Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Susan's awesome giveaway


Please check out Susan, Ioma2308 on YouTube for a really nice giveaway. While you're there, hang around and watch a few of her videos. She does some really nice work. Have a blessed day my friends.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Butterfly Armoire

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Faux Metal Corners

Got to give this one to Cynthialoowho. I watched a video she did making faux metal corners and fell inlove. The gold and red ones were done using a very heavy weight, mirror shine, card stock, that I ran through the Big Shot. I DON'T recommend using the Martha Stewart border punches with the heavy weight card stock. I tried one and it was just too detailed to go through thick paper. I certainly didn't want to break my new punch! So, I did it the way Cynthia did. At Wal-Mart (or any hardware store) they have the foil tape where the duct tape is. Cut a 2 x 2 square of light weight card stock and place the same amount of foil over it. Smooth out with your finger or run through your Big Shot. Score 2 adjacent sides at 1/2". Where the corners meet, cut to the center on one side, then cut from the corner to the center of the last point. So you'll only be removing 1/2 of that corner, saving the other half to glue together. Just fold score lines, hot glue together, and you're ready to attach it to your project. Thanks Cynthia for this cool idea.

Handmade Charms

     I've been seeing all these charm swaps, but I've only just gotten into making mini albums, so this is all new to me. I've had a collection of beads for years, but never did a lot with them besides put them on cards or scrapbook pages. This is a blast! lol Here's the first 2 that I've made.
     I've added a line to the storage bins beside where I work so that I can get to them easily. Again, it's all about functionality...no beauty. If it's tucked away, I forget to use it. I know that I can't have everything out in the open, but the things I use most often, I want at my fingertips.
     I can't wait to use the heart one on a Valentine mini!! My thoughts are running away with me. I have so many ideas that need to come out that I don't know where to start first. :-) It's going to snow tomorrow...so guess where I'm going to spend the day??!! It's time for some hot tea and PLAY TIME!
     I'm not sure what everyone is using for the charms, but I chose to use wire. I just thought it would hold up a little better. I have the bead Stretch Magic, but I didn't like how it tied...maybe I'm doing something wrong or there's a trick to that I'm not aware of. I can't seem to find my jump rings to attach the charm at the end, so I just threaded the wire through the charm and wrapped it around about 4 times before cutting it off and clamping it down so you don't get the sharpe edge. I then just slid the beads down the wire the way I wanted and repeated the wrapping process at the top onto a Eagle Claw Barrel Swivel w/interlocking snap (you can find these in the fishing section at Wal-Mart).

Monday, January 3, 2011

punkynpunkin giveaway

Hey bloggers...here's another giveaway for you to enter. My friend Tori is about to reach 300 subbies on her YouTube and to celebrate, she's giving away a Gypsy! Please find the link here and check her out. She really does some nice work. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHHNZsPBk9I

Find her at punkynpunkin on YouTube and her blog at http://www.toriscraftycreations.blogspot.com/
Be sure and tell her I sent you there! Good luck and God bless...Dena