Monday, June 17, 2013

Etchall Designer Challenge! With Designer Crafts Connection

I love it when I can create with a great product that produces some amazing results. etchall® Etching Creme  is the gold standard in my book! Celebrating 80 years, etchall® is made in the USA.

Thank for hoping over. Today I have brought to you a video and how too tutorial showing you how I took a simple Goodwill find and made it into a shabby chic piece that will decorate for many occasions and seasons to come.

Here is a complete video of how I came to the results you see above. I love working with etchall® Etching Creme.

Be sure to visit all the Designer Crafts Connection Designer to see many more fabulous and innovatice projects using Etchall Etching Cream.

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Here is another video I did show you how to create a lovely Altered Glass Tray using the 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Miriam's Crafting Supplies Metal Challenge

I love a challenge and when I have an idea for the challenge it just makes it even more exciting!!! Miriam's Crafting Supplies is having their first Blog Link Up Challenge which is themed metal.

I already have a collection of all her wonderful Flat Backed Pearls and Metal pieces and I had to go above and beyond and create something unique and easy to do!!! Here is what I made!!!

Now here is how I made it!!!!

 You will need 9 of Miriams's Silver tone ornate embellishments. You will also need your choice of ink that will stain metal. I'm using Rangers Vintaj Patinas in the Victorian Gable Collection. You are going to ink the metal pieces using a simple stamping and pouncing technique. 

Next what you are going to do is cut 8 of them in half as you see below and bend the edges to help for the rose petal.

 Now you going to take the ninth metal piece and roll it to make the center of the rose using your pliers ( which Miraim has some amazing tools at amazing prices!!!  You can see my set in the background of this photo.

 Now you going to take you bent petals and hot glue them around the center to form the rose. I would use HOT GLUE it is a lot easier to make this!!!

 Now you have a metal rose for any project you would like to use it on. As you can see from this photo, I flipped the petals to face a different direction. One way in the center and the other way to form the petals.

Here are some detailed photos of the tag!! 

 These metal corners also come from Miriam's Crafting Supplies!!! As you can see you can piece together the metal pieces and make you own designs!!

 Be sure to check out Miriam's Blog and place an order so that you can begin creating amazing pieces like this!!! Visit here to view her page and read more about the challenge----> Miriam's Craft Challenge

NOTE: The background of the tag is a stamped image using one of Justrite's NEW Stamps Called " French Rose Background Stamp"     If you cant find this stamp or any other stamps from Justrite, I can order them for you!!! I will be carry these stamps in my store!!!!

Enjoy this awesome tutorial and I thank you all for your support!!!!

Your Professional Crafting Educator

Angela Holt of Angela Holt Designs.

Latest Project Featuring Tsunami Rose Designs

Tsunami Rose Designs has a fabulous collection of Digital downloads that can be used for many things!!! This month she has a wonderful JUNE freebie that is perfect for "Fathers Day". I took the tag and tag pocket elements and created this masculine card!!

This card was cut from my Silhouette Cameo. This file is called " Center Panel Step Card" and was designed by Lori Whitlock at

The Paper is a collaboration of Graphic 45 and THE JUNE FREEBIE from Tsunami Rose Designs.

Also here is a fabulous deal when you shop Tsunami Rose Designs

Happy Crafting and Happy Father's Day to all!!!

Your Professional Craft Educator 

Angela Holt

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Simple Shabby Chic Style Project featuring Miriam's Craft Supplies

I love love to take $.99 items and make them into something amazing!!!! Here is a simple project that you can do that will be perfect for any occasion!!!

What you need:
A Clear Glass Saucer
A clear Glass Candle Holder
Some Fancy Venise Trim
Miriam's Craft Supplies Flat Back Pearls Both in LARGE and Small
Hot Glue
and E6000 Glue

Glue the Plate to the Candle Holder using E6000 Glue. Then take your Trim and hot glue it around the edge!!!

Add some of Miriam's Craft Supplies Flat Backed Pearls and BAM!!!! you have a wonderful easy to do Shabby Chic project that would be great for parties, as a display and more!!!

The number one place to get all your pearls is from Miriam. She has a wide selection of them in all sort of sizes and colors!!!! Visit here to order!!!