Thursday, December 6, 2012

More From My Retail Church

Remember my last Whole Foods Bag Project?

Well it's the holiday season and I'm back with their new GORGEOUS holiday paper bag.

(photo courtesy of Whole Foods ATX)

It makes stunning, punchy cards I just love.

I did three versions, all from one bag. Just glue, a few rhinestones, punches and on one card a sentiment stamp from Word Play in the shockingly matchy matchy Poppy Parade and I had beautiful, graphic and sharp designs.

Joy to the world - recycling is pretty! :)

Now go forth and reanimate!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Join me on the Titanic

So I'm back with a little more fun from the great CitraSolv experiment of 2011.

I took some of the scraps, smooth 4 x 4 tiles, and some gloss gel medium and I made coasters! I think they're really interesting and pretty. These would make fabulous, unique and inexpensive gifts or craft fair items. 

The blue one I call "Titanic." It looks like a shipwreck at the bottom of the sea to me. 

The second one I'll call "Curiousity" because it looks like the surface of Mars.
This was a super easy and quick process. Try it and let me know what you think!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Oh - This Old Magazine?

I'm really having more fun than humans should be allowed with my new favorite technique.

I decided to use this technique for two of this week's Dare to Get Dirty challenges, and I just loved the way it turned out. 

Can you guess the technique?

Cardstock: Whisper White, National Geographic
Ink: Black StazOn
Accessories: Citra Solv, Foam Brush, Rhinestone, Tombow Multi

Well now you probably have after reading the supply list.

It's the Citra Solv technique with a National Geographic. I bought the magazine for $1.00 at Half Price Books and the Citra Solv I got at Central Market.

Not only is it a blast, but when you're done, you're pages smell amazing!

Here's my technique video - I hope you try it!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Feeling Green...

I love bold, woodblock print designs.

I also love Whole Foods, and we just had a store open about five minutes from my house, so I'm in heaven! I think I'll eat spaghetti squash every day for a week to celebrate the amazing produce department. And then there's the bakery....

Aah but I digress.

Since it's their opening week, they're donation a portion of their proceeds to a different local organization in the near-in community every day and today the recipient is one of my favorites - Austin Pets Alive! - so I decided to get my grocery on and help them out at the same time.

After I got home, I wanted to get crafty, but I wasn't feeling the mojo. Well, until I walked into the kitchen to eat a newly purchased Ranier cherry and ponder creativity and I spied the bag from Whole Foods.

These bags are GORGEOUS!! Why have I never made a card with them before? I love the primitive woodblock design and the vivid, saturated greens against the kraft.

So out came my scissors and a few Sizzix dies and I was off to the races.
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Paper: Whisper White, Whole Foods Grocery Bag
Accessories: Sizzix Westminster 1.5" Hexagon Die, Sizzix Tim Holtz Reindeer Flight die, scissors, glue

Don't you love those bold designs? I liked them so much I didn't add any greetings - I think the boldness is enough on its own.

Thanks for stopping by for this reanimation. Look around - what can you do with what you have?