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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Anything But a Card Week 3 Autumn Magic/Spring Wonder Challenge 40



Good morning

My Post is late because I wasn't feeling well the last couple of days, but I assure you I forced myself up this morning to finish editing my pictures and blog my post.  Over at Anything But a Card we are at Week 3 of our "Autumn Magic/Spring Wonder" Challenge No. 40. 


My best friend's favorite holiday is Halloween and every year I make something for her house.  I think she still likes me making stuff for her???  Maybe I should ask her, but then again, whenever I go over to her house she still has my "creations" on display!

This year I've seen so many bottle and yarn creations it's addicting.  I've pinned a gazillion things and knew I wanted to create a few.  Working for a bar really helps get unique shaped bottles also.  My boss gets a kick out of me coming in and putting my name on the bottle.  She knows that when they are empty to keep them for me.  

This is the bottle I had my eyes on for awhile.  


and with some orange yarn I bought at my local thrift store, some fake leaves, pipecleaners, google eyes, and black scrapbook paper I created her a fabulous pumpkin vase.  



I think he even looks good sitting in my living room.


I hope you will jump over to the blog and link up with us.  Please do us the favor and include this link in your post! Anything But a Card Challenges No. 40 "Autumn Magic/Spring Wonder"
http://anythingbutacard.blogspot.com/2014/10/welcome-to-week-3-of-autumn-magicspring.html

As always, have a great day and God Bless!



Thursday, October 2, 2014

Halloween Card Swap

Good morning card makers

I recently asked to join a Halloween card swap.  I haven't make any cards for so long and thought this would be a way for me to get into some paper crafting again.  I've been shopping my stash lately and decided to use ONLY what I have on hand.  I really, really need to do some purging.

I have a huge array of Halloween stuff and this is what I came up with.

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None of these took me very long to make, but I love each one in it's own way.

Which one is your favorite?  Leave me a comment and tell me which number you like the best.

As always, have a great day and God Bless.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Flat bone failure to Amazing Plate

Good morning friends

Remember my post from a couple of weeks back over at Amazing Mold Putty of my bone necklace.  You can view it HERE if you missed it.  Remember also how I said that the necklace was a failure because they didn't lay right since they had a flat surface?  Well, I fixed that by rebuilding.

 I started out with a skull that I purchased last year after Halloween.  It was on clearance (as if I ever pay full price for anything) because it didn't work.  But I knew I would be using these skulls for something.  Of course my Amazing Mold Putty comes in handy for this project.
I molded the skull with the mold putty
I drew a line in the mold with a a sharpie so all of my skulls would be the same height
And poured some with Amazing Casting Resin with Black Alumilite Dye
and some just white 
I glued all my cured pieces onto a charger with E6000 and I wanted to make the center of the plate a chalkboard 
I also rubbed some vaseline here and there which will allow my to rub off the paint in certain areas easily 
After the pieces were all glued down and cured I proceeded to paint the charger with the chalkboard paint.
Believe it or not, I added at LEAST 8 coats of the chalkboard paint and it still wouldn't take the chalk on.  I'm not sure what went wrong or why it happened, but I could not get my chalk to write on the charger.  I got pretty disgusted and was about to throw in the towel, when I came up with another solution...VINYL!  Duh!!! 

Since I was giving this as a gift to my tattoo artist, I pulled up his business card, 
imported it into my SCAL and had an exact match of lettering
I love how the red strikes onto that black charger.
You can also see where the vaseline rubbed the paint off nicely.  
I even "scratched" some areas, just to rough it up a bit more!
My tattoo artist LOVES it!  In fact, even his boss liked it and took the plate from him and displayed 
it in the front of the store on a shelf and said Jason could "visit" it anytime he wanted.

So, see, even if something doesn't work out there is always a solution to recreate an idea.

I hope you liked my post today and hope to see you again real soon.

As always, have a great day and God Bless!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

flashback princess hooks

Good day all - I'm here today to take you back to 1 year ago with an AMAZING inspiration post for my little princesses.

I was given one of those party favor rings, you know the ones you get on cupcakes? Well, it was a princess crown and I kept thinking about what I could make from it for my granddaughters because they are my little princesses. Since I have two granddaughters – I couldn't just make one thing, but I did only get one ring... so Amazing Mold Rubber to the rescue! This is a brand new product that Amazing Crafting Products has come out with and it really is amazing. When you have a 3D project in mind the Amazing Mold Putty doesn't always do the trick, but this new product is the bomb!!! 

When you have only one of this...


you create this!


Which become these...


Now both of my granddaughters will have their own hooks to hang their coats on. 

  I hope  you enjoyed my flash to the back post!  As always,  have a great day and God Bless.

flashback princess hooks

Good day all - I'm here today to take you back to 1 year ago with an AMAZING inspiration post for my little princesses.

I was given one of those party favor rings, you know the ones you get on cupcakes? Well, it was a princess crown and I kept thinking about what I could make from it for my granddaughters because they are my little princesses. Since I have two granddaughters – I couldn't just make one thing, but I did only get one ring... so Amazing Mold Rubber to the rescue! This is a brand new product that Amazing Crafting Products has come out with and it really is amazing. When you have a 3D project in mind the Amazing Mold Putty doesn't always do the trick, but this new product is the bomb!!! 

When you have only one of this...


you create this!


Which become these...


Now both of my granddaughters will have their own hooks to hang their coats on. 

  I hope  you enjoyed my flash to the back post!  As always,  have a great day and God Bless.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Got Bones?

Good morning crafters,

I wanted to make sure you had a chance to check out my Mold Rubber Monday tutorial over at Amazing Mold Putty.  Here is a quick preview of what I made:



Make sure to leave me comment over there and let me know what you think of my necklace.

While you are over there, make sure to check out ALL the fun things the Design team has created.

As always, have a great day and God Bless.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Steampunk addiction?



Good day friends...

As you all know I am one of the designers over at ABAC and love it.  One of the reasons I so love designing over there is our fearless leader, Susan, challenges me!  This month is Steampunktember and if you read my blog you will know I am NOT a Steampunker.  This month was the very first time I tried anything Steampunk and with that being said, I created some more things because I am so in love with this new genre for me!

My first piece was supposed to be a necklace, but it got too big so I decided I would turn it into a Christmas ornament.  Of course I used my Amazing Crafting Products, some beads, flock, inks, rub n buff and ribbon.




My second piece is definitely a necklace.  Again using the same products I mentioned above with a slight variation adding a rhinestone.





I hope you enjoyed my pieces and if you have a chance hop on over to ABAC and enter your Steampunk project.  You still have a couple of days to join us.

As always, have a great day and God Bless.


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Fore! Sucker Favors

Good day all and happy Sunday,

So ... you all know that my DS is a golfer and I love making things for him, but I also forget that he is now a Freshman in high school and doesn't want mommy making him things to take to school.  He still wants me to make things for HIM alone, but taking things for his classmates (in this case) his golf team was NOT going to fly.

How this all came about was I was on Pintrest (my addiction, I pin ALOT, but hardly make anything) and the other day and saw these cute Halloween favors.  Aren't they adorable?  Now she didn't have a how to tutorial here, but I think it's pretty self explanatory on how to make these.
                                                    
Well, that got me thinking, I could make something for his golf team using this general idea, so off to my craft room I went.  I haven't paper crafted in a quite a while and actually shopped my stash and this is what I used.
Supplies:
Maroon (Highschool colors), white and black cardstock.
Google eyes
Green ribbon
Stamp
Sucker
Tools:
Scissors
SCAL
Scoreboard
Gluedots 
Using my SCAL program I made 4 pieces of rectangles 6.25 by 2.75 and added to circle cutouts on each end for the ribbon.  
Then I scored them at 2.5 from each end 
I also cut 4 circles at 2 inches 
This was a super duper find on my recent "junk-ing" trip at Savers.  All three stamps made by Stampin Up for $2.99, FORE, uh I mean SCORE! 
I used the Fore Stamp for the mouth after highlighting the edges a bit with my black inkpad. 
I kinda think this was ingenious if I do say so myself.
Then pop dotted my googly eyes eyes and free hand cut out tiny triangles (not uniformed at all) and attached them also with glue dots.  I glued them onto the base of the maroon cardstock holder and tied a green ribbon to hold them shut.  
And here you have them.  
Now I showed the first one to my DS and he said "cute mom, but please don't make them for the team!"  I wonder how he knew that that was my intention, hehehe!  I guess high school boys don't want golf sucker holders.  So instead, Coach has FORE (4, seriously) little children, so I will be giving them to him to give to his kids.

I really do love how they turned out and this project took me maybe half an hour.

I will be entering this project over at Decorate to Celebrate for their Anything Goes challenge.

ABAC Week 39 - Steampunked Key to my Heart

Good morning friends,

It's time for another ABAC challenge.  I will tell you right off that when I was told we were doing Steampunk, I went into panic mode.  See, I like the look of Steampunk, but I have NEVER done anything Steampunk.  I actually had to go out and search if there were any dos and don'ts.  I didn't find any, so with that being said, here is what I did:

I started out with a key that I recently acquired from a very dear friend of mine who is moving.  I found some odds and ends in my stash of resin pieces and things I hoard and started to play
I also created the wings from this mold I made with the Amazing Mold Putty.  I painted them with a mixture of Alumidust in gold, deep red and bronze and 3d crystal lacquer. 
You can see what I did with this mold from a previous project here.
I twisted some wire, found a circle thingy and added a bead cap.  Painted a spiky thing with a mixture of Deep Red Alumidust and the 3d crystal lacquer and wrapped some wire around it.  The heart was also from a mold I've had for a very long time that I found in my resin stash and it fit perfectly to my key.  Everything was glued on with E6000 or wire wrapped.  I added a bit of white tulle to give it a little softer feel and viola, Steampunked I did!  


I added a pin back to my key and now whenever I wear it I will think of my dear friend Dixie who definitely holds the Key to my Heart.  I'm actually pretty happy with my  - Steampunked project.

Head on over to ABAC and link up with us.  Remember the rules:
Steampunk
Anything But A Card
Have FUN!

I really love comments, so if you would be so kind, please leave me some feedback and tell me what you think of my Steampunked pin.