Monday, September 30, 2013

My Favorite Xyron Tricks with Core'dinations Cards!

Today Xyron is hopping with Core'dinations and I have a fun and easy project today using some basic distressing techniques and some of my favorite tricks using my Xyron machines! These cards are very versatile and can be made for any occasion. I have the sketch for you along with a tutorial with step by step directions at the end!

Recollections Corrugated Cardstock

Thursday, September 26, 2013

I am so please to offer the tutorial for this amazing banner as seen on the Graphic 45 Blog HERE. You can easily use the Steamunk Spells paper too! You can buy this 16 page step by step tutorial with photos and template for all lettering for only $5 right here. This project is geared towards intermediate to advanced crafters.
After you click on buy, you will be emailed, to your PAYPAL address, the 16 PDF page tutorial. IF  within 24 hours (however my goal is to be as instant as possible)- IF YOU DONT GET THE FILE within 24 hours please email me at  Denise

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Halloween Decor with Xyron, Graphic 45 and Petaloo!

Today I want to share with you my Halloween Door Hanger. Perfect Decor for your front door, although I hang mine inside my front door so I can enjoy it! I made this project from half inch Foam Core, a recycled mirror from the thrift store, fabulous Graphic 45 papers, Gorgeous Petaloo Flowers, and my favorite go-to Xyron products. At then end of my post there is a Video Tutorial for the Mirror Image Transfer technique using my Xyron 5 Inch Creative Station so make sure you check it out!

{I love how the image transfer using Craft Attitude looks so spooky}

{I was going to have my door hanger say "welcome" but since my twins looked so spooky I decided "beware vintage ghosts" was more appropriate!}

{I used my new Xyron 3 Inch Sticker Maker to glitter my letters- just run them upside down in the sticker maker, then sprinkle with glitter- perfect and mess free (almost!)}

{I used a combination of Petaloos Darjeeling Flowers in Blacks, Creams, Paprika and Greys to embellish the hanger. I used Xyrons new Adhesive Dots to adhere them}

{I also used some of Petaloos Color Me Crazy Chipboard gears. I gave them a spray with Clearsnaps Dye Ink Spritzers in 3 different colors to get the old rusty look}

{I love transferring onto mirror! This mirror had some scratches on it, but I think it worked for the theme. Using the Xyron Creative Station assures no adhesive residue shows through- and I am going to show you how to do it! So here's a quick video on the process and see my supply list for everything you need to make your own!

Wild Blossoms x9 Paprika
Mini Mix x8 Cream
Dye Ink Spritzers-Seattle Sky, Mudslide
1/2 Inch Foam Core Black
Lace Trim May Arts
Burlap- Joann Fabric
Black netting-Halloween Store
Fonts- Saddlebags and Big Top converted to .svg and cut with Xyron Wishblade

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Ankle Update!

I can't believe that it was 90 days ago to the date that I broke my ankle in two places at Derby practice. It's been a long and emotional road for me. The pain part has not been so bad, but the mental part of being injured has definitely been the worst. I go from dying to get back out on my skates and play again, to utter fear of even putting my skates on. Fear is real. Unfortunately, I know fear can cause me injury again. It was hard enough telling my Boss and Mom this time, (who were both not so happy about me playing) how could I make the call a SECOND time? At 90 days, I am walking without a knee walker, crutches or boot. I have a cane which I use to keep balanced- my Physical therapist says "NO LIMPIMG"! The funny thing is-take away my cane and I immediately start limping- use the cane and I walk pretty normal, except for the cane :). I decided to go on vacation with friends to the Bahamas and had a great time! My ankle swelled up on the flights and was angry at me for a few days. I took my knee scooter and it was a savior!  Mostly I was floating around in an innertube sipping margaritas not a lot of strain going on there! Now I have a mega Blog Hop to prep for- all three of the manufacturers I design for and doing this hop so TRIPLE projects! So for now, just more Physical Therapy and walking practice and crafting!
{funny just noticed I am balancing on my good foot}

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

In love with Petaloo and Authentique!

Sometimes the planets align, and when I opened up my box of Petaloo Flowers and Authentique papers-it was love at first sight! So much I made two projects because I just wanted to use it all!
visit Petaloos Blog HERE and HERE to see my projects!