Saturday, December 28, 2019

Mixed Media Cards using Lindy's gang Magical Powders

Hey everyone. I hope everyone had a great holiday. Finally having some downtime and decided to play along with Lindy Gang's challenge this month.

The sketch is from a YouTube crafter channel called CallMeCraftyAl who share a sketch every month. 

Used Magicals to create this card using the colors I had for the December challenge. Used the following products from Lindy: Caribbean Blue Magical Powder TweedleDeeDenim Magical Powder and Prima Donna Purple Magical Powder

Want to see how I did it? Youtube video coming soon. Stop by my channel ORM CraftyDesigns on youtube.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Kraftin Kimmie Holiday card

I recently watched a really awesome video by Amy Young where she created the floor abd I wanted to give it a try. I am pretty happy with the results.

The stamp is from a Retired Image by Kraftin Kimmie. 

Want to see details on how I colored it. Stop by my Youtube channel for a speed coloring video.

I will be entering this one into the following challenges: 

Kraftin Kimmie Stamp-Add Glitter 

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Stamping Bella Birthday Card

Hey Everyone. Finally had the time to colored up and finish up some bday cards for my stash.

When Stampingbella introduced their Curvy Girl line I was so excited. Had to snag a few when they came out.

As usual I used my Copics to color the image and keep the image as the focus. 

I will be entering this one into the following challenges: 

Monday, October 14, 2019

So sorry I have neglected all of you -Altered Book/Spell Book

Hello everyone. Time has gotten away from me and I realized I have neglect my lovely blog here. I have been done a bunch of altered projects and thought I would share my altered book that I turned into a spell book for Halloween.

So I took an old book I had and added the sides with some paint. Then I google some spell pages and found this really cool ones and printed them off. I also found some free digital tags and papers that are Halloween in theme and printed those out too. For the finishing touches I add some chipboard, lace and embellishments and tada my spellbook is complete.

I will be adding this to a few challenges.

International Art and Soul-Halloween
The library Challenge-Harry Potter
Crafty Calendar Challenge-Halloween
Simply Create Too-Spoooky/Scary
Creative Moments-Halloween
Funkie Junkie Boutique- It's Halloween
The Paper Funday Challenge-Anything Goes Twist Halloween 

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Hello everyone.  It is Liv today and I am sharing my final DT layout I created using the Echo Park Neverland Collection Kit.  Isn't this kit just the cutest.  This collection is just what you need for those Disney enthusiasts out there. 

I found some old photos from our Disney trips and decided to put it into a layout.  I combined the Chipboard Phrases pieces from the Neverland Layout collection  and some of the Decorative Brads as well.  

I created my own layered embellishments using the Ephemera Lost in Neverland Frames and Tags  from the pack. 

Hope you all enjoyed this layout. Be sure to check out the Fotobella website.   The amazing varerity of collection kids makes scrapbooking and crafting so easy.  

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Fotobella Design Team Loaded Envelope-Bo Bunny Harmony

Hello everyone. It is Olivia here and today I am sharing my Flatmail bag that I created. All the embellishments that are in this set are made by me using the Gorgeous papers and Ephemera from the Bo Bunny Harmony Collection. In the photos above is the front and back side of the bag.  I used both the stickers and the chipboard pieces in the Want it All Collection.  Both sides of the bags have two pockets so it makes for 4 areas to stash my handmade embellishments in. 

 Since this project is going out to a crafty friend of mine, I decided to include a Memorydex card. Memory-dex card are basically a crafty way of sending an old-fashion rolodex.  One the front side you create a small mini-crafty masterpiece and then on the back has your contact information.  It is a lovely way to create an beautiful contact list for your friends and family.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Fotobella Carta Bella Wall Decor-FotoBella Design Team

Welcome everyone. It is Olivia here and today I want to showcase a home décor item I created by repurposing an sign from the Dollar Tree.  For this project, the base is a chipboard plaque.  I used the Carta Bella Flower Market paper collection and matching embellishment sets for this project.

  I cover the board in strips to replicate a "plank" looked.  I used a corner rounder on the edges.  Next I created two rosettes.  The larger one is 6 inches and the smaller one is 5 inches.  I also added a tag in the background for some more layering on the project. 

 In order to make the 6 inch Rosette I cut two pieces of patterned paper at 12 inches long and 3 inches wide.  I then scored it every 1/2 inch an accordion folded the paper. Then you glue the two half together and you pushed down for your rosette. I used the Carta Bella Flower Market Chipboard and Carta Bella Flower Market Frames and Tags for the Rosette centers for the pieces and through the plague as well.  For the 5 inch size Rosette the paper dimensions are 2.5x12 and followed the steps above. 

I hope you all enjoyed this project and don't be afraid to decorate your home with some of your own wonderful creations. 

Monday, August 5, 2019

Bo Bunny Bee-U-tiful You Collection for Fotobella

Olivia here to share a recent Wall Décor I created using the gorgeous Bo Bunny Bee-utiful Collection.

For this one I decided to focus on the more Traditional Colors of the Bee and do some splashes of blue and purple that this collection comes with. 

For the Embellishments I used the Chipboard Embellishments and the Layered Chipboard Pieces. The Center Piece is a combo of the cut-out pieces from the Collection and the Noteworthy Ephemera. 

Friday, August 2, 2019

Bo Bunny Mini Box-Bee-Utiful You Collection for Fotobella

Hello Everyone. Olivia here with another altered box that I created.  I had this little box in my stash for a while and decided to fancy it up. For this box, I am using the Bo Bunny Bee-utiful I want it ALL Bundle.  This fantastic bundle has cardstock, chipboard, Ephemera pieces, brads and stickers.

The front drawers I used some the Sunflower paper and added chipboard stickers to look like knobs. 

This is one of the sides decorated 

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Decorated Box

Hello everyone.  It is Olivia here and today I am bring you a quick tutorial on how to create some items with Rice Paper. Fotobella offers some gorgeous selections from Stamperia and I am featuring three different projects that contain Rice Paper.  The first is a decorated box, then a tag and finally a card.

I bought a box from the craft store and but a layer of gesso on the top. Then I used Prima Mica Powders , Green, Sunny Yellow and Summer Sky.  I then spritzed it with water and let it dry.

I then added a thin layer of modpodge and added the Rice Paper, called Wonderland Fantasy Decoration.  One of the many thing I loved about this sheet was that it had multiple images on the rice paper.  I used the stencil with some Bo Bunny Glitter Paste to add some texture.  The final touch was the metal butterfly and dragonfly that I used purple wax on it to change the color. 

Monday, May 6, 2019

Trying my hand at a Mixed Media Canvas

So I had some blank small canvas in my stash and saw a recent YouTube video about ATC cards that got me thinking about doing this project in a larger style and using the supplies I had handy. 

My first step was to ink up the image, Prima Princess -Syndey on to the canvas using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.   I then sponged the background using Distress Inks. The colors I used are Bundled Sage, Scattered Straw, Seedless Preserves and Tattered Rose.  The final step was adding Stickles (crystal color) to the image to create a 3D event. I finished it off with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist sprays. 

I really like the way it come out even if the images is more subtle then I was going for.  I will try to do a quick tutorial on how I made this one on my YouTube channel as some point. 

I will be entering this into the following challenges:

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Fotobella DT Post

Hello Everyone,
I am super excited to be bring you my first post for Fotobella as part of the DT.  I am starting it off with an adorable sweet layout.  It has been awhile since I dug out some of my old pictures of my babies and got a layout done.  When I got this Carta Bella Spring Market Paper Collection is just perfect with the light spring colors and flowers for this image.  The top tags are stickers that are from the Paper Collection.  The Journal piece of "Beauty" is combining the Spring Market Frames and Tags Chipboard Ephemera and the paper collection.

You can't go wrong with this paper collection for those lovely spring memories especially for those little girls in your life.  (psss don't tell my teen I dug this old photo out and showed it to the world lol).

I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

Monday, February 18, 2019

Time for Tea New February Release

It is time for the February Release for Time for Tea. Today I am showcasing three of the new release digital stamps.  Aren't they adorable?  Please note that Time for Tea Designs has moved and can now be found at

Thanks for stopping by and go check out the images available over at Time for Tea. 

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Altered Box

With repurposing on my mind, I saw the box that the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform came in and thought it would be great to make a shadowbox out of it.  So that is what I did.  I used some papers from DCVW, added chipboard from my stash, and stamped onto a wood piece with a Prima Stamp called Aubrey.  Want to see the steps by steps on how I did this?  Check out my youtube videos on the project.

Video One Box Design
Video Two Coloring on Wood Plaque

I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

A Inky Mess-Anything Mixed Media 
Simply Create Too-Anything Goes 
CRAFT-Anything Goes 
Altered Eclectics-Anything Goes 
Krafty Chicks Challenge-Anything Goes 
Simon Says Wednesday-Anything Goes 
The Crafty Addicts-Anything Goes 
The Corrosive Challenge-Anything Goes 

Kraftin Kimmie Retired Stamp

Was sorting my stamps the other day and decided to pull out this oldie but goodie to use. It is a retired stamp from Kraftin Kimmie but just perfect for this month.

I will be entering this  on into the following challenges:

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Stamping Bella Altering Stamp

Hey everyone. Today I used one of the Zodiac stamps from Stamping Bella. This is the Capricorn image but I decided to alter a bit by taking the horns out.  The sentiment is from my sticker stash and I used a die from Gina Marie Designs.

I will be entering this one into the following challenges:
Crafting from the heart-Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenge-Anything Goes 
Stamps&Fun-Anything Goes 
DragonflyDreams-Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore-Anything Goes 
Southern Girls Challenge-Anything Goes 
The Crafty Addicts-Anything goes

Sunday, January 6, 2019

It's NOT a card....WHAT??? DIY Hot Gun Tray

Hey everyone,

So I saw this cute tutorial on YouTube about a DIY Hot Glue holder by ScrapDWorld and thought this is something I could actually use. So I hit the Dollar Tree to pick up some supplies and pulled out some items I had in my stash and Ta-DA here is what I created.

In my project, I used a wood base and then applied Graphic45 papers.  Feel free to stop by my YouTube Channel so see how I changed it up.

I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

Crafter's Castle Challenge-Anything Goes 
Simply Create Too-Anything Goes 
As You Like It Challenge-Anything Goes 
Altered Eclectics-Anything Goes 
Love to Craft Challenge-Anything Goes 
Not Just Cards Challenge-Anything Goes 
Frilly and Funkie-Inspirated by a online tutorial 
ModSquad Challenge-Used 3 Patterned Papers