Thursday, May 26, 2016

Stars and Stripes Patriotic Wreath

 I don't know about you, but anything patriotic gets me in the mood for a great summer!
To make this fun wreath, you will need the following:

8" Ruled Smoothfoam Wreath*
Red and blue craft paint
Paint brush
Patriotic fabric cut into 1" x 12" strips.

Use the handy ruled indents on the wreath to decide where you want your stars and stripes to be. Then paint those sections. When the paint is dry, start tying your strips of fabric. I alternated between tying the knots on the top and on the side of the wreath. This way you easily add volume to the wreath while covering up any bare paint spots.
For the stars, I used  15 strips of cloth.
For the stripes I used 40 strips of cloth. 

When done, tie a extra long strip at the top and hang for all to enjoy!
Visit here for more Smoothfoam wreath inspiration!

This post was sponsored by Smoothfoam.

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... :)


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