Monday, June 24, 2013

Cricut Cartridge Box Idea

What do you do when you have empty boxes Cricut cartridges? You cover them and make sturdy little containers to hold ATCs or watercolor pencils. I have several of these boxes and plan on altering each one. Here is one box.

This my last project to share as a design team member for VLVS.
Distress inks were used on this project alone with Archival black ink. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Altered Tile

This is my project for Viva Las VegaStamps! It's a ceramic tile made into a drink coaster.
You can view my tutorial here: 

Monday, June 3, 2013

Red Velvet Cake

 I made this cake for my mothers birthday more than 40 years ago in an upstairs apartment with no air conditioner. The open windows didn't help cool me off. It was hot that October day.
I pulled the cake out of the oven in our tiny kitchen and after the cake cooled I started putting on the frosting. The layers began to slid, I used toothpicks to keep the cake layers from sliding off. They were removed with we arrived at my mother and dads home 20 miles away. 

The lady stamped image; VLVS. 
Thanks for Looking and Have a Nice Day!!!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Tornado Inspired Piece

Tornado Inspired Piece

Couldn't sleep due to weather here in Oklahoma May 31, it's now 3:20 am June 1. On my craft table is a journal page. I started painting the background with my new distress paints and then I got out Viva Las VegaStamps and started stamping. In the background you can see brick wall in all directions, chevron, flowers, hot air balloon and more using Memento rich cocoa before adding the darker images with StazOn black ink. Wish now the stamped the mushrooms were upside down. 
Stamps used from these plates:
Individual images:

I had to laugh, I didn't look and stamped the Instagram image upside down. 

Be safe if you are in the path of the Tornado. After seeing all the flooding in Oklahoma City I need an above ground safe room.