Summer Paradise Card

Hi Friends! I am just having way to much fun with the Summer Paradise kit from Calico Collage . I just adore the pin ups and had to make a card with the scraps.

I did it off the cuff and it was FAST! Check it out here: Summer Paradise Card and make sure you subscribe to my channel and blog if you have not already done so 🙂 I have a lot of fun things coming up!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Betz

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

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

Summer Paradise Travel Journal

It is no secret that I love to travel! Infact, in the summer the kids and I are on the road for the month of July. It is hot here in the valley and I like to get out of the heat and see new places. With that being said, it takes a lot of planning and I need a place to keep information while on the road. I could store it in my phone, but I have had my phone crash or could not get service on the road. I prefer to have a hard copy and I like it to be pretty 🙂

Here is a video showing you how I set up my travel journal. I hope it gives you some ideas on how you can create one too and set out on an adventure!

Summer Paradise Travel Journal

Until Next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Betz

Distress Oxide on Dark and Light Paper

Can you determine which is dark and which is light paper?

I must confess, I was having a hard time getting into this new ink — Distress Oxide. That is, until I tried it in my journals! Now I am hooked on it! I had done a page in my black journal and though I liked it just fine, I had wished it was brighter. I mentioned that to my friend, Linda Israel (she is a designer and does amazing art! Look her up on YouTube!), and she said to try Distress Oxide. So I did!  Check out the video and see which is which as well as a few new techniques on how to use it 🙂

Distress Oxide on Dark and Light Paper

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Until Next Time ~ Happy Crafting!

Betz

Guest Designer For Brutus Monroe!

Hi Friends! I am super exited about April! Do you know why? I am guest designing for the awesome stamp company — BRUTUS MONROE! If you are not familiar with their products you have got to check them out here! First, head over to their  blog and see how I made this edgy postcardand fun card:

Until Next Time ~ Happy Crafting!

Betz

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