Tuesday, April 27, 2010

So Pretty!

For my workshop I decided to create little thank you gifts for all my attendees.  These are lavender scented body sprays that I attached a little Thank You tag too.  I had a ton of fun making the tags. 
 I used the crumpled flower technique to make the flowers.  All you need is a scalloped punch, a brad, and some water to spritz on!  I used my CriCut to cut out the scalloped circles.

I can't get this picture to rotate but I wanted to let you see up close how cute these are!
Supplies used (all CTMH unless noted):
  • Cardstock: White Daisy
  • Friendship Blessings Stamp Set
  • Bella Level 2 paper pack
  • Ink:  Smokey Plum, Pansy Purple, and Creme Brulee
  • Clear Sparkles
  • EK Success:  Corner Rounder Punch
  • Random Ribbon from Michaels (I think)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


I just wanted to introduce you to the Miracle kit with goes on sale April 15!  This kit is awesome!  It uses the great everday colors of Sweet Leaf, Olive, Crystal Blue, and Bamboo.  You won't believe all the awesome items that come in the kit.  It contains:

5 – Colonial White Cardstock
1 – Bamboo Cardstock
1 – Floral B&T Duos® Paper
1 – Stripe B&T Duos® Paper
1 – Crystal Blue Circle B&T Duos® Die-Cut
1 – Sweet Leaf Bracket B&T Duos® Die-Cut
1 – 6" x 12" My Stickease® Assortment
1 – 6" x 9" Irresistibles™ Chipboard Die-Cuts
1 – Mini-Medley Accents Colonial White Collection
12" Colonial White Waxy Flax
3 – 4" x 6" Memory Protectors® Flip Flaps™
2 – Sponges
1 –Brochure

That is enough to create a couple of pages of layouts and then some cards too.  It is all wonderfully coordinated and I can't wait to tear into it!

So how do you get this awesome deal?  Well, you can buy it straight out from my website for $19.95.  OR place an order for $40 and get it for $10 OR place an order for $60 and get it for just $5!  Yay!

Get yours now! (Does that sound too salesmany? (Is that even a word?))

Paper Flowers!

So in preparation for my first workshop on Sunday, I have been working on a few embellishment techniques.  One of the ones I really liked was the use of crumpled paper flowers on the front of the Tri-Shutter album.  These flowers are beautiful.  Just look!
It is a pretty simple tech-nique.  All you do is cut out 8 - 10 scalloped circles in an appropriate size.  They can be all the same size or graduated like these.  These were cut out of Veranda paper between 1 3/4" and 2 1/2".  I used my CriCut to cut the circles using the Serande cartridges.  The next step is to stack them up and pierce them with a piercer.  Stick a brad through the pierced hole or even use a button.  Then you lightly spritz them with water and crumble each scallop individually to your taste.  All you have to do then is let them dry.

On this particular flower, I inked distressed the edge of each scalloped circle with a matching color.  When I spritzed the flower, the ink ran slightly giving it a muted look which I love.  I can't wait to make more of these flowers.  I would love to make some with buttons in the middle and try glitter gluing the edges of the flower too.  I also thought about using markers to draw veins in the lighter colors.  I think my next one will be all Creme Brulee papers with the edges inked with a pinker ink.  Hope you like the technique!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter and my first workshop details!

Happy Easter everyone!

While my son, Connor, was napping, I decided to whip up some Happy Easter cards for the family function I was attending.  I was happy and impressed with how fast they came together.  I think it took me less than an hour from start to finish.  I have to apologize for the picture quality.  The flash has gone out on my camera and I haven't the funds to replace the camera yet.  Works great with no flash in good light though.

Supplies used:
Non - CTMH
Cardstock:  Beautiful Design
Paper:  ADT
Ribbon:  Michael's bulk
Cricut Cartridge: Serenade
Brads:  Sugar Brads

CTMH products
Paper flowers: Just Blooms
Ink:  Amethyst, Heavenly Blue, Key Lime, Pansy Purple, Black
Stampset: Hodgepodge Alphabet

My first workshop!

I have finally scheduled my first workshop for April 18th from Noon - 3pm at Forza's on Pearl St in Tacoma.  We will be making the awesome Tri-Shutter albums that have previously been featured here and here on my blog.  The workshop fee is $12.  You have your choice of papers either You Rock, Caboodle or Veranda.  I have posted some slideshows below.  Please note the Veranda and You Rock albums haven't been embellished yet but you will have a ton of different embellies to do with as you choose at the workshop.

If you would like to attend, please email me at angievcrafts at gmail dot com!  If you are one of my friends from out of town and would like to do this workshop, I can ship a kit to you with all the goodies for the same price - shipping included!

Hope to see you there!