Thursday, March 15, 2012

Love this Technique - with Spellbinders and Unity Stamps!

Gather Together Card
An easy stamped card, using acetate and Spellbinders matching dies to fill in all the coloring areas of the pear, then stamping on top with our Samantha Walker stamps "Orchard Harvest"!

Featured Stamps:
Orchard Harvest

And here is the how-to video!

UnityTV Episode #52

  If you watch UnityTV on You Tube, go ahead and subscribe to the UnityTV channel (UnityStampCoTV), because the videos will just keep coming!

Thanks for watching!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Mini Canvases with Shimmerz and Gesso

I have a new tutorial up for Shimmerz!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Canvas Art Board Album Cover with Coloringz

It's been a while since I posted here on my tutorial blog, but I am in the process of dumping a lot of tutorials here, mostly videos now girls! 

This is my latest using Shimmerz Coloringz - a brilliant product.

From the Shimmerz Ed Vlog:
I am in LOVE with Coloringz.  The colors are so VIBRANT and just work so well together, and the blending is fantastic.  So are you surprised that again, I am using them in this month's video?

For this video, I used 3 Coloringz , 1 Pearlz and stamps. 

Hope you enjoy!

Video tutorial by Lesley Langdon.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sachet Scented Pillow Tutorial

These are pictures of the project made in Episode #3! of UnityTV which aired Monday, March 21st.  If you watch it on You Tube, go ahead and subscribe to the UnityTV channel (UnityStampCoTV), because the videos will just keep coming! 

And here is Episode #3 of UnityTV:

Unity Stamps: Iron Orchid Designs - Carte Postale (Postcard, Bird)
Mist: Shimmerz Spritz (Purple Passion)
Ink: Staz-on (Royal Purple and Timber Brown) by Tsukineko
Trim: May Arts
Button: My Mind's Eye
Seam Binding: Scrapnkris ETSY Store
Other: Canvas (fabric store), Sewing Machine, Needle & Thread, Cotton, Dried Lavendar, Lavendar Essential Oil, Cheesecloth


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Stamping with Coloringz, Unity Stamp Co UnityTV

See those chandeliers and that repeated fourish on top?  That is all in the video below that I created for UnityTV featuring Marah Johnson's Breathless set.

The reason this looks so cool - COLORINGZ by Shimmerz (Acnhor's Away).  It's new and VERY awesome to work and stamp with.

And here is the video:

Have a great day and happy crafting!

Friday, February 11, 2011


Here is a picture tutorial for you!  A very easy project that requires you to have a sewing machine (to sew the ribbon for the edging).  If you don't sew, just omit the ribbon edging or sew it with a needle and thread!

Click on the images to enlarge them and to see the directions.

Stitch the top and pull tight to form a flower.

Adhere a pre made flower for the center, stitching it in place.

Here is a close up of the Shimmerz spritzed canvas and that cute bicycle stamp from Unity Stamp Co (Melody Ross Collection).

I finished off the back with a piece of fabric that was die cut with a circle die cut from Spellbinders. See that FAUX suede leaf ribbon from May Arts?  Cute isn't it!  I used my Glue Gun from Glue Arts to adhere the fabric circle.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Want to use up some of your stash?  Watch the video, get messy and create a piece of art for your craft room!

Shimmerz Paints Products:
Red-y or Not Vibez
Pop Art Pink Vibez
Razzle Dazzle Berry Vibez
Cotton Candy Spritz
Barn Door Spritz
Eucalyptus Spritz
Licorice Spritz
Jeni B Bleu Vibez

Other Supplies:
Unity Stamp Co. Stamps (Just Be You)
Gesso Paint (Ranger)
Mod Podge (Matte)
Canvas on Frame (11x14)
Fabric (white cotton)
Staz-on Jet Black by Tsukineko
Metallic Pen (Silver)
Hottie Pink Shimmerz Blingz (to cover up mistakes)
Blue By You Shimmerz Pearlz (chipboard letters, some on top of Gesso)
Prima Flowers, Leaves, and Flower Packaging (white words on plastic)
Metal Keyhole (Tim Holtz)
Hemp Cord
Glue Arts Hot Glue Gun
My Mind's Eye Brad
7 Gypsies Chipboard Letters (Create)
Basic Grey Chipboard Letters (from, the)
Stardust Stickles (Ranger)
Gems: Queen & Co.
Metal Watch Container Top with Glass
Metal Wing
Metal Corners (Lee Valley)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


I think it's a beautiful marriage!  This tutorial is EASY.  It involves taking a Punky Sprouts canvas album cover (or any canvas), applying chipboard letters (or other chipboard shapes), and treating it with coats of Gesso and beautiful Shimmerz products.

I want to do this AGAIN!  I want to use up my CHIPBOARD!  I can use any CHIPBOARD shapes in my possession!  You can also throw in some buttons or metal, or fabric, you name it!

Here is the video - I hope you enjoy it, and most of all, I hope you try it!  Spell any WORD you want!

Penny Pincher Vibez
Sea Monkey Vibez
Licorice Spritz
Eucalyptus Spritz
Tickle Me Turquoise Shimmerz Paint

Other Supplies:
Gesso Paint
Punky Sprouts Canvas Album Cover (Rebel Sprout Album)
American Crafts Thickers (Assorted)
Glue Arts Glue Gun

Have a wonderful and creative journey!

Monday, January 3, 2011


Below is a video on how to make your own little pieces of stamped art!
Shimmerz Products Used in this Video:
Tickle Me Turquoise Shimmerz
Key Lime Shimmerz
Golden Wheat Shimmerz
Blue by U Pearlz
Jeni B Bleu Vibez

Other Supplies:
Stamps - Unity Stamp Co. (Donna Downey)
Ink - Ranger Black Soot
Paper - 140 Pound Watercolor Paper
Tools - paint brush, heat gun, black pen

Bye for now!  Happy crafting!

Friday, December 3, 2010


See it here!  EASY!  I promise!

You will need a sheet of foam, 2 die cuts and a die cut machine.

ALTERNATIVE: If you want to use sparkle or beads, place the U-Cut-It square on the paper first, sprinkle in the filling, then apply your frame.

Adhesive: Glue Arts U Cut It Foam
Paper: Crate Paper Restoration Line (chipboard, stickers, paper)

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


I own a Silhouette Die Cut Machine (electronic, cuts from software on the computer).  It's a wonderful invention!  Car Accents is a vinyl made by Glue Arts and comes in all colors!  They are 12x12 sheets, which can be cut to fit into the Silhouette machine.  You can use the "cut piece" as well by placing it on the cutting matte.  This tutorial can be applied to any season or theme, the shapes are endless.  Keep in mind that your shapes should be no larger than 1", so intricate designs may not work that well.

The pictures below are in order of HOW TO.

Glue Arts Car Accents (Blackout)
Glue Arts Extreme Micro Adhesive Squares
Glue Arts Adhesive Squares
Bottle Caps
UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) by Ranger Industries
Patterned Paper
1 1/8 inch Hole Punch
Ink (Dark Brown)
Silhouette Die Cut Machine
Halloween Die Cut Files
Tin Foil
Toaster Oven

1. Run Glue Arts Car Accents vinyl through your die cutting machine to cut out 1 inch Halloween images.
2. Punch round patterned paper circles, ink around edges.
3. Adhere paper inside the bottle caps with Glue Arts Extreme Micro Adhesive Squares.
4. Pour UTEE inside each bottle cap, place on plate covered in tin foil, heat set in toaster oven (approximately 5 minutes on broil – watch carefully).
5. Let cool and apply Car Accents Halloween images.
6. Adhere magnets to the back side of the bottle cap with Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares.