Friday, April 29, 2016

Beautiful Monogrammed Pendants

I'm so excited to share with you that I have Joined the "Creating with JoY" team!
Joy is the makers of Embroidered Letters to be used in all sorts of crafts!

My first post with team shows you how to make these Beautiful Monogrammed Pendants!
All the supplies can be found at Michaels or Hobby Lobby!
See the tutorial here!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Twinkle Twinkle Faerie Lights

 A few weeks ago I received this Chibi Lights kit by Chibitronics.
I had seen them at CHA earlier this year and was intrigued of the concept.
 Imagine adding lights to your cards, art work, jewelry and more!  

 This is what the box looks like when you receive it. Love the art work, so fun!

This starter kit was inside.
It consisted of:
  • A illustrated Circuit Sticker Sketchbook. The Sketchbook walks you though five circuit concepts including parallel circuits, switches and resistance-based sensors.  
  • Conductive copper tape.
  • 12 reusable LED stickers.
  • 2 coin cell battery's.
  • 2 binder clips
  •  A strip of black conductive plastic (not shown).
 There are 5 exercises in the book. Each one more fun than the last!
With a little practice, I was able to create crisp clean corners with the tape.

 I really loved this concept of a "on and off"  button!
 I already have gazillion ideas in my head of what I want to do with this!

For my Faerie Lights Card....... I wanted to keep it simple, to show you how easy this is.

1. I traced the clip art onto plain white paper and cut out.
2. I punched a small hole on the clip art where I wanted the light to shine.
3. I made a dot where the hole for the light will line up.
4. Then I drew my template, complete with space for the battery.

 5. Here I added the copper tape and placed the LED light over the dot. Easy, right?

 6. I trimmed the battery space and instead of the clip, I used tape.

 7. To offset the bulkiness of the card, I used foam tape to even it out.


 8. Then I placed the clip art image on top of the template, lining the hole up with the light.
9. I arranged it all on some cardstock and added shimmer paints for a little extra Faerie magic!

So what do you think, fun right?
Do you want a chance to win a starter kit to play with?
Comment here and on the Designer Crafts Connection blog, where you will also find the Rafflecopter widget to record your entries.
The winner will be selected at random on April 29th. 
There's also the list of designers participating in this hop, so check out their projects too!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Friday, April 15, 2016

Garden Makeover Challenge

Join me in a 'Open to All' Garden FB Challenge!
 Don't be shy, post your (before) photos here!
This might be the incentive you & I need...
-to get started get planting, pruning and cleaning up!
Gardens can be small, large, lush or desert dry....
Feel free to share 'during' photos as well, then your 'after' photos by May 31st, 2016
3 participants will be a lucky Winner-
 of a Gardeners gift pack- seeds, tools, decor and more!
Good Luck!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Faux Chocolate Easter Eggs

Looking for a fun way to fool a friend or add to your Easter decor?
How about Foil wrapped Easter eggs?
Check out the full tutorial here... :)

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Embossed Oly-Fun Bookmarks!

I'm so excited to share with you this new Metallic Oly-Fun Fabric from Fairfield!
 I have used their colorful fabrics in many projects and just love the ease of it's use.

Whats great is that the Metallic Oly*Fun™ is a Multi-Purpose Craft Material.
To add shimmer, sparkle, and shine. Easy to cut and sew.  Does not fray.
Can be sewn, glued, stapled, tied, knitted, crocheted and more!
 Great for indoor and outdoor decor!

To make bookmarks like these, you will need the following:
  • Metallic Oly-Fun fabric
  • Scissors and or paper trimmer
  • Any die cutting machine
  • Die cutting platform and plates
  • Any embossing folders
  • Brightly colored permanent markers
  • Wide double stick tape or spray adhesive
  • Cereal box cardboard
1. Trim your cereal boxes to the actual size of the embossing folders.
2. Glue the metallic fabric to each cardboard with the tape or adhesive.

3. Get creative with small squares and strips.

4. Following directions on the platform, place the covered cardstock in your folders and run through the machine. Play around with how you want the embossed design to be, raised or depressed.
5. Color the embossed designs with your markers.
6. Use your scissors or paper trimmer to cut the bookmarks.

 I absolutely love anything metallic and I use a lot of it in my Mexican Folk Art projects!
 Please visit The Designers Craft Connection page to see the rest of the designers idea's and to enter for your chance to win a bolt in the metallic color of your choice!

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