Sunday, January 31, 2016

OMG, I can't believe that it's been since July 2015 since my last post.  Time sure does fly.  I have to say, most of my time has been taken up with easing into my new job.
Yup, that's right, I am now the Administrative Assistant to the District Manager at Hobby Lobby.  There are times when I still can't believe how fortunate me and my family are.

But the real reason I'm back is that now that my schedule has evened out a bit, I have begun teaching classes again.  Even though I am now working at the Mandarin location, I teach out at the Beach Blvd. store since it is right around the corner from my house.

My first class is a card making class...
 You will make these three cards in the class.

The one after that is going to be a scrapbooking class...
 This is a 2 page 12x12 layout.

All you need to do is bring your basic tool kit.  The card class is $12 and the scrapbook class is $15.

Just email me and let me know if you are interested, and the registration closes on Thursday, Feb 4, this is so I have time to prepare the kits.

Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend.

Happy Crafting
Jodie AKA Caffeinated Crafter

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Hi everyone,
Can't believe it's been almost a year since my last post...where does the time go?  I hope you've been busy creating fun and fabulous projects or at least making amazing memories with loved ones.

Today I posted a quick 4 minute video on how to customize your plain, white embellishments,

Just click on the link above, and watch the video.  If you have any questions, just give me a holler, otherwise, enjoy.

Happy crafting,

Jodie, The Caffeinated Crafter

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Julie Nutting Dolls

Bonjour my fellow crafters,

I hope everyone has been enjoying their summer.  Hard to believe that we are mid-August already.  I got back last week from a weekend scrapbooking retreat and it was a blast.

Just slept, ate and crafted for 2 1/2 solid days!  Awesome!!!  I'm going to start posting a few of the projects that I worked on while I was there.  Here is the first one using Julie Nutting Dolls by Prima...
I made a carry case from a tutorial video that I found on YouTube Mini Doll Cases Here is what the case looks like closed.  I haven't finished decorating the outside yet, so it's kind of underwhelming...
Here is what you see when you open up the case...
I was originally going to make her steampunk, but I was using the Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells paper and the halloween theme seemed to work better.  The drawers on the right are faux drawers, and here is a close up of the elements...
The gear is a sticker, the vial of "potion" is from Tim Holtz, filled with glitter while the clock is a charm I had lying around, now...

I free handed the hat, the flowers are from Prima while the word charms are Tim Holtz.
Now finally the cat is an old charm I've had for about 100 years and the hour glass is also a sticker.  These dolls are great to play with, I'm gonna try a beach themed one next also maybe play with a Christmas type carrying case.

Thanks for visiting and happy crafting,

Take care from Jodie - AKA The Caffinated Crafter!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Yes I'm Back

Good Day my fellow crafters,

Well, as you are all aware, life can certainly cut into your crafting time, and that is what has happened to me.  I couldn't believe that a month had gone by since my last post, but I hope to make amends with the inspiration of my lastest creation...

I've been working with the Julie Nutting girl stamps, even joined a challenge group for the stamps!  I paper pieced her outfit using "Collecting Moments" by Fancy Pants, then colored in her skin and hair using the following Copic Markers...

Skin - E000, E00, E02, E11 & BV02
Hair - E11, YR24, E37, E47
The dolls are great to work with, lots of space for coloring & paper piecing, I'll try to post more in the upcoming weeks, but here is Graycie helping me out with the presentation.  She wouldn't move, so what was I to do lol...
I hope everyone has a wonderful day, take care & happy crafting...
Jodie - AKA the Caffeinated Crafter!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Pigment Powders & Sprays

Bonjour my fellow crafters,

What is better to do on a rainy day than play indoors with your crafting supplies, of course while sipping on coffee goodness.
Today I decided to try out making my own shimmer sprays.  I have a ton and I mean a ton of colors of pigment powders so I decided today was the day. 
Here is the video outlining my exploits...

Making Your own Sprays

So just in case it's not clear in the video, the reason you must add the glue is that pigment powders have no binder elements in them.  If you just mix the powders with water, once the water evaporates, the powders will cease to adhere to the page.  The ONLY ones that will work by just adding water are PERFECT PEARLS, made by Ranger because they have a binder agent already in them.  Perfect Pearls are easy to use but a bit limited in their color choices.
Here are some samples of the pages that I did in my art journal using the sprays I made with the pigment powders...

Watch the video and see how easy it is to make your own sprays.

Hope everyone has a great day, take care and happy crafting!

Jodie - AKA The Caffeinated Crafter

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Hero Arts Challenge

Good evening my fellow crafters,

I know it's been a few weeks since my last post, work has been seriously getting in the way of my crafting fun.  I have to admit working 10-13 hour days really zaps one's creative juices.  However, I came across this challenge by Hero Arts...

and decided to give it a try.  So here is my entry...

This is an older Hero Arts stamp, plus I only used a part of it.  Here are the details of how I created the card.  First I embossed the front using a Cuttlebug embossing folder, along with the Sizzix Embossing Diffuser.

Depending on what part you use it will not emboss certain areas of the paper.  Here is a look at the inside so that you can see how it works.

What I did was lightly trace the shape of the diffuser, then masked off around it using Post It Notes.  Next using Rich Cocoa Memento ink, I stamped the stamp in that area.  Next I put the card front into the embossing folder, applied the diffuser and ran it through my Big Shotz.  Next I used Copic markers to lightly add color to certain areas of the image.  I did this lightly so that the marker wouldn't go through to the inside of the card.  Here are the colors I used...

 Next to make the image pop, I added Class A Peel stickers around the image and also in certain parts of the embossed areas.  Then I added Stickles to the colored parts of the image.

 So once again, here is the finished card, along with the inside.

 I hope you find some inspiration in my creation, take care and happy crafting!

Jodie - AKA The Caffeinated Crafter!!!!!!!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

What's New & Happening

Guten Tag my fellow crafters,

I know it's been a week or so since my last post, work has been crazy busy.  I have had some free time to work on projects, and this little darling is my lastest card.

I created the background a while back and decided the colors and glitter lent themselves beautifully to a mermaid card.  She is from Sweet Pea Stamps, Oceanessa, from Elizabeth Bell.
I colored her in with Copic markers, numbers BV02, B12, B14, B16, G12, 100, C1 and C3 to be exact...

Next I added a dash of sparkle with my Wink of Stella glitter pen in order to carry through the glitter from the background onto other aspects of the card.

I then added my bits & baubles to give dimension to the card...

Then finally I finished off the inside...

Here is the finished card once more.  I hope you can find a hint of inspiration to create your own masterpiece.

Take care everyone and happy crafting...

Jodie - AKA The Caffeinated Crafter