All posts tagged Shari Carroll

Prima Frameworks Birdcage: Shabby Chic Photo Display

Do you have a special photo you want to display in your home? A special event you’d like to showcase? I have a new grandniece who has made my sister a grandmother for the first time. I thought this would be a nice gift for her.

The Frameworks Birdhouse from Prima can be decorated so many ways, I chose to go Shabby Chic with pink and white roses to that coordinate with my photo. This is one of those projects that just flowed, everything came together so nicely.

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I tried out the paperclay from Prima, I really liked how it looks like stone. The heart mold from WOW was a great choice and fit perfectly on the top of the birdcage along with some twine.

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I knew I wanted to suspend some sort of banner on the inside, and the Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Thinlits fit the name and were chunky enough to run through my sewing machine.

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A new product that I tried out was the Prima’s Art Stones. They are unique paperclay balls in various sizes that add a nice texture and can be painted or left as is. They were the perfect touch for the bottom of the cage. I think it gives this a garden look.

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I have shot a full process video of this project. You can view it below or on our YouTube channel.

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Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you’ve found some inspiration in my project to create one of your own. Have a great weekend!

Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening

Tim Holtz Linen: Painted Resist with Shari Carroll

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I’ve been at it again… playing with more of Tim’s amazing product. I’ve had the Textile Surfaces for a bit now and have had this technique in my head, it was time to do it! I love experimenting and wanted to do a resist on fabric!! I used the Tim Holtz Gothic Layering Stencil and Transparent Matte Texture Paste directly on to the linen. Once it was dry, I painted it with watered down Distress Paints.

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I was all about embracing the white space on this project and chose to leave the die cut Wildflowers clean and simple. I used Evergreen Bough Distress Paint to cover the Alpha Parts message and added just a hint of Brushed Pewter Distress Paint for a little shine.

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For additional texture and to frame my panel, I used added the leaf Industrious Border and corrugated from the Textured Surfaces with gesso.

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This is a nice project to display in my studio as a reminder to Enjoy the Journey!

I’ve put together a full process video which you can view below or on our YouTube channel.

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Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening

Prima Lights: DIY Circles and Hearts Garland with Shari Carroll

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Did you know that Simon Says Stamp has battery operated light sets from Prima in the store?? I was so excited when I saw these and had to try them. Since they are LED, they stay cool to the touch so you can decorate them however you’d like!

I did a couple garlands to go with my set of lights, the first one being die cut circles. I used the Stitched Circles dies and used 5 tones of papers that go well together. Once I had all my circles die cut, I used my sewing machine to stitch them together.

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Next, I die cut some hearts from Prima papers that coordinate with the circles so I can use both garlands together. I used a Crop-O-Dile to punch holes in the hearts , then strung them onto twine.

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These lights are perfect for areas without a power supply or outdoor decorating. I’ve shot a video of how they look with and without the garland. You can view it below or on our YouTube channel HERE.

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Thanks for coming by today, hope you have a fantastic weekend!!

Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening

Tim Holtz Multi Medium Clipboard: Shari Carroll

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Oh how I love projects like this; it’s a little mix of everything which comes all together to form something I could display in my home or give away as a gift. There are a lot of little details that might be missed at first glance like the Crazing Medium on the photo or the hint of foil in the background or even just setting a metal frame on top of a photo. All these tiny things make a difference to me and complete the look I was going for. Using the clipboard as the base was just icing on the cake!

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Adding touches like Picket Fence Crayon to the Quote Band makes the words stand out and gives the look of enamel. A slight touch of Brushed Pewter Distress paint on a paper frame finishes the edges of a Ornate die cut frame.

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And lastly, customizing the colors of flowers to suit the style of your project are key to finalizing the look!

Shari Carroll TH clip board D3

I have shot a full process video where I go into detail on some of the techniques used for this project. You can view it below or on our YouTube Channel HERE. 

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Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy!

Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening

“Showered With Love” May Card Kit Reveal

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It’s April 14th and that means it’s time to reveal our Monthly Card Kit! Let me introduce you to Showered With Love, our May 2016 card kit. Showered With Love is full of cheerful Spring images, colored papers and sequins.

This kit includes the Happy Days stamp set, Lawn Fawn Plaid 6×6 papers and word sticker sheets from Pinkfresh Studio. Also in this kit is a glue pen from Sakura, Simon Says Stamp Crystal Reflections sequins and 5 sheets of Simon Says card stock in Surf Blue, Sunshine, Doll Pink, Green Apple and 120# White.

INSPIRATION 

Debby Hughes created a beautiful watercolor background where she added the sun and flower to finish her outdoor scene. She used a word bubble for her greeting and complementing sequins.

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Wanda colored her cloud and sun with Copics and arranged them to shine over some of the plaid paper. She used a talk bubble and word strip to complete her greeting and sequins to finish off her design.

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Heather started with a wash of yellow and added more color detail to her sun on a piece of die cut watercolor paper. She then mounted them on plaid paper cut on the diagonal with color card stocks.

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I used the kite image where I omitted the face by masking and stamped on plaid paper. I mounted everything on a tag that I’ve added a bit Broken China ink, My kite strings are silver thread which come together at the right and under the word strip.

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I’ve put together a video walkthrough of the kit, you can watch it below or on our YouTube channel.

The Happy Days Stamp set is also available for individual purchase in our store.

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Remember, you can SUBSCRIBE to our no obligation kits and receive them monthly for $ 24.95 or purchase them each month for $ 29.95, while supplies last.

If you are a subscriber who used Paypal to purchase your subscription, please be sure to pay the invoice that we send you within 3 business days. We have a limited number of this card kit in stock and don’t want you to miss out. For easier and quicker monthly processing, please contact us via email or telephone and we will put your credit card on file as a courtesy for you. Card kits bill and ship between the 17th and 27th days of every month.

Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy!

 

Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening