Monday, November 16, 2020

Celebrate Fall!

Hello there! Before I move onto Christmas projects, I wanted to do one last fall project. Fall is my favorite season! I love the crisp days, golden light and above all the colorful leaves. The bright autumnal hues are totally my jam! I still had a stash of paper leaves I made during the fall Facebook live demonstrations that Tim Holtz did last month so I was able to incorporate them into my little thrift store upcycling project:

Lisa Hoel – upcycled thrift store finds into a fun autumn arrangement, celebrate fall! #creativejuicefreshsqueezed #tim_holtz #timholtzleaflove #mymakingstory

I found the bottom half of a nut dish at the thrift store as well as a pair of cute squirrel salt and pepper shakers (into my basket they went!) Perfect for a fall project!


Lisa Hoel – upcycled thrift store finds into a fun autumn arrangement, celebrate fall! #creativejuicefreshsqueezed #tim_holtz #timholtzleaflove #mymakingstory

I wanted it to look like a forest floor on a fall day. I sprinkled the leaves about along with moss and berry like things. I also discovered that you can use Distress Glaze on the Idea-ology Toadstools and they look great!


Lisa Hoel – upcycled thrift store finds into a fun autumn arrangement, celebrate fall! #creativejuicefreshsqueezed #tim_holtz #timholtzleaflove #mymakingstory

As Tim shared in one of his demos, when applying Glaze to an impervious surface, it works best to coat the surface with Collage Medium and glue the embossing powder to it. When it's dry, you can emboss as usual. It worked perfectly! I painted some spots on afterwards. Love them! I may need to stock up on more Toadstools ha ha.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great week and get inky!

I am also entering this into the Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog's current challenge, "Celebrate". It runs for another week so you have a chance to enter too.


Supplies used:

Dies:

Tim Holtz Sizzix
Fall Foliage ( Sizzix / SB )

Tattered Leaves 656927 
- retired

Idea-ology Toadstools (in stock here)

Ranger Distress Glaze - Crackling CampfireFired Brick
Ranger Distress Inks - various fall colors
Ranger Distress Oxide Inks - various fall colors
Ranger Distress Spray Stains - various fall colors
Ranger Distress Spray Oxide Stains - various fall colors


Some links in this post are affiliate links which do not affect the price you pay but allow me to earn a small percentage of a sale. Thanks! (My husband also thanks you!) If you shop at Topflight Stamps, use my coupon code LISAHOEL for 12% off your order.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Blessed Home Fall Wreath

Howdy readers! I am on a wreath kick. I had picked up a few wreaths (with re-do possibilities) from the thrift store so I could get a base for the new Halloween wreath I wanted to make this year. I ended up using a black grapevine wreath for the Halloween project so I had a brown twiggy one left. I knew it would make a great fall wreath and the dark brown would make my Tim Holtz #timholtzleaflove challenge leaves really pop! I also had the theme in mind from the current Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog challenge, "Home is Where the Heart Is". 

Lisa Hoel - Blessed Home fall wreath #timholtzleaflove

Home really is where the heart is and I feel very fortunate to be living where I do with my family. We are truly blessed and I am so thankful! We have not regretted moving to our new state for a moment and we are thriving here. It was all the Lord's doing and looking back we can see his plan for us in coming here.

Lisa Hoel - Blessed Home fall wreath #timholtzleaflove

The leaves are cut using various Sizzix leaf dies designed by Tim Holtz. The past two Saturdays Tim has been doing Facebook Live demos showing all sorts of techniques using his products to make fall projects (Fall Vibes and Leaf Love). What fun! I used part of my pile 'o leaves to decorate this wreath. The little house is from his new die set Paper Village (oh I have plans for this set!!)

Lisa Hoel - Blessed Home fall wreath #timholtzleaflove

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great weekend and have a chance to do something crafty and creative. =)

I am also entering this into the Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog's current challenge, "Home is Where the Heart Is". It runs for another week so you have a chance to enter too.


Supplies used:

Dies:

Tim Holtz Sizzix
Paper Village ( Sizzix / SB )
Fall Foliage ( Sizzix / SB )
Layered Leaf 660039 - retired
Tattered Leaves 656927
- retired

Ranger Distress Glaze - Crackling Campfire, Fired Brick
Ranger Distress Inks - various fall colors
Ranger Distress Oxide Inks - various fall colors
Ranger Distress Spray Stains - various fall colors
Ranger Distress Spray Oxide Stains - various fall colors


Some links in this post are affiliate links which do not affect the price you pay but allow me to earn a small percentage of a sale. Thanks! (My husband also thanks you!) If you shop at Topflight Stamps, use my coupon code LISAHOEL for 12% off your order.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Deck the Halls with Eileen Hull's Dies!

Hello everyone! Here we are in November and Eileen Hull's theme for the month is Seasons' Greetings! The Inspiration and Educator Teams are going to be getting crafty with all the holidays and seasons coming up. I've been in a stitchy mood lately so I thought I would make some more felt Christmas tree ornaments. You may remember the Mitten ornament I made back in July with Eileen's then new Mitten Box Die. I decided to give her House Ornament and Snowman Box Dies the felt treatment too!

Lisa Hoel for Eileen Hull – felt Christmas ornaments made using Eileen's versatile Sizzix dies

I am again using the wool blend felt from Benzie Design. I really like how it feels and it holds together better (especially the little small pieces) than 100% wool felt. It is also more economical!

The House Ornament Die is a 3-D die but all I had to do was cut off the tabs etc. from my piece of die cut felt. I backed the windows with a piece of felt on the inside and stitched around it to hold it into place. I searched through my *ahem* extensive stash of ribbon and trims to find just the right elements to use for the roofs and 'gardens'. I was winging it again with the stitches and just made it up as I went along. A little polyfil stuffing gave them dimension.

I did the same thing with the Snowman ornament (winged it lol). I cut the little stick arms out of Sizzix Paper Leather (Kraftex paper is similar.) Basically I didn't want to use skinny felt cuts because they'd probably tear off. Same thing with regular paper cardstock, it didn't seem like it would be sturdy enough. The Paper Leather or Kraftex is made to stand up to wear and tear. As I was sewing together the front and back of the ornament, I stitched the ends of the arms into the seams. 

I encourage you to try this out. Cut out some felt pieces and just play! =)

Thanks for stopping by! Check out Eileen's blog and if you are not already a member, join the Facebook Eileen Hull Fan Club group. It is a warm, supportive group with lots of inspiration and sharing going on. You'll just have to answer a few simple questions when asking to join (to keep out spammers) and then you'll be added. ;-)

Supplies used:

Dies:
Eileen Hull Sizzix
House Ornament Die  Sizzix ) (50% OFF on the Sizzix site right now!)
Snowman Box Die  Sizzix / SB ) (also on sale on the Sizzix site right now!)

embroidery floss
polyfil stuffing
embroidery needles

Some links in this post are affiliate links which do not affect the price you pay but allow me to earn a small percentage of a sale. Thanks! (My husband also thanks you!) If you shop at Topflight Stamps, use my coupon code LISAHOEL for 12% off your order.

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Happy Halloween from Topflight Stamps!

Happy Halloween! I wanted to share a fun little shaker card made Topflight Stamps style! I posted it off to my nephews earlier this week and I hope it gets there in time. My crafting time keeps getting squeezed. (bother!)

Lisa Hoel for Topflight Stamps - Halloween shaker card

I loved the fun papers in the Polkadoodles Halloween paper pad and picked out two contrasting ones to use for the card base and the shaker top. The plastic is scrap from some packaging (it pays to save it!) and I stamped on it with the Fairy Web stamp and archival ink. The shaker bits are from my extensive craft stash. I couldn't resist the super cute cat die set from Swirlcards and I think it adds the perfect focal point to the card. Some Hunkydory Diamond Sparkles add a finishing touch of bling.


Thanks for stopping by! I hope you can have a safe Halloween celebration and have a chance to get crafty too this weekend.

Supplies used:

Topflight Stamps Products:

Lavinia - Fairy Web stamp
Swirlcards die set - Cats
Polkadoodles Halloween paper pad
Versafine Ink - Onyx Black
Hunkydory foam adhesive squares
Hunkydory Diamond Sparkles - Precious Purples

Dies:

Tim Holtz Sizzix
Postage Stamp Frame - retired
Movers & Shapers Rectangles - retired
Labels ( Sizzix / SB )

Tim Holtz stamp set - Scared Silly

Some links in this post are affiliate links which do not affect the price you pay but allow me to earn a small percentage of a sale. Thanks! (My husband also thanks you!) If you shop at Topflight Stamps, use my coupon code LISAHOEL for 12% off your order.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Tim Holtz Halloween Inspiration

Hello everyone! I have a last few Halloween projects to share with you before the 31st is past. I was inspired by one of Tim Holtz's recent Saturday Facebook Live tutorials, Halloween tips + tricks 2. He showed us how to make 'drippy candles' that light up too! Wow!! I knew I had to try them also. I created a little scene in one of his Display Domes. Check out the link above to his blog where you will find the video tutorial on how to make them for yourself. (Also learn how to make a glowing crystal ball!) Enjoy the photos and happy Halloween:

Lisa Hoel, Tim Holtz Halloween Inspiration, check out his drippy candle tutorial! #tim_holtz #creativejuicefreshsqueezed #halloweencrafting

The little cat figurine I found at Michael's at the beginning of the season. It's perfect for this project!

Lisa Hoel, Tim Holtz Halloween Inspiration, check out his drippy candle tutorial! #tim_holtz #creativejuicefreshsqueezed #halloweencrafting

Flick on the Tiny Lights switch and feel the glow!

Lisa Hoel, Tim Holtz Halloween Inspiration, check out his drippy candle tutorial! #tim_holtz #creativejuicefreshsqueezed #halloweencrafting

Here's a better view without the glare of the glass dome. Scroll on for more details…

Lisa Hoel, Tim Holtz Halloween Inspiration, check out his drippy candle tutorial! #tim_holtz #creativejuicefreshsqueezed #halloweencrafting

Lisa Hoel, Tim Holtz Halloween Inspiration, check out his drippy candle tutorial! #tim_holtz #creativejuicefreshsqueezed #halloweencrafting

Lisa Hoel, Tim Holtz Halloween Inspiration, check out his drippy candle tutorial! #tim_holtz #creativejuicefreshsqueezed #halloweencrafting

The tall pedestal is one of the finials from the Vignette Finial Set.

Lisa Hoel, Tim Holtz Halloween Inspiration, check out his drippy candle tutorial! #tim_holtz #creativejuicefreshsqueezed #halloweencrafting

I hid the wire coming down from the top candle underneath a piece of gold ribbon. (After painting the wire and a stray light bulb over with grey paint to camoflauge it) I also tucked a Creepy Eye underneath as a detail for the viewer to 'discover'.

Lisa Hoel, Tim Holtz Halloween Inspiration, check out his drippy candle tutorial! #tim_holtz #creativejuicefreshsqueezed #halloweencrafting

These candles really are a lot of fun to make and I have Christmas ideas for them too. I am also entering this project into the Country View October Challenge 'Make a Scene'.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used:

Tim Holtz paper stash - Abandoned
Tim Holtz Halloween Idea-ology: Creepy Eyes, Halloween Tiny Lights, Label Tape, Adornments
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Display Dome
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Vignette Finial Set
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Keys
gold starred ribbon
cat figurine from Michael's
glue gun
Distress Paint - Antique Linen
Distress Crayons - various

Some links in this post are affiliate links which do not affect the price you pay but allow me to earn a small percentage of a sale. Thanks! (My husband also thanks you!) If you shop at Topflight Stamps, use my coupon code LISAHOEL for 12% off your order.


Tuesday, October 20, 2020

I Needed a New Halloween Wreath!

Hello there! Halloween is fast approaching and I still have a bunch of projects I want to make! I gotta get crackin'! First on the list was making a new October wreath for my front door. I was tired of the old one. I found a black grapevine wreath with a bunch of random stuff wired onto it at the thrift store. Perfect! I removed everything except the beaded spiders (because they were cool they got to stay and play). I kept it pretty simple (refer to the bunch of projects I still want to make part above). I used the Tim Holtz Tiny Houses Die to make the structures and covered them with Tim Holtz Abandoned paper and Idea-olgy goodies. I used thrifted fall leaves and baubles to further adorn it. Now it's hanging on my door and I'm on to the next project!


I wanted a mix of 'grunge' and brighter colors with a dash of glitter thrown in.


I love making things out of treasures I find second hand. =)


Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great rest of the week and have a chance to do something crafty and creative. =)

I am also entering this into the Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog's current challenge, "Purple, Orange, Green! Eek! It's Halloween!". It runs for another week so you have a chance to enter too.


Supplies used:

Dies:

Tim Holtz Sizzix
Tiny Houses 661819 - retired
Labels ( Sizzix / SB )


Tim Holtz paper stash - Abandoned
Sizzix Mat Board
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil - THS046
Ranger Collage Medium -matte
Ranger Distress Glaze - Crackling Campfire
Ranger embossing powder - Orange Blossom
Tim Holtz Halloween Idea-ology: Paper Dolls, Baseboards, Layers & Baseboard Frames
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Numeric


Some links in this post are affiliate links which do not affect the price you pay but allow me to earn a small percentage of a sale. Thanks! (My husband also thanks you!) If you shop at Topflight Stamps, use my coupon code LISAHOEL for 12% off your order.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Autumn Teacup – Eileen Hull's New Sizzix Die

 

I love fall! It is my favorite season for sure. The colors, the weather, the holidays – what a combination! I am always thankful for the season, especially after a long hot summer. I used Eileen Hull's new Sizzix 3-D Teacup Die to create a little decor piece that really celebrates the season.

New 3-D Teacup Die


It's fall time, hurray!!!

Lisa Hoel for Eileen Hull – Autumn splendor using Eileen's newest Sizzix Die, the #-D Teacup! #eileenhull #mymakingstory #ehinspirationteam #tim_holtz

I also used loads of Tim Holtz Sizzix dies to add the fall flavor to my make. Various leaf dies, the 3-D embossing folder Lumber, and the sentiment die. I also used the retired Tree Rings die (several layers stacked) to create the 'saucer' for the Teacup. The spoon (part of the Teacup Die) I embossed with 3 of Eileen's luscious Molten Dimensions embossing powders.

Thanks for stopping by! Check out Eileen's blog and if you are not already a member, join the Facebook Eileen Hull Fan Club group. It is a warm, supportive group with lots of inspiration and sharing going on. You'll just have to answer a few simple questions when asking to join (to keep out spammers) and then you'll be added. ;-)

I am also entering this into the current Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge, "Fall Foliage". Be sure to check out their challenges, they are always lots of fun!

Supplies used:

Dies:
Eileen Hull Sizzix
Teacup Die  Sizzix / SB ) 

Tim Holtz Dies
3-D Embossing Folder - Lumber  Sizzix / SB ) 
Fall Foliage  Sizzix / SB )
Skeleton Leaves  Sizzix / SB )
Shadow Script #2  Sizzix / SB )
Layered Leaf - retired
Tree Rings - retired
Tapered Fringe Strip Die - retired

Sizzix Mat Board
Eileen Hull's Molten Dimensions Embossing Powder - Goldenrod, Polished Silver, Black Magic
Distress Spray Stain - misc fall colors
Distress Ink Pads - Misc. fall colors
glue gun

Some links in this post are affiliate links which do not affect the price you pay but allow me to earn a small percentage of a sale. Thanks! (My husband also thanks you!) If you shop at Topflight Stamps, use my coupon code LISAHOEL for 12% off your order.