Saturday, December 29, 2012

Live Crafting Show tonight!!!

Tonight I will be going live teaching you how to Alter a Hand held Vanity Mirror!! I will show you a ribbon weaving technique and using a fabulous vintage photo!! You can snag the photo below by right clicking it and saving it on your computer!!

When you open the file, you can size it up or down for your giving project!! For tonights project, I sizes it to be 3 1/2 x 2 1/2. 

You can find my show link in the side bar or by clicking here--->

I will go live at 8pm CENTRAL TIME!!! See you all tonight!! 

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Welcome the NEW Angela Holt Designs Creative 2013 Design Team!!!

Welcome 2013 Angela Holt Designs Creative Design Team 

This Creative Design Team is made up of some very talented women. They bring such a diverse selection of crafting projects that will entice all your crafty senses. Each Designer has a signature set of design skills that will teach you, inspire you and make you feel confindent in your crafting. 

Visit each blog and learn who these fabulous ladies are as a crafters, as teachers and most of all as your crafting friend. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

New Project to try!!!!

Here is another Fabulous Project for you to try!!! I call this my Chiffon Flower Topiary with Bling. A perfect Table center piece for any occasion. I would love to set at the table called "Inspire" wouldn't you?  Read below how I created this Mix Media Project.

Here is what I did!!!
You start with a Smoothfoam ball in size 3 inch!!!

First you will get about 2 yard of Chiffon because you are going to be cutting a lot of flowers using the Large Flower in the Spellbinders Rose Creations Die Set. I could not put an eact number on how many, but if you want a full ball, I would say about 150 or more because you are going to double up on them As I demonstrate below.

As you can see from the Photos!! You will use two flowers per head pin and then begin build your Chiffon Ball. I add no glue. You can if you would like, but it stay perfect with the Head pin. Start at the top and work down each side in a line formation then begin to fill in the areas.

Now you going to some Rhinestones and begin Gluing them over the Head pins that you used to insert the flowers!! The Rhinestones I used I got at Hobby Lobby and they are called Table Confetti.

 The Bling you see dangling from the topiary are charms from Prima Marketing Called "Velvet Trinkets". These are awesome and I look forward to working with them in future projects. How I got them to hang from the bottom of the topiary was that I glued to the end of a head pin. I thin inserted the head pin into the bottom so that these trinkets were dangle.

Now for the Base.....................................

 This is a Glass Candle Base. I add the Bling Rhinestone Trim to all sides, the top and the bottom. This trim I purchase at Joann;s in the specialty trim section.

Finally, using the Spellbinders Fancy Tag 2 Die, I cut the style I wanted from cardstock, painted it silver, added this title to it and simply tied it to the bottom of the candle base.

I hope that this has inspired you to create you very own Chiffon Bling Topiary. These make for great center pieces for any event; baby shower, wedding, party. If you have any questions please let me know!!!

Your Crafting Educator
Angela Holt

Monday, December 10, 2012

Hello Fellow Crafters!!

Christmas is drawing near and I bet many of you I'm sure, are working hard at handmade gifts to give this season!! Nothing is more precious than a handmade gift!!I myself have been hard at work with my gifts but I also have many new " irons in the pot" as they would say, ready to brew up amazing things to happen in January!!

But first, I will be announcing and introducing you my NEW Creative Design Team.The last day to send in your app will be on the 13th!!! So hurry and get your apps in!! I eager to work with my Creative Design team and so are the many NEW sponsors!!! I cant wait to share with you creative projects, events, blog hops, challenges and much more with my DT and Sponsors!! It is going to be a fabulous 2013 beginning in January!!

I cant express my graitude of the many doors opening up!! In fact, I will have more chipboard designs coming out this Winter CHA with Want2scrap. So be sure to stay tune for sneak peeks over on my facebook fan page and here!! You never know when I will pop a sneak giveaway!!

Show Highlight.................................

This past weeks show was fab!!! LOL, I had a few mishaps but hey it is real and that is what I love!!! I taught a fabulous String Art Technique here is a pic of what I demonstrated how to do.

You can find my recorded video over on my Ustream Channel or my Youtube Channel!! You can find all links on the side bar and tabs above!!!

This is such a fun technique to learn and create!!! I know that it will make for a beautiful addition to your paper crafting projects.

NEW CLASS ANNOUNCEMENT!!.....................................

I love to share my innovative ideas!! While playing with my Spellbinder dies, I create this lovely Cuff....

Read more about the details of this class and how you can get a kit by follow the link below!!

Be sure to tune in for more updates!!!

Your Crafting Educator
Angela Holt

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Almost time for the Christmas Love Campaign

I was honored to be asked to be a Guest Designer for the Christmas Love Campaign. This is such a wonderful cause created by Susan Weckesser.

So, What is The Christmas Love Campaign?

The 'CLC' is a very dear event that I ( Susan Weckesser) started three years ago shortly after losing my father to cancer.  My dad had lived a life of always doing kind things to ANYONE & EVERYONE. When he passed away suddenly I didn't know what I could do to continue spreading his kindness and love that he showed and gave everyone.. One day at a scrapbooking crop I noticed how kind scrapbookers can be to each other even though most of the time they are total strangers. I noticed that even happens on the internet. Crafters reaching out to other crafters with words of encouragement in hard times and in good times. After seeing this, I approached The Canadian Scrapbooker in the Fall of 2009 and I asked Katharina Doyle and Jackie Ludlage if I could write an article for their magazine on a topic that was very important to me, entitled 'Scrap Matters'. It talked about the awesome power of arts, crafts, and scrapbooking and I asked people how they brightened other peoples day by being creative?

'Simple Acts of Creative Kindness is an AWESOME TOOL!'

On Dec 18th along side Donna Downey, Mark Montano and many more fabulous artist/designers and I will be sharing our Christmas Love stories with an awesome project!!! There will also be a giveaway and more!! 

Be sure to visit the links below to stay up to date with post, artists stories and projects, and giveaways!!


Come be apart of the tweets on Twitter during this
Christmas Love Campaign and use the hashtags-

Your Crafting Educator Angela Holt


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Updates and Highlights from the Clothes Hanger Christms Tree Class

Another wonderful Thanksgiving in the memory books!!! I hope that everyone had a fabulous gathering of friends, family and great food. I cooked for 2 days this year. Everything from turkey to the homemade cranberry sauce. It was great and tiring at the same time!!!

Many new and fabulous happenings will begin this next coming month and continue through the new year 2013. The New Design Team will be announced on Dec 14th!!! 5 fabulous ladies will be chosen for an awesome DT year!!! Jan will jammed packed with awesome projects, blog hop and more!!! I dont want to give all the secrets away just yet!!! You will have to check back here and on facebook for constant updates!!

Here are the highlights from the after Thanksgiving show on Saturday.

I showed you how to create a Table top Christmas Tree using Clothes hangers!!! A must to know craft for anyone!!! The show was so exciting!! Jazellia from Lavish Laces gave away some awesome collections of lace!!! Amazing store with such a variety of trims and more!!! And I had the most fun with all of you chatting about what other trims and products we could use to make more trees!!! I personally loved the Lace idea!!!

Here is what I did with my Clothes Hanger Tree....................................

Created with flickr slideshow.
To watch the video of how I made this awesome Tree please visit my YOUTUBE channel by clicking on the black ribbon at the top of my blog!!!
 Be sure to stop this weekend to watch me create an awesome Rosette Wreath using the fabulous paper collection from Teresa Collins called " Vintage Finds". 
Find my Ustream Channel by clicking HERE 
Hope to see you there!!!
Your Crafting Educator
Angela Holt 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Blog Hop Winner and Thank YOU!!

The blog hop has come to an end!! I have to say it was fabulous and the talent and projects that were made were simply beautiful and soooo inspirational!! I want to send a special thank you out to all the ladies in the blog hop!!! I loved everything your did, your support and I look forward to blog hopping with you again!!!

If you would like to see a review of all the projects, visit my Pinterest Page!!! Also be sure to check a chance to win a $15 Want2scrap gift card while your over there too!! 

One lucky commenter has won some fabulous Christmas Bling!!!  and the winner is.....................

This is GORGEOUS!!

Congrats Donna!!! I need you to send me your Addy info so I can mail out your bling!! Just shoot me an email at 

Be sure to check back often crafters!!! For there is tons in store for the NEW YEAR!!!! 

Your Crafting Educator

Angela Holt

Monday, November 12, 2012

Christmas Splendor Blog Hop

I want to thank you so much for attending this fabulous Blog Hop host by my company Angela Holt Designs and sponsored by Want2scrap.

If you are here, you are ready to begin the hop!!

This hop will bring to you fabulous projects to get you into the Holiday Spirit. Highlighted is Want2scraps awesome new Bling called "Christmas Bling" designed by Nina Brackett.

Using the fabulous Christmas Bling, here is what I made for you.....

Project 2 with a tutorial!!!

Christmas Shadow Box!! 

If you don't have a Silhouette Cameo on your Christmas List this year, put it on the top!!
For a $.99 download and 4 sheets of card stock which means I have about $4 in this if not less!
This is a 11x11 shadow box I cut out and created !!

Read below the steps to create this box!!

 Step 1 Cut out all the pieces in your choice of Card stock!

Step 2 Fold all pieces on the dotted lines

 Step 3 Start assembling the shadow box using the pieces provided!

 Step 4 Now you are ready to decorate!!

See below how you can get this awesome Vintage Christmas Santa Print!! 

 Virginia Dare Burnette from Dare's Desginz is a dear friend and a fabulous crafter!! She was so kind to share one of her found and fabulous Vintage Christmas Santa Prints!!

Check her blog below and snag your freebie!! Be sure to leave a comment and thank you and also follow her awesome blog!!

Dare's Designz

I have decided to bring to you this week, 3 projects using the Christmas Bling. So always check back for NEW inspiration this week!!

Now it is time for you to hop along to see more wonderful creations using the Christmas Bling!! Below is a list of links for you to visit!!

I could not be more excited to introduce to you some fabulous and very talented ladies!! Visit each of their blogs and please leave a comment on each even follow them!! Let's Craft it Forward and show our support.

1. Angela Holt (Angela Holt Designs) (YOU ARE HERE)

2. Connie Mercer--

3. Lorrie Simons--

4. Tabetha Watson--

5. Jan Hennings--

6. Michelle Well--

7. Dee Dee Carton--

8. Susan Brown--


Enter for a chance to win some of the Fabulous Christmas Bling!!

To be entered all you have to do is.....

Leave a comment here
Visit my Facebook Fan Page and like it so that you can stay up to date with all things crafty from
Angela Holt Designs that will be happening!!!

Find Link HERE!!

I appreciate you taking the time to hop along with us!!!

I want to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas!!!

Your Crafting Educator and Friend,

Angela Holt

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Designers Craft Connection November Challenge

I could not be more excited about becoming a part of the "Designers Craft Connection". It is a group of  talented Professional Craft Educators like myself that bring awesome design concepts and projects for you!!! This month we were challenge to work with a fabulous product you all might be familiar with...

It is called "Smoothfoam™" aka "The Crafter's Foam"

Smoothfoam™ is our brand name for EPS or Expandable Polystyrene. It is a smooth, closed cell foam. It is often referred to as the smooth Styrofoam. It is molded from tiny beads into many shapes like balls, bells, eggs, miniature fruit shapes and more. Because of its smooth surface it is excellent for painting. It is also very durable, making it great for projects requiring pins or glue.

This companies products have been featured in Martha Stewart Living Magazine and more!!

You can Find Smoothfoam™ Products By visiting:

Join their Facebook Page:

Here is my challenge Project using the Smoothfoam™ Product!

 I had the pleasure to create with this awesome product!!! Earlier this year I created this lovely Rosette Wreath using the Smoothfoam™ 9" Wreath Shape. It was perfect for all the hot glueing, pinning and the flatness of the rosettes. It was very durable and truly the "Crafters Foam.

I do not have a step by step tutorial on how to make this BUT>>>>>
 as crafty goodness would have it, I will be teaching this class LIVE ON USTREAM Step by step!!


Live on my Ustream Channel

I will be teaching this fabulous Wreath!!

So be sure to order your Smoothfoam™ 9" Wreath Shape for the class!!

 For all of you Silhouette Cameo/ SD users there will be FREE file downloads for you to snag!!!


Enter to win this fabulous Snowman Kit!!!

Use the link at the very top of this posting to hop back and forth of each blog!!!

To enter to win, leave a comment on your favorite projects on the designer's blog and say what you would make with Smoothfoam.  The more often you comment the more chances you have to win.  All the projects will be posted on Pinterest so you can comment there too.  The winner will be announced on our Facebook Page @  on November 19th.

Your Crafting Educator

Angela Holt

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Graphic 45 card

I love a challenge as much as the next creative person. It gives you guidelines to go by and you have to create within the rules given. I jumped on the November Graphic 45 challenge this month. This month you have to do the following......

Here is my entry for this challenge!!!

So run over and enter the challenge!!! I just love love Graphic 45!! 

Your crafting Educator 

Angela Holt

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Make your own Printed Crepe Paper!!!

Okay, I got this crepe paper.... from my own stash of crafting supplies!!! Nope I did not buy it anywhere. I took some party crepe paper and created this.... Here is the how to....

 Step 1. Get you some dollar store party crepe paper!

 Step 2. Take this awesome tool the ribbon Iron by Peebles INC and iron the crepe paper. I love this tool. It only gets hot as needed to iron out paper and ribbons all shapes!!! THIS IS MUST HAVE!!!

 Step 3. Gather up some of your favorite stamps!!

 Step 4. Get your black Staze On Ink Pad, or other inks that will stamp real good and stamp stamp stamp!!!

 Step 5. Run the stamped crepe paper back through the ribbon iron to set the ink!!

NOW!! you have custom stamped crepe paper that you designed and can decoupage onto to anything!!! Come up with creative ways to stamp in color, make patterns and more!!!

I hope this entices you to run out to the dollar store and bring out some of them stamps you have not used in a while!!! 

Your Crafting Educator
Angela Holt

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Altered Picture Frame

Tis a cold night here and I wanted to thank everyone who attended my show and for those that will watch it later. Tonight I altered a fram my mom picked up at the Goodwill for $2. I plan to make my new scraproom in my new house when I get one.. Black and Pink themed. I created an altered tray last week to go into my new room to be.. and now I have created a matching picture frame!!

Here is what I did.....

Here you can see where I added the lovely Tattered Angels Mistable Crepe Paper atop the crackle finish I put on the frame. The crepe paper product is no longer avaiable but you can get this same concept through printed napkins etc. I decoupaged this on to the frame to make it look like it was stamped!! I add the crocheted trim and Want2scrap Bling. 

This is why I love what I do. When I can take something that was old and ugly and make it into something fabulous. So the next time you shop at the thrift store, grab that old ugly frame and bring it home to create something to hold your precious memories!!

Your Craft Educator 
Angela Holt!!