Monday, January 30, 2012

Resin Mold Pieces

Late last summer , I saw this video by Jennifer McGuire and was planning on having a go making my own resin mold flowers. September turned into October which turned into November. Then Thanksgiving in the U.S was here which of course is just one big blur until early January. I never did make any resin flowers.

Then Lacey started carrying Molded Resin pieces by Melissa Frances at Stamp and Create. My creative mind went wild with ideas on how to use the various pieces. I had to buy some.  BUT the horder in me wanted to save them and only take them out on special occasions and never use them on ANY project. Then the lightbulb went on! I can use them to create molds and make my own never ending supply of resin pieces.

I got the EasyMold and EasyCast from Michaels, my local craft shop. I got the pigment from a local plastic shop (Tap Plastics).

Here are the molds I made.

Here are several pieces coming out of the molds.

I have been in mass production mode.....the original pieces are in the lower right.

Here are a few of the same molded pieces in the few colours I have used. The first line are the original pieces.The second row are plain white, third row are white ones painted with cream acrylic paint. I made the the pink and red ones using the red and white pink pigments.

Some close ups

Another Close up

Next I need to try to make them with Tim Holtz Distress Inks!

Here are some of the projects that use some of these pieces.

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Stamp and Create Magnolia Product Spotlight

Over at Stamp and Create we are back this week with a new Product Spotlight Sale and Weekly Candy.
The new weekly candy is:

This weeks product spotlight is Magnolia. All of the Magnolia Stamps are on sale.

The inspiration for my card comes from all of those cross country car races like the Mille Miglia. It also comes from the three Mini's racing through the Streets of Turin in The Italian Job

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

ABC B is for .....

This week's ABC Christmas Challnege is B is for Bunting and Bears and is being hosted by Dorte
Fabulous Sponsors are
Our very own Lacey with Stamp and create
and a whopping prize

and Bugaboo

Challenge Blog:
fabulous Prize

Yes, it's another hanging. It has tons of dry embossing using various embossing folders and Tim Holtz Coredinations sandable cardstock. I used my cricut machine and Sure Cuts A Lot software to create the large bunting shapes.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Penny Black Christmas Everyday
Cardstock: Tim Holz Coredinations: Pine Needles, Brushed Sage, Barn Door
Accessories: Metal spacers, pearl brads, Amerin Craft Letters

Here is a close up of the charm I made. I stamped the image on craft shrink plastic. I coloured it with copic markers. I punched a hole using a hole punch then I used my heat gun to shrink the piece.

On a sad note, I have decided to step down from the ABC Christmas Challenge Design Team. Too many of my other responsibilities need more focus! It has been a fabulous challenge. I will miss all of the creative talented ladies on the team!


Monday, January 23, 2012

Stamp and Create Belles N Whistles

I've got another wall hanging to show today. I made this one for my kitchen. This is the perfect decoration for my kitchen as I seem to be always plating up something for my (VERY DEMANDING) furry purry friends.

The image is from Belles n' Whistles which is this weeks Stamp and Create Product Spotlight!

Here are some close ups

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Stamp and Create Product Spotlight

Happy Monday!
Over at Stamp and Create, this weeks product spotlight is Buttons, Brads, Bling, & Ornaments. I used a tons of ornaments on my project!

I made and adorable wall hanging using Belles n' Whistles Planting some Love. The paper is October Afternoon Modern Homemaker. The Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ornate Frame, word Sticks, Corner piece, Melissa Francis Resin Heart, and Resin Scroll Piece are all on sale for this weeks product spotlight.  The other embellishments used on this project are: Jenni Bowlin Stick pins in Pewter and Garnet, Large Prima- Trellis Roses Fontaine covered with Crystal Stickles, and May Arts Stripped Burgandy/Ivory Ribbon. Here are some close ups of this project.

With Valentines day just around the corner, I also want to showcase the Melissa Francis ornate resin pieces that Lacey is carrying that are featured in this weeks product spotlight. The Corner piece and hearts on the following card were painted with cream acrylic paint and then sponged with some pink distress ink.  

Thanks for visiting! Have a great week!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

ABC Christmas Challenge.....A is for Anything Goes

What better way to start the New Year than to start building the stash of Christmas Cards. The first ABC Christmas challenge of the year is an easy one,
Anything Christmas Goes Challenge Hosted by Lacey

Fabulous Sponsors are
Simon Says Stamp with a fab $15 voucher excluding postage.
Stamp Fairy

$10 Gift Certificate

Ribbon Girl

Mini Christmas Ribbon Kit WOW! AWESOME prizes!!

Here is my card using Twinking Star by Lili of the Valley.

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Stamp and Create - It's a New Year!

Happy January 9th! Today I've got the cutest little Tiger to showcase this week's Stamp and Create Product Spotlight: Wags n' Whiskers. All Wags n' Whiskers stamps are on sale!

The Stamp and Create Monthly Challenge is Anything Goes! Perfect for those who are still looking for their crafting Mojo after all of the Winter Holidays!

I used the Purrrrfect image for a birthday card, Wags n' Whiskers Stamp Toby's Gift. The sentiment is from the new Whimsy Raindrop Echo Friendship Notables 2 set die cut with the coordinating Shapeology Die. The paper is Basic Grey Life of the Party. I also used May Arts Silk Ribbon, small spacers and American Crafts Primaries mini brads.

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Monday, January 2, 2012

Magical Mondays - Anything Goes

Happy New Year! I am starting off the new year with a Magical Monday Challenge Post!

We are sponsored this challenge by our very own Lacey and her store Stamp and Create!

Stamp and Create is an online store based in the US. We have low flat rate shipping worldwide. We host a Weekly Candy on the Store's Blog each Monday! With a Product Spotlight Sale each week. We currently have many items on sale in our Clearance, Halloween, and Christmas Categories. Plus the newest Magnolias are now available!
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Wee Snippet
Ink: Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: SU Pacific Point
Paper: Basic Grey Fort Lauderdale
Accessories: Basic Grey Brads, SU Chunky Glitter, Embroidered Flower Lace
Thanks for visiting! I hope you get a chance to participate in this first Magical Mondays Challenge for 2012!