Friday, October 5, 2012

Look what I am making tomorrow!!

It is a decorated Felt Top hat. I saw these at Joanns for $20 and it was onsale for $10, however I think my total cost would be about $5, I already had most of the supplies here in my stash. The hat I will be making tomorrow will be different.

So I will be making this on my ustream show tomorrow Saturday  October 6th at 1pm central time on my channel.

Here is a list of materials you will need

Felt- any color or pattern

Trim- ribbon, sequins, beads ect ect ect, possibilities are endless)

Feathers  any feathers will work.

Embellishment - I used some of the rhinestone picks from the bridal section here. I will also make some felt flowers.

Glitter Glue

Hot Glue Gun and sticks


Circle dies and or template- I used Spellbinders S4-114 I also cut a template about 4 1/2" circle for my brim.

Stuffing_ I will just use a plastic bag from walmart to stuff it

Headband or a spring clip

Optional - cereal box weight chipboard to keep the brim sturdy, can cut to size of brim. Will explain in the ustream.

If YOu want to precut your felt for the hat here is what I used.

1- 3"x9" strip of felt
1 - 3 3/4" circle largest in the die set
1- 3 1/4" circle 2nd largest in the set
1 4 1/2" circle, I cut this myself cause I didn't have a die for it

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Dragon Canvas

Here is the canvas I did for Boni Grabusky for a swap we participated in. It is 5x7. I took a clip art from the internet and embellished it. Boni loves Dragons and butterflies. The Dragon is glossy accented to pop it out.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Negative Mask Technique Class

Tonight on my ustream I will be doing Tags on a technique called Negative Mask. I learned this from a book called Creative Foundations by Vicki Boutin. This book is available at Barns and Noble on the Nook Readers or Paper Back. I will teach you the technique of using a mask or Open Stencil as a mask. It gives a 3-D look.

Materials I am using

Open Stencil of any shape (example Punched Circles or any shape cut on your cutting machine)
Distress Ink and tool
White Craft Ink
Stamps (background and image)
Black Archival Ink
Painters tape for stability
White Gel pen

Join me tonight on my ustream channel at 7 central.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Pool Room Slaw

Okay here is the recipe for the slaw, there are not really exact measurements but what I have is just a idea and you can taste and judge about what you like.

Pool Room Slaw

1 head cabbage
4 to 8 oz mustard
1/2 cup Red Wine Vineger
2 cups sugar
1-2 tsp salt (adjust to your need)
2-3 Green Onions - optional and to your desire
1 Green Pepper optional 

Using a blender forst chop up the cabbage, then add remaining veggies and blend well but only to a medium course or a relish type chop, do not puree. Add  sugar and vineger, the add mustard in spurts to your desired taste. Store in a closed container in the fridge, the longer it sets the better the it tastes will be great for the 4th of July or a Picnic. Add to your hot dogs, hamburgers or BBQ sandwhiches!! Yummo!!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Pin Wheels and Hot Air Balloon Stamps

Here are a couple of the pinwheels I made like the ones I did on my ustream Tuesday June 26th. I used a file from my Cameo Machine. If you would like more info on thepinwheel you can leave a comment with a way to contact you or contact me via Facebook or Twitter.

I can get the Hot Air Balloon Stamps for you for 8.99 plus shipping. If you would like more info send me a message on facebook or Twitter or leave a comment.

Monday, June 11, 2012

New Summer Inks

Christine has the new Ranger Inks available for purchase over on her blog 

All three for $15.99 and the reinkers for $14.99 for all three.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Time for Tea and Tea for 2

Here is a window shadow I made. I used a light weight chipboard to put this together. I would recommend a heavy weight cardstock though as it was tougher to work with. After putting it together I used a pallette knife and put molding pasted on just the window part and not the shutters. While it dried I painted the shutters a tan color then after it dried quickly and then I used crackle paint from ranger and swiped paint heavy and light in areas and allowed to dry. After the molding paste dried I watered down expresso dabber paint and brushed the paint on then took a paper towel and wiped it off to give the different tones and make it look like wood. After it all dried I glued the shutters to the sides and embellished with roses made from coffee filters, Clay bird, butterflies and the top embellishment. For the twig I added white flowers to it and then added scattered straw. You can get just the window pattern at for $3.99.

*Tip When making this it is advised to use graphite paper to transfer the cut lines for the shutters.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Hat Boxes

These are some mini Hat boxes I made using the pattern from Patrice Carrow. I used chipboard for the base bottom and top and the sides are made from Light weight Chipboard. I used molding paste to cover up the chipboard and painted it. Added pearls around the base and lid. Added some premade flowers, the leaves are from the Martha Stewart punch and so are the butterflies and punched from coffee filters and colored with distress markers. Here is a link if you would like to purchase the pattern ,!templates The possibilities are endless. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Next Ustream - Cell Phone Case

Okay for my next ustream I will be making this cell phone case for your phone. If you would like to work with me you will need the following supplies

Construction supplies
Score tape
3 in 1 glue or a strong glue to adhere the felt to chipboard.
Hot glue
Cardstock cut in 1" strips

Supplies for decoarting
Small D ring
Large stong jump ring for charm
paper for your choice of embellishing
Other embellishments of your choice
Ect ect

I will be doing this on my ustream April 24th at 6pm central

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Update on Accordian

I have not had time to do measurements and such for the accordian but will do my best to get it done soon. Sorry as you know Easter is Sunday and we run around like chicks with our heads cut off trying to get everything done!!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Mothers Day Tag Swap-Closed

Time to start sign ups for the Mother's Day Tags!! I have a few changes to my Swap. I want to make sure you read this all the way through so that you will know what is required. I also have a challenge with this Swap and you will find out below what that challenge is and I will do a drawing for those who fulfill the challenge. 

Here are the rules and Challenge

  1. Use the standard size card #8 or at least 3x6 ** see Challenge to be exempt from this**
  2. Must include a quote besides Happy Mothers Day
  3. Must include 1 charm on each (can be handmade or store bought)
  4. Individually wrap these tags in plastic and place recipient's name and your info on each, Makes it easier for me.
  5. Do Your best work, remember you want to give something you would like to get back in return!!
  6. For Shipping send $5.35 and a address label with your info for return shipping I will use a Priority box to return them. Please include this or I will paypal you an invoice. I cannot cover shipping costs so please send!!!!!! 
  7. Follow Through, If you cannot complete the Swap then please Contact me!!! I rather you tell me you cannot do it then for you not to say anything at all. You can email me at I will also would like to ask for Angel Swappers in case someone does not follow through. 
  8. ****** CHALLENGE****** You do not have to do the challenge but if you do you will be in the drawing for a prize. I do not know what it is right now but I assure you it will be worth it. But you must do every part of the challenge to be included.  
    1. Do something unusual- such as a different type of tag but try to keep it to a size to fit in a priority box. Such as accordion, pocket or anything different then just a plain tag.
    2. Include 3-dimensional Roses 
    3. Use a Stick Pin- Either hand made or bought
    4. Include a doily either die cut or store bought.
    5. Include Pearls, or a beaded trim.
    6. Let me know in the comment to join if you will be doing the challenge!!
  9. These are due to me by April 29th!! I like to get these right back out as soon as possible, please get them to me in time!!!!! I will only wait a few days after this then I will send them back out. I know Life happens and things arise so please let me know ASAP!!! It is not fair to those who do get them in time to have to wait!!
Here is my address to send your tags to
Chai Dackermann
6612 Windrow Road
Rockvale, TN 37153
To be sure you read the entire information answer this question in your comment to let me know you read it and understand it all.

 What 2 things should be included for return postage????

I will do my best to keep to small groups depending on how many joins!!
* means you are doing the challenge

  1. Chai Dackermann * I am not including myself in the prize just want to do it. Finished
  2.  Shannon Hayes Received
  3.  Kim Cornwell
  4.  Sue Carolfi* Received
  5.  Christine Sawvell* Received
  6.  Kristen Koenig *
  7. Dalene Morales *
  8.   Granny Gee *

            Wednesday, March 28, 2012

            Tealight Rose

            Ok, I did a ustream last Thursday on the tealight flowers I do and I was thinking light shines through .

            Monday, March 26, 2012

            Great Deal from Christine - Sweet Williams

            She is offering these flowers either in Kits

            Show Date: April 20th
            Last Day to Order: April 6th
            Ship Kits: April 13th

            Kit #1 (Intended for people with a Die Cutting Machine)

            The Sweet Williams Flower Die ( 2 dies in 1 Package-2 sizes)
            1 Stacker Flower Die
            1 package of 12 Pearl Brads
            1 Colorbox Cat's Eye Ink Pad (color My Choice)
            A Two Page Color Tuitorial of MY VERSION of this flower

            1 Piece of DCWV Shimmer Paper (Color My Choice)
            A Chance to Win a Future Flower Kit From Me
            (see below for more info on this!)

            All of this in Kit #1 for $24.99!
            Kit #2 (Intended for people who do not have a die cut machine or who do not want
            to purchase the dies or cut out their own pieces):

            42 Total Pieces cut out for you to assemble 4 complete flowers
            (Colors chosen by me using DCWV Double Sided
            Shimmer Paper)

            1 package of 12 Pearl Brads
            1 Colorbox Cat's Eye Ink Pad (color My Choice)
            A Two Page Color Tuitorial of MY VERSION of this flower

            All of this in Kit # 2 for $13.99
            If you would like to buy these kits please check her blog

            Monday, March 19, 2012

            Wreath Finished

            Well I finished my wreath and I though I would show it off.

            Saturday, March 17, 2012


            Just wanted to let you ladies Know that my friend Christine Sawvell is offering kits for her ustream shows she is doing on Friday nights now. She offers 2 kits. One for those who have a die cutter like big shot and cuttlebug and vagabond, and those who do not. She offers these kits at a great price which includes the die and paper or the die already cut out along with the embellishments. These kits are a great value. Please check her blog out and follow her to keep up with the updates on kits she offers.

            Tuesday, March 13, 2012

            Meghan's Collage I made for her Birthday

            This is a collage I made for my daughter Meghan for her Birthday. She loves Horses and riding and wanted to surprise her with it. She loved it.

            Tuesday, March 6, 2012

            Egg Swap interest

            Ok, I said I would post this today.

            Here is how it will work you fill at least 12 eggs with embellishments, such as anything bought or homemade, like roses, embellished bottle cap, charms, handmade beaded charms ect ect, it has to fit in the regular size eggs, no easter themed items though. If you sent in 12 eggs you will receive 12 eggs back with somrthing different then what you sent.

            If you are interested please let me know asap so I can get this started, need at least 6 people interested but prefer more.

            If we just have 6 people we can still do 12 eggs. I hope you get my drift. Leave me a comment if you are interested please. 

            Saturday, March 3, 2012

            BAP Build A Project - Creative Kuts

            Here is a shadow box from a file I received from Creative Kuts. This is a great plase to get ideas and paper piecing.

            Friday, March 2, 2012

            Butterfly Tag

            I saw Tim's mosaic tag  for March with the wood stamp and all. Well i was wanting to do something a little like it but came up with this and I really liked it. I used Tim's line of products, Stain- Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain,  Distress Ink - Walnut Stain, Tattered Pinecone Die, Textures wood embossing folder, Paper from Lost and Found, Punches are from Martha tStewart, leaf punch and butterfly. Trim from Recollections and Emphemera fro paper wishes.

            Monday, February 27, 2012

            Tuesday's Ustream.

            I am planning more flower making for Tuesday's Ustream. I will be making the flowers below with Cuts from my Cricut using the Flower shoppe Cartridge and the Mother's Day Bouquet. I am sure if you have another machine or punch you can acheive the same look. 

            I may do a selected other few if we have time. Also be saving up your Toilet paper rolls and Paper Towel rolls for the wreather we will be making soon.

            Here is a link to my ustream. Tuesday at 10am central

            Thursday, February 23, 2012

            Easter Slider Card

            Here is a card I made with Creative Kuts Build-a-Page Project. They are an awesome group which sells patterns you can cut with your digital cutter like SCAL or you Silhouette. If you would like more info please click the link on the right with the chickie. If you travel there between 2-23-12 and 3-1-12 and tell them I Chai Evans Dackermann sent you.

            Keep scrolling down

            Recycled Wreath Material list

            Ok, for our wreath we will be making in a couple weeks you will need,

            9 empty paper towel rolls or 18 empty Toilet paper depending on the size you want.
            Hot glue
            Heavy wire, floral or something that holds shape and make a hanger
            flowers that you want to put on.

            This is a recycle project and you should use things you have on hand without buying.

            Thursday, February 16, 2012

            Giveaway by Anna Fearer

            Anna Fearer is giving away some of her most gorgous flowers. For your chance to win, swing over to her blog and enter.


            Collage Art

            Just wanted to share some collage art I did for a swap.

            Wednesday, February 8, 2012

            Easter Tag Swap -CLOSED

            Get out your inks, glitter, stamps and all that good stuff. I am hosting a Easter Tag Swap. Just a few rules to follow.

            1. Tag size must be a stanard #8 size which is 6 1/4" x 3 1/8" You may use pattered paper or any type as long as it is this size and sturdy.

            2. Package each tag individually and label the receivers name, your name and any other info you choose to share.

            3. Mail Tags with an SASE for the return with correct postage and maybe a stamp more or two, No metered postage.

            Due Date is March 22nd. I am a big stickler for due dates, unless you contact me I only give a few days for stragglers and after that I proceed with sending them back out. Please only join if you can follow through and can keep to the date.

            Leave a comment on this post only and join, I will check this once a day and add those who join each day.

            Please send your tags to

            Chai Dackermann
            6612 Windrow Road
            Rockvale, TN 37153

            1. Chai Dackermann
            2. Sue Carolfi
            3. Darlene Gonzalez
            4. Itsa
            5. Kristen Koenig
            6. Tanya

            St. Patrick's Tag for Swap

            This is the tag(s) that I made for a swap I am in. I did do this on a ustream if you would like to watch.

            Sunday, February 5, 2012

            Valentine Robot Box

            Here is the box we made for my son's Valentine Party. I thought it was so cute.

            Thursday, January 12, 2012

            Finished Flower

            Here is the flower that i started on the ustream this one goes to Froggy, aka Darlene Morales.

            Tuesday, January 10, 2012

            Using Bic Markers with copic colorless blender

            I was telling others on a ustream last night about using bic markers and pens with a colorless blending marker. I found a video that shows Gina K using this technique.


            Monday, January 9, 2012

            Ustream project

            Faux Stained Glass Flower

            Wire gauge 20-26 (no thinner than 26)
            patterned paper (double sided recommended)
            Glossy Accents or type of clear gloss
            floral stems
            floral tape
            large bling gems
            hot glue
            round form (anything round to wrap wire)
            Wire cutters
            jewelry pliers

            Bonos project to be shown on stream
            acrylic paint

            Ustream Tuesday January 10th, 12 eastern, 11 central, 10 mountain and 9 eastern

            New Years Resolutions

            I actually made some resolutions this year. I thought it was time I got over my fear of ustreaming and I am going to try it out. I went through a rough patch this pass weekend which I won't go into and it pushed me to go through with it. I know I have support and I hope you can join. My first stream will be Tuesday at 11am central time. I am sure this will test me and there will be trail and error but it is a learning experience and I can only get better.

            My other resolution was no stress this year, one it bogs me down and makes me irritable and no fun, so since I am starting these stream I ask that you do not be rude or be a bully. I have been to streams where there are people who down others for what they say or do or just put down for a thought. So please keep the chat decent and I will allow links so you can post your blogs, nings or ustreams, but please no sharing of your online stores, those may be pmed if you wish to share with one person.

            Please be patient with me while I learn this new journey in my goals.

            Love, share and create.
            Chai Dackermann aka tinkerbug