Saturday, May 22, 2010

New Card Making Classes Scheduled

Want to learn how to create some adorable handmade cards? I've got a few classes coming up where you will learn some new techniques and go away with handmade cards that you created!

June 4th
Fallbrook, CA
We will create 4-5 handmade cards!
Class Cost $20 or $20 in product.

July 24th
Catalog Release Stamp Class
We will create 12 handmade projects!!
Class Cost $35
Plus Prizes Every Half and Hour!
Plus spend $35 dollars in product and receive the brand new catalog for free (a $10 value)

Email me if you are interested!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Artful Thursday #5 Better Late Than Never

Artful Thursday Post #5

So late but I figured better late than never. My husband and I recently went to a wedding and there were a bunch of the little bubble containers left over. So I snagged a few to create a little bouquet of fun!!! Super easy and you'll need a few supplies:

Shrinky Dink Plastic, Colored Pencils, Vintage Paper, Scenic Sand (I choose blue), Empty Mini Bubble Container, Vintage stamens, leaves and seam binding, Ribbon Scraps, Piercer, Heat Gun, Sand Paper, Florist Wire, Butterfly Stamp.

Step 1:
Punch out three 2" scalloped circles out of shrink plastic.
Sandpaper the circles then color with colored pencils.

Step 2:
Punch hole into the scalloped circle with piercing tool and then heat with heat gun. The plastic will shrink and create a gorgeous little flower.

Step 3:
Thread each shrinked plastic flower with vintage stamens & wire.
Then create a cute mini bouquet by adding leaves and twisting wire to bind together.

Step 4:
Fill tube with scenic sand and seal with glue & topper.
Glue bouquet to the top of the topper.

Step 5:
Create cute little butterfly tag to attach to tube by stamping image on vintage paper, cutting out and then adhering to bubble tube.

Final Step:
Tie seam binding and ribbon around the bouquet! Give this adorable little vase to a friend or attach to the top of a gift for a one of a kind gift wrap!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Busy Weekend

It's a crazy crazy life! Besides working on some new projects, getting my projects ready to teach for Friday's class, Mother's Day and work we had an incredibly busy weekend.

I created this fun banner for my sister's new craft room! She makes adorable leather purses and now has her own craft area!

We went and visited with friends in their new home. My son decided it would be so funny to go swimming (fully clothed) in their dog's water.

Life is so much fun and hectic at the same time!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Artful Thursday Spool Ornament

Artful Thursday Post

I have been so busy lately that I neglected to create an Artful Thursday project last week. Actually I made a banner for my sister but have yet to completely finish it so it will be a different post. I still have a box full of these vintage wooden spools so I decided to create a fun ornament!

Gather Materials:
Wooden Spool
Florist Wire
Vitage Sheet Music
"Wishes" Stamp
Silver Ink
Fabric Scrap
Melissa Frances Glittered Chipboard Star
Glass Bead

Step 1: Tear vintage sheet music to fit around the wooden spool.
Step 2: Stamp on vintage sheet music with "wishes" stamp & silver ink
Step 3: Adhere vintage sheet music to wooden spool.
Step 4: Thread florist wire through the wooden spool and attach glass bead and glittered chipboard star to end of the spool. I used my Martha Stewart punch to punch a hole in the top of the star then threaded the wire through the star and then the bead and back through to the top of the spool.
Step 5: Create a hoop at the top of the spool with the wire.
Step 6: Tie fabric scrap around the wire at top of the spool.
STep 7: Hang your ornament somewhere! Makes a great door hanger!!