Thursday, June 7, 2012

My Mind's Eye Meets Tim Holtz

It is so funny that the older I get, the more set in my ways I become. However as far as crafting and creating go, I so want to grow and learn new stuff. So.........I decided to go out of my comfort zone and do and altered art project. For my project today, I created and altered a Tim Holtz configuration box. I have to admit I was a bit intimidated however I jumped in with both feet and started creating! I actually had a lot of fun doing this and I think it turned out pretty darn good for the first time doing this. So here is what the box looks like when you get it:


It has a nice lid with a clear sheet that you can use or not use depending if you want your items to stick out of the box a bit. Here is a photo of the box using My Mind's Eye 6x6 paper pad Follow Your Heart Be Happy to cover the interior of all the little boxes:


And then the side view using the newest My Mind's Eye paper release, Indie Chic Citron which I inked up a bit to distress it a tad more:


Here is my configuration box with the Tim Holtz tissue tape added which keeps all those little boxes in place:

And finally adding some odds and ends into my box with a hot glue gun. I used a few of Tim's corked vials to add some Suze Weinburg's beadazzles and beads. I also used Flower Soft to fill my vase with flowers and some Prima flowers and embellishments. There is also one of Tim Holtz's word keys in there, an Anna Griffin embellishment, a stick pin that I made and much more:


I hope you enjoyed my project! I also hope that I have inspired those that are afraid to paper craft out of their comfort zone will give it a whirl. I really has a lot of fun making this item and now I think I would love to do more projects like this as this would make a really great gift!



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Friday, June 1, 2012

Cutters Creek Father's Day Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Cutters Creek Design Team Fathers Day Blog Hop! If you just came from the Cutters Creek Design Team  Blog, you are in the right place! If you just happened upon my blog today and   you want to hop from the beginning, and play for the Grand Prize you can start from the Cutters Creek Design Team Blog and check out Chris' great project!   The objective for our Blog Hop this weekend is to inspire you to create something beautiful for all of the “Fathers” in your life! We have a bit of   everything, from cards to gift ideas to layouts about our fathers!

Now, on to my project!




Those that know me know I am a huge fan of both Ecstasy Crafts and Flower Soft so it will be no surprise that those are the products I selected to make my manly cards. I used Male decoupage kit HERE to make three cards. I love that for $2.99 you get a lot of bang for your buck and you can do all types of manly cards with this item. I did two birthday cards and one best wishes card, however you can so make these into any manly type card or project. I also used a little bit of American Crafts POW! glitter paper and some scraps from my stash. I also used peel offs from both Flower Soft & Ecstasy Crafts (I am addicted to them) and then used Perfect Layers (you can get a discount on this awesome product by following my link!) to mat the larger image on the front of each card.

Here is the line up to hop along with us:

Cutters Creek Design Team Blog (featuring Chris)
Kim B (You are here)
Lori
Deanna
Laura
Fran
Pebbles

Now for the details about the Grand Prize I mentioned at the beginning of my post. To qualify you must leave a comment at every stop along the way.   Comments should be made by Midnight, June 3rd. We will use Random.org to select a winner so be sure to check back with us on Monday to find out if you have won!

Don't forget to leave a comment here before you hop along to Lori's Blog! Thanks for hopping by!

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