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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Shopping Our Stash - Faux Sure (Use A "Faux" Technique in Your Design

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
This week at Shopping Our Stash, we would like to see creations using one of the many faux techniques: Faux Metal, Faux Leather, Faux Silk, Faux Tiles, etc.

 I chose to use the Faux Silk Technique
 The image and sentiment are from the Graphic 45 Couture Collection
The Designer Paper is also from the Graphic 45 Couture Collection
The Ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon
The white base is Neenah Solar White Linen  #80 CS

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Outlawz Greetings Challenge - Anything Goes

Good Morning, Crafty Peeples!
I have a quick post today for the Anything Goes Challenge over at The Outlawz.  The Greetings Team has made the last challenge of each month Anything Goes.   I like it because the Design Team members get to create freely and I have a chance to learn more about them as designers.  The projects this week are just fabulous.  I was seriously impressed.

Our sponsor this week is:
The Image I am using for my project is from Inky Impressions stamps.  I wanted to post a project this week, and since I already had this image colored up (and it was almost a perfect match for my card stock and DP) I decided to use it.  

I rubbed just a little too hard on my tissue paper while executing the "Faux Silk" technique.  The tissues tore in a couple of places and I had to "improvise".  I didn't have time to color another image and start over so I just went with it.
 I was attempting to create a distressed "faux silk" layer behind the image a piece of crumpled silk fabric.  My ever observant husband asked, 
"What is this challenge?  Stamp on crumpled up tissue paper? "  
"No, dear," I replied, "this is supposed to be a faux silk look."  
"Oh yeah," came his reply.  "Like that blouse you bought that wrinkles up as soon as you put it on.  Well I guess you got this faux silk thing down pat!"  (Laughter, laughter, laughter)

Simple inside.  Red is such a strong color it really does not need a lot of help.  The DP strip across the top covers the brad prongs.  In spite of my tissue paper boo boo, I really like this card.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope to see you at the Outlawz Challenges.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Through The Craft Room Door Tutorial - Designer Tool Boxes

Hi, Crafty Peeps!
Today I want to share with you a tutorial that I did for Through The Craft Room Door Magazine.  The Tutorial is in the current Spring Edition.   TTCRD Magazine is owned by my great crafting buddy, Colleen Holmes (some of you may know Colleen as the Owner of The Outlawz Challenges NING.) 

Each Edition is filled with fun projects, interesting articles, free digis and load and loads of inspiration.  If you are not a subscriber, there is no time like the present.

I have a Step Tutorial for this project that will be posted here in a couple of days.



These are super fun to make and are great for holding brads and other small craft items.

Thanks for stopping by!