Sunday, December 27, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Ok.. Ok... Don't judge by the pics please!!!! It is so hard to photograph this tag. I musta spent an hour trying. But between the plastic glaring and the stamping wanting to show up twice like double vision.. I was having a hard time! This tag is one of a kind. It's very pretty in person, I haven't lost it I promise! :)
This tag was made using 2 plastic tags.. I found them at a clearance sale at Ben Franklin's when they were closing a few weeks ago. I used Peppermint Girl from QKD and some Alcohol Inks to get this very strange look; yes, I admit it is stange. But it's friggin awesome in person. Here's how I acheived this tag...
Supplies: 2 Clear Plastic tags, Peppermint stamp from QKD, foil corner, foil tape from Ranger, Alcohol ink: Cranberry, Meadow, Orgeano (I think) and Gold additive, Black Stazon, ribbons, white cardstock.
1. Using your alcohol ink, ink up your clear tags (1 side only).. I used the Oregano on top, Cranberry in the middle and Meadow on the bottom. then I put the additive on to that after the color was on.
2. Sandwich a white piece of cardstock between your clear tags with the Alcohol ink inside. Trim off ends and poke a hole for the ribbon. Apply the Foil tape around the edges of the tag. (Note the tape comes in other colors but all I had was silver).
3. With stazon, stamp Peppermint on to the tag. Let dry.
4. Add the foil photo corner with tombow or your choice of adhesive.
5. Add ribbons and you're done!
This is one heavy, sturdy tag! It'll hold up to all the bashing the post office will put it through when I send it to who ever I send it to lol. I think for the next 2 days, I will be doing ornaments for you!! :) I'll be back tomorrow. Stay warm and make some tags! :)
Saturday, December 12, 2009
I know, I know.. the pics are realllllly bad! But it's been one of them days! :) the tag is white, silver and blue. Not too much bling but it's very pretty.
I have a give away today too! Some Christmas stamps!! yay! Ho ho ho! Leave me a comment and make sure you're a follower of the blog either on blogger or Facebook. I'll choose the winner on Monday.
Here's how I did this tag...
Supplies: Tag, ribbon, velvet ribbon, grungeboard circle, QKD stamps, Faded Jeans DI Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, heat tool, versamark ink, blue azure stazon, pewter metallic crackle paint, foam applicator, snowflake glimmer screen, chestnut roan chalk ink.
1. Using repositionable adhesive, apply your glimmer screen to your tag. and ink over it using your ink applicator and blue distress ink.
2. Remove the glimer screen and remove the adhesive it left on your tag if any.
3. Stamp and emboss snowflakes down the left side of your tag and the right bottom over the white snowflake left by your screen in step 1.
4. With your Script Background stamp and chestnut roan ink, stamp over the left side of your tag at an angle. Then stamp To and From in the same ink.
5. Cover the circle of grungeboard with your pewter crackle paint and let dry. Do not heat your metallic crackle paint!! It will turn out crappy if I may say so. Let it air dry. This will take longer than regular crackle paint.
6. When your circle is dry, stamp the snowflake with stazon on top of your crackle paint.
7. Add ribbon and hang your snowflake circle with silver string. If you'd like you can pop dot it to the tag.
8. Trim the bottom of the tag with scallop scissors and punch holes in each scallop.
How fun! :) I had a good time making this tag. I just kept adding more and more until it turned out. :) I hope you'll give it a whirl. :)
See you tomorrow for another tag. :)
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Supplies: Tag, Cranberry Adirondack Ink, Pine Needles DI Ink, Embossing Ink, Gold Embossing Powder, White Cardstock Scrap: Gold Adirondack Paint Daubber, Grungeboard numbers, Stamps from QKD, Ribbon, foam ink applicator, heat tool, pop dots, flat zots or tombow.
1) Random Stamp the gifts from the Fancy Christmas stamp set all over your tag alternating ink colors.
2) Swipe the entire tag with the Gold paint daubber. Don't do too much or you'll cover the gifts.
3) Stamp and emboss the "Best Gifts of All" saying onto some white cardstock. Using your ink applicator, rub on some cranberry ink and using a tissue rub off the ink from the embossed portion so you don't get all messy.
4) Cut out the saying and pop dot it to the bottom of the tag.
5) Take your ink applicator and apply ink to the 2 and the 5 grungeboard pieces. If you don't have grungeboard, you can also use chipboard.
6) Swipe the gold paint over your numbers and then adhere them to your tag. I pop dotted the 2 so it would have more 3-D-ness. :) and then used some flat zots on my 5 so it's on the tag.
wow! 6 steps? am I losing it?? NOPE! I promised fun, fast and easy! that's what you got! :)
Have a great day and visit me tomorrow! I'll have something gorgeous to show you. Thanks again for coming. :)
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Tag, Pine Needles Crackle Paint, Seasonal Grungeboard pack, Aged Text Background stamp from QKD, Happy Holly Days Stamp from QKD, Broken glass, YES! Paste, Tombow, Embossing Ink, Gold Embossing Powder, Zots, Heat tool, Gold Stickles, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink, Tim Holtz Edge Distresser, Cranberry Adirondack Ink, Pine Needled DI Ink and ribbon.
1) Paint on a generous layer of crackle paint and let dry
2) Using your edge distresser, distress the eges. I like to roll mine to the front.
3) Using an ink applicator, apply some brushed corduroy ink to the tag. Even over the crackle paint. This will add color into the cracks.
4) Stamp over the entire tag with your Aged Text Background Stamp using Chestut Roan Chalk Ink.
5) Using Cranberry ink, swipe your light all over it to make it nice and red. Do the same with the tree but with green ink.
6) Stamp and emboss Happy Holly Days to your tag.
7) Adhere with zots, the light and tree.
8) Using yes! glue and a popsicle stick, apply a generous layer to the bottom of the tag covering part of the tree and some limbs. sprinkle and shake off the broken glass fragments. You can sprinkle and shake them off a few times until you get good coverage.
9) Tie your ribbon and add your stickles to your light and you're finished!
**I can not remember the name of the broken glass. It comes from the craft store. I got mine by the adhesives and spray paint. :)
Thanks for visiting! I'll be back tomorrow with day 7! Ho ho ho!
Sunday, December 6, 2009
SEI Christmas paper, Green Cardstock, Pine Needles Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Poinsetta Nestabilities, Poinsetta flower from Prima, Jumbo Brad, 3 silver 1/2 rounds, silver stickles, pop dots, stamping mat, bamboo skewer, tombow adhesive and Script Background stamp from Queen Kat Designs.
1) Cut a background piece of patterned paper to size of your card. My card is 4.25" X 5.5". Adhere to your card front.
2) Cut a strip of patterned paper to: 4.25" X 2.58" and adhere to the left side of your card leaving about 0.25" showing underneath.
3) Cut a strip of green cardstock to 4.25" X 2.25" Stamp your background stamp on the cardstock and run your edges of the cardstock on your green ink pad to add depth. Adhere to card.
4) Using different patterned paper, cut 1 of each of the 3 poinsetta's in the nestibilities collection.
5) Using a bamboo skewer and your stamping mat, press the bamboo skewer into each petal making a crease in each petal to add 3-d effect.
6) Layer all 3 together and add the prima flower on top with a jumbo brad. Adhere to your card with pop dots.
7) After you've got your card all set and everything's together, take your silver stickles and go around the edges of the bottom 2 layers of your poinsettas. This will add some bling and brighten your card.
8) Using zots or your choice of adhesive, add 3 little silver 1/2 rounds to the bottom of the green strip.
That was so easy, right?? It took me 10 minutes to make this card. I told you my 12 days would be fast and easy projects right?? :)
Hop on over to Helene's blog for some more stamping fun! Thanks for stopping by!
Today's hop order is..
Vicki's blog- You're here with me!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Supplies: Tag, Ribbon, QKD Stamp (Light of the Christmas Tree), Snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folder, Cuttlebug, Metallic Gold Adirondak Paint Dauber, Cranberry Adirondack Ink pad, clear embossing powder, green stickles, Oregano Adirondack Ink pad, Dotted patterned paper, Embossing gun, White cardstock, craft sheet, paper towels, Foil corner, Leaf, Adhesive Prima flower and a brad.
1. Cover your tag with dotted patterned paper using your choice of mono adhesive. I use Tombow.
2. Ink up the patterned paper with your foam ink applicator and Oregano Ink pad.
We will be using Verona to make a glass pendant and an awesome greeting card. You'll get all the supplies to make both of them and sitll have stuff to take home including a Verona stamp of your very own!! It's $25 for a 2 hour class. Click below to sign up!
See you there!!
1. Stamp Victoria with black ink onto the tag
2. Stamp Victoria on a plain white piece of paper and cut her out (this will be a mask)
3. Using removable adhesive such as a piece of cheap scotch tape or removable tombow, place the mask over the stamped image on your tag.
6. Using your foam ink applicator, apply some cranberry ink to the top of the tag and down the sides and across the bottom for highlights.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Stamp (From the December Royal Kit @ QKD)Bazzil Basics Chipboard Shape, Green Mini Beads, SEI Christmas Paper, Tombow, Gold Adirondack Paint Dauber, Sand Paper, Gold Cord, White Cardstock, Green Ink Pad, Popsicle Stick and YES! Glue
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Both of the mermaids I have here today were colored with my new tombow markers and blinged up with some $1 find stickles. I used some patterned papers from last year's SEI Christmas collection... I think it is called Glitzmas.. This next mermaid is "Happy Holidays Snowmaid". She's so fun and festive all dressed up in her pink shell bikini ready to hit the beach.
Oh.. Wait... Maybe that's ME that's ready to hit the beach.. Hmmm.. LOL. I am! I really am ready for the beach. Snow is not my favorite thing that's for sure. But these Snowmaids are awesome!! These new stamps will be in the QKD store on Wednesday!!
You're off to Kelly's blog next. Happy hoppin! Stop by here tomorrow as I kick off my 12 days of Christmas projects!
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
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Sunday, November 15, 2009
This coming Thursday is Queen Kat Designs' 3rd Birthday!! We are going to celebrate all week long! Today I have some fun blog candy to offer up... Follow my blog and get an entry, leave a comment and get an entry. Easy peesie! :) Winner will be drawn on November 30th so there's still time to get in after this week. The blog candy is......
Woohoo!! That's right! The winner of the blog candy will win my handmade Christmas Planner that I blogged about last week.
So... today's challenge is the color challenge. It was to use the QKD official colors: Pink, Purple, Grey and white. (yes that's mostly purple.. the light was way bad for pic taking!) I used the new word sets for this card (Who luvs yah?, Snug as a Bug, and Warm Fuzzies). I just spplied them randomly to an acrylic block, inked and stamped! It made a fun looking "background" type image. I used lots of layers and ribbon.. Added some flowers and poof, instant card. :) It was fun using these colors together! You should try it!
Thanks so much for coming. Please hop over to Kelly's blog for some more fun. and be sure to join us this Wednesday on the QKD blog for Royal Kat Wednesday and on Thursday we will have a very special release! :) More new stamps and even a new designer!! The blog hop order for the day is:
Vicki's blog-- You're here with me. :)
Thursday, November 12, 2009
The next thing I did was stamp two ornaments from the Findings stamp set on separate cardstock, color and cut them out. I used a metallic gold roller ball pen to color the centers of the large ornament. Then I added clear crystal lacquer to them to make them pop. For the small ornament, I added a button from the kit to make it more vintage like.
When the large ornament was dry, I used pop dots to affix both of them to the tag. I added the lace and some twine to the hold in the tag. Then tied two mini jingle bells from the kit to the ends of the twine.
I had a lot of fun with this kits. Come by and pick one up for yourself.
Have an awesome day. Please visit RhondaSue next.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Next I have the 3rd and final section of my planner, it's the Schedule...
I embossed the small ornament from the set in gold along the bottom of the page just for some extra texture. Then I layered the flowers above and inked em up with me trusty Chestnut Roan ink pad, added a button and viola!
I'm so happy with how this project turned out. I can't wait to give it away next week! :) You'll have a chance to win it right here next Thursday!
Have a nice day and stay warm!
Monday, November 9, 2009
I used paper lunch sacks as my base along with the 3 "File tabs" that came in the Fall Into Christmas Vintage kit at QKD. They were the purrfect size to fit into the paper bags. What I did was I cut off the closed ends of the bags so I had the open frayed ends. I put about 3-4 inches of the bag onto the file tab and stapled them with decorative X's down the side. Then I applied my patterned paper over the left side.
I stamped it up with the Christmas Ornaments that come in the stamp set of the kit and I added some by using my alphabets from QKD. Those stamps come in handy with loads of things!! For the coloring on th ornaments, Iused my prisma pencils and gamsol. To get the text behind the ornaments on the left side of my book, I stamped them onto the novel pages that came in the kit.
For the large ornament seen above, I colored it then covered the whole thing with crystal lacquer.. Yeah that took a pretty minute to dry. :) ooo... I just remembered, I didn't color that one with pencils. I filled it in with stickles.. let them dry over night and then covered it with crystal lacquer. It is so shiny and sparkley it's gorgeous.
The little wooden star was inked with Chestnut roan chalk ink and I added gold stickles and also covered it with lacquer.
I'll show you the inside pages then leave you for today.. :) I'll be back Thursday with more of this book. Tomorrow I'll be here with Royal Kat Wednesday. I have a special guest's card to blog about. :)
So for the inside pages, I used the closed ends of the bags as my base alternating open end out and open end in so you can instert more lists, reciepts, tags or other things in the open ends for safe keeping. I cut a piece of notebook paper and affixed it to each page front and back. Then I stamped them with an ornament with Olive chalk ink. --ok so blogger isn't letting me add more pictures.. grrr. I'll try to insert it later. :)
Have a great day!! oh.. PS.. you'll have a chance to win this on November 19th!
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
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Sunday, November 1, 2009
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Friday, October 30, 2009
Aren't they the bees knees? lol I just HAD to share..
I want them in red!! So if you find them in RED size 10 let me know!! :)