Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Basically Bare Sale - 30% off All Die-Cuts!!

Basically Bare is having a sale!   Check out the projects below using our exclusive die-cuts and then click here for access to the flyer I sent out:  Basically Bare - 30% off Die-Cut Sale!.  Head over to the Basically Bare Shop  to see all we have to offer - you must be registered to see our pricing.  Discount is available for both Retail and Wholesale customers, please see details on the flyer or below for more information!

Created by Marilyn Hughes

Created by Amanda Phillips

Created by Amanda Phillips

Created by Jessica Barnett

Created by Jessica Barnett

Created by Jessica Barnett

Created by Jessica Barnett

Created by Jessica Barnett

Created by Jessica Barnett

Created by Jessica Barnett

Created by Jessica Barnett

Created by Jessica Barnett

Created by Jessica Barnett

Created by Jessica Barnett

Created by Jessica Barnett

Created by Kristin Tweedale

Created by Kristin Tweedale

Created by Wendy Morris-Saponaro

Created by Amanda Phillips

Created by Amanda Phillips

All customers must register and log in to see listed prices:

New Customers Register HERE
Existing Customers Log In HERE

Retail customers must have a minimum cart total of $30 and use code 30DIECUTS at the Shopping Cart page before discount applies to all die-cuts ordered; Wholesale customers must have a minimum cart total of $75 and use code DIECUT30WH at the Shopping Cart page before discount applies to all die-cuts. Offer good through September 19, 2015!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

FREE Six-Week Creative Workshop!

Join Kristin Tweedale (rukristin) for her exclusive Find Your Voice, FREE Six-Week Creative Storytelling Workshop! Begins July 1, 2015 - REGISTER TODAY!

Monday, January 19, 2015

New Product for Basically Bare 2015

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

i have spreadsheets ready for 7 gypsies, canvas corp and pink paislee products.  the tattered angels spreadsheet that is ready is for paint products, only.  i do have a ton of other tattered angels products, just don't have them cataloged just yet.

email me  or comment here for info...



Monday, January 20, 2014

hey scrappers! I am having a huge clearance/yard sale BLOWOUT of Tattered Angels, Canvas Corp and even some 7 Gypsies products.

Having been an educator, i have collected quite a bit of product and really need to clear it out :) Due to the volume, it is slow going and so far, i only have the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ready to go. I will be updating as i get other products ready to move.

If you would like dibs on these before they go to auction and/or Craigslist, please contact me for an updated spreadsheet showing the product i have, the color and the quantity i have available for sale.

the Glimmer Mists are all 2oz unopened bottles. Due to the fact that i have been carting them around for awhile, some of the bottles are a bit damaged and product has settled, but i assure you they are brand new and unopened. They are $3 each, plus flat rate priority shipping - if you spend $50 or more, shipping is free :)

Please stay tuned, i have MUCH MUCH more coming!


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Friday, December 13, 2013

i need a bump...and i think i've found it :D

i have been away for awhile...trying to maintain my mojo, but it simply cannot be forced sometimes :(

i subscribe to melody ross's "brave girls club" updates.  i'm sure some of you follow her and know who she is, for those of you that don't - she is an amazingly talented woman (think Chatterbox of past) who has been through some serious trials and tribulations.  She now runs an online (and real-life) art/enlightenment community for of the goals of BGC is as follows:

"We want every woman to feel safe in her dreams, safe in her weaknesses & frailties, safe in her strengths and accomplishments….safe in who she is and how she is and what she is. Brave Girls Club is a safe place to be just exactly who you are and who you are working to become."

i go back to this site time and time again.  i sometimes just find myself there.  not sure how i got there or when i logged in...just drift in and pick up where i left off last.  i can always find something that seems to speak directly to me.  like, seriously - someone-must-be-looking-into-my-windows-and-writing-shit-down, kind of speaking to me.

when i saw the "Soul Comfort" blog post pop up, i was drawn to the words that came across my screen.  as i read, tears welled up and i thought - once again - dammit melody, you are in my head!  the more i read, the more i realized that i wanted to be a part of this project, this class,  this, after a quick check of my finances...

i realized that i really couldn't afford it right now.

bummed out, i walked away from it and went on to some other things.  but, it kept nagging at me, i found myself saying "can i afford to NOT do it?"  i have been in a not-so-good place of late, mentally, emotionally and physically.  i have been questioning seemingly EVERY choice i have made and every direction i have gone in my life.  i have been severely blocked creatively and this makes my soul sad.

and so, i said "eff it, i'm doing it!"  i authorized a Christmas gift to myself - to my desperately comfort-deprived soul and for the first time in a long time, i am so stinkin' CREATIVELY excited, and it feels awesome :)

if your soul is sad or maybe just blah and you'd like to know what you can do to help it out of the funk, check out the blog post Soul Comfort.  if it looks like something you think you might like to do -even NEED to do - check out the supplies list and realize that it's really pretty simple and inexpensive.  maybe, just maybe it's something that would help you out and give you that spark of anticipation and excitement, you can take the class with me!!!  we could work on the prompts together and post pics and do creative girl stuff like that :)

c'mon, just check it out...can't hurt :)

Friday, April 13, 2012

sneak peek of one of two NEW Tattered Angels Techniques Classes!  This one features Basically Bare front and center!  Watch for class schedules...

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Pimpin' My Girl, Conni!

Conni has an eye for the unique.  she captures the beauty in everyday things, either through her photographs or through her jewelry designs. check her out and be mesmerized :)

Autumn Sun Originals

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

March Tattered Angels Layout Classes!

It's time to put together our March Tattered-Travel adventures!  Join Stayce (  ) and me at any of the following locations!

March 10th - Scrap 2 It (Scrap 2 It), Ft. Collins, CO
March 11th - Little Stamp Corner (Little Stamp Corner)  , Scottsbluff, NE
March 13th - Paper Crown (Paper Crown - OKC),  Oklahoma City, OK
March 14th - Scrap*Funattic (Scrap*Funattic), Andover, KS
March 16th - Imagine That (Imagine That), Columbus, NE
March 17th - Imagine That (Imagine That), Columbus, NE
March 18th - Imagine That (Imagine That), Columbus, NE
(March 19 - 20; tbd)

Here are some sneaks from the layouts I will be teaching :)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

February Tattered Angels Classes!

Stayce DeWid ( and I will be teaching some classes at Rocky Mountain Memories (  in Estes Park, CO on Friday, February 17.  We are still working on times and class details, but will keep you posted in case you'd like to come out and join us :D

We are going to be in Ft Collins at Scrap2it on Saturday, February 18, for most of the day, as well!  Stay tuned for exact times and we'll be sure to keep you posted!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Tattered TV - Tattered Angels/Basically Bare Web Class!

join me for a free class!  Wednesday, October 5 at 6pm (pst)

Seasonal Journal - TatteredTV

Featuring Tattered Angels paint products and Basically Bare alterable items. the Basically Bare Simply Shapely Album features 5 different types of surface to craft on - chipboard, felt, canvas, corrugated cardboard and acrylic.

we will use Tattered Angels products among a few other things to mist it, distress it, paper it, stamp it and paint it. we add a few pockets for memorabilia, lots of tags for journaling memorable moments and still leave space on each page to add photos!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Tattered Angels and May Arts...SWEET!

hello all!  So happy to have the opportunity to have a blast playing with the May Arts ribbons and Tattered Angels products...seriously beautiful selection and quality.  The possibilities are truly endless!
in playing with the May Arts ribbons this week, i decided to use them in a few different ways...this is an altered portfolio keeper that i designed for a "List" project i am working on (below)...
to begin with i traded out the standard elastic with this awesome stretchy Lace for my closure (above)...worked perfectly!
i then used some of the versatile silk ribbon on the inside to lace up some brads and create a place to stash mementos (below)...
i affixed some of the vintage-looking Crochet Ribbon with brads heat embossed with Glimmer Mist and Glimmer Glam for a detailed edge to my sewn-on pocket (below)...

i tinted some of the Solid/Center Stitched ribbon with Glimmer Mist (below) and used them to decorate my Glimmer Mist tinted tags...
finally, i used my favorite of all of the ribbons i worked with - the Solid/Wrinkled Ribbon - and created a simple accent bow on the inside...
...and again on the outside.  this time i used more of the silk ribbon (crumpled and dipped in Glimmer Mist) tied with it for accent.
the finished portfolio has all kinds of places to hide and/or display things (below).  the Tattered Angels products gave it sparkle and shine; the May Arts gave it all kinds of ribbony goodness!
thank you for stopping go play with some ribbon!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Ribbon Beauties


Check out the sneaks for the Tattered Angels/May Arts Blog Hop coming up on September 18...

perty perty stuff!

Friday, September 2, 2011

every. single. day???

i just signed in for a journaling project.  lasts a month and consists of using daily prompts to journal and/or make lists.  i'm a pretty sucky journal-er, so this is going to be a challenge for me, LOL!

check it out for yourself:  30 Days of Lists

here is a cover pic of the journal
 (7 gypsies medium portfolio)
i'm using :

and a pic of the inside:

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

so, this one time...i spilled some TA product on a photo...

...ruining that copy of the photo of course, but in a really pretty way, LOL!  have you ever tried Tattered Angels products on photo paper?  i've been playing with it lately and have discovered some pretty cool results :)  keep in mind that my pictures blow, as usual, and you really can't appreciate the glimmer and shine plus the vibrant colors on the photo paper until you do this yourself...give it a shot :)
the Mists are neat because the colors are so bright!  you do have very little work time though, the inks settle in immediately. leaving them on a bit longer does give a bit more saturated color (below) - but pretty much what you spray (or flick, or drizzle or paint :D) is what you get...
i think my favorite Tattered Angels product on the photo paper is the chalkboard (below)...normally they result in a soft, dreamy, rapid-dry color, but on this paper...BAAAAM! they float and swirl and blend and make neato new colors with rings and auras around them :D you can use multiple colors of chalk or combine chalk and mist.
i haven't experimented as much with the glam or the glaze yet, but here is one i did with the chalkboard and some glam (below)- pretty stinkin cool!
one last thing i've been playing with is Tattered paints, shaving cream and photo paper.  it's a pretty cool technique - messy, of course, but you get some very nifty results (below). awesome for just the perfect background paper, look for more on this technique in an upcoming class! :D
thanks for looking,

Saturday, July 30, 2011

sneak peek: fun to come :)

with just a glimpse of where some of my inspiration came from:

hold Tattered Angels class coming :)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

"Grunge": the great cover-up

i am a very messy scrapper. i knock stuff over and i smear things that aren't dry and i smudge things with the colors from another project. my table is a disaster after i finish a, i discovered my "style" and i'm pretty sure i get to call it grungy. honestly, at times things are unfix-able and i have to start over again, but more often than not i kinda dig what turns out...
this shadow box is a GREAT example of Shawna - the disaster scrapper's messy thing of beauty :)  it started out as an unfinished wooden shadow box, some standard patterned paper and stark white cheesecloth:and soon became a variety of gorgeous Glimmer Mist Paints...i misted the box with a combination of Brown Sugar and Apple Glimmer Mists. i painted a top coating of Glimmer Glam in Chandelier to bring out the shine.

i held the cheesecloth in a loose ball and sprayed with bursts of Apple, Sugar Maple, Cranberry Zing and Pomegranate; opening, shifting and re-balling the cheesecloth after each color.

the patterned paper was pretty, but didn't match what i wanted to do; so i misted it with Apple Pomegranate and Cranberry Zing Mists.

the "remember" tag was white with raised velvet and clear embossing on it. i also used the Apple and Pomegranate colors to enhance it; brayering off the extra mist to get the resist to pop.

i used Apple and Pomegranate Mists and then Chandelier Glam on some of Tim Holtz's Grungeboard for accents. i didn't want them very dark, so after i applied the Apple and let it dry, i applied the Pom and brayered it off immediately afterwards. you see the flecks of the Pom, but it doesn't overpower the accent.

i sprayed some sinamay Mesh and silk flowers that i had (again, in the wrong colors) with Mist to get them to coordinate with the rest of my project.

a bit more fussing here and there and my finished project is just the right amount of grungabooty for me!