Monday, March 28, 2016

March 28, 2016

Masculine trinket box featuring Helmar glue!


For Christmas last year I gave my hubby a box of European liquor bon bons which came in a wooden box.  He was so enraptured with the sweets that I thought I would recreate the box so he could keep it on his desk as a lovely keepsake.

This will be my last project for Helmar Glue.  I have had a lovely time working side by side with such exceptionally talented ladies.  I would like to thank Kimberly Yvonne and Mark Ripper for inviting to this wonderful team and the exceptional Helmar products I was fortunate to play with for the past year.  I will miss my time with team.  Thank you all

First I gathered up all the items I wanted to created this trinket box.
Papers, Pearls, Chipboard corners, black marker

Helmar Decoupage glue, Helmare Acid Free glue, Helmar Gemstone Glue, Helmar Zapdots and Helmar Craft and Hobby glue

I used my black marker on all of the edges including inside the box.
I cut all my papers to size.
Using Helmar De'coupage glue I then glued down all of the strips of paper starting with the bottom of box then the sides.

I used Helmar 1/2" square Zapdots in-between the slats to keep the down strips from collapsing.

A close up inside the box.

I decided not to show the slats on top of the box instead using solid strips of paper.  The bead panels were secured with favorite  Helmar Craft and Hobby glue.

The chipboard corners where painted with Lindy's Stamp Gang Ponderosa Pine Olive.  One set is secured to the base of the box while the other ones lie on the top slats and secured with Helmar Craft and Hobby glueI used Helmar Zapdots  to elevate the center piece cut out.  Finally I applied a few gem dots with Helmar Gemstone Glue.

Thank you for stopping by I truly appreciate your visit.  Don't forget to stop by the store for all of your glue needs!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

March 22, 2016

Everyday Goddess {Nani Ke Ola}


There is an old express train that runs from Grapevine, Texas to the Ft. Worth Stockyard.  So for my birthday one year hubby treated me to a day in the past.  It was magical.  But now my time here with you has come to an end.  I wish to thank Jennifer of Nani ke Ola and all the wonderful and talented team mates for a fantastic time.  It was an honor to work along side of them. 

 I used the Tea Time collection paper for the base of this layout and fussy cut elements from Marion Smith-Junque Gypsy-Shangri La. 
After spreading a very light coat of gesso I came back and spritzed the paper with teal and pink paints.  Next I used a stencil and modeling paste around the outskirts of the layout.

I used embossing powders on the clock and hands.
Flowers, cheese clothe, butterflies and pearls complete the project.

I hope you enjoyed what you have seen here today and that it lets your own creativity take flight. Thank you for stopping by and do check out the Nani Ke Ola store to see what is new and to stock up for the spring!
Supplies used:
Marion Smith-Junque Gypsy-Shangri La

Words & Paintery
The theme for this layout is from this month's challenge.


Monday, March 14, 2016

March 14, 2016

Happy Day {Helmar Glue}

 Everyone is Irish if only for one day!  Kathleen here sharing a mixed media layout featuring Helmar Zapdots!

Hi everyone!  This is a picture I took of my oh so Irish grandson in his Irish gersey.  We took him to Williamsburg shortly before Halloween.  Just look at those red curly locks!  For this layout I used my favorite Helmar black 1/2" round Zapdots to elevate the picture and Helmar Acid Free glued to secure all the elements in place.

After marking the center point of my composition I  sprayed on some Tattered Angels Valencia (orange).  Next I applied Shimmerz Texturz Mari-Gold-Digger paste with a dotted stencil in a "t" pattern.  Then  I enhanced the design with a few stamps.

The picture is double matted and set in place with Helmar black 1/2" Zapdots.  I also used them to elevate the butterfly and leaves to add a bit of dimension.

The chipboard frame and shamrocks were sprayed green with Lindy Stamp Gang Ponderosa Pines Olive and glued in place with Helmar Acid free glue.  Finishing the piece by scattering a few flowers and lace and securing them in place with Helmar Acid Free Glue.

 I hope you have enjoyed what you have seen here today.  Don't forget to let your own creativity take flight with a little help from Helmar Glues!
More than Words use gesso and the inspiration word is "bliss"
I first used gesso to temper the layout I then used it again to splatter around the layout.  My little man is my bliss!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

March 8, 2016

C'est Magnifique March Kit

"Butterfly Garden"

Hello my scrappy friends, Kathleen here with you today sharing my March kit "Butterfly Garden"  projects.
This is a very special kit this month with all the add ons and other kits rolled into one!
The papers are the beautiful Blue Fern Studios "Timeless" collection.

This kit has so many wonderful word chippies, various colored pearls, flowers and paints. 

 Just look at the wonderful colors.  It's such an outstanding kit.  I love the embossing powder with the flecks of white in it.  On this layout I used embossing medium on a stamp then applied my embossing powder and sealed it with a hot air dryer.
Stash items: micro beads and purple ribbon.

Now for my final layout.  Here I started by putting a layer of gesso on the base paper then spritzing with the beautiful purple purple paint. Then I came back using  stencil and modeling paste. I finished by layering a few of the cut out card and die cuts.

 close ups

 My final project is this lovely trinket box.  I used the modeling paste that comes with this kit as a thick paint to coat the box.  I cut out four pieces of the print paper and glued them in the boxes.  Then I cut out a few of my favorite photos places them in the boxes and finished with a few die cuts and blooms.  The blooms came from my stash.

I hope you have enjoyed these projects.  Please stop by all month long to

Thursday, March 3, 2016

March 3, 2016


Mixed Media layout {Nani Ke Ola}

"Temple Bar"

The nice thing about pub in Ireland is that it is a place to meet your friends at the end of a long hard day.  Well my friends it is time for me to head out on new adventures.  This will be my last month with Nani Ke Ola.  I have had such a fun time here and will miss you all!  So let's raise our glass one last time.

For this layout I selected 7 Dots Studio Domestic Goddes-Over Used Table Cloth and  12th teacup which is cut 1/2" off each side and laid on top.
 I used a swiss dot stencil and modeling paste and randomly on both sides of the layout by gently sliding the stencil underneath the top layer.
Next I spritzed the layout with Lindy's Stamp Gang Silent Night Silver.

The I used the stencil and modeling paste on the top layer.

I used these adorable stickers on the top corner graced them with a few flowers and this cameo I found in my stash. Then finishing up with a bit of Lindy's Stamp Gang paints in shades of blue.

Left overs from trimming papers should never go to waste.  Here I have used them in the layering alongside the tags. 

After adding stickers from 7 Dots Studio I create three areas for blooms, brads, beads and bakers twine.

Thanks for stopping by I always enjoy your visit and sweet comments.  Don't forget to stop by the store to see what's new or just to stock up on your supplies.  Till next time, let your own creativity take flight!
Products used:
Lindy's Stamp Gang Silent Night Silver, Danny Zuko's Demin, Hydrangea Blue
My emotion here is one of leaving, saying goodbye, sadness

Friday, February 26, 2016

February 26,2016

How amazing to be taking tea on the lawns of Buckingham Palace London.

I Love Geography

My daughter and I were in London to visit my new baby grandson!  Well it just turned out that Buckingham palace was open to visitors while the queen was away on vacation.  It was amazing!!! 
I selected the gorgeous Marion Smith Junque Gypsy-Carpi Diem paper to as a base for my layout.
I cut out the adorable envelope from the  Marion Smith Junque Gypsy- Faux Pas paper. Then I jumped over to Marion Smith Time Keeper-Exploratorium paper and cut out a few of the post cards for layering. 
I used a large clock stencil and red modeling paste around the page for added interest. 
The clock chipboard piece was lightly brushed with walnut stain then glued to Marion Smith Timekeeper-Portfolio paper cut out into a circle.  Then I came back and  then glued in some copper micro beads.

Finally I added some flowers, leaves and metal balloon ornaments to complete my layout.
I hope you have enjoyed what you have seen here today and let your own creativity take flight.
Thank you for stopping by and do check out the Nani Ke Ola store to see what is new and to stock up for the spring!

Monday, February 22, 2016

February 22, 2016

C'est Magnifique Progressive Pages

Hello, C'est Magnifique Friends!  Welcome to the C'est Magnifique's Progressive Pages !  This challenge will accommodate all levels of scrappers from the beginners/clean scrappers to all you mixed media artists! Greetings and welcome back!   Kathleen here with a fun layout using this month's Enchanted Gardens Kit.
Most scrappers will have a few paper punches laying around and this layout gives you the opportunity to put  them in use.  This is a doily lace punch and I opted not to tear off the top strip.
I randomly used the punch on all four sides then glued strips of the green print paper behind them.
Next I cut off the tail end of my arrows. with the arrow heads facing opposing directions I adhered them 2" from the top and bottom.
My picture is matted with three different patterned papers using different punches randomly to offer more texture and movement and set it on the lower arrow.

Next I selected a variety of objects from the "Recall" and "Timeless" papers and cut them out.  I then created a montage using these cutouts on the top arrow and a couple of items for the bottom arrow and slipped in a sticker or two. 

The Enchanted Gardens kit come with this gorgeous beaded ribbon which I placed on top of my montage.
Next using the C'est Magnifique Pink Bubble paint found in last months mix media kit I high lighted the areas around the arrows.  Next I stamped around those areas with a chicken wire stamp followed by a leafy vine stamp. 
I completed my layout by creating a floral arrangement with the lush green leaves, miniature flowers and butterfly. 
(Main kit only)
stash item: paints and punches

A Couple of close ups.

I hope this has inspired you to let your own creativity take flight.  I can't wait to see your creation.  Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the C'est Magnifique store!