Thursday, June 27, 2013

Belt Buckle Redo

Good morning and welcome to my second post of the month for Sakura Craft and Hobby.  I cannot tell you how much I love using their 3d Crystal Lacquer and Terri Sproul Mixers.  I'm not much of a painter, but if I were, I would paint the world with these two items.

Today I want to show you the difference in colors.  I purchased this belt at a closeout store.  I think I paid 50 cents for it.  I loved the detail in the buckle and new I could "fix" it up.  I just really wasn't too keen on the metal look, but I loved the design of the buckle.

I mixed the Interference Lilac Pearl with the 3D Crystal Lacquer and just painted the buckle with it.  I missed and some got on the leather part of the belt and I LOVED the color it gave.  Sometimes oopses are happy mistakes.  Anyway, so you can see what the difference in the "color" there is depending on what you are applying the "paint" to.

It turned out soft on the metal part.  I love the "lavender" color on it.  Now the leather on the other hand became very bold.  I just love the contrasts.  I added a few crystals because I have to have bling and created drab to fab.  Tell me what you think?

You have a couple of days left to get 20% off your order when you purchase any of their products here using the coupon code crystal06.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my transformation of the cool belt buckle and as always, Have a great day and God Bless.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Got Golf

Good I'm so eager to show you my June Inspiration for Amazing Mold Putty Design Team.  This is something outside of my box, actually it isn't that far outside, just a bit different than what I've been making lately. 

Recently I was asked what inspires me and I said "nothing in particular". That said, I started thinking more about that question and I guess it's my family. You know, most of what I make is usually for them or for me, LOL. Golf has recently (the last 3 years) become an addiction to my youngest son. If he's not at home you can usually find him on the golf course. It's great that it's basically in our backyard and he can go whenever he wants. For Christmas this past year we bought him a Junior Membership at the Club and now he spends every day there. I'm hoping he goes pro so I can retire and just enjoy watching him golf. 

Anywho...he has signed up for 12 tournaments this summer and we (he) have now completed 3. He took 4th place at the first one, didn't place the second one and got 2nd place the third tournament. I'm just thrilled that he's enjoying it so much and for each placement he receives a medal. So ... yes, I could have gone to the pro-shop and bought him a nice case to put his medals in, but with AMAZING Casting Products, I can do almost anything I want!

I started with casting an actual golf ball and only filling it half full with Amazing Casting Resin so I would get "half" golf balls. I drilled two holes, one on top of another with my dremel. The top hole was for the nail and then bottom hole for the cup hooks. Then I painted the pieces with white acrylic paint and nailed them to the board that actually was a piece of a drawer front that we got as a sample when we were looking at redoing our kitchen cabinets and put two hooks to hang it with (I recycle everthing). Then I painted the top of the nail again so you can't see it. I cut the words out of vinyl with my Cricut and now he has a place to hang his medals.

I really hope I've inspired you to try some Amazing Casting Products. There is simply no end to what you can create with it. Have I inspired you to create something? Please leave me a comment here and send me a link if you have created something with these products. Remember, you can get them at Michaels or even Hobby Lobby and if you can't find them there, you can always order them online here {AND there's a coupon below, too}.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

I Love Golf vinyl decal

Good day all,

I just wanted to put up a quick post of something I did late last night.  I've had such a crazy schedule again and don't see it slowing down any time soon.  I wish I could spend as much time in my craft room as I do at my 3 jobs.  CRAZY!

Anyway, hubby found something on facebook yesterday (he just got a smart phone and now he finds all kinds of fun stuff and of course wants me to either look at it, or make it, or comment on it (lol)) and tagged me on it.  I so knew I needed to make it immediately!

So without further ado...I dusted off my cricut and pulled out some scrap vinyl (because you know I NEVER throw anything away and  here is my new vinyl decal for the back window of the van.

It's really a pretty orange color, but I am not sure why my camera did this??? 

I downloaded the image and brought it into my SCAL program.  Using the trace image portion of the program I made a few adjustments and brought that onto my mat.  Then I broke the image apart and took out the "extras" (it had a double line) and cut.  Simple as that.  Then I used transfer paper and put it on my window.  Make sure you clean the area good before applying your decal.  I'm no expert on using SCAL but I do try things here and there.   In fact, Penny Duncan is heading up a SCAL and ECAL group again.  You can find it here at Yahoo Groups or here at Google+ Community.  She has some wonderful ideas and lots of step by steps.  I know she is planning a hangout soon and that would be a lot of fun also.

Here is the complete back of the window...

I did this vinyl 3 years ago and it still looks great.  So don't be afraid to try vinyling your window.  I know I love making my own and it's SOOOO much cheaper, :)

I hope you liked my quick post and as always, Have a Great Day and God Bless!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Baptism Frame

Good morning,
I'm here with another fun project for the Robin's Nest.  This is my last post for them and I cannot tell you how sad I am to be leaving this fabulous Design Team, but with summer here I will be very busy.  I have enjoyed my time with them and showing you all the wonderful products The Robin's Nest has to offer.  Remember, everything I show case for them you can find here plus a lot more.

So for today I will show you an easy way to dress up a plaque.  I purchased this in the clearance section with this project in mind.  The original plaque was a bit dinged up and scratched, but for 50 cents I couldn't pass it up.
I repainted it with some black acrylic paint.  While that was drying... 
I cut out a cross with my cricut again using these fabulous papers from the Robin's Nest.  I love the sparkle in their glitter papers. 
I also cut out a border for the outside of this plague and embossed it also.  Then I ran my ink pad slightly over the raised areas to give it a bit more depth.
Glued everything onto it and of course, the best part is adding the embellishments. 
I added round dew drops and also the diamond dew drops which we are featuring this month and are on sale.  I added them to the ribbon to give it a sort of a burst affect.  Love how this turned out.  Please be sure to head on over to their On-line store and check out all the fun colors of diamond drops they have.  You will be amazed at all the fun colors.

As always, have a great day and God Bless.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Compact (ing) with 3D Crystal Color Lacquer

Hi and welcome to another great evening with Sakura products.  For this project I was thrilled to try the 3D Crystal Color Lacquer.  I've never had a chance to use these and I tell you, they are AWESOME.  The color is so rich and vibrant.  Let me show you what I did.
I started with an old compact that had these ugly skulls on them.  I know I purchased it with this project in mind and it was only 25 cents.  Imagine that. (Sorry if I offend anyone who loves skulls, just not for me)
So I took the label with the skulls off and used my goo gone to get ALL the glue off. 
Then I used the 3D Crystal Color Lacquer and simply squeezed it into the rim of the compact with no particular rhyme or reason.  Just went with it.  Next I took a tooth pick and simply "pulled" the colors together a bit and this is what became of it. I added some dew drops into the mixture while it was still wet.
and here it is.  I'll be styling now with my new compact.  Better than those skulls, LOL

So quick and easy!

Now if you can't wait to try this technique and if you purchase in June - use the coupon code:  CRYSTAL06 for a 20% off on all your purchases and you can by styling also.

As always have a great day and God Bless.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

The Sky is the Limit with Amazing Crafting Products

Good Morning,

I've been published, yeah!!!  I'm so excited that my Faux Feather Earrings made the publication.  What an honor that is.

If by chance you missed them, you can go HERE and view the tutorial.

All of us over at Amazing Crafting Products have teamed up with PaperHaus Magazine which is a Lifestyle Magazine of all things paper and it's FREE and available online here.  Head on over there and get inspired!

Also a quick update:  As of July 1 Blogger will no longer be using the blogger reader.  So if you have NOT subscribed to my email updates (you can sign up on the right sidebar), do so now.  This way you will get an email every time I post on my blog and you will be sure NOT to miss anything.  I'm so super excited to show you my next project, so make sure to come back on June 8th.  You will be A-M-A-Z-E-D.

So until next time, God Bless and have a great day!!!