A Moment in Time!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Hello everyone, my name is Athanasia and I am hosting the blog today! I'm so excited because it is my very first post here and before I start I would like to make a small introduction of myself... I live in Greece, I'm a music teacher in elementary school and I love any kind of handicrafts, including scrapbooking of course! My style is mixed media and I like to work with inks, sprays and gesso. 
So, today I want to share with you a layout I made: it is about 'a moment in time' and how it can change everything in life... I used a picture I found on Pinterest - I love using pictures I find on the internet, it is always an inspiration for me. 
  


For this page I used a sheet from the Studio Calico PRINTSHOP paper pad and I have to say that it was a hard selection to stand out a paper from this amazing collection, the patterns are so beautiful and can coordinate with all styles and media, the possibilities are endless! As you can see at the closeups below, I used quite a few stamps and masks with inks, mists, gelatos and gesso and I always do that, to create texture and give dimension to my pages. 







Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you got some inspiration from my page!
Until next time, have a  wonderful weekend!

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Save on Lindy's & Heidi Swapp!

Friday, July 25, 2014

We have some new products in the store that you are going to want to play with! And to make it a little more fun, we decided to offer the entire Heidi Swapp lines of products and Lindy's Stamp Gang products at 25% OFF!!


Check out the Hello Today line in the store!





 This is just a sampling…. check out all the Heidi Swapp Products HERE!

And who doesn't love Lindy's Stamp Gang?! Well… here is your chance to stock up on all of your favorite products!



Don't wait too long to take advantage of these great prices! These price are only here until July 31st! 

And don't forget…. US orders over $50 ship for FREE!!! :) 




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Believe with Tamiko!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hey hey GOOD PEOPLE!!  It's Tamiko!!

To BELIEVE

Is to have .. a faith.. almost a knowledge, with or without any real proof.. that something is true.  I believe in fairies.  (smile)  I believe in their magical essence.  I think they are around us all the time, specifically, when I create.  When I play, I think fairies sit with me and push me to practice, practice, practice!  Who cares if you use the minimal supplies, as long as you use them?  Nothing beats a failure but a try, can we agree?

Any who.. let's get to what I want to show you today!!  It's from page twenty-five of your book, if you are following along with us!  This page was a little bit more difficult to do.. Of course my picture does not look like the page, because I drew it.  I am not the artist of the book.  ::giggles::   I took a lot of the same characteristics and the steps and from the page.

Oh and  I totally enjoyed using the FUDE BALL pen by Ranger that comes in the kit.  Although thicker that many roller ball pens, not nearly as fragile as I thought it might be!  It practically glided over the Dylusion inks and then layers of acrylic paints I used from the Deco Art Mixed Media Fluid line.  Here's my page..  and a few additional close ups...


The word *Believe* I did with a paint pen then I outlined with my Fude Ball pen, something I picked up reading the The Art of Whimsical Lettering, by Joanne Sharpe.  You can find that at Frosted Designs!  This allowed me to branch out and believing not only in my own ability to learn to draw fairies, but also my own handwriting. (smile)  Also added some accent white gel pen markings with my favorite gel pen, the Unibal Signo.  Note:  This has to be used on a completely dry page or you could possibly ruin your pen.  If you accidentally use it on a damp page, wipe off the pen nib immediately!

Again.. if you have the kit/book.. I would love to see what you are doing with the fairy pages!  If you don't want to share publicly.. Feel free to private message me a sneaky peek on Facebook!

 Oh, and thank you if you have purchased the kit or plan to soon!!  Sandee Setliff and I (Tamiko McCurry) are both available to you for any questions you may have about the kit. (smile)

Thank you for stopping by!!





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The Deconstructed Layout - A Travel Book!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hi everyone, it's Anita here today with another Deconstructed Layout. 


I have used some more of the Capture The Moment kit- I love this kit!!
They are on sale in the shop right now- be sure to stop by and pick one up!

I decided I wanted to make a travel book, making one page for every trip the hubs and I  have ever
taken together. The problem is,, way back in the day we didn't have cameras like we do now! 
There are a lot of  trips where I have no photos, but I can Google with the best of them!

So I made a list of all the trips I have no photos for and started looking. 
I searched Google images and found some great graphics for most of 
the things I needed. 

Our very first trip was to Long Beach, CA to see the Spruce Goose and Queen Mary. 
I found some postcards (non-royalty) for my page! I printed them out on heavy cardstock and 
trimmed them to the size I needed.

The album I am using is 6x8- and I want to put a LOT of ages in it, so thin pages are a must.

To get the layers I like so much but still keep the page thin, I used several
of the tags from the Capture the Moment Kit and layered then behind my photos. 
I also added layers on top of my photos- here I used one of the Prima Lace Stickers.

On this photo I stamped right on top of it using the Elle's Studios Everyday Moments stamp set.
I stamped in white in first, then black ink to give it more depth.

Brads and die cut stickers round out the rest of the layout. by using these flat 
elements, I was able to pack a lot onto this little layout!

Be sure to stop by the store and see all the wonderful goodness that Barb has for offer!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have a wonderful day!!


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A Gorgeous Shadowbox by Rachelle!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Hi there crafters! Rachelle here to share a project created using this month's "Enchanted" kit from Frosted Designs Store. Along with this project is a quick tutorial using the beautiful embellishments included in the kit!


I started by using this shadow box, placing flourishes and corners on it.These are wood laser cutouts from Unique Laser Designs. They are so awesome to work with. Next, I applied the Distress Crackle Paint that was included in the kit!!


Here you can see the effect you get after applying the crackle paint. I love that old vintage look. You must apply several thick layers of the paint going in the same direction then allow to dry. Finally, I applied clear gloss to give it a bit of shine.

Now, it's time to apply layers of cardstock and embellishments inside and outside of the box. Now that we have completed the box it's time to use those beautiful kit embellishments.

 TUTORIAL VIEWS:
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 "CHERISH"
 This is the finished project. Let's see the process of beauty for this project.

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 First I applied strips of cardstock around the outside of the box. Followed by placing the beautiful scroll to the top of the box. Next, I started filling in the inside of the box.


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I applied layers of cardstock along with lace and fussy cutting pieces inside the box. I create the picture frame using this beautiful cardstock and metal corners. I so loved using the metal vintage trinkets and applied crystal flairs. I placed a butterfly and more fussy cut pieces near the top portion. Now I attached the layers to the back of the picture frame itself. I then applied sticky thumb foam stickers and glue around the picture frame so that it would free standing.

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Once I filled the inside of the box it was time to work on the outside more metal trinkets, flourishes and those beautiful kit flowers. I loved those rich beautiful colors and the Prima resin clocks.

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Here you can see more fussy cut pieces, paper punch edges, and more use of the trinkets. I love the vintage key on the side of door handle and lock. I really working with the resin pieces such as the clock. The kit contains metal cap trinkets which work perfectly with the clocks.

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Now it's time for the title, "CHERISH." I painted the chipboard then inked and applied to the box. Almost completed!

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"Create, Life, & Love"!
Next I created a tag by applying the Tim Holtz Remnant Rub-ons along with butterfly stamps. Then applied metal trinkets, Petaloo teal flowers, teal wire and fussy cut elements. I tried to use all kit elements because they were awesome to work with.

That's it! Now I have the perfect shadow box along with a matching tag to display on my living room table. Awesome!


I trust you have been inspired today by the beauty of this kit products used to create this shadow box and tag. Be sure to stop by the Frosted Designs Store
for all your craft needs.

Thanks for stopping by today! See ya soon!




*Enchanted







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