Friday, February 12, 2016

How to make jewelry out of dollar store hose clamps

How to Make Hose Clamp Jewelry- Tanya Ruffin

What do you get when you cross some hose clamps from the dollar store, clip from a mini clipboard and Amazing Clear Cast?


For the full tutorial click here



Craft Your Own Way!

Tanya






How to Re-purpose a Frame into a Travel Collage Frame: Out of Africa into Italy frame!





Learn to take an unwanted frame and turning into something to commemorate a vacation!

Turn all those souvenirs into resin pieces you can use to embellish your frame and lots of other thing! I even made a cast of my left over euros!

For full tutorial coming in March- click here

Monday, January 4, 2016

2 Steps to Easy Photo Edits on Your Phone

2 step easy photo edits on your phone- Tanya Ruffin for Geaux Create It


I just returned from a vacation in Italy and I used my Samsung Galaxy for 90% of my photos.  This is an easy 2 step process for quick edits on your phone for your photos and make them pop by only using your default edit options.


With your photo open in gallery click the edit option. Mine is in the far right top.

Tanya Ruffin for Geaux Create It

Step 1: Auto Adjust.  Sometimes it does more than other times,  but it's a great place to start. On the Galaxy the option is under Tone> Auto Adjust.

Tanya Ruffin for Geaux Create It



Tanya Ruffin for Geaux Create It

Step 2: Under Effects click Saturation. You slide your finger from left to right to increase the amount.


Tanya Ruffin for Geaux Create It

Tanya Ruffin for Geaux Create It


These are my GO TO edits for making my images and color pop!


It is so quick and easy and it makes a world of difference!



Go Craft Your Own Way!
Tanya






Thursday, December 17, 2015

Friday, December 11, 2015

Did you know you can Paint with resin and dye? #cre8time


Tanya Ruffin for Amazing Casting Products
Create a fun and funky piece of art with resin.
For the full tutorial click here.

Tanya Ruffin for Amazing Casting Products
The yellow hasn't cured yet

Tanya Ruffin for Amazing Casting Products


Now go out there and Craft Your Own Way!


Tanya Ruffin

Tanya
GeauxCreate It.com

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

CHA Mega Show Cre8time Tips- especially for the newbie.



Things to consider when you are going to the CHA Mega Show.
Especially for a MEGA NEWBIE


  • Make connections! You need to make an effort to meet people.
         One of the first people I met sitting in the lobby I still connect with yearly!
  • Be nice! You will never know who you are standing in line next too or pushing passed. If someone wants meet you or introduces themselves to you, at least be nice.
  • Share information with others. This is a big enough pond for all the little fishies to swim.
  • Volunteer for things!  You meet the most people when you are helping out.
  • Don't bring a backpack! You will be exhausted stopping to put stuff in your backpack. Bring a rolling cart instead. I learned this the hard way.
  • Bring lots of business cards.
  • Have your elevator spiel down. Lots of people will ask what your business is about. Be prepared.
  • Bring a refillable water bottle. Fountains and water coolers are all over the place.
         Colas can get expensive.
  •  Bring snacks.
         There is a convenience store a block away, go stock up and bring some with you to the conference. The snacks at the convention center are good but pricey.
  • Coffee up ahead of time.
         The Starbucks line in the morning is as long as the Best Buy line on Black Friday.
  • Booze and Business.
         Schmoozing and Boozing is best done in the bar at the Hilton. It is a great place to meet people. If you see me act real excited to meet me so everyone else will think I am famous. 
  • Flying into Santa Ana is often just as cheap as flying to LAX.
  • Buy your airport shuttle ticket ahead of time. They run about $17 round trip.
  • Downtown Disney looks like it is walking distance from the Convention Center, but trust me, it isn't! Take a shuttle. You can buy a day or a week pass or cheap. There are great restaurants and shopping there.
  • If you haven't figured it out yet, bring comfortable shoes.



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Now go out there and Craft Your Own Way!



Tanya Ruffin


Tanya
GeauxCreate It.com

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Cinnamon Broom: Spice it Up with resin acorns

Tanya Ruffin for Amazing Casting Products: Spiced up Cinnamon Broom
Fall has fallen and this is the season of dressing and turkey. It is also the season for the scent of pumpkin and cinnamon!

Using a Trader Joe's $5.00 cinnamon broom and some amazing mold putty and resin I created some festive door decor.

Tanya Ruffin for Amazing Casting Products: Spiced up Cinnamon Broom




I also made a mold with Amazing Mold Putty of the back side of a cameo. My goal was to just have a clean blank background for the cameo frame.
Tanya Ruffin for Amazing Casting Products: Spiced up Cinnamon Broom

Tanya Ruffin for Amazing Casting Products: Spiced up Cinnamon Broom

Tanya Ruffin for Amazing Casting Products: Spiced up Cinnamon Broom


For full the tutorial click here.

Craft Your Own Way!

Tanya



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