Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Oxy Magic – An Inky Background Technique

Hi friends!

Today I have a fun technique to share with you! This year at Creative University Tresa had the teachers put on a Technique Boutique.  Each of us contributed 4 technique make n take style tutorials for the boutique.  For my techniques I tried to do something “different” than what you’d see at a traditional “stamping demo party”.   I will be sharing alll 4 techniques via video over the next couple of weeks.  This is one of my favorites!  It’s called Oxy Magic/Foxy Oxy… etc…


Here’s how you do it!


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Happy {almost} Spring & an InkBlok!

Hey friends!

Happy {almost} spring!  It sure feels like spring around my place. We’ve had beautiful sunny weather and I haven’t worn a coat or jacket in several days. I am back from Creative University and am working on editing photos to share with you, but first I want to let you know what else I’ve been working on behind the scenes…

A while ago I built some fun (non plain jane) ink and stain applicators with my dad in his workshop.  Several friends wanted some too, so now…. and finally, after months of prep work and a kink in the manufacturing process (we build these ourselves in our shop) …..

InkBloks are available at Stamper Storage & soon in my Etsy shoppe!


Hop on over and check them out! 

Inky Smiles!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Creative University Project… Sneak Peek!!

I was asked to teach jewelry again at this year’s Creative University by Tresa Black and have been a very, very busy girl getting ready for it.  The teachers also have another project besides their class and we’ve been busy working on that project as well.  Needless to say between CU, Jr High 4H, and 8 yr old Activity Days Girls at church I haven’t had time to breathe or blog.  Oh, but I’ve wanted to and have some projects to share when I find time to edit the pics. Creative University is NEXT WEEK and I am busy packing and making sure I have all my class goodies ready!

Here’s a sneak peek of this year’s jewelry project:


And a blurb from my class description:

Bird on a Wire Bracelet

Get all wrapped up in earth tones and sparkly goodness creating this fabulous bracelet in Erin’s jewelry class. We will learn to string beads, use crimp beads, open and close jump rings, and join multiple strands for a bracelet. We will also learn how to wire wrap a focal point using art wire, stone beads, and metal embellishments. Finish it up with a peek into metal stamping on a final embellishment.”