Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Mixed Media Canvas: Prima & Lindy's Stamp Gang

Hi everybody!
Today I'm sharing with you a canvas I created using Prima Products, as well as Lindy's Stamp Gang Products. For those of you who love tutorials, I'll be uploading a complete tutorial on how I created it, this coming Friday, May 24th, so stay tuned for that.
I used Prima's Lyric Collection, as well as some of their stencils, flowers, trim, and more. For color, I used tons of Lindy's Stamp Gang products. Please see the list, and links to all of them at the end of this post, and remember, stay tuned for the video coming up in a few days! I hope you like it.
Lindy's Stamp Gang products used:
Starburst Stain in Golden Sleigh Bells 
Flat Fabio in South Shore Sand
Flat Fabio in Aloha Avocado
Flat Fabio in Kissin Kenickie Coral
Glitz Spritz in Blazing Sun
Embossing Powders in Magic Moon Pearls and Byzantine Bronze

Monday, May 20, 2013

Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Tutorial #4

 Happy Monday friends!
Today I wanted to share with you  a video tutorial on how I created this artsy tag, using Faber Castell Design Memory Crafts products. Enjoy!

For more information, techniques and ideas on these, and other Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products,  please check out the links below:

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Hello everyone!
Today I wanted to share a little tutorial on how to repurpose the containers of candles. If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that I'm addicted to candles for my home, and my favorite seem to be the three wick candles from Bath and Body Works. I go through those all the time, and hate throwing the container away, because they are so pretty, and I know they could be used for other things after I've burnt through the candles. I have to be honest, and tell you I don't repurpose all of mine, since I use many of these a year, and don't need a house full of glass containers lol. However, from time to time I do repurpose them, and here's a picture tutorial on what I do to get them looking perfect, and ready for their new way of use.
1. Take your burnt candle holder container, and remove all the stickers you can take off the glass. Put the container in your freezer for about twenty minutes. The cold temperature will make the leftover wax shrink and firm up.
2. Take the container out of the freezer, and gently with a knife, break the wax and take it all out, as well as the three metal wick holders in the bottom of the container.
3. With a nice sponge, wash out the container, and get rid of any stickiness  you have left in the bottom, or side of the jar. If you have issues removing the adhesive of the stickers, just spray the glass with Goo Gone, and it will come totally clean. Rinse well.
4. Let air dry, and that's it! Your container is ready to be repurposed.
5. I use my clean containers to hold small things, such as lipsticks, lip gloss as you see in the picture, candy, even nail polish! You can definitely embellish (or not) your container if you like, and use it in your craft area too. The possibilities are endless!

I hope you enjoyed this quick and simple tutorial. A different post from my usual paper crafting posts. I hope it is useful to you.
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 10, 2013

From start to finish: a summer card

Hi everyone!
Happy Friday!
Today I wanted to share a video tutorial of a card I created. I used tons of beautiful embellishments from the Katscrappiness store, as I am their May Guest designer, and I also used a digital image from Sweet Nothing's Stamp Co.
I love how the card came out, and I hope you enjoy watching the process of me making it.
If you are interested in any of the products I used to make this card, please go check out the  KatScrappineess online store, as well as the Sweet Nothing's Stamp Co. Store. Watch the video below to see the finished card, and let me know what you think. I hope you enjoy the tutorial, and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Stamping...on my nails!!!

Hey everyone!
I wanted to share today a little stamping project I did. This time I stamped on my nails instead of on paper, and I loved the way it came out. I've done this several times before, and I think I'm finally getting the hang of it.
For this manicure, I used Essie's Borrowed & Blue (purchased at The Polish Boutique) as the base color, and Essie's Blue Rhapsody for the stamping. Yes, you don't necessarily need to use special polish for the stamping. I find that metallic polishes work very well for stamping on your nails, so if you have a variety of those, you don't need to go and spend money on more expensive special stamping polishes, if you want to try this. There are a variety of different companies who make the stamping plates you use to create your designs on your nails, and prices for those vary.
The plate I used is a Cheeky one (#CH06) from their Vibrant Collection. Love the flower pattern. Here's what my finished, manicure looked like right after I cleaned off the edges with pure acetone (hence the dry skin around the nails), but I seem to hate waiting for the nails to dry, and apply lotion before taking the pictures I share. Why? I have no clue. Patience is a virtue, and one that escapes me from time to time lol.
Remember to follow me on my Instagram account, which is mainly where I post my manicures. Most that I do, don't get posted here, since I paint my nails so often, and this is mainly a scrapbooking/card-making/crafting blog, so if you don't want to miss any of my polish pics, just follow me there. I actually posted a picture of the manicure before the stamping there, to share the beautiful Borrowed & Blue color, which by the way is my new favorite!
I hope you enjoyed today's nail post, and give nail stamping a try. It's not as hard as it looks! Thanks for stopping by today!
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