Wednesday, April 18, 2018

"Love this Life" framed panel

Hello friends and happy Wednesday! I'm so grateful to be over on the Simon Says Stamp blog today featuring the new Tim Holtz Botanical Collage paper and the Cutout Script Bigz die from Sizzix. 

I hope you will stop by to see the full tutorial here I even have a bonus project for card makers. 

Thanks for stopping by.
Richele

Monday, March 5, 2018

Mixed Media Card - Sizzix Guest Designer

Hello Friends! I'm so excited to be a guest designer over on the Sizzix blog today.  I always love figuring out new ways to use the same die. 

Check out my full tutorial on the Sizzix Blog with tips on how to use your Mixed Media die in a different way.

Thanks for stopping by!
Richele

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Blog giveaway winners and exciting news!!

Hello friends! Thank you all so much for joining in the Creativation Blog Hop. I thoroughly enjoyed all the inspiration and all your comments. THANK YOU! 

CONGRATS to the winners! 
From Bobbie's blog.....
Maureen Morton
Wow! My college roommate studied entomology and this looks just like some of her homework! So realistic and wonderful; not at all creepy like some buggies!Thanks for sharing and I know what I'm buying!

From Kath's blog.....
Blogger Geralyn Gray 
Beautiful mixed media card. Love all the textures and vintage look.

From Mou's blog....
Blogger Rosetta Savage-Jenkins 
The gift of Mou Saha is well demonstrated in these tags. You really have a unique style as I have been following you for years now. You flow is evident. Bringing out the best is what you do! TU.

From Emma's blog....
Blogger Lynda 
I would love to do this with a photo of my grandmother....if I can locate what I did with it.....it would surely be a treasure to hand down to my daughter! Love pearls!!!!

From my blog....
Kimberly Piwowarczyk
I love the dimension on this project. I definitely have to get some of those sizzix adhesive sheets - it would make the teeny tiny dies easier to attach! Thanks Richele for hosting this bloghop, I am learning so much!
Please email me at californiaARTgirl@me.com your address and I'll get the prize packages off to you this week. 
Thank you all so much for participating in the Blog Hop. 
Please let me know if you'd like to see more blog hops.
*****
I have wonderful news...I have a new Granddaughter 
Rose Marie
5 lbs. 12 oz. arriving about a month early and everyone is doing great! 
The last several days I've been hanging out with big sister Clara and she's so excited to have a little sister. I can hardly believe how grown up she is.
Thanks for stopping by. 
Richele

Friday, February 2, 2018

Creativations 2018 - Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Give Away!

Hello friends! Thanks so much for joining us all today. I'm so excited to be hosting a Blog Hop featuring projects from Creativations 2018. Several talented artist shared their creativity and made beautiful samples for the Tim Holtz brads (Idea-ology, Sizzix Alterations and Stampers Anonymous). You are in for a big treat so grab a cup of coffee or tea and join me on this creative journey. Don't forget to leave a comment on the bolgs for a chance to win prizes (details below). You also don't want to miss Tim's fabulous recap of Creativations complete with booth video tours, check it out here! 

The project I'm sharing today was for the Sizzix booth featuring the new Funky Florals #1 Thinlits set, Alpha Numeric 3/4"Thinlits, Cut Out Script Bigz XL die and the Tea Time Bigz die. 


The Funky Florals set comes with lots of different flowers in the one set. 
I can't wait for the other 2 set to come out. 


First I chose a color palette, pinks, reds, gold and greens with a little black for the centers. I added Sizzix adhesive sheets to the back of the card stock before die cutting.


 I die cut lots of flowers and greenery to work with. I love that the dies fit through the little Side Kick. The Side Kick is so convenient. I also use foam dots to elevate some of the flowers and the tea cup. 

LIVE LIFE IN FULL was die cut from the 3/4 " Alphanumeric Thinlits die set and BLOOM was cut with the new Cut Out Script Bigz XL die, the die was designed so the letter connect to each other so you can create words. 

I used the Framed Panel from Idea-ology, stained it with Vintage Photo Distress Spray Stain then added a little Ranger Foil Sheets was added to the raised part of the frame with Collage Glue Stick.  


A huge THANK YOU to Tim Holtz for creating innovative products for all of us to use. He always AMAZES me! 

PRIZES, PRIZES, PRIZES!
 I have a few prizes to give away just leave a comment on the post for a chance to win the more blogs you comment on the more chances you have to win! Comments must be posted before midnight PST on Tuesday, February 6th. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, February 7th here on my blog. 

The next stop on the Creativations 2018 Blog Hop with be with the awesome Kath Stewart! Don't forget to comment below for a chance to win fabulous PRIZES! 

Thanks for sharing the creative journey with all of us. 
Richele

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Creativation Recap!


Hello friends! Well I'm back from Creativation and what a whirlwind it was. So fun meeting new friends and catching up with other friends. I have meet some of the most amazing people in this industry. Thank you! 

It's hard to believe that it's over! After a year of planning from product development, booth planning, new fixtures, getting the product manufactured, getting sample made and the list goes on. Tim Holtz and Paula Cheney work their magic with lots of hard work, dedication, passion and countless hours. Thank you! I am in awe at how it all comes together. So grateful to be part of such an amazing team. Here are a few, well more then a few, pictures of how it all comes together....

IDEA-OLOGY

Everyone starts unpacking boxes and boxes of vintage treasures and props. 

It's always fun to see whats new.


Look at all the vintage goodness. 

Lots of good times and the winner is......

MAGIC it tell you! 

SIZZIX
I was honored to work in the Sizzix booth again this year demoing and talking about the Tim Holtz Alteration line. The NEW 3-D line was a big hit and it was so fun to see all excitement. And who doesn't love the 3-D glasses. 
 Look at how cute the diner for the Sidekick and Side Orders turned out! 

The diner is complete with a little jute box and restaurant ticket holder. 

January release.

February release. 

March release.

The village series. 

The new 3-D texture fades and 3-D Impresslits that emboss and cut with one die available in April. 

Everyone had so much fun wearing the 3-D glasses to see the display! 

Don't you just love it!


Sizzix Education
 The Sizzix class all set up and ready to go! Thanks to all who came! 

Such an honor to teach the Sizzix education class with Jen Long, Lori Whitlock, Stephanie Barnard, me and Katelyn Lizardi. 

And here's the card everyone made with the new Funky Florals Thinlits die. 

Thanks to everyone who came to the show or followed us on social media! 


ANNOUNCEMENT 
Friday, February 2nd I'll be hosting a blog hop with inspiration from those who contributed to the Tim Holtz booths. I hope you will stop in Friday. Follow me on Instagram (caliartgirl) or Facebook (Richele Christensen) for more info soon!

Thanks for stopping by!
Richele

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Ranger Ink Blog Post - DIY Christmas Cards

Hi friends! I'm happy to have these cards over on the Ranger Ink blog featuring the DIY ink pad with Distress Oxide inks and the Carved Christmas stamps from Tim Holtz + Stampers Anonymous. The DIY Ink pad is perfect for making lots of cards fast. 

Check out all the details over on the Ranger Ink blog

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Richele

Friday, December 8, 2017

2017 Inspiration Series - Gift Card Package

Hello friends! Hard to believe Christmas is just a few weeks away...I'm so not ready. These Tim Holtz Gift Card Package are sure to be a big hit for the gift giving season. They are so fun and easy to create. 

Don't forget this set will be good all year long for birthday gifts, thank you, Mother's Day and Father's Day, I know I will be using this all the time!  

Die cut all the pieces from the Gift Card Package Thinlits Set. 

Carefully fold on all the score lines to create the package pocket. Adhere flap with Distress Collage Medium and let dry. 

Adhere the top piece of the package. 

Adhere the bow to the top of the package and the ribbon to the front of the envelope portion. 

Ink the edges with Distress Ink on a Mini Ink Blending Tool as desired.

Tie tag around the package with twine. 

Insert gift card under the half moon die cuts.

Now you're ready for the gift giving season. 

This wintery package in embossed and a little snowflake embellishment was added. 

Who doesn't love the Tag Press to create fun embellishments like this one. 

Remember don't open until December 25th! 
This die set is full of possibilities! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Richele