Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Today Life Is Good Custom Album

Hey there friends, Happy Tuesday. 
I have been doing so many photoshoots lately I decided to use one to
create a mini album using the Creating Made Easy May 2016 Kit this time!
It was fun to use the pics from the shoot to create an album. 
I cannot wait to take my boys out and get pics this weekend. 
I am dying over these Webster's pages papers and sticker embellishments. 
 On this mini a filled in the pages with patterned paper and took scraps to make 
contrast edging. 
 Also on the front of each page I used gold metallic paint around the edges. 
There were a couple pages I wanted the matting to be larger so I painted the entire page,
then used a large matting that overlapped the chipboard pages of the 
Clear Scraps Tabby Album from the kit. 
Even the fun vine ribbon was included in the kit, it is a beautiful scrapbook kit this month 
and perfect for not only scrapbooking but mixed media as well. 
Grab yours while they are available, only 29.99!


Monday, May 2, 2016

LIVE Desktop Plaque Craft

Hello Monday and help friends!
Have you seen the Creating Made Easy May 2016 Kit? I mean it is drop dead gorgeous! Such a combo of colors and style, I am in love!
Included in the kit is the Clear Scraps LIVE Expression with is so fun, plus some gorgeous Webster's Pages papers and stickers that you'll love as much as I do. 
For this desktop sign I made (To remind myself to LIVE and breathe) I painted the back of the LIVE Expression with paint so the front would be nice and glossy. Then I put pearls all over the front using a Pearl Pen. 
After I allowed everything to dry, I trimmed out pattered papers that was all included in the kit and made it the perfect desktop size. 
Using Beacon Zip Dry adhesive I adhered the Clear Scraps LIVE Expression to the paper dotting it where the pearl dots are to perfectly conceal the adhesive. 
I also added some stickers form the May 2016  kit that were fun sentiments. I then took a heavy duty card stock, folded it lengthwise and adhered half to the back so it would stand tall on my craft desk. 
I am willing to bet this Creating Made Easy May Kit flies off the shelf, between the Mini Album, and perfectly adorable papers, it's going to go quick so grab yours now!
Here is a link to the details in the kit and it's only 29.99 including USA shipping. 
Happy Monday and happy crafting friends!!

Thanks for staying with me through the divorce and my crafting less! I love you all. 


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Autism Love Altered Clipboard

Morning friends, Since April is Autism Awrwaness Month, I decided to 
create another Autism themed project using the Clear Scraps 6"
Puzzle Stencil and the NEW stamp set from A Creative Journey With Melissa
For this project I spray painted the back over the Clear Scraps 6" Puzzle Mascil
 and stamped the images and cut them out. I am in love with it. 
Happy Wednesday friends!! <3 p="">
Remember to share and talk about Autism, it's such an important cause. 


Thursday, April 21, 2016

New Tablet Stand!!

Hey there friends, check out the new Tablet Stand that Clear Scraps
just released! This is one I created. 
They also have very cool Phone Stands which I love!
 Perfect for the kitchen, a crop or craft room.
And they fit a variety of tablet sizes. 
Happy Thursday friends :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

See Autism With Your Heart TAG Project!

Hey again friends, Once again I find myself behind on blogging! SHOCKER! hahaha
April is Autism Awareness Month of course and yes I have SEVERAL projects to 
share so I better get my ass in gear!

This is my Clear Scraps April Tag project which I used the 
6" Puzzle Mascil and blue glitter paint. 
Then I stamped using the newest stamp set from A Creative Journey with Melissa stamps:
I actually have a couple sets to give away this month!
Check out Clear Scraps and the stamps too!
Love you all, I will retirn full force one day!
I just finished working 21 days and am headed into 30 day stretch.
 Single mom life is not easy. 
But I will remain calm and craft! hahahaha


Monday, April 4, 2016

Special Kids 5K Race- Autism Mini Album

Hey there friends, happy Monday. 
Recently I had the opportunity to experience a wonderful show
of support from a friend who ran a 5K for my son with Autism. 
My son was even able to run the last 100 yards or so with him. 
It was such a beautiful experience that I decided to take the photos and turn them 
into a min album for my son who I want to be able to really
remember that day with visuals of course. 
I used the April Kit from Creating Made Easy to create the album and I am in love.
I lost several friends when my son was diagnosed because instead of making
 excuses for how my son acted and people treated him, I no longer accepted those
 behaviors and it really made me realize I didn't have to accept shitty behavior from
people for myself either. 
If I was going to advocate for my Autistic son then I needed to show him, I do
not allow that treatment for myself either. I don't want him to think it's ok 
for people to treat him like garbage and he just has to take it. 
So for JD to do this, it meant so very much! The support I have found from
amazing people far outweighs the loss!
Thank you JD!


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Pet Love Photography

Morning friends, I wanted to share this project today
because my son who is now 13 is really showing his eye for
photography and he loves to snap pets. He is 100% an animal lover
and I know he sees things I do not.
He took these pictures at my friends house while we were
visiting one day. I sent them to my email and had them printed. 
After looking at the I decided to make a project with them as well. 
The first thing I reached for was a Clear Scraps Clipboard. 
Not everyone has scrapbooks, so these make incredible gifts for 
the person who loves art but doesn't have a scrapbook. 
I left it clear because I like the effect and I used the 12" Arrow Heart Mascil from
Clear Scaps on the back with some teal Krylon spray paint to create the hearts 
 I used some Jillibean Soup papers and stickers I got on clearance for the rest. 
Such a fun heartfelt project to create with my son. 
He sees that I respect his work and I can share with our friend.
Hope your Wednesday is beautiful friends. 
Much love- Pinky


Monday, March 28, 2016

Love You Clear See Through Card

I know it's shocking isn't it? I still make cards! haha
I actually still give out handmade cards too!

It's funny because a person I know came over and took a bunch
of my handmade cards and she sends them out with packages as well. 

So yes crafting is alive and well in my house, I just have been so busy
 I haven't really posted, but they are happening!
This ne was using the March Kit from Creating Made Easy, 
and wait until you see the next kit, it's the BOMB!
I love this kit and all the beautiful colors though, I really do!
For this card I of course cut the back side longer and folded it over and adhered it. 
I cut the painted flowers from the kit in half and used them on the side. 
Also the pretty LOVE YOU was in the sticker set. So you really have everything you need. 
I made a layout, a card, and a mini album plus other layout and 2 more cards.
It's a good value kit for 29.99! 
Happy Monday friends! <3 p="" to="" ya="">


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Neon Rainbow Tag? Yes Please!

Hey there again! THREE days in a row, I am getting my crafty groove back! :)

This is my tag for March using the new Clear Scraps Tag Album & Tag Box Set from the 2016 CHA Release!
I was really feeling the rainbow, neon vibe so I decided to experiment and make a very colorful tag for the month.
For this take I used four different alcohol inks which I dropped onto the back of the tag from the Tag Album after removing the protective film. Then I allow it to dry.I tamped it with a dabber to spread it all out. 
After it dried completely I used a very light yellow spray paint (Krylon) to paint over and make it more opaque. 
You will never guess what I used for the Clear Scraps Butterfly Mixers?! I used nail polish, yes regular old nail polish. They were sitting by my craft table the I thought the colors would go so well, so I removed the protective film from the backs of the butterflies, then I coated each one in nail polish and set it aside to dry while I created the stamped sentiment. 
Now I tried to stamp on the tag directly but the color wasn't as bright as I wanted, so I used nail polish remover and removed the stamped image and stamped it on paper. Then distressed it with StazOn green inks. 
I used a vivid green ribbon for the top after everything tried up nicely and yes it takes some time, but it was worth it, changing techniques. 
I hope you enjoyed my project today, it was a fun experiment!
Have a wonderful Thursday friends...

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Cheese Grater Jewelry Holder POPPED!

Hello two days in a row blogging! She is back! :)
I have a project today that really is for any DIYer or crafter who likes to make things as gifts or for themselves. I have seen these Cheese Grater Jewelry holders forever it seems and I really wanted t personalize one for myself. But I wanted it to POP!
So why not add some Clear Scraps goodness to make it an amazing gift. 
Of course you can use any cheese grater, new or old, they are quite inexpensive in fact. I took some spray paints and one of my favorite Clear Scraps Mascils/Stencils, the 6" Groovy Hearts Mascil. Really the 6" stencils fit perfectly on the grater itself making an easy decorating area. 
Once you paint the entire grater, you set the 6" Groovy Hearts mascil on the grater, and use several paints to make it pop with graduated colors. It's easy to place and if you need it held down you can use a glue dot, but I did not need one to create mine. I wanted a pretty base color so I chose teal. 
Because you will be using a metal friendly spray paint, I do suggest a sealer and 24 hours dry time before using or it can be slightly sticky. I believe it is because the paint is a bit thicker with a primer built into the paint before you use it. Also be sure to clean the grater with alcohol a well. 
There are so many Clear Scraps Mascil/stencil designs you really an customize it to any style you like, and the Doily Mascil would make it more vintage style!
I am thinking of making these for  gifts during the holidays, really they would make a fun customized gift you could add a name to as well. 
I hope you enjoyed my project today, it's definitely a great one for kids or anyone who love DIY!
Have a great and crafty hump day friends!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Easter Chick Basket Mini Album by Pinky

Hey there friends, as terrible as I have been at blogging lately,
 I have been creating! Better late then never? haha

This fun project is from the March Kit from Creating Made Easy.
It's a Easter Chick Clear Scraps Basket Mini Album I created using the kit. 
Actually it is the feature project of the month!
 I had so much fun creating this Easter Chickens Basket Album using the kit, and yes there are step by step instructions included with every kit!
The flowers included in the kit are so easily altered to fit any color. 
And of course they easily match the Clear Scraps  Chipboard Title with paints!
I thought it would be fun to include pictures of my chickens since they were my Easter chicks when they were little peeps. 
So many beautiful colors in the kit, I found it easy to coordinate.
For each page I left the acrylic clear to show through, placing the matting on the back to hide the adhesive. 
I placed the photos on the front and could easily add more. 
For the back page I graduated colors of paint, you could easily add extra photos on each side!
Each flower was painted to match the "Easter", and the buttons were from my stash, but they went very well.
The florals and colors are perfect if you wanted to go with reds or yellows just as easily. 
Grab your kit before it's gone because it's a fun one!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

ALL the crafts ALL the time!

Happy HUMP DAY friends,
yes I have another craft today, this one is an adorable 
MINI Acrylic Clipboard Dry Erase Board!
If you love adult coloring, her are ways to apply the coloring
to your every day crafting! :)
I colored all these butterflies and put them on using solvent base adhesive. 
And instead of using patterned paper behind the clipboard? I actually
took spray adhesive, placed a 4X6 card behind the Clear Scraps clipboard. 
Added glitter after spraying the adhesive on. 
I allowed it to dry fully, then I spray painted the back of the clipboard with
light pink Krylon spray paint!

How fun is that? I loved making it. You can buy the kit here and the 
new MINI Clear Scraps Acrylic Clipboards are so tiny and cute and
make fantastic crafts!! I love them. 

What are you working on this week?
Have you tried Krylon paints on your projects? Man they are fun.

Have a beautifully crafty day my friends. :)