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The Clock is Ticking!

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Yay it is Friday and do I have a fun and “timely” project up over at Globecraft and Piccolo! I have been having a ton of fun playing with their 3-D Enamel Gels and the NEW INSTANT UN RESIN! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Head over and check out the project see how much fun I have been having!

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Hello Embossing Powder!

Happy Friday All!  Today my post is up over at Globecraft & Piccolo!  I would have to say this month’s challenge of using their AMAZING embossing powder as part of a layout base was brilliant.  As many of you know, this crafter hardly does any scrapbooking layouts . . . actually I usually run from the idea, but with this challenge I have found I really have enjoyed scrapbooking and most of all have figured out that you don’t need a million layers or embellishments to make a cute scrapbook page.

Head over and check out how I made this “sneak peek” a simple and easy layout with only using Globecraft & Piccolo Embossing Powders and some simple washi tape!

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Embossing Memories!

Happy Thursday all!  Wow has this week flown by and I have to say that all the while I have been busy, I have been also introduced to a whole new kind of kiddo crud . . . pink eye!  I wish I could say that I was immune to this eye affliction, but not so much. Thankfully, I have a fun sneak peek to share with you of a Father’s Day gift I made for the hubs that is up over at Globecraft & Piccolo as my specks are healing!

The focus this project is using their amazing embossing enamels  in unique and creative ways for memory keepers. I know you have heard me rave about Globecraft & Piccolo’s Embossing Enamels before, but seriously, it is one of those supplies that stands above the rest and is a must-have in your crafty stash!

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Head over HERE and check out my project AND let me know what you think by leaving a comment there.  I have a feeling one lucky commenter may have an opportunity of owning some of this out-of-this-world embossing enamel.   Make sure you leave a way to contact you (blog, email, etc)! 🙂

Thanks for sharing a piece of “loving making memories” pie with me.

Embossing Powder {LOVE}!

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I have a fun and easy project for you all today by simply pulling together some amazing Globecraft & Piccolo products to make a stunning faux metal key chain! This would make an excellent small personal gift that will dress up any set of keys.

Materials Needed:

Step 1: Embossing Bookboard Pieces – For the square bookboard tag, apply Piccolo Enamel/Embossing Powder and begin to layer Piccolo Turquoise Lagoon and Vintage Copper Embossing Powder heat setting and cooling in between each layer to create a patina effect. Repeat on opposite side.

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Apply Piccolo Enamel/Embossing Powder to the small bookboard charms and dust with Piccolo Real Rust Embossing Powder for the horse and Ruby Red Slipper Embossing Powder for the heart, set with heat, allow to cool and repeat on opposite side.

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Step 2: Punching sentiment with metal punches – Using a 1/8 inch lower case letter metal punch, punch letters into embossed tag using the tap hammer.

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Step 3: Adding charm and sealing –  Once letters are punched, apply a light layer of Glastique Finishing Glaze Gloss using a Q-Tip to the full surface of the tag.  Add charm to the tag and then add additional Glastique to the charm to set and seal.   Allow to dry.

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Step 4: Assembling key chain – Run clear beading cord through bookboard charm and tag and tie a secure knot at the top leaving a 5 inch tail for stringing beads and attaching the key ring. Run a piece of hemp cord through the tag and charm and tie into a bow and trim. Sting desired beads in 2 1/2 inch desired pattern and knot at the end.  Using a  secure and knot tightly the clear beading cord and trim off excess.  Finally run  through key ring.

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Once again, Globecraft & Piccolo’s products deliver a powerful punch when it comes to making projects using their amazing embossing powders.  I just love how these ended up looking like they were made out of metal. They even responded to the metal punches like they were metal.  Be sure to pop over to check out my other fun key chain idea at Globecraft & Piccolo. You can find these and other amazing Embossing Powders HERE!

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Clothespin are for more than just Laundry!

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Spring is in the air and what  better use for clothespins, other than hanging freshly laundered sheets, is making a bright, full of sparkle and cheery wreath using 3-D Enamel gels from Globecraft and Piccolo, glitter and washi tape!  I got this idea from one of my best blog buddies, Holly from Ribbons and Glue, and just have not got enough of making these things!  I feel like Bubba from Forest Gump…, “Clothespin wreaths with washi tape, Clothespin wreaths with glitter, clothespin wreaths with fabric, clothespin wreaths with Globecraft and Piccolo 3D Enamel Gel . . .”  I think you get my point, I want to make a million of these things and in my opinion the world could not have too many clothespin wreaths! 🙂

Materials Needed:

Step 1:  Prepping 6 inch hoop and clothespins Using white stamping ink and dauber, ink the full hoop to give a “white wash” appearance to it. Then ink the top and sides of the clothes pins for the same effect.  Set aside to set and dry (this should only take about 10 minutes).

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Step 2:  Glittering tops of clothespins Separate out 14 clothespins and decide on how many clothespins go to each color of glitter.  In this project, (6)glitter colors were used and divided out (3)clothespins per the two lightest colored glitters and the remainder colors had (2)clothespins each.

Apply Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive to the top of the clothespin, dust glitter over the adhesive, shake off the excess and set aside to set and dry.  Repeat for all 14 clothes pins.  The glitter clothespins will set in dry in about an hour.

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Step 3: Applying  3D Enamel Gel to the tops of clothespins Using (6) of the inked clothespins apply Piccolo 3D Enamel Gel to the tops of the clothespins and set aside to set and dry.  For this project, two clothespins were assigned to each 3D enamel gel color.

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Step 4: Adding the Washi Tape There should be 11 remaining inked clothespins.  Separate them out to the number of washi tape patterns you have.  In this project, there were five different washi tape patterns used.  (2) clothespins were used for four of the five patterns and for the last pattern, (3)clothespins were used.

Stick the washi tape to the top of the clothespin using the edge as a guide for setting.  Add pressure to stick. Cut and trim the ends and then trim down the side that has the excess washi tape.

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Step 5: Assembling the Wreath This is clearly up to the crafters desire. This wreath was done in loose pattern of (1)washi tape, (2) glitter and (1) 3D enamel gel starting at the top and working clockwise down. Finish with looping 18 inches of 1 ½ inches of ribbon around the top and hang!

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This fun, easy and fresh wreath will add a touch of spring to any door or mantel.  The 3D Enamel Gels are a great addition to a project like this since it really ads a whole new level of texture and pop among the pattern wahsi tape and the sparkle of the glitter.   Be sure to head over and check out my project using some new C-O-O-L product they have over at  Globecraft and Piccolo!  It is a MUST HAVE!

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LINKING UP TO:

Everyday is an Occasion – Sunday Funday! 

Gotta Create- Wildly Original Linking Party! 

The Real Thing with the Coake Family – Real Family Fun

Craftin Desert Divas – Craft it Up  & Link it Up Party #4

I Heart Nap Time – Sundae Scoop Link Party

Navy Wife – Submarine Sundays Link Party 28

Angels Homestead – Saturday Spotlight

Paper Issues – It is Serendipity 

Luck Day!

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Happy Monday to you all!  I hope everyone is adjusting to the “spring forward” from yesterday! Thank goodness for coffee in my world!  Today over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog, we are embracing the Luck of the Irish!   Be sure to head over and check out what my fellow fantabulous design team members have brewing over there, link up your own Luck of the Irish inspired project using at least ONE Cricut cut and join the party!

This little treat bag I made was super easy, yet will bring a smile to our mailman for an early St. Patty’s Day treat.  Each holiday I leave a little treat in the mailbox for him.  He has been faithfully delivering the mail in our cul-de-sac for 30 years and I just love doing a little something extra to let him know he is appreciated.

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It was super easy to make, I all I did take a a treat bag from my stash I scored on Pick Your Plum, cut two shamrocks at 1.5 inches and 2 inches AND a horseshoe at 3.5 inches using Create a Critter 2 Cricut cartridge on card stock from Recollections.  I then used Glastique Finishing Glaze and Piccolo Pure Sparkle Gold Glitter from Globecraft and Piccolo on the horseshoe.  I set it aside to dry.  I stamped the shamrocks using gStudio mini type stamps with Close to My Heart Slate ink and inked the edges.

I then filled the bag with some goodies and then sealed shut using chevron washi tape.  I then wrapped twine from the Twinery around the bag and tied in a bow   Once the glitter was dry, I added some Pop Dots and the attached the shamrocks to the horseshoe

Super easy and fun to do!  Now head over and join the fun over at FCCB!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “keepin’ it lucky” pie with me!

Linking Up To:

Everyday is an Occasion – Sunday Fundays

Gotta Create – Wildly Original Linking Party

The Twinery – Chevron and Green

Show and Tell Saturdays

Exploring Cricut – Luck of the Irish

Scrappy Moms Stamps – Luck of the Irish Challenge

Getting Pinch Proof!

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I have a confession to make… I am not a jewelry maker AT ALL!  Outside of a ring I just made that you can find over at Globecraft and Piccolo today, this is the only jewelry piece I have ever made.  But what is life without a little stretching and challenging yourself?   I have to say this is something I am going to love mastering moving forward!  I even signed up for a class at a local bead shop!

These earrings were super fun and easy to make thanks to Globecraft and Piccolo products!  Now I am truly going to be pinch proof this St. Patty’s Day!

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Materials List: 

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Step 1:  Embossing Charms 

Using my Silhouette Cameo and cut file, Lucky Irish Charms from the Silhouette Store, I cut two charms at 1 inch each on chipboard.  Then I applied Piccolo Enamel/Embossing Adhesive to each charm and dusted with Piccolo Shamrock Dreams Enamel Powder and shook off the excess.  Using a heat gun, I set the enamel and then allowed to cool.  I repeated this process three more times to add a dimension and depth. DSC_5828

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Step 2: Adding Glastique Gloss Finishing Glaze 

Once both charms were cool and set, I applied Glastique Gloss Finishign Glaze to each charm and set aside to dry.  Repeat on opposite side.  This will add a nice smooth protective finish.

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Step 3: Assembling the Earrings

I assembled each earring by running a silver plated oblong link through the charm and then through the earring lever. Then using a pair of needle nose pliers I closed the gap on the link to secure.

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Thanks to Globecraft and Piccolo products, my new jewelry making adventures was not only super fun and easy to do, but they look and feel like I purchased these from a cute downtown boutique!   Be sure to head over to Globecraft and Piccolo’s online store and check out some of the A-M-A-Z-I-N-G products that could get you started on some jewelry makin’ fun!

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To see how I made this fun piece of wearable Irish bling, Click HERE to see my featured post!

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