Sunday, October 30, 2011

RAK from Gwen (ericschic65)

Hello! I wanted to share with you a REALLY random act of kindness from one of the Facebook squirrelly sisters! Gwen who is ericschic65 on YouTube makes and alters these molds of dress forms as well as makes pin cushions. She posted a picture of the dress form asking what she should name her and I said you should name her "It's Yours Tanya!" and the next thing I know I get a private message from Gwen saying it is mine! I received the package the other day and not only did she send me the dress form but a matching pin cushion with stick pins! It is all red and is my favorite color and they are just beautiful.

Check out the pictures below and my RAK video by clicking here.

I just want to say that the crafting community is such a wonderful community to be apart of! I have met some really great individuals over the last year! I have been inspired by so many in the community as well! Thank you again Gwen, you rock!

<3 TVG

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween (not so) Mini Album Swap

Hi Guys - I posted earlier this month a Halloween mini album I received from Nancy (GoinCriCrazy) for a swap we were in hosted by Dawn-Marie (sunigrrl30). Below are pictures of the not so mini album I sent to Nancy. It was a ton of fun creating it for her.

Click here to see my video on how I created it and click here to see Nancy's reaction!

I used a ton of distressing stains, paints, embossing powders, glimmer mist name it! See photo captions for types of medium used to alter die cuts and pages. Paper line is Echo Park Apothecary Emporium.

KARLAS001 Products: Jo's Shabby Crystals, Cythnialoowho Blingy Looking Mesh, Rina Black BAALING

Tim Holtz rickety house distressed with Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder 

TH Cat die altered with Ranger Black Puff Embossing Powder 
TH Spider die altered with Ranger Black Sparkle Embossing Powder
Crow die cuts altered with Black Martha Stewart Flock. TH Artful Dwelling dies embossed with TH embossing folder,  distress inked with gathered twigs, rip persimmon & seedless preserves then crackle painted with rock candy 

TH tree die cut altered with Th Black Soot and Walnut Stain Distress Embossing Powders

Letters deco podged. Used white tissue paper, stamped it & sprayed it with Glimmer Mist Pumpkin Spice (or is it Spice Pumpkin?) before using mod podge to adhere to letters. 

Covers created by gluing paper towels down, painted it with FolkArt Metallic Sequin Black paint,  Adirondack Sunset Orange paint dabber and crackle painted with rock candy

Thursday, October 27, 2011

October YouTube Layout Hop

Hello Everyone - please join us in this month's October YouTube Layout Hop details below...thanks for hoping with us!

When: Thursday, October 27th, 2011
Where: YouTube at the below channels

Anna Fearer, etsy:
Ribbon Divas, etsy:
*to be eligible for the giveaways you must comment on each video

Line up:
1. Drew:
2. Zoe:
3. Laura:
4. Rebecca:
5. ME:
6. Vicki:
7. Nancy:
8. Chelsey:
9. Jessica:
10. Juliana:

Products used:
KARLAS001 burlap trim & white curly flowers
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder; Spiced Marmalade & Walnut Stain
Tim Holt Distress Ink; Gathered Twigs
Tattered Angels Spiced Pumpkin Glimmer Mist
Paper line is All My Memories Herbanella/Happy Harvest

Friday, October 7, 2011

Got Technique Travelogue

Hello Everyone - sent off my Got Technique Travelogue today! The travelogue is part of a Sx4 swap hosted by JadedStudios on Facebook. We have 8 groups with 3 people in it, so my travelogue will go to two other people and I should see it back in two months. In the meantime I'll get theirs and will decorate pages as they wish depending on their theme.

My theme is vintage, grunge and they have to decorate the two pages using at least two techniques that they love or have learned recently. I can't wait to see what the girls in my group come up with and what they have in store for me in their travelogues!

Check out my YT video explaining how I created/designed it by clicking here. Below are a ton of pictures with descriptions of what products I used.

Now go out there and be creative...try a new technique :)

KARLAS001 Products used:
Clear & Brown Sprays/Leaves
Brown & Black Burlap Trim
Beige & Black Flat Back Pear Trim
Cynthialoowho's Blingy Mesh - Black
Rina BAALING - Black
Brown Pleaded Trim
3 Pearl Tear Drop Trim
Altered Maya Road Canvas book with Tattered Angels Harvest Orange, Tattered Leather and Old Lace Glimmer Mist. Edges stained with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Stain. 
Used fine black Flower Soft on thickers letters 
Rina Ballerina, IAR flowers and KARLAS001 leave sprays. 
Tim Holtz sayings stamp stamped with black micro fine glitter

Letter stamps are 7 Gypsy and stamp in the middle is Tattered Angels 
Painted stamped images with Green Patina, Blue Patina and Forever Violet Perfect Pearls. Used Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Stain on the edges and to "grunge" it up.
IAR and KARLAS001 beige flat back pearl trim

Alchohol inked thickers with Rust. KARLAS001 Burlap trip make pockets
Tim Holtz resist paper chalked with Evergreen, used forest moss distress inks. Some of my favorite KARLAS001 product: Rina BAALING, Cynthialoowho's Blingy Mesh and Pleaded Trim

7 Gypsies tissue paper, Maya Road bloomers, KARLAS001 black burlap trim and 3 pearl tear drop trim

Tim Holtz dress form, wings (alcohol inked rust), hanger (alcohol inked rust) and saying stamp used along with Marion Smith trinkets, IAR, Maya Road buttons and tickets, KARLAS001 flat back pearl trim 

Wicked Halloween Mini

Hi Everyone - today I received  a Halloween mini created by Nancy, GoinCriCrazy, she is my partner in Dawn-Marie's, sunnigrrl30, Halloween Mini Swap. This mini is just AWESOME! I love the texture she created on the covers! And the girl skeleton?!?!? How cute is that? I wish you could reach into your screen and feel the cover! I'm super excited to have an original GoinCriCrazy creation! Check out the video I posted on YT by clicking here.

OK, off to go create Nancy's mini...I so hope I can rock it like Nancy did! Until next time...happy crafting!