Thursday, May 21, 2015

Celebrating Grads with Deflecto!

 One more month and Dyllan graduates from 5th grade! Where did the time go? Seems like yesterday he was just starting Kindergarten! I wanted to create something special for him to remember how far he has come.
I used this 7"x5" Curved Sign Holder by Deflecto. The sleek curved design holds the frame up easily. Little magnets inside the corners makes it easy to customize the inside.
I used a white Chalk Marker to personalize some black cardstock.
Then I added dimensional to the outside of the frame!
You can find Deflecto products at most office supply stores and on Amazon.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Artist Craft Fair!

Join Me this Sunday where there will be a total of 25 vendors selling art supplies hosted by Whimzy.
 Weather is supposed to be cool but no rain!
Sunday May 17th, 9-3, 474 El Camino Real, Tustin 92780. Great deals on art supplies, findings, fabric, crafting goodies and more!
FREE gift to first 15 customers.
See you there!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Bling Your Ride! - License Plate Frame Tutorial

 Our current license plate frame is from Disneyland. Now while I love anything Disney...we have not had family passes to the theme park for 5 years. So I've been trying to find some way to make a new license plate with out a lot of cost.
This months crafting theme is "Bling".
 Perfect!  Plus I pretty much had all the materials and I'm sure you do too!
 You will need:
  • A plastic license plate frame. This one was less than $2 from a car part store.
  • Thin silver glitter paper. - I used glitter wrapping paper from Michaels. A whole roll goes a long way.
  • Assorted colorful sequins.
  • Assorted Mini Dew Drops
  • Silver rhinestones

  •  E6000
  • A tool to pick up and easily place your embellishments. I used this tool, but even a white crayon will work, or a bit of braces wax on a tooth pick will do the trick. 
  • Diamond Glaze as a sealer.
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Standard hole punch
  • A non stick craft mat
  • Baby wipes for clean up
  • A fan to blow away the glue fumes, or sit near a open window. 
  • A Silver leafing pen.

 1. Trace your frame onto the back side of your glitter paper, including the holes.
2. Cut out traced design and punch holes.
3. The glue is unforgiving, so work carefully, little by little as you glue the paper to the frame.
4. Trim off any over hanging pieces.

5. Use the silver pen to cover any areas on the frame where the silver paper has not been glued to.
6. Because the glue will dry quickly with the fan blowing, work in small sections as you apply the sequins.

 7. Next add your rhinestones. The E6000 changed my rhinestones after I had glued them, making them look like baked glass. Extra sparkle!

8. When all the rhinestones have been added and the glue is set, drizzle the diamond glaze directly onto the embellished frame and smear with your finger until everything is coated. I did 2 coats and then let cure over night before adding to my car.
I LOVE how it "sparkles" in the sun! So many happy colors! :)

Thanks for coming by, I hope you liked my tutorial!
Are you ready to make your own?
Look for this button on my sidebar for more "Bling" inspired designs!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Introducing My "New" Rubber Stamp Line!

Peeking Owl ATC stamp.
 Hi Everyone!
   I have a new line of rubber stamps over at!
Flourish ATC stamp.

Dandelion background stamp

Steampunk ATC stamp

Little owl ATC stamp

Sewing Swap Reveal!


Hi Everyone!
Welcome to the "Sewing swap" reveal!
The premise of this swap was to create a sewing themed jewelry piece or item to be used in the sewing room. 
Also to include a ATC and 6"x6" fabric square to be sewn into something amazing later....

I painted a large canvas piece and used it for both my fabric square and ATC. I also included a little hand made Owl :)

Here you will see the boxes I 'custom' made for each participant. I had a blast painting them. While they seem great here, they look so much better in person and I hope everyone liked their Artsy boxes! 

Fawdolyn's colors- Brass, red, green and yellow.
 Button hair-clip and clever ATC created by: Fawdolyn Valentine

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Laurie's colors- Gold, purple,teal, pink and blue.
 Ring Pin Cushion created by: Laurie Rush. Love the Simplicity fabric!

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Christiana's colors- Gold, pink. orange and blue.

 Thimble earrings created by: Christina Ellis. She also included a loose "sewing machine" charm.

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Wendy's colors- Silver, teal, olive, coral and dark blue.
Clever Snap Button dangle earrings created by: Wendy Hue. Love the vintage pattern girls on the ATC!
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Maria's colors- Silver, red, white, blue and black.
 Fabric covered coil bracelet created by: Maria Soto.  Fits perfectly and I love her crazy quilted fabric!

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Ashani's colors- Silver, shades of blue and white.

 Whimsical scissors earrings with my favorite color created by: Joanne Ashanie Samuel.
I love the batik fabric too, such a vibrant energetic color!
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Leslie's colors- Silver, fushia, teal, purple and lime.
 Embossed Beaded Denim Pin created by: Leslie Rahye. In awe of the ghostly effect on the ATC!

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Wanda's colors- Silver, pale pink, blue and green.
 Sewing Thread Spool Necklace and a mix of buttons created by: Wanda May Clark.
Wanda asked for everyone's favorite colors and custom made their swap items! How nice!
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Lee's colors- Silver, orange, black, lime and purple.
 Measuring Tape bracelet created by: Lee Tee. I also love how she stamped a extra design onto the fabric and really decorated the ATC!
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Kathleen's colors- Silver, coral, aqua, yellow and kiwi.
Sewing knick-knacks charm dangle created by: Kathleen Ellis.
 I love every little piece! From the extra buttons to the vintage trim on the fabric!
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Glenda's colors- Silver, turquoise, green, yellow and gold.
 Cord Bracelet with sewing themed charm created by: Glenda Hart.
 Love how the ATC matches the fabric!

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Joann's colors- Silver, red, black, grey and white.
Canvas Flower Brooch created by:Joann Alexander.
Her ATC looks just like a vintage spool of thread and she stitched tiny buttons on her fabric!

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Carols colors- Silver, mustard, fushia, green and berry.
 Colorful vibrant Pin Cushion created by: Carol Hoffmann.
She also stitched her ATC and created 2 whimsical fabric squares!

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Shelia's colors- Silver, blue, green, turquoise and white.
Stuffed Owl Plushie created by: Shelia Goldsberry.
Love the owl fabric, so cute!
She also included a extra gift of a do-it-yourself leather cord necklace with findings. How sweet!

Well, that concludes this Sewing Themed swap.
 If you are interested in  joining future swaps, please leave your name and e-mail in comments.
I will then add you to the "Master" swap list where you will be the first to know of' and be able to join "new" swaps before the are posted to the public and my Face Book group.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Smoothfoam Patina Owls

For the month of April, I created these adorable and easy to make Patina- Owls.
Head on over to the Smoothfoam blog to see the tutorial!


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