Saturday, July 7, 2018

Stash To Treasure Saturday #8

Here is an assortment of old mixed media bases
which have been collecting dust for years.
This week, I will be using one of the mini albums in a tin
(top center).

Here is just one of the scraps bins I keep.
These are the remains of many days of crafting.

The tin came with an accordion fold insert,
and probably coordinating papers and tags (long gone).

Step one, was to decorate both sides of the accordion pull-out with scraps from my bin.

For step 2, I pulled out some of my Cavallini sticky notes and washi tape,
adding more layers to each page.
Have I ever mentioned how much I love polka dots?
Step 3 was to put dots on every page,
some were miscellaneous stickers,
others were ink dots made with a pencil eraser.

For Step 4 I used Tim Holtz paper dolls and this sticker book from
American Crafts designed by Maggie Holmes.
Embellishing this little journal is challenging,
no dimension allowed or it will never fit back into the tin.

I am going to end this post early and share closeups of the finished pages
and the decorated tin on my next Stash To Treasure Saturday.

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At the end of the month,
I will announce a random winner
of a special gift.
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Happy hugs,
Kim

Friday, July 6, 2018

$5.00 FriYAY!

$5.00 purchase from the Dollar Tree

INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOMEMADE ENAMEL DOTS:

spread pony beads on a parchment lined cookie sheet,
holes facing up

melt in 400 degree oven for about a half hour
(warning, these smell as they melt, so it probably is not the healthiest thing to do indoors,
I suggest using a toaster oven outdoors,
some people have melted them on an outdoor barbecue grill)

adhere the little blobs to strips of glue dots for easy use
(so technically, this is over $5.00 because of the glue dots,
but there are plenty of colorful dots to use in future projects)





A few stamps, some inks, and adhesives
were all the additional supplies needed to make these cute boy cards.
The travel theme stickers are nearly used up,
but otherwise, there are lots of leftovers for future projects.

These cards will be going to:

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I will announce a random winner
of a special gift.
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Happy weekend hugs,
Kim

Monday, July 2, 2018

And the winner is...

...Jackie P. Neal!
Congrats!

Thanks to all who read and left comments on my blog
throughout the month of June.

New month-new giveaway!
Please leave a comment.
At the end of the month,
I will announce a random winner
of a special gift.
(only one comment per post will be entered).

Have a lovely week!
hugs,
Kim

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Stash To Treasure Saturday #7


Welcome to 
Stash To Treasure Saturday #7!
Every week I will dust off some long overlooked 
item(s) from my stash
and create something new.

This week I am sharing a big, fun project.
This accordion book and tags (actually this is a second book,
so the colors are different than the one I used)
were from Cosmo Cricket,
part of a large craft kit purchased on QVC
(if I remember correctly).
I don't think they even make paper products anymore,
but I did find the kit on Ebay.
Just search "Cosmo Cricket crafting kit,"
and be ready for sticker shock.

I used a lot of other items that have been around my studio for years,
I will try to point them out as we go through the photos.

I created a boho junk journal of sorts.
Some of the older product used on the cover include:
wood mount Anna Griffin stamps for the background,
number ephemera from K&Co were used here and throughout the book
 
the background paper was by Basic Grey,
the ink bottle ephemera was K&Co

Most of the paper used for tags and pocket stuffers is
Cigar Box Secrets from Prima Marketing (2014),
not super old, but definitely my all time favorite Prima line.
I may have been working from the 3rd paper pad purchased from this line.

These butterflies were fussy cut from (I believe) more K&Co 

The tags are blank on the reverse side
leaving plenty of room for photos and journaling.

Vintage lace snippets have been used throughout.

This is a cute little flip book with room for plenty of journaling.

The flip side of these journaling cards are blank too.


I used a very old sheet of stickers throughout the book
(see the banners and label on this page)
I want to say they were by Basic Grey,
but I am not sure.

 I even used up the last of these beige pearls,
which were purchased for a special order years ago.

This is a small matchbox album,
it was a kit from Basic Grey.

It was intended to be used as a mini photo album,
there are a number of pages.

There were so many more old bits 
 that were used in the making of this piece,
but honestly I cannot remember who made them.

(Note: the people and most of the words are from Tim Holtz)

Thanks so much for visiting.
I hope I have inspired you to dig through those drawers and cubbies to find your newest treasure.

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At the end of the month,
I will announce a random winner
of a special gift.
(only one comment per post will be entered).

happy hugs,
Kim

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 472

Keeping it real.
No pretty staged photo here,
this is how my kits get made.

I am linking up to 
Stamping Ground,
WOYWW #472

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Happy halfway through the week!
hugs,
Kim


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Altered Paint Sample Swap Returns







A big thank you to these 5 women for sharing their talents.
This was a fun swap!

If any of the swappers wish to share their contact info,
please leave a comment on this post with links to your social media.

A new swap announcement is coming soon!


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At the end of the month,
I will announce a random winner
of a special gift.
(only one comment per post will be entered).


hugs,
Kim

Monday, June 11, 2018

Paper Doll Swap #3





This is Coley.
The stamps (except the fish tail) are from Character Constructions.
Her bodice, tail and hoop skirt have all been stamped onto pattern paper from
Prima Marketing,
the charms are also from Prima.
Here skin and features have been water-colored.

Please leave a comment.
At the end of the month,
I will announce a random winner
of a special gift.
(only one comment per post will be entered).


Happiest Of Days!
hugs,
Kim
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