Friday, December 30, 2011

Playing with Glimmer Mist

CHA is coming up next month, so I’ve been playing and experimenting with Tattered Angels products!  I love to just play and make new discoveries (new to me anyway…I don’t get to surf the web much so maybe someone else has made the same discovery!)   Usually, my discoveries are made through trial and error…something I intended to go one way and it went in a different direction and I think….hmmmm I kinda like that!  One of these discoveries, I’m saving to use on a CHA project, but here’s a fun one I discovered while just “playing” because I was waiting for something to dry (which happened to be that other discovery I mentioned). 

Here are the results of my play session. 

Embossing using a stamp instead of a file folder. I don’t know which color glimmer mists I used because I was just playing and grabbed what was around…usually a light, medium and a dark color.  If I had to guess (based on the backside of the paper which is pinkish), I may have used Pomegranite, Maple Sugar and Nougat…but don’t quote me ;)  I definitely know I used Chandelier Glam…it’s my “go to” glam color when playing.

I was really liking the way this was turning out, and when I turned it over, I couldn’t decide if I liked the backside better! 

Either way, I just couldn’t cover up the back by attaching it to a piece of chipboard, so instead, I attached it to a piece of acrylic, using my Chandelier Glam as the glue.  If you’d like to see a “how-to” on this, I recreated the process for my monthly educator post at Tattered Angels here.  This time I noted the colors used and took pictures too.  One thing I learned from trying this a second time, is that I used a lot more glimmer mist the first time around.  This is probably because if I don’t care for the color combo I picked up or if it is too dark, instead of stopping and starting again, I just keep adding more color or adding lighter colors until I do like it…so the paper was definitely more wet!  I like the impression I got the first time as it is deeper.  I’ll definitely be playing with this technique again – definitely lots of fun!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Tattered Angels Warehouse Sale has been extended!!!

The Warehouse sale was such a HUGE hit, Wendy decided to extend it for a few more days!!
Dec 20th is just around the corner...better hurry and get your kit now! It would make a great holiday gift for yourself or even for a friend.

Don't miss out on these over stuffed boxes being offered ...

Go to our website for more details ...

Use code VWS1111 for free domestic shipping
or use code VWS1111int for a discount on International shipping

I just wanted to take a moment and address some of the comments we've received in regard to the boxes. The description of the sale, is literal.... "Wendy is cleaning house". This was truly a Warehouse/Garage Sale just as it is described. I want valued customers like yourself to be happy with the volume of product you receive in the box. The box contains lots of Vintage Tattered Angel Products, along with other manufacturers products collected from years gone by that we still felt had value to a consumer.

There is an image on our web site to show you an idea of what you would receive and also give you a general feel for what is included in your kit. Some of the products are not "New" packaged product, nor are we saying that they are.

As shown in the image on our website and compared to what you actually receive, these boxes have a amazing value. We included extra products that were not even listed in kit details just because we wanted to give you more bang for your buck. For example two Glimmer Screens are shown in the picture and we send 15+ screens in the largest kit giving it an extra added value of $30.00.

I have addressed the quality of packaging with my staff and have resolved any concerns about future shipments with possible damage to contents. We will certainly replace any item that was damaged, please just submit an image of damaged item so we can view damage and identify the product. We will try to replace with the same item but if its not in stock we will substitute with a similar item.

As for the paper we shipped with the kits, we added these packs as an added value, Please remember this is a warehouse sale and we are a manufacturer and not a retail store, so we sell in bulk. We have an ABUNDANCE of paper in our warehouse that we felt still had a value to a consumer instead of recycling the paper we would just send them in the kits as "give a ways" . If we were going to include them as a selling factor for the kits we would have taken the time to sort 1 sheet per paper and we would have listed the paper as various styles.

Again please accept our apology and know this is our 1st sale and we are learning many things from having this sale.

The "Values" below are based on what the total retail price of the items would be if you had purchased it all separately.

Small Kit Original Retail "Value" $100... your "Garage Sale" price $25
Medium Kit Original Retail "Value" $170... your "Garage Sale" price $50
Large Kit Original Retail "Value" $230... your "Garage Sale" price $75

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tattered Techniques...

Time is sure flying by, and I've been busy-busy-busy (no blog post since September - that's just shameful!).  At least I've been creating stuff, I guess I should be posting it too.  I'll have to work on that part.  For now, here's the latest class I taught at Scrapbook Island on Saturday.  Had a wonderful group of ladies that hadn't used Tattered Angels products before, so I was happy to show them a few tricks.  Here's what we created -- a Tattered Techniques Mini Album.  I'll be teaching this one at the store again soon!

Friday, September 23, 2011

A Blog Hop with May Arts and Tattered Angels

Tattered Angels and May Arts have joined together in a blog hop this week.  

In addition to this "Hello Friend" card I posted on the Tattered Angels Educator blog,  here's another card I made for the blog hop.  

For this card, I used Versafine Onyx black ink on TatteredAngels’ “Notes from the Garden” stamp.  I wanted a nice black image, so I pressed really hard on the stamp – a little too hard as you can see in the middle of the heart.  Good thing I’m planning on cutting that part out.

I used Key Lime Pie glimmer mist to color the stamped card.  I noticed when I sprayed the glimmer mist, that the ink made a bit of a resist and left areas near the stamped area uncolored, which I like.  Once the card is dry (I used my heat gun), cut out the center of the heart, keeping the black outline from the stamp.  I removed the little swirls at the top of the heart and then used a black pen to modify the black lines to make a continuous heart shape.

I cut around four of the flowers from the  white sheer woven rosettes  ribbon.  I first misted the flowers with Snow Angels  glimmer mist which I knew would be too light, but I wanted the flowers to have a little bit of color and be wet so that the colors would blend better when I applied the darker Cosmo Pink Glimmer Mist to the top of the flowers.

Once your flowers are dry, open your card and place dry adhesive (I used my atg gun) all over the inside of the card.  Attach the misted flowers to the “inside” of the card so that they show through the heart shape you cut out.  I cut one of the four flowers in half so that the entire heart area was filled with flowers.  Once the flowers are arranged, close the card shut, lining up your card edges.  Make sure your flowers are dry before doing this step or the glimmer mist on the flowers will bleed through to the front of your card like mine did.  To fix mine,  I used white chalkboard mist like “white out” and dabbed a little bit of the white chalkboard mist on to the areas and then resprayed a little Key Lime Pie over it.
Attach the folded heart card onto another card so that it opens.  I stamped a “happy birthday” phrase onto glimmer misted paper, cut it out and turned it into a banner.  The banner was attached diagonally across the bottom of the heart.

For the last step, I fan brushed Chandelier Glam over the entire card, including the flowers.
I love the dimension the May Arts ribbon flowers give to the card!

Thursday, September 1, 2011


September is Tattered Angels & Prima month and they’re having a blog hop and giveaway!  

Here’s a peek at the project I did for the blog hop.   If you want to see a picture of the entire project, you’ll have to head over to the Tattered Angels Design Team Blog to get a look, along with many other projects! 

September 30th will be my day to post step-by-step instructions for my project, including a technique to gently blend your colors on canvas flowers.  So be sure to check the Tattered Angels Educator blog on the 30th, and throughout the month of September, for lots of inspiration and “how-to” projects!

AND, get all the details HERE on how you can WIN this fun giveaway package!  You have until September 14th to enter!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Giveaway

I've been trying something a little different lately...painting furniture.  Never did it before, probably because I didn't want to sand and primer, for starters.  But then I discovered Annie Sloan Chalk Paints...and no sanding or priming is necessary -- just start painting!  Another great discovery -- it dries QUICK!  So you can get projects done fast!  Below are some before and after pictures of a chair and a very cool hinged lid/bookcase/desk that I painted QUICK with Annie Sloan Chalk Paints.  I put them up for sale at the Paris Flea Market last weekend…and they are gone, gone, gone! …as in SOLD! SOLD! SOLD!

Tami of Patina Decorative Finishes is having an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint giveaway – so if you want a chance to win some free samples, here’s all you have to do…but check out her blog HERE for all the details!

1. Like Patina Decorative Finishes on Facebook
2. Become a Follower of her Blog
3. Repost this contest on your Facebook wall
4. Repost this contest on your blog

Now for the projects I did...the chair:

and the desk -- I really, really loved this desk.  Unfortunately, I forgot to get proper "after" pictures!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Altered Scrabble Tile

Here's a video I posted on the Tattered Angels Educator Blog last month altering a scrabble tile using Glimmer Glam.  I hope you give it a try!

If you'd like to purchase the components to make this altered scrabble tile (a scrabble tile, silver-plated bale, ball chain, and Eiffel Tower and Paris charms for $4.00 -price includes shipping), email me at  Note:  Glimmer Glam not included.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Class at Scrapbook Island...

Had a great time at Scrapbook Island teaching my Tattered Angels Textured Backgrounds class.

The girls had fun digging for charms in the treasure chest....
 and getting creative with Glimmer Glam!  Here are bits and pieces of a few of the fabulous creations from the day.

Monday, May 16, 2011

A Trip to Colorado...

Had a great time visiting with my ACP friends in Colorado Springs over the weekend.  

Note to self for future travels…double-check the weather report BEFORE you get to the airport, not AFTER you’re already packed and AT the airport…last I checked, it was supposed to be in the 80s...

We had a great time catching up, eating, cropping, eating, creating, eating, and shopping…and did I mention eating? 

I brought a variety of things for the girls to make a fabric card and alter bottles. 

One night, everyone altered one of several spice jars for Hayley's booth.  Here's mine...
and here's the spice rack full of them...not bad considering tequila was going around the table as well...

 and then the next day, we decorated a bottle to take home.  Here's mine...

 and a group shot of some of the others.

Friday, May 6, 2011

The "Grande Mark Challenge"

It's been a very long time since I've blogged, but what a great way to start blogging again by telling you about the "GrandeMark Challenge" I entered into. I just love my AccuCut machine!

I had been checking my email and watching my phone all morning before I went off to have a creative play day with a couple of friends because today was the day the winner would be announced. I entered the AccuCut challenge in all but one of the categories, hoping maybe one of my entries would win one of the $100 shopping sprees---a girl can never have too many AccuCut dies.

It was early evening by the time I returned home.  I thought I had read that winners would first be notified by email or phone.  I didn't receive an email before my play date, and I didn't get a phone either. Oh well.  When I got home I checked my email and saw a generic email from Accucut with the subject line:  "See Who Won the GrandeMark Challenge" so I opened it to see who the winners were and saw this:

So I clicked on that red "See who won!" button... and boy, was I ever surprised to see this!

WOOOOOHOOOOOO!  I was the "Grande" Prize Winner!