Friday, October 21, 2016

Thankful For Tags

Yesterday, my Thankful For Tags went live in the Graphic 45 newsletter as their #Simply G45 project for October. If you haven't signed up yet to receive their newsletter you'll want to, as they share #Simply G45 projects, Tutorials and sneak peeks of new collections coming! To sign up for their newsletter, head here, scroll down to the bottom of the page and there will be a box where you can enter your email address. Here is the link for this month's news letter:

For my #Simply G45 project, I was challenged to create a project using the "Thanks" ATC Tags from the Staples line. With the "Thanks" tags in hand, I set out and created a fabulous set of "Thankful For" tags, which can be passed out at Thanksgiving dinner and have everyone write down something they are thankful for or double as place cards on your Thanksgiving table. 

Tip: To get the most use out of your patterned paper, fussy cut out some of the images from the leftover November Montage paper.

Here is the tutorial on how to make the "Thankful For" Tags at home:

Supplies Used:

- 12x12 Children's Hour Paper: November Collective & November Montage
- Children's Hour 6x6 Patterns & Solids
- Staples: "Thanks" Kraft ATC Tags
- Hug a Bug Seam Binding Ribbon: Cream
- ½” Circle Punch
- Corner Rounder
- Black Journal Pen
- Walnut Stain Distress Ink
- Blending Tool
- Sookwang Tape
- Foam Squares

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my project! 


Monday, October 17, 2016

Ghoultide Greetings Mixed Media Wall Hanging

I'm on the Creative Scrapbooker Blog today as a guest blogger sharing my Ghoultide Greetings Mixed Media Wall Hanging featuring Emerald Creek Craft Supplies and Ranger Ink products. 

Head over to the Creative Scrapbooker Blog to read about how I created my reverse canvas, so that you can recreate it at home.


Friday, October 14, 2016

Halloween Tray

I'm on the Southern Ridge Trading blog today to share with you some inspiration for our current monthly challenge which is "Fall". With the challenge in mind I created a Halloween Tray that's sure to inspire you.

You'll want to head over to the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog so that you can check out all the details on how I created my Halloween Tray. While you're there, make sure to participate in our monthly challenge. You can find all of the details here on how to enter.

- Katelyn

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Safari Adventure Layout

Over the long weekend, I took the time to just play. Playing for me doesn't happen very often, but I needed to get my creative juices flowing again. On this rare case of playing, I wanted to test out my new set of Stitched Oval dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs as well as do something with Graphic 45's "Safari Adventure" paper. So a few hours later, I managed to create a fabulous layout blending the stitched oval dies, Graphic 45's "Safari Adventure" and of course some fussy cutting. Read below as I share with you my layout.

The starting point on my layout was figuring out how many ovals I wanted to use and then deciding on the prints of paper from the 12x12 Patterns and Solids that match Safari Adventure. For cutting the ovals, I used the largest oval for the centre oval and then for the picture and the other two ovals I used the second largest oval die. The fabulous thing about these dies, is they nest fantastic together as well as the ovals switch from a stitched effect to a dot effect around the outside.

You'll notice that I added a lot of fussy cut images to my layout. All of the images were cut out of Safari Adventure and Amazing Africa. 

Here's a close up of the smaller stitched oval in the bottom right hand corner, which matches the oval in the top right hand corner,  along with some more fussy cut images to add extra interest in the bottom corner. When I create my layouts, I tend to add lots of elements on top of one another to give extra dimension. 

Supplies Used:

- Elizabeth Craft Dies: Stitched Ovals
- Graphic 45: Safari Adventure - Amazing Africa, Natural Habitat & Safari Adventure, 12x12 Patterns & Solids - Safari Adventure
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Black Soot Distress Ink

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my layout. I hope that I've inspired you to start using your dies on your scrapbook layouts.


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Enjoy the Journey Tag

September was an absolutely crazy month for me with helping out at the Great Canadian Carnival in both Edmonton and Calgary, put on by Creative Scrapbooker,  with Emerald Creek Craft SuppliesSouthern Ridge Trading Company & Canuck Crafts. To finish off the month of September helping out in booths I went with Emerald Creek Craft Supplies & Southern Ridge Trading Company , as well as Creative Scrapbooker was there, to Olds for the ArtWaves West show. Having all of this on my plate, made it impossible for me to get my September Tim Tag done on time. 
Now that the craziness has settled down a bit, I managed to get my September Tag done over the long weekend. September's tag features the Paint Patina and Alcohol Ink Resist Techniques. I have to say that this month's tag challenged me a bit and I will share with you why further down in the post.

For the alcohol resist technique, it took me five tries until I was finally happy with the end result. I love the result that this technique creates, but you definitely need to have patience. The butterfly images is from the papillon stamp set. For the alcohol inks, I used Pitch Black and Mushroom and the ink I used on the stamp was Archival Jet Black and Potting Soil. To add some extra interest to the middle of the tag, I matted the yupo paper onto a piece of black cardstock. Once the black cardstock was adhered to the base tag, I added the metal looking photo corners to each corner.

To decorate the bottom of the tag, I did the same patina effect on the word band as on the base of the tag. To adhere the word band, I used a couple of glue dots on the back as well as ran black string through either side. To finish the word band, I adhered three Heirloom Roses in the bottom right hand corner.

For the top portion of my tag, I foam squared an arrow in the top left hand corner as well as adhered two heirloom roses slightly above the arrow. To finish the top right hand side of the tag, I cut a small piece of Film strip ribbon and attached it with a staple using the handheld stapler. To add some extra interest to the film strip, I added a mirrored star to it. 

For the ribbon at the top of my tag, I used the linen ribbon and added some colour to it using Walnut Stain Distress Ink on my blending tool. 

Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink: Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain, Distress Paint: Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Peeled Paint, Tarnished Brass, Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Round Blending Tool, Square Blending Tool, Alcohol Ink Applicator Felt, Alcohol Ink: Pitch Black & Mushroom, Alcohol Blending Solution 
- Ranger Ink: #8 Manilla Tags, Jet Black Archival Ink & Mister
- Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink: Potting Soil Archival Ink
- Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Mirrored Stars, Film Strip Ribbon, Word Bands, Paper String - Solids, Heirloom Roses, Industrious Stickers - Borders & Frames, Industrious Stickers - Trims, Linen Ribbon & Handheld Stapler
- Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous: Stamp - Papillon & Stencils - Linen & Industrial
- Tim Holtz for Tonic Studios: Edge Distressor & Scissors
- Misc: Heat Tool & Yupo Paper

I hope I've inspired you to start playing along with the 12 tags of 2016. 


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Halloween Card and Treat Tags

Today I'm back on the Graphic 45 blog with a fun Halloween Card and Treat Tag set  featuring Hallowe'en in Wonderland Deluxe Collectors Edition.  You'll want to head over to the Graphic 45 blog to check out the rest of the photos of my project as well as fellow design team member Lena who has also created a fantastic project for you.

For my second project on the Graphic 45 blog this month, I decided that I would create a fun Halloween card and treat tags. Using two Kraft ATC Tags, I was able to create cut treat tags perfect to give away at school or at that halloween party. 

Tip: For adhering the two tags together, make sure to score at ½” from the bottom of the tags, this way the bottom of the tags will sit on top of each other.

Here is a tutorial on how to make the treat tags at home:

For the card, I layered a few patterned papers along with some fussy cut images that are all found in the Hallowe'en in Wonderland Deluxe Collectors Edition. To finish the card I  added a few shabby chic keys as well as some black Hug a Bug Seam Binding Ribbon.

Here is a tutorial on how to make the Halloween Card at home:

To see more pictures of my Halloween Card and Treat Tags, you'll want to head over to the Graphic 45 blog.

Supplies Used:

- Hallowe'en in Wonderland Deluxe Collectors Edition
- Staples: ATC Tags - Kraft
- Staples: Shabby Chic Metal Keys
- Hug a Bug Seam Binding Ribbon: Cream and Black
- 100lb White Cardstock
- ½” Circle Punch
- Corner Rounder
- Black Soot Distress Ink
- Blending Tool
- Sookwang Tape
- Liquid Glue
- Foam Squares

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to head over to the Graphic 45 blog  to check out the rest of the photos of my project as well as Lena's fantastic project!


Monday, September 19, 2016

Halloween Sneak Peek

I hope that you had a fabulous weekend, I just wanted to stop in quickly to share with you a sneak peek of one of my Halloween projects for Graphic 45. You'll want to mark your calendars for tomorrow, Tuesday, September.20th as I will be up on the 
Graphic 45 Blog. On the same day I get to share the blog with Lena and she will also have a fabulous project to share with you. I hope that you'll take the time to stop by the Graphic 45 blog and check out both of our projects.  I will also be sharing on Tuesday with you some photos of my project on my blog.

- Katelyn