Thank you for visting my blog. I am fortunate to have friends that love to craft. I hope to meet new frinds as time passes. I have been an avid scrapbooker & crafter since July 1996. Thanks Char. I hope that I can inspire others to enjoy crafting as I have.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Graphic 45 design team announced

Congrats to all the new team members and to all those who are returning for their second year. Visit graphic 45 view all the final projects and meet the new members.  Have a great day.

Artist Trading Cards

Hi, today I made 3 ATC's my first, I enjoyed making them. I hope that you enjoy them as well. I used the graphic 45 "the secrete garden" paper, tags, & stickers. Adding flowers, lace or trims to finish the projects. 

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Kihei Maui HI - 12 X 12 layouts

These are two 12 X 12 layouts I completed at Embellished Memories in Kihei Maui, HI, while there taking care of a family member,

this has a waterfall card attached (made during a card class at the store) in the inside I have a photo of the scrapbook store in Kihei, HI, (Embellished Memories) the card envelope I used to make a large pocket for two large tags that hold 4X6 photo's I used a flourish by Gina's Designs in the lower left corner with cut out flowers from the paper line.

I made this 12 X 12 layout using the graphic 45 paper "the secret garden" I fussy cut the fence, flowers & doorway and raised them using pop dots, then made a 5 X 7 frame for a photo and places behind the fence and punched two layers of flower borders using a EK success flower punch. Embellished with IAR, & recollection flowers

Gina's Designs blog hop winner for my blog is......

Kathleen White ..... Thank you so much for participating in the blog hop, please send me you information so that we can get you the gift certificate. I really enjoyed doing this blog hop & the challenge we all had as the DT.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Welcome to Gina's Design Blog Hop

Welcome to Kathi’s Creations on scrappycounselor.blogspot.com  As you know it is World Creativity & Innovation Week  April 15 – 21.
 In my challenge I choose to do Glass flowers, a photo frame using Martha Stewart corner punches & working with colors outside my comfort zone, which are yellows, oranges & rust. 

This is my creation.

This is a really fun technique that can be applied to anything. It may sound intimidating but it is incredibly simple! I used a Melting Pot for this technique.


Melting pot
Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel by Ranger I used Clear
Wooden dowel or stylist
Flower cutout layers
Buttons, & large brads

 Flower cut outs
 Finished glass flowers

Martha Stewart corner punch

Curl your petals by using your stylus or a wooden dowel.

Once the UTEE has melted, take your flower sections one at a time and dip them into the melted UTEE. Once you have covered the entire section, pull it out of the hot UTEE with your tweezers and let some of the UTEE drip off.
You are going to have to work quickly for this next step. Place your flower on your craft mat. It will harden fairly quickly however you will have a few moments where you can reshape your petals. Be careful not to burn yourself.
After all your flowers sections have hardened you will begin to put them together. You may find that as you fit your flower pieces together that you will need to use pop dots because they don't fit perfectly together. I used pop dots on some and squished some of the others together. Your petals won't break, but you will hear a slight crackling noise. This is just the UTEE cracking on your project. You won't see it on your finished flower unless you use mists or inks which will enhance the cracks. This is called the Broken Glass Technique; after you have glued your pieces together, add buttons, jewels or pearls for your flower centers and you're done.
The photo frame was created by using a corner punch (I used Martha Stewart) place the punch on the edge of the large circle & punch, Being careful not to put the punch all way flush with the end of the punch and the paper. And continue all around the circle. I cut out the center of the circle and continued to do the same technique on the inside of the circle.  
I placed these techniques to create flowers & a photo frame that I added to a canvas layout with Gina’s laser die cuts, “Nancy’s Garden Ivy corners”, one small gate, and a lamp post with a hanging clock, all available at Gina’s designs store. 

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Lace Photo Frame From Gina's Designs

I really had fun creating this photo frame, I choose my photo's from our visit to crater lake, & to the restoration pow wow in Klamath Falls. It was a moment in time. I used the hanging clock from Gina's Design, as well as the antique bike, & the word saying as well as the Tim Holtz bird cage. Using embellishments from Graphic 45,  I used shimmerize on the flowers, the embellishments and the flowers for a shimmering look.

Graphic 45 French County altered wooden box & mini Album

I used the chicken wire from Gina's Designs for the front of the mini album, I love this paper line, it is fun to design projects with this paper line. I used the chipboard sheet from the French Country line along with the paper. I used the 12 X 12 paper size. 

Top of box
Mini Album Front

Sewing Machine Mini Album

Gina's Designs Team April 2013 Project

This is a mini album from Gina's Design, A sewing machine mini I used paper from Stampin Up. Dress forms, corsets, & other laser die cuts from Gina's store

Saturday, April 13, 2013

MIA computer issues

I have been having two weeks of computer issues, being off the mainland, I felt stranded. I am back and home trying to get projects uploaded. so far today I was able to upload two. One is MIA must figure out what happened to the French County project.  First I uploaded a shadow box I made for my husband, after receiving my things from Gina & went on a scavenger hunt the his man cave. 

Gina's Design project for April is ..... A man shadow box.

I used Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutant paperline, Tim Holtz trinkets along with Gina's laser cut gears as well as the shadow box

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