On the Road

Mosaic_Moments_by_Candy_Spiegel2My husband and I love to travel and explore new towns and places around the state of Michigan. Since I have to take photos of everything I see, I end up with a lot of pictures of towns, parks and roads. And I am always looking for new ways to design and embellish those pages.

So, when Mosaic Moments came out with the Highway Signs Die, I bought it right away. I knew it would be perfect for my photos of Marshall, MI, which showcased a historic highway. I used Terra Cotta Grid Paper and Page Pattern #302. Combined with cardstock, twine and buttons from Stampin’ Up, the page came together beautifully.

I created a video to show how to work with the new die … click here to watch.

DISCLOSURE: I am paid to make videos for Mosaic Moments, but I do buy the products to make the videos with.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Videos

You asked. I ((finally)) provided!

I love showing you how much fun Elizabeth Craft Designs Peel-Off Stickers are. And I love how excited you get when you put that glitter on for the first time.

And then the next time I see you, you tell me you haven’t used what you bought because you can’t remember how …

I know I have been promising for a long time, but I finally made videos so you will always have directions wherever you are!

This one shows you how to apply glitter to the sticker…

This one shows you how to use the leftover parts on another project …

Technique: Piccolo Enamel Powders

It’s Back!

After a brief hiatus for the summer, Technique Thursday returns today with a brand-new product: Piccolo Accents, Charms and Enamel Powders.

If you’ve been reading my blog, you have seen me use them a lot. I cannot help myself. They are made in Michigan and the US, the owners of the company are amazing people and, most importantly, they are quick and easy to use, yet provide a huge impact on a project.

Piccolo Accents & Charms are laser-cut images made from compressed chipboard (or bookboard). Bookboard is stronger and thinner than chipboard, so you can get the look without so much bulk. Once coated with Glastique, a clear, glossy adhesive that will not yellow over time, they can be used as jewelry, like you see here …

Piccolo Enamel Powders come in a variety of colors — all sorts of metals, as well as some unique color combinations. They work like embossing powders, but the results are very different. Enamel Powders provide the look of metal or enamel, complete with dimension.

The enamel powders work great on Piccolo pieces, obviously, but you can also use them on chipboard, Grungeboard and metal.

In this picture, I coated the Grungeboard hinges, and the washer at the bottom, as well as the tiny gears with enamel powders.

I wanted to show you how easy it is to create your own metal looks, so I made a video.

You can watch it here ….

If you want to try out Piccolo Enamel Powders and make a Piccolo piece for yourself, stop by Capture A Memory in Flint Township today from 2-6 p.m. I’ll show you how easy it is — for free! Hope to see you there.