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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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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

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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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Every Rainbow has its Pot of Gold!

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This year Larry the Leprechaun has a competing role with Mr. Cottontail in the regards to my holiday decor schedule.  I decided to make room among the flowers, birdhouses and bunnies to honor the “Luckiest Day of the Year” by making this festive and very lucky wreath.  I know… NOT ANOTHER WREATH!!!!  I love wreaths and I love making them and any excuse to make one, I jump at the chance and today’s challenge over at Decorate to Celebrate of a ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY or EVENT gave me that excuse!  Let’s celebrate EVERYTHING WONDERFUL ABOUT LEPRECHAUNS, SHAMROCKS, RAINBOWS, and POTS O’ GOLD with your table decorations, party banners, pennants, yard signs, cupcakes, party favors and more!

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Believe it or not this wreath was tossed together in just under an hour (minus the over night dry time for the glittered parts).  All I did was pull a 18 inch grapevine wreath out of my “wreath making stash” and put my Silhouette Cameo to work cutting out some St. Patty’s Day Charms from their store on chipboard at 1.5 inches.  Then using clear adhesive and course and fine glitter from Recollections, I glittered front and back of the charms. I strung the rainbow charms onto white twine and tied directly to the wreath at a slant.

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I then modified the Pot of Gold charm to no longer have the toggle and increased the size to around 4 inches and cut on chipboard.  I applied Piccolo Enamel Adhesive and dusted the base of the pot with  Piccolo Vintage Copper Enamel Powder and hit it with some heat.  I then added some clear adhesive to the void area at the top of the pot and dusted with Piccolo Pure Sparkle Gold Glitter (this stuff really looks like  real gold!).  I then tied some burlap ribbon I scored from Close to My Heart around the wreath and tucked it under the wrap to create a “pillow” effect.  I then hot glued the pot of gold to the center of the “burlap pillow.

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A few weeks ago Pick Your Plum had chalk board stakes for sale so I picked me up some of those!  I modified it by removing the stake and stamping the sentiment, using My Pink Stamper’s Happiest Moments stamp set with White Daisy ink from Close to My Heart. I then inked the border with Topiary ink from Close to my Heart and kissed it with some gold Smooch Spray.   I tied and fluffed some white tulle around the wreath and then using a made up tucking method, I fluffed the ends to look like a cloud.  Funny what you come up with in the middle of the night!  Then is sprinkled some more Piccolo Pure Sparkle Gold Glitter on the white fluff and set with hair spray, yes I did say hair spray.  That stuff really works well in setting glitter! I then hot glued the sentiment plaque to the center of the cloud.

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Lastly, I wrapped some more burlap ribbon to the top of the wreath and there you have it!

Now it is your turn to get creative and pop over at Decorate to Celebrate and see what my fellow Design Team members have cooked up for some fun and lucky inspirations and link up your lucky projects!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “now I am hungry for Lucky Charms” pie with me!

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Everyday is an Occasion – Sunday Fundays

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Countdown to Wedded Bliss!

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This round for Decorate To Celebrate’s Challenge theme is Engagement/Wedding.  I thought this project would be a great inspiration for this challenge since it is a great gift idea to give to a bride-to-be that was very simple and easy to put together.  I made this with a bride-to-be in mind that has a demanding professional schedule of being a partner at a law firm and is now planning a beautiful french country inspired wedding for early this summer.  I can imagine the stress she could have on any given day and that may lend to loosing a bit of sight of how exciting her big day is going to be.  I wanted to separate her personal countdown to the BIG DAY away from the ever busy and very filled calendar she lives by.  I thought maybe having one sweet little treat daily, that would not compromise spin class progress, would be a sweet way to remember how much fun getting married is going to be! I hope she love this!

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Here is how I did it!

First I found the jar at Cost Plus World Market, for $3!  I then had these tags laying around I stamped the “Days till Wedded Bliss” using Close To My Heart Slate Ink and gStudio mini alphabet stamps.   I then applied some Globecraft and Piccolo Embossing/Enamel Adhesive around the edges and dusted with Piccolo Pink Poodle Enamel Powder.  When I shook off the excess powder, I nearly had a heart attack that the stamped letters grabbed the the embossing enamel and thought the stamped letters were ruined, however I decided to see what would happen if I did hit it with the heat gun!  This time curiosity did not kill the cat or the project in this case! It turned out really cute and looked intentional so I progressed on!

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I then cut two scalloped flowers from Cricut Cartridge Flower Shoppe at 3 and 4 inches using K&Company designer paper, inked the edges with the Close to My Heart Slate ink. I secured the flowers together with hot glue and then added to the tag using hot glue.   I then inked the edges of the tag with Close To my Heart Slate ink.

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Using Close to My Heart burlap ribbon and some Close to My Heart Vintage Designer Lace Ribbon, secured to the middle of the jar using hot glue.

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I had a little crystal-like heart that I added a button to and attached to the tag using Close to My Heart Embroidery Floss. I then wrapped the lip of the jar with Kristen Swain Crinkle Ribbon and tied the tag to it, finishing with a bow.

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I then added M&Ms that represent the days left until the BIG DAY!!!!  NOTE: You could get personalized M&Ms with the wedding date or the name of the bride an groom on it if you have time. 

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Now head on over to Decorate to Celebrate and be inspired by all the amazing projects the team has made and link up your own wedded bliss project!   Hey it is almost spring, which means many of you are already getting those “save the date” notices for those summer weddings, so this challenge will help you stay ahead of all those sweet nuptials you will be attending this year!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “love is truly in the air” pie with me!

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Angels Homestead – Saturday Spotlight

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Sweet Tweet! Spring is in the Air!

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I know it is only mid-February, but with 80 degree temps in our neck of the woods, I could not help but feel as if there is a bit of “spring” in the air and wanted to make this fun grapevine wreath using Globecraft and Piccolo 3-D Enamel Gels to add color and dimension to a $ find I scored at Michaels!

Since I was adding so much color to the birdcage, I decided to practice a great amount restraint in not over designing this wreath. To me spring translates new, fresh, clean and simple. I wanted to make a wreath that can be easily crafted together in a short amount of time; a great quick gift idea that will bring lots of smiles!

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Materials List:

  • Globecraft & Piccolo Cobalt Turquoise 3D Enamel Gel
  • Globecraft & Piccolo Orange 3D Enamel Gel
  • Globecraft & Piccolo Butter Cream 3D Enamel Gel
  • Globecraft & Piccolo Mustard Yellow 3D Enamel Gel
  • Globecraft & Piccolo Napthol Red 3D Enamel Gel
  • My Mind’s Eye (MME) 6×6 Paper Stack – “Sunny”
  • Micheals Laser Cut Wood Birdcage
  • Panada 6 inch Box Wreath
  • Twinery Butter Cream twine
  • Celebrate It 1/2 inch orange ribbon
  • Cricut Die Cut Machine
  • Cricut Cartridge Celebrations (pennant stencil cut at 1 1/4 inch, 1 1/2 inches, and 1 3/4 inches)
  • Stampin’ Up Pumpkin Ink
  • Dauber
  • Close To My Heart Red Assortment Buttons
  • Hot Glue
  • Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Bone Folder
  • Pencil (for tracing pennant stencil)
  • Straight Pin

Step 1: Applying Globecraft & Piccolo 3D Enamel Gel: Starting with the Butter Cream Globecraft & Piccolo 3D Enamel Gel, apply to the cage’s outline. Then begin to apply the color to the flowers using a straight pin to pull the color through to areas that are tight. You do not need to wait for each color to dry. The beauty of this product is that is has a thick consistency and does not run or spread as long as you take care in not running over the other color boarders. Set aside and let set and dry for a couple of hours (mine dried in about an hour, but I live in a drier climate – if pressed for time, you can set your oven at the lowest temp possible and the door cracked to speed the process. just keep a watchful eye on it).

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Once all pennants are cut, ink edges with a dauber, glue pennant together (ONLY THE BOTTOM PORTION OF PENNANT, so you have an opening to run the twine through), then run each pennant through a 20 inch piece of twine, tie to the back of the wreath and cut off any extra length.

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Step 3: Button Embellishments: To add the button embellishment to the top of the birdcage start by first applying hot glue to the bottom button and securing the top button. Once cooled, apply the button set to the top of the birdcage.

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Step 4: Assembling the Wreath: Assemble the wreath by securing the birdcage with hot glue and using a slip knot technique to add the ribbon at the top of the wreath for hanging. The pennants were already added, but you may need to rearrange or straighten them out a bit.

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There you have it! Sweet, simple and done in not time flat! Head on over to Globecraft and Piccolo’s online store to gather up the supplies so you can cook up this springtime wreath! Also head over to my post over at Globecraft and Piccolo’s blog and see my other birdcage inspired wreath project using their book board charms, powder enamels and more 3D enamel gels!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “spring is in the air” pie with me.

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