Friday, December 12, 2014

Note:  just wanted to let you know that Target has the 12 x 12 black chipboard I used for the box below and there is no shipping.  No shipping on any order!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Video on my box below..............


I have been working on a great project I wanted to share with you.  Since I'm not the greatest picture taker,  I'll just give you a few shots to whet your appetite.  The pattern is from a lovely girl on You Tube under the name of  Paper Hoarder Disorder.  Her name is Christy.  She has the most wonderful set of patterns for sale in her Etsy store and she also has a blog.  This box opens to one side and has a waterfall like group of pages attached to one end.  Each page has a booklet inside for pictures or photos.  All the pages and booklets are 4 x 6 so you can get some nice size pictures inside or journaling.  Here goes:




Be sure to check out Christy's site as there are many more temping patterns.  The best part is the boxes are made from heavy chipboard which feels like box and will hold up forever.

Have a great weekend and get that shopping done!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Post Thanksgiving

Did you think I fell down a hole never to return?  Not Alice in Wonderland, just me.  Husband had surgery on his knee and have been so busy with that I am exhausted.  However, today I did have time to use one of the Sweet Innocence stamps to make a quick card.  She is colored with Copics and the snow is tiny dots of Liquid Pearls.  Getting in the Christmas spirit?  I'm not quite there yet but it will hit me any day!  Enjoy  your weekend and stay warm!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Hi everyone!  I imagine just about everyone in the country is colder today than a week ago.  Brrrr!  I have a few items for sale.  I have five Copic markers, brand new, that I already had (dummy!).  They are E97, E80, E37, YG00, and E0000.  They are $20 which is half of retail.  I also have a Pumpkin Stazon Pad for $4 and a Spellbinders border die from the Gilded Life series called the Long Die.  I used one just like it in the crown posted below.   It's $9.  If anyone is interested send me an email at primitiveseasons@comcast.net.  If you take it all I'll do a little better on the total price for you. Shipping is the buyers responsibility but it all fits in a small padded mailing envelops so it shouldn't be much.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Have a project and a new product to share with you today.  I had been wanting to try one of the card-in-a-box cards for some time.  This CHRISTmas one is a tiny one.  Each side only measures 1 and 3/8 by 2" approximately.   The whole thing is triple matted which makes it very sturdy.  There's another one of these in my future as they were a lot of fun.  Be sure to click on the image to see it larger.


The second thing I wanted to show  you is a new Sizzix die called The French Bow.  This goes together very quickly and is very classy looking.  I used black and a black and white toile paper.  And it's BIG.  About 6" long and 2 wide..  Great for  packages too.
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Hope you get out to vote today.  It's your right and priviledge.  Let's put an end to the apathy which has taken hold in our country.



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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Daylight Savings

Well how was your Halloween?  It was so cold here and threatening rain that there weren't so many trick or treaters as other years.  And, of course, tonight is that night we have to fool with the clocks.  Fall back, remember?  We gain a whole hour of sleep.....good as gold if you ask me.  With time on my mind, I  made this tag with mostly Tim Holtz design elements.  I edged everything with Frayed Burlap.  I used Wendy Vecchi's embossing paste and a combination of Dylusions and Adirondack color washes to color the tag.  I love spraying that seam binding......gives such a nice vintage-y look.  Bundle up and don't forget the tick tock!


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Halloween Totem

I had this idea to use three of the ATC boxes by Eileen Hull and make a Halloween totem.  On the very  top is a black bottle brush tree with fall berries.  The very top of the tree shows a pumpkin man head with bows so the whole thing looks like a man up there rather than a tree.  On the sides of the three boxes I used various items like a creepy hand, a fly, a jointed Halloween doll, stickers, etc.  It was a fun project and I hope you enjoy it.  If you have any questions you know how to get in touch.





Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Christmas is Coming, the Geese Are Getting Fat.......

Or maybe it's me that's getting fat....but that's another story.  It's raining cats and dogs here and dark and dreary so I decided to make myself a cheery CHRISTmas card.  I used a stamp called Winter Walk by Simon Says I think.  The foliage is Tim's new Holiday Greens.  There are four types of greenery in this set:  pine, spruce, holly and juniper.  Plan on using this one a lot this season.  Enjoy!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Halloween Lighting

Over the weekend Cricut offered a cutting file which resulted in the project below.  I was so excited because I love these intricate files.  It is a Halloween luminaria, one layer cut in black cardstock and the inside layer is just a rectangle of vellum.  You cut two panels of each and join them together.  The black cut tends to stick out because it's round so I glued the larger areas down here and there.

 You sit your LED lights inside.  It's very impressive when lit, sitting on my kitchen island.  The Explore cut it flawlessly and only one tiny pice inside the pumpkin remained on the mat.  I tell you I love this machine.  The file was $1.99 and is available, as far as I know, on the Explore Make It Now page.  Hope you like it!

The Royal Crown

Spellbinders has a line of dies out for pendant, pins and jewelry making as well as other items.  They are all very vintage-y looking.  I decided to give this crown a try and the results were worth the patience.  It's embossed on foils which you can purchase from them or elsewhere.  JoAnns is carrying this line also.  This is called the Vintage Trellis Crown.  It takes two dies, which could be used separately as borders for your cards and scrapbooking, and 1 sheet of foil. The bottom die is threaded with metallic ribbon, although that is not a must and you paint the inside with gold metallic paint.  I used Ranger.  It was a fun project, although as I said, required a little patience.  I just thought it was something a little different.  Mine is going on Grace, my antique dress form!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Brr.....fall is really here!

Last night and tonight our temps will be in the forties.  It was cold on the way to church at 7:30 this morning.  I warmed up with a latte afterwards and some good old fashioned creativity.  I have two projects to share today.  One is a very simple gatefold album for my daughter to put her doggie Halloween pictures in.  You know, the ones with the dog thinking  "I can't stand this nonsense!"

The other is a Halloween Witch Hat.  I bought the paper mache hat years ago and this was the year to finally get to it. I painted it black and then had so much fun decorating it with a large rose, a halloween bottle brush tree, a mouse, a pumpkin and acorns, a skull and a vintage Halloween card.  I think I covered most everything.....oh and orange and black tulle!  Hope you enjoy!







Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Print and Cut on the Cricut Explore

This is the first image I cut on the Explore with the new Print and Cut feature.  You print the image on your printer and the Explore cuts  it out.  I am so blown away.  I can think of a gazillion applications for this.  No coloring with Copics or markers.  No hand cutting etc.  Just a crisp clear image with glorious color.  Those of you who don't have an Explore better put it on your Christmas list.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Dancing Witches


Here's the other file I told you about from Megan Hardy.  I have the figures rather spread out (there is a cat on each end) but this is just to show you what a cute file it is. Click to enlarge it to see the wonderful detail, right down to the straws at the tip of the brooms.  What do you suppose they are dancing to???

Happy Hallow!

This little card was made using my Cricut and, originally, a Silhouette file.  I found out after the fact, that the girl who designs the files, Megan Hardy has her own Etsy shop where she sells some of the same files in .svg.  Halleluiah!  I used several paper collections and a rosette left from a project two years ago.  I hope you'll visit Megan Hardy's Etsy Store.  These trick or treaters are only one file of three all with different costumed trick or treaters.  And she has a dancing witches file to die for!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Amazing!!! Simply Amazing!!!





This beautiful cut was done on my Cricut Explore.  Be sure to click on the picture to see it up close and personal.  I found the file on a blog called Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! by a girl named Marigold.  I could not believe the intricacy of the file and how beautifully the Explore cut it.  Get yourself one of these machines.  They are superb!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Tired of it yet???????????

I am having so much fun doing these mix media canvases.  It's also using up lots of charms and baubles I've been saving over the years.  Today I tackled one of those large thick paper mache letters like Michaels and Jo Anns sells.  I gessoed it twice as a base.  Then applied paper scraps with multi medium (love that stuff).  Then I covered it with texture medium and laid on some cheese cloth and did some stamping.  Then for the fun....I pulled out all the fun pieces and began laying them on.  I ended up using all silver which is not what I had in mind when I started but some things just "tell" you what to do.  I used both E6000 and hot glue to add everything then sprayed with Perfect Pearls mists Patina and Mister Huey's Sparkle.  I love that.  It adds sparkle and shine without color.  So much fun.  Needless to say this will have a spot of honor in my studio!



Mixed Media-I'm In Love!

After doing the mixed media piece I showed you a few weeks ago, I found I am really drawn to this craft.  It feels like "real art."  So I did two more pieces, show below.  One is about the things I love and the other I did for my husband's office.  It's a little more masculine.  Take a look.  I'd love to  know what you think.  My inspiration, of course, is Finnabair and her wonderful collages and techniques.






I find with these pieces you have to study them to see everything.  But they are so much fun!  Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014