Sunday, October 30, 2016

12 Tags 2016 Technique Remix - Frankie

Hi friends! I'm so excited I had a chance to do the October tag this weekend and the bonus is I did it with 2 of my grandchildren. We had so much fun! Kayla and Ty each picked which one they wanted to make! Kayla picked the Vampire, Ty chose the Zombie so that left the Monster for me. 

This is my finished tag. 

I love this guy! 

Here is Tim's tag! so cool! All the instructions for the tag are on the Tim Holtz blog

This is Ty and Kyla hard at work! 

Here are all of our projects. 
Kayla and Ty did such a great job and I had so much fun with them! 

Thanks for stopping in! 
Happy Halloween! 

Friday, October 28, 2016

Pretty Stitched Purse - Craft Thread

Hello Friends! Quilt Market is fast approaching this weekend in Houston, Texas so I wanted to share this fun sewing project using the new Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements Thread. 

I'm a Big fan of the new Craft Thread. The thread is thick for hand stitching, it has a dull finish, sews beautifully without tangling and comes in 3 color palettes warm colors, cool colors and neutrals. I love that it's on a spool so there's no tangling and you don't have to separate it. If you want to learn more about the thread head over to Paula Cheney's blog.

I created this fun purse with patchwork and little stitched flowers.

Mother of pearl buttons and vintage lace makes the perfect addition. 

Look how the French Knots make cute flowers over the stitched band. 

Even the Hearts are hand stitched with the Eclectic Elements Craft Thread. 

If your interested in the full pattern for this project it's featured in the Simply Vintage Magazine, Autumn 2016, No. 20. 

Thanks for dropping by!

Find the new Craft Thread at Simon Says Stamps, you're going to love it! 

Friday, October 21, 2016

Easy DIY Pumpkins - Idea-ology style!

Hello friends! I love decorating for Halloween, you know how I love Halloween! 
Here are a few ideas for decorating pumpkins that are fast, simple and fun, even the kids would have fun making them! 
If your looking for more inspiration don't forget to check out Tim's recap of the Halloween Inspiration Series. They are to die for!  

From just adhering Jute String, coving a pumpkin with Design Tape or just as simple as adding a few embellishments to the top.

Gather a few supplies... Halloween Jute String, Materialized Design Tape, Sizzix Alteration Punches, Crayons, Type Tokens, Wicked Adornment Spiders, Crypt Cameos, Cardstock and of corse some pumpkins to decorate. 

Using Design Tape to cover the entire pumpkin. I worked from top to bottom and around, as you work make sure you burnish the tape as you go. Some wrinkles will occur but not to worry I think it adds a little character. When I was working I overlapped each previous strip and kept working until the entire pumpkin was covered. 

Add shading with Distress Crayons. I added Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo to darken the top and bottom. Scribble the Crayon on in small areas and blend out by rubbing with your finger. 

I also darkened the indentations to enhance the shape of the pumpkin.  Draw the Distress Crayon on the pumpkin and smooth out by rubbing with your finger. 

Add reindeer moss using a hot glue gun to adhere to the top around the stem. 

Sand the cardstock, punch leaves and branches using the Sizzix Alterations punches by Tim Holtz. 

Ink the leaves with Distress Ink on an Ink Blending Tool. Add them to the top with a glue gun. 

Color the Typed Token words with Distress Crayons then rub off the excess with a dry towel. 

Add Wicked Adornment spiders and Crypt Cameos with Jump Rings to the Swivel Clasp then adhere to the top of the pumpkin. 

Can't wait for Halloween I love to see all the little children come to my door in their costume. and the candy is pretty good too!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Looking for all the goodies to make this project by just clicking on the links bellow!