Saturday, July 30, 2011

BlueMoon Newsletter and Vagabond winner

New Ranger Ink
We have the new Ranger Ink Products you've been waiting for...
12 new Tim Holtz Distress Stains -12 more colors will arrive in August.
Tags, Archival inks and new Perfect Pearls!
Coming soon!!!

The Vagabond winner!!!
The winner... oh my, what a big day for someone special...
the winner of the Tim Holtz autographed Vagabond is...
Patti said...
I am already a Facebook follower...that's how I learn about your deals and love all the youtube's also.
Patti email wiith your address so we can send you a fun shipment :)

Tim Holtz Sizzix Die Video 

Playing with the Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Movers and Shapers Mini Labels Set - it was addicting.  Try Basic Grey Out of Print papers and die cut away!!!
Some of the Tim Holtz Sizzix Alteration dies used.
New Viva Decor Gloss and Pearl Pens and must have Melissa Frances Resin pieces!
Get some fabulous Prima flowers to play with :)
Stamping Bella rubber stamp embossed with pearl Utee, then rubbed with Tim Holtz Walnut distressed ink.
Melissa Frances Resin bird!
Click here to see all the products used in this video.

Friday, July 29, 2011

The Magic of OZ - Graphic 45 altered shadowbox books

Beautiful shadowbox books created by Julie Tucker-Wolek!

"As soon as I saw the new Graphic 45 'The Magic of OZ' line, I knew I wanted to alter some shadowbox books that I have! Lots and lots of fussy cutting on this project, and I am really happy with the results!" ~~Julie
And don't forget our big Tim Holtz Autographed Vagabond giveaway!! See all the details here!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

American Dream

A beautiful layout from Rahel Menig celebrating her life in America!

"For me, an immigrant to the US, July is a very special month. I adore how the Americans love and emphasise their flag! (oh, and I looove the flag too! So pretty and strong at the same time!) That is why I was inspired to make a layout about my American Dream. I wanted to use red white and blue, but still make it very 'me'.
I used some of my very favorite paper, October Afternoon Rocket Age to build up my colors. I LOVE this collection, even tough I don't have a little boy I love to use it. It's so much fun and very versatile too! :D" ~~Rahel
A tip from Rahel: To make sure the title is exactly where I want it to be, I use transparency scraps, stick and stamp my title right on top of it and move it around until I like what I see. Super simple and so effective!
And don't forget our big Tim Holtz Autographed Vagabond giveaway!! See all the details here!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Family Photograph

A beautiful layout by Melissa Mann! 
"To create this layout, I cut a square of Kraft paper to 10" x 10". I then cut strips of paper from various pattern papers and adhered them to the square of Kraft paper. Then, I adhered that square of paper to a piece of 12" x 12" white card stock. I stitched down the lengths of each of the pattern papers; I placed my photos down and then cut out a strip of Kraft paper at 11" long and backed it with a piece of red card stock for a little bit of pop!  I stitched those two pieces of paper together and then stamped the small sentiments along the side. My title was placed above the stamped sentiment and then I used pop dots on the back to give a little dimension on the layout. Three circles were punched and placed on the layout and layered with a flower chipboard embellishment. I stamped one more small sentiment and place it in the middle of the layout between the two 4" x 6" pictures." ~~Melissa
And don't forget our big Tim Holtz Autographed Vagabond giveaway!! See all the details here!

More CHA Summer 2011 videos

Studio Calico - Looking forward to these collections arriving!
October Afternoon full of old west fun -lots of must haves here!
Vintaj Natural Brass
We carry Vintaj jewelry now and have more arriving soon.  We will carry their new Sizzix BIGkick machine, plus all their Sizzix Vintaj Folders :)
Scott brought me back from CHA some small pieces which were embossed and Ive been painting and playing with them - you are going to want these!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

BlueMoon Newsletter

Just in...
Echo Park Paper Co.
Victoria Garden from Echo Park - think florals, sunshine, walks in the park and 
you'll be reaching for Victoria Gardens.
Very impressive, heavy, textured, double sided papers from Authentique.
3 Collections with must have little alphas and word sheets!
Would you like to see some CHA booths today :)
The Pink Paislee booth with 3 gorgeous collections!
Prima Flowers - Can we ever have enough Prima???
My Minds Eye Booth -wow check out the glitter!

Friday, July 22, 2011

My Father's Chair, an altered Prima project

Hi everyone! Julie Tucker-Wolek with you here today and I want to share a chair that belonged to my Father when he was about 3 or 4 years old!
‘“I am going to give a spoiler here and show you WHAT I did with his chair! AKA ... the final result first! 
I just love how this turned out! Now let me show you what I started out with and how I turned this....
Into my "new" chair I have shared above 
 My Dad's chair started off yellow, and along the way someone tried to paint it blue, but never finished it 
Now let's see what I did with the chair....
 First, I started by spray painting the chair green 
Then I got a Prima Mask that I used with white spray paint to create my flowers on the chair
Yep! That is me getting down and dirty with the spray paint!
Now let's see who it turned out with the"masked" flowers on it
I used all Prima goodies on my "new" chair (and some Tattered Angels mists and Tim Holtz distressing ink!)
Prima papers to make my paper flowers-
Now, its time to decorate!
Prima trim around the edges...
Distress ink around the edges of my Prima paper to make my "bouquet" holder!
Making the paper wrap for my "bouquet"
Some Prima buttons to cover the spot that I stapled the paper together!
Now, to put my bouquet together! I put tissue paper in the base of my Prima paper wrap to fill in some of the gaps and have a place to glue my Prima paper flowers too!
Some Prima journal cards to help my title stand out... 
These Prima mistable titles are amazing! I love them!
Some of the flowers I made with an added Prima flower!
Almost done!
Here she is!   My final project!
A beautiful Prima butterfly!
A fun Prima birdcage
I truly enjoyed sharing this with you! I hope you enjoyed it also! Thanks so much for stopping by! 

And don't forget our big Tim Holtz Autographed Vagabond giveaway!! See all the details here!