Saturday, January 31, 2015

Quick Quotes ~ Celebrate the Snow!

Hi Connie here with a scrapbook page using the Snowflake paper from the Celebrate collection. Love the blue color in the photo's, bring out the light blue color in the pattern paper.

1. Ink around the Snowflake paper with Brandywine PowderPuff  Chalking Ink.
2. Cut a mat from the solid purple (reverse side)  and ink around the mat.
3. Using the Brandywine PowderPuff Chalking Ink stamp out numbers for photos.
4. Attach photos.
5. Cut out "Moments" from the Serendipity Words & Phrases strip and include it in your title.
6. Cut extra snowflakes from the pattern paper and ink around them with Brandywine PowderPuff  Chalking ink.
7. Place the snowflakes in the title section.
8. Add buttons and twine if you like.
9. Add journal strips.

Quick Quotes product used~

Other products used~
white cardstock

Thanks for stopping by~

Friday, January 30, 2015

gone junkin' Friday~

Hi guys!!
We have a week of beautiful weather so I went junkin'~
here's what I picked up.
$2 for 12.
These will make really cute mini notebooks.

This is so small. It is darling. $5.
I know exactly what I'm gonna do with this to!

This is so cute~ $5
This has a purpose too~hope it works!

knobs~ the glass one was $3 and the door knob was $1.
Love them!!!! You will see these again~

These are hard to find ~ $2.
This is the start to a Cloche!! Love putting these together and love
 the end results!

Small jello mold ~ $2.

Small jello or custard tins~ $3 for 4.

Chick feeder~ $3.
Stay tuned next week I will show what I have done with some of these finds!!!
See ya soon!
Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

My Salvaged Treasures~thank you!

Hi guys!
                  Did you see this on Facebook August of last year?  I saw it but it didn't sink in
 that it was a feature :) ~ If you love re-purposed, vintage finds, you
 need to check out My Salvaged Treasures.  
Betsy has it going on~

It started with this bucket, that I had given my dad, years ago (mom gave it back), 
so I decided to paint it and use it for magazines.

Thank you Betsy for the feature.  Love your blog and your eye candy.  Did I mention
 she has an Etsy too!
Check her out~

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Try It Tuesday~ Burlap pins!

Hi guys!
Time for Try It Tuesday~
I have made these burlap pins before, but I really love arranging embellishments into
 something pretty:) so I made them again.  This time they were for a school fundraiser.
BTW~ they look awesome on a denim shirt !

The burlap flower is by Canvas Corp.  Other embellishments are by
 Maya Road and Prima.  

Mostly Maya Road and Prima on these two.  I think they make the 
best embellishments for this type of project.
Hot Glue to put them together!

When you make these, just use what you have~all of those bits & pieces
 work great for this. Just tuck them in to make a cluster!
I'm working on a really fun project, so see ya
 next Tuesday~should be ready by then:)
I also did some scrapbooking, really!!!
See ya soon~

Monday, January 26, 2015

Clear Scraps~acrylic boxes!!!

Hi guys!
This is one of my favorite new product from Clear Scraps.  The acrylic boxes!  They come in several sizes and they are stunning.  Here's what I did with the small one~

I put a, sweet little, bird nest in the acrylic box and added
 very little embellishments. 
 I wanted the acrylic to SHINE!!!

The boxes come flat and you snap them together with a little wet adhesive. 
 Not a problem to assemble at all.  Beautiful !!!  
See ya soon for 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Avocado Arts~ Cheer Set!

Hi guys!
Hope you having a great weekend~
This is one of the last projects I did for Avocado Arts using the Cheer Set. 
Such a FUN set !!!!!

I made a little garland and used it to decorate the gift bag.  The Cheerleader 
gals were colored in with Copics.  The set has all the decorations you need to come up with some really cute gift items!

See ya soon~

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Clear Scraps and Snowflakes!!

Hi guys!
I have a fun project to share with you using the large 12 x 12 Nordic Snowflake 
stencil from Clear Scraps.

The pillow blank is by Canvas Corp.  I used acrylic white paint with a round 
small sponge brush to apply the paint to the pillow.  The paint dried fast so it was easy to keep moving with the stencil.

I sewed a vintage button in the center on the Snowflakes.  The burlap bow is removable. 
The Clear Scraps stencil washes up great.  Just soak it, for a few minutes, in soapy water and the paint peels right off.

Clear Scraps has a bunch of brand new stencils released at CHA 2015~
you can find them in the store.
Thanks for stopping by~
Linked at~ Paper Issues 
       Say it Ain't Snow Cold Outside 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Try It Tuesday~save those boxes!!

Hi guys!!
Save those boxes, you know the ones that are super cute or have bright colors~ yes those!
Here is what I did  with a stack of them I had been hanging on to~

I cut them up and made some little 4 X 4 notebooks.

I have made these before but I sure would rather have these little notebooks in the
 closet instead of the stack of boxes!!! Great little gifts too!! And did I mention~easy!!!!!

These are going to a fundraiser!!!

I put old pattern paper in this one :) ~
Great notepaper :)
You can also use the rings to hold the notebooks together.
Try it!!!!!
Linked at~ Paper issues: Hooray for the red, white and blue with Therm o web !
See ya soon~

Monday, January 19, 2015

Darkroom Door~sticks, make a pretty!!!

Hi, guys!!! 
Hope you had a fun weekend!
I have a project to share you and hang from your door knob, using the Carved Leaves Vol 2 Rubber Stamps Set and Robin Eclectic Stamp. These projects could be used as key chains too!! Not hard to make but so fun!

I took some sticks from the yard and tied them together to make a base for the Carved Leaves and Robin to sit. The leaves are embossed and the Robin is stamped with Archival Ink.  After the images are cut out, arrange them on the sticks. 

I used hot glue to adhere the Leaves and the Robin. Goes really fast once you have it laid
 out like you want it.

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Robin Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Carved Leaves Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Archival Ink
Embossing Powder: Ranger
Other: twigs, nuts, berries, twine, old keys.
Thanks for stopping by! 
{these are hanging on my doors}

Saturday, January 17, 2015

"the house that Pam built" ~ Craft Crossing ~5th year Anniversary

 Hi guys!!!
Just a quick project to share with you and a shout out to Pam Malatek of Craft Crossing.
Monday, January 19th, she will be celebrating 5 years in business.   She is also celebrating a brand new location  (just down the street form the old store) and lots of new classes and new products.
She will be open from 10:00 to 2:00 on Monday.  She has product demonstrations, make n' takes and great sales for you to enjoy!!!

"the house that Pam built"
 Craft Crossing!!!
Linked at~ My Salvaged Treasures

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Clear Scraps~Family Word Board!

I have one of my projects I did for Clear Scraps, that went to CHA 2015, to share.  This project will be on the Clear Scraps label, when you buy the Family Word Board.
So excited about that!!!!

1. Cover the back chipboard with old newsprint using Fast Finish Decoupage by Beacon.

2. Let dry.
3. Sand edges of cardboard with sanding block, to remove any over hang of newsprint.
4. Leaving the plastic cover ON the acrylic, lay the acrylic (Family Frame) on the covered newsprint and use it like a stencil.  I used a flat sponge type applicator and black acrylic paint to shade in the word FAMILY and the ovals.
5. When the paint is dry, remove the plastic covering on both sides and you will have a clean, sharp line on the word and ovals.
6. You are ready to decorate each oval or add photographs.
7. I framed the complete project, treating the acrylic word frame as if it were glass.
   Perfect fit in a 11 x 16 frame.  I speckled the frame with white paint for a snow effect.
Another great new product from Clear Scraps!  Check out the "What's New" page to see all the new products from Clear Scraps!
Thanks for stopping by~