Magical Beads!

Have you seen the Paper Bead YouTube videos? I must confess that when I first saw them I was kinda confused. Like, why would I make paper beads? Its not like I can wear them or use them anywhere that I could get wet. That was all before it dawned on me that I could seal them with embossing powder!

Not just any embossing powder though. Only Rita Barakat’s embossing powder would do because I could mix colors! Once I started creating I could not stop. Not only were the results gorgeous, the process was easy! It really is hard to put into words how to do this, so I created a video for you here:

Here are a few close ups of the beads made in the video:

I can not wait to create a charm for my planner with these! That is next month 😉

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

You are Mermazing!

Temperatures should be warming up soon and I am dreaming of summer! In anticipation of warmer months I created a sweet little Mermaid card to give away to one of you 🙂

This card was a lot of fun to make! I used the fin background stamp from Joy Clair and embossed it with Rita Barakat Mermaid Fin Powder. I added colorburst to the fins. For the image I used a sentiment from a Pink and Main set and stamped it with this Rita Barakat stamp. Here is the video:

I want to give this card away to one of you! All you need to do is tell me in the comments what your favorite part of summer is! I will randomly pick a winner and announce on April 1st.

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Betz Golden

Christmas Blog Hop with Rita Barakat

I am so excited! Today is the Christmas Blog Hop with some wonderful designers. I am sharing a fun countdown I made for the hop and can’t wait to see what everyone else has created!45732298_1849648018465965_360526194845679616_n

So excited for this hop! A bunch of your favorite designers getting together to bring you Christmas early!
If that isn’t enough we have over $100. In crafty prizes including the entire line of Rita Barakat diecuts/ephemera and fabulous paints and glitters from @plaidcrafts! This is going to be awesome!!!
To enter to win you must visit and comment on each post! Bonus, stop by Plaid and like their FB Page! https://m.facebook.com/InspiredByPlaid
You have one week and Rita will announce the winner live on Facebook Monday, Nov 19, 8pm CST on Mixed Media Monday! @ritabarakat1

Christmas Countdown projects are so much fun! My Mom teaches Preschool and the children are extremely excited for Christmas. Rita Barakat’s whimsical stamps and sweet little fairies are the perfect combination for a countdown calendar for her class.

Paint a substrate green. I used  7 gypsy Art Board and Plaid Paint in Green

Take a napkin and remove the white layer. Using Clear Gesso adhere napkin to the board. I used Prima, but I like this one

Top it off with Color Shift in Green and a few fun confetti pieces.

Using a slow drying pigmented ink stamp images and emboss with Fairy Wings. Both can be found here

Find the rest of your supplies and finish canvas. The sweet little fairy is by Rita Barakat. Canvas Corp Brands has great chalkboard sheets and Christmas pattern Paper. Tonic Studios has a wonderful selection of glitter and clear drops.

Using craft foam sheets to adhere all the elements to the canvas, set aside to dry.

Here is a wonderful and informative video showcasing how to create this project as well as a ton of tips for creating mixed media masterpieces.

Countdown Calendar

The line up includes :
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Thankful for You!

Have you ever started creating something and you were not sure how it would turn out? You just kinda went for it and hoped for the best? That is exactly what I did on this card. Pretty much everything I used is from Brutus Monroe with the exception of the Autumn Red Nuvo Drops 

I first used a gorgeous background stamps with clear embossing ink to stamp the image (I did this on the leaves as well) and embossed with Penny Embossing poweder (Gilded Gold on the leaves). I wanted the Colorburst to pool and separate in the leaves so I made sure to sprinkle in the leaves and misted water in those spots.

I did the same for the larger leaves. Once they dried I cut them out. They bent slightly which I liked because it made them more realistic. I used pop dots to adhere to the card base.

This card has been my favorite card I have made for Fall. It is so ironic how something so unpredictable and experimental can turn out so beautiful! 
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 

Woodland Card

I am over on the Brutus Monroe Blog today with this fun whimsical card:

I think this is my favorite new release stamp. I just love the “deer in the headlights” guy. I shaded him in with color pencils, cut him out and added some dimension by putting him on pop dots! This was so much fun to make!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Betz