Tuesday, January 10, 2017

New Years Organization and Storage

craft storage drawers and cubes
It's a brand new year and if you are like me that means you have been bit by the organization and storage bug! The new year means a fresh start for me and I like everything to be clean and organized. The amazing products from Deflecto® are perfect to get your craft room in order.

I used the 4 Drawer Stackable Cube Organizer to hold some bits and pieces that I use frequently but are odd shaped. The drawers remove and go right to my work surface for easy access.  I used a punch to add labels to the front of each drawer.

I used another Stackable Cube Organizer to hold a collection of envelopes and tags. I love to make journals and I collect odd pieces to include in them. These little bits are hard to keep neat looking but the Open Cube keeps them contained and looking pretty on my desktop!

I also have a set of the Interlocking Stacking Tower Organizers here - I have separated them and am using them to hold my brushes, pens, and other supplies. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Embellished Christmas Stocking

 Who doesn't love a beautiful embellished Christmas stocking? I also love all the parties that Christmas brings. Last week I went to a Girls Night Out and we had a Stocking Exchange. Being the crafty person that I am, I grabbed some Rinea Foil and a trusty Sizzix die and went to work!
 I love Eileen Hull's flower dies - and they are perfect for cutting Rinea foil with. You can cut several layers at a time which makes the work go quicker. I used both the smooth foil and the embossed foil for this project.
 I ended up using multiple dies, stacking several layers of petals together and using a tiny attacher to hold them together. I used my Surebonder hot glue gun to attach the Maya Road resin flower to the middle.
 Shaping the foil is a breeze - just pinch the petals, or roll them around a pencil. They stay just where you put them! 

Be sure to check out Rinea Foil - they have some amazing products  and you are going to love them! Their inspiration team is wonderful too - so many great ideas for you to see. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Etched Christmas Ornament Workshop

Etched Glass Christmas Ornaments

I was so happy to teach my Etched Christmas Ornament Workshop at the second annual Christmas Carousel at The Crafty Scrapper a couple of weeks ago. This event is so much fun! Participants get to go home with FIVE completed projects at the end of the day.  I love to show off how easy glass etching is using etchall® Etching Creme

 Participants had the option of coloring their etched design with ink (shown above) or adding detail with a white pen. (I recommend Signo)

Everyone had a great time learning new skills. We used flat disc ornaments from Hobby Lobby for the base and stencils I cut using etchmask® on my Cameo. 

 We finished off the ornaments with a bow and some simple embellishments. They are perfect for hanging on the tree or giving as a gift!

 Are you looking for a craft good time to have with your friends? Etched Christmas ornaments are wonderful to create while you catch up with your friends. 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Noel Card Holder

 Christmas Card Holder
I love to display my Christmas cards each year. They are such a fun way to add to your decor. This Noel Card Holder is so cute (look at those reindeer!) and super easy. You can make one for you and a friend too.


I pulled some cute die cut shapes from my Christmas box and adhered my letters one to each die cut.

I used Tombow Xtreme Tabs  to adhere the embellishments to the top half of the VersaGrip Clips.  These little tabs are CLEAR and they hold so well it is amazing.

For this project I used the Wide Clip Sign Holders and the Double Clip Sign Holders.  Clip the embellished clip to a ribbon leaving the bottom clip empty for your amazing Christmas cards!  ( How cute are these little canvas Reindeer?? )

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Resin Butterfly Ornament

Do it yourself Resin Butterfly Ornament
A while back I ordered these beautiful wood butterflies from an online site and have been waiting on a chance to use them. When I had an opportunity to use Amazing Casting Products - including their Amazing Casting Resin - I knew what I had been waiting for!

I started by hot gluing my decorations in the bottom of a Maya Road large bottle cap embellishment. When that was done it was time to mix my resin.

The resin kit comes with everything you need and full instructions. You will mix equal amounts from the two bottles together for the total amount of resin that you need. Then stir together until it is clear.

I like to mark my lines on the sides of the cups so I don't over pour. The lines are marked on there for you, but I just like big, well defined lines!

Amazing Casting Products has a great line up of products - so see them all check out their blog HERE.  

The Designer Crafts Connection team had a wonderful time exploring all the fun things that can be made with Amazing Casting Products - to see them all hop over the to blog HERE

 While you are over on the Designer Crafts Connection Blog be sure to check out the great prize that is up for grabs. One lucky winner will receive the prize pictured above. All the details are on the Designer Crafts Connections Blog.


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