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Tea for Two

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    Hello! Here is my project for I Am Roses this month. I used a lot of random leftover flowers. Some were already sprayed so I gave everything a good coat of gesso before using my chosen colored sprays.

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   My image is of a vintage cutie having tea with her dollie. I layered a few bits of paper around the image before adding my flowers.

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      I plan on using is door decor. Thank you for your lovely comments as of late. I always love hearing from you!

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    A last minute ornament using stamps from Artistic Outpost. I used the Chalkboard Christmas plate for the snowman and the background. I layers some chipboard pieces, a diecut frame and lots of flowers. I added a little glitter. Who doesn’t love sparkle on their tree?

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     My friend gave me some small vintage Christmas balls so I added them to the bottom with some baker’s twine.

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   Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments. I will be working my way around to your blogs this week. Life gets crazy before Christmas, but I am sure you all know that. Happy Weekend!
Kate

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      Welcome to our August blog hop for Artistic Outpost. I used the Vintage Halloween stamp plate to make my wall hanging.

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      I cut two pieces of chipboard and covered them with Webster’s Pages Halloween paper. I then used a gesso wash, a stencil and some molding paste. I used Distress Paints in the background to highlight the texture.

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    I used some halloween ephemera in back of my stamped image. I layered a fence die cut with Stickles over my little girl. I am loving those fabric flowers.

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    The bottom has green lace and Webster’s rose trim. The flowers have been sprayed and stickled.

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To see the some more inspiring projects by our awesome designers, follow the blog hop.
Gerrie
Lisa
Suzz
Tracy
Linda
Alison
Terry
Kate-you are here

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     One thing that has been on my to-do list is this Prima Ustream Show. I love the style of the artist that  presents this class. It was the perfect mojo- booster. Prima has a lot of awesome classes all recorded in YouTube. Since I do not own a lot of Prima products I just improvise and use whatever I have in my craft room.

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     I forget that there are so many free classes available. For me it is just taking the time to sit down and play along as I watch.

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    Well, I am off to get food for my tribe. Our power is still out from the terrible lightning storms we had last night here in New York. PB&J is quickly becoming my best friend.
Kate

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    Today is the day I get to share my e-book project for Pink Persimmon. I will just share the photos. For the tutorial on this project you will have to go to the Website and sign up for the free newsletter. You will then be able to download the ebook with this tutorial plus all the tutorials for the Christmas projects by the creative team.
    So, I started out with this tool box I saved from the trash bin. My boys were done playing with it so I thought it would be perfect for altering. Here is the front view.

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   Here Are the two sides.

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    As I said, you can see step by step for this project by downloading the free e-book. I hope you enjoy the tutorial.
Kate

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    Happy Thursday and Welcome! Play along with our Blog hop and you could win this featured stamp. Itsn’t it adorable?!! Love how it ties in perfectly with the vintage theme.
    I made a shadow box door hanger from an old Bible box. I started out by gessoing and then painting a coat of light blue. I covered the inside bottom and edges with some lightweight, tightly woven fabric which has been backed with paper. I then painted and distress embossed some corrigated cardboard and grungeboard flourishes for more texture. Mulberry paper and a gold sheer fabric have also been worked into the background.

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   I made a few of the flowers and sprayed the the rest with coordinating vintage colors. The leaves have been die cut using the same textured fabric as on the edges. The main image has been stamped, distressed and covered in rock candy crackle paint. The outer edges have been stamped and distressed with brown paint. I used a die cut decorative border around the outside so the box isn’t a plain rectangle.

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    Contest details: The contest this month will be to guess the number of snowflakes in the picture below. Only 1 guess is allowed and should be sent to contest@RedRubberDesigns.com One winner will be chosen from the correct answers. If there is no correct guess, the person who comes the closest will receive the spotlight stamp “Twinkle in the Eye”. In case of a tie, a random draw will take place between those tied.

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Contest ends Sunday, November 4 at midnight (CST). Good luck!

Please visit the Blog Hop in the following Order:

Red Rubber Designs
Sarah
Paula-Kay
Louise
Kate – you are here
Diana

Red Rubber Designs products used:
Twinkle In The Eye- main image
Here I Am Stamp Set- stamp around edge
Willoughby Patterned Paper-flower and die cut border
Willoughby and Woodrowe Ribbon

Happy Hopping!
Kate

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Hello everyone!
Thank you for stopping by this Thursday. This months theme over at Red Rubber Designs is Fall. Today I have a fall door hanger that features the stamp set ‘Every Leaf’. I used RRD paper for my background and flowers. I layered the leaves under the flowers to create depth.

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  Each blog on the RRD hop (except the Red Rubber Designs Blog) has one word that will complete a phrase somewhere in their blog hop post. Once you find all six words (that’s a hint!) put them together to form a phrase. You may have to rearrange them a little bit!

Note: The word you need from each blog will be obvious if you read carefully…. it looks just a little different from the rest of the letters!

Once you figure it out, email the phrase to contest@RedRubberDesigns.com and be sure to put your name and email address in the email with the phrase. Every correct answer will be entered into a drawing for the featured stamp set – “Every Leaf” – and one winner will be chosen at random. Good luck!

Contest ends Sunday, July 8th at Midnight (US-CDT).

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Red Rubber Designs
Sarah
Paula-Kay
Louise
KC
Kate- You are Here
Diana

Don’t forget to check out the pictures of the New Releases over at RRD.

Products from Red Rubber Designs:
Every Leaf Stamp Set
Gingham Background Stamp
Kaleidoscope Paper Pack
Sands of Time Paper Pack

Kate

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    It is difficult to know what to give my hubby for Father’s Day. We are not big on gifts for these sorts of holidays. That is why I want to give a more personal, homemade gift. I made this little shadow box for his office at work. 

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   Everything is made from cardstock. The paper stack I used is Perfect Gentleman by Graphic 45. I had the papers adhered to my background but of course I couldn’t leave it plain so I added some gesso, green paints and some Tim Holtz stamps for texture.

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   I cut out all the images and embellished with masculine/Tim
Holtz.

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   I would like to enter this in My Monthly Mojo. The theme this month is ‘Man Up’. I love masculine themes. As I said my inspiration for this project was my hubby. I love all the amazingly, embellished configuration boxes that I have seen of late in blogland. I don’t own any configuration boxes but I figured making one of my own would be a great improvision. I sure hope he likes it. Thank you for looking. Also, I would like to thank you all for your very kind comments as of late. They are so encouraging.
Kate

Challenged entered:
My Monthly Mojo
Cooking it up with Katie-texture/masculine

 
    

  

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   I have a bunting/banner to share. I created this for a surprise party I will be attending this weekend. The party is for a friend turning 85. He loves antique cars. I found a way to incorporate one picture onto each pendant. I used the design paper to make large rosettes. I did add a little paint, gesso and stamping to the pendant. What can I say? I am addicted! I’ll post each pendant below so you can take a closer look.

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    What a fun and easy party decoration! I think I’ll be making another one for my son’s upcoming birthday. I love these rustic/vintage papers with a pop of my favorite colors. Hope you enjoy seeing some different ways to use these gorgeous papers and stamps.

Products from the Red Rubber Designs Store:

Sands of Time Patterned Paper
Graditude To God
Palette Ink- Jardin Moss

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Altered CD Coasters

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   Happy Monday! Today I have an easy project that anyone should be able to do. I made these over a year ago but have not shared them previously.

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    First, I started off with old cd’s that were headed for the trash. I covered each one front and back with paper using mod podge as my adhesive. Hot glue with not adhere to the cd. I used up scraps and pictures by mod podging them on top. Make sure you cover everything well with mod podge because the tops will surely get wet from condensation. I made mine fairly flat because we use them as drink coasters on my dining room table. I love showing off pictures of my boys when people come to our home to eat.
   Hope you try this fun project. I would love to see what you come up with.
Later,
Kate

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    Just a little dollar store box that I altered the other night. I used Melissa Frances 5th Avenue paper on the box and on the inside. I then painted over it with turquoise paper and stamped over that with script. The stamp on the front is by Lynne Perrella. Beautiful isn’t she? I have been dying to use it since I bought it a a few months ago but I just could not find the right project. I think it fits perfectly here. The roses are from the paper collection and cut out with the tattered pinecone die. The rose trim is sprayed with Lindy’s.

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   I cut up the paper to make the banner and the lovely ladies. Those gorgeous tea cups are by Spellbinder’s. I just borrowed them from a special friend. She didn’t even get to play with them before she lent them to me so I  decided to make this little box for her.

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  Some close ups of each section. These boxes work great as shadow boxes.

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    I hope you are all enjoying your long weekend here in the US. How thankful I am for all those serving our country so that we might be free.
Kate

Our Creative Corner-Shabby Chic
Secret Crafter-Anything but a Card
Scrapilicious-Alter it
Whimsy Inspiration-Shabby Chic

     

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Mother’s Day Magnets

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   Every year I try to send the Grandmothers and Great Grandmothers a magnet for their refrigerator with a picture of the boys. This year I decided to skip printing the magnets and decided to make tags with magnets on the backside.
    I used paper from Calico Studios. The background stamp, bee and sentiment are by Red Rubber Designs. I used Spellbinders Fancy Tags 2 for the decorative tag. I finished it off by adding a note and strip of magnet on the back. It is pretty simple so that I could ship it easily.
    Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous evening. I am looking forward to birthday celebrations with family this evening.
Kate

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   I have been busy altering a few things from the dollar store. This star was a chipboard decoration with a patriotic theme and some red glittered words. I modge podged on some papers into the background and painted with gesso and various acrylic paints. I stamped the background and heat embossed a few patriotic phrases.

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    My focal stamp has been watercolored. Various vintage laces have been sprayed and layered. I also added some paper roses. All of these products can be found at the Red Rubber Designs Store.

Products used:
America I Love Stamp
United We Stand Stamp Set
Well-Defined Background Stamps
Just Like Dad Paper Stack
Mulberry Meadow Hardware
Reece and Woodrowe Ribbon

Thank you for visiting today!
Kate

Challenges entered:
Frilly & Funky- Alter it

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Think Pink

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     I decided to try my hand at my first altered bottle. I think I need a lot more practice perhaps a altered bottle workshop will do.
    So I am entering this in the Alpha Stamps ‘Think Pink’ fB contest. It requires me to use one Alpha Stamps product and something pink. I used their digital image and several trims. Also, I used flowers from I Am Roses. I am going to enter it in their ‘April Showers’ contest as well.

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    I used lots of paint, book paper and some patterened paper. The script stamp is by Red Rubber Designs.

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    Well, thats about it for today. I am feeling mojo less. I am hoping I have more luck tomorrow.
Kate

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     I am now in the habit of rethinking what I throw away. I love saving and repurposing items. I have a difficult time throwing things away in general because I hate waste. My boys received the above wooden garage for Christmas several years ago but had grown out of it. I decided to put it away in my craft room closet until I could find further use for it.        
    About a month ago I started altering it but put it away until I got some mojo. I used the cool foil technique on the front. I love trying new things.

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   So here is how it turned out. How do you like it? I used lots of my favorite steampunkish stamps and repurposed items such as the bottle cap and dominos. If you have any questions let me know. Otherwise, I will just skip over the details and let you enjoy the pics.

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   Does it make you think about what is lying around unused in your child’s room? Keep an eye out for unusual shapes and compartmentalized toys. One more pic to leave you with.

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Happy Wednesday!
Kate
Challenges entered:
The Sisterhood of Crafters- renew, reuse, recycle
Crafts & Me- Vintage
Crafting For All Seasons- Anything but a card
Bomeshell Stamps- Altered Art
Frilly & Funkie- Recycle
Sunday Stamper-men

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