Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Easter Tea Table Decor with Smoothfoam

Hi everyone! Today I have a project to share for Smoothfoam. This weekend I am hosting an Easter Tea and I needed a cute accent for the table. Of course we needed to throw some Alice in Wonderland into the mix, so here is what I came up with.

Smoothfoam 2x4x8 Block
Paper Mod Podge, Paintbrush
Vintage sheet music
Assorted flowers, leaves, washi tape, chipboard letters
Ink, push pins, double sided tape, crepe paper

1. I started by tearing several sheets of music into large strips and adhering them to the block using Mod Podge.
2. To keep the wet paper from sticking to the table, push a few pins partway into one side so that the block will be elevated. Allow the Mod Podge to dry.

3. Apply washi tape around the corner. 
4. Ink chipboard letters and adhere.

5. Use double sided tape to adhere crepe paper around sides of block.

Add flowers as desired.

There you have it! I am so happy with how this turned out- I love it! I will have more on this tea later in the month. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Birthday Album for a Princess

Howdy everyone! Today I have a pretty little mini album to share. I made this last month for a sweet little girl turning 5 years old.

Warning: Lots of photos! :) 

I used some vintage textured K&Co floral paper that I hoarded for years. I made the title piece for the front using my Silhouette Cameo and the Cut and Print feature. I used my Cinch to bind the album.

The mom wanted lots of pockets and tags so that people at the birthday party could leave messages.

The birthday girl's name is Princess- so we needed lots of bling, lots of flowers, and lots of pink!

On the inside of the album I used quite a bit of My Mind's Eye patterned papers, punches, ribbons, and Prima Flowers.

I think I used 10 yds of ribbon in this book!

I loved making this little book, and I was so happy with how it turned out!  I hope you enjoyed my book.  I would love it if you left me a comment to tell me what you think!
Have a wonderful week!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Hummingbird Vase with Connie Crystal and Etchall®

Good morning (or evening) and welcome to the Connie Crystal challenge at Designer Crafts Connection. I was so happy to receive the beautiful supplies from Connie Crystal to use for my project. I love bling and shiny things!

I decided to make a vase that I can use for all occasions so I pulled out a rectangle glass vase, my Connie Crystals, and my Etchall®.

 First step is to apply my mask and tape off the area I don't want etched. I applied my Etchall® Creme and left for 20 minutes. This stuff is reusable Y'all, so it lasts a long time!

While that was going on, I got my crystal sheets ready to add to the vase. I applied my pieces to double sided tape, then trimmed the tape down with an craft knife.

I used a piece of washi tape around the bottom of my vase to line up my crystals, peeled the backing off the tape and wrapped them around my vase.

Next up were the flowers, I layered some fabulous flowers from my stash and added some metal accents, pearls, and beads from Connie Crystal.

I used Glue Dots® to adhere the flowers to my vase, adding a few stamens to round out the bunch.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

St Patrick's Day Coffee Bin with Deflecto

Hello everyone! Today I have a project to share for Deflecto Craft using a 3 Sided Frame. I have to admit I was a little stumped when I first received this to work with- but inspiration finally struck and I am happy with how it turned out.

I made this for a friend and I am sure it will end up in her office, so I wanted something that would look nice. I started by embossing French Vanilla CS with Eileen Hull's Playful embossing folder (Thank you Prime VIB!!!) and layering it onto some green CS. I cut the shamrocks on my Cameo using glitter CS and added those randomly. Next up I layered some CS, paper lace and washi tape across the top of each panel. I used two of Eileen Hulls dies from the Labels, Kitchen die set to create the label with the coffee cup. I used foam tape to add dimension under the cup.

I used double sided tape to adhere the panels to the outside of the frame. I finished off with some Maya Road twine. Because I wanted the frame to hold some items, I needed to close up the bottom of it.

I traced the bottom of the frame, added 3/4" inch to each side, cut it out and scored.

I used double sided tape again to adhere the panel into the bottom of the frame. This was a bit tricky and required some patience!

I hope you like my Coffee Bin. I would love to see what you are up to for National Craft Month!  Hop over to my Facebook Page and share a photo and link!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Birthday Candy Jars using Etchall® Creme

Happy Spring Break everyone! I hope you are having better weather than we are- we have had snow and ice for the last two weeks and we are following that up with relentless RAIN. I am hoping that the sun makes an appearance soon :)

Today I have a project to share using Etchall® Creme. This is the first project I have made using this fabulous project and I am loving it so far. It is super easy to use and you can create some really amazing projects with it! I have some great things planned with it!!  My bestie's birthday was last week and so I needed something fun to give her and this is what I came up with.

I bought these jars some time ago and I have been waiting on a chance to use them. The side spots were perfect to use my Etchall® Creme on. Of course I filled it with yummy candy and added some flowers to the top.

I taped off the areas I did not want to etch, and I used stickers from Hot Off The Press to create my design.

I etched all 4 sides of the jars with different designs- lots of fun!

I encourage you to give this product a try- it is super easy and fun to use. The best part is the creme is REUSABLE- so you get lots of value for your money! Check out the whole line of Etchall® products here.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


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