Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Upcoming Autumn and Christmas Classes!

Hello crafters! Before I get to it, I would just like to thank everyone who looked, commented here or my FB page, and viewed my last post and video...my cup runneth over. WOW...Truly thank you! Okay...Today, I have photos of the new classes I'll be teaching for the upcoming holidays. I am also teaching some older classes as well. I will be in the Houston area, at The Croppin Bug in La Marque, and Dallas area, at The Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie. Check my calendar for specific dates and projects if you are interested. These will be my last public classes of the year. Thanks so very much for looking.  
An Autumn Trio of Distress Crayon Tags
 We will play with lots of techniques using Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons, and Tim Sizzix dies and Idea-ology, as well as some Wendy Vecchi goodies.

Ranger Mediums Technique Class
We will play with almost every Ranger wet medium, and create 12 tags to reference for future use, filled with techniques. 

Oh Snow Good Christmas Hanging
There will be lots of playing with Tim's Found Relatives and ephemera to make this snowy hanging, and we will learn a few techniques along the way.  Students will have their choice of seven images and ephemera.

Do You Want To Paint A Snowman? Mixed Media Canvas
This class will be super fun, as we play with all of Dina Wakley's Media from Ranger, and some Tim goodies too, to make this huge 16x20 inch 3D canvas. There will be lots of customization as well.

If you can join me in any of these or the older classes, I promise a day of learning and fun. Thanks again for looking!

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

Friday, August 19, 2016

The Yeti Tumbler Craze!

I'm back again this week, and this time to bring you a video...shocking I'm sure since I haven't done one in years. This one is How To Hydro Dip A Metal Tumbler.  I learned to do this, because last Christmas, I purchased painted Yeti tumblers for all the members of my family, and they were so super expensive, and only came in one color, so I talked to a friend at the hardware store,  and learned to paint the tumblers myself, and enhance them with Ranger Archival Inks and Tim Holtz Stencils.  I've given them out as gifts, and in so doing, everyone wanted to know how to do it, so here is the video and the pictures of the tumblers I've done so far. I will make a lot more soon.
If you notice the ones with 'T' and 'M', you probably have a good guess who received those. ;0) This was super fun to do, and will really work with any metal tumbler or most metal items. If you make one, send me the photo!

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

12 Tags of 2016 Remix - August

I'm a bad bad blogger. Sorry everyone...I've been swamped, with designing, making, and kitting classes, doing taxes, and getting kids ready to start school. WHOOP...they are back in school...I am a bad mom for wanting them to go back!!! Shame! And...I've made time for Creative Chemistry 103...what a class!  But, I made this tag and the birthday cards weeks ago, but I've just now been able to blog them. I sure need more time in a day. Anyway, here is my August tag for Tim's 12 Tags of 2016 Remix. I totally forgot what my July, 2013, Brayed Stains tag looked like from way back then (Oh my gosh...how could I forget...seeing it again brought back memories and tears.), and I so do not use the Frameworks Dies enough, so the April, 2014, tag (Also, given to my mother and mother in law...yikes!) was a good reminder to start using them more. That's why this Remix is so helpful to me, and it's great to revisit the old posts to see what was going on in my life back then...like a diary...and rereading comments from those posts is sure inspiring and helpful too. Thank you everyone for all your past comments...I am so blessed. Also, those little pieces inside the Frameworks sure do pack a punch of detail. Both my mother and mother in law, whom the birthday cards were made for, commented how much they liked the individual pieces, and it's always so nice to hear that your work made an impact. Thanks for helping me out there Tim! Thank you truly for all the inspiration over all these years....thanks to all of you actually!
I went with #8 tags from Ranger to make the cards, and added more paper, and of course the numbers for their age. Those two women are really role models, and man oh man have they lived.
Sorry for no step outs this time, but I really stayed with Tim, minus the different colors, a little more stitching, and the addition of the butterflies and flowers. I really love the summery feel, and more importantly the moms loved their cards...the tag is for me! ;0)
I will try and get by to everyone's blogs soon...don't think I've forgotten you. I'll be back soon...I hope!


I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!