Friday, January 21, 2011

New Item For Me To Play With

Hello.  I hope everyone is doing well and crafting away.   Since we got 11 inches of snow I have been housebound and slowly going crazy.  But crafting is keeping me sane.  lol

I just got this in the mail today and needed to make a card right away.  This is "Carly", the new Cuttlebug Embossing PLUS folder.  Now some of you may already be familiar with this, but this is new to me.  All I did was use the "A" plate, "B" plate, embossing plus folder with cardstock sandwiched inside and the second "B" plate.    You do not need the tan embossing mat with this one.  Then I printed out Baptism, placed it in the oval cut out, and inked the edges.  The central oval is embossed too and you can use it or save it for another project.    Now that I found out how wonderful these are I guess I am going to have to buy the other ones too.  LOL   Shopping is endless in the crafting world !!!!!!  I think I am going to have to play with this design.  Can you just imagine this colored with copics, acrylic paint or chalked? 

Enjoy and please leave me some love.  Thanks.


Closer Look

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Helpful Hint

Do any of you have tons (I know I am exaggerating) of supplies that don't match or you don't know what to do with them or they are just plain ugly?  Well I do.  So I got some UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel) and with the help of the ladies on youtube I repurposed a chipboard frame.   Of course, this is going to lead me to repurpose alot of my items.  lol  You might know about this technique already, but for those of us just learning I will walk you through the steps I used. 

1.   Stamp Versamark all over the chipboard and lay on a piece of paper (which you will use to pour UTEE back into the original container).
2.   Pour a generous amount of UTEE (any color your want) on top of the chipboard.
3.   Pour off excess and put back in UTEE container.
4.   Heat using heat gun just like you would for regular embossing powders and watch the magic happen. 

Note:  I have seen some of the ladies use little seed pearls, beads, etc. and added them to give more texture to the chipboard.   Possibilities are endless.

Before UTEE

After UTEE

I hope it helped someone.  Hugs.


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Something New You Will Not Want To Miss Out On

Good Morning - I am so happy to announce that I have been picked to be one of the ladies to be on the Design Team at   This is a brand new website with wonderful people and excited challenges.  Our DT are from all over the world which will add a whole new dimension to crafting ideas.  So join in the fun and start today.  Don't be shy because we are all crafters who share in the same passion.   I can't wait to see your work and be inspired by your designs.  The challenges are going to be bi-weekly so their is no excuse not to join.  LOL  So I am wishing you a big WELCOME at