact that even with all the "tools" I have in it, I still have room for so much more!
As you can see there is a lot of treasure in the bag.

I always have my TC Mega Runner, that is my must have adhesive!
As well as my sticker maker for die cuts.  
I usually pre-cut things from my Silhouette and then run them through. Easy peasy.
I love my TC stapler and my Tiny attacher from Tim Holtz (my daughter borrowed before photos were taken.  Have to have both!!! Why you ask? Well, I like being able to use 
regular size staples and tiny ones.  So both are a must for me!!!
Love my Fiskars scissors. I have the pink limited edition ones from a few years back. 
Great for bigger areas of cutting. 
I also have my Pink Scissor B's from EK. Love those for tiny and fussy cutting. 
My 3D foam for popping...have to have that. 
and a few other things. 
What do you have in your GO bag?
I also wanted to share this quick and easy project. 
I found the frame in the dollar spot at Michaels.
It fits a 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.  Nice size but small enough to use as table decor.
I ran a piece of ivory cardstock through my Teresa Collins eBosser to get the nice dimension behind the butterfly. I also cut the butterfly die using my eBosser...love the way that machine does it all!!!
Added a Sticker from Teresa Collins Daily Stories and well, there you have it. 
A quick and easy project. Great for a teacher gift, hostess gift, place setting or just to brighten your own space! 
Hope you have a great week! See you soon!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Scrapbook Generations!!!

Yay! It's here!!!
Have you seen the March issue yet?
If not you are in for a Teresa Collins treat.
Miss Teresa herself, along with the TC Design Team are featured this month!
Check it out.
Just click on the picture and it will take you to the magazine!

Thanks for stopping by.
Hope you are having a fabulous week. 
Until later...

Monday, March 3, 2014

One of my fave's!

If you would like to see the whole album I am sharing it on the DT blog today! 
Just click here!


Sunday, March 2, 2014

Better late then never, right!

Okay...2014 has started off with a whirl wind of events! January was so full..CHA and a retreat along with family stuff and February was not to be left behind!

The second weekend of February I packed the car and headed to Marietta Georgia.
It had been months in the works and it was finally here!
I was headed to Rubber Stamp Fantasy to teach a weekend full of classes.
The classes were...World of Distress featuring Distress Inks, Dylusions and Distress to mix these two amazing products to get fabulous results! and Fanciful Flight featuring the large Configurations Book from Tim Holtz's Ideaology line.

Every class was sold out! SO happy about that.  The girls were fabulous...so ready to trust and learn!
It's an amazing experience to see the light bulbs go off, confidence develop and an all around happiness that goes along with learning new things.

Rubber Stamp Fantasy is a very large stamp store nestled in Historic Downtown Marietta.
The setting is so fun...love the old town squares.  They ooze charm.
Debbie and Gary who own Rubber Stamp Fantasy were fun and such great hosts.
Gary ran the store while Debbie stayed upstairs in the classroom with me to lend a hand when needed.  She also tirelessly ran up and down the stairs keeping snacks and drinks available!
The store is FULL of Rubber Stamp goodness...from floor to ceiling...Yes I came home with some fabulous new stamps! and other goodies!!! I only took a few pictures the whole weekend because we were so busy. But I wanted to take the time to share those few pics and send a very BIG thank you to Debbie and Gary for an amazing weekend! I hope to go back and teach at Rubber Stamp Fantasy again.

















Monday, February 17, 2014

New project...

Hello there...I know it's been a while. 
 I have really been slacking over here on my poor little blog. 
I have lots to share and will be posting more often! 
I do have a project up on the DT blog today! 
Hope you go over and check it out! 


Thanks for stopping by! 
Click over here for a full look into one of my newest mini's.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Fun with Modeling Paste!

Just wanted to share the project that was on the DT blog Friday.  
Can't wait for the Teresa Collins Essentials line to hit the stores! 
You are going to love!!!


Hey there...Yvonne back to share a project using Teresa's new Modeling Paste in her Essential line. 
Can I just say...woo hoo! 
This whole new line made me actually happy dance...my family thought I had lost my mind, lol.
The possibilities are endless! The stencils are amazing.  The Paste...smooth and easy to use. 
There are two 12 x 12 stencils and three 8 1/2 x 11 packs that contain three each. 
The fun to be had...oh yeah!

As you can see I bought one of the really inexpensive frames from the craft store. 
I used the Damask 12 x 12 Stencil (don't you just want to squeal?)
Applied the Modeling Paste, peeled the stencil away carefully.
Next, while I was waiting for the paste to dry I took the stencil and carefully cleaned it under the kitchen sink. 
 Nest I painted the frame with the dried paste white. 
I then painted it Black. After that dried I took a sanding block and sanded it. 
I then applied some Gilder's Paste (Patina) to highlight the raised area. 
This set it all off. Oh, how I wish you could see it in person! 



Supplies Used:
Essentials Line-Damask Stencils, Modeling Paste.
Photo Overlays
Other-White paint, Black paint and Patina Gilder's Paste. 

Friday, January 3, 2014

New Teresa Collins!!!

So so excited about Teresa Collins New Collections she will be introducing at CHAW. 
She is showing sneak peeks over on her blog! Make sure and check daily to see what she shares.
You won't be sorry...it is so fabulous it makes my heart pitter patter!!! hehehe.
Will start sharing some projects very soon! 
LOVE LOVE LOVE this time of year when all the sneaky peeks are happening! 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Read all about it!!!

 

New Teresa Collins Design Team Announcement!!!

I am very excited to be continuing with the Teresa Collins Design Team.  
This year I will be the assistant design team lead to Cheri...
and am SO excited to have this amazing opportunity! 
I would also like to wish the 2013 team all the best and look forward to them coming back as guest designers! 
AND...click here to read all about the 2014 team and get to know the new girls! 
I know that the new team will be ready to inspire and motivate! 


Monday, December 23, 2013

iPad stand gift idea...

Hi everyone...two days before Christmas...ack!!!
The good news is I'm done...yes I was singing from the roof tops! 
I have never been done before Christmas Eve in years past. 
My organizing goals are helping me for sure. 
As well as having my Filofax. 
(which I will be sharing very soon!)
Any who...here is the iPad stand. 
 I took a piece of wood that I bough at either Hobby Lobby or Michaels. 
I did paint it with some white Gesso so that the wood wouldn't suck up the pewter paint. 
My Husband cut the piece used in the back from a 1 x 4.  
He cut on the diagonal to create the easel stand. 
He attached those to the wood piece with screws..don't worry they will be hidden. 

 Now the fun part. 
 Run a piece of of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock through your eBosser.
The eBosser is MY MOST FAVORITE tool of choice right now!!! 
I used the Teresa Collins Sophisticated Folder.
After embossing it I painted it with Pewter Adirondack Dabber paint from Ranger. 
After it dried, I sanded it lightly.  
I then Inked it up with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. 
After you ink it, spritz a towel with water and lightly wipe away the excess ink. 
This really gives the faux tin look.  
Yes, I'm addicted! hehehe. 
Now, using Studio Matte Medium I coated the piece of wood and the back of the embossed paper. 
I then adhered that to the wood...painted the front and sides of the board with the same pewter paint.
Make sure it is adhered very well especially around the corners, also coat the whole front with the Studio Matte Medium just to give it a protective coating.  
Then attach a painted Scrabble game piece to the board using screws.  
You want this to be strong as it will be the piece your iPad sits on.  

 Here is a glimpse of the back and below with my iPad sitting on it. 
I think this is pretty versatile..many different uses for it. 
You can use any tablet, a recipe holder, a decorative place to showcase a picture or plenty of other things. 
What would you display on it??? 
Hope you enjoyed! 
Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas! and a Happy New Year! 
Hope you come back to visit me soon.  
I have plans to have a few weekly scheduled topics in the coming year! 

Friday, December 6, 2013

A quick and easy!


Welcome back...the last day of the Holiday Hop! I have really enjoyed being able to participate and hopefully inspire you to create some fun of your own.  
I know after seeing all the goodness from the hop you will definitely be adding the TCeBosser to your Christmas list right!
I was thinking last night that we always have those unexpected somethings that pop up during the holidays and I am always caught short.  Not this year! I have decided to create a few of these little treat bags to have on hand.  I just took a small craft bag or treat bag and ran it through the eBosser. 
Easy peasy!
I then decorated it using a few scraps left over from other projects using Santa's List Collection. 
We all have scraps, hehehe. 
I have a few pieces of candy and  though I would throw in a small Starbucks gift card in each bag.
Tie them up with some bakers twine and there you have it.  
I gift in a pinch! 


I hope you have enjoyed the Holiday Hop from Teresa Collins and Craftwell! 
It has been lots of fun to hop around and see each persons creations! 
You still have time to enter for the TCeBosser giveaway. 
Just follow these instructions to be entered.
  
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