Saturday, November 24, 2012

~* "With Love" Shabby Chic Card *~

Aloha Everyone!
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Happy Weekend!
Sharing a card I just made :).  
Was inspired to use the sketch at the The Sweet Stop - Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Sketch Challenge Blog: SSS186.  Here's the sketch:
I used the fabbie stamp set from the Sweet Stamp Shop called Sweet Victoria.  I used the beautiful silhouette, the pretty roses, and sentiment stamps.  Everything is distressed with Distress Ink in antique linen.  The beautiful glittery papers are from the Vintage Flora Stack.  I added some pretty foam and paper flowers as well as pearl trim and pearl embellishments.  I also added some Stickles to add some shine to the rose images.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge Blog - Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Sketch Challenge SSS186
2. Drunken Stampers Challenge #107 ~ Not too Shabby - challenge is to create a distressed/shabby chic card
3. Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: Challenge #17 - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful day!
*hugs* and Much aloha~!
Steph :)

~* Tutorial: Show us how to make an altered Gift Bag using "Vintage Corset Paper" *~

Aloha!
One of the wonderful aspects of being a part of the Tsunami Rose Designs team are the sneak peeks we get from all of Daisy’s marvelous designs. Beginning on November 1st, Tsunami Rose Designs will begin selling the first ever, Life Abloom Printable Journal. This is one stunning design you will not want to miss. When you purchase a printable from the Tsunami Rose Designs Shop, you are purchasing a high quality digital image, that is printable on any type of printer. What is really superb, once you purchase the design, you can use it as many times as you desire. I promise, the Life Abloom is one design you will not want to miss. You will find the new printable journal here . To add to the fun, the first 20 people to purchase the journal will get an additional free $5.00 to spend in the Tsunami Rose Designs Shop.
There are several pages we would love for you to follow, two on Facebook, the wonderful Facebook TRD Group! and the New TRD Facebook Page, the third page is the Tsunami Rose Designs by Daisy Collins blog page. Following the blog will provide you with daily inspiration on how to use the wonderful printables from the shop.

My inspiration for you today:

     
  • Tutorial: Show us how to make an altered Gift Bag using "Vintage Corset Paper" by Steph D.
  • My name is Steph D. and I am from Hawaii.  I have loved the arts and crafting all my life.  I started blogging in 2009 and have enjoyed meeting wonderful talented friends from all over the world.  I also love sharing my projects and seeing all the gorgeous creations by others.  I am honored to be a part of the Tsunami Rose Design Team.
  • Tutorial: Show us how to make an altered Gift Bag using "Vintage Corset Paper"(How to make it look nicer and more decorated and festive for whatever occasion, your choice)  
  • Altered Gift Bag
  • I used the gorgeous Tsunami Rose Designs' "Vintage Corset" Printables.  
  • I completed this project as part of the challenge to alter a box using "Vintage Corset" Paper. 
Here is a little tutorial on how I created my altered gift bag:

#1 Obtain a plain paper gift bag.
#2 Use the beautiful Vintage Corset and Vintage Music Sheet Digital Printables in Pink and Purple from Tsunami Rose Designs.
#3 Cut the papers down to size.
#4 Ink up the edges of the papers with Distress Ink in tumbled glass.
#5 Create a band with layered cardstock, paper, and trim.
#6 Adhere the paper and band down.

#7 
#8 Add some pearl trim to the band.
#9 Embellish with crystal heart spray and paper flowers.
#10 Finished altered gift bag.

Please make sure you stop by and visit each of my Design Team

Full Time Card Designers (All 30 days of November)
  1. Lynne   
  2. Linda (Ultima)
 Part Time Card Designers (no less than 4 sketches a week)
  1. Susan Patten
  2. Veronica Meras
  3. Marla Howell
  4. JoJo
Monthly Projects
  1. Lynne   
  2. Adelle
  3. Steph
  4. Jearise
  5. Susan
  6. Cheryl
  7. Violet
 YouTube
  1. McCine
  2. Veronica
Thank you for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful weekend!
*hugs* and Much aloha~!
Steph :)




Saturday, November 17, 2012

~* Joyeux Noel - Christmas Altered Paper Bag with Tag *~

Bonjour!
hehe, aloha!  Here's another altered paper bag with tag.  I think I will be making altered paper bags forever. There is just something about them that I love love love!
I used a stamp from The Greeting Farm stamp set - A Cheeky Christmas.
I have to say that my inspiration color was sort of an icey blue...unfortunately, I could not find some blue sprays so I mixed it up with some magentas :).
I layered on Melissa Frances Countdown to Christmas DPs.  There is a bunch of laces and trims, baubles and pearls, Stickles...loved blinging this project up!  The edges were all distressed with Distress Ink in tumbled glass.  The sentiment is from a Flourishes stamp set.  The holly leaves and berries are Prima.
The tag has the matching DP with some Stickles and the edges are distressed.
I am entering this project into the following challenges:
1. Splendid Stamping with the Greeting Farm's Farm Fresh Friday Challenge: TWILIGH/Fantasy Theme - my project has a Winter Fantasy theme.
2. Craft Us Crazy - Challenge 30: Color Me Inspired - Use your favorite color and/or holiday theme - I used my favorite colors and it has a holiday theme :).
3. Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: Feeling Blue - The blue color was my inspiration.  I added the other colors as accents.
Merci Beaucoup for stopping by and have a great day!
*hugs* and Much aloha~!
Steph :)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

"Christmas Gift" Printable Journal kit by Tsunami Rose

Are you looking for that perfect Christmas Craft Project?


Then have I got a deal for you!

Just out and with a special offer, the new “Christmas Gift” Printable Journal Kit. This journal is a vintage grunge themed printable journal kit that is packed with vintage Santa’s, and grungy vintage Christmas images. The kit also includes lined journal pages that can printed on the back of all of your papers and make them double sided!

 This new journal kit is not only perfect for gift giving, but also a perfect way to organize your holiday pictures, memories, and more.

The “Christmas Gift” printable journal kit can be purchased here (http://www.zibbet.com/tsunamirose/artwork?artworkId=1029931) for the wonderful low price of just $14.99.

However, if you purchase your journal before December 1st, you will also get the adds on Tabs and half page pockets!! This is a savings of $6.98 for you.

The kit includes:

(16 pages)that print 32- 5x7 Shabby chic themed pages
 (4) Pages of shabby chic themed pockets and inserts
 (1) Page of shabby chic themed double sided journaling cards
(1)Page of shabby chic themed cut outs
 (1)Full page lined back page (for even more journaling)
 (1)Cover Page
 (1)Inside Cover Page
 (1)Page of 1-12 Double sided tabs (free only with pre order)
(1)Page of 5 half page postcard pockets  (free only with pre order)

Act now, to take advantage of this great offer!


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~* Fall Button Wreath - Home Decor *~

Aloha!
A quick share...Soury requested that I make a home decor piece using buttons from her store - kawaiigoodies on etsy.  (I love buttons!)
I made this Fall Button Wreath from a foam wreath that I purchased from the Target dollar bins.  I wrapped around the gold diagonal striped washi tape and layered the buttons from kawaiigoodies on etsy.  I also added some glasses stones and some shimmery acrylic paint on the outside and inside.  I gathered some trim with a pleated pattern and lined the inside of the wreath.  I also wrapped the outside with the trim (without pleating it) too.  I must say it took awhile to layer the buttons, hehe.
Hope you have a Happy Aloha Friday and weekend!
*hugs* and Much aloha~!
Steph :)

Friday, November 9, 2012

~* Happy Fall Gorjuss Girl Wall Hanging *~

Aloha!
Lots of us are getting sick around here :(...hope everyone is well!
Here is a fall wall hanging that I made to use as home decor.  I used a 6x6 black chipboard and adhered two different kraft cardstocks, some Basic Grey Indian Summer DP, and a bunch of embellishments.  The outer edge was distressed with Distress Ink in Black Soot.  I used the gorjuss girl stamp, Rainy Dayz and colored her up with my Copic markers.  I also stamped the pumpkins withe Graphic45 stamps and colored them with my Copics.  I added some My Mind's Eye chipboard letters that I added Crackle Accents to.  There is a huge orangish-red leaf in the background and a smaller leaf to the leftside.   I added Stickles to the edge.  Those two leaves and the little glittered acorn are from a chocolate box decoration, hehe.  I added some acrylic leaves, acrylic flower with bling center, Prima glittery acrylic flowers, paper roses, and a Prima applique with paper rose on top.  And of course, you can see all that Prima bling.  
We don't get to experience fall in Hawaii so I'm not sure if I did justice to the season :p'.
I am entering this project into the following challenges:
1. The Kraft Journal: Make It Monday - Happy Harvest Challenge
2. MB's Treasurita Thankful Creative Challenge - must use leaves
3. All That Scraps Challenge Blog - ABC - Anything But a Card
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful weekend!
*hugs* and Much aloha~!
Steph :)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

~* Simple Christmas Card #2 for K-Lusive Kreations: 2nd Make a Keiki Smile Card Drive *~

Aloha!
Here is another simple card to make a keiki smile :).  My friend, Kris of K-Lusive Kreations, is having a card drive - Make a Keiki Smile.
I used the echo park paper co. Everybody Loves Christmas designed by Bella Road collection papers and the adorable Dandelion Designs rubber stamps.  I inked up the edges with Distress Ink in Antique Linen.  I also added Glossy Accents to add dimension to the image.
Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!
*hugs* and Much aloha~!
Steph :)  

Sunday, November 4, 2012

~* Simple Christmas Card for K-Lusive Kreations: 2nd Make a Keiki Smile Card Drive *~

Aloha!
Here is a simple card...not made for any challenges, but simply to make a keiki smile :).  My friend, Kris of K-Lusive Kreations, is having a card drive - Make a Keiki Smile - and I really wanted to participate.  I hope to make more if time permits.
I used the Pink Paislee City Sidewalks collection papers and the adorable Dandelion Designs rubber stamps.  I inked up the edges with Distress Ink in Antique Linen and I used some of my SU! punches.  I also added Glossy Accents to add dimension to the images.
Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!
*hugs* and Much aloha~!
Steph :)  

Saturday, November 3, 2012

~* Vintage Christmas Easel Card *~

Happy Weekend, Everyone!
Just wanted to share with you an easel card I made using the Pink Paislee City Sidewalks collection.  The girl is from the ephemera pack and I actually fussy-cut her out because she had a white border around her.
This card is made from a kraft cardstock base and I layered the papers and images and lots of yummy embellies and trims.  I used acrylic paint, Crackle Accents, and Stickles to add interest.  
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
1. Totally Gorjuss: Challenge 156 Anything goes...with a button! - I used a lot of pretty vintagey buttons and yummy glittery snowflake ones too!
Woot woot!  I have 100 subbies!  Thanks for subscribing :)!
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great day :)!
*hugs* and Much aloha~!
Steph :)

Friday, November 2, 2012

~* Shabby Chic Altered Box Tutorial Using Tsunami Rose Designs' "Life Abloom" Printable Journal Kit *~

Aloha!
One of the wonderful aspects of being a part of the Tsunami Rose Designs team are the sneak peeks we get from all of Daisy’s marvelous designs. Beginning on November 1st, Tsunami Rose Designs will begin selling the first ever, Life Abloom Printable Journal. This is one stunning design you will not want to miss. When you purchase a printable from the Tsunami Rose Designs Shop, you are purchasing a high quality digital image, that is printable on any type of printer. What is really superb, once you purchase the design, you can use it as many times as you desire. I promise, the Life Abloom is one design you will not want to miss. You will find the new printable journal here . To add to the fun, the first 20 people to purchase the journal will get an additional free $5.00 to spend in the Tsunami Rose Designs Shop.
There are several pages we would love for you to follow, two on Facebook, the wonderful Facebook TRD Group! and the New TRD Facebook Page, the third page is the Tsunami Rose Designs by Daisy Collins blog page. Following the blog will provide you with daily inspiration on how to use the wonderful printables from the shop.

My inspiration for you today:
  • Tutorial: Show us how to Alter a box using "Life Abloom" Paper by Steph D.
  • My name is Steph D. and I am from Hawaii.  I have loved the arts and crafting all my life.  I started blogging in 2009 and have enjoyed meeting wonderful talented friends from all over the world.  I also love sharing my projects and seeing all the gorgeous creations by others.  I am honored to be a part of the Tsunami Rose Design Team.
  • Tutorial: Show us how to Alter a box using "Life Abloom" Paper (Any box, any size, any kind)
  • Shabby Chic Altered Trinket Box
  • I used the gorgeous Tsunami Rose Designs' "Life Abloom" Printable Journal Kit papers/images.  These printables are absolutely beautiful!
  • I completed this project as part of the challenge to alter a box using "Life Abloom" Paper. 
Here is a little tutorial on how I created my trinket box:
Step#1: Get a box to alter :).
 Step#2: Paint the box with gesso.

 Step#3: Add a layer of acrylic paint.
 Step#4: Cut out paper to embellish your box.  Ink up the edges with Distress Ink.
 Step#5: Adhere the papers onto your box.
Step#6: Add Crackle Accents to the rose image to make it have dimension and texture. 
Step#7: Embellish with Stickles, paper roses, acrylic flowers, flower pearl beads, heart half-back pearls, pearl trim, seam binding, lace, and rose cabochon.

Please make sure you stop by and visit each of my Design Team

Full Time Card Designers (All 30 days of November)
  1. Lynne   
  2. Linda (Ultima)
 Part Time Card Designers (no less than 4 sketches a week)
  1. Susan Patten
  2. Veronica Meras
  3. Marla Howell
  4. JoJo
Monthly Projects
  1. Lynne   
  2. Adelle
  3. Steph
  4. Jearise
  5. Susan
  6. Cheryl
  7. Violet
 YouTube
  1. McCine
  2. Veronica

Thank you for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful Friday and weekend!
*hugs* and Much aloha~!
Steph :)