Sunday, December 2, 2012

Designer Craft Connection- Handmade Holodays

Hi Everyone,

It's the first Monday of the month and that means it's time for another round of blog hopping with the professional designers of the Designer Craft Connection! Our theme for this blog hop is handmade holidays and I'll be sharing a fun way to wrap your gifts that also can be used as a holiday decoration! To hop from blog to blog, click on the DCC blinkie on the right side of my blog.

I am also very happy and excited to share with you some fabulous news!!! The new issue of Bella Crafts Quarterly, Winter Journey, is now available to you as a FREE download. This new issue is full of spectacular holiday crafts, along with terrific business articles for anyone looking to turn their handmade crafts into a business, and great tips & tricks on all things craft related! It's a full 32 pages with wonderfully photographed projects and easy to read instructions! And if that is not enough...we are also offering a Cricut Mini as our giveaway for this issue.


I just know that you are going to love, love ,love this new issue so be sure to check it out for yourself on our website- www.bellacraftsquarterly.com. While you're at the website, look around at the new features we have added and sign up for our mailing list so you'll never miss any of our fabulous issues!

Thank you for joining me. Until next time...
 
Crafty hugs,
 
Lisa
Stampin' Queen Creations
&
Bella Crafts Quarterly
 
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 Materials

Paint can- gallon size
Pattern paper- two different types
Ribbon- 2” wide
Basswood- 3/32” wide  
White card stock
Vivid! dye based inkpad-Black
Watercolor pencils
Wire- 24 gauge  Silver & White
Shake-On Beads
Paper, Rock, Scissors glitter paint
Aleene’s Paper Glaze
Aleene’s Memory Glue
Aleene’s Platinum Bond Glass and Bead Slick Surfaces Adhesive
White acrylic paint
Wire cutters
Scissors
Exacto knife
Paintbrush
Pin back
Hole punch
Rubber Stamps:
Snowman with Heart
Hanging Ornament

Instructions 

1.   Cover entire paint can with two different pattern papers. Stamp snowman once and ornament
     six times on white card stock with black inkpad. Color images with watercolor pencils. Cut    
     out images.

2.   With silver wire, make six small loops. Adhere to the back of ornaments. Cut white wire and
     shape into six ornament hangers. Attach to ornament loops.

3.   For the pin, stamp snowman on white card stock with black inkpad. Color with watercolor
     pencils. Cut out. Lay image on wood. Trace with a pencil. Cut wood with exacto knife. Paint
     wood with white paint. Let dry. Adhere stamped image to wood. 

4.   Apply a thin layer of Paper Glaze over stamped image. Let dry for 24 hours. When dry,
     adhere green glitter paint to holly leaves. Add red and white beads with Glass & Bead
     adhesive. See picture for placement if needed. Adhere pin to back of wood image. 

5.   Tie ribbon around paint can. Adhere ornaments to paint can. Attach snowman pin to
     center of the bow.

 

 


Friday, November 30, 2012

Guest Blogger- Susan Brown!!!

Hi Everyone,

It's Guest Blogger Day here at Stampin' Queen Creations! What does that mean you ask? Well, it means that every Friday I will take off my crown and pass it on to a fabulous professional designer who's work I respect more than words can say. Today I pass my crown to professional designer, Susan Brown!!!

I don't know Susan that well, but I really respect her work! When I put a call out looking for Guest Bloggers, Susan emailed me and said she'd love to do it. When I went to check out her blog, I got so excited! Susan is a very talented designer and I'm so happy she agreed to do this with me!

Susan works on a number of design teams as a mixed media artist and graphic designer. She loves to dabble in photography, assemblage, collage and whatever else strikes her fancy. Susan says that she likes to work in the dark while the rest of the world sleeps. She sounds like lots of other designers that I know!

I picked this project of Susan's for a couple of reasons. It's a beautiful card that can be created for family and friends. The card is done in blues! (my favorite color!!!) and the card is just gorgeous in it's simplicity. I just love it!!!! For more information about this beautiful card, please visit Susan's blog at www.sbartist.blogspot.com

Susan, thank you so much for allowing me to showcase your beautiful work on my blog. I appreciate it so much! I look forward to seeing more of your designs and I hope if you make it to CHA, we'll get the chance to meet in person!

Thank you for joining me. Until next time...
 
Crafty hugs,
 
Lisa
Stampin' Queen Creations
&
Bella Crafts Quarterly
 
Give The Queen A Call!!!


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Wordless Wednesday- Animal Print Earring Tree

Wordless Wednesday's are the days that I post just a project without instructions or a supply list.

Hi Everyone,

The project I'm sharing with you today is one that I created for my friend's daughter. Her bedroom was done in animal print and she wanted something for her earrings that would match.

This projects is very easy to create. I used a scrap piece of material that I had, cut it in a crazy shape of a tree. I stuffed it added a dowel and base and decorated it! That simple!!! I hope you have as much fun created one for yourself or maybe a Christmas gift. It's very fun & funky and any tween would love one!

Thank you for joining me. Until next time...
 
Crafty hugs,
 
Lisa
Stampin' Queen Creations
&
Bella Crafts Quarterly
 
Give The Queen A Call!!!
 


Monday, November 26, 2012

Autumn's All Around

Hi Everyone,

I completed this project for the KellyCraft Blog and I thought I would share it here with you!

I am back with another great project using the KellyCraft Get-it-Straight Laser Square. I know that I have said it before, but really, I love this product! This tool is what I call my all-in-one! I have been stamping for many years and I can't tell you how many times my project is almost finished and I stamp that last image only to have it not stamp completely on my paper. How frustrating! Well, with my Get-it-Straight Laser Square not only can I line my page elements up perfectly, I can also use it to re-stamp my incomplete images. I am so in love!

This project is a fairly simple to create and sunflowers for me, always remind me of Autumn. With the stamped sunflower and a few embellishments, you have a wonderful project that you can hang on the wall or sit it on your table. And for a beautiful table centerpiece, place your frame on a table next to a vase filled with sunflowers. Now that would be very, very pretty.

Thank you for joining me. Until next time...
 
Crafty hugs,
 
Lisa
Stampin' Queen Creations
&
Bella Crafts Quarterly
 
Give The Queen A Call!!!

Supplies
8" Square Canvas
Pattern Paper
Cardstock- Tan, Rust, Brown & Yellow
Lace & Trim
Straw Ribbon
Brown Ribbon
Acetate Words
Glue Gun
Micro Beads
Dove Blender Pen
Foam Tape
Instructions
Using the Get-it-Straight Laser Square line the pattern paper
and adhere it to the canvas
Stamp the sunflower on tan cardstock three times
and the butterfly twice.

Color the stamped images with Faber-Castell chalk pencils
and blend the colors with a blender pen




Add Zip Dry Paper Glue to the center of the top sunflower
and cover with micro beads. Pour excess beads back
into the container

Using a Cricut Personal Cutting Machine with the Fancy Frames
cartridge, cut out three frames with yellow, brown & rust
cardstock. Adhere the frames together. Add foam tape to the
back of the frames


Cut out all three sunflowers. Add foam tape between each
sunflower and adhere to the frames. Cut out both butterflies
and adhere them together at the butterfly's bodies, leaving
the wings free
Using the Get-it-Straight Laser Square, line up all of
your elements and adhere to the canvas.



After you have added all of your elements, adhere trim
around outer edge of the canvas with a glue gun.
Add brown bow and you're done!

Monday, November 19, 2012

On Vacation! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Hi Everyone,

I have decided to take the week off and enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with my family! Before I go I wanted to tell you what I'm thankful for on this wonderful holiday.

I am so thankful for many things in my life, but mostly I'm thankful for my family, my friends, my furkids, all things crafty, and my faith. Without any of those things I would be lost. So, I want to say thank you to everyone in my life. You have all made such a huge impact on my life and I hope and pray that I have made an impact on yours. Because it's not about the people that you love that really matters, it's about the people who love you.

I wish for all of you to have a blessed holiday surrounded by the people who love you. And if you can't be with those you love, I hope that you will be with them shortly! Have a Happy Thanksgiving and try not to eat too much!!! I'll see you in a week!

Thank you so much for joining me. Until next time...
 
Crafty hugs,
 
Lisa
Stampin' Queen Creations
&
Bella Crafts Quarterly
 
Give The Queen A Call!!!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Connie Crystal Post- A Ladies Diary Bookmark


Hi Everyone,

I am very excited to announce that I have joined the Design Team at Connie Crystal and my first post is up today! I'm giving you a little sneak peek, but if you want additional pictures and full instructions, please head on over to Connie Crystal's blog at www.conniecrystalsparkle.blogspot.com

Thank you for joining me. Until next time...
 
Crafty hugs,
 
Lisa
Stampin' Queen Creations
&
Bella Crafts Quarterly
 
Give The Queen A Call!!!



Friday, November 16, 2012

Guest Blogger- Deborah Anderson!!!

Hi Everyone,

It's Guest Blogger Day here at Stampin' Queen Creations! What does that mean you ask? Well, it means that every Friday I will take off my crown and pass it on to a fabulous professional designer who's work I respect more than words can say. Today I pass my crown to my friend, professional designer, Deborah Anderson!!!

I have to admit I don't know Deborah at all. A little while ago she became a CHA Designer member and she contacted me about being added to our CHA Designer Discussion List. We corresponded back and forth during the process but once I got her all settled we didn't talk again. When I put the call out for Guest Bloggers, Deborah contacted me and asked if she could be included. I told her that I would put her on my list.

Today, as I was preparing for this post I realized it was Deborah's turn on the throne. I never put anyone on my blog unless I know them and their work. I thought it was time to check out Deborah's blog to see if I could showcase her work on my blog. So, off I went to check out Deborah's blog.

Wow! Oh Wow! was about all I could manage to say! As I sat at my computer looking at her absolutely gorgeous work, I realized my mouth was hanging wide open!!! Thankfully no one was around to see that! I could not believe what I was seeing. Picture after picture there were nothing but beautiful polymer clay creations. AMAZING work!!!!!

I am only showcasing this one design of Deborah's, but I'm asking you to please check out her blog to view more of her wonderful work. I know you'll be blown away as I was!!!

Deborah, I know that we don't know each other, but if you're going to the CHA winter show I would love to meet you in person. Your work totally blows me away and I would love to tell you that in person! Thank you so much for allowing me to showcase your work. For me, it was an absolute pleasure!!!

Thank you for joining me. Until next time...
 
Crafty hugs,
 
Lisa
Stampin' Queen Creations
&
Bella Crafts Quarterly
 
Give The Queen A Call!!!
 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wordless Wednesday- Card with Chalks

Wordless Wednesday's are the days that I post just a project without instructions or a supply list.
 
 
Hi Everyone,
 
For today's Wordless Wednesday I am sharing a card I made a few years back. The card is colored with chalk pencils from Faber-Castell. My very favorite way to add color to all of my projects.
 
If you haven't tried chalk pencils before, go out and buy a set. You will love how they blend together and you can achive a very beautiful watercolor effect if you use them with a blender pen or chalk enhancer.
 
 
Thank you for joining me. Until next time...
 
Crafty hugs,
 
Lisa
Stampin' Queen Creations
&
Bella Crafts Quarterly
 
Give The Queen A Call!!!
 


Monday, November 12, 2012

All About Me!!!

Hi Everyone,

As a craft designer, I rarely create a project that is just for me. It's usually for a manufacturer, or an editor, a family member, or a friend. I know that you all know what I'm talking about, because most of you are crafters also!

Well, for this project I decided to create a project that is all about me!!  Okay, I realized that it's a little narcissistic, but hey we all deserve a little pampering right? We all deserve to sit in our studios and create something that revolves around us, at least once in a while!!!

That is exactly what I did with this project. And everyone that knows me knows that I just love lots of color, glitter, and bling! This album has it all. It really was a blast to create because since it's a project about me, I was able to create it all just the way I wanted it. It was very liberating!!!

So, the next time to decide to create a new project, make it all about you. You'll have so much fun you might want to do it again...and again...and again! (hee hee)

Thank you for joining me. Until next time...
 
Crafty hugs,
 
Lisa
Stampin' Queen Creations
&
Bella Crafts Quarterly
 
Give The Queen A Call!!!
 
 
 


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Bracelets & Boxes~Part 3

Hi Everyone,

Since Monday was the 1st Monday of the month and the Designer Craft Connection's blog hop I was unable to post the last installment of my series, Bracelets & Boxes. So, without further hesitation, here is the last post. Enjoy!

Thank you for joining me. Until next time...
 
Crafty hugs,
 
Lisa
Stampin' Queen Creations
&
Bella Crafts Quarterly
 
 
 
Supplies for Bracelet
 
  Nylon Coated Jewelry Wire- 15” long, two pieces
 Clearsnap Style Stones
  Assorted beads by Blue Moon Beads
  Toggle clasp- Gold
  Crimp beads- Gold
  Dark Blue, Light Blue and Gold pigment inkpads
  Clear embossing powder
  Heat tool
  Jewelry tools- Round nose pliers and wire cutters
  Sponge
  Krylon Crystal Clear Coating
  Sun, Moon and Stars rubber stamps-  All Night Media 
 
Instructions for Bracelet 
 
1.  Using a sponge, cover three style stones with light blue ink. Stamp two stones with dark blue ink, and one with gold ink. Cover with clear embossing powder. Heat with heat tool. Sponge sides with dark blue ink. 
 
2.  Cut two pieces of jewelry wire 15” long. Thread a crimping bead to each wire and one end of clasp to the end of the wire. Pass wire back through crimping bead, leaving a slight tail. Use pliers to crimp together. 
 
3.  On each wire string one dark blue bead, one light blue bead, style stone, one dark blue bead, one light blue bead, one gold flower bead, one large blue tiger bead, gold flower bead, dark blue bead, light blue bead, style stone. Repeat pattern two more times, leaving off a forth style stone, and ending with light blue bead. 
 
4.  Thread a crimping bead to each wire and one end of clasp to the end of the wire. Pass wire back through crimping bead, leaving a slight tail. Use pliers to crimp together. Excess wire should be tucked into next bead.
 
 

Supplies for Box 
 
 Altoid tin box
Krylon 18KT Gold Plate Finish spray paint
Blue & Gold pattern paper
Blue card stock
Magic Mesh Black 3”W x 2”H
Amaco Wire Mesh- Gold  2 ½”W x 2 ¼”H
Amaco Aluminum-Matte Black 1 ¾”W x 1 ¾”H
Gold pigment inkpad
Clear embossing powder
Heat tool
Gold micro beads
Blue glass beads-4
Blue beaded trim
Blue braided trim
Beacon Adhesives Glass, Metal & More glue
Jump rings-2
Sun & Moon charms
Fiskar Decorative scissors
All Night Media Sun Stamp  
 
Instructions for Box 
 
Step 1. Spray entire tin box with 18KT Gold Plate Finish spray paint. Let dry. Lay box upside down on pattern paper and trace box lid with pencil. Repeat on blue card stock for inside lid.  Lay box bottom side down on blue card stock for inside bottom lid. Cut out papers. Glue papers to inside and outside of tin.
 
 Step 2. Stamp sun on black aluminum with gold pigment inkpad. Sprinkle clear embossing powder over image, remove excess and heat with heat tool. Cut edges with decorative scissors. On box lid, layer Magic Mesh, Wire Mesh and stamped aluminum. Adhere each piece with glue.
 
Step 3. Apply thin layer of glue around gold wire mesh. Adhere gold beads. Layer blue beaded trim and blue braided trim and adhere to outside of lid top. Add two beads to each jump ring. Attach to sun and moon charms. Adhere charms to box lid using picture for placement if needed.



 
 


Monday, November 5, 2012

Designer Craft Connection- Thank you Gifts!

Hi Everyone,

Once again it’s the first Monday of the month and that means it’s time for another fun & fabulous blog hop with the professional craft designers from DesignerCraft Connection.
This month the theme for our hop is thank you gifts and with Thanksgiving right around the corner, I think it's very appropriate.
 
My project for today is a thank you card that is also a gift card holder. I have never been what I call a great gift giver. My husband is the best gift giver in the world! He always knows what to buy. For me it's a little harder, so I love to give gift cards or money. I know that it seems impersonal but I always figure that then the person can buy what they really want. So, anytime I can turn a card into a gift card, I just love that!
 
For more great projects, be sure to click on the Designer Craft Connection blinkie that is on the right side of my blog. The blinkie will take you to all of the fabulous designers that are participating in this blog hop.
 
I also want to tell you about the new special Thanksgiving edition that is now available as a FREE download from Bella Crafts Quarterly. Inside this special edition you'll find a FREE downloadable Thanksgiving place setting project and some Thanksgiving memories from the Bella Crafts Creative Team. We'll also give you a sneak peek into our next issue, Winter Journey, that is due out December 1st. You won't want to miss either issue, so head on over to our website at www.bellacraftsquarterly.com and get your FREE issues now!

PS~ The 3rd part of my 3 part series on Bracelets & Boxes will be posted on this Wednesday, November 7th. Check back with me on Wednesday!

 
Thank you for joining me. Until next time...
 
Crafty hugs,
Lisa
Stampin' Queen Creations
Bella Crafts Quarterly
 
Give The Queen A Call!!!


 

Friday, November 2, 2012

Guest Blogger- Kristi Parker Van Doren!!!

Hi Everyone,

It's Guest Blogger Day here at Stampin' Queen Creations! What does that mean you ask? Well, it means that every Friday I will take off my crown and pass it on to a fabulous professional designer who's work I respect more than words can say. Today I pass my crown to my friend, professional designer, Kristi Parker Van Doren!!!

Kristi is a new friend of mine. She works on a few Design Teams and she is the head of the Design Team for Connie Crystal. A few months ago she asked me if I would like to join the Connie Crystal Design Team and I jumped at the chance. You all know how much I love bling! And Connie Crystal has nothing but bling!!!  Then we spoke a little while later when she decided to become a professional designer with CHA. I got her all signed up so now she can add that to her already impressive resume.

Kristi is an amazing designer and she is so great at what she does that she works on quite a few different Design Teams! Kristi has been involved with paper crafting for over thirty five years and has taught at her local rubber stamp and scrapbooking stores as well as special events. She is also a previous store owner! Kristi has demonstrated her talents for several companies at the CHA trade shows and she been published in various magazines through the years.

Kristi's project that I'm sharing with you today is just stunning! I am only going to give you a sneak peek of it because I really want you to head over to her blog to get the full instructions and to see the close up pictures of this project. The details on the project are absolutely fantastic!!!  For more information on Kristi's project, visit her blog at
http://www.kristiscreativecafe.blogspot.com/2012/10/spooky-with-happy-haunting-from-graphic.html. Scroll down just a little and you'll see it.

Kristi, thank you so much for allowing me to showcase your work on my blog. It means a lot to me and I appreciate it very much! I look forward to working with you more on the Connie Crystal Design Team and I can't wait to meet you at CHA in January!

Thank you for joining me. Until next time...
 
Crafty hugs,
 
Lisa
Stampin' Queen Creations
Bella Crafts Quarterly
 
Give The Queen A Call!!!
 
 

 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Birthday Party Invitation


Wordless Wednesday's are the days that I post just a project without instructions or a supply list.
 
Hi Everyone,
 
For today's Wordless Wednesday, I want to share a project that I created for the PBS Craft Show, Creative Living with Sheryl Borden. My friend, An Butler & I, filmed four segments each on Sheryl's Show last February and we'll be returning to film again next April 2013. I'm really excited about filming again. It was so much fun!
 
Thank you for joining me. Until next time...
 
Crafty hugs,
 
Lisa
Stampin' Queen Creations
Bella Crafts Quarterly
 
Give The Queen A Call!!!