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Steampunk Boots

Altered Boots???  What a great Father's Day Gift:o) Ya, I was inspired!  One of the ladies I work with at Scrapbooker's Paradise created one of these altered boots and it's a pen holder for a desktop.  Hers is so adorable in hot pink, with pretty pink papers and pearls.  It was all the buzz at the till yesterday.  So, it got me uber inspired and wanting to make a Steampunk one! The boot is a little kids boot size 8 I picked up at the Thrift Store this morning.  I removed the laces and scuffed the patent leather to distress it!  Takes out the shine:) I had a hard time locating a tube for the pens.  I tried juice tins, too big...toilet paper rolls, too small.  Off to Home Depot where I hit the plumbing isle with my pint size boot!  I found some pipe insulation, dirt cheap, $2.49 for 6ft.  I found the 1 1/2" fit the best.  Easy Peasy to cut too! I didn't want paper to wrap these insulation tubes so out came a sheet of oven liner:)
Once I cut my strips I embossed.  …

Father's Day Pin Stripe Card

It's a Tag...it's a Card and it's a Pin Striped Suit!  A very Masculine card just in time for Father's Day.  The best part, this card has a very Vintage feel.  To achieve this tag turned card you'll need a #10 Tag folded in half.  Cut a piece of black soot distress paper to match the front of the folded tag.  I scored the black paper at 1/4" then sanded to create the pin stripe.  Be sure to line the stripes of the pocket to the stripes of the suit.  The pocket is hand cut and I used the Torn Notebook for the top of the pocket. Fold the "Lapel" back to expose the "shirt", then simple stamp.  I stamped a compass stamp.
Add some brads and the swivel clip and attach to your clock.  You want that Pocket Watch feel.
I little strip of Film Strip Ribbon pops the pocket and tuck in your clock adhering with a glue dot.  Attach the pocket with the tiny attacher and then add a pen nib.
A simple card just in time for Father's Day.  I adore this S…

Assemblage Clock

I really adore this Tim Holtz Crafty Clock! Taking something as cool as a Vintage Clock and being able to craft with it is truly inspirational!  I haven't seen much out there though when looking for these crafty clocks.  For this I was pretty much on my own and dug through my tin of Curiosities for inspiration.
I started with rusting.  I considered alcohol inks but since I am putting this in my Media room I needed it to rust to go with the other rusty things I have.

You can coat the clock with 2 coats of the iron paint but I wanted it to be streaky so I only did one.  Once the clock was layered I added the rust activator to get it rusting.  Apply until desired effect. Don't worry if you go onto the glass...I liked this look. 

I used oven liner for the back of my clock. I pressed down on the sides of the clock backing to get my impression then cut!  this will be the base for my design.

Once you have the back cut I used my embossing folder to create texture.

Using the new Dist…

12 Tags of 2013- May Tag

WOOHOO THIS TAG WON FOR MAY'S TAG!!!!



Were you on Facebook?  Did you see what I picked up? 
I only got 2 out of the 3 Rub sets and maybe I'll add the number rubs?  I really love the Enamel Tags so I was excited to add them to my collection.  I'm not a rub fan and I took to Facebook to ask about them.  I got the hang of it after one floating finger (see below) and I would use these again.  But I don't think all the time.  They were cheap just how I like my crafts;p

OK no Mona for me.  I've never been a fan of her smile and when I was at the Louvre last year and saw her for real...she still didn't do much for me.  But LOVE my new Gent from the Paris Memoir set.

See... floating finger below to the top left of the balloon.  Once I took the back sheet off it got easier.

I used the stains (I just started collecting them) and inks I have on hand.  I love combining the stains and inks.  MESSY!

I wasn't going to stress about some exposed manila tag where the stain …

Vintage Camera Card

Say Cheese! If you know my blog then you know I love Easel cards.  I love to load and layer cards and the Easel card is perfect for staying upright.  I love the new TH Travel/ Compass embossing folder set and it's perfect for this 5x5 Easel card. 
I inked grunge with my daubers and distressed for the worn out Vintage Camera die.  For an added layer I inked a little piece of acetate with alcohol inks.  This way you can see the embossing!
Once the Easel is open there's more stamped grunge with the camera from Travel Blueprint. the new Mini Film Strip is a perfect layer along with the film strip ribbon.  I love all these layers together.
I have a back log of crafts to post.  I'm a busy girl with 3 kids and a husband that travels.  I'm still around though;)  Thanks for popping in crafty peeps.  I'll post again soon.