Saturday, December 15, 2012

Finally pictures in a mini album

With all the mini books that we make, I have finally put two pictures into one of the books. The rest of the book my daughter can put their own pictures in. This is a very belated anniversary gift. So here are the two pictures of the two pictures, in a mini album.LOL.
                 I figured I would put my daughter walking down the aisle in the top picture, and the picture below is a picture of my son-in-law on the second page.
And believe me the pictures didn't look like this, I had to take them into Photoshop and really work with them, the pictures of her wedding did not turn out very well . The photographer was not very good, so. I had to take out all the clutter, all the people in the background, and all the white splotches  all over the pictures . So yeah I think I'm done with the pictures .

And then for the rest of the album. I figured if they wanted anymore of their wedding pictures in they could put them in themselves . And then for the rest of the book, they can pick out favorite pictures of their lives as they progress through their marriage.
 this way maybe one of the mini albums will actually get pictures put into a more than just these two.
 anyone else have this type of problem  mini albums not so many pictures . 

Projects made from gentleman crafter's site

                 So the gentleman crafter's site had a couple projects, I just had to make.
    The first one being carriage clocks, I only have pictures of the first one, which is the whitewashed one I made for my craft room. I'll have to go to hubbies place of business to get pictures of the one that's on his desk as it is steam punk and goes in with his style right now.

This is showing the front view of the clock  and the color of the hands is created by using alcohol inks.

This is just showing the top view and how I decorated it .
 this next picture I made for hubbies office space.
  it just screamed out to be made .
 now I couldn't find the foil material that he used , so I got my thinking cap on and thought, why not use aluminum foil , so I cut strips to fit into my xyron sticker maker , and ran it through. then I cut the strips into littler strips and started adhering them to the ornament .when it came time to apply the black paint and wipe it off.  None of the paint stayed on the foil, not even in the creases, so I get my thinking cap on, what else can I use to color aluminum foil . Ta Daa!   I used alcohol inks , . I think it turned out pretty well for not being able to have all the right equipment that he used .

And other project finished

This one I've been working on for a while, I have already made a gas pump before,  but this one is for my grandson. Someone else from our P.I.T.A. babes made her gas pump into a bank. So that's what I did with this one. I turned it into a bank, with his favorite critters (dinosaurs).
The dinosaur that is on the top. I cut out of shrinky-dink and then shrunk it and it fits right inside the circle .

This is a close-up of the front of the bank, what it says is:
this sale
gallons at
cents per gallon
 and in the bottom part says
 doesn't really show it as well in the picture, but when you're looking at it in real life, it looks like the area where the words are printed on has been ambered.  What I did, I took regular typing paper distressed it with vintage photo distress ink.
 and then I took and put clear embossing powder on top of it an embossed it, it soaked completely through the typing paper , and made it look like it was in Amber .

 this picture is showing the back view, and the area you would put the coins in

 even though I turned the gas pump into a coin bank, I still made the little matchbook holders that would go inside, there are three and I'malso showing you the little photo cards I made to put inside. and what else would you put inside the dinosaur bank and it's matchbook covers but pictures of dinos. really enjoyed making this one a very easy project .


Wow it's been a long time

Boy has it been a long time. So I finally got my act together, and got some pictures taken of my finished crafts. So let's start off with the first one. This one I think is the most fantastic item that I have made from a tutorial yet. Kathy from paper phenomenon really out did herself on this one. So here a couple of pictures of my completed project.

I love how this turned out. And it's really hard to believe it is all made from chipboard paper and a few knickknacks here and there.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

So time consuming so much fun

This project is very time-consuming, and so much fun to make. The pattern was given to us by our own OZGRAN. And she did a fantastic job coming up with this pattern, and then to share with everyone, what a wonderful lady. So this is my version, with the colors that I want to use in my craft room, and with a slight little twist.

It's hard to tell by the picture, what I did with the painting is I slathered on so much paint just willy-nilly, and not very neat, and made it look like the farmhouse that had paint on paint on paint on paint. I added a little bit of pink in with the white, and then I took antique linen distress ink and edged all around it. I used romance novels paper. And here's the twist. While the tower is on a swivel, at the top( my hubby had an old metal swivel piece, he's had it for years and years and years)
 so I took it made a round base added a half inch rim around it using a paper hinge and glue method. Then I took a strip of paper and paper punched the edge, and added it around the round base. So the tower swivels and the Lazy Susan on top swivels. Ie tower is filled with  distress inks (whoa is me not very full :( ), and at the top, I put alcohol inks, a distressing handle, and the alcohol solution. Also something that I did on the underside of the distress inks cases, Iput a round sticky Velcro,( the side with the teeth ) and when I take this sponge off  the handle I stick it to the bottom of the case and insert it all into the tower, so distress ink and sponge are altogether. Love love love this project.

My I'm not a wedding album

So Kathy did a project on paper phenomenon, a wedding album. Mine is not a wedding album, LOL. This was also a very easy project. The fabric you see on the outside used to be white velvet. I took and glimmer misted it to get the color that I wanted.
 This is the front, and as you can see on the fabric. Yes, I did use two different colors of glimmer mist. I remember one being Maple and can't remember what the other one was.

When you open the box up you have a standalone double-sided picture frame
And there are two albums inside the box . They're both shown here ,but what I did was on one album . The pages  that have a flap I used a key. On the other album the pages  that has flaps, I used the keyhole .So hope you guys like the project and colors that I used, wish I could remember the paper line.

Traveling case

This was a kit club project from paper phenomenon. Love how it turned out
. The only difficulty I had with this project, was trying to take the pictures. Thank goodness there's a lock on the case, as Mr. image kept trying to get inside of it and knocking it over.
And this is showing the inside of the case. There is plenty of room for a lot the pictures. The little booklet on the right was a bonus project for kit club members. I did it up in the same papers and added it to this project.

And still another

I made gentleman crafter's remote caddy. One for myself and one for my husband side of the couch. Valhalla was really impressed with how they turned out, he wanted me to make for more for his employees at work. He also wanted papers to represent each person's personality or what they're interested in. So here's the pictures of ours at home and the ones with employees. Oh, and one of them was a special one for himself the boss in steam punk for work.
This one is Allan's for at home

. This one is mine
this one is for Alan my hubby for at work
and this is the side view
. This one's for woman and she likes exercising a lot . could not find anything . Exercise themed. So what I did this I used this paper and on the side is bike, and all summer long she's always out riding her bike .
This one is for a golfer
This is a side view of the bike and the golfers
This one is for a gentleman who was in the Marine Corps
And this is showing the close-up of the front .
 Is says duty, honor , pride .
These are also very easy to make double chipboard and very sturdy .

Next project

My next project was gentleman crafter's rolltop desk. This was a fantastic project, and I love how it turned out.
 This is the front view with the front closed and the rolltop down
 This is with it rolltop up and the front down and you can see the drawers back in there
. I couldn't get enough of the same drawer pulls so I made it look like a man got in there and just but whatever he could find .. Love the way this look.

And this is a side view of the paper I used with Mr. Image getting into the act. I know this project looks really difficult, but it is well written, and very easy to make and with the way that you double, all the chipboard this project is very sturdy. The only thing that I did different is where on the rolltop Jim only uses the chipboard and Kraft paper ,well behind the Kraft paper I also added  tyvek.

Vintage camera

This is a vintage camera that was made from the designs of Laura with following the paper trail.

The black part that you're seeing coming out of the middle of the camera is where tags go in. That's the only part of this project I didn't like, when you put the tags in there's nothing to hold the other side and they sort of tilt.And the edges show but it's a lovely piece put on your mantle for show.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Been busy

So I've been pretty busy and not have the time to post. It's canning season, so far I've got pumpkin, butternut squash, tomato sauce, salsa, tomato jam, frozen green peppers. I've also been making my own yogurt, yummy.

   I have been crafting, but have not had time to take pictures to post. I'm hoping later this week to get the pictures taken. And be able to post them for everyone to see, there's quite a bit that I got done.
   So everyone have a crafting good week, and hoping to post at you later this week.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tree of life

I got this tutorial on Etsy for a tree of life necklace, and here are my first tries. Think I really like the gold look better.

I think they turned out great, but boy your fingers get sore, from all that wire twisting. So only one a day.

MIni Dresser maake over

So this is a mini wood dresser, I stained it black, papered it, added feet, and drawer pulls, then used some gold rub and buff on the edges. The paper on top of the dresser, I coated with glossy accents, it now looks like in-laid glass. It was pretty but missing somethin. I was watching Jennings644 on Youtube, she was making minitures out of beads, so gave it a try and now my dresser looks complete.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Matchbook stick pins

I just signed up for a matchbook stick pin swap at little scrap of heaven. The theme is summer, we are to make three sets of three stick pins all identical. I've gone ahead and started mine, made an extra one just in case, we have more people sign up. If not, then I got an extra one for myself, LOL. We are also to make the matchboook in which the pins go into So here's my version.

Yeah I now I can't count. There are four stick pins, I just needed a small one to even out the weight in the matchbook, it was heavy on one side and the one with the bird had to be in the center. As it's feathers wouldn't fit otherwise, and the large purled one would not fit on the other side, well not right in my opinion.

Two more masks

Just finished two more masks, the greenish colored one, reminds me of under the sea And the blue-black one I'm calling midnights music. Love making these and working with the feathers, you just never know how it's going to look, until you get done.

Card made from class at Betty Bees

This is a class we did one Tuesday night, at Betty Bees USTREAM class. This is how mine turned out.
This little card is  closed with a hidden magnet, opens out to show two pockets on the left-hand side ,a small picture mat that flips up in the center, that shows yet another flap that will hold a picture, and it also flips up to reveal yet another area for pictures This card is so jampacked with little secrets.
 Thanks Betty, loved this class. S

I'm on a roll

Well going to see how many I can get on my post today. I tried to post some of this last week but every time I got halfway through a storm would come in, and Internet would go off, so far got two things posted and trying for the third, looking sort of iffy outside.
The following pictures are of some dress forms  I cut using Tim Holtz die, and then decorating. Also, you'll see some mini  frames that you can buy at Michaels. I saw someone on YouTube do this, and I don't remember her name. You take velvet and stuffing and you put it in side the picture frame replace the backing and you have a place for stick pins, if anyone knows the you tubers name, please write it down in the comments.