Friday, November 29, 2013

Christmas Mini Album

Happy Friday!
Wanted to share this mini album I've been working on this week.
It's super easy and fun to make.
 I've used Kaisercraft Christmas Tradition designer paper.
 Adhesives: Scotch quick dry liquid adhesive, score tape, Glue Arts perma tac glue glider and dimensionals.
 I used Vintage photo distress ink around all the edges.

You can get all the supplies at Robyn's store: Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium
You'll see more details on my You Tube Video:

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen Conner

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Capture Life's Moments

I loved Tim's tag so much I wanted to see if I could make something with supplies I had in my stash. 

Background portion of tag was made with Distress inks, distress paints and two stencils from my stash. 
Vines were made with Tim's Adirondack fillable pen filled with Vintage Photo refill ink. [This is a product that was made for Alcohol ink although it works very well for me.]
Tim's ideology word band and tissue tape were tied and wrapped around tag before adding to card front. 
Bow, bells were made with my die cut machine and then painted with brass, silver and red distress paint. Distress Stickles was also added to paper bow. 
To make tag/card I used a torn piece of red card stock and green folded card. 
To finish Distress Festive Berries ink pad was to used to color seam binding. 
Check out Tim's tag using his Harlequin and Holly stencils here:

Monday, November 25, 2013

Cards with Die Cuts!

You know I love to play with Die Cuts!

My camera couldn't hold a charge long enough today so here is what I did with the die cuts!

Some skates from another video!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Sea Salt - Ink - Water-BEAUTIFUL

 Fact or Fiction designer paper matched beautifully with the Ranger distress paint I used on the sides. Used Big shot to cut out layered flowers.  After I cut my flowers, I spritz them with water and crunch them into a ball and allow to dry. Carefully open them up and layer them.  Used some flat back pearls in the centers.  Dabbed distress stickles on the petals to glam them up.  I hand cut the leaves-I don't have a die for those.
 Layers:  doily, swirl cut from cricut cartridge, flowers.  Sentiment from Stampin Up was punched from fancy border punch.
The sides were gesso'd, then I used barn red distress paint dabber.  I spritzed water on top to activate the paint. Did more dabbing with a sea sponge.  While it was wet, I sprinkled sea salt on it and allowed to dry overnight.  (after I rubbed the salt off) I then stamped Paper Artsy stamp using purple and green pigment ink. Allowed to dry. What you end up with is a cool texture that is unique and interesting.  I attached round knobs for the feet on the bottom.

Going to make a cool gift for someone -or maybe I'll keep it for myself! 

Thanks for joining me today.  Have a GREAT Friday!!

Karen Conner

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Cameo Tag

Welcome to Technique Tuesday
Judy Cantrell 

The background portion of this tag was made while playing with my watercolor crayons.
 I'll share with you how I made this tag, instructions below:

Add your choice of watercolor crayons with a small stroke of black watercolor crayon between each color on your manila card stock. Use wet brush to blend colors and set aside to dry. 
I found it very interesting that with the use of too much black watercolor crayon between each color you get a muddy mess.
This is my second tag using this technique. Very easy to make.

Finishing tag:
I used a piece of manila folder to die cut ornate frame, it was painted with distress wild honey paint,  dry, add clear embossing ink, followed by clear UTEE, heat set, more embossing ink and more clear UTEE, heat set. Over the wild honey embossed frame, add distress black paint and then rubbed off leaving just a little to give a vintage look.
The TH silhouette image was stamped on manila card stock with clear embossing ink followed by several layers of gold powder, heat set and then cut-out. A white card stock cutout from Ornate frame was used as a back drop for silhouette embossed image. Distress ink was added to oval before adding it to tag.
My Create a Sticker by Xyron was used to apply stamped images and die cut to tag.
Archival black ink was used with quote stamp on distress inked frame and cut-out.
You can find all the supplies in the Emporium at discount prices.
TH silhouette stamp
TH #155
TH Ornate Frame
 Clear, Gold and UTEE
Distress Paints
Distress ink
Heat Tool
Manila card stock
Watercolor crayons

Monday, November 18, 2013

Graphic 45 Bankers Envelope Album

Have fun making an album for yourself or a gift with great Graphic45 papers!

The products I used can be found at The Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium

Graphic 45 Typography Stack
Colorbox Mixed Media Inks
Tim Holtz Tag Labels
Tim Holtz Stencil Marks
Tim Holtz Artful Tools Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Various Word Stamps
Tim Holtz Word Bands
Tim Holtz Classic 8 Charm Pack
Tim Holtz Word Sticks
Tim Holtz Pen Nib
Tim Holtz Tag and Bookplate Die
Tim Holtz Packages and Bows Die
Embossing Ink
Clear Embossing Powder

Friday, November 15, 2013

Christmas Embellishments/Snowflakes

On a recent card I made a snowflake.  I loved how stacking the different sizes and colors look.  Thought I'd share some with you.

To make your snowflakes you can use die cuts or your cricut/silhouette machine.  I used my cricut.
The cartridge came with my cricut years ago and is no longer made, but I'm sure there are other cartridges that have them.

The idea is to cut different sizes and shapes and layer them.

The are great on a card, a tag, straight on a package, or could even be used as an ornament on your tree!

 I used liquid pearls, flat back pearls, Ranger distress stickles to doll them up

 Here-I hot glued lace to a punched circle and glued the snowflake to it.  This could even have a pin back added to it to wear on your coat or sweater!
You can find the supplies you'll need at our store:  Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium.  The prices are ALWAYS 20-25% less!!

I had a lot of fun doing them.   I hope it'll inspire you to make some!
Have a blessed Friday!!

Karen Conner

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Wax Resist Technique

Tip and Techniques

I was watching a video and came across a cool technique I haven't used in a long time. 
She was using plastic stencils as a resist. 
I've done this technique years ago with brass stencils. 
It was nice to re-visit new ways to use the popular stencils available today. 

Wax crayons
card stock or tag

Start with the stencil under your paper of choice. Rub a crayon over the area of the stencil.
Any color you choose
Now add watercolors over the waxed area to reveal the stencil and beautiful colors come through.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Here is a simple-to-do Home Decor project for your Thanksgiving Day decorations! Set it up on an easel and see how pretty it looks!

Here are the products I used to make this, you can get most of these at the Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium:

Wood Plaque 5 x 7 or 8 x 6 (preferred)
Quarter page of Thanksgiving Collage by Tim Holtz (or any collage you like)
Traditions Paint
Indian Yellow
Quinacridone Gold
Transparent Red Iron Oxide
Quinacridone Burnt Orange
Multi Surface Sealer
Satin Varnish

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathering Twigs
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink (or any embossing Ink)
Any brand Dark Gold Embossing Powder
Brass charms and embellishments
Floral stem with leaves
Tim Holtz Metal Corner Embellishment
Tim Holtz Falling Leaves Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Thankful Silhouettes Stamp Set

Heat Gun
Coffee Filter
Edge cutter
Ink Applicator with foam pad
1/2 inch Wash Brush

Friday, November 8, 2013

Envelope Punch Board-Why you need one!

Everyone had one....Everyone was talking about them....I was feeling left out!

So I got me one!! What did I get??

The NEW Envelope Punch Board.  The directions are right on the tool.  How simple does that make it??

Envelope Punch Board

You don't have one?? WHAT!

Let me show you why you need one.

File Folders
Treat Boxes


Envelope liners
Would you now agree you have got to have one?? LOL

Check out the LOW PRICES at Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tips and Techniques

Tips and Techniques
These are tips and techniques using Ranger products. 
You will find these products in the Emporium at discount prices everyday:

Ultra Thick Embossing Enamels™ (UTEE™)

Ultra Thick Embossing Enamels (UTEE) are large particle embossing powder for Melt Art® projects and heat embossed paper projects.

How do I use it?

• Use in the Melting Pot™ – Melt UTEE and dip surfaces such as chipboard into the pot.
• Use in the Melting Pot - melt and pour UTEE out of the pot onto the Non-Stick Craft Sheet or into Mold N
  Pour™ prepared molds.
• Use in the Melting Pot – melt and pour UTEE out of the pot onto the Non-Stick Craft Sheet and press a
   stamp into it. Let cool and peel off for a great textured embellishment.
• Use with the Ranger Heat It Craft Tool and Big & Bossy Embossing Ink to stamp and emboss an image or
   cover an entire surface area.

Types of UTEE:
A variety of UTEE formulas for all your Melt Art creations!

• Used on its own, Clear has a slightly amber hue. The translucency allows for stamped images, decorative
   paper, and photos layered beneath it to show through.
• Use with To Dye For heat resistant colorants to create translucent candy-colored embellishments.
• Mix with other colors (opaque, metallic or pearlized colors) of UTEE for endless combinations.
• Use with stamps to create great textural looks.
• Use Clear to extend opaque colors of UTEE.

White, Black, Red Hot
• Use these opaque shades on their own for striking projects.
• Add Clear to extend the rich pigments in opaque colors further as a Black or White goes a long way.
• Sprinkle small amounts of Black or White to add faux stone looks to other colors .
• Add Beadazzles for jeweled looks.

Bronze, Gold, Platinum
• Get the look of cool metals—melt each color by itself.
• Swirl together for a wonderful metallic effect.
• Sprinkle into other colors to add just a touch of metallic.

• Use by itself for the classic pearlized look.
• Sprinkle into Clear, opaque or metal colors to add pearlescence.

• Bright colors of favorite flowers were Suze’s inspiration for this collection with a hint of pearlescent luster.
• Mix with opaque, metallic or pearl shades to create one-of-a-kind embellishments for jewelry, paper crafts
  and home d├ęcor.

Interference Blue
• Interference color has a unique reflective nature which changes from a bright opalescent color to a more
  subtle, shimmery effect when viewed from different angles.
• Try it on a variety of background colors for a totally different iridescent effect—colors that appear subtle
  on a white surface are more obvious on a dark surface.
• Transparent in nature, mixing with White, Pearl, Black or Clear will create even more subtle interference

Monday, November 4, 2013

Skates on a Card!

Jumpstart your creativity with die cuts, stamps and cards!

I used these products in the video and you can get them  

Tim Holtz Sizzix Die Ice Skates
Tim Holtz Sizzix Victorian Carolers
Tim Holtz Sizzix Movers and Shapers Mini Toy Soldier and Ice Skate
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Things to Say
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Christmas Time
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Joyful Song
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Letters to Santa
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Deco Christmas
Crafter's Workshop Stencil Mini Flurries
Crafter's Workshop Stencil Mini Winter Wonderland
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Forest Moss
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Shabby Shutters
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tumbled Glass
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Stormy sky
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Antique Linen
Momento Ink Lady Bug
Ranger Archival Ink Black
Distress Marker Black Soot
Mixed Media Inkx Pewter
Ranger Embossing Powder Silver
Ranger Distress Embossing Powder Walnut Stain
Antique Enamel Embossing Powders
Ranger Perfect Pearls Perfect Pearl
Ranger Perfect Pearls Blue Patina
Perfect Medium 
Versamark Watermark Ink
Ranger Emboss It Dabber
Ice Stickles Chrystal Ice 
Baker's Twine
Black and White Cardstock
Ranger Holographic Embossing Powder 
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Shattered
Tim Holtz Ideology Antique Nickel Ice Skates

Friday, November 1, 2013

Decorate Pilar Candles for Christmas

There are several ways you can decorate a candle. 
Using Archival ink, stamp your image/sentiment onto tissue paper.
You can color your image.  I used markers and gelatos with a paint brush.
In the past I've also colored with pencils. Even though the tissue paper is delicate, it's amazing how well you can color it without ripping it.
Cut it out as close as possible.
 lay the image onto your candle and cover it with a piece of was paper. You want the waxy side facing the candle.  Heat it with heat gun and it magically melts the tissue paper into the candle!
I love doing this-amazes me every time!!
 I tried stamping directly onto the candle with a word stamp and brown archival ink.  It ended up smearing off. I think it was the finish on my candle?  I ended up taking a paper towel and wiping it off.   The candle on the left is the sentiment and image (cut two different pieces) and melted them on.
 The I took minimal embellishments and added to them.  I was really fun.
 Use buttons, ribbon, flowers, lace, cardstock-whatever you want!

You can find the supplies: cardstock, archival ink, distress ink, prima flowers, lace, trim, Kaiser Craft and Graphic 45 Christmas designer papers, ribbon at our store.  Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium  PRICES ARE DISCOUNTED DAILY 20-25%

Hope you have a fabulous Friday!!
Karen Conner