Saturday, October 25, 2014

Tricks And Treats

Today, I got to craft after such a long wait! Work and life has gotten crazy, so it was absolutely wonderful to sit down and play today with the fabulous Kristy.

I was able to buy a new Julie Nutting Prima doll a few weeks back and have been really wanting to try her out. I had the idea that she would make a good Halloween doll.

I decided to make a card instead of a tag or a hanging.  I found these tall cards at Hobby Lobby and they are perfect for these primas.

I went light mixed media with this card. I primed the kraft card with white acrylic gesso. Once it dried I used some DCWV stencils and some black paint and the bottom of a bottle to create patterns. I used Teresa Collins papers and Heidi Swapp color shine sprays. I had some tissue paper and I crumpled it up and created a flower. All of the words are from Tim Holtz and the stars are from Studio Calico. Had a blast once I got the mojo going but boy, it makes a girl rusty when the time goes so long!

I love how rich her outfit came out and I love the accidental flower. It felt to good to talk, eat and craft with my buddy today! Thanks for stopping by! I hope this won't be the last you hear of me....


HOLY COW I GOT CHAMELEON PENS!!! HOLY COW!!!! I hope I can get a video out to you soon! I am stoked!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Tres Chic

I wanted to craft SO BADLY today but was completely uninspired for whatever reason. I needed a break from the shabby. I needed something BOLD. Something ME.

I got a new Prima girl in the mail awhile back and haven't had the chance to ink her up and create so I got her out and then perused Pinterest for some ideas I had seen awhile back. I knew I wanted to play with mixed media and THIS pin was perfect. Omgoodness!

I quickly ripped out some pages an sewed them together and primed them with Acrylic Gesso. Once that dried I used Martha Stewart wood stain in lieu of regular paint.  It made quite a splash and the lines sewn into the papers added great texture.

I had an old Elle magazine from last september (yes, I kept it for a year...crafters don't hoard...we store...) and flipped through and cut out some fun things. I HAD to use the elephant as well as the lips. The roses were a fantastic addition. The sentiments are from Cosmo Cricket.
I also wanted to use fabric for the dress on my prima. I hadn't used fabric before and thought it would be fun. I tried to layer and cut it so that I could make it flirty. For the crown I used some amazing paper encrusted with glitter that my mother found at Hobby Lobby. For her bow I used dyed silk ribbon. For her body I used my dictionary and gesso. I kind of use gesso a lot, I suppose. I colored her shoes black and then used micro-fine black glitter.

I used stencils and Americana acrylic paint to create the stars and white Gesso again to create the circles. Of course, the words are thickers and some letter stickers.
 I am seriously in love with the outcome of this page. I can't stop looking at the funk and style! I hope you are inspired to create something of your own! Have a fantastic week! Happy Monday!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Happy World Card-Making Day!

I almost didn't make it today! Running low on energy and really wasn't feeling it, but its world card-making day so I HAD to make a couple of cards. I  made a couple of cards for the Oh, So Shabby booth; sticking with the shabby theme, of course.

Its coming up on the most "Thankful" season of all, followed by the most greedy, lol...JOKING...well...mostly. ANYway. I thought this sentiment was a nice touch. Again, using scrap papers and twine from Target's dollar spot.

 This second card is just another "any time" card. Just a "happy hello". I used some cork stickers from Jilly Bean Soup and twine that I had in my stash.
Happy world card making day! I hope that you have a wonderful fall weekend! It sure is fantastic weather here, and I, for one, and more than ready for it! Bring on the cool weather and the beautiful leaves!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Christmas Tags

Tags are not something that I usually make. This year, I have been branching out, though. I came up with a few shabby little tags to place in my brother and sister-in-law's booth in Goodlettsville, Oh, So Shabby. You should head down and check them out if you are in the area.

Anyhow, I played with some Washi Tape and some paper from Crate Paper and came up with these lil guys. Honestly, I am a bit loathe to let them go. I would LOVE to put these on my Christmas packages.

I used my Smash* roller date Christmas stamp. I loved the "Do Not Open Until". Its perfect for a package tag. The twine is jute and then some twine from the Dollar Spot at Target.

 I used a stamp from Ms. Kimm Creates for the journaling lines on the back of the tag. On the bottom I used my smash* stamp again and stamped, "So Very Nice". Not sure why, but I thought it was a nice touch. The eyelet at the top of tag is from American Crafts.
So, that's it for now! I am LOVING having time off from work to catch up on things at home and do some crafting for a change. I have missed having this outlet so much and I find that my mood has become so much more relaxed and I am so much less stressed. get people to buy my stuff, hehe. Hope you are inspired! Christmas is  just around the corner! Don't wait to get your stuff in order!  Happy crafting!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Christmas Bliss

Okay, so I announced that I am to start selling cards again. Not going to lie. A bit nervous that they won't sell, but I am plugging on, putting my best into each and every detail so that maybe they will catch someone's eye.

This morning my Sister-In-Law hung them up in her booth so I suppose there is no turning back!

Today, I got to work on some Christmas items. Its been awhile since I sat and made detailed Christmas cards. I found some paper and trimmings from Crate Paper, the "All Bundled Up" collection. It was at Tuesday Morning, so you KNOW I got a good deal on it. And you KNOW paper super inspires me. 

Keeping in the theme of Shabby, here are a couple of cards that I came up with. The colors and papers make the cards come to life! Brings Christmas cheer! 

 This one I also used some Tim Holtz words and some Kaizer Kraft sparklets. The twine came from the Dollar Spot at Target, one of my favorite places to raid for craft supplies.
How are you all coming on your Christmas cards? Hope that you are getting them finished! If not, you can stop by the Goodlettsville antique mall and visit the Oh, So Shabby booth and see what they have in they  way of cards and gifts. So much to choose from! Happy crafting!

Feelin Just A Bit Shabby

So awhile back, my brother and sister-in-law started a small business creating home goods from reclaimed materials. Its called Oh, So Shabby. Check em out. They have some neat items!

That being said, the other day I was asked by them if I would like to sell some of my items there and of COURSE I jumped at the chance. The last couple of days I have been working to get some things created that would match their style.

I am hoping that this will be a positive thing for both parties. Excited to see how it goes! And a little nervous. Its one thing to create things, its another to get people to pay for it, haha. I am sure I will be back with more items this week and next.

Hope this inspires you to get crafting! Wish me luck!