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Clearsnap {GOLD FOIL} Blog Hop!!!

hello!

welcome to the Clearsnap {Gold Foil} Blog Hop!

it’s titled “Gold Foil”, but you’ll see lots of foil colors besides gold used in projects on this hop. i used several different colors myself!

foil is HOT right now! you will find it embellishing everything from clothing to home decor and Clearsnap has some great products that you can use to BLING up YOUR projects!

i am showing 3 quick and easy techniques to add foil accents to chipboard as well as a frame made using the pieces from one of the techniques.

TECHNIQUE #1: adding foil accents to chipboard using dry adhesive…

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for this chipboard heart, i left it au natural.  you could ink or paint it if you don’t like the look of the raw chipboard. the dry adhesive i used has a small “dot” pattern in it, which i like as it adds texture to the piece. i rubbed on the adhesive in different spots, and then burnished on the foil. filling in spots and overlapping them as i worked. you could also cover the chipboard piece completely with the adhesive first, then add the foil around in different areas, but i prefer the layered look i got working in small sections and slightly overlapping the adhesive and foils.

supplies:

Clearsnap: Designer Foils: Campfire, Lagoon and Cherry Pie

Grafix: Artist-Tac

Chipboard Heart

TECHNIQUE #2: adding foil accents using double sided tape…

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i started with the same chipboard heart but this time, covered it completely with double sided tape.  then i cut strips of foil and applied them diagonally on the heart. then i added strips of a narrow double sided tape going the other way and burnished on a different foil.

supplies:

Clearsnap: Designer Foils: Plum Crazy, Lagoon, Silver Fog and Winter Sky

Scor-Pal: Score Tape: Wide and Narrow Double Sided Tape

Chipboard Heart

TECHNIQUE #3: adding foil accents using Design Adhesives…

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plain chipboard letters were first painted with Izink Inks. then once dry, Design Adhesives were applied to the letters and then foiled.

supplies:

Clearsnap: Design Adhesives: French Swirl, Designer Foil: Plum Crazy and Izink Ink: Tulip and Opaline

Chipboard Letters

here is a frame i made using the foiled “love” letters…

foil frame - wm

the frame was painted with Izink Ink. then Design Adhesives were applied in areas around the frame and then foiled. flowers and trim complete the look.

supplies:

Clearsnap: Design Adhesives: Ornate Border, Designer Foil: Siilver Fog, Izink Ink: Amethyst, Tulip and Opaline, ColorBox Pigment Ink: Burlap and Plum and ColorBox Stylus & Tips

Hydrangea Hippo: Pink Beaded Hoops

Foiled Chipboard Letters

Wood Frame

Flowers

Vintage Silver Cording

Paintbrush

here are a few hints to remember when working with the Designer Foils and Designer Adhesives:

* you can use ALL the foil on each sheet of Designer Foil. just keep applying it and moving to a spot that still has foil and applying again.

* you can use ALL of the designs on the Design Adhesive sheets too. you can cut them apart or just burnish off the portion you want, then move to apply remaining designs.

* surface must be DRY before applying Design Adhesives or Designer Foils otherwise they may not apply correctly.

* you can use a bone folder to burnish Designer Foils or Design Adhesives, but your finger works great.

i put together a Snapguide showing how to do each of the 3 foiling techniques on the chipboard pieces, you can find it here: 3 Techniques to Foil Chipboard

i also put together a separate Snapguide showing how to create the frame step by step: Foil Accented Valentine Frame

watch for Valentine cards featuring the 2 foiled hearts on the Clearsnap Blog in february!

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SAVE THE DATE!!!

SAVE THE DATE!!!

don’t mess with TexasDE-constructed altered book class will be held from 1:30 to 5:00 on SUNDAY, march 1 at scrapbook n’ more.

YUP! susan is gonna open the store JUST FOR US! so PLEASE mark your calendars now. you can SIGN UP NOW if you like. cost of the class will be $48.

there should be LOTS of CHA goodies in the store by then, so you can come a little early (susan will open the store at 1:00) if you’d like to shop before the class!

i post shots of some of the supplies i’ll be using early next week and will try to get the sample done ASAP!

and don’t forget my first classes of the year will be coming up on tuesday, january 27 – photoFULL and money $aving $ketches. both at scrapbook n’ more from 10:30 to 1:30. take one or both! cost is $15 per class. please call scrapbook n’ more to sign up.

AND – one more thing… there will be a garage sale at scrapbook n’ more THIS saturday, january 17 beginning at 9amCASH ONLY! get there early for the BEST selection! jimmyesue from Texana Designs will be there offering a free make n take from 9am-11:30. there will be drawings offered as well as a free mini stamp with your purchase of $15 in Texana Designs stamps.

thanks!

 


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upcycled valentine on the TCW blog…

hiya!

i have a card up on The Crafter’s Workshop Blog – it’s an upcycled Valentine…

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i used several different stencils from TCW and gelatos to color it in. the card base is a paper bag leftover from holiday shopping and the background and embellishment are pages torn from a second hand romance novel.

please view it on the TCW BLOG – UPCYCLED VALENTINE for more info as well as a link to a Snapguide i made showing how i made the card step-by-step. and if you like it, please post a comment for me on the TCW Blog so i’ll know you stopped by!

thanks,


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Happy New Year!!!

happy new year – a week and a half late! lol!

i realized today that this january marks the beginning of the 8th year of my blog; my first post was january 3, 2008.

i only began blogging because i was tired of answering “no” when asked if i had one. to me “blog” sounded like such a depressing, techie word – B—L—O—G – like a foghorn with a nasal twang – that’s what i heard in my head anyway!

i haven’t always been consistent with my posts, but some of you have hung in there with me anyway from the start. and i’ve picked up a few new readers along the way.

i reread my first blog posts, and if you are interested in seeing what was going on in january 2008, click HERE.

i’m not sure what all 2015 will bring, besides my oldest graduating high school – YIKES! i like to contemplate my teaching and design schedules about this time each year. so far, i haven’t decided to make many changes. i’m still planning on teaching my photoFULL and money $aving $ketches classes and planning a few altered book classes. i may offer some seasonal mini book or altered projects, but will probably wait to see if i’m inspired by a paper collection or idea!

the next altered book i am planning is a texas themed one. i am leaning to doing it in the DE-constructed style as i think it will work better with the embellishments i have in mind. i am still collecting tiques and trinkets for it. i will be using stamps from Paper Wings Productions, which is owned and operated by carrie avery which some of you know. i think the class will probably be in march – either before or after spring break. hopefully timed right for your bluebonnet photos!

wishing you all a very happy and prosperous new year!


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{merry} christmas canvas on the TCW blog…

hello!

are you getting things checked off your holiday list? mine are being ticked off VERY SLOWLY! Christmas seems to come faster and faster every year. the more i try to be prepared, the less prepared i feel!

i did manage to finish a canvas that i started in my altered canvas class last month. it even has a PHOTO on it! we went to a tree farm and found a very fat, very “crazy” Christmas tree! it is definitely different, but that is why we liked it. i snapped a photo of the hubbie and kids standing in front of it before we chopped it down. it went perfect with the canvas colors {i wonder how THAT happened – surely i didn’t select the clothes JUST to match the canvas – or did i! LOL!}

here is a pic of the finished canvas…

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you can view the post about this project on The Crafter’s Workshop Blog here: {MERRY} ALTERED CANVAS.

if you visit the TCW BLOG, please post a comment there so i’ll know you stopped by!

thanks, and if i don’t get a chance to post again…

have a merry CHRISTmas…


christmas ornaments on the TCW Blog

hi all!

i have a new project up on The Crafter’s Workshop Blog, these embossed metal ornaments…

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these ornaments are easy to make and are great for embellishing packages, bags, cards and tags.

metal pieces were embossed using a diecut machine and stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop. the tinting was done using Izink Inks from Clearsnap.

i’ve put together a Snapguide that shows how to make these step-by-step in both written and photo directions. you can view the project and get the link to the Snapguide by visiting the post here: EMBOSSED METAL ORNAMENTS – TCW BLOG

please post a comment for me on the TCW Blog, it would be nice to know you visited!

thanks,


new card sketch…

hello!

i’ve added my card sketch for november to the Clearsnap Blog, here is the sample card i made using the sketch…

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i think you might be surprised to find out what products i used to make this card! you can get the sketch and check out the details here: tami’s november card sketch

you’ll also find a link to the Snapguide that shows how to make this card step-by-step in both written and photo directions on the Clearsnap Blog.

i hope you’ll check it out and post a comment on the Clearsnap Blog to let me know you stopped by!

thanks,


november photoFULL & M$$ classes…

hello!

this month’s photoFULL & money $aving $ketches classes will be held on tuesday, november 18 from 10:30 to 1:30 at Scrapbook n’ More in new braunfels…

here are some snippets of the layouts…

photoFULL: another BIG ONE! with Christmas fast approaching, i thought you could use some LARGE photoFULL layout! this one holds about 25+ photos a mix of verticals and horizontals, and not much cropping of photos unless you want to.

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money $aving $ketches: both layouts hold about 8 photos, there are some large mats so you can crop your photos to fit as you wish. layouts can use horizontal or vertical photos or a mix of both. photos that can be cropped to 4 X 4 are especially good for these layouts.

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you can find more info on these two class series by clicking on: CLASS INFO PHOTOFULL or CLASS INFO MONEY $AVING $KETCHES.

you can take these classes at the following locations…

you can attend one or both of these classes on tuesday, november 18, from 10:30 to 1:30 at Scrapbook N’ More in new braunfels

please call (830) 214-1690 for more info or to sign up. cost of EACH class is $15 and does include your choice of $5 in supplies. if you do decide to come last minute or if you just didn’t sign up – that is not a problem – PLEASE STILL COME!

Linda Norman is also be teaching this class at her home

Linda has been taking my classes for awhile, and was nice enough to offer to teach these classes for those of you who liked them, but can’t make it out to new braunfels. Linda will be working a month behind… for instance, the PF and M$$ classes i am teaching for november at Scrapbook N’ More, will be offered by Linda in december. you can contact Linda at: scrappytherapy@satx.rr.com to sign up or for more information.

via e-mail

if you can’t make the classes at Scrapbook N’ More or at Linda’s, then you can get them by e-mail. please contact me to set up either or both of these classes through e-mail. please click on the contact me tab and let me know you are interested, and i’ll get back to you with the details.

these will be the last classes i’ll be teaching for the year, no classes for december, we’ll pick back up in january.


Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!

hi all!

Clearsnap hosted the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop on their blog this past weekend…

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there are TONS of great gift ideas done by designers from dozens of companies. you are sure to find LOTS of inspiration to get a head start on your holiday crafting.

i designed a memo board using a wood plaque as a base and dressed it up with embossing folders, diecuts and of course lots of inky goodness from Clearsnap…

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i made a Snapguide showing how i made this project step-by-step with a complete supply list too. you can view this project, get a link to the Snapguide AND links to MORE great projects by visiting the CLEARSNAP BLOG.

happy hopping!


altered canvas class

hi all,

i had a comment on the altered canvas class asking about making a “christmas” themed canvas…

YES! i think that is a great idea! i have several christmas themed stencils, and i think making a canvas to display your holiday photo would be wonderful.

i’ll bring some seasonal “bits” in case any of you attending would like to make your canvas a holiday one.

there are still some spots available, so if you’d like to come, please do! just call Scrapbook N’ More to sign up!

thanks,

tami

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