Saturday, October 8, 2016

BOO Crackle Spiderweb Album

Happy October my friends, today I have a fun BOO Spiderweb Crackle Album!
For this mini I took the 4X4 Mini Tab Album from the October 2016 Creating Made Easy Kit, and I coated the cover page with StazOn ink (in case the crackle showed through)
and I used Texture Crackle Paste from my stash in copper to cover the front page.
While I set that aside to dry I covered each page with patterned paper from the October 2016 Creating Made Easy Kit.
After the Texture Paste completely dried I used black paint to "ink" the edges for a spookier feel.
After that I stamped spiderwebs on the cover, I actually used paint instead of ink for this one.
I put stickers from the kit on each page-prepping them for photos. 

And added the BOO from Corrugated Alphabet Stickers from my own stash. (We all have alphabets stickers!)
I threaded it with a thin black ribbons and added pics!
I love the end result and it wasn't hard to create.
Until my next project, have a beautifully crafty day my friends, 
Pinky- your average ordinary craft mom!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Halloween SHAKERS!!

Happy Monday friends, today I have my first couple of projects from the fabulous Creating Made Easy October 2016 Kit!

I decided to make these two Clear Scraps Shakers and share just how I created them!
For the Bat Shaker I used Gesso from my stash, spreading it onto the chipboard base and basically using it as adhesive to adhere the next layer. 

After thatI spread Gesso on the top layer piece, and set aside both pieces to dry. 

Then I took heavy duty foil and punches out stars and moons (it sharpens your punches as well) to create the "floating" pieces in the Shaker. 

Right before the base Gesso dried I put two foil moons as the "eyes" and pressed them in lightly. 
I waited for everything to dry added the foil stars and adhered the acrylic and top layer on, after gluing some ribbon in between the layers for a hanger. Before I added the acrylic I hand painted some spider webs onto the front using paint and a very small brush. 

Now for the Ghost Shaker I used Modeling paste from my stash with glitter (while wet) for the top layer. 

I adhered patterned paper from the kit to the base of the Ghost Shaker.

After everything dried, I adhered a ribbon in between the layers, added the sequins from the kit, then adhered the other layers. 

Such a fun idea, these Clear Scraps Shakers!
Happy Crafty Monday my friends, 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Fall Mixed Media Acrylic Tag

Hey there friends, well this TAG project taught me a lot! LOL
I tried using this copper paste on  it, but it kept flaking off, I was using the Clear Scraps
Fall Leaves Stencil/Mascil which I love. 
But I had to find a way to keep the paste from flaking, so finally 
I "frosted" the tag by using a file to scratch the surface. After I did that the 
paste stayed on but I was sure to seal it with a clear acrylic spray.

glittered and added them for more texture. 
Both the Mascil/Stencil were in the September Creating Made Easy Kit Club Kit 
plus a whole bunch of amazing other items!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Micro Bead Owl Album

Hey there friends, I have the Featured Project for the month of September with the Creating Made Easy kit. This fun micro bead "Lets Go Owl Album" which includes fun photo matting that matches the kit paper cards that were my inspiration. 
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Check out the photos below, each page it individualized with fun "tree" mattes that coordinate with the paper cards in the kit. 
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I had so much fun with this kit in general plus the album was just a pleasure to create. 
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Every kit comes with steeply step printed photo instructions to create this album from the front page to the last page! I enjoyed taking photos and making every detail fun. 
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Have you seen everything in the kit? I included posts for backpack tags as well and pics included in those posts. 
Here is a link to the Creating Made Easy September Kit
The owl was so cute, so many ideas. 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Favorite Times Fall Layout

Good morning friends, have you seen the fabulous Creating Made Easy September Kit and a layout I created using this kit?
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I took brown cardstock from my stash as a base, and used light brown paint and the 12X12 Fall Leaves Stencil to create the background side panel, then sprinkled with glitter while the paint was still wet. 
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Shake off excess before it dries.
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Then add the patterned paper as shown below. 
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You can see I added a banner using the stickers in the September kit as well as the title.
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This is one of my favorite photos of me and my boys, it was a fun kit to create layouts, albums and more. Check out all the designer projects.
Grab your kit here!
Have a beautifully crafty day,

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Handmade Backpack Tags!!

Hey there friends I have a FUN project today using Creating Made Easy September Kit!
Since it is looking ahead to fall, it's time for back to school so I decided to take the Mini Tree Album included in the September Kit and make backpack tags!

They are actually sealed backpack tags with the HIGH quality Clear Scraps acrylic so they should last all year!
Here is how I made them:

I used two of the pages from the Mini Tree Album for each tag. 
I removed the protective film from both tree pages first. Then I used Green StazOn ink to coat the front of the cover tree, then quickly added a mossy embossing powder. Now embossing acre can  be tricky, you have to go slow and move quickly so it won't completely bend and melt. If it starts bend immediately move heat source underneath or way and carefully bend back but BE CAREFUL it can be hot, no one wants burned fingers. Using rubber tipped tweezers work well. 

After embossing the front of the tree page, take brown and dark green StazOn ink (from stash) and color the INSIDE of the page and outside so you have a heavy brown color for the trunk. 

Cut white or cream paper from cardstock (in stash) trim to fit, and write down BUS # and Name. 
Adhere to INSIDE (non- embossed side) of tree. 

Take clear tree page, adhere edges using clear Beacon adhesive, a little goes a long way and adhere trees together. Clip together to dry for 20 minutes for a long last extra over necessary hold! haha

Unclip, add RED pearls from pearl pen for the apples, then allow to dry 30 minutes. Add keychain through hole. There it is!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Beachy Layout With Mirrors!

Happy Friday friends! I am lucky enough to have friends in
Florida, so I get to jaunt over once in a while and the August Kit
from Creating Made Easy was perfect for those beach pics!

I love the Mirrored Banners included plus the beautiful papers
with a vintage feel. 
Check out this fun kit. It's ONLY 29.99!

I still love scrapbooking pages when I get a chance. 
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Monday, August 8, 2016

Vintage Tag and Bicycle Card Projects

Happy Monday my friends, today I actually have another project to share!
This one is a Vintage Card and Tag set that I created using the August kit
from Creating Made Easy.  
I literally fell in love with everything from this kit and not only did I create a full Mini Album, 
a Layout, and a Card Tag combo but I also went on to make another layout, 
and another Tag using the August Kit!

The card was so much fun, I took the Chipboard Bicycle in the August Kit 
and painted it gold and turquoise then I dabbed the basket 
on the bike with gold for more texture. 

For the Tag I took the Acrylic Scalloped Frame and painted it gold, 
the used the sticker in the kit that fit perfectly behind it. 
The colors are to die for, I love the vintage feel!

I really enjoyed the versatility of this kit and how many projects I was able to create. 
Be sure to snag yours before it's gone!
Happy Monday my friends, have a beautifully crafty day. 

Monday, August 1, 2016

Feature Project Mini Album For Creating Made Easy

Well after a traumatic couple weeks full of death and loss, 
it feels good to create again. 
Not life is not back to normal but it is a good way to cope, creating through
the pain, I mean that is why I began scrapbooking, to cope with my past
and pain, so this is my therapy. 

Featured Project of the month! I love the colors and style of this kit. 
It was so fun to get to paint and create with the Mixable Album plus 
use the gorgeous Authentique papers in the kit. 

Every kit has a step by step instruction sheet for this album, and I am so
happy to share how I created it. 

I know you will love this Creating Made Easy August Kit just as much as I did!
Be sure to grab yours because it WILL sell out and it's a great deal!
Much love and many crafty blessings to you 
Pinky Hobbs: Creating Made Easy Designer.