Sunday, September 14, 2014

Anything But a Card Challenges No. 39 - STEAMPUNKtember Guest Designer

This month I was asked to be a Guest Designer over at  Anything But a Card which is an awesome challenge site which requires you to design anything but a Card to a set heme. The theme currently is STEAMPUNK which is right up my alley!


Step 1 - I covered the box purse with black gesso and let dry
Step 2 - I applied the washed and dried eggshells with Aleen's Fast Grab Tacky Glue and let dry
Step 3 - I applied the Industrial Chic Magicals
Step 4 - Heat emboss all the die cuts and applied to box.  I cut the Cherry Lynn's Gear Mesh Boarder into parts to accommodate the purse box
Step 5 - Sprayed the entire purse box with a clear lacquer spray
Step 6 - I used an old necklace for the strap and applied brown satin ribbon to the lip of the purse box
Step 7 - I attached a new catch to close the purse box


Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Leslierahye's 3rd Annual Earth Day BLOG HOP - April 22nd

Welcome to
 the Leslierahye's 3rd Annual 
Earth Day Blog Hop

What this means we recycle or upcycle everyday products
Each designer is to come up with a creative way to upcycle crafts
from a cereal box, can of soup to old shoes to scraps of paper, etc.
I try to recycle and recreate as much as possible.

I've been wanted to create this wall decor since last year
and finally was able to do it and boy did I have fun creating this is easy peasy

You are able to find the instructions on Pinterest and YouTube

Measuring Tape
Foam Board
Pencil, String, Thumb Tack
Mirror (size optional)
6 Packages of regular plastic spoons (48)
Do not get the duty as they will not cut
Hot glue gun
Spray Paints (White, Gold, Melon, Sunshine Yellow)
color spray paint of your choice
E6000 Glue

DIY Spoon Mirror

Find the center of your board and pierce a hole

Thumb tack the string in the pierced hole and pencil to draw a circle
cut the circle

Place mirror in the center of the circle board and trace

Glue down mirror
Step 5
pierce 2 more holes to add string for hanging

you can either spray them first then cut or cut then spray its up to you
and also the effect you are trying to accomplish
I cut my spoons first

you can either start from the edge of the board or from the center 
edge of the mirror
Stagger the spoons in each row

cover your mirror then spray with white or primer as your 
base then whatever colors you choose
I liked mine to be a little bit more organic

This one is going in the living room

Now to create one for my bestie
I think she would love it - in teal color of course!

I hope you look at your packaging a little differently
when you are about to through it out

Let's continue to recycle - upcycle


Friday, April 18, 2014


Hello everyone and welcome to
Leslierahye's Hippity Hoppity Steampunk Spring
Blog Hop
Hosted by my creative gal Leslierahye
Always an honor to work with these artistic and eclectic friends
to bring everyone bright spring colored inspirations with the steampunk flair
Don't you just love when you have a vision and it doesn't come out as planned
Yep - the story of my life
Had two epic fails before this project was completed
I bought a Silhouette and attempted to use it and my computer and internet started acting up
are you guys surprised!  lol
Welp I'm happy with this creation and hope that you are too.


Blank Mask
Foil Tape
Sizzix Tim Holtz Texture Fades - Blue Print & Gears, Pocket Watches
Sizzix Tim Holtz Dies - Gadget Gears and Weathered Clock
Sizzix Movers & Shapers Mini Crown & Fleur
Cherry Lynn Designs - Mini Gears (set of 9)
 Tim Holtz Distress Paints - Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed
Liquitex - Black Gesso
Andirondack Spray Ink - Butterscotch
Metal embellishments - Nested eggs - Michael's

Happy Easter

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Leslierahye's Very Steampunk Valentines Blog Hop - February 13th

Welcome to
3rd Annual Very Steampunk Valentine
Blog Hop
Hosted by non other than Leslierahye
who continues to amaze me with all her skills and creativity
She is constantly in creation mode for as long as I can remember
Despite the freezing cold that all of us have endured thus far in 2014
we still go outside and wrestle the elements to 
send love greetings to our friends and family
My initial project was an EPIC FAILURE!!! 
So wasn't thinking about the physics of gravity ... lol
Jump into plan "B"
Here is a my piece dedicated to my love of 
I started out by getting a candy heart shaped bowl from the dollar store
I rubbed some Vaseline to keep it from adhering to the bowl once it's completely dry
I used Mod Podge and mixed magicals into it to get the rich vibrant colors 
 I also sprayed my shelled heart with beautiful spray from LSG
I used thin dies from  Cheery Lynn Designs 
Gears, Heart n Gears to shape the heart
Gear Mesh Border  for the background dimension

I am also submitting this project in the Lindy's Stamp Gang 
Monthly Color Challege
Opal Sea Oats, Tibetan Poppy Teal
Silent Night Silver, Azure Sea Aster
Cheshire Cat Check and Tibetan Poppy Teal
Embossing Powders
Magic Moon Pearls and Sunrise Salmon Gold

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Valentine's Day

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Be sure to stop by tomorrow
Thursday, February 13
and see beautiful 
Steampunk Valentine

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Leslierahye's Merry Holiday Steampunk Blog Hop - December 21st

Welcome to 
Hosted by the very lovely Leslie Rahye

I want to thank Leslie for all the wonderful things she does
Hosting Steampunk themed blog hops
Her love and passion for crafting on all levels
She inspires me more than she knows
(welp-she knows now! lol)

This years has pasted me by quickly
Many joyous moments, some disappointments, and new revelations
I am excited for what is to come in 2014 and hope that you will
still be there through this journey

My last project for 2013

3D Steampunk Xmas Tree
Found an old tattered book at my thrift store for 25 cents.
I found a tutorial through Pinterest.
I put gesso on the folded pages and started spraying
I used Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powders, sprays and micas
Used foil tape and used Tim Holtz dies and embossing folders
I bought some watch findings on used Ranger's Glossy Accent to adhere the gears n cogs
found an awesome shop for the laser chip boards called
the remaining embellishments are from my stash that I've collected throughout projects

This creation is also my submission to

Hydrangea Blue Mauve
Cleopatra Copper
Sunrise Salmon Gold
Hyacinth Blue Jade
Tannenbaum Green
Cheshire Cat Cherry
Rizzo Rowdy Red
Frosted Purple Iris
Dolphinium Turquoise
Tibetan Poppy Teal

Happy Holidays
to each and everyone of you
Keep art alive
live your dreams
love yourself
embrace life
be free
be happy

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Leslierahye's 3rd Annual Very Spooky Steampunk Halloween Blog Hop - October 26th

Welcome to
Very excited to join Mz. Leslierahye today.  We've been blog hopping together from the beginning and want to thank her for being such and active inspiration in my life.  Since we've met via internet we just clicked and our eclectic sense of designs and creations just gelled.  So I am honored to and humbly thankful being here.

New changes ladies and gents (if any out there lol).  I think I've found my niche and am going to run with it a big bounds.  No turning back. I've held myself back for too long.  I'm excited and hope that you will join me in my new journey in my life.

Enough of all that.  Let's start this blog hop.  Well, let me tell you when it came to this final design I was gearing towards making something totally different.  I saw a pic somewhere on the web (ha I said web - tells ya'll something) of this bad ass tree and one of the techniques was dripping hot glue on the branches.  Can you believe I cannot remember the web site.  I thought linked with her for new inspiration and for the life of me cannot find it.  Most of the times I print out the image and website reference to give individuals their shout out and thank them for being such an inspiration...  Just can't find it. So... I came up with what I could remember and caught my eye in the first place and designed this.

Steampunk Haunted Candles
I have see many friends and YouTubers creating dimensional wonders with Graphic 45, Pion, Prima Marketing, DCWV, BoBunny and the list goes on and on.  I've come to realize I cannot buy EVERYTHING that comes out.  Hey I'm feeling the notches in the belt and it's way too tight to get brand new. Many things you may see will be years and seasons ago and I'm okay with that.  I must admit that I look around my craft room and have plenty that would last me till the day I die.  I may go out for the necessary tools or replenishment but to have that "I gotta have the latest" days of impulse buys has diminished tremendously. Enough of  that...

I like to recycle so I kept paper towel rolls and had a foam board I wasn't using and cut a circle created the base board overed with the DCWV Tattered Times. I used white light chipboard and covered it with foil tape (my fav tool in my work areas) ran them through my Big Shot using a varity of Tim Holtz embossing folders
I brushed some Jaguard paints and black gesso. Blasted heat to them and wiped them down with a baby wipe to reveal the faux grungy industrial metal effect. I arranged my rolls and hot glued them to the base.
Oh! The fun part is dripping the hot glue around the rim to give the illusion of melted wax.
I pulled out my dies and started cranking and punching. By the way cheese cloth has become close friend lately. It's a pretty diverse piece of material from the kitchen to the craft room. I also had the opportunity to use things I had not had the chance to play with . Bad Jessica (in third person voice) - I am totally kidding and I hope my sense of humor doesn't offend anyone.  Call me a geek. lol.

I found some skulls and a mini coffin in my wonderland stash.  I love Tim Holtz dies that has the little tricker treaters and rows of houses - Instead used a fun Fiskar's border punch that went on clearance 2 seasons ago. Works for me. Number washi tape from a dollar bind at Michael's

Mulberry flowers from stash

I also enjoy the use of  Stampedous Essential Fran-tage Embossing Kit 
I hope you are enjoying my creation and having a blast hoppin. 

I have yet to pick a winner for my last hop and I apologize for that.  I will announce a winner of the steampunk wreath next week.  I'm giving away this fun project for your goulish halloween decor.


All you need to do
Hop on each blog
Leave a comment on each blog
Follow if you're not following
Easy Peasy Ya'll

Don't forget to go back to back to Leslierahye's blog to download that fabulous steampunk ghost digi designed by Vince.

Thanks for stopping by