Thursday, January 22, 2015

Back from CHA!

Back from a very busy week at CHA - great to see so many creative friends and make some new ones.   I enjoyed my time in the KellyCraft™ Innovations and Makin's Clay® booths.  I hosted two make & takes throughout the show at the Makin's Clay® booth and taught a mixed-media shadowbox frame class with Ann Butler.

Preparation before the show creating a camouflaged boat shelf to display KellyCraft's™ Duck Commander® stamps, preparing project display boards, and building an old fence display for their Jimbo Lojik™ clear polymer stamps (thanks to Danny McGee for all his work creating the fence!),  in conjunction with lots of planning sessions with Jimbo Kelly & Aaron Pichon all lead to an amazing booth experience for all those who attended - people really loved getting into the interactive duck blind and having their photo taken with Willie & Uncle Si! 


Now it's back to the grindstone and on with planning for the next big event!    I'm heading to Houston, TX on January 28th for 4 days of classes featuring Makin's Clay®!  Stay tuned......






Tuesday, January 6, 2015

CHA Mega Show Appearances

I'm excited to be heading to the 2015 CHA MEGA SHOW January 9-13th in Anaheim, CA!  I thought I'd share my Appearances Schedule for anyone who might be attending and wants to stop by and say hello, or join me for a make & take!  

Saturday, January 10th - 

10:00 AM - 2:30 PM Make & Take with Makin’s Clay® - Booth #1520 
3:00 - 5:00 PM         Demo with KellyCraft Innovations - Booth #1986

Sunday, January 11th -

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Make & Take with Makin’s Clay® - Booth #1520 
12:30 - 2:30 PM         Demo with KellyCraft Innovations - Booth #1986
3:30 - 5:00 PM         Taping the WCK All-Star Designers Winter Series at the Maker  Space

Monday, January 12th - 

8:00 - 10:00 AM         Mixed-Media Shadowbox Frame Workshop for Makin’s Clay - Room 209B
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Demo with KellyCraft Innovations - Booth #1986
1:00 - 4:00 PM             Make & Take with Makin’s Clay® - Booth #1520

Tuesday, January 13th - 

9:00 - 11:00 AM         Demo with KellyCraft Innovations - Booth #1986

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Make & Take with Makin’s Clay® - Booth #1520

Friday, January 2, 2015

Some Days Just Aren't Worth Putting a Bra On!

Some days........ this Jimbo Lojik™ stamp from KellyCraft™ says it all lol..... find full instructions for this card at the KellyCraft blog here

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

She Makes Dirty Words Sound Pretty!

Another fun verse from one of KellyCraft's Jimbo Lojik™ stamp line - find the instructions on how to make this simple card at the KellyCraft blog here. 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Creatively Crafty with Cindi Bisson - Clay Gift Tag Ornaments

 

In this episode of Creatively Crafty with Cindi Bisson I'm showing you how to make gift tags that double as ornaments with Makin's Clay®, stamps from KellyCraft Innovations, and and just a little bling from The Buckle Boutique!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Duck Commander® & Makin's Clay® Ornaments

Have friends or family that love to watch Duck Dynasty® or just love the Robertson family values? 
Make them a fun set of holiday ornaments to trim their tree with Makin's Clay® and Duck Commander® stamps from KellyCraft™.

Materials:

KellyCraft™
Duck Commander® Wood - Faith, Family, Ducks
Duck Commander® Wood - Duckaholics Anonymous        
Duck Commander® Clear Polymer Set 1
KellyCraft™- Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square
                     - Multi-Mat™
Makin's Clay® - White
Makin's Professional® Ultimate Clay Machine®
DecoArt® Metallic Lustre™ - Gold
Black Staz-On Inkpad
Westcott® Titanium Bonded Non-Stick scissors
Jute twine, ribbons or dyed fabric strips

Instructions:

1. Remove white clay from packaging and use Ultimate Clay Machine® to roll to approximately 1/8" thick.  Place on Multi-Mat™ (the non-stick, self-healing Multi-Mat™ is the perfect surface for working with the clay!).

2. Ink stamps with black Staz-On ink and stamp onto clay.

3. Use star cutters to cut around stamped images.

4. Use duck cutter to cut shape.

5. Ink "Faith Family Ducks" stamp with black ink.  Use Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square to align stamping and cover surface of duck shape.

6. Use straw to make holes for hanging ornaments.

7. Use fingertip to apply gold Metallic Lustre around outside edges of stars, allowing some to overlap onto ornament front, and apply sparingly over surface of duck ornament over stamped text.

8. Add jute twine, coordinating ribbons or dyed fabric strips (I dyed white cotton sheet fabric with Rit Dye to create these strips - I often use excess dye used for other projects to dye extra fabric to use for ribbon in future projects).





Monday, December 15, 2014

Cookies for Santa Etched Glass Plate


Surprise a special little one in your life with a gift before Christmas with this etched glass Cookies for Santa plate.   

Materials:

Glass plate
etchall® - Etching Cream
      - Designer Tip Kit
DecoArt® - Americana® Gloss            Enamels® Re-Usable Stick On Alphabet Stencils 
- Glass Paint Markers™ - Red, White,Gold, Silver, Citron 
Darice® Santa and trees brass stencils 
Westcott® Titanium Bonded Scissors 
Duct tape, paper towels  




Instructions:

1. Trimming around letters as needed, on inside/front of plate spell out “COOKIES FOR SANTA” along top curved edge.  (As I only had 1 alphabet set, I had to etch the first set of letters, then go back and etch my “o” in FOR, etc….)

2. Use duct tape to hold brass Santa stencil in center of plate.  Fill designer tip kit bottle with etchall® creme, apply cream over letter stencils, then fill in brass stencil, lift and remove stencil, carefully removing any creme that may have bled beneath stencil.   Let set 15 minutes, then rinse to remove creme  (etchall® creme is re-usable, and can be returned to the jar for use another time - but for this small amount, I chose to just remove the cream while washing instead.)

3. Use tape to hold brass tree stencil in place next to Santa image, apply creme, lift to remove stencil, carefully removing any creme that may have bled beneath stencil.   Let set 15 minutes, then rinse to remove creme.  Repeat for additional trees.  Wash plate thoroughly and let dry.


4. Use DecoArt® paint markers to add dots around Santa, star, and trees to highlight etched areas.   Also add dot holly sprigs around words as desired.