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Oh Boy Banner!

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Nothing gets me more excited that making party decor! Last weekend I had the honor to host one a shower for a dear and close friend.  Since it was at our beloved local Mexican restaurant, I kept the decor low key and simple (which on a side note was such a brilliant idea on my part. I usually spend days prepping for hosting parties to only have to clean again the minute the guests leave and the costs were about the same even after feeding the masses a Mexican buffet!). Anyway, my decor was simple and fun and fit the bill perfectly!

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In making the banner, I kind of pulled out the kitchen sink of supplies starting with wood banner pennants I scored from Pick Your Plum and then I found my new love in paper lines, Adornit – Rough and Tough! Adding some clothesline, material burlap, ribbon and embellishing the woodcuts from Adornit and PYP with Heidi Swapp Color Shine and Globecraft and Piccolo Gels.  I cut the lettering with my Cricut using Platin Schoolhouse and ran those and all my layers (yes even the burlap and ribbons) through my 5 inch Creative Station adhesive machine from Xyron.

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I love when banners come together as easy as this one! It was a hit and a cherished gift for the soon-to-be family of three!

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.

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 

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!

Linking Up To:

Everyday is an Occasion – Sunday Fundays

Gotta Create – Wildly Original Linking Party

Show and Tell Saturdays

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!

Linking Up To:

My Craft Spot – Flowers

3 Girls JAM Challenge – Anything with Ribbon

Sarah Hamer Designs – Link Up Tuesdays

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Gotta Create – Wildly Original Linking Party

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Angels Homestead – Saturday Spotlight

Blackberry Vine – Tuesday To Do Party

Telling Time in a Royal Way

Hello and Happy Monday!  It as been two weeks exactly since my last post, but thankfully those two weeks bore some crafty fruit!  For starters I am thrilled to share with you what I cooked up for this week’s Fantabulous Cricut Challenge, Time Flies!  Make sure you head over and see what my DT buddies have created with “father time” on their creative side!  Be sure to link up a “timely” project that follows the theme that is made with at least ONE Cricut cut!

What I came up with was something that I have been needing to make for my youngest monkey or should I say princess.  I am trying to teach her to tell time and one thing I found successful in teaching time to my almost 5 year-old is to place a clock in her room when she was around 3.  Since my youngest princess’ room is pink and has a fairy princess garden theme, I decided to make a clock with a tiara and made sure all the important stuff was covered as far as glitter and it being her favorite color purple!

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I found the clock at IKEA for $1.99!  It is just a plain opaque clock.  I decided to put to use some craft paint I picked up at Home Depot over the holidays. I painted it with two layers.

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Then I dusted it with some purple glitter I had on hand while the second coat of paint was still wet. Using a dry paint brush dust off glitter from the clock face.

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Using my Once Upon a Princess Cricut Cartrige, I cut a “pre-cut” on scrap cardstock to make sure the sizing was right before I cut the vinyl.

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Once I confirmed the sizing, using Oracle Pink vinyl from Experssionsvinyl.com, I cut the image at 3 inches.  After peeling off the excess vinyl and removing the inner “H” I then burnished the image onto transfer paper and placed onto the clock face.

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This was a super easy and fun project with a great return on time!  Be sure to head over to FCCB and join in on the challenge!

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Thanks for sharing a piece of “crafting with time on my side” pie with me!

Linking Up To: 

Everyday is an Occasion – Sunday Funday #5

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Sassy Little Lady – Show and Tell Saturdays #2

Angels Homestead – Saturday Spotlight #2

Tatertots and Jello – Weekend Wrap Up

Ring of the Bells – Gift Card Style!

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Hello and happy Monday to you!   Today we are having a fun challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog with the theme being Bells are Ringing!  Head over and check out what the designers have in store for you in ideas for making some great Christmas themed projects with a little ring to it!  Make sure if you decide to link up, that you have at least some sort of bell and ONE Cricut cut added to your project!

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What I decided to do, is make a gift card holder that poses as an ornament in the shape of a bell using my Gingerbread cartridge.   I cut chipboard at 4 inches and then using a Doodlebug- North Pole designer paper, I cut the same image, two more times (I did not need to use the “flip” feature since I was using double-sided designer paper, but you would need to “flip” the image for the back of the bell if only one-sided paper is being used).

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I then cut two more images using the outline layer on a thick grey card stock from Papertreyink.com and embossed it using Globecraft and Piccolo Enamel/Embossing Powder Adhesive and Siam Silver Embossing Powder.

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I wrapped some waxed twine around the bell and hot glued it to clean up the edges of the bell. Once all the pieces were glued together (back sheet glue only around the edges), I then punched a hole at the top of the bell using my Crop-a-Dile.  I then used an exact- o- knife and made a slit along the backside of the bell to create at “pocket” where the gift card would be placed.

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I added the poinsettia embellishment brad and more waxed twine for the hanger.

It was a super quick and fun project that will make gift giving really fun this year.  Now be sure to head on over to Fabtabulous Cricut and check out the fun projects and LINK up!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “some creative gift giving” pie with me!