Mandala Pocket Letter!

Hi friends! Today I wanted to share with you a pocket letter I made for my friend Linda Isreal! My inspiration came from a beautiful clay elephant by Lisa Kettell Designs. I wanted to put something together for her that was pretty and functional. Since she is an artist it was important to me that she received something that she could display or take apart to use in her art.

Please visit HERE to see how it all came together and her beautiful pocket letter to me! 
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 

Loaded Moulin Rogue Envelope

I am super excited to share with you today a loaded envelope I made for a fellow blogger and friend! I made everything in it using my stash and digital images from Calico Collage . I wanted to create something that could stand alone or could be used in art.You can see the process unfold HERE

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Father’s Day Cards

It is almost here — Father’s Day! Do you struggle with finding the perfect gift for Dad? I know I certainly did! Now, I encourage the kiddos to make cards for their Dad served up with a homemade breakfast and a new lego set (really aren’t men all into legos?) . I’m obsessed with Brutus Monroe’s Stamp of the Month and thought it would pair nicely with a mustache embossed sheet of Rinea Foiled Paper in Copper.

 For the first card I ran a piece of Rinea Foiled Paper through my Cuddlebug with a mustache embossing folder I had in my stash. I adhered it to black cardtock, punched some stars out of Ruby Rinea Foiled Paper and assembled the card. I used some mesh from my stash to add a bit more texture to the card making sure it stayed flat so I could mail it.

 For the next card, I embossed copper foiled paper again. Only this time I used a white card base and assembled the card.

These cards are so much fun to make! They are easy enough the a kiddo can put it together for their Dad.

Make sure you check out the Rinea Blog for more inspiration!

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

Spotted Pooch ATC Card

I made nine of these Crazy Dog ATC for a stamped image swap! I used Tim Holtz and my very favorite paper — Rinea !!!! 

I uploaded how to video on how to make this ATC! Check it out here and make sure you subscribe to my channel. I have a lot of great creative things coming to my YouTube and blog you won’t want to miss out on.

CRAZY DOG ATC TUTORIAL

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Betz