Sit & Think ATC | Vera Lane Studio DT Inspiration
Good morning! I'm excited to share my VLS project with you this morning. Unfortunately I didn't get any process shots of this ATC but I...
Read More "Sit & Think ATC | Vera Lane Studio DT Inspiration"
Valentine’s Day Hop
Fairy & Gnome Home I'm super excited to be part of this Valentine's Day Hop with so many other talented artists!! I decided to create...
Read More "Valentine’s Day Hop"
Fisher Woman|Vera Lane Studio Design Team Inspiration
I had some fun coloring the new release, Fisher Woman, from Vera Lane Studio. The digital art journal page above was created with Procreate on...
Read More "Fisher Woman|Vera Lane Studio Design Team Inspiration"
Sunflower | Vera Lane Studio DT Inspiration
New Release this week over at Vera Lane Studio is the beautiful Sunflower! I made a few projects with this cutie. You can find a...
Read More "Sunflower | Vera Lane Studio DT Inspiration"
Pirates & Veggies Oh My! | Vera Lane Studio Design Team
I adore the new Pirates digistamps set from Vera Lane Studio! I had so much fun painting and coloring them. Artist Trading Coin featuring Pirates...
Read More "Pirates & Veggies Oh My! | Vera Lane Studio Design Team"
Dilly’s Days | Vera Lane Studio DT Inspiration
There’s a new release over at Vera Lane Studio! Dilly’s Days  I made a few projects using just a few of the 5 digistamps in...
Read More "Dilly’s Days | Vera Lane Studio DT Inspiration"
Sketchy Postcard | blankpagemuse
I’m over on the blankpagemuse blog sharing how I made this sketchy postcard. It features the stamp set Scribble & Scratch design by Pam Bray...
Read More "Sketchy Postcard | blankpagemuse"
Blank Page Muse | Donna Gray
Day 3 of the Blank Page Muse Blog Hop & Giveaway! I created this fun postcard using the new Unicorn Wishes Stars & Words stamp...
Read More "Blank Page Muse | Donna Gray"
Blank Page Muse Blog Hop | Shaloo Webster
Day 2 I created this postcard using the new release sets from Blank Page Muse and was designed by Shaloo Webster. Stamps Used: Kindness Changes Everything Happiness Blooms...
Read More "Blank Page Muse Blog Hop | Shaloo Webster"
Blank Page Muse Blog Hop| Pam Bray Designs
I created this postcard using the new release Dare to Dream stamp set from Blank Page Muse and was designed by Pam Bray. To celebrate...
Read More "Blank Page Muse Blog Hop| Pam Bray Designs"
Pirate Treasure Map | Blank Page Muse Inspiration
I'm over on the Blank Page Muse Blog sharing how I made this Pirate Treasure Map featuring several Blank Page Muse stamps. This was a...
Read More "Pirate Treasure Map | Blank Page Muse Inspiration"
Steampunk Winged Wisdom | BPM Inspiration
Good Afternoon! I'm over on the Blank Page Muse Blog today sharing my tutorial on this Steampunk Winged Wisdom Card. I feature the Steampunk Gentleman...
Read More "Steampunk Winged Wisdom | BPM Inspiration"

Foiled Halloween Candy Holders | Xyron Maker

I had so much creating these Foiled Halloween Candy Holders! They are the perfect size to fit a few pieces of candy and them and make such a cute gift idea for family and friends. I had seen them made with toilet paper rolls and I thought,,, hey why don’t you create your own designs an make them with cardstock and the awesome Xyron Glaminator. So let’s get started…

Supplies Used:

Use a laser printer to print images. text etc. on cardstock. I used images I created on my iPad Pro in Procreate. Preheat Glaminator. Choose the star icon . Trim foil to fit your printed cardstock. Place foil color side up on top of your printed images and put it inside the clear Glaminator carrier sleeve. Once the Glaminator is ready you will see the green light next to the check mark icon. Put the carrier sleeve with your image and foil into the front of the Glaminator machine. It will grab hold and feed through to the back. When it is completely through just set aside and let it cool completely.

After they have cooled peel back the foil and observe the magic that has happened. Look at how beautiful that is! It is so awesome seeing an image I created and words written in my own handwriting all foiled! I am in LOVE with this! Let’s get onto making the candy holders with the custom foiled paper.

Use the Xyron Tape Runner to adhere the short sides together to make a tube. Next, apply adhesive to one of the open ends. Press closed on that end. Add adhesive to the opposite but close opposite of the first one. These candy holders are similar to the shape of sour cream packets 🙂 Fill with CANDY or other small goodies!

Once I started making them I couldn’t stop! You can make long tubes as well. To finish the candy holders just punch two holes about a 1/2 to 1 inch apart and tie some festive fibers. I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I enjoyed making them. Would love to hear your feedback or questions.

I also wanted to mention that the Xyron Click N Store Storage Box is perfect to store your foils!

(Disclaimer: Xyron provided me with the foils, adhesive and Click N Storage Box. The Glaminator was bought with my own money. All opinions and review are my own. )

Altered Skull Bottle | Bleeding Art DT

Hello Everyone!

This month on the Bleeding Art Challenge it’s ANYTHING GOES! And well those who know me know I have a fondness for skulls and such. I found this bottle at Tuesday Morning last month and immediately knew it would be perfect to alter and make even more awesome! So let’s get on with the fun details…

Products Used:

  • FolkArt Acrylic Paint – Pure Black
  • Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paint – Buff
  • Brea Reese Alcohol Ink – Fog, Lavender, Sky & Blending Solution
  • Muslin Fabric Strips
  • Emerald Creek Embossing Powder – Allure Charred Gold
  • Paintbrushes
  • Old 45 album
  • Heat gun
  • Glue Stick

Paint the bottle with Pure Black Paint

Set bottle aside to dry

Dry brush just the skull on the bottle with Buff paint. Use a fluffy brush with most of the paint removed and you will get this awesome effect!

*Sorry I forgot to take photos of the album melting.* Just use your heat gun and watch the magic happen!

Paint the label of the record black.

Use glue stick to album label area and apply embossing powder. Add some heat to melt the powder!

Place album on top of bottle as a “hat” for the skulled bottle.

Now time to dye strips of muslin with Brea Reese Alcohol Ink! Just randomly add drops and see what happens!

Tie to top of bottle above album

I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy tutorial as much as I enjoyed making it. Now go make something creepy and awesome!

Don’t forget to join in the Bleeding Art Challenge here!