Saturday, March 28, 2015

Tutorial Store Updates & Corrections!

Happy Saturday!

I've had a number of emails over the last couple days concerning problems purchasing items within my online store; particularly the hovering "P" (Pinterest button) on the "Add to Cart" image that is preventing many of you from purchasing tutorials.

Now, I should warn you that I`m definitely a far cry from a computer programmer (I know just enough to make me dangerous in the world of computer lingo) but I think I have the problem solved. Oh, I love you and loathe you at the same time - I just wanna make pretty stuff and share it!! LOL

Please feel free to email me if you have any further questions or concerns.  I thank those that have emailed me to make me aware of the problem - it's SO APPRECIATED!

See you Monday!
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Bohek Gift Ensemble!

Good Day!

Let's get out of those winter blues and make a couple bright and cheerful projects that you can keep or send to someone that needs a little brightness to cheer them up.  All you need is a Big Shot, a few circle punches, the Basic Butterfly Stamp Set, Butterflies Framelits, and some bright card stock!  Gift ensemble includes a shaker card, matching pen, and a keepsake box!

These happy butterflies created by April will definitely wash away those winter blues!  If you have a chance, head over to Craft Project Central and leave April a comment on her project.

If you would like to subscribe to the March edition of Craft Project Central and get 10 wonderful tutorials for only $10 then click HERE.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

"Leggy" the Lamb Treat Holder


My Easter projects are well under way; I have so many ideas and as always so little time to get them done!  I made a few of these cute little "Leggy" the Lamb's for my boys teachers this year and I just couldn't wait to share him with you!  The best part is this little guy stands on his own AND he doubles as a card so you can leave a greeting for that someone special receiving him!

I've taken a little extra time and created a tutorial so you can create "Leggy" for yourself!  Just click on the TUTORIAL STORE tab at the top of my blog, scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and click Add to Cart.  Once your purchase is complete, you'll receive an email from Fast Wagon where you can instantly download the instructions.  


Stamp sets: N/A
Cardstock: Whisper White, Shimmery White, Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate
Ink: Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride
Accessories: 1” x 8” Cellophane Bags, Blushing Bride 1-1/4” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon,
Markers: Basic Black
Big Shot: Circle Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Punches: Boho Blossoms, 1-3/4” Scallop Circle, Large Oval, Extra Large Oval, Heart from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Cupcake Builder
Misc. : White Gel Pen, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Paper Snips, Sponge Daubers, Chocolate Candy Eggs

I hope you'll enjoy making Leggy as much as I did - I think my boys are going to have a hard time parting with them - of course that could just be because they're full of chocolate eggs!!

Have a great day!  I'm working on editing a couple of new video tutorials for you - stay tuned for the how to on how to create this Framed Corner Garden card, as well as this Faux Denim background.  

Until next time...
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Walk in the Wild Faux Denim

Welcome to mid week!

Before I get to today's card I need to announce the winner of the FREE March subscription to Craft Project Central!  Drum roll please....congratulations Sheryl Knight!!  Her comment was randomly selected from the comments on my Campout Gift Box project - I'll be in contact with you by email shortly Sheryl so you can get crafting ASAP! 

Now onto today's card; a Faux Denim background perfect for those masculine cards.  The technique couldn't be easier or quicker!  Begin with a piece of Marina Mist card stock.  Using the Direct to Paper method first apply Pacific Point ink working top to bottom across the card stock, then working horizontally across the card stock.  Next, apply Night of Navy ink using the same method as with the Pacific Point ink.  To finish the look and add a realistic flair, scrunch up a sandwich bag and using it similar to a sponge, apply Night of Navy ink randomly over the piece.  I gave the piece a further denim look by distressing the edges of the card stock with a Distress Tool.


Stamp Sets: Walk in the Wild
Card Stock: Whisper White, Real Red, Marina Mist
Ink: Pacific Point, Night of Navy
Accessories: Distress Tool, Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals, heavy plastic wrap

I hope this has given you a new idea for those masculine cards!  I think I'll be storing this one away for Father's Day. 

Have a great day...until next time!!
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Rustic Office Decor Ensemble!

Good Morning!

This Rustic Office Ensemble is the perfect gift for a college graduate, someone starting a new job or a new phase of life!  This gift offers functionality, decor, and words of advice that can encourage and uplift the man in your life everyday!  The framed sentiment can either stand on the desk or hang on the wall to remind the recipient of important elements of success.  The magnetic board holds a handy, custom notebook and can also be a place for photos or reminders.  The pencil holder and business card holder are coordinated perfectly and keep necessary items within reach and clutter off the desk. The matching card tops of this ensemble and gives you a place to congratulate your man on his accomplishments!

This inspiring ensemble by Julie will add the perfect hint of rustic decor!  If you have a chance, head over to Craft Project Central and leave Julie a comment on her project.

If you would like to subscribe to the March edition of Craft Project Central and get 10 wonderful tutorials for $10 then click HERE.

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Lotus Blossom Spotlight Die Cutting


Well, its the beginning of another week and with only ONE WEEK left in Sale-a-bration I thought I would highlight a couple of the stamp sets.  I love this Lotus Blossom stamp, free with $60 purchase! Each blossom is built up of three photopolymer stamps, and to make it really easy for lining up (no Stamp-a-ma-jg required!!) there is arrows on each stamp to help you quickly and easily ink away!

The card I'm sharing today uses only ONE ink color to create the flowers (which I'll talk more about in a bit) and features a simple technique that helps add dimension to any card front called Spotlight Die Cutting.


Stamp Sets: Lotus Blossom, Gorgeous Grunge
Card Stock: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Strawberry Slush
Ink: Smoky Slate, Strawberry Slush
Accessories: Chalk Talk Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Coastal Cabana Thick Baker's Twine, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Removable Adhesive

To create the Lotus Blossoms using only one color ink, in this case Smoky Slate keep the rule in mind of working darkest to lightest.  With the stamp marked #1 stamp the image with Smoky Slate ink, being mindful of where the directional arrow is pointing.  Apply ink to the stamp marked #2 then stamp off the image ONCE onto a scrap piece of paper.  Stamp the image a second time over top of the first image, lining up the arrow in the same direction as the first image was stamped.  Apply ink to the stamp marked #3 then stamp of the image TWICE onto a scrap piece of paper.  Stamp the image over top of the first two images, lining up the arrow in the same direction as the previous two images.  You should now have a perfectly shaded, three toned flower!  How simple and pretty is that??

To create the Spotlight Die Cut image, first cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to the size you would like to fit on the card front.  Lay a Framelit (the tags from Chalk Talk are a good choice!) into position onto the Whisper White card stock and run through the Big Shot.  Apply a removable adhesive to both negative and positive pieces of card stock and assemble back together onto a piece of scrap paper.  Stamp images so that they fall both on and off the die cut piece.  Remove the pieces from one another.  At this point you can step up your project by re-stamping the images on the die cut portion with Versamark and cover with embossing powder.  This will really "spotlight" your images. Back the larger piece of card stock with a contrasting mat color.  Apply two thicknesses of Stampin' Dimensionals and place back into opening creating your Spotlight Die Cut.

That's all from me today!  If you haven't already make sure you head over to Craft Project Central and leave a comment on my Campout Gift Box & Pop up Card project for your chance to win a FREE subscription to all of March's tutorials!  I'll be making the draw on Wednesday so don't miss out!!

Have a great day everyone!  Until next time...
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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Field of Flowers Canvas!


Blue skies, a field of flowers, and butterflies!  The Field of Flowers home decor canvas will brighten up your home and make you long for Spring!  With a few simple supplies you can create a gorgeous piece of art for your wall.  A coordinating card for any occasion is also part of this set...just in case you decide to make an extra canvas and gift it to a lucky friend!  This canvas is sure to brighten any wall!

This pretty canvas by Michelle will have your home Spring ready in just a few simple steps!  If you have a chance head over to Craft Project Central and leave Michelle a comment on her lovely project.

If you would like to subscribe to the March edition of Craft Project Central and get 10 wonderful tutorials for $10 then click HERE.

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