Sunday, December 30, 2012

Creative Soup for the Soul's New Year's Kick Off Party

Come join us at for a New Year's kick off party.  The party will go from 8 am - 12pm  pacific time. You will need to login in and become a membeer of the board.  Then you will need to go to video chat.  When you sign in to the video chat, please select microphone only and then select just typing response.  This way we can have more people join in on the fun.

So what will we be doing:  There will be demo's, projects, games, prizes, info and announcements.

Here are some projects I will be demoing and teaching along with supply lists.  You are welcome to create or just watch.

MELTING POT: Melting pot basics, colors of utee, mixing colors, molds, accenting finished pieces with color, texture treads, glass flowers, beeswax, project trays, and molding compound.

If you want to create as well - just have your melting pot ready, some utee, molds, 3 dimensional flowers (example prima, iamroses), tweezers, silicone spatula's, colors if you have them, rub-n-buff (if you have), etc.

Metal Art:  Demonstrate basic metal tape techniques
Make a metal 6 x 6 canvas

Need 6 x 6 piece (or what ever size you would like) of medium weight chipboard
Chipboard, grunge board, etc. letters and or diecuts
Metal HVAC tape (roll), Range metal tape, or any type of metal tape
metal kit or a stylus, bone folder, an end of a paint brush.
Magic Mesh or Cement tape (optional), Punchinella (optional)
Black acrylic paint
Copper Inka Gold by Viva Decor or Rust Alcohol ink (optional)
If you want to hang it: crop-o-dile, twine, chain or ribbon, and eyelets
E6000 and Beacon 3 in 1 adhesive


Hope you can join us there it will be fun!!!!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Non-Traditional 12 days of Christmas Swap

I participated in the non-traditional 12 days of Christmas swap on the cmb.  We could buy up to 4 of the 12 days, but that still left 8 projects.

My true love gave to me....
Day 1: A partridge in a pear tree - make a fruit themed item.  I went with simple but classic.  I made 3 by 3 note cards.  I used a white textured card stock base.  Layered black textured card stock and a light aqua print.  (Aqua is one of her favorite colors).  I used  the fruit from the Serenade cartridge and was going to do the layers but it just didn't look right.  I decided to go with cutting in black and making it more like a silhouette.  I finished off with black gems in the corners.  I made 6 of the cards and a matching tin to store them in.

Day 2:  Two Turtle Doves - I gave my partner the Damask cricut cartridge.  It was on her MQ and she loves the pattern.

Day 3: Three French Hens - paris or french themed item.  This wasn't the first project I came up with for this day.  However, I just wasn't over the moon with the finished project and end up making a small printers tray.

Day 4: Four Calling birds - feathers  This is my favorite project of them all.  I so wanted to keep this.  It is hard to tell by the pictures, but the centerpiece images are all raised with foam tape.  On the wings, behind the metal ones are feathers.  There TH gears on the center of the rosettes.  I used the tags from the paperline to intermix with the rosettes. This is my favorite line of paper - Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante..


Day 5: 5 golden rings - banner in jewel tones.  My partner requested a Christmas Banner in traditional red and green

Day 6 - 6 geese a laying - make 3 oval gift tags (they are pictured on the previous post along with the gift box.

Day 7 - 7 swans a swimming - an item in blue and green - bought partner blue and green lindy's stamp gang sprays.

Day 8 - 8 maids a milking - create a pearl themed project

Day 9: nine ladies dancing - fill an altered purse with candy

Day 10:  10 Lords a leaping - project using masculine colors

 Day 11 11 pipers piping: 2 trims - I filled the box in little aqua damask bags with the trims plus extras from my stash.  I read that she like Mica Flakes on her mq and I add a variety of colors, crystal pieces, and an altered key.

Day 12: 12 drummers drumming - although this is so not usually my style - this is my second favorite project.  I got the idea from a pin on her board and had to come up with my own version.

Sunday, December 2, 2012


Wow, it has been a long time since I have posted.  I made a ton of projects since the last post.  Unfortunately I didn't take pictures of one of the last swaps I did. This one I am finishing up, I am definitely taking pics of.  Here is one of the projects that I did.  We were to make 3 scalloped oval tags. 

Finished Tag

Cut from Alphalicious on the Cricut at 3 1/2 "  the scallop oval - 3 each, then cut again with the flip so I could back the tag.  Cut the regular oval at 3 1/2" - 3 each.
 Inked all edges in black ink.  then I went over in gold Inka Gold.
 Added flowers that I inked, bling, gears, tulle, and stick pins.  I added black sheer ribbon to the top of the tags.
I had made a little pizza style box for the presentation for the tags.