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Friday, May 25, 2012

"Happy Birthday Dad" ...using my handmade embossed TP paper!

Hello Everyone!

I'm super excited to share my first project using the handmade embossed paper that I made with...wait for it...TOILET PAPER and an embossing folder!  How cool is that!

If you missed my last post about the June technique challenge I'm hosting over at Blockheads Paper Arts then check it out here and then continue reading to see how I made this super cool card!

Step 1 is to make the embossed paper just with toilet paper, water and an embossing folder - read my full tutorial on how to do that here.

And now for my masculine Birthday themed card...

Take the Hand Made Embossed Toilet Paper Technique Challenge at Blockheads Paper Arts!

Happy Friday Bloggers!
I'm sure you're all looking forward to your holiday weekend with lots of relaxing planned but if you've got some spare crafty time how about playing around with Blockheads Paper Arts new Technique Challenge?

Turn this

 into this

 with my technique called

I'm hosting the June challenge and I had a blast experimenting and creating and I'm sure you will too!  Check out my tutorial on Blockheads' Rubber Stamping Techniques page.

Play around and have loads of fun and then share your creations by entering the Blog Hop Technique Challenge on Blockheads' Blog for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate, there's a code you need to add to your blog for your entry to count but its super easy to do and all the info is located on the techniques page, and if you don't have a blog you can also enter via our Facebook Group instead for a chance to win your choice of a 4" x 5" set of Blockheads' stamps cut on cling cushion!  Awesome right!  So what do you say, want to play with us?!

You don't have to use Blockheads stamps to enter but of course we'd love it if you did and you don't even have to own an embossing/die cutting machine either if you've got a friend who will let you borrow an embossing folder, or better yet, persuade her to take the challenge too and make a day of it ;0)  The challenge closes on June 21st so you've got tons of time to play!

I can't wait to share my first project I created using the embossed alphabet paper I made, it's soooo cool so stay tuned for that ;0)
...and now you can see it here!
Happy Stamping!
I design for Blockheads Paper Arts * Third Coast Rubber Stamps * About Art Accents

Emboss Resist Dragon Pendant made Top 3 at the Craft Room!

Happy Friday Everyone!
Woohoo!!  My Emboss Resist Dragon Pendant made Top 3 in the Emboss It Craft Room Challenge!
Click on the photo of my project if you missed seeing it!

Thanks for the great challenge :0)
Happy Stamping!
I design for Blockheads Paper Arts * Third Coast Rubber Stamps * About Art Accents

Friday, May 11, 2012

'Happy Mom's Day' My card for my no peeking Mom ;0)

Happy Friday Everyone!
I would like to wish all my Mom readers a Happy Mom's Day weekend!  I hope you all get spoilt rotten on Sunday ;0)

I finally entered the electronic cutting age this year and got a Silhouette Cameo for my birthday, Woohoo!!  The very first cutting project I did was my Mom's Day card for my Mom.  She lives in the UK so I didn't get to go as elaborate with embellishments and dimension as I would have liked to. Here's some pics of the final result.

 My Mom is super special, besides being the best Mom ever, she also gets to celebrate Mom's Day TWICE a year!  In the UK they celebrate Mother's Day in March so my sister spoils my Mom then and I get to spoil her in May ;0) 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

"Nostalgic Father's Day" another grungy card ;0)

Howzit Blog Friends!

I'm back again with another grungy guy card today!  Yes, I'm giving you all a good jump on Father's Day card ideas, but I haven't forgotten that it is Mom's Day this Sunday and I'm going to share the card I made my Mommsie no peeking Mom ;0)

So why all the grungy card ideas...well Blockheads Paper Arts is going to be featuring their Grunge It Up stamp set in an upcoming newsletter and we've been coming up with lots of grungy goodness to inspire you.

Now for a quick's a look at a group shot of all the grungy backgrounds I've made.  Click on the pic to go to the tutorial for the blue backgrounds and each card for those tutorials.

Here's the first 2 cards I made using those backgrounds.

Now for my 3rd grungy card...

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A Grungy "Pocket Watch" Tag Card!

Hi Everyone!

Last week I showed you how to create three Grungy Backgrounds using the Grunge It Up stamp set exclusive to Blockheads Paper Arts and also shared a Father's Day card I made using 2 of those backgrounds.  Today I'm back with another project using the top grungy background in the pic below and images from the Victorian Inventions set too.

Grungy Father's Day Card using the middle and bottom backgrounds in the pic above.  Click on the photos to see the full tutorials.

Blockheads exclusive stamps:  Grunge It Up and Victorian Inventions

List of supplies used:
Weathered Wood Distress Ink, Rhubarb Stalk Memento Ink pad, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Stash cardstock - Retro Grunge, Tim's Foam Ink Applicator tool, white cardstock, Penny Farthing charm, Tim's Idea-ology Charm Clip, Tim's Idea-ology Hole Reinforcers, Spellbinders Labels 21 dies and Tan Embossing Mat, Cuttlebug Script Embossing Folder, tiny antique gold brads, permanent adhesive tape, craft glue, pop dots, tiny and standard hole punches, wooden bead dangles, assorted fibers and ribbons.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

"Dragon D'ART" Altered Domino Emboss Resist Technique!

Hi Everyone!

DominoART News

May's DMT ~ DominoART's Monthly Technique, is also Emboss Resist!
The link takes you to the tutorial demoed by Colleen where she uses the technique on paper but as always I like to put the DominoART spin on things and now I challenge you to alter your favourite game tiles using this technique too!  You can enter the Blockheads Challenge with a paper project or a game tile project, that's totally up to you but I would LOVE to see some game art so what do you say...up for it?

Pop on over to the DominoART Blog for my take on the Emboss Resist technique...DominoART style!

The Chinese dragon I used is available at Blockheads on their Chinese Princess set or you can get it on its own...ppsst, the Chinese Princess set is currently on sale so dash over quick ;0)

Did you see my altered microscope slide magnets using the same technique?  Those were super fun to create too!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope my two variations on the Emboss Resist Technique have inspired you to try your hand it and enter the challenge too!  See below for more details on the challenge and Good Luck :0)
Happy Stamping!
I design for Blockheads Paper Arts * Third Coast Rubber Stamps * About Art Accents

Woohoo! My Steampunk Birdhouse made Top 3 twice ;0)

Hi Everyone!

Just wanted to quickly share that my Steampunk Birdhouse Mother's Day project made Top 3 twice, Woohoo, LOL!

You can check it out here if you missed it!

Thanks to Craft Your Days Away and Creative Inspirations Paint for the great challenges!

Happy Stamping!
I design for Blockheads Paper Arts * Third Coast Rubber Stamps * About Art Accents

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

'I Love You Daddy! - A Grungy Fancy Fold Card

Howzit Everyone!
Continuing on from my post on creating Grungy Backgrounds...
 Here's the Father's Day card I designed using Grunge backgrounds #2 Cross Hatch and #3 Old Wood/Bark.

I used the following Blockheads' exclusive stamps to make my really cool vintage fancy fold card:
Grunge It Up, Vintage Railway and Daisies

Creating Grungy Backgrounds!

Howzit Everyone!
Blockheads' is doing a feature in their upcoming newsletter on creating with their exclusive Grunge It Up stamp set.  I've been playing around and made three grungy backgrounds.  First I'll show you how I made them and then you can check out my grungy fancy fold card I designed using two of the backgrounds - 'I Love You Daddy!'.

Here's some links to a few of my other projects that also feature the Grunge It Up stamp set.   It truly is a versatile and fun stamp set to have in your collection!

 Is It Spring Yet? Bleach card
Steampunk Self-Portraits
Grungy Daisies Card
Carnival Bizarre - 3D project
Imagine Steampunk Card
Spring Microscope Slide Magnets