Thursday, July 13, 2017

Flower Garden Card - Ranger Guest Artist

Hello friends! I happy to be back on the Ranger Blog today sharing a card featuring Distress Micro Glaze in a few different ways to create these magical effects.  


I hope you will check out all the detail on the Ranger Blog! 

Thanks so much for stopping in! 
Richele

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Workshops at Whim So Doodle!

Hello friends! Hope you all had a great July 4th. 

I'm super excited to be offering 3 great workshops at 
Whim So Doodle in St. Petersburg, Florida. 
We'll be making cards, using fabric and learning new techniques! 
For more info head over the Whim So Doodle website 
or call them (727)-827-4911.

"Home Sweet Home"
 Friday July 21st, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Bring your imagination and journey into the world of fabric. Create this charming Home Decor panel using the NEW Vignette Tray for the foundation. We’ll be stenciling with Distress Paint, stamping with the new Cling Foam stamps and doing some simple hand sewing. Whether you love to sew or you’re just starting out this class is for you! Class will include everything to create this panel, even a set of Typography and a few choices of fabric for the house so you can make this project your own. 


"Cards in Distress"
   

Friday July 21st, 5:30 - 9:00 pm 
Cards in Distress is packed with techniques to take your cards to the next level. Each card will feature a different techniques to maximize your Ranger products like Distress Oxide Inks, Grit Paste, Micro Glaze and so much more. We’ll also be using stamped images (Hipsters), Layering Stencils, new Sizzix Alteration dies (Wildflower 2 and Cityscapes), and some Idea-ology to embellish our cards. Join me for a fun day of card making!


"Fabric Planner - Journal"

Saturday July 22nd, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
 (with a 1 hour lunch break)
Combine a little fabric, ephemera, paint and design a one-of-a-kind Planner or Journal. The cover will have a deconstructed feel with lots of simple stitching and embellishments. The inside tabs will be colored with the new Distress Oxide Inks with time in class to just play and have fun. Class with include printed pages for the planner, dividers, Pocket Pages, Worn Cover, Fabric, Ephemera, vintage buttons, etc.

Comel join me for these awesome workshops
July 21st - 22nd 
we're going to have so much fun!
Click here for more information. 

Thanks for stopping in! 
Richele

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Hello and Happy Fathers Day to all the amazing dad's out there and especially to my dad who has taught me so much, encouraged me and loves me unconditionally! You're AWESOME! 

I'm so excited to have a project over on the Simon Says Stamp blog today in honor of Fathers Day.  
This Mixed Media project features some of my favorite products like Vintage Distress Collage Medium, Woodgrain Cardstock, Grit Past, Sizzix Alteration dies, Paper Dolls, Typography and more.
Please be sure to head over to Simon Says Stamp for the full tutorial. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Richele

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Quilt Market: Eclectic Elements Dapper Collection!

Hello friends! Hope you're all having a wonderful 3 day weekend and you're getting some creative time in. I've been doing a little hand sewing today. 
Quilt Market was a little over a week ago and I thought you might like to see the booth for the Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements Fabric. I LOVE the new release Dapper with 8 designs available now and 8 more being released this fall. I can't wait for the whole collection but the first 8 designs are fantastic. 
Here they are!

 
Each vest and bow tie show off the new fabrics. How cute are they! 

Look at this STUNNING quilt called "Tailor's Spinning Wheel" by Erika Jackman. You can find the pattern for this quilt on the Free Spirit Fabrics web site along with some other project too, click here.

Just look at the detail of the quilting! So INCREDIBLE! 

The projects in the booth were amazing from pillows, home decor pieces, backpacks, bags, totes, apron and even a cute little teddy bear. The new Eclectic Elements Dapper collection is so versatile. 
Check out some of the INCREDIBLE projects that were made. 
  
 
   
 
 
What will you make with these new fun fabrics?

And don't forget the Eclectic Elements line also has big chunky Zippers in a gunmetal finish, hardware, 100% cotton Sewing Machine Tread and 6wt Craft Thread that's great for hand stitching!

Thanks for stopping by!
Richele

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Ranger Guest Artist and Distress Oxide Inks

Hello all! I'm so excited to have my Wildflower Cards featured over on the Ranger Ink Blog. My project focuses on the new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks. I love how easy they came together and how beautiful the backgrounds came out. 

Stop by the Ranger Ink blog get the full tutorial.

Thanks for stopping by!

Richele

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Upcoming Workshops

Hello friends! I'm super excited to be teaching new classes for 2017! I'll be using lots of new products from the Ranger Distress line, Tim Holtz Idea-ology, Sizzix Alterations and more. Check the side bar on the right for my teaching schedule. 

First stop will be at 
Scrapbook Island's Creative Escape
in Los Gatos, California
 for a card class on February 26th.

 
"Cards in Distress"
Cards in Distress is packed with techniques to take your cards to the next level. Each card will feature a different techniques to maximize your Ranger products like Distress Oxide Inks, Grit Paste, Micro Glaze and so much more. We’ll also be using stamped images (Hipsters), Layering Stencils, new Sizzix Alteration dies (Wildflower 2 and Cityscapes), and some Idea-ology to embellish our cards. Join me for a fun day of card making! 
This class is so popular I'll be teach a morning and afternoon class. 

For more information call 
Scrapbook Island's Creative Escape 
at (408) 978-8900

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Next stop is at 
It's All About the Scrapbook 
in Dixon, California
on March 11th

"Sweet Memories Framed Panel"
Come explore your creativity with Richele and play with the NEW Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks. Learn how to create a magical background to set the stage for your Mixed Media piece. You will also master the art of using Fragments with paper, ephemera and alcohol inks. Add the finishing touches with treasures from the Idea-ology line all included in your class kit. Sweet Memories will make a beautiful gift for Mother’s Day or maybe you just want to treasure it for yourself. 

"Home Sweet Home"
Bring your imagination and journey into the world of fabric. Create this charming Home Decor panel using the NEW Vignette Tray for the foundation. We’ll be stenciling with Distress Paint, stamping with the new Cling Foam stamps and doing some simple hand sewing. Whether you love to sew or you’re just starting out this class is for you! Class will include everything to create this panel, even a set of Typography and a few choices of fabric for the house so you can make this project your own. Please bring scissors, heat tool and a thimble for hand sewing (if you use one). Size - 4 3/4” x 9".

For more information call 
It's All About the Scrapbook 
at (707) 676-5252

Hope you will join me for one of these fun classes! 

Thanks for stopping by!
Richele

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Still CraZy for CrAZy!

Hello friends! Are you still CRAZY over the Tim Holtz Crazy stamps? They just make me happy every time I see them. It's hard not to have a smile on your face because they're just so cute. So Valentine's Day is right around the corner and I thought these would make great cards for my grandkids and my sweetheart. 

The Crazy that started it all Bird Crazy I think the Birds are my favorites. 
All the images are stamped onto Watercolor Cardstock with Jet Black Archival Ink, then colored with Distress Markers and blended out with the Detail Waterbrush. The Crazy Bird, Cats and Dog are all die cut with the corresponding Thinlits Die from the Sizzix Alterations line. 

Bird Crazy
For the background of this card I first inked the Big Number Stamps with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink, then Inked the Vines and Roses stamp with Fired Brick Distress Oxide Ink, kissed the stamps together and stamp it on Watercolor Cardstock. I also colored the Numbers with an Antique Linen Distress Marker and then blended out the color with a Waterbrush. 



Crazy Cats
The Cats are mounted on a piece of Memoranda Paper Stash, then a piece of Watercolor Cardstock cut into a big heart then embossed for a little texture, I also added stitching around these pieces before adhering them to the card. 



Crazy Dogs
Don't you just love this cute little dog? The ground and the sun are stamped onto Watercolor Cardstock with the new stamp set from Stampers Anonymous called Brushstrokes using Distress Markers to color them. These stamps are so fun! 


I hope this gives you a few ideas for creating cards for Valentines day or just for fun! 

Have a great week and thanks so mush for stopping by!
Richele

Bird Crazy Card



Crazy Cats Card



Crazy Dog Card