Author Archives: Elizabeth

Tim Holtz Seahorses

My sister had this really cool embossing folder with seashells around the edges. I embossed a piece of brown cardstock then went over it with a darker brown ink.  Wasn’t sure where to go next, until I remembered that I … Continue reading

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Making Cards in Bulk

So, sometime this year, we will be packing up our house in Arlington, VA (pop about 225,000) and moving to the small town of Forest Home, AL (pop about 1,000). That means I will not have access to my supplies, … Continue reading

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My Take on Tart Tin Ornaments

Metal tart tins are very popular for upcycled Christmas ornament crafts.  I’ve looked at many online and in magazines and knew I had a stack of tins in my studio.  Here’s my take on the tart tin ornament – I … Continue reading

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More Ice Resin Pendants

I love doing mini collage bezel pendants with Ice Resin.  I learned this technique from Jen Cushman – who was the teacher for the classes at The Queen’s Ink in my last blog post.  Here are some I made in … Continue reading

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Classes with Jen Cushman

Last weekend I had the great opportunity to take three classes taught by Jen Cushman at The Queen’s Ink in Savage, MD.  This wonderful shop is a crafter’s paradise – with loads of rubber stamping, paper crafting and mixed media … Continue reading

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Faux Druzy for a Real Friend

Druzy stones are all the rage, but they can be pricey and don’t come in the shapes or colors you may want. How to create the druzy look you want? Combine Ice Resin with glass glitter and you get a … Continue reading

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Girl in an Ivory Heart

Turning a damaged metal costume jewelry component into a one of a kind pendant was easy using Iced Enamels and Ice Resin. The metal heart was discolored but had a nice shape and would be a perfect bezel. New color was applied using Iced … Continue reading

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Christmas Swag redo

I made a Christmas swag several years ago and found it in the attic this year. The little boxes were all smushed and the teddy bear bow kind of bedraggled. I took those off and updated it with stuff in my … Continue reading

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Bead and Button Show Part 2

I really wish I had the funds to purchase everything I wanted at the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee, but I don’t, and I don’t have the space for everything either.  So, although choices were hard, I did make them. … Continue reading

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Bead and Button Show Part 1

My sister and I had a blast at the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee at the beginning of this month.  We each took 5 classes and learned some great new techniques.  We also shopped, and shopped, and shopped.  So … Continue reading

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