Monday, November 24, 2014

Crafty Superstar at Cut Out and Keep!


I'm excited to announce that I'm featured this week on the Cut Out and Keep website as their "Crafty Superstar!"   Each day they are sharing a project with their viewers.  There will be projects using many of my favorite products so stay tuned!  Day 1 is my Bloom vase made with Etchall®!  

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Burlap & Acorn Candle Stand Centerpiece

I created this candle stand centerpiece with acorns gathered from our yard, Smoothfoam™ and Burlapfabric.com burlap!  Find the full instructions in this Cindi's Simple Solutions article at WCK - http://whencreativityknocks.net/projects/burlap-and-candle-stand-centerpiece/
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

I Don't Have an Attitude Problem Card

Looking for stamps to make cards that are sure to make someone smile or give them a good laugh for the day?  Check out the Jimbo Lojik™ line from KellyCraft Innovations!   Find the how-to on how I created this card on their blog - http://www.kellycraftblog.blogspot.com/2014/11/i-dont-have-attitude-problem-diva-card.html

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Lunchbox Lovenotes


Cards don't have to be just for special occasions.  Why not make someone special smile with a little extra addition to their lunchbox?  A simple handmade card with a fun message is sure to help brighten their day! 













Materials:

KellyCraft™ - Jimbo Lojik™ stamps - Set A 
            - Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square
            - Multi-Mat™
Green, black card stock
Patterned paper 
Westcott® TrimAir Premium Titanium Paper Trimmer, Titanium Non-Stick Scissors 
Beacon® Tacky Glue 
Clearsnap® Color Box™ Archival Dye ink pad - Midnight
Blumenthal Lansing turquoise heart button 
Toner® CraftLace™ - Aqua, black 

Instructions:


This card is super simple to make - just a few supplies are needed. The KellyCraft™ Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square makes it easier than ever to quickly align all the elements on your projects, and the Jimbo Lojik™ stamps give you a great assortment of eclectic verses to bring a smile to someone’s face.   CraftLace™ is a great unexpected product to use for embellishing cards of any type. 

Cut green card stock to 4” x 8”.  Fold in half to make card. 

Cut black card stock to 3 3/4” x 3 3/4”.  Cut patterned paper to 3 1/2” x 3 1/2”.   Mount patterned paper to black mat with Tacky Glue.  

Ink “You’re the type of boy I’d make a sandwich for” stamp, use Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square to stamp straight onto green card stock.  Trim around verse.  Cut black mat to fit beneath verse. 

Cut 2 pieces of aqua and one piece of black CraftLace™ about 6” long.  String heart button onto black lace.  With button centered, tie 3 pieces of CraftLace™ together with a knot on each end, so you end up with an embellishment about 4” long for the side of the card.  

Align all the elements of the card with the Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square and mount to card front.  


Glue button and CraftLace™ embellishment to left side of card front as shown. 

Thank You to All Who Served!


Friday, November 7, 2014

Celebrate Every Day with Etched Glass Tumblers


Celebrate Every Day with Etched Glass Tumblers 

With etchall® etching cream and a DecoArt® stencil you can easily transform everyday drinking glasses into something special.   These would be a great housewarming gift or keep them to use yourself and remember to celebrate not just the holidays, but every day!

Materials:

etchall® etching cream (www.etchall.com)
DecoArt® Stencil Americana Glass 6"x 8" Inspiration
Glass tumblers 
Fine paintbrush

Instructions:

  1. Apply stencil to tumbler.  
  2. Use paintbrush to apply etchall® cream to each letter.  You can simply apply the cream to the entire stencil surface, but I prefer the control of using a paintbrush to ensure an even application over each letter, and there is less chance of the cream sliding off the edge of the stencil onto the glass. 
  3. Let set 15 minutes.  Use paintbrush to remove cream and return to bottle.  
  4. Rinse glass, remove stencil and continue washing to remove all remaining cream residue.







Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Cool2Cast by Tiffany Windsor eBook Review





This ebook published by Bella Crafts Publishing, LLC, is 104 pages of useful information and colorful inspiration for projects using Cool2Cast™.   Author Tiffany Windsor begins with basic information on how to use the product, then delves into some fun options for casting unique embellishments with a variety of other mediums.  Different coloring options are also explored.   All instructions are written in a clear, easy to follow format and include color step-out photos to guide the reader through recreating the techniques highlighted.  Links to how-to videos featured on YouTube are included for those who would like to see the product in action. Lots of colorful photos featuring project examples are shown in the book, some of which include clickable links to project instructions from the designers who created the pieces.  This Cool2Cast ebook definitely opened my eyes to the creative possibilities of Cool2Cast™ and grabbed the attention of my creative muse and I am anxious to try using the product to create something unique in my future projects.

Download your copy of Cool2Cast™ here.