Happy Thursday! Welcome to another Crafty Throw Back Thursday! This week I am throwing it back to May 2013 with one of my very favorite tutorials that combine fabric and paper!
Late April and early May is a busy time in the studio! It is sewing time for quilt market. I am thrilled to once again be sewing samples of the new Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements fabrics from Coats! It is always such a thrill to get to work such amazing designs. The new fabric designs are amazing and feature many of your favorite Tim Holtz paper designs. I can't show you this year's samples yet so I thought … [Read More...]
Today's tag tutorial is all about April and spring. April is by far my favorite month of the year. I love the spring. I love the colors of spring, the smell of the flowers, the smell of a good spring rain. I always have felt lucky that my birthday month was one that was so special. I wanted to make a tag this week that captured some of the things I love about April and spring. I think I did just that along with finding a perfect quote to tie it all together.
Begin by sanding the surface of a manila tag lightly and randomly to remove some of the coating. The sanded areas will … [Read More...]
Hey there friends! I have a quick round-up of some things I need to share with you. Hopefully these things will give you some inspiration for any crafty time you can sneak in over the weekend. I will be spending the weekend working on some fun fabric projects using Tim Holtz's new Eclectic Elements fabric for Quilt Market in May. I can't wait to show you what I am working on!
1. Guest Designer at Quietfire Designs:
This month I am the guest designer at Quietfire Designs. They are a fabulous rubber stamp manufacturer and online store. All of the stamp designs and the hand-lettered work … [Read More...]
Have you heard the news? Tim Holtz and Ranger Ink have released three more sets of the super cute and oh so handy Distress Ink Minis! These little mini versions of your favorite inks are perfect to throwing in your crop bag or art bag for Distress Ink Magic on the go!
The new sets, #4, #5, and #6 have some of my very favorite colors! I am so excited to have them in my art kit now! AND, thanks to Tim Holtz and Ranger Ink, one of you can too! I have a set to give away to one of my readers! To enter for your chance to be the lucky reader, all you need to do is use the … [Read More...]
Happy Monday! I am so excited to share a special tutorial with you today! I am part of a really fabulous line up of artist celebrating the new release of stencils by Rebekah Meier for The Crafter's Workshop! Rebekah's designs and art are so amazing and inspiring. I am so thrilled to get to share a fun technique today that features her 6x6 Rosetta design.
For this project, I used the stencil to create an embossed pattern on a piece of Vintaj Silver Arte Foil. Using a die cut machine to emboss using stencils is so easy. I have created a graphic above to show you how easy it is. … [Read More...]
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