Friday, January 30, 2015

Valentine, You've Got Mail

Well in true form I'm linking up my entry for the 20th challenge at CC3C on the last day with less than 7 hours to go. One of my goals for 2015 is to link my future projects up by the end of the first week. Wish me luck! 

This challenge focuses on the second part of Distress Watercoloring and I created mini Valentine cards using Tim's technique.

 The size was dictated by the metal mailbox I altered to place them in. Here's the second one...


I used stamps from Tim's Mini Blueprints 2 on each.

I actually made a third card but the photo was fuzzy and I'm in a bit of a hurry trying to get this linked up so might add it later. It's the first card in the stack, hopefully I can add a photo over the weekend.

To alter the mailbox, which was in my alterables stash, I added a coat of Gesso, painted it with pink acrylic paint and wrapped 3 ribbons around it. To the front I added a rhinestone heart flourish and ephemera from Tim's 8x8 seasonal stash paper pack. The rosette is by K and Company. 
Here are my process photos.

This challenge is being sponsored by 

The Funkie Junkie Boutique

The Funkie Junkie is offering a $25.00 shopping spree to one lucky CC3Cer!

It's not too late to play along with the Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge. You will need to work from your own copy of Tim's Compendium of Curiosities III book and you can order an autographed copy here. As always, no techniques were shared out of respect for Tim and the work he puts into the making of these books. 

That's all for me, thanks for the visit today!
Lisa xx

Thursday, January 29, 2015

12 Tags of 2015-January

~my January tag~

I'm excited to start off 2015 by playing along with Tim's 12 Tags of 2015. This is the first year that's ever happened! As I got into the various steps I found myself enjoying the creative process and that's why I love Tim's techniques and fabulous products.

Following his lead I started off by grabbing a #8 manila tag and adding Melange tissue wrap to the base. I used Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass and Vintage Photo Distress Paint to color the tissue then sprayed it with Walnut Stain Distress Spray. Next I grabbed a pack of chitchat stickers and began choosing the words I wanted to use on my tag. The alpha numbers were altered with distress paint-tarnished brass and brushed pewter-while the "5" received a coat of glossy accents and a dusting of tarnished brass distress glitter. 

As an afterthought I added a layer of Tim's filmstrip over the Idea-olgy alpha number one.

I added chitchat sticker words to the top that relate to travel. We have several trips planned for 2015 that I'm excited about! In fact my family started off the year by enjoying a week at the most magical place ever-Walt Disney World-and we had a blast. :) If you look closely you can see I also included some rub on words-a beautiful world. The wing, mini gear sprockets and mirrored stars are Idea-ology products. The stars were adhered to the sprockets with glossy accents as were all of the metal elements.

After altering the alpha numbers with tarnished brass distress paint I decided to go over it with brushed pewter as well. An Idea-ology arrow points to the bottom of my tag. 

Chitchat stickers were added to the bottom and I included more rub ons. The stickers were distressed with distress markers-brushed corduroy and black soot. 

Before I close I've included a few photos of Cinderella's castle from our recent trip. I love the Frozen look at night and best of all the color continually changes. It's so cool and I kept snapping away!





Close up of the front.

It's always beautiful!

I had to include this photo-my fave character from Alice in Wonderland. :) 

Thanks for the visit, have a fabulous weekend everyone.
Lisa xx

Monday, January 26, 2015

2015 Planner from The Cutting Cafe

2015 Secret Garden Planner

Happy Monday everyone, hope your week is off to a good start. I'm back to share my latest project featuring The Planner Printable Set by the talented Regina Easter, owner/designer of The Cutting Cafe. I absolutely love this set and because of its popularity she expanded it to include several add on's as well as a Holiday Planner. I'll include links for those at the end of my post as well as the other two planners I created last year. For now I have a ton of photos to share of my Secret Garden Planner so let's get started.

Graphic 45's Secret Garden paper collection was used for the 
covers and spine. 

The letters and numbers are from the Secret Garden 
cardstock sticker sheet. I added the numbers to the 
ribbon so the "5" can be easily changed to a "6" next year. 

This pretty frame was purchased at Hobby Lobby. I placed the 
cut out in it and distressed it a bit with Vintage Photo which was also 
used to distress each and every edge of this planner. ;) The butterflies
are chipboard stickers from K and Company that were in my stash.

I added a Roman numeral clock cut out to the upper right corner 
and added a Prima brad to the center. Kaisercraft bliss pearls provide a 
decorative border for it.  

Back Cover featuring a SC sticker.

The inside covers also feature the Secret Garden collection but
the pocket flap is from G45's Place in Time. A cut out (SC) was added
to the My 2015 Planner cover.

2015 Full Calendar Sheet
(offered in black/white or colored which I used throughout
this planner)

Every category/month in this printable set has a tab and was  
distressed with antique linen distress ink by Tim Holtz.

Important Numbers Pages
(print off as many as you need)

These are handy to have in your planner-Monthly Goals and
Monthly Bill Payment Log.

Notes and a blank page to record anything you need/want.
I stamped "To Do" on the blank pages because this planner is 
for my big sis and she always has a long To Do list. ;)

Regina includes tabbed dividers in the Planner set
but I wanted to use my G45 Place in Time calendar paper. 

This is what the weekly format looks like. I added cut out's, 
stickers, etc. throughout to mark special occasions/holidays. Stamps would 
work well too.

Here are a few of my favorite monthly divider's using G45's Place in Time.

I added a pocket to the back of each monthly divider
and stamped Receipts on it. I like the idea of being
able to find a receipt when I need it. :)

The Cutting Cafe also offers add on's to the 2015 Planner Printable Set which you can view here

{Holiday Planner, Password add on, 25 Days of Christmas, etc.}

The Cutting Cafe

It's not to late to create your own planner or give one as a gift!!!

Here are the links to my other two planners and the add on sheets at TCC.
(this file is also included in the Planner Set)
Now for the add on's-
Click this link and it will pull up all of the add ons plus the additional planners (.ie. Holiday, Meal,)

Thanks for the visit today and my apologies if I haven't been by to visit your blog lately. The past two months have been hectic around my home and hopefully things are going to slow down starting this week. It has to, right? 

Lisa xx

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A Mini Calendar

2015 Mini Flip Calendar

Hi there! As promised I'm back with my design team project for The Cutting Cafe. I used the 2015 Calendar Printable Set to create my mini flip calendar for my desk.

On months with special occasions I added an Idea-ology metal 

This is one of Tim's industrial borders.

I used papers from Donna Salazar which I adhered to my 3.5 chipboard bases.  My Cinch binding machine turned it into a flip calendar which I'll enjoy all year. :)

2015 Calendar Printable Set




Regina offers several files in this set including this fun calendar keychain set. 

 The Cutting Cafe

The Cutting Cafe

To see more projects featuring this file and other calendar files by Regina check out the creations by the design team tomorrow on TCC blog. Also, the winner of 3 free cutting file sets will be announced. If you'd like to be in the running just leave a comment on the DT post. 
I hope you'll give this set a try. :)

Have a great week!
Lisa xx

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