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Gettin’ Hoppy with an Easy Easter Banner

Up over at Samantha Walker, you can see how I made this cute bunny banner using her Samantha Walker Bunny cut file just in time to greet Mr. Cottontail!

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This banner was super easy to make thanks to Pick Your Plum wooden pennants, DCWV Linen Sheets, and only one cut used as a stencil! Having my Xyron Creative Station handy just added to the laziness  ease of the project.

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I had the help of Hemptique Baker’s Twine to add a little extra bounce in the bunny tail and to be the support of project for holding together the pennants.

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I addes some buttons, faux stitching and fabric letters (yes you see them on all my projects! I just love them).

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This project was not only super simple and easy to do, but there is something therapeutic about just simply tracing and cutting and with this bunny cut from Samantha Walker, it could not have been any easier. Full tutorial and supply list is up over on Samantha Walker’s Blog!

Supply List: 

  • Bunny Cut form Samantha Walker
  • White Cardstock (Recollections)
  • Laser Cut Wooden Pennants (Pick Your Plum)
  • Linen Fabric Sheets (DCWV)
  • Cuttlebug Embosser and Swiss Dot Embossing Folder
  • Baker’s Twine (Hemptique)
  • Scrapbook Paper (Recollections)
  • Fabric Letters
  • Buttons
  • Stamp Ink (Close to My Heart/Slate)
  • Xyron Mega Runner
  • Xyron 5 inch Creative Station
  • White Gel Pen (Uniball)
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

 

 

Rustic Centerpiece

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Up over at Kiwi Lane Designs is this fun Pinterest inspired project I cooked up over the weekend using Kiwi Lane Designs templates and Hemptique cord and thread!

A couple of weekends ago we removed a tree from our front yard and I scored a few ideas and a couple of limbs for craft projects! One of the projects, I wanted to make a fun centerpiece that would host a rustic and warm feel of spring and this project was born!

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Giving the Gift of Cheer!

Happy Sunday!

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Here is a quick and simple project that you can make as a gift for almost any occasion.  I made this for my neighbors/friends as a warm welcome back from an extended trip. We had been taking care of their kitty while they were away, so it was easy to place this onto their kitchen counter for a cheery welcome home.   DSC_7129

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All I did was pick up a glass water pitcher at Home Goods, found some sunflowers at Trader Joes and thanks to my addiction to Pick Your Plum, I had the chalkboard sticks handy.  I used a white gel pen for the sentiment and inked the edges with stamping ink.  I added some Hemp Cord from Hemptique (love that stuff- such a crafters go-to, something that just adds such a natural and no nonsense feel to a project! did I say I love hemp cord from Hemptique? ) and added some buttons.  For the buttons I ran Hemp Crafter’s Cord from Hemptique for a splash of color.  I used a hot glue gun to secure all the buttons! EASY PEASY!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “sunflower cheer” pie with me.

Nothing a Little Fairy Dust Can’t Fix

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I have been wanting to share a more up close and personal view a fun project I made that is suited for any sweet little girl’s room.  I found a white wooden base at Michaels and with a little help from the magic maker of the Silhouette, I cut the sentiment on vinyl and the wand star on DCWV Glitter paper (which cut like butter including all the stitching holes along the border).

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After I transferred the vinyl sentiment onto the white base, I painted it using purple spray paint.  As the paint was drying, I dusted the sign with fine glitter. I  allowed it to dry and then removed the vinyl, exposing the white undercoat of the wooden base.

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To finish the wand, I ran Hemptique Bamboo Baker’s Twine (the best baker’s twine I have ever worked with!) through the wand and finished with a crinkle ribbon bow and gem. I added a paper straw as a base to the wand and added a few more gems to the corner of the sign.

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This is probably one of my favorite projects I have made right now and I have a feeling I will be making a ton of these for all the little girls I know!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “fairy dust is just magical” pie with me.

Linking To:

Everyday is an Occasion – Sunday Funday

Gotta Create – Wildly Original Linking Party

Real Family Fun Link Party

Tatertots & Jello Weekend Wrap-Up Party

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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Roses are NOT always Red . . .

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It is Monday and it is another fun filled challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.  This week’s challenge is “Paper Roses”. You will need to make a project using paper roses and have at least ONE Cricut cut and LINK up your fantabulous project!  If you are needing inspiration  the Design Team came out in full forces for this challenge and there are some amazing inspirational projects!

Well… I kind of have a confession to make… my project is not made with paper roses.  It was MADE by using a paper rose cut from Cricut’s Flower Shoppe, but it is not paper, it is fabric and jute.  I also was on a double date in my craft room with both my Cricut and Cameo.  They seemed to assume their proper roles and helped me come up with an amazing project.

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I have seen this type of project floating around where people used buttons or fabric, but I wanted to pull out my Hempitique thread (Hemp thread) that Dave over at Hemptique sent me and see how it worked in regards to how it embroiderer.   Boy did it deliver! It was strong, super easy to work with and the color is just vibrant! {LOVE}!

What I first did was sketch out the monogram on the light canvas fabric using my Silhouette and Silhouette sketch pen.  Then using my Cricut, I cut out two sizes of flower patterns from Flower Shoppe (Scalloped 5 inches and 6 inches).  I then traced the flower stencils on fabric, cut, rolled and held together with hot glue. DSC_6561

For the embroidery portion, I just used a tapestry needle and a high quality soft canvas and stretched it onto a 6 inch embroidery hoop.  I just did a simple chain stitch and ta-da! I had myself my first ever made hemp embroidered monogram!   After that was finished a stitched the two buttons on with the hemp thread (the yellow button was from  a score from Pick Your Plum!). I then hot glued my roses on and secured the left over edges to the back of the hoop with just a few stitches. To be clear, I am not someone that you see with a needle and thread, even the hubs looked at me cross-eyed, but I am expanding my horizons and actually liking it (I only stuck myself once on this project 🙂 ).  I am still afraid of my sewing machine and I am hoping I can gather enough courage to turn that thing on and make a few things! 🙂

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I just loved how this turned out and I have a feeling I will be making more of these!   Now be sure to pop over to FCCB, check out the great projects the DT has and link up.

Thanks for sharing a peice of “I can’t believe I am using a needle and thread” pie with me!

Linking Up To:

Everyday is an Occasion – Sunday Funday 

I Gotta Create – Wildly Original Linking Party

The Real Thing –  Real Family Fun

 

 

Time for a Spot of Tea!

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It is another fantastic challenge kicking off over at Decorate to Celebrate with this round’s theme being “Tea Party”!  As many of you know, I am  mother of two little girls so one can imagine the many impromptu tea parties we have around here.  I decided to make this cheery chalkboard sign to hang on my kiddo’s playhouse front door to announce upcoming tea parties we throw for their dolls and play dates.  I swear, I am such a BIG little girl at heart!

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I found the wooden tea pot at Michales recently and applied a quick and dirty coat of cream colored craft paint.  While I was waiting for the paint to dry, I pulled out the Silhouette and cut the circle stencil on 12×12 card stock and used Glue Dots to secure to the tea pot so I could spray the chalkboard paint to the project.

While the chalkboard paint was drying I took laser cut bees I found at Michales and glittered the wings using Piccolo Pure Sparkle Gold Glitter securing with Glastique. I then applied Piccolo 3D Enamel Gels (Lemon Butter, Colbalt Turquoise and Orange). I set them aside to set and dry.

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Once the chalk board paint dried  I heat embossed the tea pot with Piccolo Embossing Powder Adhesive and  Turquoise Lagoon Embossing Powder.

I then took some buttons and  threaded with Hemptique Hemp .2 mm thread and hot glued to the bees.  I then took the thread and some Hemptique Hemp Cord and tied around the top of the tea pot and then threaded a button with more hemp thread and hot glued to the center.  I fluffed the cord and thread.  I was very happy how the hemp thread texture and vibrant colors really complimented this project with following the whimsy feel, yet keeping the all natural no-nonsense integrity of the product.  If you have not worked with hemp and all natural crafting products, you must add that to your list and check out my friends over at Hemptique!

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Now be sure to head over to Decorate to Celebrate and see the amazing “Tea Party” ideas that the rest of the design team has come up with and LINK UP your creative tea time inspiration.

Thanks for sharing a piece of “enjoying every spot of tea party my little ones invite me to” pie with me.

LINKING UP TO:

I Gotta Create – Wildly Originally Linking Party

The Real Thing with the Coake Family – Real Family Fun

Everyday is an Occassion – Sunday Funday

Craftin Desert Diva’s Linking Party

Spring Blog Hop! Keepin’ it Fresh, Clean & Simple for Spring!

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Wow!  Throw back the shutters, drag the heavy linens off the bed and put on a pair of shorts!  It is spring!   Welcome to Every Day is an Occasion Spring Blog Hop!  If you came from the most amazingly talented and tough act to follow, Holly from Ribbons and Glue, then you are hangin’ out in the right place.  If you just joined me, you will not want to miss this hop, so head over to our lovely and talented hostess, Jill from Every Day is an Occasion and start there.

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Spring is full of colored pastels, brightly colored eggs, bunnies and peeps, but to me spring means fresh, new, clean and simple.  This is a time where I purge and clean my house from top to bottom and a time my citrus trees are in full bloom and fill my house with sweet fragrance.

Since I am currently in that spring clean mode, I decided to make a wreath the reflects how this time of the year makes me feel.  I know, me and my wreaths, but I collect and make wreaths the way some collect shoes!  I have to have a wreath for every occasion!

This wreath was so easy to make and is made with 100% all natural crafting products!  How fresh is that? I was lucky enough to have Dave from Hemptique pass along some of  their A-M-A-Z-I-N-G product to play and create with.  Among the goodies, I received some Hemp Yarn and Variegated Rainbow Hemp  Spool and just fell in love with the textures and colors!

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I made the base by wrapping a flat 12 inch wooden ring, that can be found at Michaels or Hobby Lobby, with the Hemp Yarn.  This was easy to do, but a bit time consuming but I did it while watching a movie with the hubs one night.

Then I made these colorful flower blossoms using the Variegated Rainbow Hemp by cutting around 24 inch strands and folding them in half and tie in a bow.  I made three bows fro each flower blossom.  Once all bows were made, I then used a hot glue gun and attached each bow to each other, one on top of another in a way that formed the flower blossoms.  Once the flower blossoms were completed, I trimmed off the excess length and then added a linen button from, Close to My Heart, with hot glue to the center of each blossom.  Once all blossoms were complete, I attached each blossom to the wreath using hot glue.

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On the top portion of the wreath I cut enough Rainbow Hemp to be able to wrap around the wreath to showcase why it is called Rainbow Hemp.

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To finish the wreath I hand-bound together a nice length of  the Hemp Yarn and looped it around the top of the wreath for hanging and trimmed any excess length.

This wreath is super clean and fresh and because it is made with  the durability of the 100% natural hemp, I have a feeling it will hanging on my front door a lot this year!

Now for the blog candy! 

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Who does not love mini chalkboards on a stick or should I say 8 chalkboards on 8 sticks?  And since I have been gushing about how cool Hemptique product is, I thought I would throw in a ball of the amazing Hemp Yarn! Hey maybe you can make a project combining both these goodies!  All you need to do is :

  • Leave a comment
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  • Follow me on Facebook! 
  • if you already subscriber and FB follower, leaving a comment will put you in the running as well!

I will be announcing the randomly picked winner on Monday, March 25, 2013! 

Now be sure to head over and check out the sweet and very talented Lisa from A Mermaid’s Crafts to keep hoppin’ along!

Just in case you lost your way . . .

The Blog Hop Line Up!
Jill- Every Day is an Occasion
Holly- Ribbons & Glue
Arin- A Piece of Life’s Pie (You are here)
Lisa- A Mermaid’s Crafts NEXT
Kelsie Ann- Cut Craft Create
Missy- Quick Chick Designs
Court- Court’s Craft Corner
Heather- The Hunny Pot
Shelly- My Paper Love
Jamie- So Much Better With Age
Thanks for sharing a piece of ‘keepin’ it fresh and clean” pie with me!  Be sure to head over to my other creative spring idea I have going on for Decorate to Celebrate!
Linking Up To:
Gotta Create: Wildly Original Linking Party
Navy Wifey Peters Aboard the USS Crafty – Submarine Sundays