November 21, 2014

Gift Wrapping With Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hey peeps.  I'm up to my elbows in holiday gift wrapping.  I love this time of year when Christmas is right around the corner.  I've already started playing my holiday music.  It just makes me feel so festive and jolly.  Decorating with ribbon is even better this time of year. 

November 19, 2014

Customize Your Wood Veneer with Ann Butler Designs and A WINNER

Hey peeps I have been playing around with some wooden veneers lately and wanted to add a touch of pizazz to a few of my pieces. So I grabbed my Ann Butler supplies and got busy. To see how I made this really cool sentiment for my card, check out my post over on the Ann Butler Designs blog.
Hi card 4

Now on to our winner.  The winner of the Simon Says Stamp Hello Holidays is....

Congrats Trina.  Please send me your email address so I can get your stamp set in the mail to you.  That was fun.  Love seeing all your comments. No worries more giveaways to come.  Thanks for hanging out with me today.  I can't wait to make some more custom wood veneers.  Oh I'm going to be all inky! 

Hugs and love,   

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November 18, 2014

Holiday Tags with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hey peeps. Back to share a bit of inspiration with you.  I'm plowing away at trying to get my holiday tags made.  I use them a lot during this time of year.  So here is one of them for you to take a peek at.  I used the October Ribbon Club kit for my tag today.  The ribbon in this kit is perfect for the upcoming holiday.  The delicate stitched satin forest green ribbon paired up just right with my designer paper.  And I love the metallic silver string that's in the store.  FABULOUS! 

Here's a close up of the metallic ribbon.  How awesome is that?  I made some serious loops with my Bow It All to get tons of sparkle at the top of my tag.  The best investment for making bows look fantastic!  Thanks for hanging out with me today.

Hugs and love~

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November 14, 2014

Quick and Easy Holiday Cards

So your running behind this year on your holiday cards and you're not sure if you can get them all done.  No fear - PHOTOSHOP is here.  I'm going to show you how to make your holiday cards in no time.  And you can even change the look and feel of each one.

November 13, 2014

Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop

Hey peeps.  It's time to hop along on the November blog hop over at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I'm so excited to be on the RRR design team and this is my very first hop!!  So sit back and relax.  We have some awesome projects to show you.  So let's get this hop started. 

November 11, 2014

Peace On Earth and A GIVEAWAY!

Hey peeps.  Are you getting your holiday cards made? I'm coming along slowly but surely.  Here is one card I made this week.  I love how this came out.  Super easy to make multiples at one time.  Using a stencil and embossing paste made it a breeze.

Holy RESIN!!!

Hey peeps.  I'm back today with a tutorial using some Environmental Technologies Inc. products.  This is the first time I have ever used resin and silicone products so I was excited to see how I could make some magnets with them. Here's is a tutorial to help you see how it all came together.

So let's start with the products I used to make my mold.  I used the Easy Mold Silicone Putty and the Ann Butler Designs 1" Stripes, Dots and Hearts stamp.  I used some nitrate gloves to protect my hands. 

Make sure to follow the directions when mixing this product.  The directions will help ensure you have great results when making your mold.  You want to use equal parts of each product.

Next I'm going to use an Ann Butler Designs stamp from the 1" Stripes, Dots and Hearts stamp set.  This will make a great impression in my putty.  I used a few more items to make additional cast.  You can use buttons, charms, etc to make your casts.  The options are endless.

Once my putty has cured it's time to prep my EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy.  I'm going to use some  Castin' Craft transparent dye in the color of amber and some glitter. Again, make sure you follow the directions for mixing your resin and hardener.  I made sure to use the Castin' Craft mold release on my molds to prevent my resin from sticking when it came time to release it from the molds.

Here is one of my resin pieces.  You can really see the details from my stamp now. Below is another casting where I used a heart pin to make my impression.  It will take approximately 24 hours for your resin to cure. 

Since I had some resin left over I used one of my EasyCast Resin Jewelry molds to fill in a few hearts.

Here is what my resin looks like after it has cured for the 24 hours.  Pretty cool!!  I love the texture I got with the stamp.  This resin was really easy to work with as well.  Your biggest obstacle, your patience in waiting for it the cure. ;-)

I glued on a piece of background paper I made using a stamp from the 2" Leaves all over stamp set from Ann Butler Designs.  This made a great background for my heart resin.  Next I glued on some magnets to each piece and I was done. 

I loved working this these products.  With all the great directions in each box it made the process rather easy and fool proof.  Now I just need to figure out what I'm going to make next.  LOL

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope I have your creative juices flowing.  Stretch outside of your comfort zone and give casting a try.  I never thought working with putty and resin could be so much fun.

Hugs and love~

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