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Dressing Candles

I thought I would show you how I altered some garland to decorate a candle.  This candle is one of those that is wax but it has a flicker candle in it.






This is a look from the top.  I like these candles because I don’t have to worry about drips and candle wax on my furniture.







So, I started out by finding a piece of paper that I wanted to use to compliment the decor of the room. 

I measured around the candle then torn the paper and distressed it.  Oops! I put the paper on the candle upside down. 


Easy enough I pulled it apart and flipped it over.



Now, I found this tinsel at HL and decided to us some Copics to give it some various colors.


I randomly colored various pearls to add some dimension and various looks.




As you can see I added some black and various shades of brown.







With that done I hot glued the piece of garland on to the candle in the middle over the paper I distressed.


Ok, the paper on right side up now I’ll glue this on the paper.




Looks like a lot right now but wait until you see it with the others.







Here they all on the Mercury Glass candle holders.  I love the way they look.  I did have trouble keeping this one up on the small candle holder.

I solved this by cutting a circle the same size,  distressing the circle, and hot glued it to the Mercury Glass.


I love these candles all spruced up.  They add texture and whimsy to the room.


BFF’s Calendar for April

Here is Phyllis’ card for April…..hmmm, she too was a little behind!  LOL!

Love the double scalloped rosettes.  She makes her own using her MS scoreboard.  The colors remind me of sherbet ice cream and since it has been so hot here lately that sounds like a good idea.

I love the stamp she used on the lower half of the calendar and that she stamped in more than once to get the fullness affect.


This calendar is a challenge to come up with different things because each top part looks like the same design.  I like the fact she just covered it up!  Bravo!

Jun 10, 2011 - Copic Markers    No Comments

July Calendar – I know I’m early!

I told you I worked on calendars.  I embossed Texas and then stamped in a star and filled it with red glitter.  The Texas stamp was an open stamp so after embossing I colored in the center with Copic black.

Slowly but surely I colored in all those little flags.  There is some Sakura Gelly Pen Star Dust going on around the flags and a sweet little heart in the blue.

I colored the seam binding with both Lipstick Distressed Ink and R29-Red Copic.  This combination makes the seam binding a little stiffer.




Flip Flop stamp is a $1 find from M’s and reminds me of my favorite shoe (shoes) for the summer.






Then there is hamburgers and ice cream sundaes all colored with Copics.  Great summer time treats.





Now, I need to get busy and make some cards and of course more sewing and then finish painting.  Looks like my month is full.

June Calendar

I decided I would add to the design of the month of June some doodling of my own.  There is no rhyme or reason, I just went with the flow.

This June is very hot and so these colors seemed to represent the heat.

I used some $1 stamps from M’s on the bottom half of the card and we have one birthday in this month and that is Gareth’s sixth B-Day.



Copic’s to color and then I used a TH’s stamp to stamp around some scattered dots.  TH’s Distressed inks and some Studio G $1 pigment chalk inks (again $1 finds at M’s) to ink the edges.





Here are the items I used (you can look at my yesterday post for some links here):




Jun 8, 2011 - Copic Markers    1 Comment

May Calendar – Finally

When I finished up my China Cabinet I decided to take some time off from painting.  Besides, it is extremely hot outside and I developed a rash that my family things is from the spray painting I was doing on the China Cabinet.

I decided to catch up on my calendars.

Here is May.  I was trying to get the background to look like a stain glass.




I used my latest find Sizzix’s Ink-its Letterpress Plate, that is the flower in the center inked up with pigment ink.  Then I started filling in with other flowers and items I have made.  The added flowers are some I made using coffee filters, distressed inks and TH’s Tattered Flowers die.


Copic’s were used for coloring and I used the distressed inks to dye the seam binding and a little Glossy Accents on the butterfly.  The felt bird and daisy are from M’s.


I buy most of my items from M’s, HL, Joanne’s and Stamp Asylum.  I try to get the most for my $$’s and that’s were the coupons come in handy.   I don’t like to have to wait on supplies or pay shipping cost and since I’m usually making trips to these stores I pick up items as I need them when I make a trip.  The Sizzix’s Ink-Its I found at the Scrapbook Convention that was in Dallas last weekend.


Items I used:

Sizzix’s Ink-Its Tim Holtz’s Tattered Florals Copic’s Distressed Inks

Sizzix Ink-its Letterpress Plate - Butterflies & Flowers Sizzix Bigz Die - 656640 Tattered Florals Tim Holtz Distress Ink Stamp Pad - Vintage Photo


Glossy Accents


Inkssentials Glossy Accents

BFF – Mini Album – Day 3

Ok, here we are at Day 3 of the BFF Mini Album.






I think this is probably my favorite part of this little mini album.  I designed the coffee 2-go cup in Design Studio using the George cartridge.  I then used some TH distressed ink to ink the edges and some Copic markers to draw in the lid lines.  Used my crimper to do the cozie and then stamped Love.

The spill stick is from Starbucks and I cut it to fit the little cup.  We both love coffee and and we have a lot of Starbucks stuff.  This page has a pocket that I stuffed a SB gift card in.



This is a TH’s technique combined with some Copic marker coloring.  I took a fragment and stamped a design on the back with StazOn black ink.  Took my Copic marker’s and colored it then glued it to white paper so it would show up.  We both love TH’s “stuff”.

I used Spellbinders to cut out the label and embossed the sentiment and attached a key, a heart and a lock.  She has been the key that unlocks my heart for our friendship…unconditional love!



Finally, I stuffed a little tag in another pocket to let her know, it is good to be Queen and we are exactly that in our homes.  We  both have great husbands that love us and allow us to have a great hobby together.





This little mini album was so full of the fun stuff that I took a red ribbon and glued it to the album so we could tie it together.

I used a CB folder for the mat and inked it up, then used Design Studio and welded BFF together then cut it out several times and glued them together.  As a final touch I added some black pearls.



Hope this inspires you to get creative.  Most of this book was made from things in my stash and helped to use up that excess.

Apr 16, 2011 - Copic Markers    No Comments

April Calendar

Here is the April Calendar. This time I thought I would add some fun stuff so I stamped fun and added it to the top.






A little Copic coloring and then I distressed a TH tag and there is a little Viva Glitter Liner on the blue Copic coloring.





April 12th was my #1 Daughter’s birthday so I circled that date using the Viva Glitter Liner and then I embossed the leaves with some white embossing powder.





Now on to the next project.  I should have more time to create since I was “laid off” yesterday.  God is good and I know he will guide me into where ever He is leading me next.

Mar 25, 2011 - Copic Markers    No Comments

Green – Don’t Pinch Me!

I know it is long pass March 17 but I love this green color.  It just pops off the page.

Enlarge the picture and take a look at the cute shamrocks.


Great job Phyllis.  These calendars get tougher every month because the design to color doesn’t change that much….next up is April!

March Calender! Oops!

Oops, I’m a little late at getting this posted.  Oh well, that’s how it has been rolling lately.

As you can see I’ve done a lot to March, a lot more than coloring.  First I decided to use some Martha Stewart yellow embossing powder.  Unfortunately, it was too translucent.  Then I tried some different embossing glue and it turned green.

I decided I would use a Marvey Snow Marker over the funkiness of the embossing and I think it came out like fluffy clouds (Daugther #1 said it looked like popcorn).  I used Tim Holtz’s Distressed Inks.  I used the same Distressed Inks to color the ribbon.


I used Tim Holtz scattered stamp from Urban Tapestry CMS061 and one of the small stamps from Waltzing Mouse Stamp Vintage Label #4.  If you look closely there is also some Clear Star Gelly Roll Sakura pen around the clouds to create a “silver lining”.





The 26th of this month is our 41st Anniversary (whew, that means I’m old).  There is another small stamp from Paper Trey Ink Calendar Basics.

Doesn’t that butterfly look cool?





I took Memento’s Paris Dusk and stamped it on the calendar and then another one using Staz On  Black ink on acrylic. I then cut out the acrylic and then folded it in half.  I used Glossy Accents to glue it into place.





The only thing I don’t like about this calendar is that when I printed these out on card stock the font is so light and skinny that it doesn’t show up very well.


I try to darken it up but I always make a mistake or get off of the lines.



Now, I need to start thinking about what I’m going to do to April’s.




Feb 2, 2011 - Copic Markers    No Comments

February Calendar Pages

First up is Phyllis’ month of February card.  Click on th picture to enlarge it.  Strangely, enough I colored mine the same way (different colors) before I even realized it.

Love the gross grain ribbon and little charm and the hearts accentuate the middle.  February 14th is highlighted with a heart.  Can’t miss what day that is!  Also, there is some glitter (or is that Stickles) accenting the design too.

Love the look!

I went for more embellishments.  I cut out two red hearts with Spellbinder and then took TH paper tissue and pleated it around the back heart and glued the front heart on.  Yep, that is the TH stamp for Valentine’s Day and I distressed ink it with both black ink and walnut stain.  Copics was used on the 14th and the pattern in the Calendar.  Some Viva silver glitter glue sets the tone for another TH Eiffel Tower stamp and yes that is one of his flourish stamps on the left hand side.  I used a silver pigment ink to ink up the sides.

I colored the seam binding tape using distressed firebrick and then when it dried I used my black Copic to draw an black edge down each side.

A couple of heart pins to finish it off.

Pretty “French” don’t you think.

Now I need to start thinking about March.  Let’s try to get our March Calendar in by the 22nd of February.

Oh my goodness it is so cold here, 19 today.  Yes, that’s 19 in Dallas, TX and it suppose to only be 19 tomorrow….Brrrrrr!

Thanks for looking and participating!