Monday, July 27, 2015

Here comes my Mommy

Good day

Just wanted to share a quick post on a sign I made for my soon to be DIL's SIL.  Wow, now how was that for an introduction?

Mandy's (my soon to be DIL) brother was getting married and his soon to be wife had a child from a previous relationship and he was going to be in the wedding.  They wanted him to carry a sign as he walked down the aisle.  So Mandy got this wooden sign at Michaels and painted it a light gray with yellow trim.  Their wedding colors were gray, yellow and silver.

She then brought it over to me to have my vinyl a saying.  

Her soon to be SIL loved it!

Not all projects need to be complicated and sometimes it just feels good to make something simple.

As always, have a great day and God Bless!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Hope bottle

Good morning friends,

today I want to show you a project I made for a special friend of mine.  Pam was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 months ago.  I created this for her and here is what I did:

I wanted to give a little "Hope" in her life.

While garage saling this summer I found a baggie of these type setter tiles.  LOVE the price even more!

I used my Amazing Mold Rubber from the Amazing Casting Products line and recreated the entire alphabet.
You can view a video HERE to see how to use this Amazing product.

Then I used my Alumidust also by Amazing Casting Products and 
a fine paintbrush and highlighted the letters and the edging.

Then I mixed some of the Caucasian Dye with the Amazing Casting resin and poured my molds.
You can view a video HERE on this mixing preparation.

Here are my tiles!  Beautiful!

I had these wonderful glittery pink ribbons in my stash and glued one onto a chopstick.
Then I used my E6000 and glued my tiles onto the ribbon from top to bottom.

Love the look.

I added some flowers after I wrapped the bottle with a gray and pink variegated yarn.

She says she has it on her nightstand and when she wakes in the morning she says it gives her "HOPE"!

I hope you've enjoyed my project for today and as always have a great day and God Bless!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Get Creative Challange #19 "Fishing in the dark"

Hi all,

I am so sorry if you came last Monday to view my card for the Get Creative Challenge blog.  I was on vacation and forgot my charger to my computer and then when I got home I forgot all about blogging my card.  I FAILED!  My car was up on the challenge blog though so I hope you had a chance to view it.

This is the image I chose for this month's challenge from Cute as a Button.

Our theme was you had to add stars.  I immediately knew 
I wanted my card to represent "Fishing in the Dark" 
and this is how it turned out:

I hope you will head over to the challenge blog HERE and join in the fun!  There are prizes to be given away also, just make sure you are following the theme "Stars" for this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again real soon.

As always, have a great day and God Bless!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Anything But a Card Challenge #49 - Armour etching book mark

Good morning friends,

welcome to another challenge at Anything But a Card #49 Open Theme.  Today I am showing you the simplest of ideas.  I used to do a lot of mosaic work and have accumulated plenty of these glass tiles.  I may use them again sometime for mosaic work, but I have plenty and could use a couple for this project.  I decided I wanted to make myself a bookmark.  I also wanted to personalize it!  So let's get started:

I took some regular stickers from my stash with my initials and placed them onto my glass tiles.

Using my Armour Etch I applied it all over the entire tile.

Let it set up for about 5  minutes and wipe it off.  See the difference of the etched tile vs the original?  Then just peel the stickers off the tiles.  I did make all 3 of my letters, but only needed the Bs.  

Then I used some No-Sew fabric glue and glued the edges of some ribbon after I measured it against a book and leaving a couple inches longer.

I used some E6000 to glue my tiles to the ribbon and let it set up for 24 hours just to make sure.

And here is my ribbon bookmark.

Hope you've enjoyed my easy peasy tutorial for making a bookmark.  Hopefully you will hop on over to Anything But a Card and join in the fun!  There are only 3 simple rules:

1.  It's an OPEN THEME, so let your imagination run wild.
3.  Have FUN!

Have a great day and God Bless.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

"American" Fries

Happy 4th of July!!!

Today is my favorite day of the year!  It's better than Christmas and my Birthday rolled into one!  Today is America's birthday and my husband's birthday also.  I've always been very patriotic and today I am here to inspire you with my American "Fries" earrings.  You will totally understand in a minute.

My grandkids have recently come to live with us and therefore we have all sorts of toys laying around the house.  The crafter in me is always looking at their toys wondering what I could mold or create with/for Amazing Casting Products.  Today is no exception ...

Recently we were playing kitchen and I saw these amazing French Fries in their mixture of play food.  
Oh how the wheels started to spin!

Here is my mold that I made with those cute play fries.  I poured them with some Amazing Casting Resin after making a mold with the Amazing Mold Putty and let them cure for about 5 minutes.

Using regular acrylic paints, I painted some red stripes and a small section in blue on top of the white Amazing Casting Resin.  E6000 and some rhinestones for some bling and drilling a hole to attach some jump rings and earring wires I now I have the perfect earrings for the 4th of July!

I totally thought how the shape of those French fries reminded me 
of a waving flag and I brought that vision to life!

I hope I've inspired you to use something out of your kids' or grandkids' stash and create something fun!

As always, have a great day and God Bless AMERICA!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Harley Davidson Keychain with Amazing Casting Products

Good Morning crafters,

I wanted to show you a keychain I made a while back for a friend of mine.  It was her birthday and she is a huge Harley Davidson enthusiast.  I had this awesome pin that I had gotten many years ago and she has always commented how much she loves my pin.  I, however, was not about to give it away, but I knew I could duplicate it for her.

I started with my Amazing Casting Products and the Amazing Mold Rubber and created my mold.  I then poured the mold with the Orange Dye mixed with the Amazing Casting Resin.  It was ready in about 5 minutes

Then I added some of the Alumilite Silver Metallic Powder.

If you get some in areas you don't want, you can always use a q-tip and some rubbing alcohol to get it off!

I drilled a small hole with my dremel and added a jump ring and keychain and voila!
She LOVED it!

I hope you've enjoyed my quicky keychain.

As always, have a great day and God Bless.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Anything But a Card challenge #48 Faux Glass leaf bracelet

Welcome to another post for Anything but a Card.  This month's challenge #48 is all about the OUTDOORS.  I so love creating for this blog, but sometimes time gets away from me.  I am here today to show you something I created a LONG time ago for another design team I am on.  I've been with Amazing Casting Products for 3 years now and love using all the products they have.  If you haven't heard about it, go HERE and see all the great things this group of designers have made.  I love creating jewelry and today's post is all about taking Out and About with you!

First start by mixing your Alumilite Violet Dye to part "A" of the Amazing Clear Cast Resin. Make sure to mix it up well and then mix that with your part "B" of the Amazing Clear Cast Resin again, stirring well to get it all mixed together well.

Then I used a piece of packing foam (recycled) as my sponge and "painted" it onto the ribbon coating both sides on top of a garbage bag. Leave your ribbon on the garbage bag to dry and it will just lift right off when it has dried. Once it's dry it becomes hard but yet still pliable. 

I made a leaf using the Amazing Clear Cast Resin with Alumilite (Flo) Green Dye. Doesn't it look like glass? I used a brown sharpie to add the veins on the leaf and then "painted" another coat of Amazing Clear Cast Resin over the top of that to shine up the "sharpie".

I attached the leaf with some E6000® and there I have an amazing fall bracelet. 

I also used my Crop-A-Dile™ to attach some eyelets to the "ribbon" and added a clasp.

I hope I've inspired you to make something for Anything but a Card and can't wait to see what you come up with.  There are only 3 simple rules to participate in this challenge.

1.  Use the Outdoors as your inspiration.
3.  Have Fun

Thanks for looking and see you soon!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Bottle Caps and Amazing Casting Products

Good morning friends.

Today I am showing you a quicky.  On one of my recent shopping trips I came across these fun bottle cap stickers at Tuesday Mornings.  I got 3 different books and a few bottle caps for $7.  Nice!

This is one of the books.

I also created my own findings

Just peel off the sticker and apply within the bottle cap!  Easy peasy!

I attached my findings with some E6000.

I mixed up some Amazing Clear Cast Resin from Amazing Casting Products to pour into the bottle caps covering the image.  I mixed the two part Resin in a small cup and let it sit for about 10 minutes to get all the air bubbles out.  See how much clearer the 2nd mixture is?

See how nice this gets?

Here are all my finished bottle caps.  Now I will be making some necklaces and key chains.

I hope you've enjoyed my quicky.
As always, have a great day and God Bless!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Get Creative Challenge #17 with Eureka Stamps

Good morning crafty peeps!  Today is another post for the Get Creative Challenge design team.  I've been having a real fun time participating in this design team challenge.  This month's theme was Father's Day or For the Boys.  I got real excited when I saw this image that I chose:

Yup, it's an elephant, yeah me!

I printed the image a couple of time and then I started by coloring the elephant with a gray crayon.  You don't have to be precise with this method.  Then I put some baby oil on a q-tip and went over the top of the crayon.  It smooths and blends the crayon nicely.

Cool, huh?

I have had this elephant paper in my stash for a long time and finally pulled it out to use for this card.  I ran it through my polka dot cuddlebug for some nice texture.

Then I fussy cut my elephant out and pop dotted him.

I also ran my black ink pad over the raised paper before applying the elephant.

I cut some gray paper in sort of a cloud shape and stamped It's Your Big Day from my 
Getting Cricky collection when I was on her design team.  
I then attached a string to the elephant's trunk leading to the "balloon" and some rhinestones.

I loved how this turned out and created another version using the same techniques but added 3 baby elephants to the card.  Only this time I added a hand printed caption.

I hope I've inspired you to head over to Get Creative Challenge and create a fun Father's day card or something For the Boys.

As always, have a great day and God Bless!