Summer Paradise Planner

Hi Friends! I am super excited about the new and one of a kind planner kits that you can digitally download! I talked at great lengths with the owner of Calico Collage about what us planner gals would find useful. I am proud to present the “Summer Paradise Planner Kit”

This is not like your typical Etsy sticker planner kit. This is entirely different and amazing! I show you here . Please go check it out — you won’t be disappointed! 
Until Next Time ~ Happy Crafting 
Betz

Rinea Flower Band

I created a travel journal last week and this week I wanted to finish it off with a travel band! This is both pretty and functional. It is common for me to lose paper and bits I need while on the road in my car because it falls out of the place it was suppose to be! 

The tutorial on how to make this is here

You can find the Rinea here

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Betz

DIY Matching Necklace and Magnet

Hi crafty friends! Betz Golden here!  Today I am sharing with you a sweet necklace and matching magnet I made as a gift for my Mom.

I found these keys with stickers by Tim Holtz in the clearance section at my local craft store and knew they would be perfect for jewelry! 
Since I made this necklace for my Mom I had to use the sticker “Her Majesty” because growing up she would always say she was the queen. First I added the sticker and covered it with the clear dome as provided in the package.
My Mom likes a little bling….well…she likes A LOT of bling and who can blame her? I had some pretty purple gems in my stash and added them to the key. I used Gem-Tac to adhere them.
I like odd numbers — so 3 it is!
I found some beautiful digital download at www.calicocollage.com that I knew would be perfect for the necklace. I selected the letter “P” because that is the first letter of my Mom’s name. I used a circle punch and cut it out.
I adhered the image to the metal circle piece with ZipDry.
I carefully placed it in the center of the circle.
I added the clear dome….
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And I blinged it out Using Gem-Tac and the same gems I used on the key.
I wanted to make a bottle cap magnet because I had leftovers and my Mom really likes to decorate her refrigerator. So, I took my craft hammer and flattened the edges of a bottle cap a little.
I then repeated the process on the magnet. Once the gems were dry I threaded a cord I had in my stash to make the chain of the necklace. I made a simple knot in the back of it making sure it was large enough to get over one’s head. 
This was a super easy and fun project and I highly recommend handmade jewelry for Mother’s Day, Easter and birthdays! 
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!
Betz Golden

Bash Your Stash Week 1 April 2017

How many of us have a slew of things in our stash that we probably will never use? I know I do! So, for the month of April I thought it would be fun and beneficial to host a BASH YOUR STASH challenge! To learn more about the challenge and join along check out my video laying it all out for you here


The above is what I created for week one….well a sneak peak. You can find the full reveal and details in the video! I hope you play along and get that creative mojo going!

Until next time — Happy Crafting!

Betz

Spring Peacock Card

Yesterday I shared with you the care package I made for my friend. Today I wanted to share with you the card I created to go with it. 

Please visit my YouTube to see how it all came together HERE and make sure you are subscribed so you don’t want to miss out on all the fun creative things coming in the future!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Betz

Spring Peacock Care Package

I signed up for an ATC swap and was paired up with a friend of mine that lives across the country. We know each other in real life which made the pairing extra special. For the last two years her and I have gotten together with a group of other artists from around the country in Texas for a long weekend of art! Sadly, this past October the lady who founded the retreat — our friend and art mentor– was found dead in her store. It broke our hearts. We all are still mourning the loss of this wonderful caring individual who touched our lives in different ways. Therefore, when the opportunity presented itself to send one of my dear hurting friends a package I took it! 
Here is the ATC I made for the requirements of the swap. I used Tim Holtz tissue paper, sprays, stains, grungeboard, and Prima fiber and bling with a little Close to my Heart swirl.  

 Here are a few of the items that I made for the package using the Spring Peacock line from Calico Collage

I added in a couple other things to round out the package and really make it special. To see how it all came together please check out my YouTube! Make sure to subscribe to both my blog and my YouTube channel if you have not already done so. Just click HERE :0)

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Betz

Peacock Puzzle Frame

One of the projects I decided to do was a frame and print using the Spring Peacock by Calico Collage for a care package of sorts for my friend. Originally I had planned to black gesso the puzzle pieces, but I changed my mind. I will explain why a little later. For now here is my piece and the process I went through to make it!

 I found a beautiful print of a peacock in the Spring Peacock Junk Journal kit that I cut down to fit my frame. I actually found the frame for 35 cents at goodwill along with the puzzle I used to alter it for 49 cents.

 I put the print in the frame because I had to alter around the peacock. I did not want to accidentally have a puzzle piece over the head of the peacock.

 I notice the puzzle had a lot of pieces of the sky that matched the print perfectly. This is when I decided to put the black gesso away and just use the pieces as they were and I am really glad I did.

 I used Quick Grip to adhere the puzzle pieces to the frame because it pretty much holds everything!

 I adhered the first layer of puzzle pieces….

 and went over it a second time making sure I added some feathers!

 Next, I added some gems from my stash that matched!

 I pulled out some Emerald Green paint by Prima to dry brush on the puzzle pieces.

 Once the paint dried I decided it was finished.

Come back this week to see the rest of the care package and the other fun altered things I made for it as well as how to create your own care package for a loved one.

Until Next Time ~ Happy Crafting!

Betz