Saturday, December 28, 2013

December Winners & An Announcement

It is with a heavy heart that All that Stickles is going to be closing its doors until further notice. At this time, the creators of the blog have much going on in their personal lives, and as such All that Stickles has to be put on the back burner. We are so sorry.

The blog will still be kept live to continue serving as in inspiration for Stickles lovers old and new, although there will be no new updates. We hope that someday in the near future we can once again begin to inspire you with creative uses for your Stickles. 

We would like to thank each and every one of our fans and followers who have become a support system over the course of the past year. Without you this little blog would not have thrived!

Here are the winners from December's linky party:

$25 Gift Certificate
WINNER: DEE

2 Digital Stamps of Winner's Choice
WINNER: CAROL

$25 Gift Certificate
WINNER: ANDREA

2 Itty Bitty Stamps
WINNER: HOLLY

Winners should email us at allthatstickles@gmail.com with subject line "DECEMBER WINNER" to claim their prizes.

We once again would like to thank all of our participants and hope to see you all again in the future. :)

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Sweet & Sparkly Blog Hop Winners


Thanks to everyone who hopped with us this past weekend!


Here are the winners from the hop:

$15 Gift Certificate
WINNER: SUZE
10 Digital Stamps of Winner's Choice
WINNER: INDY


$25 Gift Certificate
WINNER: HATTIE


$15 Gift Certificate
WINNER: LYNNIE

Congrats! Winners should email us at allthatstickles@gmail.com with subject line "DECEMBER HOP WINNER" to claim their prizes.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tips & Techniques Tuesday: Modeling Film and Stickles

Happy Tuesday, Stickle Fans.  Karen N here from Craftily Yours, and I'm here to show you a "new-to-me" product called Clearly for Art Modeling Film mixed with Stickles!  This product is much like a transparency (i.e. clear plastic), but it's a little thicker and can be molded after heat is applied to achieve all sorts of cool effects.  Even cooler (as with anything) is mixing it up with some Stickles!
On our blog hop last weekend, I created a Stickled up flower with it.  First, I ran it through the Cuttlebug with some Spellbinder flower dies.


The film is thick enough that these dies did not cut the film, but it dug down enough that it only took me a few moments to free the designs.

Next, I covered them with Stickles.






The colors used here are Cranberry, Mercury Glass and Pink Taffeta.  As with any Stickles processes, let it DRY fully.   Then comes the fun part, heat up the plastic (with a blow-dryer or heat gun), and mold it as you wish.


and then layer them up.  Easy - and check out the result!  I love the dimension and, of course, the sparklies!



This is my last post as a designer for All That Stickles.  It's been a wonderful two terms, and I want to thank Ashley and Tonya and the rest of both teams for all their wonderful, positive and supportive comments.  It's been a great experience!  

Keep on Sticklin'!

Craftily yours,

Karen 

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Sweet & Sparkly Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sweet & Sparkly Blog Hop brought to you by the All that Stickles design team!


The holidays are just around the corner, and the ATS design team has put together some fabulous, sparkly projects to help get in the holiday spirit!

If you're looking to start at the beginning of the hop, you're in the right place. :)

We have blog candy for those who are a follower of All that Stickles and leave a comment on every stop of the hop! Winners will be announced Wednesday December 18th at All that Stickles.

$25 Gift Certificate
$15 Gift Certificate


10 Digital Stamps of Winner's Choice


$15 Gift Certificate

Your next stop is Tonya's blog.

Here's the complete lineup:

Thanks for hopping! :) Don't forget to check out our Happy Holidays Linky Party!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Featured Fan Friday: Stephanie


Please welcome our Featured Fan this month, the lovely Stephanie from Day Dreamer!

Hello Everyone! It's Stephanie from Day DreamerI am so excited to be here today sharing my holiday decor project using stickles. I decided to create a Cinnamon Stick Candle. They are so pretty, smell really good, and are fun to make! Let's get started-

Using a hot glue gun, glue down the cinnamon sticks to the candle. Once the entire candle is covered with the cinnamon sticks, you can apply your paint.


I used Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Acrylic Craft Paint in pearl, it has a nice shimmer and is perfect for holiday projects. In order to get a splatter effect, I used a fan paint brush and flicked the paint on.


Once the paint dries you can apply the Stickles. I used Stardust today.


When I am working with a large area that needs coverage, I squeeze some stickles onto my craft mat, and use a paint brush to apply it. 


After the Stickles dry, you can embellish your candle. I added some ribbon and berries from Michaels. 


When you dim the lights you can see the the beautiful shimmer that the Stickles added to the Cinnamon Sticks. 
 
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Happy Holidays Mixed Media Monday





Hi and welcome to Mixed Media Monday with the theme:  Happy Holidays.  Today I have a quick project and a brief description to share.   I have a pennant that I made using my Silhouette Die cutting machine and one of the Christmas pennant banners (which is an SVG downloadable file) from their store.



I used green card stock, white paper, some ribbon, two bells and STICKLES!!!!!  in Christmas Red, Gold, Green and Rock Candy.  This pennant can be part of a longer banner or stay by itself.  It can be hung on a wall and might look lovely in a window as well.

Thank you for stopping by and please stop by my blog to see what else I am up to.  Annmakes.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Happy Holidays Linky Party!

Welcome to another Linky Party at All that Stickles! 

Every month we will have multiple sponsors and multiple winners for our linky parties! Winners are not announced on a weekly basis, but rather on a monthly basis. The more times you link up, the more chances you have to win! Sponsors will be announced at the beginning of the month and then posted on the sidebar for the rest of the month, and the winners will be announced on the last Saturday of the next month.

Linky Party Rules & Guidelines
  • Appreciation linky party is open from Saturday December 7th - Friday December 20th at 11:00 PM US CST
  • Any project you submit must be linked to your blog or online gallery.
  • Projects must be NEW, no backlinking, please.
  • Number of entries per linky party is unlimited.
  • You may link up ANY type of crafty project as long as it follows our theme
  • You may use as many colors of Stickles as you'd like on your projects
  • Winners will be randomly chosen.

This week's linky party theme is Happy Holidays! Create any winter holiday project using Stickles!

And without further ado, here's some inspiration from the design team to get those glittery gears turning!

Stickles Used: Champagne

Stickles Used: Crystal, Waterfall, Orange Peel, Silver
 
 
 Stickles Used: Icicle, Xmas Red, Firefly
 
Stickles Used: Cranberry, Star Dust

Stickles Used: Mercury, Antique Linen, Rock Candy


Stickles Used: Diamond

Stickles Used: Rock Candy, Stardust, Holly, Golden Rod

We can't wait to see what you create! Thanks for linking up!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Pile Up Wednesday: Thankful Frame


Hello Stickles Lovers! Welcome to Wednesday!!!! Cathy here from the ATS Design Team bringing you another Pile Up Wednesday. Are you still working on your Holiday Home Decor Project for the current linky party? I know that 'not a card' challenges make some of us think more than usual (they always push me outside my comfort zone). There's still time to join in the fun, you can post a link to your creation until Friday December 6th at 11:00 PM US CST.

I used my card making skills to create a frame that's perfect for this time of year. I used the basic card premise and made it a little bit bigger to fit a 5" x 7" frame. Here's my finished project.
I sponged the background spots with a stencil but you could use patterned paper as well. A few die cuts, paper scrap, burlap trim and a generous layer of Stickles and it's ready for display.

I used Paprika, Yellow, Gunmetal, Cinnamon and Distressed Spiced Marmalade Stickles on the leaves and die cut 'thankful'. I kept it pretty simple by outlining the leaves and following the plaid pattern in the paper. 

I absolutely LOVE the contrast of the Stickles against the burlap trim. 

This would be easy to adapt for your home by using a color scheme and shapes that fit your decor. For this project I used a pile of Stickles but since I used them mostly for outlines, they enhance without overtaking the project. I hope I inspired you and that you will join my Stickles Pile Up movement and share your creation. 

There's still time to play in our Holiday Home Decor Linky Party. Come join the party!

Thanks for coming to the Pile Up! I'll see you with another creation in a fort night.

~ Cathy, ATS Design Team

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Tips & Techniques Tuesday: Fireworks Stickles


Hi. It's Angeline from ScrappyScrappy. Today I have a "fiery" tip for you for the upcoming New Year or any celebrations at all. :) Get those Stickles out and Stickle away!

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1. Get your favorite Distress Paint out {Mustard Seed / Picked Raspberry / Salty Ocean}. 
Grab your water mister out and spritz some onto the top of the Distress Paint dauber.


2. Splat onto your cardstock to create a splat effect!


3. Then get your favorite Stickles out. {Glam Pink / Broken China / Yellow}


4. Stickle along the splat lines.


5. Ta-daaa!! And you have fireworks Stickles. :) 
I've stamped the sentiment below using some Unity Stamps.


Here's a close up on how pretty the fireworks is with some Stickles.


Hope you enjoy the tutorial. Go try it out and have fun Stickle-ing!

-Angeline

Monday, December 2, 2013

More Holiday Home Decor for Mixed Media Monday

Hello, and a post Happy Thanks Giving to my American friends.  I hope that you had a good holiday and survived Black Friday!  How about a little bit of Mixed Media Art to boost your spirits?  By the way, it's Ann from Annmakes and the All That Stickles Design Team.





Here is a picture of my newest creation that I have put up in my booth( #10, Alfred Flea Market, 4822 County Road 17, Alfred, Ontario, Canada).  Just a plug for my new venture! :)





This is a Cardinal bird, they are common in my neighbourhood and we love it when they visit us in the midst of our dreary winters, as their plumage is so cheery!  This bird started out as a piece of balsa wood that I covered with a cotton paper (Dollarama), that I stamped on with a rolling Musical Notes stamp from Stampin' Up! and some Sepia coloured Ranger's Archival Ink.  I drew the bird, branch and pine cones in pencil.  I painted with Ink Tense Water Colour crayons by Derwent.  I also used Micron permanent ink pens in black and brown.  The snow was made with a Deco Art Snow Writer pen.  I used Christmas Red Stickles from Ranger on the birds back and head, Black Diamond stickles for his eye, and some Gold Stickles for some more bling.  Finally I sponged the edges of the piece with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut Ink by Ranger.  The wire handle came with the piece of wood which I picked up at Value Village for pennies!!  I really like how my lil' friend turned out and he is very popular with everyone who sees him.  I hope that you are cheered up too by my painting.  Thanks for stopping by.



Saturday, November 30, 2013

November Linky Party Winners!

Hey everyone! Our Holiday Home Decor Linky Party is still in full swing, but in the meantime we'd like to announce our November winners! A big thanks to everyone who played along this month!

$25 Gift Certificate
WINNER: PAM L.

2 Digital Stamps of Winner's Choice
WINNER: DEANNE

$25 Gift Certificate
WINNER: GEORGIANA

2 Itty Bitty Stamps
WINNER: TAMMY A.

Winners: Please email us at allthatstickles@gmail.com with subject line "NOVEMBER WINNER" to claim your prize. :)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tips and Techniques Tuesday: Christmas Ornament


Hi everyone, Sonia from SKdesigns here today to show you step by step how to make a Chrismas ornament using your old jeans and the difference it makes when you use STICKLES to embellish it.  It was something that came to my mind in a minute and I also did it very quickly... It is super easy... hope you like it!

Start by cutting the Jean (double sided) and "pin"
the shape you want.

Stitch around in zig zag, leaving one side open

See the side open?  

Take the pattern off and cut with scissors all around
it, leaving a bit of edge (for looks)

Use some kind of stuffing to fill it in and make it puffy

Close the open end 

Sew a piece of ribbon in a loop to be able to hang it

Add embellishments and voila!... 
a quick and easy, funky country looking 
ornament made with Jeans !!!
For this particular ornament, I used Platinum Stickles

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!