Monday, March 16, 2015
I decided to create a (green) necklace to wear on St. Patrick's Day to keep from getting pinched. So I hunted through my collection of vintage jewelry and found this pendant that was missing the jewel. It's two inches tall by one and a half inches wide. Perfect. I used Glossy Accents to adhere fine green glitter along the inside edge of the pendant, then fine white glitter in the center. Meanwhile that dried, I made a very tiny label on my PC and used clear tape to attach it to a very tiny glass vial. Which I then filled with fine green glitter (Lucky Dust) and sealed with a cork. Then I applied a couple of drops of gel superglue onto the back of the vial and set it onto the center of the pendant. I love using the gel (as opposed to liquid) superglue because it doesn't run and it sets instantly. After that was all done, I went back into the vintage jewelry, pulled out a couple of green beaded necklaces, took them apart and created one that matches perfectly! So, there it is. A very charming necklace, perfect to wear on St. Patrick's Day!!
After St. Patrick's Day, I think I will remove that label and replace it with one for Halloween, one that will say something like....."Eye of Newt Powder" or "Magic Spell dust" or something a little more spooky!
Yay! I love it!!!
Friday, February 20, 2015
I decided to make some cute crocheted headbands with a crocheted flower on it because my little niece has been asking me to make one for her. I did not have a pattern but I crocheted a regular headband and went online for a flower pattern, there are sooo many tutorials about that on youtube and so I took the basics and added my own idea to complete it. I am happy with the final results. I'll be making more of these in different colors for my niece and maybe add some sparkling rhinestones or other embellishments to the flowers.
If you would like some instructions on crocheting these, search for them on youtube and watch the tutorials. They are super informative!!
If you would like some instructions on crocheting these, search for them on youtube and watch the tutorials. They are super informative!!
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
|Tabletop centerpieces. These were a work in progress when this picture was taken.|
|The photo prop. The sand filled buckets were topped with seashells later.|
The photo prop was a little harder to create. A ready made Styrofoam blank frame at a floral supply place was expensive, so we opted to purchase an 8ft x 4ft Styrofoam Panel at Home Depot for $13.00. My sweet hubby cut it down to 4 feet wide and 3 feet high then cut out a square opening in the center leaving an 8 inch border all around. We glittered the frame and attached all the cutouts, we had previously glittered the letters for the wording. I used LOW temp hot glue because the hot temp hot glue will melt the Styrofoam.
The party was awesome and lots of guests took pictures of themselves in the photo frame!
Monday, November 3, 2014
|Tooth Fairy themed Altered Trap|
I added a small drawstring pouch for holding the lost tooth and a small bottle of Fairy Dust to sprinkle just a little into the pouch along with the tooth. The spring action arm can be lifted and the Tooth Fairy can slip in a dollar or two or five where it will be held securely.
One tip I will mention is to use small eyehooks or eye bolts, an eye bolt is a metal bolt with a loop at one end that are screwed into the wood. They are used to firmly attach a securing eye to the bottom so that dangling things may then be tied to it, or to the top to attach a beaded hanger such as the one I attached to mine.
My theme for the one I created was "Tooth Fairy". I had to bring it home from the class incomplete because I accidentally left some items that I needed to add to it at home!! Oy!!!
Some of the others made some really gorgeous ones! Their themes were Vintage Jewelry, Christmas, Hearts and Steampunk! Very Cool!!!
Friday, October 10, 2014
|My Happy Harvest Scarecrow for this year!|
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
|Personalized Festive Party Loot Bags!|
These canvas bags were fun to design and paint. My niece ordered these online, but I believe Hobby Lobby carries similar canvas bags.
I used dimensional glitter fabric paints from Tulip, and just free handed the graphics. I cut to size a thin square of cardboard and slid it inside each bag before painting to provide a rigid and stable surface behind the canvas to paint on, the cardboard also protected the back side of the bag from any paint that might have seeped through the front side. I allowed plenty of time for them to dry thoroughly.
They are nice and roomy and hold a lot of candy and party favors making them really ideal for personalized Party Loot Bags!
Monday, September 29, 2014
14 squares of Styrofoam (cut to desired size) these were 2 inches thick and 6 inches square
14 squares of pine lumber (cut to desired size) these were 2 inches thick and 6 inches square (optional)*
14 Number "3" Styrofoam shapes
1 roll yellow duct tape
1 roll red duct tape
2 packages of yellow tissue paper
2 packages of red tissue paper
1 package of red Holographic cellophane
14 large individually packaged lollipops
1 package red fine glitter
1 package U Floral pins (i found these at Hobby Lobby)
28 large Popsicle sticks
1 package wood skewers
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Themed graphics and text (I used my computer for this)
My hubby had some white pine lumber in his workshop and I had him cut 14 six by six inch squares, he did the same with the Styrofoam.
I hot glued the Styrofoam squares onto the wood squares, then took the duct taped and wrapped the yellow duct tape around each of the wood squares and then the red duct tape around the Styrofoam squares, I had to over lap a bit of the red tape over the yellow tape. *The wood base is mainly for weight, the party was outdoors and the centerpieces will stay in place on the tables even on a windy day, for indoor parties you do not have to add the wood base.
I cut the yellow and red tissue paper into 4x4 inch squares, about 24 yellow, about 15 red and 4 Holographic red for each centerpiece. I pinched and gathered each tissue square in the center of the square and using the U floral pins I pinned two tissue squares at a time into the top inside edge of the Styrofoam all around, then did the same with the red tissue within the yellow square until it was nice and full. I added a Holographic square the same way in the center of each centerpiece side and one in the top center.
I inserted wood skewers into and painted the "3"'s and waited for them to dry, then I brushed white glue on both sides and dipped them in the red glitter to coat.
I made the graphics on my computer and printed them on white card stock, cut them out and used just a bit of glue to secure them back to back, since they were going to be seen from both sides, then laminated them. I made a small opening at the bottom of each one and inserted a large Popsicle stick and inserted the other end of the Popsicle stick into the Styrofoam with a bit of hot glue to secure, first making sure where exactly I wanted to place them, did the same with the "3"'s. Then I inserted the large lollipop behind the number 3, but those were not glued down.
These were so cute and you can use whatever colors you'd like and decorate for any themed party!
I hope I covered everything, if you have any questions, please leave me a comment.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
|These pendants are 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" square|
|The Owl paperweight is 4" x 2" and the coaster is 4 inches big|
In the pictures you can see the cute pendants, an Owl paperweight I also made (love it) and my first drink coaster, I used puffy vinyl stickers on both and glitter (of course). The little characters in the pendants are buttons with the shanks removed.
The coaster cured very well and is very hard, I guess the humidity wasn't so bad that day.
If you have any questions, please feel free to use the comments section, and I will try my best to give you an answer.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
|So much fun to create with EasyCast!!|
I used EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy, Perfect Pearls pigment powders to add color, some plastic (three dimensional) cupcake, ladybug and heart buttons for the heart pendants, some puffy plastic sticker for the round ones, and lots of iridescent fine glitter.
Here is the link for the video tutorials I'm learning from, I think you'll enjoy them!
Friday, February 14, 2014
Saturday, January 4, 2014
2 ft. by 3 ft. canvas
I need some inspiration!!!!
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Been creating some cards for the last couple of days, in between other projects I have going, here are 4 of them. The bonnet girl I cut out free hand and just glued her together, it's for my aunt who lives in Georgia.
I love to use scrapbook paper and just layer.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
|Trash to Treasure........... one empty cardboard beverage container|
and some imagination......to create a whimsical tools holder!
So, first, I spray painted it a couple of times, spray covers faster and dries faster than brushing the paint on.
Too give it extra stability, I took 6 empty plastic soda bottles, cut them down to size and slid one into each slot (refer to picture). They fit perfectly snug.
|Need 5 more empty plastic soda bottles.|
|Finished project!! Now to fill it up!|
Hopefully you can make one too!! I LOVE to recycle!!!
Friday, March 1, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013
Making Valentine cards today. I love using Recollections packaged blank cards with envelopes, they come in many wonderful colors!!
Those heart shaped paper doilies are so perfect for Valentine projects, the only problem is gluing them down with the bulk and mess of liquid glue, so, instead I ran it through the Xyron machine, to make it like a sticker, just peel and stick. Love it, but my Xyron is sooooo old! I need a new one.
I also made a rose with ribbon and glued a sparklie in the center, and also added some Diamond mesh wrap roll sparkle rhinestone ribbon on the bottom and on the upper right hand side of the card. You can find this awesome ribbon at floral supply places, or, you can Google it and find it online. It is very versatile, flexible and can be cut into any shape. I highly recommend this product, I just love it!!
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Thursday, December 27, 2012
At the reception hall
(the lighting was minimal)
Monday, October 22, 2012
It only took me about an hour from start to finish, It might not be perfect but I love it!!! Oooh, maybe I can make some for Christmas gifts!!
Sunday, September 9, 2012
I am trying to re-train myself to put things away as soon as I am through with them, so I don't wind up with my table full of stuff when I'm finished!!! So far, so good!
Monday, August 20, 2012
I LOVE IT ♥ Thank you Nora, you are an amazing woman!! Love you!!!
Now, down to some serious paper crafting using my new ATG!!!
Monday, June 11, 2012
The theme in my kitchen is "Chefs", and I have some "Chefs" wall paper trim I had bought to use for decorating, that I had actually never used, and I thought it would be so perfect for this milk container! So, I measured around the can and cut the wall paper trim to size, wrapped it around the can and glued it down. I think it looks so cool!!! I'm really happy with how it turned out! Best of all, it was soooo easy!!!
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
I love Carousel Horses and I am always on the lookout for material or scrapbook paper with that theme and I recently found some beautiful carousel horse wall decor stickers, so I grabbed some up along with some papier-mache boxes. I painted the boxes inside and out then decoupaged the horses on to the lid of the boxes, added some pretty trim, sparkly gems and lots of fine glitter. They will make really nice treasure boxes for some lucky little girls. I think (hope) these will sell at the craft fair.
Monday, April 23, 2012
If you would like to create one too, just gather a few items that you probably already have at home;
1 large empty coffee can with plastic lid (save lid)
1 bluejean leg
1 small jean pocket...the small one that's inside the front jean pocket (the regular pockets might be too big)
Trims and lace for embellishments
|This is the inside view, you can see the plastic lid at the bottom|
Cut the jean leg at the knee, slip it, hem side first, over the open end of the coffee can all the way down until the hem is flush with the bottom of the can. The jeans I was working with just so happened to fit snug on the coffee can. Tuck the top of the jean leg into the can, if it bunches too much at the bottom, trim it to where it lays flat on the bottom. Measure the inside bottom of the can then take the plastic lid, apply the measurement to it and trim off the excess until it fits snuggly into the inside bottom over the trimmed jean fabric, thus giving you a clean, smooth bottom in the can.. Glue the small pocket onto the outside, making sure not to glue it shut, and embellish away!!!
I'm making several to sell at the next craft show!!
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Here's a list of supplies you'll need;
1mm diameter Stretch bead and jewelry cord
Needle nose pliers (for opening and closing jump rings)
Pony beads or Jewelry beads in your desired colors
All of these items can be found at most crafts stores or online.
Tray of supplies
Just simply cut a strand of the stretchy cord at desired length, leaving a few extra inches to allow for knotting.
Attach the jump rings onto the trinkets that you will be adding to the bracelet. Feed beads and football trinkets onto the cord until you reach the length you need, knot the cord a couple of times and trim off excess. Side a bead over the knot to hide it. Now you have made an awesome Football Spirit bracelet!! Add as many bells and trinkets as you like, the more the better!!
Friday, January 6, 2012
Hi guys!! I've got a very cool project that is really a lot of fun to make! My darling cousin Nora Flores showed me how to create these charming boxes that can be made into purses or adorable boxes for treasures! These make wonderful gifts as well!! And guess what! They started out life as Cereal boxes! Yep, simple cereal boxes that will now be altered and transformed into a beautiful piece of functional art!! We can do our part in recycling trash to treasures!!! Things you will need for this project are....
One large to medium empty cereal box, scissors, ruler, pen, decorative papers or card stock, glue or paper adhesives, decorative embellishments and a bit of Hook and Loop fasteners (Velcro, for flap to close securely)
Pic #1 is of the cereal box cut to the size I needed for this project........
1. Take the cereal box and measure the size you would like the finished box to be, (I measured 6 inches from bottom to top) and draw a line across the front crosswise, and along both sides as well
2. Turn the box around to the back and measure 11 inches from bottom to top, draw a line across the back side crosswise, this side has to be longer than the front because it will serve as the flap that folds over the front
3. Using scissors or an X-Acto knife, carefully cut the box along the line you drew across the front side and also the two sides equally. DO NOT CUT THE BACK SIDE OF THE BOX (look at this first picture for reference)
4. Referring to the back side of the box now, cut the line across the top of the box where you measured 11 inches high
You should now have your box looking like the one in my picture. Bring the flap over and fold across the front of the box like a flap for a purse. You can use a bone folder on the folds.
You could also make it a purse by cutting slits on the top flap and slipping some ribbon though those slits then knotting the ends of each ribbon on the inside, leaving the ribbon long enough to use as a handle. Very cool!!
Here is the finished product!! I chose brown and cream colors, which go together nicely. I used cream ribbon to make a flower for the lower left side and for the bow on the upper right side.
Inside flap....you can see the Velcro dot used to secure the flap when its closed.
The polka dotted one you see in the picture below, was the very first one I ever made, the dots are glittered and sparkly. I used ribbon to make the flowers on the lower right side.
I used printed scrapbook paper with small polka dots for the inside. Notice the Velcro dots that I use to secure the flap when its closed.
I had lots of fun making this project, I love recycling. I use the box with the polka dots to hide my wire cutters and needle nose pliers and other tools from my hubby because he will take them to use in his work and I will never see them again!! I have even spray painted the tools purple or pink and slathered glitter all over them but that does not deter him, he says "A purple hammer works just as good as a black one"! Oy!!! So...........he would never think to look inside this pretty sparkly pink polka dot box for my tools!!! Bwahahaa!!!
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
I created a 'Thank You' card from white paper bags using two bags, decorative papers, cricut cutouts, glitter, card stock and lots of white glue. Using only two paper bags made for an easy card to make. There are a lot of tutorials on Youtube on how to make cards using paper bags. My cousins Nora Flores and Norma Jasso showed my how to create these!! I love it!!!!