Saturday, April 27, 2013

Elephant pin with coupon

Good morning and welcome to another post for Sakura Hobby and Craft.  Today I want to show you how you can make your own pendant and making it look like it's under glass.  First I took an empty eyeshadow container and cleaned it out real good.  Remember to recycle as much as you can!!!  
I broke the case so that I could get the metal piece out.
and here it is.
Then I printed off a picture that I really liked (remember I am an elephant fanatic) and cut it down to size to fit snugly into the metal frame.
I then filled it with 3d crystal lacquer
and let it dry for about 24 hours.  It wasn't quit dry in time for the post, but the cloudiness will disappear, I promise.  Make sure not to touch it cuz you may leave a fingerprint...don't ask how I know this. 
I think I might put a pin back onto this and pin it to my jacket.

Don't forget you still have a few days to use the coupon terri04 to get 20% off of the crystal lacquer.

I hope you've enjoyed my little project and hope to see you again soon.
As always, have a great day and God Bless.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Daisy Barrettes anyone?

We received these fabulous Eastery colored cardstock in our packets.  I cannot get over how much I LOVE these papers.  I love all the glittery and sparkly that the Robin's Nest has in their paper.  Did you know all these papers are handglittered.  How do they do that?

First I selected these two wonderful papers and you can find them here
The glitter papers are so nummy looking.
I cut the daisies out using my cricut.  Then I needed to manipulate the papers a bit.  Using an old mousepad I laid the "flowers" on it upside down and used a maker to manipulate the paper by making circular motions on it.  You will "knock" off a little bit of the glitter, but not much to make a difference.  These papers really hold their glitz.  Then flip your flower over and do that same on the other side.  Now I needed the flowers to be double sided, but since the back of this cardstock is white I "mod podged" two flowers together.
Since the papers are onesided, I cut them out twice and modpodged them together.
Now comes the fun part...I mod podged each flower to give it a sturdy base, but yet flexible.  Then after they were dried I glued the double sided flower to the plain flower.  I added some dew drops with a different color center and added 3d crystal lacquer.  I just love what this crystal lacquer does to the centers.  I did sprinkle just a tiny bit of matching glitter ontop for added glitz.

Then I added a barrette to the back of the papers and turned them into barrettes for the girls. 
Aren't they just lovely?  See, you can even use paper to create barrettes. 

Here are just a few pictures showing off the girls with their barrettes.  It's pretty hard to keep a 3 and 1 year old interested in having their pictures taken, but the whole experience was pretty fun.

Now, a couple of weeks ago we participated in a blog hop for the Robin's Nest and my winner was:
Please send an email to to claim your prize
Head on over to the Robin's Nest to see if you are a winner from the other blogs and also to find out who the Grand Prize winner is.

As always, have a great day and God Bless.

As always, have a great day and god bless.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Barrettes and a coupon

Barrette blanks and coupon

Good day and thanks for joining me today.  First let me apologize for the delay in my post.  I was supposed to post on the 13th, but last week we had a really bad ice storm and and we were without power, heat and water for 3 days.  Let me tell you that was not fun.  We have a lot of mess to clean up because during the storm we lost a couple of trees and then we got 8 inches of snow on top of the ice.  It's been a very trying time, but I'm looking forward to getting back on track.

Here are some pictures just to show you how bad it was.

can you see how the ice formed and then the snow ontop of it? 
our pine trees took a pretty bad hit also. 
Icecycles and then snow on top of them. 

Thanks for your understanding and so without further ado...
I have had these barrette blanks for awhile and really had no idea what I would do with them until now.  I added the green Jewel Effects to some 3d crystal lacquer and filled the blanks.  I didn't use very much of the green and it gave this a very glassy look.
Sorry about the blurry picture.

I also used the purple Glitz Effects and sprinkled a few bits into the blanks.  Then I added some of the 3d crystal lacquer on top of the glitz.  Some of the flakes floated to the top giving it a bumpy affect.  I love it.

These dried in about 20 minutes, but I suggest leaving them set up for at least 24 hours to make sure they set up completely.

This is such an easy and quick project and I hope you might go out and purchase some blanks and create your own barrettes.  

Also, don't forget during the month of April there is a sale for the crystal lacquer.  Use the coupon code terri04 to get 20% off at Sakura Hobby and Craft and then go and create something.

Thanks for joining me and I hope to see you again soon and as always, have a great day and God bless

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Robin's Nest blog hop DAISIES

Good morning and welcome to the Robin's Nest blog hop ALL ABOUT DAISIES.  If you came from Juraci you are in the right place.  If you stumbled upon my post today, you should start at the beginning with Robin.

Today's hop is all about daisies and I just wasn't sure what I could bring to the table for this one.  Not that I don't like daisies, I just didn't know what I wanted to make...A scrapbook layout? - I didn't have any pictures to go with the daisy theme.  a card? - I haven't made a card in sooo long (so I could use up some scraps?).  Instead I opted for this super easy project.  I started with this fabulous Shocking Pink Glitter Sorbet paper.  I just love all the glimmer in this paper.  Did you know they hand glitter all their paper?
                             Shocking Pink Glitter Sorbet
I cut 3 strips of the paper at 1 by 12 inches and used my 
Martha Stewart scoring board and scored 1/2 sections
and then I flipped the paper over and scored at 1/4 inch.  
This makes folding accordian style so much simpler. 
Then I hotglued the sections together to make those famous medallions.  
I have made a lot of these and really enjoy the look, 
but I wanted to put a spin on these. 
I then punched out a starburst out of the Kiwi Glitter Sorbet.  
This is such yummy paper.  I really cannot get over how sparkly it is.
and hot glued it to the center to keep the medallion together.
but here is my twist.  CUT it apart.  
Just cut all the peaks just to the starburst.  
This kinda gives it more depth and makes it a bit fuller. 
Sounds weird, but it's true and I think it represents a daisy like look.
Then I hotglued stems to the back of the medallions from my stash 
I added some 3d crystal lacquer and of course... 
tiny dew drops.
And here is my trio of Live, Love, Laugh 
I love how these turned out and I hope you enjoyed a 
"new" spin on an old craft. 

Now for some blog candy...Each Blog will give a prize package "Daisey Package" value at $15 will include Tear drop, paper, and embellishments. 1 Grand Prize will get $25 toward the on-line store, winner will be picked by Rachel on the Robin Nest Blog. Winner will be posted the Sunday April 21st on Robin's Nest blog. Please make sure to become a follower and leave a comment to win the blog candy...

Now head on over to Michelle

Here is a complete list of all the blogs involved in this hop.

As always, have a great day and God Bless.