Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Thai Bloom Tree Canvas

Hello! Today I have a KARLAS001 design team project for you. I'm pretty pleased with how this canvas turned out. Canvases have become the latest obsession to alter! I currently am working on some family gifts that I hope to share with you soon.

KARLAS001 Thai's Blooms were the main focus and inspiration for this canvas. Below are pictures with mini descriptions of how I created everything. For a full description watch my YT video by clicking here.

KARLAS001 Products used:
Thai's 1 1/3" Nylon White Blooms
Thai's 1 1/3" Nylon Purple Blooms
Silk Green Leaves
12 Mini CLEAR crystal Flowers
12 Mini BROWN Flowers
Cynthialoowho's Blingy Looking LIGHT BLUE

*6x12 canvas, Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint - Weathered Wood, Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint - Rock Candy, Tim Holtz Distress Stain - Forrest Moss, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut stain, Fab Scraps chipboard die cuts, Mod Podge

Tree and bird was die cut from an AccuCut die
I added the KARLAS001 silk leaves coming out the sides to make the tree look more like a tree. I think they were a nice touch. 
"Imagine" was stamped on and then I used a sharpie to color in the letters. The bird has old music note book paper mod podged on and distressed ink with walnut stain. 
Lots of Thai Blooms! :)
I just love this bike! It is from FabScraps. I distressed crackle painted it with rock candy and then use walnut stain over it after it dried. The two mini crystal flowers from KARLAS001 fit perfectly out of the basket! 
The flower/flourish in the bottom right is a stamp and I colored in using a sharpie. The trunk of the tree has tissue paper mod podged on. 
I thought the Cynthialoo Blingy Looking Mesh on all four sides put a great finishing touch!

Ornaments, Ornaments...Blog Hop Winner

Thank you everyone for joining us in the KinderStampO's Ornaments, Ornaments and more Ornament Blog Hop!

The winner of my blog candy is Erika Taylor! Congratulations! Please email me your mailing address so that I can get the ornament out to you.

I'd like to thank Jess KinderStampO again for letting me participate in the blog hop, there were so many pretty ornaments handmade by many talented ladies!

Friday, December 16, 2011

KinderStampO's Ornaments, Ornaments and more Ornament Blog Hop!

Hello! It's time to BLOG HOP! This month's blog hop is hosted by KinderStampO, the theme is ornaments, handmade ornaments! This is a super fun theme and you'll be hoping along to 23 other wonderfully talented ladies and their blogs! Each blogger will feature a one of a kind handmade ornament. Each of the ladies will be giving away an ornament as well as there will be a grand win one of the ornaments and the grand prize you must comment on all 24 blogs in order for a chance to win! 

You should of arrived from Shelley, if you didn't and would like to start from the top click here. A full line up will be listed at the very bottom of the post. Happy hopping everyone!

My ornament was inspired and made at Remember When my LSS!

The front of the ornament uses green card stock with a Tim Holtz Merry Christmas Stamp and green distress stain with tearing of the paper technique
The trees is a Tim Holtz movers & shakers die on green card stock, distressed stained and used perfect pearls along the edges to create a snow affect.
Added white glittered snow flakes inside of the ornament.

Make sure you comment below so that you have a chance to win one of the ornaments in the pictures. 

Now hop on over to Celine by clicking here. Thanks for stopping by and remember to comment on everyone's blog in order for a chance to win any of the lovely ornaments and the grand prize!

Thank you Jess for hosting such a wonderful blog hop!

Happy Holidays Everyone!
<3 TVG

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Busy little bee...

Hello Everyone!
I'm sure much of you have been busy little bees trying to get crafting projects done to give away...I too am in the same boat! Where does our time go? And forget about it if you come down with something!

Lots to show and tell in this post...

First, I am one year old on YouTube! Can you believe it? I can't! A year ago when I started I thought to myself who is going to want to watch  my videos? Well a little over 800 subscribers and 69k video views as of today! It baffles me but yet at the same time makes me happy that people like what I create other than  my family! I have such great subbies too! The crafting community is so great and I love seeing everyone's comments! With such a milestone, of course there is a giveaway! Click here to see the rules and what you can win...there are 12 prizes!

Second, I posted a video of a little this and a little of that...I show you awesome RAKs from Jo (paperdrama), Juliana (iluvvintagescrap), Rina (scrapstress) and Arlene (mybutterflykisses12). The video gives you a taste of my December Remember When design team package with some gorgeous new KaiserCraft products. To watch click here.

Third, I am part of a Sx4 swap hosted by Lydia (littlelyds1), 12 Days of Christmas! We started opening our gifts and we are on Day 2. Jamie (lovelymomn3) is my secret santa and I had Kimberly (berlykim37). Check out what I've gotten so far from Jamie by clicking here: Day 1 and Day 2. I'll post a new video each day!

Fourth, I have the upcoming week off from work and will be working on some very special family gifts for Christmas. I can't wait to show them to you. I will also show you the little goodie boxes I made for the peeps in the department I am in at work. I am totally putting my Sizzix Caddy, Bag die to good use!

Lastly, several Christmas projects inspired by my uber talented cousin Nicole (store manager at Remember When). Check out the video by clicking here. Below are pictures of the gorgeous class projects she came up with for this holiday season!

I'll try to post again before Christmas, if not I hope all of you have a wonderful, loving and safe holiday!

<3 TVG/evilscrapper

P.S. On 12/16-18 I will be apart of Kinderstampo's blog hop! Lots of prizes given away...stay tuned for the hop details!

Rosette Christmas Tree with a KARLAS001 Jo Shabby Crystal. Paperline is Echo Park Season Greetings. Designed by Nicole.
Rosette wreath. This was a class at Remember When. Designed by Nicole. 

KARLAS001 Jo's Shabby Crystal
Christmas house with mini album inside. This was a class at Remember When. Designed by Nicole..
Mini album Christmas paper line is Authentique

KARLAS001 red Cynthialoowho Mesh Blink ornament die cut in upper right.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Autumn Splendor - November Remember When Projects

Hi Everyone - I'm on a roll...catching up on my projects, video and blog postings this weekend!

In this post I share with you my November Remember When design team projects! I was given the WeRMemoryKeepers Autumn Splendor line. Because I live in Los Angeles the land of no seasons but summer I decided to do my layout with journaling and no pictures. I also created a gift item and had fun making the Tim Holtz quirky turkey! Check out the video by clicking here and the pictures below for more...

Thanks for reading!
<3 TVG
Tim Holtz quirky turkey - side
Tim Holtz quirky turkey - front
12x12 layout "Things I am Thankful for..."
big alpha letters are glittered Thickers and the small alpha letters are Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type. Photo corners and family chipboard piece is part of an embellishment pack from the Autumn Splendor line.
Flower made from the flower power Sizzix die, I used the smaller petals only. Leaves are die cut from the Sizzix leaves die cut. Owl and acorn chipboard pieces are from the embellishment pack from the Autumn Splendor line.
Gift box is the Sizzix bag caddy dic, "Hello Friend" chipboard piece is from the embellishment pack from the Autumn Splendor line. 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

"Story" Travelogue Entry

Hi Everyone! I hope this post finds everyone well!

It's a busy crafting weekend for me, so many projects I need to finish up! I fell behind because of being under the weather! First project done for the day...two page entry in Jamie's (lovelymomn3) travelogue!

The theme of her travelogue was for us to tell her about us, we had to create a two page layout, a charm to hang from the binding and a tag using our favorite technique. I had a lot of fun creating the my own background for one of the pages and tag. I've been really enjoying using paints and different mediums.

Below are pictures of what I created and you can watch my YT video by clicking here!

KARLAS001 products:
Black Organza Satin Trim
Nancy's Pink Rose Trim
Clear Wheat Leaves
3 Tone Pink Wheat Leaves
Thai's Nylon Pink Flowers
Thai's Nylon Silver Flowers
Black Medium Butterfly

Other products used: Maya Road: embellies & trim, Tim Holtz/Ranger: die cuts, inks & paints, Kaiser Craft, Authentique Uncommon, Mod Podge, Golden molding paste, FolkArt paints

Tag using some of my favorite techniques; deco podge, embossing, using paints/ink/molding paste, distressing
Page 1
Banner pieces are Maya Road Canvas Banner, grey bloomers 
Clear and 3 toned pink wheat leaves, black pearl sprays and Nancy pink rose trim
Tim Holtz Alterations movers & shakers bird cage with KARLAS001 butterfly 
Envelope is a AccuCut die
Page 2 - background was created using lots of mixed media
Trims: Cynthialoowhoo black blingy looking mesh and black pearl drop
Wood piece is KaiserCraft
KARLAS001 Thai's nylon flowers, clear & 3 toned pink wheat sprays, black pearl sprays. The dress form is made of molding paste and hearts painted on.
Charm with KARLAS001 Jo's Shabby Crystal Star