My Creative Time 70th Edition Release Week- Spooky & Creepy Night

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Hi everyone! It’s sneak peek week over at My Creative Time for their 70th edition release, and I am so excited to be joining in on the fun with a special guest designer project. Today is day two of peeks, and Emma is showcasing a new Halloween stamp and die set called Spooky & Creepy Night.


I am a huge fan of all things fall, and this sweet new set is at the top of my list of favorites for Halloween crafting this year! This adorable set includes the spiderweb, the pumpkin, and the ghost, and lots of silly faces that interchange between. And wait until you see all the great sentiments included, too.


I made a fun little scene for my card today, framed within Emma’s previously released Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More die set. And the patterned paper is from the Idea-ology Materialize paper stash.


***Sneak Peek giveaway!***

Emma is giving away a free set of today’s new products to one lucky commenter, so don’t forget to leave a comment here, then pop over to the My Creative Time blog to see what the rest of the team has for you. Emma will announce today’s winner on the MCT blog tomorrow. Remember, as always, the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win. VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case “YOU” are the lucky winner! For EXTRA entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it OR even instagram it! #mycreativetime! Good luck everyone! And thanks so much for stopping by!

The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

My Creative Time: Spooky & Creepy Night stamp and die set (available on the MCT website 8/18)
My Creative Time: Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More die set

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - White - 12 SheetsTim Holtz Core'dinations DISTRESS ColorCore 12 x 12 Cardstock GX190000Ranger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round

Idea-ology Materialize Paper Stash
May Arts Ribbon

The “Extras” with Tim Holtz Assemblage

Hi Sweet Friends! Happy Monday, and a very happy 4th of July holiday to my friends and family here in the States!

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As many of you know, I have taken on a new hobby of jewelry making this past year, and have been having the most fun playing with the new Tim Holtz Assemblage collection. Today I am excited to share my latest jewelry pieces with you. These are what I’m lovingly referring to as the “extras”, made with the leftovers from my previous projects.


One of my favorite ways to use the Assemblage chain components is to combine bits and pieces of multiple strands to create a varied design. And one of my favorite outcomes of that is having smaller sections of chain leftover for new projects, like the bracelets I am sharing today. This first one is a double-wrap bracelet made with the beautiful pink rosary bead chain, decorated with sparkling accents and charms.


Jewelry projects like these are truly soooooo easy to create. Simply attach a jump ring to one end of chain, and a lobster claw to the other, and then add a few charms in between.  I used a mixture of Sparkling Rondelle and Diamonds & Pearls charms along with that adorable wishbone charm. I’m thinking of this one as my Lucky Charm piece.

The second bracelet is done in an oxidized silver finish using extras from the Gunmetal Link chain. I attached a lobster claw and jump ring at the ends again, along with a dangle of extra chain to act as an extender. And then I attached a Diamonds & Pearls charm and another Sparkling Rondelle for a bit of extra detail.


The center of the bracelet is decorated with one of my favorite pieces from the entire collection, the beautiful round shell charm from the Shell Flower & Links charms, which I topped with a Flower Rosette charm via a pair of gunmetal rings. So simple, and just so fun!

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you all have a lovely holiday for those celebrating this long weekend. Any special plans in the works?


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Tim Holtz Assemblage 18 INCH ROSARY CHAIN PINK THA20011Tim Holtz Assemblage 18 INCH GUNMETAL LINK CHAIN THA20006Tim Holtz Assemblage PACK OF 3 SHELL FLOWER AND LINKS CHARMS THA20044Tim Holtz Assemblage PACK OF 3 LUCKY CHARMS THA20038Tim Holtz Assemblage PACK OF 3 GEMSTONE FLOWERS LINKS THA20032Tim Holtz Assemblage PACK OF 12 DIAMONDS AND PEARLS CHARMS THA20028Tim Holtz Assemblage PACK OF 8 SPARKLING RONDELLS CHARMS THA20046Tim Holtz Assemblage PACK OF 12 LOBSTER CLAW CLASPS ASSORTED THA20051Tim Holtz Assemblage PACK OF 60 JUMP RINGS FINDINGS ASSORTED THA20063

A Father’s Day Tutorial with Ranger Ink

Hello, Crafty Friends!
Thanks for stopping by!

Father’s Day Card by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com
I’m off to a bit of a late start to my week, with a Tuesday post instead of my usual Monday. It’s been busy here, with lots of things on my to-do list….. but busy in a very good way. Tomorrow we’re heading out on vacation. I’m going home, friends! Home to visit my family. 🙂


It’s a very rare occurrence for me, but this year I get to spend Father’s Day with my dad. And of course a special occasion like that calls for a handmade card. So I have pulled out some of my favorite inky Ranger and Tim Holtz goodies to create this retro, masculine Father’s Day card for him, which I’m very excited to be sharing this week on the Ranger Ink blog.


My parents live near San Francisco, so it seems only fitting to pull out this amazing Tim Holtz Cityscape die for his Father’s Day card this year. I love all the individual pieces that come in this collection, but for this card, I used one of the border dies to create a quick and easy city scene, layered onto a Stitched Rectangles die cut frame.


I pulled out some of the darker range of Distress inks to watercolor the buildings, and then added highlights to the vellum windows with a yellow Distress marker. The sky was water-colored, too, with a golden glow for a sunny background.


I added some stamps and splatters, and a grungy finish with opaque Texture Paste. Papers from the Memoranda paper stash and a die cut sentiment banner.

I’ve got the complete step-by-step tutorial up on the Ranger Ink blog, if you’d like to learn more!

P.S.~ Today is the last chance to snatch up the few remaining goodies in my AudOnes Prims shop before I close for vacation. There’s still a couple of items from my nautical summer mini-release, and even a few remaining spring prims, as well. Last chance!

 

 

Have a wonderful day, everyone! I’m heading out tomorrow, but hope to visit and post while I’m away.  So, my friends, I will see you all soon!


Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532RESERVE Tim Holtz Idea-ology 12 x 12 Paper Stash MEMORANDA Paperie TH93550Tim Holtz Core'dinations KRAFT CORE NOSTALGIC 12 x 12 Paper Stack GX-1920-00Silhouette America - 8.5 x 11 Vellum PackSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Cityscape, SkylineTim Holtz Sizzix STITCHED RECTANGLES Thinlits Die 661189Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Sentiment Words, ThinTim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps HABERDASHERY CMS105May Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Black SootRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Pumice StoneRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Chipped SapphireTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FADED JEANS Ranger TIM21452Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Stormy SkyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Ground EspressoTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Fossilized AmberRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Marker - Wild HoneyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Crayons - Set 3Ranger Ink - Texture Paste - Opaque CrackleRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 PackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundRanger Ink - Palette Knife Set - Black - 4 PiecesTim Holtz Idea-ology SANDING GRIP Block Tool Sand TH92482Sizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and GraySizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093

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The Granby Necklace with Tim Holtz Assemblage

Hello, Crafty Friends!
Happy, Happy Friday!

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I have been having the most fun playing with the new Tim Holtz Assemblage collection, and today I am excited to share my latest jewelry piece with you! This one I am calling my Granby necklace, once again named for the beautiful tag charm I used.


I know I’ve mentioned lots of things that I love about this jewelry line, but I have to say it again… each piece is so beautifully crafted, and I’m in awe of just how many different finishes and findings there are to choose from.


So far, I’ve managed to make necklaces in both a gunmetal and antique brass finish (click here and here if you missed those posts), and today I have a bright silver piece to share, accented with my most favorite stone ever, turquoise. Once again I’ve taken lots of photos, and will walk you through the assembly process for all of those wishing to create their own Granby accessories.


One of my favorite things about creating my own handmade jewelry is having the ability to mix and match many different pieces into one. For this necklace, I have combined three silver chains, and love the visual texture that adds. And better yet, I still have pieces of leftover chain that are perfect for making a matching bracelet. Bonus! For this necklace, I began with the Silver Textured Loop chain, with a Flat Toggle clasp added in the middle. At the right end, I added a Diamonds & Pearls charm and and one of the smaller Turquoise Medallions.


From the bottom of the medallion, I added two chains, a 5″ length of Silver Delicate Loop chain, and a 7″ length of Silver Link chain. Simply open up a link on any of the chains to create lengths in any size. At the halfway point on the Silver Link section, I added the focal point dangle, made from many pieces but soooo easy to put together. First I attached a Pearl & Ornate Frame Pendant, with a Sparkling Rondelle added to the same jump ring. From the frame itself, hangs the Tags Charm followed by another Diamonds & Pearls charm.


At the other end is a repeat of elements. The chains are attached to the second Turquoise Medallion, and then the medallion links to the other side of the necklace. I also added another Diamonds & Pearls charm to pull it all together.

So fun, and really easy, too! Remember all Tim Holtz Assemblage products are available through Joanne Fabric & Craft stores or online at joann.com, and now through Simon Says Stamp, too.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day!


The products I used are linked below:

Tim Holtz Assemblage 18 INCH DELICATE SILVER LOOP CHAIN THA20012Tim Holtz Assemblage 18 INCH SILVER LINK CHAIN THA20013Tim Holtz Assemblage 18 INCH SILVER TEXTURED LOOP CHAIN THA20015Tim Holtz Assemblage PEARL AND ORNATE FRAME PENDANT THA20077Tim Holtz Assemblage PACK OF 3 MEDALLIONS CHARMS TURQUOISE THA20049Tim Holtz Assemblage PACK OF 3 TAGS CHARMS THA20048Tim Holtz Assemblage PACK OF 12 DIAMONDS AND PEARLS CHARMS THA20028Tim Holtz Assemblage PACK OF 8 SPARKLING RONDELLS CHARMS THA20046Tim Holtz Assemblage PACK OF 6 FLAT TOGGLES CLASPS THA20052Tim Holtz Assemblage PACK OF 60 JUMP RINGS FINDINGS ASSORTED THA20063

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The Patina Leaves Set with Tim Holtz Assemblage

Hello Crafty Friends, and happy Monday!
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

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Today I am excited to share another jewelry project with you featuring the fabulous new Assemblage collection by Tim Holtz.


As a relatively new jewelry maker, I cannot emphasize enough how fun and how easy it is to create with the new Assemblage collection. This line literally has everything you need to complete any jewelry project, from the basic findings like jump rings and clasps to a huge variety of chains, and all the gorgeous charms and links needed for adding that personal finishing touch. It truly is just a matter of opening and closing a few jump rings and chains, and you are on your way to beautiful jewelry.


Early in the month, I shared a glitzy necklace project in a gunmetal finish with lots of bling (click HERE in case you missed it), and today I’ve got a little set in brass to show featuring some of my absolute favorite Assemblage charms, the Patina Leaves.


I really love this look. It’s so fun combining all the different bits and pieces, and I just love how unique the finished project turns out. So different from the typical store-bought jewelry. I’ve taken lots of detail photos to share and will walk you through the process, in case you’d like to make a patina leaves set of your own.


This necklace begins with the Brass Link 18″ chain. Fold the chain in half to determine the center point, and open the center chain link using a pair of needle-nose pliers. Attach a Flat Toggle clasp to the two ends of the chain for the closure. At the bottom of the right chain comes a jump ring followed by an Ornate Ovals link in brass. Add another jump ring to the bottom end of the oval link and attach a Lobster Claw Clasp. Then to the jump rings and clasp, add a variety of charms and dangles. I used a pair of Diamonds & Pearls charms, and an adorable puppy Brass Bezel charm, too.


I like to mix chains to add a bit of texture and variety, so here I added a 5″ length of Brass Loop chain next, attached by the lobster claw at one end, and a jump ring at the other. Then comes that beautiful Branch charm.


One really fun thing about this charm is that there are holes along the branch where you can add some dangles if you choose. I attached a couple more of the Diamonds & Pearls charms and a pair of amazing Patina Leaves. The end of the branch meets up with the left side of the Brass Link chain.


With some of the leftover Brass Loop chain, I created a matching bracelet, closed with one of the Lobster Claw clasps. On the center link, I added a jump ring, to which I could attach a trio of charms.

Remember all Tim Holtz Assemblage products are available through Joanne Fabric & Craft stores or online at joann.com, and now through Simon Says Stamp, as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day!


The products I used are linked below:

Tim Holtz Assemblage 18 INCH BRASS LOOP CHAIN THA20003Tim Holtz Assemblage 18 INCH BRASS LINK CHAIN THA20002Tim Holtz Assemblage BRANCH CHARM THA20021Tim Holtz Assemblage PACK OF 3 LARGE PATINA LEAVES CHARMS THA20042Tim Holtz Assemblage PACK OF 2 BRASS BEZELS CHARMS THA20025Tim Holtz Assemblage PACK OF 8 ORNATE OVAL LINKS THA20066Tim Holtz Assemblage PACK OF 12 DIAMONDS AND PEARLS CHARMS THA20028Tim Holtz Assemblage PACK OF 6 FLAT TOGGLES CLASPS THA20052Tim Holtz Assemblage PACK OF 12 LOBSTER CLAW CLASPS ASSORTED THA20051Tim Holtz Assemblage PACK OF 60 JUMP RINGS FINDINGS ASSORTED THA20063

Lamppost Lantern Box with Sizzix & Tim Holtz

Happy Friday, Crafty Friends!

Today I have a DIY home decor project to share that I made with the adorable Lantern Box Bigz die from the new Sizzix Tim Holtz spring 2017 release. Recently I shared a fun garland home decor project featuring these lanterns. And now I’m back with a different look and new idea for using the lantern to create quick and easy home or party decor.


These little lanterns are so easy to create, and I love that they are the perfect size for holding battery-operated tea-light candles. This time, I die cut my lantern from crisp black cardstock, and lined the interior of the windows with clear acetate. A bit of Picket Fence Distress Crayon rubbed along the creases and edges adds a bit of shabby charm. If you’d like to see step-by-step directions for assembling this lantern die, check out my tutorial on the Sizzix blog here.


Love the versatility of this cute lantern. Last time I hung several from a string of twine to create a garland, and here I added a simple pedestal made from a stack of wooden spools painted with Black Soot Distress paint. Now this lantern reminds me of the lamppost from the Chronicles of Narnia series. Am I right there?


To dress up my lamppost I added ivy greenery from the Garden Greens Thinlits die set. I die cut the greens from watercolor paper and then watercolored the leaves with Distress ink. Picket Fence Distress paint was added to the edges of the leaves for that variegated look ivy so often has. And finally, a bird charm from the Idea-ology Treasures Adornments was tied to the top with twine.

Thanks so much for stopping by! And wishing all my fabulous mom friends out there an absolutely wonderful Mother’s Day weekend! ❤


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 12 SheetsRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Gary M Burlin and Co Embossable Window Plastic Clear Acetate Sheets 6 sheets 7x9Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Bigz L Die - Lantern BoxSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Garden GreensAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Adornments - TreasuresRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Picket FenceRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Black SootTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Shabby ShuttersRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Crayons - Set 3

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Mother’s Day with Ranger Ink

Hello Friends! Happy Monday!


Apologies for the very late start to my blog post! My internet was down for most of the day, and has only just come back online. Just in time for me to sneak in with a sweet Mother’s Day card project that I have up on the Ranger Ink blog today.


I have been so taken recently with the new Tim Holtz Scroll die mixed with some of his wildflower thinlits, and this seemed the perfect combo once again for Mother’s Day. After all, all moms love flowers, right?


This time I used the newer Wildflower #2 set, water colored with Distress inks and Distress Oxide, along with the shiny glam look of gold Deco paper for the “greens”. I embossed the frame with the Lace Texture Fade and die cut the opening with my favorite Stitched Ovals die set. Use some new goodies like an Index Clip, Salvaged Baseboard, and Quotation sticker.


The inside is embellished with a die cut word strip and accent Clippings sticker. I used some of the leftover letters to add the sentiment on the outside, too.


I’ve got the complete step-by-step tutorial up on the Ranger Ink blog, if you’d like to learn more!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you’re all having a wonderful day!