Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Years!!!

From all of us at Crafting with OWSE we want to wish you all a very 

Happy New Years..

May all your Wishes come true!!

We hope you had a wonderful Holiday Season and that the New Year brings you much

and Happiness

God Bless



Season's Greetings

I used Tim's bookplate die to make a 14 pt. manila tag it was then covered with a free form holly and berries stencil I made with .005 film and my new Cameo.
Next, I used a foam applicator with peeled paint distress ink over the stencil.
With stencil still taped down add color to berries with fired brick distress paint.
Use Archival black ink to stamp image from CMS #119 Joyful Song on white tissue paper, trim and apply a thin film of Perfect Paper Adhesive (matte) and then adhere across tag.
If you like how the grid design looks on my tag, you can create it with something you may already have in your home, but you have to work quickly because the ink dries to fast. The design was made with plastic grid, I cut it the size of my tag with sharp scissors and then rubbed distress paint in Distress Paint Tarnished Brass on the grid and quickly press down on tag. You might have to practice on a scrap piece of paper before using on your tag.
Die cut one of Tim's carolers with white card stock. Paint with black soot distress stain or paint. Let dry. Apply to tag.
Stamp Season's Greetings using embossing ink followed by black embossing powder and heat set.
Use foam applicator to apply distress ink around tag to finish.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Cindi Van Gogh Starry Starry Night Journal Page!

Ok, can you tell we are almost through the holiday season? I'm getting a little silly! Come make a journal page with me this week...please overlook the camera battery issues! LOL!

And now part two!

Here are the close ups!

I used these products which you can find at Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium

Tim Holtz Apothecary Bottles Die
Tim Holtz Crescent Moon and Stars Die
Tim Holtz Stacked Stars Die
Ranger Grungeboard Stripes
DecoArt Traditions Texture Medium
Glossy Accents Adhesive
Zig Glue Pen Wide
Dylusions Spray Inks London Blue
Dylusions Spray Inks Calypso Teal
Dylusions Spray Inks Vibrant Turquoise
Dylusions Spray Inks White Linen
Perfect Pearls Spray Biscotti
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Glacier
Dyan Reaveley Stamps
Tim Holtz Wishbone
DecoArt Metallic Lustre Copper Kettle
DecoArt Metallic Lustre Black Shimmer
DecoArt Metallic Lustre Iced Expresso
DecoArt Metallic Lustre Champagne Ice
DecoArt Metallic Lustre Silver Spark
**(contact me directly for the Metallic Lustre Medium)

Friday, December 27, 2013

Memory Box dies and Gelatos

I hope you and your family had a great Christmas!
1 wanted to share some Memory Box die cuts today.
Here's a few that I have.  They are so intricate.  They turn out so well!
 Here's a gift bag project I did.  Started by mixing some blue ink with some medium modeling paste.
Smeared over top of a brick wall stencil and allowed to dry overnight.
 Using Faber Castel gelatos, I colored in between the brick with a paintbrush.
 I dabbed some yellow and gold gelatos on most of the flower frame die cut.  Blended with my paintbrush.
 I printed a FREE digital print from Graphic Fairy.
 To adhere my pieces, I used Scrap Dots under the digital image after I fussy cut it.  I used Scotch quick dry glue on the other pieces.
 You can see the dimension of the scrap dots on this side shot.  I love how it raises it as high as you like. 
 I used the gelatos to make my letters. I rubbed the gelatos directly on the foam letters and then dabbed it lightly onto a damp paper towel.  The water helps activate the colors.  I stamped it directly onto the bag.
Here's my finished bag.  I tied some lace and ribbon onto the handle to finish it off.
I hope you like it.  I LOVE how it turned out!

Thanks for stopping by today!! Have a blessed Friday!

Karen Conner

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

December tags for 2013

Merry Christmas!
I made these from viewing Tim Holtz tag for ~December.

I used TH Poinsettia die, TH Pinecone die, TH Distress inks, TH Distress Paints, Archival ink, embossing powder, diamond/harlequin stencil, clear plastic Tim's bookplate die to make these tags. 
To make the peppermint poinsettia, I didn't press down on the top of the distress paint. 
 I didn't have the Clearly for Art so I used the clear plastic you will find at the grocery store on top of a birthday cake or the plastic that comes with every die or embossing folder from Tim Holtz products. I don't throw any of the plastic cases away. 
To make the clear plastic petal curl a heat tool was used in a well ventilated area.
A Tip: use the clear cases from the dies to hold your extra die cuts, I cut the folds off the top and tape up the bottom, these are used to store  my extra cards and tags. 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Embossed Christmas Tag

Here is one more tag for your packages to have a little extra gift!

Merry Christmas!

Here are the products I used, you can buy them at Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium!

Tim Holtz Distress Inks Evergreen Bough
Tim Holtz Distress Inks Festive Berries
Tim Holtz Distress Inks Iced Spruce
Tim Holtz Distress Inks Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz Distress Stain Festive Berries
Tim Holtz Distress Stain Tarnished Brass
Tim Holtz Texture Fade Christmas Backgrounds and Borders Set
Ranger Emboss-it Dabber
Ranger Sticky Embossing Powder
Ranger Distress Clear Rock Candy Glitter
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Plaquettes
Tim Holtz Christmas Adornments
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Simple Sayings Stamp Set
Ranger Manila Tag
Ranger Glossy Accents
Dimensional Adhesive
Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Gag Gift-Bathroom Plunger Remodeled

Every year our family plays a dirty Santa game.  We have to spend $10.  This year my husband had a great idea when he ran across a plunger at the Dollar Tree store.
He asked if I could decorate it and we'd tape $10 underneath it.
I had picked up some pine cones in the yard several weeks ago and put them in the oven to kill the bugs.  The sap was still running and very sticky!
I knew what I wanted to try.
I had Donnie cut some of the handle down.  He rounded the top edge.
I had cut a whole page of diamonds with my cricut cartridge. I used the background on another project.  I had 120 triangles left over!  (used 12x12 white cardstock)
 I spritzed them with these liquid pearls.  They were really light, but gives a definite glimmer and shine.

 I spray painted the bottom of the plunger in gold.  I painted the handle with Tim Holtz vintage photo distress paint.
I hot glued the diamonds with a small piece of vintage lace-each one all over each pine cone.  Was a little time consuming, but so worth it!  I used hot glue to glue them to the pine cone petals.
 I wrapped some gold wire (I had gotten it from dollar store a long time ago) The little mouse was in my stash as well as the gold wire ribbon.  I made me a bow easy with stiff cardboard so I could make a bigger bow and spread the layers.
 Here's a shot of the rear.  I had this greenery that I went around it with  I think it turned out pretty cute!  I put the money in a small envelope and taped it under the plunger!! LOL  Pretty cute gag gift huh?
For the items in red-please visit Robyn's store for LOW PRICES!!!!!

I Did It Creations


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

12 tags of 2013 ~ December

This is one of three tags I made from following Tim's techniques for December 2013.
I used TH stamps, TH dies, TH ink pads, archival inks, embossing powder, TH frosted film, Clearly for Art, Harlequin stencil and trim. 

Beads from my stash.

You will find Tim's tutorial here

Monday, December 16, 2013

Stenciled Christmas Tags

Have some Christmas Fun with Tags for your gifts!

You can find the products 

DecoArt Traditions Burnt Umber 
DecoArt Traditions Sap Green
DecoArt Texture Stucco Medium
Palette Knife
Tim Holtz HollyBough Layering Stencil
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Evergreen Bough
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Iced Spruce
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Fired Brick
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz Simple Sayings Stamp
Dylusions Christmas Words Stamps
Tim Holtz Alterations Christmas Bells Die
Liquid Pearls Ruby Red
Ranger Foil Tape Squares
Tim Holtz Christmastime  Remnant Rubs
Tim Holtz Enamel Plaquettes
Lawn Fawn Trimmings Roll 
Momento Black Ink
Tim Holtz Grungepaper

Friday, December 13, 2013

Mixed Media Christmas Tags-Fingers beware!!

Are you ready to have some fun??
 I had to piece together a gift box to wrap a gift and had some pieces left over. What's a girl to do?
Cut them up into tag sizes!! Of course!
After I had cut them into various sizes, I covered them with black gesso. Then the fun began!!
 I rubbed some white gesso on-with my fingers....got some stencils out and did some stenciling with Traditions Acrylic Paint.  Don't forget to turn your stencil over & dab the left over paint somewhere too!
Found an old tooth brush (I thought about using my husbands-but decided that would be a Grinch attitude & since this is Christmas-I'd better be nice or Santa won't come!)
Flicked some white Traditions Acrylic Paint around (I didn't use my finger -I scraped it with an old credit card)
 I ripped up some small pieces of Tim Holtz tissue paper & some left over cello paper with white swirls and glued onto various spots with Liquitex Matte Medium Gel.  Took a white gel pen and did some doodling as well.
When completely dry-I embellished them!  Used some stuff in my stash.  Sentiments from Stampin Up.  Cardstock from MME.  Seam binding.  Diecuts from K and Company.
 Used Kaisercraft Christmas Tradition designer paper and made the angel.  Cut the holly leaves with my cricut.
They all turned out great!  They have found a home on my Christmas packages.
I hope this inspires YOU to have some fun and play a little!

You can find the high lighted items at Robyn's store:  Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium
All prices are 20-25% less than retail. 

Thanks for stopping by,
Karen Conner

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Joy to the World

This is a simple tag to make. The base of die cut #8 manila tag was inked with Antique Linen, next place diamond or harlequin stencil over the tag still using Antique Linen distress ink with foam applicator. 
Die cut Tim Holtz wreath with green card stock. Red card stock dots were made with tiny paper punch. Same red card stock was used to die cut bow. Die cut strip die using Joy to the world and painted red with distress paint. While wet I added a little bit of glitter to finish this tag.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Gift Trays

A short video to show you what you can do in a short time for a great gift!

Here are some photos for you!