Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Coloring with Distress inks ~ SCS Inking Tutorial


Coloring with Distress Inks

by Yvonne Hagane
This is from the newest SCS Inking.  If you have the ranger distress inks and reinkers this tutorial is a must read:
Splitcoaststampers - Tutorials
The video is a must-watch:

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

KnK Zing Cuts Chipboard

A third video has been posted of the KnK Zing in action.  This video was created by SKAT KATZ, the Australian KnK dealer.


You can join the discussion and anticipation for the new KnK Zing here:

Monday, August 29, 2011

Zing is AmaZING at Print & Cut

I have been following the introduction of the new Zing cutter by KnK very closely.  Today Chad from KnK has shared a second video demonstrating what an amaZING job the new KnK Zing does with print and cut:


Follow the discussion on the amaZING new cutter on the MTC forum:
PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW - The Klic-N-Kut Zing™ - Make The Cut! Forum

While I haven't completely made up my mind yet if the Zing has a place in my craft room..... it certainly is an impressive machine, supported by MTC software.

Previous KnK Videos:


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Scrappin' Jubilee ~ Que Sera Sera Mini Album

We have another mini album from Scrappin' Jubilee.  It's hard to believe this mini is the same as her last!!!What a difference a change of color and embellishments can make in a creative project. This mini album was created from K & Co's Que Sera Sera. I love the warm colors and the vintage style. Thanks so much SJ for sharing your beautiful albums with us all :-) I have got to give those paint daubers a try.... the paint really sets off your pages. This is just beautiful!!!












Sunday, August 21, 2011

Scrappin' Jubilee ~ Summer Dream Mini Album


This is a 4x6 mini album that I made using DCWV Summer Dream paper.  I bought a ton of this at Joann's last year when it went on clearance.  It is great paper because it has a lot of variety. I used the Adirondack Paint Dabbers to cover the edges of the chipboard.  I got some of these on sale a while ago and this was the first time I used them.  I love them!!  I now want every color.  They are so easy to use and are great for covering chipboard to make it go with your paper.  I used Purple Twilight, Lettuce, Snow Cap and Pearl (my fave).  I also used it to paint some of the flowers.  My plan for this mini was to create a simple "template" that I could replicate without spending too much time creating the layout.  I have another one similar to this that I made this week with Que Sera Sera. 














Friday, August 19, 2011

The new Zing from KnK is AmaZING!!!!

I have been reading the MTC forum daily for news about the new Zing cutter from KnK.  Today KnK's Chad posted a video; and, it's really impressive:


If you would like to read the discussion taking place on the Making the Cut forum about the Zing, here is the link:
PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW - The Klic-N-Kut Zing™ - Make The Cut! Forum

The KnK Zing will be software driven using Making the Cut..... The price point is fantastic at $400. The Zing will be shipping this Fall.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tim Holtz Distress Stains go Red, White & Blue

This is my 1st experiment with the Tim Holtz distress stains.  I love the way they blend and the white-wash effect I can get when using the stains!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Vintage Valise Mini Album

The mini album cover was cut with the Tim Holtz Vintage Valise Sizzix die. The front of the mini album was cut from leather to create the vintage luggage look. The album was done in Graphic 45 Renaissance Faire paper. The binder was created from scratch with the Tim Holtz binder rings.




















Sunday, August 7, 2011

Halloween Memory/Shadow Box with Embellishments from Vintage... 1 of Kind

Here is the memory box I completed with the Halloween embellishment kit from Vintage... 1 of Kind. This was a great afternoon project; and, I really like the finished project. Take a peek of the Vintage... 1 of a Kind Blog to see their themed and color coordinated kits.











Kit from Vintage... 1 of a Kind