Winter Wonderland Candle Holder
Living in Colorado means cold winter nights with snow falling on the ground making everything white and frosty. But I know not everyone is so fortunate to live in a winter wonderland, so I thought I would take a recycled glass bottle and create my own, indoors of course!
Time: 45 minutes + dry time
Using Gesso completely cover the brown glass bottle. Let dry.
Apply a thick coat of Amplify! in White over the Gesso.
Heat set the Amplify! using a heat tool, be careful not to hold it too close.
Spritz the bottle with Sheer Shimmer Spritz Sparkle, let dry completely.
Die cut snowflakes out of white cardstock and adhere to the bottle, embellish with rhinestone bling.
- Empty bottle
- Gesso – white
- Spellbinders – Snowflake Die Templates
- Cardstock – white
- Beacon Adhesives – Zip Dry
- Disposable foam paint brush
- Want2Scrap – Silver Rhinestone Bling
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Moments at Home
Fall is a time when all the trees change color, the air begins to get chilly and families spend many hours outside enjoying the richness of the season. I too have been enjoying all the fall festivals my new home in Colorado. But the best part is when I get to spend time with my husband and little girl creating new memories at home.
Time: 45 minutes
Die cut leaves and keep both pieces. Using the negative as a cardstock stencil, sponge the Morocco ink onto the four corners of your card base.
Take the die cuts and rub the leaves with Memento Dew Drops in Morocco, Elderberry and Rhubarb Stalk.
Dab the inked leaves onto the Emboss inkpad, then add the Embossing Powder Clear to each leaf. Heat set the embossing powder.
Attach your paper sentiment and die cut leaves to the front of your card base with any other embellishments you choose.
- Spellbinders etched dies
- White cardstock
- Echo Park – pattern paper
- Twine (optional)
To Thy Own Self Be True
This year I told myself I was going to believe in myself and I was going to start to love…me! I give so much of myself to everyone I sometimes forget that I too am important, so with this year of change I too need to change too. I made this wall canvas to remind myself….it’s time!
Prepare your canvas with Gesso and layer your colors of paint, set aside to let it dry completely.
Stamp your sentiment and images on tissue paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
Apply stamped images to canvas with Creative Medium Original, set aside to dry.
Apply more colors of paint and embellish with flowers, paper doily and die cut leaves.
- Paints – choice of color and style
- Unity Stamp Set
- Stamp Block
- Adhesive foam squares
- White tissue paper
- Foam Paint Brush
- Paper doilies
- Embellishments of choice
Life Changes – Make Everyday Count
This year has been all about changes for me and my family, we moved to a new state, my little girl started a new school and I looked for a new job. Through all of these changes I have kept this thought in my head…Make Everyday Count!
Time: 30 minutes
Use a waterbrush to pick up some Memento Bahama Blue ink and brush onto your card base front. Let it dry and sand it to create a distressed look.
Stamp sentiment onto scrap cardstcok using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Cut around the sentiment in a banner shape.
Wrap twine around the left edge of banner. Leave some loose loops before tying the bow.
Adhere sentiment banner to font of card using foam adhesive. Add other embellishments to taste.
- Memento – Bahama Blue, Tuxedo Black
- Cardstock – white
- Unity Stamp Set
- Sanding block
- Acrylic block
- Foam adhesive
- Other embellishments (optional)
This will be a day in history that no American will ever forget. I visited New York on a work assignment, and my goal was to visit Ground Zero to say a prayer and pay my respect for those who lost their lives on that horrible day. The memorial and the rebuild were in process and I remember standing there chilled to the bone and weeping for the loss, for the families and for our Country. God Bless Our Country! Hard to believe it was 15 years ago. It would be wonderful to go back and see the completed One World Trade Center and Memorial.
Using Creative Medium Metallic Silver and Brick Wall stencil, apply creative medium in different areas around two pages. Allow time for this to dry completely.
Using Delicata Shimmery Silver pigment ink, distress both layouts to reflect an industrial feel by simply rubbing the ink pad directly across the layout.
Adhere photos and embellishments. You may want to use some foam squares to pop up some of the elements.
- My Treasured Kutz – Brick Wall Stencil, Bubblegum Alphabet, The Message Is In The Cross
- 2 12×12 pieces of cardstock
- 7 Gypsies – embellishments
- Adhesive – regular and foam