Thursday, November 12, 2015

Darice--Straight Arrow

That's one straight arrow!

     (Lights ON!)  Oh my stars!  I have to say this is one of my most favorite projects of the year!  (Another fave will be posted soon!)  A couple months ago I had the pleasure of crafting up some of these amazing arrows by Darice.  You can find my "How To" videos over on Create and Craft.  Now Darice has tons and tons of fun crafty items.  Make sure to check out those and many, many more goodies over at Create and Craft.
     This project starts out as just a paper mache arrow and a set of mini LED lights.  Like I mentioned, you can find a step by step video on Create and Craft but I will give a quick run down...
*Carefully cut out/off back of arrow
*Mark, then cut holes from arrow for lights  (I used an x-acto knife and just twisted it back & forth.
*Paint or cover arrow however desired
*Insert LED lights in previously created holes.  (I glued lights in place.  Any white glue should work)
*Put in batteries and replace back cover (that was previously cut out)

 Here is a pic with the lights off.
     This arrow was truly fun to make.  I want to make them to place all over my house!  Darice has made it easy.  I think you could turn any paper mache shape or letter into a "marquee"!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Canvas Corp-- Burlap & Canvas & Cards...Oh My

Burlap & Canvas & Cards...Oh My

Hey Hey Happy Crafters!
     Today I have a super quick post to share some projects I made using Canvas Corp Products!  I actually made these cards a few months ago to be featured on Create and Craft.  (PS,they have Everything crafty you could ever need.  Check them out!)  Now anyone that knows me, knows I am addicted to burlap!  (Yes even though it creates a huge fibrous mess LOL!)  I just wanted to highlight a couple of the many, many ways burlap and canvas can be used in paper crafting! 
Mini Album:
     Cards, tags, jute, canvas (rolled & spritzed in center of flower), burlap, mesh and burlap flower are all Canvas Corp.  Pins, stamps and bling are the only things I added from my own stash to create this adorable little album.  I think I will use it for anniversary pics :)

Birthday Card:
       Again, supplies from Canvas Corp (including the mini clothes pins) and some embellishment pieces make for a fun and unique Birthday Greeting!

     I hope you enjoyed these projects.  Have a Fantastic day!!!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Popcorn Box Blog Hop 2015

Hey guys!  Welcome to the

     Wahoo!  (insert party horns blowing here!) PARTY TIME EXCELLENT!  Please tell me some of you are old enough to get that reference?!?  This crafty party is hosted by the super duper awesome and talented Laura Kelly.  This is the 3rd year she has hosted and I would love for you to see her brilliant project and read more about her HERE.  So...this is the scoop-- a bunch of spunky crafters were sent a popcorn box & some supplies, and told to create to their hearts content.  I wanted to stay with a Halloween theme.  (Shocker- since Halloween is my favorite time of year!)  This is what I came up with:
     I covered the box with a layer of gesso before painting the green and black areas and stapled a ribbon handle to the inside.  (Side Note: Metal bobbins make great neck hardware!) "Franky" makes a great treat box and decor piece, but I wanted a little more from him LOL.  I decided to cut his eyes and mouth out with an X-acto knife.  Then I covered the holes with vellum, added the buttons, drew the "teeth", dropped in a (battery operated) tealight and voila...

     "Franky" now doubles as a spooky little luminary!  I loved the way this turned out.  I think I am going to make a few more to line my mantle! 

Say What!?
     Now, no real party is complete without a prize, and we have 3 fabulous prizes up for grabs!
* $50 Gift Card to World Market 
* $100 Gift Card to Lollipics for custom designed treats
* Sizzix Big Shot Machine
a Rafflecopter giveaway

     A BIG shout out and "Thank You" to our FANTASTIC sponsors:
World Market                                   Lollipics
Laura Kelly Designs                         Kunin Group (felt)
Scotch Brand                                    Adorn It
Udderly Smooth                               I Love to Create  (Aleene's Brand)

     I really hope you enjoyed this "light"hearted take on the popcorn box :) Please leave me some bloggy love and do the same for all of my crafty friends that are PARTYING too!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

National Scrapbooking Day 2015!!!

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!!!

   Hey Hey Hey Crafters!  It's National Scrapbooking Day!  I hope you are all working away "getting you craft on".  I just wanted to share the funky layout I created in honor of this special day.  I love being inspired by other artists work and you all have been so busy.  Can you believe it?  My basement flooded AGAIN last week!  But, I already have it all put back together.  I am super motivated to spend more time in my craft room.  I have so many things I want to try out.

     If you would like to see step by step how I created this, just go to the Create and Craft hub HERE

   There are lots of fabulous projects to inspire any and all crafters at the Create and Craft hub.  And Craft Academy has a wide range of video tutorials.  Get on over there and check it all out!

     And most of all...Have a super Crafty Day!

Friday, January 9, 2015

It's #CHAShow time!!!

CHA 2015

     WAHOO!!!  Now that the holiday season is over, it's time to really celebrate!  Can't wait to get crafty again.  I don't know what better way to get my creative juices flowing than a visit to CHA!!! I'm looking forward to meeting everyone from Create and Craft face to face and visiting with friends I have made at #CHAShow in the past!  I will be posting about my favorite finds and all the excitement...Stay tuned!  (For some fun updates during the show, check out CreateCraftUSA)

     Be back soon, Have a super Crafty day!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Pumpkin Upgrade!?!

Wowzers!  It's getting close...Create And Craft TV is coming to the U.S.!!!

      I can't believe it is almost Thanksgiving!  There are so many things to be grateful for.  (I mean on top of the fact that Create And Craft TV is coming to the U.S!!!)  Family, friends, health and oh yes, Crafting is definitely on my list!  (Like many of you  I am sure!)  Anyhoo, while I was getting all of my seasonal decor out, I found a plain pumpkin.  I felt like it needed to be dolled up a little.  I used a small dremel to carve the "Thanks".  I grabbed an antique doily, some flowers and colored straight pins from my stash and Wah-lah! Super easy, but I think it was just that little "something" extra it was lacking.  
     I know we all have countless seasonal projects coming up.  This is just one example of a speedy "upgrade" project.  I can't wait to dig in and really get going on some bigger crafts.  Lots of ideas starting to flow, now if there were just more hours in the day!!!

Friday, October 31, 2014




The time has come my crafty friends!!! To Announce the winners of the $50.00 Goodie Bags for the Giveaway from Create And Craft TV!!!! WOW...... Can you believe it, we did it! We hit our goal and I am so excited to be designing for such and amazing company And they will be here in the USA before we know it!!! Have you liked their Facebook Page???? If you haven't, you need to be sure to do that right here right now!!!..... Click HERE 
Now I bet you are rubbing your hands together to see if you my sweet friend are the winner!!! Well let's get a drum roll going................................................. and the WINNER of My Goodie Bag is ELAINE ( Please be sure to email, IM or FB me your information. 
Enter your email addy here subject Create and Craft TV Giveaway Winner

Didn't win? Did you comment on each of the designers blogs?  You may still be a winner. Be sure to check out all of the other Designers Pages to see if you were a winner!
Here is the list of Blogs......

Theresa The Scrapbooking Queen

 Corri  Garza

Melanie Allen-

Erin  Schreiner-