Thursday, June 26, 2014

Steampunk Hat Box~Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells

Here is another hat box I created Wed. night on my Ustream class.


I added some black gesso to my homemade texture paste and used the clocks stencil.  I fussy cut out the girl and the 3 cameo faces.  They remind me of Jim, Kathy and Kathryn…lol

For the top of the box I used #TimHoltz bigz tattered flower die and added prima flows and bling.


I had so much fun making these I made one for my roommate, too:


I also, created this steampunk tag using cheery lyn corset die, la la land gear die, embossing folder and creating the dangling charm.


Have a great weekend.  ~♥Hugz, Zandra♥


If you here for the first time you need to start at the beginning with Scrapadabadoo's blog.   You should be coming from Jani’s blog:
Hi and welcome to my post for the Prima Bikes.  So, great what everyone has done with their Prima bikes so far.  I live by the beach and wanted to make mine with a beach theme using Graphic 45’s collection By The Sea.  I saw the bike and the first thing that popped into my mine was a  If you know me I like to think outside the box.   Here is my take on my bike:
My bike hang’s on the side of my cabinet in our family room.  I’ll take you step by step on how I created my seashore bike.
Here you can see I edge the platform with the by the strip and added twine on both sides of the border.  I then cut a piece of acetate to go inside the wheel leaving one piece of the protective plastic on the acetate to make it appear like water.  Then more fussy cutting to create the waves inside.
Here I took Vintaj paints to color the silver bike and also, added Prima  Vintage Trinkets brads to create the porthole, that is what I saw when looking at the bike to alter.  This reminds me of a ships porthole and compass. 
Here I took half of a small Christmas ball ornament to create a bubble and added the fish made from a Graphic 45 metal butterfly, which you can see how I created that in this post.  I also added some pearls, seaweed and mica flakes.
Here I created a small crab mini to go inside the bike and of course it is in my favorite shape a heart:
This is the front and back covers and it has magnets in the claws to hold the album shut:
Next I cut the banner out with my town and added the stems for seaweed.
I added the bathing beauty to the top which I got last year.
Added some Prima and Petaloo flowers and some bling on the bubble.
And that is how I created my Seashore Bike and I really love how it turned out.  
secret_letter_sign_A (1)  Leave a comment here on my blog and then  be sure to continue the ride with Jess at:
Good luck!  ~♥Hugz, Zandra♥

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Ustream Tonight~Steampunk Hat Box

Tonight in class I will be showing you how to create a hat box, but it can be used to hold, laces, ribbons anything you would like.  Make it for a gift in any size.  The supplies you will need is:

4-5 pieces of chipboard

5 pieces of pattern paper for the outside

5 pieces of paper for the inside

12-14 connector/hinge strips (I made mine 1 3/4)

*add tape to only ONE side of your strips as we will be making the other side with shark teeth cuts

Prima sprays or what you have

distress ink

flowers and ribbon

scor tap and quick drying liquid glue


Tonight I will be using Graphic 45’s Steampunk Spells for my other hat for the Steampunk Soiree.  Hope to see you there at 8:00 pm EST.  ~♥Hugz, Zandra♥

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Try It On Tuesday~Tags

This week on Try It On Tuesday the challenge is Tags anywhere or just tag.  I choose to make a tag with a Steampunk theme.  I used Cheery Lyn die and some metal gears:
Be sure to check out the other design team members creations and come and play at TIOT.  ~♥Hugz, Zandra♥

Saturday, June 21, 2014


Scrapadabadoo is having their first Blog Hop with a fantastic prize. 

It will be a 6 day event with 2 blog post revealed each day from June 22nd to Friday the 27th. 

Collect the secret letters from each post and leave a comment.  It’s going to be a fun ride some come and join us. 

~♥Hugz, Zandra♥

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Prima Color Bloom and Packaging by Zandra

Hi, Zandra with other project using the packaging from the Prima Color Bloom sprays.  I love using the packaging and this little acrylic box the sprays come in is perfect for decorating and reuse for a gift.  Here some photos I took during the process to try to show the beautiful shimmer of the Antique Gold spray mist.
Here you can see the gorgeous gold shimmer on the Prima Metal Die, as well as the seam binding and hemp string.  See how pretty the recycle project came out and you can do it too. 
~♥Hugz, Zandra♥

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Ustream Wednesday 11th~The Sweet Life~Tim Holtz Class

Join me tomorrow night at 8:00 pm just click on the right corner of my side bar to take you there, as we create my bonus project I did for Scrapadabadoo’s 1st Ustream show.  We will be using Melissa Frances “The Sweet Life” a collection debuting Jenny & Aaron from
Everyday is a Holiday.



I love the soft pastels in this collection and the chalkboard look.  Hope to see you there and I will also be sharing my class with Tim.  ~♥Hugz, Zandra♥

If you want to follow a long just get your favorite 6 x 6 pad, a 5 x7 photo frame with a wide boarder and your embellies.

Try It On Tuesday~Challenge For the Boys

For this week’s challenge at Try It On Tuesday the challenge is “For the Boys” and I created this card using my pdf file for the train.  (if you would like the train pdf it is available for $5.00 through my paypal)  just email me at 
I used Prima’s collection Travel in Time, acetate to create the card, mulberry paper for the smoke, cheery lyn  die covered in Indigo Blu mega flakes, antique copper distress paint and Tim’s film strip.
The train flips up for journaling or photos and the back is where to put the sentiment.  I also, added one of the Sizzzix Talking Tags to add the sound of a train:
Be sure to check out the other design team members creation at TIOT and come and play.  Have a great week.  ~♥Hugz, Zandra♥

Monday, June 9, 2014

Tim Holtz and Scrapper’s Playground

I was lucky enough to get into Tim’s class at the #Scrapper’sPlayground in Long Island.  It was so much fun and I with my two girlfriends Ida and June.



Tim showed us how he uses his “Collection Folio” and he gave us so many techniques and tips that I will share with you on my Ustream show this Wednesday night.  Here are some sneak peeks from the class:

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So much fun and I want to thank Ida for driving some ladies took the class on Saturday and the traffic was so bad they missed part of the class.   It was an awesome class and thanks to @MarioRossi and @TimHoltz  for an amazing class.  Sue the owner was so nice and offered 20% off on the whole store.  Thanks to Sue and her group for making the day fantastic.  ~♥Hugz, Zandra♥