Posts Tagged ‘Maya Road’
Good evening everyone. I feel like it has been forever since my last post, 6 days! Yikes!!!!. I sincerely apologize, for my attention has been focused on our design and finishes for our lower level. We are meeting with a few more contractors later this week and hopefully afterwards, we can begin to move forward and implement our design. Once construction resumes and remaining finishes are selected…..I will then resume my regular posting schedule of 2-3 posts per week. I have so many fun things planned for the upcoming holiday season. In the meantime, I have a few more metal embossed Christmas cards to share. They were very easy to create and assembled in under 30 minutes.
Bronze God Ten Seconds Studio Metal Sheet
December Calendar Embossing Folder: Tim Holtz By Sizzix
Rosette Decorative Strip Die: Tim Holtz By Sizzix
25 Mover and Shapers Die: Tim Holtz By Sizzix
Card Stock: White, Silver, and Gold
Brrr Blue Ten Seconds Studio Metal Sheet
Snow Flurries Embossing Folder- Tim Holtz By Sizzix
Card Stock: White, Silver, and Blue
Snowflake- Maya Road Chipboard painted silver with Ranger Silver Paint Dabber
Rhinestones and Crystal Baubles- From My Stash
Thank you so much for stopping by. I am going to try real hard to wrap up my planned Paperie In Bloom projects this weekend, so I can return to my regular posting schedule next week. Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
Good evening everyone. How was your week? Today, I have another Paperie In Bloom inspired project to share, a set of chrysanthemum memo boards. For those of you who are first time visitor’s to Scrap N Grow, Paperie In Bloom is an ongoing monthly feature where I showcase a different bloom on or about the first of each month. Then throughout the month, I sprinkle in additional projects that highlight the bloom of the particular month. October’s Paperie In Bloom is the chrysanthemum.
Today’s memo boards were inspired by the leftover spoons from making my chrysanthemum mirror. Click here to view that post.
Each chrysanthemum memo board is actually an altered rat trap. Yes, a rat trap. This is not my original idea. I have seen several altered mouse trap projects on several people’s blogs as well as on Pinterest. While, I did purchase a few mouse traps, I used rat traps in today’s featured projects.
To begin, I used a pliers to remove the artificial cheese and the pin used to set the trap. Afterwards, I applied a base coat of Kaisercraft Mocha acrylic paint to the base. This covered up the trap’s rat graphics. Next, I stenciled and applied a few textures to each of the traps. I then perused my stash for potential trinkets. In the end, I decided to make two different memo board styles: one functional, and the other, artful.
Both flowers were made from cheap, white plastic spoons. Petals (spoons) were painted on both sides with Windsor & Newton Acrylic paint, Yellow Ochre, and Burnt Sienna. I purposely did not prime the spoons so that the paint color would be translucent. Next, I die cut and painted 2- 2.5 inch circles from Tim Holtz’s Ideaology’s Grunge Paper. I used this circle for the flower’s base. Once my spoon petals were dry, I adhered petals to base using a hot glue gun. Note: I offset each row until it appeared that there was no more room to add additional spoons as the space had become to small. Though there was no room to add another row of spoons, there was still a significant space remaining in the flower’s center. After a bit of brainstorming, I decided to make a center bud for each flower out of card stock.
The flower centers are made from Bazzill card stock. I punched out several McGill’s large pear Paper Blossoms shapes. Afterwards, I painted both sides of each flower’s petal’s a coordinating color to match spoon petals. Once dry, I used McGill’s 8mm ball stylus to mold each petal. Once molded, I used Inkessentials Glossy Accents to adhere petals. Again, I offset each layer of petals. I think I used 20 petals for each bud. Once dry, I glued the bud to the center of the flower using E6000 adhesive.
While waiting for the E6000 to dry, I stamped the front piece of 3M Post It paper pad with a sentiment from Tim Holtz and Stampers Anonymous. The sentiment was stamped with Jet Black Ranger Archival ink. Next, I applied Vintage Photo around the perimeter of the note pad and then adhered the Post It note pad to the bottom half of one of the traps. As I mentioned earlier, I decided to make the other trap an artful collection of garden themed trinkets. I listed the items I used below. All trinkets were adhered with Inkessentials Glossy Accents.
Butterfly- Memory Box Die
Garden Note Card- Crafty Secrets
Heart Bingo Piece- Maya Road
Hinge Clip, Memo Pins, and Pen Nib- Ideaology
Flower Pot- Michael’s. Pot ‘s patina- Vintaj Patina Paint by Ranger
Floral Foam- Michael’s
GROW letters- Cosmo Cricket
Watering Can- Create For Less online store
I had fun making these altered rat traps and have other inspiring ideas for future projects. Thank you so much for stopping by. Please feel free to leave a comment and let me know if you have altered a rat or mouse trap. Have a great night and see you again soon.
Good Evening Bloggers. How are you? Well today is special for a few reasons. First, I think I am finally starting to kick the summer cold I have been fighting for the past 2 weeks. Second, I was able to catch up weeding in my gardens earlier today. Lastly and most importantly, I completed my configurations box for Linda Ledbetter’s Studio L3 special edition challenge. Up for grabs is a giant goodies package from Tim Holtz and Mario. Click here for Linda’s blog.
Participants were given 2 weeks for this challenge as it is a big one and takes a bit more time to complete. The directions for this technique can be found on pages 33 and 34 of Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2. My completed configurations box has a garden/nature theme.
I used Ideaology’s largest box and followed the instructions inside the book. Afterwards, I preselected my trinkets and pre planned each of the boxes. I decided to print off coordinating background images from Google. This is a fine thing to do so long as it is for personal use only. Below is a picture showing the configurations box with just the background papers.
Below are close ups of the individual boxes along with a brief summary of supplies or techniques used. Starting in the upper left hand corner is a fractured girl doll. I used Ranger’s Alcohol Ink Filled Pens to give the girl clothes, skin tone, hair, and added a sunflower garden hat similar to one I wear while working in my gardens. The rusted watering can is a trinket from my stash.
Next is a seeds miniature display that I picked up awhile back on a shopping trip.
Upper right hand corner are Scrabble letters distressed using Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Below are miniature terra cotta pots that have been altered using Vintaj Patina. Inside each pot is a mini Styrofoam ball that has been painted green.
Next is a miniature garden desk scene. Scene includes an Ideology timepiece and a couple Maya Road Bingo motif pieces for accents. The desktop surface has a garden journal and pencil.
In the middle is a garden bench and tree. The tree is a jewelry charm from Michael’s. I altered the tree using Vintaj Patina.
Over to the the far left are some mushrooms, a watering hose, and a faucet. The mushrooms are from Melissa Frances. I added Walnut Stain Distress Ink to grungy them up and placed them into some Earth Textures by Elements to simulate dirt. I love the effect. The hose is a Jolee’s embellishment and the faucet is from Ideaology.
In the lower left hand corner is a bird feeder suspended from a tree branch and a bird nest. I made the bird feeder from a piece of rolled mesh tape, painted it silver with Ranger Paint Dabber and used Glossy Accents to adhere feeder to a painted button. I cut and painted toothpicks for feeder ports and filled the feeder with a few black oil sunflower seeds. The birds were created using a mini Punch A Bunch punch. Lastly, I added a wire hanger and another button for the feeder’s cover. For the nest, I started with a plain unadorned pre bought nest to which I added various feathers, excelsior, grass, twigs, strings, and 3 eggs.
Bottom center is a trellis filled with Recollections roses.
Lastly, is a bird bath and a bird house. The bird bath is a trinket filled with Glossy Accents to simulate water . The metal bird house is from Michael’s. I altered it using Vintaj Patina. Afterwards, I added a bit of nesting material inside the house.
Afterwards, I completed the box by adding some Ideaology foundation feet. I altered these with Vintaj Patina. Below is the completed garden configurations box.
The box was a lot of fun to put together. To date, I have made a few and the possible themes for a box is endless. I invite you to make one yourself. Thank you for stopping by. Please feel free to leave me a comment and tell me what you think. Please stop back again soon.
Good evening. Today, I am going to finish sharing my Toy Box Mini Album. I shared part one on Wednesday. Click here to read part one. So let’s return to our Toy Box mini album reveal.
Spread Five primarily consists of photo mats and has an interactive flap that reveals additional photo mats when opened.
Spread six features a vintage rocking horse chip board accent from the Crate Paper Toy Box collection along with a Maya Road library pocket and journaling spot. Opposite page has two bookmarks tucked into a page pocket.
This was a fun spread and I admittedly went a bit over the top.
The left hand side page of the album features a notebook embossed card that has spaces to place photos or journalling inside the card. I used Tim Holtz’s Notebook Texture Fades embossing folder to emboss the card front and attached a mini journaling card from the Toy Box collection with a mini paper clip.
The opposite page has a pocket and holds a keepsake Toy Story coloring book. I made the coloring book using my Your Story Mini machine and Toy Story coloring pages purchased from Target. The color book’s cover focal image is a Toy Story sticker that I purchased at Michael’s. Inside and alongside the color pages, I added a dimensional Crayola sticker embellishment that I also purchased at Michael’s. See Below for close ups.
This album spread features a dimensional train embellishment from Jolee’s Boutique and car embellishments from the Crate Paper Toy Box collection. I die cut the road using my Cricut machine and the My Community Cricut cartridge.
This spread features another extended flap page in order to accommodate additional photos.
The fire engine is a dimensional Jolee’s Boutique sticker. The airplane and the John Deere tractor are chipboard embellishments from the Toy Box paper collection. I used a Martha Stewart border grass punch for the grass and found the dump truck embellishment in the patches department at JoAnn’s. I cut the dirt hill by hand.
The left hand page features a centrally placed photo mat that is surrounded by various sizes of Lego’s that I hand cut from Lego decorative paper that I purchased at Archiver’s. I used pop dots behind various Lego bricks for added dimension. The right hand page features a complex pop up block element. I say complex as the block took me several hours to figure out it’s proper assembly. The block is a Karen Burniston 3D twist cube pop up die. I love how it turned out, but will admit that the process of trying to place the interior rubber band inside the cube totally frustrated me. This band allows the block to twist and pop up. Once assembled, I secured the block to the page with a brad which allows the block to spin. I embellished the sides and the top of the block. I die cut the word PLAY and the star using my Crricut machine and the Mickey Font Cricut cartridge.
Both pages feature a corner pocket page design and each pocket contains a removable, interactive A2 flap card. The cards were die cut using a Sizzix A2 Card w/Flap Die. The cards provide room for 4 photos. I used a Velcro hook and loop fastener for the flap closure and added a button for added detail. Afterwards, I tucked in a few journal cards from the Toy Box paper collection.
This spread is all about vintage toys. I had each of these toys in my own toy box as a child. The embellishments are from the paper’s collection with the exception of the moon tickets and and rocket advertisement which came from October Afternoon’s Rocket Age collection. The advertisement is mounted on a mini file that opens to reveal two additional photo mats.
This spread features popular games that children play. The checkerboard paper was purchased at Archiver’s as a single sheet and I apologize that I can not recall the manufacturer. I embellished the page with a couple of authentic Checker pieces from a well loved game that I purchased at a garage sale. The opposite page features a set of I Spy cards that are held together with a decorative brad. This page is actually a flap that opens and features two more of my favorite childhood games, Monopoly and Domino’s. The domino’s are purchased embellishments as real Domino’s would have added too much bulk to the album.
Inside Back Cover of Toy Box Mini Album.
The End. In all, the Toy Box mini album has places for over 50 photos and journaling. No doubt that this album was labor intensive and expensive to make. I am almost certain that the intended recipient will cherish this album and that the gift will become a keepsake for her son in the years to come.
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and for allowing me to post this jumbo mini sized album into separate blog posts as each post took me several hours to compose and post. I tried real hard to include each page’s details and source’s, but if I forgot something, please do not hesitate to email me or leave a question in the comment section. Thank you again for visiting and I hope that you come back again soon.
Hello everyone. Today I have a gift ensemble to share with you that I made for a dear friend of mine who recently welcomed a baby girl into the world after struggling for years with infertility.
I started with an unfinished 5×7 picture frame from Michael’s and embossed a sheet of Kiss Me Pink Ten Seconds Studio Art Metal sheets using one of their Kabuka molds called polka dots. Afterwards, I adhered the metal sheet to the frame, flush cut the edges, and then sanded the edges and raised embossed areas to reveal contrast of the core aluminum. To dress up the frame, I added a wide glittered pink ribbon (Wal Mart) and sewed a large rhinestone in the center (Teresa Collins). For added flair, I stuck in a few Maya Road heart pins, two little silver charms from Michael’s, and a bingo card from Jenni Bowlin. I then proceeded next to make a card and a matching gift bag.
The Baby stroller is from the New Arrival Cricut cartridge. Afterwards, I added a few pink rhinestones for added bling. The double sided gift bag was simple to make. I simply painted both sides of the gift bag with Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint before adhering my die cut stroller to each side of the gift bag.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you will come back again soon.