Sunday, 14 July 2019

Makin's Clay® - Antique Vintage Charms

Hello, friends!

It's my turn on the Makin's Clay Blog today!

I'm sharing how to make these fun Antique Vintage Charms!
This is such a fun and easy project to make, 
and I really like the results! 
The hardest part of the whole job is cleaning up the mess 
left behind by the silver leafing! 😊

Here are my charms:

Materials Used:
Makin’s Clay® - Black Clay
Makin’s Clay® - Cutting Mat - Small
Mold for Key and Lock Charm;
ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever;
Silver Leafing;
Jump Rings;
Scruffy Paint Brush.

1.     Roll black clay into smooth round balls. Push into mold areas. Remove excess clay from back. Allow clay to dry in mold, or remove clay from mold and allow to dry. It works great either way.

2.    1. Squeeze a small amount of glue onto a scrap paper. Using your finger, dab a little bit of glue onto the charm pieces. Let the glue dry for a while, until it is just a little bit tacky.

    2. Lay the silver leafing onto the charms, covering all the tacky glue. Rub with your fingers. Then take the scruffy brush and burnish very well, brushing away all the excess leafing.

4.  3.  Add jump rings, and your piece is finished! Now it’s ready to use as an embellishment on any project, as shown in the first photo.Or you could add a chain, as shown in the photo below.

Isn't that great? Clay is so much fun!

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Thanks for stopping in today!
See you again very soon! 

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Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Arnold Grummer - Sticky Note Book

Hello, my friends!

 I have a new project to share with you for Arnold Grummer.

You'll find all the details HERE,
at the Arnold Grummer Blog.

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Today I have created a fun Sticky Note Book,
using a kit from Arnold Grummer,
and then I've decorated it with a piece of handmade paper.

Here's what I made:

Here's What I Used:

Materials Used:
Small Piece of Handmade Paper;
Stampendous - Embossing Ink;
White Embossing Powder;
Nuance Powders - Blue, Green;
Paper - K & Company;
Small Piece of White Cardstock;
Offray Ribbon - White.

Here's How I did it:

1. Following the instructions on the kit, I assembled the Sticky Note Book. 

2. Using the embossing ink, I stamped the cottage image onto a 2 1/2" x 2 3/4" piece of handmade paper. I heat embossed it with the white embossing powder. 
3. I sprinkled the blue Nuance powder in the sky area, and the green Nuance powder in the grass area. Then I sprayed the piece with water until it looked as I wanted it to. I set it aside to dry.

4. I matted the inked piece with white cardstock.
5. I wrapped a piece of ribbon around the book, making sure it was long enough to tie in a bow. I adhered it in place on the front and the back.
6. I adhered the matted, inked piece in place on the front of the book.

This project came together really fast,
and it was lots of fun to make!
I like the way the embossing looks on the cover
The photo below shows the back cover.

Here you can see the inside of the book,
with the sticky note pad:

Here's one last look at the finished project:

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I'm really looking forward to sharing more handmade paper projects with you in the months ahead!
It's so much FUN!

Oh, you'll want to check out the resource page over at the website. 
You can watch Arnold Grummer himself demonstrate how to make paper! 

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My Scrap Chick - Beach Duck Boys and Girls!

Hello, my friends!

Welcome to a new DT post for My Scrap Chick!

Today I'm featuring the adorable:

Beach Duck Boys file, and
the Beach Duck Girls file.

I have to tell you...this file today just QUACKS me up! lol 
I've made four fun cards, 
which was so easy to do because there are 10 designs in each file.
So this is just a sampling of what you get to play with!
Plus, you have the option of print then cut, or the actual cut file.
Since I was making four cards, I went for the print then cut option. 
I'll try to keep the words to a minimum since there are so many photos.

Here we go:

Super cute, right?
I just added some punched borders, 
and then nestled the image in behind.
I didn't ink any of the edges because I liked that little frame of white.

I added Glossy Accents to the glasses and the lemondade glass, 
and Stickles to the flower.

This card has another suitable border punch,
and more Glossy Accents on the glasses.

Most of the sand castles are hidden but they're there.
I added Glossy Accents to her eyes, and Stickles to the flower.

For my final card, I layered up more border punches,
and more Glossy Accents on the glasses.

Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Punches: Fiskars - Boundary Waters, EK Success - Beach Scene;
Diamond Stickles;
Glossy Accents.

Scrap Chick File Used:

Beach Duck Boys file, and
the Beach Duck Girls file.

These cards were so much fun to put together!
Just think...there are 16 more available on the files!

They'd be great to add to any Summer themed layout too!
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Thanks so much for stopping by!
I'll be back soon with another fun project share!

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Don't forget to do that!
You really don't want to miss out on any of the great freebies! :o)

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Saturday, 6 July 2019

Happy Little Stampers ATC - July Challenge - Floral

Hello, my friends!

I have some new fun to share with you today!
This is a monthly Challenge, so I'll have a new ATC, following the theme, each month!

You may have noticed that I've been having lots of fun creating ATCs lately.
This great challenge is the perfect place for us all to share them!

The July Challenge is so easy...FLORAL! 

Here is my ATC:

I began with a chipboard background,
and added an ATC printable from Gecko Galz.
I added the stamped sentiment.

Then I added several clusters of mini yellow flowers to add some dimension.
After adding some white crystal drops, 
I went over all of the flower and leaves with my sparkle marker.

In the photo above, you can really see all the added shimmer!
One last look at my finished ATC!

Materials Used:
Ink: Distress Ink - Iced Spruce, Memento - Teal Zeal;
Stamp: Just Rite - Signs of Life;
Shine: Spectrum Noir - Sparkle Marker;
Bling: Nuvo Crystal Drops - White;
Flowers: Where Ideas Bloom - Yellow.

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ACTs are so much fun to make!
If you haven't tried it you, I hope you do!
Then come on over to Happy Little Stampers,
and link up with us!

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The rules are simple...and here they are:

1. You must create an ATC. We accept both cards and coins. 
You must follow the theme.          
2. Link back to your blog post and not your entire blog
3. Provide a link to HLS in your blog post
4. You may enter as many times as you like but each entry must be different
5. You may enter as many other challenges as you like
6. Have fun!

• measure 2.5 x 3.5 inches (64 X 89 mm)
• be traded for other cards - not sold
• be flat enough to fit into a plastic trading card sleeve

• measure 2.5 inches in diameter using heavy cardstock
• be traded for other coins - not sold
• be flat enough to fit into a plastic trading card sleeve

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Happy Little Stampers has lots of other fun challenges too!
Just head over to their home page and check the sidebar.
You'll see them all listed there...including the ATC Challenge.

ScraPerfect - Just a Little Care-taking Job

Hello, my friends!

Today I'm happy to be sharing another post for ScraPerfect
Today I'll be featuring :
Best Cleaner Ever and the Perfect Cleaning Cloth.

 Today's post will be short and sweet!
Sometimes we need to do these mundane care-taking jobs.
This particular one was long over-due.

Just take a look at the condition my my poor acrylic blocks in this photo:

Aren't they a mess?
Every time I needed to use one of my unmounted stamps
I would grab one of these blocks,
slap some more adhesive on it,
and stamp away!
I had quite a few layers of gucky glue built up!
Now that my stamps are all mounted, 
it was high time I cleaned these blocks up!
I grabbed my Best Cleaner Ever, sprayed it on my blocks,
and walked away for a while.
When I came back, all the adhesive had released
and turned into a goopy mess, that I could just wipe off with
I gave them a quick rinse in some soapy water, then rinsed and dried them.
Now look at them in the photo below:

They might even look better in this photo:

I'm so pleased with my "brand-new" looking blocks,
all without any effort at all! :o)

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! 
I'll be back soon with another project share!

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Friday, 5 July 2019

Swedish House Crafts - Guest Spot

Hello, my friends!

I know it hasn't been very long since I was on the DT of Swedish House Crafts.
Today I am back with a Guest DT post for them! 
Maybe they missed me? ;o)

So I have a fun project to share with you!
I have combined a sweet Paper Nest Dolls image,
with some fun Laserowe Love products,
to create this fun hanging.
I think it would be a lovely "Baby Sleeping" sign!

I began with this sweet Hippo stamp from the Paper Nest Dolls - Hippos Stamp Set.
 I stamped it onto watercolour paper, using Ranger Archival Ink.
 I then used a variety of watercolour pencils, along with a water brush, to colour it. 
I set it aside to dry.

Then I moved on to the Laserowe Love - MDF - Bookmark D
I thought this would be the perfect base for my little hanging. 
I used a pretty paper from the Laserowe Love - Lily Flower Collection
and covered the front and the back of the MDF piece.
 I inked around it with a pretty turquoise ink. 

Next, I took the Laserowe Love - MDF - Frame Banner, using the front frame piece only. 
I covered the front with Stampendous Embossing Ink, 
then sprinkled it with Beach Cruiser Embossing Powder from Sparkle 'N Sprinkle. 
I then heat set it with my heat gun. 
I then repeated the process once more to get a really nice thick coating. 

Then I die-cut the coloured image in a circle to fit behind the embossed frame, 
and adhered it in place.
 I then adhered the framed piece onto the base piece. 
I added some pretty turquoise pearls; five along the top, and three on the bottom. 

Finally, I tied a pretty yellow ribbon into a double-looped bow, 
and added it to the top of the embossed frame.
 I also added another yellow ribbon loop to the top of the base piece to serve as a hanger. 
Now it can be hung on the wall, the door, or even from the door knob.

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Thanks so much for stopping in today!
I'll be back again soon with another fun project!

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In the meantime,
head over to the Swedish House Crafts,
and take a look at all the fun goodies in the shop!

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Quietfire Design - Guest DT Spot

Hello, my friends!

I'm very excited about today!
Today is the first of two Guest DT Spots
that I'm doing this month for Quietfire Design

Now, if you're not familiar with Quietfire Design,
you really need to be. may actually be familiar with Suzanne's work
but not realize that she is Quietfire Design.
Suzanne is one of the licensed designers for
Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Yes, so you probably do know her work well!
She designs the most incredible stamps, dies, and cut files!
I have the joy of sharing all three of those items with you this month. 

Another wonderful thing that I really must mention
is that Quietfire Design is a Canadian shop!
That's great news for all my Canadian friends! 
I'm finally sharing an "at home" shop! :o)
It's even greater news for my international friends! 
Quietfire ships internationally...but the prices are Canadian.
So it's a big win for you too! :o)

Today, I have used a stamp and a cut file to create a card.
I'm only giving you a little glimpse of it here.
You have to head over to the Quietfire Blog to see the rest,
and to hear how I put it all together. 
You'll find it right HERE!

Here's a little peek:

So head on over and take a better look!
While you're over there,
check out the shop and both blogs.
They're full of fabulous inspiration!

UPDATE: Now that everyone has seen the post,
I'm adding a photo of my finished card:

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