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!!!!
Monday, November 14, 2011
I tried my hand at making a brown paper bag album this week. My wonderful cousin Norma W. Jasso gave me instructions on how to create one. Her sister Nora Flores, showed her how to make them. So thanks to my adorable sisters/cousins, I created one that I am really happy with.
This is the front cover.........
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
A very good friend of mine gave me a huge bag full of wonderful colorful fabric yoyo's she bought at a yard sale recently. Wow!!! I can't wait to use them...........I'm thinking of all kinds of ways to use them in my crafts!!!
Thank you Elsie for this wonderful bag of sunshine you gave me!!!!!!