Sunday, August 12, 2012

Altered Photo Frame

Wow I haven't updated in awhile! I haven't been crafting much until yesterday, last night and this morning so I haven't had much to share. So what's new with me? I am dropping off my application to Joann's ETC. today and filled out an application for an internship at Conner Prairie (historical outdoor museum of sorts). My to-do list is huge but I'm getting there!

So aside from the 11 post-it note holders with pens I made, I altered this photo frame for a swap on called Operation Handmade Blessings where all items are sent to a nursing/assisted living facility for the residents.

For this project I used:
White wooden frame from Joann's
Lots of flowers from I Am Roses
Paper from the Patio Party paper collection from Stampin' Up!
Lace from Hobby Lobby

I can't seem to stick with one name stamp...I keep redesigning it!

Ok, I'm off to work on my to-do list, hope to update soon!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sketch #1

Hey stampers and scrappers! I haven't done many sketches, but I have one I designed just now to share with you. If you use it I'd love to see your interpretation of it!

The idea for the photos is to have them "pop" off the page with dimensionals or pop dots. You can also split up one photo into four squares for a fun look! I will have an example up soon of my own!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Gardener's Hand Scrub - MUST Try!

I've been working on craft fair projects to fill my time. Thankfully my carpal tunnel has died down a lot. But I recently got second degree burns from being out in the sun with inferior sun block and that has slowed me down a lot. It's certainly been very painful, but the final scabs and blisters are on their way out so the ordeal is almost over! :)

One craft fair project is gardener's hand scrub. This stuff is AMAZING. I found out how to make it from One Good Thing by Jillee HERE. It's easy and fast. Here are my jars, $4 for a pack of 4 at Meijer.

I used half pint Ball Mason Jars and tied ribbon around the rims. I made the label
in Photoshop, printed it on adhesive-backed paper, and punched each label out with
a circle punch.

I put them back in the original packaging so getting them to the craft show will be easier.

The directions are straight from Jillee's website on how to make this wonderful hand scrub!

Isn't the pink color so pretty?! And it smells heavenly. Not to mention your hands will be baby soft after using it. So whip yourself up a batch and enjoy it after those dirty jobs...or just when you need to wash your hands ;)

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Five Petal Fabric Flower Tutorial

Hey scrappers and stampers! I have a DIY project for you today! You may  have seen these before, but I'm sure many of you have no idea how to make them. So I'm going to show you how!

Available in my Zibbet shop HERE.

First off, materials:

- Fabric
- Strong thread (I suggest embroidery thread)
- Button or Brad
- Sewing needle
- Circle Template (I used the ring of a bowl)
- Marker or pen
- Scissors

1. Trace or draw five circles on the BACK side of your fabric.

2. Cut out the circles. They don't need to be perfect at all, just do your best!

3. Turn your circles over so the back side is facing up. Fold the circle in half so the front side is on the outside. Thread your needle and push it through the far right corner, through both layers.

4. In a weaving fashion, thread the needle through the whole top curve of the circle, being careful not to pull the thread all the way through until the end.

5. Push the needle all the way through the first circle, which I will now call a petal. With the thread still attached, do the same thing you did to the first petal to the second petal. When you get done with them, they will look like this:

6. Right now the petals are fanned out, don't worry about that. We'll fix that. Continue to do the same thing to the remaining 3 circles.

7. Right now your needle and thread are coming from the last petal you just made. Without unthreading the needle, pull on both ends of the thread (seen here on left and right). Then push the needle from the last petal through the first petal on the other end.

8. Pull it tight (be very careful not to pull too hard or you'll break your thread) and thread it back through the opposite way you just threaded it to secure the flower. Unthread your needle and then tie the two ends of the thread a few times and trim the excess ends of the thread.

9. This is what you should have now!

10. Add what you like to the center: a button, brad, pearl, etc.

Voila! You have a beautiful flower. Stay tuned for a video tutorial!

Faux Scrabble Tile Technique (Tutorial!)

I made this card a few months ago but thought it was worth a repost for my new followers! The scrabble tiles are handmade from paper and chipboard. I LOVE the faux scrabble tile technique. I did a tutorial on YouTube:

And here is a card I made using this technique, I just love it!

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Christmas in July Cards!

I worked on a few cards yesterday that I CASEd from Cristena Bagne and Mary Fish. I used Stampin' Up's Chock-Full of Cheer stamp set that I am really loving. My Cherry Cobbler and Green Gumball card stock has come in really handy with my Christmas cards! I'm not sure yet if I'll be doing a club for Christmas cards or just a class. I'm learning towards just a class since I'm so new.

Here are the cards I made:

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Baby Block Madness!

Hey friends! I have a special project to share with you! A childhood friend of mine approached me on Facebook about making baby blocks spelling out her expected child's name, Spencer. She wanted bold colors and she liked animals. So here is the final result!

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